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  2. While pointing to a physical mountain (Samaria), Jesus said no longer would centralized worship take place, because God is looking for those who worship in spirit and truth. (John chapter 4) Obviously, there were true, faithful believers since Christ who took his words to heart and built their faith on his teachings, for the larger part of 2,000 years. Along comes the Watchtower and changes everything. Salvation becomes the organization. The centralized worship of the organization staunchly expects loyalty and dedication to it, and its leadership. Why did the words Christ spoke to the woman at the well become valueless? Because men were inspired by a spirit other than that of God. Matt 24:24; Rev 13:11,15
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  4. Hello John Just want to ask you a question , what religion are you from, and tell me how it is the truth? Jehovah Identified his people in the scriptures as you are my witnesses, so we are Jehovah Witnesses , and yes some witnesses turn to doing bad ,but Jehovah will certainly take care of those who do. Thanks
  5. If it is that bad, I would cash in my 401k, take the penalty hit, make sure my passport was in order, and exit, stage left! When they start rounding up people .... it's too late to make preparations, and execute plans. By the way ... I did exactly that, once in my life. I had no choice. If memory serves, it was a 20% penalty, AND I had to pay income tax on the proceeds.
  6. Maybe, just maybe, juusssstttttt maybe,.....the parents will tell the grandparents. At any rate, I cannot run these things by Alexandra. After a furious exchange, in which she was more shrill even than you, she blocked me. That makes three. Four, if you count Lloyd, who did not block me on Twitter, but did ban me on his website. These people do not like dissent. I have never been rude to any of them.
  7. I don’t know. Very gradually, I think. It could be me.
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  9. I think Billy has this thought that if he says something enough times he might just begin to believe it. Billy is in love with the GB it seems. He worships them and in his eyes they can do no wrong. Well it seems I have to be careful of what i write so best not put my thoughts into words here. Just to say that the GB are 8 old men. White American by majority. I don't think God actually wants a 'ruling class' of one colour from one country.
  10. The difference is, SHE is saying CONGREGANTS are not told, the Org is saying PARENTS are told. So she is not telling lies or misleading anyone, you are TTH. As I've mentioned before, grandparents and others are quite often responsible for children in the congregation. I've known people bring other people's children to meetings. There was even a mother in my ex congregation that would drop her children at the front door of the KH, because the mother was Dis/fed but she still wanted her children at the meetings. She was obviously there to pick the children up at the end of the meetings. But her three children were there without parents, being looked after by other congregants. Yes a strange arrangement, but the mum is now back in the Org. So i still ask, why are the GB and Elders still protecting Pedophile ? The Apostle Paul wasn't frightened to make things known about people. Why do the Elders not announce it directly from the platform. After all it seems they do a 'talk' about it weeks later. It is all too obvious that the GB and it's JW Org do not follow Bile principles. The GB and it's Org are actually frightened of reality. When you look at the Bible accounts of the early Christians, what they did, what happened to them, how they 'obeyed God as ruler rather than men', it shows that they had complete trust in God through Christ. The GB are just old men living a comfortable lifestyle, not prepared to go to the limits that early Christians did. I do sometimes wonder if God looks down and thinks that no one on this earth is taking Him seriously enough. Reminds me of when the Nation of Israel was frightened to go into the Promised Land, so God gave them 40 years in the wilderness. It certainly seems like the GB and it's Org is in a wilderness, but totally lost with no guidance. Unfortunately it is all run from America. It's all about business and legality. Americans love to sue each other. Big money earner. Hence the GB / Org is frightened to be totally honest about those who are 'members'. If you cannot see how far away from true Christianity the GB and it's Org is, that is because you are not a true Christian.
  11. Only the blind and the incredulous will never understand the embodiment of the reformation movement started in the 15-16 century to overcome the false teaching of the papacy. The reformation has continued till this day. However, a single person decided it was NOT just to reform the church but to “revise” it’s understanding of the first-century church of Christ. This wise servant, even though claimed no divine intervention, did receive divine intervention through seeing the obstacles laid before Christendom, and making changes with what he felt were the proper context in scripture. Those pioneers which were many denominations included did not successfully apply what God had exposed to those worthy of such sight. It was only those that approached such insight with wisdom did it become clear what path God wanted to be taken. Therefore, the Watchtower GB is NOT a given body by man, but passed down and earned by God’s Holy Spirit. Only the faithless will argue the powers of God, and who should receive such a gift. As scripture states, faithful servants have different roles in the body of Christ. It is not up to one member to say who has the privilege and authority to see over God’s sheep. ONLY GOD DOES! NAS Acts 6:3 "But select from among you, brethren, seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task. BGT Acts 6:3 ἐπισκέψασθε δέ, ἀδελφοί, ἄνδρας ἐξ ὑμῶν μαρτυρουμένους ἑπτά, πλήρεις πνεύματος καὶ σοφίας, οὓς καταστήσομεν ἐπὶ τῆς χρείας ταύτης, (AC 6.3); (3) spiritually; (a) as the supreme intelligence of God and Christ (CO 2.3; possibly LU 11.49); (b) of Christ as the embodiment of God's wisdom (1C 1.24); (c) as enlightenment given through divine revelation (2P 3.15); (d) as God's plan of salvation as revealed in the gospel (1C 2.7); (4) as the title of a book containing wise sayings Wisdom (possibly LU 11.49) 2490 ἐπισκέπτομαι visit, care for, be concerned about; pick out, look for (Ac 6.3); perhaps rise upon (Lk 1.78) 37.104 καθίστημι ; καθίζω: to assign to someone a position of authority over others - 'to put in charge of, to appoint, to designate.' καθίστημι: κατέστησεν ὁ κύριος ἐπὶ τῆς οἰκετείας αὐτοῦ 'his master placed him in charge of his (other) servants' Mt 24.45. 