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Informal,  by  my  long  pioneer  GF :x    My  son  was  searching...  the sense,  why  he  is  living  on  Earth?  I  was  never  searching,  bec.  I  always  believed  to  God,  since  my  childhood !   My  brother  was  often  praying  with  me  before  sleeping :)

He  died  before  many  years :(   But  after  his  resurrection,  he  will  be  of  sure  our  brother,  I  know  that !  We  had  a  wonderful  understanding  in  our  life :x

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I was a strong Catholic and taught religion to children from age 15 to 19 yr. But I had many questions that the priests would not answer. I felt that things were getting worse in the world but no one would agree with me. Then I married a draft doger during the Viet Nam war and went to Canada in 1969. His grandfather sent us literature. I recognized  the truth right away and wanted to become a Witness after I read the Truth Book and looked up the  Scriptures. But I could not find the Witnesses to ask for a study so I decided to call the priest to ask if he knew any Witnesses. He did so I was able to get a study.

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I was born a Roman Catholic. I had been devoted to God since I was a child and was serving him since I was in high school. I was planning on becoming a Catholic Nun. In high school I read Matthew, which taught me many interesting things about the future that I was not being taught. Then at 17, when I was babysitting, there were Jehovah’s Witnesses' books and brochures at the home, which I read while babysitting. I saw the pictures showing how bad people would become. I said to myself, “People will NEVER get THAT bad". But at that point, I decided that I could NOT become a Nun because what I had read was so VERY different from anything taught by the Church. I always wanted to serve God, but before I devoted my life to God, I wanted to be sure that I was serving the TRUE God. So I began searching to find the truth.

 

I had ALWAYS believed that the Bible was truly God's Word and not man's, so I knew that the truth would be in the Bible. I spent the next two decades studying the Bible and searching for early copies of the Bible to learn what was REALLY God's message. It became impossible to learn the truth.

 

I always respected the way Jehovah’s Witnesses knew and used the Bible so thoroughly. So I began accepting regular "informal" return visits from two sisters who gave me the NWT Bible. But I was still not ready to study formally.

 

Many years passed. Then one day a brother came to the door and showed me the book What Does the Bible REALLY Teach?  When I saw that the Jehovah’s Witnesses had a book that actually taught what the Bible REALLY teaches, I immediately started a formal Bible study, believing that I had FINALLY found the TRUTH!!! As I started learning what the Bible REALLY says, I quickly learned that (1) "JEHOVAH"  was God's name! And I saw similar pictures to what I had seen when I was young which show how bad people would become. Since it was decades since I last saw those pictures, I could see that (2) this prophesy had COME TRUE! These two things proved to me that Jehovah’s Witnesses MUST have God’s truth!

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3 hours ago, DeeDee said:

I was born a Roman Catholic. I had been devoted to God since I was a child and was serving him since I was in high school. I was planning on becoming a Catholic Nun. In high school I read Matthew, which taught me many interesting things about the future that I was not being taught. Then at 17, when I was babysitting, there were Jehovah’s Witnesses' books and brochures at the home, which I read while babysitting. I saw the pictures showing how bad people would become. I said to myself, “People will NEVER get THAT bad". But at that point, I decided that I could NOT become a Nun because what I had read was so VERY different from anything taught by the Church. I always wanted to serve God, but before I devoted my life to God, I wanted to be sure that I was serving the TRUE God. So I began searching to find the truth.

 

I had ALWAYS believed that the Bible was truly God's Word and not man's, so I knew that the truth would be in the Bible. I spent the next two decades studying the Bible and searching for early copies of the Bible to learn what was REALLY God's message. It became impossible to learn the truth.

 

I always respected the way Jehovah’s Witnesses knew and used the Bible so thoroughly. So I began accepting regular "informal" return visits from two sisters who gave me the NWT Bible. But I was still not ready to study formally.

 

Many years passed. Then one day a brother came to the door and showed me the book What Does the Bible REALLY Teach?  When I saw that the Jehovah’s Witnesses had a book that actually taught what the Bible REALLY teaches, I immediately started a formal Bible study, believing that I had FINALLY found the TRUTH!!! As I started learning what the Bible REALLY says, I quickly learned that (1) "JEHOVAH"  was God's name! And I saw similar pictures to what I had seen when I was young which show how bad people would become. Since it was decades since I last saw those pictures, I could see that (2) this prophesy had COME TRUE! These two things proved to me that Jehovah’s Witnesses MUST have God’s truth!

@DeeDee

Very nice! Thank you for Sharing! The Truth will set us Free! ? John 8:3. 

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On 12/30/2017 at 11:23 PM, Rosalie Barry said:

I was a strong Catholic and taught religion to children from age 15 to 19 yr. But I had many questions that the priests would not answer. I felt that things were getting worse in the world but no one would agree with me. Then I married a draft doger during the Viet Nam war and went to Canada in 1969. His grandfather sent us literature. I recognized  the truth right away and wanted to become a Witness after I read the Truth Book and looked up the  Scriptures. But I could not find the Witnesses to ask for a study so I decided to call the priest to ask if he knew any Witnesses. He did so I was able to get a study.

