Dear all, According to the Bible, the final preaching work of the "two witnesses" is WHAT will enable the Great Crowd to make up their minds and then take position for Jehovah, Jesus and his anointed brothers. Many compelling reasons make us believe that such a preaching work is yet to come and that the GB's claims in that regard were but one of Satan's traps. Thus, to a certain extent of course, what the prospective Great Crowd is putting faith in NOW is irrelevant. However, what the "anointed remnant" believes does matter ! We may wonder why so many people are blind to Satan's lies. It may be Jehovah's will so the faithful anointed ones are sorted out according to their love for the truth before they're sealed and start said final preaching work. Will our Catholic, Mormon, Atheist, Muslim, R&F JW, DFd, whatever else... family members remain impervious to the preaching work of the "two witnesses" ? THAT is the real question ! Obviously, Jehovah has a say in that regard respecting DFd loved ones for example BUT as we don't really know for sure the rules by which He abides, we better remain cautious ! No one is condemned yet ! Effectively, it's not because someone disregarded the JWs and the GB that he has disregarded God too. Conversely, that's not because someone will have rejected the GB for its mistakes and stubborness that Jehovah will necessarily approve him in return... When the GT begins and the "two witnesses' " preaching work along with it, our whole world will have been shattered, all our certainties and former beliefs will have been shaken. Unfortunately, many new ones might appear. As a consequence, every person making up the prospective GC will have his heart and faith in God tested. I repeat, it's not because someone rejected the JWs' teaching that he will be killed at Har-Maguedon. Inversely, it's not because someone is a faithful JW that he will be saved in the end. What's happening now is not directly destined to the GC ! Their time will come later. The judgment begins by God's house... Will Jesus' words about the "cup of fresh water" be really fulfilled before or after the GT, who knows for sure ? The context of Jesus' prophecies indicates that it'll mainly take place during the GT. Members of the prospective Great Crowd : Whether you believe or not in 1914 will change nothing. Whether you believe or not that the JWs are the true religion means nothing. Whether you are a Catholic or a Muslim means nothing. Jehovah's Holy Spirit is working and sorting out the ones he has chosen for the 11th hour work. The preaching work initiated by Jesus after the Pentecost does have a significant meaning but as for waking up someone from spiritual coma and making him understand that he is chosen and that what he puts faith in so far was wrong, Holy Spirit is the one working for real, the only one. Jehovah doesn't need Supermen, Zorros, human redressers of wrongs to that end. Blind trust in intellectual knowledge and understanding is a lie, a mirage. Were the Jews of old more stupid and/or less intelligent than we are ? Regardless of how intelligent and learned in the Law they were, they all were plainly wrong... Will your family members die because they are Catholic ? Will your family members die because they are rank and file JWs ? That question is BY NOW irrelevant ! It'd be better if they knew the "Truth" already, OF COURSE, but will they DIE because of it ? After all, by now, even the anointed don't know what the "Truth" is. Will they die because of this ? That's my opinion according to my understanding now and if you don't agree, please tell me. I accept all comments and critics.