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Jehovah's Witnesses convention begins Saturday in Long Beach

There are 160 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Jun 17, 2010, titled Jehovah's Witnesses convention begins Saturday in Long Beach. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

Does God care about your well-being? That's just one of the questions that will be discussed during the Jehovah's Witnesses' 2010 "Remain Close to Jehovah," District Conventions beginning at 9:20 a.m. today and running through Sunday; the events continue for 14 weekends.

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True Christian

United States

#160 Aug 28, 2011
No matter what you believe or how you worship, you are not gathered with the worshippers of Jehovah God.
You are separated from the people who are gathered world wide as Jehovah God's children. These witnesses have studied the Bible for a year or more, they are continually educated in God's word to know what God's requirements are for his earthly subjects.
They have each made a public dedication and vow to serve Jehovah God with their whole heart and strength. They accept the fact that Jesus is now reigning King in heaven and they are busy in the preaching work telling others the good new of God's Kingdom, so they can be gathered into the sheep-fold.
They accept the name Jehovah as the name God gave himself, and they are proud to carry God's name and preach his word, the same as Jesus and the apostles did.
They know for a fact that Jehovah God is backing them and their efforts to accomplish his will.
(Revelation 22:15) 15 Outside are the dogs and those who practice spiritism and the fornicators and the murderers and the idolaters and everyone liking and carrying on a lie.’
The Mad Man

Glendale, CA

#161 Aug 28, 2011
Revelation 22:15) 15 Outside are the dogs and those who practice spiritism and the fornicators and the murderers and the idolaters and everyone liking and carrying on a lie.’
Damn, I' going to hell but at least I will see y'all down there!
Dick Cheney

Arroyo Grande, CA

#162 Aug 28, 2011
Jehovah's Witnesses give ME the creeps!
great

Sacramento, CA

#163 Aug 29, 2011
Love them lmao
God

Sacramento, CA

#164 Aug 29, 2011
Only one
True Christian

United States

#165 Aug 29, 2011
The Mad Man wrote:
Revelation 22:15) 15 Outside are the dogs and those who practice spiritism and the fornicators and the murderers and the idolaters and everyone liking and carrying on a lie.’
Damn, I' going to hell but at least I will see y'all down there!
Christendom teaches burning hell punishment, not the Bible, no one is going to burn forever, Jehovah God is love, he loves mankind and wants everyone to live in his new world of peace and happiness.

He doesn't force anyone to love him and obey his word, he only expects those who want to have life, be obedient to his direction today, before Satans rule ends.

(2 Peter 3:9-10) 9 Jehovah is not slow respecting his promise, as some people consider slowness, but he is patient with YOU because he does not desire any to be destroyed but desires all to attain to repentance. 10 Yet Jehovah’s day will come as a thief,. . .

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#166 Aug 29, 2011
True Christian wrote:
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Christendom teaches burning hell punishment, not the Bible, no one is going to burn forever, Jehovah God is love, he loves mankind and wants everyone to live in his new world of peace and happiness.
He doesn't force anyone to love him and obey his word, he only expects those who want to have life, be obedient to his direction today, before Satans rule ends.
(2 Peter 3:9-10) 9 Jehovah is not slow respecting his promise, as some people consider slowness, but he is patient with YOU because he does not desire any to be destroyed but desires all to attain to repentance. 10 Yet Jehovah’s day will come as a thief,. . .
Jehovah is a God of love, Jehovahs witnesses are not, they talk about how they will walk over the dead bodies of those who are not Jehovahs witnesses and laugh. How they will live in the house of one of those dead ones and enjoy life forever and ever. Dont tell me this is not true, I sat in a car many Saturday mornings and listened to this kind of talk. Jehovah does not want anyone to die, but wants us all to believe in his son that he sent to die for us. HE wants us all to be grateful for the sacrifice that his son gave of his life so that we can all live eternally. NO organization or religion did that for you, it was Jesus Christ, the one you refer to as only a created angel. The one that Jehovahs witnesses seem to always forget except when closing a prayer. Jesus is the one you need to learn about, JEHOVAH sent him to save you, JEHOVAH wants you to learn all about him. JEHOVAH wants all of us to come to his son for salvation. JEHOVAH doesnt force anyone to love him or obey him, but the Organization of Jehovahs witnesses do, to the point that if you leave the organization of JW's they say you have left Jehovah. How can leaving any religion mean you are leaving Jehovah? This is a scare tactic they use to keep you inside. I left, but believe me when I say, I have Jehovah with me everyday of my life, but now I have his son which he sent so that I may gain eternal life because I believe in his son JESUS. These are not my words, but words taught in the Holy Bible.
True Christian

