Jesus' invisible return

by poppers 13 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • greendawn

    The 1914 was not in fact worked out by Russell but by Barbour who was his teacher also the invisible return pretext was formulated by a second adventist follower of Barbour and then taken over by the dubs to this day.

    It was a cunning way to cover up their repeated and embarassing prophetic failures which the JWs were to perpetuate to this day: "it happened but we couldn't see it because it was invisible.", it's an easy way to deceive those who can't check out what's going in the invisible realm. Plus the idea is unbiblical nowhere do we find an invisible return to be later followed by a visible one. There is going to be one very visible return with the sign of man in heaven for all to see. The Christ has always been invisibly present.

  • Perry

    23 At that time if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or, 'There he is!' do not believe it. 24 For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect--if that were possible. 25 See, I have told you ahead of time. 26 "So if anyone tells you, 'There he is, out in the desert,' (where he is essentially invisible) do not go out; or, 'Here he is, in the inner rooms,' (again, where you cannot see him)do not believe it.

    We all read Matt 24 probably thousands of times and instead of being obedient, it was probably something totally different that prompted us to leave the WT. Amazing.

  • Lois

    This should answer alot of questions.

  • poppers

    Thanks Moggy and Lois. And thanks to all the others who responded as well.

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