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    Anna reacted to Isabella in Jehovah’s Witnesses to distribute special issue of Watchtower magazine online, via mail   
    T. THOMAS — Residents will soon be able to access the Watchtower magazine with a few keystrokes on the Jehovah’s Witnesses website.
    That’s because the a special edition of the magazine entitled “What is God’s Kingdom” will be distributed in both print and electronic format as part of a global campaign that kicks off Sunday and throughout the month of November.
    “The answer to that question has captivated the attention of people from many different faiths for centuries,” and Jehovah’s Witnesses will distribute the magazine to the general public, business owners, local and national government officials as well as court officials, according to Javier De La Rosa, a local spokesperson for Jehovah’s Witnesses.
    The printed editions will be mailed out, he said.
    “Due to COVID-19 we’re respecting both members and the households by mailing the printed edition and not going door to door,” De La Rosa said. “We will make efforts to reach out to business and government officials so that it can be mailed to them.”
    An electronic copy in over 300 languages will be available on the website at jw.org under the link Library/Magazines.

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    Anna reacted to TrueTomHarley in Thought for the day- walking in the name of Jehovah   
    Ahem
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    Anna got a reaction from JW Insider in Thought for the day- walking in the name of Jehovah   
    Do you think it's possible for someone who is not yet aware of the importance of God's name, to feel they have relationship with him?
    I know my grandpa loved God, and talked to him as if he was a friend. But he never had the opportunity to realise the importance of using God's name.
    What about those through the centuries, who may have been anointed, but may have only vaguely been aware of God's name, and in some cases not even known it.
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    Anna reacted to JW Insider in Water has been definitively found on the Moon, Nasa has said   
    OH!
    Some of what looks like water is actually "OH" not H2O, and this hydroxyl can be a real "OH-OH."
    The link you gave mentioned:
    But it was unclear whether that hydrogen was in the form of hydroxyl – the chemical that makes up drain cleaners – or in the form of H2O, or water.
    The NIH.gov site cites a biochemical journal about hydrogen peroxide (HOOH), which adds this:
    . . . to generate hydroxyl radicals (OH.) from H2O2 has been investigated . . .
    And all this, of course, was presented, just as a setup for the old H2O2 joke:

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    Anna reacted to TrueTomHarley in Water has been definitively found on the Moon, Nasa has said   
    Angel on the right shoulder: “Don’t say it, TrueTom. Just don’t. Everyone has heard it a million times. Haven’t you embarrassed yourself enough?”
    Devil on the left shoulder: “Go for it, TrueTom. They’ll fall over themselves laughing and they’ll think you SO witty. Think of the great NAME you’ll be making for yourself!”
    Yes, but so far no one has answered the question: “What is H2O 4?”
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    Anna reacted to JW Insider in Scrabble Game Test   
    That's what was supposed to attract the cheaters...
    I'll fix it...😊
     
