Millions Now Living Will Never Die----Where Does That Come From?

by cameo-d 19 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • cameo-d

    Isn't that WT's calling card? Isn't that how it all started? Where does this phrase "Millions Now Living Will Never Die" come from? Is this some twisted interpretation of something scriptural? Or is it just another bogus prediction/prophecy like 1914?

    Can someone tell me what is the basis for this most famous of slogans? Thanx.

  • flipper

    The drunken Judge Rutherford of course. He was able to skip out to his heavenl, er, hell abiding place before he could make good on the promise ! LOL ! Peace out, Mr. Flipper

  • thetrueone

    The book was written by Da Judge Rutherfraud

    The tittle was use as explotive and commercial gimmick to heighten the public's interest.....Never trust a lawyer with a bible in his hand

    Here's a link on Google's book listings

  • beksbks

    It's an album by Tortoise

  • cameo-d

    Is there some scriptural reference that he was supposedly basing this on?

  • Big Tex
    Big Tex

    Religious amway./

  • Ding

    It was the title of a 1920 book in which Rutherford claimed that the OT patriarchs would be resurrected in 1925.

    First, he claimed that God commanded the Israelites to enter Canaan in 1575 B.C. and that every 50 years was to a Jubilee year (Leviticus 25).

    He said that other scriptures (Jer. 25:11; 2 Chr. 36:17-21) show that there were to be 70 Jubilee cycles "at which time the type ends and the great antitype must begin... [which] must mark the beginning of restoration of all things." This meant the resurrection of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and other OT worthies and the establishment of God's kingdom.

    70 cycles @ 50 years = 3500 years.

    1575 B.C. + 3500 years = 1925 A.D., so millions of people now living (i.e. in 1920 (date of the book)) would never die!

    What could be more clear?

  • MrMonroe

    He first gave the talk in 1918; the book was published in 11 languages in 1920, became a best-seller and promoted with a major world tour and newspaper ads. See Wikipedia reference here. Sadly, of the millions alive in 1918 to hear that promise, very few still survive. It was a bold statement, but once again quite untrue. And Rutherford, of course, was himself dead within 25 years.

  • man in black
  • shepherd

    It started out as a talk called "Millions now living may never die". After a few weeks the title was changed to "...WILL never die" and this was printed as a booklet, a small book, added on to the end of the 'Harp of God' book and basically distributed all over the world with that title. It was as described earlier in this thresd, pointing to the return of the Patriarchs. Of course it never happened.

    A few months ago the WT made reference to it, but in their usual deceptive way, chose to call it by its original short-lived name.' ....may never die', rather than by the famous name it became known as, being printed in the millions of copies as '....will never die'.

    Not exactly a lie, but deception? Of course! But it is a little less embarrassing for the JW's and sounds a little less like a false prophesy, which is actually what it was. The GB does like to rewrite its own history.....

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