I’m trying very hard to make my comments as simple as possible. But it seems there is still a lack of communication with you Srecko.
I believe I gave you an example of what a provisional law would entail. I asked you to submit a good example where the Watchtower has made a provisional law or changed God’s law to determine how to respond.
I understand English is not your first language, and I have no intention of insulting you for it as others here do with grammar.
I didn’t cite a Watchtower publication to make a point since opposers and fake members enjoy twisting its meaning, especially if it’s a past published citation. That’s why my example was with Moses and divorce. I could have used,
*** w91 8/15 p. 16 par. 12 The Abundant Goodness of Jehovah ***
12 In Moses’ day, Jehovah established a legal system for the new nation of Israel whereby unintentional sinners could obtain a provisional, or symbolic, forgiveness of sin. Through the Law covenant that Moses mediated, the Israelites became God’s special nation and were taught to offer to Jehovah various animal sacrifices that would cover their sins and unclean acts.
Now Jesus didn’t make provisional laws, nor added to the laws. Why in part to fulfill the law. I cited Matthew. To understand that, you need to look at the proper context of Galatians 3:19, even though John will probably say it’s fake, just because James and Witness say so.
Therefore, what did Jesus add, he made a New Covenant? Hebrews 7:22 as a mediator.
Another fake citation by the likes of people like John.
Now what changes come to the Watchtower?
1. A better understanding of scripture when new citations of scripture are found?
2. A better understanding when a script is made clearer with Linguistics?
3. A better approach for the prevailing generation to understand the relative positions of humanity with scripture?
I can think of hundreds of citations that will make the argument. However, how many provisional laws Christ considered an overreach from the High Priest? How many adjustments did the apostles make in their approach to society when it came to dealing with different people and cultures? Matthew 28:19-20
Those are the changes you are arguing about the Watchtower makes to include new generations with Bible understanding. Not the laws of God. Then, there is no adjustment to the belief system, but a tactical adjustment to include new generations coming in with their world problems. Those adjustments that you condemn the Watchtower, are made in the spirit of scriptural understanding, not their own as you state.
If you can tell yourself when you were growing up and going to school, you learned nothing new as you went along, then you’re lying to yourself. Was it beneficial to you? Only you know. If you didn’t learn anything new, whose fault was that? Are you still speaking gibberish like a child?
Should the Watchtower continue to publish the same thing as other religions do with their doctrine from 100CE-300CE? Should the Watchtower continue to promote “hellfire” and other false presentations other religions have? Like allowing for homosexuality, fornication, etc.? Should the Watchtower give credence to the men of war? Yes, the killing of others is justifiable under their doctrine of patronage.
These are some areas where your claims lie. Who should JW’s listen to, scripture through the Watchtower that has distanced themselves from false religion and people like James, John, and Witness? Or people like you, just to be part of the crowd (part of the world)?
How can past published citations be beneficial? Not by comparing them to our present way of life, rather learn from them on how society (humanity) confronted problems and dealt with situations back then, through scripture.
If people here can lie to themselves by saying when I was born, I learned nothing, and I still think as a child, then I would have to believe, they were born in another planet.
There is NOTHING in your personal argument and opinion that has a legitimate claim on how you view the Watchtower.
However, here are some more “fake” script citations for you to consider.
Hebrews 6:1, Colossians 2:6-7, Luke 17:5, 1 Peter 2:2-3, Romans 5:20-21, Hebrews 5:12-14, 1 Corinthians 13:10-12, Ephesians 4:13-16, 1 Timothy 4:11-15,
2 Peter 1:5-8
5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge
Stop paying attention to Witness, Srecko! The idea is to grow spiritually. However, the citation below is specially catered for your last comment.
Romans 5:2-6 New International Version (NIV)
2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.
This just proves how wrong you are with meaning when you suggest words like pride, versus being boastful and enlightened with the word of God as a servant of God. When you have people declaring they are witnesses and act as ex-witnesses, what would you call that?