Examining Matthew 24, Part 2: Jesus’ Warning

In our last video we examined the question
asked of Jesus by four of his apostles as recorded at Matthew 24:3, Mark 13:2, and Luke
21:7. We learned that they wanted to know when the things he had prophesied – specifically
the destruction of Jerusalem and its temple – would come to pass. We also saw that they
expected the kingdom of God (Christ’s presence or parousia) to begin at that time.  This
expectation is corroborated by their question to the Lord just prior to his ascension.
“Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” (Acts 1:6 BSB)
We know that Jesus understood the heart of man very well. He understood the weakness
of the flesh. He understood the eagerness that his disciples felt for the arrival of
his kingdom. He understood how vulnerable humans are to being misled. He would soon
be killed and so no longer be there to guide and protect them. His opening words in answer
to their question reflect all of this, for he did not start out with a direct answer
to their question, but rather he chose the opportunity to warn them about the dangers
that would confront and challenge them. These warnings are recorded by all three writers. 
(See Matthew 24:4-14; Mark 13:5-13; Luke 21:8-19) In each case, the first words he utters are: “See to it that no one deceives you.”
(Matthew 24:4 BSB) “Take heed, lest anyone mislead you.”
(Mark 13:5 BLB) “Watch out that you are not deceived.”
(Luke 21:8 NIV) He then tells them who will do the misleading. Luke says it best in my opinion.
“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 is near.’ Do not go after them.” (Luke
21:8 NWT) Personally, I am guilty of ‘going after
them’.  My indoctrination began in infancy. I was unwittingly impelled by misplaced trust
in the men leading the organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses. I tied my salvation to them. I
believed I was saved by remaining within the organization they directed. But ignorance
is no excuse for disobedience, nor do good intentions allow one to escape the consequences
of one’s actions. The Bible clearly tells us not ‘to trust in nobles and the son of
earthling man for our salvation’. (Psalm 146:3) I managed to ignore that command by
reasoning that it applied to the “wicked” men outside the organization.
Men told me in print and from the platform that “the due time is near,” and I believed
it.   These men are still proclaiming this message.  Based on a ridiculous reworking
of their generation doctrine based on Matthew 24:34 and an overreaching application of Exodus
1:6, they are again claiming from the convention platform that ‘the end is imminent’. 
They’ve been doing this for over 100 years and will not give it up. 
Why do you think that is? Why go to such ludicrous extremes to keep a failed doctrine alive?
Control, plain and simple. It is hard to control people who are not afraid.  If they fear
something and see you as the solution to the problem—their protectors, as it were—they
will give you their allegiance, their obedience, their services, and their money.
The false prophet relies on instilling fear in his audience, which is precisely why we
are told not to fear him.  (De 18:22) Nevertheless, there are consequences to losing
your fear of the false prophet.  He will get angry with you.  Jesus said that those
who speak his truth will be persecuted, and that “wicked men and impostors will advance
from bad to worse, misleading and being misled.” (2 Timothy 3:13)
Advancing from bad to worse.  Hmm, but doesn’t that ring true?
The Jews who returned from Babylon were chastened. They never again returned to the idolatrous
worship that had brought God’s disfavor upon them.  Yet, they did not remain pure,
but advanced from bad to worse, even to the point of demanding that the Romans kill the
son of God. Let us not be fooled into thinking that wicked
men are manifestly so, or even that they are aware of their own wickedness.  Those men—priests,
scribes, and Pharisees—were seen as the holiest and most learned of God’s people. 
They considered themselves to be the best, the finest, the most pure of all God’s worshippers.
(John 7:48, 49) But they were liars, as Jesus said, and like the best of liars, they got
to believing their own lies. (John 8:44) They not only misled others, but were misled themselves—by
their own story, their own narrative, their own self-image.
If you love truth and love honesty, it is very difficult to wrap your mind around the
concept that someone can act wickedly and seem to be unaware of the fact; that a person can cause harm to others—even the most vulnerable, even little children—while actually believing he is doing the will of the God of love. (John 16:2; 1 John 4:8)
Perhaps when you first read the new interpretation of Matthew 24:34, the so-called doctrine of
overlapping generations, you realized that they were just making stuff up. Perhaps you
thought, why would they teach something that is so transparently false?  Did they really
think the brothers would just swallow this down without a question?
When we first learned that the Organization that we esteemed so highly as God’s chosen
people had engaged in a 10-year-long affiliation with the United Nations, the image of the
wild beast, we were shocked. They only got out of it when they were exposed in a newspaper
article. They excused this as necessary to get a library card.  Remember, that it is
adultery with the wild beast that condemns Babylon the Great.
Imagine telling your wife, “Oh, honey, I just bought a membership in the town brothel,
but only because they have a really good library that I need access to.”
How could they do such a stupid thing? Did they not realize that eventually those committing
adultery always get caught red handed? Recently, we’ve learned that the Governing
Body is willing to spend millions of dollars to keep from revealing a list of thousands
of child abusers.   Why do they care about protecting the identity of wicked men so much
that they would waste millions of dollars of dedicated funds on the endeavour? These
do not appear to be the righteous actions of men who claim to be both faithful and discreet.
The Bible speaks of men who become “empty-headed in their reasonings” and that while “claiming
they are wise, they become foolish.”  It speaks of God giving such men up to a “disapproved
mental state”.  (Romans 1:21, 22, 28) “Empty headed reasonings”, “foolishness”,
“disapproved mental state”, “advancing from bad to worse”—as you look at the
current state of the Organization, do you see a correlation with what the Bible speaks
of? The Bible is full of such warnings and Jesus’
answer to his disciples’ question is no exception.
But it is not only false prophets that he warns us about.  It is also our own inclination
to read prophetic significance into catastrophic events. Earthquakes are a fact of nature and
occur regularly.  Pestilences, famines and wars are all recurring events and are the
product of our imperfect human nature.  Yet, desperate for relief from suffering, we might
be inclined to read into these things more than is there.
Therefore, Jesus continues by saying, “When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not
be alarmed. These things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise
against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places,
as well as famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.” (Mark 13:7, 8 BSB)
“The end is still to come.”  “These are the beginning of birth pains.”  “Do
not be alarmed.” Some have tried to turn these words into what
they call “a composite sign”.  The disciples only asked for a single sign. Jesus never
speaks of multiple signs or a composite sign. He never says that wars, earthquakes, pestilences,
or famines are signs of his imminent arrival. Instead, he warns his disciples to not be
alarmed and assures them that when they see such things, the end is not yet.
In the 14th and 15th century, Europe was embroiled in what is called the Hundred Years’
War. During that war, the Bubonic Plague broke out and killed anywhere from 25% to 60% of
the population of Europe. It went beyond Europe and decimated the populations of China, Mongolia,
and India.  It was arguably, the worst pandemic of all time. Christians thought the end of
the world had come; but we know it didn’t. They were easily misled because they ignored
Jesus’ warning.  We can’t really blame them, because back then the Bible was not
readily available to the masses; but that is not the case in our day.
In 1914, the world fought the bloodiest war in history—at least to that point.  This
was the first industrialized war—machine guns, tanks, airplanes.  Millions died. 
Then came the Spanish Influenza and millions more died.  All of this made the ground fertile
for Judge Rutherford’s prediction that Jesus would return in 1925, and many of the Bible
students of the day ignored Jesus’ warning and ‘went after him’.  He made “an
ass” of himself—his words—and for that and other reasons by 1930, only about 25%
of the Bible student groups that were still affiliated with the Watchtower Bible and Tract
Society continued to be with Rutherford. Have we learned our lesson?  For many, yes,
but not all.  I get correspondence all the time from sincere Bible students who are still
trying to decipher God’s chronology.  These still believe that World War I holds some
prophetic significance.  How is that possible? Notice how the New World Translation renders
Matthew 24:6, 7: “You are going to hear of wars and reports
of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for these things must take place, but the end
is not yet. 7 “For nation will rise against nation
and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be food shortages and earthquakes in one place
after another. 8 All these things are a beginning of pangs of distress.”
There was no paragraph break in the original. The translator inserts the paragraph break
and is guided by his understanding of Scripture. This is how doctrinal bias creeps into Bible
translation. Starting this paragraph off with the preposition
