World War 3 – What Will It Mean for Jehovah’s Witnesses?

//World War 3 – What Will It Mean for Jehovah’s Witnesses?

KINGDOM BULLETIN #11

After the collapse of the USSR and the end of the Cold War, the Anglo-American establishment embarked upon a scheme for world domination.  Wesley Clark, a retired army general, revealed that the initial phase of the scheme involves taking out seven countries in five years. On the target list as of 2001 were Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, & Iran. Although seemingly behind schedule, it is evident that the plan is being followed by means of direct invasions and so-called “dirty war,” whereby terrorists are employed as the frontline soldiers.

Obviously, Iran poses the biggest challenge. But now that Russia has intervened militarily in Syria and drawn the proverbial line in the sand, the Anglo-American imperialists are going to have to escalate their efforts considerably or else scale back their hegemonic ambitions.

Given the NATO encirclement of Russia and the provocations of China in the South China Sea and the feverish military build-up, it is apparent that the hegemons have chosen to intensify. Just recently some 50 State Department diplomats petitioned President Obama to cross Putin’s line in the sand and go full-on and invade Syria. Most disconcerting, though, in contrast to the two previous world wars, all the major participants in today’s confrontation are nuclear powers.

The question is, after having embarked on such a grand plan as total world domination, ought we expect sensibleness to prevail among the Western rulers before the unthinkable occurs? After all, during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 the certain knowledge that a war between the USA and the USSR would result in mutually assured destruction (MAD) caused good sense to prevail.

Unfortunately reasonableness appears to be in short supply. As an example of the madness that now grips the war hawks, it has been announced that even a cyber attack on any NATO member may constitute grounds for launching all-out war on Russia.

For good reason some observers have compared the present rising tensions among global military powers to pre-June 1914. Because the nations of Europe were aligned in opposing alliances all it took was an assassin’s bullet to spark the war that became known as the First World War. With the great powers now posed for war anything, even an accident, can have irreversible consequences.

Given the present crises that grips the world the question posed in this Kingdom Bulletin is most relevant: What will World War Three mean for the Watchtower and Jehovah’s Witnesses? The significance of the question is underscored by the utter lack of any discernible awareness of the gravity of the situation on the part of Jehovah’s Witnesses in general, which, of course, is attributable to the complete silence on the part of Bethel.

How strange, though, given the fact that the Watchtower prides itself on having pinpointed 1914 as the year of the great upheaval. And for having called the end of World War Two during the thick of it in the “Peace Can It Last?” address. And all during the Cold War the Watchtower drew attention to the danger posed by the standoff of nuclear powers. So, is it untoward to ask, where is the voice of the vaunted watchman on the wall now, at this critical point in time?

Is the silence on the part of the Watchtower because no one thinks that world war is possible? No doubt that is the case. After all, according to the Reasoning from the Scriptures another world war is out of the question since it would likely involve nuclear weapons and would result in the ruination of the earth beyond reclamation.

But such reasoning does not take into consideration that Jesus Christ indicated that during the great tribulation the world will be faced with extinction and only divine intervention will prevent it. Unquestionably, the only reason the Watchtower does not see any possibility for another world war is because doing so would imply that Christ has not come in any sense, that 1914 is a fraud —that the parousia has not begun.

It is, then, the Watchtower’s own teaching that has blinded Jehovah’s Witnesses from anticipating anything other than the outbreak of the tribulation, which has been completely disconnected from World War One and the opening of the seven seals that is believed to have occurred a century ago, the sixth of which betokens a great crash.

Cocksure of the Watchtower’s interpretations —as if still celebrating a century of Kingdom rule, Bethel no longer sees the need to keep on the watch. How appropriate Jehovah’s stinging rebuke, issued long ago, but more relevant today than ever before: “Who is blind except my servant, so deaf as the messenger I send? Who is so blind as the one rewarded, so blind as the servant of Jehovah? You see many things, but you do not keep watch. You open your ears, but you do not listen.” —Isaiah 42:19-20

This brief Kingdom Bulletin is being distributed to elders in the New York City area as well as electronically.

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  • The Ancient Witness

    “What will World War Three mean for the Watchtower and Jehovah’s Witnesses?” ANSWER: Not much! Physical change is needed. JWs really have no earthly idea of what is going on in the world. IF they are told by the GB, well then, they will believe it. IF the GB don’t say it, the average JW won’t have a clue to the reality around them. Without critical thinking skills, common sense and a general reality check, the average JW will consider things as normal and continue to deny everything and turn a deaf ear to all things. How sad and what a shame!

    • You hit the nail on the head Ancient!

