Things on which we should not speculate (w62)

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  • Splash

    *** w62 6/15 p. 381 Avoid Unprofitable Questions ***

    "Likewise it is possible to spend valuable time speculating on matters concerning the future.One might ask,

    In what year will Armageddon begin?

    Will the faithful angels eventually receive immortality?

    Will there be factories and machines in use after Armageddon?

    Will men wear beards again?

    What will be the medium of exchange in the new world?

    Will women now past the age of childbearing share in the procreation mandate?

    If dedicated parents and children happen to die before Armageddon, which parent will raise the resurrected children, since resurrected mates will not remarry? (Luke 20:35)

    These are typical questions to which Jehovah has not provided answers at this time. Do you think it wise for Christians to take time from more profitable Bible study to speculate on the answers? "

  • 2+2=5

    Ahhh yes!

    The age old question....... Will men wear beards again?

    Seriously, you can't make this stuff up. Those Celebrated Watchower Scholars and their timely spiritual food.

    It is funny to think of JWs looking forward to the new system just so they can get answers to these questions.

  • Comatose

    Which parent will raise the child??? Because a man and woman couldn't live together and share that without bopping every chance they get. (Clearly this was thought up by a repressed nerdy virgin who thinks every single waking hour of married life is sex.) Idiots

  • 2+2=5
    These are typical questions to which Jehovah has not provided answers at this time.

    Typical questions for superstitious, mind controlled, cult victims maybe.

    To normal people these questions would just seem creepy, wierd, scary, bizarre, sad, confusing. Ultimately, the questions would just raise even more questions.

  • Listener

    Another example of the GB ignoring their own advice. Only years later they started speculating on the significance of 1975. The rest of the article goes on to explain how we should consider these man made ideas.


    Without speculation, the WTBTS would not exist.

  • Phizzy

    Something the WT do not want JW's to speculate on now is,

    " If they have been wrong for over 130 years about the identity of the FDS, how can we be sure the July 2013 WT Mag has it right ?"

  • punkofnice

    Spot the logical fallacies!

    See the questions that carry the presupposition that they are legitimate or real events.

    There isn't enough vomit in all the universe to express how the WBT$ writings make me feel!

  • Splash

    "What will be the medium of exchange in the new world?"

    Trust the Soc to be thinking about money after Armageddon!


  • Ding

    No one in the history of the world has published more faulty speculation than the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society.

    In fact, the organization wouldn't exist at all if not for the fact that CT Russell published his now discredited and abandoned prophetic speculation that Jesus came invisibly in 1874, that World War I was Armageddon, and that the measurements of the Great Pyramid of Giza was God's stone witness to the truth of all of this.

    Joseph Rutherford kept it going with his speculations about 1925 and later 1942. "Millions now living (in 1920) will never die."

    Fred Franz asked us all why we were looking forward to 1975. (Why WERE we, Fred?) Fred himself taught that we would never grow old in this system of things and then died at age 99.

    The organization that published as truth its speculation that the end would come within one generation of 1914 -- certainly by the end of the 20th century -- is still here. It is still publishing and recruiting based on its speculation that Armageddon is just around the corner.

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