if pre 1975 you said "The system will still be here late 2017" what would be the J.W's reaction?
One word for it.....Apostate!!
Jw: "--you bet! can I sell you my house? it will be a worth a fortune then.
That kind of talk would get you pulled to the back room and receive counselling by elders.
Elders are just as programmed as the rest of congregation .
You might not get DFed but you would be marked.
Apostate is right. Or effing crazy!
No one expected it to be wrong by 40+ years! This is the ultimate embarrassment for watchtower. They are living it down now because many of those people who remember it are dead. Those who dare mention it will find their ass drug into the back room with two elders!
But..but..but..it was all our own fault!
The WT explained this very clearly in its issue of July 15th, 1976 when it said:
"If anyone has been disappointed through not following this line of thought, he should now concentrate on adjusting his viewpoint, seeing that it was not the word of God that failed or deceived him and brought disappointment, but that his own understanding was based on wrong premises."
So there you go you miserable apostates. Get your heads on the carpets in supplication and beg for forgiveness!
The fact that there were no apostates saying this in the sixties and early seventies proves that there never has been a genuine prophet in the entire bunch.
They are living it down now because many of those people who remember it are dead.
Interesting that almost all current GB members were alive and baptized during that period
how about armageddon coming in 2026--? not immediate--but not too far ahead....just about right to launch a fresh dub hysteria.
why 2026.....? isnt it 6000 years from the creation of Adam ?
the rumour started here folks.
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Only 8 years to go - woo-hoo!