Since: Apr 10
#40868 Apr 30, 2014
The Bible says that: The heavens are the work of Gods hands (Ps 102:25), the heavens are the work of Jesus hand (Heb 1:10); God laid the foundations of the earth (Isa 48:13), Jesus laid the foundations of the earth (Heb 1:10); God is our judge (Ps 50:6, Eccl 12:14, 1Chron 16:33), Jesus is our judge (2Tim 4:1, Rev 20:12); God is the temple of the New Jerusalem (Rev 21:22), Jesus (the Lamb) is the temple of the New Jerusalem (Rev 21:22); God is the alpha and omega (Rev 1:8), Jesus is the alpha and omega (Rev 22:13); God is the first and last (Isa 44:6, 48:12), Jesus is the first and last (Rev 22:13); God is the beginning and the end (Rev 21:6), Jesus is the beginning and the end (Rev 22:13); Only God can forgive sins (Lk 5:21), Jesus forgives sins (Lk 5:20); God is our hope (Ps 71:5), Jesus is our hope (1Tim 1:1); God is eternal (Deut 33:27), Jesus is eternal (Isa 9:6, Heb 1:10-11); God will come with all the holy ones (Zech 14:5), Jesus will come with all the holy ones (1Thess 3:13); Only God is our savior (Isa 43:11), Jesus is our savior (Tit 2:13, 2Pet 1:1); God is the creator of the universe (Isa 44:24, Jer 27:5), Jesus is the creator of the universe (Jn 1:3); To God, every knee will bow and every tongue confess (Isa 45:22-23), to Jesus, every knee will bow and every tongue confess (Phil 2:10-11); God is the same and his years will have no end (Ps 102:27), Jesus is the same and his years will have no end (Heb 1:12); God is immutable (Mal 3:6), Jesus is immutable (Heb 13:8); God is over all (Ps 97:9), Jesus is over all (Jn 3:31); the spirit of God dwells in us (Rom 8:9), the spirit of Jesus dwells in us (Gal 4:6); God is a stone of offense and a stumbling block (Isa 8:14), Jesus is a stone of offense and a stumbling block (1Pet 2:8); God was valued at 30 pieces of silver (Zech 11:12-13), Jesus was valued at 30 pieces of silver (Mt 26:14-16); God is our shepherd (Ps 23:1), Jesus is our shepherd (Jn 10:11, 1Pet 5:4, Heb 13:20); God is Mighty God (Isa 10:21), Jesus is Mighty God (Isa 9:6); God is Lord of Lords (Deut 10:17, Ps 136:3), Jesus is Lord of Lords (Rev 17:14); God is our only Rock (Isa 44:8, Ps 18:2, 94:22), Jesus is our rock (1 Cor 10:4); God is our owner (Isa 54:5), Jesus is our only owner (Jude 4); No one can snatch us out of Gods hand (Deut 32:39), no one can snatch us out of Jesus hand (Jn 10:28); God is the horn of salvation (2Sam 22:3), Jesus is the horn of salvation (Lk 1:68-9); God renders according to our works (Ps 62:12), Jesus renders according to our works (Mt 16:27, Rev 22:12); God loves and corrects (Prov 3:12), Jesus loves and corrects (Rev 3:19); Gods words will stand forever (Isa 40:8), Jesus words will stand forever (Mt 24:35); God is the eternal light (Isa 60:19), Jesus is the eternal light (Jn 8:12, Rev 21:23); God seeks to save the lost (Ezek 34:16), Jesus seeks to save the lost (Lk 19:10); Paul is a slave of God (Tit 1:1), Paul is a slave of Jesus (Rom 1:1) even though no man can slave for two masters (Mt 6:24); God raised Jesus from the dead (Gal 1:1), Jesus raised himself from the dead (Jn 2:19-21); God is our guide (Ps 48:14), Jesus is our guide (Lk 1:79); God is our deliverer (Ps 70:5, 2Sam 22:2), Jesus is our deliverer (Rom 11:26); God is called God (Isa 44:8), Jesus is called God (Isa 9:6, Jn 20:28); God is the King of Israel (Isa 44:6), Jesus is the King of Israel (Mt 27:42, Jn 1:49). Since the Bible does not contradict itself, how can all these things be true if Jesus is not God?
#40869 May 1, 2014
#40870 May 1, 2014
They use to SELL the watch tower magazines to all the JW's right in your kingdom hall buildings...didn't they?
