Just some private pondering here. As I watched a good friend get baptized, I wondered, how does a Jehovah's Witness explain Isaiah 45:22-23/Romans 14:11? In these two scriptures, God says that one day everyone will honor him. I see this as the Holy Spirit roaming the earth without aid of missionary or tract, speaking directly to people's hearts. I believe it happens.
(Rom 14:11 CEV) In the Scriptures God says, "I swear by my very life that everyone will kneel down and praise my name!"
(Isa 45:22-23 RV) Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. By myself have I sworn, the word is gone forth from my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, that unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
So I looked it up.
ip-2 chap. 6 p. 92 Jehovah—"A Righteous God and a Savior" ***
In his letter to the Romans, the apostle Paul quoted the Septuagint rendering of Isaiah 45:23 to show that eventually everyone alive will acknowledge God’s sovereignty and will praise his name continually.—Romans 14:11; Philippians 2:9-11; Revelation 21:22-27.
I see. The JW's fully expect all the UNWORTHY ONES to be dead, dead, dead...their bones picked by the vultures...before everyone's knees go down. Six million kneelers on an empty planet, rather than six billion. MAKES SENSE TO ME (insert heavy sarcasm here).