Jehovah's Witnesses convention to inj...

Jehovah's Witnesses convention to inject $14 million into region

There are 313 comments on the Fort Collins Coloradoan story from Jun 9, 2011, titled Jehovah's Witnesses convention to inject $14 million into region. In it, Fort Collins Coloradoan reports that:

LOVELAND - The Budweiser Event Center belongs to the Jehovah's Witnesses for the remainder of this month as every weekend the organization will hold a convention expected to draw nearly 30,000 visitors and generate more than $14 million for the region.

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Larry

Denver, CO

#164 Jun 11, 2014
Isaiah 5:20
Woe to those who say that good is bad and bad is good, Those who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness, Those who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
Larry

Denver, CO

#165 Jun 11, 2014
Matthew 22:34
34 After the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they came together in one group. 35 And one of them, versed in the Law, tested him by asking: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”+ 37 He said to him:“‘You must love Jehovah* your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul* and with your whole mind.’+ 38 This is the greatest and first commandment. 39 The second, like it, is this:‘You must love your neighbor as yourself.’+ 40 On these two commandments the whole Law hangs, and the Prophets.”+
Larry

Denver, CO

#166 Jun 11, 2014
Act 24:15
Prophets.+ 15 And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection+ of both the righteous and the unrighteous.+ 16 Because of this I always strive to maintain a clear* conscience before God and men.
Larry

Denver, CO

#167 Jun 11, 2014
Ephesians 2:8
8 By this undeserved kindness you have been saved through faith,+ and this is not of your own doing; rather, it is God’s gift. 9 No, it is not a result of works,+ so that no one should have grounds for boasting. 10 We are God’s handiwork* and were created+ in union with Christ Jesus+ for good works, which God determined in advance for us to walk in them.
Fort Collins is a lie

Cheyenne, WY

#168 Jun 11, 2014
They have gone broke, I knew the jehovah witness are going for broke.
Larry

Denver, CO

#169 Jun 11, 2014
2 Corinthians 3:4
4 among whom the god of this system of things*+ has blinded the minds of the unbelievers,+ so that the illumination* of the glorious good news about the Christ, who is the image of God,+ might not shine through.

Blinded the minds! Not eyes!
Larry

Denver, CO

#170 Jun 11, 2014
2 Corinthians 4:4
2 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.+ 3 If, in fact, the good news we declare is veiled, it is veiled among those who are perishing, 4 among whom the god of this system of things*+ has blinded the minds of the unbelievers,+ so that the illumination* of the glorious good news about the Christ, who is the image of God,+ might not shine through
Blinded the MINDS! Not eyes!
Larry

Denver, CO

#171 Jun 11, 2014
JOB 35:15
15 All flesh will expire together,
And earthling man* himself will return to the very dust

JOB 34:23
+ 23 For he sets no appointed time for any man
To go to God* in judgment.
Larry

Denver, CO

#172 Jun 11, 2014
2 Timothy 3:1-5
But know this, that in the last days+ critical times hard* to deal with will be here.+ 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, self-assuming, haughty,* blasphemers,* disobedient to parents,+ unthankful, disloyal,+ 3 having no natural affection,+ not open to any agreement,*+ slanderers,*+ without self-control, fierce,*+ without love of goodness,+ 4 betrayers,+ headstrong, puffed up [with pride],+ lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God,+ 5 having a form of godly devotion*+ but proving false to its power;+ and from these turn away
Larry

Denver, CO

#173 Jun 11, 2014
1 Pete 1:13-21
So brace up your minds for activity;+ keep your senses completely;+ set your hope on the undeserved kindness that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As obedient children, stop being molded by* the desires you formerly had in your ignorance, 15 but like the Holy One who called you, become holy yourselves in all your conduct,+ 16 for it is written:“You must be holy, because I am holy.”+ 17 And if you are calling on the Father who judges impartially+ according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves with fear+ during the time of your temporary residence. 18 For you know that it was not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, that you were set free*+ from your futile way of life handed down to you by your forefathers.* 19 But it was with precious blood,+ like that of an unblemished and spotless lamb,+ that of Christ.+ 20 True, he was foreknown before the founding of the world,+ but he was made manifest at the end of the times for your sake.+ 21 Through him you are believers in God,+ the one who raised him up from the dead+ and gave him glory,+ so that your faith and hope might be in God.
Larry

