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.

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