How many times has the WTS changed the "Generation" thing?

by XPeterX 8 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • XPeterX

    Can you tell me dates,how many times etc.Thaks in advance

  • possible-san

    Hi, XPeterX.

    I think that everyone probably knows it, since the answer of that question was shown in this forum many times.
    Probably, since that subject was treated many times, you may be what cannot find them easily.
    Or although you may know it well, perhaps you dared to ask a question for making subject.

    I think it good that we take up this subject many times, IMO.
    Because that is a stupid teaching/doctrine.
    This is the insult to us (ex-JWs) who have believed the 1914 generation sincerely.
    First, it is strange/wrong that the Governing Body does not believe this doctrine.

    Relevant information:



  • Leolaia

    I do wonder if there were many other interpretations made between 1927 and 1951 that we don't know about yet; might be worth a search to see if other references abided by the 1927 understanding.

  • Heaven

    Good post, possible-san. That chart is an embarrassment to any JW. I plan to print it off and show it to my Dad. I'd like to say "So if I understand this correctly, for the last 24 years you've been preaching falsehoods about the definition of 'this Generation'. How do you feel about that?"

    Leolaia, good point. There could be more flip-flops/changes. The JW material in my parent's home starts around 1960. I'd have to take a closer look to see if there is anything before then but I doubt it.

  • blondie

    Peter, if you have questions like that I suggest that you try first. The chart above comes from that site as well as much more.

  • JimmyPage

    In 2030 the prophecy will come to mean three overlapping generations and no true lover of Jehovah will dare question it.

  • Bethelite Elder
    Bethelite Elder

    too many

  • Black Sheep
    Black Sheep

    I had a bit of a trawl through my library and came up with very little. Nothing where they define it as they did in 1927 & 1951.



    1949, Sept 22, GA, page 11

    But even during this time of unprecedented woe peace is possible. It is the "peace of God, which passeth all understanding" (Philippians 4; 7) Possessors of this peace do not have the fear of the future that now causes distress of nations and perplexity and heart failures. They see the woes today and know that they come from Satan *he Devil, that they are the death-throes of "this present evil world", that they are the foretold signs that soon Jehovah God's glorious new world will shine through to dispel forever the gloomy darkness that hangs like a pall over the peoples of earth. Those who havfe eyes to see these things and ears to hear them look up and lift up their heads and rejoice. They know that men of good-will of this generation have prospects of surviving the death of this old world of total war and living eternally in the new world of total peace. Luke 21: 28-32.


    *sticky note*

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