What are your favorite Watchtower quo...

What are your favorite Watchtower quotes?

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BUDGIE

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#1 Oct 13, 2012
I have so many. At the moment, though, I'm fond of these:

“It is not persecution for an informed person to expose a certain religion as being false.”
(WT 11/15/63, p. 688)

Here's another.....

“Any organization that claims to be the way of salvation should be willing to submit to scrutiny and criticism.”(Awake 8/22/84, p. 28

This one is such a treasure!

"No Jehovah's Witness should want to go to college. Rather, work in the Watchtower Organization!" Watchtower,9/1/75, p.543; Pay Attention to Yourselves and to All the Flock, 1977, p. 105..

AND this vile one....

Thus if a Christian woman does not cry out and does not put forth every effort to flee, she would be viewed as consenting to the violation...[I]f she should submit to the man's passionate wishes, she would not only be consenting to fornication...but be plagued by the shame

WT 1-15-64, p.63

Can you believe they refer rape as an act of passion instead of violence??!!

And this ones a gem.....

"Jehovah God is the grand identifier of his true messengers. He identifies them by making
the messages he delivers through them come true. Jehovah is also the great exposer of false
messengers. How does he expose them? He frustrates their signs and predictions. In this
way he shows that they are self appointed prognosticators, whose messages really spring
from their own false reasoning-yes, their foolish, fleshly thinking!" (W.T. May 1,1997 pg.8)
THIS IS STUPID

Mclean, VA

#2 Oct 13, 2012
BUDGIE wrote:
I have so many. At the moment, though, I'm fond of these:
“It is not persecution for an informed person to expose a certain religion as being false.”
(WT 11/15/63, p. 688)
Here's another.....
“Any organization that claims to be the way of salvation should be willing to submit to scrutiny and criticism.”(Awake 8/22/84, p. 28
This one is such a treasure!
"No Jehovah's Witness should want to go to college. Rather, work in the Watchtower Organization!" Watchtower,9/1/75, p.543; Pay Attention to Yourselves and to All the Flock, 1977, p. 105..
AND this vile one....
Thus if a Christian woman does not cry out and does not put forth every effort to flee, she would be viewed as consenting to the violation...[I]f she should submit to the man's passionate wishes, she would not only be consenting to fornication...but be plagued by the shame
WT 1-15-64, p.63
Can you believe they refer rape as an act of passion instead of violence??!!
And this ones a gem.....
"Jehovah God is the grand identifier of his true messengers. He identifies them by making
the messages he delivers through them come true. Jehovah is also the great exposer of false
messengers. How does he expose them? He frustrates their signs and predictions. In this
way he shows that they are self appointed prognosticators, whose messages really spring
from their own false reasoning-yes, their foolish, fleshly thinking!" (W.T. May 1,1997 pg.8)
You're right, there are just too many.

I like that one that said if you only read a bible without their books and magazines, you'd end up believing the same things as the rest of christianity.

Now they had a "spank the monkey" video that was absolutely hilarious. Jeez, and creepy too!

Since: Oct 10

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#3 Oct 13, 2012
this is another
Awake!, October 8, 1968, p. 23
"True, there have been those in times past who predicted an 'end of the world,' even announcing a specific date. Some have gathered groups of people with them and fled to the hills or withdrawn into their houses waiting for the end. Yet, nothing happened. The 'end' did not come. They were guilty of false prophesying. Why? What was missing? Missing was the full measure of evidence required in fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Missing from such people were God's truths and the evidence that he was guiding and using them. But what about today? Today we have the evidence required, all of it. And it is overwhelming! All the many, many parts of the great sign of the 'last days' are here, together with verifying Bible chronology."
BUDGIE

UK

#4 Oct 13, 2012
THIS IS STUPID wrote:
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You're right, there are just too many.
I like that one that said if you only read a bible without their books and magazines, you'd end up believing the same things as the rest of christianity.
Now they had a "spank the monkey" video that was absolutely hilarious. Jeez, and creepy too!
YOU mean this one... there ar several similar.....

"From time to time, there have arisen from among the ranks of Jehovah's people those, who, like the original Satan, have adopted an independent, faultfinding attitude...They say that it is sufficient to read the Bible exclusively, either alone or in small groups at home. But, strangely, through such 'Bible reading,' they have reverted right back to the apostate doctrines that commentaries by Christendom's clergy were teaching 100 years ago..." The Watchtower, August 15, 1981.

You just gotta luv it lol
BUDGIE

UK

#5 Oct 13, 2012
array wrote:
this is another
Awake!, October 8, 1968, p. 23
"True, there have been those in times past who predicted an 'end of the world,' even announcing a specific date. Some have gathered groups of people with them and fled to the hills or withdrawn into their houses waiting for the end. Yet, nothing happened. The 'end' did not come. They were guilty of false prophesying. Why? What was missing? Missing was the full measure of evidence required in fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Missing from such people were God's truths and the evidence that he was guiding and using them. But what about today? Today we have the evidence required, all of it. And it is overwhelming! All the many, many parts of the great sign of the 'last days' are here, together with verifying Bible chronology."
Thanks Array.

