Neither Barbour nor Russell was the first to explain the Lord’s return as an invisible presence. Much earlier, Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) had written that Christ would return and reign “invisible to mortals.” In 1856, Joseph Seiss, a Lutheran minister in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, had written about a two-stage second advent—an invisible pa‧rou‧si′a, or presence, followed by a visible manifestation. Then, in 1864, Benjamin Wilson had published his Emphatic Diaglott with the interlinear reading “presence,” not “coming,” for pa‧rou‧si′a, and B. W. Keith, an associate of Barbour, had drawn it to the attention of Barbour and his associates.
“Look Out for 1914!” When World War I broke out in 1914, “The World,” then a leading newspaper in New York City, stated in its magazine section: “The terrific war outbreak in Europe has fulfilled an extraordinary prophecy. . . . ‘Look out for 1914!’ has been the cry of the hundreds of travelling evangelists, who, representing this strange creed [associated with Russell], have gone up and down the country enunciating the doctrine that ‘the Kingdom of God is at hand.’”—“The World Magazine,” August 30, 1914.
In 1912, Russell and his associates embarked on a bold educational venture that was far ahead of its time. In fact, it was to reach millions of people worldwide. It was the “Photo-Drama of Creation”—a combination motion picture and slide presentation, synchronized with musical recordings and phonograph-record talks. It was about eight hours in length and was presented in four parts. Besides the regular “Photo-Drama,” the “Eureka Drama,” consisting of either the recorded lectures and musical recordings or the records plus the slides, was also made available.
Though it lacked motion pictures, it was successfully presented in less densely populated areas. Imagine the historic scene: In January 1914, during the era of silent movies, an audience of 5,000 gathered at The Temple, a building on West 63rd Street, in New York City. Many others had to be turned away. The occasion? Why, the premiere in New York of the “Photo-Drama of Creation”! Before the audience was a large motion-picture screen. As they watched—and listened—something truly amazing happened. C. T. Russell, then in his early 60’s, appeared on the screen. His lips began to move, and his words could be heard! As the presentation continued, it took those in attendance—by means of words, color pictures, and music—from earth’s creation to the end of Christ’s Millennial Reign.
During the presentation they also saw (by means of time-lapse photography) other things that astounded them—the unfolding of a flower and the hatching of a chick. They were truly impressed! By the end of 1914, the “Photo-Drama” had been presented before millions of persons in North America, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia. The “Photo-Drama” certainly proved to be an effective means of reaching masses of people in a relatively short period of time.
Originally posted by Machine
There will only be one authorized religion in the last days. Everyone will be forced to worship the beast and receive his mark. The vast majority will not only accept this fact but they will also be proud to be apart of it. Sounds insane when you consider it but in time it will make sense.
Originally posted by TruthStrgnrThanFiction
isnt UN and NWO all about combining all religions into one religion like a big happy masonic lodge?!!!! then the beast comes and says im god etc etc?
its nothing about banning religion, or are the jhv witnesses right?
Originally posted by JB1234
The fact that world events led up to to WW1 isn't really the issue. Nor was CTR the ONLY person predicting that 1914 would be a pivotal year on the world stage.
But not everyone was thrilled with the success of The Finished Mystery. The book contained some references to the clergy of Christendom that were very cutting. This so angered the clergy that they urged the government to suppress the publications of the Bible Students. As a result of this clergy-inspired opposition, early in 1918, The Finished Mystery was banned in Canada. Opposition soon mounted against the Bible Students in the United States.
To expose this clergy-inspired pressure, on March 15, 1918, the Watch Tower Society released the tract Kingdom News No. 1. Its message? The six-column-wide headline read: “Religious Intolerance—Pastor Russell’s Followers Persecuted Because They Tell the People the Truth.” Below the heading “Treatment of Bible Students Smacks of the ‘Dark Ages’” were set forth the facts of the persecution and the ban that had begun in Canada. The instigators? The tract pulled no punches in pointing to the clergy, who were described as “a bigoted class of men who have systematically endeavored to prevent the people from understanding the Bible and to throttle all Bible teaching unless it comes through them.” What a hard-hitting message!
How did the clergy respond to such an exposé? They had already stirred up trouble against the Watch Tower Society. But now they got vicious! In the spring of 1918, a wave of violent persecution was launched against the Bible Students in both North America and Europe. The clergy-inspired opposition came to a head on May 7, 1918, when U.S. federal warrants were issued for the arrest of J. F. Rutherford and several of his close associates. By mid-1918, Rutherford and seven associates found themselves in the federal penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia.
Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by Blue_Jay33
This isn't a thread about Ron Paul.
There are 10,000 other RP-related threads. You couldn't post in one of them?
Originally posted by JB1234
Why would the US government arrest members of the governing body and close the WT headquarters down at the behest of religious leaders during WW1 if they were part of the conspiracy to start it?