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    Anna reacted to JW Insider in Scrabble Game Test   
    Not bored. But I might be giving myself a diversion just to avoid responding. I tend to muddy the waters sometimes. Of course, I know there are probably a lot of people who want to discuss 1914 and China, maybe both under the same topic heading. 😁
    I'll wait for the upcoming Neutrality talk before I say anything more on politics, though.
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    Anna reacted to JW Insider in Scrabble Game Test   
    My edit buttons include B I U S, and the S is the strikethrough. But you don't need it. I think it's better to just erase the used tiles. Seems easier. For example, let's say I responded to QUETZAL with BANJAXED (I never knew that word before today; cheating is encouraged!). I merely erased the used letters. The problem is that it is harder to see if a mistake was made in the erasing.
    0 Points - Blank tile.
    1 Point - A, E, I, L, N, O, R, S, T and U.
    2 Points - D and G.
    3 Points - B, C, M and P.
    4 Points - F, H, V, W and Y.
    5 Points - K.
    8 Points - J and X.
    10 Points - Q and Z.
    The color-codes here are
    Triple Word Triple Letter Double Word Double Letter
                                    Player 1   Player 2                                   QUETZAL 120 BANJAXED 91                                                         B                                       A                                       N                                       J                             Q U E T Z A L                                     X                                       E                                       D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     A A A A A A A                         B C C   D D D                             E E E E E E E E E E                 F F G G G H H                           I I I I I I I I I   K                     L L L M M   N N N N N                 P P   R R R R R R                       S S S S   T T T T T                       U U U V V W W   Y Y                   [ ] [ ] O O O O O O O O                                                           Sorry, I added the O's on the last line (after the two [blanks] instead of after the N's.
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    Anna reacted to JW Insider in Scrabble Game Test   
    Which calls for ZODIACAL. Hey this is so fun, I might just play this one out myself.
    21x3=63, plus OX (9), plus DE (3), plus ID (3) = 78 plus 50 point bonus.
                                    Player 1   Player 2                                   QUETZAL 120 BANJAXED 91                                 FRESHLY 140 ZODIACAL 128                 B                                       A   F                                   N   R                                   J   E                         Q U E T Z A L S                                 O X   H                                 D E   L                                 I D   Y                                 A                                       C                                       A                                       L                                                                           A A A A A                         B   C     D D                               E E E E E E E E E                   F G G G   H                             I I I I I I I I   K         TOTALS 260   219         L M M   N N N N N                 P P     R R R R R                         S S S   T T T T T                       U U U V V W W     Y                   [ ] [ ]   O O O O O O O                                                            
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    Anna got a reaction from 4Jah2me in Non-JW's Will Also Live in Paradise   
    I would be inclined to agree with Thinking..
    Br. Jackson was in a rather precarious position. He had to be very careful and diplomatic in order not to make us appear presumptuous and haughty. As a result, there has been some confusion on the part of some Witnesses wondering what he meant, because they had always been led to believe that the GB is the only chanel God is using.
    So what did Br. Jackson mean?
    (that is a rhetorical question, as it's off topic here)
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    Anna got a reaction from 4Jah2me in Non-JW's Will Also Live in Paradise   
    Emma, this article does not really address the issue I raised. This is more for people who know what they are supposed to do, but are looking for loopholes to God's arrangement for salvation. This is not the issue here.
    The article states that: "We are aware that many hypothetical or “What if . . .” cases can be raised, cases that seem to involve extenuating circumstances. What point, though, is there in speculating on these? Jesus’ illustration of the “sheep” and “goats” makes it plain that a time will come when the division between the “sheep” and the “goats” will be clear and final".
    But that's not the issue here either. We are not asking about Jesus judging who is a sheep and who is a goat, but whether the criterion for being one or the other is baptism (washing their robes in the blood of the lamb). In other words, we know that not everyone who is baptised will be judged as a sheep, so is it possible that someone, or should I say millions, might be judged as sheep despite not being baptised and not knowing Jesus, for the simple reason because they never got the chance?
    It's not even a case of speculating about many hypothetical "what ifs", or extenuating circumstances, but it is literally a case of billions simply not getting the opportunity.
    If we are going to be realistic, then we know that there are going to be billions of people who won't get a choice before Armageddon comes.
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    Anna got a reaction from 4Jah2me in Non-JW's Will Also Live in Paradise   
    That is true of course. But it begs the question, will absolutely everyone on earth at the time of the great tribulation be at exactly the same stage in their life, all having been given the chance to wash their robes in the blood of the lamb? Think of the billions, (not millions), of people in places like India and China. Think of the slums of India for example. Not only are those people steeped in false religion, worshipping thousands of different gods, but most of them don't know what a Bible is, and maybe have not even heard of Jesus. They have no internet, no running water, and hardly any education. In order to reach those people with the good news, for them to be able to actually make that decision to wash their robes in the blood of the lamb, you can imagine is a near impossible task, and one that would require years and years. It took us over a 100 years to get to where we are now.
    Then there are those whose intellectual capacity prevents them from being able to chose to wash their robes in the blood of the lamb.
    Then there are those who are in the process of deciding to wash their robes in the blood of the lamb, but haven't reached that point in their Bible study to be able to make a dedication.
    There will always be people at different stages in life, through no fault of their own, who were not able to wash their robes in time for the great tribulation. We always say, if Armageddon would have come (insert years) ago, we may not have been in the truth yet. But that will always be the case, logically, not everyone will be in the same state simultaneously.
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    Anna got a reaction from 4Jah2me in "PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO THANK JEHOVAH", FOR USDA FOOD BOXES   
    Excellent topic. But can I suggest, if you want to start another discussion, for example on the above subject, then go to the top of the page, and depending on what device you are using, click on "new topic" (on the computer) or the "plus sign" (on Android phones) and start a new topic that way. If people follow you (I do) they will see it. Or, you can search relevant words, and see if there is a topic already on this subject and then add your comment to it. This will resurrect the thread again and people will respond to what you post. And, if you want to direct those who have been commenting on this topic here, you can insert the link here to the topic there. 👍
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    Anna got a reaction from 4Jah2me in "PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO THANK JEHOVAH", FOR USDA FOOD BOXES   
    Emma, there aren't many people on this forum that actually comment or even read anything. It's just a handful. There are two sides, the ex-JWs, and the JWs like Tom, JWI, me and a few others. This is not a forum where interested ones (people who want Bible studies) hang out. The JWs who are here have their various reasons for being here.
    For me, it's good training ground. I get to learn about various controversial topics that are not really discussed anywhere else except maybe on apostate sites. This is not an apostate site, but some with controversial ideas are allowed to comment here, and this makes for interesting discussions....sometimes. In any case, it helps me to sharpen my faith. That's just how I feel about it. Tom and the others have their own reasons too, and may be different from mine.
    So if you are looking to find someone who has genuine questions, well, as far as I know, there are non here at the moment. But, whoever ventures here can follow the conversations and comments, and see how we, the JWs respond to them. And they can make their mind up about what makes sense. So in a way you are giving a "witness" of some sort by commenting....
     
