Israel vs Hamas

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  • blondie

    Jesus in anyone's bible said this about being able to pinpoint his return:

    Matthew 24:44 (RNWT) On this account, you too prove yourselves ready, because the Son of man is coming at an hour that you do not think to be it.

    In W05 10/1 p. 21, the WTS says this (remember 1975 and how the WTS said different then?)"Regarding events that would occur during the time of the end and that would lead up to his coming to execute judgment, Jesus gave this warning: “Keep on the watch, therefore, because you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But know one thing, that if the householder had known in what watch the thief was coming, he would have kept awake and not allowed his house to be broken into.” (Matthew 24:42, 43) So Jesus likened his coming to the arrival of a thief​—unexpected."

    This disturbed me pre 1975, why the WTS was focusing on 1975 as the date when Armageddon was most likely to come, and privately kept my doubts to myself. Now the song is different after 1975 did not come at their suggested time. Many jws were disappointed too, to the point of the WTS numbers showed 2% worldwide decrease in publishers. I had one jw tell me that, Jesus said Christians would not know the day, but they would know the "year."! Not in print in any WT publications, but was an idea repeated informally to ease some jws concern. This is why not to believe WTS interpretations of scriptures.

  • Sea Breeze
    Sea Breeze

    "they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation.” - Jesus

    Clearly, Jesus expected the people alive in his generation to know the general time frame of the Messiah's appearance.... JUST AS HE DOES NOW. (1 Thess. 5: 4-5)

    Here are some signs telling us we have already entered the season of the Lord’s 2nd Coming:

    Many endtime prophecies (like temple sacrifices) pre-suppose a literal nation of Israel. After nearly 2000 years of non-existence, it suddenly reappeared "in a day" in 1948. (Isaiah 66:8)

    Jerusalem was reclaimed in 1967 by the people of Israel (Isaiah 11:11-16, Joel 3:1-3)

    Exponential increases in knowledge (internet) (Daniel 12:4)

    Increase in people traveling from place to place (Jet travel) (Daniel 12:4)

    The development of microchip and other technologies that for the for first time in history can make buying and selling impossible for some. (Revelation 13:16-18)

    Persecution of Christians increasing all around the world (Matthew 24:9-10)

    Increased lawlessness in the form of mass murderers, people yielding to immorality, homosexuality, and perversions of every kind "as in the days of Noah" (Matthew 24:12).

    After being asked what would be the sign of his coming, the 1st thing Jesus said was to take heed that no one deceives you. The world is buried in deception, and with the invention of AI, it is about to get dramatically worse. People will be (many already are) deceived and have no idea what truth or reality is. 4% of Gen Z say they are transgender.

    Jesus also said that "nation will rise against nation". The Greek word for "nation" here is ethnos. Jesus was literally saying that ethnic group would rise against ethnic group. (Identity politics) And this is exacty what we are witnessing on unprecedented levels.

    But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness.... For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ - 1 Thess. 5: 4-5,9

  • Big Dog
    Big Dog

    Listen to Blondie, she knows what she is talking about.

    Trying to divine when the end of the world is coming, if it is in fact coming which is a different discussion, is a parlor game at best and a waste of time at the worst.

    I can remember all of the pseudo-scientific calculations with Daniel and his prophecies. I hated that study book more than most and that's saying something.

    End times porn.

  • peacefulpete

    A lot of us need to unplug. Clickbait headlines foster panic and paranoia. Yes, tragedy happens in a world filed with people with different agendas and ideologies but hate breeds hate. It is not in our power to change the world, so we should work on changing ourselves.

  • Duran
    Jerusalem was reclaimed in 1967 by the people of Israel (Isaiah 11:11-16, Joel 3:1-3)


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