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On 11/25/2018 at 5:59 AM, kealb said:

help me to locate and print talk outline 197

I don't think we have that on the list..... could you share what you eventually found with us?

Here is the list we are slowly building on:

 

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    • By Jack Ryan
      Jehovah’s Witnesses have quite a selection of public talk outlines that elders and ministerial servants can choose from. These public talk outlines are used for giving a sermon at their weekend meetings, held in local kingdom halls around the world. Historically, public talks were of 45 minute lengths. In recent times, the public talks have been reduced to 30 minutes.
      Here is the full list of public talk outlines in English. The public talk outlines are provided by Jehovah’s Witnesses.
      Note: The numbers in parentheses after the title of the talk outline is the date the outline was published. Dates are formatted as M/YY, MM/YY or YYYY.
      English Talk Outlines
      No. 1-E How Well Do You Know God? (9/15)
      No. 1-E How Well Do You Know God? (3/91)
      No. 2-E Will You Be A Survivor Of The Last Days? (9/15)
      No. 2-E Will You be a Survivor of the Last Days? (9/07)
      No. 2-E Will You be a Survivor of the “Last Days”? (4/73)
      No. 3-E Move Ahead With Jehovah’s Unified Organization (9/15)
      No. 3-E Serving With Jehovah’s Unified Organization (9/07)
      No. 3-E Jehovah Makes Loving Preparations For Earth’s Inhabitants (2/66)
      No. 4-E Evidence Of God In The World Around Us (9/15)
      No. 4-E Evidence of God in the World around Us (3/91)
      No. 5-E Real Help For The Family (9/15)
      No. 5-E Family Life That Warms The Heart (1/05)
      No. 6-E The Flood Of Noah’s Day And You (9/15)
      No. 6-E The Flood Of Noah’s Day Has Meaning For Us (7/91)
      No. 7-E Imitate “The Father Of Tender Mercies” (12/15)
      No. 7-E Mercy, a Dominant Quality Of True Christians (3/91)
      No. 8-E Living To Do God’s Will, Not Our Own (9/15)
      No. 8-E Living, Not for Self, but to do God’s Will (9/07)
      No. 9-E Be A Hearer and a Doer of God’s Word (12/16)
      No. 9-E Never Become Dull in your Hearing (5/08)
      No. 10-E Be Honest in All You Say and Do (12/16)
      No. 10-E Conducting Ourselves Honestly at all Times (5/91)
      No. 11-E “No Part of the World” – In Imitation of Christ (12/16)
      No. 11-E “No Part of the World” – In Imitation of Christ (9/98)
      No. 11-E “No Part of the World” – In Imitation of Christ (12/73)
      No. 12-E Your View of Authority Matters to God (12/16)
      No. 12-E Respect for Authority is a Safeguard for you (5/91)
      No. 13-E A Godly View of Sex and Marriage (12/16)
      No. 13-E A Godly View of Sex and Marriage (5/91)
      No. 14-E A Clean People Honors Jehovah (12/16)
      No. 14-E A Clean People Honors Jehovah (12/07)
      No. 15-E “Work What is Good Toward All” (12/16)
      No. 15-E As Christians, We Care About Other People (5/91)
      No. 16-E Keep Growing in your Relationship with God (12/16)
      No. 16-E Keep Growing in your Relationship with God (5/91)
      No. 17-E Glorifying God with all we have (7/91)
      No. 18-E Are you Really Making Jehovah your Stronghold? (6/93)
      No. 19-E Your Future – How can it be known? (5/01)
      No. 20-E Is it Time for God to Rule the World? (2/02)
      No. 21-E How do you Fit into the Kingdom Arrangement? (8/99)
      No. 22-E Are you Content with Jehovah’s Provisions? (8/91)
      No. 23-E Life Does have a Purpose (7/91)
      No. 24-E What God’s Rulership can do for us (2/02)
      No. 25-E Resisting the Spirit of the World (9/07)
      No. 26-E Does God Count you Personally Important? (7/92)
      No. 27-E Getting Marriage off to a Good Start (9/98)
      No. 28-E Show Respect and Love in your Marriage (9/98)
      No. 29-E Responsibilities and Rewards of Parenthood (9/98)
      No. 30-E Communication – Within the Family and with God (9/98)
      No. 31-E Happy Though Hungry – How can it be? (7/92)
      No. 32-E Coping with Life’s Anxieties (7/92)
      No. 33-E What is Behind the Spirit of Rebellion? (6/92)
