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  1. I hope I don't get in trouble for this off topic remark but...back in WW 2 fighter pilots use to bring balls of aluminum foil with them. When they went into the enemy territory they would throw them out of the cockpit window. The reason for this was to mask the identity of his plane since the radar at that time could not tell the difference between a plane a flock of birds or aluminum foil. Therefore by illustration Satan has thrown out thousands of religions calling themselves "Christian" and yet only a handful of other sects of other religions. So Satan knows the true religion is one of Christianity's faiths since he is trying to hide it like a needle in a haystack. There are over 2,000 sects of Christianity but how many different Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists are there? Something to think about.
  2. In regards to chronology even Russell said very early on that "there is always some possibility of mistakes" so it is a fluid subject based upon what you have to work with. For example is the date 1925 calculation was actually based on a "poor translation from the KJV" of Ushers Chronology that made the date wrong but they didn't figure that out until 1943 [which helped develop the early mss for NWT] when archaeological discoveries helped formulate a more accurate chronology regarding times around the exile period. The point was they were trying to keep people's sense of urgency that Christendom long lost just as the Generation thing does today. Hard to "keep on the watch" if you think the end is not anytime close. Sorry for going a bit off topic
  3. Fortunately since we are all imperfect the criteria for identifying true religion is "Love one another" not a belief in any particular doctrine's substance [such as the meaning of generation] since they can be in many cases subject to change. Jn. 13:35. And since nearly all religions kill each other when a country goes to war that would identify the ones who do not as standing out by that mark. Of course there are other identifying marks but that one [love] is also involved in all the rest as a DNA of evidence for the true faith. In my opinion Jehovah's Witnesses is that faith.
  4. The "Overlapping Generation" Revisited.

    Perfect analogy. So if your wife burns your food what is your attitude toward your wife? Do you beat her over the head with the burnt food or do you thank her and be patient with her for trying her best as an imperfect person? Mt. 24:49!!! "Love is PATIENT and kind. Love is not jealous. It does not brag, does not get puffed up, 5 does not behave indecently, does not look for its own interests, does not become provoked. It does not keep account of the injury. 6 It does not rejoice over unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. 7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things8 Love never fails." 1 Cor. 13. But what if the spiritual food gives you an upset stomach? Or you do not like the taste of it? "Whether good OR bad, we will OBEY the voice of JEHOVAH our God," Jer. 42:6 " Be OBEDIENT to those who are taking the lead among you and be SUBMISSIVE" Heb 13:17.
  5. The "Overlapping Generation" Revisited.

    Funny how you thought that Scripture was actually about YOU. LOL Have a nice time dabating with yourself.
  6. The "Overlapping Generation" Revisited.

    I agree with Eoin time to move on as this is like watching a squirrel crossing the road. "HAPPY is the people for whom it is this way! HAPPY is the people whose God is JEHOVAH"! PSALM 144:15.
  7. The "Overlapping Generation" Revisited.

    "If any man teaches another doctrine and does not agree with the wholesome instruction, which is from our Lord Jesus Christ, nor with the teaching that is in harmony with godly devotion, 4 he is puffed up with pride and does not understand anything. He is obsessed with arguments and debates about words. These things give rise to envy, strife, slander, wicked suspicions, 5 constant disputes about minor matters by men who are corrupted in mind and deprived of the truth." 1 Tim 6:3-5.
  8. This is in Russian but you don't need to understand Russian to see what is going on here.
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  9. The "Overlapping Generation" Revisited.

    No need to be unhappy, just don't complain so much. Its all about your frame of mind " Do EVERYTHING without COMPLAINING and ARGUING", Phil 2:14 " HAPPY is the people for whom it is this way! HAPPY is the people whose God is JEHOVAH"! PSALM 144:15.
  10. The "Overlapping Generation" Revisited.

    That is true that it is all about who has the True Religion. If you think we do not then why are you here??? There are thousands of religions yet you are HERE !!! LOL ONE true faith as you say yet YOU are HERE tells me all I have to know. You can obey your god and doctrines of men but: "Whether good OR bad, we will OBEY the voice of JEHOVAH our God," Jer. 42:6
  11. The "Overlapping Generation" Revisited.

    Of course. "Whether good OR bad, we will OBEY the voice of Jehovah our God," Jer. 42:6 Be OBEDIENT to those who are taking the lead among you and be SUBMISSIVE" Heb 13:17. " Do EVERYTHING without COMPLAINING and ARGUING", Phil 2:14
  12. The "Overlapping Generation" Revisited.

    Thanks a lot. Your doing a good job not getting any vomit on you from the dogs. 2 PeterR 2:22, Rev. 22:15.
  13. The "Overlapping Generation" Revisited.

    Agree it is simple so simple a 5 year old can understand it. Yet some 5 yr. olds apparently cannot. bruceq said: "Simplicity is key although some apostates may try to confuse and make light of this simple illustration with apparent words of worldy wisdom and drivel - just wait and see if it happens" And behold it just happened in the previous post. “I will make the wisdom of the wise men perish, and the intelligence of the intellectuals I will reject.” 20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this system of things? Has not God made the wisdom of the world foolish? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not get to know God through its wisdom, God was pleased through the foolishness of what is preached to save those believing...but God chose the foolish things of the world to put the wise men to shame; and God chose the weak things of the world to put the strong things to shame; 28 and God chose the insignificant things of the world and the things looked down on, the things that are not, to bring to nothing the things that are." 1 Cor. 1:19-28. PeterR : "I dare say you'd squeeze your version of it past an average 5 year old though. I can't argue with that. {look at next post lol} Thank you, Jesus also agrees with the teaching methods of Jehovah's Witnesses: "At that time Jesus said in response: “I publicly praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and intellectual ones and have revealed them to young children. 26 Yes, O Father, because this is the way you approved." Matt 11:25,26. Tom: Thanks a lot for the link to your book. Your doing a good job not getting any vomit on you from the vomiting dogs ie. 2 PeterR 2:22, Rev. 22:15.
  14. The "Overlapping Generation" Revisited.

    I'm thinking out loud a bit but this is how I have explained it in under a minute: {Simplicity is key although some apostates may try to confuse and make light of this simple illustration with apparent words of worldy wisdom and drivel - just wait and see if it happens}: Lets say a child is born in the year 1996 and starts school in the year 2001. In that year he sees the event of 911. He ends his school age in the year 2013 however another child begins school in the year 2013. That child did NOT witness the event of 911 however for a time isn't both students actually "students" in school and therefore of a particular school age or "generation"? Is this not an example of an "overlap generation'? A child starting school in 2014 would NOT be of THAT contemporary generation [contemporary to the 911 event of the students]. Now many other generations can overlap with this one but the pivotal point is the event of 911. It seems so simple to me. And if you ask the 5 year old : Who is a student in school at this time in the year 2013? Even he can figure out it is not just the one in first grade but also the one in 12th grade. Whereas a student beginning school in 2017 would not have witnessed the event of 911 as a student nor be a contemporary of the 2001 student but would be a contemporary of the 2013 student, his overlap is not related to the event of 911. So of course there can be and is many overlaps but only one overlap is the generation of being a student regarding the pivotal year of 911.
  15. "Be OBEDIENT to those who are taking the lead among you and be SUBMISSIVE" Heb 13:17.