Jehovah's Witnesses are true disciple...

“May you be at peace.”

Since: Nov 07

Mars

#35890 Aug 9, 2013
Student wrote:
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Satan does work on Jehovah's people harder then the people he already has in his control, people like you.
But I will not laugh when you are destroyed by Jehovah's angels.
Satan never ceased in making accusations “day and night” against Christians, challenging their integrity, as he did Job’s.(Re 12:10; Lu 22:31)
But Christians have “a helper with the Father, Jesus Christ, a righteous one,” who appears before the person of God in their behalf.(1Jo 2:1)
In the book of Revelation, we find described the last days of Satan and his end. Revelation reports that at the time of Christ’s taking Kingdom power (1914), Satan is hurled down out of heaven to the earth, no longer having access to the heavens, as he did in the days of Job and for centuries thereafter.(Re 12:7-12)
After this defeat Satan has only a “short period of time,” during which he makes war with “the remaining ones of [the woman’s] seed, who observe the commandments of God and have the work of bearing witness to Jesus.”
Through God’s Word, Christians are enlightened to realize Satan’s existence, his power, his designs and purposes, and his manner of operation, so that they can fight this spiritual foe with the spiritual weapons God provides.(Eph 6:13-17)
“the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one.”(1 John 5:19) How true are the words recorded under divine inspiration by the Hebrew prophet Micah during the eighth century before the Common Era! He declared:“All the peoples, for their part, will walk each one in the name of its god.”(Mic. 4:5)
Those who stream to Jehovah’s house realize that “there is no God but one.”(1 Cor. 8:4) Hence, while ‘each people walks in the name of its god,’ the attitude of these true Christians is well expressed in Micah’s continuing words:“But we, for our part, shall walk in the name of Jehovah our God to time indefinite, even forever.”(Mic. 4:5)

Is this all your have. Really?

So you are not able to disprove ANY of the evidence I have presented.

You are too cowardly to even LOOK at the evidence, aren't you.

So Sad.


The accusations against Job were unfounded.

Everything I have said about the watchtower cult is documented.


You are involved with nothing short of Satan himself.



Let me know if you come up with anything.
Student

Oregon City, OR

#35891 Aug 9, 2013
Why Jehovah’s Witnesses’ victory is a win for all of us

First Amendment Center

Nashville, Tenn.

Sunday, June 23, 2002

The Jehovah’s Witnesses have done it again.

This week they chalked up their 48th Supreme Court victory – an extraordinary line of cases that have significantly expanded First Amendment protections for all Americans.

Something about proselytizing by the Witnesses inspires state and local governments to keep passing laws aimed at shutting them up. If you’re not a Witness, you may not be too concerned about how “they” are treated.(Maybe you’re even a bit irritated by all of those knocks on your door.)
But remember this: If the government can restrict the freedom of one faith, it has the power to restrict the freedom of any faith – or all faiths.

As long ago as 1940 Jehovah’s Witnesses successfully challenged a Connecticut law that required them to get a license “to solicit” before distributing their literature and asking for donations on public streets. In striking down that law, the Supreme Court applied the First Amendment’s free-exercise clause to the states for the first time.

But the battle was far from over. More than 60 years (and many lawsuits) later, the Witnesses were still in court – this time fighting a Stratton, Ohio, ordinance requiring all door-to-door “canvassers” to get a permit from the mayor.
The lower courts sided with the town, ruling that the ordinance was a valid “content-neutral” regulation that didn’t interfere with anyone’s First Amendment rights.

But in an opinion handed down on June 17, the U.S. Supreme Court saw it very differently. In a rare display of agreement, eight of the nine justices voted to strike down the Stratton law as an unconstitutional limitation on free speech. As Justice John Paul Stevens explained in the majority opinion:

“It is offensive – not only to the values protected by the First Amendment, but to the very notion of a free society – that in the context of everyday public discourse a citizen must first inform the government of her desire to speak to her neighbors and then obtain a permit to do so.”
Note what this ruling doesn’t mean. Cities and towns may still regulate commercial activities and solicitation of funds by people going door-to-door.
But Stratton’s law went much further. Requiring a permit to canvass for any “cause” would make anonymous political speech impossible – and would surely have a chilling effect on people advocating unpopular causes or minority religions.

