Here's an interesting Idea my brother and I have been discussing when we do parking lot duty during the service meetings.
We've come to the conclusion that this is essentially the last generation of Jehovah's Witnesses.
I thought you'd have to be young to notice this, but its pretty apparent anywhere we go. The children and teenagers of the organization are apathetic, uncaring and..... suprisingly more inquisitive and untrusting than the generation of their parents.
They really dont care and/or dont believe any of this. I'll go out of my way that 80% of the witness kids i grew up with have left the organization. So now at 19, out of what was a congregation full of young ones (12-15)) who were examples for other kids (or acted like they were like me),the only ones left are about 3 or 4.
During field service a few months ago, i was talking to an elder and I moved to conversation to the possibility that the "world" will still be here when i'm 70. I kind of caught him off guard, and he said "If the world is still here when you're that old...." then his voice started to trail off and he changed the subject. This made me think. IF the WTBS is still around 50 years from now its going to be terribly weaker than what it is now.
As with any organization or government, the originals are always the best. So 100 years after it's founding, the organization has become base and weak. I cant see the children of current witnesses taking over for the elders.and I cant even see them putting an effort to keep this going.
What do you guys think?