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  1. There is a revealing comment made on a recent organization’s video about trials JWs may face, that would test their faith and hope. The speaker referred to these times as “storms”, using the account of Peter walking toward Jesus on the water, and how he temporarily lost faith before taking hold of Jesus’ hand. (Matt 14:22-33) One example that he gave of someone’s ‘temporary, momentary weakness of faith’, was of a missionary couple who was sent home after many years in service. This was referred to as “adjustments that affect our privileges in service”. Apparently, this “privilege” to serv
  2. Oh dear. I would hope you would know me better than that by my comments. Our only leader is God's Word in Christ.
  3. I agree, there is no Bible that is accurate. But, since I believe the organization is a trap to capture the anointed with “empty philosophy” (Col 2:8; Rev 13:10; 12:13,15) I have come to realize just how insidious this predicted war against the anointed (“kings of the earth” Rev 1:5) in Christ is. (Rev 13:5-7) Satan wants the anointed destroyed, so the trap is a false sense of “peace and security” in the organization. (1 Thess 5:3) As we both know, the anointed have been trampled inside by a rulership over them. (2 Thess 2:3,4) Why? Because Satan will lose his kingdom once the last “living
  4. This is just my opinion, but any group of men who rely on dates to make predictions that consistently FAIL, and who downplay the role of the anointed and Jesus Christ, cannot be trusted to produce a Bible. The “man of lawlessness” “sits”/rules over the Temple/dwelling of God…now. (2 Thess 2:3,4) This is the elder body, whose role cannot be challenged. Devoted JWs will not realize it until it is too late, since their eyes are set on the world’s stage and not what lies in front of them. They believe they have spiritual “peace and security”. (1 Thess 5:3; 2 Thess 2:9-12) It is a demonic pla
  5. Interesting. They have created a condition where they believe the "world" of 2 Tim 3:1-5 includes everyone else on the outside. The disciples of Christ left the "world" of their own people to follow him. It seems clear that these scriptures were being applied to those they had left behind. Sounds familiar, doesn't it. Just today, I was comparing the GB and their living conditions and status, to what Paul wrote in 1 Cor. 4:9-13: "For it seems to me that God has put us apostles on display at the end of the procession, like those condemned to die in the arena. We have been made
  6. “In Jewish thought, a name is not merely an arbitrary designation, a random combination of sounds. The name conveys the nature and essence of the thing named. It represents the history and reputation of the being named. This is not as strange or unfamiliar a concept as it may seem at first glance. In English, we often refer to a person's reputation as his "good name." When a company is sold, one thing that may be sold is the company's "good will," that is, the right to use the company's name. The Hebrew concept of a name is very similar to these ideas. An example of this usage occurs
  7. 😯 What a frightening, sobering ,yet truthful statement.
  8. And Jesus Christ's teachings, prove it.
  9. Oh, the dichotomy of it all. Satan promised, "The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. 6 And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to.” Luke 4:5-7 Jesus: “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” John 15:7 "Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And
  10. I'm not sure if you are referring to my comment: I do know that the remnant of anointed that is found faithful, is small.
      Hello guest!
    The "Branch" in Zech 3:8 is defined in John 15:1-8 The scriptures seem to reveal that the “banner” is a dual symbol of the exalted being brought low, and the hu
  11. It really is a struggle to keep power over others. The whole concept of Christ's "rule" is alien to men like the GB. They think in worldly terms' saying they follow Jesus Christ, yet obviously they exalt and follow their own teachings. Teachings which should show JWs and their leaders, how embarrassingly worthless they are, when proven to be false - when the words of Christ contradict those of their leaders. “For from the least of them to the greatest, all are greedy for gain; from prophet to priest, all practice deceit. 14They dress the wound of My people
  12. They state they were appointed as the “faithful and discreet slave”. A question frequently asked, since they are not inspired, how did they receive this message from God, to know they should appoint themselves in this position? Use some logical reasoning; they compare themselves to not only the apostles but even Moses – all inspired men, prophets and teachers chosen personally by God and Jesus Christ. It takes total arrogance to make the assumption that God chose them to lead 8 million people, without inspiration from the Holy Spirit. It takes total blindness for these people to believ
  13. I've been thinking a long while about you've wrote. I think the answer is in Stephens testimony in Acts 7, given before the Jews. Firstly, he related the account of Joseph: “Because the patriarchs were jealous of Joseph, they sold him as a slave into Egypt. But God was with him 10 and rescued him from all his troubles. He gave Joseph wisdom and enabled him to gain the goodwill of Pharaoh king of Egypt. So Pharaoh made him ruler over Egypt and all his palace. 11 “Then a famine struck all Egypt and Canaan, bringing great suffering, and our ancestors could not find food. 12 When Jacob
  14. This is a very short 3 1/2 minute video. No speech is given, just written reasoning using the organization's own quotes. Besides what the video presents, please consider this: "And just as a child seeks his parents' protection when a storm rages, we seek protection in Jehovah's organization" (w11 4/15 pp. 3-5) "We should also cling tightly to ‘our rock,’ Jehovah, as well as to his organization." (w06/2/1 pg. 32) "There is no one like You among the gods, O Lord, Nor are there any works like Yours." Ps 86:8 "There is no one holy like the Lord, Indee
  15. Yes, and it is one of many "idols"/temples encompassed within the main idol - the "mountainlike organization". (Rev 13:4) “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 22 You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spir
  16. If this was true, then the scriptures I gave you held no meaning before the WT came along. The "courtyard" had never been established on earth before Russell was "inspired" to teach that the great pyramid was God's testimony in stone. It was never established before Rutherford taught that 1925 was the date of Armageddon. You have just attributed to the lies your past leaders kindled.
