"How Do We Know the End if Near?"

by Bonnie_Clyde 14 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Bonnie_Clyde

    That was the talk yesterday. The speaker started by asking for a "show of hands" of who thought the end was very near? I was sitting in the back row and believe I was the only one who didn't raise my hand. Don't know if anybody noticed. Then he spent the next 20 minutes telling how bad the system is, giving quotes from scientists about how much danger we were in. Reminds me of the quote in the "Truth" book about how the world would be too dangerous to live in by 1975.

    Now he says the ONLY way to survive the end of this systems of things and to have God's approval is to take the following five steps: (What do you see is missing here?)

    1. Develop an obedient heart. He mentioned avoiding immortality, lying, cheating, and misuse of blood. Associate with his Organization through the literature provided and (oh yes) the Bible and be busy in the preaching work.

    2. Move from Satan's old world to God's There will be new scrolls opened in the new world in the form of further revelations in written form. We must obey this new direction. We must now obey the WT and the elders.

    3. Display true Christian attiutude. Avoid selfish ambition. Do we manipulate Christian principles? What do we talk about. Education or our career? We must be humble. Avoid laziness. Yes, we must spend time at our secular job, but we should devote as much or more time in spiritual pursuits--meetings, field service and study.

    4. Be vigilant in prayer.

    5. Keep focused on the new world. Jehovah is the only one we can turn to for survival.

    Not once - not once did he mention Jesus Christ as the Way, the Truth and the Life. At least last week the special talk was about Jesus Christ. One week later he is forgotten entirely.

  • jeanniebeanz
    One week later he is forgotten entirely.

    .... so true....

  • Honesty

    That's why they are a cult. They deny Christ.

  • FairMind
    He mentioned avoiding immortality

    I refuse to do avoid immortality. Who does that speaker think he is?

  • Dismembered

    The "massaging of the turd" continues.


    "They": believe they're gliding down the highway,

    when in fact they're slip-sliding away.

  • garybuss

    Watch Tower alignment
    Remember obedience
    Remember the Watch Tower alignment

  • greendawn

    We do not know if the end is near, there is no way of knowing and I can't see why anyone bothers to listen to the WTS boloney about this ever imminent end, how can something be imminent for 100 whole years?

    AS for the Christ they have dethroned him long ago from his central position, that's why they are cult with a judaic flavour and not a true Christian religion.

  • Dismembered


    Your screename reminded me of this 60's tune:

    Bonnie and Clyde were pretty lookin' people
    But I can tell you people They were the devil's children,
    Bonnie and Clyde began their evil doin'
    One lazy afternoon down Savannah way,
    They robbed a store, and high-tailed outa that town
    Got clean away in a stolen car,
    And waited till the heat died down,
    Bonnie and Clyde advanced their reputation
    And made the graduation
    Into the banking business.
    "Reach for the sky" sweet-talking Clyde would holler
    As Bonnie loaded dollars in the dewlap bag,
    Now one brave man-he tried to take 'em alone
    They left him Iyin' in a pool of blood,
    And laughed about it all the way home.
    Bonnie and Clyde got to be public enemy number one
    Running and hiding from ev'ry American lawman's gun.
    They used to laugh about dyin',
    But deep inside 'em they knew
    That pretty soon they'd be lyin'
    Beneath the ground together
    Pushing up daisies to welcome the sun
    And the morning dew.
    Acting upon reliable information
    A fed'ral deputation laid a deadly ambush.
    When Bonnie and Clyde came walking in the sunshine
    A half a dozen carbines opened up on them.
    Bonnie and Clyde, they lived a lot together
    And finally together they died,


    "Don't you go dyin' on me now"

  • Glofishy

    I remember back in the early 80's when my family was attending Calvary Chapel. The Pastor made a point to tell us that the end was near, and he felt that the rapture would occur somewhere before 1990, but WE WOULD CERTAINLY NEVER SEE THE YEAR 2000 without the rapture and tribulation occurring before then!

    Any religion that claims that there is a specific ending time is near is whacked. This was not only occurring at my particular Calvary Chapel, but at others, such as the founding one in Costa Mesa. It wasn't until later in life that I figured out it was a fear tactic to keep us brainwashed and in line. The JW's don't hold the copyright on this lie.

  • El blanko
    El blanko
    It wasn't until later in life that I figured out it was a fear tactic to keep us brainwashed and in line.

    I think you may just have a point there

    It's easier to propagate fear than love.

    Fear controls the weak.

    ... I should know, I am having problems getting my legs to take me to the dentists at the moment due to excessive fear! I am weak and a very, very sick man

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