"Generation of 1914" Countdown Timer

by ILoveTTATT2 14 Replies latest jw friends

  • ILoveTTATT2

    They really "jumped the gun" with this 1914 definition! They could easily have kept the pre-1995 definition (those born in 1914) until now! In fact, that definition still gives them around 15-20 more years, and we are in 2018!!

    But they lacked so much faith in their own false prophecy that they changed it in 1995 or 1996, when there were still millions of them left!!

  • waton
    Had been born when WWI started - look at the counter to see an estimate of how many are left.

    It is one thing to talk of past wt generation beliefs, another consider what they taught and

    "-Millions now living will never die" means 2 million JWs in good standing from that generation to pass Ar-ma-geddon.

    so, the work is urgent, scour the retirement homes for the 103 year olds, make disciples, baptize them after another "6 month bible study program", or is it too late?

  • ILoveTTATT2

    No, "millions now living will never die" meant the entire worldwide population. It was only later that they said it was only the JW population.

    Note what jwfacts says about it:

    Who Were the Millions?

    Russell had proposed that Watchtower followers were to go to heaven, whilst most of the remainder of humanity would survive Armageddon to be educated personally by Jesus in paradise earth.

    "He takes mankind as he finds them, and during the Millennial age will deal with each individual of the world according to his own particular condition, having mercy upon the weak and requiring more of the stronger, …" Studies in the Scriptures - The New Creation p.114

    Rutherford continued to promote this teaching. In the New System, freed from the influence of Satan, Jesus would directly teach all people and give them the opportunity to choose if they wished to live forever serving him. Salvation was not contingent on becoming a Watchtower follower, or even a believer in Jesus. In fact, the churches were criticised for teaching that their members exclusively would be saved.


    More often though, the Watchtower misleadingly indicates that the teaching of "millions now living" was overoptimism, as if the teaching back then coincided with the current doctrine that only Jehovah's Witnesses would be saved onto earth as part of the Great Crowd.

    So this same exercise CAN be applied to the "millions" campaign. In fact, I think I should edit the site and make a second counter based on this!!

  • DesirousOfChange

    So, the more pertinent and telling question is - by JWs own past reckoning - how many people who were ages 13 to 16 at the time the War broke out are still alive?


    Dead. They are ALL DEAD!

    Please read Deut. 18:18-22. (Even if YOU don't believe it, it is THEIR BOOK OF RULES and it applies to THEM.)

  • ILoveTTATT2

    DoC, you are totally correct.

    The goal here is to visualize when exactly their definitions of their own prophecies fail.

    Generation Definition 1: All over 15 when WWI started: FAILED
    Generation Definition 2: All over 10 when WWI started: Only 6 people left, will fail circa 2020.
    Generation Definition 3: All alive when WWI started: the purpose of this counter, to visualize this.

    I have now made another counter for the 1925 definition: MILLIONS (has to be over 2 million) now living will never die.

    Similar assumptions: 10% of the world population were babies born in 1925, i.e. 197 million babies, then 5% of people make it to be 90, then 1% of people make it to be 100... do the math... and...


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