Jehovah’s Witnesses & World War III

//Jehovah’s Witnesses & World War III

QUESTION: I am a bit confused. Can you help? Dangerous world situation followed by solution. Result: Peace and security declared. Then, instant disaster —great tribulation. Ok so far. Jehovah intervenes to prevent total annihilation. Rev. 16:12-15. Armageddon! With the Syrian war pulling in more hardware and more countries with vastly differing agendas. The situation seems very ominous. How does this all fit together?

ANSWER: Through years of subtle indoctrination the Watchtower has molded the thinking of Jehovah’s Witnesses into a very narrow range of expectations. The problem with having certain expectations that are based upon the supposed authority of Bible “experts” is that when those expectations do not materialize then there is disappointment, confusion and even loss of faith.

While there is no reason to doubt that at some point “they” will be saying “peace and security.” And there will be a great tribulation. And God will cut it short. And there will be a final confrontation at the symbolic place called Armageddon. And best of all, a new day will dawn and Satan and his world will be gone.

We may be absolutely certain that all these things will come about. However, at this point in time the Devil is in the details. That is because the Watchtower has convinced Jehovah’s Witnesses that the time of the end has commenced already; that Jesus has returned and has been invisibly present since 1914.

Because of that a wide range of prophecies have also been attached to 1914. For example, the book of Revelation depicts one of the heads of the seven-headed beast suffering a fatal blow, only to recover. The Watchtower has rendered that development into a non-event by insisting that the fatal blow to the beast was fulfilled during the First World War. But that interpretation brings up a whole lot of questions that the Watchtower cannot possibly answer and that Jehovah’s Witnesses apparently cannot even comprehend. (30 Questions for Jehovah’s Witnesses)

Many other examples could be related demonstrating how the Watchtower has relegated vital prophecies into obscurity, which is the subject matter of numerous articles on The Watchman’s Post.

Obviously, though, the situation in the world now is very ominous and growing more so by the day. But Syria is just one potential flashpoint. The clandestine Anglo-American war machine is creating numerous provocations throughout the world; i.e. Ukraine, the South China Sea, Korea; and of course, it is public knowledge now, at least for anyone who cares to put the pieces of the puzzle together, that the various terrorists groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda are financed and controlled by the very same nations that claim to be fighting them. It is a very diabolic scheme.


A square red peg hammered into a round hole surrounded by small pieces of the peg. Hammer in background. On a white background. Selective focus. Metaphor for a misfit, incompatibility.

But as regards the question: “How does it all fit together?” The answer is, it doesn’t — at least as far as Jehovah’s Witnesses are concerned. The problem is you are trying to cram a square peg into a round hole. It just doesn’t work. That is why you are confused.

The reality is the nations are lurching towards World War Three. More and more people are waking up to that fact. For example, a recent article in The Huffington Post asks:  Has WWIII Already Started? The Jerusalem Post offers its opinion on how to prevent World War Three from erupting over the situation in Syria. In the wake of the Paris terror attack Pope Francis was prompted to reiterate his warning about WW3 being fought “piecemeal.”

But while some people in the world are becoming more cognizant of the gravity of the situation, Jehovah’s Witnesses see no particular significance in such developments. That is because the Watchtower has convinced Jehovah’s Witnesses that there cannot be another world war. (See article: Reasoning from the Scriptures with Jehovah’s Witnesses) The reason the WT has taken that inalterable stance is because they are compelled to rule out any possibility (at least in the minds of Jehovah’s Witnesses) of a future Parousia of Christ and the accompanying signs of nation arising against nation, etc.

fitting-square-peg-in-round-holeThis seems like a good time for active Jehovah’s Witnesses to write to the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society and ask them to clarify their position in light of developing world events and explain more explicitly why there cannot be another world war. Who knows, maybe you can even get a few brothers to realize that only a round peg fits into a round hole?

Here is a link to the mailing addresses of the various Watchtower branch offices.


“The day of your watchmen, of your being given attention, must come. Now will occur the confounding of them.”

— Micah 7:4

2017-03-27T12:24:14+00:00 November 29th, 2015|Mailbag|9 Comments
  • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

    Yes I have talked with many of my JW friends about WW3 and their response to me is :- Brother If that is a case brother the GB will inform in our website and some are even least bothered. But I am still happy because one is really seeing what I am seeing that is none other than my dear wife who stopped believing about 1914 since 2014. Yes it is true JWs are least bothered.

    • ewatchman

      Thanks for sharing that, Basavaraj. It shows how crazy the whole JW culture has become. Why would Jehovah’s Witnesses need to look to to inform them that WWIII has begun? That is insane.

      What would be more useful is if when nations go to war the WT would inform JW’s that there has been a slight adjustment in our understanding regarding the parousia. But that will never happen. Keep in mind the WT has been pushing the parousia hoax since it began publishing in 1878. It is not going to let a little thing like World War Three change that.

      • Jonah Peter Paul

        Why would JWs look to jworg to inform them? – The answer is simple: BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO LAZY TO KEEP ON THE WATCH THEMSELVES. Many witnesses in the process have changed into seemingly DEPENDENT BIG BABIES depending on mama Watchtower for everything. They don’t look at the news, they no longer keep on the watch, they no longer “make sure of all things” and do their research cause mama provides everything for her babies. If something is going on, no matter what witnesses hear in the news- they just go on about with their lives because they think that if something really important was going on- mama Watchtower would inform them.

        What Basavaraj said is the typical mentality of the Witnesses. It’s not just in his congregation or his country but that is just about what every Witness have in mind when you mention something like World War 3.

        Those who became Witnesses a few decades ago were more inclined to pay attention to current events and do their own research. At least that is what my grandfather did until his death. Witnesses now are more than content simply doing their routine of going to meetings, going house to house, reading the daily text, reading the very thin and basic magazines, standing beside carts and because of doing all that “routine” things, they are convinced that they are automatically righteous in God’s eyes, that they have fulfilled all their obligations as a Witness.

        But we know it takes more than that to really please God and say that we love “the truth”.

        It would be a great question to ask: “What would Witnesses do if the Watchtower ceased to exist?, Will they be able to stand on their own and remain faithful to God? Or will it be proven that they only do what they do for Jehovah because of mama Watchtower?”

        You have discussed that in several articles of yours. What a great question to ponder.

        • D34D 4L!3N

          im sure you realize laziness isnt the entire case with Jehovah’s people but also other circumstances

          • yes like misleading and stumbling and the threat of being DFSHPD if they stray one bit from the Organizational rules and policies that basicly stipulate be quiet question nothing and do what your told or else. I pain for the many many stumbled persons with in the watchtower and we can only try and get as many to listen as possible and pray that Jehovah will open there eyes and ears to spite the many hardships that they may face when excepting the real truth.

    • D34D 4L!3N

      its true that if they dont believe a word you say, at least if they retain some of what you’ve said they mite recall when the time comes

  • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

    Thanks for both ewatchman and John Peter Paul for your replies. Well that’s the reality of the JWS. Thanks a lot for noting my comment

  • Γιαννης Διαμαντιδης

    thanks Robert, i like your book. Jehovah have blesed you indeed

  • Leonard k on Sep 11, 2012
    We are on a road that leads straight to the World War 3, but in order to see that and to fully understand what is at stake you have to look at the big picture and connect the dots. This video examines the history of the dollar, its relation to oil, and the real motives behind the wars of the past two decades.

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