WT quote with Harold Camping and Family Radio inserted, makes sense

by Wasanelder Once 8 Replies latest jw friends

  • Wasanelder Once
    Wasanelder Once

    What if the watchtowr were to insert different names instead of their own in this article? It could read like this. Wouldnt it sound just as relevent as Family Radios' fiasco?


    Harold Egbert Camping of Family Radio has had wrong expectations about when the end would come. Like Jesus first-century disciples, he has sometimes looked forward to the fullfillment of prophecy ahead of God's timetable. (luke 19:11;Acts 1:6, 3; 2 Thesalonians 2:1.2) Family Radio agrees with the sentiment of longtime Witness A.H. Macmillan wh said; "I learned that we should admit our mistakesa and contnue searching God's Word for more enlightenment."

    Why then does Harold continue to highlight the nearness of the end? Because he takes seriously Jesus' words: "keep looking, keep awake." The alternative, to be found "sleeping" by Jesus, would prevent us from gaining his favor. (Mark 13:33, 36) Why?

    Consider this example: A lookout in a fire tower might see what he thinks is a wisp of smoke on the horizon and sound what proves to be a false alarm. Later, though, his alertness could save lives.

    Likewise, he has had some wrong expectations about the end. but he is more concerned with obeying Jesus and saving lives than with avoiding criticism. Jesus' command to "give a thorough witness" compels him to warn others about the end. Acts 10:42.

    We at Family Radio beleive that even more important than docusing on when the end will come, we must be conficent that it will come, and we must act accordingly. We take serious the words of Habbakkuk 2:3 which says: "Even if [the end] should delay [compared to what you thought], keep in expectation of it; for it will without fail come true. It will be not be late


    Very nice! This method could cause a dub's head to explode,,,

  • moshe

    Get back up Harold! Give us a new date!

  • ScenicViewer

    I like the way you put things in perspective!

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  • sir82

    That's it!

    Take me Harold, I'm yours!

  • JWOP

    Hey, what is the date and page of this article?

  • ÁrbolesdeArabia

    Moeshe, is that called a video or? I love it, it reminds me of the Organization that kick's you off before you think your near the top!

    How can the Watchtower in all honesty even mention Harold Camping or "Family Radio" without blushing or turning beet-red? I listened to Harold Camping at night and enjoyed his "Open Forum" on the way to Monday and Wed Night meetings. Harold was not afraid to stand by his claims or blame his followers for "reaching false conclusions because of their over-zealous scripture truffle hunts". Harold screwed people's lives up but he has come forward and confessed that he does not know anything about the date Jesus Christ will return.

    When our Circuit Overseer showed up with the new teaching on the "generation revisted", he was stumbling and falling over his poorly trained script and caused our Kingdom Hall so much confusion. Be honest Watchtower and Confess like Harold Camping!

  • moshe
    Moeshe, is that called a video -

    --animated gif

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