'To put someone in charge of someone else' may be expressed in a number of languages as 'to give someone the authority to command others' or 'to say to someone, You are to give orders to others.' καθίζω: τοὺς ἐξουθενημένους ἐν τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ τούτους καθίζετε 'will you designate those who have no standing in the church?' 1 Cor 6.4. In view of the particular context of 1 Cor 6.4 it may be necessary to indicate more clearly what is involved in such a designation. One may therefore wish to translate as 'are you going to take these matters to be settled by people who have no standing in the church?' 3. by metonymy, household, i. e. body of attendants, servants, domestics: Matt. 24:45 R G; Luke 12:42 (and often so in Greek writings; cf. Lob. ad Phryn, p. 469; for עֲבָדִים, Gen. 45:16(.* Therefore, JW’s should not be tempted by those who oppose the spirit of God’s laws, with their lack of understanding. Some JW’s have forgotten, these faithful servants work for us in our best spiritual interest. They don’t work for themselves as a separate part in the Body of Christ. 2.43 τυφλόω: (a causative derivative of τυφλός 'unable to understand,' 32.42) to cause someone not to be able to understand - 'to make someone not understand, to remove someone's understanding.' ἐτύφλωσεν τὰ νοήματα τῶν ἀπίστων 'he made unbelievers unable to understand' or 'he made unbelievers' minds unable to comprehend' 2 Cor 4.4. NAS Matthew 7:23 "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.' (Matt. 7:23 NAS) 33.221 ὁμολογέω: to make an emphatic declaration, often public, and at times in response to pressure or an accusation - 'to declare, to assert.' τότε ὁμολογήσω αὐτοῖς ὅτι Οὐδέποτε ἔγνων ὑμᾶς 'then I will declare to them, I never knew you' Mt 7.23; τῆς ἐπαγγελίας ἧς ὡμολόγησεν ὁ θεὸς τῷ Ἀβραάμ 'the promise which God had declared to Abraham' Ac 7.17.
  12. I've heard the rumor mills fire up after someone was reproved, so usually I always felt they were guilty of everything.
  13. It could have been worse, it could have been a advertisement for a anti depressant rather than an advertisement for a book publishing company.
  14. But Billy, those 8 men, the GB, are self appointed anointed and calling themselves the 'faithful and discreet slave'. Come on Billy be fair, I have no idea if anyone on here is of the anointed, but it's quite obvious that the GB are not. By their works you will know them, and the works of the GB are not good.
  15. This is why God's sovereignty is to be maintained at all cost, regardless if it's out on ministry or here. There is no need to put God's commandments to the test. Something too often has been done here by those that have a hard time having faith in those that earned their leadership role through God's Holy Spirit. One way to look at it, no one here qualifies. This is why understanding the context and intent of scripture is so important to glorify God as Jesus did even with his personal concern of his sacrifice not being seen but a stain in humanity. To Jewish opposers, it did regardless. This is why Constantine changed the outlook of disgrace to victory. But whose Victory, God's or Christendom.
  16. I guess you don't see the hard irony of not reading some of my posts since I do find many things hilarious coming from opposers. Sometimes it's even better than a good cup of coffee. What's even funnier is a self-appointed person calling itself anointed, that refuses to see the chain of command laid out in scripture, and continues to place before the people misapplied scripture. Everytime I see it, it makes my day. It's like watching Comedy Central on the internet. Yet, this person accusation is of someone wearing their heart on their sleeve, when the same thing can be said about this person. The only difference, this person is condemning peoples souls to the second death if this person is successful in changing someone's heart. I believe I mentioned, this person has gone beyond, what can be called ????
  17. We call it a private pension fund in SA but it is similar to a 401k. He is almost 43...... but he wants to leave. They are planning to force private pension funds in SA to invest in governments projects- which will land up in the pockets of corrupt officials. This is just symptomatic of what is waiting for the rest of the world when lawlessness takes over....
  18. Bonjour et merci Salomon, toujours excellent. A+ Michel ENTRETIEN_AVEC_DIEU_-_97-2003.ppt
  19. Do you think this is by design? ... or just the way it seems to be perceived? When did it change?
  20. Those Wt Study articles are more than an outline, but less than a stand-alone article. They are not really complete until they have served their purpose of being conducted, commented upon and discussed at the congregation meeting. Imagine—from yesterday’s article: Jesus was to be executed for BLASPHEMY. Of course he was troubled: “Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? Father, save me out of this hour.” (John 12:27) People do have a way of turning good into bad.
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  22. 2019 ‘’Love never fails ‘’9A0F1CB1-D35E-4B8B-9060-36EEB6F89528.jpegAtlanta Georgia (Mercedes Benz Stadium 🏟): My first international convention since i’ve been 12 years baptized in the truth! Extraordinary ! so incredible !

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      Sorry for invading @The Librarian profile but these  photos are nice, thanks for sharing :) 

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