According to the Watch Tower 1914 was the most important date in all of human history. As all of Jehovah’s Witnesses know, virtually all prophecy has been anchored to that date. Up until about 1970 the Watch Tower insisted that the great tribulation had even begun back in 1914, but that God had cut it short and the world was in that eye-of the-storm interval.
Supposedly, too, the eighth king began ruling for his prophesied one hour way back in the immediate post World War One period, when the League of Nations was established. But, so far not one Jehovah’s Witnesses has accepted my challenge to explain how the League of Nations may have prevented everyone from buying and selling and just why God would arbitrarily condemn anyone to everlasting death for having once thought the now-defunct League was an admirable institution?
And, of course, Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that Satan’s “short period of time” to terrorize the world has been ongoing for nearly a century, even though the world in general has been enjoying an extended period of relative peace and prosperity since the Second World War.