Barbour, Russell -- Great Jubilee began 1875 ... Does that point to another in 1925 (& 1975!)?
David & Vivian Aspinall
Published at : 02 Jan 2021
Most modern Jehovah's Witnesses have not heard that the Watchtower Society once made 1875 a major date in their calculations. A great many will not even have heard that 1925 was another major stumbling block on the road to JW.org. Of course, most JWs will have heard about 1975 -- that date which the Society never promoted as the end of 6000 years of human history, the likely beginning of Christ's earthly rule and Armageddon. So the typical Witness is in no position to realize that this interlocking system of dates, wrapped around the concept of the Levitical 50-year Jubilee, has been from the beginning almost as important to the Watchtower "good news" as the 1874 to 1914 "invisible presence" (parousia).
[Nelson H Barbour, Charles Taze Russell, "Three Worlds, or Plan of Redemption -- The Harvest of This World" -- JW roots 3 worlds 44]