In an earlier posting Gorby wrote about attending the international convention in Utrecht this weekend, to keep the family happy and make some observations.
Guests were GB member Jackson and his assistent Van der Zande, a Dutch helper of the GB.
42.000+ attenders and +/- 250 baptisers.
The convention theme about "Love" was not bad at all, from a Christian viewpoint.
Jackson and Van der Zande made a good presentation with humor.
The colorfull witness from arround the word were nice and nice to see.
Typical witness doctrine about 1914, King of the North, being obient when your kingdom hall will be sold etcetera were hard to listen to.
But the love theme was not bad, and sometimes oké.
I see a transformation to an evangelical kind of TV church.
Ifthe typical JW doctrine about years, endtime, education, blood and Armageddon would be downplayed, Gorby could see some positive side of JW-ism.
Mainpoint is that JW try to show love but on a forced base, because they are told to do so.
But, not a bad convention, and a good, humble part of Jackson and Van der Zande, did not expect this.
I write some positive because it is, what it is.
See your opinion.