Is it later then you think?

by Crazyguy 11 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Crazyguy
    A exfriend of mine gave his first public talk and that was the title. Wasn't that the title of an Awake in 1969? If so, talk about rehashing an old title. Wonder if their going to ramp up again that this overlapped generation is and can only be that last one? Runing out of time ,Franz has been dead since 1992. Is that what's going on and am I correct about the Awake title? I haven't been to a meeting in over two years so not sure how much thier now pushing the end again?
  • nicolaou

    Maybe just edit your topic title while you have time . .


  • sir82
    That is one of the newer outlines, introduced about 5 years ago.
  • BluesBrother

    Actually . "It Is Later Than You Think" was the theme and Public Talk title of the District Conventions in 1949 !

    How many years ago was that?

  • Finkelstein

    Regurgitating the fear of Armageddon is how and why the WTS . lures people and cultivates its subservient devoted followers.

    This organization was built upon lies, fear and ignorance.

    It still works..


    Actually . "It Is Later Than You Think" was the theme and Public Talk title of the District Conventions in 1949 !

    How many years ago was that?.....Blues Brother

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  • Doubtfully Yours
    Doubtfully Yours

    Than, not then.📖


  • label licker
    label licker

    They gave that talk a few years back as a special talk on a Sunday following the memorial. I remember that well because I was lurking here and saw the thread. So we went into the hall that week and got out the bound book out of the library opened and left on the table. The elders were in a group panicking and wondering who did it with one holding the book in his hand. All five stooges were in the second school library looking through the glass at the rest of the congregation wondering. We had a good laugh that night on the way home.

  • ttdtt

    It was from an OLD assembly - and it was the Title of a 69 Awake - and it is THE SPECIAL TALK from 2011.

    Here it is if your interested.



    Recently, we commemorated the death of Jesus, thereby honoring him and Jehovah God
    We were reminded of their overwhelming love for us even in our present sinful state (Ro 5:8; 1Jo 4:9) Each passing year that we proclaim the death of the Lord by means of observing the Memorial brings us
    closer to the end of this system of things (1Co 11:26)

    Jesus’ gripping prophecy found at Mark 13:1-4 has long been a subject of great interest and speculation

    [Read] Jesus gave his disciples a composite sign identifying the last days of Satan’s wicked system of things [Read Mark 13:8]
    This prophecy has a two-fold fulfillment—in the first century and in our day

    Is Mark 13:8 being fulfilled? What do the facts show? Are we really in the last days? Is it later than you think?


    Let us examine five specific features identified by Jesus
    (1) “Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom” (w08 5/15 13-14 par. 7)

    Since 1914 more than 100 million lives have been lost in wars!
    (2) “There will be earthquakes in one place after another” (w11 5/1 4)

    (3) “There will be food shortages” (w11 5/1 5)
    (4) “There will be ... in one place after another pestilences” (Lu 21:11; w11 5/1 6) (5) There is “the increasing of lawlessness” (Mt 24:12)

    Lawlessness is a blatant disregard for God’s laws and principles; increasingly, many consider such sins as adultery and homosexuality to be acceptable (Isa 5:20; w02 3/1 9 par. 8)

    We have touched on just five features of the composite sign What do you think? Are we really living in the last days?

    Never before have these features been as prominent as they are now The facts prove that it is much later than most people think!

    We do not know how long Jehovah will offer reconciliation (2Co 5:18-20; w98 12/15 17-18 pars. 9-11)

    We do know that destruction of the wicked is soon to come [Read 2 Peter 3:11, 12]
    We do well to ask ourselves, ‘Do I demonstrate that I really believe that “the time left is reduced”?’ (1Co 7:29-31)

    Jehovah invites people from all walks of life to take in life-giving knowledge from the Bible (Re 22:17) Taking in such knowledge and acting in harmony with it can lead to everlasting life in Paradise on earth

    Does that prospect appeal to you?
    It is urgent that you act without delay

    Jehovah’s Witnesses would be pleased to assist you in learning how you can bring your life into harmony with God’s will

    Jehovah also wants his inactive sheep to come back into his loving everlasting arms (De 33:27; La 3:40) If you were once an active servant of Jehovah, please take to heart the words of 1 Peter 2:25 [Read] (jr130 par. 5)

    That you have made the effort to be here is evidence that you have not forgotten your Shepherd and his commandments [Read Psalm 119:176]

    There are a number of reasons why individuals become inactive (w08 11/15 13-15 pars. 5-13)

    Whatever your reason, we entreat you to accept the necessary assistance so that you can again actively serve our loving Shepherd (jr 72-76 pars. 13-16; 152-153 pars. 22-25)
    Allow God’s Word and our Christian publications to help you gain spiritual strength (Ps 119:105)

    You will receive the support of Jehovah’s loving congregation (1Pe 5:2; w08 11/15 16 pars.19-22)

    In the past, prophets provided needed reminders to God’s people and warned them of God’s coming judgments (Am 3:7)

    Today, Jehovah uses his anointed servants to remind even the righteous that it is later than most think (Eze 3:21)
    These servants have proved to be immovable, like iron pillars in a fortified city (Jer 1:17-19)
    The anointed have their ‘hips girded up’; they allow God’s Word to strengthen them to fulfill their commission

    Make it your aim to show similar zeal and to support them

    What will you do (5 min.)

    It is vital that we “pay more than the usual attention to the things heard by us” (Heb 2:1; Lu 21:34-36) Those who ignored warnings of impending destruction in the past soon realized that it was later than they thought

    Today, an even more urgent warning is being sounded, with overwhelming evidence that Armageddon is near

    Millions turn a deaf ear, but time is running out
    It is later than they think! Is it later than you realize?

    Think deeply about your heavenly Father; how late do you suppose he would say it is?
    We entreat you to find safety in the warm embrace of Jehovah, the Great Shepherd! (Isa 40:11)

    No. 181-E—page 2 TO BE COVERED IN 30 MINUTES 2011 Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania All Rights Reserved

  • Beth Sarim
    Beth Sarim

    It is much later now, than you think. Than ever before. Really, trust me on this one. It really is.

    Don't we see a pattern here!!!!!

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