This generation will by now means pass away..."

by Jewel 51 Replies latest jw friends

  • Ding

    I think the idea is that any two people who are alive at the same time are of the same "generation."

    Extreme example: Charles is born in 1914 and lives to be 100. Just before Charles dies in 2014, Joe is born.

    Then Joe lives to be 100, dying in 2114.

    Even though together their lives spanned 200 years (1914-2114), they were of the same "generation" because their lives overlapped.

    If you are a JW, you are supposed to believe that this is what Jesus meant when he said, "This generation will by no means pass away..."

    This is a far cry from the days when the WT said that people had to have been old enough to witness the events of 1914 with understanding in order to be a part of the 1914 generation.

    Isn't "new light" grand?

  • wha happened?
    wha happened?

    just looking up generation in the WT CD will give you different versions, and angles depending on what current teaching the WT had. Be prepared for crazy. Apparently they had so much new light they didn't know what to do with it

  • UnConfused

    And yet what Jesus said seemed so simple and straightforward.

  • Billy the Ex-Bethelite
    Billy the Ex-Bethelite

    Since they haven't bothered to update the Reasoning book, they clearly don't want this subject to come up in the ministry for discussion with the uninitiated. And since it gets no print space in WT articles, the GB doesn't want the sheeples to be discussing this subject with each other, so it seems. It's gotten swept under the rug, like "who is the King of the North", "the cry of peace and security", etc.

  • nugget

    This is why the new member of the GB can be 47 years old since he knew someone who was annointed. Yep we are sooooooo close.

  • LostGeneration

    This should sum it up for you...if you want to have some real fun, print this off, give it to your JW mom, and ask her why Jehovah is such a dumbshit

  • moshe
    -it's complicated-

    JWs suck at game shows, too!

  • trujw

    Moshe too funny

  • HintOfLime

    Awesome. XD

    - Lime

  • Finkelstein

    Basically they changed Jesus's own words by make (a) singular generation to a plural generation(s) form meaning.

    Interesting is it not that it wasn't until it was realized that most people who might have been born in 1914 weren't

    around any more before they came up with this generation change .

    The Watchtower's theology was always established upon unscriptural bullshit and hype, to create

    attention to their publications, has been from day one.

    The guy on top of the Watchtower looking outward was a conniving bullshitter,

    with a smile on his face and list of his costs evaluations and receivables in his pocket from his publishing company.

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