And the biggest WTBS oxymoron is…

by zagor 22 Replies latest jw friends

  • zagor

    In my opinion it is a current truth. I’ve never heard of such term elsewhere. The funny thing is you never really know when an old truth stops being current and becomes a new lie. They never release a memo about that do they?! I wonder if “current truth” would work in a legal system “Hm, you know judge, back then we didn’t call it stealing we were mealy taking someone’s possession without their express written permission, but that was the only mistake, we somehow forgot to ask for a permission so technically it is not a theft.”

    But what do you think, what is you favorite one?

  • Sparkplug

    I am not able to think of one off the top of my head. I just wanted to say that yours is quite funny. Never thought of it like that.

  • Honesty

    I like NEW LIGHT , myself. When I confronted the local elders with the WTBT$/UN thing they ran off to do some research. When they returned they told me, "Well yes, it is true the WTBT$ was an NGO but the Society only did it to gain access to the UN Library and we will soon get some

    NEW LIGHT about it from Jehovah."

  • Outaservice

    I don't know about the 'oxy' part, but there seems to be a lot of 'morons' taking the lead up in New York!

  • blondie


    Definition: A figure of speech combining incongrous or contradictory words, usually for descriptive purposes.

    Examples: silent cry
    living death
    loving hatred

    Actually, I think that phrase is "present truth." The only current WT publication that uses it now is an old Kingdom song.


    song 91 Being Taught by Jehovah ***

    And keep in step with present truth,

    Or quotes from old WT publications:

    *** w81 3/15 p. 22 Glorifying the Ministry ***


    No, say the world and the nominal church, only ours who wear "clerical" garments and preach from our pulpits are God’s ministers. Yes, says the Lord, my servants (ministers) they are because they serve me, dispensing present truth to my household. I have sent forth the message which they bear. He that despiseth them despiseth me, and he that receiveth the sealing in the forehead which I send by them will know the doctrine, that it is of me. "My sheep know my voice."

    (See also the issue of February 1, 1899, paragraphs 6 and 7, under the heading "Is Present Truth Unreasonable?")


    w81 12/15 p. 25 Zealous for "the Work of the Lord" ***


    Watch Tower of October 1, 1909, had this to say:

    "Our friends insist that this Scripture indicates that in the end of this Gospel age the Lord would use not many channels for the dissemination of the Truth, but one channel . . . They hold that all of them received their knowledge of Present Truth directly from the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society’s publications, or indirectly through those who have received their enlightenment through this channel. They are glad correspondingly to co-operate as ‘fellow-servants’ with the Society’s work, believing that thereby they are following the leadings of the Divine Providence, as well as the instructions of the Divine Word."


    Proclaimers book chap. 10 p. 121 Growing in Accurate Knowledge of the Truth ***

    Frequently they referred to their Scriptural beliefs as "present truth"—not with any idea that truth itself changes but rather with the thought that their understanding of it was progressive.


    But it is from this scripture that they get it, 2 Peter 1:12, KJV. Notice how different the NWT renders it now which is partly why they dropped the phrase.

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.

    NWT (2 Peter 1:12) 12

    For this reason I shall be disposed always to remind YOU of these things, although YOU know [them] and are firmly set in the truth that is present [in YOU].
  • cyber-sista

    But, but remember they always said that the truth never changes?


  • daniel-p

    Supposedly God doesn't change, although he aparently changes his laws. WHICH IS A LITTLE CONFUSING IF I MAY SAY SO.

  • YoursChelbie

    "The Truth will set you free"

    The Watchtower version of "truth" is to conform to the self-proclaimed governing body's warped Bible interpretations which leads people to become slaves to their man-made organization.

    The other oxymorons are not phrases but rather the flip-flops in their doctrines which are printed in their publications.

    For example, the way they "approve" or remain silent on organ transplants and then later don't approve of them.....but then again they say its a conscience matter.

    The way they "approve" or leave it up the individuals to pursue higher education and then they condemn it.....

    The NEW blood card says they Don't approve of predonating blood, but they allow acute normovolemic hemodilution (ANH) as an accepted procedure on a large number of JWs

    The list goes on and on.

    That's why they wanted to silence quotes website. They embarass themselves with all their flip-flops.


  • gaiagirl

    "accurate knowledge"? (Only an oxymoron within WTBTS)

  • Spectrum

    " And the biggest WTBS oxymoron is…"

    We love you ...... don't take that blood even if it kills you.

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