IMO - THE 'LAST' GENERATION:
[Oct. 15, 1995 Watchtower]
1914, that's when Russell and his Bible Students were waiting for Armageddon to come. They waited 35 long years for 1914...and then, NO ARMAGEDDON.
Then 81 years later the GB runs scared and changes a primary teaching of Christ, even though the sign was, and still is, in FULL BLOOM right in front of them (Luke 21: 29 ~ 32).
It was clearly because Eighty ONE years had passed since 1914 and that they were applying Psalms 90: 10 LITERALY. When all they had to do was look around themselves at everyone older than eighty to know the scripture HAS to be a figuer of speech! The 'Age of Reason' teaching was purely human thinking NOT Divine.
People born in 1914 right now are 94, old yes, but many people live well on into their ninety's. People 100+ are becoming more common now. So I believe in the ‘near future' we can expect to see serious changes at the UN toward religion.
IMO - THE U.N. AND THE WAR ON TERROR:
I am convinced the WTS teaching is correct concerning the United Nations being the Beast with the 'death stroke healed' and that it will, in time, be 'Fully Empowered' to command all the earths governments, for the sake of 'Peace and Security' to destroy all organized religion everywhere...including the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (Ezekiel 9: 6c, 9 and 10).
During this time we must be ‘as cautious as serpents yet inoccent as doves’ in that we must be ready to renounce our "faith" that is to say 'our religion' while keeping our uncomprimised faith and relationship with God and His Son secret from the authorities.
UN Chapter VII has all ready been invoked to legalize the War On Terror. It wont take much to expand it to crushing religion. Afterward look for the UN and all the nations to declare the War On Terror 'OVER' and proclaim 'PEACE AND SECURITY!!!
I welcome your thoughts. These are some of the beliefs I've come to hold.