“Parents Train Your Children To Love Jehovah “
The title says it all really, but par 6 has this piece of advice.
“Jesus likened our time to “the days of Noah,” and there is no doubt that we are living in “critical times hard to deal with.” (Matt. 24:37; 2 Tim. 3:1) With that reality in mind, some couples have concluded that they would like to postpone having children so that they can devote more time to sharing in the Christian ministry.“
That may sound a little odd , given that the main field for growth and baptism in the Western world is children growing up..... but still.
Now if one truly believes that “ the cities are [about to] crash in ruin” that may sound reasonable..... Who wants to be pregnant in Idlib today? But is that really the case?
Older ones may remember similar comments in the past when parenthood and even marriage was discouraged in the printed material. For example the book “Children “ . Oddly this was written as a dialogue between two single people in the WTS , John and Eunice and it concludes on this note...
”Our hope is that within a few years our marriage may be consummated and, by the Lord's grace, we shall have sweet children that will be an honor to the Lord. We can well defer our marriage until lasting peace comes to the earth. Now we must add nothing to our burdens, but be free and equipped to serve the Lord”
When I add that this was published in 1941 things gain a perspective.
79 years have passed, enough time to have brought up children and seen grandchildren even great grandchildren! .... and still this world system is with us.
Clearly the WTS is no guide in such fundamental lifestyle decisions, or the understanding of the scriptures.