Last night at the book study they spent an entire hour covering 11 verses in the book of Isaiah. Using pictures and scriptures from all over the Bible every verse has a lesson for us today. Is this really true or is it just talented writing? When my wife wondered why I miss so many Book Studies I told her I think it's redundant to spend three years doing a verse by verse study of Isaiah. By the time you get ready for the meeting, go and come back you have spent two hours studying a few verses you can read in two minutes.
In the study last night they were all over the place making application of Rutherford's imprisonment, token service and Nazi persecution. The point was made that those who fell away when the end didn't come in 1914 were the impurities skimmed off the top of the refined metal. The conductor said that those who fell away after 1975 or who leave today because they get tired of waiting are also imputities being skimmed off the organization. I almost yelled out, "If the organization didn't make so many false predictions maybe there would be less disappointed people!".
Maybe some day I'll have the backbone to say it. Maybe it's time for me to be skimmed off! In the meantime I look for any excuse I can to miss the bookstudy. Like I told my wife, "In fifteen years they will write another Isaiah book and it will all be changed!" I think of the hundreds of Book Studies I attended as we studied the Babylon The Great book over and over again in the 1960's and how much was changed in the Revelation Climax book. I should of used the time to take some night courses at the community college.
Off the subject, the next time I screw up at work I'm going to tell managment they can't get upset with me because I now have new light on how to do things and this is only revealed to me gradually, usually after the fact so I can't be held accountable for my mistakes and they need to continue to have perfect trust in me. Then I'll ask for a big raise!