With the ramped up rhetoric the last few years many were totally convinced the end would be here by 2019-20 . And instead of making due, the org. Has burdened the brothers once again to donate and volunteer for The new and improved Patterson and video production center to be completed by 2026! Will anyone have a "wtf!" moment?
With these 2 long term building projects will it FINALLY wake up some jdub's?
Didn't they say during the meeting that they expected all their buildings to survive Armageddon, or at least all their Bethel buildings?
So it shouldn't make a difference to a brain-dead full-on JW believer if they say "it will be finished in 2026" - they'll just think "ah, so it will be finished after Armageddon".
JWs have not "woken up" despite (literally) centuries of failed prophecy, thousands of cases of sexual abuse, thousands of needless deaths due to the blood prohibition, thousands of families broken up, thousands of JWs committing suicide....why would the mention of "2026" make any difference?
True but if you wait until after Armageddon you can pick any building you want for free!
Every other building will be flattened. maybe some halls will survive
What happened to moving to the holy city of Jerusalem?
sir82 - "JWs have not 'woken up' despite (literally) centuries of failed prophecy, thousands of cases of sexual abuse, thousands of needless deaths due to the blood prohibition, thousands of families broken up, thousands of JWs committing suicide..."
You realize you just listed a whole bunch of reasons most of us are here, right?
Short answer to your question:
Rub a Dub
There is so much crap that should wake up cult member but once in you are surrounded by other cult members telling you its all true, very hard to get out.
But if the Governments are going to take and confiscate these JW`s buildings and convert it for there own use which they would ,what is left for them after the big A ?
And dont jw`s ever think that their could be millions of other buildings ,printing facilities ,TV networks ,radio stations , etc ,that will be physically still standing after the big A ? Of course there will ,but no infrastructure in place.
And the same applies to what is left of JW buildings.
Where is the electricity coming from the gas, the water ,the sewage ,all of the utilities JW`s take for granted today but takes a mighty experienced workforce to keep these things running smoothly.?
Smiddy, Jehovah is the source of all energy, don't ask questions about electricity and infrastructure ... have faith!
Hey, I remember when it would definitely be here before 2000 as “the world” was “so bad”.
i wasn’t even supposed to graduate high school... 16 years ago.