I read a study about the WTS-Growth

by JWdaughter 22 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • Calebs Airplane
    Calebs Airplane

    Interesting post from 5 years ago...

    But if any 19th century "dooms-day" religion will reach the 20,000,000 member mark by the year 2020, it will be the 7th Day Adventists (which now has a membership of about 14,500,000)...

    In 2020, I see the JWs completely rebranded with a membership totalling less than 6,000,000... just my opinion...

  • dropoffyourkeylee

    I think the original poster corrected the years in that the study was predicting 28 million witnesses by 2090, and that the study is ten years old or more. 2090 is a long way away (at least a couple of those overlapping generations they keep talking about) and a lot can happen in the world in 77 years. If there are 7 million now, with a prediction of 28 million in 77 years, that implies a 1.8% growth rate. At the same time, the world population which is about 7 billion now, and lets assume a 1.1% world population growth rate (the figure given for 2012 in Wikipedia), in 77 years the world population would be about 16 billion.

    Compounding makes the figures look scary, and the assumption of growth rate really makes a big difference when compounding over such a long period. If either the government opens up in China, or if cultural and religious attitutes change in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, etc, the 28 million could possibly happen. I find it doubtful though.

  • Crazyguy

    The big issue is the JW children, how many stay or not??? It looks as though the number of kids staying is going down percentage. This is quickly becoming a cult that only keeps its own and gets no one else, thanks to the internet!!!!

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