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Student

Oregon City, OR

#35892 Aug 9, 2013
Of course, people have a right not to listen – and to close the door. But the government shouldn’t have the authority to decide who gets to knock on the door.

So two cheers for the Supreme Court.

The third cheer is reserved for the day (probably in the distant future) when the Supreme Court restores full protection for religious liberty.
Yes, the ruling in this case protects the speech rights of Jehovah’s Witnesses and anyone else going door-to-door for a variety of causes. But the Court continues the pattern of the last decade of treating religious expression like other forms of speech.

“Free exercise” has become the stepchild of the First Amendment. The Court appears to be saying: We’ll protect your right to practice your faith, but only if you frame it as freedom of speech or – in the case of distribution of religious tracts – freedom of the press.

Perhaps this was not the case for the Supreme Court to restore stronger free-exercise protection. Since the ordinance in Stratton covered so much speech, the Court could easily strike it down without revisiting the debate about the special status of religious expression under the First Amendment.

But the Court can’t duck the question forever. Religious practice and expression is much more than a question of free speech or press.

Consider the Witnesses. They don’t go door-to-door because they think it’s a good way to spread their message (or because they enjoy all of the nasty comments they get). They do it because they’re convinced that God commands them to preach the “good news” from “house to house.”

That’s why Jehovah’s Witnesses keep fighting these laws (and also why they successfully fought for the right to opt out of the salute to the flag in public schools). They are exercising their freedom of conscience – the freedom to do what they believe they must do out of obedience to God.

True, in the majority opinion Justice Stevens mentions that “it is more than historical accident” that so many of these cases are brought by Jehovah’s Witnesses, because “door-to-door canvassing is mandated by their religion.”

But the justices don’t reaffirm the freedom to follow the dictates of conscience – as our nation’s founders put it – as an inalienable right protected by the free-exercise clause of the First Amendment. And they neglect to say that the city of Stratton or any other government may not limit that right without a compelling reason to do so.

The weakening of “free exercise” protections by the Supreme Court over the past decade is a disturbing trend. But who’s paying attention? Until it hits home (and it rarely does for members of large and powerful religions), most people don’t think much about the First Amendment.

That’s why we all owe the Jehovah’s Witnesses a debt of gratitude. No matter how many times they’re insulted, run out of town, or even physically attacked, they keep on fighting for their (and thus our) freedom of religion. And when they win, we all win.

www.firstamendmentcenter.org/why-jehovahs-wit...
Student

Oregon City, OR

#35894 Aug 9, 2013
Phil Donahue on Jeovahs Witnesses for 1st Amenments Rihts

http://cmuity.beiefnt.com o/thread/iew/4851/247289/Pil_D onahue_on_Jehovahs_Witness_for _1st_Amendment_Rights
Student

Oregon City, OR

#35895 Aug 10, 2013
Phil Donahue on Jeovahs Witnesses for 1st Amenments Rights

http://community.beliefnet.com/go/thread/view...

“May you be at peace.”

Since: Nov 07

Mars

#35898 Aug 10, 2013
Student wrote:
Why Jehovah’s Witnesses’ victory is a win for all of us.

To this day you cannot disprove a single fact I have demonstrated about the Watchtower cult.

I have the facts and you ignore the facts.

You lost coward.


“May you be at peace.”

Since: Nov 07

Mars

#35899 Aug 10, 2013
Student wrote:
Phil Donahue on Jeovahs Witnesses for 1st Amenments Rights
http://community.beliefnet.com/go/thread/view...

Where is this pointless nonsense from?

“May you be at peace.”

Since: Nov 07

Mars

#35900 Aug 10, 2013
New evidence in Jehovah's Witness allegations:

The Jehovah's Witnesses have settled nine lawsuits alleging church policies protected men who sexually abused children for many years.

Frederick McLean is one of the most-wanted fugitives in the United States, charged with 17 counts of child sexual abuse in California. Law enforcement sources say that when a victim’s family confronted McLean in 2004, he allegedly confessed. But before he could be arrested, McLean fled.

