Biting my tongue at last nights bookstudy

by GBSJG 35 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • Finally-Free

    Was this actually a comment at the BS?

    "Some people used there calculator and some vague formula's to come to the 1925 date."

    Please don't tell me some of these people think calculators existed in 1925!


  • greendawn

    It is not the anointed but only the GB that formulate all the ideology of the JWs the rest do not participate in all this because they are not allowed to do so.

    Strangely enough most dubs don't seem to really care about the many prophetic and doctrinal failures of the org because they really got taken in by the idea that the GB are God appointed and therefore ultimately nothing can go wrong with them.

    That ever increasing light of the righteous (are the GB righteous?) excuse also helps in keeping them calm and quiet. New light replaces old light, there is steady progress and the GB are shown in a good light because they are willing to change their doctrines when they realise that they are wrong, unlike the catholics etc.

  • Elsewhere
    "Some people used there calculator and some vague formula's to come to the 1925 date."

    Please don't tell me some of these people think calculators existed in 1925!

    lol... the closest thing to a "calculator" in 1925 was a mechanical "adding machine"

    It weighed LESS that 20 pounds! Woo Hoo!

    1925 Burroughs Adding Machine #003200

  • Bumble Bee
    Bumble Bee

    Oh man, just reading what the JW's were commenting made me (almost) want to go to a book study just to hear what BS they came up with.

    It always gets me when they say no one other than the JW's are doing preaching work. I think other churches are much more effective. The Mormans immediately come to mind, but there are other groups as well. The Baptists in my area a quite active in going door to door. Unfortunately I've never been home when they've been by, but they leave tracts/etc in the mail box. The church I sometimes attend has outreach programs both locally and abroad. The most definately are not the only group preaching.


  • M.J.
    What would happen if you do that? Would you be carried of stage during your talk by the elders? Or will everyone immediatly shun you and never mind doing the research. I think perhaps you would make some people curious and maybe plant a little seed of doubt.

    There is someone who posts here that did such a thing. Check out his story:

  • M.J.

    “The year 1925 is a date definitely and clearly marked in the Scriptures, even more clearly than that of 1914.” (The Watchtower, July 15, 1924, pg. 211)

    1925 was dreampt up and proclaimed by the "judged, refined and approved" Faithful, Discreet Slave.

    A kooky, pyramidologist, miracle wheat selling CT Russel stole the whole 1914 doctrine from an ex-Millerite Trinitarian named Nelson Barbour.

  • RubaDub

    “The year 1925 is a date definitely and clearly marked in the Scriptures, even more clearly than that of 1914.”

    Yes, MJ ....

    And don't forget that 1922 is clearly marked as the year the horn-blowing started in 1922 in Cedar Point Ohio.

    Rub a Dub

  • blondie

    An understanding of the jubilee system which Jehovah inaugurated with Israel throws a great light upon the immediate future events. The Scriptures clearly show that Israel, while God dealt with them for more than eighteen centuries, was a typical people. Their law was typical, foreshadowing greater and better things to come. The Lord commanded Moses to institute the Sabbath system the year that Israel entered the land of Canaan, which was 1575 years before A. D. 1 (Leviticus 25:1-12), and that every fiftieth year should be unto them a year of jubilee. This was done on the tenth day of the seventh month, the day of atonement. "And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year and proclaim freedom throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof; it shall be a jubilee unto you and ye shall return every man unto his possessions and ye shall return every man unto his family. Other Scriptures show that there were to be Page 88

    seventy jubilees kept. (Jeremiah 25:11; 2 Chronicles 36:17-21) A simple calculation of these jubilees brings us to this important fact: Seventy jubilees of fifty years each would be a total of 3500 years. That period of time beginning 1575 before A. D. 1 of necessity would end in the fall of the year 1925, at which time the type ends and the great antitype must begin. What, then, should we expect to take place? In the type there must be a full restoration; therefore the great antitype must mark the beginning of restoration of all things. The chief thing to be restored is the human race to life; and since other Scriptures definitely fix the fact that there will be a resurrection of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and other faithful ones of old, and that these will have the first favor, we may expect 1925 to witness the return of these faithful men of Israel from the condition of death, being resurrected and fully restored to perfect humanity and made the visible, legal representatives of the new order of things on earth.

  • stillAwitness
    And what about the mormons, they are activly preaching in our area

    I remember seeing 2 mormons preaching when I was little. I said "look mommy, those men are preaching" and she smacked me across the face and said "don't you dare ever say they are preaching. nobody but jehovah's people preach the good news"


    M.J. thank you for the links to Littletoe it's very interresting to read.
    And yes the brother did say calculator I didn't realise that they didn't have these things in 1920s ;)

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