      No. 34-E Are you “Marked” for Survival? 6/92)
      No. 35-E Can you Live Forever? Will you? (6/92)
      No. 36-E Is this Life all there is? (6/92)
      No. 37-E Are God’s Ways Really Beneficial? (3/17)
      No. 37-E Decide Now for Divine Rulership (6/92)
      No. 38-E Act Wisely as the End Draws Near (6/92)
      No. 39-E Be Confident of Divine Victory (1/96)
      No. 40-E What the Near Future Holds! (1/96)
      No. 41-E “Stand Still and See the Salvation of Jehovah” (7/92)
      No. 42-E How the Kingdom of God Affects You (1/96)
      No. 43-E Are You Doing What God Requires of You? (9/07)
      No. 44-E Keep Seeking God’s Kingdom (9/07)
      No. 45-E Follow the Way to Life (7/92)
      No. 46-E Maintain Your Confidence Firm to the End (7/92)
      No. 47-E “Have Faith in the Good News” (9/95)
      No. 48-E Meeting the Test of Christian Loyalty (1/00)
      No. 49-E A Cleansed Earth – Will You Live to See it? (9/07)
      No. 50-E Decisions You Face – How Will You Make Them? (12/93)
      No. 51-E Is the Truth Transforming Your Life? (6/95)
      No. 52-E Who is Your God? (12/93)
      No. 53-E Does Your Thinking Agree With God’s? (12/93)
      No. 54-E Build Your Faith in Man’s Maker (12/93)
      No. 55-E What Kind of Name are You Making with God? (12/93)
      No. 56-E Into the New World Under Christ’s Rulership (1/96)
      No. 57-E Bearing Up Under Persecution (12/93)
      No. 58-E How Should You Serve God? (12/93)
      No. 59-E You Will Reap What You Sow (12/93)
      No. 60-E How Purposeful is Your Life? (2/97)
      No. 61-E On Whose Promises do You Rely? (12/93)
      No. 62-E The Only Cure for Sick Mankind (12/93)
      No. 63-E Do You Have the Evangelizing Spirit? (12/93)
      No. 64-E Lovers of Pleasure or Lovers of God? (12/93)
      No. 65-E How to Cultivate Peace in an Angry World (7/16)
      No. 65-E Find Honor and Joy in God’s Ministry (12/93)
      No. 66-E Slave for the Master of the Harvest (9/07)
      No. 67-E Taking Time to Meditate on Spiritual Things (9/07)
      No. 68-E Do You Harbor Resentment, Or do You Forgive? (12/93)
      No. 69-E Renewing the Spirit of Self-Sacrifice (12/93)
      No. 70-E Make Jehovah Your Confidence (12/93)
      No. 71-E How to Keep Spiritually Awake (9/07)
      No. 72-E Love Identifies the True Christian Congregation (12/93)
      No. 73-E Acquiring a Heart of Wisdom (9/94)
      No. 74-E Jehovah’s Eyes Are Upon Us (9/94)
      No. 75-E Do You Recognize Jehovah’s Sovereignty in Your Personal Life? (9/07)
      No. 76-E Bible Principles – Can They Help Us to Cope with Today’s Problems? (8/10)
      No. 77-E Follow the Course of Hospitality (9/94)
      No. 78-E Serve Jehovah with a Joyful Heart (1/96)
      No. 79-E Friendship with God, Friendship with the World – Which Will You Choose? (1/96)
      No. 80-E Does Your Hope Rest on Science or the Bible? (9/94)
      No. 81-E Who are Qualified as Ministers of God? (1/95)
      No. 82-E Jehovah and Christ – Are They Part of a Trinity? (5/95)
      No. 83-E Religion’s Time of Judgment (11/95)
      No. 84-E Will You Escape this World’s Destiny? (11/03)
      No. 85-E Good News in a Violent World (9/01)
      No. 86-E Prayers that are Heard by God (1/95)
      No. 87-E What is Your Relationship with God? (1/95)
      No. 88-E Why Live by Bible Standards? (1/95)
      No. 89-E Come, You Who Thirst for the Truth! (1/95)
      No. 90-E Reach Out for the Real Life! (3/03)
      No. 91-E The Messiah’s Presence and his Rule (11/95)
      No. 92-E Religion’s Role in World Affairs (11/95)
      No. 93-E “Acts of God” – How do you View Them? (11/92)
      No. 94-E True Religion Meets the Needs of Human Society (12/93)
      No. 95-E The Bible’s View of Spiritistic Practices (7/94)
      No. 95-E True Worship Versus the False (3/70)
      No. 96-E False Religion’s End is Near! (1/96)
      No. 97-E Remaining Blameless Amid a Crooked Generation (1/96)
      No. 98-E Keep Clean from Worldly Defilements (9/07)
      No. 99-E Why You Can Trust the Bible (9/97)
      No. 100-E True Friendship with God and Neighbor (11/98)
      No. 101-E Jehovah – The Grand Creator (5/95)
