Friday, May 22, 2009

2520 Years

Well its been awhile since I last blogged.

Remember how HWA kept telling us that the Israelites would be denied their birthright for 2520 years as part of their punishment? Well, as mentioned before HWA actually stole this idea.

The 2520 year doctrine was originally devised by one John Aquila Brown in 1823 and he dated the end of this 2520 year period at 1917.

This idea would later be adapted by William Miller to support his 1844 prophecy, as is related here.

Later Charles Taze Russell, founder of the Jehovah's Witnesses, would use this doctrine, adapted to his own ends, to say that Armageddon would occur in 1914, as is seen here. He did not believe that it was merely the beginning of the Time of the End as the Watchtower Society now teach.

HWA simply changed the start of these 2520 years to the fall of the Kingdom of Israel in 722 BC. That means it ends in 1800 and he then asserted that this represents the beginning of "Israel's" greatness and then made us think that this was a wondrous and unique discovery that had been hidden all these many years. When really he just stole an idea long present in Adventist circles.

What a liar.

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