"jesus never said the spiritual food would be perfect"

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  • Londo111

    When other religions don't have something right, change their teachings, or have a scandal, failed endtime predictions--it's because they are part of Babylon the Great the World Empire of False Religion and deserve violent destruction.

    When Watchtower does it: shrug. Nobody's perfect.

    With so many "clarified" teachings, when did the Truth become the Truth?

  • blondie

    In the bible, in Paul's day, some Christians were teaching that the resurrection had already happened and that was when some of the 12 apostles still were alive and roaming the world....

    Evidently WT mistakes are forgiven, and sincere mistakes of others earn them eternal death.


    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 !

    "This Generation"

    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, par. 43)

    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 been discredited.

    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 !

  • blondie

    Flipflops before 1st century

    Gentile Christians circumcised or not

    Resistance of Peter despite visions from god, god had to pour out holy spirit on Cornelius and his family before they were baptized to finally make the point

    Acts 15 event came after this....still did not get the point

    Why did Paul feel Timothy should be circumcised (ouch!) but not Titus (as grown men remember)

    I wonder how many Gentiles would have become Christians if they had to be circumcised as grown men?

    And then the Jewish Galatian Christians would not associate with the Gentile Christians despite Acts 15 and then when Peter came (visions and Acts 15) he started not associating with the Gentile Christians and had to be corrected publicly before everyone in the congregation.

    And the GB today consider themselves better than that group, free of apostasy?

  • David_Jay

    Blondie, you should be the "faithful and discreet slave."

    I feel your comments are inspired (not to sure where from, but inspired and inspiring nonetheless) and while who can be sure how "mistake-proof" any of us are, you serve some pretty darn good "food" at the proper time.

    You could be the "faithful and discreet Blondie"! Even if you're not inspired or perfect, if the imperfect, uninspired Governing Body can bestow such a title upon themselves, why not you?

    And if you ever do err (which of course is doubtful), we can just print: "Well, Jesus never promised a perfect Faithful and Discreet Blondie." Simple. ;)

  • dubstepped

    Perhaps Jesus should watch Master Chef.


    "jesus never said the spiritual food would be perfect"

    It`s WatchTowers Kitchen!

    Image result for Dirty kitchen


    Try our WBT$ Sauce, on our WBT$ Spiritual Food and you`ll say..

    "I Can`t Even Taste the Mouse Crap!"

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  • tepidpoultry

    Plausible deniability

    FJR played this hand well in the 1920s

    (did he let EVERYBODY know that "I was an Ass"?)

    After losing almost all members over 1925 he rebounded with Seth Sarim

    in 1929 and membership swelled to unheard of numbers,

    Ah, the loyal devotion of the faithful,

    Fool me twice thrice fourfold....

    Shame on ??


  • tepidpoultry

    Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it

    -George Santayana

  • Phizzy

    The silly thing is that it is so obvious to anybody but a cretin that Jesus' words about the two slaves etc was simply a parable, just as many of his other words were parables.

    He was not prophesying the existence 2000 years later of groups of people, he was asking the simple question "When I come, who will I find has kept the faith?".

    Of course that question was redundant too, he never did come, nor never will.

    He died, end of.

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