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#6 Oct 13, 2012
Awake! title in 1968, which predicted; "only a FEW YEARS, AT THE MOST, remain… when the corrupt system of things WILL BE DESTROYED BY GOD. "Oct 8, p.13

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#7 Oct 13, 2012
Awake! February 22, 1984 edition:
"Treat Him Respectfully – The intended victim should remember that the rapist is a human. No doubt there are circumstances in his life that have precipitated his behavior. So although a woman should not cower in fear and permit a rapist to intimidate her, at the same time she should treat him understandingly as a fellow human."
A girl or woman who does not scream while being raped is fornicating and she should treat her rapist with respect. A women needs to be more loving to her abusive husband and change her thinking on the matter, realizing that she isn't being Christian enough
BUDGIE

UK

#8 Oct 13, 2012
array wrote:
Awake! February 22, 1984 edition:
"Treat Him Respectfully – The intended victim should remember that the rapist is a human. No doubt there are circumstances in his life that have precipitated his behavior. So although a woman should not cower in fear and permit a rapist to intimidate her, at the same time she should treat him understandingly as a fellow human."
A girl or woman who does not scream while being raped is fornicating and she should treat her rapist with respect. A women needs to be more loving to her abusive husband and change her thinking on the matter, realizing that she isn't being Christian enough
this is truly satanic teaching. no wonder they are sympathetic to pedophiles,,, lurkers take note what this cult teaches..
Jace

Woodbridge, VA

#9 Oct 13, 2012
BUDGIE wrote:
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Here's another.....

This one is such a treasure!
"No Jehovah's Witness should want to go to college.

pg.8)
While it is very very true the wt has never ever forbidden college and I always make that point when I speak to groips instead they did something much more dangerous as seen in the quote
They equated ones desire to go to college with being a servant of God the almighty

That is more powerful than saying you can't go

Instead ones choice will make a statement about you as a person it will make a statement about your spirituality among your bro and sisters

It will say ate you a mature Christian who understands the time in which we are living how short the time is left

Which is more important in your life. Seeking. A worldly career or spiritual interest for the kingdom

And the list goes on and on of all the things it says about your character as a Christian

Yes a character that no jw would want where they ate viewed as an immature youth or christain who does. Not have their priorities straight

It is by far one of the most effective technique that can be deployed by high control groups to keep members self regulating themselves without being directly told what to do

The ultimate in peer pressure to conform to be accepted by the overall group

Any class in psych 101 would examine this technique during the first semester
Jace

Woodbridge, VA

#10 Oct 13, 2012
array wrote:
Awake! February 22, 1984 edition:
"Treat Him Respectfully – The intended victim should remember that the rapist is a human. No doubt there are circumstances in his life that have precipitated his behavior. So although a woman should not cower in fear and permit a rapist to intimidate her, at the same time she should treat him understandingly as a fellow human."
A girl or woman who does not scream while being raped is fornicating and she should treat her rapist with respect. A women needs to be more loving to her abusive husband and change her thinking on the matter, realizing that she isn't being Christian enough
As my wife says.

This was written by some guys

“Christmas ONLY for Christians!”

Since: Sep 12

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#11 Oct 13, 2012
Here is one of my favorites. It's amazing how many lies are in this quote.

Watchtower 10/15/1969 p 627
In imitation of God’s faithful servants in the past, true Christians today use God’s name.(liar) Does the religion with which you associate do so? If it does not, then it could not be the true religion, for God said:“My people will know my name.”(chapter and verse?) Not only would they know what the name is, but they would know it as a name glorified by reason of God’s own acts.(a fake name invented by Catholics) Also the Bible says:“Everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will be saved.”

Clarification

"Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours," (1 Cor. 1:2).

"...call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ..." NASB, ASV, ASV1901,
"...call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ..." KJV, NJKV, NIV, RSV,
"...calling upon the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours,"

jehovah's witnesses are a evil and wicked cult.

“Christmas ONLY for Christians!”

Since: Sep 12

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#12 Oct 13, 2012
Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses 1939 p 85
It should be expected that the Lord would have a means of communicating to his people on the earth, and he has clearly shown that the magazine called The Watch Tower is used for that purpose.

Watchtower 10/1/1994 p. 8
All who want to understand the Bible should appreciate that the "greatly diversified wisdom of God" can become known only through Jehovah's channel of communication, the faithful and discreet slave.

Watchtower, 1/1/1916 p. 377
Charles Taze Russell, thou hast, by the Lord, been crowned a king; and through the everlasting ages they name shall be known amongst the people, and they enemies shall come and worship at thy feet.

“Christmas ONLY for Christians!”

