"What Will Go When God's Kingdom Comes?" from April W/tower
We start with a picture of Jesus riding a white horse into battle, galloping towards terrified people in darkness. I can't help being reminded of Gandalf in "Lord Of The Rings... but no matter.
The theme is 1 John 2.17 "The world is passing away and so is its desire but he who does the will of God remains forever"
I believe a more appropriate theme would be 1 Cor 4.6 "Do not go beyond the things written" , because they surely do.
We open with a striking intro. likening the "system" to a "Dead man walking" ....a prisoner on death row, as good as dead..... in their viewpoint anyway
What will "go"? Firstly it is "wicked people"....Yes but who is wicked enough to be slaughtered by Jesus? Para. 4 mentions bullies, bigots and criminals , but is that all they mean? See para 6.
Who will remain in place of wicked people? Jehovah makes this heartwarming promise: “The meek will possess the earth, and they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.” Later in the same psalm, we read: “The righteous will possess the earth, and they will live forever on it.” (Ps. 37:11, 29) Who are “the meek” and “the righteous”? The meek are those who humbly accept Jehovah’s teaching and guidance; the righteous are those who love doing what is right in the eyes of Jehovah God
So if we reject "Jehovah's teaching and guidance" from them of course, we are wicked enough to fall under the hooves of the white horse. They are saying "if you don't follow my religion you deserve to die ! No wonder the Russians called them "extremist" !
Er... Does the Bible actually say that?
The same fate apparently awaits "corrupt organizations " of governments, all other religions , and large business corporations
God’s Word foretells that the governments and all their dependent organizations will be rocked from their foundations. The great tribulation will reach its climax with the destruction of all the governments of this old world and all those who side with them against God’s Kingdom.
So if you vote for a candidate, and never join the Witnesses ....curtains for you !
Wrong activities too have to go. Immoral entertainment and the actions it "glamorizes". We have a reference to Sodom and Gomorrah and righteous Lot.God's action there "set a pattern"
The final part is a fanciful discussion of how wonderful it will be in paradise when everybody else has been killed.. "God's Organization will be running the world and everyone left alive will live happily ever after .........if you can still believe this stuff.
I used to believe - even though articles like this I would have viewed as a tad simplistic. That was before I was brave enough to ask myself the difficult questions - before I got down to really thinking about the Scriptures and realizing that the Bible itself just does not support these fanciful notions . It is (I concluded) just the ideas of men spun around a few sound bite hits on verses that are not connected up.
They have gone far beyond the "things written"