When you see these things occurring, know that the kingdom of God is near.
[Box on page 69]
“WHEN YOU SEE THESE THINGS OCCURRING, KNOW THAT THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS NEAR.”
“Nation will rise against Since 1914 two world wars have
nation and kingdom against killed more than 69,000,000.
“There will be food shortages Half the world called
. . . in one place after undernourished, with 3,500,000
another.” dying every year from
“In one place after another From 1918 to 1919 some
pestilences.” 500,000,000 persons stricken
with Spanish flu; 21,000,000
died. Other diseases take their
“There will be . . . earthquakes Since 1914 there have been
in one place after another.” recorded nearly twice as
many major quakes as during
the previous 200 years.
“Increasing of lawlessness.” A plague of violence and
lawlessness is now sweeping
‘Men became faint out of Fear is said to be “the biggest
fear.” single emotion” that dominates
people’s lives today.
“This good news of the Jehovah’s witnesses preach the
kingdom will be preached good news of the kingdom in
in all the inhabited earth 206 lands, their literature
. . . and then the end will appearing in 165 languages.