The End of Time Report
Jesus urgently warns us: «If you then see the abomination of desolation (spoken of by the Prophet Daniel) standing in the holy place, (whoever reads this, let him understand), then flee into the mountains... For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time now, nor ever shall be; And except those days should be shortened, nobody should be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened... And then shall all the tribes of the earth wail, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of trumpets, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end to the other.» Matth. 24. .
The Abomination of Desolation
A Report by
In answer to his disciples’ question
regarding the «S i g n of his return
and the end of the world» Jesus specifically referred to the great significance
of the «Abomination of Desolation» and emphasised that this «Sign of the End of
Time» would appear shortly before his return initiating the worst of all times
- a tribulation, the like never has been since the beginning of the world until
today nor ever shall be. He explained in his own words: « When you therefore (i.e. after the gospel
of the Kingdom of Gods has been preached in all the world for a witness to all
nations and the end of time has come) shall see the abomination of desolation,
(spoken of by the Prophet Daniel -
In answer to his disciples’ question regarding the «S i g n of his return and the end of the world» Jesus specifically referred to the great significance of the «Abomination of Desolation» and emphasised that this «Sign of the End of Time» would appear shortly before his return initiating the worst of all times - a tribulation, the like never has been since the beginning of the world until today nor ever shall be. He explained in his own words:
« When you therefore (i.e. after the gospel of the Kingdom of Gods has been preached in all the world for a witness to all nations and the end of time has come) shall see the abomination of desolation, (spoken of by the Prophet Daniel -
Woe to the pregnant and the nursing at this time! Pray that your flight is not in winter nor on the Sabbath day. For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, nor ever shall be. (Dan. 12; 1); and except those days should be shortened, nobody should be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened... Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth wail, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of trumpets, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.» - Matth. 24; 15-31.
The urgent warning to flee into the mountains in connection with the Prophet Daniel and the indication: «If the tribulation should not be shortened, nobody should be saved», clearly testifies that after the end of the world-wide missionary activity and «the setting up of the - abomination of desolation», «the times of nations» (Dan. 7;12; Luke 21;24) are fulfilled, and the world is henceforth speeding towards its destruction. Therefore it seems urgently necessary to rescue oneself from the imminent world catastrophe and above all not to let oneself be irritated and lead astray by the deceptive salvation teachings of false prophets and the untrue atheistic teachings of scientific materialists nor by the short-sighted rigid priests that have not understood the sign of the times.
At the time of Jesus a «flight into the mountains» promised salvation and safety from attacking enemies as long as it did not occur in Winter or on a Sabbath. However, today, in times of global extermination weapons it would not make sense in case of a danger of war to take refuge in the mountains, on the field or even on a house-top. The request to flee into the mountains at the end of time thus cannot be taken literally but is to be understood only as a parable particularly since Paul also explicitly emphasises:
This spiritual battle, however, aiming chiefly against the Pseudo-Christian religion of the Antichrist as well as the deceitful teachings of false prophets will not be executed with tanks and artillery but with the «shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God.» (Eph. 6;16-17).
So what is this mysterious «Abomination of Desolution», of which Daniel remarks that it will stand «near the wings (Luther: namely the Cherubim in the Temple)»? What does it look like? And who will set it up at the «holy site»?
According to Jewish history the «Abomination of Desolution» is a small heathen altar that the Greek King Antiochus Epiphany had set up on the great fire sacrifice of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem in order to perform idol sacrifices according to heathen custom.
The following report regarding this subject is to be found in the first book of the Makkabaers:
«When Alexander died after ruling for twelve years, his servants took over the rule, each one in the position designated to him; they all wore the diadem (= the crown) after his death and likewise did their sons after them for many years causing great misfortune on earth.
Their godless offspring, Antiochus Epiphany (the noble), the son of King Antiochus, had been as hostage in Rome and came into power in the 137th year of Greek rule (176/175 BC)...
King Antiochus issued a decree over the entire kingdom that all his subjects should form one nation and that each one should give up their individual customs and laws; and all other nations obeyed the King’s orders. Also in Israel many took liking in the worship of godheads as requested by him and made offerings to the idols and desecrated the Sabbath.