#40871 May 1, 2014
Nothing is sold at our Kingdom Halls! There is NOT any price put on any of our publication. We DO NOT EVEN HAVE ANY COLLECTION PLATES PASSED AROUND. We do have contribution boxes that you can give freely whatever you like.
#40872 May 1, 2014
Student.....Didn't you know that Jesus Christ has completed His conquest???
Didn't you know It is finished?
Did you know it is done?
Didn't He just die ONCE on the cross?
Yes , He has !!....student....
Jesus Christ loves us ALL.....RED, AND YELLOW, BLACK AND WHITE
ALL nationalities and ALL mankind.
#40873 May 1, 2014
Student.....didn't I say USE TO SELL......READ it again,
.....and Yes they did.
so don't lie......
They also USE TO sell door to door for .$.50 per copy
#40874 May 1, 2014
Friday, May 2
The wife should have deep respect for her husband.Eph. 5:33.
A wife who is guided by Jehovahs Word and his holy spirit can do much to make her home a place of tranquillity and happiness. It is natural for a God-fearing husband to love his wife and protect her physically and spiritually. She yearns for his love, and that requires that she be lovable.The truly wise woman has built up her house, says Proverbs 14:1,but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands. A wise and loving wife contributes greatly to the success and happiness of her family. She also shows that she really appreciates Gods gift of marriage. Husbands and wives who base their union on Jesus example in dealing with his congregation show gratitude for Gods gift of marriage.(Eph. 5:22-25) What blessings spouses enjoy when they truly love each other and never let pride, the childish silent treatment, or other unchristian traits mar their marriage! w12 5/15 1:12, 14, 15
#40876 May 2, 2014
So what happens if the husband does not believe in the 'watch tower's lies?
Does the wife use the SHUNNING (silent treatment)?
Then get a divorce...?
#40877 May 2, 2014
Student ....again I will ask you ..
What does "going THROUGH Jesus Christ mean to you?
Also, why do JW's just HOPE they are SAVED?
#40878 May 2, 2014
Jehovah God saw fit to make his firstborn Son the central, or key, figure in the outworking of all His purposes (Joh 1:14-18; Col 1:18-20; 2:8, 9), the focal point on which the light of all prophecies would concentrate and from which their light would radiate (1Pe 1:10-12; Re 19:10; Joh 1:3-9), the solution to all the problems that Satans rebellion had raised (Heb 2:5-9, 14, 15; 1Jo 3:8), and the foundation upon which God would build all future arrangements for the eternal good of His universal family in heaven and earth.(Eph 1:8-10; 2:20; 1Pe 2:4-8)
Because of the vital role he thus plays in Gods purpose, Jesus could say, rightly and without exaggeration:I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.Joh 14:6.
The Scriptures tell us:Faith is the assured expectation of things hoped for, the evident demonstration of realities though not beheld.(Heb 11:1)
#40879 May 2, 2014
Not according to the Scriptures!
1 Corinthians 15:20-28
Christ has been raised up from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep [in death]. 21 For since death is through a man, resurrection of the dead is also through a man.
22 For just as in Adam all are dying, so also in the Christ all will be made alive.
23 But each one in his own rank: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who belong to the Christ during his presence.
24 Next, the end, when he hands over the kingdom to his God and Father, when he has brought to nothing all government and all authority and power.
25 For he must rule as king until [God] has put all enemies under his feet.
26 As the last enemy, death is to be brought to nothing.
27 For [God]subjected all things under his feet. But when he says that all things have been subjected, it is evident that it is with the exception of the one who subjected all things to him.
28 But when all things will have been subjected to him, then the Son himself will also subject himself to the One who subjected all things to him, that God may be all things to everyone.
#40880 May 2, 2014
Saturday, May 3
Get up, eat much flesh.Dan. 7:5.
More than a century before Daniels time, Jehovah revealed through the prophet Isaiah details about the world power that would conquer Babylon. Jehovah disclosed not only the manner in which the city of Babylon would be defeated but also the name of the conqueror. That leader was Cyrus the Persian.(Isa. 44:2845:2) Daniel received two other visions regarding the Medo-Persian World Power. In one, the kingdom was depicted as being like a bear that was raised up on one side. In a separate vision, Daniel saw this dual world power symbolized by a two-horned ram.(Dan. 8:3, 20) Jehovah used the Medo-Persian Empire to fulfill prophecy by overthrowing Babylon and restoring the Israelites to their homeland.(2 Chron. 36:22, 23) However, this same power later came close to eradicating Gods people.Esther 1:1-3; 3:8, 9; 8:3, 9-14. w12 6/15 1:12, 13
#40882 May 3, 2014
JW's only have HOPE in their salvation....they just do not want to accept the FREE Salvation given to ALL of us in Jesus Christ.
