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On 10/10/2017 at 6:09 PM, Anna said:

It has everything to do with it since we are talking about the generation that was anointed before 1914. (Jesus talking about the signs of the last days which began in 1914 and THAT generation not passing away). Therefor the person would have to have been baptised before 1914. So it's that generation.  .

Which is where we encounter the problem because THAT generation is all but dead now and it does not apply to M. Sanderson, since he was baptised and became one of the anointed well after 1914 BUT, and this is the whole point of the overlapping generation, his life OVERLAPPED (between approx 1977 when Sanderson was baptised and 1992 when Franz died) with the life of one of the anointed who was baptised before 1914 (Franz).

It really doesn't matter how nice they make it sound...at the end of the day this "two groups" theory is human extrapolation and it does not have clear, Biblical support. This is the same organization that doesn't use the word "cross" in its translation despite historical records of crucifixion because the Aramaic word "stauros" does not clearly mean cross. And they were correct to do that! Our Bible should be the evidence. Let's not go beyond it. And there is no clear, scriptural evidence that the generation in Matthew 24:34 is two overlapping groups.

Not once did the GB suggest that the generation could be two overlapping groups until after the first theory failed. And the idea that the generation was one group existed for nearly a century. So, is this a case where the generation "evidently" meant two groups, or is it an attempt by the GB to force a square peg in a round hole? Wouldn't it have made more sense to throw out that failed idea and reevaluate our understanding of the prophetic framework? Even if 1914 is a valid prophetic date, why take the risk when it's been interpreted wrong before? In an organization that puts such value on Bible truth, wouldn't it make sense to discontinue a theory that has proven unreliable and has even mislead JWs? The GB did the opposite. They manufactured a new definition for generation that suits their need to keep 1914 a valid date. The GB holds onto 1914/the generation dearly, because it gives people a sense of urgency and makes our organization prophetically significant. Without it, JWs may become disillusioned or not cling to the organization. There are plenty of human motives for keeping this failed theory around, but at the expense of spiritual truth.

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11 hours ago, Noble Berean said:

In an organization that puts such value on Bible truth, wouldn't it make sense to discontinue a theory that has proven unreliable and has even mislead JWs? The GB did the opposite. They manufactured a new definition ...

This fine sentences remind me on GB claim how there is  "no purpose to repair this world, participate in activities to improve the world, JW members do not need to participate in them, why repair a sinking ship."

GB doing contrary to the advice that shares to others. Repairing doctrines that is good for nothing, but only to throw in garbage bag.

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On 10/14/2017 at 3:28 PM, Noble Berean said:

There are plenty of human motives for keeping this failed theory around, but at the expense of spiritual truth.

You may be right, but  the GB may also be right. The thing is we just don't know for sure. We don't know for sure what is the truth regarding Jesus' words about the generation. And because of that we should humbly admit WE JUST DON'T KNOW instead of, as you say: trying to fit a round peg into a square hole.

On 10/14/2017 at 3:28 PM, Noble Berean said:

The GB holds onto 1914/the generation dearly, because it gives people a sense of urgency and makes our organization prophetically significant. Without it, JWs may become disillusioned or not cling to the organization.

That is merely your speculation. However, it does beg the question, is this all that keeps us worshiping Jehovah and living our life in accordance with his standards? It shouldn't be of course, so it would be nice to see the GB finally admit one day that they just don't know, and wait on Jehovah just like admonish everyone else to do.

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On 6/3/2018 at 1:48 PM, Jack Ryan said:

Tell Us, When Will All This Happen?

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Why is the guy in the lower right corner staring at the artist, or...staring at you!  

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12 hours ago, Witness said:

Why is the guy in the lower right corner staring at the artist, or...staring at you!  

He asking: "Why all 10 friends of mine looks like they believe in explanations, when to me something seems wrong with this thesis?? Don't YOU think the same?"

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18 hours ago, Witness said:

Why is the guy in the lower right corner staring at the artist, or...staring at you!  

Arr! That be...Judas! He's not fooled....is he?

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