The King then sent a written edict with a messenger to Jerusalem and into the site of Judaea demanding that henceforth all foreign rules and customs should be followed; fire, slaughter and drink sacrifice should be relinquished in the holy site, Sabbaths and festivities should not be celebrated; the holy site and the holy should be desecrated, altars, holy groves and temples for the worship of images allowed to be set up, pigs and other impure beasts should be slaughtered (= sacrificed); their sons should not be circumcised and their conscience should be adulterated impure and horrible things so that they would forget the (mosaic) law and abolish any holy order; and whoever disobeys the law of the King should be killed...
On the 15th day of the month Kislev (=December) in the year 145 (168 BC) they set up an «Abomination of Desolation» on the fire sacrifice and built altars in the towns of Judaea and all around...
On the 25th day of the month (Kislev), however, they sacrificed on the altar that was standing on the fire sacrifice and executed women that had their children circumcised by hanging the children around their neck in obedience with the royal decree; and their families and those that had executed the circumcision were killed.
Meanwhile many Israelites remained steadfast deciding not to eat impure food; they would rather have died than contaminate themselves with food or break the holy vow; therefore they were killed. Thus God’s terrible rage lay extremely heavily over Israel.»- 1.Makk.1; 1-10; 41--64
It was not only Antiochus who had an «Abomination of Desolution» set up. Already 420 years before Nebuchadnezzar II had a terrible image made and set up in the province of Babylon and ordered its worship threatening with death penalty in case of disobedience:
«The King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits, and the breadth six cubits: he set it up in the province of Babylon....
Then a herald cried aloud, «to you it is commanded, people, nations and languages, that at the time you hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer and all kinds of music you fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the King has set up. Those who do not fall down and worship shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace!»Dan. 3; 1-7
«In this perspective», explained Gerhard Maier in his book „The Prophet Daniel“ - «what Nebuchadnezzar had accomplished in Daniel 3 portrays something like a model of the Antichrist». In this respect the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up for worship is absolutely comparable to the «Abomination of Desolution» set up by Antiochus especially as a «terrifying image» is mentioned in the Apocalypse that the «accomplished Antichrist» had made at the end of time threatening with death penalty unless it was worshipped. John reports:
«And I saw a beast coming up out of the earth, it had two horns, like those of a lamb, and spoke like a dragon (...) and he deceived them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image of the beast that had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he caused that both small and great, rich and poor, free and bonded, received a mark in their right hand or on their foreheads, that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of its name.
Here is wisdom. Let him that understands count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a human being; and its number is six hundred threescore and six.» - Rev. 13
Although the «image of the beast» that the false prophet had made of the beast with the deadly appearing wound by the sword is an «image having spirit and is able to speak», there does not exist a apparent analogy to the «dumb image of a human being» in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. As the reference to the «number of a human being» with the «number 666» unmistakably refers to the golden image that measures «60» ells high and «6» ells wide, according to Daniel’s description, and - as we know from today’s interpretation of Daniel’s prophecy - the «radiant image of a human being» in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream embodies in itself five subsequent world kingdoms as well as «the sixth», the universal organisations: The League of Nations and the United Nations:
1. BABYLON as the «golden head»,
2. MEDO-PERSIA as the «chest and arms of silver»,
3. GREECE as «belly of ore (copper)»,
4. ROME (with its four kingdoms) as «thigh of iron»,
5. ANGLO-AMERICA as «feet of iron and clay»,
6. The League of Nations and the united Nations as the «toes of the feet».
With the help of such concrete numbers it is certainly not difficult to recognise the three «sixes», «for the solution of which wisdom and understanding are necessary», and which together result in the hitherto secret «number of a human being with the number 666».
Finally the question: Who in reality is behind «the beast with the deadly appearing wound of the sword»? remains to be solved. The solution of the mystery is obvious; because this beast «having the wound by the sword and was living» is identical with the «seven-headed beast out of the sea» according to John’s description:
«I saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having two horns and seven heads and upon his horns ten crowns and on his heads the name of blasphemy(...) and I saw one of his heads as if wounded to death and his deadly wound by the sword (V.14) was healed.»
Just like Nebuchadnezzar had «the golden image of a human being» made as image of the «horrifying statue» of his dream-face which according to the actual Daniel interpretation embodies the world history of Babylon up to the United Nations, likewise also the «image of the beast» that the accomplished Antichrist will make at the end of time of the «beast with the wound by the sword» is an imitation of the «seven-headed beast out of the sea» that emerged like the «League of Nations» out of the „Sea of People“ and that analogous to the terrible statue of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream here now symbolises with its «seven heads» the course of world history from Egypt to the founding of the League of Nations.
