If there had been an Internet 200 years ago, and an atheist forum, and you were alive, what would you have believed as you argued with folks like us? I ask because JW's hadn't been invented yet, so you'd have to have another POV. What sort of Christian, if any, do you think god accepted into heaven back then, and are those types of Christians today the sort that you accept might make it into heaven to be with all of you lucky JW's? Or do you think God's standards have changed with the times or something?
He presented another illustration to them, saying: “The Kingdom of the heavens may be likened to a man who sowed fine seed in his field. 25 While men were sleeping, his enemy came and oversowed weeds in among the wheat and left. 26 When the stalk sprouted and produced fruit, then the weeds also appeared. 27 So the slaves of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow fine seed in your field? How, then, does it have weeds?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy, a man, did this.’+ The slaves said to him, ‘Do you want us, then, to go out and collect them?’ 29 He said, ‘No, for fear that while collecting the weeds, you uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and in the harvest season, I will tell the reapers: First collect the weeds and bind them in bundles to burn them up; then gather the wheat into my storehouse.’”+ (Mt 13:24-30)
I believe that when Christ died apostasy began infiltrating the congregation. The apostles were the last stabalizing factors. Once they died apostasy fully set in. Through the years "true Christians" have existed as wheat scattered among the weeds (false Christians).
I believe this condition was to exist until "harvest time". I believe that harvest time is now and the wheat (true Christians) and the weeds (false Christians) are being seperated. I believe the true Christians are being gathered into one congregation (the storehouse).
"Then he said to his disciples: “Yes, the harvest is great, but the workers are few.+ 38 Therefore, beg the Master of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest.” (Mt 9:37,38)