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Why we were right and wrong about 1975

Watchtower 12/15/74 "And now, as the year 1975 opens up, some thousands of the anointed remnant, still alive on this earth, look ahead to realizing that joyful prospect. The increasing "great crowd" of their sheeplike companions look forward with them to entering the New Order without interruption of life."  (Friday Aug 26 | post #568)

Jehovah's Witness

Why we were right and wrong about 1975

Correct my foxy friend, well done.. This is indeed a pub I frequent regularly - we humans are social creatures you know, which is why normal people despise the JW disfellowshipping mechanism. Also, on this occasion, I was the quiz master and asked the question specifically for some newbie regulars who are rumoured to be ex's. You should come along sometime. It's quite a mind-broadening experience and might be good for you.  (Thursday Aug 25 | post #566)

Jehovah's Witness

Why we were right and wrong about 1975

Monday night. Pub quiz. 12 teams, somewhere in darkest England. Category: Eternal flame. Question1. Which religion foretold that 1975 would mark the start of the Battle of Armageddon and that the small number of survivors would go on to enjoy eternal life? 7 teams answered Jehovah's witnesses 2 teams answered Mormons 1 team answered the Aztecs 1 team answered Exeter City FC (I think they mixed up the questions) 1 team left the question blank Quite what should be made of that is something that I shall ponder over for a while..  (Wednesday Aug 24 | post #558)

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Disfellowshipping

WT. Nov 15. 2014: >>A heartrending experience for Aaron’s family is recorded at Leviticus 10:1-11. They must have been devastated when fire from heaven consumed Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu at the tabernacle. What a test of faith it was for Aaron and his family not to mourn their dead relatives! Are you personally proving yourself holy with regard to not associating with family members or others who have been disfellowshipped? <<  (Thursday Aug 18 | post #96)

Jehovah's Witness

Witness-style Ostracisation Proved Unscriptural

Genesis 2:18-25 New International Version (NIV) 18. The Lord God said, “IT IS NOT GOOD FOR THE MAN TO BE ALONE. I will make a helper suitable for him.”  (Monday Aug 15 | post #1)

Jehovah's Witness

Disfellowshipping

My father was baptised in 1955, made an elder in 1956 and became a PO in 1957 of the Feltham congregation in Greater London.  (Monday Aug 15 | post #70)

Jehovah's Witness

Why did Jehovah make dinosaures then kill them

Is that why he created the doyathinkhesaurus?  (Thursday Aug 11 | post #37)

Jehovah's Witness

Why we were right and wrong about 1975

Do you know why were JWs looking forward to 1975? "One thing is absolutely certain, Bible chronology reinforced with fulfilled Bible prophecy shows that six thousand years of man's existence will soon be up, yes, within this generation! (Matt. 24:34) This is, therefore, no time to be indifferent and complacent. This is not the time to be toying with the words of Jesus that "concerning that day and hour nobody knows , neither the angels of the heavens nor the Son, but only the Father." (Matt. 24:36) To the contrary, it is a time when one should be keenly aware that the end of this system of things is rapidly coming to its violent end." -The Watchtower, August 15, 1968 Why Are You Looking Forward to 1975?  (Thursday Aug 11 | post #398)

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"What Happens at a Bible Study?"

Back in the day, my JW parents managed to talk my new wife into having a Bible Study. She endured an hours study just the once. She told the lady study conductor: "You may believe you have all the answers but please don't insult my intelligence by supplying the questions as well!" 43 years on and she's still my wife and still a wise, but somewhat older, owl.  (Monday Aug 8 | post #62)

Jehovah's Witness

"What Happens at a Bible Study?"

What happens at a Bible study? Well, when I was a child my mother would study with me. The book was Let God be True, the second edition. We would go through the book for half an hour. Momma would ask the question after we'd read the paragraph as opposed to asking the question before we'd read it. My mother would be cross because I'd be bored very quickly and I would be watching the clock. Really, that set the tone for the rest of my life in the JW's. Me longing for the talk / study/ Watchtower / Ministry work (then simply known as "on the work") to be over so that life could get back to normal.  (Jul 29, 2016 | post #37)

Jehovah's Witness

Are Jehovah's witnesses a Happy People?

I'd rather be in the pub drinking beer and enjoying the cameraderie.  (Jul 29, 2016 | post #24)

Jehovah's Witness

Are Jehovah's witnesses a Happy People?

I was 10 years old. In a group, but still knocking doors on my own.  (Jul 29, 2016 | post #23)

Jehovah's Witness

Are Jehovah's witnesses a Happy People?

It went like this ...Good afternoon we're calling on you and your neighbours in this area with our 2 magazines the Watchtower and the Awake. The WT is a Bible magazine and the Awake is similar to the Reader's Digest. You can have them for a contribution of 8 pence. (wait for reaction) Yeah..wow. That sure got me going so much that I reminded myself of Charlton Heston in a Biblical movie.  (Jul 28, 2016 | post #15)

Jehovah's Witness

Are Jehovah's witnesses a Happy People?

At least you didn't have to knocking on doors and attending 5 boring meetings every week...  (Jul 28, 2016 | post #9)

Jehovah's Witness

Are Jehovah's witnesses a Happy People?

I recall my JW momma banging her fists on the table yelling I am happy when I said that being a JW doesn't bring happiness. Shortly before she died at age 88 she said that she hadn't expected to still be here at her age.  (Jul 27, 2016 | post #4)

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