Quiz: What do these have in common?
Think back to Russels time. You were there weren't ya? American Captain what's his face "discovered" the North Pole and the Norwegian Armageddonson conquered the South Pole. These were huge front page news and on everyones lips. Do you think Russell would overlook thier propaganda value? I can immagine him now "Man has finally taken control of even the remotest parts of Gods sovereign earth"
Barbed wire .. the taming of the wild lands in preparation for the wilderness destroying bible students to make the deserts blossom as the rose? Submarines, man finally conquering the seas, skyscrapers men trying to reach God himself like the tower builders of babel ... etc... etc... Oh how fun to be a Pastor Russell in those days .. just print any old rubbish and sell it as gospel. lol
*shaking my head* what a load of crap.
Here, let us give it a twist!
This will test you knowledge of WT history ... what do all the following items have in common:Well, I am going to add to this list. And all but three of my additions are genuinely items from the same Watchtower list that Simon used.
Divine Plan of the Ages
Exclusive grape diet
Millennial restitution wheat
Radio disease killer
Shoe sewing machines
Can you point out which are the three fake entries?
As almost all the responses so far have been floundering, I shall helpfully add that Rev. 18:1; Ezek. 43:2; John 1:9; Matt. 25:31; Titus 2:13 provide the clues as to what all the items (all of which have been discovered since 1874, a date with great Biblical significance, and before 1918) in the two genuine lists have in common.
"For here lies wisdom..."
(The Finnish Musketry Class)
The Plan, the Wheat and the Schools.
The Plan, the Wheat and the Schools.
Only 1 of the above 3 is fake. Guess again, please.
(Thanks for your help in http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/forum/thread.asp?id=18769&site=3 ! Class)
What about the huge threat from the
disgusting, pus filled, vile "vaccinations" ?
I just don't get the reasoning.
This is a good thing for you, as ratcheting up the end time prophecy is all about irrational hysteria, and has no basis in reason.
No one has got it exactly right:
According to the WTS / Rutherford in "The Harp of God" published in 1921, they are all unmistakable proof that Jesus had already arrived in 1874.
I'm going for the 'grape diet' one as a product of our time and not 70 years ago. Wireless telegraphy? Did they have mobile phones back then? LOL
No one has got it exactly right
W H A C K ! ! !
On the contrary - I got it absolutely right.
While YOU, SIMON GOT IT WRONG.
The items FIRST appeared in a Watchtower publication here:
REVELATION 18and the passage is from 1917, 4 years before your one (which is simply a partial transcription in 1921). Or, didn't You Know that the WT routinely plagiarizes itself? Russell counted on 3-5 usages of almost exactly the same text!
THE FALL OF ECCLESIASTICISM
(And) after these things.- As another view of the Harvest epoch.
I saw another angel.- Messenger, the Messenger of the Covenant, the Lord Jesus.- Mal. 3:1; 10:1; 14:1.
Come down from Heaven.- In 1874. Sea Rev. 3:14.
Having great power.- 'All power in Heaven and in earth.'- Matt. 28:18.
And the earth was lightened.- See Mal. 4:2; Rev. 7:2.
With His glory.- Some of the glories of the New Day, all discovered since 1874, are adding machines, aeroplanes, aluminum, antiseptic surgery, artificial dyes, automatic couplers, automobiles, barbed wire, bicycles, carborundum, cash registers, celluloid, correspondence schools, cream separators, Darkest Africa, disk ploughs, Divine Plan of the Ages, dynamite, electric railways, electric welding, escalators, fireless cookers, gas engines, harvesting machines, illuminating gas, induction motors, linotypes, match machines, monotypes, motion pictures, North Pole, Panama Canal, Pasteurization, railway signals, Roentgen rays, shoe sewing machines, smokeless powder, South Pole, submarines, radium, sky scrapers, subways, talking machines, telephones, typewriters, vacuum cleaners and wireless telegraphy.- Ezek. 43:2; John 1:9; Matt. 25:31; Titus 2:13.
The passage I quoted is from:
THE FINISHED MYSTERY,
STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES
'The Path of the Just is as the Shining Light, Which Shineth More and More Unto the Perfect Day.'
PEOPLES PULPIT ASSOCIATION BROOKLYN, N.Y., U.S.A.
The PPA was a sister company to the WTBTS, and the two had common ownership.
Surely my sig "(The Finnish Musketry Class)" was a sufficient clue?
History teachers should check their facts first!
P.S. You are wrong about one of "the Grape Diet and the Wireless Telegraphy" too.