Shiwiii

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  1. His purpose has nothing to do with what ANY group is doing. His purpose and will are His own. It is up to us to align with that will and progress. God does not delight in the sin He allows to continue in this world. He allows it, because He allows us free will. I agree that soon God will intervene, some are going to be completely surprised and caught off guard, some won't. There will be no excuse for following men instead of God. Men should not dictate our behavior towards others, if we agree with them or not, regardless if they align to what the gb or any organization tells them they should be doing. Our relationship with God is a personal one not a group collective. Do I think that the gb err in the policy of shunning and disfellowhip? Yep, it causes people to treat others harshly, when it is God who is to repay wrath for evil (Romans 12:19). But still to this day, people are conditioned to accept the policy of men to shun even their own family/mother/daughter/son/father/etc. for what? smoking? not toeing the company line? not agreeing with the gb? for rescuing the lost sheep from the pit on the Sabbath (blood transfusion when needed)? Think about that for a moment,
  2. So you are saying that he is happy with the way the wt handles child abuse? He is/was happy with those people who died from not having organ transplants? This has not and cannot be proven whom he has appointed for anything, yet. No where in the Bible does God speak out and establish a governing body to do anything. question: Answer:
  3. This strikes me as odd that one would have to even question such things. I mean, if your personal position does not align with the corporate stance, then I fully understand the question. If the question is raised out of curiosity because there is a need to find out what you are supposed to believe, because you forgot, then that is even more interesting.
  4. Phillip Morris? Cardinal Health? Rand Cam? What's good for the goose is good for the gander, right?
  5. I completely agree with you and your thinking, but is that what has been done thus far? I mean, to proclaim something as dogmatic then to reverse oneself over blood,blood fractions, the resurrection of Adan and Eve, when the "faithful and discreet slave" was appointed over whatnot. Can it really be tested? I mean, in the examples above, if you disagree with certain things the "infallible" gb says, what happens to you? Lets say you don't agree with their blood stance? You need it and take it, what happens to you? you didn't agree then and you don't now......I guess you are just not a jw, right? Disfellowshipped, shuned, etc. if you do not adhere to what the "slave" says, then you are an outsider.....even though they admit not being perfect in their interpretation of scripture. that's not testing.....that's tyranny.
  6. I quite agree with you that many are lead by such, however I do not think that was Tom's implication.
  7. by this logic, you must believe that the Catholic church, Islam, Hinduism and the Mormans are all also spirit directed?
  8. Matthew 1:21 " She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” How would Jesus save His people? Romans 6: 3 "Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? " Romans 6: 5 "For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. " Romans 6: 8 "Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.9 For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. 10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. 11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. " 1 Corinthians 15: 3 "For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures," Isaiah 53:5 " But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. " I would say that the Bible DOES attach great importance on the death and resurrection of Jesus.
  9. This link only has one comment after the presented position , to come here to discuss. To answer from both the archive link and this one, No, there is no Biblical reason not to celebrate Father's Day/ Mother's Day and the like. It is an unfounded requirement to obey the wt. However, the leaders of the wt are not inspired and regularly dispense errors in doctrine as admitted in Feb 2017 wt. So that leaves it up to the individual to either follow the commands of men, or God. God, in His holy word, does not condemn this practice from what I can find.
  10. This will be my last comment to you. Do you not see that people are getting tired of your dribble, the constant put downs and negativity? You bring NOTHING to the conversations you impose upon, only angst and hateful speech. You derail topics to puff yourself up, but it fails to do so, especially when your own support evidence destroy's your own position as referenced above. You can dismiss me and my comment however you wish, I just hope that you actually do take the time to reflect on your communication skills. You have dragged me into your world, where I too retaliate in kind, for the last time. Good day
  11. Allensmith: G1781 ἐντέλλομαι entellomai en-tel'-lom-ahee From G1722 and the base of G5056 ; to enjoin: - (give) {charge} (give) {command(-ments}) injoin. you are presenting a strawman argument with your added commentary of what your perceived emphasis should be. Also, this statement from you makes absolutely no sense: Conditional Sentences Conditional sentences are statements discussing known factors or hypothetical situations and their consequences. These sentences use conditional construction and verb forms, which is called the conditional mood. Complete conditional sentences contain a conditional clause and the consequence. As a refresher, a clause is a group of words with their own subject and verb. Consider the following sentence: The tricky part about constructing a conditional sentence is it involves many factors both in its form and meaning. Since there are various factors involved when writing conditional sentences, the rules can be explained in different ways. The properties of the entire conditional sentences are determined by the condition’s tense and degree of realness.
  12. then why is it even mentioned and considered in the baptismal questions? Why must one "agree" to that particular question at all?
  13. isnt that Jesus' actual words and command? why wouldn't you want to follow Jesus and what He said? why not? Does this limit our prayers to only this? No, but it does give us a starting point for those who are just learning. Again, why not, this was Jesus' words and command?
  14. nope, i wouldnt even do that. you are assuming you know "my kind" and you dont.