Wednesday, July 6, 2022

not so fast end is nigh bloggers

    Encountering many EXJW hashtag posts in my twitter feed reminds me of the absurd upbringing my siblings and I experienced.  As part of a doomsday cult, my father used to get excited at the prospect of an Armageddon coming where everything and everyone but the members would be annihilated.  Just recently I was reminded of why when I saw video posted of the Watchtower society elite talking on the passage in 1 Thessalonians 5 which reads that when a world leader mentions the words "peace and security" on the airwaves (joke), sudden destruction would come upon them as the pangs of distress upon a woman in labor. 
    What I came to understand by studying their Interlinear bible which shows the word for word translation of the Greek new testament, was that unlike yet another of a myriad of errors in the Watchtower society New World Translation bible saying that sudden destruction would be 'instantly' upon them; the passage reads more that sudden destruction would be 'standing' upon them as the pangs of distress upon a woman in labor.  This, coupled with the knowledge that the 'day of the Lord' will come as a thief in the night, makes them in my mind only fulfilling the scripture in Luke 21:8 which prophesies:

8 He replied:  "Watch out that you are not deceived.  For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am he' (the Word) and, 'the time is near.'  Do not follow them."

    Study revealed also that nowhere in the Greek New Testament is God the Father (Jah) mentioned by name, meaning that everywhere it is found throughout the New World Translation is further erratic translation.