John Lindsay Barltrop

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  1. RUSSIA: Jehovah’s Witnesses Mobilize Global Response to Threat of Ban in Russia

    Does the theme of these two paintings remind you of any thing???? They are from "The Augsburg Book of Miraculous Signs reveals a 16th Century society gripped by anxieties that we can relate to" in the book of Revelation. I just thought it interesting when I looked at the last post from Bible Speaks..........I happened to come across this when I was looking at the on-line digital BBC News, under Culture. PS. "Giant locusts swarm around a jagged aquamarine mountain. Great whales and strange beasts flounder amid stormy seas. Inky skies rain hailstones and blood. These bizarre and terrifying visions are found in the Augsburg Book of Miraculous Signs, also called the Book of Miracles. It is a beautifully illustrated manuscript created in the German city in the mid-16th Century but only recently discovered and now collected in a new edition, by Till-Holger Borchert and Joshua P Waterman."
  2. RUSSIA: Jehovah’s Witnesses Mobilize Global Response to Threat of Ban in Russia

    Tom, it is interesting you should say that, in our Public Talk yesterday, the speaker brought out that there are several organisations in Australia, and in deed, many more, throughout the world, that are in opposition to organised religion as a whole............several scriptures were used from Revelation. My thoughts were that maybe...........just maybe.........these organisations, in hand with communistic countries, (who thought religion was the "opium" of the people, with Russia and China on the UN Security Council and other countries who sit on it for a two year term), could eventually influence the UN to act against "Babylon the Great."..........but, however it plays out, we know that it is Jehovah's will that WILL take place
  3. @The Librarian Thanks for that "doco" on the Tesla, very interesting from both an engineering and an environmental point of view..........amazing what imperfect man can do..........one can only imagine the strides man will make under our Great Creators's guidance when mankind is perfect in a paradise earth...........thanks again.
  4. RUSSIA: Jehovah’s Witnesses Mobilize Global Response to Threat of Ban in Russia

    @TrueTomHarley...........when I read your comment "Several said that the judge appeared sad as he granted the Ministry of Justice's petition to ban Jehovah's Witnesses, after reviewing 43 volumes of submitted evidence in a single hour. He knew what he had to do. But possibly he was a man with a conscience.".............What immediately came to mind was Pilate, when he washed his hands.
  5. RUSSIA: Jehovah’s Witnesses Mobilize Global Response to Threat of Ban in Russia

    @Queen Esther..........just a little note on what what the May 2013 Watchtower said: "Mercifully, God has arranged to bring the cruel rule of Satan to an end—soon! He has appointed his Son, Jesus Christ, to be a just and righteous King forever.".....the highlight of the word soon was mine.
  6. RUSSIA: Jehovah’s Witnesses Mobilize Global Response to Threat of Ban in Russia

    @TrueTomHarley..............how hypercritical is that..........perhaps the court should have gone to the Russian Orthodox church in Moscow and seen the vainglorious display of the "easter" service........I only watched a minute or two of this "over two hour" farce..............the words of Jesus at Matthew Chapter 15 come to mind: Matthew 15:8-11 8 ‘This people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far removed from me. 9 It is in vain that they keep worshipping me, for they teach commands of men as doctrines.’” 10 With that he called the crowd near and said to them: “Listen and get the sense of it: 11 It is not what enters into a man’s mouth that defiles him, but it is what comes out of his mouth that defiles him.” Therefore "To follow Christ is now illegal in Russia" unless you are a practicer of Russian Orthodoxy.........that is "the jewel in the crown" of hypocrisy..........or perhaps I should have said "ONE of the jewels" as there are many more..........again, the words of Jesus come to mind, this time in Matthew Chapter 7: Matthew 7:21-23 21 “Not everyone saying to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the Kingdom of the heavens, but only the one doing the will of my Father who is in the heavens will. 22 Many will say to me in that day: ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and expel demons in your name, and perform many powerful works in your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them: ‘I never knew you! Get away from me, you workers of lawlessness!’
  7. Is the USA Preparing for World War III?

    @Witness........it is worth considering the words of Jehovah, as spoke through the prophet Jeremiah at Jeremiah 26:12,13 . . .Jeremiah then said to all the princes and to all the people: “It was Jehovah who sent me to prophesy against this house and against this city all the words that you have heard. 13 So now, reform your ways and your actions and obey the voice of Jehovah your God, and Jehovah will change his mind concerning the calamity that he has spoken against you...............I guess as the Sovereign of the universe Jehovah can do whatever he wishes, BUT, one thing we can be sure of, is that His original purpose for our earth, will not be thwarted by anyone.
  8. @Anna..........just in case you wish to ask me may age...........I am 21...........But I am not quite sure, for how many years, I have said that????............a few..........quite a few more than I care to remember!!!
  9. Are You Happy? Stay Hungry 📖 😋

    ..........and a "good meal" was had by all !!!
  10. Russian Orthodox Church celebrates Easter while at the same time...

