“Therefore, when you catch sight of the disgusting thing that causes desolation, as spoken about by Daniel the prophet, standing in a holy place (let the reader use discernment), then let those in Judea begin fleeing to the mountains." Jesus Christ __________ An integral part of Jesus’ detailed prophecy concerning his return and the conclusion of [...]
QUESTION: How will Jehovah's people know when it is time to abandon the Watchtower and how will God let them know? God gave convincing proofs to help ancient Israel to make the switch to the new Israel. ANSWER: First, the “switch to the new Israel” was not as smooth and easy as we might imagine. Many [...]
This article was prompted by a question from a reader. For more questions from readers see the Mailbag. If Christ's presence didn't begin in 1914 like Jehovah's witnesses teach, how do we explain the chronology Jehovah's witnesses use to lead up to 1914, that is, the seven times, or 2520 days? _____________________ It seems reasonable that [...]
(This article was contributed by one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Edited by Robert King) In the near future those who love and worship Jehovah God, and who desire to follow and obey his Son, will have a life and death decision to make. Their lives and the lives of their children and their families will hang [...]
MP3 download This article is a continuation of the July 2013 Watchtower Review for Jehovah's Witnesses.
In the previous article it was established that the Watchtower’s interpretation of the holy place, about which Jesus foretold would be desolated during the great tribulation, is in error. That may be easily discerned from the fact that the Watchtower derives its interpretation from a private source; meaning, what they have presented simply does not harmonize with prophecy.
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.
de·lu·sion (d-lzhn) n 1: (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary 2: a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea 3: the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas If you are one of Jehovah’s Witnesses you no doubt believe that Jesus Christ arrived in the glory [...]
It has been said that the best way to hide something is to conceal it within plain view. What is that supposed to mean? As regards God's Word, it means that if we assume that we understand a certain thing, when in reality we do not, then we are not going to be as [...]
As Jesus neared the end of his earthly ministry, he went to Jerusalem one last time in order to observe the Jewish Passover festival. On that occasion he threw out the moneychangers and also pronounced judgment upon the temple and the nation. Not quite grasping what Jesus had done, the disciples evidently sought to remind [...]