No, this continues their story that Jesus has multiple "comings". His first one was supposedly in 29 CE as the Messiah, the second in 1914 CE as King, and the third at some "approaching" future date as Executioner
For a group that does not believe in the 3 in 1 concept of trinity they certainly seem to use Jesus and Jehovah interchangeably here by referring to jesus as the executioner.
The scriptures say "Day of Jehovah". A couple of times it may say "day of the lord" but that was only because the scribe was too lazy to go through the wash rituals.
Jehovah is the one that does all the killing. The blood runs knee deep. Isn't that what it says?
Now the scriptures say that Jesus comes with a sword, but it proceeds out of his mouth. He doesn't do any bloody killing like jehovah-jihad.
Jesus wounds with words of truth.
I don't believe Jesus was any relation to this old testament god. I think he exposed the magic religion sham for what it was and that's why he was killed. Nobody is "saved" by any death ritual. The only "salvation" anyone has is by having a heart of love and kindness.
People wonder why their creator never answers prayer. Well, there's a war going on in heaven and they just can't get back to us!
I do believe there will be a divine rescue coming eventually.
In one of the unpublished gospels Jesus said you don't put a new patch on an old garment. That's kind of what it would be like for anybody to think they could restore this contaminated earth.
I have all ideas, though, with this coming New Paridigm thing, they will be teaching a lot of "heal the planet" c**p and that it will be man's effort. (with guidance from these "gods"?) anyway, that's not what Jesus said. He said end of the world; not end of the age. He also said HE was going to prepare a place for us. He never said it was something we would have to do ourselves. We're all too worn out and dang tired. Religion has beat us up and now all the stress of being the contaminated generation. Who's got the energy to clean up this mess?
(Guess thats why so many will be destroyed....get rid of everyone but the young people. They are more easily influenced and accepting of the change that's coming. )
It's confusing because they teach there's been an invisible "presence" since his arrival at the second coming. And so when he "comes" again, he's already been present. (And you'd better not question them !!! )
"It's confusing " My Bible gives author's name for that story. Sounds like the "is, was, to be," scenerio again.
Up until 1995 the JW's taught that the separation of sheep and goats was happening all throughout the last days, since about 1914. In 1995 they changed that teaching to push the separation off to the time of the great tribulation, to separate those about to be executed from those to be saved.
I guess they think they are in charge of the separating, too, huh?
They don't even know which way the damn wind blows.
(This was at about the same time they disconnected the year 1914 from the word "generation", and changed "generation" to a group of people instead of a time frame.)
Generation as group of people... like Pepsi generation, generation X, etc. etc. That's a good idea. Bet the board must have debated that every day for six months. They really hurt for subject matter sometimes, don't they?