Jehovah's witnesses' convention

Jehovah's witnesses' convention

There are 74 comments on the Manila Bulletin story from Apr 30, 2012, titled Jehovah's witnesses' convention. In it, Manila Bulletin reports that:

Every year, the religious group of Jehovah's Witnesses organizes assemblies that provide timely advices for the problems of the world.

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Dr Shrink

Baltimore, MD

#1 Apr 30, 2012
normal biblicaly smart spiritualy human,is attending
jehova witnesses assembleis each year talking same man made crap, after listening 95% attendants are tired and old ones sleeps in the chair,and young one wander around assembly hall around like lunatics

if they would preach only Bible,on those assembleis,it would be vast without of end new interesant topics,and discussions,
But they teach only same 130 years old repeated crap man made salvations and day shisophrenic dreams,never come as new world order(system of things)
Bible does,nt teach about new system of things,
only JW fake translation NWT

Since: Aug 09

Bedfordshire, England

#2 May 1, 2012
Dr Shrink wrote:
normal biblicaly smart spiritualy human,is attending
jehova witnesses assembleis each year talking same man made crap, after listening 95% attendants are tired and old ones sleeps in the chair,and young one wander around assembly hall around like lunatics
if they would preach only Bible,on those assembleis,it would be vast without of end new interesant topics,and discussions,
But they teach only same 130 years old repeated crap man made salvations and day shisophrenic dreams,never come as new world order(system of things)
Bible does,nt teach about new system of things,
only JW fake translation NWT
Don't forget all the new light that they get, which will probably old light at next year's assembly. But that's all right as there will some more new light given at that assembly as well. lol
Ad Hominen

Middletown, NY

#3 May 1, 2012
It has been written that this is the most effective cure for insomnia that is in existence. If you have trouble sleeping be sure to attend a convention. You will fall asleep easily.
Christian Witness

Tulsa, OK

#4 May 1, 2012
Have you not read that scoffers and ridiculers will be abundant in the earth before the end.

Only the meek and honest will attend the convention this year, those who have no desire to serve Almighty God Jehovah with their whole soul and strenth will not attend.

Jehovah's witnesses attend the assemblies and conventions to be spiritually fed from the Bible, if anyone falls asleep, makes no difference, they are still in attendance.

(Matthew 22:36-39). . .“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.

Since: Aug 09

Bedfordshire, England

#5 May 1, 2012
Christian Witness said
Jehovah's witnesses attend the assemblies and conventions to be spiritually fed from the Bible, if anyone falls asleep, makes no difference, they are still in attendance.

That's a great line Christian Witness. Certainly can't deny that.
Do you think it is normal for people to go to sleep when they are with a large gathering of people. If they go to a concert, do some nod off?
They nod off at assemblies because they have heard it all before. They here it every week at their meetings.
unlisted

Greensboro, NC

#6 May 1, 2012
what does it mean they discuss timely advice for problems of the world? thanks.
Ad Hominen

Middletown, NY

#7 May 1, 2012
unlisted wrote:
what does it mean they discuss timely advice for problems of the world? thanks.
Advice for the world wide insomnia problem.
unlisted

Greensboro, NC

#8 May 1, 2012
ok loll... but really what do they mean by "timely advice?" i think the word timely is confusing. thanks.

“Gods love ... poured out”

Since: Dec 06

Sacramento

#9 May 1, 2012
Christian Witness wrote:
Have you not read that scoffers and ridiculers will be abundant in the earth before the end.
Only the meek and honest will attend the convention this year, those who have no desire to serve Almighty God Jehovah with their whole soul and strenth will not attend.
Jehovah's witnesses attend the assemblies and conventions to be spiritually fed from the Bible, if anyone falls asleep, makes no difference, they are still in attendance.
(Matthew 22:36-39). . .“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.
Yes, Jehovah's witnesses have been scoffing and ridiculing Christians for more than a hundred years now, they certainly fulfill prophesy.
Ad Hominen

