TV.JW.ORG (September 2015) - Generation explained again

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  • avaddohn94
  • Splash
    runForever So one generation is from 1893 to 2015 and counting? 122 years so far? Correct me if I'm wrong.

    Nope, not correct.

    This one 'overlapping' generation starts from at least when CT Russell was born in 1852, since he is part of the first group of This Generation.

    1852 to 2015 is 164 years and counting.

    To put this into perspective, that means that Mark Sanderson is the same generation as those who fought in the American civil war (1861 - 1865). I wonder if Mark ever got a chance to meet Abraham Lincoln?

  • iwasblind

    Who needs a labotomy? I am actually dumber for this experience. I think I have found the cause of Alzheimers right here - really they talk to us like we are stupid and their reasoning is crap!

    Poor poor people looking at this nodding vigorously, beating their chests thinking they have the truth and no one else understands this - thinking this is actually spiritual food when it is not even spiritual junk food.

  • Splash

    If we're going to get picky (and no-one is as picky as the WT in the crafty way they word things), then look closely at their definition of group two:

    The second group included in “this generation” are anointed contemporaries of the first group. They were not simply alive during the lifetime of those in the first group, but they were anointed with holy spirit during the time that those of the first group were still on earth.

    According to this definition, those who were alive before group one but still overlapped with those who saw 1914, are also part of group two. They are anointed contemporaries.

    Henry Grew was born in 1781 and overlapped CT Russell (who was a group one generation because he lived through 1914).
    According to this definition then, the overlapping generation started in the late 1700's. That puts the generation length at around 240 years long.

  • Bonsai

    The only think that Splane had to say that was of any value or truth was this: "We just don't know."

    He should leave it at that and be silent.

  • SecretSlaveClass
    So wait! What happens if a plane crashes into their office while they're all there and all die? Or a sudden massive Bethel fire? You get the idea...
  • Pete Zahut
    Pete Zahut
    They can make pretty charts that show who lived when and who was anointed after 1914 but let's not forget, there is no proof that 1914 is in any way significant in the first place.
  • Diogenesister

    Hang on a mo... Fred Franze, anointed =1 generation➡died

    Ray Franze, anointed his nephew =2nd generation➡died

    Isn't that 2 generations?

  • Diogenesister
    SSC i like your thinking...
  • rege  brazzy
    rege brazzy
    David Explane, please

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