These topics always end up in discussions about the pre-flood worldIndeed, but why? My feeling is, the demons had so corrupted mankind, and "taken wives for themselves, namely all whom they chose," that there wasn't anyone left that the demons didn't control or had bred out! I think the theory that the Nephlim could not bread is also in error.
So many breathtaking remains and so little said in the Bible, it fires up our imagination.
Well, it's not really my calculations, it's more like noticing a pattern, through the numbers the elites push forward and dates of past historical events. I guess when you've been making a living for 20 years juggling with numbers and algorithms, there are things you notice that the average person will not. Hence the analogy with Neo, who is a hacker and can see through the MatrixHonestly, I hope David1982 is wrong about his conclusions, because being right means we have up to 12 more years until Paradise begins. That said, Jesus promised that Jehovah will have to cut things short, which to me means Satan's timeline gets cut due to the destruction it's bringing once it starts to affect Jehovah's people. So I imagine the truth lies somewhere in the middle of David's calculations and our expectations of the end coming sooner rather than later... but we must gird ourselves for the possibility it's later.
As for the 12 years, again that's what their numbers seem to suggest as the time remaining to the conclusion of their timeline. Now will it be completed or cut short, and when does the real end happen in relation to it, I have no idea.
I assume that everyone here is familiar with the Bible, the WT doctrine, and who Jehovah and Jesus are. My goal is to be thought provoking, to make everyone think outside of the frame laid out by the WT. To focus on the holes they have left in their doctrine, and encourage everyone to make sense of why.So with that being out of the way, I do want to state that I find this very interesting. We seem to be stuck in some way of thinking and posts like these make you step out of your comfort zone and look at things differently, for that I am thankful. Paul encouraged us to “Make sure of all things; hold fast to what is fine.”
The coming rule of the wild beast, the "false Christs and false prophets" Jesus warned about, should be topics familiar and well understood by JWs. Why is it not the case?