They want to EARN it themselves , instead of the "God given gift"
What EVIL thoughts the watch tower has given these people?
Student.....working for the 'watch tower and THROUGH the watch tower will NOT get you saved.
They have to continue to work for 'watch tower , in delivering their magazines and spreading watch tower lies door to door until THEIR ... " A" GOD.....returns....
Is this just ignorance of the Bible or stupidity of the watch tower that interprets the scriptures the way they do?
Student...you have never given the TRUTHFUL interpretation of any scripture of the Bible you have ever posted.
Our "Heavenly Father " will not tolerate... LIES... about His Son...Jesus Christ!
#40883 May 3, 2014
I really sorry that you have no faith in the Almighty God Jehovah.
Hebrews 11:1 defines faith as the assured expectation of things hoped for, the evident demonstration of realities though not beheld.
It is an assurance or a guarantee, like a title deed, that we will come into possession of what God has promised.
Faith is based on powerful evidence, and as a result we have strong reasons for belief in that which cannot be seen with the physical eye.
It is not credulity, or a readiness to believe simply because something sounds good.
To have real faith, we must care enough to become personally familiar with the evidence that is the basis for it. We also need to consider carefully how what we are learning relates to our own lives and to cultivate genuine heartfelt appreciation for it.
#40884 May 3, 2014
No student....you are the one that has no FAITH in your Heavenly Father...You have no FAITH that God's Son , Jesus Christ died for your sins and you are SAVED for believing in the Lord Jesus Christ.
You JW's just have HOPE...so you really don't have FAITH in GOD! that He has SAVED you ALREADY.....
.And if you don't KNOW this...God will NOT know YOU!!
(Romans10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.)
Student ....FAITH needs no evidence !. Do you believe the Bible is God's WORD? that is all that is needed.
Student...you do not need the watch tower to tell you to have faith ...do you?
FAITH is sight unseen... yet we BELIEVE
#40885 May 3, 2014
Sunday, May 4
Where the spirit of Jehovah is, there is freedom.2 Cor. 3:17.
How does holy spirit contribute to our freedom? Among other things, it produces within us qualities that are essential to freedomlove, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, mildness, self-control.(Gal. 5:22, 23) Without those qualities, especially love, no society can be truly freea fact that is obvious in the world today. Interestingly, after listing the spirits fruitage, the apostle Paul added:Against such things there is no law. What did he mean? The fruitage of Gods spirit is not restricted by any law that can limit its growth.(Gal. 5:18) After all, what would be the point of such a law? It is Jehovahs will that we cultivate Christlike qualities forever and display them without restriction. Those who are enthralled by the worlds spirit and who indulge their fleshly desires may think they are free.(2 Pet. 2:18, 19) The reality, however, is quite the opposite. w12 7/15 1:13, 14
#40886 May 3, 2014
The question on all of this was thus raised in the first century C.E., because the controversy raged about Jesus Christ the Descendant of Abraham and of David.
That is why the apostle Paul wrote about the matter and showed that the information heard by Isaiah had come true in Jesus Christ as the Servant mentioned in Isaiah 52:13 and 53:11.
The glorification of Jesus Christ in heaven after his extraordinary sufferings as a man on earth was good news, Gospel, Evangel.Nevertheless, writes the apostle Paul with special reference to his own people,they did not all obey the good news.
For Isaiah says:Jehovah, who put faith in the thing heard [from] us? So faith follows the thing heard. In turn the thing heard is through the word about Christ.Romans 10:16, 17.
A similar thing can be said today.They did not all obey the good news. This, even after the Christian witnesses of Jehovah have spent more then 100 years in proclaiming that the times of the Gentiles ended in the autumn of 1914 C.E. amid the first world war and that then Jehovahs Servant received a new elevation by being exalted to the throne of the Messianic kingdom.(Hebrews 10:12, 13; Psalm 110:1, 2; Luke 21:24; Revelation 12:5-10)
The overwhelming evidence that has accumulated since 1914 C.E. in proof of this glorious fact has been pointed out by these witnesses of Jehovah. The good news about the Messianic kingdom of Jehovahs Servant is better news today than it was nineteen hundred years ago, in apostolic times. In the face of the relatively small proportion of the worlds population that has put faith in the thing heard [from] us or proclaimed by us, it can truthfully be said:They did not all obey the good news. This explains the saddening state of the world of mankind today.
