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Everything posted by BillyTheKid46

  1. The short answer, Neither! You are looking at the condition by human emotion not through ecclesiastical insight! What is the greater part of, eschatology. No one needs to prove which church holds the greater good by first Christian standards. By and large, the percentage of the overall good is sought after. The first Christian congregations were far from being perfect. The original Israelite's were far from being perfect. But, God gave his approval with confidence to whom? There needs to be a righteous balance. Human condition cannot be at the forefront since we are all imperfect. You are showing God, you don't have confidence in him to make judgment calls on earth. Do you really want to exercise your freewill that way?
  2. Forgive him for he knows not what he does! 🤗 Far be it that an author would have to think for himself. 😀
  3. Not that Jesus will, since he descended to a higher being above the angels by his sacrifice, the question should be, would he really need to, to satisfy modern man. I don't think so. 😉 Now! Now! don't use offensive rhetoric in front of Outta Here It is all “hot air” to him Not that this person would ever consider having Tom delete himself nor John, just one person here, this person harbors disdain for as a Christian. 😁
  4. I guess that would mean by that logic, Jesus was born perfect, and turned imperfect for not obeying his earthly parents by showing interest in his heavenly father. If God gave you a choice right now, obey my commands, or obey your parents in order to be saved at this exact moment? What would your answer be? It’s far from thinking strange when stranger things are thought of. I believe that was the point of Christ. The illustrations of Ephesians, Romans, and Timothy have an ideology of honor to the parents by obedience. What kind of Honor was Jesus portraying being in the Temple that his earthly parents needed not to have worried? Explain when Jesus “sinned” by this action. Who is going to give you everlasting life, without a death sentence, instead of just life with a death sentence? 2 Corinthians 10:5 We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, Philippians 2:12 So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; The choice has always been yours!
  5. Dig a little further Srecko. What does YHWH stand in ancient script if you take the "W" away. Many conspiracy theorist suggest it all the time. Sure, they are overthinking, but it should be relative to your kind of understanding. Just saying! 😉
  6. Come on! You can do better than that! When I say it, it means behind the keyboard and in real life. I won’t tell you my stories, but when it comes to leading a sheltered life like many ex-witnesses suggest with brainwashing, they would be completely “wrong” with me and the life I have lead. South Korean, Russian, nor Venezuelan witnesses could be in my level. This is why, if you’re going to say 8 million are in league with the devil for following god’s words through the Watchtower? Then you have to believe there are over 8 billion in the same league. That includes us all here. Fair enough on the assumption? Just don’t include the animal kingdom, and ancient aliens.
  7. Yes it does. Why haven't you voiced your opposition before about JTR that has far exceeded being offensive. Why be a hypocrite now to suggest the Librarian "delete" people that are playing in the same field of offense as it is given. If you can't handle it, stick to the hypocrisy that is the JW only forum. Where, you can render judgment on the Watchtower in peace just like the judgment you render on the apostles of Christ. Far be it from me to say who are the better people, you people here, or the Apostles of Christ. I would have to say the apostles.
  8. How would you continue scripture? as, scrolls. Would it be better to carry 66 scrolls as a standard? Understanding the Hebrew concept in the NT would be as easy as to figure out the OT. The words in Timothy relate to the oral word of God. Therefore, scripture became a transition to the oral subject matter of the OT, and Jesus understanding in the NT. Both that are relative to prophecy, but not solely defined for prophecy as much as a printed instruction to faithful Christians.
  9. Sad to say, I agree with you here. @Outta Here just, like Anna, JWinsider, TOM have the ability to intellectually criticize the Watchtower all they want in private in the JW only forum without any offensive subject matter unless they allow James in on it. 😉
  10. I couldn't agree more. Try to keep your boy James in check and don't be so quick to blame others for something James has been doing for years now. Something you don't seem to have a problem with since I have been here. So, don't use a double standard just like the rest of you, original posters. Once again, this forum is far from being academic. Why pretend. Civility is earned NOT given. Therefore, keep your boy in check from being offensive, and things should tamper down.