United States

#167 Aug 29, 2011
Many many people claim or profess to be Jehovah's witnesses, that does not make you a witness anymore than someone saying they are Christian.

Unbecoming Christian conduct or talk is a sin we all have to conquer, look at the stick in your own eye.

Jehovah's witnesses have been said to teach or say things I never heard, ever. Jehovah's witnesses are not the apostles or perfect, they are imperfect men who take the lead in direction, only using God's word the Bible.
Prime

Tempe, AZ

#168 Aug 29, 2011
True Christian wrote:
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Christendom teaches burning hell punishment, not the Bible, no one is going to burn forever, Jehovah God is love, he loves mankind and wants everyone to live in his new world of peace and happiness.
He doesn't force anyone to love him and obey his word, he only expects those who want to have life, be obedient to his direction today, before Satans rule ends.
(2 Peter 3:9-10) 9 Jehovah is not slow respecting his promise, as some people consider slowness, but he is patient with YOU because he does not desire any to be destroyed but desires all to attain to repentance. 10 Yet Jehovah’s day will come as a thief,. . .
Apocalyptic cults like yours have never been right about GOD's word! You're no different than the misguided SDA's! The fact is you are two splinter sects from a bigger splinter! The millerites! But hey they taught you all about publishing and printing!

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#169 Aug 29, 2011
True Christian wrote:
Many many people claim or profess to be Jehovah's witnesses, that does not make you a witness anymore than someone saying they are Christian.
Unbecoming Christian conduct or talk is a sin we all have to conquer, look at the stick in your own eye.
Jehovah's witnesses have been said to teach or say things I never heard, ever. Jehovah's witnesses are not the apostles or perfect, they are imperfect men who take the lead in direction, only using God's word the Bible.
Unbecoming christian conduct is a sin and we all are guilty of it from time to time, but to say that what I just said is not true because you have never heard it does not mean it is not true. Maybe you have not been a witness as long as those of us who have heard these things, but it was said by what I thought were very strong witnesses.

Look at the stick in my own eye? Where have I shown less than Christian conduct? By telling the truth is not bad conduct, but pointing out that JW's are no better than anyone else, and not entitled to say they are the ONE and ONLY true religion. The only way to salvation is through Jesus Christ, not a religion, not any organization, yours, mine, or anyone elses.

Jehovahs Witnesses are not the apostles and they are not perfect, but they believe their GB aka F&DS class are. They also do not use ONLY the Bible to teach, they use literature from the GB aka F&DS that is said to be words from Jehovah himself. The September study edition of the Watchtower 2010 says this about the GB aka F&DS ...

“Similarly today, a Governing Body composed of spirit-anointed Christians contributes to the unity of the worldwide congregation. The Governing Body publishes spiritually encouraging literature in many languages. This spiritual food is based on God’s Word. Thus, what is taught is not from men but from Jehovah.—Isa. 54:1 Watchtower Study Edition September 2010

And in these materials they publish, you are taught to hate anyone who is not a witness, especially those who for one reason or another have left the organization. It does not matter that they still love Jehovah, or that they are good people who live good clean moral lives. But what matters is that they are no longer a witness therefore they are worse than any evil on earth. Christians are taught to love others, yes we can hate the things they do, but we should love the person. Why else would we want to help them find Christ?

I hope that one day you can have your eyes opened to the truth of the bible. It says plainly at John 3:16 that Jesus was sent to give you salvation...

John 3:16
16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Notice it does not say that God sent his only Organization, or the GB aka F&DS, or Jehovahs witnesses, it says he sent his only BEGOTTEN SON. JESUS CHRIST. Put your trust in him instead of an organization.
True Christian

United States

#170 Aug 29, 2011
The hope of surviving the end of this world is open to everyone, to inherit the new world or new clean earth after all wickedness, war, crime, sickness and the ruler of this world Satan the Devil is gone.

