“Now my advice to you is to use ‘money’, tainted as it is, to make yourselves friends, so that when it comes to an end, they may welcome you into eternal habitations.” - Jesus Christ (Luke 16:9 J.B. Philipps New Testament) . They say that “money makes the world go around.” If that is [...]
OnOctober2nd, 1914, Charles Taze Russell, the President of the Watch Tower Society, announced to the Bethel staff at their morning breakfast: “The Gentile times have ended; their kings have had their day.”
At the time those words were unquestioningly accepted by the International Bible Students; after all, a couple of months before that announcement the nations of Europe had virtually all declared war upon each other and the clouds of war were indeed hanging low. Before too many more months would pass Europe would be plunged into the worst war in history up until then – The Great War, as it was called until the greater war erupted two decades later.
Now, though, only three years shy of a full century later, C.T. Russell’s bold announcement is virtually meaningless. A question thinking Jehovah's Witnesses ought to ask is, in what way have the nations and their kings had their day? Presumably, when the prophetic appointed times are fulfilled should it not be expected that the nations of the world would be prevented from any longer tyrannizing mankind? Back during that horrible time of the First World War the Bible Students expected the war to bring all the nations to ruin, with anarchy reigning and leading directly to the world-ending war of Armageddon. Instead, the nations recovered and fought an even more destructive and deadly war, from which the nations have also long-since recovered.
This is an enlargement and revision of a previously published article (September, 2014) Jehovah’s Witnesses have accomplished the greatest evangelical work in history. Under the direction of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society the good news of God’s grand Kingdom has been preached to the ends of the earth. As an example of the reach of [...]
(Download, right click and save as Facing the end of the WT) This essay is a brief review of the Watchtower article entitled: “Facing the End of This Old World Together.” On what basis do Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that we are facing the end of this old world? According to the Watchtower [...]
QUESTION: What is the mark of the beast and how can one avoid having such a mark? __________ ANSWER: That is a good question. It is a question that Jehovah’s Witnesses should seriously reconsider. But to better appreciate the significance of the 666 mark of the beast the question ought to be rephrased to ask: What [...]
“And he will prove successful until the denunciation comes to a finish; because what is determined must take place. ” ___________________ Mankind now stands at the brink of a great upheaval, a global crash — even a third world war; a war that will most certainly far surpass the horrors and hardships wrought by the [...]
“On this account be glad, you heavens and you who reside in them! Woe for the earth and for the sea, because the Devil has come down to you, having great anger, knowing that he has a short period of time.” ___________________ The world we all inhabit is about to change in ways that [...]
QUESTION: In view of your latest article on the new world order, how does Revelation 13:11-16 fit in? ANSWER: Revelation 13:11-17 states: “Then I saw another wild beast ascending out of the earth, and it had two horns like a lamb, but it began speaking like a dragon. It exercises all the authority of the [...]
Woe to you, you destroyer who has not been destroyed; You betrayer who has not been betrayed! When you finish destroying, you will be destroyed. When you finish betraying, you will be betrayed. The 33rd chapter of Isaiah opens with the last of what is a series of woes that began with the 28th chapter announcing “woe [...]
Since the emergence of America from British colonialism the progenitors of the aristocratic, imperial system, have intended to crush the emerging republican system of sovereign nations.
They have so far been only marginally successful.
In truth, both world wars of the past century were fomented to pit nations against one another in order to prevent their mutual cooperation and development. The same oligarchy that serves as Satan’s earthly throne is relentlessly pushing for one more world war. (King Edward VII – Evil Demiurge of the Triple Entente and WWI and Roosevelt Verses British Colonialism)
(The prophecies of Daniel depict the feet of the image as an unworkable fusion of iron and clay, symbolizing the oddly matched empire and republican systems manifested in the Anglo-America dyad today. Recently, the Watchtower Society has even enlightened Jehovah's Witnesses on this matter - having previously taught the the iron and clay simply represented a "politically divided world." Also, the empire that descended from Rome is appropriately symbolized as an unusually ferocious beast that crushes and tramples everything.)
In the aftermath of the collapse of the colossal Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the end of London’s Cold War scheme to pit the victorious allies of WWII against each other, the drones of the Empress of London embarked on a bold plan for total world domination. But first the imperialists must gain control of the US political and military establishment to accomplish their plot, which has been an ongoing conspiracy for many years. From all appearances that scheme is now virtually complete. London even has access to the US nuclear trigger.
One of the great cities of the ancient world was Tyre. It is believed to have been in existence as far back as the time when Moses brought the Israelites out of Egypt in the great exodus, approximately 3,500 years ago. Several Hebrew prophets wrote about Tyre – including Isaiah, Joel, Zechariah and Ezekiel most extensively. This article will primarily focus on Isaiah.
Situated on the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea in what is now Lebanon, Tyre became the most prominent of a confederation of Phoenician cities, not the least of which was Sidon. But unlike the great plundering powers, Tyre did not set out to conquer other peoples militarily. It became dominant through commerce and by serving as an international port and terminal for overland trades routes. And because its seacoast craftsmen mastered the science of shipbuilding and navigation, Tyre was able to establish trading posts and colonies throughout the Mediterranean. It is believed the Phoenicians may have circumnavigated the continent of Africa and even crossed the Atlantic in their galleys. Because of her renowned seafaring prowess and business acumen over the centuries the city-kingdom of Tyre became fabulously wealthy. It could be said that the Tyrians were the first globalists.