Chapter Summary

Satan, Armageddon and the False Religions

Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that we are living in a “world empire of false religion”, “counterfeit Christians” and since 1914 in “the time of the end”. It is “Satan’s world” that is getting worse and worse. But soon, this end-time would expire. Then would come the final destruction of all human kingdoms by “God’s messianic kingdom” at the battle of Armageddon. Jehovah’s Witnesses reject all other religions as “false religions” and their rites (Christmas, for example) as “poisonous waste”, since they are influenced by Satan and lead to “annihilation”, “death”, but not to eternal life.

Jesus thinks national and despises non-Jews (Matthew 10:6; 15:24,26; Mark 7:27).

The Bible prohibits mixed marriages of Jews and non-Jews (Nehemiah 13:1-3, 23-31; Esra 10).