THE TIME IS NEAR
(Investigator 157, 2014
|"And he [Jesus] said, "Beware
that you are not led astray; for many will come in my name and say …
'The time is near!' Do not go after them. (Luke
Library (2007) CD lists the phrase "the time is near" 57 times, of
which 55 apply to Armageddon or the paradise afterwards.
time is near at hand for Jehovah’s own great wrath to come upon the
The CD has The
Watchtower from 1950 onwards and other JW publications
(Watchtower 1953 2/1 91)
If it is his
purpose to have this beautification of the whole earth accomplished by
the end of his seventh creative day—Scripturally a period of seven
thousand years, then the time is near at hand for the ruining
of the earth by exploiters to be stopped by theocratic power and for
the blessed transformation to a delightsome garden to begin.
Restored To Mankind By Theocracy 1972, 18)
The Bible shows
that the time is near when he, through Jesus Christ, purposes
to clean out all opposers of his righteous rule over the earth.
1974 11/8 8)
The time is
near for God and Jesus Christ to execute final judgment on Satan’s
(Revelation Its Grand Climax At Hand! 1988, 17)
The time is
near when the elderly who have exercised faith in God and have
served him will once again enjoy youthful vigor—but this time forever!
(Awake! 2002 06, 9)
reveals that the time is near when God will eliminate the
wicked world during his war of Armageddon.
(What Does The Bible Really
Teach? 2005, 32)
We rejoice that
the preaching of the good news on such a vast scale is but one of the
many indications that the time is near for God’s Kingdom to
replace human governments.
(Watchtower 2006 2/1 26)
New converts to JWs fail to discern or heed Jesus' command "Do
not go after them" in Luke 21:8 because the JW Bible says "the due