Melinda Mills

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    60 Queens and 80 Concubines

    A brother in the kingdom hall with 60 wives and 80 concubines? A brother of whom? How long was polygamy tolerated in Christianity? *** g74 2/8 p. 25 My Life as a Festival Singer in Africa *** The Bible Changes My Husband But throughout this period one of Jehovah’s witnesses came each week to conduct a Bible study with my husband. His visits began to affect my husband’s thinking in a favorable way, and this was reflected in what seemed a more tolerant attitude toward me. He became more gentle and soft with me and he seemed to find it easier to talk about the things he was learning in his newfound religion. Almost all of us living in our village were animists, so anything my husband would relate about what he learned from the Bible was quite new to me as well as others. The real turning point in my life, however, came one day when my husband called me to his side and explained that he had learned from the Bible that a man should be the husband of only one wife. (1 Tim. 3:2, 12) So he said that he had decided to send one of his wives back to her people. My heart sank, for my “mate” (his secondary wife) was younger than I. Would he send me, the senior wife, or the younger woman? My anxiety mounted when he went on to explain that this had been a difficult decision for him to make. But he then said: “Will you go with me to the Native Court so we can get papers for our marriage?” I was so relieved, and I readily agreed. I was even excited about the prospect of going to the Native Court to have our marriage solemnized and registered. What had brought about this important decision on his part? Jehovah’s witnesses had explained to him that if he wanted to be a real Christian, his marriage should be legally registered. So more was needed than just paying the dowry. Also, it was explained to him that he should take the ‘wife of his youth’ and her only. (Prov. 5:18) So he sent his second wife back to her people.
  2. I said that is how I would apply to myself, was not speaking of how others apply it. If I believe Jehovah does not like something I will not do it. Not judging others. That's their business.
  3. Angels were cast down from heaven for unnatural sex and disloyalty to Jehovah. That should say something. They will not be forgiven.
  4. What would happen, If GB or any of us, want to use some "principles" in some situation from OT and some "principles" in some situation from NT? ==== An example is procuring of tattoos. I think I should apply to myself what the law says about Jehovah not liking tattoos. (Leviticus 19:28) 28 “‘You must not make cuts in your flesh for a dead person, and you must not make tattoo markings on yourselves. I am Jehovah.
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    Midweek Meeting 2018-03-19

    It is amazing how Jehovah's spirit works everywhere. Last night many of the brothers here in my congregation made similar points.
  6. Why assemble with Jehovah's Witnesses to celebrate the 2018 Memorial of Jesus's death.
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    The special talk is now BEFORE the Memorial

    I thought so.
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    The special talk is now BEFORE the Memorial

    (Matthew 12:25-30) . . .Knowing their thoughts, he said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself comes to ruin, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. 26 In the same way, if Satan expels Satan, he has become divided against himself; how, then, will his kingdom stand? 27 Moreover, if I expel the demons by means of Be·elʹze·bub, by whom do your sons expel them? This is why they will be your judges. 28 But if it is by means of God’s spirit that I expel the demons, the Kingdom of God has really overtaken you. 29 Or how can anyone invade the house of a strong man and seize his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Only then can he plunder his house. 30 Whoever is not on my side is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. (Mark 9:38-42) 38 John said to him: “Teacher, we saw someone expelling demons by using your name, and we tried to prevent him, because he was not following us.” 39 But Jesus said: “Do not try to prevent him, for there is no one who will do a powerful work on the basis of my name who will quickly be able to say anything bad about me. 40 For whoever is not against us is for us. 41 And whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ, I tell you truly, he will by no means lose his reward. 42 But whoever stumbles one of these little ones who have faith, it would be better for him if a millstone that is turned by a donkey were put around his neck and he were pitched into the sea.
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    Roaming about?

    You probably mean "rove about" or roving about. Dan 12
  10. It did not just depend on Alexander's decision. God has a say in these things. Satan is the ruler of this world (1 John 5: 19) but Jehovah is the Supreme ruler in the kingdom of mankind (see scripture below) (Daniel 4:34, 35) 34 “And at the end of the days I, Neb·u·chad·nezʹzar, lifted up to the heavens my eyes, and my own understanding began to return to me; and I blessed the Most High himself, and the One living to time indefinite I praised and glorified, because his rulership is a rulership to time indefinite and his kingdom is for generation after generation. 35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are being considered as merely nothing, and he is doing according to his own will among the army of the heavens and the inhabitants of the earth. And there exists no one that can check his hand or that can say to him, ‘What have you been doing?’ (Daniel 4:16, 17) . . .Let its heart be changed from that of a human, and let it be given the heart of a beast, and let seven times pass over it. 17 This is by the decree of watchers, and the request is by the word of the holy ones, so that people living may know that the Most High is Ruler in the kingdom of mankind and that he gives it to whomever he wants, and he sets up over it even the lowliest of men.” (Proverbs 21:1) A king’s heart is like streams of water in Jehovah’s hand. He directs it wherever He pleases. Remember, too, that Jehovah said that Babylon was not be rebuilt, but Alexander had plans to do just that.
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    If we discover Extraterrestrial sentient life, can they be baptized?

    Re extra-terrestrials: We know the faithful angels are already doing God's will. They are perfect and need no baptism. We know the demons and Satan will soon be destroyed. They will not repent and turn around. They were wilful opposers. They had no weakness. The ransom cannot cover them. Jehovah is keeping them to test mankind. If they are others (which is doubtful seeing the pains Jehovah took to send his Only-Begotten Son to earth and not to another planet): Are they made in God's image? Did they have a relationship with God in the past? Do they speak and pray to God? Did they sin? Why would they need the ransom? Did God promise every life form everlasting life? Why would God go to such lengths to send his Son to be born as a man to ransom Adam's offspring? Why did God send him to the earth? Look up what our baptism symbolizes? Would these life forms need a fresh start? Why don't we leave these things to God? Why don't we use the time to strengthen our faith and grow to salvation? In the new system we will know all that is to be known.