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Have we actually had a DECREASE in Jehovah's Witnesses ?

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This afternoon (Saturday) was our weekend meeting, and the public speaker said that at the Orangeburg, SC Assembly last weekend it was said that the Brotherhood had dropped to 7,500,000 worldwide.

It was my impression that we were at somewhere around 8.2 million, and growing.

That means (if true) that even with several BILLION HOURS of public witnessing .... there was a net LOSS of 700,000 JWs.

So, have we actually had that much decrease, and does anybody have any "official" numbers to verify what I heard today from the platform?

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James Thomas Rook

The service year has not concluded. I seriously doubt that any information within a regional convention would have the results for next year totals. This year totals are posted in JW.org

*** w18 August pp. 4-5 par. 8 Do You Have the Facts? ***

8 There is another danger in quickly forwarding e-mails and text messages. In some lands, our work is under restriction or outright ban. Our opposers in such lands may purposely circulate reports designed to instill fear or to cause us to distrust one another. Consider what happened in the former Soviet Union. The secret police, known as the KGB, spread rumors that various prominent brothers had betrayed Jehovah’s people. Many put confidence in such false reports, and as a result, they separated themselves from Jehovah’s organization. How sad! Thankfully, many later returned, but some never did. Their faith was shipwrecked. (1 Tim. 1:19) How can we avoid such a disastrous outcome? Refuse to circulate negative or unsubstantiated reports. Do not be naive, or gullible. Be sure you have the facts.

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Alithis Gnosis:

I see by your knowing where the correct answers may be found, but not posting them, that you have the same aversion to "heavy lifting" that I do.

That was the whole point of my ASKING ... I could find out the correct answer with several hours of research, but I am a chain saw kinda guy, and hoped that someone would already have more verifiable information at their fingertips than I do.

My thought was that if it was said at an Assembly ... they were using LAST YEARS figures, or whatever the Assembly speaker is reported by our Kingdom Hall Speaker to have said.

I completely agree with your quote:

3 hours ago, Alithís Gnosis said:

Do not be naive, or gullible. Be sure you have the facts.

That is why I am TRYING to check what I heard from the platform today .

The sword has to cut BOTH ways, except among the gullible, dull, and stupid.

I do not trust ANYBODY at face value, and I do not care about "rumors shipwrecking" my or anyone else's faith, as mentioned in your quote.

That is why I see the following video clips as just normal human stupidity.

 

2 CHAIR pORNEA .mp4Gravity Electricity Wind .mp4

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17 hours ago, James Thomas Rook Jr. said:

My thought was that if it was said at an Assembly ... they were using LAST YEARS figures, or whatever the Assembly speaker is reported by our Kingdom Hall Speaker to have said.

If this is true, then they would be using the same information posted in JW.org. Meanwhile, the service year ends in September.

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My convention acknowledges lack of numbers in witnesses

To justify the fact that they outnumber us by 1 v 800, they use bible scriptures that show 2 battles were won with less numbers than the enemy lol. Those who went did they say something similar and how do you feel about that?

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On 7/8/2018 at 1:29 AM, Alithís Gnosis said:

The secret police, known as the KGB, spread rumors that various prominent brothers had betrayed Jehovah’s people

Why would be rumors that "Prominent Brothers" (in fact who are at all Prominent, by whom they are named as Prominent, all are equal ----IN THEORY only, haha) betrayed others? What is false with that, in general.

Judas the one of 12, and if we want to use same terminology as GB, Judas the prominent brother of first congregation betrayed Jesus. 

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