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    derek1956 reacted to The Librarian in If You Can't Run With Men How Can You Run With Horses?   
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    derek1956 reacted to The Librarian in Birds visit the kingdom hall of jehovah's witnesses   
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    derek1956 reacted to Matthew9969 in Merry Christmas   
    Merry Christmas everyone, I will be worshipping the Almighty God and His son tomorrow as I do everyday. And I will be so glad it's over cause I can't stand Christmas music.
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    derek1956 reacted to JJJ-AUSTRALIA in “Dad I’m not in any rush. Jesus was 29 when he got baptized”   
    Well the older the kid gets the harder to get that kid to be baptized.  No underage should get baptized as the price of changing their mind later is too high. 
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    derek1956 reacted to Arauna in “Dad I’m not in any rush. Jesus was 29 when he got baptized”   
    Since girls can now get married at age of nine or ten I guess these views will soon change.  Why am I making this statement?  Because society changes and the age of a man (when he is viewed as mature enough for highly important decisions by free will) ) or when a woman  is viewed as mature is constantly changing. ....  our current circumstances are in the process of changing. 
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    derek1956 reacted to JJJ-AUSTRALIA in “Dad I’m not in any rush. Jesus was 29 when he got baptized”   
    It means he got a mule at 31 😆😆😆
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    derek1956 reacted to Matthew9969 in “Dad I’m not in any rush. Jesus was 29 when he got baptized”   
    Does that mean Jesus got his drivers license when he was 31?
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    derek1956 reacted to 4Jah2me in Jehovah's Witnesses Cosplay   
    Which reminds me of JW 'parties' here in the UK. I know of such parties where Elders dress up in costumes.
    One such Elder who's name is Andy, dresses up as Andy Pandy. Others dress us as the Incredible Hulk, Batman etc.
    No part of the world of course   I do wonder what Jesus thinks as he looks down on them.  
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    derek1956 reacted to 4Jah2me in "Love Never Shuns"   
    Yes how wonderful JW's are when a D'fed person walks into the KH. Everyone stares at the D'fed.  'Oh look a D'fed, lets not talk to them, not encourage them to be here, but just look down on them'. 
    Wow, and Jesus said Love was most important.  When Jesus was on the cross/stake, he said, "Father forgive them for they know not what they do"... But JW's are not even allowed to talk to a D'fed person, not even in the KH. 
    BUT, when it's announced from the platform that the Elders have reinstated the D'fed, then wow, magic, the barrier is lifted, JW's can go and hug the D'fed.  Hypocrisy and rules of men at it's greatest. 
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    derek1956 reacted to 4Jah2me in Is JW.org openly inviting dissent?   
    Persecuted Jesus to the point of death. And, some would say, the GB persecute the Anointed by saying that the rest of the Anointed are not the F&DS  and by telling them not to contact each other, even though they are ONE BODY with Christ as head.. 
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    derek1956 reacted to 4Jah2me in Is JW.org openly inviting dissent?   
    It's quite funny in KH's Watchtower studies. People answer like puppets. No one is allowed to ask any questions, just answer from the paragraph. And even funnier when parents tell answers to young children. It's so obvious that the children don't know what they are talking about, but parents try to make the kids look knowledgeable..  
    You think the GB would dare to let real people ask questions ?  I think not. It would all be pre-planned script. 
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    derek1956 reacted to The Librarian in Jehovah's Witnesses Singing for Victory over the World Around Us. Will you join us?   
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    derek1956 reacted to Melinda Mills in PRAY - EVEN IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY!   
    God hears prayers of all those righteously disposed.

    (Acts 10:30-33) Then Cornelius said: “Four days ago counting from this hour, I was praying in my house at the ninth hour; just then a man in bright clothing stood in front of me 31 and said: ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been favorably heard, and your gifts of mercy have been remembered before God. 32 Therefore, send to Jopʹpa and call for Simon who is called Peter. This man is a guest in the house of Simon, a tanner, by the sea.’ 33 I then sent for you at once, and you were kind enough to come here. So now we are all present before God to hear all the things you have been commanded by Jehovah to say.”

    (1 John 3:19-22) By this we will know that we originate with the truth, and we will assure our hearts before him 20 regarding whatever our hearts may condemn us in, because God is greater than our hearts and knows all things. 21 Beloved ones, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have freeness of speech toward God; 22 and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we are observing his commandments and doing what is pleasing in his eyes.
    (Psalm 65:2) 2 O Hearer of prayer, to you people of all sorts will come.
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    derek1956 reacted to The Librarian in PRAY - EVEN IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY!   
    A little shepherd boy was watching his sheep one Sunday morning. As he heard the bells ringing the faithful to church, he watched the people walking along the lane next to the pasture. He began to think that he, too, would like to communicate with God. "But what can I say?" he thought. He had never learned a prayer. 

    So on bended knee, he began to recite the alphabet - A, B, C, D, and so on to Z, repeating his "prayer" several times.

    A man passing by heard the boy's voice, and stopping to look through the bushes, saw the child kneeling with folded hands and closed eyes, saying, "J, K, L, M, ..."

