Pay attention to what you are told and how you are told it.
What is the actual message being communicated? What is the intention behind it?
This 128-page book Millions Now Living Will Never Die, was placed with the people on a contribution of 25c a copy.
Are you aware that the information in this book is a rehash and rewording of a failed message already disproved by world events??
A public-speaking program began on September 25, 1920, centering around a lecture (originally entitled “The World Has Ended—Millions NowLiving May Never Die”) given by J. F. Rutherford in Los Angeles on February 24, 1918.
What was the core statement all about? Who was being addressed and what exact time span was referenced by the creator this message?
What exactly do these words mean?
"......that the new order is coming in, and that 1925 shall mark the resurrection of the faithful worthies of old and the beginning of reconstruction, it is reasonable to conclude that millions now living will never die."
"......we must reach the positive and indisputable conclusion that millions now living will never die."
The official statement from the Watchtower leaders today is this: Though mistaken, they eagerly shared it with others.
This enthusiastic "mistake" resulted in an increase in membership!
In 1925, at conventions during April and May, the same halls were used and again were rapidly packed, and, in many cases, crowds had to be turned away. By the end of that year 1925, there were 355 congregations in Britain and 167 full-time colporteurs besides 96 part-time workers, then known as “auxiliaries.”
Rutherford, in his lectures, created a belief which caused people to invest their time, energy and personal fortunes in the TRUTH of it. Like Bernie Madoff in our own time. People trusted him.
The focal point beyond the promise was the dramatic prediction:
Therefore we may confidently expect that 1925 will mark the return of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the faithful prophets of old, particularly those named by the Apostle in Hebrews chapter eleven, to the condition of human perfection.
- Millions Now Living Will Never Die, published in 1920, WTB&TS
Naturally, the men who had died in the Middle East would resurrected in California! Where would they live?