I Do Not Know You

//I Do Not Know You

Wednesday, October 5

I tell you the truth, I do not know you.Matt. 25:12.

During the great tribulation, faithful anointed ones cannot help any who had turned unfaithful. There will be no help available. It will simply be too late. What end, then, will such ones face? Jesus explains what happened when the foolish virgins went off on their futile errand: “The bridegroom came. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut.” When Christ comes in his glory near the end of the tribulation, he will gather his faithful anointed ones to heaven. The door will, indeed, be shut to the unfaithful ones, who prove to be like the foolish virgins. They may, in effect, cry out: “Sir, Sir, open to us!” But they receive an answer like the one that so many goatlike ones receive in that hour of judgment: “I tell you the truth, I do not know you.” How sad!

COMMENTARY

This topic has been discussed on numerous occasions already, but as long as the Watchtower keeps recycling their error, I will take the opportunity to expound upon the truth.

The daily text is based upon the March 15, 2015, Watchtower article entitled: Will You Keep on the Watch? The article asserts that Jesus comes during the tribulation in order to begin the judgment of Christians.

Here is their reasoning, taken from the 5th paragraph:

Next, consider the time frame. To what time period did Jesus’ counsel apply? Jesus supplies us with a clear time indicator toward the end of the parable: “The bridegroom came.” (Matt. 25:10) As was discussed in the July 15, 2013, issue of this journal, Jesus’ prophecy recorded in Matthew chapters 24 and 25 contains eight references to his “coming”; in each case, a form of the same Greek word is used. In every instance, Jesus was referring to the time during the great tribulation when he will come to carry out the judging work and then the destruction of this world system of things. Evidently, then, this parable applies during the last days, but its climax comes during the great tribulation.

The statement that Jesus comes during the great tribulation to carry out the judging work is a huge contradiction, since the Watchtower also claims that Christ came in 1914 and judged the house of God. In fact, until the July 2013 article referenced above the Society taught that the Bridegroom came in 1914 too, and that the wise and foolish virgins parted ways in 1918-19. So, for almost 100 years the Watchtower taught that the parable of the wise and foolish virgins had no future application! That is hardly an incentive to keep on the watch.

As regards the eight references to his “coming” it is not true that every instance refers to his coming during the great tribulation. For example, consider the gross contradiction in the Watchtower’s treatment of Matthew 25:31, which says: “When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit down on his glorious throne.”

Since 1995 the Watchtower has taught that Jesus’ coming with his angels to separate the sheep from the goats occurs in the future. That is most assuredly true. Yet, the verse clearly states that when the Son of man comes he will sit down on his glorious throne, which is what the Watchtower insists Jesus did in 1914.

In reality only one instance of the eight is referring to the tribulation, and that is Matthew 24:30, where Jesus said: “Then the sign of the Son of man will appear in heaven, and all the tribes of the earth will beat themselves in grief, and they will see the Son of  man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.”

As regards the Son of man coming upon the clouds of heaven, that “coming” is after the tribulation and involves “all the tribes of the earth”; in other words, those who are outside of God’s love. And that occurs after the bridegroom comes. How can that be determined?

As Jehovah’s Witnesses well know, judgment starts with the house of God first. And the fact that the coming of the bridegroom effects a separation of the wise and foolish virgins means that the foolish virgins being shut out accomplishes a judgment. If the judgment occurred in 1918, then the Watchtower would have been correct in claiming that the bridegroom came then.

Of the eight references to his coming, the six other verses have to do with Jesus coming to judge his slaves, for example: “Keep on the watch, therefore, because you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.” And as has been proven over and over again that coming commences the parousia, when the master comes alongside and ministers to the faithful.

Although the Watchtower claims Jesus judged Christians back in the 1914-1918 period, they contradictorily teach that he is coming again to do the same. But it is worth noting that prophecy of Malachi uses various tenses of “come” four times. “And suddenly the true Lord, whom you are seeking, will come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant will come, in whom you take delight. Look! He will certainly come,” says Jehovah of armies. But who will endure the day of his coming, and who will be able to stand when he appears?”

Just as the Watchtower obfuscated the parable of the coming of the bridegroom for a century, so too, the coming of the messenger of the covenant has been rendered virtually meaningless.

Unfortunately, my words are largely wasted. There is no earthly power that can disabuse the Governing Body from their folly. It will take the coming of Christ to do so. And it may well be that some of those considered to be the most stalwart men now might prove to be those to whom the bridegroom says: “I tell you the truth, I do not know you.” How sad!

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2017-03-18T11:46:16+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Commentary|27 Comments
  • Christian Obadiah

    Thank you Brother King for tireslessly expounding the truth to us, lest we be quickly shaken from our reason.

  • RLALLEN

    “Evidently” = plainly or obviously; in a way that is clearly seen and understood. The watchtower uses the word “evidently” in relation to its prophetic interpretations often, but what can be “cleary understood”, is their “plainly” “obvious” lack of “evidence”……Thanks Brother King for helping to provide clearer understanding of prophecy!

    • T L C

      Well stated!

      • RLALLEN

        Thank you!

  • Burt Reynolds

    Well, your words are not wasted on me Robert, or the rest of us. The truth I have found here has turned my life around with hope and such a relief in finding the true life love of Jehovah and Jesus…something the watchtower never did.

    • Bobby 6343

      I share in your thoughts! Most of us have found this site life changing.

