Sunday, July 3, 2011

Question #16

Since the WTS has received "new light" regarding the 1914 generation, and completely changed their views on this, does this mean that all the former Witnesses who were disfellowshipped years ago for the same view the organization is now teaching will automatically be accepted back into fellowship again? Were these ex-Witnesses in fact disfellowshipped for what is now taught as "the Truth"?

Up until 1995 the Watchtower taught that the generation that was alive in 1914 was the generation Jesus spoke of that would not pass away before the kingdom took over the world. The lifespan of a generation was considered to be 70-80 years. Obviously, 1995 was the 81st year. It was really new light, but the fact that the Watchtower was forced to redefine what Jesus meant by "this generation." 

But no one was disfellowshipped because of not believing what the Watchtower originally stated. 


1 comment:

  1. Not the truth. Brothers in Brooklyn had doubts just after 1980 about the Christ's presence in 1914, the two christian classes, etc. Because of those doubts they where disfellowshipped. Read Crisis of Conscience, and other witnesses who narrated the same.