    He interrupted the boy, asking, "What are you doing, my little friend?" The boy replied, "I was praying, sir."

    Surprised, the man said, "But why are you reciting the alphabet?"

    The child explained, "I don't know any prayers, sir. But I want God to take care of me and help me to care for the sheep. So, I thought if I said all I knew, He could put the letters together and spell all that I want to say and should say."

    The man smiled and said, "Bless your heart. You're right - God will!"

    Remember that Jesus told us to have faith like a child. When you go to God in prayer, don't worry if you don't know what to say. He can put your thoughts and feelings together and send you the answer you need, even when you don't know what you need.

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    derek1956 reacted to David Normand in Always Remember the P.A,S.S.W.O.R.D.   
    Very nice. I like that. Acronyms are much easier to remember.
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    derek1956 reacted to Bible Speaks in Always Remember the P.A,S.S.W.O.R.D.   
    P - Prayer (Matt.6:9,10)   (Prov.27:11)
    A - Association (Rom.1:11,12) (Hebrews 10:24,25)
    S - Study (personal) (Prov.2:1-5)
    S - Service (Field Ministry) (Matt.28:19,20)
    W - Word (Read the Bible Daily)  (Ps.1:1-5.)
    O - Organization ( Deut.4:6)
    R - Reminders (Ps. 119:46,52)
    D - Directions (Ps.119:105) Discipline (Prov.6;23)

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    derek1956 reacted to Witness in ARE JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES IDOLATERS?   
    Ps 119:30 – “The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.”
    Dear JWs,
    Can an idol hear the words of God?  Idolatry is sourced in the spirit of the world, where Satan wields his authority. 1 John 5:19  An idol cannot speak the words of God, aiding others to reach the light of understanding and truth.   John 17:17 
    An idol has no compassion toward those in need, extending its hand to comfort the afflicted and those suffering in sorrow; fully able to sense their needs.   It cannot comprehend the examples of love and compassion we have in Christ.  Matt 11:28-30   
    If an idol is unable to hear and speak the Word of God in Christ, then surely we know it can never walk in the path of Christ, or shine the light of truth when under the power of the wicked one.    1 Sam 12:21; Ps 119:1-5
    Can an earthly fabrication, run by men, EVER bring salvation to ANYONE who joins it?  And what if it does purport to be the way to salvation; can those who represent it, hear, speak, and walk in the Word of God and the path of Christ?  No.  It would be an act of rebellion to assign salvation to anything other than the name that scripture declares as our salvation. Its leaders would be false teachers, appearing as “ministers of light”, “holding to a form of godliness, although having denied its power”.   Ps 18:2; Acts 4:12; 2 Cor 11:13-15; 2 Tim 3:5   
     Yes, idolatry IS an act of rebellion against God.  Ezek 20:8;Ps 78:58  
    How do you feel about the following proclamation by your leaders, JWs?
    Watchtower 1981/11/15:  “come to Jehovah’s ORGANIZATION for SALVATION”   pg 16-21 par 18
    “There are those who rebel against the light, who do not know its ways or stay in its paths.” Job 24:13
    If we take another fork in the Watchtower’s twisted road to “salvation”, what do your leaders say?
    Watchtower 90/11/1 p. 26 – “We cannot take part in any modern version of idolatry – be it worshipful gestures toward an IMAGE OR SYMBOL or the imputing of SALVATION to a PERSON or an ORGANIZATION. 
    Please, think about this the next time you view an exJW as an “apostate”.  Do you know that the most threatening “apostates” to the organization are those who have turned fully to God and Christ?  Why?  They do not hide their “lamp” under a basket, but speak the Word of God boldly for all of you to hear.  The Word of God is truth, which exposes the Watchtower’s idolatrous identity.  Luke 11:33; Rev 11:1-3; 13:1,5,11,14-17  
    There is no need to return to “Jehovah’s organization”, since it is, according to the above Watchtower quote, an IDOL.  Those who desire to walk in the light of Christ, seek out the pure words of God, untainted by men, their decrees and twisted reasoning.  They have come to know that the Father does not stand on equal ground with an organization, but He alone is our Rock and our fortress.  Isa 46:5; 42:8; 2:7-10  
    They have found the true God. They have returned to pure worship. Isa 57:13; Ps 24:3,4
    Watchtower 1953/3/1 p. 143:  “Ask yourself now, Did Christ Jesus, who set our example and told us to follow his example to gain life, join any church ORGANIZATION in his day?  No.  GOD DOES NOT REQUIRE US TO DO THAT; but he requires us to worship him…  We have the Bible to show us the right way.  CERTAINLY IT IS NOT NECESSARY FOR A PERSON TO BECOME A MEMBER OF A CHURCH TO GAIN EVERLASTING LIFE.”
    Who then, is the apostate?  One who stays clear of worldly organizations and worships in “spirit and truth”, or is it you, and your leaders who have rebelled against God by glorifying “Jehovah’s organization”?    Please, reject the Watchtower Idol, JWs.  As with all idols, this one is destined to topple soon.  John 4:23,24  
    Psalm 115:
    Not to us, YHVH, not to us,
    but to Your name give glory
    because of Your faithful love, because of Your truth.
    2 Why should the nations say,
    “Where is their God?” 
    3 Our God is in heaven
    and does whatever He pleases.
    4 Their idols are silver and gold,
    made by human hands.
    5 They have mouths but cannot speak,
    eyes, but cannot see.
    6 They have ears but cannot hear,
    noses, but cannot smell.
    7 They have hands but cannot feel,
    feet, but cannot walk.
    They cannot make a sound with their throats.

