In ancient times...
Jehovah punished Adam and Eve for their disobedience
Posted angelic guards around the entrance to Eden
Got Noah to build an ark
Closed the ark door
Made it rain 40 days and 40 nights
Destroyed an ancient world
Confused the langauges at Babel
Destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah
Punished Egypt with 10 plagues
Lead his people across the parted waters of the Red Sea
Defeats various pagan nations using supernatural powers
Established a system of prophets, then judges and eventually kings to rule Israel
Allowed the Babylonians to destroy Israel in 586BC
Used Jonah to warn the non-Israelite City of Nineveh to repent or else face death
Caused the birth of Christ
And was last heard to utter the following: "I both glorified it and will glorify it again." - John 12:27
Caused Holy Spirit at Pentecost 33AD to allow believers to speak in tounges, peform miracles and expel demons
Executed King Herod because he allowed his audience to believe he had the voice of a God
Executed Annanias and Saphira for lying about the amount of money they got from the proceeds of a sale
Caused Jerusalem to be destroyed in 70AD by the Roman Armies
Gave John a Revelation, a preview of the "Lord's Day."
Acts of Jehovah in modern times
1914 - 1918 World War I - Millions dead - NO INTERVENTION
1917 - Bolsheviek Revolution - NO INTERVENTION
1918 - Spanish Influenza kills 20 million - NO INTERVENTION
1933 - Jewish persecution begins in Nazi Germany, followed by the Holocaust - NO INTERVENTION
1939 - World War II begins - NO INTERVENTION
1945 - World War II ends, 50 million + dead, 6,000,000 Jews slaughtered, among others - NO INTERVENTION
1945 - First Atomic bombs dropped on Japan, killing 100,000 - NO INTERVENTION
1950-1955 Korean War - NO INTERVENTION
1960s - 1970s Vietnam War - NO INTERVENTION
1970s Millions die in Cambodia - NO INTERVENTION
1960s - 1990s - Thousands die in Northern Ireland - NO INTERVENTION
1982 - Argentina and Britain - hundreds die - NO INTERVENTION
1980s - Thousands of Ethiopians dying of hunger - NO INTERVENTION
1980s AIDS becomes a global menace - NO INTERVENTION
1980 - 1988 Iran, Iraq war - 100,000s die - NO INTERVENTION
1960s - 2000s Guerilla warfare in Colombia - NO INTERVENTION
1994 - Rwanda genocide - almost 1 million die - NO INTERVENTION
1990s - Genocide and war in Yugoslavia - NO INTERVENTION
2000s - AIDS epidemic in Africa - NO INTERVENTION
9/11/2001 - Terrorist attacks on World Trade Centre, killing over 3,500 - NO INTERVENTION
2001 - Afghanistan - thousands die, inc. many civilians - NO INTERVENTION
2003 - Present America attacks Iraq, thousands dead, inc. many civilians - NO INTERVENTION
2004 - Sudan - almost 100,000 die because of genocide, starvation - NO INTERVENTION
Maybe I've missed a few things out.
Acts of Jehovah in modern times on behalf of his people
Over the course of the last 50 years or more, many thousands of Jehovah's Witness children were sexually abused - NO INTERVENTION
Many children and adults died from refusing blood transfusions - NO INTERVENTION
Pedophiles are a hidden menace in the congregations - NO INTERVENTION
Whole Jehovah's Witness families are wiped out by their parents - NO INTERVENTION
Wrongdul disfellowshippings and labelling people apostate - NO INTERVENTION
False prophecies and false doctrine - NO INTERVENTION
The Society replacing Jesus Christ with themselves as Mediator - NO INTERVENTION
I don't understand why Jehovah has thus far, put himself in exile from human kind. Jehovah acted more in ancient times, even against and for people who were not part of the Nation of Israel.
As I contemplate millions of Jehovah's Witnesses on their "special campaign" (TM), trying to find readers of their brochure, "Keep On The Watch," I can't help but think how hollow it all is.
Why, just 13 years ago I was offering the tract, "Will This World Survive" to householders, telling them how urgent world conditions are.
Just 9 years ago, I was offering Kingdom News No 35, "Will All People Ever Love One Another" to householders, telling them how urgent world conditions are.
Just 4 years ago I was offering Kingdom News, "The Millenium - What Does The Future Hold" to householders, telling them how urgent world conditions are.
To be honest, things have got worse in the world. Terrorism has raised its ugly head and threatens all of us, in ways we cannot grasp. Pollution, deforestation and crime have increased. Moral values have declined.
But, nothing comes remotely close to the slaughter of 6,000,000 Jews, inc. women and children, who were gassed, burnt and shot. Nothing comes close to the concentration camps they endured, the beatings, malnutrtion and ugly experiments performed on them by the Nazis. We have not had another war which claimed 50,000,000 lives. And despite the enormous stockpiles of nuclear weapons in the world, we have never had another Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which wiped out the lives of 100,000 people in seconds.
If ever there was a time to act in recent history, it was certainly during the Second World War.
So when the Witnesses tell you how "soon" Jehovah will act, remind them, that the world was acutally worse in different ways during the Seocnd World War, than it is today.