Governing Body Will Get to Kill Worldly People at Armageddon! Gods Kingdom Rules Quote

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  • lostnotfound

    So scanning through the Gods Kingdom Rules I found this gem on page 228.

    "In heaven, the 144,000 corulers with Christ will recieve authority to share with Jesus in weilding an "iron rod" of destruction against all enemies of Gods Kingdom.( Rev 2 26,27) Then, together with powerful angels, the resurrected anointed ones will follow Christ, the warrior king, as he sets out to confront the "vast army" of enemies that is closing in on its prey - Jehovahs people."

    How much more dellusional can these people get? They had to think this up, that becoming angels they wll get to follow jesus and join in the slaghter of billions of people.

  • Mickey mouse
    Mickey mouse

    Doesn't sound any less crazy than the Islamic fundamentalists that believe they'll get 72 virgins for slaughtering people. Batshit.

  • Witness My Fury
    Witness My Fury

    Well if the bible says it it must be true right?

    Religion is all based on delusion.

  • designs

    That's the ugly dark secret anyone who professes being a Christian and thinks they are going to heaven doesn't want to talk about...

  • Black Sheep
    Black Sheep

    Deleted cos I was wrong

  • quellycatface

    Much of the Bible is "symbolical", so you can read many things into these kind of scriptures.

    My opinion.

  • Laika

    Agreed Quelly, all of Revelation is symbolic.

    Good find lost, the paragraph goes on to call it a violent confrontation. Oh dear.

  • Fernando

    As the enemies of God's Kingdom (human autonomy) do the GB get to kill themselves?

  • AlphaMan

    together with powerful angels, the resurrected anointed ones will follow Christ, the warrior king, as he sets out to confront the "vast army" of enemies that is closing in on its prey - Jehovahs people."


    The Governing Body will claim self defense. Good thing they have a big legal department.

  • AnnOMaly

    They're reiterating their recent change of view, i.e. finally deciding on the question, 'will some anointed survive into the new world or won't they?'. They've vascillated on this for decades.*

    But the possibility of them surviving on earth beyond Armageddon raised scriptural conundrums - particularly in Revelation.

    (Revelation 2:26, 27) . . .And to him that conquers and observes my deeds down to the end I will give authority over the nations,  and he shall shepherd the people with an iron rod so that they will be broken to pieces like clay vessels, the same as I have received from my Father"

    (Revelation 17:12-14) . . .“And the ten horns that you saw mean ten kings, who have not yet received a kingdom, but they do receive authority as kings one hour with the wild beast. These have one thought, and so they give their power and authority to the wild beast.  These will battle with the Lamb, but, because he is Lord of lords and King of kings, the Lamb will conquer them. Also, those called and chosen and faithful with him [will do so].

    Revelation 19 describes the marriage of the Lamb, followed by the evening meal of the Lamb's marriage where the slaughtered comprise the main course (yum). Marriage first, then slaughtering, then eating. (Helluva wedding!)

    So if some anointed are not gathered before Armageddon, how can a complete Bride be presented to the Lamb? How can Jesus fulfil his promise that the faithful anointed will smash the nations to pieces and conquer the 'ten horns' with him?

    Therefore the GB has tidied up these loose ends. It has meant that they have had to adopt some kind of 'rapture' doctrine where the anointed remnant still on earth are transferred to heaven before Armageddon (1 Thess. 4:15-17). On this issue, the GB is more in keeping with scriptural teaching.


    * w74 12/15 pp. 765-766 par. 36 Benefits and Rewards from Being Spiritually Secure

    Only from the end of the year 1928 was the prospect opened up to the spiritual understanding of the anointed remnant of the “Israel of God” to survive the “war of the great day of God the Almighty” at Har–Magedon and enter here on earth into Jehovah’s righteous new order. (See The Watch Tower under date of December 15, 1928, page 376, paragraphs 35, 36.) And now, as the year 1975 opens up, some thousands of the anointed remnant, still alive on this earth, look ahead to realizing that joyful prospect. The increasing “great crowd” of their sheeplike companions look forward with them to entering the New Order without interruption of life. In the New Order Jehovah God will add to the “length of days” of the anointed remnant on earth to the point of satisfying the members thereof. It remains to be seen whether they will be yet retained here on earth to see the start of the resurrection of the earthly dead and to meet faithful witnesses of ancient, pre-Christian times. They would enjoy that, before being taken off the earthly scene to the heavenly reward with Christ.

    w90 12/15 p. 30 Do You Remember?

    □ Will some anointed Christians survive the “great tribulation” and live on earth for a time before being taken to heaven?—Revelation 7:14.

    The Bible is not explicit on this. Some Bible accounts seem to suggest that anointed ones might live on into the new world. However, millions of those hoping to live forever on earth have received the training needed to get the new world under way. Hence, the small remnant would not be needed for this work, and God may choose to take them to heaven for “the marriage of the Lamb” after the executing of the religious harlot, “Babylon the Great.” (Revelation 18:2, 10; 19:2, 7, 8)—8/15, page 31.

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