    • ewatchman

      I think you underestimate the power of terror. When the missiles start flying it will have an impact, like Jehovah stated in Isaiah: “Only terror will make them understand what was heard”

      • Darren Wilks

        Hopefully terror on this scale will make them run to JEHOVAH!! And not Watchtower!

  • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

    What a Kingdom Bulletin to all JWS and especially to GB!!!. The Watchtower’s own teaching that has blinded Jehovah’s Witnesses is a very sad thing to know. but what to do, the prophecy itself says that “Who
    is blind except my servant, so deaf as the messenger I send? Who is so
    blind as the one rewarded, so blind as the servant of Jehovah? If anyone openly talks these things to fellow witnesses there are some in the congregation who will go and complaint to the CO and that will result in dis-fellowship. . But still some JWs will not accept the mistakes by WTS instead they will try to adjust referring to 2nd Timothy :3:13. But it is really a sad part that many JW’s are unaware or even if they know they are being silenced. But now and then during the Watch Tower Study I give comments taken from e-watchman’s website. But they are least bothered to come and further discuss the subject in-spite of my answers being different and not found in the paragraphs of Watch Tower. But Robert King is right that only Only terror will make them understand what was heard”.

  • Alexandra Bogolin Bautista

    This morning in my service group I asked everyone “what do you imagine The Great Tribulation being like and how long do you think it’ll last and what have you done to physically prepare for it, even though we know it’ll take great faith and we’re not survivalists?” (I said great tribulation bc I can’t say WW3)

    One person said “I try not to think about it.” Another said “I imagine it’ll be a couple months.”

    I said “I think it’ll be around 3 1/2 years at least, because of what Revelation and Daniel talk about………”

    To end the conversation on an uplifting note (because I could tell I was bumming everybody out) I said “but the Bible promises a Great Crowd will survive! Let’s keep building our faith in Jehovah and Jesus so we’re not tempted to compromise and serve the 8th King.”

    I hope I’m making a little dent. One conversation at a time over here in my little town!

    • Darren Wilks

      Good Job Alexandra! I like how many times you used the word “think”! No need to feel sad or bummed out..

      3 Happy is the one who reads aloud and those who hear the words of this prophecy and who observe the things written in it,+ for the appointed time is near.

      And my new favorite scripture! I have lots of fav’s but DA recently shared this and I absolutely love it!:

      16 At that time those who fear Jehovah spoke with one another, each one with
      his companion, and Jehovah kept paying attention and listening. And a
      book of remembrance was written before him+ for those fearing Jehovah and for those meditating on* his name.+

      17 “And they will be mine,”+ says Jehovah of armies, “in the day when I produce a special property.*+ I will show them compassion, just as a man shows compassion to his son who serves him.+ 18 And you will again see the distinction between a righteous person and a wicked person,+ between one serving God and one not serving him.”

    • patri

      Very proud of you Ali. Its surprising how a little dent can slowly become a deep crater.
      Eighth king? 3 1/2 years in revelation and Daniel? I was asked what planet was I on when asking the same questions! More polite where you are!
      Keep up the good work Ali, you are releasing yourself from your slave/master allegiances. 🙂

      • Song of Hannah

        Missing your Patricia, praying you are doing well. ?

        • patri

          O5:45 am here Hannah. Hellova night of pain, and ww3’s coming! Whoohoo…

          • Burt Reynolds

            Are nursing staff aware of your pain Patri ? Or are you putting up with it? There should be adequate pain control especially if you are going home or are at home. The GP can prescribe Oromorph which is an opiate which may help. But get advice, I’m not a GP. ! Don’t let them discharge you if your pain is not controlled. ???

            • patri

              The nephroscopy failed n took time to reveal that it had. That was the pain. So I sat in the loo all night wondering what to do with myself then got my phone and listened to a couple of podcasts, Daniels prophesy till I was cold!
              Tumour has spread into bladder muscle, so big white chief wants to remove bladder but not without blood. I’ve refused again. Long story short..
              HLC now on board. Getting advise from various qualified staff here. All in all I’m feeling a lot more confident than this morning;( Lovely to see Hannah’s message in the early hours. Dont know what time it was with her but it sure arrived at exactly the right time for me. All of you here are my lifeline. Much love Burt x

            • Song of Hannah

              Hang in there Patty! Yes, we are all here, thinking about you and praying for our beautiful firend, who is battling so much! And we can’t help but worry when we don’t hear from you. I really wish I lived in England now, cause I would come see you! But I am all the way in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. I too am battling an illness, and your faithful stand is very encouraging to me. Hugs & much love. ❤️

    • Song of Hannah

      Alexandra I too am very proud of you for helping the brothers think! But just be careful hun. If you witness to two or more Witnesses at the same time, there is much greater chance of bing brought before the Elders. (The two witness rule. Witnessing to Witnesses when a Witness, is a precarious situation!) ?

