The coming collapse of earthly Christianity

The coming collapse of Christianity is inevitable, and that is evident from three things.

First thing is ignoring the main goal that was set for the earthly congregation of people who call themselves Christians.

Second thing: these are ancient prototypes that show what will happen to those who do not achieve the goals set by the Creator.

Finally, the third thing is the repeated prophetic indications that “the judgment will begin with the House of God” (1 Peter 4:17, Jeremiah 25:15-18,29). And first of all, it will begin with those who went under the name of God.

As it has been shown many times on this site, the main goal of earthly Christianity was to prepare the “Holy people”, the anointed priests and kings of the future Kingdom of God. In Revelation 14:1-5, they are described as the ones who follow Jesus  “wherever He goes. No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless.” (NIV)

Looking at modern Christianity, I want to ask: is this goal fulfilled? Where are these wise and spiritually mature people? Can we clearly see those Christians who “have no lie in their mouths”? Or those who have unconditionally learned to think like Christ?

Does any of the Christians know that Christianity served the purpose of Read More

The important note for English-speaking readers (updated)

One of the foreign readers (who use Google or Yandex translators) told me about an important distortion of meaning, which is associated with the lack of exact equivalents of words in different languages. I will give this case below, but I ask you to take into account that there may be many such cases. If something is unclear to you, or you see a distortion of the meaning, please do not hesitate to write to me about it on the “Ask” page.

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The texts of Luke 21: 24 and Revelation 11: 2 use the Greek word ‘ethne’.

In the singular, it is a ‘ethnos‘.

In the plural, these are ‘ethne‘.

As an equivalent to the bible’s word ‘ethne’ the Latin word Gentiles means non-Jews. But this is an inaccurate value. Given that the prophecies of Jesus refer to the events of the Read More

Talking about future anointed ones

Reader: I just started reading your material and would like to make a brief comment on your article ‘Who should partake of the bread and wine,’ from 2015, where you say that all ‘Christians’ are in the new covenant etc.

As a [former] JW you are aware that the vast majority of redeemable mankind is destined for life here on earth, but that the whole NT does not concern itself at all with this hope, but rather entirely focuses on the affairs of those with the heavenly destiny.

Hence, while even angels are desiring to peer into the things concerning the anointed, it is not surprising, nor even wrong, for those who have not been called to this destiny, namely those who by default entertain the hope of eternal life here on earth, to be interested in these things, even though neither they nor the angels are actual participants nor sharers in the glory that is going to be revealed in us.

There are a lot of scriptural points to consider here, for example, both in Rev 7 and Mat 25, which deal with this matter, we have only two groups of people, Christ’s brothers and those who did good to them, and, the 144000 and the great crowed respectively, leaving us with but one group [outside of the anointed] who will be saved.

Interestingly, in Mat 25, the sheep [great crowd equivalent in Rev 7] are such as UNKNOWINGLY do good to Christ’s brothers, hence people who could not possibly be ‘dedicated, baptized Christians with an earthly hope,’ because how could such be surprised when Jesus pays them their reward of entering into life, for which they would have already hoped and dedicated their Christian lives for, if they really were in the new covenant along with the anointed?

As to ‘hopes,’ yes, there are two different hopes, but really only one CHRISTIAN hope, namely the heavenly, because the earthly hope is actually more connected with the OT hope of the Hebrew forefathers, ‘each living under own vine and fig tree and;’ hence scripture specifies ‘one Lord, one faith, ONE hope,’ just as Paul also talks about this heavenly hope into which people are saved, meaning, if any ‘Christian’ is truly saved, God immediately reveals this glorious future to them, so that there can be no doubt of mistake about their destiny. Ro 8:23,24

The notion of the WT that God anoints believers after years of faithful service is rather fanciful and not supported in Scripture, in ‘order that no flesh might boast in the sight of God,’ I hope you agree.

In your article you say: “. . . Christ Himself taught that tares will grow among the wheat. It is absolutely impossible for people to determine which of those who receive the symbols will be among the “saints of the Most High” and which will not. Christ’s words that the tares will be rooted out directly “from the Kingdom” more than transparently make it clear that until the “end of the age” symbolic bread and wine will be accepted by the “tares”, which will be in one meeting together in the real Sons of the Kingdom and the brothers of Jesus (Matthew 13: 38-42) . ”

A careful reading of the text [Mat 13:38-42] actually shows that at least in this illustration of Jesus, the ‘field’ where the ‘wheat’ and the ‘tares’ grow together until the harvest time, and which is the ‘KINGDOM’ from which the ‘tares’ will be plucked out of, is actually NOT the Christian congregation, the body of Christ, the meeting places of the anointed, BUT “the world,” – Jesus is very explicit and unambiguous here, to wit: “The field IS the world.” Mat 13:38

