How far has their preaching gone exactly, how much "earth" is left to cover, they keep claiming here in the UK that they haven't "invaded china yet" but i know differently. if they have covered the earth how long has it been ??. anyone who has a little of knowledge of this i would appreciate how many years they have been preaching worldwide "literally". All the best Ade
preached throughout the whole earth ???
Current WTS doctrine regard reaching "every" person:
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Fifth,we see a global preaching work being accomplished, which Jesus said would take place just before the end of this system. Jesus stated: "This good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come." (Matthew 24:14) Today, that prophecy is in the course of fulfillment on an unprecedented scale. True, untouched territories still exist, and it may be that in Jehovah’s due time, a large door leading to greater activity will open. (1 Corinthians 16:9) Nevertheless, the Bible does not state that Jehovah will wait until every individual on earth has received a personal witness. Rather, the good news must be preached to Jehovah’s satisfaction. Then the end will come.—Compare Matthew 10:23 .
Comparing Matthew 10:23
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There is also Jesus’ prediction that "this good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come." (Matthew 24:14) Today, Jehovah’s Witnesses carry out their work in 233 lands, island groups, and territories. True, untouched territories still exist, and perhaps in Jehovah’s due time, a door of opportunity will open. (1 Corinthians 16:9) Still, Jesus’ words recorded at Matthew 10:23 are sobering: "You will by no means complete the circuit of the cities of Israel until the Son of man arrives." While the good news will surely be announced throughout the earth, we will not in person reach all parts of the earth with the Kingdom message before Jesus "arrives" as Executioner.
we will not in person reach all parts of the earth with the Kingdom message before Jesus "arrives" as Executioner.
That's not very nice...
All I see is so much backtracking. One day they won't even admit they even stressed that scripture.
I remember them having talked about "reaching" asia by preaching in developed countries where immigrants still have contact with friends and family back home.
So what about the rest? Since they realize the impossibility of reaching every person with the "Good news", and since they say that people will be judged according to their reaction to that message - people will be judged for not heeding a warning that they had no chance of hearing ...
Something wrong, methinks
No, with a few exceptions the Good News has not been preached in Pakistan, India or China. Billions of people here have never come in contact with many Christians, let alone JWs.
If they truly had faith in Jehovah and that he is backing their work, why don't they send every available missionary and pioneers in lands where the good news has not been heard, such as 2/3 of the earth? Middle East, Asia and let Jehovah handle it.
We know that the GB realizes it would not only be dangerous to send witnesses there but also they would be wasting their time trying to preach to them, so really
Do they truly trust their God Jehovah?
Preached? Preached What? Information they don`t acknowledge,much less remember anymore!What a farce and exercise in futility..BrainWashed and BrainDead..If it`s such a good religion,why aren`t people knocking on thier door?..Why,because it`s easily proven Crap!!The fun part,you can use the WBTS literature to proof it..LOL!!...OUTLAW