“for” gives the impression that verse seven is a break from verse 6.  It might
lead the reader to accept the thought that Jesus is saying not to get misled by any rumours
of wars, but to watch out for global war. Global war is the sign, they conclude.
Not so. The word in Greek translated “for” is gar and
according to Strong’s Concordance, it means “for, indeed, (a conjunction used to express
cause, explanation, inference, or continuation).” Jesus is not introducing a contrasting thought,
but rather is expanding on his premise not to be startled by wars.  What he is saying—and
the Greek grammar bears this out—is nicely rendered by the Good News Translation in more
contemporary language: “You are going to hear the noise of battles
close by and the news of battles far away; but do not be troubled. Such things must happen,
but they do not mean that the end has come. Countries will fight each other; kingdoms
will attack one another. There will be famines and earthquakes everywhere. All these things
are like the first pains of childbirth. (Matthew 24:6-8 GNT)
Now I know that some are going to take exception to what I’m saying here and are going to
respond vehemently to defend their interpretation. I ask only that you first consider the hard
facts.  C. T. Russell wasn’t the first to come up with theories based on these and
related verses.  In fact, I recently interviewed Historian James Penton and learned that such
prognostications have been going on for centuries. (By the way, I’ll be releasing the Penton
interview soon.) There is a saying that goes, “The definition
of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.” 
How often are we going to fixate on Jesus’ words and turn his words of warning into the
very thing he was warning us against? Now, you may think that we all have the right
to believe what we want; that “live and let live” should be our byword.  After
the restrictions we’ve endured within the organization, that seems like a reasonable
idea, but having lived with one extreme for decades, let’s not whiplash over to the
other extreme.  Critical thought is not restrictive, but neither is it licentious nor permissive. 
Critical thinkers want the truth. So, if someone comes to you with personal
interpretation on prophetic chronology, remember Jesus’ rebuke to his disciples when they
asked him if he was restoring the Kingdom of Israel at that time.  “He said to them:
‘It does not belong to you to know the times or seasons that the Father has placed in his
own jurisdiction.’” (Ac 1:7) Let’s dwell on that for a moment.  Following
the attacks of 9/11, the United States government instituted what it calls, “No Fly Zones”. 
You fly anywhere near the White House or the Freedom Tower in New York and you’re likely
to get blown out of the sky.  Those areas are now under the government’s jurisdiction. 
You have no right to intrude. Jesus is telling us that knowing when he’ll
come as king does not belong to us. This is not our possession.  We have no rights here.
What happens if we take something that is not ours? We suffer the consequences.  This
is no game, as history has proven.  However, Father doesn’t punish us for intruding into
his domain.  The punishment is built right into the equation, you see? Yes, we punish
ourselves—and those who follow us.  This punishment results when foretold events fail
to come true.  Lives are wasted pursuing a vain hope.  Great disillusionment follows. 
Anger.  And sadly, all too often, a loss of faith results.  This is the consequence
of lawlessness that results from presumptuousness. Jesus predicted this as well. Jumping ahead
momentarily, we read: “And many false prophets will arise and
lead many astray.  And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow
cold.” (Matthew 24:11, 12 ESV) So, if someone comes to you presuming to have
decoded the secrets of God and to have access to hidden knowledge, do not go after them. 
This is not me talking. This is the warning of our Lord.  I didn’t heed that warning
when I should have.  So, I am speaking from experience here.
Yet some will say, “But didn’t Jesus tell us that everything would happen in a generation?
Didn’t he tell us that we could see it coming as we see the leaves budding that foretell
summer is near?”  Such ones are referring to verses 32 to 35 of Matthew 24. We will
get to that in good time.  But bear in mind that Jesus does not contradict himself, nor
mislead. He tells us in verse 15 of this same chapter, “Let the reader use discernment,”
and that is precisely what we are going to do.
For now, let us move on to the next verses in Matthew’s account.  From the English
Standard Version we have: (Matthew 24:9-11, 13) “Then they will deliver
you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my
name’s sake. And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another.
And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray…But the one who endures to the
end will be saved.” (Mark 13:9, 11-13) “But be on your guard.
For they will deliver you over to councils, and you will be beaten in synagogues, and
you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them….
And when they bring you to trial and deliver you over, do not be anxious beforehand what
you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour, for it is not you who speak,
but the Holy Spirit. And brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his
child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death. And you will be
hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.”
(Luke 21:12-19) “But before all this they will lay their hands on you and persecute
you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings
and governors for my name’s sake. This will be your opportunity to bear witness. Settle
it therefore in your minds not to meditate beforehand how to answer, for I will give
you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict.
You will be delivered up even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and some
of you they will put to death. You will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But not
a hair of your head will perish. By your endurance you will gain your lives.”
What are the common elements from these three accounts?
Persecution will come. We will be hated.
Even those nearest and dearest will turn against us.
We will stand before kings and governors. We will bear witness by the power of Holy
Spirit. We will gain salvation through endurance.
We are not to be afraid, because we have been forewarned.
You may have noticed that I’ve left a couple of verses out. That is because I want to deal
with them specifically due to their controversial nature; but before getting to that, I would
like you to consider this: Up to this point, Jesus has yet to answer the question the disciples
put to him.  He has spoken about wars, earthquakes, famines, pestilences, false prophets, false
Christs, persecutions, and bearing witness even before rulers, but he has given them
no sign. Over the past 2,000 years, have there not
been wars, earthquakes, famines, pestilences? From Jesus’ day down to ours, have not false
prophets and false anointed ones or Christs misled many?  Have not true disciples of
Christ been persecuted for the past two millennia, and have they not born witness before rulers?
His words are not confined to a particular time period, neither to the first century,
nor to our day.  These warnings have been and will continue to be relevant until the
last Christian goes to his or her reward. Speaking for myself, I never knew persecution
throughout my life until I proclaimed myself publicly for the Christ.  It was only when
I put the Word of the Christ ahead of the word of men that I had friends turn on me,
and hand me over to the rulers of the Organization. Many of you have experienced the same thing
I have, and far worse.  I have not yet had to face real kings and governors, yet in some
ways, that would have been easier.  Being hated by someone for whom you have no natural
affection is hard in one way, but it pales by comparison to having those who are dear
to you, even family members, children or parents, turn on you and treat you with hatred.  Yes,
I think that is the toughest test of all. Now, to deal with those verses I skipped over. 
Verse 10 of Mark 13 reads: “And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all nations.” 
Luke makes no mention of these words, but Matthew adds to them and in doing so provides
a verse that Jehovah’s Witnesses fixate on as proof that they alone are God’s chosen
people.  Reading from the New World Translation: “And this good news of the Kingdom will
be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the
end will come.” (Mt 24:14) Just how important is this verse to the mind
of a Jehovah’s Witness?  I will tell you from repeated personal encounters.  You can
talk about the hypocrisy of the UN membership. You can show the abysmal record of countless
instances where the organization has put its name above the welfare of the little ones
by covering over child sexual abuse.  You can point out that their doctrines are from
men and not from God.  Yet, all this gets sidelined by the rebuttal question: “But
who else is doing the preaching work?  Who else is giving a witness to all the nations? 
How can the preaching work be carried out without an organization?”
Even when acknowledging the many shortcomings of the Organization, many Witnesses seem to
believe that Jehovah will overlook everything, or fix everything in his due time, but that
he will not take his spirit away from the one organization on earth that is fulfilling
the prophetic words of Matthew 24:14. A proper understanding of Matthew 24:14 is
so important to helping our Witness brethren to see their true role in the outworking of
Father’s purpose that to do it justice, we’ll leave this for our next video consideration.
Again, thank you for watching.  I would also like to thank those who are supporting us
financially. Your donations have helped to defray the costs of continuing to produce
these videos and to lighten our load.

