Just up on the news wire
9,000 Jehovah's Witnesses to attend gathering give my comment a ^ vote
Arizona Daily Star, AZ - 2 hours ago July 6 2006
Deliverance from the world as we know it will be the focus of an annual regional convention of Jehovah's Witnesses that's expected to attract 9,000 people to ... Jehovah's Witnesses At a glance Jehovah's Witnesses believe in one almighty God, Jehovah, the creator of all things. Adherents believe in a God's Kingdom that will replace the world as we know it. They believe Jesus has ruled in heaven since 1914 as Jehovah's appointed king and the current world is in its last days. By the numbers There are: l 7,000 Jehovah's Witnesses in greater Tucson l 1 million in the United States l 6.5 million in the world
1914 BREATHTAKING BLASPHEME
Just up on the news wire 9,000 Jehovah's Witnesses to attend gathering give my comment a ^ vote
Declaration to news media July 2 2006 "..While Jehovah's Witnesses do not try to pin a date on Jesus' return, the end times prophesies in the Bible are being fulfilled, said Ruben Ramirez, one of the conference organizers
Jehovah's Witness convention draws thousands to Ford Park from here
Beaumont Enterprise, TX - 7-2-06
My JW dad and countless 'old time' JW's always would say that the great tribulation would start in october would say that the Bible likes october, world war one started and satan cast out of heaven in october Jehovah's Witnesses Millerite/Adventist sect spin-off American Civil war army captain William Miller is ground zero for Jehovah's Witnesses.
There is nothing that made me gasp in horror of all WT/JW falsehoods more then this finding that it all came from the Millerite movement.Yes,the "great disappointment" of Oct 22 1844 has never died out... it lives on in the Seventh day Adventist (who admit it) and the Jehovah's Witnesses who deny it.
Must see video clip: http://www.dannyhaszard.com/cultvideos.htm please go to this link and scroll down for the History Channel clip
The Millerites: Armageddon (History Channel) 4 min clip
This is the highly credible HISTORY CHANNEL (Roger Mudd) not the "apostates" exposing Jehovah's Witnesses as a spin-off of the William Miller movement of 1844 Ergo,no 1914 then there can be no 1918 inspection..... The central CORE doctrine of the Watchtower,yes the reason the Watchtower came into existence was to declare Jesus second coming in 1914.When the prophecy (derived from William Miller of 1842) failed they said that he came "invisibly".
Ergo,no 1914 then there can be no 1918 inspection and sealing of the 'anointed' so the entire WTS doctrinal superstructure comes crashing down like a house of cards
Raymond Contreras became a Witness 30 years ago, drawn to the group by its biblical principles and loving community, he said.
Hmmmm, 2006 minus 30=1976
I think that explains his statement pretty well, don't you?
He missed the date-setting fiasco by one year!!
Taken from another forum,Danny prompts a response on 1914 Daniel wrote on July 09, 2006 5:12 PM : "The central CORE doctrine of the Watchtower,yes the reason the Watchtower came into existence was to declare Jesus second coming in 1914.When the prophecy (derived from William Miller of 1842) failed they said that he came "invisibly". Ergo,no 1914 then there can be no 1918 inspection and sealing of the 'anointed' so the entire Watchtower doctrinal superstructure comes crashing down like a house of cards. " Daniel wrote on July 10, 2006 3:40 PM : "Will a Jehovah's Witness explain their 1914 central doctrine on which their entire belief system is based? They say that "Jesus returned to power" (had his "invisible" second coming) in the year 1914." JW Response to above query: Lynn wrote on July 11, 2006 10:46 PM : "we can all agree that 1914 was a great changing point in world history.The FIRST world war was fought. It was estimated that as much as 93% of the worlds population was involved. Bible chronology and the events since 1914 in fulfillment of prophecy ."
Witness convention to focus on 'Day of Reckoning'
By JOEL DAVIDSON, Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman Published: July 12, 2006 Last Modified: July 12, 2006 at 09:42 AM WASILLA, Alaska (AP) - The world is coming to an end sooner than you might think, say local members of Jehovah's Witnesses. On Friday, roughly 3,000 Alaska Jehovah's Witnesses will gather at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage for three days to talk about God's plan to save faithful members from the eminent destruction and final judgment of the world. The gathering is one of 260 conventions across the United States and Europe, which are meant to increase overall membership while inspiring loyal followers to continue spreading their message. Jehovah's Witnesses boasts a 6.6 million worldwide fellowship. In recent years, however, membership in the United States and developed European counties has remained stagnant or dwindled. The "Deliverance at Hand" conventions are meant to reverse that trend. "I think the purpose is the same all over the Earth," he said, "to heighten that there is an urgency of the times." Jehovah's Witnesses believe the world is coming to an end soon. They interpret wars, earthquakes, famines and other events as prophetic signs that Jehovah (their name for God) is about to come and save faithful Jehovah's Witnesses from a final end to a sinful world. Jehovah's Witnesses are distinct from most mainline Protestants and Catholics, in that they reject the doctrine of the Trinity and do not believe Jesus was God or equal to God. They also believe a limited number of believers will make it to heaven - only 144,000. The remaining faithful will live in a renewed Eden-like paradise on Earth, they teach. As an organized group, they are relatively new to the religious scene. They trace their origins back to a Bible study group in the 1870s, which was lead by eventual founder Charles Taze Russell (1852-1916). Early on, they formed a nonprofit publishing company (now known as The Watchtower), now headquartered in New York City. From there, the group publishes more than 27 million copies of "The Watchtower" magazine each month. The publication is distributed across the world as the primary means of disseminating the interpretation and application of the Bible. A small group of men lead the worldwide fellowship. They are known as the Governing Body. -------------- [email protected] religion reporter
This year's convention stresses the deliverance God offers from earthly sins on the day of reckoning.
