Why was such a GREAT, GREAT, GREAT thing as Internet not foretold in the Bible?

by Pinku 24 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Pinku

    JWs claim that even such a small thing as proclaiming 1986 as the International Year for Peace was foretold in the Bible.

    This raises the question: Why was such a GREAT thing as Internet (the influence of which could not even be compared with anything in the history at all) not foretold in the Bible? With Internet and TV the world has become literally a global village!

    If Jesus were sent into this world at this time, just a few days of his ministry (filled with miracles like resurrecting a four-days old dead man) would have been watched LIVE by everyone on earth through TV and Internet, and who could have afforded to reject him? All those untoward events (such as killing of Jesus, persecution of Christians, interpolations of the Bible, great apostasy resulting into thousands of warring sects, all the wars fought between Christians ….) could have been avoided!!! He has to be sent to earth anyway; why can’t that be at a time when the maximum result could have EASILY been accomplished? Could not the world have been transformed into a paradise within a very short period of time?

  • nykid

    A better question is what technological marvel of the 20th or even the 19th century was foretold by the Bible?

  • Pinku


    That's nice!

  • Marvin Shilmer
    Marvin Shilmer

    Ironically this is one subject where one of Watchtower's inferred predictions has arguable come true:


  • James Brown
    James Brown

    It was foretold in the bible

    But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. (Daniel 12:4 King James Version)

  • Separation of Powers
    Separation of Powers

    Ah, good question. It was, however, foretold by Nostradamus....

    "After the great trouble, a net will be cast that will encompass the whole of the earth and many will be lost. Clouds will form in the heavens and secrets will be cast upwards, stolen from the hiding places will the words kept therein fall. Peoples will cry aloud, "Yahoo!" (from the Book of Senselessness, Nostradamus)


    The Internet, television, computers, etc were not predicted by the Bible's authors because they didn't in fact have any real knowledge about the future. They were essentially trapped within their own era and the thinking of that time. No predictions in the Bible have ANY basis in reality. Thinking they do is just wishful, magical thinking. The best example of this is the complete inaccuracy of ALL Watchtower predictions. Not knowing what the future holds might be scary to some, but clinging to the predictions of a 2000 year old book is not the answer.

  • jgnat

    Aren't the Ophanim models of the modern internet?

  • myelaine

    Zechariah 5:1-4


  • processor

    Internet not foretold in the Bible?

    Was it not?

    With some scripture twising, just like the WTS does it, you can proof beyond doubt that the Bible foretold the Internet:


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