If you were personally to revert back to any one of these numerous "nu-lights" that were taught about the Generation you would be df-ed for apostasy !
The Watchtower of February
15, 2008, (pages 23-25), offered an updated explanation regarding "this
generation," as mentioned by Jesus at Matthew 24:34. But this was not a
"new" understanding, as it returned to the interpretation of 81
years earlier, in the 1927 Watchtower, February 15, page 62.
The changing explanations over the years of "this generation":
C.T. Russell taught that "this generation" referred to people in
general, who were living at a significant time in history. (Battle of
Armageddon, pages 603-605)
J.F. Rutherford changed this in 1927to
apply only to the members of the "new creation," the anointed. "Some
members of the new creation will be on the earth at the time of Armageddon."
(W27, 2/15, p 62)
In 1942, "this
generation" was no longer identified with just the anointed. (W42, 7/1, p 204,
In 1949 it was more clearly explained that it
"had its modern counterpart in our generation from A.D. 1914 forward. This
generation is the one that sees the Son of man coming with the clouds of heaven
as foretold by Daniel." It was expected that the generation of 1914 would
be on hand to witness the end of this system. (W49, 7/15, p 215, par. 19)
By 1995 time for "this generation"
had run out and the explanation needed to be updated. Therefore, "this
generation" became "the wayward people who make up this contemporary
'wicked and adulterous generation,'" but no longer limited to any
particular date. (w95 11/1 p. 15 par. 21)
Then in 2008, we were
told: "As a class, these anointed ones make up the modern-day 'generation'
of contemporaries that will not pass away 'until all these things occur.'"
(W08, 2/15, p 23-25)
This explanation was a return to the one offered in 1927, which had already
The April 15, 2010 Watchtower adds the following
"increased light": "[The
word 'generation'] usually refers to people of varying ages whose lives overlap
during a particular time period; it is not excessively long; and it has an
end...[Jesus] evidently meant that the lives of the anointed who were on hand
when the sign began to become evident in 1914 would overlap with the lives of
other anointed ones who would see the start of the great tribulation. That
generation had a beginning, and it surely will have an end."
So.......will the true apostates please stand up !