WT is trying to scare off memorial partakers

by cookiemaster 40 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • OnTheWayOut
    What would make someone ineligible to partake?
    Must be baptized as a jw and not da'd or df'd.

    I want to disagree. Any bloke can walk into the ceremony (if they are not disruptive) and partake, be they never a JW or a currently disassociated/disfellowshipped JW. Is there something in writing that says otherwise?

    I would encourage anyone who decides to "visit" the memorial to partake.

    Edited to add: I don't think Blondie was saying they can't partake, but was commenting on whether they "count" such people. Go ahead and partake, visitors.

  • blondie
    Thanks for the fine tuning, Jerry They are not considered worthy of partaking by the elders and as I noted in my comment, that the elders make the final decision if someone will be added to the stats sent to headquarters.
  • Giordano

    Is this really anything new- in 40 years of attending the Memorial- haven't they been saying the same thing in spending more than half of the talk on the clear distinction between partakers and non?

    Nothing to see here............move on!!

    I agree for 40 years they have been saying it but in 1990-91 a miracle happened....... PRAISE THE LORD the pearly gates are wide open again!

    Since that date the numbers have grown. That's the nothing the WT doesn't want anyone to see.

    People been loving on sum Heaven.

  • blondie
    Just a suggestion about going and making a scene, you will just validate their feeling that they only are God's people, the persecution proves it.
  • steve2

    If I had a choice between a) ruling over humankind from a heavenly elevation and b) being ruled over and having my every action on earth observed from on high, I'd opt for the rulership every time. Who wouldn't? I'm loving those heavenly robes just thinking about it.

    I do 'get' why partakers are increasing, despite the organization's hard rhetoric. This will be their losing battle and has a moderate likelihood of being the organization's eventual archilles heel - probably more so than the fading 1914 doctrine.

  • kairos

    I'm sure they are an "overlapping 144,000".

    From 33 to 1995 is the first 144,000.
    Oct of 1996 the second 144,000 began partaking.

  • Clambake

    I remember growing up in a regular old protestant church my mother warned me about not taking part in communion if you don’t consider yourself a Christian or don’t have a relationship with Jesus Christ. We are not Catholics; we don’t just go through the motions.

    To me the JW memorial seems more like they are affirming they are not Christians. Sometimes I wonder if I were to throw holy water on the elders if it would burn. They would start talking in weird guttural voices and their heads would start spinning 360 degrees.

    Last memorial my wife dragged me to, the speaker started to talk about how the bible CLEARLY says there is an earthly hope and heavenly hope and anyone who doesn’t believe it is mocking god himself.

    I wanted to put my hand up and where ??

  • little_Socrates
    John 6:53 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.
  • Finkelstein

    This year for the first time select elders will be stationed during the passing of the emblems with shot guns in hand.

    " Go Ahead Take a Sip I Dare You "

  • Half banana
    Half banana

    When you consider, the GB are all post 1935 takers of the emblems, so none of them are kosher by their own reckoning. But hey! “Don’t let the humble publisher get above his station and start taking the emblems, they must be a bit mentally unstable”. This may indeed be true but is truer still of the deluded muppets at the top who must have known the score before being appointed to the GB that you have take the crackers and wine first. A smart move for the power hungry.

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