Only the people marked with the mark of Christ as Jehovah's witnesses will survive Armageddon, people out of every nation, tribe and tongue.

These people are gathered into one spiritually united great crowd of pure worshippers of Jehovah God. The only survivers will be loyal, obedient, faithful witnesses or preachers of God's Kingdom.

Anyone can become a member of this spiritual family, it is only a matter of studying your Bible with Jehovah's witnesses, and applying Bible principles to your life and becoming a godly person.

(2 Peter 3:11-12) 11 Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of persons ought YOU to be in holy acts of conduct and deeds of godly devotion, 12 awaiting and keeping close in . . .
noahsday

Homebush, Australia

#171 Aug 29, 2011
True Christian wrote:
The hope of surviving the end of this world is open to everyone, to inherit the new world or new clean earth after all wickedness, war, crime, sickness and the ruler of this world Satan the Devil is gone.
Only the people marked with the mark of Christ as Jehovah's witnesses will survive Armageddon, people out of every nation, tribe and tongue.
These people are gathered into one spiritually united great crowd of pure worshippers of Jehovah God. The only survivers will be loyal, obedient, faithful witnesses or preachers of God's Kingdom.
Anyone can become a member of this spiritual family, it is only a matter of studying your Bible with Jehovah's witnesses, and applying Bible principles to your life and becoming a godly person.
(2 Peter 3:11-12) 11 Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of persons ought YOU to be in holy acts of conduct and deeds of godly devotion, 12 awaiting and keeping close in . . .
JW need to understand that the end will not come until all the anointed are sealed. Satan is doing his best to stumble Christs brothers to buy out time. And he is doing this the same way he always has, infiltrating Gods people at the top!

With the GB ignoring the rest of Christs remnant, they have put themselves into the seat of Moses, Christ is the greater Moses not the GB. They have denied Christs brothers any say what so ever in the feeding of Gods sheep which is what they will be judged on.

Matt23:10-13) Nor should you be called leaders, for you have but one Leader, the Anointed One. 11 However, the greatest among you must be your servant. 12 For, whoever promotes himself will be humbled and whoever humbles himself will be promoted.

13 'Woe to you scribes and Pharisees – hypocrites – because you block out the Kingdom of heaven before men, but you don't enter it, and you don't allow others who are on their way to enter it.

The GB teach that they have already been judged worthy and given all of Christ belongings, who is that when the rest are not included. Matt 23:8

This if very series.

It is always the promotion of the organization, and unity at all costs. The remnant of Christs brothers are not an elite group of men, they are all equal. 1Cor 4:8)

Gods house is to be judged first. 1Peter 4:12,13,17)

And the end will not come until the apostasy comes first, this is taking place NOW and all will be revealed, JW will have to make a choice between the organization and Christ. 2Thess 2:3-11 Ezek 13:9)

As the scriptures says what you do to one of my least my brothers you do to me. Matt 25:40) How is the GB doing anything in support of their brothers.

1John 2:27) 27 I realize that you don't need anyone to be teaching you, since the anointing that you received from him is still in you. His anointing is teaching you about everything… it's true and it doesn't lie. So, just as it taught you, remain in him.

Luke 12:2,3) "There is nothing carefully concealed that will not be revealed, and secret that will not become known." 3)Wherefor what things you say in the darkness will be heard in the light, and what you whisper in private rooms will be preached from the housetops

