New light in this weeks WT?
Mega Kingdom Halls OTWO?
That sets them up for consolidating congregations, selling off properties, appearing to be on the decline, but then saying that things will clear up later to show that they were really doing fine.
JW Alternative facts.
It's amazing they still take themselves seriously enough to rearrange these particular deck chairs and expect people pay attention like this is relevant, important, or even coherent information.
The big elephant in the room is : "babylon dg= the empire of false religion" The wt mag/study talked about the churches, but how about the mosques.? The religion that was supposed to have fallen, but felled the towers in man hattan instead, right in front of wt,s windows?
If this study lays the basis for the new wt claim to fame, shame.
from the last paragraphs. The brothers needed correction, so it was not by baylon, but railroaded *** in the courts. so off to Atlanta GA pen., for resisting the war effort. being punished for the only thing that they conceivable got right. correction please.
*** In the french wt translation in the past, They were sent by "railroad" to Atlanta, not railroaded in court. ha ha.
Par. 14 mentioned that "--in 1919 a faithful and discreet slave was appointed--" not The Faithful and Discreet Slave-- ?? why not the specific, unique capitialized 1919 wt version? and :
--(Math 24:45)-- I thought Math, 24 had a primary fulfillment in the first century, so who was the F&DS in the first century, the Apostles? Paul? providing spiritual food, scriptures? so, there was an appointment in the first century, not just in 1919 as wt now claims. --- all of course based on that talking snake.
The interesting thing in today's study is, in the 1914-1918 period, there was no "the preaching work" because there was no "the slave organization" to initiate it, because there was no "faithful slave".... till 1919.
In fact, since this whole discussion was about the time before the supposed "appointment of the slave", all these persons were just members of Christendom who were "uppity". They had no special standing from Jesus supposed standpoint because he hadn't chose anybody for anything yet. ACCORDING TO WT THEOLOGY.
And nobody can put that simple fact together.
In fact, according to WT dogma, the Master, Jesus, who "went away for a long time" left nobody in charge of "feeding the household of faith" for 2000yrs until Br. Booze.
Sure, this contradicts the illustration, but who would notice? The yucks in the pews can't see the forest for the trees. They soak it up, when they should be puking it out.
How in fact can the Watchtower magazine have any significance whatsoever when the guy who invented it was a member of Christendom. CT Russell died before the supposed 1919 slave appointment. Who the hell was he...
Why the hell would God's people want to use a rag that CT Russell named.
Very good point bibeexaminer but completely irrelevant to a Witness since it only matters that there were some people trying to do the right thing. It didn't matter that they were wrong about so many things, continued to be so for many years and introduced further wrong teachings over the following decades - they were apparently the best of a bunch of people also trying to do the right thing. Jehovah had to choose someone and it was Rutherford - which when you think about was a good call. After all, the last time he had actually chosen a leader and inspired him to commune directly and be given The Actual Truth look how that turned out - the bloke cocked up and he had to keep a whole nation wandering around the desert for 40 years. Far better to stand back and let them flounder for the next 100 years, unable to even work out their own history let alone explain what mankind's future will be.
Just some more white washing of the WTS's past in an attempt to clean themselves from the corrupt commercial past as false prophets (Charlatans) running their own publishing house.
bibleexaminer - exactly my thought, what you said. In the same WT last sunday they even mentioned in parapraph 8 this:
" During the first world war, no effort was spared to keep providing spiritual food and encouragement to the scattered Bible Students"
What spiritual food ? the slave was not installed until 1919 ?