Did Jesus return during 1914 or is this anti-jw propaganda?
Can you also link your answer to a jw.org link or article. I'm having trouble finding out what their doctrine concerning this matter teaches. Just really confused and want answers. Thank you!
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Jerusalem existed as the capital city of the Jewish nation—the seat of rulership of the line of kings from the house of King David. Psalm 48:1, 2. However, these kings were unique among national leaders. They sat on “Jehovah’s throne” as representatives of God himself. 1 Chronicles 29:23 Jerusalem was thus a symbol of Jehovah’s rulership.
“Remove the turban, and take off the crown. . . . It will not belong to anyone until the one who has the legal right comes, and I will give it to him.” Ezekiel 21:26, 27 “The one who has the legal right” to the Davidic crown is Christ Jesus. Luke 1:32, 33 So the ‘trampling’ would end when Jesus became King.
When would that grand event occur? Jesus showed that the Gentiles would rule for a fixed period of time. The account in Daniel chapter 4 holds the key to knowing how long that period would last. King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon saw a tree of enormous height that was chopped down. Its stump could not grow because it was banded with iron and copper. An angel declared: “Let seven times pass over it.”—Daniel 4:10-16.
Revelation 12:6, 14 indicates that three and a half times equal “1,260 days.” “Seven times” would therefore last twice as long, or 2,520 days. But the Gentile nations did not stop ‘trampling’ on God’s rulership a mere 2,520 days after Jerusalem’s fall. Evidently, then, this prophecy covers a much longer period of time. On the basis of Numbers 14:34 and Ezekiel 4:6, which speak of “a day for a year,” the “seven times” would cover 2,520 years.
The 2,520 years began in October 607 B.C.E., when Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians and the Davidic king was taken off his throne. The period ended in October 1914. At that time, “the appointed times of the nations” ended, and Jesus Christ was installed as God’s heavenly King. *—Psalm 2:1-6; Daniel 7:13, 14.
People wanted to know when the Kingdom would come. In fact, Jesus’ disciples asked him: “What will be the sign of your presence and of the conclusion of the system of things?” Matthew 24:3 In reply Jesus told them that only Jehovah God knew exactly when the end of this system of things would come. Matthew 24:36 But Jesus did foretell things that would take place on earth just before the Kingdom would bring true peace and security to mankind. What he foretold is now taking place!Source(s): What events in our time were foretold in the Bible? What does God’s Word say people would be like in “the last days”? Regarding “the last days,” what good things does the Bible foretell? "Are We Living in the Last Days?" https://www.jw.org/en/library/books/bible-teach/ar...
- Bobby JimLv 71 year ago
Why would you want answers from a cult's website? Clearly, the fact that we are all here today is proof enough that Jesus did not arrive yet for His Second Coming. And the world turmoil that we see today is surely not Jesus Millennial Reign of Peace when He reconciles all things to Himself. In 1John 2:18-22, you will find a Biblical foundation for what the JW's promote, and it is not the Gospel!
- 1 year ago
It is not absurdly true, it is a false prophecy of the so-called Witnesses of the Guardian Tower!
It is enough to know that they are believers, but outside Christian doctrine, by virtue, they are the Antichrist!
- Annsan_In_HimLv 71 year ago
It can hardly be anti-JW propaganda when their own literature has been stating that belief of theirs for over 100 years now! You can find it in many of their articles though it appears to be mentioned more rarely lately. Anyway, here you are:
"You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth" book published in 1982, pages 136-141 giving the whole chronology that led them to the date 1914 A.D. for Jesus' return in kingdom power - note - they use the word 'presence' and not 'return'.
P 146 explains, "To return does not always mean that one goes to a literal place. Thus sick persons are said to 'return to health'... In the same way, Christ's return does not mean that he literally comes back to this earth, Rather, it means that he takes Kingdom power toward this earth and turns his attention to it."
"Worldwide Security under the Prince of Peace" book published in 1986, p 26, "The 2,250 years for the Gentiles to be treading underfoot the Kingdom of God in the hands of the house of David ended in 1914. Then came the time for Jesus Christ to be enthroned, not down here on an earthly throne, but in the highest heavens at the right hand of Jehovah God" (p 24 gives the same reference I have, for the Paradise book)
That may be why you are finding the subject confusing, if you think about Jesus visibly returning to Earth as described in Acts 1 & Revelation 1. It is confusing when they take OT prophecies, such as "He comes who has the legal right" (Ezek 21:26-27) which they say means Jesus coming in 1914, but not visibly coming. It's an invisible 'presence' and "his presence as heavenly King has been marked by dramatic world developments" - the only visible things to be seen since 1914. ("What Does the Bible Really Teach?" book published 2005, pp 216-218) But there's no visible Jesus to be seen returning, not even at Armageddon when, yet again, His return then will be invisible. JWs do not believe any of them will ever see Jesus except for a few thousand of them who will go to Heaven. Yet they still speak of Jesus' 'presence' in the same way that others speak of His 'return' - but without them using the word 'return'.
I refer you to Jesus' warning in Matthew 24:23-27.
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- Papa-GLv 71 year ago
I hope this helps!
- Anonymous1 year ago
No, He did not.
When Jesus returns, it will not be in secret and there will be no question about it.
No, why would I link to a cult's (JW) article on Biblical truth?
- k wLv 71 year ago
it must be, just more malarky......there's plenty of it around......
- Anonymous1 year ago
You won't find most of the really crazy teachings on their website
Their site is mainly for propaganda.
They claimed that Jesus returned invisibly in 1914, and after 5 years, chose their religion as the truth.
Their older publications are still archived through different sourses, on the internet.
Just Google Jehovah's Witnesses and 1914.
You need to research outside of what the JWs tell you.
1914 was also supposed to be "the end" for a long time.
You owe it to yourself to research on your own.
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- 1 year ago
He invisibly returned. No big deal. God's invisible, Heaven is invisible, angels and demons are invisible.
- ?Lv 71 year ago
when Jesus returns, it is game over, everything ends and a new beginning comes
- Bill BLv 61 year ago
Jesus did not return in 1914 and it's not anti JW propaganda; it's truth.
Don't you think the papers would have mentioned something if that happened?