Since: Nov 09

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#172 Aug 30, 2011
True Christian wrote:
The hope of surviving the end of this world is open to everyone, to inherit the new world or new clean earth after all wickedness, war, crime, sickness and the ruler of this world Satan the Devil is gone.
You say it is open to everyone and in this next comment take that away?
True Christian wrote:
Only the people marked with the mark of Christ as Jehovah's witnesses will survive Armageddon, people out of every nation, tribe and tongue.
Show me in the bible where it says that only JW's will survive. Come on, show me.
True Christian wrote:
These people are gathered into one spiritually united great crowd of pure worshippers of Jehovah God. The only survivers will be loyal, obedient, faithful witnesses or preachers of God's Kingdom.
People who believe in Jesus as their savior are gathered together spiritually as well. They are loyal, obedient, faithful witnesses or preachers of Gods kingdom as well, so what exactly gives JW's the 'one up' on all these others? Is it just the Name Jehovahs Witnesses? Please show me in the bible where it says they are the only ones to be saved.
True Christian wrote:
Anyone can become a member of this spiritual family, it is only a matter of studying your Bible with Jehovah's witnesses, and applying Bible principles to your life and becoming a godly person.
(2 Peter 3:11-12) 11 Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of persons ought YOU to be in holy acts of conduct and deeds of godly devotion, 12 awaiting and keeping close in . . .
Anyone can leave this organization as well, and read the bible and apply bible principles to their life and become a godly person, I DID. But why is it that now I cant be a godly person because I am not a Jehovahs witness? I dont drink, I dont smoke, I dont have sex with men besides my own husband, I dont lie, cheat, gamble. I dont celebrate Christmas, Easter, Halloween. What exactly is it that I am doing that will get me destroyed in Gods eyes? Please answer this for me. Is it simple because I am not a JW? If that is the answer, show me in the bible where it says that. Because when I looked at "How do I gain salvation"? This is what I found...

Acts 16:30,31
30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

Is this a lie, is this not how I gain salvation? Do I really have to belong to an organization called Jehovahs witnesses? Then when he ask this question, why didnt Paul and Silas answer him, "Believe on the organization of Jehovahs witnesses and thou shalt be saved, and thy house". When you stand before Jehovah and Jesus, they are not going to ask you what religion you were, but they will ask you how you lived your life and how you showed love to them, and your neighbors.
Oscar R

Phelan, CA

#173 Aug 30, 2011
I hope the Conventioneers can travel to the remaining good parts of Long Beach while here. If they only see the "lunatic left" areas of the City they will think we have all lost our collective minds. Once you drive South and leave "lowenthalLand" you will be very impressed with the quality of both the people and the neighborhoods.

Sadly, downtown and many adjacent neighborhoods, have declined to the point where they are more like a filthy third world slum than a proud American City.
Residents in those areas Voted for their neighborhoods to be less than other areas in the City after giving up all hope for a bright future for their families.
The D

Santa Ana, CA

#174 Jun 23, 2012
Don't judge them...They are only humans, on the contrary it's a perfect time to minister to them about Jesus Christ and who he really is! When someone comes knocking on your door accept it as an open invitation to save someones soul!
I BELIEVED THE LIES

United States

#175 Aug 10, 2012
if jehovah could only witness the way they treat the one that loves tthem when prying eyes cant see.
I BELIEVED THE LIES

United States

#176 Aug 10, 2012
I was used and abused in the worst way by a jehova witness he joined after spouse died. all. Anger from wrong spouse did I get the punishiment for.
Sue Robbins

AOL

#177 Aug 10, 2012
martha wrote:
i totally agree with you.. they are preaching a false gospel!
These JW attendees sure set the bar high. A spiritually, and emotionally defective Gang, Illegal, and Ghetto place like the Leftwing lunatic asylum that is today's Long Beach is sure to be a challenge for any well mannered, well brought up, person of faith.
Used and abused

United States

#178 Aug 10, 2012
\an I get some. Love back from tis j.w heck no. They don't know what love is. But they can srcew you in bed so good you'll get stuck like chuck and just in time for some abuse .
Used and abused

United States

#179 Aug 10, 2012
Can I get some sympathy. Absolutely NOT. But I can get left out in the desert to die by a j.w.I. layed there for 2 days after I called a jejovah witness that claimed to be in love with me.be there in 20 min. I. Layed there waiting for 2 Days before looseng conciousness. From. My injuries. On the 4th day I was found. By a dog lying face down in the sand in my owm urine and feces. A hole in my back so big the dogs owner could stick his face in and get a close up that would put a cat scan. To shame. no one else knew where I was. DON'T JEHOVAH WITNESSES TEACH MORALS. OR HUMANITY. After 10 years as a J.W. chose to ignore.and play god and let me die nstead of help like a real believer of lehovah would.

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