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Contradictions or is the light getting brighter?

When you ask a Jehovah's Witness about any of the false predictions or contradictions/flip-flops in teachings, you will hear, "The light is getting brighter." The Watchtower, June 1, 1967 admitted they needed to make "adjustments".  Then in The Watchtower, December 1, 1981 they liken their changes to a sail boat tacking into the wind - contrary winds.  So, does this mean the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society will go whichever way the wind blows?  How is the destination the same, when the great tribulation was to occur in several different years during the history of the religion?  A false prediction is a false prediction.  This illustration simply appears to be a way to detract from those false predictions in which they claimed were prophetic.

Additionally, The Watchtower criticized Christians who are "wishy-washy" with their teachings in the May 15, 1976 Watchtower.  So, how is predicting the end of the world numerous times and it not happening, NOT wishy-washy?  Would it not appear they are guilty of what they are criticizing others?

Remember how the Bible defines a false prophet.  All the false predictions cannot be erased away by saying, "The light is getting brigther."

Here are some of the most telling quotes, that as I read them, I cannot imagine how the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society can be divinely directed:

Zion's Watchtower, February, 1881, p3 article talks about New Light and "A new view of truth never can contradict a former truth.  'New Light' never extinguishes older 'light', but adds to it.". . ."So it is with the light of truth; the truth increase is by adding to, not by substituting one for the other."

One hundred years later in the December 1, 1981, The Watchtower, p27, they claimed that flip-flops are like navigational circles known as "tacking":

"At times explanations given by Jehovah's visible organization have shown adjustments, seemingly to previous points of view.  But this has not actually been the case.  This might be compared to what is known in navigational circles as 'tacking'.  By maneuvering the sails the sailors can cause a ship to go from right to left, back and forth, but all the time making progress toward their destination in spite of contrary winds."

In the Feburary 1, 1971 Watchtower it uses some pointed language about men of the world offering nothing sure with their promises and predictions failing.  However, The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society has made many predictions of the end coming over the course of the religion's history that have failed.  And, if one puts prophesy to the test as suggested by The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society in The Watchtower, March 1, 1965, one can see they apprear to be guilty of what they are accusing others of doing - false prophesying.

Often times when a doctrine changes, the reasoning used will quote Proverbs 4:18, "But the path of the righteous ones is like bright light that is getting lighter and lighter until the day is firmly established" (NWT).  If you read this scripture in context it has nothing to do with one organization being divinely directed by God. 

Again, if God is divinely directing only this one religion, then why would he have them providing false predictions of the end coming and doctrinal flip-flops. Wouldn't God have them get it right the first time? 

False predictions and flip-flops are just that.  The tacking illustration above is not at all comparable with all the predicted years that the end was coming and did not come true.  Additionally, Jehovah's Witnesses have made major adjustments, such as whether or not a Jehovah's Witness can or cannot have an organ transplant.  This does not seem like "tacking" when the viewpoint has literally flip-flopped.  How must those who had loved ones needing an organ transplant felt during the time in which it was forbidden; perhaps losing the loved one in death?  Then to find out later, it would have been OK for their loved one to have had an organ transplant.  Oh, but the light is getting brighter.

Additionally, in the Awake! Magazine, October 8, 1968, p23 ©1968 Watchtower Bible and Tract Society stated,

"True, there have been those in times past who predicted an 'end to the world,' even announcing a specific date. .  . The "end" did not come.  They were guilty of false prophesying.  Why? What was missing? . . . Missing from such people were God's truths and the evidence that he was guiding and using them."

So what does this mean?  Are they in fact false prophets, by their own admission? (Read Deut. 18:20-22)  I chose not to be involved in a religion that has a record of false prophesying.

I know when I have questioned this in the past I would be told there was a cleaning out of the organization.    However if this is God's "sole channel of communication", his "mouthpiece", why would any of those serving in this capacity need to be "cleaned out" as mentioned in the Jehovah's Witnesses in the Divine Purpose book, 1959?  And, even sense this so-called "cleaning out" have there not been more doctrinal changes and "adjustments"?

Here is a partial list of false predictions and flip-flops:

The Opposite of Love is Fear

Having been raised in a fear-based culture, I now know that being coerced to practice a religion out of fear, is not loving.  1 John 4:18 (NWT), "There is no fear in love, but perfect love throws fear outside, because fear exercises a restraint.  Indeed, he that is under fear has not been made perfect in love."