Armageddon Is Near Over the Years

by blondie 18 Replies latest jw friends

  • In Between
    In Between

    I'm begining to sense a pattern ...

  • LDH


    I was told YESTERDAY BY a VERY HIGH RANKING official that the JW have NO IDEA when the end is coming. It's all just fear tactics.

  • cognizant dissident
    cognizant dissident

    LDH: Well, I was told a few months ago by my dad, who is a high ranking presiding overseer in his congregation, that the society told the elders at the elder's school that Armageddon was going to be here SOON! So there!

    Cog (of the just teasing class)

  • DannyHaszard

    Nonprofits Certainly Profit From Propert... KnowledgePlex News 18 hours, 16 minutes ago Nonprofit organizations are among the la... Jehovah's Witnesses is the owner of a three-story residential building at 409 Central Park West between West 100th and 101st streets.The church is seeking $4.5 million for the air rights. It plans to remain in the first three floors of the building and allow a developer to build on top or adjacent to the property. Jehovah's Witnesses is also the owner of a building at 960 E. 174th St. in the Bronx that is used as an assembly hall for worship. The property is being sold for $1.35 million to a developer of affordable housing that plans to construct a 34,000-square-foot building. Harlem has the city's largest concentration of churches. Mr. Stoler is a television broadcaster and senior vice president at a title insurance company. He can be reached [email protected]

  • DannyHaszard

    {The more things change in dubland the more they stay the same,this is pretty much copy from 1970 a whole new generation of suckers in 2006} Jehovah's Witnesses spread their message one home at a time
    Huntsville Times, AL - 14 minutes ago
    ... Jehovah's Witnesses call it "Tract Work," but the stranger joining them as they handed out invitations door-to-door would be forgiven for thinking they'd said ...

    Jehovah's Witnesses spread their message one home at a time

    Friday, June 30, 2006 By KAY CAMPBELL Times Faith & Values Editor [email protected] contact The thermometer's mercury was bumping 100 degrees. The sun blazed. The humidity forced car air conditioners to drip tiny ponds of condensation in the parking lot. But for the Goode family last week, it was a perfect day for a three-hour walk while dressed in their Sunday best. They each carried a satchel of tracts inviting people to the three-day convention that begins today at the Von Braun Center Arena. Jehovah's Witnesses call it "Tract Work," but the stranger joining them as they handed out invitations door-to-door would be forgiven for thinking they'd said "Track Work." It's a lot of exercise. "For a hot day, this is good territory to work," said Daphne Goode, 17, appreciating the shade in a Monte Sano neighborhood that's part of the family's assigned streets. Members of the Jehovah's Witnesses are expected to spend time each week inviting strangers to consider their message. Each of the five Kingdom Halls in the area has two congregations of about 100 Witnesses assigned to different areas of the valley. Each of those congregations is led by volunteer elders. The intense person-to-person evangelism is working. Worldwide, the faith now numbers about 6.6 million members. Weekly training For Faye Goode, who, as a Pioneer spends at least 70 hours a month in outreach work, this is familiar territory. She looks forward to returning to a few of the homes. "I met somebody up here who is real nice," Goode said as she and Daphne stepped around children's toys in one yard. "I hope she's home. She placed an order for a book for her child." The mother and daughter, each in a summer dress, waited at the door after ringing the bell. From inside came the scrabble of claws on wood and barks. "I believe there is nobody here but the dogs today," Goode said. Daphne folded the invitation to this weekend's convention and slid it between the door and the frame before they turned to leave. They are ready if the door opens. Every Jehovah's Witness, no matter what age, is expected to attend a training session each week to prepare to answer any question asked them about their faith. Daphne and Kenan have been doing this work since before they remember - when their parents pushed them in baby carriages from door to door. As toddlers, they could ring the bell. A little taller, and they could hand up the brochure when people agreed to take one. Without saying a word, they were valuable witnesses, Kenneth Goode said. "People seem to be more inclined to listen when there's a child with you," he said. The weekly Theocratic Ministry School at the Kingdom Hall offers role-playing situations likely to arise during visits. The platform holds a podium for speakers, but also a table and chairs to be used as a set for training skits. Responsibility for preparing the training lessons rotates, including the teenagers as presenters. "It's something we never graduate from," Kenneth Goode said. But they don't get a lot of questions. Mostly, they get empty houses these days. When people do answer the door, their faces register puzzlement, suspicion, surprise, guardedness. One elderly man opened his door to see Kenneth Goode and his son, Kenan, 14, standing on his steps. Goode explained they were Jehovah's Witnesses, calling to invite people to the convention. The three-day regional convention is the second of three this summer that will each draw about 8,000 Witnesses and visitors for worship, song and dramatic re-enactments of Bible stories. Without a word, the man heard Goode's brief explanation. Then he smiled a friendly smile and waved his hand to signal "No" before closing his door. "Most people are very cordial," Goode said. "Most of the time, people who are not interested will say so right away, or that they have their own religion." The Witnesses' zeal for door-to-door invitations has brought them ongoing persecution in many nations of the world. Their steadfast refusal to join armies, sing national anthems or salute the flag of any earthly kingdom has kept them on the black lists of a lot of governments, beginning with the Nazis. Their refusal to accept blood transfusions, their practice of shunning those who leave the church, their avoiding membership in groups outside of their church, their intense church-centered activities and their strict interpretations of Jesus as the Son of God but not God have gotten them defined as a cult. But, Daphne said, most of her friends at school who ask her about her religion wonder first why she doesn't celebrate her birthday or Christmas. Those are both celebrations with roots in pagan origins she wants nothing to do with, Daphne will tell her friends, welcoming the opportunity to point them to what she believes is more important than birthday presents and Christmas trees. Those moments of curiosity from a stranger are what keep Faye Goode going mile after mile, day after day of closed doors: the chance she can find someone ready to listen to her message of hope. "This is something people really need to hear - the good news of the Kingdom," Faye Goode said as she started up the walk to yet another home. "I do this because of my love for my neighbors, because this is life-saving work."