      • Alexandra Bogolin Bautista

        Am I still this naive? ….I know I “can’t” talk about whitewashed history etc with Witnesses…but you think this type of conversation is also potentially dangerous for me? I’m not scared….I’m just surprised….guess I need to brush up on my WT “prophetic light 2016” so I can remember THEIR stance on the 3 1/2 years. (Isn’t it when they supposedly stopped preaching between 1914-1918).

        It’s hard to keep everything (WT teachings) organized in my brain because Robert’s explanation is so logical with the Bible!!

        • It’s sad to think about, But https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2d07e332d6911a162940b72ebd8def57c0cc161f4cedfb7f15c933e4434db2de.jpg they have been so bamboozled into thinking that all their going to do is take a walk through a field of wildflowers to safety .

        • Song of Hannah

          I know! I have the same problem, trying to keep things straight! lol But yes, it can land you in trouble. If you suddenly hear a local needs talk on speculating or listening to apostates, you’ll know the Elders are taking note.

          • Alexandra Bogolin Bautista

            And this one reality is what makes me so sad because I see my husband becoming more and more withdrawn because he would rather stay home alone than associate with people (who pridefully exclaim they are truth seekers) with whom WE have to filter ourselves. It’s like having a wardrobe of different brains….it’s not fun having to put your true self in the closet and putting a “group brain” on your shoulders when you go the the KH. But if Paul could become “all things to all people” I can do it too.

        • Kevin b

          WT teachings are confusing when you mix in the real truth from Robert. They teach the 8th King is th United Nations right, that has been in place for over 65 plus years. They really don’t know what they really believe. It’s gonna be an eye opener when it happens.

        • Burt Reynolds

          Hello Ali, Dangerous to have a conversation about the truth? It is an anomaly is it not? You would expect the witnesses to soak it up, to rejoice in finding something new about the bible and so clearly true. But they do not. There is a fear of upsetting people with the truth which opposes speaking the truth and is this not why many go along with the teachings of the governing body? There is an example of a prophet arguing with Jehovah ….someone remind me who it is…. About being sent to warn others, but nonetheless he went. You are not naive in fact you recognise what the problem is. It is not dangerous for you to speak the truth, it is dangerous for the congregation to ignore you. If they were to throw you out, that is their loss. You are safe in knowledge and in Jehovah. As the scripture says, ‘shake the dust off your sandals when leaving…’ You speak kindly to them and worry about having their viewpoint to mind which is commendable, but on the other hand, Jehovah will not be so accommodating to those who will not listen when His time comes. Whether from inside or outside of the congregation your words from the bible may be, is up to them. A doctor said to me once when my first wife was ill with cancer and I was trying to cook for her, ‘ don’t kill her with kindness’, meaning for me to face the facts and stop trying to hang on to the myth that her survival was fast becoming. Maybe we have to apply that to our brother and sister still in the congregations so that they are in no doubt. Whether they accept that or not, you are still doing what is right in Jehovah’s eyes.

        • yeah, when the eight dewdz went to jail but last October they revised it into a different mess. here, read this -> https://e-watchman.com/exile-in-babylon-when/

      • Alexandra Bogolin Bautista

        Oh yes….of course…the 2 witness rule can be used for this scenario. I don’t plan my conversations like a pedophile. Sorry….it’s not funny at all. ?
        I have to find the comedy amidst all this tragedy. Jehovah’s (and y’all!) have been helping me laugh and smile more lately…..which if you knew me personally, you’d know I’m naturally a very serious/melancholy person.

        • Song of Hannah

          Agreed! Jeremiah summed it up perfectly!
          9:4 “Everyone, be on guard against your neighbor, And do not trust even your brother. For every brother is a betrayer, And every neighbor is a slanderer.

          • Mic 7:5 – “Do not put faith in your companion Or trust a close friend. Guard what you say to the one who lies in your embrace.”

    • JW’S don’t https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7ce11f789a4f1a1ea8b679fe2114438460d7bb67dd6132a830e36dea678901ce.jpg have a clue to the reality around them. Without critical thinking skills, common sense and a general reality check, the average JW will consider things as normal and continue to deny everything and turn a deaf ear to all things.

