Instead of this latest video by Governing Body member David Splane, attempting to explain the current view of what Jesus meant about "this generation" in Matthew 24:34, the Governing Body should, if they were truly wanting to put "truth" first, have simply said "This is one idea we have, but it may be wrong, and in all honesty, we aren't sure what Jesus meant here."
Then, they could have gone on to give the different valid options for interpreting this passage.
Instead they doubled-down on a confusing doctrine that can't really be supported by Scripture.
There was no overlapping generation of 100+ years in the original 1st Century Fulfillment of Jesus' words, so why would there be a 175-year overlapping generation in the antitypical modern fulfillment?
While we are on the topic, why are they even still saying that Matthew 24:34 has a typical and antitypical fulfillment, since they said we shouldn't interpret things now as types and antitypes unless the Bible explicitly says so?
No doubt, David Splane probably sincerely believes in this doctrine, but... Seriously?
There are so many better alternative theories they could go with:
* The Generation began with the appearance of the Disgusting Thing (United Nations)
* The Generation began with the appearance of the Great Crowd in 1935
* The Generation began with the appointment of a Governing Body instead of the President (1970's)
* The Generation just means a class of people... In this case, Jesus' anointed disciples as a class (The 2008 definition)
* The Generation begins with the rapture of the anointed and the cry of peace and security.