AKA how to gloss over/lie about your history.
Hurd starts off trying to sell the idea that the Bible students were unsure of what would supposedly happen in 1914. This is a double lie.
- First, they were not in doubt. :
But bear in mind that the end of 1914 is not the date for the beginning, but for the end of the time of trouble. -Zion's Watch Tower 1894 Jul 15 p.226
- Second, they thought Jesus was already King:
The year A.D. 1878 … clearly marks the time for the actual assuming of power as King of kings, by our present, spiritual, invisible Lord - … -The Time is At Hand (1911 ed) p.239
All that preaching and literature that he brags about? Any one of those publications would get you Disfellowshipped for apostasy today. Such light!