Middletown, NY

#10 May 1, 2012
unlisted wrote:
ok loll... but really what do they mean by "timely advice?" i think the word timely is confusing. thanks.
It is timely in that they are saying they can put you to sleep at any time.
Christian Witness

Tulsa, OK

#11 May 2, 2012
The issue is being in attendance at the conventions this year, for the three days, to follow along with the speakers and using your Bible. Hebrews 10:23-25

We do not know the circumstances of everyone in attendance, but getting your family ready, staying in motels or hotels and the long drive, with many children is not an easy task. Yet obedient witnesses do make the required effort to be there, those in attendance are the ones that are blessed for it. Psalms 118:27

“Paradise Earth”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#12 May 2, 2012
Dr Shrink wrote:
normal biblicaly smart spiritualy human,is attending
jehova witnesses assembleis each year talking same man made crap, after listening 95% attendants are tired and old ones sleeps in the chair,and young one wander around assembly hall around like lunatics
if they would preach only Bible,on those assembleis,it would be vast without of end new interesant topics,and discussions,
But they teach only same 130 years old repeated crap man made salvations and day shisophrenic dreams,never come as new world order(system of things)
Bible does,nt teach about new system of things,
only JW fake translation NWT
Actually they the Bible non stop at the conventions and in all their publications:

What Does the Bible Really Teach?
http://download.jw.org/files/media_books/bh_E...

The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived
http://download.jw.org/files/media_books/gt_E...

The Bible
http://download.jw.org/files/media_bible/bi12...

Bible Study Plan:
http://www.watchtower.org/e/20090801a/diagram...
Unchained

Seymour, TN

#13 May 2, 2012
Some things remain the same.

JW conventions are all about obeying the faithful and discreet slave.
Ad Hominen

Middletown, NY

#14 May 2, 2012
Unchained wrote:
Some things remain the same.
JW conventions are all about obeying the faithful and discreet slave.
Sominex is a sponser

Since: Aug 09

Bedfordshire, England

#15 May 2, 2012
Christian Witness wrote:
The issue is being in attendance at the conventions this year, for the three days, to follow along with the speakers and using your Bible. Hebrews 10:23-25
We do not know the circumstances of everyone in attendance, but getting your family ready, staying in motels or hotels and the long drive, with many children is not an easy task. Yet obedient witnesses do make the required effort to be there, those in attendance are the ones that are blessed for it. Psalms 118:27
You should be thankful you do not have to go for 6 days as they used to years ago. In the 1970s it was four days now only three. With any luck that will soon go to two days as they seem to be cutting back on everything lately. I gather you no longer get meals there because they would have to pay tax on it now.
Billy Sol Estes

Monticello, NY

#16 May 2, 2012
Ad Hominen wrote:
<quoted text>Sominex is a sponser
You know some of the speakers have trained at the Watchtower school. They are taught to use big words. by using big words(even the speaker does not understand) they are hoping that the audience thinks they know what they are talking about. As the propaganda minister under the 3rd Reich said Tell a lie enough times and it will be believed. Witness the applause on cue at assemblies.you could say Mickey Mouse was of the annointed and it will be believed.
SamMyDog