Sure, Satan would like nothing better than to infiltrate, corrupt and subsume any gathering of anointed ones, as he succeeded in doing since the end of the first century, but since the body of Christ is entirely distinct and ‘called out from,’ [Greek: Ecclesia} not [only] the world, but the nominal ‘Christian’ churches and denominations, also called Christendom, and since the organization and directing of the anointed is strictly by means of the Holy Spirit of truth with no compromise for heresy, as is also written: “. . . these did not defile themselves with [spiritual] women [church organizations],” it follows that were two or three are gathered together in the name of Jesus, any satanic infiltrator would quickly be exposed, so that if Satan’s agents were to actually swamp the fellowship, any true anointed member of Christ’s body would immediately leave such an association and separate himself from the unclean thing.

Since the anointing means full enlightenment, nobody who thinks that God tortures people forever in hell or believes that Jesus is God, or believes in the invisible presence lie of the WT can really be anointed.

Anyhow, I generally agree with your views so far and will continue reading and hopefully commenting as well.

I hope what I have written translates well into Russian, but let me know if you need clarification on any point.

Also, I would very much appreciate your feedback, since we are all parts of the body with different functions and insights. (“Place”)

Strazh: Thanks for the comment, it came as a surprise to me to get a comment in English. Yes, I understand almost everything. A large part of the article “Who should take the bread and wine?” wasn’t written by me. The main part of the material was sent to me in a letter from former JWs who later left the faith. But the material has remained part of this article until now, and I left it. I remember that in her letter, sister and brother researched the Bible and the Watchtower publications, but now I know that only the Bible needs to be researched. There are so many subtle lies in the Watchtower’s publications that they should not be considered at all.

So I have to say that in general, my understanding of many issues has improved a lot over the years. And I think your basic idea is correct. Actually, the main idea of my site is similar. – This is the appearance of the future chosen ones, who, in unity with Christ, will restore peace between God and all creatures, heavenly and earthly.

This is the main purpose of the New Testament and the main purpose of the existence of Christianity — to make the appearance of chosen ones. So it will be.

On the other hand, I am absolutely calm about the definition of the anointed, because God defines them, not people (Matthew 20:23). I also don’t worry about the group that God will put me in. This is not my question, but God’s. Besides, it won’t matter in a loving family of God.

However, I am surprised by Jehovah’s Witnesses and other people who know how to identify the real chosen ones. To take symbols and being chosen are two different things. (Also, Jesus instituted a dinner for remembrance, not a dinner for announcements of new “anointed ones.”) But many JWs think that if a person accepted bread and wine Read More

Are there anointed prophets today?

Question: No one can understand the biblical propherties except the officially anointed prophets. If you are not anointed, how can your understanding be correct?

Answer: the Bible does not support this view. Today the Bible prophecies can be understood not only by “officially anointed prophets”. There are many biblical texts that confirm this, and I will only give the most obvious ones.

When the angel finished giving the last prophecy to Daniel, he said the following:

“Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.”

“Go your way, Daniel, for these words are concealed and sealed up until the end time. Many will be purged, purified and refined, but the wicked will act wickedly; and none of the wicked will understand, but those who have insight will understand.” (Daniel 12:3, 4, 9, 10, NAS)

What is clear from these texts is that anointing is not necessary to understand the prophecies. For a correct understanding, only the Read More

“New world” or… Is there a “true religion”?

“The language of truth is simple”
Lucius Annaeus Sĕnĕca

Do you not know that a little leaven ferments the whole lump? – the Apostle Paul asked his addressees (2 Corinthians 5:6, NWT, © 1961,1981,1984 WTBTS).

Similarly, if unscriptural terms seem the most innocuous, they may indicate a grand apostasy.

When they speak of “pure worship” and “pure language of truth,” the preachers of the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization do not think about the origin of the terms used in their communication and in their service. Many of their terms only obscure the true message of the Kingdom — especially for the Jehovah’s witnesses themselves.

New world“, “spiritual Paradise“, “spiritual ark of salvation“, “God’s organization“, “true religion“, and so on. All such terms are part of the “spiritual food” that is given to Jehovah’s Witnesses by the elders of their organization, some of which call themselves a “faithful and discreet slave” of Jesus Christ. Thoughtlessly repeating their words, Jehovah’s Witnesses may one day say to Christ something similar to Adam’s words: “The faithful and discreet slave whom you gave, he gave us this spiritual food and so we ate.” (compare Genesis 3:12).

This is not surprising, because all such terms are embedded in the mind of every newly converted person at the beginning of their Christian life. Then a person can use such terminology all their life, without thinking that all these terms are unbiblical, at least.

