I do recall when I was active that the thinking was that a man-made war would not be a trigger for the big A because it would dilute God's attack on mankind. He would begin the destruction of the world during a time of relative peace and quiet when those in power would be congratulating themselves on bringing about "peace and security" for their subjects.
Doesn't surprise me but I believe these comments come form fanatical Judas that jump on any bad signs as being a sign of the end of this system of things. I can't say that the Borg condones it but they do not discourage it either. My ex brother in law has been doing that for the last 30 years that I have known him. I can imagine for instance after the September 11 terrorists attacks, him saying how this was the signs of the last days and that this system can't last another year. I recall in late 1974 how he said this "old system of things" would not last past 1975. That we would have all been walking hand in hand in that new system by then.
As has already been pointed out...We've all heard the "unofficial" but widely spread rumors before. Yes, every war or conflict that's come along ..."is going to lead to Armegeddon." When I was a kid, many moons ago, I remember being scared s***less during the Cuban Missle Crisis. I think that was about the time we were studying the "Your Will Be Done" book (ugly green one) that had the Soviet Union as the King of the North going after all the oil fields. Then the 7-Day War...another terrifying time as a kid in school, waiting for it all to blow up into God's Holocaust...and so on and on and on.... Remember too, they cover their asses because if something goes the other way, they scream "Peace & Security"...such as the Soviet Union crumbling. That was supposed to lead to Armegeddon or the Trib' or something. Also, the Year ofPeace declared by the United Nations...Oh my Gawd, something had to happen that year.... FIZZLE.
they believe the coming war with Iraq will cause World War III and Armageddon
Damn! And I had it all wrong! Here I thought the cry for peace and security would bring it on......after the beast destroyed all of religion except the witnesses! Did those bastards lie to me again? Now their saying this war will bring it on? Damn.....I need to pay attention more from now on!
BTW.....I feel so sorry to all those who never got witnessed to and will die because this war will bring on armaggedon. It's just to bad Jesus words about the preaching work to all ends of the world will never be realized........damn war!