Life during the 1,000 reign???
Me and my brother recently got into a discussion about the 1,000 reign
Hey Joiliette why dont you tell your brother the truth and inform him that the 1000 reign is just fictional mythology expressed by ancients who wanted to make their god powerful righteous and relevant.
the 1000 years will be like life in Venezuela after socialism or life after the bolshevik revolution in Russia or maybe like Zimbabwe
Everyone will be so happy
This particular topic comes up every once in a while (often in "what-if-they're-right"-type threads), and I always post the same way:
The WTS has stated explicitly that it intends to be around to administer the New System (i.e. be the government), with the Warwick compound serving as the de facto planetary capital.
Now, imagine the Org being given control of a small country tomorrow.
I guarantee you that within a decade, advances in science and medicine would grind to a halt, democracy would be nonexistent, divorce would be illegal, any form of alternative sexual expression would be outlawed, creationism would be mandated in schools, virtually all forms of outside entertainment would be banned, disfellowshipped individuals would be imprisoned or deported, and "apostates" would be sentenced to death without possibility of appeal or reprieve.
(IMO, anyone who denies this is either hopelessly naive, or lying.)
Now, visualize this regime encompassing the entire planet.
@ Finklestein: He doesnt believe that its mythology or that its symbolic, he believe that its literally going to happen.
And something that jws like to forget is that the WT teaches that people won't start to become perfect untill after the 1000 years... after! So people will still be disabled, ill, die and be imperfect and so yes very prone to making a mistake that would get them killed for ever.
All so a God can glorify himself (!)
Since it is prophecy within The Book it is going to happen. Even those who do not believe will be there to experience what it will be all about. The WTBorg Cult Inc. version of how it's going to go down is far from Truth. ALL will experience the wonders of resurrection and rehabilitation. That is the PLAN.
Every man, woman and child (including aborted fetuses) who has lived in even the very distant past will be raised to life and healed. Then it will be possible to believe and to comprehend the Love of our Creator. For many it will be difficult because of their hardened hearts but the Love of Our Father will prevail and ALL will be made whole in goodness. That is the promise.
Every man, woman and child (including aborted fetuses) who has lived in even the very distant past will be raised to life and healed.
You're gonna need a bigger
Old Navy, I agree.
Anything less than that, and the Evil One will have won.
Never may that happen!
Thank you for voicing those sentiments
Ah, the idea of JWs running their own country. It's a good thing that we're not writing this in Russian. Russia has both the history doing those sorts of things, the elbow room, and currently the political inclination. They did it to the Jews with Birobidzhan, so I don't see why they couldn't do it to the Dubs. They make good use of internal passports in that country.