88 thoughts on “Examining Matthew 24, Part 2: Jesus’ Warning

  • In 1920 prophet Judge Rutherford …Made his own delusional predictions that Millions now living will never die. 🤣🤣

  • Jesus himself was a false prophet. Mk 14:61 – Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?”
    62 And Jesus said, “I am, and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.”

    This didn't happen in the high priest's lifetime, nor can it occur in the future according to the bible's own resurrection timeline, so it is a false prophecy/statement.

  • Bonjour Éric, en tant qu'ex TJ ont aimerais tellement que tes vidéos soit sous titrés en français. Fraternellement

  • I cannot imagine how these men would have a list of pedophiles as if the criminals would give up their identities. I would suspect it’s a list that is mostly conjecture unless they were actually asked about their sexual misbehavior which I cannot imagine anyone answering truthfully.

  • Thank you Eric! This is exactly what I have found by just doing my own research and reading The Bible. I have been away for 2 years, I did go to the last Memorial, Never Again… Trying to fade and drop little bits and pieces to my Mom. She is so programmed, it breaks my heart.

  • Matthew 16:28 Berean Study Bible Jesus said

    Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.” what does this mean ????

  • Thank you, Eric, for this excellent video. I have a Ph.D. in Ancient Greek and I liked your interpretation of the particle gar in Matthew 24.7. Perhaps the particle is intentionally ambiguous meaning both "for" and "indeed", although these two words are practically synonyms in English. Since "Strong's Concordance" says that it can express continuation, a good translation might be "furthermore."

  • Nice video Eric. Hope you are keeping well. Some of the things you speak about are touched on by myself in this video. https://youtu.be/Ak5hMAzvuFg – it's a little bit of history, set to music showing what happened to me at the hand of my elders. The elder referred to in the video used to sit in on my study. I was skeptical about the 1914 date and questioned him and others on it. When I studied I already knew the Bible well compared to the average person. This man told me that if the organisation had anything wrong they would correct it. Because so many other things they said were credible, I felt I could trust what he was saying to me. But he was playing with words, yes they'd change but he didn't say WHEN they'd change doctrine.
    Another elder said to me, "where else do you go? If you find anywhere better, tell us and we'll all come with you." I visited this other elder just before before I got thrown out for "apostacy". I begged him to examine just 7 scriptures and do the maths. My point was that the 3rd year of Jehoiakim's rulership, spoken of at Dan 1:1 was the 3rd year of Jehoiakim's rulership. He refused point blank to examine the scriptures and called me irrational for believing Dan 1:1 was speaking about the 3rd year of Jehoiakim's rulership.

  • Thank you Eric for putting this Important information over in such a clear and practical way. You have been blessed by our wonderful and glorious Lord. May you continue to help all who have been stuck in false doctrine and also led to believe one is saved by good works.
    Gods rich blessings!!!

  • Thank you. Being clear headed enough to reject teachings of men, I’m somewhat adrift in how to get Christian fellowship and deep spiritual food. I appreciate your talks very much. Thank you .

  • Another great video Eric. 💯👍🏼The end maybe soon. Yet it is not when jw. Org has predicted. It is not for us to know the day or the hour. We need to focus on the Bible and our relationship with God and Jesus. we should just live our life in a true Christian way.
    Christian love. Simon

  • What if, for 100+ years, God used watchtower to wake people up? As if by 'throwing small stones at the window of a sleeping person'? To get Bibles in to the hands of people, on a global scale? Who is to say this is not what happened? The fact that the men, the 'leaders' seem to have apostatized, doesnt disprove God used the arrangement as a means to an end, a tool. Throughout milleniums, many people that Yahweh used to get His will done have apostatized; done very terrible things; but He still got things done; and He continues to do so. Romans 3:3+4. The problem is, giving veneration to men, and trusting them in place of Jesus Christ. Romans 1:21-25

  • Thanks Eric. Colossians 1:23 says the good news WAS preached in all creation under heaven. You pointed out in a previous video that it was preached 'in the then known world' the world that they knew. So Jehovah's Witnesses are trying to fulfil a scripture that was already fulfilled. It was done. The Good News WAS preached. There is no second fulfillment of Matthew 24:14. The Good News was preached and then the end came. The end of the Jewish system of things came and Jerusalem was destroyed. And it all happened in a generation, just as Jesus foretold. There was no 'over-lapping generation. IF JW's were right and there was a second fulfillment in our day, it would have had to be fulfilled within a generation, not an over-lapping generation. Watchtower misleads people and lies to them by changing the definition of the word 'generation'. They say a generation is spoken of in the Bible as 70 to 80 years. WRONG!!! That's a LIFESPAN and not a GENERATION. A generation is about 35 years. Consider a picture of a baby, her 35 year old mother and 70 year old mother. How many generations are there in that picture? Three. Not one. There's no over-lapping generation. Everything Jesus said would happen, did happen, and all within a generation of about 35 years. And there is no second fulfillment of Jesus words from the entire chapter of MT. 24. So Jehovah's Witnesses are wasting their time trying to fulfill a scripture that was already fulfilled around two thousand years ago. They are wasting their time.