After the painful experiences of the first World War one hoped that by «establishing the League of Nations» there would be an end to all wars believed with great confidence that now the murdering would cease. Because now, one was convinced, the «era of eternal peace» would start. All disputes between nations would from now on only be negotiated: «Because who is like the beast and who could now still make war with the League of Nations» as all fighting nations were united in the world organisation.
The sword that had given the seven-headed beast «the deadly appearing wound by the sword» is a synonym for battle and war unmistakably signifying in this connection the first World War; because at the end of the hitherto most dreadful of all wars the «second German empire», that as the last empire of the Roman-German history is at the same time embodied by the «sixth head» of the seven-headed beast, was completely shattered «as if wounded to death».
Under the ingenuous political guidance of Stresemann the «deadly appearing wound by the sword» began to heal. And finally when the assembly of the League of Nations unanimously decided to receive Germany into the League, Germany, having from it gained prestige and moral recognition, was no longer the ostracised in Versailles nor «the deadly wounded» Pariah of the nations but once again an equal member of the League.
The entry of the German delegation into the assembly of the League of Nations was triumphant. Chief interpreter Dr. Paul Schmidt gave a vivid description of this:
«I saw how Stresemann suddenly arose and then as the first German in the true sense of the word entered into the League of Nations by crossing the threshold of the small door. As he appeared the whole assembly whose silence was pregnant with expectation exploded into a stormy applause... The enthusiastic applause had truly reached the intensity of a hurricane. Clapping and cheering pouring down from all sides. Only with great effort the three German delegates made their way to their seats through numerous foreign representatives of the League of Nations. Everyone wanted to shake their hands and personally congratulate them to this great occasion. Meanwhile the spectators on the grandstands roared with enthusiasm swaying scarves, swinging hats, cheering «bravo Stresemann» in foreign accents. A scene that had not seen the like in the League of Nations and that I should not be able to witness ever again in such an international circle. This reception of Germany by the nations of the world was really something unique to use a word here that was later frequently misused.» (The Weimar-Republic, F. A. Krummacher/A. Wucher, P. 238).
After Stresemann’s talk before the assembly of the League of Nations the Foreign Minister of France, Briand stepped up to the lectern, he, a perfect master of speech, who was also completely under the spell of this great moment expressed the following:
«It is a moving sight to be seen that several years after the most dreadful wars the world has ever experienced and while the battle fields are still damp from the blood of the nations that the same nations are exchanging declarations of their mutual will to work together towards world peace...There will be no more war, no brutal, forceful, bloody solutions. Arguments will still be there in the future but from today onwards there will be no judge amongst us who speaks justice. Just like the people that bring their disputes before a judge so will we also settle ours in a peaceful way. Abandon the canons! Time for reconciliation, arbitration and peace!» (The Republic of Weimar, F. A. Krummacher/A. Wucher, P. 239)
The question still remains to be solved as to whom is hidden behind the beast with the two horns, who formed a speaking idol out of the «seven-headed beast with the wound by the sword» - i. e. out of the League of Nations, and had it set up at the «holy site» and ordered death penalty unless it is worshipped. It appears that concerned is a treacherous beast with horns similar to those of a lamb - that thus behaves like Christ -, but speaks like a dragon and is identified by John as «false prophet»? (Rev.16;13).
In contrast to the «world political» seven-headed beast with the deadly appearing wound by the sword that emerged as League of Nations from the "Sea of People", the beast with the two horns comes out of the earth and undoubtedly here characterises the creation of an «Antichristian-religious power». Additionally there is the agreement with the «small horn» from the night-face of Daniel that we have already identified as the «accomplished Antichrist»; because just as the small horn broke forth between the ten horns of the fourth beast only after the beast emerged from the „Sea of People“, likewise also the beast with the «two horns» emerged from the earth only after the seven-headed beast with its ten horns had already emerged from the ‘Sea of People’. This striking analogy can only signify that the „small horn of the fourth beast“ is identical with the „two-horned beast out of the earth“ and thus both are in the same way the «Christ-corporation» of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
And just like Nebuchadnezzar at his time made and set up for worship an image of gold as an example of the accomplished Antichrist identical to the horrible image of his dream-face, likewise the «false prophet» under the responsibility of the second President of the Watchtower Society, J. F. Rutherford, produced a «speaking image» out of the «seven-headed beast having the wound by the sword» - i. e. out of the League of Nations - and had set up as the accomplished Antichrist a «horrible image» in the heavenly temple for worship.
