What exactly is the JANUARY 2018 WT trying to tell J.W.'s?
6,000 years? Why? In fact, this reduces to the number 6, tying with Saturn's energy. And anyone that has the faintest understanding of astrology knows how restrictive Saturn is. The reason they want to tie in is to restrict those who are stupid enough to believe in it--and that goes for the whole LIE-ble that carries this 6,000 year crap.
You are not going to get me to believe that this has been going on only 6,000 years. In fact, joke-hova invaded this planet more than 10,000 years ago and it took that thing 4,000 years to destroy history and remove that knowledge. Beyond that, it took another 4,500 years to develop Christi-SCAM-ity, and another 500 to forcibly impose it through Europe, plunging the world into a dark age. That's when ancient history got destroyed and corrupted, and knowledge got corrupted and kept away from the general public. And now, it is all coming to a head--global enslavement. And, who knows how much longer it has been going on--the asteroid belt is actually evidence that joke-hova was around here before 6,000 years ago (and blew it up because the civilization there refused to toe the line). Mars being barren is also a result of joke-hova and the nuclear war it caused there because people were only partially on with that thing.
The end might well be at hand--for human freedom. All three Abrahamic religions (judaism, Christi-SCAM-ity, and islam) are working for this. Astrology can provide clues as to when it is most likely (with Saturn conjunct Pluto in 22 Capricorn in January 2020 being the likely trigger), but with all the lost knowledge and joke-hova's ability to manipulate things, there is no way of knowing exactly when that thing will destroy all human freedom. But, judging on the political correctness that is the law in most countries and the de facto law everywhere, it is probably not far off.
This tactic must still be effective at some level on many of the flock. It's hard to teach old dogs new tricks.
When I hear "the end... so close... yada yada yada" , I hear Charlie Brown's teacher talking.
If the WTBTS truly believed the "end was nigh" , they wouldn't be going through all the hassle and expense ( to the rank and file ) of "tearing down old storehouses and building bigger ones". ) They would simply be satisfied with what they have already , especially as the amount of printed publications is dropping anyway.
In our day, the last days, as this system nears its end and the end of Satan’s rule is near and his world is coming to its end, we must remember that someday the Memorial we observe will be the final one because these are the last days. God’s Kingdom reigns and will soon bring to earth unimaginable blessings.
Did we mention these last days? Because they are. In fact, these are the "lastest" of the last days.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
These quotes could easily have been "cut & pasted" from nearly every Watchtower in the past 100 years.
The Fall Guy,
Trump said the White house is a dump, no doubt the palace is worse. So they built better more modern facilities.
"After some 6,000 years of human misery" - According to one of the Awake they're not "young earth creationists" and they also believe in a form of evolution.
No. Jehovah’s Witnesses do believe that God created everything. But we do not agree with creationism.
For that reason, Jehovah’s Witnesses have no objection to credible scientific research that indicates the earth may be billions of years old.
Answer = We're full of shit but stick with us anyways, we need the money and support.
WTBTS: "We are in the last days and the end is coming soon!