By W?odzimierz Bednarski
The following paintings was once released in a booklet shape and attracted nice curiosity of Polish readers. because of this we bring it additionally in English model. due to that it used to be conformed to Jehovah's Witnesses' literature released within the usa. notwithstanding, in numerous circumstances the writer retained quotations from Polish guides of the Watch Tower Society (translated into English), while texts didn't have their English opposite numbers (it applies to the publication state Service). it may be famous that the paintings used to be enriched with numerous matters and quotations which failed to seem in Polish published book.
Moreover, it truly is one among infrequent guides embracing completely considered one of an important concerns hooked up with Jehovah's Witnesses. the fabric is a truly extensive archive of texts concerning the yr 1975 and necessary dialogue of the quotations. Wlodzimierz Bednarski plans to put up related works in a publication shape, referring to "generation 1914" and 12 months 1925. he's the writer of 2 books and approximately 2 hundred articles relating Jehovah's Witnesses. In his guides he provides alterations of the Watchtower doctrines, confronts them with the Bible and with early Christian writings. (See Polish web-sites as www.piotrandryszczak.pl, www.brooklyn.org.pl, www.trinitarians.info). he's esteemed because the maximum Polish specialist within the quarter of Jehovah's Witnesses' doctrine, heritage and practices.
The current translator was once a Witness for 18 years and an elder in Jehovah's Witnesses congregation for 14 years. i'm additionally all for the ministry achieving Jehovah's Witnesses to Christ. even supposing i've got a few adventure in that sector, i used to be certainly inspired by means of the paintings of Mr. Bednarski and that i won a lot figuring out of the 1975 factor from the next pages. i don't be aware of of the other paintings that is this type of complete and logically prepared presentation of the unique resources utilising to 1975 prediction. i'm yes that English conversing readers can be benefited via studying this work.
Szymon Piotr Matusiak
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Jehovah's Witnesses - Proclaimers of God's state 1993, p. 104); back, in 1975, there has been sadness whilst expectancies in regards to the commence of the Millennium didn't materialize. accordingly, a few withdrew from the association. Others, simply because they sought to subvert the religion of fellow workers, have been disfellowshipped. without doubt, unhappiness over the date used to be an element, yet in a few circumstances the roots went deeper. a few contributors additionally argued opposed to the necessity to perform the house-to-house ministry. sure ones didn't easily decide to pass their very own means; they turned competitive in opposing the association with which they'd been linked, they usually made use of the general public press and tv to air their perspectives. however, the quantity who defected used to be rather small. (Jehovah's Witnesses - Proclaimers of God's nation 1993, p. 633); [Philippines] because the paintings moved forward speedily, the variety of publishers persevered to extend, surpassing 77,000 through 1975. (… ) even if, there have been many that stopped serving Jehovah whilst the current procedure of items didn't result in 1975. via 1979, the variety of publishers had fallen lower than 59,000. Cornelio Cańete, who was once serving as a circuit overseer within the mid-1970's, stated: "Some obtained baptized as a result of 1975 and stayed for many years. After 1975, they left the reality. " (2003 Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses, p. 162). absolutely, expectation for the 12 months 1975 and unfulfilled hopes ended in formation of an apostate crew in Mozambique, because the Watchtower Society documented it in a single of its courses (see 1996 Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses, pp. 158-159; evaluate Appendix 1 of the current book). we can't current the concrete statistics displaying what number of people left the Watchtower Society after 1975. It was once spotted via R. Franz and each individual can seek advice his paintings (Crisis of judgment of right and wrong R. Franz, 2004, pp. 247, 252). yet we'll detect how the variety of baptism between Jehovah's Witnesses declined correct after 1975. Such striking variety of baptized humans from 1974 and 1975 (297,872 and 295,073), which gave 13,5% and 9,7% development (The Watchtower January 1, 1975, p. 18 [see additionally pp. 24-27]; The Watchtower January 1, 1976, p. 19 [see additionally pp. 20-23]) was once repeated in simple terms in 1990 (301,518 - 6,1% growth), yet then there have been twice extra Witnesses considering achieving new converts (The Watchtower January 1, 1991, p. 17 [see additionally pp. 18-21]). In 1978 there have been in simple terms 95,052 humans baptized, which gave minus development or decline -1,4%, simply because extra publishers left than joined the association (The Watchtower January 1, 1979, p. sixteen [see additionally pp. 18-21]). yet in 1966, while 1975 crusade was once all started, merely 58,904 humans have been baptized (2,4% progress) - The Watchtower January 1, 1967, p. 21 [see additionally pp. 24-27]. accountability while neither Armageddon nor satisfied millennium didn't are available in 1975, the Watchtower Society attempted to reprimand its publishers that they deluded themselves into extravagant hopes and got here to unsuitable conclusions. detect, how such 'invectives' seemed after the 12 months 1975: Did Jesus suggest that we should always alter our monetary and secular affairs in order that our assets may simply hold us to a undeniable date that we would imagine marks the top?