Another example of how Watchtower are rewriting their own history.

by skin 13 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • skin
    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
    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
    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)

    https://www.jehovahs-witness.com/topic/5654969410650112/there-no-heavenly-calling-wishful-thinking-jws

  • btlc
    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.)


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