  • correct. Jesus said these things wars etc must happen but the end is not yet. when the stars fall to the earth then pay attention. people will become faint out of fear because they have been mislead to believe that the heavens are millions of light years away. star wars and space travel is a satanic illusion = the stars are in the firmament = the universe is a satanic lie with its sun as the center of worship. then those who paid attention will live = check the scripture

  • I agree, I always thought the generation prophecy was in relation to the moral standards of the people who will be alive during the Christ’s return as Paul wrote to Timothy of the traits of men during that time.
    Thank you very much for a fresh & opened minded view on the bible.

  • You recently went to a Judicial Committee Meeting. What makes you think that those men were not kings or governors?

  • Jehovah`s Witnesses are the most dangerous Religion in the world because they pretend to be number one in all the faithfuls of all of the Christian`s
    Religions in the whole word but they are the most false faith with their wrong teachings of the Bible. Pretenders are worse. I left and I am still with the
    living God. Thank you so much, have much blessings from Jesus Christ

  • What makes you think that mere men will not eventually know the time and the hour?
    Revelation 3:3
    Certainly unless you wake up, I shall come as a thief, and you will not know at all at what hour I shall come upon you.

    In regards to Matthew Chapter 24 there is only ONE THING you should know.
    Matthew 24:43-44
    “But know ONE THING, that 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. 44 On this account YOU too prove yourselves ready, because at an hour that YOU do not think to be it, the Son of man is coming.


  • Thank you for the video. Very well produced.
    You seem to be an honest person in search of the truth, but you still appear to be putting unquestioning faith in the bible. Maybe people keep misinterpreting when the end of the world will come because the bible is confusing. Yet god is not the author of confusion/ disorder (1 Corinthians 14:33).
    There are many reasons to conclude that the bible cannot be 100 percent true. Just Google contradictions in the bible. So why do you start with the bible as the premise? From the outside it seems that your still carrying a significant portion of your indoctrination as a child. You shed the skin of the indoctrination, but the body remains. Why is your version of the bible true and why isn't the koran true? I suspect that your reasons are as good as any muslim's reason for their faith. How can anyone looking in from the outside know that either faith isn't false, but fact? When reality doesn't need to be twisted to fit into the biblical model, many thing make more sense and the ability to ask honest questions about the way things work is unlocked.

  • Your research and you're information is spot on. Now expand your research, and you will find the Bible or two bulls, has been tampered with by the Roman Catholic Church. You base your information on a book put together by false prophets. The True Almighty, created all things, his character is not about selecting a group or nation for his people. We have been given a second edition of a slaves Bible. And a new version is out all Bible's will be destroyed and replaced. By this new version, sounds like the same was done in the past, burn the Bible kill the supporter's and issue a new version.

  • Exodus 6:3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.

    Genesis 22:14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.


    Research who it was that called themselves by the name jehovah.

  • A few days ago i spoke to a female JW on the street cart with her elder husband for about an hour. They are people i have known for decades. I explained to them some of the serious issues within our organization and asked her if Jehovah would deliver his people while being aware of these problems (including 1914, the identity of Babylon the Great and how she is deceiving them, the identity of the faithful slave, the identity of the prophet Elijah, disfellowshiping etc.). Her answer was an emphatic "yes." (Revelation 12:9, 18:4).

  • Please Eric could you do a video on the role of Christians with government because that is one thing that worries me greatly about how Christians tend to attach themselves to right wing governments and back corrupt politicians just because they say things they like but there behaviour is far from that of a Christian. This is where the JWs had a good point about governments being under Satan's control. The best I have heard on this subject so far was reading John MacArthur's book Why Government Can't Save you!

  • Who is Elijah the true prophet of Jehovah and how will he "restore all things?" How will he "turn back the hearts of fathers toward sons and the hearts of sons toward fathers?" How will that work prevent Jehovah from "striking the earth, devoting it to destruction?" (Mal. 3:1-4, 4:5,6, Matt. 17:11). Who is the true faithful and discreet slave and in what way is he "faithful" and "wise?" (Rev. 18:4, 17:9).

  • Another helpful video to witness to JWs when they-come-a-knocking
    Thank you !

    Scriptures I like to stress with them, is the gospel message in the first century did not change in the 1800 or 1900s. The apostle Paul to us the gentiles made that very clear in Galatians 1:6-12
    Shalom in the indwelling life of Christ to work out the image of God in us that was hijacked in the garden !

  • The governing body made a comment regarding things that would be going on,and their giving us instructions to do things that did not make sense,
    Does that not give the impression , that they have an opinion, a conviction ?
    That involves quashing our independence .

  • “In religion, as in war and everything else, comfort is the one thing you cannot get by looking for it. If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end: if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth — only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin with and, in the end, despair.” – C.S. Lewis

  • 👌👍👍👍👍👌😎👍.
    Everything will roll out in due course. No matter the hills and valleys stay on path

  • Eric, I have Penton's book "Apocalypse Delayed" a great read. He is an EX-JW Elder and a true scholar and academic.

  • The scriptures say much, and many have their commentaries about them, but at the end of the day who or what has the final say? Who can find much of actionable value or much to trust in with such confusion and incomprehensible, fragmented sayings of men from thousands of years ago? I can’t find much of value beyond some common sense advice. The rest is filled with gore, hate, and incomprehensible prophecies that have led people astray and to their deaths for several millennia.

  • Thank you eric .after 56 years a jw in finding your research and comments very comforting ..dont know what else to say but thank you

  • Oh, that is so true about jw's fixating on Matt24:14 like that somehow makes them saved and the bad part is that they don't preach & teach a fraction of the KOG which is the CHRIST! Their KOG is fleshly & carnal.

    This series by Eric is like the starter dishes you have before the main meal…….thoroughly enjoyable. I like this spiritual 'restaurant.' And I've now got to get me a Good News bible!

  • Excellent presentation! I first learned of the JW organization's gross misinterpretation of Matthew 24, etc., in 1992 when reading Carl Olof Jonsson's book "The Sign of the Last Days–When?". Since then I've written much on the topic, and debated countless JW defenders on various discussion forums. Not a single JW has given a rebuttal that amounts to more than a contentless denial.

    Luke 21:7-8 is especially powerful in debunking the JW claim that they are "God's organization". The passage basically says, "If someone claims to speak for Christ, and says 'the time for the end has arrived', pay no attention to him." The Governing Body claims to speak for and to represent God and Christ–no argument from anyone on that. They claim "the end is very near!" Therefore no Christian should pay JWs any heed about this.

