We all chewed on this article pretty well when the news first came out about the " overlapping anointed " concept , however we discussed so much on just those 2 paragraphs dealing with the new " generation " theory - that almost the rest of the article was overlooked . Our lurking inactive JW friend on the board sent us a copy of the April 15th. I think you folks may find this interesting.
On pg. 7 in this article entitled " Holy Spirit's Role in the Outworking of Jehovah's Purpose " it states in paragraph 2 " When it comes to carrying out his will, Jehovah has, not a fixed plan, but an UNFOLDING PURPOSE. " Excuse me ? So the WTS is insinuating that Jehovah is making this up on the fly ? So HE can adjust his original purpose ? He never HAD a fixed plan ? Wow. Now translate that again THIS way, " When it comes to carrying out the Watchtower Society's will, the governing body has, not a fixed plan, but an unfolding purpose. " Makes a little more sense now ? Incredible. I think this speaks for itself. The Watchtower society is softening up the rank and file to accept THEIR changing generation views by saying " Oh well, Jehovah doesn't have a fixed plan - he has an UNFOLDING PURPOSE . Translation : If Jehovah has an " unfolding purpose " then the WT society does as well !
Also on pg. 10 paragraph 13 in reinforcing the 2008 view that the " generation " in Jesus day referred to the disciples it states, " Consider our understanding of those who make up " this generation " mentioned by Jesus. To what generation did Jesus refer ? The article " Christ's Presence-What Does it Mean to You " ( from 2008 ) explained that Jesus was referring, NOT TO THE WICKED, but to his disciples, who were soon to be anointed with holy spirit. " Wait just a freaking moment here. Jesus stated " This generation will by no means pass away until these things occur. " Right ? How can the WT society separate the wicked from Jesus disciples when they lived in the SAME TIME PERIOD ? Same generation ? Judas Iscariot lived in the SAME generation as the apostle John and Jesus didn't he ? I live in the " same generation " as Charles Manson ! If Armageddon was factual both HIM and myself would be the " generation " to see the end ! A generation is comprised of people GOOD and BAD ! You can't separate WHO is in a generation ! Yes, you guessed it- the leaders of the WT society are insane. But scheming.
Then in paragraph 14 after pushing the new " overlapping generation " theory the WT society states this , " He ( Jesus ) EVIDENTLY meant that the lives of the anointed who were on hand when the sign began to become evident in 1914 would overlap with the lives of OTHER anointed ones who would see the start of the great tribulation. " I looked up the word EVIDENTLY : Definition : " Seemingly, apparently, outwardly, IT WOULD SEEM, SO IT SEEMS, as far as one can tell, to all appearances. " Sigh. So once again the WT society leaves themselves a loophole if their " generation " theory is wrong. ( Which it is ) . The loaded expression " EVIDENTLY " leaves room for doubt. When you are promising eternal life in a paradise to people you don't say EVIDENTLY. It either IS or IS NOT ! I see a real lack of confidence in the WT society's OWN ability to believe the BS they are throwing out here !
So- Here's my take. The WT society is SO desperate to control the rank and file witnesses that they are grasping at straws throwing up turd loaded darts at the dart board seeing if something will stick. Problem is - they are missing the dartboard and hitting mind controlled people with these false promising darts ! I really fear for my family inside this twisted controlling cult. I'm exhausted from writing this ! Will you guys and gals PLEASE take over and give your takes and opinions on this driveling piece of WT propaganda. Look forward to all your comments ! Peace out, Mr. Flipper