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  1.               Watch all the videos in full screen  STAND STILL AND SEE SALVATION OF JEHOVAH!  Doing what Jesus told us to do!  I Want To Be In Paradise!  Dear Future Generations Sorry!  Your Word Endures For Ever  This Earth under JesusÂ’ Rule!  Which group are you in? Â
  2. Tiny kitten was saved by this wonderful man...
  3. Christmas has nothing to do with Jesus Christ ,but it does originate with the Devil it is written Â
  4. In some lands, when acquaintances are about to part, they have a parting drink of some alcoholic beverage, with glasses raised and touched together and accompanied with an expression of 'to your health' or something similar. At wedding receptions frequently a toast is similarly offered to the health and happiness of the newlyweds. Understandably, some have questioned whether it would be Scripturally proper for Christians to share in such toasts.    Certainly there is nothing wrong with a Christian's wishing a friend happiness and good health. Nor would it be improper to do so as a group. The spiritually older men in the first century concluded a letter to the Christian congregations with an expression meaning, essentially, "Good health to you!"—Acts 15:29.    But is that all there is to "toasting"? Why do the toasters raise their glasses, or lift their mugs and clink them together? Is it in imitation of some custom? Note what The Encyclopædia Britannica, 11th Ed., Volume 13, page 121, says:  "The custom of drinking 'health' to the living is most probably derived from the ancient religious rite of drinking to the gods and the dead. The Greeks and Romans at meals poured out libations to their gods, and at ceremonial banquets drank to them and to the dead." Then, after showing how such pagan customs survived among Scandinavian and Teutonic peoples, this reference work adds: "Intimately associated with these quasi-sacrificial drinking customs must have been the drinking to the health of living men."    When most people join in a "toast" they probably do not imagine that they might be copying the custom of lifting up a libation or liquid sacrifice to pagan gods, yet that could be so. Without question, a faithful Christian would not share in an actual pagan sacrifice, realizing that "you cannot be drinking the cup of Jehovah and the cup of demons." (1 Cor. 10:21) A mature Christian would also avoid even imitating false religious rituals. This spiritually mature course would please Jehovah. Remember, God specifically warned the Israelites against copying religious practices of the pagan nations round about them.—Lev. 19:27; 21:5.  ??   If a Christian is going to make a request for divine blessing on another, then an appropriate way to do that is through heartfelt prayer to God, not by following traditions based on pagan worship that Jehovah abhors.—Phil. 1:9; 2 Cor. 1:11.    Customs and traditions abound all over the earth. If a mature Christian knew that a particular one was directly based on false religion, obviously he would avoid it. But not all customs are objectionable. Some may simply be local practices or etiquette without a false religious origin, such as greeting by shaking hands or bowing. (Gen. 23:7) Each individual can consider what he knows about a particular custom and his own motive with regard to it. Just why is he doing it? He might also ask himself, 'Will doing this stumble others, or will people in the community link my actions with false religion?' (1 Cor. 10:32, 33) No one else can serve as the conscience for a particular Christian; hence each one can think the matter over and make a decision so as to have a clear conscience.—Acts 23:1; 2 Cor. 1:12.       From w68 1/1 31-32 Questions From Readers
  5. Jehovah God is the originator of Marriage. (GENESIS 1:28-a) Further, God blessed them, and God said to them: " be fruitful and become many, fill the earth." Â Jehovah God didn't married humans of the same sex & tell them become fruitful. Jehovah God blessed Adam & Eve the first humans on earth, male & female, they had childrens. Abel & Cain their sons. ..
  6. I have come to the pinnacle of success in business. In the eyes of others, my life has been the symbol of success. However, apart from work, I have little joy. Finally, my wealth is simply a fact to which I am accustomed. At this time, lying on the hospital bed and remembering all my life, I realize that all the accolades and riches of which I was once so proud, have become insignificant with my imminent death. In the dark, when I look at green lights, of the equipment for artificial respiration and feel the buzz of their mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of my approaching death looming over me. Only now do I understand that once you accumulate enough money for the rest of your life, you have to pursue objectives that are not related to wealth. It should be something more important: For example, stories of love, art, dreams of my childhood. No, stop pursuing wealth, it can only make a person into a twisted being, just like me. God has made us one way, we can feel the love in the heart of each of us, and not illusions built by fame or money, like I made in my life, I cannot take them with me. I can only take with me the memories that were strengthened by love. This is the true wealth that will follow you; will accompany you, he will give strength and light to go ahead. Love can travel thousands of miles and so life has no limits. Move to where you want to go. Strive to reach the goals you want to achieve. Everything is in your heart and in your hands. What is the world's most expensive bed? The hospital bed. You, if you have money, you can hire someone to drive your car, but you cannot hire someone to take your illness that is killing you. Material things lost can be found. But one thing you can never find when you lose: life. Whatever stage of life where we are right now, at the end we will have to face the day when the curtain falls. Please treasure your family love, love for your spouse, love for your friends... Treat everyone well and stay friendly with your neighbours. Steven Paul Jobs
  7. How precious.....soft loving touch Leave me alone Oops!, Wow! You are caught! cute little kitten The Function of Cat Whiskers. WAS IT DESIGNED?
