Is the preaching work Jesus taught being diluted during the pandemic?

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    2 Timothy 4:2

    Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.

    Matthew 10:8

    “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay.”

    Matthew 4:23
    And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people.


    APRIL 15, 2020

    Young Witnesses Become Resourceful Evangelizers During Pandemic

    Our young people around the world are showing determination to keep up a good spiritual routine by finding ways to preach and encourage fellow worshippers during the coronavirus pandemic.

    In New Zealand, communities have been placing toys, teddy bears, and pictures in windows for children to see while taking walks in the neighborhood. Seeing an opportunity to preach, young people in various congregations are making signs depicting Caleb and Sophia that read “Watch me on”

    Caleb and Sophia displayed in the window in New Zealand

  • St George of England
    St George of England


    Here in the UK it's just a case of writing by hand letters that few will ever read. Just counting time.


  • truth_b_known

    Diluted? The preaching work aka "door-to-door ministry" that was once the pride & joy of Jehovah's Witnesses is now an exercise in keeping the zombie walking. The photo and story by the Watchtower shared on its own website is proof of this.

    Jesus taught his disciples and then sent them out to teach others. The key word here is "teach". That was the JW model.

    The new model is -

    • Listen to the Governing Body
    • Obey the Governing Body
    • Refer the general public to the Governing Boy

    I was once a practicing Jehovah's Witness. That religion is no more. Therefor, I can never return.

  • FFGhost

    Re-revised NWT, 2022 edition:

    2 Timothy 4:2

    "Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season, unless, of course, breaking data protection laws would lead to the Watchtower Organization being penalized and heavily fined. There is nothing more holy than money belonging the Watchtower Organization, and making sure none of it is lost to any [Satanic] human government is by far the higher priority. But hey, you know, if preaching the word lands a few, or a few hundred, of our adherents in prison, well hey, whatcha gonna do? Them's the breaks. Keep warm and well-fed brothers, the governing body loves you all very much."

  • Abraham1
    JWs can actually speed up the work if they slightly modify their teaching:

    They can say one biblical generation is a life span of a spiritual person who died his natural death. Moses would be an ideal case. He lived 120 years (Deuteronomy 34:1-12), the full years of what God decreed as duration of one generation. (Genesis 6:3) That means First World war started in 1914 + 120 = 2034, which means “Last Days” or Last Generation would last till 2034.

    Using Pandemic and Climate Emergency as the trigger point, they can easily proclaim to the world that "Great Tribulation" is already underway from 2020's, and "If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened." (Mathew 24:22) It will only gain momentum as the years go by, and it will be cut short after 2034, and those who join the side of JWs will survive into the New World.

    Interestingly, secular person gained the victory over JWs. John Hogue published a book in 2016 implying great tribulation would start from 2020 because the very title of his book was: "

    The Roaring 2020s: Decade of Destruction and Transformation

    People will readily accept such a message because they are desperate as the South Korea is now planning to do. (

  • Abraham1

    JWs are struck in the literal reading of "seventy years" exile foretold for the Jews. Yet Jews began returning after fifty years, state all of Jewish documents.

    That means 70 years is like 120-year lifespan foretold for humans. (Genesis 6:3) Some will live less or more than 120 years.

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