The list goes on and on — religious leaders always do better than anyone else in matters of “swelling expressions” (compare 2 Peter 2:18, NWT). But, with a cursory look, you can see that there is one thing that unites all the terms listed above. They are all intended to indicate something related to material entities, something visible, or something that can be explicitly imagined. It is not surprising that each of these concepts is supported by an abundance of colorful images in the publications of the Watchtower society.

The “New World”?

Apostle Paul wrote that “we are walking by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7, NWT). It is obvious that true faith is not based on visible material things or visible organization that can be imagined or seen. No, true faith is the fruit of a spirit focused on the heavenly Father and His purpose.

Therefore, it is not surprising that the terminology used by Jehovah’s witnesses is only an insidious fake of biblical concepts. Thus, using the term “new world” in their conversations along with the Term “Kingdom of Christ”, they teach that the Kingdom of Christ already began in 1914. But it is obviously insidious trick: if the Kingdom of Christ has already come, is it possible that it must come again? Of course not. Therefore, it is much more logical to wait for a “new world”, isn’t it? Of course, they may object Read More

Matthew 24:14. And this good news will be preached to all nations… By whom and when?

And this good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:14, NWT, © 1961,1981,1984 WTBTS).

The fulfillment of this prophecy has never happened just for the reason that it was this preaching that Jesus called one of the signs of the “time of the end” (“the conclusion of the system of things”, NWT). You may ask: How so? By whom, how and when should it be fulfilled?

This is truly amazing, and especially for Jehovah’s Witnesses, who, it would seem, have embraced almost the entire world with their preaching. Calling their preaching a “miracle,” they are truly confident that they have fulfilled this prophecy. But the problem is that, unlike Jesus and His disciples, who preached the approach of God’s Kingdom, members of the Watchtower organization preach “The Kingdom already came in 1914”. I.e. Jesus “invisibly reigned on the heavenly throne”. This confidence is based on their misunderstanding of the term “seven times of the Gentiles“, which, according to their “calculations,” lasted 2520 years and ended in 1914. But there is no biblical basis for this, because the real “times of the Gentiles” are the “time of the end” predicted by Christ. This is a very short period that will only last 42 prophetic months. And which, accordingly, has never come before.

Thus, the preaching of Jehovah’s Witnesses is not the fulfillment of this prophecy. Their preaching is simply a fiction, a “false miracle,” an instrument of a “man of lawlessness” designed to deceive believers and potential participants in Christ’s congregation.

This site has already provided countless biblical proofs that the preaching foretold by Christ in Matthew 24:14 is a sign of the “time of the end.” And this preaching will be delivered by the “holy ones of the Most High.” In the 11th chapter of Revelation, they are symbolized as Read More

The real Christ, and why the persecutors will pierce His Body

Yes, they will “pierce” Jesus again. It is written in Revelation 1:7:

Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. (NAS)

Who are we talking about here? Although some people think that these people will be the Romans who pierced Him in the first century, it must be understood that these Romans are long dead. Therefore, they will not be able to see anyone – until they resurrect from the dead. But if the resurrection begins only after the coming of Christ, who will pierce Him again? Just from the title of the article, an attentive reader of the Bible probably guessed what kind of “Body” will be pierced by people from among those who saw His return.

Their false ideas about Jesus

When dealing with religious people, it is impossible not to see how distorted their ideas about Jesus are. For example, they are sure that He was immensely kind and constantly said kind words. And so, they say, we should be the same! To do this, you need to look at each other with gentle eyes, be in a clean suit or a new kerchief. You can not raise the voice, and shout – God forbids! On the contrary, you need to speak only in an unctuous voice. And of course, you should joy and smile at those who come to the meeting again – after all, we are “followers of Christ”. You need to try, because the visitor must see the “spirit of Christ” at the meeting! However, later on, the new convert is confronted with a very different reality often and soon.

Because when people talk about an overly sweet and polite Christ, they are clearly not thinking about the Scriptures and are content with very superficial ideas.

When you talk to them about Jesus whipping out the temple money changers, they say usually:

It was Jesus!
Okay,” you say, “and the prophets? and the apostles? Weren’t they just as harsh when they gave their opponents a direct rebuke?
Yes,” the “polite” religious people answer, and immediately say: “BUT they were prophets and apostles!

Then the final question remains: if they were Christ and the prophets, why did their contemporaries not recognize them as God’s servants? Read More

What is the coming “abomination of desolation”?

Dear friends,

Unfortunately, some readers still cannot understand what the future “abomination of desolation” really is. But it is important. Because after it’s appearance you will need to leave the meetings and other places of your former worship immediately and not return to them again. In fact, in the last article, which was dedicated to the reasons and urgency of fleeing from the coming “abomination of desolation”, the definition of this “abomination” was not given directly. Although it was visible to the attentive reader — in context.

