So my husband dragged me to the meeting this morning. I brought my new bible that I bought instead of the NWT and he didn't say anything about it. In the public talk, the speaker opened to Matt. 24:36 and applied that toward armageddon. I've never questioned it before but then he read the next verse and it looks like that is suppose to be applied to Jesus second coming. Now, I know the WTS says that Jesus' presence and armageddon are not going to happen at the same time. But, what do most people believe about that? Are they suppose to happen at the same time or not? I got upset when I realized that scripture means that we don't know when Jesus' presence will be so we can't claim that it's been going on since 1914. I had to calm myself down because I didn't want to make a scene. Later on in the talk, he read 2 Peter 3:11. I noticed that the NWT adds a word that's not in my bible, "deeds of godly devotion." My bible just says, "godliness." And of coarse he gives a list of what those deeds are: meetings, preaching work, conduct, dress and grooming, entertainment, speech, ect... This is the first meeting I've been to in over a month and I was just blown away with what I was seeing and hearing. This really is a cult. Before the meeting was over, my husband leans over and asked me if my bible has Jehovah's name in it. I said no and he goes, "I don't like it then." I thought it was interesting that he attacks my bible during the meeting instead of at home so that I can't defend the reason why. After we got in the car he told me that he turned my time in for me. I asked him what he put and he said zero. I told him I wasn't going to turn in anything but he said if he didn't then the secretary would be bugging him about it. Then he told me I had to go out in service this month because he didn't want to turn in zero time for me every month.
Anyways, I'm not sure if I posted this in the right section but I just wanted to know, what do most believe about Jesus second coming and armageddon. Do they happen at the same time or not?