  8. But the truth is that we all die because we inherited death from Adam in our Genetics.- Romans 5:12  Adam was punished for his deliberate sin,  Genesis 2:17 '' But as for the tree of the knowledge of good and bad, you must not eat from it, for in the day you eat from it you will certainly die.”   Adam did not die immediately, but took around 900 years. This is within a day of 1000 years ( 2 Peter 3:8  However, do not let this escape your notice, beloved ones, that one day is with Jehovah as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day.)   Death was thus programmed into Adam 's genetics. So you see,  because of Adam our first father's sin, we are in a very diabolical condition. In fact the survival of the human being is threated by the increasing genetic degradation which I have tried to explain in the above post.   Now, we can offer sin and guilt offerings for our sins that we may have a relationship with God. However everlasting life on our own merits alone will never come beause no matter how hard we try, we still sin. (  Hebrews 10:1  'For since the Law has a shadow of the good things to come, but not the very substance of the things, it can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered year after year, make those who approach perfect.') And the reward for sin   Romans 6:23  For the wages sin pays is death. This is why we die.  And Psalms 49:7 ' None of them can ever redeem a brother Or give to God a ransom for him,'   In other words, thanks to Adam, we are each like in a deep pit from which no matter how we try to conform to God's standards, we as sinners are still condemned.   As the Mosaic law stated:  Leviticus 18:5  ' You must keep my statutes and my judicial decisions; anyone who does so will live by means of them. I am Jehovah. '   But only a perfect man can keep the Mosaic Law. Romans 7:14–20. 14  For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am fleshly, sold under sin.15  For I do not understand what I am doing. For I do not practice what I wish, but I do what I hate.16  However, if I do what I do not wish, I agree that the Law is fine.17  But now I am no longer the one doing it, but it is the sin that resides in me.18  For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, there dwells nothing good; for I have the desire to do what is fine but not the ability to carry it out.19  For I do not do the good that I wish, but the bad that I do not wish is what I practice.20  If, then, I do what I do not wish, I am no longer the one carrying it out, but it is the sin dwelling in me.   Hence, the Mosaic Law was the standard required by God for us to gain life. The Mosaic Law was righteous and good-   Romans 7:12  'So the Law in itself is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good. '   But only a perfect man could keep it. Such a perfect man would have to be without sin, otherwise he would be under condemnation of death like us - i.e...   Romans 6:23  'For the wages sin pays is death. ' So we needed someone without sin to keep the Mosaic Law perfectly.This is why Jesus said   Matthew 5:17.  “Do not think I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I came, not to destroy, but to fulfill."   So Jesus fulfilled the Mosaic Law by his perfect obedience to God. This is why after he died   Colossians 2:14  'and erased the handwritten document that consisted of decrees and was in opposition to us. He has taken it out of the way by nailing it to the torture stake.'   Thus 1 Corinthians 9:21  '....I am not without law toward God but under law toward Christ....'   Because only a perfect man could keep the Mosaic Law, then Galatians 3:24, 25 ' So the Law became our guardian leading to Christ, so that we might be declared righteous through faith.25  But now that the faith has arrived, we are no longer under a guardian. '  Thus the Law shows each of us who are under sin, how badly we needed God to send a Redeemer who he made Christ (Acts 2:36 ''  Therefore, let all the house of Israel know for a certainty that God made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you executed on a stake.” )  Now    1 Corinthians 15:45  'So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living person.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit."   The last Adam (or 2nd Adam) is Christ.   This is because as a perfect man who kept the Mosaic Law perfectly, Jesus was not under the condemnation of death (Lev 18:5 ; Rom 6:23) Jesus also was the equivalent of the perfect man Adam, before Adam sinned.   So when Jesus died, he bought back (for us who look to him as 'a father' in place of Adam) what Adam lost,...the opportunity of everlasting life in Paradise on earth.   This is why Jesus sacrifice is called 'a corresponding ransom.' 1 Timothy 2:6 ' who gave himself a corresponding ransom for all'.  We also see from this, that because Jesus was the exact equivalent of Adam, Jesus could NOT be God because God is infinite.  Some other principles that help us see that Jesus had to balance the scales of God's justice is   Exodus 21:23, 24.  ' ... life for life,24  eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,'  God our Magnificent heavenly Father gave His Special Son who was His first creation before anyone or anything else (John 3:16 ; Prov 8:22-31 ; Colossians 1:15 This is another discussion). This Special Son it was who had the closest most intimate relationship with God his Father for billions of years before he was sent to earth for us.   