Just overheard this after meeting . . .
What makes them think the Governing Body would know? This isn't just a rhetorical question, the GB has made it quite clear that they are not inspired, nor do they receive revelation in our day. They couldn't be clearer as to what this means -- it means that they have no more clue than anyone else.
Blind guides leading the blind....
BTW, when it does come, how will it come? Let's say it happens tomorrow. What kind of day will it be? I still don't know what JWs expect. A storm? Earthquake? Fire from heaven?
In the 90's when the phrase 'end is imminent' was used in WT many were interpreting its implication.
But now if GB talks about end being imminent there may be more buyers as age-old myth (nuclear arms would serve as a deterrent) is crumbling because of suicidal North Korea.
According to WT prophecy it cannot come any day "soon" Why not ?
1. The king of the North & King of the South need to be identified and they need to be "pushing & shoving each other for World dominance" before-hand.
2".Babylon The great the World Empire of False Religion" has to be turned on by the Eighth World Power eg: the United Nations triggering the "Great Tribulation" that is to precede the battle of Armageddon .
3. These are predictions the WT /JW`s have stated will happen according to their understanding of the prophecy`s of Daniel and Ezekiel ,Jesus etc.in there publications all through the 20th Century.
4. These events need time to develop and play out on the world scene and their is nothing in the world political or religious scene today that indicates any of this is happening at the present time.
5.In the 70`s and 80`s Jehovah`s Witnesses declared " Babylon The Great Has Fallen God`s Kingdom Rules"
however in this year of October 2017 nothing is further from the truth .Religion is thriving ,whether it be Christian ,Muslim ,Eastern, or otherwise , it goes in cycles some decline for a while while others prosper and vice versa.
6. The trouble with JW`s is they do not think with their "God " given brain they lazily let others do their thinking for them.
You should have just said, "Maybe they'll re-release the Millions Now Living Will Never Die booklet from 97 years ago."
To paraphrase essayist and philosopher, George Santayana: Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
As someone suggested in this forum sometime back, their understanding about Babylon the Great has to change from the world of religions to United States of America which has influence over all the earth's affairs.
its so close you can almost smell the end, taste it, feel it, what did the deluded clown Morris say recently, "if you dont think we are close to the end you must have been in a coma for the last 10 years!"
Jesus: No one knows the day or hour.
Sister: The Governing body do.
Gov Bod: We are not inspired or infallible.
Sister: You are really.
God: Oh, stop bickering.