Naturally it was not to be expected that Jehovah’s Witnesses would admit that their «corporation Christ made up of 144 000 Christ-like people» is identical with the «image of the beast» and as such is an imitation of the League of Nations. In their book «Babylon the great has fallen!» they distort the historical facts and hypocritically come up with the following strange reason:
«The League of Nations and their successor, the United Nations, represent an international conspiracy against the Kingdom of God that at the end of times of the heathen was born in heaven in the year 1914. This international organisation that tries to establish peace and safety with human means is a deceitful imitation of the Kingdom of God that stands under the lamb and that Jehovah’s Witnesses have been propagating among all nations since the end of the first World War.» (P. 598)
It is remarkable that despite of Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Antichristian attitude, they according to the motto: «Hold the thief!» hypocritically try to classify the League of Nations as a „deceitful imitation“ of the Kingdom of God. Despite the fact that the regulations of both world organisations neither refer to the Kingdom of God nor in any way give the impression that the League of Nations or the United Nations, whose disposition in their beyond governmental and religious diversity are both somewhat unchristian or partly even hostile towards Christianity, are the Kingdom of God that Christ has announced to arrive at the end of time. Their plump insinuation also does not apply even if it initially were wishful thinking under the expectation of the Kingdom of God among some Christians in the USA that the League of Nations could possibly be the «political exposition of a Kingdom of God on earth». It would sooner be correct that their «corporation Christ», that was seated at the right of God in the year 1922 by them in the heavenly temple and who supposedly already legitimately exercises power over this earth since 1914, in reality represents according to Biblical Prophecy a «religious contrast» to the „political League of Nations“.
But if Jehovah’s Witnesses in their publications continue to hold on to the absurd idea that the League of Nations is a «deceitful imitation» of the Kingdom that they proclaimed on the 31.10.1922, it will cause a time problem that they will hardly be able to solve; as according to their own information it was the 8th September, 1922 - i.e. about 3.5 years after the foundation of the League of Nations - on which during an assembly the war cry «proclaim the King and his Kingdom!» was announced:
«Now the Lord called his people again to a general meeting in September 1922 in Cedar Point, Ohio. The consecrated gathered from Canada, the United States and Europe. A short time before and without any expectations to fulfil any prophetic figures, the 8th September had been declared on the program as «The Day». (Psalm 118:24). On this day it happened that during the assembly and under great enthusiasm and zeal for the Lord that the war cry «proclaim the King and his Kingdom» was announced. With this day began the organised testimonial work.» (Light/Licht, Vol. 1, P. 113).
Also the following explanation was made during the general meeting:
«The 31.10.1922 marks the beginning of a world-wide spreading of the resolution together with its related argumentation in many languages. More than forty-five million copies were distributed to the people and its leaders The visible part of the satanic organisation on earth received the resolution.» (Light/Licht, Vol.1, P.113).
«The short period of «silence in heaven» ended undoubtedly in 1919. From this day onward and until 1922 God’s faithful people on earth prepared and made great efforts to fortify the organisation...Although the Lord was in his temple testing the consecrated they were not aware about it.» (Light/Licht, Vol.1, P.105/106).
Considering this date the question arises: How could the League of Nations, that was founded in 1919 be a «deceitful imitation» of the Kingdom they proclaimed, if its supposed existence - as they themselves admit - was until 1922 not in the least known to even the «anointed remnant».
If we examine the significance of the «144 000 Christ-like human beings of their Christ-corporation», it can be ascertained that not all preachers of «Jehovah’s Witnesses» belong to the preferred „heavenly class“ of the «144 000 elect». They explain:
«The number of members that make up the royal crown is limited and therefore only few people of those that live here on earth will go to heaven. The perfect human body, like the one of the "man Jesus Christ" has a perfect but limited number of limbs. The heavenly royal family is compared with a perfect human body the head of which is Jesus and the limbs of the body his successors.» (The Kingdom has come/Das Koenigreich ist herbeigekommen, P. 271).