Authorities identified at least eight victims that McLean allegedly abused over the course of nearly a decade. One victim estimated McLean molested her “over 100 times,” according to the U.S. Marshals Service. Deputy Marshal Thomas Maranda, who is leading the hunt for the 56-year-old fugitive, says McLean gained the trust of many of his victims through his leadership position, as a so-called ministerial servant, in his local congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses near San Diego.

“His role in the church was significant,” Maranda explains,“because we believe that his participation in the church gave him access to his victims.”

His role in the church also became a matter of legal controversy. Last year, some victims’ families filed suit against the Jehovah’s Witnesses, alleging that both McLean’s local congregation and the church’s national headquarters, the Watchtower Society,“knew, or should have known, that Frederick McLean was a pedophile.”

The Jehovah's Witnesses recently agreed to pay to settle that lawsuit and eight other similar cases, without admitting wrongdoing. The cases all involved men the church allegedly knew had sexually abused children. The settlements for those cases are confidential and filed under seal.
Frederick McLean

However, NBC News has obtained a copy of one of the settlements from the McLean lawsuit, and it may offer an indication of the potential magnitude of the payouts. According to the court record, the church agreed to pay $781,250 to the accuser, who claimed McLean abused her from age 3 to age 9.(After legal fees and other costs, the accuser was set to receive approximately $530,000.)

Lawyers for the plaintiffs declined to comment.

The Jehovah’s Witnesses did not comment specifically on any of the lawsuits, but issued a statement to NBC News:“For the sake of the victims in these cases, we are pleased that a settlement has been reached. Our hearts go out to all those who suffer as a result of child abuse. Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide are united in their abhorrence of this sin and crime.”[Click here for the complete statement.]

Internal records now coming to light from the settled lawsuits may help explain why the church agreed to settle the cases. Documents show that the church knew for years that some prominent members were sexually abusing children and did little. Church officials allegedly became aware of several of the cases in question through what amount to internal judicial proceedings, at which local elders confronted suspected abusers, obtained confessions, then meted out punishments.

http://www.today.com/id/21917798/ns/today/t/n...

“May you be at peace.”

Since: Nov 07

Mars

#35901 Aug 10, 2013
New evidence in Jehovah's Witness allegations:
Pt 2.

James Henderson, for example, was a longtime Jehovah’s Witness elder in Red Bluff, California – and a serial molester. The newly uncovered documents include a 1994 letter from a senior regional church official to headquarters stating that Henderson was sanctioned by the church, stripped of a leadership position,“in the early ‘70’s” in another California town.“Now he has admitted to doing it again,” the letter states. In the late 1980s, according to another internal church document, a local elder dismissed allegations that Henderson had been sexually abusing a young boy:“There was no way it could be true so it was forgotten.”
James Henderson

By October 1994, Henderson was Presiding Overseer – the top elder – in his congregation. After a father of one of his victims confronted him, according to church records, Henderson confessed to other elders preemptively, although he said he had stopped molesting the boy more than three years earlier. That was significant, because, at the time, the church apparently had a policy of waiving sanctions if a sinner was repentant and the sin had occurred at least three years earlier.

In spite of Henderson’s confession, the elders did not inform California authorities.(In 1994, California law did not yet mandate that clergy report suspected abuse; the law changed in 1997). Instead, they conducted their own inquiry, apparently while Henderson and his wife were on vacation. A few weeks later, elders reported they found “irregularities” in Henderson’s story, and confronted him a second time. Henderson admitted molesting the victim “one and one half years ago.” He also admitted “paying restitution for a similar offense” in the early 1970s.

The elders decided to remove Henderson as Presiding Overseer and “publicly reproved” him, announcing to the congregation that he had committed a sin, without disclosing the details. Still, they did not go to authorities.

But then the victim’s family did.

While police were investigating, church officials questioned Henderson yet again. He confessed to molesting other children, including his own son, according to a church document. At that point, Henderson was excommunicated. In the meantime, law enforcement authorities contacted the local elders, who at that point apparently cooperated in the investigation.

