As I said, Kolob is a planet NEAR God. Apparently the nearest. That's all we have been told. I don't think it's relevant so I don't even think about it. Mars is nearest to Earth. That doesn't affect 99.9% of the inhabitants of Earth.<quoted text>All religions have similar beliefs, the whole good and bad thing but the JWs and Mormons are both out in the same left field with a lot of the same beliefs.
Both religions have ties to the Masons, a quick Google search is all you need to see that. Both Rutherford and Smith where high up Masons when they started their church.
Wiki isn't my favorite but it is quick.
"Kolob is a star or planet described in Mormon scripture. Reference to Kolob is found in the Book of Abraham, a work that is traditionally held by adherents of the Mormon faith as having been translated from some Egyptian papyrus scrolls by Joseph Smith, the founder of the Latter Day Saint (LDS) movement. According to this work, Kolob is the heavenly body nearest to the throne of God. While the Book of Abraham refers to Kolob as a "star", it also refers to planets as stars, and therefore, some LDS commentators consider Kolob to be a planet.
Kolob has never been identified with any modern astronomical object and is not recognized by scholars as a concept associated with any ancient civilization. Kolob is rarely discussed in modern LDS religious contexts, though the idea appears within LDS culture, including reference to Kolob in an LDS hymn."
JWs believe in the resurrection of pretty much everyone that has died as do the Mormons and neither of you use the cross in any type of service right? Do you believe in a fiery hell? JWs don't either.
JWs and Mormons have a lot in common because they both started around the same time from the Masons. In fact some claim that both your leaders know this, they just don't let the rank and file know it.
I must correct you on the timing of Joseph's ties with the Masons.
Joseph founded the church in 1830. It wasn't until around 1839 that Joseph was told in a revelation to join the masons to glean some knowledge of their ceremonies. Due to their beginnings coming from Solomon's temple, some of their ceremony still resembles the ceremonies that took place there. Most of the meaning has been lost and almost all of the words are different, but Joseph needed to learn something from this. Later, after he set forth what the temple ceremony should entail, he was told to part ways with the mason's ceremonies. He remained friends with some of them.
Most of those that were in the mob that rushed the jail and shot him were masons. He tried to appeal to them at the last moment by shouting the Masonic distress signal, but they killed him anyway.
Some of them killed themselves afterwards because of the guilt they felt.
Yes I said that JW and Mormons have similarities, but your left field is different from others'.
Your comment about the resurrection confuses me. All Christians are supposed to believe that all will be resurrected. That's a Biblical teaching.