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  1. I can recall saying in talks that if the first time the entire world was concurrently at war does not fulfill Matt 24:7, what does? (“For nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be food shortages and earthquakes in one place after another.”) And if the greatest pestilence in history by death count, the Spanish flu, does not fulfill Luke 21:10, what does? (“Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, and in one place after another food shortages and pestilences...”) HG Wells said something
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  2. That is correct. There are several different independent lines of evidence that all point to same conclusion: that Nebuchadnezzar's 18th year would have been 587 BCE, not 607. All the evidences that point to the time period of Cyrus are part of the same evidence that shows Nebuchadnezzar's 18th year was 587/6. If you can show evidence for Cyrus ending the Neo-Babylonian dynasty in 539, then this is simply part of the same evidence that puts the destruction of Jerusalem in 587/6. I think that a lot of Witnesses don't realize that even the very idea that they can put a date on Cyrus (like 539) i
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  3. If she attended meeting she would be accepted back and if she requested to come back they will definitely accept her. As Deut 32 says: The Rock, perfect is his activity,cFor all his ways are justice.dA God of faithfulnesse who is never unjust;fRighteous and upright is he.g 5 They are the ones who have acted corruptly.hThey are not his children, the defect is their own.iThey are a crooked and twisted generation!" People always shift the blame for their own wickedness or their own imperfections on others. Yes - there are injustices - but nothing one cannot get over. I had a te
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  4. You just throw scriptures mentioning food together without distinguishing between spiritual and physical food... While the thought is nice it is not accurate.... Going into past arguments again and who is right and wrong and .... whatever...... - old men's EGOs at play..... LOL Always going into the OLD behaviour patterns where it is comfortable.
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  5. Not to repeat too much of what has already been said many times, but it has been a while so I'll answer. We got a great war in 1914 that killed more in a few years than several previous wars ever managed to kill in wars that lasted decades, or even hundreds of years. I have no problem with seeing 1914 as a very historic year for world war, and wars are often associated with pestilence and food shortages, just as they were within a few short years before and after the great war. Some great earthquakes, too, were notable less than 10 years prior to 1914, and less than 10 years after 1914. S
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  6. Wow! I am glad you responded. In spite of my strong reservations about our reasons for choosing 1914 as some Bible-derived date, I'm still looking for some reason to hang on to a piece of this. You are one of the few people here who will actually give a bone for this old dog to chew on. My opinions about the Bible-derivation have become stronger in the last couple years, and that's mostly over the doubling down on the recent generation changes, and some curious discoveries about how Furuli's research ended up being promoted in the Watchtower, and a couple of NWT translation issues. B
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  7. I have never denied it. That would be like denying Jeremiah 52. Which is why you would still fail if you tried to insist that I ever denied this. I think you tried to claim this once before, and already failed when asked to find evidence for this claim. In fact, I have even "toyed" with the idea of a 4th deportation, even in discussions with you (under a couple of your previous accounts). But I don't necessarily accept a 4th deportation, as it would have been much earlier than the three major ones that Jeremiah mentions. I know of many Bible scholars who interpret only two deporta
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  8. When the scriptures mention giving to the holy ones, the term actually refers to all fellow Christians. It's true that the expression could also have a special reference to the apostles and brothers in Jerusalem during Paul's day, but Paul used it more often to mean ALL Christians. It's the same as saying "you who have been sanctified in union with Christ Jesus." And even though it has a special additional meaning to those who know they are chosen for a heavenly hope, it was also demanded of the pre-Christian Jews that they "must be holy as Jehovah is holy." (Leviticus 11:45) . . .For I a
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  9. Bible readers have seen three Babylonian deportations for literally THOUSANDS of years now. Can you find even one theologian who says there were only one or two? Even those who think there might have been a fourth, identify the primary three in same way that others do. They are not beginning to see something new in their Bible studies. Even the KJV, in 1611 had it right, in Jeremiah 52:28-30: 28This is the people whom Nebuchadrezzar carried away captive: in the seventh year three thousand Jews and three and twenty: 29 In the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar he carried away captive
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  10. Wouldn't it be interesting to see how true Christians might end up distinguishing themselves by the extent to which we give actual food even to our enemies, motivated by our love for Jehovah and Jesus Christ, and our true admiration of a kingdom based on Biblical principles: (Matthew 14:14-16) . . .When he came ashore, he saw a large crowd, and he felt pity for them, and he cured their sick ones. 15 But when evening fell, his disciples came to him and said: “The place is isolated and the hour is already late; send the crowds away, so that they may go into the villages and buy themselves f
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  11. Yes. I know. We have been through this before. It's not new. And I think that the GB would only agree up to a point. In general, the GB now teaches that many more of the verses and teachings in the Greek Scriptures that we once only applied to the Anointed can now have just as much meaning for the "other sheep." And although Galatians 5 starts out as a discussion about those led by the spirit, the GB also understand that the "fruits" of that spirit are for all of us to cultivate. But the GB would likely be very uncomfortable with a view that all of us are brothers (of Christ), and all
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  12. When in history did we here the great war? A war that introduced new killing machines in mass quantities? Which history are you looking at? Sure, millions have died in the past because of wars. Which war can you think of that killed more than past wars put together in 4 years? I would not waste my time in order for you and your supporters that would refuse to accept it anyway. 607BC has been proven by secular history through the deportations and 1914 Christ reign in Heaven didn't need to be physical but it was literally seen by millions, that lived it. The fact you deny a 1260 ti
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