Flash, I also feel the need to repeat this as well.
ackackHow do you get around the whole October 1914 thing vs. World War 1 starting in July? Or do you think this is much of a problem?
thirdwitness's reply was that Satan knowing he was going to be cast out, came down to earth before hand to cause trouble. He didn't provide any biblical or ever watchtower support for that statement, so its probably just his or her own private speculation.
No, I don't think its a problem at all. Satan and his army had full access to heaven and earth. When Christ was installed as King He exiled Satan and his forces to the area of the earth. The bible says Satan had "great anger" so its no surprise to me that he would start preparing to cause "Woe to the earth..." even before his exile.
I repeat, Aha! So Satan came to earth and convinced Gavrilo Princip to shoot Archduke Ferdinand, June 28, 1914 just to get the party started a little early. I wonder if Satan used a snake to do his talking too. What a load. Indeed, what a load of crap. Again, when you look at WWI you are seeing a problem that arose from the Balkan Wars of 1912-1913 when alliances was formed. Combine this with the dawn of the Industrial Revolution and guess what happens. That's right a world war. I fail to see any evidence that any of this was caused by a supernatural creature. The burden of proof is on you if you care to debate it.