ANSWER: Yes. There is definitely going to be another world war – consider it to be the last of a three-part series that began in 1914.
Jehovah’s Witnesses have been deluded by the Watchtower into imagining that virtually all prophecy (except for a few trifling details) were fulfilled in the 1914-1919 period and that there cannot be another world war because it would only leave a few survivors – if any. Ironically, this delusion is, itself, also prophesied in the Scriptures.
Specifically, Paul forewarned Christians not to be quickly shaken from their reason by authoritative announcements and written apostolic-like pronouncements regarding the commencement of the parousia and the day of Jehovah. Paul went on to foretell the presence of a man of lawlessness who would promote a lie – obviously, the lie that the parousia had begun and the day of Jehovah is here. This is, of course, what the Watchtower has been promoting for a century now. Actually, more than a century when we take into consideration the fact that originally the Watchtower declared that the powerful presence of Christ began in 1874.
But to buttress the lie Satan the Devil is allowed to work his wickedness. Paul foretold that the “the lawless one’s presence is according to the operation of Satan with every powerful work and lying signs and portents and with every unrighteous deception for those who are perishing, as a retribution because they did not accept the love of the truth that they might be saved.”
The “operation of Satan” went into effect from the very inception of the Watchtower. From the beginning Russell began pointing forward to 1914. Then lo and behold: The Great War erupted and during the tumult the Society was rocked by dissension and its leaders were prosecuted and sent to prison! Also, the Spanish Flu swept the world and in a matter of months 20 million (some say many more) were laid low. Then the League of Nations was set up. And during the same time Rutherford and his associates were released from the Atlanta penitentiary and reorganized the Bible Students for a greater work.
The orchestration of the sequence of events are the work of the Devil, consisting of powerful works, lying signs and portents and every unrighteous deception. And, of course, over the ensuing decades since then all those developments have been connected to numerous prophecies to convince Jehovah’s Witnesses that Jesus began ruling in 1914. (Although in the last few decades the Society has been gradually retracting various “fulfillments.”)
By God’s allowance Satan is permitted to set up a fake parousia, which precedes the actual parousia and manifestation of Jesus. The official presence of Christ will coincide with the outbreak of global war. It will be accompanied by fearful sights from heaven – like cruise missiles flying overhead. Perhaps there will be an EMP-induced blackout of large segments of the world. Men will become faint with terror and the very governments will teeter and collapse.
While there is no earthly power that can break the delusion that presently grips Jehovah’s Witnesses the outbreak of global war in the days ahead will totally discredit the Watchtower and many of Jehovah’s Witnesses will be stumbled because of their clinging to the lie.
As for the Bible prophesying a great war, after Babylon was toppled by Cyrus, whom Jehovah called his anointed one, Daniel was visited by an angel who informed him of what is to befall God’s people in the final part of the days. As a prelude to that visitation Daniel had a vision. The account states: “In the third year of Cyrus the king of Persia there was a matter revealed to Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the matter was true, and there was a great military service. And he understood the matter, and he had understanding in the thing seen.”
The angel that appeared to Daniel appeared as Christ does in Revelation, making the event a portent of the actual appearance of Christ to the holy ones in the parousia. And it is in that setting that the vision of the “great military service” will become a reality. The great military service being global war.
Already the Anglo-American empire is laying the groundwork for global conquest. In fact, some say World War Three has already begun.