    They've been doing this since Russell published "The Time Is At Hand" in 1889. Since then similar titles have appeared in WTS literature: "The Kingdom Is At Hand", "God's Kingdom of a Thousand Years Has Approached", "The Approaching Peace of a Thousand Years", etc. And of course, "Armageddon is right around the corner" has been a staple of JW teaching since their beginning.

    Challenging JWs with Luke 21:7-8 produces some interesting reactions. The usual blind ones simply deny that the Bible means what it says. A few JWs I've challenged have frankly admitted that they ought not stay a JW, but because the JW organization has been their social fabric for a very long time, they say, "Well, I'm too stuck in the organization to change."

    In 1994 I called GB member Albert Schroeder on the phone one Saturday, to finish up some questions I had posed him during the previous year. After he stated that he would not answer those questions, I decided to challenge him with Luke 21:7-8. He got out his NWT Reference Bible and read the verses out loud. When he got to the end, he didn't speak. After a minute or so I asked him, "Well, what does this passage mean to you? Isn't it obvious that it applies directly to Jehovah's Witnesses?" He could not speak for another minute or so. "Well?" I asked. "It CAN'T apply to us because we're Jehovah's people!" At that point I understood that JW leaders are irredeemable. Really, denying what the Bible says about false proclamations made in God's name merely because one claims to speak for God? How arrogant and stupid!

  • Bro. Eric…you know your wrong for this right? Not the fact that your message is purevtruth….No…☺ Your wrong cause I have to wait on your next video!😂I am eagerly waiting on the explanation and experience of the Biblical application of Matthew 24:14! Thank you so much for your love to share.

  • I've waited eagerly for Part 2. But please note. First Christ arrives while Satan is loose in the world. During this time Christ seals the elect. After sealing the elect, then Armageddon begins when the "four winds" let loose. After Armageddon, Christ begins his 1000-year reign. The reference in Acts about when he would begin to rule was about the beginning of the rule of the 1000-year rule, but not the second coming.

    So basically, when Christ begins to rule in the earth comes after his actual second coming. Acts 1 is specifically about when the 1000-year would begin, and not about the date of Christ's return. Thus the time when Christ begins the 1000-year reign is a date that is NOT established in the Bible and is only known to God. But the date of Christ's return must fulfill many prophecies and occurs on a specific DAY and DATE. Christ repeatedly stated that "nobody knows the day AND HOUR" of his return. He states nobody knows the watch of the day he will return. Thus the DAY of Christ's return must be in the Bible, but not the HOUR.

    PLEASE distinguish Armageddon apart from Christ's return. They are two separate events. Thus the "great tribulation" of Matthew 24 which is over before Christ's return is different from the tribulation associated with Armageddon. Here's a rather amateur video about the HOUR of Christ's return not being known.

    Thanks for your videos!! Again, remember, Christ must return first and Satan is loose in the earth for a "short while" (30 years) before Armageddon happens. The 1000-year reign begins after all that. The second temple is linked with the second coming. It took 22 years to bild the second temple. We can presume that Christ would also take 22 years to build the spiritual temple. So FIRST, Christ must return at the time Satan is also cast out of heaven. But that would begin a period of time leading up to Armageddon and the 1000-year reign of Christ. The Date and Day of Christ's return is given in the Bible, but the precise time of Armageddon and the beginning of the 1000-year of Christ is a date and time not provided in the Bible and is given to God's own discretion.

    Thank you for your commentary!


  • The illustration of a husband joining membership with a brothel …is both priceless and classic…thank you for sharing this information.

  • Based on three prophecies, we know the precise YEAR of Christ's return. This does not contradict Acts 1 about when Christ would begin to rule at Jerusalem. That is, when Christ begins to rule in the earth is not the same event as the second coming. These two events are separated by at least 22+ years. The precise day and year of Christ's return is provided in the Bible, but not the date of Armageddon and the beginning of the 1000-year reign. Here are the three prophecies that point to 1992 as the year of the second coming:

    1. The "70 weeks" prophecy. The 70 weeks ends in 36 CE. 455 BCE to 36 CE is a 490-year period. It is the THIRD DAY of the covenant with the Jews of 70 jubilees. If 455 BCE – 36 CE is DAY 3, then the 7th day would be from 1506 to 1996. Christ comes to fulfill the 70th week. Does he come to fulfill the 70th at the 2nd coming? Why not? Christ fulfills the first half of the 70th week from 29-33 CE. If Christ is to come to fulfill the second half of the 70th week of the 7th day, then he would have to arrive sometime after Passover of 1992 but prior to Passover of 1993.

    2. The "1335 days" prophecy. The end of the 1290 days follows on the heels of the great tribulation, a unique time of distress for the Jews. This is a reference to the Holocaust. 1947 is the official end of the Jewish exile. This would end the 1290 days. If so, the 1335 days would occur in 1992. Same as #1.

    3. The "7 times" prophecy, a prophecy understood by JWs to be 2520 years from the removal of a kingly representative of God's kingdom in the earth at the time of Jerusalem's fall until the second coming. Of course, Christ must return in a physical body again in order to completely parallel this reference. If Christ remains in heaven and invisible then he isn't really an "earthly" representative of God's kingdom in the earth. But noting that, it is easy to apply 2520 years to the fall of Jerusalem. Problem is, the fall of Jerusalem was distorted by the Persians. They added some 82 fake years to their timeline, pushing the return after the 70 years back from 455 BCE to 537 BCE. JWs then apply the 70 years to the false date of 537 BCE to get 607 BCE. Then they apply the 2520 years to arrive at 1914. However, if we follow strict Bible chronology, the 1st of Cyrus must be dated to 455 BCE. Adding 70 years gives us 525 BCE, which would be the year of the last deportation, year 23 of Nebuchadnezzar II. Thus the fall of Jerusalem and removal of the last earthly king would have occurred in 529 BCE. If we subtract 529 from 2520 years, we, again, get 1992!

    2520 – 607 = 1913 + 1 = 1914
    2520 – 529 = 1991 + 1 = 1992

    So you see, three different prophecies about the year of the second coming all point to the same year: 1992.

    But again, this does not contradict Acts 1 where the disciples were asking when Christ would set up his kingdom in the earth. Christ comes first to "rule in the midst of his enemies" for a while before actually establishing his kingdom. While he is sealing the anointed ones, Satan is still loose in the earth. So it is again, very important to SEPARATE when Armageddon will occur from Christ's return, which I don't think is a point you are making. Acts 1 has nothing to do with the second coming, but with Armageddon. Nobody knows when Armageddon will occur, but we know Christ must return in 1992. This will become a REALITY for you if you bother doing a little investigation. We want to be EFFECTIVE, don't we?

    Thanks for your commentary and focus on Bible prophecy. HAVE A BLESSED DAY!!

  • The essence of the good news is in John 3:16. Let's play a joke here and read it distorted. Or rather, in a way that is pervaded in the understanding of the JWs, like a package of cocaine hidden in luggage when traveling from one country to another.

