Uh-HUH. Listen, hon, that's really nice and grandiose and straight from the mouths of the GB themselves, but my point was that just MAYBE if we follow the TWO commandments Jesus gave: love God and love your neighbor, and if we are doing our best then that's good enough in his eyes and in the eyes of his Father.
Hi. Probably you're right for MOST. But there are the "wise ones" who must be present during the last days, the "prophets" who have to develop all this stuff and then share it with others, so that's the difference. The knowledge of the few will be spread to the many (Daniel 12).
So, just FYI: The "lesser ones" are the general reference to the anointed associated with Jehovah's witnesses since they are the prophesied "temple" organization. The "greater number" is a reference to the natural Jews. Matthew 24's prophecy deals with both groups. The prophesied "love of the greater number cooling off" during the last days is a reference to the anti-Semitism since 1914 and leading up to the Holocaust. The "great tribulation" which was prophesied which happens to "Daniel's people" (Daniel 12) was the Holocaust and it occurs just before the "end of the gentile times", that is, the end of the Jewish exile from Palestine. Thus this was fulfilled by 1947 when Palestine was returned to the Jews.
So some of us are not into the details of the prophecies, etc. and that's fine. God chooses them anyway. But others are granted special understanding and present what they have for those who are interested in the chronology, prophecies and other things that are in the Bible.
EXCEPT...this warning. Don't forget the lesson of the "wise and foolish virgins". The foolish virgins had a chance to get extra oil but had the attitude that they didn't need to be bothered with the "extra things", the prophetic parables, prophesies and chronology. The wise virgins felt they were obligated to focus intently and they did pay attention to the extra things, the extra oil. So it turned out that when the Messiah arrived, you needed that extra oil in order to meet him and welcome him. The foolish virgins didn't have the oil at the right time. Now they eventually do get the oil, that is, they eventually do learn the details of scripture, but by the time they do and expect to get into the kingdom, their place has been taken.
So, I'm not saying your like the foolish virgin, BUT...an attitude that LESS is good enough is probably not as good as having an attitude of MORE. It's the ones who go after that extra oil that get into the kingdom, not the ones who think they can get by with just what they have in their lamps.
So it's fine to focus on other things if that's your gift, but prophecy and even chronology have their place as well. We learn from each other and learn from each other's gifts.
Have a nice day.