Time for a new type/anti-type, G.B? 2033 is the new 1975!
A well known scripture says, "However, do not let this escape your notice, beloved ones, that one day is with Jehovah as a thousand years......." (2 Peter 3:8)
Using this divine calculation of time, let's apply it to a prophetic type/anti-type scenario:
Matthew 16:21 says, ".....the Christ would suffer and rise from among the dead on the third day...", while John 21:1 reveals that it was at the very beginning of that third day - "On the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and she saw that the stone had already been taken away from the tomb."
By the end of the second day Jesus had chosen his disciples, and on the third day provided them with conclusive proof that their faith in him was totally justified - by performing his first ever miracle. (John 1 - 2:2)
At Psalm 110:1, Christ is prophetically told by God (clearly after his ascension to heaven) to sit and wait. Christ's death and resurrection occurred approximately 1,984 years ago, indicating that in roughly 16 years from now, (2033) we will reach the end of the "two days" (2000 years) and see the beginning of the "third day." At Hosea 6:2 there's this prophecy - "He will revive us after two days. On the third day he will raise us up, And we will live before him."
Why not run this conjecture up the flag-pole and see how it blows in the wind? It's not any more ridiculous than your predecessors' attempts to prophesy "the end", and you never know, it might trigger a repetition of the pre-1975 increases, namely converts, money, and pioneers! :)
What's your smoke buddy?
:) Just demonstrating how anyone (the org!) can snatch out some of scriptures and get the "obedient" to swallow it down.
2034 has been hinted at with the WT about Noah and the 120 years by leaving the reader to conjecture on 1914+120=2034.
Charles Taze Russell used the same basic prophesy-interpretation framework as William Miller to arrive at 1914. Miller originally picked a 677 B.C. start date instead of Russell's 607 B.C. (because why not?) and arrived at 1844.
He, like Russell, made the mistake of not accounting for there not being a Year 0. Miller moved the end date from 1843 to 1844. Russell moved the start date from 606 to 607.
Clowns, the both of them, plucking dates at random. But at least Miller admitted his mistake and faded into obscurity.
Miller's "proof" chart below:
Surely even JWs know by now it's just not going to happen ...... ever?
The Fall Guy ....
You would make Bro. Franz happy with your logic.
Rub a Dub
" that one day is with Jehovah as a thousand years......." (2 Peter 3:8)"
Its just my thought with this scripture that it means that J is timeless. It was not meant to be taken a key to prediction. It is thereby a test for them who go beyond the things written" (for their own ego in the wt case) If they do what of the words of JC who said 'no man not even I know when the judgement will come only the father in heaven knows.'
We will say on something, "that's a Catch-22" It doesn't mean go and catch 22 of anything. We mean its a mute point something that is not solvable.
The sad thing is that were the GB to try something like this, enough of the R&F would have sufficient capacity for self-delusion to fall for it.
1975 is now a distant memory, just like 1925 was a distant memory during the lead-up to 1975. However, it is unlikely to happen, as there is no 21st Century equivalent of FW Franz amongst them. (Thank goodness!)
@ Rub a Dub - sorry if it looked to be some kind of logic to you. It wasn't intended to be.