  11. Funny you should stipulate this, since you do the same. 😁
  12. That’s a good point. The Catholic Church has a revolving door, policy. Remember, their priest have the power of absolution after confession. There are members in name only until the guilt finds them in a confessional booth. Just like the point of Jesus as a boy by Bible interpretation was found at the Temple speaking about his heavenly father. What an inspiration at such a young age. Yet, Jesus “never” claimed of being forced by his parents. How strange people would even suggest age as a meaningful difference for the preaching work and church attendance. Luke 2:41-52 New International Version (NIV) The Boy Jesus at the Temple
  13. The point to look at is the percentage of the Unchurch versus the traditional church that will be superseded by 2020. The Unchurch is not atheism more so than rejecting traditional religion. A danger with that, Gay rights are included. The fast growing opposition to traditional church doctrine. Even in Russia, legislation is going on, on how to deal with YOGA as a pathway to homosexuality. Another scathing rebuke by the Orthodox Church against the LGBT community in Russia, through the government. Therefore, the support of traditional religion through Bible Principles is no longer in good standing for that type of Christian. While traditional churches voice greater concern for these people that reject in principle scripture as a dead and archaic mythology, it emboldens the devil to enter into the hearts of the conflicted much as the innocence of EVE. From that point on, it will all go downhill fast, until the traditional church begins a stringent prosecution from the masses? Trump is actually helping the cause of the Unchurch. When he wins re-election, he will have sunken the US to a point of no return. More power to him. Therefore, when did the distress of birth pangs begin Matthew 24:8, and what interesting event will be in 202* What I find interesting, is the testimony of members from other religions. I Am a Church Member 2013 Michael and his wife had noticed some changes in the demeanor of Liam in their Bible study group. “Lana and I have decided to leave the church.” The pause seemed to last minutes. Neither of the men seemed to know who should speak next. Michael took the initiative and spoke softly and deliberately. “You want to tell me about it?” Michael inquired. He honestly didn’t know if Liam wanted to say anymore about it. His friend seemed resolute. Nevertheless, Liam began to explain his feelings and decision. “Lana and I went to the church to learn deep truths about the Bible,” Liam offered. “But Pastor Robert is just not feeding us… “But, honestly, Michael, our church is full of hypocrites. Did you hear Jim at the kids’ basketball game? He embarrassed me the way he was screaming at the refs. What kind of testimony is that for a Christian? And of course, everyone knows about Neal. He was supposedly this pillar of the church, and we find out he’s been cheating on his wife for over a year. What kind of church is this with these kinds of people?” Page 24-25 I also finished reading yet another ex-witness book published this year. I wish these people would find something new instead of the same old thing. Shunning, Disfellowship, 1914, Blah! Blah! Blah!
  14. By the way James, before you get your "I have stricken" this part of my statement since it was considered offensive by @Outta Here because of my comment. The intent was behavior. Therefore, I will revise it to " little school girl" 😉 (JAMES) that needs to reject scripture at every turn" to once again signal what I'm choking on again, I'm referring to NOT accepting Biblical interpretation about bad association that you reject, and apostasy that you accept by your friends here that are in need of, serious intervention.
