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Daily text, Thursday, November 3. 2016
Queen Esther posted a topic in Jehovah’s Witnesses's TopicsJehovah’s People “Renounce Unrighteousness” Keep on making sure of what is acceptable to the Lord.—Eph. 5:10. http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/dt/r1/lp-e/2016/11/3 Differences of opinion regarding entertainment can result in “foolish and ignorant debates.” (2 Tim. 2:23) Of course, when individuals promote entertainment that violates Jehovah’s moral standards, Christian elders should not tolerate such behavior simply to avoid controversy. (Ps. 11:5; Eph. 5:3-5) Still, elders are careful not to promote their personal views. In the matter of entertainment, our organization does not review specific movies, video games, books, or songs in order to rule on what we should avoid. Why not? The Bible encourages each individual to train his “powers of discernment . . . to distinguish both right and wrong.” (Heb. 5:14) The Scriptures set forth basic principles that a Christian can weigh when selecting entertainment. The Bible teaches that family heads have a measure of authority, so they may choose not to allow certain entertainment in their household.—1 Cor. 11:3; Eph. 6:1-4. w14 7/15 2:11, 12
NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES... QUESTION 12 : What Hope Can We Have for the Dead ? “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” *John 5:28, 29 “There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” *Acts 24:15 “I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and scrolls were opened. But another scroll was opened; it is the scroll of life. The dead were judged out of those things written in the scrolls according to their deeds. And the sea gave up the dead in it, and death and the Grave gave up the dead in them, and they were judged individually according to their deeds.” *Revelation 20:12, 13 http://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/nwt/introduction/hope-for-the-dead/