2011 District a$$embly - We cant wait. The board is abuzz WHAT NOOLITE?

by hamsterbait 110 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • No Room For George
    No Room For George

    Sounds like a whole hey to do over nothing, but wait, thats pretty much how its been at every convention I've attended in the past few years. To think in a couple months I'm going to drive a couple hours, spend about $400 to stay at a hotel in a city that I don't want to be in, just to be some friggin delegate at a convention where half azzed talks are delivered about.........get this......... toes....SMH. I like Geoffrey Jackson's voice though, he's probably smooth as Barry White with a little Hennesey in him. He'd have all those special pioneers weak at the knees with that Aussy accent getting theocratic on that booty.

    Wow, a couple brochures and a DVD about two old dudes(Knorr/Franz) that I don't give rats behind about...wow.....a DVD on Americans running a publishing company and declaring themselves God's chosen spokesman....can you say creature worship? Idolatry maybe? Wow. How the heck did people not see this foolishness for what it is 50 years ago? Then again, you can't entirely blame them, the world at the time that created the Watchtower, gave us segregation, prohibition, and a bunch of other outdated outlooks in life that eventually went the way of the Dodo. Now if only the Watchtower would go belly up too, life would be alright.

  • snowbird
    Today, great pains were taken to point out that the toes in the scriptural account were not specifically numbered (might be ten, might be eleven (if the image came from Arkansas), so therefore, there is no significant prophetic meaning in the toes of the image.

    If that's so, then the same case could be made concerning the head, chest, arms, thighs, legs.



  • badseed

    Thanks Captain Schmideo for the update. That's it huh...hahaha..too funny.

  • baltar447

    I can't get over how ridiculous this sounds and can't wait to either see someone else's notes or listen to an audio for confirmation.

    For Homer's sake they printed a big question mark on the invitaitons! Seriously???? They're gonna hype it up and it's literally NOTHING?

    I wonder if this lack of real new lite has anything to do with the rumor that they had a book all ready to be published and decided to shelve it. Did they decide at the last minute to NOT say what they were going to say? After they had already printed up the invitations??

  • pirata
  • TheLoveDoctor

    Post 32253 of 32255
    Since 5/28/2001

    *** it-1 p. 1187 Image ***The mixture of iron and clay in the toes of the great image graphically illustrates the condition due to be manifest in the final expression of political world domination. Clay is elsewhere used metaphorically in the Scriptures to stand for fleshly men, made of the dust of the earth. (Job 10:9; Isa 29:16; Ro 9:20, 21) Daniel’s interpretation thus appears to equate the clay with "the offspring of mankind," the mixing in of which produces fragility in that which is symbolized by the image’s ten toes. This points to a weakening and a lack of cohesion in the ironlike strength of the final form of world domination by earthly kingdoms. (Da 2:41-43) The common man would wield greater influence in affairs of government. "Ten" being used consistently in the Bible to express completeness (see NUMBER, NUMERAL), the ten toes apparently represent the entire global system of rulership at the time when God’s Kingdom is established and takes action against the worldly powers.—Compare Re 17:12-14.

    *** w85 7/1 p. 31 Questions From Readers ***Various views have been expressed about the ten "toes." But since "ten" is often used in the Bible to signify completeness as to things on earth, the ten "toes" appear logically to represent the entire global system of rulership at the culmination of the days. It is against the feet and toes of the image that ‘God’s Kingdom comes,’ grinding to powder the final manifestations of man-rule. How happy we can be that the peaceful, prosperous rule of Christ’s Kingdom will then fill the entire earth!—Matthew 6:9, 10; compare Isaiah 11:1, 9.

    *** w78 6/15 p. 13 Human Governments Crushed by God’s Kingdom ***There does not appear to be any prophetic significance to the image’s having ten toes. This is a natural human feature, just as the image has two arms, two legs, and so forth.

    *** w75 12/15 pp. 743-744 Christendom’s "Holy Place" Soon to Be Desolated ***According to Revelation 17:12, the "ten horns" are "ten kings." Ten being a number of completeness in the symbolic language of the Bible (comparable to ten toes and ten fingers), a complete number of earthly rulers, not a minority, will turn against the religions of Christendom and the rest of "Babylon the Great." But not just the symbolic "ten kings" will take such aggressive action. The entire organization represented by the "scarlet-colored wild beast" (the United Nations) will do so.

    *** w69 5/15 p. 304 par. 8 Crushing All Nations in Our Day by God’s Kingdom ***What possible significance could the ten toes have?These picture all the coexisting powers and governments on earth today, since the number ten is a Biblical number symbolizing earthly completeness. So the dream image relates to our day indeed! We should keep in mind that this image did not become static with the appearance of the final world power. The image had to keep on developing in order to include the weakening influence of the socialistic, democratic elements against the imperial, dictatorial powers of this world. Ever since 1914 the weakening influence of democracy and socialism has gone forward particularly against that part of the iron feet of the image represented by "the king of the north." The ten toes of the image picture all the nations, not merely those that have thus far gained admission to the U.N. At this stage comes the dramatic climax of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. The prophet Daniel continues his interpretation; his words have vital meaning for our day:

  • pirata


    The light is flickering once again! Thanks for tying it together so nicely.

  • CaptainSchmideo

    Truth to tell, I thought that the iron mixed with clay had always been the Anglo American world power (such as it is. No offense to our friends across the water, but the sun set on your empire sometime after Ghandi got all uppity. America sold all their Monopoly deeds as IOU's to China ten years ago). Is this something I assumed, but didn't have right?

  • GOrwell

    I see a Lost tie-in here.. remember that statue's one foot with only 4 toes? creeeeepy!

  • Mickey mouse
    Mickey mouse
    I see a Lost tie-in here.. remember that statue's one foot with only 4 toes? creeeeepy!

    I'm waiting for the smoke monster to drag the governing body off down a hole.

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