According to the teaching of the Watchtower Society the «Christ-corporation» of Jehovah’s Witnesses or the «royal family of the heavenly empire» - as proclaimed by their 2nd President, Lawyer J. F. Rutherford - consists of literally 144 000 people. Since the number of their preachers has meanwhile risen to over 5 million naturally not all of their preachers can belong to the preferred «heavenly class» of the «Christ-corporation». As its selection began already at the time of the Apostles in 33 AD finally only a small «remnant» could live here on earth. Referring to Jesus they arrogantly insist on the following argument:
«According to Jesus Christ’s essential condition it can be concluded with certainty that John the Baptist and all other faithful men before him until Abel have all died before Whitsun and could thus neither be already in the heavenly kingdom nor will they ever be.» (The Kingdom has come/Das Koenigreich ist herbeigekommen, P. 274).
«In order to finally be united with Christ in the heavenly church, the Apostles and others that were elected thereafter like Jesus had to as long as they lived on earth remain faithful until death. Although the Apostles and other elect were accepted in the federation for the kingdom or in the heavenly church they did not immediately reach heaven after death in order to unite with the head of the «church». They slept in the grave up to the first resurrection with the coming of Jesus Christ. In the year 1918 he came to the temple of Jehovah and then they were awakened to participate in the glory with the head of the «church». » (God remains truthful/Gott bleibt wahrhaftig, P. 120)
«The „assembly of God“ consists...of all those Chistians on earth hoping for heavenly life. Altogether there will eventually be only 144 000 persons forming the «assembly of God». Today there are only few of them alive, a remnant on earth.. Christians hoping to live forever on earth follow the spiritual leadership of the members of the «assembly of the living God»...
«Jesus Christ, the chief ruler of this parliament and 144 000 persons will be taken out of humanity to rule with him in heaven.» (You can eternally live like paradise on earth/Du kannst fuer immer im Paradies auf Erden leben. P. 126)
The truth is certainly something else: because when it became obvious before the second World War that the number of the «remnant members» here on earth had risen incomparably high due to a constantly increasing number of followers, the total number of the «Christ-corporation» consisting of 144 000 members began to appear ridiculous. Then in 1935 the so-called «worldly class of the other sheep» was invented as a possible way out of the dilemma. In their book „Babylon the great has fallen/Babylon die Grosse ist gefallen“ they declare the following:
«In the year 1931 the «anointed remnant» adopted the Biblical name «Jehovah’s Witnesses»...In the year 1935 this movement gained more power. At that time the anointed remnant of Jehovah was revealed, the «great number of people» described in Revelation 7; 9-17 by the Apostle John was a worldly class of God-fearing people that would be liberated from the modern Babylon of the great. These people, metaphorically speaking, were given a sign on their forehead by the anointed remnant of the inheritors of the Kingdom distinguishing them as worshippers of Jehovah and servants of the ruling King, Jesus Christ...
These «other sheep» take delight in hoping that their shepherd King will lead them through the devastating end of this system of things into a new order of things with «new heavens and a new world»...There they will gain eternal life on a paradise-like world.» (P. 513-515).
In the year 1948 a total of 25 000 persons claimed being the «remnant or the «foot members» of the corporation Christ». As since 1935 new foot members were not possible any more their number decreases annually through death. 1997 there were only «8795 remnant members» left. The exact number is always calculated on the 14th Nisan (comparable with Good Friday); because only the «anointed remnant» participates in the annual Communion while the «other sheep» have to look on how the «foot members of the Antichrist» nibble bread and wine in a «festive» ceremony, which sooner resembles a farce. In 1997 world-wide 14.3 million „Communion-attendants“ viewing this questionable show curiously or otherwise expectantly were counted. (Wt. 1.1.1968).
The Antichristian teaching of Jehovah’s Witnesses is obviously mainly concerned with the «anointed remnant» giving it paramount significance. It is precisely this «anointed remnant» that is of specific interest. The so-called «Sons of the Kingdom» have accomplished the singular piece of art to shape an image of which they ‘embody’ a part. They are the «feet» of the «corporation Christ» consisting of 144 000 Christ-like human beings. They represent the «mouthpiece» through which they have spread as «false prophet and accomplished antichrist» their fatal errors and lies world-wide since the year 1922.
As unbelievable as the teaching of Jehovah’s Witnesses may seem, all these accusations can be read word for word in their books as the following excerpts clearly illustrate:
«The Holy Scripture has been written chiefly for the benefit, encouragement and consolation of the faithful on earth at the end of the world. Therefore it was to be expected that the foot members of Christ would perceive the revelation while still in the flesh.