On Friday, roughly 3,000 Alaska Jehovah's Witnesses will gather at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage for three days to talk about God's plan to save faithful members from the eminent destruction and final judgment of the worldDanny's comment~above,we have two WTS mealy-mouthing press releases within 48 hours of each other one is soft and the other hard Witnesses assemble for annual convention
Anchorage Daily News, AK - 29 minutes ago
By KATE CHENEY DAVIDSON. "What we do is study the Bible," said Anchorage Jehovah's Witness Maria Dykstra, "from Genesis to Revelations ... Of Jehovah. Of Truth. ...
Witnesses assemble for annual convention
SULLIVAN ARENA: Three-day meeting in Anchorage is one of 266 taking place across the country. By KATE CHENEY DAVIDSON Anchorage Daily News Published: July 14, 2006
Last Modified: July 14, 2006 at 12:50 AM It's all about the book. "What we do is study the Bible," said Anchorage Jehovah's Witness Maria Dykstra, "from Genesis to Revelations." According to Witnesses, the Bible represents the word of God. Of Jehovah. Of Truth. Today, approximately 3,000 people from Alaska and the Yukon are gathering at Sullivan Arena for three days of Bible study and scriptural discussions. This year's convention stresses the deliverance God offers from earthly sins on the day of reckoning. It's not just happening in Anchorage. Across the world, millions of people will convene in similar venues to discuss the Bible's "good news." In the U.S. alone, 266 conventions are being held with an expected attendance of 1.5 million. Anchorage has played host to the annual meeting since 1948. You probably got a flier. Witnesses have been busy blanketing door mats with brightly colored invitations to join them at the big event. It's free and open to anyone. And available in Spanish. For Benjamin Schiller, an Anchorage civil engineer, the convention is a highlight of his year. "I like the fact it's all practical counsel," said Schiller. "It's things you can apply in your life." Schiller became a Jehovah's Witness 17 years ago. "I'm not an emotional person. I'm not attracted to religion to fulfill an emotional need. It always goes back to the Bible. It answers the questions I'm looking for in a logical way I can understand. It makes a lot of sense." Dykstra looks forward to conventions, too. "I've never missed one," she said. Raised with mainstream religions, Dykstra discovered Jehovah's Witnesses when she was in college. Ask her about being a Witness -- be prepared for a Bble reading. "This is our textbook," said Dykstra, holding a Bible before her at one of Anchorage's four meeting facilities, called Kingdom Halls. "You might say it's also my vocation. Sharing this with others." For Dykstra, knocking on strangers' doors to talk about the Bible, a volunteer activity for many Witnesses, is exciting. "I look at it like a treasure chest," she said. "You never know who's going to be behind the door." Her beliefs help her deal with the violence in the world, she said. She said she feels "so sad for people" who watch the news and don't realize "it's never going to be any different" until heaven and earth are reconciled. Knowledge of the coming reconciliation "gives me peace," she said. Jehovah's Witnesses, a worldwide religion with more than 6 million members in 230 countries, is a young faith, rooted in an 1870s Bible study group in Pennsylvania. The group attracted new members through the publication of its Watchtower magazine, a Bible study tool. Today, the religion's headquarters are based in Brooklyn, New York, Jehovah's Witnesses are nothing if not welcoming. From their unexpected house calls to their seemingly never ending supply of rainbow colored pamphlets, Witnesses are always at the ready, the book in hand. Over their history, believers have been persecuted, often for refusing to serve in the military or rejecting blood transfusions on biblical grounds. In many cities, Kingdom Halls resemble strongholds. But the Witness meeting place in East Anchorage sits on a quiet wooded lot, surrounded by manicured lawns and flowering plants. A sign out front welcomes visitors and posts meeting times. They even give tours. From inside, floor to ceiling windows look out on towering spruce. "Isn't it beautiful?" said Dykstra, who volunteers her time as a guide and administrative assistant. "In the winter when it's snowing, it's feels like we're inside a snow globe."
Daily News reporter Kate Cheney Davidson can be reached at [email protected].
11 hours ago by Nick Reddin
The Transcendental Awakening (1822-1844) A season of renewed spiritual interest
that led to the abolition movement, and to the creation of new sects (many of
the heretical -- like the Jehovah's witnesses and the Mormons) ... Truth or Consequences - http://truthpatrol.blogspot.com
Jehovah’s Witnesses are coming
Rockford Register Star, IL - 1 3 minutes ago
Yes, Jehovah’s Witnesses do go door-to-door, and no, they do not celebrate holidays. These well-known characteristics are true ... Published: July 25, 2006 GO Today Jehovah’s Witnesses are comingYes, Jehovah’s Witnesses do go door-to-door, and no, they do not celebrate holidays.
These well-known characteristics are true, but there are commonly held myths, too: Yes, they consider themselves Christians, but no, they do not believe that they are the only believers who can win salvation .