If I recall correctly, the WTS predicted there would come a time when the job of JWs in FS would shift towards telling people they were about to die rather than trying to convert them, and the WTS would let them know when to start doing that. Something along the lines of there being a point in time when it was too late to convert and the wicked must be told they were going to die. Does anyone else remember this teaching? I don't know if it was in the literature or if it was a local teaching.
I was just remembering how my congregation began to take this seriously in the mid to late '80s. I think there was a mention of it in the literature or a talk, and a vocal/influential clique in the cong started spreading it around that this was the sign we were awaiting from the WTS to shift our focus. From that point on they started being a lot more confrontational in FS. They would start their presentation with the usual song and dance but if the householder offered **any** resistance or reluctance, they would read aloud scriptures about the wicked being destroyed and would directly tell the poor householder he/she would be executed if he/she did not convert!!! I remember them literally and dramatically shaking the dust off their feet as they left the householder's property, often right after they read aloud the scripture that instructed them to do so, with the householder watching the "shaking off". It was sooo embarassing for me, but I cannot even imagine what it was like for the householder. (These particular people IMO belong to JWs just so they can go around being rude and morally superior.)
Since I have not heard anyone else say this on the ex-jw forums, I am assuming this was an isolated group of wackos. Did anyone else have an experience like this?