      No. 102-E Paying Attention to the Prophetic Word (5/95)
      No. 103-E You Can Find Joy In Serving God (2/99)
      No. 104-E Parents – Are You Building With Fire-Resistant Materials? (1/05)
      No. 105-E Gaining Comfort in all our Tribulations (5/95)
      No. 106-E Ruining the Earth Brings Divine Retribution (5/95)
      No. 107-E Hold a Good Conscience in a Sinful World (5/95)
      No. 108-E Overcoming Fear of the Future (5/95)
      No. 109-E The Kingdom of God is Near (1/96)
      No. 110-E God Comes First in Successful Family Life (1/95)
      No. 111-E What Does the Healing of the Nations Accomplish? (1/95)
      No. 112-E How to Express Love in a Lawless World (1/95)
      No. 113-E How Can Youths Cope with Today’s Crisis? (1/96)
      No. 114-E Appreciating Marvels of God’s Creation (1/95)
      No. 115-E How to Protect Ourselves from Satan’s Snares (4/95)
      No. 116-E Choose Your Associates Wisely! (9/07)
      No. 117-E How to Conquer Evil with Good (11/06)
      No. 118-E Looking at Youth from Jehovah’s Standpoint (8/98)
      No. 119-E Christian Separateness from the World – Why Beneficial (5/97)
      No. 120-E Why Submit to God’s Rulership Now (6/97)
      No. 121-E A Worldwide Brotherhood Saved from Calamity (6/97)
      No. 122-E Global Peace – From What Source? (7/97)
      No. 123-E Why Christians Must be Different (6/97)
      No. 124-E Basis for Confidence in the Bible’s Divine Authorship (5/97)
      No. 125-E Why Mankind Needs a Ransom (10/99)
      No. 126-E Who Can Be Saved? (11/00)
      No. 127-E What Happens When We Die? (8/00)
      No. 128-E Is Hell Really a Place of Fiery Torment? (11/00)
      No. 129-E Is the Trinity a Scriptural Teaching? (10/00)
      No. 130-E The Earth Will Remain Forever (8/00)
      No. 131-E Is There Really A Devil? (3/02)
      No. 132-E The Resurrection – Victory Over Death! (8/00)
      No. 133-E The Origin of Humans – Does it Matter What You Believe? (8/00)
      No. 134-E Should Christians Keep the Sabbath? (8/00)
      No. 135-E The Sacredness of Life and Blood (9/00)
      No. 136-E Does God Approve of the Use of Images in Worship? (1/01)
      No. 137-E Did the Miracles of the Bible Really Happen? (11/00)
      No. 138-E Live with Soundness of Mind in a Depraved World (11/00)
      No. 139-E Godly Wisdom in a Scientific World (11/00)
      No. 140-E Who Really Is Jesus Christ? (8/17)
      No. 140-E Jesus Christ – Earth’s New Ruler (11/00)
      No. 141-E Human Creation’s Groaning – When Will It End? (11/00)
      No. 142-E Why Take Refuge in Jehovah (11/00)
      No. 143-E Trust in the God of all Comfort (11/00)
      No. 144-E A Loyal Congregation Under Christ’s Leadership (11/00)
      No. 145-E Who is Like Jehovah Our God? (11/00)
      No. 146-E Use Education to Praise Jehovah (11/00)
      No. 147-E Trust in Jehovah’s Saving Power (11/00)
      No. 148-E Do You Share God’s View of Life? (11/00)
      No. 149-E Are You Walking With God? (11/00)
      No. 150-E How Real is God to You? (1/01)
      No. 150-E How Real is God to You? (11/00)
      No. 151-E Jehovah is “a Secure Height” for his People (11/00)
      No. 152-E The Real Armageddon – Why? When? (10/01)
      No. 153-E Keep Close in Mind the “Fear-Inspiring Day”! (6/11)
      No. 153-E Keep Close in Mind the “Fear-Inspiring Day”! (11/01)
      No. 154-E Human Rule-Weighed in the Balance (3/02)
      No. 155-E Has Babylon’s Judgment Hour Arrived? (12/02)
      No. 156-E Judgment Day – A Time of Fear or Hope? (6/03)
      No. 156-E Judgment Day – A Time of Fear or Hope? (10/02)
      No. 157-E How True Christians Adorn Divine Teaching (5/03)
      No. 158-E Be Courageous, and Trust in Jehovah (11/03)
      No. 159-E Finding Security in a Dangerous World (10/03)
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      No. 160-E Safeguard Your Christian Identity! (6/04)
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      No.162-E Deliverance From a World of Darkness (11/14)
      No. 162-E Deliverance from a World of Darkness (12/04)
      No. 163-E Why Fear the True God? (6/05)
      No. 164-E Is God Still in Control? (11/05)