@Rosalie Barry

The Truth book ? helped so many find the Truth. We know many more are listening to this message. What a joy to share our Happiness with them! Thank you so much for your experience, Many here are so encouraged by your comments.

Jehovah Bless! ???

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On 12/30/2017 at 1:35 AM, Queen Esther said:

Informal,  by  my  long  pioneer  GF :x    My  son  was  searching...  the sense,  why  he  is  living  on  Earth?  I  was  never  searching,  bec.  I  always  believed  to  God,  since  my  childhood !   My  brother  was  often  praying  with  me  before  sleeping :)

He  died  before  many  years :(   But  after  his  resurrection,  he  will  be  of  sure  our  brother,  I  know  that !  We  had  a  wonderful  understanding  in  our  life :x

@Queen Esther

What a joy to see him again! I’m sure once you learned the Truth it made your belief in Jehovah God so much stronger! Their is nobody like Jehovah God. His Beloved Son, Christ Jesus loves us so much also. A wonderful King ? He will be at His Father’s Right Hand. 

Thank you for your support! Jehovah Bless! ???

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58 minutes ago, Bible Speaks said:

The Truth will set us Free! ? John 8:3. 

The sister who gave me the Bible had written an inscription in it which included John's words: "you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."  I always meditated on those words before learning the truth, and eventually Jehovah's words at Psalm 37:4 came true: "Find exquisite delight in Jehovah, And he will grant you the desires of your heart."

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1 hour ago, DeeDee said:

The sister who gave me the Bible had written an inscription in it which included John's words: "you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."  I always meditated on those words before learning the truth, and eventually Jehovah's words at Psalm 37:4 came true: "Find exquisite delight in Jehovah, And he will grant you the desires of your heart."

@DeeDee

Our Love Becomes So Much Deeper When We Learn How Much We are Loved By Him! ?

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1 hour ago, Bible Speaks said:

Our Love Becomes So Much Deeper When We Learn How Much We are Loved By Him! ?

So true!! We are so blessed to know Jehovah!!

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      Pilate indifferently rejected the opportunity to learn such truth. What about you?
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      25 "Therefore, now that you have put away deceit, each one of you speak truth with his neighbor, because we are members belonging to one another." (Eph.4:25) NWT
      Don't let your ears witness what your eyes didn't see. Don't let your mouth speak what your heart doesn't  feel.    Live a honest life for Jehovah! 

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      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. "But we have renounced the shameful, underhanded things, not walking with cunning or adulterating the word of God; but by making the truth manifest, we recommend ourselves to every human conscience in the sight of God."
      (2 Cor. 4:2)

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      Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. O Jehovah, who may
             be a guest in your tent?
      Who may reside in your holy mountain?
        Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. The one who is walking faultlessly,
      Practicing what is right
      And speaking the truth in his heart."
                 (Psalm 15:1,2)       Do not let your mouth say       what your heart doesn't feel. 
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      What Does the Bible Say About Christmas? ???????
      The Bible’s answer
      The Bible does not give the date of Jesus’ birth, nor does it say that we should celebrate his birthday. As McClintock and Strong’s Cyclopedia states: “The observance of Christmas is not of divine appointment, nor is it of NT [New Testament] origin.” Instead, an examination of the history of Christmas exposes its roots in pagan religious rites. The Bible shows that we offend God if we try to worship him in a way that he does not approve of.—Exodus 32:5-7.  History of Christmas customs
      Celebrating Jesus’ birthday: “The early Christians did not celebrate [Jesus’] birth because they considered the celebration of anyone’s birth to be a pagan custom.”—The World Book Encyclopedia.
      •December 25: There is no proof that Jesus was born on that date. Church leaders likely chose this date to coincide with pagan festivals held on or around the winter solstice.
      •Gift-giving, feasting, partying: The Encyclopedia Americana says: “Saturnalia, a Roman feast celebrated in mid-December, provided the model for many of the merry-making customs of Christmas. From this celebration, for example, were derived the elaborate feasting, the giving of gifts, and the burning of candles.” The Encyclopædia Britannica notes that “all work and business were suspended” during Saturnalia.
      •Christmas lights: According to The Encyclopedia of Religion, Europeans decorated their homes “with lights and evergreens of all kinds” to celebrate the winter solstice and to combat evil spirits.
      •Mistletoe, holly: “The Druids ascribed magical properties to the mistletoe in particular. The evergreen holly was worshiped as a promise of the sun’s return.”—The Encyclopedia Americana.
      •Christmas tree: “Tree worship, common among the pagan Europeans, survived after their conversion to Christianity.” One of the ways in which tree worship survived is in the custom of “placing a Yule tree at an entrance or inside the house in the midwinter holidays.”—Encyclopædia Britannica.
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      @caribbeangiirll shares with us: “My sister and I are out in service working the territory in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. It was our first time doing territory work here since both of us were living in Canada and took the truth there. We had so much fun sharing the good news here.”
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      @almaguers123 from Corpus Christi,Texas, USA shares with us: “Our first part as a family!!! My husband finally made the truth his own and was baptized this year. So happy we almost couldn’t contain ourselves. Thanks to Jehovah’s undeserved kindness we are enjoying many blessings together.” Baptisms Corpus Christi Texas USA
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      "Ride in the cause of truth and humility."—Ps. 45:4.




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