Isn’t JW’s teaching of “the abomination that causes desolation” wrong?

by Abraham1 14 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • Abraham1
    Abraham1

    What “the abomination that causes desolation” mentioned in Mathew 24:15 means could be understood only by close followers of Jesus because it was part of his personal discussion with them. By stopping to greet those whom they consider as “their enemies” JWs are identifying themselves as “pagans,” according to Jesus. (Mathew 5:43-48) Thus they cannot correctly understand what the abomination that causes desolation” that would appear as part of signs of “Last Days.”

    Their most celebrated teaching is “The Issue of vindication of Jehovah’s sovereignty (jehovahs-sovereignty/). This teaching is the “the abomination that causes desolation” because it depicts God as behaving like a mere, puny human who feels challenged on thoughtless criticism of somebody and feels the need of vindicating himself at any cost such as all the deaths, killings, diseases and suffering from the beginning of history. All of them happened because God took Satan’s lie seriously. God is supremely benevolent, a title even Jesus felt disturbed when used for him by a learned person. (Mark 10:17, 18) Such a supremely benevolent person can never be dragged into an issue or controversy of any sort because whatever HE does is ALWAYS good and just.

  • Vanderhoven7
    Vanderhoven7

    The abomination of desolation is a code word for the Roman armies that desolated Jerusalem.and its temple.

    Compare Matthew with Mark

    15When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
    16Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Matthew 24:15-16

    20And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
    21Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; Luke 21:20-21

    This in fulfillment of Daniel chapter 9

    26And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

    27And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
  • Kosonen
    Kosonen

    Jesus himself tells why Jehovah God sent him to earth.

    “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world for him to judge the world, but for the world to be saved through him.

  • Kosonen
    Kosonen

    That was John 3:16,17

    Here Jesus did not say anything about Jehovah doing this to sanctify himself. So we should conclude that the primary motivation for Jehovah God to save the world through His Son's ransom sacrifice was because God loves people.

  • Kosonen
    Kosonen

    But the abomination referred in Matthew 24 is about something else. For Jehovah's witnesses the cross symbol is an abomination. We would not like to have that symbol at the Kingdom hall. Not either other nationalistic symbols. Even worse would be a spying robot in the kingdom hall monitoring if we comply with whatever government mandates. Or even worse if a govermental spy robot would require that we worship it at the Kingdom Halls.

    I am waiting when a such thing will be placed in the holy place of Jehovah's witnesses. That would be the image of the beast according to Revelation 13.

  • Vanderhoven7
    Vanderhoven7

    The cross may be an abomination to JWs, but not to God.

  • Fisherman
    Fisherman

    WT has always explained the disgusting thing that causes desolation as the UN.

  • Fisherman
    Fisherman
    The cross may be an abomination to JWs, but not to God.

    A torture device that is also an idol.

  • Vidiot
    Vidiot


    "...Abominations... desolations... interpretations... that's all you're gonna find down here!"

  • Vanderhoven7
    Vanderhoven7

    Anything can be an idol.

    But as Christians we, like Paul should honestly say

    14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. Gal.6:14

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