On December 14, 1994, Henderson was arrested. In 1995, he pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual abuse and was sentenced to four years, four months in prison. By 1998, he was out on parole and, according to church correspondence, attending another Jehovah’s Witnesses congregation.
Alvin Heard

Like Henderson, Alvin Heard was also a member of a Jehovah’s Witnesses congregation in Red Bluff, California and was also excommunicated –“disfellowshipped”– for molesting children. In Heard’s case, records show the church first learned of the abuse in 1981, when the local congregation sent a letter to the national headquarters explaining that Heard was kicked out after he admitted sexually abusing three children, whose “ages range from five nine and eleven years.”

“May you be at peace.”

Since: Nov 07

Mars

#35902 Aug 10, 2013
New evidence in Jehovah's Witness allegations:
Pt 3

In a deposition filed as part of the recent civil lawsuits, Heard admitted confessing to church elders in the late 1980s that he had molested four more young children. His punishment that time:“private reproval.” In other words, church elders chastised him privately, but never told other members of the congregation, according to the deposition. Again, it appears, the church did not pass the information to police or child welfare authorities.

In the 1990s, Heard moved to South Dakota. In his deposition, he said he told church elders there that he had a history of child molestation. They, too, apparently kept his secret.

By 2003, Heard had moved to Oregon, where he molested yet again. In January 2004, he was indicted for sexually abusing a five-year-old boy. He pleaded guilty and currently is serving six years, three months in prison. Through the prison warden’s office, Heard declined to be interviewed.

In all, the nine settled lawsuits involved 16 victims and eight alleged abusers, all of whom – except Frederick McLean – have been criminally convicted. Among them: Larry Kelley, a television personality and children’s entertainer in Amarillo, Texas; and Timothy Silva, who reportedly taught “adolescent book studies” at a congregation in Woodland, California. The church allegedly knew of Silva’s problem as early as 1987, according to one of the lawsuits, but still allowed him to work with children.

Barbara Anderson, a former church member and a vocal critic of the organization on this issue, contends that Jehovah’s Witnesses policies “protect pedophiles rather than protect the children.” Anderson recently compiled documents from the lawsuits on a CD titled “Secrets of Pedophilia in an American Religion.”

Anderson says she first focused on the controversy in the early 1990s when she worked at the Watchtower Society headquarters in Brooklyn and was assigned to deal with letters from church members complaining of abuse. While conducting that research, she says she discovered that in its internal proceedings against accused molesters, the church applies a biblically based “two-witness” rule.“They require another witness to the actual molestation,” Anderson says,“which is an impossibility.”

Anderson also claims that she discovered the church headquarters kept track of sexual abuse cases in confidential files.

The recent lawsuits produced evidence that the headquarters did keep internal records of abuse reports submitted by local congregations. The court filings include a church form called a Child Abuse Telememo.“Just thinking that they had a memo made up, printed up that says ‘Child Abuse Telememo,’” Anderson says,“indicates to me that they were handling this a lot. Because why make up a form for it?”

The Telememo appears to be a questionnaire to guide officials at headquarters who receive phone calls from local elders. It includes boxes to check as to whether the alleged incident took place in a “reporting state”– where clergy by law must report suspected abuse – or in a “nonreporting state.” In reporting states, the form instructs officials to advise local elders “to make an anonymous phone report from a neutral location, such as a phone booth.”

The church consistently has maintained that it follows all laws on reporting suspected child abuse. Those laws are complex. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25 states specifically mandate that clergy report suspected abuse; but 21 of those states recognize exemptions for “pastoral communications.” Another 16 states have blanket reporting laws, which cover “any person” and may be interpreted as including clergy; seven of those states also grant pastoral privilege.

http://www.today.com/id/21917798/ns/today/t/n...

“May you be at peace.”

Since: Nov 07

Mars

#35903 Aug 10, 2013
New evidence in Jehovah's Witness allegations:
Pt 4.

In its statement to NBC, the Jehovah’s Witnesses said it does “not condone or protect child molesters. Our elders expel unrepentant sinners who commit this crime.” According to the church,“the incidence of this crime among Jehovah’s Witnesses is rare.” The statement said the organization does “not silence victims” and “members have an absolute right to report his horrible crime to the authorities.” The church has issued many publications about child abuse, including the cover story in the October issue of its magazine, Awake.“These articles clearly show our concern for protecting children from sexual abuse,” the church said in its statement.

