Lies Lead to Loss of Life

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  • biometrics

    11 In the days of Jeremiah there were false prophets who tried to keep the people from doing what God’s prophet Jeremiah told them to do. These false prophets worked injury to the people and brought about the destruction of many. Through his prophet God warned the people against these lies, but yet most of the people chose to listen to the lies anyway. Liar prophets may prosper for a time, but they are doomed by Jehovah’s judgment. False witnesses cannot escape Jehovah’s just judgments at any time. That happened to false prophets in the days of Jeremiah.—Ps. 101:7, 8; Prov. 19:5, 9; Jer. 27:10, 14-16; 28:15; 29:31, 32; Hos. 4:1, 2.

    12 Although false prophets and false witnesses must suffer punishment from Jehovah at Armageddon and will meet death,

    Any attempted interpretation of prophecy, if it proved to be incorrect in the light of historic events and the clearer understanding of the Bible, was corrected, regardless of who had offered the interpretation. Loyalty to God and to his inspired Word was the issue here to be met. So, as an illustration of the loyalty required, even if a fleshly son should offer a wrong interpretation of divine prophecy and should persist in it, like a false prophet, then his own fleshly parents in their loyalty to God would have nothing further to do with him on a religious basis. Christian parents could not do as under the Mosaic Law covenant, namely, have him put to death; but they could pronounce him spiritually dead to themselves in spite of their parenthood of him physically. In this way, figuratively speaking, they “must pierce him through because of his prophesying.” (Zechariah 13:3; compare Deuteronomy 13:1-5.) With their full consent, such a false prophet would be expelled, disfellowshiped, from the Christian congregation. By such loyalty on the part of all members of the restored remnant, the “prophet” of falsehood would be made to pass out of their “land.”

    If Jesus used “generation” in that sense and we apply it to 1914, then the babies of that generation are now 70 years old or older. And others alive in 1914 are in their 80’s or 90’s, a few even having reached a hundred. There are still many millions of that generation alive. Some of them “will by no means pass away until all things occur.”—Luke 21:32.

    Since 1914 we have already lived through two world wars and many other major conflicts, along with famines, earthquakes, pestilences and the like. (Luke 21:10, 11) Yet Jesus said: “This generation will by no means pass away until all these things occur.” (Matthew 24:34) Therefore, you might ask: What other major events remain to be seen by the generation of 1914? And can these actually take place in the time period that remains for that generation?

    At that time of the start of Christ’s presence, or parousia, he was unseen by human eyes. But that generation of 1914 certainly did see what happened here on earth as a “sign” of his presence and as “a beginning of sorrows” for mankind! (Matthew 24:8, Authorized Version) And the remaining ones of that generation of 1914 are still talking about it. Some of them will be talking about it right down to the time when the “great tribulation” wipes Satan’s wicked system of things off the face of our globe. For Jesus Christ himself assures us: “Truly I say to you that this generation [the generation that saw the ‘beginning of pangs of distress’ in 1914] will by no means pass away [completely] until all these things occur. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will by no means pass away.

    Which generation is this? Why, the one that saw the beginning of fulfillment of Jesus’ prophecy. That means people alive in the year 1914. How many remain? Based on the most recent statistics available, in 1980 only 259 million people 65 years or older were alive. Many of these have died since 1980. Those born around the historic year 1914 are now 70 years old, and others alive in 1914 are in their 80’s, 90’s and even a few in their 100’s. But their number is dwindling fast.

  • wasblind

    The WTS most definitley pointed out a single generation, not an overlappin' one

    and they made clear that the time was short based on the age of that particular


    can I point to reference which proves this ??? yes

    " The " generation " that was alive at the beginning of the fullfillment of the sign in 1914 is now well along in years, the time remaing must be very short."________Reasoning book page 239 para. one

    Great post Bio, please never forget your sources, so folks can look it up for themselves

    They even put qoutation marks around the word generation to stipulate that specific single generation and none other

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  • moshe

    JWs don't care about how long a generation is- they only want to keep believing that they are that special 1/10% of the world's only true religion and they get to cheat death! They will never die, like all their pathetic neighbors who won't listen to them- no-oo, they get to go straight to an Earthly paradise, 'cause the GB tells them so.

  • wasblind

    I ain't no prohet,

    but If I had a vision, it would be of 7 million witnesses

    skinny dippin' in the lake of fire wit Hananiah

  • wasblind

    They are " special " Moshe, they claim that some who partook at the memorial are crazy

    Or shall I say "TOUCHED" and not by holy spirit

    and these partakers were approved baptismal candidates by the elders who'd a thunk it !!!!

  • moshe

    That person- didn't start speaking in tongues, too, did they? Now that is something I would like to see!

  • wasblind

    Ha mi na, Ha mi na , Ham -n-eggs

    witnesses don't believe in speakin' in tonges

    they believe in straight up lyin' in many launguages

    When I was growin' up, people would refer to bein' crazy as " TOUCHED " in the brain

  • moshe

    I know what you mean- we have a few posters here who have issues--

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