Here's a video for more concrete confirmation that this was actually said. (I had a little fun with it.)
You will never grow old in this current system of things... - Awake, May 22, 1969 p. 15
If you show that article to witnesses, most would say: "that's old light" or "the organization is constantly refining itself". Here's one: "Aren't you glad that your parents grew older and had you?" They have an answer for everything.
Great minds think alike.
Here is an excerpt from my new book, Escape From Paradise, taken form the chapter I call "Wallpapering the Titanic" which talks about this idea affecting my young life back in 1969:
Cappy! This is GREAT! I'm sharing it :-)
Cappy! This is GREAT! I'm sharing it
wifibandit: feel free!
1969 was the approximate year the WTS. started to sell that mankind has lived for 6000 years from the beginning of Adam, creating the lying corrupt false teaching of 1975. They sold that for years and broadcast into public talks throughout many Assemblies.
It was all a calculating lie being that making that calculation is imposable from the bible's own chronology or else wise.. Fear mongering by use of a publishing house worked, the WTS gained a huge growth in members during that time frame, but it lost quite a few after 1975 came and left.
Printing out the bullshit is what the WTS. has been doing since its inception back in the late 1800's .
You wont be Jesus approved and make it into paradise if you don't become associated with the Watchtower Corporation don't you know.
This is the very issue of Awake! my now deceased JW mother used to tell me I could not go to college. Interestingly, I myself was so under the end-is-near spell that I sulked for 5 minutes before planning to live out the remaining days of this doomed system of things pioneering. I am now 4 years from retirement. This would have made an interesting conversation with my mother. Hmmmmmmmmm.
Conviction no matter how powerfully expressed is no substitute for actual truth.
cappytan, lol that video with the Disney trolley song combined with the magazine is hilarious.
If they justify it by old light, why even use the excuse it was speculation among rank and file JW's?
Why does it matter if it's "old light" if they've made a false prophecy? The point isn't whether something is old or new, it goes against their very own Bible beliefs of not following anyone who predicts the future in their God's name.
Lots of old timers are scratching their heads over that one. They may not ever leave this cult but the are scratching their heads. We hear it all the time from the older family members.
marked. So the WT's on the library started in 1950 but Awakes not till 1970. Is this one article the reason? They really tried to bury that?
I also remember in the early 90's as a kid that the congregations were ordered to get rid of the really old literature from the congregation libraries.