Chart of the Ages

What Watchtower Wrote—1914


“The year AD 1878… clearly marks the time for the… assuming of power as King of kings” — The Time Is At Hand, 1911 p. 239

“Proof conclusive that millions now living will never die… the old world ended and began to pass away in 1914… this will be completed in a few years…” — The Harp of God, 1921 p. 333

“The indisputable facts… show that the time of the end began in 1799; that the Lord’s second presence began in 1874.” — Watchtower March 1, 1922

“The Lord has placed the stamp of his seal upon 1914 and 1918 beyond any possibility of erasure… There can be no more question about 1925 then there was about 1914.” — Watchtower May 15, 1922 p. 150

“If you are a young person, you also need to face the fact that you will never grow old in this present system of things. Why not? Because all the evidence in fulfillment of Bible prophecy indicates that this corrupt system is due to end in a few years. Of the generation that observed the beginning of the “last days” in 1914, Jesus foretold: “This generation will by no means pass away…” If you are in highschool… it means at least four, perhaps even six or eight years to graduate into a specialized career. But where will this system of things be by that time? It will be well on the way towards its finish, if not actually gone!” — Awake! May 22, 1969 p. 15

“The Watchtower has consistently presented evidence… that Jesus’ presence in heavenly Kingdom power began in 1914.” — Watchtower January 15, 1993 p. 5