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Peace and Security, Great Tribulation, Armageddon
Doak replied to Loyal's topic in Secular News in the Mainstream MediaHello to all of you, dear brothers! I'm a young, baptized, newly married brother serving in a congregation in Portugal. Lately I've been feeling a little down, I'm not going to lie. I have known the truth since I was born, and I have always heard that there will be a Great Tribulation and an Armageddon. As I got a little older, I began to hear about the announcement of peace and security that we are all waiting for. The problem is that more than 20 years have passed. And I know that before I was born the brothers already heard about it. I've made so many changes in my life for the end of the system and it seems like it never comes again... I sometimes hear speeches from the Governing Body (such as Brother Anthony Morris's final speech for the second part of the 2021 Annual Meeting, February 2022 Broadcasting) or read articles in the Watchtower that make me think it won't last longer. than 5 years. Other times, through the news I see, conversations with some brothers or even the organization's projects, I keep thinking that the end is not so close after all. The Governing Body says the end is "imminent". When someone tells me something is imminent, or about to occur, I usually think it will be in a few days or weeks. In the case of the end, of course I don't think of days or weeks, but the word "imminent" makes me think of 2 or 3 years. Imminent is associated with urgency and it doesn't seem to me that more than 5 years is that imminent for a human being. For humans like us, imminent is something brief that we are about to witness. How long ago did we start hearing the expression "the Last of "the Last Days""? What if the conflict with the King of the North lasts for a few years (as Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, said)? To announce peace and security, the world needs to be at least at peace, and I don't think peace with Russia will be achieved that quickly. I see the war in Ukraine as the tip of the iceberg, which will continue around the world until it reaches the confrontation "King of the North vs King of the South". The announcement of peace and security may not come until a few years from now. And what about the Great Tribulation? It may take even longer to arrive. We still have the prophecy of the "generation that will not pass away", but we have the example of Brother Mark Sanderson who was born in 1965 and is currently 57 years old. For me, 57 is still a relatively young age. It takes 13 years to reach the age of 70 and normally no one dies of old age at 70. Do you understand what I mean? In my former congregation, for example, there was also a brother who took the emblems and who must have been around 40 years old. There are many anointed ones who are still somewhat far from old age. I'm getting more and more fed up with this system and it never seems to end. Even the Covid-19 pandemic caused me hope, but it's been 2 and a half years of pandemic and nothing has happened. The war with the King of the North also started in February and we are already entering July. Another convention is coming and the question remains: how many more conventions will there be until the end of the system? Like, how many more conventions does the Governing Body have prepared for us to attend (when they are prepared 5 years in advance)? And regarding the Memorial, how many Memorials are we going to attend until the Great Tribulation comes? We also have the project of the series "The Good News According to Jesus" that started recording on May 20th of this year. If this series can be used in the new world to teach the resurrected about the Bible, then Jehovah will want the series to be released before the system ends, right? Since the series will last about 1000 hours, how many years will it take to finish recording, editing, translating, etc? And what about the new study book "Enjoy Life Forever!"? We will have a worldwide preaching campaign in September to offer Bible studies with this publication, do you think Jehovah would allow the end to come before anyone interested has time to study it and make progress? And the return to face-to-face meetings? Wouldn't it make sense for Jehovah to give us some reasonable time to encourage each other after 2 years away from each other? And as for preaching, do you think the end will come without us getting back to full throttle (not to mention the judgment message)? Please brothers, tell me your opinions regarding everything I said, regarding current events and how long you think the end is. I need help from a brother who is up to date and who is an active servant of Jehovah. (This text was originally written in Portuguese from Portugal, I apologize for any errors in the English translation)
Oh No, Not Again - G4-H3H2 🦠
Nemo posted a topic in Secular News in the Mainstream MediaSo, we’re currently dealing with the Covid Situation right. I would like to turn your attention to the starting or the beginning of what may develop into another flu. We had the swine flu back in 2009. I’ve seen this new virus called by different names. Other names are: G4, G4-EA-H1N1, A/H1N1pdm09, H3N2v-COVID20. I’m sure someone is going to make an easier name for it. Like Covid, or Ronna. I wouldn’t be surprised if they called it Swine Flu again since it’s basically a form of the original strain just mutated and changed enough so the vaccine that we all got is well useless. I’ve been trying to get more information but it seems like everyone is documenting Covid Symptoms and are more focused on them. All the more reason to be safe, and stay inside. This is a developing situation more information to follow. https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/30/asia/china-swine-flu-pandemic-intl-hnk-scli-scn/index.html https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2020/06/30/this-new-flu-virus-has-pandemic-potential-here-are-7-reasons-why/#f57a09e1767a https://www.cdc.gov/flu/swineflu/variant/h3n2v-cases.htm https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/30/world/asia/h1n1-swine-flu-virus-china-pig.html https://www.bbc.com/news/health-53218704
Is it closer than you think?
Rocco posted a topic in General Discussion & Everyday Chit ChatWe know neither the day nor the hour. But we know the season. Romans 13:11-12 how long is the season? Surely it's well along?
Robots Almost Ready for Battlefield: United Nations is studying the future of artificial intelligence and robots. SOURCES: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/05/30/ctw-pkg-shubert-un-killer-robots.cnn.html?hpt=hp_c5 Hmm... This might be used on Clearing of BTG by UN in the near future since it can kill people without human intervention or via remote.
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