Turnul de Veghe din 1 Iunie 1952 p.
338 (engl.) spune ca cei din Sodoma si Gomora nu vor mai fi inviati pentru ca
au suferit distrugerea eterna:
Similarly, Sodom did not endure its judgment
day, had failed completely, and the Jews knew its fate was sealed. Their
opinion of Sodom was the lowest possible. So when Jesus told them that it would
be more endurable for utterly depraved Sodom than for these Jewish cities they
got the powerful point. These Jewish cities had heard the warning and had seen
powerful works; they had had their fair judgment trial and by their decision
showed they were worthy of eternal destruction.
In 1965 s-a spus din nou ca vor fi
inviati - vezi Turnul de Veghe din 1 august 1965 p. 479:
Then the next verse refers to the Judgment
Day, saying: "Consequently I say to you people, It will be more endurable for
the land of Sodom on Judgment Day than for you.” (Matt. 11:24) Similarly, at
Matthew 10:15 are recorded Jesus’ words: "Truly I say to you, It will be more
endurable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah on Judgment Day than for that
city” where the people would reject the message carried by Jesus’ disciples.
For it to be "more endurable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah” than for
others, it would be necessary for former inhabitants of that land to be present
on Judgment Day. It is not the literal land, the ground, that is to be judged.
Revelation chapter 20 shows that it will be persons raised from the dead who
will stand "before the throne.” Nor will judgment be passed on them as groups,
as former inhabitants of certain lands, but they will be "judged individually
according to their deeds” during the time of judgment. So apparently
individuals who used to live in that land will be resurrected.—Rev. 20:12, 13
In 1988 despre oamenii din Sodoma si
Gomora se spune din nou ca au suferit distrugerea ireversibila - Turnul de
Veghe din 1 iunie 1988 p. 31
Consequently, in addition to what Jude 7 says,
the Bible uses Sodom/Gomorrah and the Flood as patterns for the destructive end
of the present wicked system. It is apparent, then, that those whom God
executed in those past judgments experienced irreversible destruction. Of
course, each of us can confirm that by his proving faithful to Jehovah now. In
that way we will qualify to be alive in the new world to see whom he resurrects
and whom he does not. We know that his judgments are perfect. Elihu assured us:
"For a fact, God himself does not act wickedly, and the Almighty himself does
not pervert judgment.”—Job 34:10, 12.