    8 Those who make them are just like them,
    as are all who trust in them.
    9 House of Israel, trust in YHVH!
    He is their help and shield.

    10 House of Aaron, trust in YHVH!
    He is their help and shield.

    11 You who fear the Lord, trust in YHVH!
    He is their help and shield.

    12 The Lord remembers us and will bless us.
    He will bless the house of Israel;
    he will bless the house of Aaron;
    13 he will bless those who fear the Lord—
    small and great alike.
    14 May the Lord add to your numbers,
    both yours and your children’s.
    15 May you be blessed by the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.
    16 The heavens are the Lord’s heavens
    but the earth he has given to the children of men.

    17 It is not the dead who praise the Lord,
    nor any of those descending into the silence of death.
    18 But we will bless the Lord,
    both now and forever.
    Praise the Lord!
    Pearl Doxsey 
        "Can the Watchtower Crumble?"
        "Who is the False Prophet that Gives Breath to the Image of the Beast?"

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    derek1956 reacted to Matthew9969 in ARE JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES IDOLATERS?   
    Yes they are idolaters based on their belief that if you leave a group of men, aka the governing body, you are leaving Jehovah.
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    derek1956 reacted to Witness in ARE JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES IDOLATERS?   
    “I have told you these things to keep you from stumbling. 2 They will ban you from the synagogues. In fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering service to God.  John 16:1,2
    "Ban" - disfellowshipping/shunning
    "kill" - disfelloshipping/shunning
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    derek1956 reacted to Witness in DOES GOD HAVE AN ORGANIZATION?   
    Is a Body organized? How could it continue to function, if it were not? Do not our eyes work along with our hands?... Our heart beating, work in harmony with our breathing so that oxygen reaches all our cells... our kidneys cleaning our blood and our digestion to feed our whole body? Yes, God does work through an organized Body, and has done so since it's head, Jesus Christ, took over as the leader of the Christian congregation (1Cor.12:27; Col.1:18).

    The fact that God is organized, and that He possesses and reigns over an organization in the earth... DOES NOT require that such an organization IS "JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES"! This is simple to understand.  Just because a man has a wife, does not require that any woman, qualifies to be his wife.
    Stating that the WT is God's visible organization, is an assumption with no basis... especially since scripture itself, identifies God's visible organization... and it is NOT the WT.

    --God's Word identifies the organized Body of Christ, as the anointed Bride of Christ. That Body, is NOT the WT organization. The WT organization is a counterfeit imposition that superimposes itself upon the genuine, with the goal of replacing and veiling the genuine.

    Yes... God is organized. God has a visible organization/Temple priesthood, in the earth.  That organized Body of Christ, is the means through which, truth is offered to all, and through which baptism into divine truth is made possible, and a dedication to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is set within reach.
    No declaration or vow of loyalty to the genuine messengers of truth and life, is required upon baptism (1Cor.1:13-15; Acts19:1-5).

    The way, truth, and life from Christ (through his ambassadors), is the object of one's dedication, worship, and service, for Christ (Gal.1:10).

    The body of Christ/God's Temple priesthood, is a reality (1Pet.2:5,9; Eph.2:20-22; Rev.1:5-6; 5:9-10).

    It is an expression of God's organized method to offer truth and life in the visible world. The WT has stolen that identity by it's organization of impostors, replacing "Jerusalem above" with the governing body... and switching God's priests with "elders" that are spiritual Gentiles. That counterfeit temple results in the trampling down of God's chosen Bride of Christ, and establishes the "disgusting thing", taking a stand, over the "holy place". Jesus said that when we are able to perceive it, we must Flee! (Mark13:14-15; Luke17:30-37; Rev.12:14,6; 11:3)
    Pearl Doxsey
    4womaninthewilderness blogspot - 
    "The Disgusting Thing Standing in the Holy Place"
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    derek1956 got a reaction from Lussier Denis in False Prophecies   
    Jesus means Jehovah is Salvation
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    derek1956 reacted to The Librarian in David Schafer: every word that comes out of the mouth of the Lord (Mat. 4:4)   
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    derek1956 got a reaction from Jiminy Cricket in Jehovah's Witnesses in a 1968 interview "Armageddon and 1975" London Watchtower rep speaks to BBC   
    So in no way did HE say 1975 was the end however She said it, while He talked about an end of this wicked system of things, She kept saying 1975

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