Watchtower January 2014 – “1914 – An Important Year”

English Publications (2000-2014)

1914

(See also Dates of Prophetic Significance; Last Days; World War I)

(Note centered heading below: Quotations)

“appointed times of the nations,” “seven times” (Lu 21:24; Da 4): w06 7/15 6-7; bh 215-218; w04 2/1 19-20; dp 96-97, 301; kl 96-97; w90 10/15 15-20; pe 138-141; rs 95-97; it-1 134-135; w86 11/1 4-7; tp 70-74
calculating start and end: si 282
charts explaining: w06 7/15 6; bh 216; rs 97; w86 11/1 6
earlier compensating errors in chronology: re 105
end announced before 1914: re 105; jv 60, 134-135; w90 10/15 15; br78 7; it-1 135; tp 70
end in 1914 suggested before Russell: g94 11/8 10; jv 134
appreciation for Awake! articles on: g95 7/8 30
assassination of Archduke of Austria-Hungary: g 3/12 18; g 6/11 8; g 8/09 19-21; g94 11/8 3-5
comments by Bible Students: jv 61-62, 634, 636-637
book Millennial Dawn (Studies in the Scriptures), Volume II: re 105; jv 635
book The Three Worlds: re 105
magazine Bible Examiner: jv 134-135; w90 10/15 19; br78 7
magazine The Watch Tower: w12 9/15 25-26; jv 135-139, 635-636; w92 5/1 6; w90 10/15 15
tract The Bible Students Monthly, Volume VI, No. 1: jv 635
earthquakes since: g02 11/8 30; it-1 670
expectations:
Bible Students: yb13 176; yb07 75-76; re 105; g99 12/8 12; w98 5/15 11-14; w94 5/1 24-25; jv 60-63, 134-141, 634-637; w92 5/1 6; w90 10/15 15-16, 19-20; sh 353-354; it-1 135; yb87 124; tp 70
letter to one who stumbled over: jv 634
world optimistic: yb13 174-175
world trouble generally unexpected: re 106; g99 12/8 12; w92 5/1 4-5; g92 1/8 32; yb87 124; w86 2/15 5; w86 11/1 6
generation since: w95 11/1 16-20; w92 5/1 6-7
life story “My Generation—Unique and Highly Privileged!”: w87 8/1 21-25
number still alive: g94 11/8 28-29; g91 10/8 28; g87 4/8 30; w86 2/15 5
Kingdom established: w12 8/1 16-17; bh 84-85; w90 10/15 15-20; rs 95-97; Lmn 23-24
Bible Students’ views: jv 135-141
new aspect of “good news of the kingdom” since (Mt 24:14): w06 5/1 27
‘kings take stand against Jehovah and his anointed’ (Ps 2): w90 7/1 27-28
time of the end begins: g94 11/8 10; rs 239-240; w86 11/1 3-7
“the time appointed” (Da 11:29): w93 11/1 13-14
turning point: w09 3/15 16-17; pc 29-30; g 4/07 4-5, 8; re 105-106, 190; w04 2/1 20; jt 7; g99 3/8 32; w98 9/15 32; ct 178; w96 4/1 19; pc95 29-30; g94 11/8 3-11; g93 3/22 11; w92 5/1 3-5; g92 1/8 32; rs 239-240; br78 7; g89 7/8 20; g87 5/8 20; w86 2/15 5; tp 73-74
attempts to explain: g94 11/8 6-7
economic: re 106-107; w86 11/1 6-7
political situation: g90 11/22 19
social: w86 11/1 6
war deaths: g89 1/22 29
understanding clarified:
view that great tribulation began: w13 7/15 3-4
world conditions before: w86 2/15 5; w86 11/1 6-7
heads of state not fearful for personal safety: w90 4/1 26
world conditions in: w86 11/1 6
world since: g 4/07 4-7
1920-1928 (Roaring Twenties): g87 3/8 11-15
1929-1934 (Depression): g87 3/22 24-27
1935-1940 (League of Nations dies): g87 4/8 17-21
1940-1943 (nations in anguish): g87 4/22 15-19
1943-1945 (end of World War II): g87 5/8 16-20
1946-1959 (deceptive prosperity): g87 5/22 12-15
1960-1969 (turbulent protest): g87 6/8 21-25
1970-1986 (world disintegration): g87 6/22 11-15
Quotations
1913 marked the close of an era: w86 11/1 6
1914 rather than Hiroshima marks the turning point: ct 178; g93 3/22 11
1914 to 1989 a single, discrete epoch: jt 7; g95 11/22 28
19th century ended in 1914: g99 3/8 32
all evidence is against the probability of a war between the great European powers: re 106
all the convulsions of the last half century stem back to 1914: g94 11/8 6; rs 239
believed that war had been relegated to recesses of memory: g92 1/8 32
day the world went mad: tp 80
fulfilled an extraordinary prophecy: re 105; jv 60; wj 23
generation of 1914 believed in the relief that war might bring: g94 11/8 6
great turning point of the history of humanity: pc 30; re 106; pc95 30
if one takes August 1914 as the dividing line, the contrasts between nineteenth and twentieth centuries are striking: w86 11/1 6-7
illusions and enthusiasms possible up to 1914 slowly sank beneath a sea of massive disillusionment: g94 11/8 9; w92 5/1 5
incomparable season was the end of an era: w92 5/1 5
in the whole history of mankind, few dates have had the importance of August 2, 1914: re 190
last completely normal year in history was 1913: jt 7; br78 7
little or no evidence of “snowballing” of conflicts: w86 11/1 6
major powers appeared to be more settled than they had been for many years: w86 11/1 6
many thousands are still alive: w92 5/1 3
marked a radical, and in the end catastrophic, transformation of that [financial] system: w86 11/1 6-7
marked by exceptional tranquillity: w92 5/1 4
marked the end of an era and the beginning of another: tp 73
modern era began in 1914. It could end in mass annihilation: g93 3/22 11
one world had ended and another begun in August 1914: g 4/07 4; w04 2/1 20; w95 11/1 18
rates of severe depression increased in each generation since 1915: w93 9/15 10
security and quiet have disappeared since 1914: re 94; jt 7; w94 3/1 18; br78 7
since 1914 a fated and predetermined march toward ever greater disaster: pc 29-30; re 106; w94 3/1 18; br78 7
since 1914 a marked regression from standards regarded as normal: w01 6/1 5
start of the confusion that is still happening: w86 2/15 5
suddenly, unexpectedly, one morning in 1914 the whole thing came to an end: re 106; w98 4/15 9; g93 3/22 11; w86 2/15 5
turning point, and the wonderful, calm, attractive world of yesterday had vanished: tp 73-74
utopia was in sight: jt 7; g93 3/22 11; br78 7
war came and the world changed—utterly: w96 4/1 19
world lost a coherence which it has not managed to recapture: re 190; ct 178; g93 3/22 11
world of 1914 was full of hope and promise: w92 5/1 4
world prior to 1914 moving irreversibly toward higher civilization: w09 3/15 16
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