  • blondie



    w05 7/1 p. 7 "Happy Are Those Conscious of Their Spiritual Need" ***

    This good news of the kingdom," he foretold, "will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come." (Matthew 24:14) That end is fast approaching.


    w04 8/1 p. 5 God’s Kingdom Government—A Reality Today ***

    The time when humans will mass together to fight against God’s sovereignty is fast approaching.


    w01 2/1 p. 7 Finding Security in a Risk-Filled World ***

    True wisdom will soon ‘preserve alive its owners’ in an unprecedented way—protection through the fast-approaching "great tribulation," when God destroys the wicked.


    w00 9/1 p. 18 "The Times of Restoration" Are at Hand! ***

    In addition to the restoration that has resulted in a spiritual paradise today, the time is fast approaching when our planet will become a physical paradise.

    *** w99 10/1 p. 7 par. 12 "For Everything There Is an Appointed Time" ***

    Our survival of that fast-approaching great tribulation depends upon our recognizing that today is primarily a time to weep.

    *** w99 10/1 p. 13 par. 13 "A Time for Peace" Is at Hand! ***

    In view of this fast-approaching day of reckoning, Solomon’s words about there being "a time to speak" take on special meaning.

    *** w98 5/15 p. 19 par. 15 The Quality of Your Faith—Tested Now ***

    Our being found approved and in line for surviving the fast-approaching great tribulation depends on our keeping clean, having our robes ‘washed in the blood of the Lamb.’

    *** w97 4/1 p. 14 par. 3 Deliverance Into a Righteous New World ***

    We are now 83 years into that period and are nearing its end when, as Jesus foretold, the following will take place: "There will be great tribulation such as has not occurred since the world’s beginning until now, no, nor will occur again." (Matthew 24:21) Yes, worse than even World War II, when some 50 million lives were taken. What a world-shaking time is fast approaching!

