For ACTIVE JW's: Are you watching/waiting/preaching that Armageddon is near?

by The Fall Guy 4 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • The Fall Guy
    The Fall Guy

    If so, exactly who told you to live in expectation of this event?

    "Test the inspired expressions" you've been fed, by reading what your "silver sword" says on the subject.

    (Matthew 24:36) “Concerning that day and hour nobody knows,....only the Father.

    (Matthew 24:42) Keep on the watch, therefore, because you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.

    (Matthew 24:44) .....the Son of man is coming at an hour that you do not think to be it.

    (Matthew 25:13) “Keep on the watch, therefore, because you know neither the day nor the hour. ,

    (Mark 13:35) Keep on the watch, therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming.

    (Acts 1:7) He said to them: “It does not belong to you to know the times or seasons that the Father has placed in his own jurisdiction.

    (1 Thessalonians 5:2) For you yourselves know very well that Jehovah’s day is coming exactly as a thief in the night.

    (2 Peter 3:10) But Jehovah’s day will come as a thief,

    (Revelation 16:15) “Look! I am coming as a thief. Happy is the one who stays awake and keeps his outer garments,

    nwtsty Mark Study Notes—Chapter 14 - keep on the watch: Lit., “stay awake.” Jesus had emphasized the need for his disciples to stay awake spiritually [not to try and guess or predict when the end would come] because of not knowing the day and hour of his coming............showing that spiritual alertness (not looking/waiting for Armageddon) is vital for true Christians.

  • truth_b_known

    Simple reason and logic cannot deny this. Jesus "composite sign" that Witnesses teach about marks the beginning of the "last days". Nothing more. To say "we're so close" is completely false and inappropriate.

  • Vidiot

    Holy crap, it's gotta be exhausting, expecting the whole planet to just drop into chaos every damn day (not that I'm inclined to feel a whole lot of sympathy).

  • sir82

    (Matthew 24:44) .....the Son of man is coming at an hour that you do not think to be it.

    This one always got to me, once I started, you know, actually thinking....

    If JWs are constantly thinking it is coming soon, well, that means they are expecting it..... soon.

    If the scripture quoted above is to be taken as true, then the more that JWs anticipate it happening soon, the later it will occur.

    A common refrain among JWs is that "this system can't go on for another 5 years". Thus, based on Matthew 24:44, every time they utter that phrase, they push it at least 5 years into the future.

  • Vidiot

    @ sir82...

    I remember once thinking that, too...

    ...that theoretically, the very act of wanting and expecting it -- in and of itself -- keeps causing the event to be delayed.

    Way to go, dubs.

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