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I do not come here to promote my personal opinions.
I come here to promote the views of the Christian congregation. I accept and believe that the Christian congregation could be wrong about a number of things. But regardless if they are or not, their current beliefs harmonize with the scriptures.
Regarding the 144,000 the scriptural evidence presented is compelling and I believe the number to be literal BASED UPON the evidence presented THUS FAR.
Would it be devastating to me if the Congregation View changed on this matter? Not at all, its hardly very important to anything much. But as long as the Congregation View harmonizes with the scriptures then I respect it above and beyond my own. I do that because my views can be wrong as can those of the Christian Congregation. However I recognise that the views of the Christian Congregation "as a whole" have ALWAYS been superior to my own "as a whole" when examined in detail. They have continually taught me a view of scripture that harmonizes with the WHOLE Bible far more than my research on its own would have lead me to discover.
Moreover I recognize that Jesus is leading the Whole Congregation into truth and that he is NOT leading each individual to a different truth.
I do that because my views can be wrong as can those of the Christian Congregation.
"those of the Christian Congregation"
Gareth please stop it man, why do you make a fool out of yourself all the time
there is no such thing as THE CONGO VIEW,
There is the WT Editorial staff's view and that is parroted by the rest of jw, if they were to change views 3 times in 2 weeks, the rank and file would change
not because its THEIR VIEW, BUT cause they are parroted the wt writers
See Gareth when you talk to NONJW they fully understand that its really JUST THE WT WRITERS VIEW, the poor jw are merely just repeating what they have been told
so please stop using that silly phraseology as if the little old black sister in Tenn came up with this VIEW
AS the old friends use to tell me when I went back home from bethel
"Bro Jace works where the books are printed"
and that may friend is the bottomline for jw
when the writers change their wrong views to a NEW WRONG VIEW, jw do the same