    *** w97 8/15 p. 14 par. 9 Living for Today or for an Eternal Future? ***

    As human society around us crumbles into a state of lovelessness, greed, self-gratification, and ungodliness, do we not realize that Jehovah’s day for executing his judgments on this wicked world system is fast approaching? As violence and hatred escalate, do we not see all around us the fulfillment of Paul’s further words: "Wicked men and impostors will advance from bad to worse"? (2 Timothy 3:1-5, 13) Some may optimistically utter cries of "Peace and security," but all prospects of peace will evaporate, for "sudden destruction is to be instantly upon them just as the pang of distress upon a pregnant woman; and they will by no means escape." We have not been left in darkness as to the meaning of our times. So, "let us stay awake and keep our senses."—1 Thessalonians 5:1-6.

    *** w97 9/15 p. 19 par. 13 Who Will Survive "the Day of Jehovah"? ***

    They give evidence of this by practicing true religion and having a zealous share in the Christian ministry, warning God’s enemies of the fast-approaching "day of Jehovah.

    *** w96 3/1 p. 8 par. 1 "Keep Yourselves in Expectation of Me" ***

    Why is this of interest to people living at the close of the 20th century? We are living at the time when Jehovah’s final "great day" is fast approaching.

    *** w96 12/15 p. 15 par. 4 Taught to Do Jehovah’s Will ***

    Well, they are in line to survive the fast-approaching "great tribulation" and to enjoy everlasting life on a paradise earth

    *** w95 2/15 p. 8 par. 3 There Will Be a Resurrection of the Righteous ***

    These teachable Christians have come to realize that Jesus is now reigning in Jehovah’s heavenly Kingdom and that the time is fast approaching for the end of this wicked system of things and the ushering in of a new world in which righteousness is to dwell.

    *** w95 4/15 p. 15 par. 4 Jehovah’s Fear-Inspiring Day Is Near ***

    Note, however, that God-fearing Lot and his daughters were preserved alive during that catastrophe, even as Jehovah’s worshipers will be protected during the fast-approaching great tribulation.

    *** w94 12/1 p. 11 par. 16 The Rightful Place of Jehovah’s Worship in Our Lives ***

    During the fast-approaching great tribulation when "the valueless gods themselves will pass away completely." In view of the imminence of that fear-inspiring time, all of God’s servants need to examine seriously what place the worship of Jehovah has in their lives.—Isaiah 2:10-22.

    *** w51 9/15 p. 548 par. 6 The Biggest Optimists ***

    However, the realization that this world is fast approaching its end does not render the witnesses of Jehovah aimless in living and cause them to droop their hands.

    *** km 7/05 p. 1 par. 2 A Debt We Owe to Others ***

    With the "great tribulation" fast approaching, our search for honesthearted ones is urgent.

    *** km 12/75 p. 2 Your Service Meetings ***

    Today we are fast approaching the end of the entire wicked system

    *** km 8/74 p. 1 par. 1 Pursuing Peace in Jehovah’s Way ***

    Only those who are at peace with Jehovah, conducting themselves in harmony with his commands, can hope to survive the fast approaching "great tribulation."

    *** km 8/74 p. 5 To All Dedicated Servants of Jehovah ***

    Consider what you are doing in discharging your responsibility toward those who still are not approved servants of Jehovah. Their lives are in grave danger at the fast-approaching "great tribulation."

    *** km 1/70 p. 3 Enjoy the Privilege of Vacation Pioneering ***

    A young pioneer from Michigan wrote: "During my last year in high school I began to think seriously about a career. Knowing that this old system was fast approaching destruction, I didn’t want to get involved with it. I decided to pioneer."

  • katiekitten
    The frequency of the reports increases as the storm draws closer. So, as the storm of Armageddon draws near, the warning message must be declared as often as possible to save lives

    OMG - this is such backwards reasoning. So the more they bash on about the big A, this becomes evidence that it is closer and closer????????

    See - it MUST be true, because I am talking about it more!!

    Who the hell do they think they are? (oh hang on I already know the answer to that question)

  • fjtoth
  • greendawn

    Apparently they have a different definition for the word near something that has been near for 100 years (with the first prediction for 1914) is a very strange situation.

    In fact they need stupid people to believe in this myth and it is central to their business so they seek to prolong it as much as they can.

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