This Special Son is the one God gave at great unbearable pain to Himself.   God Himself could not die for us because God CANNOT die ( Habakkuk 1:12) see here  and of course the sacrifice could be only the equivalent of the man Adam before he sinned.  ?Also, Christ's ransom only covers repentant sinners who worship Jehovah God his heavenly father  "in spirit and TRUTH" - John 4:23,24 Willful sin has no forgiveness -  Hebrews 10:26–31. 26  For if we practice sin WILLFULLY after having received the accurate knowledge of the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice for sins left,27  but there is a certain fearful expectation of judgment and a burning indignation that is going to consume those in opposition.28  Anyone who has disregarded the Law of Moses dies without compassion on the testimony of two or three.29  How much greater punishment do you think a person will deserve who has trampled on the Son of God and who has regarded as of ordinary value the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and who has outraged the spirit of undeserved kindness with contempt?30  For we know the One who said: “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again: “Jehovah will judge his people.”31  It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. ' Regarding Sin and Increasing Human Imperfection as Shown By Decreasing Life Span Over Generations The Scripture at Romans 5:12 states, "That is why, just as through one man (Adam) sin entered into the world and death through sin [because the wages sin pays is death- Romans 6:23], and so death spread to all men because they had all sinned." Adam and Eve were created perfect (Deut 32:4) without sin. Being without sin, they had no infirmities, no genetic flaws. They were whole in mind and body. They had the prospect of living forever on this earth in perfect health under their loving Creator's rulership and guidance. When they diliberately sinned, they lost all this. They lost perfection and began to deteriorate and die. From God's standpoint, they were as good as dead from the moment they sinned. But Adam was so strong that it took 930 years of physical deterioration to finally die. (Gen 2:17 ; Gen 5:5) After this, Adam could only pass, onto his children, the imperfection of his own body. Look please at the following list of life-spans of people in the Bible book of Genesis: Adam - 930 years Genesis 5:5 Seth - 912 years Genesis 5:8 . . . . . Methuselah - 969 years Genesis 5:27 Noah - 950 years Genesis 9:29 Shem - 600 years Genesis 11:10,11 Eber - 464 years Genesis 11:16,17 Peleg - 239 years Genesis 11:18,19 Nahor- 148 years Genesis 11:24,25 Terah - 205 years Genesis 11:32 Sarah - 127 years Genesis 23:1 Abraham - 175 years Genesis 25:7 Isaac - 180 years Genesis 35:28,29 Jacob- 147 years Genesis 47:28 Joseph- 110 years Genesis 50:26 This decline in life-span is the result of increasing imperfection (as the copying error in our genes increases) in humans from one generation to the next. Actually, this itself is proof that the Bible truly is God's Word because the writers could not have fabricated this, as they had no knowledge of genetics. Also, notice the sharp decline after the deluge. This is because the water vapor canopy, in the upper atmosphere, was removed resulting in the deluge. (Gen 1:6-8) The removal of this canopy since then, has resulted in increased harmful cosmic radiation reaching us, increasing our genetic degradation. This effects every human who has ever lived. None are able to escape it. Thankful we can be because our dear Heavenly Father Jehovah God provided the ransom sacrifice of his Special Son Jesus Christ. ??? Interestingly, the increasing imperfection over generations can be illustrated in a simple way........ Take a document and make a photocopy of it. Then make a photocopy of this copy. Make a photocopy of this latter copy. Keep going in this process, and eventually you get to a point at which you won't even be able to read it anymore. This is exactly the diabolical situation we are in, until God uses the merit of Jesus ransom sacrifice on all obedient humans in the new world after Armageddon. - 1 Timothy 2:6? p.s. Human imperfection is so great today that there are people with an aging desease who are like elderly persons even though very young in age. Also, much grievious illness and deformities in children of even distantly related parent happens often. I have read that if God does not intervene by bringing in his righteous new world, that the human race will become extinct in 100 years due to genetic mutations. This is yet another evidence that we are living in the last days. This idea that humans are better off today, genetically, is false.  We gain some 3 to 20 deleterious mutations each generation now.  There is not much time left for humans because the medical industry is failing at a phenomenal rate and doctors now the 3 leading cause of death.  Â
