We have always used the Bible as the sole authority for our beliefs, so we have adjusted our beliefs as our understanding of the Scriptures has been clarified. *
Such changes are in harmony with the Bible principle stated at Proverbs 4:
These adjustments in our understanding should neither surprise nor disturb us. Ancient worshippers of God also had mistaken ideas and expectations and needed to adjust their viewpoint.
Some early Christians had wrong ideas about the timing of “the day of Jehovah.”
—2 Thessalonians 2: 1, 2.
God later corrected their misunderstandings, and we pray that he will continue doing the same for us.
THE WATCHTOWER (STUDY EDITION)
When we are reading a Bible verse, how can the context help us understand its meaning?
BIBLE QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Regardless of your background, it is possible to understand God’s message in the Holy Scriptures.