There is a little snippet on JW dot org posing the question When Will the World End?
The Watchtower goes on to explain that while some translations use the expression “end of the world” it can also be translated as “conclusion of the system.” (“End of the age” is probably more appropriate.) The publishers go on to quote Jesus: “Concerning that day and hour nobody knows, neither the angels of the heavens nor the Son, but only the Father.”
Apparently, JW’s are so numbed by the repetition they do not even detect the glaring contradiction. What the Watchtower is saying is that even though no one knows the day or hour the world has already ended. Although no one will admit that is the message, that is what the article is implying since the conclusion of the system and the end of the world are interchangeable terms and the conclusion of the system began in 1914. But if the conclusion began 107 years ago how is it that no one knows the day or hour?
In reality, the conclusion has not begun. However, because Jehovah’s Witnesses are convinced that it has for that reason the coming of the Son of man will be at an hour you do not think to be it.
Jesus spoke of the conclusion or end of the age on another occasion before discussing it in the context of the great tribulation coming upon the entire inhabited earth. In a series of illustrations, Jesus explained the harvest is the end of the age.
In support of its ongoing 1914 fraud, Bethel has been compelled to venture into the realm of absurdity—claiming that Jesus dispatched his powerful angels back in 1918 to accomplish the climactic ingathering. (Related article: Are the Angels Killing Off Your Bible Students?)
Although Russell’s Bible Students were already a separate and distinct sect set apart from the mainstream of Christendom, supposedly the angels uprooted the weeds from among the wheat back then. No one among the exalted explainers has ever ventured a guess as to how those bundled weeds have been burned up in the furnace. (See chapter: The Harvest)
Even more inexplicable, in spite of the field-wide weed eradication program conducted by the superhuman harvesters, there are more weeds now than ever—assuming that the parishioners of the churches are the sons of the wicked one whom Jesus had in mind. But if the common churchgoer is what is symbolized by the weeds of Jesus’ illustration that presents a big problem. Since the purpose of the harvest is to permanently remove all stumbling blocks and lawless persons out from Christ’s Kingdom—otherwise known as the Lord’s congregation—are we to conclude there is nothing causing stumbling or no lawless persons among Jehovah’s Witnesses at the present time? No one would believe that because it is obviously not the case. The fact is, the Watchtower leadership is the source of many things that cause stumbling and some of the foremost men are lawless—sons of Satan.
As regards no one knowing the day or hour, was Jesus referring to the day and hour of Armageddon or something else? It is always wise to consider the context and according to the context, Jesus was referring to the day and hour of his coming. Here is what he said: “Concerning that day and hour nobody knows, neither the angels of the heavens nor the Son, but only the Father. For just as the days of Noah were, so the presence of the Son of man will be. For as they were in those days before the Flood, eating and drinking, men marrying and women being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and they took no note until the Flood came and swept them all away, so the presence of the Son of man will be. Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken along and the other abandoned. Two women will be grinding at the hand mill; one will be taken along and the other abandoned. Keep on the watch, therefore, because you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But know one thing: If the householder had known in what watch the thief was coming, he would have kept awake and not allowed his house to be broken into. On this account, you too prove yourselves ready, because the Son of man is coming at an hour that you do not think to be it.” — Matt. 24:36-44
Jesus’ words are directed to his disciples. That is why he said, “you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.” What Jesus described in the 24th chapter of Matthew harmonizes with the harvest illustration. How so? In both cases, Jesus illustrates how wicked and righteous persons will be separated one from the other. In fact, Jesus went on to speak of the faithful and evil slaves who are both appointed servants in his household. But the evil slave will be cast out with the hypocrites.
Those who are taken and those who are left behind are the same as the wheat and the weeds.
Obviously, the angels will be involved in taking one along and abandoning the other. Call it supernatural selection.
The coming of Christ is the event. Jesus has been given all authority to judge. Judgment begins first with the house of God—or, within his Kingdom. The coming of Christ will result in a thorough housecleaning. That is why the prophecy of Malachi poses the question: “And suddenly the true Lord, whom you are seeking, will come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant will come…But who will endure the day of his coming, and who will be able to stand when he appears?”
Some who have been anointed but who will be judged as wicked and sluggish slaves will be uprooted and bundled up like weeds. However, the sons of the wicked one, being the plantings of the Devil, are merely imitation anointed. Just as Paul exposed the superfine apostles as pretenders who merely disguised themselves as ministers of righteousness to gain power over the Corinthian congregation, we should not suppose it is a difficult feat for masons to infiltrate the organization and rise to the level of leadership by disguising themselves as anointed ministers. In any case, the operation of Satan involving a man of lawlessness will abruptly end—dissolved by the glorious manifestation of the Son of man.
No one knows the day and hour of the coming of the Son of man to commence the harvest. But when it begins it will be the end of the age during which time the sons of the Kingdom and the sons of the wicked one intermingle within Jehovah’s earthly organization. The separation will be as decisive and unequivocal as when Noah and his family entered the ark and the hand of God closed the door—“so the presence of the Son of man will be.”