On account of the Scripture and according to confirming circumstantial evidences it has become apparent to his people that Jesus Christ came to his temple in 1918 and began to get even with his servants by approving the faithful and making them a part of the «servant». These members of the servant are signified as the remnant to whom the testimony of Jesus Christ has been disclosed.» (Light/Licht, Vol. 1, P. 516).
«Those faithful are brought into the temple, incorporated into the organisation of God and made part of the elected servant, because they are in Christ and form a part of the Christ. They are discribed by God as the «feet», that means of Christ.» (Justification/Rechtfertigung, P.97).
«The vision discloses twenty-four chairs or thrones around the throne of God. On these 24 lesser thrones sat just as many elders, dressed in white robes and with golden crowns on their heads. The fact that they are twice as many as «apostles of the lamb», signifies that they not only represent the twelve apostles, but also all faithful that have been made members of the body of Christ. They are heavenly elders that may not be elders in years but elders of all celstial beings because they are the limbs of the body of Christ. The mentioned number must represent those that died as believers and were awakened to glory and also those on earth that remain in their faith under the cover of justice and in seclusion of the highest of whom is written that they «rejoice in glory» when the Lord is in his temple. (Psalm 149.5). These are the faithful that «receive the imperishable crown of glory» when the arch-shepherd appears... Nobody can take away the crown from the faithful remnant. Only the Lord can do it. (Revelation 3:11). They are described as «dressed in white robes» which distinguishes them as members of the glorious organisation of Jehovah. The faithful God «has awakened them together and lets them sit in heavenly realms in Jesus Christ.» (Light/Licht, Vol. 1, P. 55).
«The limbs of the body of Christ have been begotten to a heavenly, imperishable or immortal part of inheritance...Being faithful until death they attain immortality, the crown of life. After they have come forth from hell they are shareholders of the divine nature and the resurrection that is the first one as far as its importance and arrival is concerned. They are the only ones that attain imperishability or immortality so that the second death has no power over them.» (Reconciliation, P. 294/295).
«Those that have the privilege to be limbs of the body of Christ naturally have to be of the same nature. All limbs of the new creation must be of divine nature.» (Creation/Schoepfung, P. 248).
What outrageous insolence is uttered by the sentence: «All limbs of the new creation» - i.e. including those still living in the flesh on earth, the living «feet» of their idol - «must naturally possess the same divine nature. All limbs of the new creation must be of divine nature.»
«…and (the beast with the two horns) effected that all who did not worship the image of the beast be killed. And it causes that the small and the big, the rich and the poor, the free and the bonded, all of them give themselves a sign on the right hand or on the forehead that nobody can buy or sell unless he has the sign, namely the name of the beast or the number of its name.». - Rev. 13;15-17
After the «accomplished antichrist» had deceitfully seated himself as «divine being» to the right of God in the heavenly there were no faithful followers there to worship him.
The problem was to be solved soon: because for the worship of their idol consisting of 144 000 Christ-like human beings they misused the so-called worldly class of «the other sheep» - willing people described as the «great crowd of people» who had been hypocritically promised eternal life on a paradise-transformed earth. These „sheep-like people“ they proclaim presumptuously, «would metaphorically speaking be provided with a sign on their foreheads by the anointed remnant of the inheritors of the Kingdom to identify them as worshippers of Jehovah and servants of his ruling King, Jesus Christ.» (Babylon the great has fallen/Babylon die Grosse ist gefallen, P. 514).
Many millions of people have been mislead by this seductive teaching of Jehovah’s Witnesses since the end of the second World War. Especially because the majority of them is convinced that «Jehovah’s Witnesses» are true Christians. Therefore they erroneously believe themselves in good hands. They completely overlook in their blind enthusiasm for a supposedly good thing that they in their innocence and religious naiveté unexpectedly have ended up in the religious imprisonment of a deceitfully disguised endtime Antichrist.
