December 5, 2016
In this world, many things change, but few things do not change. It is possible to change many things that do have little impact on the life of human society, but it is not possible to change few things that do have significant impact on the life of human society. This is one of an interesting aspect of life in this world. What could be quite further interesting is that those few things that do have significant impact in shaping the way human society think and behave are considered as life and death thing even if they could be found as fake, wrong and empty.
In such process of life, such few things do have quite extra ordinary impact in the life of many people as there are many claims that are going on in relation to the legitimacy and their given continuity in way they are, but by doing few plastic surgeries to their given thinking and belief machinery which are already installed within their given domain due to the fact that there could be many other hidden dramas and theater that are going on without the knowledge and awareness of those many people who live under them, follow them and practice them as well.
Even if past data and information are there that truly disqualify and discredit the present recognition and achievement which they try to obtain, society and people still want to continue such claims as if they are true and correct whose intention and motive behind such drama is still unclear and unknown. Why do such people want to continue such theater and drama without a pause though they could be false or inaccurate, but claiming them as if they are true and accurate? What is the intention behind such huge drama that is operating on the earth? Why do the rest follow and practice such huge drama without investing and analyzing further?
Until when humanity will live and dwell in such plane of existence even if humanity cannot create better ones as the existing ones are still dominating the mass due to the natural process and shape of the world which make it conducive for the past ones to govern and dictate the present and the future. Although the present generation is not willing or has no capacity to come up with the better and greater ones, the future becomes prisoner of past huge dramas since the future cannot bring anything better.
Future lives with expectation of past since what is expected to come and happen is already told and written in past. In this case, the history of the future is written in past which make future a hostage of past drama. In such way of life, this world is handicapped to live with the present own expectation as result of expectations which are already designed and created in past due to the fact it is only little things that can be done in the present ones as the significant part of the future history of the world is already dictated by past prophecies and forecasts, which could be true or wrong. Nothing is certain.
For example, according to a post blogged on the Website entitled, Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry, the following information is obtained.
It was the small group of footstep followers of Jesus Christ, known at that time as International Bible Students. Today they are known as Jehovah’s Christian Witnesses . . . Of course, it is easy to say that this group acts as a ‘prophet’ of God. It is another thing to prove it,” (Watchtower, Apr. 1, 1972, p. 197). (See Deut. 18:21.)
- 1897 “Our Lord, the appointed King, is now present, since October 1874,” (Studies in the Scriptures, vol. 4, p. 621).
- 1899 ” . . . the ‘battle of the great day of God Almighty’ (Revelation 16:14), which will end in A.D. 1914 with the complete overthrow of earth’s present rulership, is already commenced,” (The Time Is at Hand, 1908 edition, p. 101).
- 1916 “The Bible chronology herein presented shows that the six great 1000 year days beginning with Adam are ended, and that the great 7th Day, the 1000 years of Christ’s Reign, began in 1873,” (The Time Is at Hand, forward, p. ii).
- 1918 “Therefore we may confidently expect that 1925 will mark the return of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the faithful prophets of old, particularly those named by the Apostle in Hebrews 11, to the condition of human perfection,” (Millions Now Living Will Never Die, p. 89).
- 1922 “The date 1925 is even more distinctly indicated by the Scriptures than 1914,” (Watchtower, Sept. 1, 1922, p. 262).
- 1923 “Our thought is, that 1925 is definitely settled by the Scriptures. As to Noah, the Christian now has much more upon which to base his faith than Noah had upon which to base his faith in a coming deluge,” (Watchtower, Apr. 1, 1923, p. 106).
- 1925 “The year 1925 is here. With great expectation Christians have looked forward to this year. Many have confidently expected that all members of the body of Christ will be changed to heavenly glory during this year. This may be accomplished. It may not be. In his own due time God will accomplish his purposes concerning his people. Christians should not be so deeply concerned about what may transpire this year,” (Watchtower, Jan. 1, 1925, p. 3).
- 1925 “It is to be expected that Satan will try to inject into the minds of the consecrated, the thought that 1925 should see an end to the work,” (Watchtower, Sept., 1925, p. 262).
- 1926 “Some anticipated that the work would end in 1925, but the Lord did not state so. The difficulty was that the friends inflated their imaginations beyond reason; and that when their imaginations burst asunder, they were inclined to throw away everything,” (Watchtower, p. 232).
- 1931 “There was a measure of disappointment on the part of Jehovah’s faithful ones on earth concerning the years 1917, 1918, and 1925, which disappointment lasted for a time . . . and they also learned to quit fixing dates,” (Vindication, p. 338).
- 1941 “Receiving the gift, the marching children clasped it to them, not a toy or plaything for idle pleasure, but the Lord’s provided instrument for most effective work in the remaining months before Armageddon,” (Watchtower, Sept. 15, 1941, p. 288).
- 1968 “True, there have been those in times past who predicted an ‘end to the world’, even announcing a specific date. Yet nothing happened. The ‘end’ did not come. They were guilty of false prophesying. Why? What was missing? . . . Missing from such people were God’s truths and evidence that he was using and guiding them,” (Awake, Oct. 8, 1968).
- 1968 “Why are you looking forward to 1975?” (Watchtower, Aug. 15, 1968, p. 494).
This is just one aspect. One can find such failure in a given domain, but the drama and theater of claiming as if they are true and correct continues. Where does such a thing lead the world and its people? What does it mean by the way of such process of life tell the world? When most population size of the world is categorized under such given way of life, what kind of world is this? Even if it is good to have useful way of life that do facilitate the social needs humans do to its survival, its truthfulness and integrity should be checked out otherwise, the same thing continue to the future.