JWs, do you feel that reading original material from the 1914 era is "old light", or is it still pertinent to some current truth today?

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  • If it was "old light" then it would not be in any of our modern day books for studying with students.

    Even non witnesses agree that in 1914, was the starting point of horrors in the world. Yes, always been cruelty, but not to the extent from that time onwards.

    • Brad here
      Lv 5
      6 months agoReport

      So you do agree with me that if the events of 1914 are not "outdated truth" but is still useful for our understanding, then it should be acceptable for a witness to possess / read 1914 period material ?

  • 6 months ago

    Luke 9:62 Jesus said to him: “No man who has put his hand to a plow and looks at the things behindf is well-suited for the Kingdom of God.”

    • Kilroy J
      Lv 5
      6 months agoReport

      It doesnt. 1950 is the most recent. Thats 69 years,

  • Peter
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    J/W's call themselves Bible students, so it would seem logical that if you continually study something, your understanding of the subject will improve. Just like naturalists once thought that crocodiles ate their own offspring, but by studying them they discovered that in fact they don't eat them, they carry them in their mouths. So, as folk no longer teach their children that crocodiles eat their young, J/W's (presumably), no longer refer to material that has no real bearing on their current understanding.

    • Kilroy J
      Lv 5
      6 months agoReport

      Brad you can find most things you are looking for at your local Kingdom Hall. I suggest you start there.

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