JWs in China?

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    crochunter posted Fri, 09 Nov 2001 06:54:00 GMT(11/9/2001)

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    Does anyone have any info about JW in China? I've never heard about this topic? Since everyone is supposed to be witnessed to, China is obviously important.

    Thanks.

    Croc.

    edward gentry posted Fri, 09 Nov 2001 07:06:00 GMT(11/9/2001)

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    did a little experiment years ago.took the yearbook, got a map coloured in everywhere they were and werent represented.lot of blank spaces. then i realized that they were only in christian countries or places that had christianity forced on them by missionaries.
    You cant sell Jesus to muslims any more than you can sell hinduism enmasse to Germans.the worldwide representation thing is a fallacy, always has been always will be until the pope reveals himself as beast 666 and sets up the one world religion.

    M ISP posted Fri, 09 Nov 2001 07:11:00 GMT(11/9/2001)

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    It is going to be unfair if Jehovah wipes out the billions in China. There are so few witnesses there to give any effective witness. Most JWs allow for this by saying Jehovah knows.....Well if Jehovah knows why bother at all with the preaching work?

    ISP

    TheOldHippie posted Fri, 09 Nov 2001 08:24:00 GMT(11/9/2001)

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    There are congregations in many cities in China, and thousands of Witnesses; Witnesses from the US and other areas bring in literature etc. when they visit China for business or vacation purposes. Stories of this and about for example the "My Bible Book of Bible Stories" incident are regularly told at conventions, at CO visits etc. Hundreds of Japanese Witnesses are learning Chinese as a preparation for the service to come.

    larc posted Fri, 09 Nov 2001 09:58:00 GMT(11/9/2001)

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    Old Hippie,

    A few thousand compared to a billion in "unassigned territory" ain't many.

    Why are the Japanese preparing to preach in China when Armageddon will be here any day now?

    TheOldHippie posted Fri, 09 Nov 2001 12:29:00 GMT(11/9/2001)

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    Larc said:
    **********************************************************************A few thousand compared to a billion in "unassigned territory" ain't many.
    Why are the Japanese preparing to preach in China when Armageddon will be here any day now?
    **********************************************************************
    1. I never said a few thousand compared to 1.3 billion are many.
    2. I never said Armageddon will be here any day now.
    I hope those are satisfying replies to your questions, as I never said what you imply I did.
    OK?
    Greetings

    nytelecom1 posted Fri, 09 Nov 2001 12:50:00 GMT(11/9/2001)

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    u will never hear official reports from china becuase of the ban.
    while at bethel one brother wanted to send a referral to a congergation. when aksing service dept about..they would not give out any information of the work because of persecution..
    it's a need to know basis kids..........and you dont need to know

    now back to class

    wheelwithinwheel posted Fri, 09 Nov 2001 13:23:00 GMT(11/9/2001)

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    Always been urban legends that have found themselves onto platforms about the preaching in China. One brother told the audience that the fds had millions of NWT already printed in Chinese and ready to go. Naturally Matt. 24:14 would be accomplished the minute the Chinese had had the witness ... and then the end would come.

    But E.G. makes a good point. I don’t think Afghanistan has been covered yet either. Guess the slave will be puttin' the end off again.

    wheelwithinwheel posted Fri, 09 Nov 2001 13:24:00 GMT(11/9/2001)

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    Always been urban legends that have found themselves onto platforms about the preaching in China. One brother told the audience that the fds had millions of NWT already printed in Chinese and ready to go. Naturally Matt. 24:14 would be accomplished the minute the Chinese had had the witness ... and then the end would come.

    But E.G. makes a good point. I don’t think Afghanistan has been covered yet either. Guess the slave will be puttin' the end off again.

    anewperson posted Fri, 09 Nov 2001 13:56:00 GMT(11/9/2001)

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    China has Hong Kong which has some JWs.

    NameWithheld posted Fri, 09 Nov 2001 15:49:00 GMT(11/9/2001)

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    Ha ha, JW ego feeding time again. OUR work is SO important god will not destroy the earth until 'it' is done. Even in 'saturated' countries where the JWs have been for years they are but a drop in the religious bucket, and their pathetic 'preaching' campaign is just about worthless. Like the average person at the door really has any idea what messge is being presented to him in that 20 second mag sales routine.

    Oh and the whole "god opens the hearts of the rightous" or "god directs JWs to the people who need to hear" - such self absorbed BS, if that were true, god sure is doing a piss-poor job or directing, I mean, how many THOUSANDS of hours of door knocking is required for just ONE JW convert? If he were really directing it wouldn't he quit wasting time and just 'get it on'?

    Marilyn posted Sat, 10 Nov 2001 01:59:00 GMT(11/10/2001)

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    My husband once did the Math on this problem. You have to divide 1.2billion Chinese by 5 million JWs. Then work out how many Chinese there are to every publisher in the world. Then you can gestimate what fraction of these are actually preaching in China and it works out something like 1 witness to 5 million Chinese. It would take each witness in China 300 years to get around their alloted territory (assuming they are all pioneering of course!!!!). MY figures are made up - but the real figures are equally ridiculous.

    China is not the only relatively untouched territory. The figures for countries like India, Indonesia, North Korea, Pakistan do not allow for Math 24.14 to be fulfilled.

    Marilyn

    M Thirdson posted Sat, 10 Nov 2001 03:57:00 GMT(11/10/2001)

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    Marilyn is quite right. I posted some figures here and a longer piece on Beliefnet. Less the 1% of all JWs are reporting for preaching in China, India and Indonesia. Those 3 countries make up over 1/3 of the World's poplulation. 50% of all JWs are concentrated in just 8 countries.

    JWs are concentrated in Christian countries or countries where other Christian missionaries opened the way.

    THirdson

    'To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing'

    Introspection posted Sat, 10 Nov 2001 06:09:00 GMT(11/10/2001)

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    Maybe people in those lands have some kind of immunity... Worth studying?

    Calebs Airplane posted Wed, 05 Dec 2012 14:44:11 GMT(12/5/2012)

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    I just read on wiki that the Chinese government acknowledges the existence of over 14 million christians in China (that's double the world's JW population).

    Richard_I posted Thu, 06 Dec 2012 05:26:28 GMT(12/6/2012)

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    Damn its weird to post in such old threads. but i have been hearing of jw's and china a lot recently.

    Anyway, some peeps i know mention other witnesses who have gone to China to "preach". However, they say they can't reveal what is going on in china with regards to JWs, but that "amazing" things are happening over there, and that the newest brochures, the ones with like 2 sentences on each page, were made specificially for the Chinese.

    AFAIK jw's aren't banned in china, right? so why the secrecy? and china has been relaxing its grip on religion in the last few years.

    but i seriously doubt much is happening over there.

    F LisaRose posted Thu, 06 Dec 2012 06:01:59 GMT(12/6/2012)

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    When I became a JW, in 1969, I was taught that all the earth had to be Witnessed to, and not just a token leaflet type thing. Yet, somehow this was supposed to happen by 75. Jehovah was going to "speed it up in his own time"'. I can believe how gullible I was to think that China, with it's billions of people would be Witnessed to in 6 years. The numbers just don't work, and never will. The vast majority of the world have no idea who Jehovah's Witnesses are. Even in Christian nations, most don't have any idea what they believe. Yet a loving God is going to destroy all these people, and save a few million JWs, because what, they find't read a magazine, or never got one? Right......I don' t know how I ever swallowed this bunch of horse pucky.

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