The Watchtower (Jehovah Witnesses) has over the years promised their followers that Armageddon was just around the corner.  If they are found worthy to have survive Armageddon, and only those who are members of the Watchtower have received this promise.  They will get the privilege of entering paradise.  But what sort of paradise is this going to be?  Will this be a completely new earth or simply a resorted earth?  One that is likening to a man that gradually gets over the flu it just gets better?

“These “new heavens” and “new earth,” according to the Bible, are not a new material heavens or new literal earth. The physical earth and heavens were made perfect

God’s Kingdom will bring earthly benefits beyond compare, accomplishing everything good that God originally purposed for his people to enjoy on earth. Hatreds and prejudices will cease to exist, and eventually everyone on earth will be a true friend of everyone else. In the Bible, God promises that he will ‘make wars to cease to the extremity of the earth.’ “Nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither will they learn war anymore

Never again will people hunger for lack of food………. In God’s new world, no longer will people be crammed into huge apartment buildings or run-down slums, for God has purposed: “They will certainly build houses and have occupancy . . . They will not build and someone else have occupancy. In time, God’s Kingdom will even restore the peaceful relations that existed in the garden of Eden between animals, and between animals and humans” 

Life in a Peaceful New World   Publhttp://www.watchtower.org/e/t15/article_01.htmished  Published in 1987

HOW NEW IS THE NEW?

Rev 21: 1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.  

THE WORD “NEW”  (2537)denotes “new,” of that which is unaccustomed or unused, not “new” in time, recent, but “new” as to form or quality, of different nature from what is contrasted as old. “‘The new tongues,’ kainos, of Mar 16:17 are the ‘other tongues,’ heteros, of Act 2:4. These languages, however, were ‘new’ and ‘different,’ not in the sense that they had never been heard before, or that they were new to the hearers, for it is plain from Act 2:8 that this is not the case; they were new languages to the speakers, different from those in which they were accustomed to speak. (Vines)

Math 9: 17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break , and the wine runneth out , and the bottles perish : but they put new wine into new (2537) bottles, and both are preserved

The word for NEW is the same.  Do we place the new world in the old creation?

1) new

a) as respects form

1) recently made, fresh, recent, unused, unworn

b) as respects substance

1) of a new kind, unprecedented, novel, uncommon, unheard of

(Strongs)

Mar 14: 25 Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new (2537) in the kingdom of God.

So Jesus says he will drink it NEW in the kingdom of heaven, otherwise it seem to say exactly what it is meant to say.  New as in something that is not old or has been seen before. 

Luke  22: 20 Likewise also the cup after supper , saying , This cup [is] the new (2537) testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

Is that an absolute NEW or just a rehash of the OLD.  The New Testament was a complete New and perfect covenant. The Old Covenant passed away.  In like manner this earth will pass away and it will be replaced by a brand new earth 

1 Peter 3: 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt 3089  with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.2618

This simply does not give the idea that a group of people are going to survive the calamities of this world and continue to live on itWhere are they going to hide in the basement of some kingdom hall? 

The word for “melt” here implies that what was once bound together will come apart in this process. They will break apart and dissolve. Otherwise eventually the very atoms that bound the fabric of this earth together will be pulled apart.

Math 3: 12 Whose fan [is] in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up2618 the chaff with unquenchable fire.

The language is clear that this earth will be burned up with unquestionable fire

Acts 19: 19 Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together , and burned them2618 before all [men]: and they counted the price of them, and found [it] fifty thousand [pieces] of silver.

These false teachers who were converted came and burned their books.  Same word is used.  They did not recycle them, they did not renew them, but DESTROYED THEM.  In so doing put these books beyond their use.  NO ONE could see these books again.  The same language is used of this Old earth.

Now the watchtower often point to the flood and Noah as the destruction of the old world and yet it was still this same world. 

2 Peter 2: 5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth [person], a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly.

The watchtower is very amp at the subtitles of how to word things.  They have become well adapt at what to say and what not to say to those who around them.

Noah civilisation was indeed destroyed by a flood, but the actual planet remained.    NO where does it say there was a new world and a new heaven was created afterwards.  The heavens remained untouched by the flood.

The water did indeed destroy the world at that time and had it not been for an ark none would have survived.  In the Watchtower mentality the ark is now the Organisation itself.  Only those who are joined to this ark can look forward to being saved.  Such an illustration falls apart when one realises that that the Watchtower organisation is firmly based on the earth.  And unlike the ark which floated above the waters this organisation cannot.  We are encouraged to place our faith in Christ Jesus, not in a physical organisation with CEO’s in boardrooms and offices in downtown Brooklyn.

In the New Testament Jesus is the only true ark there is.    Jesus says He is the door through which you have to go through and not the local Kingdom Hall.

“Well, consider the fact that such ideal conditions were part of God’s original purpose for this earth. He placed the first human couple in the earthly Paradise of Eden and gave them a marvelous assignment: “Be fruitful and become many and fill the earth and subdue it.” (Genesis 1:28) Yes, God’s purpose was for them to have children and eventually to spread their Paradise over all the earth. Although they later chose to disobey God, thus proving to be unfit to live forever, God’s original purpose did not change. And it must be fulfilled in a new world!—Isaiah 55:11. (Life in a Peaceful New World   Published in 1987)

It seems clear that in their definition of the New Paradise sex and reproduction will continue and therefore the earth will be repopulated.  I have to wonder what they will do once the earth begins to be over populated again with humans that cannot die. Very quickly we will have an even greater problem of the earth straining at the seams with overpopulation, or has the watchtower thought that far ahead.

Scripture make it clear we shall be as the angels that neither indulge in sex or given in marriage.  What we will see is a mature society of all the faithful throughout the centuries resurrected or ruptured.  There will be no need to repopulate the earth. 

Is 65: 17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.

Is 66: 22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain

 The word NEW means 1) new, new thing, fresh.  Translated in AV  “NEW”  48  times.  “New thing” 4 times.  “Fresh” 1

The emphasis is that the Former things will be remembered no more.

“In God’s new world, no longer will people be crammed into huge apartment buildings or run-down slums, for God has purposed: “They will certainly build houses and have occupancy”   (Life in a Peaceful New World Published in 1987)

Does the Bible actually say WE will build  our own houses or does it say that God has already build us a new city and that city is called the new Jerusalem?

“new heavens” will be a perfect heavenly kingdom, or government, that will rule over this earthly society of people. But is it realistic to believe that “a new earth,” or glorious new world, is possible?

So the new heavens is nothing more than a perfect heavenly Kingdom that will rule over the earth.  Unfortunately this beggars the question has God been doing an imperfect job up till now.  Has his kingdom been “IMPERFECT” and as such is God himself “IMPERFECT”, because that is the logical conclusion to such a statement.  Above in some heavenly domain we have the elite class, Charles T Russell, Judge Rutherford , Knorr and the other unknown worthy elect. Who will somehow take over the day to day business running the planet?  Sorry Jehovah move over and we will show you how to get it right.  

SOMEHOW I DON’T THINK GOD NEEDS THE HELP!!!!

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Over the years the Jehovah Witnesses (Watchtower) have published a unique set of pictures which are often easy recognised.  These pictures reflect their own prophetic ideas on what “PARADISE” will look like.  A concept which is very far from reality.

This is their prophetic conclusions to their theology, but is it right?  Check the article out in my Box account or press to actual look at the PDF file.  See “what’s wrong with these  picture.”

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