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  1. TRANSCRIPCIÓN-Kenneth Flodin- Seremos humildes o altivos (Sant. 4;6). 4.pdf
  2. 25 SEPT..pdf reunion_25_de_septiembre_a_1_de_octubre_de_2017.pdf
  3. Beer

    Yes it is funny to see the shape of the belly of men who drink a lot of beer, look like a pregnant woman belly
  4. Dotard: an educational insult

    I just looked up in the dictionary to understand that English word and found this funny adjectives: viejo chocho I'm only refering to the word Dotard
  5. Brazil. Counterfeiting our Publications! Not JW 😵😪

    It does not surprise me... I remember reading an email from a vendor sharing with us an amazing anecdote. But it turned out that it was one I heard at an JW assembly but this was narrated by evangelical church Thanks @Bible Speaks for this post
  6. Un hombre que es acusado de asesinar a un electricista mientras trabajaba en un Salón de Los Testigos de Jehová debe ser trasladado al hospital para una evaluación psiquiátrica. Keith Beviss, de 54 años de edad, de Woodhayes Drive, Honiton, está actualmente en prisión preventiva en la prisión de Long Lartin, pero es probable que se transfiera en breve. Él debe ser juzgado en el Tribunal de la Corona de Exeter el 27 de noviembre por el asesinato de Philip Ryan, de 55 años, en el Salón del Reino de los Testigos de Jehová en Dowell Street, Honiton, el martes 6 de junio. Ryan, un electricista casado de Westward Ho, North Devon, fue encontrado con heridas fatales. Había dirigido Ryan Alarms y Electrical Services con su amigo Chris Ley durante 30 años después de mudarse a Devon de Henley on Thames. Beviss apareció en Exeter Crown Court por video link de Long Lartin y habló sólo para confirmar su nombre. Sr. Simon Laws, QC, acusando, dijo que un informe ha sido recibido del psiquiatra consultor Dr. John Sandford, que examinó Beviss en nombre de la defensa. Dijo que la corona espera obtener su propio informe de un segundo consultor psiquiatra, el doctor Philip Joseph, que espera entrevistar al acusado después de que haya sido trasladado de la cárcel a un hospital psiquiátrico. Juez Geoffrey Mercer, QC, aplazó el caso para una nueva audiencia el 3 de noviembre, cuando las disposiciones para el juicio se finalicen. Remitió a Beviss bajo custodia.
  7. ¿Por qué si en el estudio de libro de congregación dice que el pueblo de Dios nunca pedirá apoyo económico, a veces en las reuniones piden desde la plataforma dinero para transporte y alimentación de voluntarios de construcción, alimentación de superintendentes viajantes, escuelas, etc? Lo cual a veces confunde a algunos asistentes que visitan por primera vez o son estudiantes, ya que en otras organizaciones religiosas de igual manera piden dinero desde el púlpito. ¿No debería cubrirse con las mismas donaciones que se reciben en las cajas de contribuciones? “Nunca mendigará ni hará petición a los hombres por apoyo” 7, 8. ¿Por qué el pueblo de Jehová nunca mendigará ni pedirá apoyo económico? 7 El hermano Russell y sus colaboradores rehusaron valerse de las tretas para recaudar fondos tan comunes en las iglesias de la cristiandad. En el segundo número de la revista Watch Tower, bajo el encabezado “¿Desea usted recibir la Zion’s Watch Tower?”, Russell aseguró: “[Esta revista] tiene, según creemos, a JEHOVÁ como su apoyador, y mientras así sea nunca mendigará ni hará petición a los hombres por apoyo. Cuando Aquel que dice: ‘Todo el oro y la plata de las montañas son míos’ deje de proveer los fondos necesarios, entonces entenderemos que habrá llegado el tiempo de suspender la publicación” (Ageo 2:7-9). Hoy, más de ciento treinta años después, La Atalaya es la revista de mayor difusión y nuestra organización sigue firme en su labor. 8 Los siervos de Jehová no piden dinero, no pasan platillos de colecta en sus reuniones ni envían cartas solicitando donativos. Tampoco recurren al bingo, a ventas benéficas ni a rifas para recaudar fondos. Más bien, se atienen a lo expresado hace mucho por la revista Watch Tower: “Jamás nos ha parecido propio pedir dinero para la causa del Señor como las demás iglesias [...]. Opinamos que el dinero obtenido mendigando con tretas en el nombre del Señor es ofensivo e inaceptable para él, y no consigue Su bendición ni para los que lo dan ni para la obra que con él se realice”.* Nota Watch Tower del 1 de agosto de 1899, página 201.
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  8. El miércoles 20 de septiembre de 2017, el huracán María, el quinto más fuerte que ha golpeado Estados Unidos, causó grandes estragos en Puerto Rico. En estos momentos, la isla entera está sin electricidad y el gobierno ha decretado un toque de queda a partir de las seis de la tarde. Hasta ahora, no se sabe de ningún hermano que haya perdido la vida o resultado herido debido al huracán. Las labores de socorro comenzarán muy pronto. Se usará un Salón del Reino que no ha sufrido daños como refugio y centro de distribución. Las instalaciones del Hogar Betel de San Juan sufrieron algunos daños menores. Pero los hermanos que viven allí están bien y ninguno ha resultado herido. Ahora mismo, no hay conexión a Internet en las instalaciones y un generador de emergencia les provee electricidad. Estamos seguros de que a los hermanos les consuela ver que la organización de Jehová se esfuerza al máximo por socorrerlos (2 Corintios 1:3).
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  9. Randy Fredrick

