Armageddon in 1975 - 'probability' or 'possibility'?

By W?odzimierz Bednarski

The following paintings was once released in a ebook shape and attracted nice curiosity of Polish readers. because of this we carry it additionally in English model. due to that it was once conformed to Jehovah's Witnesses' literature released within the usa. even if, in different circumstances the writer retained quotations from Polish courses of the Watch Tower Society (translated into English), whilst texts didn't have their English opposite numbers (it applies to the e-newsletter state Service). it may be famous that the paintings used to be enriched with numerous concerns and quotations which failed to seem in Polish published book.

Moreover, it's one among infrequent courses embracing completely considered one of an important matters hooked up with Jehovah's Witnesses. the cloth is a really extensive archive of texts bearing on the yr 1975 and important dialogue of the quotations. Wlodzimierz Bednarski plans to put up comparable works in a e-book shape, bearing on "generation 1914" and 12 months 1925. he's the writer of 2 books and approximately two hundred articles pertaining to Jehovah's Witnesses. In his courses he provides adjustments of the Watchtower doctrines, confronts them with the Bible and with early Christian writings. (See Polish web-sites as,, he's esteemed because the maximum Polish professional within the zone of Jehovah's Witnesses' doctrine, heritage and practices.

The current translator used to be a Witness for 18 years and an elder in Jehovah's Witnesses congregation for 14 years. i'm additionally concerned with the ministry achieving Jehovah's Witnesses to Christ. even supposing i've got a few event in that zone, i used to be absolutely inspired via the paintings of Mr. Bednarski and that i received a lot realizing of the 1975 factor from the subsequent pages. i don't comprehend of the other paintings that's any such entire and logically prepared presentation of the unique resources utilizing to 1975 prediction. i'm convinced that English conversing readers should be benefited via studying this work.

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Wide awake! January 22, 1967, p. 26). The ads of the stated e-book have been additionally published within the following Watchtower Society's guides: conscious! October 22, 1966, p. 24; The Watchtower January 1, 1967, pp. 28-29; 1967 Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses, pp. 49-50, fifty two; nation Ministry No. 1, 1968, pp. 3-6. lifestyles eternal… and Misunderstandings The stated e-book used to be a explanation for misunderstandings, for instance between Jehovah's Witnesses in Czechoslovakia, in order that the country's place of work needed to right them.

You are able to do so by way of studying on a regular basis this journal and its significant other, unsleeping! (The Watchtower June 15, 1983, p. 31); For others, secular schooling as a method to achieve monetary luck turns into a snare. Granted, a undeniable point of education should be necessary to procure employment. in spite of the fact that, in reality that during the time-consuming pursuit of acquiring complicated schooling, a few have harmed themselves spiritually. What a perilous scenario to be in because the day of Jehovah nears! (The Watchtower December 15, 2003, pp.

It used to be released in 1966 and used to be disbursed generally on the conference in Baltimore (USA), the place it was once advertized by means of the Watchtower Society's President N. Knorr (d 1977) and vp F. Franz (President because 1977). It used to be the 1st booklet discussing the yr 1975. in response to R. Franz (1922-2010), the previous member of the Governing physique of Jehovah's Witnesses (in years 1971-1980), his uncle, F. Franz used to be its writer (see main issue of judgment of right and wrong R. Franz, 2004, pp. 72-73, 238). in simple terms the 1st English printing reached three million copies, even though there have been in basic terms 1,118,665 publishers around the world (The Watchtower January 1, 1967, pp.

In his speak, the vice chairman noted 1975 as a "year of serious probabilities, large possibilities. " He informed his viewers that, in accordance with the Hebrew calendar, they have been "already within the 5th lunar month of 1975," with lower than seven lunar months last. He emphasised a number of instances that the Hebrew yr may shut with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New yr, on September five, 1975. Acknowledging that a lot must ensue in that few minutes if the ultimate windup used to be to return by way of then, he went directly to speak about the potential of a 12 months or so distinction as a result of a few lapse of time among Adam's construction and Eve's production.

357). lifestyles eternal… and the Watchtower March 15, 1980 within the booklet quoted less than the Watchtower Society attempted to excuse its publishers and itself of "the 12 months 1975". An 'accomplice' in that failure was once the acknowledged booklet, which used to be - because it turns out - provided in fake means. it really is acknowledged that the publication pointed to 1975 as a "possibility" for the start of the millennium. yet we'll quote a passage from the publication which expresses a walk in the park, even if the Watchtower Society is now silent touching on that walk in the park.

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