Since: Sep 12

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#13 Oct 13, 2012
Watchtower 1/15/1976 p 47
ONE thing hard for many people today to understand is that there can be and there is only one true religion.

What a JOKE!

Since: Jul 10

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#14 Oct 13, 2012
BUDGIE wrote:
I have so many. At the moment, though, I'm fond of these:
“It is not persecution for an informed person to expose a certain religion as being false.”
(WT 11/15/63, p. 688)
Here's another.....
“Any organization that claims to be the way of salvation should be willing to submit to scrutiny and criticism.”(Awake 8/22/84, p. 28
This one is such a treasure!
"No Jehovah's Witness should want to go to college. Rather, work in the Watchtower Organization!" Watchtower,9/1/75, p.543; Pay Attention to Yourselves and to All the Flock, 1977, p. 105..
AND this vile one....
Thus if a Christian woman does not cry out and does not put forth every effort to flee, she would be viewed as consenting to the violation...[I]f she should submit to the man's passionate wishes, she would not only be consenting to fornication...but be plagued by the shame
WT 1-15-64, p.63
Can you believe they refer rape as an act of passion instead of violence??!!
And this ones a gem.....
"Jehovah God is the grand identifier of his true messengers. He identifies them by making
the messages he delivers through them come true. Jehovah is also the great exposer of false
messengers. How does he expose them? He frustrates their signs and predictions. In this
way he shows that they are self appointed prognosticators, whose messages really spring
from their own false reasoning-yes, their foolish, fleshly thinking!" (W.T. May 1,1997 pg.8)
.
. Do they never reflect on themselves and what they have already written or is it as much crap to them.. as it is to others..and forgotten as soon as they say it??? Oyi! They.. are ..identified in all they say and still they do not comprehend.

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#15 Oct 13, 2012
Jace wrote:
<quoted text>
As my wife says.
This was written by some guys
.
. So... we're suspost to be kind to the person that is defiling our body.. AS.. he has feelings.?? Un huh! guess that was written in advance of sexual attack..huh?? I.. don't ..think so.. definatly an ass that wrote that piece of drivel.. Some one who thinks screaming won't bother him... As that might just get your throat cut to..

“Real Truth Never Changes”

Since: Mar 12

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#16 Oct 13, 2012
Watchtower 1972, April 1st p.197

Of Course, it is easy to say that this group acts as a ‘prophet’ of God. It is another thing to prove it. The only way that this can be done is to review the record. What does it show?

***What does it show?

It shows the evil and wicked cult is 100% wrong!

“Real Truth Never Changes”

Since: Mar 12

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#17 Oct 13, 2012


Watchtower 1989 January 1 p.12 "The Hand of Jehovah Was With Them"

[As originally published in Watchtower magazine]

The apostle Paul was spearheading the Christian missionary activity. He was also laying a foundation for a work that would be completed in our 20th century.

“Real Truth Never Changes”

Since: Mar 12

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#18 Oct 13, 2012
Watchtower 1989 January 1 p.12 "The Hand of Jehovah Was With Them"

[As it appears on Watchtower bound volumes & CD-ROMs]

The apostle Paul was spearheading the Christian missionary activity. He was also laying a foundation for a work that would be completed in our day.

“Real Truth Never Changes”

Since: Mar 12

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#19 Oct 13, 2012
The Watchtower 15 September 1961 p 558

But regardless of whether it is whole blood or a blood fraction, whether it is blood taken from one’s own body or that taken from someone else, whether it is administered as a transfusion or as an injection, the divine law applies. God has not given man blood to use as he might use other substances; he requires respect for the sanctity of blood.

WAIT...I feel a FLIP-FLOP coming on...!

The Watchtower 1 June 1974 p 351/2

Serums or antitoxins are used. These are obtained from the blood of humans or animals that have already developed the antibodies for fighting the disease. Usually the blood is processed and the blood fraction (gamma globulin) containing the antibodies is separated and made into a serum. When this is injected into the patient it gives him temporary passive immunity. This is temporary, for the antibodies do not become a permanent part of his blood; when these pass out of his body he is no longer immune to the disease. It can thus be seen that serums (unlike vaccines) contain a blood fraction, though minute....What, then, of the use of a serum containing only a minute fraction of blood and employed to supply an auxiliary defense against some infection and not employed to perform the life - sustaining function that blood normally carries out? We believe that here the conscience of each Christian must decide.

“Real Truth Never Changes”

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#20 Oct 13, 2012
The Watchtower, 1st December 1904 p364

Even though Christmas is not the real anniversary of our Lord's birth, but more properly the annunciation day or the date of his human begetting (Luke 1:28), nevertheless, since the celebration of our Lord's birth is not a matter of divine appointment or injunction, but merely a tribute of respect to him, it is not necessary for us to quibble particularly about the date. We may as well join with the civilized world in celebrating the grand event on the day which the majority celebrate - "Christmas day."

"we may as well join with the civilized world"...

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