Another flip flop to note.

by hamsterbait 5 Replies latest jw friends

  • hamsterbait

    In his talk "Peace - Can it Last?" NH Knorr said that the League of Nations would emerge after the War as the United Nations.

    It was fulfilment of the Revelation, that the beast "was but is not, yet is about to ascend out of the abyss."(after WW2)

    Yet the earlier interpretation was that the Beast came into existence when the Court of International Justice was founded at the Hague in 1903 (?06?).

    It then went into the Abyss during WW1, to reemerge as the League of Nations standing in a Holy Place by supporting the British occupation of Palestine, and by claiming to bring peace instead of Gods Kingdumb.

    Nowhere in Revelation does the beast TWICE become inactive. This is another case of the Witchtower cutting its sales to the current political situation.

    I am not even sure that the relevant verses actually mean what they claim. What did the writer (not John the apostle) mean?


  • Rapunzel

    You may want to consult a three-volume study of the book of Revelations by an author named Aune. Since the writer of Revelations was writing, what was essentially, a political attack targeted at the Roman Empire, I would suppose that the passage in question somehow can be associated with Rome. What's certain is that the writer of Revelations had Rome as his "target." The author of Revelations was a an apocalypticist; he wrote in the apocalyptic genre of literature. Of course, at that time, much of the "known" world was under Roman control. The Jews living in that time, in that part of the world, were - for the most part - unwillingly subjected to Roman domination.

  • WTWizard

    We'll add that to the list of failed predictions. If there was a predecessor to the League of Nations, then for sure if the United Nations (to which the Washtowel Babble and Crap Slaveholdery Corporation belonged) goes down, a successor is likely to pop up. It will not mean the end of the world.

  • sacolton
  • hubert

    You know what I just realized?

    The Watchtower claims to be non-political, yet they claim all these political "predictions" about the UN/wild beast.

    Isn't this another two-faced teaching?


  • Mr Ben
    Mr Ben

    This site covers this "prohecy" of Nathan H. Norr pretty well:

    I love this Bait & Switchtower "prediction" - are the Dubs still touting this as a fullfilled prophecy proving divine direction? I remember being impressed at the time - gullible twit that I was. Compare the date of the "prophecy" in 1942 and the date when the first members of the new League of nations signed up in......... 1940!

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