As a result of this clergy-inspired opposition, early in 1918, The Finished Mystery was banned in Canada. Opposition soon mounted against the Bible Students in the United States.
By mid-1918, Rutherford and seven associates found themselves in the federal penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia.
Originally posted by smallpeeps
imagine having called WW1 to the year and then using that to prove yourself a prophet? CTR kinda set himself up in this way.
Anglo-American Establishment [Paperback]
Quigley Carroll (Author)
Publication Date: June 1981
Quigley exposes the secret society's established in London in 1891, by Cecil Rhodes. Quigley explains how these men worked in union to begin their society to control the world. He explains how all the wars from that time were deliberately created to control the economies of all the nations.
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May 12, 1999
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A must read for those who want to see America remain a sovereign nation.
Quigley gives a meticulous account of the history of the Rhodes scholarships, and those that implemented the desires set forth in the wills of Cecil Rhodes, the British diamond king and colonial statesman.
Since 1904, this scholarship has been used to train "men of ability and enthusiasm who find no suitable way to serve their country under the current political system" at Oxford Universary in England. The goal is uniting the world. These Rhodes scholars are now serving in key positions all over the world.
Much of the book is devoted to Sir Alfred Milner and the "Milner Group." Upon Rhodes' death, Milner obtained control of Rhodes' money and was able to use it to lubricate the working of propaganda throughout the world.
Quigley says of the Milner group: "No country that values its safety should allow what the Milner group accomplished - that is, that a small number of men would be able to wield such power in administration and politics, should be given almost complete control over the publication of documents relating to their actions, should be able to exercise such influence over the avenues of information that create public opinion, and should be able to monopolize so completely the writing and the teaching of the history of their own period."
The seeds of America’s demise were planted by the Jewish banking system which allows the privately owned Federal to create money out of nothing and then through fractional reserve banking lend out 10 to 30 times as much as was originally created. This will in due time create an unpayable debt and interest burden which is designed to transfer all wealth to the banks. It also creates a Depression just like the one the world is now entering. In the last Depression three million Americans died from starvation between 1929 and 1939 according to the Russian demographer Borisov. As I have said before, this current Depression should be called the Greatest Starvation because I believe 9 million Americans will die of starvation without a banking reform that only a political earthquake could bring about.
When this Depression is over, the Rothschild Criminal Network will buy everything for pennies in the dollar with money they stole from us.
As we saw, 1913 was the year the seeds of the collapse of the American dollar were sown. In 1912 the president of a rabbinical association changed his political affiliation from Republican to Democrat so he could vote for Woodrow Wilson. He had heard from the Rothschild network what a good thing World War I would be for Judaica. In 1915 a Rothschild agent from JP Morgan told a group of Philadelphia businessmen that America would enter the war so the war would go past 1915. This is according to Ferdinand Lundberg’s classic America’s 60 Families. The war had to last until England, France, Russia and Germany went bankrupt making America the world financial center. It also made World War II possible.
Ozarks Catholics Fighting 'Unprecedented Attack on Religious Freedom'
Catholics across the country and in the Ozarks say a mandate that requires all faith-based entities except churches to provide insurance coverage for birth control is an attack on their moral convictions.
Local Catholic priests speak out against federal contraception mandate
As National Journal notes: "The explosion of anger from American church leaders was immediate. On Sunday, bishops in at least 125 of the 195 dioceses in the country had letters of protest read from the pulpit at all Masses. Four bishops -- in Phoenix; Cincinnati; Green Bay, Wis.; and Lubbock, Texas -- warned of civil disobedience.
"'We cannot -- we will not comply with this unjust law. People of faith cannot be made second-class citizens,' said the letter from Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix," reported the Journal.
"The administration has provided over $2 billion to Catholic organizations over the past three years in addition to numerous non-financial partnerships that promote healthy communities and serve the common good," Carney said.
The UN itself admitted yesterday that it was surprised that the sect, whose formal name is the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, had been accepted on its list of non-governmental organisations for the last 10 years. A former member said: "There is a glaring inconsistency which has emerged between the WTBTS's frequent portrayal of the UN as an evil organisation and its behind-the-scenes attempts to curry favour with that organisation. Were individual members to be aware of any formal link they would be devastated.
"By no stretch of the imagination could the WTBTS be considered to share the ideals of the UN charter unless you suppose that destruction of the UN by God is consistent with that charter."
The WCC statement encourages UN member states "to recognize and accept the importance of the universality of human rights and to work for it in a spirit of cooperation across regional lines". The new UN body should recognize the contribution of churches and civil society organizations to the promotion and defense of human rights, and guarantee them "unhindered access" to its sessions, the WCC emphasizes. At the same time, it calls on WCC member churches to "continue to work closely with the Human Rights Council," among others by "monitoring compliance with internationally accepted human rights, norms and standards".
