Friday, May 21 Whenever it is that they are saying, “Peace and security!” then sudden destruction is to be instantly on them. —1 Thess. 5:3. World leaders sometimes use similar expressions when they talk about stabilizing relationships between nations. However, the announcement of “peace and security” that the Bible describes will be different. Why? When this happens, people may think that world leaders have succeeded in making [...]
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Tuesday, August 4 Jehovah . . . has firmly established his throne for justice. —Ps. 9:7. The Mosaic Law limited the possibility that a person would be falsely accused of a crime. A defendant had the right to know who was accusing him. (Deut. 19:16-19;25:1) And before he could be convicted, at least two witnesses had to give evidence. (Deut. 17:6; 19:15) What about an Israelite who committed a [...]
When Donald Trump was campaigning for president he promised he would end the Forever Wars policy adopted by his presidential predecessors. So far he has not made good on his promise, which is not at all unusual for a politician. On the other hand, his efforts to wind down some of the wars has been met with bitter and heated resistance. At least he has not [...]
From the moment he took office in the first month of 2017 Donald Trump has been intent on achieving peace in the Middle East —specifically, a solution to the seemingly insolvable Palestinian-Israeli problem. To that end he deployed his orthodox Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as a special envoy. Although most observers give Trump little chance of accomplishing anything, as the scriptures say, “the scene of the [...]
QUESTION: We have read all your "peace and security" articles and someone already posed the question if it is possible that the declaration of peace and security might come after the world war and you said ‘no that is not possible’, but then on another article someone asked you in the comments and you said you weren't dogmatic. Might it be possible that a very limited [...]
QUESTION: If, as some say, the third world war has already started, when will they be saying "peace and security”? ANSWER: According to the Watchtower the nations of the world, including religious leaders, will be saying “peace and security” immediately before the great tribulation begins. The “sudden destruction” that comes upon them pertains to Babylon the Great. (How This World Will Come to an End) However, [...]
QUESTION: Is it possible for World War Three to break out before “they are saying: ‘peace and security!’” according to 1Thessalonians 5:3?
Egypt had been the major power in the region prior to the ascendancy of Assyria. And long before the children of Abraham had settled in the promised land they had relied on the Egyptians for support during a time of famine. It was God’s provision for them. But this time was different. Looking to the Egyptians for help during the calamity would indicate that the Israelites lacked faith in Jehovah. So, God determined to allow the calamity to come upon them in order to purge evildoers from among his people.