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The Watchtower Reprints, October 1890, p.1243
"The Millennium of peace and blessing would be introduced by forty years of trouble, beginning slightly in 1874 and increasing until social chaos should prevail in 1914É"
See also 1874
The Watchtower Reprints, January 15, 1892, p.1355
"The date of the close of that 'battle' is definitely marked in Scripture as October, 1914. It is already in progress, its beginning dating from October, 1874." See also 1874
The Watchtower Reprints, July 15, 1894, p.1672
"We see no reason for changing the figures - nor could we change them if we would. They are, we
believe, God's dates, not ours. But bear in mind that the end of 1914 is not the date for the beginning, but for the end of the time of trouble."
The Watchtower Reprints, September 15, 1901, p. 2876
"The culmination of the trouble in October, 1914, is clearly marked in the Scriptures; and we are bound therefore to expect a beginning of that severe trouble not later than 1910; -- with severe spasms between now and then."
The Watchtower Reprints, August 15, 1904, p.3415
"Question. - If the 'Times of the Gentiles' can be changed as suggested in the July Tower, so that the anarchy will follow 1914 A.D., instead of preceding it, might not similar changes be made in respect to all the various lines of prophetic time proof set forth in Millennial Dawn, Vols. II and III?
Answer. - You are entirely in error. Not a figure, not a date, not a prophecy is in any sense or degree affected by the article to which you refer. Indeed the harmony and unity of the whole is the more fully demonstratedÉThe harmony of the prophetic periods of the correctness of out Bible chronology.
They fit together like the cog-wheels of a perfect machine. To change the chronology even one year would destroy all this harmony, - so accurately are the various proofs drawn together in the parallels between the Jewish and Gospel ages."
The Watchtower Reprints, June 15, 1905, p.3576
Charts showing 1914 date. See also 1874
The Time Is at Hand (SS-2), 1907 ed., p. 76-77
"In this chapter we will present the Bible evidence proving that the full end of the times of the
Gentiles, i.e., the full end of their lease of dominion, will be reached in A.D. 1914; and that date will be the farthest limit of the rule of imperfect men."
The Time Is at Hand (SS-2), 1907 ed., pp. 77-78
"Firstly, That at that date the Kingdom of God, for which our Lord taught us to pray, saying, "Thy Kingdom come," will obtain full, universal control, and that it will then be "set up," or firmly established, in the earth, on the ruins of present institutions. Secondly, It will prove that he whose right it is thus to take the domination will then be present as earth's new Ruler ... Thirdly, It will prove that some time before the end of A.D. 1914 the last member of the divinely recognized Church of Christ, the "royal priesthood," "the body of Christ," will be glorified with the Head ... Fourthly,
It will prove that from that time forward Jerusalem shall no longer be trodden down by the Gentiles...Fifthly, it will prove that by that date, or sooner, Israel's blindness will begin to be turned away ... Sixthly, It will prove that the great "time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation," will reach its culmination in a world-wide reign of anarchy ... Seventhly, It will prove that before that date God's Kingdom, organized in power, will be in the earth and then smite and crush the Gentile image (Dan. 2:34) - and fully consume the power of these kings."
The Time Is at Hand (SS-2), 1907 ed., p. 101
"The 'battle of the great day of God Almighty' (Rev. 16:14), which will end in A.D. 1914 with the complete overthrow of earth's present rulership, is already commenced."
The Watchtower Reprints, January 1, 1914, p. 5373
"As already pointed out, we are by no means confident that this year, 1914, will witness as radical and swift changes of dispensation as we have expected."
The Watchtower Reprints, September 1, 1914, p. 5527
"While it is possible that Armageddon may begin next Spring, yet it is purely speculation to attempt to say just when."
The Watchtower Reprints, November 1, 1914, p. 5565
"Studying God's Word, we have measured the 2520 years, the seven symbolic times, from that year 606 B.C. and have found that it reached down to October, 1914, as nearly as we were able to reckon. We did not say positively that this would be the year."
Light, 1930 ed. p., 194
"All of the Lord's people looked forward to 1914 with joyful expectation. When that time came and passed there was much disappointment, chagrin, and morning, and the Lord's people were greatly in reproach. They were ridiculed by the clergy and their allies in particular, and pointed to with scorn, because they had said so much about 1914, and what would come to pass, and their 'prophecies' had not been fulfilled."
Vindication I, 1931 ed., p. 338-339
"There was a measure of disappointment on the part of Jehovah's faithful ones on earth concerning the years 1914, 1918, and 1925, which disappointment lasted for a time. Later the faithful learned that these dates were definitely fixed in the Scriptures; and they also learned to quit fixing dates for the future and predicting what would come to pass on a certain date."