i have tried to get a subscription
Don’t be surprised, even if you were in good standing and going to a KH regularly, you could not get a subscription. Subscriptions were discontinued in 2002. Now if you moved into unassigned territory and changed your name, you might be able to get one. Prison is an option too (smile).
*** km 4/02 p. 7 Continue Benefiting From The Watchtower and Awake! ***
Now that mail subscriptions to the Watchtower and Awake! magazines are being discontinued,
Those With Special Needs:
If an individual displays genuine interest but lives in unassigned territory, an exception can be made to allow him to receive the magazines by mail subscription.
*** km 7/04 p. 3 Question Box ***
If the congregation caring for the preaching work at a penal institution can supply the magazines to inmates confined there, then an inmate should obtain his personal copies of the Watchtower and Awake! magazines through the visiting publishers. When this is not possible, the inmate may personally request subscriptions by writing to the branch office. Please note that disfellowshipped inmates may likewise obtain personal copies of the magazines as outlined in this paragraph.
The Watchtower is continually praising man and religion for doing such a fine job here on planet earth
What WTs are those? Must be from Russell’s day. Ever since they let Rutherford out of prison, the WTS has been breathing fire and brimstone against all religions, especially the Catholics.
BTW: for my readers, the title of my thread is
COMMENTS YOU WILL NOT
HEAR AT THE WT STUDY
That means there is no shortage of positive comments about the WTS meeting, negative comments are discouraged. The few visiting non-JWs that have ignorantly tried to say something, even in a tactful way, found the microphone gone and if they continued quietly, were shown the door.
Hey Room 215,
we have the annual ``don't you dare partake" article
At least it wasn’t the "you must be mentally ill" if you partake article this year.
Thanks Carla for reading.
Being a little facetious, eh? (smile) As soon as an active JW posts on here, he/she has stepped away from the strong "counsel" of the WTS. I sometimes wonder if some are plants from the WT headquarters, but I’m sure they don’t even think they are immune to the WTS own words in their publications. I never read a single ‘apostate’ book; it was the WTS own words in the past and present that got me to wondering if they had ever "misrepresented" their history.
*** w93 1/15 p. 5 ‘Caught Away to Meet the Lord’—How? ***
When a foreign head of State visits a country, the dates of his presence there are generally announced. This has been true of the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Watchtower has consistently presented evidence to honesthearted students of Bible prophecy that Jesus’ presence in heavenly Kingdom power began in 1914
. Events since that year testify to Jesus’ invisible
This was the same year the Proclaimers book was published which said:
*** jv chap. 28 pp. 631-632 Testing and Sifting From Within ***
Something else that was seen as a possible time indicator involved the arrangement that God instituted in ancient Israel for a Jubilee, a year of release, every 50th year. This came after a series of seven 7-year periods, each of which ended with a sabbath year. During the Jubilee year, Hebrew slaves were freed and hereditary land possessions that had been sold were restored. (Lev. 25:8-10) Calculations based on this cycle of years led to the conclusion that perhaps a greater Jubilee for all the earth had begun in the autumn of 1874, that evidently the Lord had returned in that year and was invisibly presen
t , and that "the times of restitution of all things" had arrived.—Acts 3:19-21, KJ.
Based on the premise that events of the first century might find parallels in related events later, they also concluded that if Jesus’ baptism and anointing in the autumn of 29 C.E. paralleled the beginning of an invisible presence in 1874, then his riding into Jerusalem as King in the spring of 33 C.E. would point to the spring of 1878 as the time when he would assume his power as heavenly King.
It is so important to look carefully at any information given to us by others, even if they are "experts." The Bereans did, they kept examining the scriptures to see if what Paul was saying was true. Although Paul was trained in the scriptures, was personally selected by Jesus, and was used in a mighty way to expand Christ’s teachings, they still made sure. Even if an angel were to declare………..
Good observation, willyloman,
Blinking new light alert:
One point too, the other sheep weren’t even officially invited to the memorial until 1938.
Hope things are going well other places.
Thanks for sharing that account. The WTS tends to focus on Paul’s account which takes attention away from the true beginning and meaning of the Lord’s Supper.
Interesting point, HB
In a study in the 90's John 11:24 was deemed to apply to the earthly resurrection during the millennium.
Do you remember which article?
Of course, while the WTS says that the NT is written to the anointed, they constantly apply it to the great crowd.
Yes, Clam, I can remember a sister who would sit in the audience and when they would say that the GC were "companions" she would mutter "dogs."
Thanks, Virgochik, sometimes it is hard to find the time but I have a few helpers with scanning behind the scenes which saves me time.
The drill starts during the memorial for the visiting inactive JWs, DF’d, and students of JWs…can’t get the count off, Honesty.
Most JWs say they are ready to die for Christ yet can’t even live for Christ. They are told that they will never die and live into the new system without having tasted death. What a shock many are having as old age and sickness has cut them off before the end.
Welcome, justicehope, first post on my review?
Just don’t expand too far. (smile)
WTS teaches a 3 tier government/administration
GT—when all other governments are destroyed
Trying to say something nice about an abusive organization like the WTS is trying to say a practicing child molester has his/her good points. Like they are nice to dogs and pay their taxes.
Don’t confuse us with the facts……….Hang them with their own words, I say.
Don’t worry, Dune, I always look ahead. I do a first run through when I get the magazines, Then a second run through with my comments, and then the week of I do the review getting even more "inspired." The WTS has to deal with all the people "leaving." There are many inactive and part-time JWs these days.
That’s the problem the WTS has using scriptures written to those with the hope of ruling with Christ to apply to the so-called subjects.
Have you ever looked up their doctrine on who Jesus is the mediator for?
Very good comments, everyone. Get’s us thinking.