Jehovah's Witnesses plan 2 more conve...

Jehovah's Witnesses plan 2 more conventions in Loveland

There are 139 comments on the ReporterHerald.com story from Jul 11, 2014, titled Jehovah's Witnesses plan 2 more conventions in Loveland. In it, ReporterHerald.com reports that:

Jehovah's Witnesses will hold two more conventions titled "Keep Seeking First God's Kingdom!" at the Budweiser Events Center, 5290 Arena Circle, Loveland, the weekends of July 11-13 and July 18-20.

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Larry

Littleton, CO

#21 Jul 22, 2014
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.

http://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/question...
Larry

Littleton, CO

#22 Jul 22, 2014
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.

http://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/question...
Larry

Littleton, CO

#23 Jul 22, 2014
Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Feel That They Are the Only People Who Will Be Saved?

No. Many millions who lived in centuries past and who weren’t Jehovah’s Witnesses will have an opportunity for salvation. The Bible explains that in God’s promised new world,“"there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous."”(Acts 24:15) Additionally, many now living may yet begin to serve God, and they too will gain salvation. In any case, it’s not our job to judge who will or won’t be saved. That assignment rests squarely in Jesus’ hands.—John 5:22, 27.

http://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/faq/w...
Larry

Littleton, CO

#24 Jul 22, 2014
Have Jehovah’s Witnesses Changed the Bible to Fit Their Beliefs?

No, we haven’t. On the contrary, when we have discovered that our beliefs were not completely in line with the Bible, we have changed our beliefs.
Long before we started producing the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures in 1950, we examined the Bible. We used whatever translation was available and formed our beliefs accordingly. Consider a few examples of long-standing beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and decide for yourself whether they match what the Bible really teaches.

What we believe: God is not a Trinity. The July 1882 issue of Zion’s Watch Tower said:“Our readers are aware that while we believe in Jehovah and Jesus, and the holy Spirit, we reject as totally unscriptural, the teaching that these are three Gods in one person or, as some put it, one God in three persons.”
Larry

Littleton, CO

#25 Jul 22, 2014
What we believe: There is no eternal torment in a fiery hell. Quoting from Romans 6:23 in the King James Version, Zion’s Watch Tower entitled its issue of June 1882 “The Wages of Sin Is Death,” stating:“How clear and simple is this statement. How strange it is that so many who profess to receive the Bible as the Word of God persist in contradicting this positive statement, and affirm that they believe, and that the Bible teaches, that the wages of sin is everlasting life in torment.”
What the Bible says:“The soul that sinneth, it shall die.”(Ezekiel 18:4, 20, King James Version) The final punishment for those who oppose God is, not eternal torment, but “everlasting destruction.”—2 Thessalonians 1:9, King James Version.

http://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/faq/c...

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#26 Jul 22, 2014
who cares Larry? and no one is going to read all these posts.
Larry

Littleton, CO

#27 Jul 22, 2014
http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/
Exodus 6:3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.

Psalms 83:18 18That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.

Isaiah 12:2 2Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

Isaiah 26:4 4Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/loveland-co/T...
UNchained

Knoxville, TN

#28 Jul 22, 2014
Larry, do you HAVE eternal life now?...

I assure you: Anyone who hears My word and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life and will not come under judgment but has passed from death to life.
John 5:24

The one who believes in the Son has eternal life, but the one who refuses to believe in the Son will not see life; instead, the wrath of God remains on him.
John 3:36

I assure you: Anyone who believes has eternal life.
John 6:47

My sheep hear My voice, I know them, and they follow Me.
I give them eternal life, and they will never perish—ever! No one will snatch them out of My hand.
John 10:27-28
Larry

Littleton, CO

#29 Jul 22, 2014
Reliability. The New World Translation is based on up-to-date scholarly research and the most reliable ancient manuscripts. In contrast, the King James Version of 1611 was based on manuscripts that were often less accurate and not as old as those used in producing the New World Translation.

Faithfulness. The New World Translation strives to convey faithfully the original message that was inspired by God.(2 Timothy 3:16) Many translations of the Bible sacrifice faithfulness to God’s message in favor of following human traditions, for instance by replacing God’s personal name, Jehovah, with titles such as Lord or God.

http://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/faq/n...

