Did you feel the 5.8 earthquake yesterday? For many of you in the east this is a very rare event and probably your first time ever feeling an earthquake. Those of us in the west have felt many. I myself would fear a tornado much more by far. Tornado’s kill people in the US every year. Today is the first day after the earthquake. I would guess that many JW’s are out in service today. This weekend the Kingdom Halls will probably be full on the east coast. No doubt the GB has already assigned someone to write an article about this event and how close we are to the end.
The truth is, we may be vary close to the end or we may not be. Who really knows? I have been reading up on Preterism and they make some very valid points with their eschatological views of Bible prophecies. I am not going to go into all of that. There are so many view points that it can become mind boggling.
So what do we really know? I don’t know all that much but I know what I was taught as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses didn’t come true. I am tired of the boy who cries wolf. I reviewed, like many of you have, all of their failed predictions. What does it amount to? It amounts to “empty talk” as Isaiah puts it here:
Isaiah 44:25-26, “[I am] frustrating the signs of the empty talkers, and [I am] the One that makes diviners themselves act crazily; the One turning wise men backwards, and the One that turns even their knowledge into foolishness; the One making the word of his servant come true, and the One that carries out completely the counsel of his own messengers…”
Have the words of the “messengers” known as “Jehovah’s Witnesses” “come true” or been carried out “completely”? We all know the answer to that simple question. Over and over they have not came true. Yet people still follow them like chicken little proclaiming the sky is falling. What is hard to understand about Luke 21:8? “He said: “Look out that YOU are not misled; for many will come on the basis of my name, saying, ‘I am he,’ and, ‘The due time has approached.’ Do not go after them.” The GB claim to be our savior do they not? They have claimed the due time has approached over and over have they not? They are proclaiming it down to this day are they not? Why do people follow them? Their record proves they are false prophets! (Matthew 12:36-37)
Now I may not know much but one thing I do know is the record of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Even though they have tried to hide most of it from their “flock”, thanks to the internet, they can’t. Every foolish word printed in the Watchtower and Awake over the last two decades are available online for all to see. So when an event like yesterdays earthquake hits, who am I going to rely on for accurate information? The Watchtower? The Watchtower has given much wrong information regarding earthquakes. For information on this please go here: http://www.jwfacts.com/watchtower/earthquakes.php
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 sums things up well, “The conclusion of the matter, everything having been heard, is: Fear the [true] God and keep his commandments. For this is the whole [obligation] of man. For the [true] God himself will bring every sort of work into the judgment in relation to every hidden thing, as to whether it is good or bad.” We do not know the day or hour but we do know Gods commandments and Jesus Christ’s teachings. It appears that is all God is going to let us know. He doesn’t want us to know the time of the end. He warned against those who claim to know it and proclaim it. What is wrong with people? Can’t they read? I know, I was mislead too by the JW’s. I was with my father yesterday who is a long time JW. He was all excited about the earthquake and placed a book with a person, the “Bible Teach” book. I got to tell you… I was very sad to see him so mislead and excited about this earthquake. I felt a lot of cognitive dissonance seeing him give his witness. It is very sad but what can I do? He will not listen to me for one minute. He is lost following this group of false prophets. I know in my heart Jehovah loves all of his children and he wants/desires none to be destroyed. With God all things are possible and that means he will get what he wants! He can change the heart and will! One of my favorite scripture of all time is Romans 11:32, I think it tells the entire story! “For God has locked ALL people in the prison of their own disobedience so that he may have mercy on them ALL.”
Your brother in Christ,