As regards your video The Beginning and the End, how do you know that Satan and his angels were not thrown out of heaven in 1914? And if it happens in the future, how will we know it?
As Jehovah’s Witnesses well know the Watchtower’s “evidence” for 1914 is primarily based upon chronology —the so-called seven times that have been formulated to mean 2,520 years and are counted from the year Jerusalem is believed to have been sacked by Nebuchadnezzar. And as if right on the mark, in 1914 Europe’s great bloodbath began, what we now call the First World War.
The evidence is considered to be irrefutable by Jehovah’s Witnesses.There is, however, a very important point that Jehovah’s Witnesses fail to grasp. The seven times have been attached to what Jesus spoke of concerning the appointed times of the nations to trample Jerusalem. It is assumed that the nations began trampling upon Jerusalem in 607 B.C.E. However, how likely is it that the apostles understood that the appointed times of the nations had already begun? The thought probably never entered their minds. (YouTube Was 1914 the End of the Gentile Times?)
Remember, a few days before Jesus stunned them when he wept over Jerusalem and told them the temple was going to be destroyed. They naturally wanted to now when that horrible disaster was going to happen. Christ spoke of the trampling of Jerusalem in answer of their question, “when will these things actually be?” They most certainly wanted to know the future, not the past.
In response Jesus told them that Jerusalem would be surrounded by armies and encircled with pointed stakes. Jesus went on to say: “There will be great distress on the land and wrath against this people. And they will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled on by the nations until the appointed times of the nations are fulfilled.”
Please take note that Jesus said “Jerusalem will be trampled on by the nations.” There is no indication that the trampling had already begun. If that is what Jesus intended it seems that he would have said something like, ‘And Jerusalem will continue to be trampled upon…’
Of course, there is an antitypical Jerusalem that is due to be trampled too, just as the literal city was in 70 C.E. But the point is, neither the typical nor the symbolic city of Jerusalem was being trampled by the nations when Jesus spoke of the things that are destined to occur. There is, therefore, no scriptural justification, whatsoever, for the Watchtower’s claim that the appointed times of the nations began in 607 B.C.E.
Besides that, the artificiality of the Watchtower’s interpretation is apparent in other ways. Jehovah’s Witnesses well know that “Jerusalem” has a symbolic meaning and a significance for Christians who will be living when the great tribulation comes upon the entire inhabited earth. The Watchtower claims that the holy place that will be desolated represents unholy Christendom. At the same time, though, it has interpreted vital prophecies in Daniel pertaining to the desolation of the holy place as applying to Jehovah’s Witnesses in a bygone time.
For example, Jesus connected the end times desolation of Jerusalem to the prophecy of Daniel, advising the reader to use discernment. The eighth chapter of Daniel specifically foretells the desolation of a holy place for an appointed time. I have written a fair amount about this obvious connection.
For the dominant seventh head of the wild beast, that war (WWI) was a major disaster. Along with other European nations, Britain lost its young men in traumatic numbers. In one battle alone, the Battle of the River Somme in 1916, there were 420,000 British casualties along with some 194,000 French and 440,000 German—more than 1,000,000 casualties! Economically, too, Britain—together with the rest of Europe—was shattered. The huge British Empire staggered under the blow and never fully recovered. Indeed, that war, with 28 leading nations participating, sent the entire world reeling as if by a deathblow. – Grand Climax page 190
Never mind the fact that the British-American alliance was victorious and American troops were only involved in the European conflict for a little more than a year and that American casualties were about the same in the Vietnam War. And neither the governments in London or Washington D.C. experienced any sort of instability or anything that could even remotely be comparable to the sort of mortal head would depicted in prophecy. Bethel says it is true and that makes it so, at least in the minds of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
But setting these inconvenient facts aside, let’s say the staggering loss of life the British experienced was the death blow from which they quickly recovered. If that were true, then that means the judgment of the world has begun. That is because, according to the 13th chapter of Revelation anyone who admires the beast after its miraculous recovery from the mortal wound inflicted upon it is doomed to everlasting destruction. Since the book of Revelation clearly states that none of those who pledge their allegiance to the revived beast have their names written in Jehovah’s book of life, that means virtually everyone who has lived and died over the course of the past century, as well as the eight billion souls presently alive, have no hope of salvation.
But if the masses of humanity have no possibility of redemption, why bother preaching a message of hope to the world? Why go to all the trouble and expense of distributing billions of tracts, magazines, books and pamphlets, inviting people of the world to embrace the hope of never dying if their names have been forgotten by the God of life?
Of course, Jehovah’s Witnesses cannot possibly resolve this glaring contradiction. To do so would require junking the whole 1914 thing. And that is considered rank blasphemy and apostasy. Meanwhile, the Governing Body simply pretends that there is no contradiction. They have that luxury now, and obviously have no intention of ever addressing the absurdities they require Jehovah’s Witnesses to embrace. Such is the nature of the deluding influence that presently grips the Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
However, while the Watchtower may rule over the minds of Jehovah’s Witnesses now, they cannot control the future. At some point reality will burst through the Wall. That is certain to occur when Satan is cast down.
Already some people (other than Jehovah’s Witnesses) are aware that the United States is facing an existential crises. The stage is set for war, civil unrest and an unavoidable financial collapse. It is not at all in the realm of fiction that the United States will be destroyed —at least the republic. Something as simple as the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank raising the interest rates just a couple of percentage points could not only crash the economy, but bankrupt the U.S. Treasury, making it impossible for the government to pay the interest or borrow more money. Essentially, the banking cartel that rules America and Europe can simply foreclose on government —indeed, upon the nations. They have already demonstrated how it works with Greece. And it bears mentioning that the recent election of Donald Trump certainly seems to have accelerated the inevitable confrontation between the empire of the bankers and the republic.
So, in answer to the question how will we know when Satan and his angels have been cast down?
When the Anglo-American system crashes. From the ashes will arise a dictatorial monster. Then Jehovah’s Witnesses will be confronted with an enraged beast. Needless to say, then everything that is presently taught by the Watchtower connected to 1914 and ardently believed to be God’s sacred truth, will be discarded as the nonsense it is.