WILL “EVERY EYE” SEE JESUS (REV 1:7)?

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NO – The Watchtower 3/15/2007 p. 5 What Christ’s Coming Will Accomplish

With regard to Christ’s coming, the Bible says: “Look! He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him.” (Revelation 1:7) People will not see him with their literal eyes.

YES – The Watchtower 2/15/1994 p. 20 par. 21 “Tell Us, When Will These Things Be?”

When Jesus comes with clouds of invisibility, opposing humans worldwide will have to recognize that “coming” because of a supernatural demonstration of his kingly power.—Revelation 1:7.

NO – The Watchtower 5/1/1993 p. 22 par. 6 Deliverance at the Revelation of Jesus Christ

Oh, those enemies will not actually see Jesus with literal eyes

YES – The Watchtower 12/1/1981 p. 8 Could Christ Return Without Being Seen?

Jesus himself spelled it out clearly, saying: “Then the sign of the Son of man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will beat themselves in lamentation, and they will see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” That obligatory recognition of Christ’s presence will come too late for their good. This will mean destruction for those who have not paid heed.—Matt. 24:30; Rev. 1:7; 11:18.

NO – The Watchtower 12/15/1974 p. 751 Who Will See “the Sign of the Son of Man”?

When he comes “with the clouds, and every eye will see him” he will be invisible to fleshly eyes. (Rev. 1:7)

YES – The Watchtower 1/15/1966 p. 40 “The Sign of the Son of Man”

The day will come when “every eye” must see this “sign,” as Revelation 1:7 indicates.

NO – The Watchtower 7/15/1953 p. 447 Questions From Readers

If Christ came in a human body certainly not every eye on earth could see him at once; so that must not be literal.

YES – 1877 Object and Manner p. 39

This scripture does not necessarily teach that every eye will see Him at the same moment. A similar statement is made of the Resurrection. “All that are in their graves hear the voice of the Son of Man and come forth.”

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