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    Anna reacted to Emma Rose in Thought for the day- walking in the name of Jehovah   
    Jehovah will have His message preached to the extent He has foretold, there may be ways that reach those that have yet to hear, that we are unaware of.  Who would have thought, as recently as last year, that we'd be carrying out that preaching work using electronic means.
    It is not outside of the realms of possibility to consider Jehovah able to 'know' how a person 'would' react had they heard the good news.  That's not what I'm saying will happen, I'm simply saying all things are possible with God, and some of those things may fall within the following scripture:  Isaiah 55:9 - "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So my ways are higher than your ways And my thoughts than your thoughts"
    That is what faith and knowing Jehovah results in, absolute conviction that what He has said He will do, His way.
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    Anna reacted to TrueTomHarley in Non-JW's Will Also Live in Paradise   
    I think most have some sense that not everything dovetails, and they dismiss it with: “Is not the judge of the entire earth going to do what is right?’
    If the circuit of Israel will not be covered before the end comes, plainly some will not be covered as thoroughly as we would like. Maybe there is a thought that God will prove a “soft touch” at the very end, observing, like he did to Jonah, that “ought I not feel sorry for these dumb animals, who don’t know their right from their left?” Maybe persons like you speak of will go down in the End crossfire and promptly rise in the resurrection.
    Why doesn’t the org say this? They’re not authorized. ‘One faith, one Lord, one baptism’ is the line they must stick to. Besides, start speculating on how God will cover all bases anyway, and how can it not be a disincentive to preach, as Christians are supposed to be doing?
     
