Armageddon is ABOUT TO Take Place
(Investigator 139, 2011
"About done", "about up" and "about
phrases employed in Jehovah's Witness publications to suggest that
Armageddon is too near for university studies, career, or even
marriage, and it's time for extra zeal and a final door to door effort.
a small sample of
to fight the Battle of Armageddon. (w1926 6/15 186)
destruction…is about to overtake them. "The Battle of that
great day of God Almighty" will soon occur. (w1930 8/1 235)
can furnish neither protection nor salvation to anyone from … the
disaster that is about to come upon the world at Armageddon.
(w1940 1/1 8)
to begin and deliverance is very near… The great fight is about
to take place... (w1940 9/1 266)
enable them to find God's provision for their protection and salvation
from the disaster that is now impending upon the world and about to
fall. (w1940 2/1 35)
fight to the
finish is about to take place. (w1940 10/1 301)
settlement of accounts between God and the Devil, is about to
take place. (w1941 2/1 44)
the "strange work" [the JW preaching] is being completed and the
"strange act" [Armageddon] is about to begin…" (w1941 4/1 102)
to be fought. (w1941 4/15 116)
"day of [God's]
preparation" is about up, the FINAL END of Satan's rule is very
nigh, the maneuvering of all enemies into the position for their
destruction is about done… (w1942 4/15 119)
living at the
climax of the ages, when the old world is in the throes of death and a
bright new world is poised on the horizon about to replace the
old. It is therefore vain and foolish to dash after wealth and power
and position or spend time and energy storing up earthly possessions
that cannot endure. (w1950 11/1 419)
of the assembly will be the public talk "Man's Rule About to
Give Way to God's Rule." Yes, we are living in that thrilling time.
(w1968 5/1 280)
imperfect, sinful, dying humans is about to be removed … in
mankind's greatest "tribulation" foretold in the prophetic Bible.
(w1972 11/1 656)
order has been promised by someone fully competent and that it is now about
to be realized. (w1979 8/15 23)
apostate Christendom is about to perish in "a great crash"
along with the entire world empire of false religion. (w1987 1/1 30)
there has been
much unhappiness on earth since 1914. But the woeful conditions on
earth are proof that Satan's rule is about to end. (w1990 10/15
Christ, is about
to return and execute judgment on this system of things. (w2005 2/1
"about" phrases are
additional to prophetic dates such as 1925, 1942, 1975, "this
generation", and "within our twentieth century".
"about" phrases are
addressed to human readers to persuade them to limit their education,
assets and employment, and even avoid marriage, in order to spend more
time going door to door.
If Armageddon delays so long that studies,
careers and family could have been enjoyed, then the "about" phrases
become false predictions and people misled by them will have lived a
fantasy and sacrificed in vain.
"Beware that you are not led
astray, for many will come in my name
and say ... 'The time is near.' Do not go after them." (Jesus
in Luke 21:8)