The Witnesses claim that nation shall rise against nation prophecy happened in 1914.But if you were from one of the many North American Indian Nations during the previous century could you not claim that in their world it applied to them and wasn't there hundreds of tribes and nations being attacked by larger stronger nations ? If those days were not cut short extermination would ensue with more nations involved.We remember 1914 as the start of millions being slaughtered but in the world of the Native Americans wasn't the previous century just as wicked.
The North American Indian nations and the 1914 prophecy
Many civilizations could point to a particular period. The JW's would probably come back by saying that that wasn't worldwide. If only they would consider Matthew 24 closely along with 1 Thessalonian 5. He says that there will be wars but don't be afraid because the end is not yet. The point is that there will be wars until the end and that when Jesus comes you will know it but until he comes you will not. This is confirmed by 1 Thessalonian 5 where he says that he is coming as a thief.
As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left. Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
1 Thessalonian 5:1-3 Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
I agree with you Laying Low. I wonder how many nations have resorted to war throughout history which have had to face other nations rising up against them.
It has been reported, rather widely I should think, that part of Bush's foreign policy is based on his understanding of his place in fulfilling Bible prophecy.
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