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For decades it has been obvious to me and others besides, that when Jesus spoke of those who will be resurrected, saying they will be as angels – not marrying, he was speaking of those who will experience the first resurrection and not the masses who will receive an earthly resurrection.

The Watchtower has stubbornly insisted otherwise, defying all common sense. It seemed to me that they were deliberately torturing those who had lost mates and who looked to the resurrection as a way to be reunited with them – simply because they have the power to do so. No doubt the Watchtower’s insistence that the resurrected will not marry has caused many to grieve unnecessarily. 

Now, though, as with a host of other things, the Watchtower has unceremoniously changed its point of view – doing so in an out-of-the-way Question from Readers column. Only instead of assertively pointing out the implications of its new teaching, they caution against being dogmatic and speculating, as if no one can really be sure what Jesus meant. 

Their reasoning for having erroneously taught that resurrected humans will not marry was supposedly because the Sadducees did not believe in the resurrection. What lame reasoning though. Why would Jesus even concern himself with confining his answer to placate those who did not believe in the first place? Jesus, in fact, never answered his tempters and critics in ways they expected him to. And he often spoke to a higher truth than his hearers were able to grasp. Apparently the Governing Body have more in common with the Sadducees than they realize. 

The Society’s density of mind is intolerable. I just wonder how much longer Jehovah is going to put up with this organization that plays with the truth like a deck of playing cards. 

QUESTIONS FROM READERS, August 2014

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