    Randy Fredrick is not from Sallisaw, but having lived here for 35 years, he is accustomed to our small-town life. Fredrick, who grew up in Tulsa, likes Sallisaw because it has less traffic, although he admits the traffic is worse now than in 1992. “We liked being where there was less traffic and a slower pace,” Randy said. Jena maintains the books for Fredrick Heat & Air. Randy has been married to Jena (Sheppard) Fredrick since 1987. Jena is from the Cowlington/Keota area so a move to Sallisaw was a natural place to get away from the city. Randy, 59, went from large chiller and boiler systems at apartment complexes to more residential heating and air conditioning work. While Randy has been in the business for 35 years, his son, Daniel, is carrying on the tradition. Daniel, 28, is an apprentice under Randy and has been working on and off with Randy for 10 years. Of late he is more serious about a career in HVAC and has bought his own tools, he said. “My Dad was also in the heat and air business as well, but installed systems in mobile homes,” Randy said. Clifford Fredrick’s company, Clifford Blue Streak Service operated in the Tulsa area. “We were supposed to move to California, but dad was offered a job in Tulsa. With six kids to feed, he couldn’t pass it up,” Randy said. Clifford began delivering and setting up mobile homes before starting his own company focusing on installing heating and air systems in mobile homes. Randy’s HVAC career path started while working maintenance for a large building management company. When the company’s HVAC man quit, Randy took over that job and was sent to school to be trained. “I was working on heat and air systems while still going to school,” Randy said. “I did six hours of school and then eight hours of work. I was supposed to work until 10 p.m., but getting to 8 was the most I could do some days.” Once he went out on his own, Randy used the name Fredrick Blue Streak Service before changing it to Fredrick Heat & Air. As for hobbies, Randy said he doesn’t get to hunt or fish as much as he wants to. “The problem with fishing is that when you get to spring time, my work picks up and turkey hunting takes over the fishing,” Randy said. “It’s hard to find enough time.” But he has found a new passion for hog hunting, partly because he has a permit to do it at night. He said they are a smarter animal than most people think. “The nose on a hog is way better than a deer. If everything is not just right, they won’t hang around,” Randy said. He has spotted quite a few on his hunting land north of Sallisaw near the Adair County line. The largest he has taken was about 200 lbs. back in July, he said. Daniel said he isn’t much of a hunter, but the hog meat, “tastes about like store bought.” Randy added that the hog’s smell is awful. Daniel prefers astronomy as a hobby and recently bought an 8” telescope. Randy and Jena were both raised as Jehovah’s Witness and spend many weekends ministering by going door to door in their church’s assigned territory in Sequoyah County. The Sallisaw congregation has about 120 members, Randy said. Randy was baptized in 1973. “One of the main things with Jehovah’s Witnesses is trying to keep Jesus’ command about going to talking to someone as disciples. People know us because we are at their doors on Saturday mornings,” Randy said. “Each congregations has their assigned territories to work to try to get people to read their Bibles and learn what the truth is from the scriptures,” Randy said. The vast majority of Jehovah’s Witnesses come from other religions, Randy said. He and Jena are somewhat of a rarity that both were raised in the religion.
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  10. Will the world end on Saturday?

