- is this what the watchower is becoming?

by nowwhat? 16 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • nowwhat?

    Namely an e-religion with minimal congregations? Notice the very similar subject matters

  • Vidiot

    I'm down with anything that makes it easier for faders, fakers, and fence-sitters to leave.

    This definitely qualifies, IMO.

  • Spiral

    Took a quick look at the website and it sure does look familiar. This makes me think about how the JWs think they are special because of all the printing and book distribution they've done in the past century. Now there can be competition from other, possibly newer groups because of the internet and the actual numbers of adherents may not matter as much. I noticed duplicate names displayed on the pins of congregations (in my state there seems to be only one minister even though there are two congregations shown). It might be a struggle for the JWs to stay "unique" and "relevant" (in their view) to the public.

    Good thing they have their real estate business to fall back on.

  • burnedout

    Wow, looks similar. The font of some text, the on camera 'set'....

  • burnedout

    Do you think they would be invite Lett to come on camera as a 'special guest'?

  • blondie

    I think they are the original core of the Worldwide Church of God when the other group broke off.

  • joe134cd

    Just wouldn't surprise me in the least. As they sell more and more physical buildings off it could be the way of the future.

  • Hernandez

    Blondie is correct.

    This is just one of the many, very tiny splinter groups that refused to part with Armstrong's teaching when the original WCG disowned them. It's not the actual "core" of the Armstong followers who refused to give up as there is no real "core." Those who decided to hang on kept splintering and splintering until today. Each saw themselves as the true champion of Armstrongism and decided to make their own group, and each has their own impressive-looking website like this one. (I used to be very close to WCG friends and got to see it fall apart firsthand.)

    They tend to do the same thing as the JWs in playing up the "fact" that if they have someone in another country reading their stuff, then they claim that "the good news is being preached in" that country, even though it be only one person who read their literature once. Numbers and pinpoints on a map mean so much to these kind of groups who each see themselves like the JWs: God's only true group chosen to preach to the entire world before the end comes!

  • The Searcher
    The Searcher

    Is this another splinter?

  • wannaexit

    WOW --so similar. There is even a picture of a group of men that could pass for the governing bobos

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