I found a little book placed in my front door the other day. It was the August 1, 2012 issue of the “Watchtower.”
Inside the booklet there are various topics ranging from miracles to new graduates of the Watchtower Bible School of Gilead. One topic in between those two addressed the question, “When did Jesus become King?” The given answer was:
God enthroned Jesus as King in heaven in 1914, exactly 2,520 years after Jerusalem’s destruction. Jesus’ first act as King was to expel Satan and his demons from heaven. (Revelation 12:7-10) That event was invisible to human eyes, but it resulted in a visible crisis for mankind. (Revelation 12:12) Events since 1914 confirm that Jesus became King in that year. Read Matthew 24:14; Luke 21:10, 11, 31. (Watchtower, August 1, 2012, p. 17)
These witnesses miss the mark in the first sentence. Perhaps I’ll do another post that’s a little more in-depth about this topic later but to reveal the falsehood of the statement I only have to use one single verse from the Bible – “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,” (Colossians 1:13).
The Christians at Colossi were members of Jesus’ kingdom before Paul ever wrote his letter to them, and I guarantee he wrote the letter before 1914! You can’t have a kingdom without a king and you can’t be a king without a kingdom! That “math” is too simple to deny.
“Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?”Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” (John 18:37 – NKJV)