I have not read the other posts yet. I'm assuming, before reading, that this an anti-Jehovah's Witness site. I would just like to make a couple of points, and would be interested in responses to them. I will not look up specific Bible verses because, since this site exists, I assume you are all familiar with the Bible. I will look up and quote any verses you should request if you ask for them....just be assured that they are there.
First, Peter was laughed out of the Roman Senate for stating that Jesus had been resurrected. When you think about it, that is the way Jesus' followers have always been treated....with disrespect.
Second, in the part in Matthew which describes "the last days," it says that "you will be hated of all nations for my name's sake." Now, I ask you, WHICH nation did that exclude? It excluded none. ALL nations will hate his people. Why? Because they will acknowledge the fact that human governments cannot solve the problems of this earth, and they will hate his people for suggesting that God's government (under the direction of his son, Jesus) can -- and will -- solve all the problems of the world. However, God's Kingdom will have to remove the governments which exist today in order for his government to take over.
I just heard a statement made -- recently -- by a Christendom clergy member, where he said that "we do not advocate a theocracy." Christendom does not want God's Kingdom to rule (they will lose their political standing). They don't want the problems solved....they just want their recognition.
Third, (I believe it's in Matthew, but I can look it up if you like), Jesus said that the Scriptures were "written aforetime for our instruction." That, plus the fact that he and his apostles referred to them frequently, gives credibility to the so-called "Old Testament." So, what did Daniel have to say (Daniel 2:44). when he spoke of God's King taking out all of the world kingdoms and establishing his own? Do the world governments want to hear this? Of course not....that's why they ignore it, as do the churches which support world governments.
OK....I could go on, but any more is a waste of time. This is only the tip of the iceberg. There is much more evidence, but I cannot post it in one message. I'd be interested in hearing whatever excuses are posted in reply to this which do no more than add your own thoughts or dodge the issue of what I just said. Before you do, however, I have one last point to make.
If you are a member of a church of Christendom, you are well aware that they claim to be Bible-based. However, what I just posted should raise questions. I also have some interesting information from the Catholic Douay version, too. Just no room to post it here.
Anyway, without interjecting your own thoughts and interpretations, what do you think of what I just posted?
Best to all.....mystified