The WTS says jws should not speculate about things the bible does not talk about; but the WTS/GB can do it (obviously they have a direct line to god).
Recently while saying jws should not speculate, the WTS rarely mentions current and past popular speculations by jws.
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we look to the future we have many inviting prospects ahead of us. Therefore,
we have no need to speculate about details that are not supplied by the
Scriptures, but, rather, to be willing to wait upon Jehovah instead of fretting
or becoming disturbed over such matters. Why speculate about who will be
resurrected, how children will be cared for, what type of houses will be built,
whether we will use machines, and suchlike questions. If we really needed to
know these things, Jehovah would have provided the answers.
21 Rather than speculating on the
unknown, how much better it is to concentrate on the thrilling things the Bible does say.
Or we may find someone who is getting weak in faith, perhaps
because of speculating about the future. There are some who are
always asking questions that have no Scriptural answers, and, when elders or
others in the congregation cannot answer their questions, they begin to doubt
the fulfillment of prophecies or even to doubt that Jehovah is using his
Handling God’s Word of
truth aright requires that we discern between profitable and unprofitable
questions. Naturally we have questions about the past, present and future. In
the Bible Jehovah has provided authentic answers to the questions that properly
concern us at this time. Sometimes secular history can fill us in on details
not given in the Bible. But there are other questions to which neither the
Bible nor profane history provides an answer. It is not wise or safe for us to
speculate about questions of that nature.
example, in all good faith one might ask, What was Jehovah doing before he
created Jesus, by whom he made all other things? If Adam and Eve had repented,
would God have forgiven them? What happened to the bodies of those who perished
in the Flood? Did the expensive gifts brought to the babe Jesus make Joseph and
Mary rich for the rest of their lives? What did Jesus do between the ages of
twelve and thirty besides his carpentering? How would Jehovah have redeemed the
race if Jesus had not proved faithful? Exactly how long did Jesus’ trip to
heaven take? Much time could be spent conjecturing on such matters.
Likewise it is possible to spend valuable
time speculating on matters concerning the future. One might ask, In what
year will Armageddon begin? Will the faithful angels eventually receive
immortality? Will there be factories and machines in use after Armageddon? Will
men wear beards again? What will be the medium of exchange in the new world?
Will women now past the age of childbearing share in the procreation mandate?
If dedicated parents and children happen to die before Armageddon, which parent
will raise the resurrected children, since resurrected mates will not remarry?
(Luke 20:35) These are typical questions to which
Jehovah has not provided answers at this time. Do you think it wise for
Christians to take time from more profitable Bible study to speculate on the
answers? Consider the dangers involved.