    What does one say? How ostentatious (characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others) was that!!!!.........and so many people taken in by it. God's Word best describes it at Revelation 17:3-6 3 And he carried me away in the power of the spirit into a wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet-colored wild beast that was full of blasphemous names and that had seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and she was adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, and she had in her hand a golden cup that was full of disgusting things and the unclean things of her sexual immorality. 5 On her forehead was written a name, a mystery: “Babylon the Great, the mother of the prostitutes and of the disgusting things of the earth.” 6 And I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of the holy ones and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus.. . . I think that verse 4 aptly described what is seen in this video.........I will admit I did not watch ALL of it........certainly enough to mention the above.............who were the young girls dressed in white, with red scarfs?...........sort of reminded me of the historical accounts of ancient Rome, with the Vestal Virgins!!!! A great example of what Jesus said at Matthew 15:7-11 7 You hypocrites, Isaiah aptly prophesied about you when he said: 8 ‘This people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far removed from me. 9 It is in vain that they keep worshipping me, for they teach commands of men as doctrines.’” 10 With that he called the crowd near and said to them: “Listen and get the sense of it: 11 It is not what enters into a man’s mouth that defiles him, but it is what comes out of his mouth that defiles him.”
  11. JW.ORG Logo, QR Code and PDF of both on a Lapel Badge

    "Then if you wore it when out in service you would be promoting our web site without having to say a word." Personally I like the idea..........but, I do have one question. Would it be acceptable?.........I do not see why not, just thought that I would ask the question.
  12. New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures

    @The Librarian Very interesting, I was interested to note the following: "..........Unitarian theologian Charles Francis Potter stated about the NWT: "Apart from a few semantic peculiarities like translating the Greek word stauros, as "stake" instead of "cross", and the often startling use of the colloquial and........" "Semantic peculiarities"........I think that we know where these peculiarities come from........Strong's Concordance stauros: an upright stake, hence a cross (the Rom. instrument of crucifixion)......... hence a cross!!! Why????.........obviously, to fit false teachings and man made doctrines. Vines Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words says: "STAUROS....denotes, primarily, an upright pale or stake............ The Classic Greek Dictionary, Greek-English and English-Greek, With an Appendix of Proper and Geographical Names prepared by George Ricker Berry reads under "stauros": "..an upright pale, stake or pole; According to a Greek-English lexicon by Liddell and Scott, this word means "Wood cut and ready for use, firewood, timber, etc. . . . piece of wood, log, beam, post . . . cudgel, club . . . stake on which criminals were impaled . . . of live wood, tree." "wood . . . " Hence in the Authorized Version/King James Version this word is rendered as "tree" at Acts 5:30. The Complete Jewish Bibleby D. Stern has here "stake." See also Acts 13:29; Galatians 3:13; 1 Peter 2:24. A Critical Lexicon and Concordance to the English and Greek New Testament, p819. E.W.Bullinger states: "Used here[cross] for the stauros on which Jesus was crucified. Both words[stauros, xylon]disagree with the modern idea of a cross, with which we have become familiarized by pictures. The stauros was simply an upright pale or stake to which the Romans nailed those who were thus said to be crucified. Stauroo[the verb], merely to drive stakes. It never means two pieces of wood joining each other at any angle. Even the Latin word crux means a mere stake." et al.............probably handy to know at this particular time of the year.
  13. Why is April 15 such a big deal in North Korea?

    What are these "militiamen" wearing ALL over there coats/jackets..........maybe they are badges from their equivalent of "Maccas"????...........perhaps from going on rides in a Theme Park I hope that they are not marching........a few of them are out of step, if that is what they are supposed to be doing!!!!
  14. Love From Russia 💕🕊📖🕊💕

    The incomparable differences in these two photographs reminds me of the following scriptures: 1.) (Luke 12:4, 5) 4 Moreover, I say to you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body and after this are not able to do anything more. 5 But I will show you whom to fear: Fear the One who after killing has authority to throw into Ge·henʹna. Yes, I tell you, fear this One. 2.) (Isaiah 54:17) 17 No weapon formed against you will have any success, And you will condemn any tongue that rises up against you in the judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of Jehovah, And their righteousness is from me,” declares Jehovah. 3.) (2 Corinthians 10:4) 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but powerful by God for overturning strongly entrenched things.
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