In the meantime, Frederick McLean remains on the run. The U.S. Marshals Service says he should be considered “armed and dangerous, and possibly suicidal.”

http://www.today.com/id/21917798/ns/today/t/n...

“May you be at peace.”

Since: Nov 07

Mars

#35904 Aug 10, 2013
Are Murderers Protected by Jehovah’s Witness Policies?

In the article below two smiling accused murders walk free as a Jehovah’s Witnesses refuses to provide evidence of their crime. This appears to be a pattern with regard to how JWs deal with crime, note the following letter sent to two elders that inquired about a confession of several murders in 1992.

http://www.silentlambs.org/MurderersProtected...

“May you be at peace.”

Since: Nov 07

Mars

#35905 Aug 10, 2013
Jehovah’s Witnesses Class Action
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: December 1, 2012
$3 Billion class action lawsuit on behalf of Jehovah’s Witnesses children

A $3 Billion class action lawsuit is being launched in Australia on behalf of up to 6,160 children within the Church of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Documents relating to the class action reveal over 14,000 serious criminal breaches of mandatory child protection laws, committed against these children by elders and “ministers of religion” within the Church of Jehovah’s Witnesses over the past 4 years.

The Victorian government “Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and other Organisations” is currently investigating the allegations, and held a closed hearing in relation to the Church of Jehovah’s Witnesses on February 18, 2013.

http://jwclassaction.com/
Student

Oregon City, OR

#35907 Aug 10, 2013
How Can You Choose a good religion?

Are All Religions Good?

We live in a world of staggering religions diversity. One recent survey identified 19 major faiths and some 10,000 smaller religions worldwide. This variety offers people unprecedented religious choice. So does it matter which religion you choose?

Some people say that different religious are like different road leading up a mountain. To them, it does not matter which road they choose, since all roads lead to the same place. They reason that there is only one Almighty God, so all religions must ultimately lead to him.

Do All Roads Lead to God?

What did Jesus Christ, one of the most respected religious teachers in history, say on this subject?“Enter through the narrow gate,” he told his disciples. Why?“For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only few find it.”--Matthew 7:13, 14, The Holy Bible--New International Version.

Was Jesus really saying that some religions lead “to destruction”? Or was he teaching that only unbelievers are on the broad road, whereas those who believe in God-no matter what their religion-are on the narrow road that leads to life?

Immediately after stating that there are only two roads, Jesus said:“Be careful of false prophets. They come to you looking gentle like sheep, but they are really dangerous like wolves.”(Matthew 7:15, New Century Version) Lather he said:“Not everyone who calls me ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter the Kingdom of heaven, but only those who do what my Father in heaven wants them to do.”(Matthew 7:21, Today’s English Version) If someone is called a prophet or claims that Jesus is his “Lord,” it is reasonable to say that he is a religious person, not an unbeliever. Clearly, then, Jesus was warning that not all religions are good and not all religious teachers should be trusted.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO IDENTIFY THE NARROW ROAD?

Since not all roads lead to God, how can you find among the thousands of options the narrow road that leads to life? Consider this illustration: Imagine that you are lost in a big city. You decide to ask for help. One person confidently tells you to go east. Another urges you to head west. Yet another suggests that you choose whatever direction feels best to you. Finally, a fellow traveler takes out a reliable map and shows you the correct route. He then gives you the map so that you can refer to it along the way. Would you not feel more confident of reaching your destination?

So, too, when it comes to choosing the right religious road, we need a reliable spiritual road map. Does one exist? Yes, it does. That map is the Bible, which declares:“All scriptures is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”--2 Timothy 3:16, King James Version.

You likely have available in your language a translation of the Bible that you can use as a spiritual road map. The publishers of the journal, Jehovah’s Witnesses, produce a reliable Bible translation known as the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures. However, if you are not one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, you may prefer to use other translations when considering the subject of identifying good and bad religion. Therefore, this series of articles quotes from a number of Bible translations that are widely respected by other religious denominations.

