My bet on how WTS will extend next Armageddon date

by RADHESYAM 7 Replies latest watchtower beliefs


    So they have been pushing armageddon off since they began.

    We all know the previous dates but right now they are pushing this "overlapping" generation b/s.

    My bet for the next "new light":

    'Matthew 24:14 says that 'this good news will be preached in ALL the inhabited earth as a witness to all nations and then the end will come' thus wecan conclude that as there are still villages such as those in the Peru which have never met white men or outsiders, until those villagers receive the truth, Amrmageddon CANNOT COME! What does this mean for us? Surely we must increase the effort!" kills two bird with one stone: They buy more time AND push the R&F to preach more (oh sorry - sell more magazines)

    The odds are good: who's down?

  • Mat

    Well, they do argue that anyway, but I don't think it is strong enough to replace the "generation" teaching. The Overlap is just sily. If they plug that I think it will just be counterproductive.

    Someone mentioned the 120 years God set in Noah's day (Gen6:3). So far they have missed that trick. They might use it when it gets to 2025, just like they started saying 1975 in 1966 (I think), however, by that time they might be better dropping the 1914 date. Far too stale by then.

    They will just have to use the general argument that there are wars and disasters etc. Nice and general.

  • Aussie Oz
    Aussie Oz

    i read here the other day a quote that they dont feel that the witness has to be given to everybody

    only that it is to be done to gods satifaction (what ever that is)

    so your change would not only require new light, but a flip flop also...

    sorry i cant remember the thread... hope somebody else can!


  • sizemik

    Considering 2/3 of the worlds population has never heard of Jehovah's Witnesses . . . they might have to save that one for a decade or so

  • GOrwell

    The thought that the preaching work doens't have to be completed "in all the inhabited earth," even though the scripture says it does, comes from Matt 10:23:

    "(Matthew 10:23) When they persecute YOU in one city, flee to another; for truly I say to YOU, YOU will by no means complete the circuit of the cities of Israel until the Son of man arrives."

  • pirata

    I think they're just going to repeat this ad nauseum

    "The end is very near. Yes, some of the brothers are saying that we have been saying that for decades, but they are murmering just like the Israelites in the wilderness. Although the end is taking longer than some of the brothers expect, it is no time to give out. Indeed, if the end was near then, how much nearer are we now!"

  • LostGeneration

    what pirata said

    Too bad what Spane said about murmuring isn't getting out to more of the long time witnesses. I'm sure the ones living out their golden years at or near poverty level would love to give him a nice swift kick in the ass for that comment.

  • Aussie Oz
    Aussie Oz

    i came across an article in the watchtower of 1950 today

    it was all about the final witness now (as in the 50s) being given to all the earth!

    thats been dragging on kinda long for a final witness now eh? Like 50% of their preaching history!


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