Quote - Watchtower comes along and changes the typical
anti typical beliefs and with a stroke of the pen eliminates years of books and
teachings. Why does this not apply to 1914? – End quote
if it applies to 1914 or not, look what the WTS has done in the following…they
have actually indirectly told JWs to flee the WTS because it is going to be
the antitype of ancient apostate Jerusalem?
Previous understanding: Unfaithful
Jerusalem is a prophetic type of Christendom. Hence, the destruction of
Jerusalem prophetically foreshadowed that of Christendom.
Clarification: Conditions in
unfaithful Jerusalem—such as idolatry and widespread corruption—remind us
of Christendom, but we
no longer refer to Christendom as the antitypical Jerusalem.
Reasoning behind the change: There is no
clear Scriptural basis for such a type-antitype approach. Unlike ancient
Jerusalem, Christendom has never practiced pure worship. And while Jerusalem
did receive Jehovah’s forgiveness for a time, there is no such prospect ahead
[5-1-99 WT - When the “scarlet-colored wild beast” attacks the
religious harlot, “the
disgusting thing” will be standing in a menacing way in Christendom’s so-called
holy place. * So desolation will begin on faithless Christendom, which portrays
itself as holy.]
See The Watchtower, December 15, 1975,
Christendom’s “holy place,” however, will soon be invaded and
destroyed….The religions of Christendom will be deprived of their field of
operation, losing control of everything. No respect will be shown for any of
their claimed religious rights.
Today, once a person has identified Christendom’s religious
systems as part of “Babylon the Great” and recognizes that the “disgusting
thing” is about to stand in her “holy place,” he should act on the command
found at Revelation 18:4:
“Get out of her, my people, if you do not want to share with her in her sins,
and if you do not want to receive part of her plagues.”
Is this what you have done?
If not, do not delay. Christendom’s holy place—her field of operation and her
claimed religious rights—is soon to be desolated.