Philadelphia, PA

#17 May 2, 2012
Dr Shrink wrote:
normal biblicaly smart spiritualy human,is attending
jehova witnesses assembleis each year talking same man made crap, after listening 95% attendants are tired and old ones sleeps in the chair,and young one wander around assembly hall around like lunatics
if they would preach only Bible,on those assembleis,it would be vast without of end new interesant topics,and discussions,
But they teach only same 130 years old repeated crap man made salvations and day shisophrenic dreams,never come as new world order(system of things)
Bible does,nt teach about new system of things,
only JW fake translation NWT
Sam>>
All Bibles teach about the new system of things see
Revelation 21:1,4
Proverbs 2:21-22
Psalms 37:11,29
2Peter 3:13
Matthew 5:5
Please look up the scriptures up in any Bible you choose. that will give you a chance to prove the fellowing paragraphs wrong.
What Is God’s Purpose for the Earth?
15 The Bible assures us:“There are new heavens and a new earth that we are awaiting according to [God’s] promise, and in these righteousness is to dwell.”(2 Peter 3:13; Isaiah 65:17) Sometimes when the Bible speaks of “the earth,” it means the people who live on the earth.(Genesis 11:1) So the righteous “new earth” is a society of people who receive God’s approval.
16 Jesus promised that in the coming new world, those approved by God would receive the gift of “everlasting life.”(Mark 10:30) Please open your Bible to John 3:16 and 17:3, and read what Jesus said we must do to receive everlasting life. Now consider from the Bible the blessings that will be enjoyed by those who qualify for that wonderful gift from God in the coming earthly Paradise.
17 Wickedness, warfare, crime, and violence will be gone.“The wicked one will be no more . . . But the meek ones themselves will possess the earth.”(Psalm 37:10, 11) Peace will exist because ‘God will make wars cease to the ends of the earth.’(Psalm 46:9; Isaiah 2:4) Then “the righteous one will sprout, and the abundance of peace until the moon is no more”—and that means forever!—Psalm 72:7.
18 Jehovah’s worshipers will live in security. As long as the Israelites in Bible times obeyed God, they lived in security.(Leviticus 25:18, 19) How wonderful it will be to enjoy similar security in Paradise!—Isaiah 32:18; Micah 4:4.
19 Food shortages will not exist.“There will come to be plenty of grain on the earth,” sang the psalmist.“On the top of the mountains there will be an overflow.”(Psalm 72:16) Jehovah God will bless his righteous ones, and “the earth itself will certainly give its produce.”—Psalm 67:6.
20 The whole earth will become a paradise. Lovely new homes and gardens will occupy land that had once been ruined by sinful humans.(Isaiah 65:21-24; Revelation 11:18) As time passes, parts of the earth already subdued will expand until the whole globe is as beautiful and productive as the garden of Eden. And God will never fail to ‘open his hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing.’—Psalm 145:16.
21 There will be peace between humans and animals. Wild and domestic animals will feed together. Even a little child will have nothing to fear from animals that are now dangerous.—Isaiah 11:6-9; 65:25.
22 Sickness will vanish. As Ruler of God’s heavenly Kingdom, Jesus will do healing on a far grander scale than when he was on earth.(Matthew 9:35; Mark 1:40-42; John 5:5-9) Then “no resident will say:‘I am sick.’”—Isaiah 33:24; 35:5, 6.
23 Dead loved ones will be restored to life with the prospect of never dying. All those sleeping in death who are in God’s memory will be brought back to life. In fact,“there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.”—Acts 24:15; John 5:28, 29.
Unchained

Seymour, TN

#18 May 2, 2012
Unchained wrote:
Some things remain the same.
JW conventions are all about obeying the faithful and discreet slave.
*** km 12/02 p. 3 par. 3 2003 “Give God Glory” District Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses ***

To benefit fully from the instruction provided through the faithful and discreet slave class, we want to make sure that we are there for the entire program.

*** km 5/00 p. 3 par. 4 Do You Appreciate Sacred Things?***

Through the faithful and discreet slave, we receive an abundance of spiritual food. That will be true this year at the “Doers of God’s Word” District Convention.

*** km 5/98 p. 4 par. 11 1998 “God’s Way of Life” District and International Conventions ***

“The faithful and discreet slave” has prepared instruction that all of us need. It is especially important that we “pay more than the usual attention to the things heard” during each session of the three-day convention program.

*** km 10/86 p. 1 par. 1 Convention Releases Equip Us to Do God’s Will ***

1 The apostle Paul expressed the desire that “the God of peace” equip his servants “with every good thing to do his will.”(Heb. 13:20, 21) That is the desire of “the faithful and discreet slave” today and it prompts the providing of what is needed.(Matt. 24:45) Was that not evident at the “Divine Peace” District Convention, especially with regard to the new literature releases?