However, all Christians are different, and some need simpler explanations. Therefore, I sincerely apologize and fill in this gap. I.e. I give a simpler wording for understanding.

What is the “abomination of desolation”?

So, when we talk about the “abomination of desolation”, it is most important that this is not just an abomination, but “abomination of DESOLATION“.

And the key word here is “DESOLATION”.

Yes, the most important thing…

…this is not just “desolation”, but desolation in the spiritual Temple. I.e. it is the stopping of public sacrifices to God. This lack of a “sacrifice of praise” is an abomination to God. And confirmation of this fact can be read from the prophet Daniel: Read More

The Gentile Times are “The Time of The End!”

An important note for English-speaking readers!

The texts of Luke 21: 24 and Revelation 11: 2 use the Greek word ‘ethne’.

In the singular, it is a ‘ethnos‘.

In the plural, these are ‘ethne‘.

As an equivalent to the word ‘ethne’ the Latin word Gentiles means non-Jews. But this is an inaccurate value. Given that the prophecies of Jesus refer to the events of the New Testament era, it is necessary to accept that the contextual meaning of the word ‘ethne’ means nations, peoples and ethnic groups who did not devote their lives to the True God and His Son Jesus Christ. In other words, in the era of the New Testament they are non-Christians or not true Christians.

In the Russian language, there is a word that fully corresponds to the contextual meaning. This is the word “язычники” (ya’zichniki). It means pagans and nations, peoples and ethnic groups who did not devote their lives to the True God and His Son Jesus Christ; they are not the people of God, not Christians. But the online-translators translate it as “pagans”… So I replaced it with the word ‘Nations‘. I ask the reader to take into account this note and the context of the prophesies.

Strazh, 2021.08.31

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The all detected parallels (exact connections) between the quotes of Daniel 11:44-12:7 and Revelation 11:2-18 are:

1) The “time of the end” (Daniel) and “days of trampling of the Holy city by the Gentiles” (John) finish before the time of court of the dead, i.e. the resurrection (Daniel 12:2; Revelation 11:15-18).

2) The “time of the end” (Daniel) and “the times of trampling of Jerusalem by Gentiles” (John) finish before the supernatural retribution on the Nations for the trampling of God’s people (Daniel 11:44-12:1; Revelation 11:18).

3) In the “time of the end” (Daniel) and in the “time of the trampling of Jerusalem by the Gentiles” (John) enemies (Nations) are fighting in the same place – directly near the mountain of the most glorious sanctuary of the Jehovah’s Temple! (Daniel 11:44,45; Revelation 11:2)

4) Just as in the “time of the end” (Daniel), so in the “time of the trampling of Jerusalem by the Gentiles” (John), the Nations (or enemies of God’s people) have one goal — “trampling” (Rev. 11: 2) or “destruction” (Dan. 11:44) of God’s servants.

5) Just as in the “time of the end” in Daniel, so in the “time of the trampling of Jerusalem” in John, the murder of God’s servants by a powerful ruler of Nations is caused by fear and torment because of news coming from a Divine source (Revelation 11:7,10; Daniel 11:44)

6) Just as after the “time, times, and half-time” (Daniel) comes the “complete overthrow of the power of the Holy people” (Dan. 12:7), so after the “time of the trampling of Jerusalem by the Gentiles” (which has same duration) of John (Rev. 11:2,3; 12:6,14) events end in the same way — the death of the anointed servants of Jehovah and the victory of the powerful King of the Nations (Rev 11:7-10,13). This is the King whose final death will only occur as a result of supernatural intervention from above (Daniel 11:45, Revelation 11:18).

As you can see, there is no any interpretation or analogy with reality in the above analysis. It is not needed. The only thing we have achieved is Read More

The True Goal of Christianity

The main goal of old Testament worship was the Anointed King, Jesus Christ.

The second goal was to bring up the Nation of holy ones who were to rule with Christ.

When Christ came, the main goal was achieved.

The second goal was not achieved. After that the ancient system of worship tragically ended.

After that, the era of the New Testament, Christianity, began.

Therefore, the true goal of Christianity is to bring up the chosen ones of Most High and to prepare believers so that they can know and accept them. Those people are chosen ones of the Most High who will rule with Christ. All of them are the Kingdom of God. As soon as the last saints are anointed and enter the world stage, the tragic end of untrue сhristianity will come. Also the “time of the end” (The true Gentile Times) of this world will come.

In other words, just as in the days of the end of the ancient Jewish system, when the anointed King, Jesus, was to appear, so before the end of this world the holy ones of the Most High must appear. Those people will deliver the last preaching about the Kingdom. It will be the true preaching predicted by Christ (Mattew 24:14).

Sorry, I don’t speak English; the full version of this entry is only available in Russian and Ukrainian.
This part of the article was translated on October 28, 2020.