Naturally they were right from be beginning warned by the «Battle of Armageddon» and informed that they will only be saved if they obeyed the message of God’s Kingdom and «do good to the anointed remnant». Otherwise they would, together with the rest of the other people that reject the message of the Kingdom neither giving the «remnant members» support nor friendliness, be destroyed in «Armageddon»:
«In the court of the nations - that will begin after the messenger and the judge of God, the Lord, has come to the temple - the individuals of the nations will be separated like sheep from the goats. The individuals that are like goats not displaying any high esteem but rejecting the Kingdom’s message and are neither supportive nor friendly to the messengers will be destroyed in the coming battle of Armageddon. But individuals that are like sheep listening to the message and taking delight in the coming of the Kingdom and doing good-to on earth to the remnant of the last limbs of the body of Christ will be gathered at the side of the favour of the judge.» (God remains truthful/Gott bleibt wahrhaftig, P. 309/310).
But merely „doing good to“ as furthermore explained is insufficient. One has to, if one wants to be saved,
«„do so much good to the remnant as though they were doing it to Jesus Christ himself, him, who is sitting on his throne of glory.»(The New World/Die neue Welt, P. 108).
Isn’t it peculiar that «doing good to» is expected from the so-called «other sheep» and is a principal obligation in order to be saved from eternal destruction while the observance of the commandment: «you shall love your neighbour like yourself» is regarded a natural duty of Christians? Why then, one questions oneself, the emphasis on this demand?
The real reason behind this can only be estimated if we recognise the hidden appeal of «divine worship». Because with the specific reference to Jesus and the «Throne of Glory» the «foot members of the Pseudo-Christ» (that Rutherford deceitfully raised and seated to the right of God on the «Throne of Glory» in the heavenly temple as the «accomplished Christ» to the «Divine Lord») demand that he be revered as is otherwise proper only to Jesus Christ (Hebr. 1) and the almighty God, according to the Scripture. The reason for this latent requirement is the following:
«Our Lord Jesus is described as «the reflection of the glory of God». He is also known to be the «Image of the Essence of the Father», and it is told to us that he is seated to the right of the Father. (Hebr. 1; 3) The 144 000 limbs of his body should be united with him on his throne in the presence of the Father, in glory.» (The Harp of God/Die Harfe Gottes, P. 291).
How great the discrepancy between the «anointed remnant» and the «other sheep» is, is in the true sense of the word expressed already solely by persisting that the religious heroes of the Pre-Christian era beginning from Abel until John the Baptist would not enter the heavenly Realm of God although Jesus unmistakably explained that many coming from East and West and will sit down to feast in heavenly realms with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. (Matth. 8; 11, Look. 13; 28-29). Contrary to the Biblical statement they teach that the religious heroes of the Old Testament (Hebr. 11) would attain a «better resurrection» compared to all other human beings in reward for their faithfulness but they would, however, rule on this earth only as «Princes» under the sovereignty of the «144 000 elect members of their corporation Christ». Their books give following explanations for this:
«A basic condition given by Jesus Christ ascertains that John the Baptist and all other faithful men before him back until Abel that all died before Whitsun can neither be in the heavenly kingdom nor will they ever be.» (The Kingdom has come/Das Koenigreich ist herbeigekommen, P. 274).
«Lord Jesus has now come to the temple as a judge and the remnant limbs of his «body» that are still living on earth have been gathered with him in the temple of absolute unity. (Maleachi 3; 1-3). Accordingly those faithful people of the old era can be expected back at any time. The Holy Scripture gives good reasons to believe that this will occur shortly before the outbreak of Armageddon.
Expecting this to happen a house was built in the year 1930 in San Diego, California, about which the religious enemies in the general public have maliciously talked much about. Its name is «Beth-Sarim» meaning «House of the Princes». Today it is administered as home for the returning princes. The latest incidents reveal that the religionists of the world today which is doomed to destruction grind their teeth owing to the testimony that is given to the new world by this «house of the princes».» (The New World/Die neue Welt, P. 103/104).
Obviously the old lie of Satan: «You will be like God» has attained its highest peak in the teaching of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Human beings have autocratically risen themselves to God requesting - like Nebuchadnezzar and Antiochus before - divine worship from other people threatening with death penalty unless it is obeyed. It has been like this at all times from Egypt to Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Rome up to our century with Jehovah’s Witnesses at the unfamed end. For this reason Petrus warns the communities:
A religious community pretending to be guided by the «holy spirit» but that does not adhere to the Biblical truth but gives way to fatal delusions and spreads shameless lies cannot claim to be a theocratically lead organisation - «that is by God», unless it has devoted itself to the God of this world, Satan, the «father of the lie».
© Helmut Seeger