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What is the Great Tribulation and Holy Place?

2019-09-30T12:15:19-04:00May 13th, 2010|Page Two|

Although Jesus indicated that the desolation of Jerusalem in the 1st century would result in a great tribulation unlike any before, he also went on to say that the tribulation will be a time of unprecedented distress upon all the nations of the earth (not just Jerusalem), of such severity that the continued existence of humanity will hang in the balance. The great tribulation will necessitate divine intervention [...]

Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Holy Place

2019-09-29T23:41:52-04:00December 29th, 2007|Page Two|

"Therefore, when you catch sight of the disgusting thing that causes desolation, as spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in a holy place…then there will be great tribulation such as has not occurred since the world’s beginning until now, no, nor will occur again." —Matthew 24:21 What is the great tribulation and what is the holy place that is destined for desolation? Does the holy place symbolize [...]

When You Catch Sight of the Disgusting Thing

2019-10-01T14:59:47-04:00June 29th, 2012|WT Review|

In the previous article the Watchtower’s teaching regarding the beast of Revelation having already received the death-stroke was put to the test and demonstrated to be untrue. This blog entry more closely scrutinizes the brief comments from the September 15th, 2012, Watchtower, and Jehovah's Witnesses belief that the holy place destined for desolation is Babylon the great.

In accord with the wise apostle’s exhortation, again, let us put this “inspired expression” to the test. Here is an excerpt from paragraph five of the leading article:

What yet unseen event will take place next? Paul stated: “Whenever it is that they are saying: ‘Peace and security!’ then sudden destruction is to be instantly upon them.” The first phase of this “sudden destruction” is the attack against “Babylon the Great,” the world empire of false religion, also known as “the harlot.” (Rev. 17:5, 6, 15) That attack against all forms of false religion, including Christendom, is the start of the “great tribulation.” (Matt. 24:21; 2 Thess. 2:8)

The article merely cites Matthew 24:21, the context of which says: “Therefore, when you catch sight of the disgusting thing that causes desolation, as spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in a holy place, (let the reader use discernment,) then let those in Judea begin fleeing to the mountains. Let the man on the housetop not come down to take the goods out of his house; and let the man in the field not return to the house to pick up his outer garment. Woe to the pregnant women and those suckling a baby in those days! Keep praying that your flight may not occur in wintertime, nor on the sabbath day; for then there will be great tribulation such as has not occurred since the world’s beginning until now, no, nor will occur again. In fact, unless those days were cut short, no flesh would be saved; but on account of the chosen ones those days will be cut short.”

Clearly, Jesus' words of warning were directed to his followers who would be living during times of judgment and who would be required to obey his command to abandon what had been held to be sacred when a certain development occurs.

Testing the Watchtower’s “Inspired Expressions”

2023-04-22T09:59:26-04:00June 26th, 2012|WT Review|

Whenever they are saying "peace and security."“Earthshaking events will soon occur,” states the opening words of the September 15, 2012, Watchtower study edition. The article enumerates several developments that Jehovah Witnesses expect to occur in the near future. What are they, exactly?

Number one, the beginning of the day of Jehovah, which, as Paul foretold, will arrive as unexpectedly as a sneaking thief in the night – “whenever it is they are saying ‘peace and security.’”

The Watchtower surmises, that, included among the “they” who will be saying “peace and security” are the clergy, and then “they” will experience the foretold “sudden destruction.” The reasoning behind that is the belief that the day of Jehovah begins with the great tribulation and the tribulation will begin when the United Nations will suddenly, violently, eradicate organized religion throughout the entire world. For many decades Jehovah’s Witnesses have been in a state of expectation of this event as the next major fulfillment of prophecy. The article continues:


“Jehovah will reveal what we need to know”

2023-05-29T15:37:48-04:00May 29th, 2023|WT Review|

This is the concluding part three of the consideration of the Learn from Bible Prophecy article. Paragraph 16 states: God’s people who live under the rule of “the king of the north” are enduring direct persecution by this king. Some Witnesses have been beaten and thrown into prison for their faith. Rather than intimidate our brothers, the actions of “the king of the north” build [...]

Keep Ready for Jehovah’s Day – Watchtower review.

2023-03-24T12:57:27-04:00March 23rd, 2023|WT Review|

The June 2023 Watchtower has an article entitled Keep Ready For Jehovah’s Day. The opening paragraph states an oft-repeated error: WHEN the Bible speaks of “Jehovah’s day,” it refers to the time when Jehovah judges his enemies and brings salvation to his people. In the past, Jehovah at times carried out judgments. (Isa. 13:1, 6; Ezek. 13:5; Zeph. 1:8) In our time, “Jehovah’s day” begins with the attack on [...]

The things that must shortly take place

2022-12-18T13:20:50-05:00December 18th, 2022|Page Two|

This post is in keeping with the long-standing year’s end tradition of looking ahead to the coming year.  "A revelation by Jesus Christ, which God gave him, to show his slaves the things that must shortly take place...Happy is the one who reads aloud and those who hear the words of this prophecy and who observe the things written in it, for the appointed time [...]

When Jehovah’s Channel of Communication Goes Quiet

2023-01-19T07:17:38-05:00November 29th, 2022|Micah|

A continuation of Micah The concluding verses of the second chapter of Micah reveal something extraordinary. Although God’s people have risen up as an enemy Jehovah is still determined to set matters straight. Verses 12 and 13 states: “I will certainly gather all of you, O Jacob; I will surely collect the remaining ones of Israel together. In unity I will place them, like sheep in [...]

You have caused this people to trust a lie

2021-11-15T09:30:12-05:00November 15th, 2021|Commentary, Jeremiah|

Monday, November 15 Sudden destruction is to be instantly on them, . . . and they will by no means escape. —1 Thess. 5:3. Imagine that the nations have just made their long-awaited proclamation of “peace and security.” They may boast that the world has never been so safe. The nations will want us to think that they have the world situation under control. But they have absolutely no [...]

The Watchtower conspiracy against Jehovah

2022-07-17T07:15:53-04:00September 16th, 2021|Jeremiah|

There is an international conspiracy. It is not a wild theory. With Satan the Devil ruling the world how could there not be an anti-Christ conspiracy? Here is what the Watchtower had to say about it back in 1987 (Paragraph 13) :  As God views it, the United Nations is a colossal world conspiracy. Why? Because it declares itself set to gain the objectives that [...]

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