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    * Valentine’s Day. “St. Valentine’s Day has nothing very saintly to commend it as to its origin.”—The Golden Age, December 25, 1929, page 208. "The romantic nature of Valentine's Day may have derived during the Middle Ages, when it was believed that birds paired couples in mid-February. According to English 18th-century antiquarians Alban Butler and Francis Douce, Valentine's Day was most likely created to overpower the pagan holiday, Lupercalia. (Note the picture, another name to the worship of Nimrod) (Both Lupercus, and St Valentine) The first representation of Saint Valentine appeared in a The Nuremberg Chronicle, a great illustrated book printed in 1493. [Additional evidence that Valentine was a real person: archaeologists have unearthed a Roman catacomb and an ancient church dedicated to Saint Valentine.] Alongside a woodcut portrait of him, text states that Valentinus was a Roman priestmartyred during the reign of Claudius the Goth [Claudius II]. Since he was caught marrying Christian couples and aiding any Christians who were being persecuted under Emperor Claudius in Rome [when helping them was considered a crime], Valentinus was arrested and imprisoned. Claudius took a liking to this prisoner -- until Valentinus made a strategic error: he tried to convert the Emperor -- whereupon this priest was condemned to death. He was beaten with clubs and stoned; when that didn't do it, he was beheaded outside the Flaminian Gate [circa 269].
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    Here is the weekly material for Feb. 13-19, 2017. TB Hope everyone is able to download the files. Watchtower February 13-19, 2017.pdf MEETING WORKBOOK week of Feb. 13-19, 2017.pdf Additional Highlights- Feb. 13-19, 2017.pdf CBS FEB. 13-19.pdf Watchtower February 13-19, 2017.doc
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    Organizational Accomplishments—Reaching Hearts in the Digital Age (r720p)
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    The Librarian: Jehovah has control! Soon they will pay for their part of making His people reproached for showing love and helping others learn about our wonderful Creator, Jehovah God.
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    I sucked it up and carried on.
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    Just like to add: the water was on the earth already before the creative 'day/period' 1/one, when the earth was desolate and dark because Jehovah's spirit was moving over the waters; to me, it has always been logical that the earth had a very long cooling off period after the physical heavens and earth were created because this cooling down process was responsible for the water and dense vapor which Jehovah then subsequently divided on day 2.
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    On the way to the Kingdom Hall in Musuna, Zimbabwe Via
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    Jehovah’s Witnesses Public Talk Watchtower Study Meeting 12 February 2017 Via
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    Yes Jehovah loves us and the earth ? soon he will remove all wickedness and those who cause it! It will be clean! Agape Bible Speaks ???
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    God’s Permission of Suffering Nears Its End - Just Like This Picture the Earth Will Be Washed Clean! When God’s rulership replaces man’s rule, who will survive and who will not? At Proverbs 2:21, 22, we are assured: “The upright [who uphold God’s rule] are the ones that will reside in the earth, and the blameless are the ones that will be left over in it. As regards the wicked [who do not uphold God’s rule], they will be cut off from the very earth.” The divinely inspired psalmist sang: “Just a little while longer, and the wicked one will be no more . . . But the meek ones themselves will possess the earth, and they will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace. The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it.”—Psalm 37:10, 11, 29. A Marvelous New World Under the rulership of God’s Kingdom, survivors of the end of the present system of things will be ushered into an earth cleansed of wickedness and suffering. God-given instruction will be provided for mankind, and in time “the earth will certainly be filled with the knowledge of Jehovah as the waters are covering the very sea.” (Isaiah 11:9) This upbuilding, positive teaching will result in a truly peaceful, harmonious human society. Under God’s loving direction, the inhabitants of that new world will use their energies and skills in building an earth-wide paradise. Gone forever will be poverty, hunger, and homelessness, for Isaiah’s prophecy states: “They will certainly build houses and have occupancy; and they will certainly plant vineyards and eat their fruitage. They will not build and someone else have occupancy; they will not plant and someone else do the eating.” (Isaiah 65:21, 22) Indeed, “they will actually sit, each one under his vine and under his fig tree, and there will be no one making them tremble.”—Micah 4:4. The earth will respond to the loving care of God and obedient humans. We have these Scriptural assurances: “The wilderness and the waterless region will exult, and the desert plain will be joyful and blossom as the saffron. . . . In the wilderness waters will have burst out, and torrents in the desert plain.” (Isaiah 35:1, 6) “There will come to be plenty of grain on the earth; on the top of the mountains there will be an overflow.”—Psalm 72:16. jw.org IMG_6652.MOV
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    Greetings to you too and to others in Greece Dear Brothers and Sisters, here is the link to the song 53 (former 145) "Preparing to preach"
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    DOWNLOAD 2017 No.1—Sample Awake! Presentation 1 https://download-a.akamaihd.net/files/media_broadcasting/f6/mwbv_E_201702_01_r720P.mp4
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    2017 No.1—Sample Awake! Presentation 1 Via
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    DOWNLOAD Sample Teach the Truth Presentation—Eph 5:33 https://download-a.akamaihd.net/files/media_broadcasting/a7/mwbv_E_201702_02_r720P.mp4
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    Sample Teach the Truth Presentation—Eph 5:33 Via
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    Sample Origin of Life Presentation—Heb 11:1, ftn. Via
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    Anthony Morris III: Keep Perceiving Jehovah’s Will (Lev. 19:18)
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    Sing Praises in Imitation of Jesus
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    Do the Work That Jesus Did—Preach
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    Jesus “Came to Seek and to Save What Was Lost”


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