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Colin Browne

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  1. In South Africa we have similar vandalism. Trains in the gang ridden Western Cape are regularly torched. This is possibly leading toward the Great Tribulation. Luke 21:28
  2. Here's a very rare picture of brother CT Russel smiling.

    C.T. Russel smiling.jpg

  3. The person in black at the right side of my wife (Green bathing costume) who was about to be baptized, was himself a baptised brother who even endured two years of detention at military barracks in Pretoria during the early seventies. I was among those welcoming him back. On return to the congregation in Southern Wood East London, South Africa he did an about turn in a letter to the local Daily Dispatch newspaper apologising to the people he called on during his field ministry, for spreading false good news. He felt that the elders who refused to attend to the needs of people on the outside, or something to that nature. I wasn't present when that particular meeting. He became politically involved, often submitting letters to the Daily DIspatch.
  4. The wheels of Jehovah's chariot will never stop making speedy turns in all directions. Their appearance and structure looked as though a wheel were within a wheel.  When they moved, they could go in any of the four directions without turning as they went. Their rims were so high that they inspired awe, and the rims of all four were full of eyes all around.  Whenever the living creatures moved, the wheels would move along with them, and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels would also be lifted up.  They would go where the spirit inclined them to go, wherever the spirit went. The wheels would be lifted up together with them, for the spirit operating on the living creatures. Ezekiel 1: 1-18.
  5. Here are all the facts about the ancient habit of smoking: *** w14 6/1 What Is God’s View of Smoking? *** “You are slaves of the one you obey.” (Rom. 6:16) Can you really obey God if you are enslaved by tobacco addiction? “You must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole mind.” Matt. 22:37 Are you showing love and respect for God if you abuse your God-given body by indulging in a defiling habit? “You must love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matt. 22:39 Do you really love your neighbor and family if you expose them to the dangers of secondhand smoke? *** g86 1/8 p. 21 Is Smoking Really Wrong? *** Were addictive drugs and herbs common in Bible times? Yes, says Tobacco and Kentucky, citing “the evidence of prehistoric pipes excavated at…the Mediterranean Sea and inland in Asia Minor [used in smoking] …cannabis (marijuana) and other herbs.” In fact, adds the book, “fumigation with, or the inhalation of, the smoke of various substances has been a sacred, healing, or pleasurable practice…since time immemorial… As with cannabis and opium, so with tobacco.” ..................................
  6. If people are willing to talk to us, we should try to pass on a few Bible truths. For instance, we often ask them whether they know who God’s enemies are. If they say it’s wicked people, we tell them that Jesus came to call sinners. (Luke 5:30-32) Should they maintain interest, we tell them that the rulers of this world do not want to yield to God’s Kingdom, then read, Psalm 2 “Why are the nations agitated And the peoples muttering an empty thing? The kings of the earth take their stand And high officials gather together as one Against Jehovah and against his anointed one. They say: “Let us tear off their shackles And throw off their ropes!” The One enthroned in the heavens will laugh; Jehovah will scoff at them. At that time he will speak to them in his anger And terrify them in his burning anger, Saying: “I myself have installed my king On Zion, my holy mountain.” ............................. God's enemies.docx God's enemies.docx
  7. (1 Corinthians 5:12, 13) 12 "For what do I have to do with judging those outside? Do you not judge those inside,  while God judges those outside?. . . The kings of the earth will all be gathered at Armageddon.
  8. The past cannot be changed - only the future. “But the path of the righteous is like the bright morning light That grows brighter and brighter until full daylight. The way of the wicked is like the darkness; They do not know what makes them stumble.” (Prov. 4:18, 19)
  9. They never allowed smoking into the 1970's - that was when it was banned, and one could be disfellowshiped if known to smoke. I was in the Malvern congregation in Gauteng during 1956 and was among the smokers.
  10. "Why did God create mosquitoes" was a question once asked by a reader.

    I'm late because I've been battling to find that post.

    However, Monty Python's song "All things dull and ugly", a spoof on "All things bright and beautiful" is very funny.

     

     

    1. Colin Browne

      Colin Browne

      Here is a list of Bible words for those having a problem pronouncing certain words.

      Phonetic Bible Words Original.pdf

  11. Colin Browne

    E-Scooters

    E-bikes would be the ideal form of transport for the elderly if it were not that the greater number have lower balance control. An alternative could be a three-wheeler such as the 'Pedago Trike' which also has a back rest and a small boot at the rear. However, South Africa has no clear laws for the use of these machines. Seems they have to be registered and licensed. Ebikes.docx
  12. Many years ago, when it came to birds, an evolutionist reasoned the only answer is creation. Even God's angels were amazed, and shouted jofully. (Job 38:4-7) Watch the mating dance of the Great Argus:
  13. Hello our sister in Germany. I'm losing out at this website, because of not being familiar with what's going on. Is there a link where one can see the latest topics?
  14. The entire National Geographic August 2018 is about sleep. One third of us will experience diagnosable sleep disorder. Animals will sooner die from lack of sleep than hunger. An upset in a substance called beta-amyloid is closely related to Alzheimer's. About 60% of the residents at our frail care home are sufferers.

    1. The Librarian

      The Librarian

      Interesting. 

  15. That is something else that pains me. My beloved wife died in 2014 after hardly any tribulation. 60 years, 7 months and 8 days. See the memorial I made: Honey 2014 Field ministry.docx
  16. Being plagued during sleep by the memory of sins during early years. Knowing that these were forgiven does little to ease the pain. Happy is the person who is able to endure such pain.
  17. "And after that God saw that everything he had made, and look it was very good." Gen. 1:31. A Watchtower once said that the imperfection which came upon humanity after Adam sinned cannot be accurately explained. We must therefore assume that the female was created flawless before that. Transgender and all other imperfections have been our lot since.
  18. There will always be those who introduce fanciful styles. Most of us have noticed the latest, IE: Shaving all hair from 10cm above the ears downwards. IOW, similar to the topnotch canary.
  19. Beards WorldNewsMedia.docxBeards WorldNewsMedia.docxBeards WorldNewsMedia.docx
  20. Imagine those who once had beards but had to shave later. Now that it's allowed they again decide to have a beard. What will the public think when they open the door to a calling person and see what appears to be someone who apparently hasn't shaved for a few days. Especially when the person introduces himself as a Jehovah's Witness. The first one to have a beard.
  21. Sorry but my Windows 7 cannot download OpenOffice. The week had seven days since the beginning, but the names of the days were numbers. (Matt. 28:1) We can be sure that the current pagan names for the days will be done away with. (See attachment) WeekdaynamesPagan.docx

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