    • Delusion

      I’ve been on ewatchman for the past few weeks and can’t help but notice that it has turned into the Ali show or whatever your name is now. You are now on a new crusade of telling witnesses not to take the mark of the beast. Yet, you yourself after one phone call from an elder, caved in. Oh and shouldn’t you be in your cave like King David?. Seen as your also anointed. Perhaps, attention seeking “I’ve got a lucky cancer” Patri and sly sanctimonious self-righteous Song of Hannah can join you ( how can someone have a ‘lucky’ cancer?. How insulting to real cancer patients who are suffering.). Sounds like both you and your husband are depressed and should seek out a mental health worker. Do not ever mention Barbara Anderson as you could never be the activist that she is. You have a mantra, we love Jehova, we love our family, we love our brothers and sisters and we love our neighbours. I suggest you keep saying it as you might believe it one day.

    • i think its cool having an informent at the Hall

    • Joe Dman

      My best friend elder thinks it’ll be 3 1/2 days. I said the same thing you did. When I got reinstated ( at Roberts prompting), I was excited to go around and visit with all my old friends. Finally I’d have some people to talk about prophecy with. I thought: I see dead people. No-one wants to talk about what they don’t know.

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  • Alexandra Bogolin Bautista

    Robert, I truly think some people at Bethel do take to heart (the truth seeking discreet brothers) your warnings and messages. I thought of you immediately when “the bunker videos” played. Sadly they cannot give up their precious 1914 (because then they’d have to give up their favorite card:1919) but AT LEAST the videos showed witnesses living in a some sort of war (complete with laundered clothes, styled hair, electricity, and no apparent signs of hunger or meal interruption) and around here at least, witnesses are engaging in these conversations with a little more thought!

    But I agree with you and ancient witness: only bombs and global terror can wake up witnesses to all the truths.

    I’m so thankful to Jehovah I found this information, because before I did I clearly remember sitting in a parking lot and saying to myself “the emperor isnt wearing any clothes!!” I told Jehovah I would serve him privately, but I was ready to totally walk away because I felt I “needed to get out of her.”

    Now Im patiently walking in the procession with my brothers and sisters waiting for Jesus to show everyone their emperor is naked. Hallelujah!

    • Sam

      Don’t you find it curious though, that those videos showed the factor of survival to be the degree of loyalty shown to the org. Including not questioning their generation refinement. Total setup for relying on the org for salvation.

      • Alexandra Bogolin Bautista

        Yes. It’s very sad. It was especially sad how the bunker people gossiped about the two brothers they referred to who were shown “whispering and eye rolling” (I’m guilty too) during the kh meetings and eventually stopped going to meetings. Those brothers (nor Kevin) were not invited in the special bunker. It’s a very manipulated way to teach the flock how to judge each other.

        • Sam

          You are so right. They are clamping down on any dissension from the org and conditioning others to accept how they should be treated, just as you explained. It’s not hard at all to see how Jesus words about brother betraying brother and handing one another over to death will come about. They won’t even hesitate for fear they are being disloyal. It seems that all the pieces are set in place. Its time for us to strengthen our friendship and loyalty to Jehovah while they do so to man

        • 1914for100Alex

          I recall (about 30 years ago) a question was asked to the congregation. It was something along the lines of “how many of you would seek shelter at the Kingdom Hall once Armageddon started?”. Only one person raised their hand. It was then explained to that sister that the Kingdom Hall was just a building, and would not protect us. It was our faith in Jehovah that would see us through Armageddon. Seeing as how most JW’s don’t have their own bunkers, I wonder what the response to that question would be today?

  • ewatchman

    An update on the results of yesterday’s email blast out of this Kingdom Bulletin to over 1,000 elders: The backlash was so immediate and severe that my e-mail marketing outfit canceled my account, with a letter of apology that said that the negativity associated with my newsletter was hurting their domain, so they shut me down. Still, the 1,000 some emails stay in the in-boxes of the recipients, but none of the hyperlinks work.

    I received several emails from indignant elders demanding to know how I got their email. They seem to be oblivious to the sheer hypocrisy for any of Jehovah’s Witnesses to complain about receiving unsolicited messages.

    But not to fear, though, I still have my list and can use another emailer in the future if I so chose.

    • That is why Jehovah’s prophetic rebuke aptly applies to Jehovah’s Witnesses today: “Who is blind except my servant, So deaf as the messenger I send? Who is so blind as the one rewarded, so blind as the servant of Jehovah? You see many things, but you do not keep watch. You open your ears, but you do not listen.”

      So instead of being thankful for warning them of the things soon to take place. You get…………

      HOW DARE YOU EMAIL ME………. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7ce11f789a4f1a1ea8b679fe2114438460d7bb67dd6132a830e36dea678901ce.jpg
      FOR I HAVE JEHOVAH………….