  15. Not really. I’m just giving a simple illustration on how the early church fathers would have subjected their concerns versus playing second fiddle to the worst “HAM” (JAMES) that needs to reject scripture at every turn. It also shows, how many here characterize the Apostles as having regular grievances (arguments), and problems with each other, instead of them dealing wholeheartedly to resolve the differences on the congregations and between the Jews and Non-Jews, in other threads that can be reflective here. Ignorance is a poor excuse. Not understanding scripture, therefore, is a divine intervention for those that practice such understanding. Projecting, I don’t think so. The implication, there was a serious discussion as the post seems to indicate is only in the minds of the afflicted. True, Christians, accepted Jesus as the Son of God bringing forth the inspired word of his father, and became the Son of Man to accept that inspired word as truth. No different from the apostles, and Paul. The Papacy and certain church fathers like Ignatius of Antioch, had a different agenda altogether. Power and the discourse of the Gods, which affected the region. When Christians were Jews: The first Generation 2018 Yale University But not for long. Gaius had neither the shrewdness nor the mental stability of his imperial predecessors. The dynastic succession, which seemed to promise the regular and regulated exercise of power, instead, due to the contingencies of Caligula’s character, threatened to cause chaos—specifically in Jerusalem. Jesus’ followers thus had a ringside seat, in 39–40 C.E., for a totally unanticipated confrontation, a battle of the gods. The divine emperor Caligula challenged the power of Yhwh. Foreign cult, the emperor mandated, would be introduced in Jerusalem’s temple. The apocalyptic abomination of desolation was speeding its way down from Antioch, along the coast road, to God’s holy mountain. Page 307 That brought negative actions by inspiration. Therefore, what is the concept of the word inspiration? Stay away from bad association that can spoil good habits of understanding the Bible as the inspired word of God. This post deserves no further consideration with logic.
  16. Nice try James. How about you, own up as a coward to what is meant when I state " You only need to see the comments here" that doesn't necessarily mean you with scripture rather than witness, John and Srecko. Get off that high horse mister, you're looking denser every day with your posture and ramblings of a madman.
  17. What does this comment have to do with Charles Taze Russell, when it is written in scripture? The word inspired is being incorrectly used. Inspiration comes from the Holy Spirit. That in effect brings people into action. Jesus motivation was to inspire people to once again follow in the path of God, as the ancients did. Therefore, his inspiration was a positive course of action. Can people be inspired to do the devils work? Certainly! You only need to see the comments here, and the distortions of scripture to see the negative course of action.
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    The Canon of Scripture by F. F. Bruce 1988 The earliest Christians did not trouble themselves about criteria of canonicity; they would not have readily understood the expression. They accepted the Old Testament scriptures as they had received them: the authority of those scriptures was sufficiently ratified by the teaching and example of the Lord and his apostles. The teaching and example of the Lord and his apostles. The teaching and example of the Lord and his apostles, whether conveyed by word of mouth or in writing, had axiomatic authority for them. Page 576 That Christendom has accepted as a “core” doctrine. Therefore, what does this have to do with the Watchtower? Are you suggesting the Watchtower is misappropriating a core doctrine written in scripture? 2 Timothy 3:16-17 New King James Version (NKJV) 16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for [a]instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 New English Translation (NET Bible) 16 Every scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the person dedicated to God may be capable and equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Amplified Bible (AMP) 16 All Scripture is God-breathed [given by divine inspiration] and is profitable for instruction, for conviction [of sin], for correction [of error and restoration to obedience], for training in righteousness [learning to live in conformity to God’s will, both publicly and privately—behaving honorably with personal integrity and moral courage]; 17 so that the [a]man of God may be complete and proficient, outfitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work. If the word “inspiration” is going to be argued as a subjective word, then the term CANON would need to be considered. It would also conclude those in objection to this are clearly undermining God and his inspired words. Meaning, God has no right and legitimacy to his CANON, the Bible. Where does that put a Christian before God? This is a plain dissension to Bible understanding. Just like James said. If the devil tells you the truth, as the father of all lies John 8:44, it is up to a true Christian to accept or reject what will clearly be a divine distortion of truth as it was with EVE.
  18. What is the observation. Does this mean witness be Srecko as an anonymous avatar? Or is witness not real to suggest automation and clone of John, James or JWinsider, because of the down vote support given, including you.
