by The Searcher 24 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • The Searcher
    The Searcher

    Had a brief chat with an elder from a distant congregation today: long story short - he has spoken to "someone" at London Branch regarding the 'famine' of Bibles within the Org, and was told by this "someone" to just wait until nearer the end of this year.

    He said it sounds like we're going to get an announcement via the Annual Meeting!!

    I said that it was strange that two world wars, the Spanish 'flu, the Wall Street crash & the Great Depression couldn't stop the Society producing Bibles, so something major must be causing it now.

    Does anyone have any more info on the New York court action against the WTBTS and the NWT Writing Committee?

  • Splash

    I would like to get excited about a more accurate NWT but I feel I'm only going to end up disappointed.

    I'll be at the announcement in October and will post the relevant news as it comes.



    They are going to remove all mention of " Jesus Christ " when it precedes of follows " Lord." That way the NWT can more accurately translate KYRIOS as JEHOVAH.

    I am sure that we will know before most, unless the WTBTS has really cracked down on security. They may only announce things at the last minute from now on.

  • oppostate

    Why is it that when there's New Light(tm) in the JW religion that it seems to be "let out" at a yearly Business Meeting of a Publishing and Real Estate Holdings Corporation???

    Because the latter runs the former and the religion is nothing without the corporation. Yup it's a cult!

    From what I've seen of the first batch of these new Bibles is that they are a bit fatter than the current regular NWT Bibles because they include the appendixes that were included in the NWT Reference Bible edition. Same badly worded translation, new packaging!

  • problemaddict

    The annual meeting don't forget is now "for everybody" accoding to some people I know. It will be broadcast to assembly halls which will contain invited congregations and people.

    More exclusive club member with your frequent service miles. Act now to secure your spot!

  • LostGeneration

    My favorite JW rumor, thanks for the update!

  • haboob48

    So are new converts supposed to used old recycled bibles? Isn't it part of thier charity status to give free home bible studies? No bibles...No status!

  • haboob48

    sorry double post

  • factfinder

    Hi Splash!

    Yes, please fill us in when you find anything out. Thanks!

  • Amelia Ashton
    Amelia Ashton

    Some of the older dubs have many handwritten notes in their Bibles and won't want to start again. I cannot see it being changed too much as I am sure it's these "amendments" wake some people up.

    The updates in the Revelation book were the start of my doubts on doctrine. Perhaps the large reference bible which must be quite expensive to produce will be discontinued completely and if the smaller bibles contain more appendixes they will no longer be necessary.

  • St George of England
    St George of England
    Some of the older dubs have many handwritten notes in their Bibles and won't want to start again.

    That is true, a sister in my congregation is still using her 1960 'Green' NWT, full of underlining and annotations.

    The invites to the AGM has caused quite a bit of controversy in my neck of the woods. All elders, wives, MS's and Pioneers get an automatic invite. In addition to that 'certain others' have been selected. However, Brothers & Sisters with 60 or 70 years faithful service have been left out. They are not well pleased.

    Interesting that oppostate has seen the new Bible. Let's hope he can get a picture of it on here before October.


  • mP

    i wonder if they will include the OT.

  • oppostate

    Here's GB member Pierce with a new edition NWT copy on hand.

    This is the prototype that some DOs and COs and others of the Bethel Priviligentsia got to try out.

    I had a chance to thumb through it and the only content change I noticed was the addition of appendices that had only previously appeared in Reference Bible and KIT editions.

    The cover was of soft grey leather and the edges were gilt in silver.

  • Comatose

    I wonder if this would get certain friends to use a paper bible instead of a tablet? Wouldn't work on me!

  • Comatose

    "Many brothers and sisters have been very thankful to have such a beautiful and complete bible available for a voluntary donation. Some have been heard remarking that similar bibles in a book store are very expensive. Are we not all appreciative and over joyed at what Jehovah provides?"

  • punkofnice

    They're probably running out of money so are going to amalgamate their corporation with the Mormans or some such looney cult. Then we can expect a real messed up hybrid bible.

    Perhaps the Vatican are buying out the JWs.

    Maybe the JWs are going to join forces with Islam to kill 'apostates(TM)'. I haven't a clue.........just musing over some interesting possibilities.

  • St George of England
    St George of England

    Thanks oppostate, it's good to get the info before the elders!

    As comatose said, they will really rake in some money from this. They will knock them out for pennies and expect to be paid pounds. It's always worked in the past.


  • Terry

    If you get 7 million people to buy a product automatically you can pay your court costs and fines more easily.

    Seems pretty obvious to me. Are you listening Conti lawyers? Payday is on the way.

  • Amelia Ashton
    Amelia Ashton

    So much easier and way more profitable to knock out some expensive looking Bibles with a suggested donation of $$$$$ than a flimsy new "study aid" with it's disingenuous statements and quotes which can all be discredited via the internet.

  • slimboyfat

    He's probably repeating rumours he read on JWN.

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