top of page
Search

2024 CONVENTION- WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR

Updated: Apr 7




So, this year's convention has a theme: "Declare the Good News," and the invitation along with the trailers are now available on JW.org. I'll include both videos below. Before I delve into the actual assembly trailer, let's discuss this new emphasis on declaring the good news. Until last year, there were indications that the attention was shifting away from this, with recent updates including the cessation of time recording among Jehovah's Witnesses during their ministry efforts. Consequently, there has been a decline in active participation in the ministry, leading to a recent announcement distributed exclusively among elders highlighting the decline in Bible studies. What message are Jehovah's Witnesses keen on preaching in 2024? It seems their enthusiasm for ministry has dwindled. Now, let's address the underlying issue. The Watchtower organization seems to have become this two-headed beast. On one hand, there's the governing body, promoting a diluted message emphasizing the importance of engaging in preaching work, despite allowing for last-minute conversions akin to the Apostle Paul. On the other hand, there's the legal department, which reacts to external developments such as court cases, prioritizing financial concerns over the directives of the governing body. This conflicting approach results in confusing messages for Jehovah's Witnesses: "Preach the good news," on one hand, and on the other hand, directives to cease time recording while witnessing and the decline in Bible studies. This creates confusion for the average Jehovah's Witness. Now, let's proceed to watch the trailer for the 2024 assembly, themed "Declare the Good News."

Now, if you review my previous videos outlining the 10-year plan for changes within the Watchtower organization, you'll notice that over the next decade, the Watchtower will focus on conventions featuring videos about Jesus Christ's life from birth to death. This time, they've introduced the first part covering his life up to age 12. If they adhere to their plan, they'll proceed with the Good News According to Jesus, followed by the Book of Acts. Given recent feedback, suggesting that solely focusing on Jehovah leads to ridicule from XJW channels, they may now aim to align more closely with Christ, albeit historically, the Christ they promote diverges from the biblical depiction. While Muslims acknowledge Jesus as a prophet, they reject key aspects such as his crucifixion, resurrection, and divinity. Similarly, Jehovah's Witnesses present their own interpretation of Christ. Notably, they rarely discuss passages like John 1, which portrays Jesus as the light of the world. The Christ they emphasize is often depicted as obedient and providing a ransom sacrifice, but fails to encompass Jesus's teachings about obedience to his commands. Specifically, Jesus instructed baptism in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, yet Jehovah's Witnesses historically veered from this, sometimes baptizing in the name of the organization. Additionally, they overlook Jesus's command regarding communion. Failure to adhere to these commands suggests a misalignment with the biblical Jesus. The assembly this year will feature two videos on Jesus Christ, akin to the format of the Greatest Man book. Without further ado, let's watch together the trailer of the first instalment of the series "The Good News According to Christ"


126 views0 comments

Comments


Post: Blog2_Post
bottom of page