Deconstructing Splanes 'Generation' explanation

by Splash 43 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • drawcad_1
    I think that I am going to read the book "Generation for Dummies". That should clear things up.
  • StarTrekAngel

    I think most people don't really believe it but their cognitive dissonance makes them feel they simply don't understand it. I would not be surprised if such explanations are mostly made for borderline R&F who tend to question and scrutinize everything but are just too indoctrinated to do their own research. Most R&F are probably happy to be fulfilling Mat 24:14.

    On topic, Jesus certainly was not vague about "this" generation. The importance of the generation has nothing to do with their overlap. If it did, then other examples would reflect something similar. If no other similar examples are found in the bible, then are there examples to the contrary? I believe there is.

    We don't have to overextend on researching WT doctrine on the matter, but we are familiar with the parallels drawn between the deliverance of the Israelites and the one that JWs expect. The generation that left Egypt was made up of people of all ages. Likely several generations of people.

    After failing to uphold their faith, in spite of having witnessed their rescue from Egypt, God condemns them by telling them they would be in the dessert for 40 years before ever entering the promise land. God had already tried to eliminate them all as he told Moises in Exodus 32:10 but Moises begged God to spare them. Wouldn't it make sense to let even the youngest of those generations die in the dessert of old age without seeing the promise fulfilled? So God did not burn them all in a second, but wasn't the outcome the same? In other words, none of the generations that witnessed the events of passover and such (Or where old enough to understand at least) seemed to have made it to the promise land. Witnessing, I believe is the keyword, not only on this accounts but in the case of Jesus' words as well as the bible as a whole. Witnessing and having proof of things has been a determining factor in many of the most significant events in the bible. Therefore I can not accept the overlapping generation teaching because the second crowd did not witness the "Events of 1914".

    Sometimes I feel they are not even good liars. There are so many other things the could pin to their explanation to make it stand better ground but they are so fixated on this generation thing.

  • Splash

    Speaking of the futility of ones life, Solomon said in Ecc 1:4 ".A generation is going, and a generation is coming, But the earth remains forever."

    According to the WT, a generation is going, an overlapping generation is going, and a generation is coming.

    Somewhere deep under the earth Solomon has raised his dusty, boney hand and face palmed a crumbling skull.

  • Oubliette

    It's Overlapping Bullshit!

  • Watchtower-Free

    Complete bullshit to obscure their false doctrines. As mentioned, the "anointed" born in CTR's generation had no idea what they were talking about. Splane lied.

    Since the GB are G.O.D ( Guardians of Doctrine ), it seems that Splane simply desires to guard current dogma. That is probably his goal and his job, as I am sure he is owned by the WTBTS.

    LET'S REVIEW: ..................................................

    DD 😇

  • Londo111
  • Londo111

    From Numbers 32:

    11 ‘The men who came up out of Egypt from 20 years old and up will not see the land+ of which I have sworn to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,+ because they have not followed me wholeheartedly— 12 except Ca′leb+ the son of Je·phun′neh the Ken′iz·zite and Joshua+ the son of Nun, because they have followed Jehovah wholeheartedly.’+ 13 So Jehovah’s anger blazed against Israel and he made them wander about in the wilderness for 40 years,+ until all the generation that was doing evil in the eyes of Jehovah came to its end.

    So Joshua and Caleb were the only ones part of the older generation (age 20+) to see the Promised Land. It took 40 years for that generation to pass away. It did not overlap with the younger generation who did inherit the Promised Land.

  • SecretSlaveClass
    Somewhere deep under the earth Solomon has raised his dusty, boney hand and face palmed a crumbling skull.

    Sorry I meant to give you a thumbs up and hit the wrong one. I laughed so hard at that visual I banged my head on the toilet cistern!

  • elkatire1980
    I think we have to name this disaster "The Franz-lapping generation".

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