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    Is Cod Liver Oil Truly Good for You?

    Funny! My eldest brother and I are taller than our parents and the other children. Got cod liver oil and shark oil regularly (with orange or lemon juice). If it's a fish, can't say which fish did it.
  2. The language is probably too violent to be of use to anyone. Maybe they are locked forever. Quoting 2 Timothy 2:24 while doing what it doesn't recommend? It is useless.
  3. Shows these dogs can communicate well with each other.
  4. Nipples and navels - we had a lot of discussion on that in the past. Are they trying to say God did not make Adam with nipples?
  5. Haven't seen any sisters in trousers either in the Kingdom Hall in my country. Saw sisters in elegant Punjabi dresses with trousers under them at an international convention in 2009 - not in my country. The country hosting the international convention has people of East Indian descent, so that is normal in that country.
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    Yeartexts of Jehovah's WItnesses

    Always remember the 1961 and 1967 Yeartexts for some reason. The yeartexts also help you to remember the scriptures where they are taken from.
  7. Haven't seen a sister in a mini skirt for a long time.
  8. I see that word "allowed" again. They seem to be all small children.
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    Why a great war is inevitable

    You too have to revisit the whole thing if you are interested in Daniel prophecy. See who is King of the south. The king of the north and the king of the south will engage in pushing which is on-going.
  10. It will be like nothing any human has ever experienced. So a lot of the planning will be futile. It will be not what we have that will save us, but what we are. (Matthew 24:21) for then there will be great tribulation such as has not occurred since the world’s beginning until now, no, nor will occur again. It will only end when God ends it, so people may be saved. (Matthew 24:22) In fact, unless those days were cut short, no flesh would be saved. People who God approves will be able to survive with God's help. (1 John 2:17) “The world is passing away . . . , but the one who does the will of God remains forever.”— (Zephaniah 2:3) Seek Jehovah, all you meek ones of the earth, Who observe his righteous decrees. Seek righteousness, seek meekness. Probably you will be concealed on the day of Jehovah’s anger. (2 Peter 3:10-16) But Jehovah’s day will come as a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar, but the elements being intensely hot will be dissolved, and earth and the works in it will be exposed. 11 Since all these things are to be dissolved in this way, consider what sort of people you ought to be in holy acts of conduct and deeds of godly devotion, 12 as you await and keep close in mind the presence of the day of Jehovah, through which the heavens will be destroyed in flames and the elements will melt in the intense heat! 13 But there are new heavens and a new earth that we are awaiting according to his promise, and in these righteousness is to dwell. 14 Therefore, beloved ones, since you are awaiting these things, do your utmost to be found finally by him spotless and unblemished and in peace. 15 Furthermore, consider the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote you according to the wisdom given him, ..." We should not complain about how long Armageddon is taking but as the apostle Paul said in the verse 15, we should use the time (he patience of our Lord) to gain God's approval (grow in love for Jehovah and Christ Jesus, do Jehovah's will as exemplified by Christ, be spotless from the world and be peaceful with our brothers).
  11. Question asked by Josue2. The early Christians cast lots to make decisions, after Pentecost they were assisted by the holy spirit. *** it-1 p. 129 Apostle *** At that particular time before Pentecost, however, there were men meeting these requirements, and two were put forth as suitable for replacing unfaithful Judas. Doubtless having in mind Proverbs 16:33, lots were cast, and Matthias was selected and was thereafter “reckoned along with the eleven apostles.” (Ac 1:23-26) (Proverbs 16:33) The lot is cast into the lap, But every decision by it is from Jehovah. After a lively discussion and a summary by James, the chairman, they came to this decision aided by holy spirit. (Acts 15:28, 29) For the holy spirit and we ourselves have favored adding no further burden to you except these necessary things: 29 to keep abstaining from things sacrificed to idols, from blood, from what is strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you carefully keep yourselves from these things, you will prosper. Good health to you!”
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    Meetings during the Circuit Overseer's visit

    Human nature. Was going on before you were born.
  13. So does the GB disfellowship itself when it understands better something it said in the past and changes it? For example, the superior authorities are Jehovah God and Christ Jesus, now it is the governmental authorities. They are brothers who understood what this meant before the GB. That is why all this inquisition should stop. People can believe what they wish to. They don't have to spread everything to cause disorder.
  14. Do Jehovah's Witnesses vote? This is correct They vote at Christian meetings and at their place of work when decision-making takes preference into consideration. Do Jehovah's Witnesses vote in political elections? Each one decides in accordance with his Bible-trained conscience. *** w99 11/1 pp. 28-29 Questions From Readers *** How do Jehovah’s Witnesses view voting? There are clear principles set out in the Bible that enable servants of God to take a proper view of this matter. However, there appears to be no principle against the practice of voting itself. For example, there is no reason why a board of directors should not take a vote in order to arrive at decisions affecting their corporation. Congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses often make decisions about meeting times and the use of congregation funds by voting with a show of hands. What, though, of voting in political elections? Of course, in some democratic lands, as many as 50 percent of the population do not turn out to vote on election day. As for Jehovah’s Witnesses, they do not interfere with the right of others to vote; neither do they in any way campaign against political elections. They respect and cooperate with the authorities who are duly elected in such elections. (Romans 13:1-7) As to whether they will personally vote for someone running in an election, each one of Jehovah’s Witnesses makes a decision based on his Bible-trained conscience and an understanding of his responsibility to God and to the State. (Matthew 22:21; 1 Peter 3:16) In making this personal decision, the Witnesses consider a number of factors. .... Bold text - mine The whole article is quoted in a comment above by Mr. Jack Ryan
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