NEW GENERATION DEFINED -- April 15, 2010 Watchtower

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  • Ultimate Reality
    Ultimate Reality

    From, here is the new definition of the Generation from the April 15, 2010 Watchtower.

    Article: Holy Spirit’s Role in the Outworking of Jehovah’s Purpose

    13 Third, holy spirit is at work in bringing Bible
    truths to light. (Prov. 4:18) This magazine has
    long been used by “the faithful and discreet slave”
    as the primary channel for dispensing increased
    light. (Matt. 24:45) For example, consider our understanding
    of those who make up “this generation”
    mentioned by Jesus. (Read Matthew 24:32-
    34.) To what generation did Jesus refer? The article
    “Christ’s Presence—What Does It Mean to You?”
    explained that Jesus was referring, not to the wicked,
    but to his disciples, who were soon to be anointed
    with holy spirit. Jesus’ anointed followers, both
    in the first century and in our day, would be the ones
    who would not only see the sign but also discern its
    meaning—that Jesus “is near at the doors.”

    14 What does this explanation mean to us? Although
    we cannot measure the exact length of “this
    generation,” we do well to keep in mind several
    things about the word “generation”: It usually refers
    to people of varying ages whose lives overlap during
    a particular time period; it is not excessively long;
    and it has an end. (Ex. 1:6) How, then, are we to
    understand Jesus’ words about “this generation”?
    He evidently meant that the lives of the anointed
    who were on hand when the sign began to become
    evident in 1914 would overlap with the lives of other
    anointed ones who would see the start of the great
    tribulation. That generation had a beginning, and it
    surely will have an end. The fulfillment of the various
    features of the sign clearly indicate that the tribulation
    must be near. By maintaining your sense of
    urgency and keeping on the watch, you show that
    you are keeping up with advancing light and following
    the leadings of holy spirit.—Mark 13:37.

  • AK - Jeff
    AK - Jeff

    Wow. How many times can they change this teaching and maintain any credibilty?


  • OnTheWayOut

    WOW, they already gave themselves an "out." The anointed ones on the tail end of the "overlap" would see the START of the great tribulation. That means they can milk this for the rest of our lives then they can say when they want to that the tribulation has started.

    By then, something different will come up. I like this for several reasons. It seems to intertwine their reasons for being wrong in the past and they think they are clever for doing that. But members will scratch their heads and be confused- many will question it enough to start looking for the door.

  • sir82

    So now it is official.

    They've bought themselves another 60 years easily.

    Fred Franz was "anointed" when 1914 occurred - if I recall correctly, he was baptized in 1913, and that's all it took, in those days, to become "anointed".

    Freddy died in 1992. So anyone born before 1992, whose life "overlapped" that of Freddy, and who later becomes anointed, is part of that "generation".

    Somewhere, there's a 20 year old kid who in 15 or 20 years will begin partaking of the emblems (if he hasn't done so already - the number keeps going up).

    In the cushy, relatively stress free life of Bethel, he could live to age 80, 90, even 100 easily (as Barber did & soon Barr will). That takes us out to at least 2070.

    Stay alive 'til 75...2075 that is!

  • nancy drew
    nancy drew

    we do well to keep in mind evidently that keeping up with advancing light will lead us once again to another ridiculous explanation of the ever elusive concept of this generation.

  • isaacaustin

    Question: Does this basically say the lifespan of the annointed from 1914 will overlap with the lives of the annointed who see the great trib? So that 2nd generation, who overlap with the 1914 generation will not pass away until all things occur?? This is getting muddy again.

  • Georgiegirl

    Wow. *blinks* Slow golf clap...well done.

    GG of the In Awe 6MillionPlus will Accept This Without Question Class

  • snowbird

    Just let them continue their charade.


    Job 5:12-19 He aborts the schemes of conniving crooks,
    so that none of their plots come to term. He catches the know-it-alls in their conspiracies—
    all that intricate intrigue swept out with the trash! Suddenly they're disoriented, plunged into darkness;
    they can't see to put one foot in front of the other. But the downtrodden are saved by God,
    saved from the murderous plots, saved from the iron fist. And so the poor continue to hope,
    while injustice is bound and gagged. MSG


  • oompa

    "It usually refers
    to people of varying ages whose lives overlap during
    a particular time period;"

    Where the fluck does this definition come from???.....and young peoples lives actually overlap with older people...imagine how did this apply to the apostles generation???.....and with this stupid idea in place in 30 years they will say the generation just keeps on overlapping....duh.............i cant wait to email this to my dad!!!!...........oompa

  • snowbird

    Plus, if their convoluted explanation is true, the lives of Christians who saw the first sign should also overlap with the so-called anointed of today.

    I repeat: Charlatans!


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