By Patiently waiting for Truth
My wife and i sat and watched this Special Talk on Sunday 5th April 2020
In honesty I thought it was a bit weak, but I suppose it was for 'people of the world', or was it to convince the congregants ?
However the stupidity of starting the talk with the idea of comparing to other religions and their morality.
Come on, even some of you have said CSA is everywhere, in all religions. And divorce, and fornication.
The CCJW is not seen as the clean religion standing out above other religions anymore. It is rather naive to think that the public find the CCJW cleaner or with higher moral standards. Or was it aimed at JWs ? Who really was he trying to convince?
And the second failure was the 'picture of the GB etc'. The speaker makes the point that Jesus is the leader, which of course is good. But then he shows this picture of the GB and others as if the picture is from God. He was using scripture, great, but then this picture, as if it came from the same source.
Anyone that was convinced by it must be very naive or lack intelligence. And the excuse cannot be that God and Christ use the less intellectual, because the Bible tells us to make sure of all things. The speaker did not use any scripture in relation to the picture, but tried to convince people that just because it was in that picture it must be true. How totally uninspired is that ? A picture of Christ above the GB, above others in the CCJW. with no scriptural backing.
And then he went on to ask 'How would you show how you accept Christ's leadership ? ' He follows this by quoting Matthew 16 v 24, to disown oneself and follow Christ.
But that in no way proves that the CCJW are the way to go. It says to follow Jesus Christ.
One last point, he mentions the Great Crowd 'described in Revelation' but once again NO scripture.
A very poor talk with very little basis and even less scripture. It really showed a lack of God's Holy Spirit.
Why does the bible say the great crowd is in heaven?
By Guest Nicole
Although we sometimes call ourselves the great crowd, and indeed we are a great crowd/nation, the term actually refers to the part of Jesus's other sheep which will survive the great tribulation at the end of this wicked system of things. citation here
When John saw the “great crowd” rendering sacred service in Jehovah’s temple, in which part of the temple were they doing this?—Revelation 7:9-15.“It is reasonable to say that the great crowd worships Jehovah in one of the earthly courtyards of his great spiritual temple, specifically the one that corresponds with the outer courtyard of Solomon’s temple...... But as the heavenly elder said to John, the great crowd really is in the temple, not outside the temple area in a kind of spiritual Court of the Gentiles.” (w02 5/1 p. 30) Great Crowd renders service INSIDE the Sanctuary?
Sanctuary [Greek: na’os]: “A place set apart for the worship of God or of gods, a holy place; a divine habitation.” (Insight on the Scriptures, Vol. 2, p. 860)
“Hierón referred to the entire temple grounds, whereas naós applied to the temple structure itself, the successor of the tabernacle in the wilderness.” (w60 8/15, p. 493)
Remember, only Levite priests were permitted to enter the Holy chamber of the sanctuary, and only for the purpose of performing priestly functions, such as offering incense, as Zechariah did.
“According to the solemn practice of the priestly office it became his turn to offer incense when he entered into the sanctuary [na’os: divine habitation] of Jehovah. . . Meanwhile the people continued waiting for Zechariah, and they began to wonder at his delaying in the sanctuary [na’os: divine habitation.”] (See Luke 1:9, 21 in Kingdom Interlinear)
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Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. The Bible uses the same Greek word, na’os, to describe where the "great crowd" worship today in God's great spiritual temple.
“That is why they [the great crowd] are before the throne of God; and they are rendering him sacred service day and night in his temple [na’os: divine habitation].” (See Rev. 7:15 in Kingdom Interlinear)
Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Thus, according to God’s Word, the “great crowd” is rendering sacred service, not in the courtyard, but in the Holy sanctuary of God’s great spiritual temple.
Regarding those worshipping in the sanctuary: “The Holy represents their condition as spirit-begotten sons of God, with heavenly life in view, and they will attain to that heavenly reward when their fleshly bodies are laid aside in death.—1Co15:50; Heb 2:10.” (Insight on the Scriptures, Vol. 2, p. 1081)