What Do You Think Will Be The Next Big Change In The Watchtower?

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  • EverApostate

    They may even keep an Armageddon Contribution box, saying that the end has almost started and they need special contributions for dealing with Armageddon.... Like... Creating bunkers... Dealing with authorities to Escape the hunt for JWs, cleaning the earth of those billions of Corpses...

    Am sure the dubs would believe that and contribute

  • Beth Sarim
    Beth Sarim

    Agreed!!!! 1914 and the 144,000 fading away.

    You can see it already. Those 2 'terms' seem to be mentioned less and less all the time.

    Just like ''major field service tools'' have fade away, like the Reasoning Book. Hardly see anyone using it anymore. It's just like it doesn't exist or never existed.

  • neverendingjourney
    My husband and 5 of my male jw relatives who were account servants said how tight the members were.

    I was an account servant in the mid-90s. Meeting attendance on Sundays was in the 150-180 range. We typically sent in $100-200 a month for the worldwide work. Contributions to cover the local KH expenses were in the same range or slightly lower, but the KH was paid off and we only paid our pro-rated share of utilities since we shared the KH with three other congregations.

    Once a year we were required to send something like $800 for the CO's expenses, and every year the elders and MSs would have to meet together to cover the funds after months of nagging the locals to contribute.

    This was a lower-middle class congregation composed mostly of immigrants in the southern United States. There wasn't much money to go around and there's only so much blood one can squeeze out of a turnip.

  • Nevuela

    The next "new light" will be that most the people killed at Armageddon will be resurrected. I was all a big joke and Jehovah will give almost everybody a second chance.

    That is actually what I have been told by every JW I've ever spoken to on the matter. I have never met one who told me only JW's would survive, and nearly all of them said that even people like Hitler would be given a second chance.

  • Della Street
    Della Street

    I just talked to my mom yesterday, and she mentioned some major changes in how they are doing their ministry.

    There is less and less for them to do it seems. And with the WT cutting down on the amount of magazines they are writing every year - I could see them make these changes: meetings once a week on Sundays, giving up 1914 (100+ years after the fact, it gets harder to justify), being more vague on who has a heavenly hope...

    I think they hang on to the blood issue for a bit longer and they are going to have to get slammed some more on how they handle reporting child abuse before they change.

    It would be nice to see them become more like any other Christian religion and less cultish. Focus on personal development; less conforming to arbitrary rules that are not in any way reflective of what is scriptural; more social support less judgment,...

    so we'll see. If they give all that up, what is left?

  • NewYork44M

    The only way to have pioneering as a requirement for being an elder or MS is simply to lower the requirements. I can remember when a pioneer needed 100 hours per month. Before my time, it was higher. Now, it is significantly lower. Keep lowering the bar allows many more to participate. The added benefit is that changing the definition inflates the numbers.

    This organization loves numbers, How do you show an increase in pioneers? Simply lower the requirements. Remove the time requirements for pioneer and guess what - Everyone is a pioneer! Yet another sign the end is near!

  • Beth Sarim
    Beth Sarim

    I think it's been touched-on before, but I can see an implementing tithing, as mandatory.

  • RubaDub

    Those who died in Sodom and Gomorrah will be resurrected ... or not be resurrected ... or resurrected ... or given a temporary pass.

    Rub a Dub

  • OnTheWayOut

    Take your food trash with you when you leave assemblies, bring your own toilet paper, soap and towels. Hell, how about bringing back the coin-operated doors for washrooms? Maybe an automated credit card gate to leave the parking lot. Maybe empty auditoriums without carpet or chairs where you bring your own folding chairs. Suggested donation amounts for borrowing their folding chairs. The speakers at assemblies have to pay for the privilege of speaking.

    Watchtower will start doing everyone's taxes for free, and you will be marked if you don't use them. (.....and we know why they wanna do your taxes.)

    And not in my lifetime, but soon after- more than the one overlap to the generation.

  • smiddy3

    Pillows and cushions will no longer be issued in male dormitories at Bethel .

    Males will have to wash their hands 10 times ( heavenly Perfection) before having breakfast at Bethel

    Females will be just unclean until the male gives morning prayer at Bethel

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