  9. Tatian Early in the history of Christianity, critics argued that the Gospels contradicted one another and thus their accounts could not be trusted. The Syrian writer Tatian (about 110-180 C.E.) came to the defense of the Gospels. He felt that any apparent contradictions would disappear if the Gospels were skillfully harmonized and blended into one account instead of four. Tatian set about preparing such a harmony. It is not known whether his original was in Greek or in Syriac. Whatever the case, about 170 C.E., Tatian completed his work, known as the Diatessaron, a Greek word meaning “through [the] four.” Why should you be interested in this noninspired composition? The Diatessaron by Tatian in Arabic In the 19th century, critics began to promote the view that none of the Gospels were written before the middle of the second century C.E.; hence, they could have little historical value. Ancient manuscripts of the Diatessaron discovered since then, however, provide definitive evidence that the four Gospels—and only the four—were already well-known and accepted as a collection by the middle of the second century C.E. Discovery of the Diatessaron and commentaries on it in Arabic, Armenian, Greek, and Latin led Bible scholar Sir Frederic Kenyon to write: “These discoveries finally disposed of any doubt as to what the Diatessaron was, and proved that by about A.D. 170 the four canonical Gospels held an undisputed pre-eminence over all other narratives of our SaviourÂ’s life.” The Watchtower  March 2010 The Syriac Peshitta—A Window on the World of Early Bible Translations The Way, the Truth, the Life   Â
  10. How the Jehovah’s Witnesses Acquired Some of BrooklynÂ’s Most Insanely Valuable Properties Property ownership  Â
  11. While the US recovers from the recent ‘polar vortexÂ’, in the city of Yakutsk, locals continue daily life in -45C (-49F). With an extreme subarctic climate in RussiaÂ’s far east, Yakutsk is generally considered the coldest city in the world. Photographs: Amos Chapple Coldest city in the world – in pictures
  12. Mickey's Obituary Mickey Spillane died of cancer, a memorial service was held July 29,2006 at the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall near Spillane's Murrells Inlet home, about 80 miles northeast of Charleston. source
  13. Treat people like people, Work hard at not passing judgement, Apologize when it's needed, Say please and Thank you, And pay particular attention to your tone of voice when speaking to the public. Â
  14. On 2017-12-12 at 12:35 PM, Kurt said: Remember though that the Witnesses held firm in Brooklyn while the neighborhood around them was being left to decay. @JW Insider sorry I forgot to refer where I took this from!! If you want, you can correct the perryman: here
  15. Jehovahs Witnesses obey the secular laws in the lands in which they operate. This information would be on file for public review by the New York State Real Estate Office. The Christian Congregation of Jehovahs Witnesses is a preaching organization, we believe, carrying out the same work that Jesus, Paul, and the faithful Christians in the first century engaged in. They are not a real estate holding company. Because the real estate market has boomed in many cities, including Brooklyn, New York, some of these properties have gained in value. Remember though that the Witnesses held firm in Brooklyn while the neighborhood around them was being left to decay. many do not realize how much property watchtower bible and tract society actually own. we take the work of spreading the kingdom news very seriously and are convinced that Jehovah God and his son have entrusted this responsability to this organization. therefore, it would take alot of money to accomplish the work of educating the entire population of this planet about Jehovah's ways and standards, and prepare them to survive armageddon. so even though most have not responded we continue to take the message throughout the earth in hopes that many more will listen and be saved. The watchtower bible and tract society holds title to: Properties in brooklyn new york; Facility near Walkill, NY; Agricultural Farmland (3-6 Sections) near Walkill, NY; Educational Center @ Patterson, NY Branch office properties in Toronto Canada, England, Europe; some parts of Africa; Most of the countries of South America; New Zealand, Austrailia, Indonesia, the Philipines, Japan, and Tiawan. The watchtower bible and tract society holds title to Notes secured by real estate on tens of thousands of properties as a result of "quick build" kingdom halls and renovations on other similar properties. (aggregate amount of notes estimated in 2004 to be in excess of $11,000,000,000 in the United States alone) Current estimate of existing market prices would place the value of the notes held in the United States in the neighborhood of $30 to $40 Billion as of 5-13-08 World wide the estimate aggregate value of real estate and debentures held would be in the neighborhood of $300 to $600 Billion. This does not include Owned or subsidized commercial operations. Those would increase that value by 25% to 50% more. But Russian court turns properties of banned JehovahÂ’s Witnesses over to government (the Russian) Â
  16. I understand your point @Queen Ester  The writing:THE PRONUNCIATION AND MEANING OF THE TETRAGRAM (There was no criticism for you, it was for general information only) Anyway I had the time to read it, maybe someone else too?

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