China & India Lack of JW Activity

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  • blondie

    What will happen to the 2 billion plus Chinese and Indians? (just reporting not supporting)

    9/15/65 pages 575-6
    Questions from Readers

    Since millions of persons in China and other places have never heard the Kingdom message, will these people be preserved through the destruction of Babylon the Great and the war of Armageddon, or perhaps be resurrected later?—H.S., U.S.A.

    In part, the basis for the separation would be the reaction of people to the preaching of the good news of the established kingdom. That preaching work is now being done by Jehovah’s witnesses. Jesus explained that those on earth who favorably responded to that message and treated kindly its bearers would be classed as “sheep” and would enter into “everlasting life.” The rest of mankind who did not respond favorably to the preaching work and offered no aid to those who carried the Kingdom message would be classed as “goats” and would go, not into a temporary death, but into “everlasting cutting-off” at the time when judgment is executed.

    But some persons, appreciating that millions of people are to be resurrected and given an opportunity to serve God, wonder if the millions of individuals living today who apparently have never heard the Kingdom message preached will be everlastingly destroyed without ever having had a witness about God’s purposes. It is true that at present it appears that there are vast numbers of mankind who have not heard the Kingdom preaching. Also, from what the Bible says and from conditions in the world, we know that we are in the “last days.” But we do not know just how much more will be accomplished in preaching the Kingdom message before the end comes. (2 Tim. 3:1-5; Matt. 24:3-13) If at the end of the second world war someone had said that the Kingdom preaching would be carried out, by more than a million publishers, in over 190 lands, including communistic countries, many might have found that hard to believe. Yet, Jehovah has blessed his people, and that is exactly what is being accomplished. So, if it is Jehovah’s will to have this message personally carried to the millions on earth who seemingly have not yet heard it, that will be accomplished. If he chooses, he could see to it that this message is spread in ways that we cannot yet imagine. Jesus did foretell that “this good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come.” (Matt. 24:14) We can rest assured that God will see that the preaching work is done to his satisfaction. After that “the end” comes.

    Then those who correspond with “goats,” whether in China or elsewhere, will be pronounced “cursed” and will not be permitted to survive that “end” into God’s new order of things. Since these go into symbolic “fire” (like the Devil and his angels), their punishment will be everlasting. They will never be resurrected.—Matt. 25:41-46.

    “Just a little while longer, and the wicked one will be no more; and you will certainly give attention to his place, and he will not be. But the meek ones themselves will possess the earth, and they will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.”—Ps. 37:10, 11.

  • sunscapes

    dungbeetle said:

    The only place where the 'preachin' work' is doing really well is where the populace is willing to die for them to have the right to preach. Starting with the free-est of countries and going on from there. Of course it's highest in the US; the most people have sacrificed their lives so Watchtower could exist and thrive.

    Tell that to the Malawian Witnesses, who were pillaged, raped, and expropriated for years because of an organizational decree to not purchase a "party card" in a one-party statehood, while Mexican Witnesses were routinely allowed to resort to illegal bribery of officials to gain their "cartillas" mis-representing their attendance at military marches and placing them on an emergency reservist list; all the while endorsed by the Governing Body at the time.

    It wasn't just double standards, it was a potpourri; a multiplicity of standards. And they dare state that this was sanctioned by Jehovah and had His blessing. If an increase results, it's Jehovah's blessing. If a decrease results, well, it's close to time of Jehovah destroying the wicked. The spin is more wicked than a Chinese ping-pong tournament.

  • joelbear

    If this good news of the kingdom is to preached in all the inhabited earth before the end comes, then the end is a looooooooooong way away.

    2.2 Billion in China and India. Throw in Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Bangladesh and your up to 3 Billion. Thats 1/2 the world.

    And, as Ozzie says, people in the US are mostly oblivious to "the good news" (witness doctrine). In fact, I think awareness of the witnesses peaked in the 60s and 70s and has gone down hill since due to householder work patterns and inaccessibility due to security.


  • bjc2012

    And if they didn't count the missionaries they sent to these countries as publishers, then the ratio would probably be higher that it currently is.


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