The Bible Students solved the 1914 issue by having this time period the Millennium and the Last Days are just part of it, watch for the Wt. to follow suit.
How many decades/centuries before 1914 becomes irrelevant?
Governing body 3.0 will begin the de-emphasis of 1914.
Governing body 4.0 will push it into the background completely - still there, but rarely mentioned.
So I'd give it another 30-40 years.
For as much talk as this religion gives to the alleged importance of "accurate knowledge" they are correspondingly clueless as to what that actually is!
How long did it take for the first millenial panic to subside? It looks like about 600 years.
But perhaps with our shorter attention span, it won't take so long this time.
OOPS! A full read of the article offers that the first panic did not happen.
Why doesn't the GB just make 2014 the new date?
"New light: Abraham represents Jehovah. Reasonably, then, Isaac represents his son, Jesus. Abraham was 100 when Isaac was born. So although the Gentile times ended in 1914 according to Jehovah's decree, the son's parousia is due to arrive 100 years later -- in 2014 -- and the 'generation' starts with that date, not 1914."
Something like that...
Granted, that's nutty, but so is the overlapping generations teaching.
Ding: Why doesn't the GB just make 2014 the new date?
That makes as much sense as anything else they've got, ... which is none!
Like 2+2=5 said: 1914 isn't mentioned with the same frequency like it was some 40, 30 or 20 years before. Spiritual food has become a watery milk soup these days, just enough to remember the dubs, that the GB is the Boss. None of the dubs could digest franzlike bible-chronology anymore. So 1914 more and more will become a shade, once in a while brought up, but never explained or justified. Till that day the GB sees themself forced to set another date, because the end has the effrontery to not show up. In 20 + years I assume.
I would not put it past the GB from saying something like "Some in the past, evidently, thought that we should have used Earth years when calculating Daniels prophecy, as it were."
Well, allmost 2000 years later, the first failed generation teaching still dont provide the slightest problem for any christian denomination. I think to expect an expiraton date on these things is wrong.
The fact that the new light recently does away with Charlie boy as part of the FDS means they are "heading" that way...they are heading to eliminate 1914 and it seems 1919 has become more important...
We have all read replies on how 1935 could be important to them so they can do it...they can still move the goalposts and still retain that Jesus selected them...