Really? You aren't convinced that the recent persecution in Russia and
China are sure signs that we are in the final seconds of the last
minutes of the Last Days? I think they're playing the "persecution card"
as much as ever before.
Read the history of Jehovah's Witnesses bro, (old yearbooks) Every single time the Watchtower ran into persecution in one country or another, it slowed down increase to a drip or in some cases stop growth for a few years. In the USA, when there was trouble in the beginning for Watchtower, about 80-90 percent of the bible students left the organization and Rutherford had to practically start over from scratch and develop a new marketing strategy. (Great Crowd who would not die and inherit the earth.)
There will always be a few idiots who will willingly die for what they believe, and those make the headlines news, but the majority of human beings followed the human instinct to --SURVIVE and avoid PAIN.
Tons of Jehovah's witnesses left the organization in Germany when Hitler was going full blast, but you don't hear that, in their publications, (Only in worldly publications which JWs can't read) you only hear about the ones that stayed faithful and die.
I guarantee you the influx that was joining the Watchtower in Russia "Before" the persecution started has slowed down to a drip or maybe even stopped. No human in their right mind is going to join a religion that is being persecuted by the government.
And I bet many JWs have already compromised their faith in Russia to avoid a 20 year prison term and lose their wive, kids, husband, ect.
But do you honestly believe that the Watchtower is going to tell their members that many JWs are compromising and leaving the "Trooth"
No way! They are only focusing on those that are dumb enough to go to prison for years for the Watchtower belief.