Watchtower Changes Position On Sodomites

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  • Sea Breeze
    Sea Breeze

    Why all the flipflops?

    1886 Sodomites Resurrected = Yes!
    “Thus our Lord teaches that the Sodomites did not have a full opportunity; and he guarantees them such opportunity… it implies their awakening, their coming from the tomb.”The Divine Plan of the Ages, 1886, pp. 110-111 (View PDF of these pages)

    1952 Sodomites Resurrected = No!
    “…that Sodom had already undergone the ‘judicial punishment of everlasting fire.’…Similarly, Sodom did not endure its judgment day, had failed completely, and the Jews knew its fate was sealed.”—The Watchtower, June 1, 1952, p. 338 (View PDF of the page)

    1982 Sodomites Resurrected = Yes!
    “By saying this, Jesus showed that at least some of the unrighteous people of ancient Sodom and Gomorrah will be present on earth during Judgment Day. Although they had been very immoral, we can expect that some of them will be resurrected.”—You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth, 1982, p, 178 (View PDF of the page)

    1989 Sodomites Resurrected = No!
    “Will such terrible wicked persons be resurrected during Judgment Day? The scriptures indicate that apparently they will not… Yes, for their excessive immorality the people of Sodom and of the surrounding cities suffered a destruction from which they will apparently never be resurrected.”—You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth, 1989ed, p, 178 (Note: Same book and page number, but a different edition date) (View PDF of the page)

  • waton

    there will be no same sax marriages in the resurrection. no hetero either.

  • St George of England
    St George of England

    *** w88 6/1 p. 31 Questions From Readers ***

    Consequently, in addition to what Jude 7 says, the Bible uses Sodom/Gomorrah and the Flood as patterns for the destructive end of the present wicked system. It is apparent, then, that those whom God executed in those past judgments experienced irreversible destruction. Of course, each of us can confirm that by his proving faithful to Jehovah now. In that way we will qualify to be alive in the new world to see whom he resurrects and whom he does not. We know that his judgments are perfect. Elihu assured us: “For a fact, God himself does not act wickedly, and the Almighty himself does not pervert judgment.”—Job 34:10, 12.

    So 1988 - Maybe1989 - NO

    I thought that the latest change indicated that we do not know and will have to wait and see. Maybe something more recent.


  • BluesBrother

    I found nothing more recent in Watchtower on line. The 1988 QFR is confusing. It says they are in Sheol and that those in Sheol get a resurrection. So how come they don’t?

    I mean Lot lived in the city prior to being dragged out ,and his extended family , it could not be a blanket judgement on all.

    Recently Steven Lett said that homosexuals would return in the res. With the same desires , so how does that work?

    That WT above says that us who reject the J W message get the same fate, just for failing to be convinced by the WTS... are we as bad as perverted rapists?

    All goes to show that the WTS knows nothing

  • waton
    Recently Steven Lett said that homosexuals would return in the res. With the same desires

    BB, that shows that the GB, from heaven, thinks they can continue by guilt, control the hapless meek on earth.Imagine a perfect, strapping, joung 900 year old with raging hormones, but not legally able to procreate. ?

  • Phizzy

    Were the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah REALLY the recipients of a judgement from El/Yahweh for Homosexuality ? or for some other reason ?

    The Story has been interpreted by reading back in to it the prejudices of later times, but when you look at the time in History when this event is supposed to happen, is it really about Homosexuality ? Leviticus hadn't been written.

    What justification would there be for this judgement from El/Yahweh ? Had he warned the inhabitants that Homosexuality was wrong, and that he was actually a god and would punish for it ?

    Or was El or Yahweh more likely to punish because the tradition of the Desert that a guest in your midst is given safety was transgressed ?

  • Vidiot
    "Watchtower Changes Position On Sodomites"

    Is this really so surprising?

    I'm sure "sodomites" change positions from time to time, after all.


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