Differences between the New World Translation and other translations
Larry

Littleton, CO

#30 Jul 22, 2014
Differences between the New World Translation and other translations.
Missing books. In their Bibles, the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches include books known by some as the Apocrypha. However, those books were not accepted into the Jewish canon, and it is noteworthy that the Bible says that the Jews were the ones who were “entrusted with the sacred pronouncements of God.”(Romans 3:1, 2) Thus, the New World Translation and many other modern Bible translations rightly exclude the books of the Apocrypha.

http://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/faq/n...
Larry

Littleton, CO

#31 Jul 22, 2014
Isaiah 29:13
13 Jehovah says:“This people approaches me with their mouth
And they honor me with their lips,+But their heart is far removed from me; And their fear of me is based on commands of men that they have been taught.+

+Many Translations
http://biblehub.com/isaiah/29-13.htm
Larry

Littleton, CO

#32 Jul 22, 2014
John 5:24 http://www.jw.org/en/
24 Most truly I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes the One who sent me has everlasting life,+ and he does not come into judgment but has passed over from death to life.+

John 3:36 36 The one who exercises faith in the Son has everlasting life;+ the one who disobeys the Son will not see life,+ but the wrath of God remains upon him.+

John6:47 + 47 Most truly I say to you, whoever believes has everlasting life.+

John10:26 26 But you do not believe, because you are not my sheep.+ 27 My sheep listen to my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.+ 28 I give them everlasting life,+ and they will by no means ever be destroyed, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.
Larry

Denver, CO

#33 Jul 22, 2014
Apocrypha; http://www.bible.ca/catholic-apocrypha.htm

All originated after the cessation of prophecy, and they cannot therefore be regarded as inspired, nor are they ever cited by Christ or the apostles.

Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches include books known by some as the Apocrypha.
Larry

Denver, CO

#34 Jul 22, 2014
http://biblehub.com/revelation/22-18.htm
Many Translations

Revelation 22:18
+ 18 “I am bearing witness to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone makes an addition to these things,+ God will add to him the plagues that are written in this scroll;+ 19 and if anyone takes anything away from the words of the scroll of this prophecy, God will take his portion away from the trees of life+ and out of the holy city,+ things that are written about in this scroll.

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

Denver, CO

#35 Jul 22, 2014
http://www.gotquestions.org/non-denominationa...

Question: "What is a non-denominational church? What do non-denominational churches believe?"

The simplest answer is that a non-denominational church is any church which is not part of a larger denomination. A denomination is a church organization that exercises some sort of authority over the local churches that comprise it.

Examples of denominations are Roman Catholic, Southern Baptist, Episcopal, Wesleyan, Methodist, etc. Non-denominational churches go by many different names and hold to a wide variety of beliefs.
Anonymous

Hollywood, FL

#36 Jul 22, 2014
Larry,is Jesus your mediator?

Since: Oct 10

Homebush, Australia

#37 Jul 22, 2014
Larry wrote:
Differences between the New World Translation and other translations.
Missing books. In their Bibles, the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches include books known by some as the Apocrypha. However, those books were not accepted into the Jewish canon, and it is noteworthy that the Bible says that the Jews were the ones who were “entrusted with the sacred pronouncements of God.”(Romans 3:1, 2) Thus, the New World Translation and many other modern Bible translations rightly exclude the books of the Apocrypha.
http://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/faq/n...
so all these accolades about the NWT are coming from the WT.
Larry

Denver, CO

#38 Jul 23, 2014
Understanding the Bible—What Are the Keys?
The Bible’s answer

The Bible itself provides many of the keys to understanding it. Regardless of your background, God’s message in the Bible “"is not too difficult for you, nor is it far away."”—Deuteronomy 30:11.
Keys to understanding the Bible

Have the right attitude. Accept the Bible as God’s Word. Be humble, since God opposes the proud.(1 Thessalonians 2:13; James 4:6) However, avoid blind faith—God wants you to use your “"power of reason."”—Romans 12:1, 2.

http://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/question...
Larry

Denver, CO

#39 Jul 23, 2014
https://www.jw.org/en/free-bible-study/

Request a Free Bible Study

Would you like to learn more about the Bible? If so, take advantage of our free home Bible study course.
Larry

Romania

#40 Jul 23, 2014
Sorry for spamming folks,it's just that I have to make myself believe I have the one and only true religion and to do so I must post from one source the whole time of my existence.Deep down I really feel that the WT are false prophets that have made several false prophecies,they will certainly be punished when the end comes.

Please disregard any of my posts if I link you to the WT website.

Thanks and sorry again.

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