It's not the first time either they said it. Remember the masthead of the Awake magazine of October 22nd 1995 issue? It spoke about "Creator's promise of a peaceful and secure new world before the generation that saw the events of 1914 passes away." The following November 8th issue modified it as "Creator's promise of a peaceful and secure new world that is about to replace the present wicked, lawless system of things". The only thing the Watchtower Society is CONSISTENT is by changing doctrine everytime it becomes unbearable or embarassing. As a matter of fact, the WTS is CONSISTENTLY INCONSISTENT. The Lord God and Jesus must get embarrassed quite often because after they chose the WTS as the sole channel of communication between God and mankind, it proceed with doctrinal flip-flops, retractions, and changes, as if God or Jesus or the Holy Spirit change their mind every few years. Boy do I hate that crowd at Brooklyn!