we obviously won't see eye to eye, but what about both world wars, aids, cancer , tsunamis, child abuse, and so much more, and now the crisis due to oil without there being a turn for the better in sight? There are programs for biofuel and alternative fuel methods, but how serious are these governments about this?
Who, then, predicted all these things two thousand years ago if not Jesus?
Unless only this particular passage, Matthew chapter 24 , was fabricated?
You read into the Bible what you want. There have always been wars. Could Jesus have
refered to the the French Revolution or the Black Plague as war and pestilence? Before you
laugh, C.T.Russell thought that the last days started originally in 1799.
Certainly, the WTS misled it's adherents when it said there was an increase in earthquakes
since 1914. Science knows that not to be true. If Jesus predicted them, what did he mean?
I don't remember anything about tsunamis and child abuse in what was written in the Gospels.
(Don't get us started on how WTS handled child abuse cases) I certainly don't recall anything
about any oil crisis in the Bible. None of this was "predicted" anymore than Nostradomus predicted
So disasters and difficult times happen throughout the ages. The meteor or asteroid that struck
Siberia early in the 20th century, what did Jesus say about that or any other disaster that happened
between 70 C.E. and 1914 C.E.? To think that the New Testament has any comments on our
selfish use of oil, but is silent on the plague- HA HA, what a joke.
"He only commented on the end times." That's your answer, most likely. Well, didn't they think
WW One or WW 2 or the Great Depression were the end-all of this system of things? Wasn't
the WT magazine full of predictions when the modern state of Israel was being formed, or the
League of Nations? The latest stuff at the U.N.- this too shall pass. The next generation of JW's
will have something new to focus on and will be sure that their difficult times hard to deal with are
the fulfillment of prophecy.
Maybe there will be a rising of the Chinese superpower or another Great Depression. Maybe just
a U.S. president will be a woman or a black man, or will be assassinated, like Kennedy- yet the
end didn't come. What if the U.N. building gets hit by a jetplane? What then of the prophecies?