OK so this week's WT study article is entitled "Why Must We Keep on the Watch?".
It is filled with statements on the importance of "being watchful" for the beginning of the "great tribulation". For example:
Paragraph 2: “Keep looking, keep awake, for you do not know when the appointed time is.”After that, Jesus admonished them repeatedly: “Keep on the watch.”
Paragraph 3: We know that we are living deep in “the time of the end” and that there cannot be much time left before the “great tribulation” begins!
Paragraph 4: It is imperative that we stay watchful until the tribulation occurs.
Paragraph 6: However, if we want to survive the destruction of this system,we must keep on the watch.
...and so on. virtually every paragraph contains some variation of the idea "keep on the watch", "end coming very soon",
The kicker comes in the last paragraph, but the thought is woven throughout the entire article:
Paragraph 17: Since Jesus said that the end will come “at an hour that [we] do not think to be it,” this is no time to doze off spiritually, no time to pursue the illusions and fantasies that Satan and his world offer and that our flesh craves. (Matt. 24:44) Through the pages of the Bible, God and Christ tell us what they have in store for us in the immediate future and how we can keep on the watch.
OK, let me see if I've got this straight.
We need to keep on the watch, we know the end is coming soon, keep watching, keep watching, expect it VERY SOON NOW, Watch Watch Watch, It's coming soon, it's really really really coming soon, soon now, soon I tell you....
So, this article is telling 8 million+ JWs to expect the GT very soon now.
But...but,..but....didn't Jesus say, repeatedly in the Gospels, in verses quoted liberally throughout the article, speaking directly to his disciples:
Jesus said that the end will come “at an hour that [we] do not think to be it,”
So....if 8 million+ JWs are ALL EXPECTING IT TO COME RIGHT NOW.....
Doesn't that pretty much guarantee that it WON'T COME?
If everyone is expecting it...and it is is supposed to come when no one is expecting it.....
Well, it's not going to come then, is it?