From the Rutherfords talk
But, mark you, Jesus said, "O ye of little faith." If there are any such here let them hear what He said in this connection. "Verily I say unto you that this generation shall not pass away until all these things be fulfilled." Generation usually refers to the length of human life. According to the latest authorities the average human life is between 36 and 37 years. Therefore Jesus said, when you see these things coming to pass know that it is at the doors; the generation of those standing here shall not pass away until these things have been fulfilled. So the generation now upon earth is the generation that was on earth in 1878, and many of them must abide until God's favor is fully returned to the Jews, and the Kingdom set up.
i think I found what rutherford did not want published. Rutherford implies that Christ's presence began in 1878 with the world's end in 1914. 1878 +36 =1914. Did not CT russell say that christ's presence began in 1074?. i do believe that Russell and then later rutherford taught that christ's presence began in 1874 and since the Jews wandered in the wilderness for 40 years you get 1874 + 40 = 1914. So here we have two very different chronologys arriving at the same date (1914).
Hey Leol and Blondie does this sound right??