      No. 165-E Whose Values do you Cherish? (11/05)
      No. 166-E Facing the Future with Faith and Courage (5/06)
      No. 167-E Act Wisely in a Senseless World (12/06)
      No. 168-E You Can Feel Safe in this Troubled World (11/06)
      No. 169-E Why be Guided by the Bible? (11/07)
      No. 170-E Who is Qualified to Rule Mankind? (12/07)
      No. 171-E You Can Enjoy Life in Peace Now – And Forever! (1/08)
      No. 172-E What is Your Standing with God? (5/08)
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      No. 179-E Reject Worldly Fantasies, Pursue Kingdom Realities (11/10)
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      No. 183-E Turn Your Eyes Away From Worthless Things! (8/12)
      No. 184-E Does Death End it all? (7/12)
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      No. 186-E Unite With God’s Happy People (3/13)
      No. 187-E Why Would a Loving God Permit Wickedness? (7/13)
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      No. 191-E How Love & Faith Conquer the World (4/15)
      No. 192-E Are You on the Road to Everlasting Life? (8/15)
      No. 193-E Rescue From World Distress (11/15)
      No. 194-E How Godly Wisdom Benefits Us (5/16)
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      The 2018 Circuit Assembly Talk Outlines are available here in English. There are two ONE-DAY circuit assemblies. The theme of one is “Don’t Give Up in Fulfilling the Law of Christ!” and is hosted by a Branch Representative. The theme of the other is “Don’t Give Up in Doing What Is Fine!” and is hosted by the Circuit Overseer.
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      Hosted by the Circuit Overseer
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      10:05 Symposium: Avoid Sowing to the Flesh
      Use Social Media Wisely Choose Wholesome Entertainment Fight the Spirit of Envy Invest in a Secure Future 11:05 Song Number 45 and Announcements
      11:15 Keep Working Good Toward All
      11:30 Dedication and Baptism
      Never Abandon Your Loyal Love for Jehovah Do Not Give In to Fear! 12:00 Song Number 63
      Afternoon Session
      1:10 Music
      1:20 Song Number 127 and Prayer
      1:30 Public Bible Discourse: Avoid Mocking God—In What Sense?
      2:00 Summary of The Watchtower
      2:30 Song Number 59 and Announcements
      2:40 Symposium: Keep Sowing to the Spirit
      Develop Good Study Habits Use Bible Principles to Guide Your Life “Do Not Let Your Hand Rest” 3:40 What We Will Reap if We Do Not Tire Out
      4:15 Song Number 126 and Prayer
      Full Video for Afternoon Session
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      We are pleased to make available the outlines for your meeting with the regular pioneers, special pioneers, and field missionaries that will be held in conjunction with one of the circuit assemblies during the 2018 service year. Please note that you will now be allowed the flexibility to determine with which circuit assembly the meeting will be held. Your primary consideration should be what is in the best interests of the majority of the pioneers, not what is most convenient for you.There are many factors to be considered, such as weather, travel distance, accommodations, and so forth. The theme of the meeting is “‘Grow Mighty’ as Spiritual Persons,” based on 1 Corinthians 16:13. For your personal reference, an outline of the program is provided below. Please see Circuit Overseer Guidelines, chapter 3, for instructions on making arrangements for this meeting. Circuit Overseer Guidelines will soon be updated to reflect the adjustment noted above. Zip: S-312-tk18-E Unzipped: S-312-tk18-E
    • By Jack Ryan
      Revision date: 8/17. The Talk outline “Jesus Christ—Earth’s New Ruler” has been discontinued and should no longer be used. It has been replaced by “Who Really is Jesus Christ?”
      Note: This is the special public talk outline for 2018. The talk will be given in most congregations the week of Monday, March 19, 2018.
    • By Jack Ryan
      Table of contents
      Friday morning
      No. 1 Chairman’s Address: We Must Not Give Up —Especially Now!
