Another example of how Watchtower are rewriting their own history.

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  • skin

    Thanks all regarding the update to the time period with the earthly hope teaching began. 1935 would be when the other sheep / great crowd were identified as having hope on earth.

  • dropoffyourkeylee

    The text in the OP is not incorrect, it just doesn't tell the whole story. The Russell teaching was that the earth would be populated by resurrected non-Christians. Christians were in heaven (in two groups), the rest of humanity on the earth.

  • Abraham1

    Though Rutherford was wrong on many counts, this is something he got right because Jesus had used "Kingdom of heavens" and "Kingdom of God" interchangeably. (Mathew 5:3, 5; 19:23, 24)

  • btlc

    Zion's Watch Tower, August 1884, page 7, article "Parable of the Sheep and Goats"

    (Note: it was not until 1935. "other sheep" become equal "great crowd". Before that those were separate classes: "other sheep" earthly class and "great crowd" secondary heavenly class.)

  • Gman2001

    The Great Crowd is in heaven...before the throne...The "2 class" idea is just made up.

  • waton
    So, elite humanity goes to heaven, bad guys go to the other place, universe is just there and earth is inhabited by plants and animals. No more humans? f

    , we dont know yet. The great tribulation will be cut short, for, -- if not-- "no flesh will be saved." so, supposedly human lives will be protected. but, the earth and solar system have an expiration, best before date, limited fuel supply. so barring more miracles, and a reduction in population and behaviour, everlasting life, eternal life, can not means earth, even paradise as we know it.

    remember, previous natural disasters wiped out the dominant species. now, who, us?

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