New light: Generation

by 5thGeneration 58 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • 5thGeneration

    Got some info from the Annual Meeting.

    Unofficially, the 'Generation' is now categorized as 2 groups. The first is 'the 1914 group' and the second is the younger anointed 'contemporaries' who 'actually work for a period of time with those anointed ones'.

    The 'Generation' is now 'the lifespan of those who actually saw the beginning of the sign and then the lifespan of those who worked with those who saw the beginning of the sign'.

    Here we go again...

  • choosing life
    choosing life

    What scriptures do they contort to "prove" this new understanding?

  • dgp

    OK. Let's call the 1914 guys "Generation A(nointed)". Now we have "Generation C(ontemporaries)". I have a problem with the word "contemporary", as it means "happening, existing, living, or coming into being during the same period of time". But, since we're twisting things, let's not focus on that for the moment. Since they are skipping one letter, the next generation will be "Generation E(nslaved)", and they will go on to include even the Pepsi Generation and perhaps Spontaneous Generation, which would give them another 144,000 thousand guys.

  • 5thGeneration


    Great move to stir up urgency again though while buying another solid 50 years in case they need it!

  • dssynergy

    The more I read Matthew 24:34 and the surrounding verses, and think about how it has always been taught that there were two (2) applications for these verses, the more I think the "generation" verse applied to the first fulfillment, and not to our day ~ much like the instructions given about when they saw the army enter the city, they were to flee to the mountains ~ that, as far as I can tell, doesn't apply to our day, but was part of this set of prophecy. So, perhaps the same is true with the generation.

    Any thoughts?

  • dssynergy

    The other thing I was thinking was that "this generation" that sees "all these things" would not have to necessarily start from the time of the begining of the parousia, but would be the generation that would "experience" all these things. So they would experience the parousia (already in progress) and see all the other things foretold....As the parousia starts, the world experiences food shortages, wars, pestilence, all of which are ongoing events with no definitive end....then they would experience governments turn on religion, and all the other things foretold in this section. Perhaps it is not the generation that sees these things "start to occur", but the "generation" that experiences them all at the same time....

  • Sapphy

    dssynergy - I think it's highly likely you're correct. When Jesus said 'this generation' I think he was simply talking to the people he was talking to.

    If this doctrine 'the generation that saw the generation that saw 1914' is published I think it will be very difficult for them to sell.

  • steve2

    Elastic religion produces elastic interpretations for which elastic minds make room .

  • Witness 007
    Witness 007

    I believe in that verse refers to "the Pepsi Generation." .......don't get me started on the "Coke great Tribulation."

  • wannaexit

    OHHHHH my GAWd!!!!!!!!! I can't believe they changed the generation again...............I feel a little vomit coming up.........

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