      No. 2 Continue Preaching “Without Letup” (Symposium)—Informally
      No. 3 Continue Preaching “Without Letup” (Symposium) —From House to House
      No. 4 Continue Preaching “Without Letup” (Symposium)—Publicly
      No. 5 Continue Preaching “Without Letup” (Symposium) —Making Disciples
      DRAMATIC BIBLE READING: Jehovah Delivers His People
      No. 7 Jehovah—The Greatest Example of Endurance
      Friday afternoon
      No. 8 Enduring Despite . . . (Symposium) —Unjust Treatment
      No. 9 Enduring Despite . . . (Symposium) —Advancing Age
      No. 10 Enduring Despite . . . (Symposium) —Our Own Imperfections
      No. 11 Enduring Despite . . . (Symposium) —Humbling Experiences
      No. 12 Enduring Despite . . . (Symposium) —Prolonged Illness
      No. 13 Enduring Despite . . . (Symposium) —The Loss of a Loved One
      No. 14 Enduring Despite . . . (Symposium) —Persecution
      DRAMA: Remember the Wife of Lot—Part 1
      No. 16 Cultivate Qualities That Promote Endurance (Symposium)—Faith
      No. 17 Cultivate Qualities That Promote Endurance (Symposium) —Virtue
      No. 18 Cultivate Qualities That Promote Endurance (Symposium) —Knowledge
      No. 19 Cultivate Qualities That Promote Endurance (Symposium) —Self-Control
      No. 20 How You Can “By No Means Ever Fail”
      Saturday morning
      No. 21 How Jehovah “Supplies Endurance and Comfort” to . . . (Symposium)—The Weak and Those Who Are Depressed
      No. 22 How Jehovah “Supplies Endurance and Comfort” to . . . (Symposium)—Those in Material Need
      No. 23 How Jehovah “Supplies Endurance and Comfort” to . . . (Symposium)—“The Fatherless”
      No. 24 How Jehovah “Supplies Endurance and Comfort” to . . . (Symposium)—Older Ones
      No. 25 Build a House That Will Endure (Symposium) —Be “Content With the Present Things”
      No. 26 Build a House That Will Endure (Symposium) —Safeguard Your Children From “What Is Evil”
      No. 27 Build a House That Will Endure (Symposium) —Train Your Children in ‘the Way They Should Go’
      No. 28 BAPTISM: “Do Not Give In to Fear”!
      Saturday afternoon
      No. 29 Imitate “Those Who Have Endured” (Symposium)—Joseph
      No. 30 Imitate “Those Who Have Endured” (Symposium)—Job
      No. 31 Imitate “Those Who Have Endured” (Symposium) —Jephthah’s Daughter
      No. 32 Imitate “Those Who Have Endured” (Symposium)—Jeremiah
      DRAMA: Remember the Wife of Lot—Part 2
      No. 34 Learn Endurance From Creation (Symposium) —Camels
      No. 35 Learn Endurance From Creation (Symposium) —Alpine Trees
      No. 36 Learn Endurance From Creation (Symposium) —Butterflies
      No. 37 Learn Endurance From Creation (Symposium) —Arctic Terns
      No. 38 Learn Endurance From Creation (Symposium) —Lapwings
      No. 39 Learn Endurance From Creation (Symposium) —Acacia Trees
      No. 40 Young Ones—Your Endurance Makes Jehovah Rejoice!
      Sunday morning
      No. 41 We Must “Run With Endurance” (Symposium) —Run to Win!
      No. 42 We Must “Run With Endurance” (Symposium) —Train Diligently
      No. 43 We Must “Run With Endurance” (Symposium) —Let Go of Unnecessary Burdens
      No. 44 We Must “Run With Endurance” (Symposium) —Imitate Good Examples
      No. 45 We Must “Run with Endurance” (Symposium) —Eat Nutritious Food
      No. 46 We Must “Run With Endurance” (Symposium) —Drink Plenty of Water
      No. 47 We Must “Run With Endurance” (Symposium) —Obey the Rules of the Contest
      No. 48 We Must “Run With Endurance” (Symposium) —Be Confident of Gaining the Prize
      No. 49 PUBLIC BIBLE DISCOURSE: Never Give Up Hope!
      No. 50 Summary of The Watchtower
      Sunday afternoon
      DRAMA: Remember the Wife of Lot—Part 3
      No. 52 “Keep in Expectation . . . It Will Not Be Late!”