As you read the following articles, compare what you know with what the Bible says. Keep in mind Jesus’ words regarding how we can distinguish good religion from bad. He said:“A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot produce good fruit.”(Matthew 7:17, 18, Contemporary English Version”)

Consider just three of the good fruits that the Bible says would identify the “good tree.”

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Student

Oregon City, OR

#35908 Aug 10, 2013
GOOD RELIGION PROMOTES Brotherly Love

“HE WHO does not love does not know God; for God is love,” states the Bible.(1 John 4:8, New Catholic Edition of the Holy Bible) God religion, therefore, should promote brotherly love.

Many religions do an admirable job of caring for the sick, the elderly, and the poor. They encourage their members to apply the counsel of the apostle John, who wrote:“Suppose someone has enough to live and sees a brother or sister in need, but does not help. Then God’s love is not living in the person. My children, we should love people not only with words and talk, but by our actions and true caring.”(1 John 3:17, 18, New Century Version)

What happens, though, when nations go to war? Should God’s command to “love thy neighbor as thyself” be applied in times of peace but be suspended when a politician or a king chooses to fight a neighbor nation?(Matthew 22:39, King James Version)

Jesus said:“By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”(John 13:35, New International Version) As you answer the following questions, ask yourself,‘Do members of this religion display love toward all men at all times not only with words but also with action?’

TOPIC: War.

WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES: Jesus commanded his disciple:“I say to you, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.”(Matthew 5:44, NCE)

When soldiers came to arrest Jesus, the apostle Peter drew a weapon to defend him. However, Jesus said:“Put your sword back in its place. All who use swords will be killed with swords.”(Matthew 26:52, NCV)

The apostle John wrote:“You can tell God’s children from the devil’s children, because those who belong to the devil refuse to do right or to love each other. From the beginning you were told that we must love each other. Don’t be like Cain, who belonged to the devil and murdered his own brother.”(1 John 3:10-12, Contemporary English Version)

QUESTION: Does this religion encourage it members to participate in warfare?

TOPIC: Politics.

WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES: After witnessing Jesus’ ability to perform miracles, some wanted him to become involved in local politics. His response?“Jesus knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.”(John 6:15, NIV)

When Jesus was arrested and falsely accused of being a political agitator, he replied:“My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not form the world.”(John 18:36, English Standard Version.)

When praying to God about the disciples Jesus said:“I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.”(John 17:14. Mew Revised Standard Version)

QUESTION: Does this religion follow Jesus’ example and avoid becoming involved in politics, even if that means that its member will be hated by some politicians?

TOPIC: Prejudice.

WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES: When the first uncircumcised non-Jews became Christians, the apostle Peter remarked:“God doesn’t show favoritism, but in every nation the person who fears Him and does righteousness is acceptable to Him.”(Acts 10:34, 35, Holman Christian Standard Bible)

Writing to first-century Christians, James said:“My friends, if you have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, you won’t treat some people better than others. Suppose a rich person wearing fancy clothes and a gold ring comes to one of your meetings. And suppose a poor person dressed in worn-out clothes also comes. You must not give the best seat to the one in fancy clothes and tell the one who is poor to stand at the side or sit on the floor. That is the same as saying that some people are better than others, and you would be acting like a crooked judge.”(James 2:1-4, CEV)

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Student

Oregon City, OR

#35909 Aug 10, 2013
QUESTION: Does the religion teach that all people are equal in God’s sight and that members of the religion should not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race or economic standings?

Which religion teaches its members to overcome political, racial and economic barriers that divide people?

GOOD RELIGION PROMOTES Respect for God’s Word

JESUS promoted respect for God’s Word, the Bible. This fact is evident from the way he replied when tempted by the Devil.(Matthew 4:4-11) For example, how did Jesus react when Satan challenged him to turn some stones into loaves of bread? Jesus rejected the temptation by quoting Moses’ inspired words, which you can read at Deuteronomy 8:3. And when the Devil offered Jesus rulership over all the kingdoms of the world in exchange for just one act of worship, how did Jesus reply? He refused the offer by referring to a Scriptural principle that you can find at Deuteronomy 6:13.

