Watchtower Predictions. Armageddon In 1975.


Watchtower Prediction About The End Of The World In 1975.

Watchtower quote:

'Are we to assume from this study that the battle of Armageddon will be all over by the autumn of 1975, and the long-looked-for thousand-year reign of Christ will begin by then? Possibly, but we wait to see how closely the seventh thousand-year period of man’s existence coincides with the sabbathlike thousand-year reign of Christ. If these two periods run parallel with each other as to the calendar year, it will not be by mere chance or accident but will be according to Jehovah’s loving and timely purposes. Our chronology, however, which is reasonably accurate (but admittedly not infallible), at the best only points to the autumn of 1975 as the end of 6,000 years of man’s existence on earth. It does not necessarily mean that 1975 marks the end of the first 6,000 years of Jehovah’s seventh creative “day.” Why not? Because after his creation Adam lived some time during the “sixth day,” which unknown amount of time would need to be subtracted from Adam’s 930 years, to determine when the sixth seven-thousand-year period or “day” ended, and how long Adam lived into the “seventh day.” And yet the end of that sixth creative “day” could end within the same Gregorian calendar year of Adam’s creation. It may involve only a difference of weeks or months, not years.' Watchtower Aug 15, 1968, Article: 'Why Are You Looking Forward to 1975?', par 30

References

  • Watchtower Magazine, May 1, 1968, Article: 'Making Wise Use of the Remaining Time'
  • Watchtower Magazine, Aug 15, 1968, Article: 'Why Are You Looking Forward to 1975?