I greatly admire Jehovah’s Witnesses for their truly christian lifestyle and their in-depth study and knowledge of the Bible. It is always an enlightening experience to sit down and read the Bible with members of their congregation, although I myself remain more of a “spiritual Christian” (to quote Marshall Masters in a recent interview on The Leak Project), unattached to any organized faith or religion.
In a recent edition of their flagship magazine, The Watchtower, the editors at Jehovah’s Witnesses published an article that struck a profound chord with me. Under the title “Heeding Advance Warning Can Save Your Life!”, this article recounts how the inhabitants of the island of Simeulue, off the northwest coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, escaped the 2004 tsunami which struck the area when they saw the tell-tale receding of the sea and immediately flew to higher ground. Of the island’s 78,000 residents, only 7 people lost their lives.
Like many Bible prophecy experts who are studying current events and trends under the lens of the Scriptures, this article reminds us that “the Bible speaks of an approaching disaster, a ‘great tribulation such as has not occurred since the world’s beginning until now, no, nor will occur again.’ (Matthew 24:21)”
May I also remind you that in the very next verse, Jesus declares that “except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened” (Matthew 24:22, KJV).
Are world conditions signaling the approaching tsunami?
“The Bible gives us a description of world conditions that would exist before God brings the end,” The Watchtower article continues. “Just as the sudden shifting of the tide alerted the residents of Simeulue to an approaching tsunami, the dramatic shifting of the tide of world events would signal to us that the end is near.”
The article contains a non-exhaustive list of current world events that may very well be signaling that “the end is near”. It also contains a reminder as to the timing of these events:
We cannot determine the specific date of the end of all wickedness and suffering, for Jesus said: “Concerning that day and hour nobody knows, neither the angels of the heavens nor the Son, but only the Father.” Nonetheless, Jesus encouraged us to “keep on the watch.” (Matthew 24:36; 25:13)
The end of wickedness does not signify the end of the Earth itself
The editors also offer a word of encouragement that the coming tribulation will not signal the end of the Earth itself:
But this is not the end of planet Earth by irresponsible human activities or some catastrophic natural event — for it is God’s purpose that the earth remain forever. (Ecclesiastes 1:4)” Rather, the coming tribulation is an act of God to “bring to ruin those ruining the earth.” It will be the end of all wickedness and suffering. (Revelation 11:18; Proverbs 2:22)
This article thus offers a gentle reminder that whatever our BOSOs’ (our “Benevolent” Occult Satanist Overlords) delusions to the contrary, God is ultimately in charge, and their satanic plans are bound to fail — even though many of us will undoubtedly suffer and perish in the process.
I strongly encourage you to read this article and examine the presented Scriptural evidence that we may very well be living in the “last days” of the current satanic order of things — and prepare accordingly.
Source: Heeding Advance Warning Can Save Your Life! | The Watchtower | No. 2, 2016
Note pour mes lecteurs francophones : la version française de cet article devrait suivre sous peu.
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