Watchtower's "New Light" re Babylonish Captivity, November 2016 WT

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  • Steel

    Isn't it amazing how complex and twisted their literature is , it really always comes back to the fact they just anointed themselves. It all as silly as the book of Mormon.

    Plus it kind of antisemitic how they replace the Jewish people with themselves.

  • steve2

    So, Russell was not who he claimed to be (Jehovah's appointed channel) and his work not under the guidance of holy spirit - but Rutherford's was?!

    Both men were, in their own ways, charlatans. How aligning Jehovah's approval with the ascendancy of Rutherford helps I do not know. This booze-loving, supreme-speculator on prophecies, authoritarian dogmatist probably ruined more lives in his 20 or so years at the top than Russell ever did in his 40 years at the top of the Watchtower (1876-1916).

    And to think this so-called cleansing process happened about 6 years BEFORE the lunacy of 1925 reached its zenith.

    Yep, a change is coming - but it ain't an improvement, brothers and sisters.

  • leaving_quietly

    I don't have a problem with them saying that Babylonish captivity started way back in the second century, but to say it ended in 1919 is kinda silly. By 1919, the Bible Students still had so, so many issues, including celebrating pagan holidays. Let me ask this key question:

    Why would God "resurrect" his people and have them start of with wrong teachings and pagan customs? Does that make any sense at all?

    Then, in the late 1800’s, Charles Taze Russell and his associates worked zealously to restore Bible truths. It was as if symbolic flesh and skin were starting to be put on spiritual skeletons. Zion’s Watch Tower and other publications helped honesthearted ones to discover spiritual truths. Later, such tools as the “Photo-Drama of Creation” in 1914 and the book The Finished Mystery in 1917 also strengthened God’s people. Finally, in 1919, God’s people were given life, spiritually speaking, and were settled in their new spiritual land.

    It takes less time to conceive and give birth to a baby. Is God really that slow?

  • slimboyfat

    The change makes sort of sense, if you take these things seriously. It's like the old dragnet teaching, before they changed that too. Nothing stays the same in JW land.

  • Crazyguy

    Maybe they are moving away from the importance of 1914 to it's all about 1919?

  • stuckinarut2

    So they "came out of captivity " starting with CTRussell??


    So his pyramidology teachings and pagan symbolism was ok?

    We're Rutherford's ideas about the "ancient worthies" being ressurected back to live in Beth Sarim ok?

  • DesirousOfChange

    And everyone in the Cong will be ooing and ahhing about the wonderful "deep" New Light.

    (Calling it "deep" means that they don't have to attempt to understand it.) . . . . Doc

  • biblexaminer

    Watchtower teaching was collapsing on itself...

    It was unwavering doctrine that; Jesus "arrived" in 1914 and found only Russell and his merry band worthy. So worthy, in fact, that he selected them, and only them, as his chosen and elect. So worthy they were, that God Almighty placed them in charge of Earth and everything and everyone on it.

    It was also unwavering doctrine that the same merry band was full of Babylonian traditions that dishonered God and thus were allowed to be thrown into Babylonish captivity as part of their refining.

    Huge contradiction. Anyone who noticed it either shut the hell up, if they knew what's good for them.

  • sparrowdown

    Wow, that's a hell of a long time to spend in the slammer wonder what they got up to to keep themselves amused.....

    Cue harmonica....Nobody knows the trouble I've seen....nobody knows my sorrow......

  • Room 215
    Room 215

    So now, how do they explain the "Two Witnesses in Sackcloth for 42 Months" of Revelation 11?

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