    "For God so loved the world, that he gave the governing body, that whosoever believeth in them should not be destroyed, but have everlasting life." – Weird? This is not in the Bible, but the concept is certainly present in the understanding of the JWs. So with that very clear thought in mind, let's see Galatians 1: 8. Checkmate.

  • A essência das boas novas está em João 3:16. Vamos fazer uma brincadeira aqui e lê-lo de forma distorcida. Ou melhor, de uma forma como está impregnado no entendimento das TJs, como um pacote de cocaina escondido na bagagem ao viajar de um pais para outro.

    "Porque Deus amou tanto o mundo que deu o corpo governante, afim de que todo aquele neles crer não sejam destruidos, mas tenham vida eterna." – Estranho? Isso não está na Bíblia, mas o conceito certamente está presente no entendimento das TJs. Então com esse pensamento bem claro na mente, vejamos Gálatas 1:8. Xeque mate.

    The essence of the good news is in John 3:16. Let's play a joke here and read it distorted. Or rather, in a way that is pervaded in the understanding of the JWs, like a package of cocaine hidden in luggage when traveling from one country to another.

    "For God so loved the world, that he gave the governing body, that whosoever believeth in them should not be destroyed, but have everlasting life." – Weird? This is not in the Bible, but the concept is certainly present in the understanding of the JWs. So with that very clear thought in mind, let's see Galatians 1: 8. Checkmate.

  • Thanks for that Eric. Look forward to your next installment. So many times your talks resonate with what I feel. On a light-hearted note, I feel the urge to listen to the album Duke, by Genesis. Must be the open window.

  • he (christ) shouldv'e turned his back on the lot of em, humans aren't worth saving, god forbid we should ever get into space and infect the rest of the universe with the deseased filth that is man if i want to talk to god then I will talk to god, I will never step foot in a church mosque or any religous structure, the church is of Satan,

  • WOW!!! I am blown away by one of the comments about Luke 11:7&8. And Acts 1:7 that you showed us. Even though I am free if this CULT girl a few years, I am no less blown away by this info. Thank you with all my heart. One thing I just thought about is the fact that JW'S have never been persecuted on JESUS' name. They hav been persecuted for the SATANIC OLD TESTAMENT GOD JEHOVAH. Jesus told us in John 8:44 that the god the Jews worshipped is really SATAN!!!!

  • Jim and I really enjoyed this video, Eric. WELL DONE,. As always. As someone said:. Jesus' mention of world events in Mt. 24 are actually 'NON-SIGNS.'

  • the sign of his presence is his visible appearance. "all these things" are what indicates his being near to appear to his scattered sheep from one distance to another similar to lightning

  • The provenance of the GB is predicated upon the belief in the Generation Doctrine. Without it, they have no claim to spiritual authority.

    The 2 witness rule should not have prevented secular reporting of allegations.

  • Another fine talk and I agree with most of it. One point I'd like to make is that the Watchtower will fulfill ( and maybe is already fulfilling ) prophecy therefore the Watchtower is still
    part of Jehovah's purpose until its not. And it appears ; that has not occurred yet. But according to scriptures, it seems that it will become obvious.

  • One thing worries me about all this. If God truly wants all sorts of men to be saved, surely the message in the Bible should be crystal clear and easy to understand? It seems to me that a large amount of time, effort and intelligence are involved in getting saved. Without this, it is far too easy to get misled. Is God a bad communicator or is the requirement to be saved simply a matter of being a good person and all the rest is just window dressing? The simple principles in the Bible, such as treat others as you would like to be treated, are the main things to pick up on and apply.

  • I sure wish I could speak as you do, I would love to say these things to the g b and the robotic j w s that judge on every occasion and speak Like they are superior

  • Thank you very much for making things clear and easier to understand Eric.JW's are still very ignorant due to Indoctrination..!! Greetings again from Germany

  • I pray that these videos reach all those that are questioning their beliefs in jw and look for jesus to renew their lives. John 3:3,16. 1 corinthians 15:1-4.

  • My Elohim told me in person by a chosen messenger from heaven what was to come to completion by prophesy. It was told to me I would try to join an organisation but they would come against me. That organisation was J.W.'s. My Elohim Yahovavhey called on me and told me to come away from them he told me what they would say and do they said and did as foretold and I left off being insulted continually by these people and my Heavenly Father began teaching me.

    Although we don't know the hour or the day we are to look for the signs in the sun, moon and stars (Luke 21:25) at the very end of gentile times or rather Freemason Illuminati rule. This is the day and the hour it could be any moment now. Nation did rise against nation and kingdom against Kingdom twice for there was two world wars. There has continued war after war without let-up brought about by all forms of demonic lying. The wild beast has been very busy down to this day. The three unclean inspired expressions like frogs have been coming out of the mouths of the dragon, wild beast, and false prophet. And by their demonic influence they have gathered the kings of the entire inhabited earth together for the war of the great day of God the Almighty at Har-Ma-ged'on Rev. 16:14,16. I can reveal more about this.

    The time is upon humanity poised for a nuclear confrontation no man could survive therefore this is the day when my King and High Priest Yehoshua now Emmanuel in His second coming to earth in fulfilment of prophesy Hebrews 1:6; Rev. 12:1-5; also Gen. 49:10; 25,26. The coming again of the Son of God as Emmanuel (Matt. 1:22,23) is when the Son of God comes to rule over earth in the manner of Melchizedek as King and High Priest for in His Second Coming. Emmanuel meaning when translated With Us Is God (Matt. 1:22,23) being full of power to battle and defeat Satan and all wickedness. All power of earth's Masonic and Illuminati given by Satan will be defused in this time-period. The day of judgment is upon all the earth.

  • Not very good at this, but how can I donate to you channel? I love your work and want to help our brothers and sisters escape this vile organisation.

  • Matthew 24:14 is not being fulfilled by JWs look at the many Nations that don’t have activity going on there…

  • Thank you so much for this frank video which lays bare the nakedness and shamelessness of the Watchtower Organisation parading themselves as paragons of virtue and controllers of the LIGHT of the Word of God

  • THE GIVER and HIS GIFT — The Holy Spirit is God(Jehovah) our Creator(Elohim). The God and the Father of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the offspring of God, only begotten, physically, by Divine conception of God, the Giver; Holy Spirit! God's gift is holy spirit, which is power from on high. We are baptized by this gift from God, the Giver.

    That which is born of the flesh(body & soul) is flesh(body & soul0; and that which is born of the Spirit(God) is spirit(gift). See Acts 2:38.

    "And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. Luke 24:49.
    "And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me."For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence." Acts 1:4-5.

    "endued with power from on high" Luke 24:49.
    "the promise of the Father" Acts 1:4.
    "ye shall be baptized with the holy spirit" Acts 1:5.

    "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."
    Acts 1:8.
    "And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
    "And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
    "And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
    "And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance."
    Acts 2:1-4.
    "Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
    "For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call."
    Acts 2:38-39.

    Who do you say that i am!?

