Some thoughts on the message of doom

by JeffT 21 Replies latest jw friends

  • EverApostate

    They always have this magical "Invisible" Keyword

    When nothing happened in 1914, they said Jesus Started to rule invisibly.

    The angels are guiding the preaching of the good news invisibly.

    The mighty heavens, the Legion of angels, Jehovah, Jesus and Satan are all damn real but invisible.

    Likewise the hailstones are being pelted invisibly.

  • pale.emperor

    “It’s just like Jonah, Jehovah changed his mind about destroying the world.”

    That's actually a good point, I never thought of that, Jeff.

    I think it'd be a perfect time for when the bumbling body want to call it a day and disappear. Just put the hailstone message out and do a runner. By the time people figure out whats happened someone will take over, call the previous bumbling body "apostates", pin all the failed prophecies on the old body and start anew.

    Jehovah's Real Witnesses... something like that.

  • OrphanCrow

    A bit of context:

    242 Dates for the End of the World

    Out of all those date setters in the above list, the JWs hold the record for the most failed prophecies about the end of the world

    The Jehovah's Witnesses made sure in 1984 that no one else would be able to top their record of most wrong doomsday predictions. The Witnesses record is currently holding at nine. The years are: 1874, 1878, 1881, 1910, 1914, 1918, 1925, 1975, and 1984. Lately, the JW's are claiming they're out of the prediction business, but it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks. They'll be back.

    And we must not forget this prophetic figure:

    ARTICLE: "The sky is falling!" Opinion piece on Australia ...

  • waton

    let us not forget that the overlapping anointed generation has failed already.

    "Jesus" said that that generation would not pass away, -until-, but

    wt says it will.

  • scotoma

    This just shows that the God JW's worship is modeled after vengeful humans.

    What would be the purpose of telling someone that they are going to be destroyed?

    Would that accomplish anything? Why would he care? If people are going to be killed they will never have the opportunity to think about it. "In that day their thoughts perish".

    Warning people so they have a chance to repent makes sense. But nothing is accomplished by telling them they are about to be destroyed.

    It makes more sense that this concept would appeal to mean vengeful humans not something a rational being would entertain.

  • Beth Sarim
    Beth Sarim

    Crisis of Conscience.

    It was in this book that I realized that Armageddon was prophesied to happen by Charles T Russell, in A.D. 1914. I did not know that. I always thought it was the ''beginning of the last days"". Wow. OMG.

  • smiddy3

    Beth Sarim

    That`s because the G.B. of J.W.`s like to re-write their own history and delete and destroy their older publications because they can be an embarrassment to them .

    In other words expose them as false prophets .

    So many of their books tracts that were once considered "Truth" when published are no longer considered as "True" necessitating their re-writing of their own early history .

    What " Truthfull" organization is ashamed /embarrassed by their own early history ? that they see the need to alter it.?

  • Vidiot
    scotoma - "This just shows that the God JW's worship is modeled after vengeful humans. What would be the purpose of telling someone that they are going to be destroyed?"

    Here's another good thread on the subject:

  • Finkelstein

    The WTS is very much of the old worldly system of propagating fear and ignorance for power and money.

    The WTS is very much corrupt in sustaining itself and the men who run the organization.

  • Vidiot
    Finkelstein - "The WTS is very much of the old worldly system..."

    The irony is palpable.

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