Just looked through some of the largest populations in the world and ten of them add up to 3,500,000,000. How many witnesses serve these 10 countries. No more than 60,000. The largest are China and India which together have around 2.5 billion people. So is the JW good news being spread earthwide. I hardly think so.
Over half the world population have never heard of Jehovah's Witnesses
I've made this same point a number of times.
There was a poster on here a while back who had some knowledge of JWs in India. IIRC, he said that virtually all of the 28,000 or so JWs there were clustered in one or 2 major metropolitan areas with a strong Christian background. I.e., well over 99% of the population in India have, as you said, never even heard of JWs.
Between China, India, and the predominantly Muslim coutries, yep, about half of the world have probably never even seen a Bible, let alone "received a witness" from JWs.
I made a somewhat similiar point to an elder in my congregation last summer.
He then had the "deer in the headlights" look on his face. That was then followed by a nervous smile and he said, "That's why we need to go out and preach urgently."
Alligator Wisdom (aka Brother NOT Exerting Vigorously)
This good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth as a witness to all the nations...
and THEN the end will come..
Good points !
I will remember this for when the fallout comes my way from the ridiculous new generation doctrine thingy, I reckon that my family will somehow turn that into "the time is short"
so I will say that I trust the scripture that says the" Good News will be preached in all the earth, then the end will come "
And as you lot (JW's) have not reached half the earth yet, boy I got loads of time.
A good friend of mind moved to Southern Cali. He works with a young guy who never heard of the cult.
So whats the plan to reach everyone with the end coming any minute?
JG's Angel of Death at Armageddon to a Chinese person.....
A of Death: "I'm here in the name of Jehovah to kill you, your wife, your parents, your grandparents, your children, and any pets you might have!"
CHH: "Who's this Jehovah guy? Some new Yankee President"
A of Death: "Why, he's the supreme ruler of the universe!"
CHH: "Well, if he is SO important, then why is it I never heard of him?!"
A of Death: "JW's have gone to EVERY home on earth and thoroughly explained to EVERY family ALL the details of his marvelous plans and after CAREFULLY weighing out the evidence YOU have decided to ignore him and serve Satan instead."
CHH: "Two questions for you, you Asshole of Death. One, who and the Great Wall of China are the JW's and two, who let you out of the looney bin?"
JG's Angel of Death turns and walks away dejected dragging his sword behind him thinking, "Oh brother, are ALL 1.5 Billion homes going to be like this!"
Even if they have heard of JWs, all they know about them is they don't celebrate holidays or salute the flag or take blood. They haven't a clue what the "Good News of the Kingdom" is according to Jehovah's Witnesses. For all those billions of hours out preaching - there are billions of uninformed people.
And what's great about all this is that the population increase in most of these places is far outpacing the JW growth. Not only are JWs not preaching to all the inhabited earth, they're preaching to fewer and fewer people as a percentage as time goes on.