It's been roughly ten years since the change in the understanding of the Generation was printed in a November Watchtower.
While I won't discuss here what everyone already knows about this change, and the effects it had on many people, questions have to be asked.
What happens next for the Watchtower Society?
Where is the leadership?
In what direction are they headed?
With no discernible end of "the system of things" near, and no new official end time prophecies, the organization appears to
be caught in a kind of whirlpool. With nothing to inspire people that the end really is near, they have adopted authoritarian
tactics. Publications like, "Keep on the Watch!" which were obviously designed for current witnesses, are used to put the
fear of God into them. Strong talks at assemblys and conventions about "avoiding apostate lies and half truths" are given frequently.
And admonitions to "stay off the Internet" and "be more productive with your time" are heard often.
But ask a current witness when he thinks Armaggedon is - what does he reply? "We're deep in the time of the end."
Ask him, "How do you know?"
He says, "Because Jesus began reigning as King in 1914 and the Devil and his demons were kicked out of heaven."
Ten years ago, such an answer may have been acceptable - now it just sounds tired and worn out. 1914 happened 91 years ago. Few people
alive on earth today, can remember this year.
The Generation of 1914 has passed and all but gone. All we hear now is the "Baby-Boomer" generation, and how it will be difficult to pay them social security benefits.
What do you think? How long can this huge behemoth of a publishing company, act like a rudderless ship?