posted on Jun, 10 2007 @ 05:48 PM
Well this topic is of interest to me, as it should anybody observing world events, so here is what the JW's have said about it. Agree or disagree
with them this is what they think about it.
In reading some of this thread I have seen no quotes from JW's books so I will provide some. First the basics, what you need to know.
All false religion = Babylon The Great aka The Harlot/Whore
Unitied Nations = Scarlet colored Wild Beast aka image of the beast
Also "the disgusting thing" from Christdom's perspective
The Bible book of Revelation, and the Watchtower book "Revelation It's Grand climax at hand" is used to undertand this.
So they say this Beast will turn on and destroy the Harlot most likely in an effort to assert better control of world situation that has developed.
Quotes from the Watchtower Society
"Keep on the Watch" (Brochere) 2004
"Will the worlds governments really do such a thing? The bible states that 'God will put it into there hearts'.(Revelation 17:17)It will be sudden,
suprising, shocking, not foreseeable or gradual."
It is likened to how the ancient city of Babylon was conquered by the Medes and Persains in 539 BCE in one day, to the suprize of the world at that
"Revelation It's Grand Climax at Hand"(Book) 1988,2006
Talking about a the worlds governments "They will feel that it is in their nationalistic interests to turn upon the great harlot. They may come to
view the continued existence of organized religion within their boundaries as a threat to their sovereignty.....Yes, the nations will use the
scarlet-colored wild beast, the United Nations in destroying Babylon the Great...When the time comes, the nations will evidently see the need to
strengthen the United Nations. They will give it teeth, as it were, lending it whatever authority and power they possess so that it can turn upon
false religion and fight sucessfully against her "until the words of God will have been acomplished"".
This above point is of interest to CT people who think the UN has or will get too much power, because thats what the JW's say the book of Revelation
And this quote is interesting as well Watchtower May 1, 1999
Talking about Babylon the Great
"The unclean influenece she has wielded over the kings of the earth will dramatically change as that relationship turns into one of violent hatred on
the part of the 'ten horns and the wild beast'. When the "scarlet-colored wild beast" attacks the religious harlot, "the disgusting thing" will
be standing in a menacing way in Christdom's so-called holy place".
The JW's compare this to the Romans attack on Jersusalem in 66 CE and 70 CE.
As to when it will happen, that is what they are waiting for, because they don't know. They had a special world wide campaign last fall(2006) to let
people know religion's end is near.
Finally they believe that the UN attack on religion triggers something the bible calls the "Great Tribulation" the second phase of this tribulation
includes Armagedon which ends the current economic, political and military systems in place, they are replaced by a theocratic government from heaven,
which includes that 144,000 mentioned before in this thread.
There will be survivors, judged as worthy by Jesus himself. All the rest will die and cease to exist, no hell. Just like sleeping without dreams.
Well, many believe these idea's are insane, all I can say is watch to see if the UN turns on religion, and if they do, then you will know if they are
right or wrong. And if they are right on this one, then most likely they are right about their other beliefs.
[edit on 10-6-2007 by Blue_Jay33]