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Wednesday, March 21 Let every person be in subjection to the superior authorities.​—Rom. 13:1.


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Wednesday, March 21

Let every person be in subjection to the superior authorities.—Rom. 13:1.

The Bible Students were sincere. But during the period between 1914 and 1919, they did not always have a proper view of subjection to the secular governments. Therefore, as a group, they were not always neutral with regard to the war effort. For example, when the president of the United States decreed that May 30, 1918, would be set aside as a day of prayer for peace, The Watch Tower urged the Bible Students to join in the observance. Some brothers purchased bonds to provide financial assistance to the war effort, and a few even went into the trenches with guns and bayonets. However, it would be a mistake to conclude that the Bible Students were first taken into captivity to Babylon the Great because they needed correction and discipline. On the contrary, they understood their obligation to separate themselves from false religion, and during World War I, the break with that world empire was almost complete.—Luke 12:47, 48. w16.11 5:9

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21 hours ago, GrumpysWife said:

For example, when the president of the United States decreed that May 30, 1918, would be set aside as a day of prayer for peace, 

 

I wonder if there will be any special emphasis on the 100th anniversary...

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