"The World Council of Religious Leaders (WCRL), an independent body, works to bring religious resources to support the work of the United Nations in our common quest for peace. WCRL is not an official part of the United Nations, nor does it have any status with the United Nations.
The formation of the World Council of Religious Leaders was one of the stated goals of the Millennium World Peace Summit. The objective of this Council is to serve as a resource to the United Nations and its agencies around the world, nation states and other international organizations, offering the collective wisdom and resources of the faith traditions toward the resolution of critical global problems."
"The World Council of Churches and the Roman Catholic Church have often stated that the United Nations Organization is the chief temporal hope for world peace.” -- December 7, 1973, by Cardinal Maurice Roy and by Dr. Philip Potter, secretary-general of WCC.
OIC Permanent Observer Mission to the UN organizes a panel on the role of the faith-based organizations and interfaith initiatives in reconciliation and peacemaking OIC Permanent Observer Mission to the UN in New York organized a panel event on Monday - 6 February 2012 within the framework of the World Interfaith Harmony Week. The panel titled "The Role of the Faith-based Organizations and Interfaith Initiatives in Reconciliation and Peacemaking", and moderated by Ambassador Ufuk Gokcen, OIC's Permanent Observer to the UN, featured such distinguished speakers as Turkey's Permanent Representative to the UN HE Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan, Deputy Permanent Representative of Finland, Dr. Joyce Dubensky of the Tanenbaum Center, Prof. Marc Gopin of George Mason University, Dr. William Vendley of World Conference for Religions for Peace, Dr. Azhar Hussain of International Center for Religion and Diplomacy, and Rabbi Arthur Schneier of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation. read more
This action was significant because it demonstrated the hypocrisy of the Watchtower organization to teach one thing to its followers, while negotiating for other interests with the very form of “Satan’s system” that it consistently denounced. This condemnation of the UN as the “image of the wild beast” continued throughout its 10-year association with the UN as even just a year prior the Society’s official disassociation from the UN, the Watchtower claimed:
“What is an NGO? A non-governmental organization (NGO) is a not-for-profit, voluntary citizens’ group, which is organized on a local, national or international level to address issues in support of the public good. …About 1,500 NGOs with strong information programmes on issues of concern to the UN are associated with the Department of Public Information (DPI), giving the UN valuable links to people around the world. DPI helps these NGOs gain access to and disseminate information about the issues in which the United Nations is involved so that the public can better understand the aims and objectives of the world Organization and support its work.” — www.un.org...
As is clearly stated, in order for the Watchtower Society to have been associated with the UN as an NGO, the organization would have been required to disseminate information about the UN’s objectives in a way that would indicate “support” for its work. As is clearly seen, the Society violated these terms by its disdainful statements made about the UN to the Jehovah’s Witnesses inside the organization. Yet, publicly, the Society attempted to comply with the UN’s policy of “support” by publishing positive articles about the United Nation’s activities and promoting its agenda in its Awake! magazine that was distributed to the general public as late as July of 2001.
“International Year of Volunteers …On November 20, 1997, the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed the year 2001 to be the ‘International Year of Volunteers,’ (IYV 2001). According to the UN, there are four objectives to be achieved during the year. …The UN hopes that IYV 2001 will result in more requests for the services of volunteers. …A total of 123 governments have joined in sponsoring the objectives of this UN resolution. …The box ‘International Year of Volunteers’ describes some of the goals the UN hopes to reach. …there are still numerous individuals around the world who are willing to make a difference. What motivates to them to do so? What do they accomplish? And how may they affect your life?” —Awake! July 22, 2001, p. 5
“Who may use the library? …Anyone with a valid United Nations Headquarters grounds pass, including specialized agencies, accredited media and NGO staff, is able to visit the library. Due to security constraints in place at the United Nations Headquarters complex, the library is not open to the general public. The vast majority of recent documentation is available to everyone electronically.”
“…the Criteria for Association of NGOs—at least in their latest version—contain some language that we cannot subscribe to.”
The criteria for association for NGOs have not been changed since 1991…
ot only has the “Criteria for Association of NGOs” not changed since 1991, but the Society has always been required to “support” and promote the ideals of the UN since its association in 1991. This can be seen stated in the following quotes taken from the 1994 version of the “United Nations Department of Public Information and Non-Governmental Organizations”
Originally posted by Xcouncil=wisdom
reply to post by smallpeeps
Do you have any comments about the possibility of the UN banning religion?
Or is it an un-reality in your perspective?
Originally posted by Xcouncil=wisdom
So my question now changes from do you think they will (ban religion) to:
HOW could they officially go about it?
lit. accomplished fact; something that has already happened and is thus unlikely to be reversed, a done deal.