How Jehovah’s Witnesses Use the Bible to Prove the Bible
Jehovah, you magnificent bastard, I READ YOUR BOOK!
In 1704, Sir Isaac Newton used the book of Daniel to “calculate” the second coming of Christ (and the coinciding end of the world); it will be in 2060 CE.
Christians are proud of claiming Newton as one of their own, but let’s face it; during Newton’s time, it was illegal under pain of death not to be a Christian. The Enlightenment had started but the Inquisition had not yet ended, so the oppressive piety still reigned supreme.
I doubt that most believers are aware of Newton’s prediction. We can at least thank him for his theories of motion and calculus.
In 1879, Reverend Charles Taze Russell1 boasted that he occupied the position of “The Lord’s Special Servant.”
Russell wrote six volumes of Studies in the Scriptures granted “by the Lord’s grace” no less. A seventh in the series, mostly ghost-written, was published after his death. Russell was the pious huckster who started Jehovah’s Witnesses.