      Downloads:
      https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwofxgrfEXucbFRfcUFYQ0J4SXM
    • By Jack Ryan
      This is to inform you that older, 45-minute public talk outlines are in the process of being shortened to 30 minutes, and their content and references are being updated. The revised outlines will be posted on jw.org. Some outlines are being given new titles, and others are being discontin- ued. When an outline that you deliver is revised, please update your talk as soon as possible so that it harmonizes with the revised outline. When an outline is discontinued, it should no longer be used. At times, a discontinued outline may be replaced with a new one that has a different theme but the same number. Please inform all ministerial servants who give public talks of this direction.
      2016_01-31-E_BOE--Revised_Public_Talk_Outlines_[1].pdf
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    • For a brief time, Mike Tussin was a roommate of mine. He drove me nuts in taking literally the admonition to read God’s Word “in an undertone day and night.” In time, he learned that he had better not do it in my presence. I logged some of his exploits in No Fake News but Plenty of Hogwash. He was one of the most squirrelly characters that you will ever hope to meet, and yet—people are a mix—he had the most telling common sense, knack for nailing aspects of human nature (though mixed with an odd naïveté), no fear whatsoever of man, and the ability to simplify the complex. I can hear him now explaining to someone or other just how it worked with the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses, composed of anointed Christians. This would have been in the early 1970s. “They study and study their Bibles and one of them notices a point and discusses it with the others. They continue to turn it over and over. If their discussion reaches the point of agreement, that idea finds its way into the Watchtower—that’s how God’s people are fed spiritually today. “Now, in your own personal study, you may have noticed that point, too, maybe even before they did. And if this was Christendom, you’d go out and start your own religion over it.”  He captured it. I like the idea of ‘they’re not the only people who can think’ as well as the notion of waiting on headship and not running ahead. Present your idea, but if it doesn’t get adopted, don’t lose your cookies over it. The ship cannot sail in every direction at once. Rumor has it that Sputnik came up for discussion at the Bethel table after 1957, but it was aborted before takeoff. Might that date not be a milestone in the last days stream of time commencing with the outbreak of World War I in 1914–a year marking the first time in history that the entire world went to war at once? Throw in the greatest plague of history, the Spanish flu of 1917, the colossal food shortages that always accompany colossal war, and viola!—one is powerfully reminded of Luke 21:10: Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, and in one place after another food shortages and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and from heaven great signs.”  Might 1957 Sputnik mark a mighty exclamation mark in “fearful sights and great signs from heaven?” It certainly scared the bejeebers out of the Americans, and within 3 years President Kennedy declared that the US would not play second fiddle to the Russians. They would join—and so make it—a “space race” by sending a man to the moon. It is worth a simulated launch, I guess—presenting the idea at Bethel—three GB members batted about the idea, I’m told, but I’m glad that it blew up on the pad. The “fearfulness” would have been lost on most people. Did the race have military implications? Relatively few catch the implications of anything. They take it at face value, as it was popularly repackaged just a few years later: Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before! On a flight to Damascus, Bill had a vision of such. Some strange fellow that he probably took for an angel presented the idea to him right there as he was riding in the Shatner seat. Like Saul, it disoriented him completely for a time, and the other passengers heard of the disturbance, sure enough, but witnessed nothing themselves. As a boy, I never once trembled when they launched a rocket from Cape Canaveral. I always took it in the spirit of advancing technology, advancing exploration, and so forth. It’s one of the few major accomplishments of men that has NOT been quickly put to military use—though that could ever change—the way that airplanes were. No sooner had they been invented then they were strafing the towns of Europe and dogfighting each other in the skies. In contrast to 1957, World War I was not only perceived by just about everyone, but it was instantly perceived as a negative. Probably that’s what the other GB members pointed out, sending the three Bethel “astronauts” pitching the notion hurtling off like Darth Vader in his crippled craft, careening off to the pantry for a donut or two. Hmm. Maybe an update could incorporate robocalls from the cloud. What year did they begin? Truly, they cause men to raise their faces and curse the heavens. Truly, they too, are instantly perceived as a great evil, as any time-share owner in the Everglades knows. You know, as I read the 1960 speech, I can see how the idea might come up for discussion at Bethel. Despite my innocuous take expressed about it—a take that has mostly played out (but may someday not)—there certainly were military overtones—overtones that just might make some tremble—in JFKs speech rallying Americans to support a moon launch. Everything must be considered in its own historical context. I’ve added italics to his words that play this way: “We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained, and new rights to be won, and they must be won and used for the progress of all people. For space science, like nuclear science and all technology, has no conscience of its own. Whether it will become a force for good or ill depends on man, and only if the United States occupies a position of pre-eminence can we help decide whether this new ocean will be a sea of peace or a new terrifying theater of war. I do not say that we should or will go unprotected against the hostile misuse of space any more than we go unprotected against the hostile use of land or sea, but I do say that space can be explored and mastered without feeding the fires of war, without repeating the mistakes that man has made in extending his writ around this globe of ours. “There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of all mankind, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation may never come again. But why, some say, the Moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask, why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas?  “We choose to go to the Moon...We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win, and the others, too.” ..... Yes, you could read a measure of terror into that speech if you were of a mind to, though I did not as a boy. The President says: “Space can be explored and mastered without feeding the fires of war, without repeating the mistakes that man has made in extending his writ around this globe of ours.” What are the chances of that happening?  