  • steve

    Dear Robert your words are not wasted on your many readers they are a rallying cry opening the hearts and minds of many and in my case have helped me return to the org where i will be best placed to help my brothers and sisters.
    Without your work I may never have regained my faith, Jehovah has without doubt used you to the fullest measure.
    with gratitude……steve

    • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

      To dear brother Steve

      •Just like you I was also on the verge of leaving the org back in 2010, when somehow when I was browsing I accidentally got Robert’s website it was actually help from Jehovah through Jesus, otherwise I would have been an atheist by this time. Yes I strongly agree that Jehovah indeed poured his holy spirit on Robert King and used him in the fullest measure. I can clearly see that Holy spirit is with Robert becasue whenever he interprets any prophecy it has got deep meaning and makes real sense and it has logic, but at the same time when WTS interprets it does not make any impact on the reader. Yes I appreciate your comments. Keep on holing your faith on Jehovah and Jesus. My love and appreciation to you from India (State of Karnataka)

      • steve

        Hello brother Basavaraj Of North Karnataka.
        Thank you for your encouragement it is warmly received and I return the sentiment ..

  • ewatchman

    Thanks everybody. I just get down sometimes dealing with the same thing over and over and over. But I’m better now. :~)

    • Burt Reynolds

      Look at it this way…those who will not acknowledge the word of Jehovah, like those in sodom, cannot be changed, as Jehovah clearly pointed out to lot….well find me ten then….but to those who are searching and come across this site, then they suddenly find the answer to the familiar, but error laden doctrin meted out by the watchtower and recognise it for what it is….and Jehovah’s words found here for what THEY are….simple truth. If the repetition was not there, by now after all these years, you would be so far up the ladder of truth you would be explaining heaven itself and no one would understand! Repetition is actually the task until all those who are seeking have seen it and those who are willing, come out. And conversely, the repitition of the truth goes on and on because those who are actively seeking it and have NOT hardened their hearts against it, go on and on looking, until there are no more. Thus the reason for the repitition? They won’t recognise the banquet until they have eaten, and recognise, the simple starter. It may not make the task easier, but it does give it purpose. ?

    • NWOBS9014

      Robert, Please remember me when you get into your Kingdom…

    • e.v.g

      Yeah brother this world sometimes is heavy yoke

  • Searcher

    Well Robert you feeling of frustration against a stubborn organization is not isolated:

    “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the killer of the prophets and stoner of those sent to her—how often I wanted to gather your children together the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings! But you did not want it

  • heres one of those earlier times Robert has repeated himself in case anyone would like to read-up on it – https://e-watchman.com/part-4-july-watchtower-review-for-jehovahs-witnesses/

    “(It should be noted that the passage does
    not make any distinction between thrones. It simply says that the Son
    of man will sit down upon his glorious throne – singular.)”

    • RLALLEN

      So glad Brother King repeats himself, for those such as myself who are “slow to understand”….much appreciated!

      • Joyce Haze

        Oh yes, I agree!!!

  • it is sad Robert. it truly is. i hate it. 🙁 i wish everyone could just be saved.

    i hope Jehovah has mercy on me and sees something about me worth not throwing away

    • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

      Jehovah will not throw anyone until one deliberately goes away form Jehovah. I think something is bothering you, hold on to your faith and keeping walking with Jehovah. It is not that easy in North Karnataka to keeping walking with Jehovah as it is staunch Hindu state, a junction for ours is a place that connects the tow state Bombay and Karnataka where you can see all sorts of trafficking women to drugs, and pornography, polygamy and fornication is consider as great and lot of people use tobacco. It is easy for anyone to fall in any one of the traps but still I strongly walk with Jehovah, i love to walk with Jehovah until I die let what soever happen. So I encourage you to do the same so that Jehovah will never throw. Turn towards Jehovah you will be saved!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anderiega

    Dear Robert, for years (before my mini crisis) I felt like being in the organization was a depressing version of Groundhog Day. I had been begging Jehovah for understanding and direction. Then I tripped upon this site. I truly feel like the explanations and association here on this site saved me from potential spiritual shipwreck. Thank you for the unimaginable number of hours invested in research and writing. I do not place you on a pedestal. That place is reserved only for Jehovah and I know you’d never want to be idolized. I just need you to know how much I appreciate everything you do. Heartfelt thanks. Thank you for creating this stimulating, comforting, safe space for us to incite love and fine works, in spirit and truth.

  • Joyce Haze

    Thank you Robert for your love of Truth, helping always others to understand and love truth, just as you do. We are all blessed, in that JEHOVAH blesses you in helping others!

  • Sharon

    I also just want to say thank-you brother Robert for the many long hours that it takes to provide this food at the proper time. We are living in exciting times, perhaps the time of war, and Satan being ousted from heaven, and we will need your help in discerning future prophecy.may Jehovah’s holy spirit continue to direct your mind and heart as you keep us up to date on all of this increasing knowledge

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  • T L C

    I’m a little late in reading this post but I was encouraged by reading all of your thoughts and I feel the same. I too want to say THANK YOU @ewatchman:disqus …I can’t imagine how difficult this must be for you but Jehovah will surely reward you for your efforts!!! Before being led by the spirit to your youtube video I was lost in so many ways. I feel that Jehovah viewed me as one of the lost sheep and he came looking for me before it was too late. Although I left the organization years ago…in my heart I still quite often reflected on Jehovah and his ways.
    As @Anderiega:disqus said so many of us were headed for “spiritual shipwreck” and needed to make sense of certain things. Unfortunately these things can never be made sense of on jw.org or, even worse yet, on apostate web sites. We truly thank you for carrying this burden so that the rest of us can come to a more accurate understanding of TRUTH!!! Take care all

    • Amen to that!

    • Kevin b

      Robert has done a wonderful job. He has put a lot of effort into sharing the real truth about Jehovah. Only a small percentage of JWs know what’s about to happen. Now is the time for all of us to figure all of this information out. Hopefully we will be prepared when the time comes.

      • LW

        It’s like a movie playing out in real time.

        Crazy

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