    Matthew 16:15-17 KJV
    15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

    Trinitarians have three gods with one nature, while they say that Jesus has two natures(let them do the math here; and believe me, they sure will try). And we thought "common core" is bad! This theological heresy "takes the cake"; hands down at that(emphasized).
    This is a monumental obstacle of the faith, and demonstrates great disrespect to the integrity of Christ's accomplishments, as well as stripping God of his rightful magnitude.
    Now look at John 14:12 and tell me that you can relate to this truth!

    John 14:12
    Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

    No! Nobody is gonna do works that is great, huh, GREATER?? than God!!
    Mark 14:36
    And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.

    Romans 8:15
    For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

    Galatians 4:6
    And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
    God is unchangeable, God is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent.
    . God is eternal and immortal; God can not die; God can not be born; God is Spirit; God has no form or comeliness.

  • Merci Éric pour le temps que tu prends pour ces vidéos très instructives, et merci pour le sous titrage en français. Fraternellement

  • I thank you for your sound research and studying. Since leavening the org, I’ve learned to read the Bible and allow it to speak and interpret itself instead installing multiple own beliefs and holding on to the tradition of JW teaching.

    I’m currently researching speaking in tongues, does it exist today? Has it ceased? Is speaking in tongues the evidence of the Holy Spirit? Do all speak in tongues? I’m sure you will get to this topic as well as many others over time. I look forward to hearing your take on it.

    Your video on partaking helped me to reconsider and teaching and partake for the first time ever a local church.

  • Great channel!!

    Here's a quote from the "Delian Problem": Doubling the Cube, the most famous of the collection, is often referred to as the Delian problem due to a legend that the Delians had CONSULTED PLATO on the subject. In another form, the story asserts that the Athenians in 430 B.C. consulted the oracle at Delos in the hope to stop the plague ravaging their country. They were advised by Apollo to double his altar that had the form of a cube. As a result of several failed attempts to satisfy the god, the pestilence only worsened and at the end they turned to PLATO for advice." See anything wrong with this quote?

    PLATO was born in 428 BCE. So he is being consulted some 2 years before his own birth. This is just one example of what happens when the timeline is artificially expanded. The only possible eclipse that can be linked to the beginning of the Peloponnesian War is a total eclipse that occurred in January of 402 BCE, meaning the PPW began in 403 BCE. At 30-year peace agreement ended in the 10th year of the war, that is, 394 BCE. If that was the original 30-year peace agreement enacted at the time of Xerxes' invasion of Greece, then the invasion took place in 424 BCE. The year of Xerxes' invasion has two critical references: 1) It must be an Olympic year. Check. 2) There must be an eclipse over Persia in the "early spring," meaning the first month of Spring. Check. There was an eclipse on March 21st. There was no eclipse in the early Spring in 480 BCE, the revised year for Xerxes' invasion.

    Of note, when 424 BCE dates Xerxes' invasion correctly, the Battle of Marathon occurrs 10 years earlier in 434 BCE. Two Greek references confirm Darius I died at Marathon. If that's the case, then the temple was completed late this year (Ezra 6:14,15) since the temple was completed the year Darius I died after 21 years of building beginning the 1st of Cyrus. Thus if we add 21 years to 434 BCE, the true date for the 1st of Cyrus would fall in: 455 BCE!

    This is just one of several ways to confirm the original year for the 1st of Cyrus in 455 BCE, which matches the Bible's reference that Jerusalem would begin to be rebuilt in 455 BCE. Even JWs recognize that. Only they date 455 BCE to year 20th of Artaxerxes rather than the 1st of Cyrus.

    Anyway, just thought you'd like knowing that Plato is being consulted 2 years before his birth with the present chronology, which is impossible. That chronology also dates the fall of Jerusalem in 587/586 BCE, a date some presume to be accurate, but is not. More importantly, it is not BIBLICAL. The Bible requires the fall of Jerusalem to take place in 529 BCE; not 607 BCE or 586 BCE. Thanks for doing a video on this interesting discrepancy!

  • Hi Eric thanks for the efforts you put in. Have you listened to Kel at The Trinity Delusion. He believes Jesus did not exist as a God/spirit/Angel/Son person before His conception in Mary's womb. The logos was not a "person" but the express thought/plan of God. I had always believed in pre-existence until I heard his argument. Also there is a man called Dustan Smith who was able to answer Col 1:15-19 for me. His on utube speaking to a man called Dan Gill. Worth listening to.

  • If anyone knows Judy McGlire and Rosanna Labigan, please pray for their salvation. They are JWs and have been for many years.


    (Heb. 5:4 NIV) He must be CALLED BY GOD just as Aaron was.

    They must speak according to the LAW AND TO THE TESTIMONY

    (Isaiah 8:20) To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.


    (Rev. 19:10) And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, see thou do it not; I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus : worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy


    (John 10:16) And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall one fold, and one shepherd.




    (Isaiah 41:4-5)

    4 Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the Lord, the first, and with the last; I am he.

    5 The isles saw it, and feared; the ends of the earth were afraid, drew near, and came.









    (Mark 16:14-16)

    14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.

    15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

    16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

    (John 20:19-21)

    19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

    20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.

    21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.



    In Matthew 24:3, when asked by his disciples about the sign of his coming and of the end of the age, Jesus answered them that the gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world and then the end shall come (Matt. 24:14). According to the savior in Matt. 24:33, when you see all these things (THE SIGNS), it is near – at the DOORS. He mentioned about WARS that will be rumored or will become NEWS, but this war is not the END yet (matt. 24:6). It will be followed by another bigger WAR involving nations and kingdoms of the world (matt. 24:7). There was only one religion in the world that appeared during that time of great conflict, the Iglesia Ni Cristo that was registered with the Philippine Government on July 27, 1914.


    (Rev. 7:2-4) 2 And I saw another angel ascending from the East having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the 4 angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea. 3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads 4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and fourty four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed. (The seal is the Holy Spirit–(Eph. 1:13)


    (Note how Apostle John narrated in Revelation 7:2 the vision he had seen concerning God's work in these last days "And I saw another angel…". In verse 4, there was a remarkable shift in the point of view, he said: "And I heard…" This is not a part of the vision, and yet Apostle John mentioned the sealing done during the time of Christ and His apostles so he can show the link between the first century Church and the Church in these last days. Both are act of sealing and both are God's work for mans salvation


    THEY ARE: (1) Wilson of America (2) Lloyd George of Great Britain (3)Orlando of Italy and (4) Clemenceau of France ..(BETTER KNOWN AS THE BIG FOUR)

    According to (2 Peter 3:8) 1 day to God is equal to 1000 years to men

    THEREFORE:…. 1/2 hr. to God = 20 years, 9 months and 30 days.

    According to (Rev. 8: 1) …when the seventh seal was opened, there was silence in heaven ABOUT the space of half an hour

    According TO HISTORY: World War 1 ended on Nov. 11, 1918 and World War 2 begun on Sept. 1, 1939.

