Monday, December 10, 2007

Crazy Quotes #3, Beth Sarim

In the early 1920's, the Watchtower Society declared that the ancient worthies like Abraham and Moses would be resurrected in 1925. Joseph Rutherford had a beautiful mansion built in California for their use. He even equipped it with two chauffeur driven Cadillacs.

Well, the worthies never arrived, so Joseph Rutherford lived there until he died in 1941. He enjoyed the use of a luxurious mansion while his followers struggled through the Great Depression.

This amusing quote is from the San Diego Sun of March 15, 1930. "But how will you identify King David or any of the other representatives from God?' Rutherford was asked. 'I thought all that out before I wrote the deed,' the judge replied with a twinkle in his gray eyes. 'I realized the possibility of some old codger turning up bright and early some morning and declaring he was David. The men whom I have designated to test the identity of these men are officers of my societies and have consecrated themselves to the Lord, they will be divinely authorized to know impostors from the real princes."

Additional information:
Beth Sarim
1925 prophecy
Joseph Rutherford

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