Armageddon: When will it happen?

 


⚪ Armageddon must end in 1914
⚫ Armageddon must begin in 1914
⚫ Armageddon must end in 1915
⚫ Armageddon must begin in 1941


 

 

⚪ 1914 - End

Be not surprised, then, when in subsequent chapters we present proofs that the setting up of the Kingdom of God is already begun, that it is pointed out in prophecy as due to begin the exercice of power in A. D. 1878, and that the "battle of the great day of God Almighty" (Rev.16:14), which will end in A.D. 1914 with the complete overthrow of earth's present rulership, is already commenced.

Source : 🇺🇸 The Time is at Hand, vol.2, page 101 + Cover

the battle of the great day of God Almighty [...] The date of the close of that "battle" is definitely marked in Scripture as October, 1914. It is already in progress, its beginning dating from October 1874.

Source : 🇺🇸 Zions's Watch Tower, January 15, 1892, p22 [1355]

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⚫ 1914 - Beginning

The present great war in Europe is the beginning of the Armageddon of the Scriptures.

Source : 🇺🇸 Pastor Russell's Sermons, page 676

..Ces trois éléments de destruction spirituelle sont les causes de la bataille d'Harmaguédon qui débute par la guerre actuelle.

Source : 🇫🇷 1917 - Le Mystere Accompli, page 9 + page 276

🇺🇸 Translation : These three elements of spiritual destruction are the causes of the Battle of Armageddon, which begins with the present war.

 

⚫ 1915 - End

Quand la Première Guerre mondiale éclata en août 1914, Russell confirma que la fin serait en octobre 1914. Mais lorsque rien ne se passa en octobre 1914, Russell réutilisa l'idée que 1915 signifierait la fin.

"In view of this strong Bible evidence concerning the Times of the Gentiles, we consider it an established truth that the final end of the kingdoms of this world, and the full establishment of the Kingdom of God, will be accomplished near the end of A.D. 1915...

Be not surprised, then, when in subsequent chapters we present proofs that the setting up of the Kingdom of God is already begun, that it is pointed out in prophecy as due to begin the exercise of power in A.D. 1878, and that the "battle of the great day of God Almighty" (Rev. 16:14), which will end in A.D. 1915, with the complete overthrow of the earth's present rulership, is already commenced. ...

The "Gentile Times" prove that the present governments must all be overturned about the close of 1915 A.D."

Source : 🇺🇸 Studies In the Scriptures Series II - The Time Is At Hand 1915 ed. page 99, page 101, page 242

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Page 99 ➤ 1889 (First edition) + 1911 Edition
Page 101 ➤ 1889 (First edition) + 1911 Edition
Page 242 ➤ 1889 (First edition) + 1911 Edition + 1923 Edition

 

⚫ 1941 - Beginning

Receiving the gift, the marching children clasped it to them, not a toy or plaything for idle pleasure, but the Lord's provided instrument for most effective work in the remaining months before Armageddon,

Source : 🇺🇸 Watchtower, Sept. 15, 1941, page 288