  19. Proverbs 12:15-25 15 Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to others. 16 A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted. 17 An honest witness tells the truth; a false witness tells lies. 18 Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing. 19 Truthful words stand the test of time, but lies are soon exposed. 20 Deceit fills hearts that are plotting evil; joy fills hearts that are planning peace! 21 No harm comes to the godly, but the wicked have their fill of trouble. 22 The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in those who tell the truth. 23 The wise don’t make a show of their knowledge, but fools broadcast their foolishness. 24 Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave. 25 Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up. How does one distinguish between the OT and Jesus understanding in Matt 5:11,12 (AMP) by not misapplying scripture. Or are you saying, you have never "spoken" ill of the Watchtower GB, think! Think! before, posting.
  20. I must warn you. Anyone, having a positive vote in my behalf is considered AllenSmith34 by all these yo-yos. Toms word not mine. It won’t be long before they accuse you of being Allen. As a matter of fact, foreigner and anyone else that supported AllenSmith before he was “deleted” by the likes of Anna, James, JWinsider, Tom and whoever else forced the owner (wink! Wink!), even though, these people themselves were just as insulting to him as they are with me, shows the greater bias among friends and colleagues (AKA-D'Avatars). The real bias force to defend and protect each other at all cost. Foreigner is therefore considered BTK. Tom likes to rebuke those that challenge opposers and apostates by their terms. He prefers to silence the truth to accept nonsense and falsehood to benefit his authorship. Have a good day! 🤗
  21. I call those by name. I coward to no man. James, John, Srecko, and others like witness Here, it can be applied to the likes of James, JWinsider, Anna, Comfortmypeople, Shiwiii, and people like a self-appointed anointed (witness) that for the first time down voted a comment out of hate, and yet in that persons mental state, they are still anointed for calling someone's comment stupid, without realizing how stupid that self appointment is in the eyes of God. Therefore, it isn't as much of the truth, which there is basically known to be sought here, even though the majority like to pretend to be intelligent with their long-drawn misapplied Watchtower literature applications, as much as doing everything possible to undermine scripture to sway their personal argument to be the truth. This of course, is not childish, but apostasy. Now you will see I didn't include TOM here. TOM is here to get all this input to benefit his personal fiances. He doesn't care one way or another about, truth.
  22. Remember what Born-again actually means, to be renewed in the spirit by taking off the old self (dead in spirit) and being born anew (born in spirit) with Christ understanding of scripture. To Born again, it means a guarantee to heaven by means of salvation (Born Again). That of course, is ludicrous. There is no such thing as a guarantee. If it were that simple, just being Christian would guarantee salvation, However, there are clear instructions in scripture to give everyone the ability to be saved, with personal actions, faith, and loyalty to God, his inspired words and Jesus, the one who gave us that chance to be saved. Born Again Christians take the phrase literally instead of a symbolic gesture of faith. They believe, they can sidestep the latter with no further action. They just praise Jesus for that misunderstood salvation. There is a difference with being saved from the original sin (ADAM) and our personal salvation. Jesus gave his life to correct one sin to pave the way for us to have the honor to live on earth in paradise. Keep in mind, that sinless state will be achieved within that 1000 year period, it won’t be sudden or automatic after judgment day. Unless you have a fierce debate with a leader of a Born Again congregation, a person that scoffs at and belittles the JW’s on principle more so than scripture, you probably won’t understand the true nature of Born Again ideology. The same position displayed here.
  23. It wouldn't matter since I do think you, an idiot! With your actions and behavior as a fake Christian. Your mental state is beyond help!😀 But fear not, John and James are in the same league as you.
  24. The one that doesn't get it Shiwiii is you. While the JW.org tie can be seen as advertisement, your clumsy distortion with my illustration shows you are conflicted with your post. The Watchtower does not venerate the cross like you, born again Christians. Therefore, the hypocrisy lies with your post. Another reason why it's a dense assumption by Srecko to think he has to be D'fd here where it doesn't matter since he has done that to himself before God. Now he is just another useless mouthpiece and tool for the devil, like John.
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