What are you paying attention to when Student posts a post that does nothing but give glory to 'Elohiym and you reply by saying, "JW's are a cult"?You really only pay attention to what you want , the negative or how incorrect they are.
I didn't say you were and neither was I. I explained how my studies of the Bible enticed me to study other fields and subjects.I was NOT talking about studying the Bible .
There was no "Holy Bible" in ancient Babel, also known as Babylon, where the original concept and worship of a "trinity" was born.The Bible says all 3 are as ONE....there is how the word "trinity" was born.
But, how do you determine what's "good, useful knowledge" and what's bad, useless knowledge, if you don't explore? Do you only read that which those you trust recommend? In the song "Rat Race," Bob Marley sang, "In the abundance of water, the fool is thirsty."I love good useful knowledge.!
I will.I was speaking mainly of useless knowledge on god and goddesses, maybe it is of interest to you ...then carry on .
Understand, please and if you will, that I began studying the Bible as a skeptic and an opponent. After time, I obviously came to agree with the Bible. However and based on what I had learned, I thought it best to continue my studies on my own rather than having someone else dictate to me what I should and should not believe. And I thank 'Elohiym for the path I walked and continue to walk till this day.
I wonder if you're response is genuine, or if you're just parroting.BLL---you very well know what we are talking about when we say CULT...don't act like you don't .....just to be CORRECT. Your version was back in the 17th century....
And I truly wish that people would give glory and honor to 'Elohiym for the simple fact that such a young person had and continues to have such a passion for learning about them and their Word.I truly wished someone had gotten hold of the JIM JONES evil guy ..BEFORE he took so many lives.
Listen. I'm going to share with you the only way you're going to convince Student that the organization they're affiliated with, that being Jehovah's Witnesses, are a cult.Cult.......... a person or a group of people being in charge. You could definitely liken it to a dictatorship.
The people "on top" are in control of everything.
When new members are recruited they are not told what the group is really about, from the beginning.
They may think they know what the group is about and what will be expected of them, but they do not. Destructive cults are deceptive and manipulative.
They attempt to make people conform to being like the cult leader or leaders and their individuality is not encouraged. Many, many times cults twist scripture to use for their own gain.
1) Provide evidence of the actual interpretation of every verse quoted.
2) Provide verses that perfectly agree with the initial verse in question.
3) If possible, provide secular and historical evidence that coincides with the actual interpretation of the initial verse quoted and the coinciding verses shared.
4) Keep in mind that speaker/audience relevance, cultural relevance, context, and the surrounding content, dictate the actual interpretation of the verse.
5) Also, keep in mind that the Hebrew and Greek texts are much more defining than our English texts.
There's more, but I'll end this here.
Thank you for your time and consideration.