It is a historical fact worth noting that in the March 1880 edition of the Watch Tower magazine identified the year 1914 as the time for the close of the appointed times of the nations(and the end of the lease of power granted the Gentile rulers). This was some 34 years before the arrival of that year and the momentous events it initiated.<quoted text> Are you going to explain to us all what I asked in post# 34823 so people can see why you continue to believe in a religion where truth is looked upon as truth as you see it to be, but not what others know truth to be. My friend you are lost and you need to repent and get baptized at the nearest CoC and get right with God. If you choose not to answer this question on why the 10 attempts to predict the Lord's coming which failed, then why are you still believing the JW's in their religious doctrine which doesn't go by the bible and since it doesn't, you decided to make up your own bible, why?
In the August 30, 1914, edition of The World, a leading New York newspaper at that time, a feature article in the papers Sunday magazine section commented on this as follows:The terrific war outbreak in Europe has fulfilled an extraordinary prophecy. For a quarter of a century past, through preachers and through press, the International Bible Students... have been proclaiming to the world that the Day of Wrath prophesied in the Bible would dawn in 1914.
In Bible prophecy,last days or comparable expressions such as final part of the days were used to designate a time when events of history culminate.(Eze 38:8, 16; Da 10:14)
The content of the prophecy fixes the starting point of the final part of the days when the foretold events would begin to occur. Those living at the time of the prophecys fulfillment could therefore be spoken of as living in the last days or the final part of the days. Depending upon the nature of the prophecy, this may be a period covering just a few years or many and can apply to widely separated time periods.