Does the Governing Body say only apostates will die at Armageddon?

by blondie 22 Replies latest jw friends

  • blondie

      "There are billions of people who do not know Jehovah. Many of them in ignorance practice things that God's Word shows to be wicked. If they persist in this course, they will be among those who perish during the great tribulation.
        "Only Jehovah's Witnesses, those of the anointed remnant and the "great crowd," as a united organization under the protection of the Supreme Organizer, have any Scriptural hope of surviving the impending end of this doomed system dominated by Satan the Devil." Watchtower 1989 Sep. 1 p.19

        "Similarly, Jehovah is using only one organization today to accomplish his will. To receive everlasting life in the earthly Paradise we must identify that organization and serve God as part of it." Watchtower 1983 Feb. 15 p.12

        "Is it presumptuous of Jehovah's Witnesses to point out that they alone have God's backing? Actually, no more so than when the Israelites in Egypt claimed to have God's backing in spite of the Egyptians' belief, or when the first-century Christians claimed to have God's backing to the exclusion of Jewish religionists." Watchtower 2001 June 1 p.16

        "During the final period of the 'ancient world' that perished in the Flood, Noah was a faithful "preacher of righteousness." (2 Peter 2:5) In these last days of the present system of things, Jehovah's people are making known God's righteous standards and are declaring good news about the possibility of surviving into the new world. (2 Peter 3:9-13) Just as Noah and his God-fearing family were preserved in the ark, survival of individuals today depends on their faith and their loyal association with the earthly part of Jehovah's universal organization." Watchtower2006 May 15 p.22 "Are You Prepared for Survival?" Paragraph 8

        The Watchtower 1993 October 1 p.19 went as far as to state that there are billions in line for destruction.

        Is it wrong then to conclude that all non-jws, men, women, children, and babies will all be destroyed/killed forever at Armaggeddon?

        *** w51 11/1 p. 646 Comfort for Men Who Sigh and Cry ***There is no question as to those making up this class of good-will persons, for they are given a special mark of identification. “And Jehovah said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem [the city called by God’s name and which well pictured Christendom today], and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry over all the abominations that are done in the midst thereof.” After such marking work is completed, the prophecy says, the execution forces of Almighty God will move swiftly at Armageddon and will utterly destroy every man, woman and child who is not properly marked, that is, all who do not sigh and cry because of the wickedness committed in the earth.—Ezek. 9:2-5, AS.

    • designs

      X marks the spot..............that way God won't miss.

    • Mad Sweeney
      Mad Sweeney

      They are self-righteous and hateful and they project those qualities on to their god. It's sick, demented, and sad.

    • Luo bou to
      Luo bou to

      I decided long ago that any God that would support them and do what they expect is an idiot and not worth knowing. I'm currently living in China: over one and a half billion people are going to die cause they never seen much less read a Watchtower ?

    • palmtree67

      Sad, that Jesus went through an excruciatingly painful death for only .1% of mankind.

      The other 99.9% are evidently un-redeemable.

    • St George of England
      St George of England
      Do you believe that you are the only ones who will be saved?

      No. Many millions who have lived in centuries past and who were not Jehovah’s Witnesses will come back in a resurrection and have an opportunity for life. Many now living may yet take a stand for truth and righteousness before God’s time of judgment, and they will gain salvation. Moreover, Jesus said that we should not be judging one another. Humans look at the outward appearance; God looks at the heart. He sees accurately and judges mercifully. God has committed judgment into Jesus’ hands, not ours.—Matthew 7:1-5; John 5:22, 27.

      This is from:

      Answers to this kind of question vary depending on the target audience. They ought to put into practice the sentiments of the above comment and stop judging people. The GB have usurped the authority of God and Jesus.


    • SixofNine

      Thanks Blondie. Do you have a citation for the first quote? (I want to pass this on)

    • Tea drinker
      Tea drinker

      Hello SixofNine. I believe that this is it:

      October 1 st 1993 Watchtower (page 19, paragraph 14)

      I had it on hand on my computer.

    • Witness 007
      Witness 007

      Yeah it seems being busy on the weekend and not having time to listen to the Witnesses is reason enough to have your whole family slaughtered by our loving God Jehoover!

    • booby

      Yes. Yes indeed. I love the line "Moreover, Jesus said that we should not be judging one another". But should they not add a big BUT STAY TUNED TO OUR 15TH WT AS WE CONTINUE TO DO JUST THAT. It is just so sad that they can't follow their own counsel. They do the same with Armaggedon. We (meaning you) should just live each day making every effort to please Jehovah (which if you succeed will make you happy) not concerning ourselves/yourselves with the impending destruction. But then THEY continue emphasizing just what their counsel says not to do in an effort to scare the r&f to obey.

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