Of course they already tried to re-visit the 1914 issue with that silly explanation altering the entire meaning of the term, "Generation" Utter Psycho-Babble!
Twain, so true, so true. The unavoidable hazzard whenever attempting to foist the old "havingone'scakeandeatingittoo" slickeroo as oft done by the WTS.
While the new "generation" interpretation disconnected the generation that would "not pass away until all these things occur" from the year and [claimed] events of 1914---so that its identifying aspect no longer has anything to do with those born in/old enough to discern events of the year 1914---as had been previously, and torturously, reasoned for years by the Society, the new "understanding" very craftily was careful to not disconnect the fds's claim of appointment by Jesus from the year 1914. Get it? The so-called "1914 generation" was kicked to the curb but the fds's appointment---and, thereby, its claim to authority--- was left in tact. So far, that is. Such a flash of "new light" bought time but not much, with 2014 fast approaching.
I'm guessing the conspicuous absence of the topic of the annointed in the new textbook released at this year's DC may be the first in a series of calculated maneuvers to facelift, if not completely re-invent, the whole fds doctrine.
An aside: As I was cynically struggling to "accept" the new generation teaching, circa 1995, I remarked to my husband "It would be nice if, just once, the Society would receive its new light before its old light was ass out."
Same still holds.
Edited by - AMNESIAN on 14 August 2002 16:52:36