“Millions now living will never die”

by HappyBlessedFree 24 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • HappyBlessedFree

    So I’m just reading the part in Ray Franz book “Crisis of Conscience” about the 1925 prediction of “Millions now living will never die”.

    Ofcourse all witnesses are very familiar with this campaign. Yet none of us ever had an issue with it, including myself.

    Since the booklet was published in 1920, we are one year away from 100 years from that time. I do t know the number of witnesses in 1920 but I’m sure hardly a handful (not millions) lived to be 100 years old.

    Times Up!

    Duet. 18:20-22

  • waton

    wt writers over the decades have upped the ante on this original 1918 public campaign. Since they are talking not of the anointed, who will have their life interrupted, even if only in twinkling of an eye, plank time or Jesus' 3 1/2 days,

    -- Newer light says that only faithful witnesses will survive, live through the GT end. so, 2 million+ old time, centenarian wtorg/ gb admirers at Armageddon time? may be in prophetic years, 20% shorter? a day for a year?

    prophetically HMS watchtower has sunk a long time ago,

  • stan livedeath
    stan livedeath

    miilions then living--are now all dead.

  • Tiana

    The phrase "millions now living will never die " still trending in JWWORLD.

    It will continue to be real for them forever as the phrase is in the present continuous tense.

    I can see the joke hope you can too!

  • amiable atheist
    amiable atheist

    @Tiana - It's just business as usual: The big A has always been, and will always be, immediately behind the next overlapping corner.

  • DesirousOfChange

    Actually the JW prophecy was originally applied to those old enough to discern the signs that occurred in 1914 -- thus someone born circa 1900 -- That's 120 years ago. NOT ONE OF THEM IS STILL ALIVE!

    False Prophets indeed! (Deut. 18:20-22)

  • neverendingjourney
    The big A has always been, and will always be, immediately behind the next overlapping corner.

    Every child who has grown up a JW has been told he or she will likely never graduate high school given the nearness of Armageddon.

    Seventy years ago the JWs were publishing books telling children not to bother even thinking of marriage because it would just complicate things during the Great Tribulation.

  • waton

    so, wt promises are worthless, like that old " Million--live" one. then really,

    Millions now dead will never live.

    Now that scuttles Plan B.

  • john.prestor

    Jehovah's Witnesses take pride in their organization's past, in its longevity and history just like Catholics, forgetting their grandparents and parents made the same prophecies for the last 140 years they peddle door to door today and look forward to. They're all complicit in it, not just the Governing Body. People's parents and grandparents, assuming they're alive, don't want to admit they believed things that never came true, especially 1975, and unless they kept a journal it's easy to forget or repress the past, or just listen to the Governing Body's latest revision of the past. Its the same reason they stock the library with old books but dont let you check them out: better to admire the past from a comfortable distance like a mountain range or plain.

  • new boy
    new boy

    They changed the name of the book before it's release. It was suppose to be "Millions now living will soon be dead!"

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