New Understanding Begets More Direction From The "Slave"
"I had never thought of the underage aspect before!
Does all of Christendom serve grape juice like the Southern Baptist?"
Obviously, someone at Watchtower is accomplished at spin. The Generation Not Passing Away Until ALL These Things Are Accomplished doctrine has been a huge motivator for JWs. The embarrassment of years since 1914 HAD to be addressed in some way. The '95 explanation of the "generation" was confusing and not very well thought out. The '95 explanation eliminated the time element, losing punch as an urgency stimulator.
This new understanding of the generation puts us squarely in the middle of the last days. Perhaps in 100 years the "king of the north" will hail from Mars.
"We would also like to commend those of God's peculiar people who have lost loved ones to the world because they were disfellowshipped. Though, of course, they will not receive a resurrection, it was a merciful provision that Jehovah has allowed that they continue to live a while longer before Armageddon. Their suffering from lack of healthful and loving association will be noted by man and angel alike as to the seriousness of breaking God's perfect law. We of course want them to repent and return to the loving care of the Christian Congregation. But we understand that this is not always possible as some are in a permanent state of spiritual weakness and wickedness brought on by their own lusts and cannot be helped even when the loving overseers make efforts to contact and encourage them to return to meeting Jehovah's righteous requirements of regular meeting attendance......................as we now joyously await the time when God wipes all tears away as the former things will have passed away."
Sorry, I couldn't resist.
You had me until you said "tagteam." I thought it might have been a letter to the bodies of elders.
Ha, ha! Very good, Freydo.
This is what happens when you start with error and add logic.
yep, had me till the term 'tag team' !