WILL THERE BE ANOTHER WORLD WAR?

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NO – The Watchtower 10/15/1955 p. 638 Questions From Readers

But where they really are leading the ‘kings’ (the rulers) of the entire inhabited earth is to the greatest war of all times, not a mere World War III with hydrogen bombs

MAYBE – The Watchtower 4/15/1959 p. 229 par. 2 The Perfect Government for All Mankind

Like it or not, all of us are subject to one common danger. This is recognized by the human leaders of the day as being World War III, which will be global in its consequences.

NO – The Watchtower 4/1/1966 p. 196 Missionaries to Fill the Need

“Look at what people are facing,” Franz urged. “Not exactly the outbreak of World War III, a battle between men, no, but what you are facing and people in your assignments are facing is foretold in the Word of God.”

MAYBE – The Watchtower 12/15/1967 p. 749 par. 22 “In All the Nations the Good News Has to Be Preached First”

What about the possibilities for tribulation, destruction and horror of another world war, with nuclear bombs carried to their targets by long-range missiles

NO – Reasoning from the Scripures p. 240 par. 2 Last Days

The end of the present global system will come, not as a result of indiscriminate slaughter in nuclear war…

POSSIBLY – Awake! 6/8/1981 p. 11 Hope of Escaping World Destruction

Will this nationalistic “pushing” match result in World War III? Possibly.

NO – The Watchtower 4/1/1997 p. 8 Are These Really the Last Days?

If there was a World War III, with all of today’s nuclear powers deploying their weapons, the aftermath would likely find this earth a charred waste… Could wars and pollution simply continue to worsen until man has destroyed himself and this planet? No; for the Bible itself decrees that the earth will last forever.

WERE THE “VAST MIXED COMPANY” IN A COVENANT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD?

MosesYES – The Watchtower 11/1/1967 p. 650 par. 6 – “Let God Arise, Let His Enemies Be Scattered”

In the third month thereafter the Israelites and the “mixed crowd” reached Mount Sinai, and there Jehovah God made a national covenant or contract with them.

YES – The Watchtower 9/1/1972 p. 529 par. 11 – Help from On High

all such temptations come upon Christians today who are also in covenant relationship with Jehovah, since they are the antitypes of those ancient peoples, the natural Israelites and the “vast mixed company.”

UNSTATED – The Watchtower 3/15/1982 p. 19 par. 16 – Loyalty to “the Kingdom of Our Lord and of His Christ”

No less a degree of loyalty must be proved today by that class of dedicated, baptized persons who were prefigured by the “vast mixed company” who left Egypt with the Israelites and who were present at the making of the Law covenant at Mount Sinai.

NO – The Watchtower 3/15/1983 pp. 8-9 – Who Should Partake?

It is noteworthy that there was a vast mixed company of non-Israelites who escaped from Egypt along with the Israelites. Although they enjoyed benefits as a result of this covenant they were not included in it.

NO – The Watchtower 2/1/1998 p. 11 par. 13 – Jehovah Is a God of Covenants

When Jehovah made his covenant, it was only with Israel; those of the “vast mixed company,” although present, were not named as participants.

WHO WAS THE FIFTH WORLD POWER?

1001061229_E_sub_lgWho have Jehovah’s Witnesses historically taught was the fifth world power in bible prophecies?

GREECE – The Watchtower 11/1/1952 p. 657 par. 13 – A Better Basis for Belief

upon his death in 323 B.C. the fifth world power of Greece was divided into four parts

SYRIA – The Watchtower 12/1/1959 p. 731 par. 58 Part 27 – “Your Will Be Done on Earth”

Jehovah’s angel included the important mention of this in the vision to Daniel, so as to aid us also in determining when the prophetic “king of the north” changed from Syrian kings of the fifth world power to Roman rulers of the sixth world power.

GREECE – The Watchtower 11/1/1965 pp. 661-662 – It Makes a Difference What God You Worship

In overpowering and replacing the Grecian or Fifth World Power, the Romans unavoidably came into conflict with the Parthians