Just think! Even though he was God’s own Son, Jesus relied on the Bible as his authority when teaching. And he certainly never ignored God’s Word in favor of human tradition.(John 7:16-18) However, many of the religious leaders of Jesus’ day did not share his respect for God’s Word. Why not? They had allowed human tradition to overshadow the Sacred Scriptures. Jesus bluntly told those religious men:“You have revoked God’s Word because of your tradition. Hypocrites! Isaiah prophesied correctly about you when he said:‘These people honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. They worship Me in vain, teaching as doctrines the commands of Men.’”(Matthew 15:6-9, Holman Christian Standard Bible.)

Many of the world’s religions, Christian and non-Christian alike, claim to respect the Bible. Nevertheless, how many religions do you know of that discard human traditions when these clash with clear teaching found in God’s Word? Consider just two examples.

TOPIC: Religious titles.

WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES: Jesus condemned the religious leaders of his day for their love of titles and their desire for prominence. He said that those men loved “the first place at suppers and the front seat in the synagogues, and greetings in the market place, and to be called by men ‘Rabbi.’” Jesus told his disciples:“Do not you be called ‘Rabbi’; for one is your Master, and all you are brothers. And call no one on earth your father; for one is your Father, who is in heaven.”(Matthew 23:1-10, New Catholic Edition of the Holy Bible.)

QUESTION: Do leaders of this religion like to be called by honorific titles and seek prominence in the community, or do they obey Jesus’ command to avoid doing so?

TOPIC: Use of images in worship.

WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES:“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them.”(Exodus 20:4, 5, English Standard Version)

The apostle John wrote to Christians:“You must stay away from idols.”(1 John 5:21, Contemporary English Version)

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“May you be at peace.”

Since: Nov 07

Mars

#35914 Aug 10, 2013
Student wrote:
How Can You Choose a good religion?
Are All Religions Good?

It is much easier to find bad religions. Can you name one religion worse than the Jehovah Witness cult?

Lies
Destroys lives
Sour fruit that has rotted on the vine
Despises and fears it's neighbors.
Govern by fear
Loveless
Coddles the Godless (molesters, rapists, even murders)
Greedy
Is universally distrustful of others, especially other religions.
Hates Catholics yet patterns itself after them.
Takes from the poor and gives to the rich (THEMSELVES).

If this sounds like a GOOD religion to you then join the Watchtower cult. Give up your lives, be deceived and just wait to die will waiting for the next false prophecy to fail.

Thank you for providing me with the daily opportunity to demonstrate what evil the JW cult is.




“May you be at peace.”

Since: Nov 07

Mars

#35915 Aug 10, 2013
Student wrote:
GOOD RELIGION PROMOTES Brotherly Love

And the opposite of GOOD RELIGION (Jehovah Witness) promotes distrust and the appearance of love only.

JWs will love you only as long as you agree with them. The day you don't they shun you. This is a fear tactic they use to keep people from leaving and under their Satanic control.

Everything Failed Student says is a lie.

He cannot counter the evidence I put forth daily.


A good religion is based on truth, not lies.

“May you be at peace.”

Since: Nov 07

Mars

#35916 Aug 10, 2013
yon wrote:
There have been no Worshipers of Yahweh or having the faith and testimony of HaMashiach since roughly the first century and thus all western religion ever since was either completely politically corrupted or idolatrized, making it useless and invalid and worse than no religion at all

Well stated.

“May you be at peace.”

Since: Nov 07

Mars

#35917 Aug 10, 2013
Dr shrink wrote:
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stop you stupid JW rewrite Watchtower magazines here,and write hours to your report
only grab Bible inside of your mouth and run like dog from door to door 4 hours a day as special pioneer advertising your leaders watchtower crap
your NWO never will come,because God inhalation of this wicked dead globe will be first,and your tracherous leaders with 8 th King MOL
will be wipe up from your Society like leaders parasities of this earth
only dumb stupid butts visit your watchtower internet links,take baprtism and after baptism are persecuted by your fake leaders man made satanic doctrines

Ah, you know the Watchtower cult well.

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