    FROM: Nov. 11, 1918 to Sept. 1, 1939 is equal to 20 years, 9 months and 20 days.




    Isaiah 41:9-10 (KJV)

    9 Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.

    10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.


    The opening of the sixth seal is followed by a great earthquake, the darkening of the sun and the moon and the falling of stars (cf. Rev. 6:12-13). These events occurred in the 18th and 19th centuries. The great earthquake occurred in Lisbon, Portugal in 1755, the darkening of the sun and the moon in 1780 and the falling of stars in 1833. At the end of the sixth seal, which also signals the beginning of the seventh seal, the heavens were departed which caused the hiding of all kinds of men in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains (cf. Rev. 6:14-17). The departing of the heaven that caused this was the Great War that broke out in 1914. This war is also symbolized in the prophecy as the winds that were seen later being held by the four angels (cf. Rev. 7:1, Jer. 4:11-12, 19). The end of the sixth seal which is also the beginning of the seventh seal is what is also referred to in the Bible prophecies as the "ENDS OF THE EARTH".



    Isaiah 46:10-13 (KJV)

    10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: (God's cousel are his words…Psalm 107:11)

    11 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.

    12 Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are far from righteousness: (God's righteousness is the gospel…Romans 1:16-17)

    13 I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.



    Rev. 14: 1-5

    1And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.

    2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:

    3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

    4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

    James 1:1,18

    1 James, servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greetings:

    18 Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

    Hebrews 12:22-23

    22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

    23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,



    God sent Apostle Paul to preach the gospel to the Gentiles (Isaiah 42:6, Isaiah 49:6' Acts 13:47, Acts 26:13-18).


    Ephesians 1:13 (KJV)

    13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,



    Martin Luther, a German Catholic Priest sparked a revolution when he disputed the view on INDULGENCES. He published a book

    "THE BABYLONIAN CAPTIVITY OF THE CHURCH" in 1520. It started the Protestant Reformation that resulted to thousands of people in Europe to leave the Catholic Church.



    The Last Messenger warning those who received a MARK IN THE FOREHEAD AND IN HIS HAND and the corresponding punishment from God.

    After the work of the 3rd Angel is the second coming of the Son of man and the time of HARVEST on JUDGMENT DAY (Rev. 14:14, Matt. 24:30) (Rev. 14:15, Matt. 13:39)


    (Isaiah 62:11-12 NIV)

    11 The Lord has made proclamation to the ends of the earth:

    “Say to Daughter Zion, ‘See, your Savior comes!

    See, his reward is with him, and his recompense accompanies him.’”

    12 They will be called the Holy People, the Redeemed of the Lord;

    and you will be called Sought After, the City No Longer Deserted


    (1st Thessalonians 4:16-17)

    16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

    17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.


    (Zechariah 13:9)

    9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God



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  • so my question is then, do you people think this world is getting better or worse? to me seems getting worse – how do we compromise ? – where are the answers ? ( btw im not a jw)

  • 100 years claiming the end coming == hahahahaha == they have been saying it since the beginning of JESUS"S teachings == did yu not read == question == what happens to the humans that never want to know of JESUS == HUH ? ? reading and praying == are the first things to following him == what if what he said is true == those asking and trying to follow will be saved over for more retraining == all others will be given what they wanted == no christ ? ! = in other words = no saving over for more retraining == all things to all people = HUH ? ? do we really think we know every thing there is to know = HUH ? watch tower witnesses == are no more fooled than any of us are == just in a different way == satan is good at what he does == blinding and deceiving == why is it after all this time == yu are not teaching == rather than still griping == Job 16:1-5 Living Bible (TLB)
    = 16 Job’s reply: = 2 “I have heard all this before. What miserable comforters all of you are. 3 Won’t you ever stop your flow of foolish words? What have I said that makes you speak so endlessly? 4 But perhaps I’d sermonize the same as you—if you were I and I were you. I would spout off my criticisms against you and shake my head at you. 5 But no! I would speak in such a way that it would help you. I would try to take away your grief. = yu just cant take it all in == can ya ? WELL == why is it that yu are not teaching the basis stuff == as did JESUS == here == I will start == lets not all gripe at the falseness of others teachings == but let us teach as we know ===== James 2:14-17 Living Bible (TLB) ==== 14 Dear brothers, what’s the use of saying that you have faith and are Christians if you aren’t proving it by helping others? Will that kind of faith save anyone? 15 If you have a friend who is in need of food and clothing, 16 and you say to him, “Well, good-bye and God bless you; stay warm and eat hearty,” and then don’t give him clothes or food, what good does that do?
    = 17 So you see, it isn’t enough just to have faith. You must also do good to prove that you have it. Faith that doesn’t show itself by good works is no faith at all—it is dead and useless.
    == see that term = DEAD AND USELESS == there are millions of humans that think all they have to do is want to be saved == and they dont even know what that means == it means saved from harming themselves or others == it does not mean saved forever == for no reason == new earth is reserved for those trying to help == not those hoping to get to the fairy-go-round in the sky == dead and useless == was his words ! == Matthew 7:21-23 Living Bible (TLB)
    = 21 “Not all who sound religious are really godly people. They may refer to me as ‘Lord,’ but still won’t get to heaven. For the decisive question is whether they obey my Father in heaven. 22 At the Judgment[a] many will tell me, ‘Lord, Lord, we told others about you and used your name to cast out demons and to do many other great miracles.’ 23 But I will reply, ‘You have never been mine.[b] Go away, for your deeds are evil.’ == he has asked me == of all people == to help == this is what I know == scriptures == not griping = or guessing == Ecclesiastes 12:12 Living Bible (TLB) == 12 But, my son, be warned: there is no end of opinions ready to be expressed. Studying them can go on forever and become very exhausting! == John 5:19 Living Bible (TLB) = 19 Jesus replied, “The Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing, and in the same way. == Revelation 12:9 Living Bible (TLB) = 9 This great Dragon—the ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, the one deceiving the whole world—was thrown down onto the earth with all his army. ==== do yu really think yu are not part of the ones with no deception == HUH ? > ? ! remember == satan is good at deceiving ! ! maybe even yu ? ! ? ! == Jeremiah 17:9 Living Bible (TLB) = 9 The heart is the most deceitful thing there is and desperately wicked. No one can really know how bad it is!

  • Hello I just want the ask you of all the year s you been a witness and the attacks the society have had on them to mislead them and others do you believe they are truly guided and close to Jehovah so as to be his. Speaker or do you believe those there have let there human egos get the better off them over time and that's why they get Inthe way of the real truth. …..my experience with then was used when I was manipulated backward by bad things so to influance them and attack them as I know the wicked wanted to destroy them and there teaching s to allow darker things to influance the world as well as them …..many have been hurt mislead left out on the way side been taught rubbish and so on so I ask like the early Christian churches were attacked and influaned to ..do you. Believe they and the Kingdom hall is still the place to be to be sprutualy fed and the best place to keep good association

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