Prologos, I always thought that whole age thing was stupid. Seriously who were they to base Christ's blessings on age groups? Or to say what year Heaven was "shut"??? It was plain made up BS. If Christ is picking and choosing, then he picks who he wants, not who the hell some imperfect men want.
The GB of JWs have shown absolutely no proof that they have the Holy Spirit, let alone were chosen to open their mouths and speak for God. It's beyond vain.
I've thought about it for a while. Biblically speaking, whenever God wanted something said he picked and sent someone. That someone was sent with a message but also with the power to prove (by some miraculous acts) that God had sent him.
Moses, Elijah et al, Daniel, Jesus. These could actually prove they were sent to speak on God's behalf. Later the Disciples were given power by the Holy Spirit to prove they had been chosen to bring people to Christ. Healing the sick and such.
Without proof, anybody can say they're 'speaking for God'. The JW hierarchy has no proof whatsoever. The GB of JWs doesn't seem to even have the ability to properly teach (from what those video clips show). They have no power to heal, can't prophesy, pretty much nothing.
Their whole "generation" thing is wrong, imho, and again they have absolutely no proof that it's right or that they were 'directed' to say such. Their memorial of Christ is so wrong, imho, that there's no point in even attending.
These guys are simply men like all others. But unlike most others they make glorious claims without any proof. They hang heavy burdens on those trying to know God. No one needs to wash up to their elbows but they've taken that insanity to the color of socks. Their message is one of doom and gloom, not the message of peace, love, and salvation.
They forget that if we want to know what Jesus said or did, we could read the NT. We don't need them for any of that. We don't need dumb rules. We don't need fear of never being good enough, we don't need thoughts that we can work to gain the "gift" of salvation (if you can work for it, it's a payment owed not a gift), and we don't need the constant negative judgement, ridiculous talks, the lying to everyone, and false dates.
Prove Christ chose you. Prove you even have a drop of Holy Spirit.
I want some real proof or they're just another false prophet who came along to lead people astray.
End Biblically speaking.