I listened to this recording and wanted to provide a summary of what I have heard......in essence the end is here, keep on the watch, how can we tell the end is here, we tell you so, so keep on the watch....what about those who had incorrect expectations, well they were awake and watching, but mistook some of the signs, but the end is still soooo near.
The speakers pace is sooooo slow, even on the fast speed of playback, it seems to me to be slow. He starts with an explanation on how they have a wealth of information available to them, and most of the questions they are answering come from the theocratic library, but one must be willing to do the research (I guess only amongst somewhat current publications, and of course only use the Watchtower’s information).
Q1) Why have some of the Jehovah’s Witnesses entertained wrong expectations about dates?
Mistakes do not prove that religions are false. Most important to honor God’s name and the kingdom preaching work are important……talks about 1925 and 1975, mistakes by the witnesses, not the organization. This does not show that the witnesses were false worshippers, it shows that they were alert. The JWs are awake and only JWs are warning people of the fast approaching tribulation.
Q2) What is the difference between Armageddon and the great tribulation?
Starts with the destruction of false religion, and the battle of Armageddon is the conclusion.
How will this appear to Jehovah’s anointed ones, and there associates, the great crowd. God’s chosen ones and there associates will not be in the danger zone. Since JWs are all over the globe, safety and protection is not based on a location. Destruction will not be by some human form. The resurrected anointed Christians will help carry out the execution….armageddon will also have the final judgment of the sheep and goats.
Q3) How can we prove that Armageddon will not be a nuclear holocaust?
Armageddon will be God’s war against all governments of the world. God will crush and put an end to all worldly governments and kingdoms. Would a loving God such as Jehovah allow such a horrific end to human kind that destroys the earth? He quotes the standard JW verses on how the earth is created to be inhabited. Destruction (at Armageddon) will be selective to those who oppose God’s kingdom.
Q4) What does the transfiguration account tell us about the Last Days?
Strengthened the faith of disciples, many had left following since Jesus had not fulfilled the unscriptural expectations of the disciples. In this time of the end that we are now living, Jehovah has strengthened his modern day servants by shedding increased light on the fulfillment of that awesome vision of many related prophecies. Jesus is now a powerful king, portrayed as riding on a horse (biblical sign of warfare).
Moses and Elijah are conversing with Jesus, they are faithful witnesses who serve with Jesus, and therefore symbolize the holy ones who will serve with Christ.
Of course Jesus rose in 1914…….it is a golden age of spiritual provisions
Q5) What features of the sign are there other than what is recorded in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21?
Apostle Paul put his focus on social problems and prevailing attitudes (1 Tim 4: 1-5). Consider one aspect of social decay in the world today, the denigration of the family circle, broken homes, battered spouses, abused children, maltreated elderly and parents. This is an epidemic situation today.
There will be another bible fulfillment, Rev 11:18, man will ruin the earth. There will be ridiculers….these ridiculers are rejecting the sign that we are living in these last days. Friends, continue to search your bibles and continue to be awake. Searching for answers to scriptural questions will keep you aware of the time at which you are living and therefore will assist you in keeping on the watch.