ARMAGEDDON RAPIDLY APPROACHING
(Investigator 160, 2015
approaching" in reference to Armageddon is used in Watchtower Society
publications to spur Jehovah's Witnesses to spend more time going
door-to-door — even to drop out of high school or secular employment to
Armageddon is truly
"rapidly approaching" and only JWs will survive — and any JWs who did
not preach sufficiently will also perish — then more hours spent going
door-to-door makes sense.
have heard it
hundreds of times and are used to it, but to new ones and young ones
"Armageddon rapidly approaching" is a frightening threat.
year or period is predicted such as:
16:16 calls it the "war of the great day of God the Almighty,"
Armageddon. This war will come in the twentieth century.
(Awake! 1961, February 22, p. 8)
non-specific but threatening phrases are used such as "rapidly
approaching", "very near" and "at the brink".
some examples of
battle is rapidly approaching. (Preservation 1932, 153)
you see the most
terrible storm of all time rapidly approaching, why not break
away from the cruel and oppressive things of this world, and flee to
the kingdom of God and find safety…
(Universal War Near 1935, p. 38)
Devil has hastened
to gather all his forces of wickedness to the battle of the great day
of God almighty, and which gathering is rapidly approaching its
climax… (Watchtower 1940 3/1 69)
approaching battle of Armageddon makes the matter of praising God
increasingly urgent for survival.
(Watchtower 1950 3/1 67)
the end of such
things is near, for Jehovah God, the Great Shepherd, is directing a
marvelous pastoral work world-wide to gather honest-hearted men to his
fold before the rapidly approaching storm of Armageddon
1954 4/1 224)
Deluge did not
destroy the earth, it merely rid the earth of its undesirable tenants.
So likewise with the rapidly approaching cataclysm of
Armageddon; earth's wicked tenants will be destroyed, but it will
(Watchtower 1954 10/1 580)
battle of Armageddon
will take place within this generation… With Armageddon rapidly
approaching, it is important that Jehovah's witnesses tell people
about Jehovah’s loving provisions for deliverance. (Watchtower 1955
the execution of
fiery judgment at the appalling battle of Armageddon rapidly
approaching, Jehovah the Great Shepherd feels for these sheeplike
ones. (Watchtower 1955 11/15 698)
of all this they
will perish at the rapidly approaching battle of Armageddon.
(Watchtower 1956 11/15 679)
know that this
world is already in its “time of the end” and that it is rapidly
approaching the climax? With it the life of every individual is at
stake. (Watchtower 1958 5/1 288)
believe that the end of the world is rapidly approaching, on
the basis of their deductions from Holy Writ.
(Watchtower 1961 4/1 214)
whereas we know that
we are rapidly approaching the battle of Armageddon, we do not
know when it will begin, neither when it will end, and hence how long
it will be.
1961 11/1 671)
just as human
governments today send out urgent storm warnings, so the government of
God, his kingdom, by means of its earthly representatives, the
Christian witnesses of Jehovah, is sending out urgent warnings
regarding the great storm of Armageddon that is rapidly approaching.
1962 7/1 390)
in 1964, we are
living in the fiftieth year of Kingdom rule. The assault of Gog of
Magog, Satan the Devil, against all Christians is approaching
rapidly. (Watchtower 1964 6/15 368)
crowd of persons from all nations and peoples, he promises to grant
survival through a rapidly approaching great tribulation, and
then entrance into a new order of his own making.
(Watchtower 1976 10/1 593)
then, since the "war
of the great day of God the Almighty" at Har-Magedon is now rapidly
approaching, let us examine God's use of Jeremiah at that ancient
(Watchtower 1979 11/1 17)
when they need to
prepare themselves to withstand the pressures that will come against
God’s people during the rapidly approaching "great
(Watchtower 1981 11/15 20)
difficult time all
faithful Christians are now having is soon to end, for we are rapidly
approaching a new, happy era.
(Watchtower 1983 3/1 8)
disposed humans survived the Deluge, however, so Jesus showed that some
will survive the rapidly approaching "great tribulation."
(Watchtower 1983 10/15 18)
destruction of false religion, Jesus Christ will use his heavenly army
to destroy the rest of this wicked system of things. It will perish in
the rapidly approaching "war of the great day of God the
Almighty" at Har-Magedon.
(Watchtower 1984 7/15 17)
are, therefore, rapidly
approaching that glorious time when Christ Jesus will fully take
over rulership of earth's affairs and unite all obedient mankind under
his one government.
(Watchtower 1986 10/15 7)
who are upright
will soon see the wicked perish from the earth in the rapidly
approaching "day of Jehovah's anger."
1990 9/15 28)
showed that this work would be done before "the great and
fear-inspiring day of Jehovah." That rapidly approaching event
includes "the war of the great day of God the Almighty" at Har-Magedon,
(Watchtower 1991 9/15 22)
Jesus will serve as
God's Executioner during the rapidly approaching "great
(Watchtower 1995 11/15 15)
their devotion to God
and his service will be rewarded in their being spared from the eternal
destruction about to befall proud, unrepentant sinners in the rapidly
approaching "day of Jehovah."
(Watchtower 1997 9/15 17)
destruction upon all wicked humans. The last of them will draw his
final breath in the rapidly approaching "war of the great day
of God the Almighty."
(Watchtower 2000 2/1 8)
deliverance in 1919
and the divine protection they experienced since then have allowed the
anointed remnant to do what? To shine forth in giving a final witness
before Jehovah brings an end to Satan’s wicked system of things in the rapidly
approaching "great tribulation."
(Watchtower 2001 5/1 12)
that this great Elijah work would be done before "the great and
fear-inspiring day of Jehovah." That day concludes with the rapidly
approaching war of the great day of God the Almighty, at
(Watchtower 2002 5/1 22)
also know that the
majority of the 144,000 are already united with Christ. Only a
relatively few remain on earth. What a powerful indication that the
time for the execution of God's judgment is rapidly approaching!
Soon, Satan's entire world system will be destroyed.
(Watchtower 2007 1/1 30)
who were spurred
by "rapidly approaching" Armageddon to distribute Watchtower Society
publications in the 1950s and earlier are deceased. Armageddon had not
"rapidly approached" after all and they sacrificed education,
employment and time in vain. They were misled.
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