*** km 5/85 p. 3 1985 “Integrity Keepers” Convention ***

If we listen carefully to the instruction that is given on the convention program, we not only will be encouraged and built up spiritually but also will be receiving the current direction from Jehovah provided through his “faithful and discreet slave.”(Matthew 24:45-47) This is necessary if we are to keep ourselves strong spiritually and in line with theocratic procedure.

*** km 5/83 p. 3 1983 “Kingdom Unity” District Convention ***

“The faithful and discreet slave” has scheduled four days in which Jehovah’s “regulations” will be discussed and demonstrated. Will you be seated and attentive during all the sessions from the opening song and prayer on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. to the concluding prayer on Sunday afternoon? No one would want to miss any of the convention program. It would be incorrect to conclude that any day or even a part of a day would be less important than the rest. The entire four days should be regarded as a complete theocratic meal, all of which is needed for our spiritual health and growth.

*** jv chap. 10 p. 146 Growing in Accurate Knowledge of the Truth ***

Spiritual instruction is provided by means of magazine articles, books, convention programs, and outlines for congregation discourses—all of which are prepared under the direction of the Governing Body of the faithful and discreet slave.
Billy Sol Estes

Monticello, NY

#19 May 2, 2012
Unchained wrote:
<quoted text>
*** km 12/02 p. 3 par. 3 2003 “Give God Glory” District Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses ***
To benefit fully from the instruction provided through the faithful and discreet slave class, we want to make sure that we are there for the entire program.
*** km 5/00 p. 3 par. 4 Do You Appreciate Sacred Things?***
Through the faithful and discreet slave, we receive an abundance of spiritual food. That will be true this year at the “Doers of God’s Word” District Convention.
*** km 5/98 p. 4 par. 11 1998 “God’s Way of Life” District and International Conventions ***
“The faithful and discreet slave” has prepared instruction that all of us need. It is especially important that we “pay more than the usual attention to the things heard” during each session of the three-day convention program.
*** km 10/86 p. 1 par. 1 Convention Releases Equip Us to Do God’s Will ***
1 The apostle Paul expressed the desire that “the God of peace” equip his servants “with every good thing to do his will.”(Heb. 13:20, 21) That is the desire of “the faithful and discreet slave” today and it prompts the providing of what is needed.(Matt. 24:45) Was that not evident at the “Divine Peace” District Convention, especially with regard to the new literature releases?
*** km 5/85 p. 3 1985 “Integrity Keepers” Convention ***
If we listen carefully to the instruction that is given on the convention program, we not only will be encouraged and built up spiritually but also will be receiving the current direction from Jehovah provided through his “faithful and discreet slave.”(Matthew 24:45-47) This is necessary if we are to keep ourselves strong spiritually and in line with theocratic procedure.
*** km 5/83 p. 3 1983 “Kingdom Unity” District Convention ***
“The faithful and discreet slave” has scheduled four days in which Jehovah’s “regulations” will be discussed and demonstrated. Will you be seated and attentive during all the sessions from the opening song and prayer on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. to the concluding prayer on Sunday afternoon? No one would want to miss any of the convention program. It would be incorrect to conclude that any day or even a part of a day would be less important than the rest. The entire four days should be regarded as a complete theocratic meal, all of which is needed for our spiritual health and growth.
*** jv chap. 10 p. 146 Growing in Accurate Knowledge of the Truth ***
Spiritual instruction is provided by means of magazine articles, books, convention programs, and outlines for congregation discourses—all of which are prepared under the direction of the Governing Body of the faithful and discreet slave.
Proof of post#16.. Believe anything if repeated enough
SamMyDog

Philadelphia, PA

#20 May 2, 2012
unlisted wrote:
what does it mean they discuss timely advice for problems of the world? thanks.
Sam>>
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