    • You know, I can see how the idea might come up for discussion at Bethel. Despite my innocuous take expressed about it—a take that has mostly played out (but may someday not)—there certainly were military overtones in JFKs speech rallying Americans to support a moon launch.  We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained, and new rights to be won, and they must be won and used for the progress of all people. For space science, like nuclear science and all technology, has no conscience of its own. Whether it will become a force for good or ill depends on man, and only if the United States occupies a position of pre-eminence can we help decide whether this new ocean will be a sea of peace or a new terrifying theater of war. I do not say that we should or will go unprotected against the hostile misuse of space any more than we go unprotected against the hostile use of land or sea, but I do say that space can be explored and mastered without feeding the fires of war, without repeating the mistakes that man has made in extending his writ around this globe of ours. There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of all mankind, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation may never come again. But why, some say, the Moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask, why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas? We choose to go to the Moon! We choose to go to the Moon...We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win, and the others, too.
    • Good start. Just noticed the latest post. Does Russell make any distinction for 1844 other than to suggest it was a great disappointment for the second coming churches? Did he use 1844 to further his calculation? Does he mention 1844 to be part of his calculation? Does he stipulate 1910-1911 is referenced in scripture? It far more interesting, that some continue to project Russell as an Adventist, when Russell was “clearly” criticized for having a negative view of Adventist. It speaks volumes to those that continue to portray a false narrative. “So today, when prophetic time or anything relating to the Lord’s Second Advent is mentioned, many Cry ‘Adventist,’ as if to say, ‘Can any good thing come out of Adventism?"- even though they admit that many prophecies containing time are not yet fulfilled, and that the second coming of the Lord is the most prominent topic of Scripture." "We have great sympathy for both the First Adventists (the Jews) and the Second Adventists, though only a few of either realized the truths they So nearly apprehended, yet failed to grasp, each being blinded by false expectations. Our Adventist friends have failed to recognize both the manner and the object of the Lord’s return as taught in the Scriptures; consequently they have not been expecting to ‘see him as he is,’ but as he was. They consider the object of his coming one which will fill the hearts of all except the saints with dismay and terror; that his object is to gather the elect, destroy all others of mankind, and burn up the world."   Interesting how conflicted people start with William miller’s account of chronology, 1844. I wonder if Brown and Miller were the only ones to make calculations on the 1260 days, 2520 days. CHRONOLOGY--Prominent Dates. Q76:1: QUESTION (1910)--1--Should we consider it necessary to call attention to other Prominent dates than 1874, 1878, 1881 or 1914? Should 1911 be included?   ANSWER--I am glad that question is there, my dear brothers and sisters. You will notice that in my own teachings and writings I am careful to avoid any other dates than these. I know nothing about other dates. In the third volume of Scripture Studies there is a suggestion, but it is offered only as a suggestion, merely that a certain measurement in the Pyramid (not in the Word of God) Looks as though it might point down to 1910 or 1911, but we do not say that it does mean anything, but merely throw out a suggestion. Don't anticipate, don't say things are to occur, for we do not know, at least I don't, and don't believe anyone else does. My advice is to follow the Apostle when he says, "We speak those things that we know." Don't say anything about those things that you do not know. Quite likely you will wish you had not after a while. Nineteen hundred and fourteen is the time when the "Gentile Times" will end. What does that mean? I do not know, but I think it is when God lets go in a general sense of the word, and permits things to take their course; and we can readily suppose, as the Apostle says, that the course of nature would be set on fire, because of strife. In the world of mankind, I shall expect a time of great trouble, which the Bible marks out as having its beginning about October, 1914, but I think, dear friends, that it is more important, instead of telling of the time of trouble, to tell about the good things. The poor people who get into the time of trouble will have all they want of it then. I have enough now, and so have you. The Scriptures say that through much tribulation shall we enter the kingdom, and if we pay attention to our duties, we will get enough without taking time to tell them about the time of trouble. The world will not be profited by our telling, either. We do not wish to scare anybody. It is indeed a spectacle, when that kind of suggestion is made by a conflicted person. Were there any earlier works of Miller 1844 disappointment? History shows, there were some. Some that paint a more precise picture than that of Miller. Therefore, Russell did not have any influence with Miller’s 1844 prediction nor did Russell use it as basis for comparison. "When the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat; when the earth and the works that are therein shall be burnt up."   