#40887 May 3, 2014
Oh my!... student.....you JW's only believe "holy spirit" is just "Active force"...so HOW can
active force produce love, joy , peace, long suffering, goodness , faith , mildness, self-control,
You didn't capitalize Holy Spirit again , as if it is nothing important....so how can you tell so many lies on our GOD ALMIGHTY?
How can you sit there and tell so many lies on the Bible ..God's word?
What makes it so hard for you to BELIEVE in the "Holy Spirit" ?? Jesus said He would send the comforter ... the "Holy Spirit" how can that just be an active force....
If you do not KNOW Jesus Christ....He will not know you...
"Baptizing you in the name of the Father, of the Son , and of the Holy Spirit.
NOT what you have said in an earlier post......... of the Father , of the Son , and of the active force.
It is beyond me ...you , as a MAN, could believe such IGNORANCE of the watch tower doctrine
#40888 May 3, 2014
Romans 8:11 , "If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you."
The Holy Spirit has thoughts and knowledge (1 Corinthians 2:10), and
He can feel sorrow and grief (Ephesians 4:30).
The Spirit can make intercession for believers (Romans 8:26-27).
He also has a will and makes decisions (1 Corinthians 12:7-11).
student.....how can an ' active force' do what the Bible says the Holy
Spirit does ?
There are many scriptures that tell you about the Holy Spirit, you really need to read them...... WITHOUT the watch tower!
#40889 May 3, 2014
It is true that Jesus spoke of the holy spirit as a helper and spoke of such helper as teaching,bearing witness,giving evidence,guiding,speaking, hearing, and receiving. In so doing, the original Greek shows Jesus at times applying the personal pronoun he to that helper(paraclete).(Compare Joh 14:16, 17, 26; 15:26; 16:7-15.)
However, it is not unusual in the Scriptures for something that is not actually a person to be personalized or personified.
Wisdom is personified in the book of Proverbs (1:20-33; 8:1-36); and feminine pronominal forms are used of it in the original Hebrew, as also in many English translations.(KJ, RS, JP, AT) Wisdom is also personified at Matthew 11:19 and Luke 7:35, where it is depicted as having both works and children.
The apostle Paul personalized sin and death and also undeserved kindness as kings.(Ro 5:14, 17, 21; 6:12) He speaks of sin as receiving an inducement,working out covetousness,seducing, and killing.(Ro 7:8-11)
Yet it is obvious that Paul did not mean that sin was actually a person.
Since God himself is a Spirit and is holy and since all his faithful angelic sons are spirits and are holy, it is evident that if the holy spirit were a person, there should reasonably be given some means in the Scriptures to distinguish and identify such spirit person from all these other holy spirits.
At Matthew 28:19 reference is made to the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit. A name can mean something other than a personal name. When, in English, we say,in the name of the law, or in the name of common sense, we have no reference to a person as such.
Further evidence against the idea of personality as regards the holy spirit is the way it is used in association with other impersonal things, such as water and fire (Mt 3:11; Mr 1:8);
Christians are spoken of as being baptized in holy spirit.(Ac 1:5; 11:16)
Persons are urged to become filled with spirit instead of with wine.(Eph 5:18)
So, too, persons are spoken of as being filled with it along with such qualities as wisdom and faith (Ac 6:3, 5; 11:24) or joy (Ac 13:52)
And holy spirit is inserted, or sandwiched in, with a number of such qualities at 2 Corinthians 6:6. It is most unlikely that such expressions would be made if the holy spirit were a divine person. As to the spirits bearing witness(Ac 5:32; 20:23), it may be noted that the same thing is said of the water and the blood at 1 John 5:6-8.
While some texts refer to the spirit as witnessing,speaking, or saying things, other texts make clear that it spoke through persons, having no personal voice of its own.(Compare Heb 3:7; 10:15-17; Ps 95:7; Jer 31:33, 34; Ac 19:2-6; 21:4; 28:25.)
Ruach and pneuma, therefore, when used with reference to Gods holy spirit, refer to Gods invisible active force by which he accomplishes his divine purpose and will.
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