    • good. thanks for the update

    • Ed(the other Ed)

      Just out of curiosity, what was the worst thing that was said about you?

    • Christian Obadiah

      Keep on persevering Brother King! I will continue to pray for Jehovah to strengthen you and empower you to accomplish your assignment.

  • e.v.g

    WW3, the antidote for spiritual plastered.

  • Alexandra Bogolin Bautista

    This is a general question not specific to any particular article or commentary. Are there any guidelines that should be followed when commenting? Is it preferred to not drift off the main theme of the commentary? Is it advisable to not get personal in our comments and stick to biblical questions? I truly apologize if anybody feels like I’ve monopolized the discussion board lately….because I probably have. I’ve been penting up my thoughts over the last year, so I think Ive gotten a bit too excited to find this space that feels safe with people I truly identify with. I’m not the best at balance! Thank you everyone for the support I’ve experienced over the last month.

    • Song of Hannah

      Ali is is impossible to place a monopoly on comments when everyone else is able to comment just as much as you can. ?

      Of course, I can’t speak for others but I have thoroughly enjoyed your comments. Really, I enjoy all the friends comments here so much, I love the peaceful & loving fellowship we all have here!

    • ewatchman

      No rules, except the following: No gum chewing. No thinking out loud. And no slouching. That goes double for Burt.

      • uh hum *caugh… :/

      • patri

        BURRRRR…UUUUUUURT!

        • Burt Reynolds

          That’s remarkable! There I was, slouching in my armchair, feet on he footstool, cup of cha in hand, and wondering how on earth I was ever going to get out of this chair, and reading of all things, the Ten Commandments and I had just got to the 11th commandment….’Thou shalt not slouch before me, neither shalt thou put thy feet up and drink tea before me, for instantly, the day of my wrath shall be upon thee, for you easy going Englishman with your tea drinking and back slapping, your ‘what Ho old chum’ and your stiff upper lip and your infernal song, ‘it’s a long way to Tipperary ‘ doth annoy me somewhat. And it will come to pass that I shall send my prophet against thee to chastise thee and to not suffer fools gladly and tell thee not to slouch, but verily, I shall cause his email to overflow and rise up like a dam before thee holding back the wrath of the elders and you shall continue to slouch forty days and forty nights regardless.

          • Volcanic

            priceless, Burt

        • Burt Reynolds

          You rang?

          • patri

            Yes. Please pick up some tea for Robert.
            He drinks Earl Grey and English Breakfast. How terribly civilized…

            • Burt Reynolds

              Sorry, I was slouching…..Don’t worry, It can’t be real….probably tea bags with bergamot flavouring, not the real oil… and English breakfast tea is brewed from black tea, only grown on the slopes of the yellow river….or Kenya if you please. I suppose I could slouch down to Harrods and get a pound or two, along with some of Uncle Joe’s Supreme Sidewalk Flavour Chewing Gum from the American Counter, in the basement. There’s a special offer on at present, I think it’s something like 1 metric ton for 20 pence but only if you take 2 tons. Post free. Actually, I should stop calling the kettle black, you cannot walk on the pavement in Margate without stepping on chewing gum splodges. I’d better stop, I’ll be thinking out loud next and getting into a bar room brawl. Y’all.

    • Joe Dman

      Robert used to have a discussion board and sometimes what amounted to a bar room brawl would break out. It still occurs on occasion with this format but for some reason, probably Robert’s impatience with idiots, it stays very civil.
      I haven’t been posting much lately but I do come to this website daily and read whatever is knew and what comments I have time for. And yes, you have been dominating the board lately. I think you’re going for the top poster title. Just kidding. But that’s great. BTW, if I say something upsetting to anyone, then it was probably taken wrong. I would never purposefully try to upset anyone, especially here.

    • Volcanic

      keep talking, Ali, we love your comments, there are no reasons to be afraid of saying things here. Just a bit of information for you; An atheist went to court with a petition to have a special day dedicated
      to all atheists. His reasoning before the judge was that all churches
      have their own special days, even mothers & fathers days. The judge
      told him to wait while the court convened to research the matter. One
      hour later the judge came back with the verdict, April 1st will
      henceforth be ‘Atheists day’. Upon asking how they had reached this
      decision the judge quoted Psalms 14:1 “The foolish one says in his
      heart, “There is no Jehovah” …….maybe the GB & those in the congregations who don’t really know the absolute truth from here should think about joining in the April Fools day ‘Atheists day’ movement… blind leading the blind…….should have gone to Specsavers!
      You keep talking, sweetheart, we’ll keep listening 🙂

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