    Short answer — no. But David Meade, a Christian and self-published author of end-of-the-world survival guides, predicts doomsday is near — very near, as in this Saturday. Meade’s ideology, laid out in his book “Planet X — The 2017 Arrival,” is described by the author as “a compendium of information from every sphere—astronomical, scientific, the Book of Revelation and geopolitics.” There’s some astrology in there, too. Meade is the latest in a very long line of American self-proclaimed prophets who claim they know when — sometimes to the hour — the biblically predicted “end times” will arrive. And while it’s fun to laugh at his belief that the “Planet Nibiru” will collide with the Earth this week, the failed prophesies of some of his predecessors have, at times, led to important religious movements or illuminating ways of thinking about faith. Let us explain: How common are predictions the end is at hand? Very common. Wikipedia lists over 170 different religiously motivated predictions of the end of the world. The first recorded one dates back to the year 66 and ancient Judea. Since then, doomsday predictions have jumped continents, cultures and religions, but they do seem to be a mostly Protestant pastime. The first American-born doomsday dude was Cotton Mather. This son of Puritans, teenage Harvard graduate and popular New England preacher publicly proclaimed the world would end three different times, in 1697, 1716 and 1736. If their predictions were wrong, why remember them? Because some of the people or groups who made these failed predictions led to other important things in American religious history. Consider the Millerites, a band of 19th-century Americans who left their fields unplanted and sold their worldly goods in anticipation of their expiration date — Oct. 22, 1844. After their “Great Disappointment,” they eventually became the Seventh-day Adventists. (Fun fact: The Millerites inspired HBO’s “The Leftovers” and even made an appearance in a couple of episodes.) Then there were the followers of Charles Taze Russell, a 19th-century preacher who looked for Jesus’ return and the resurrection of the dead (Christians only, please) in 1878 (and again in 1914). They became Jehovah’s Witnesses, who now ring doorbells around the world (and are persecuted for it in some places — looking at you, Russia). Even John Wesley, co-founder of Methodism, dabbled in predictions, once writing that Jesus would return between 1058 and 1836 (rather a large spread as predictions go). Some failed predictions bring unexpected insights into religion. In 1955, most people laughed when Dorothy Martin, a Chicago housewife, said aliens from Planet Clarion informed her the world would end for all but her and her small band of followers, who would be “lifted up.” No end, no lift. But social psychologist Leon Festinger developed his “theory of cognitive dissonance” from his firsthand study of Martin, and he went on to write a 1957 book that explained how rational people come to believe irrational things that is still used to explain everything from religious beliefs to real estate bubbles. And to flat-out ignore some predictions can be perilous. Florence Houteff, considered a prophetess by the Branch Davidians, predicted April 22, 1959, as the rollout date of the Book of Revelation’s fire and brimstone. Wrong, and her group splintered in the aftermath. One of the splinters wound up in a compound in Waco, Texas, surrounded by federal agents demanding their surrender on firearms charges. Their leader, David Koresh, was another self-proclaimed prophet who made doomsday predictions involving the deaths of his followers. Some critics felt the federal agents failed to fully understand Koresh as a religious leader, seeing him only as a con man and criminal. By the end of a 51-day siege, after a battery of gunshots and a fast-moving fire, 86 people were killed, including Koresh and several children. Why this prediction now? Wasn’t there another big “apocalypse now” prediction a few years ago? Scholars say doomsday predictions cluster around certain events — the Great Plague of the Middle Ages, or the “harmonic convergence” of the planets, or the year 2000. Meade has pointed to last month’s solar eclipse as a “sign” of what he says is to come. And yes, there has been a long string of predictions in the last two decades. Who can forget Harold Camping, the Christian radio media mogul who picked two dates in 2011, hit the airwaves, put up billboards, solicited money — and nada. He joined some rather famous names — Edgar Cayce, Sun Myung Moon, Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson (at least twice, but before he had access to the White House) and John Hagee among them — of failed futurists. Heck, Sir Isaac Newton himself, great astronomer and mathematician, bet that Jesus would return in the year 2000. Even the man who explained gravity was wrong. So relax. Make some weekend plans. See you Monday.
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  11. Recourse to secular courts Religious laws apply to a believer's spiritual life. They don't trump Canada's Criminal Code, civil law or other statutes. Sometimes, secular courts are even called upon to judge whether a faith-based decision is fair. On Nov. 2, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear from an Alberta man appealing a decision made by a Jehovah's Witnesses' judicial committee. Elders disfellowshipped — or expelled — Randy Wall when they decided the Calgary man was not sufficiently repentant for two drunken incidents where he allegedly verbally abused his wife. This decision by elders of the congregation required Wall's wife and children to shun him. Wall, a real estate agent, alleges the shunning caused him to lose a large number of Jehovah's Witnesses clients. Courts are sometimes are asked to judge the fairness of a religious rule or decision. The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear the case of a Jehovah's Witness who was expelled for alleged verbal abuse of his wife. (Chris Wattie/Canadian Press) In 2007, Canada's top court ruled in favour of a woman who took action against her ex-husband for refusing to grant her a religious Jewish divorce, known as a get. "The consequences to women deprived of a get and loyal to their faith are severe," Justice Rosalie Abella wrote. "They may not remarry within their faith, even though civilly divorced. If they do remarry, children from a second civil marriage are considered illegitimate and restricted from practising their religion." Full article:
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