Is it Time to Declare that The Great Tribulation Has Started ?

by OnTheWayOut 100 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • OzGirl
    This sounds almost like the GB is going to make a call out to all Borg worshippers to hand over their assets to the Borg, selling property, cars, life insurance, etc
    Anyone else has got this feeling?
    The sheeple are being told to be loyal no matter what even if instructions may not seem reasonable from a human standpoint!?? - Gefangene



    The destruction of Babylon the Great preceded by the disgusting thing is a prerequisite -or no gt.....fisherman


    No Great Tribulation..

    Until Watchtower (The Disgusting Thing) has been destroyed..

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  • Fisherman

    that the message had changed from preaching the good news to a judgement one.

    Any scriptural basis referenced for that commentary?

    What good does a judgment message accomplish if people cannot choose to repent?

  • RubaDub

    Perhaps the Zika virus will be the beginning of the Great Tribulation when the mosquitos begin targeting JW's.

    And New Light will be that the Man of Lawlessness is a composite group of mosquitos.

    Rub a Dub

  • OnTheWayOut

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    JWDaughter, thanks.

    Xanthippe, great thoughts on them passing blame for their problems. I agree they don't need more recruits. They don't even need all the ones they have. Many were productive "publishers" but that doesn't really produce income for them. They just need money, not people. Declaring the GT would increase the success of a call to shun inactive family members.

    Flipper, interesting thoughts. They may be saving the declaration of GT for governments really putting the heat on them. And then they could still say "It is the START...." No further commitment. I just wonder if they can go on financially until such a time.

  • Listener

    Fisherman it mentions it in the same article as I previously quoted, the July 2015 Watchtower. It is purely an interpretation of Revelation when it talks about hailstones falling from heaven.

    "9 This will not be the time to preach the “good news of the Kingdom.” That time will have passed. The time for “the end” will have come! (Matt. 24:14) No doubt God’s people will proclaim a hard-hitting judgment message. This may well involve a declaration announcing that Satan’s wicked world is about to come to its complete end. The Bible likens this message to hailstones when it says: “Great hailstones, each about the weight of a talent, fell from heaven on the people, and the people blasphemed God because of the plague of hail, for the plague was unusually great.”Rev. 16:21."

  • cha ching
    cha ching

    It is interesting that they are showing "bunker" videos... as "if" the GT is about to be upon us.....

    And the fact that Warwick is the perfect place to retire to, just in case all the JWs get mad that they were deceived... Selling off property? That seems like they are getting all there ducks in a row, finances settled.

    Kicking out Bethelites? Getting rid of D.O's, and older C.O's? Let's tidy up. Less literature? less work.

    When I first heard that question, "will you be willing to do whatever is told to you even tho it seems strange from a human viewpoint?" I thought, "O.... M.... G...." what are they going to have people do next? Drink Kool Aid? Sell houses? Turn family members in? Be quiet as K Halls are sold? What will they be asked to do?

    "New Light" is a card that the WT always holds in it's pocket, always ready to play. I could see them saying something like, "Just as in the last days of Jerusalem, the Jewish religion was not destroyed, so in our day it will be....... religions are NOT destroyed, but......" I can't even think like them anymore, but they are able to twist and turn ANY bible scripture into ANY 'new light' they need. They just need to "hint" at "great tribulation", gather their goods and be gone.

    They are numerologists, and con men. What more do you need?

  • Fisherman

    This will not be the time to preach the “good news of the Kingdom.

    Yes, the article says that AFTER the attack on religion happens, such attack marks the great tribulation, so the preaching continues until such time. Thanks for the supporting scripture that I requested to see the basis from.

    Thanks for the article. There is a point there which states that the attack is also upon the wt and because the days are cut short on account of the chosen ones, (cutting short means that the wt escapes. as it plays out) the wt is not destroyed along with BTH-but the wt is still attacked together with her.

  • Mickey mouse
    Mickey mouse

    Maybe they won't declare the great tribulation but that the ark door is shut. The dubs would get all fired up about giving the judgement message without the GB having to shoot the GT load. The risk of them ending up with even less credibility if they called the great tribulation would be too much.

  • OnTheWayOut

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    bohm, I have also thought that maybe the GB was afraid to "do" anything except what they think they must do. Most were handpicked as yes men for Ted Jaracz and tend to just go along. And I got the same thought that they might panic when numbers and money dip too far.

    redpilltwice, in my thoughts, the current GB buy enough time to prepare for disappearing to their tropical escape island.

    OneEyedJoe, exactly. It'll be a long Great Tribulation. It would be the problem for a next generation of JW's to recover from this declaration.

    eyeuse2badub, I share your hope. I just don't see it in my lifetime, but I hope I am wrong.

    redpilltwice, thanks for more thoughts on the matter.

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