At the present time the blessings of peace seem to be nearly general throughout the nations of the earth. This I deem a very favourable sign. War, however, with its train of abominations, may not finally terminate till about A. D. 1914, or perhaps A. D. 1956; neither do I think that the seventh thousand years, or great Sabbath of the world, or the beginning of Christ's third day, will commence before A. D. 2046 ; and this belief or conclusion I take to be no less deducible from a variety of the prophetic numbers, than from the figurative language employed by Christ concerning the three days, and the three measures of meal, during the time of which the whole world shall be gradually leavened by the kingdom of God.   As I have calculated the prophetical numbers, it will be 206 years from A. D. 1840, before the beginning of the seventh thousand years, or the great Sabbath of the world, when God's rest shall begin to be glorious, and when Christ, that glorious Sun of Righteousness, by the brightness of His coming into those temples, It is indeed sad when people try so hard to end up empty. As stated earlier by an architect of misrepresentation said, it’s an embarrassment. I agree it is.
    • It is worth a simulated launch, I guess—presenting the idea—but I’m glad that it blew up on the pad. It would have been lost on most people. Relatively few catch the implications of anything. They take it at face value—“Space: The final frontier: these are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise—it’s continuing mission: to seek out new world’s, to boldly go where no man has gone before.” On a flight to Damascus, Bill had a vision of such. Some odd fellow that he took for an angel presented the idea to him right there on the Shatner wing. Like Paul, it disoriented him completely for a time, and the other passengers heard of the disturbance, sure enough, but witnessed nothing themselves. As a boy, I never once trembled when they launched a rocket from Cape Canaveral. I always took it in the spirit of advancing technology, advancing exploration. It’s one of the few accomplishments of men that has NOT been quickly put to military use, as airplanes were.  In contrast, WWI was not only perceived by just about everyone, but it was instantly perceived as a negative. Probably that’s what the other—how many were there then—GB members pointed out, sending Bert and his co-astronauts scuttling off to the pantry for a donut. Robocalls from the cloud, on the other hand, ARE perceived as an instant evil, as any time-share owner in the Everglades knows.
    • If you think they use it for their own purposes then why do you donate?  That is not logical. It depends on what you define as own purposes, private purposes, public purposes, necessities, etc.  I think you really should be more thankful to be associated with the organization and what it does for us.
    • My donations are always by check, and written thereon is "for local needs". It's like paying taxes, some of which are used to make hydrogen bombs, and ICBMs. Not my problem. Jesus and the Apostles needed NONE of those things you mentioned, Arauna. If you are NOT inspired of God, as the GB admits they are not ( February 2017 Watchtower), you do need all of those things you mentioned. They are actually essential, as I would freely admit. .... and HEY!, I am just guessing about all of this ... as is everyone else. And Arauna .... did you get NOTHING out of the "Follow Jesus" Assemblies? Jesus set the example . We are either following that example, or ..... WE ARE NOT. The fact of the matter is that the GB DOES use the billions for their own purposes. but, I am, as you stated, "no one to criticize" ... as I do not follow Jesus' example either. If I had that kind of money, I would buy a Chinook double rotor helicopter, instead of Rolex watches, and cartoons of Caleb and Sophia, etc. uh ... for Witnessing on beautiful Pacific Islands, of course ....    
    • Just one question for you:  when you go to meeting or field service you get to use many videos that were made to be easily accessible for all ages and peoples.  Do you have any clue what equipment costs?   Many poor congregations in Africa receive projectors from the organization because they cannot afford it. They do still print bibles and watchtowers etc. Do you think they must remain in the Jurassic age when it comes to using technology or will it be ok by you if they venture to use the newest tech to support the brothers? You have a budget to fulfill your responsibilities at home.....dont you?  Why not broaden out and see that they also need money to provide services in almost 1000 languages?   I think we need a little more gratitude and less criticism...  ALL you see is "billions" which you try to imply are used for their own purposes....  They are always in need of funds to make it stretch further..... because we do get all our spiritual needs fulfilled without cost.  You need not give any donation if you feel they waste it.  You can use all amenities without giving a dime!   
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