QUESTIONS & RESPONSES
01/07/19 - What is your opinion of Robert King and e-watchtower?
On January 7, 2019, we received the following email:
What is your personal opinion of Robert King, the e-watchman.com website? He claims to be of the anointed and a prophet (watchman) appointed by God. He claims the 1914 date of the Watchtower Society is a false parousia, which is the delusional false parousia being used by Satan the Devil to test all Jehovah's Witnesses who they will truly follow, who they will fully trust, the Governing Body or Jehovah God. He is heavy on the subject of the old prophets and prophecy and seems to support all the doctrines of the Watchtower. Do you believe he is just another false prophet? Robert King himself was disfellowshipped I believe back in 2005.
To the author, thank you for your email. It is our opinion that Brother King has followed the path of many former Witnesses who have partaken as “anointed ones” within the Watchtower organization. They reject the Governing Body and their claim of being the sole channel of God, and then promote themselves as Jehovah’s mouthpiece. They have “jumped out of the frying pan,” so to speak, and then begin to fry others. They are imitating their captors. The words of the apostle Paul are instructive:
“Long ago God spoke to our forefathers by means of the prophets on many occasions and in many ways. Now at the end of these days he has spoken to us by means of a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the systems of things. He is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact representation of his very being, and he sustains all things by the word of his power. And after he had made a purification for our sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. So he has become better than the angels to the extent that he has inherited a name more excellent than theirs.”
– Hebrews 1:1-4
In the distant past, our Father spoke through the old Jewish prophets. Today, Jesus is the spokesman for God and he has been such ever since his baptism.
“After being baptized, Jesus immediately came up from the water; and look! the heavens were opened up, and he saw God’s spirit descending like a dove and coming upon him. Look! Also, a voice from the heavens said: ‘This is my Son, the beloved, whom I have approved.”
– Matthew 3:16-17
“While he was still speaking, look! a bright cloud overshadowed them, and look! a voice out of the cloud said: “This is my Son, the beloved, whom I have approved. Listen to him.’”
– Matthew 17:5
Dear Brother, as you well know, Jesus is neither dead, inactive nor disinterested in us. He is very much alive and directing his people by means of the Spirit of Truth, not by any man or body of men:
“I still have many things to say to you, but you are not able to bear them now. However, when that one comes, the spirit of the truth, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak of his own initiative, but what he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things to come. That one will glorify me, because he will receive from what is mine and will declare it to you. All the things that the Father has are mine. That is why I said he receives from what is mine and declares it to you.”
– John 16:12-15
The determination to grasp onto an outdated religious system is the reason why so many, including Brother King, are misled into thinking themselves to be appointed prophets. All such individuals are truly ‘wandering around in the desert’ because they refuse to accept the light and kindly load of the Christ. (Matthew 11:30)
Our obligation is to seek first the kingdom (Matthew 6:33-34), to love God with our whole being and our neighbor as ourselves (Matthew 22:36-40), and to be fair (Matthew 7:12). If we want a greater share in honoring our Sovereign, we can accept the request to spread good news that will reconcile man with God (2 Corinthians 5:18-20), instead of making proclamations of doom and gloom. The kindly load of the Christ is incompatible with the fiery proclamations of the olden prophets.
It has long been our prayer that Brother King, and all others like him, will abandon the “old wine” of an outdated religious system, humble themselves and take up the “new wine” as taught by Jesus. This is the way out of the chaos of the Watchtower group and into “his glorious light.” (1 Peter 2:9)
We hope this answers your question. If not, feel free to write again.