  17. I am so sorry for your blindness. God's House is spiritual, not the literal earth. 1 Pet 2:5 - "you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ." Eph 2:20-22 - "built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit." Ps
  18. It is important for YOU and all JWs to know who the anointed are AMONG YOU, and their role under Christ. THEY comprise the Temple, dwelling of God. (1 Cor 3:16,17) Yet the organization no longer acknowledges this. The organization has become the "temple" for JWs. (Rev 13:4,5-7) This is blasphemy.
  19. Arauna, I really don't care if you think I'm anointed or not. I am here to defend the Word of God and Jesus Christ. I gave you quotes from your "prominent", assumed anointed ones, that contradict scriptures about God's priesthood and their role. (Mal 2:7; 1 Pet 2:5,9,10) We all make our choice; whether we will believe God's Word, or we will believe the opinion of men who have modified and changed the meaning of scripture, to support an earthly organization. (Joel 3:1,2,14-16)
  20. "Modestly, anointed ones acknowledge that they do not necessarily have more holy spirit than those with an earthly hope."es17 pp. 57-67 According to the scriptures, and not according to the above opinion, who should be teaching the congregations? Your elders not anointed, or the anointed ones as a Body under Jesus Christ? Who's laws do JWs prefer to follow?
  21. I don't have an army of elders to "direct" as your GB does. (Rev 13:11,12) And, I am no longer drunk on this false prophet/Harlot's wine, as JWs are; who choose the organization over serving God "whole souled". Rev 18:4-8 "They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen." Rom 1:25 This is the "beating" the anointed under the GB rule and elder rule, must accept: "Anointed Christians do not feel that they should spend time only with other anointed ones, as if they were members of a club
  22. 1 Pet 2:5,9; 1 Cor 3:16,17; Eph 2:20-22 - The anointed priesthood and Temple/House of God “Representing the royal priesthood are appointed elders, who serve in positions of responsibility in congregations of Jehovah’s people around the earth. These men deserve our respect and wholehearted support, whether they are of the anointed or not. Why? Because, through his holy spirit, Jehovah has appointed the older men to their positions.” w02 8/1 p. 13-14 Are God’s laws contradictive? "Appoint Aaron and his sons to serve as priests; anyone else who approaches the sanctuary is to be put
  23. They have caused division in the congregations. Matt 24:48- "But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ 49 and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. 50 The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. 51 He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
  24. Such a (faithful and discreet) slave is appointed by Christ, to provide spiritual provisions (Matt 24:45; 7:17,19; John 15:8). Yet Jesus asks us to contemplate... "Who really is?" It would obviously not be the ones touting the claim... (and enforcing it with persecution by an army of Gentile "elders" - Zech 4:6,14; Jer 17:5; Luke 12:45; Rev 9:3; 13:15( ...but rather, the ones really providing the proper food (scriptural truth) at the proper time (alert and awake as to the hour of need); though not laying claim to such a distinction (John 7:18).
  25. What sin has the man committed that requires a change of heart? Is it for leaving the organization? That is not found as a sin in the Bible. God is not an organization, and an organization is not Almighty God. Why do JWs compare God to a man made corporation? Are you counting God as equal to the organization? This is idolatry. Isa 46: 5 Now, that is a grave sin. The disgusting thing stands in the Temple of God, where it doesn't belong. (Mark 13:14; 2 Thess 2:3,4; Rev 11:1,2) Who rules over the anointed "living stones"/Temple of God? (1 Pet 2:5,9; 1 Cor 3:16,17) The abomina
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