Denver, CO

#174 Jun 11, 2014
Hebrews 10:26
.+ 26 For if we practice sin willfully after having received the accurate knowledge of the truth,+ there is no longer any sacrifice for sins left,+ 27 but there is a certain fearful expectation of judgment and a burning indignation that is going to consume those in opposition.28 Anyone who has disregarded the Law of Moses dies without compassion on the testimony of two or three.+ 29 How much greater punishment do you think a person will deserve who has trampled on the Son of God and who has regarded as of ordinary value the blood of the covenant+ by which he was sanctified, and who has outraged the spirit of undeserved kindness with contempt?+ 30 For we know the One who said:“Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again:“Jehovah* will judge his people.”+ 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Larry

Denver, CO

#175 Jun 11, 2014
Leviticus 18:22
“‘And you must not lie down with a male+ the same as you lie down with a woman.+ It is a detestable thing. 23 “‘And you must not give your emission to any beast+ to become unclean by it, and a woman should not stand before a beast to have connection with it.*+ It is a violation of what is natural.

Leviticus 18:28
28 “‘And YOU must not make cuts in YOUR flesh for a deceased soul,*+ and YOU must not put tattoo marking upon yourselves. I am Jehovah.
Larry

Denver, CO

#176 Jun 11, 2014
Job 1:6
6 Now the day came when the sons of the true God*+ entered to take their station before Jehovah,+ and Satan+ also entered among them.+
7 Then Jehovah said to Satan:“Where have you come from?” Satan answered Jehovah:“From roving about on the earth and from walking about in it.”+ 8 And Jehovah said to Satan:

http://www.jw.org/en/

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#177 Jun 12, 2014
Dear Larry,
thank you for providing for those who don't have a bible of their own. I might be better to point them to an online bible, then they could more easily see all of it, and decide for themselves the relevant points.
sidgi
Larry

Denver, CO

#178 Jun 12, 2014
A link for a online bible is just above your comment.
Just click on the link below or above.

http://www.jw.org/en/
Larry

Denver, CO

#179 Jun 12, 2014
The two angels arrived at Sod′om by evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sod′om. 19:1
Genesis 19:11 But they struck with blindness the men who were at the entrance of the house,+ from the least to the greatest,+ so that they were wearing themselves out trying to find the entrance.+ 12 Then the men said to Lot:“Do you have anyone else here? Son-in-law and your sons and your daughters and all who are yours in the city, bring out of the place!+ 13 For we are bringing this place to ruin, because the outcry against them has grown loud before Jehovah,+ so that Jehovah sent us to bring the city* to ruin.”+ 14 Hence Lot went on out and began to speak to his sons-in-law who were to take* his daughters, and he kept on saying:“Get up! Get out of this place, because Jehovah is bringing the city to ruin!”+ But in the eyes of his sons-in-law he seemed like a man who was joking.+ 15 However, when the dawn ascended, then the angels became urgent with Lot, saying:“Get up! Take your wife and your two daughters who are found here,+ for fear you may be swept away in the error of the city!”+ 16 When he kept lingering,+ then in the compassion of Jehovah upon him,+ the men seized hold of his hand and of the hand of his wife and of the hands of his two daughters and they proceeded to bring him out and to station him outside the city.

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#180 Jun 12, 2014
Larry wrote:
A link for a online bible is just above your comment.
Just click on the link below or above.
http://www.jw.org/en/
Yep, now all you have to do is allow people to read it and decide for themselves.

sidgi
Larry

Denver, CO

#181 Jun 12, 2014
Deuteronomy 5:8
8 “‘You must not make for yourself a carved image+ or a form* like anything that is in the heavens above or on the earth below or in the waters under the earth. 9 You must not bow down to them nor be led to serve them,+ for I, Jehovah your God, am a God who requires exclusive devotion,+ bringing punishment for the error of fathers upon sons, upon the third generation and upon the fourth generation of those who hate me,+ 10 but showing loyal love* to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments.
11 “‘You must not take up the name of Jehovah your God in a worthless way,+ for Jehovah will not leave anyone unpunished who takes up his name in a worthless way.+

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#182 Jun 12, 2014
While it is certain that you wont find any jw's getting drunk after the convention, you can sure bet there will be plenty of gluttony and boasting and young children being punished for not sitting still through the whole thing.

But it is a good thing that conventions do bring a bit of an economic lift to a city since theWTBTS and local kingdum halls don't regularly contribute a dime to local municipalities.
Larry

Denver, CO

#183 Jun 12, 2014
Acts 10:42
42 Also, he ordered us to preach to the people and to give a thorough witness+ that this is the one decreed by God to be judge of the living and the dead.

The living and the dead are here on earth.

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