These rebellious peoples (Ezekiel 2:3)


And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me, even unto this very day.

Ezechiel 9:4 - King James


⚪ Ezekiel 2:3: Fulfillment from 1917
⚫ Ezekiel 2:3: Fulfillment from the 4th century



⚪ Ezekiel 2:3: Fulfillment from 1917

Prior to the Lord’s coming to his temple for judgment there were a number who had received the truth and responded to the call for the kingdom but who because of selfishness had rebelled against the light and began to fall away. The “rebellious” ones mentioned in the prophecy therefore would include all such who began to fall away about 1917 and who were gathered out and formed the “evil servant” class.

Source : 🇺🇸 1931 - Vindication, Volume 1, page 33 + Cover


⚫ Ezekiel 2:3: Fulfillment from the 4th century

When Jehovah spoke to the Jewish priest Ezekiel, commissioning him as his prophet, he said: “Son of man, I am sending you to the sons of Israel, to rebellious nations that have rebelled against me.” (Ezek. 2:3) Who are those who constitute the “sons of Israel” and the “rebellious nations” against Jehovah, in this “time of the end”? [...] The history of Christendom shows that she has not been true to her claim of being “the Israel of God.” From the fourth century on she has shown herself to be apostate, rebellious against Jehovah and his Word of truth. [...] Later, in 1529 C.E., the Protestant movement was established by the followers of ex-priest Martin Luther, and in 1534 the king of England, Henry VHI, was declared to be the Supreme Head of the Church of England. After this, numerous non-Roman Catholic sects sprang up, so that a number of so-called “Christian” lands have their own national State churches. Therefore Christendom can be called “nations,” and their attitude toward God’s Word the Bible and toward his Messianic kingdom is one of rebellion toward Jehovah. They continue to prefer political manrule.

Source : 🇺🇸 The Watchtower, April 1 1972, page 199 + Cover

Notice another contradiction: Who are the rebels?

  1. Those who were gathered out from the kingdom from 1917
  2. Christianity