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    Anna got a reaction from ComfortMyPeople in Thought for the day- walking in the name of Jehovah   
    Do you think it's possible for someone who is not yet aware of the importance of God's name, to feel they have relationship with him?
    I know my grandpa loved God, and talked to him as if he was a friend. But he never had the opportunity to realise the importance of using God's name.
    What about those through the centuries, who may have been anointed, but may have only vaguely been aware of God's name, and in some cases not even known it.
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    Anna got a reaction from Thinking in Thought for the day- walking in the name of Jehovah   
    Do you think it's possible for someone who is not yet aware of the importance of God's name, to feel they have relationship with him?
    I know my grandpa loved God, and talked to him as if he was a friend. But he never had the opportunity to realise the importance of using God's name.
    What about those through the centuries, who may have been anointed, but may have only vaguely been aware of God's name, and in some cases not even known it.
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    Anna got a reaction from Thinking in Non-JW's Will Also Live in Paradise   
    I would be inclined to agree with Thinking..
    Br. Jackson was in a rather precarious position. He had to be very careful and diplomatic in order not to make us appear presumptuous and haughty. As a result, there has been some confusion on the part of some Witnesses wondering what he meant, because they had always been led to believe that the GB is the only chanel God is using.
    So what did Br. Jackson mean?
    (that is a rhetorical question, as it's off topic here)
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    Anna got a reaction from Thinking in Non-JW's Will Also Live in Paradise   
    We will just have to wait and see 😃
    One thing is sure, whatever Jehovah does, we can trust will be just and loving.
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    Anna reacted to Thinking in Non-JW's Will Also Live in Paradise   
    I sort of like Russell’s thoughts on it...not sure if it’s wrong or not...but he explained exactly as to the point you have made...that many won’t ever here the preaching work...for what ever reason this Is ...they will not experience the second and final death at Armageddon....but just the first death...thus pay the price of sin....they will then be resurrected back IN to a new world and be given an opportunity to learn what they never did in the old world...they may or may not listen to it...then they will pay the price of the second death.
    Many will definitely experience the second death at Armageddon because of their willful ignorance,,,(the false prophet and the beast) ...maybye more...??????
    Rutherford changed that understanding,,,as he did with the Joel and the locust...we have reverted back to a number of teachings or understanding of Russell.....this may be one of them...hopefully 
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    Anna reacted to Emma Rose in Bishops warn Boris Johnson against worsening the north-south divide over Covid-19   
    Am I glad I carried out those on my bucket list in London mid 2018, just in time. 
     
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    Anna reacted to Emma Rose in Thought for the day- walking in the name of Jehovah   
    Exodus 9:16 But for this very reason I have kept you in existence: to show you my power and to have my name declared in all the earth.
    It's quite possible that the Jews were concerned about non-Jews misusing Jehovah's name and so tried to keep it under wraps.  As we can see from the scripture noted above, Jehovah is going to make His name known in all the earth.  Isaiah 64:2 As when a fire ignites the brushwood, and the fire makes the water boil, Then your name would be known to your adversaries, And the nations would tremble before you!
    Clearly, Jehovah's name would be known throughout the earth.
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    Anna reacted to TrueTomHarley in "PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO THANK JEHOVAH", FOR USDA FOOD BOXES   
    In a previous incarnation, Cesar told me: “You keep out of my way and I’ll keep out of yours.”
    That works well enough. Look—it’s the internet, not the congregation. There’s only so much one can do in coming together. You can’t even be sure that people are who they say they are.  It is enough that he settles on the side that is right, even if he does take a flamethrower to not just enemies, but even ones who would call themselves allies, though less rigid.
    And as long as I’m at it, how about this one on Why Jehovah’s Witnesses do not respond to accusations:

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Don’t misunderstand. This is not a reproof to anyone. Or if it is, it is mostly to me. Probably I should mull over it more. But as Anna said, each one has his/her own specific reason for being here. It is safe to say that NO Witness here is typical, excepting only those who come, stick their toe in the water, make a comment or two, and then disappear, never to be seen again.
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    Anna reacted to Emma Rose in Thought for the day- walking in the name of Jehovah   
    Psalm 83:18 "May people know that you, whose name is Jehovah, you alone are the Most High over all the earth"
    The online King James Bible has retained the name Jehovah in this verse.  
    The name Jehovah is represented by four Hebrew consonants known as the Tetragrammaton.
    Jehovah means "He causes to become"
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