Jehovah witness beliefs on interracial dating
Changes in Understanding Jehovah’s Witnesses readily acknowledge that their understanding in how certain prophecies would be fulfilled has changed.
They believe that God enables humans to understand the Bible in a progressive manner that will require adjustments in how texts are applied.
Jehovah's Witnesses follow the Bible, both the Hebrew and Greek Scriptures, and feel it is still practical.
They use the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania and similar agencies for the distribution of their literature.
Arriving at the year 1914 AD is based, in part, on the Witnesses’ use of the principle of a day for a year, based on Numbers and Ezekiel 4:6 whereby the 2,520 days is counted as 2,520 years beginning in October 607 BC when Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians.
Manner of Christ’s Return Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe Christ’s return took place in a physically visible manifestation.
Jehovah’s Witnesses believe, based on texts such as Revelation , that those selected as one of the 144,000 will serve as co-rulers with Christ for 1,000 years after the battle of Armageddon.
They believe that world conditions fulfill the prophecy provided by Jesus Christ as recorded at Matthew 24, 25, Mark 13 and Luke 21.
They also point to the prophecies of the apostle Paul at 2 Timothy 3:1-5 and John in the book of Revelation as currently being fulfilled.
1914 Beginning in the late 1870s, Bible Students (as the forerunners of the Jehovah’s Witnesses were then known) began pointing to 1914 as a special year that would see the fulfillment of Luke and the end of “the Times of the Gentiles”.
The basis for their conclusion concerns a dream by King Nebuchadnezzar that is recorded in Daniel chapter 4 in which a large tree is chopped down and banded (prohibiting growth) for a period of 7 times (Daniel ).