Well done Mary... A lot more than I could have done with it..
This is an insight to dub thinking. The blurb at the front of the mag says that the article "shows why we make such extensive use of this form of evangelizing and how we meet the challenges of preaching from door to door"....Hmmm. When we were going from Not Home to Not Home , we used to say that it was clear that the sole purpose was to keep us busy and together - it was achieving little as far as meeting people went. We used to say "The angels can see us doing it" or "Satan knows we are doing it despite him !" but that was all bull.
10. The importance of the house-to-house ministry can be seen from a vision given to the prophet Ezekiel. In that vision,....... Following that marking work, the six men with the slaughtering weapons are commanded to execute all those who do not have the mark.-Read Ezekiel 9: 1-
11.............. What is the mark? It is the evidence, as if displayed on their uncovered foreheads, that such sheep are dedicated, baptized disciples of Jesus Christ and that they have put on the Christlike new personality. (Eph. 4:20-24) These sheeplike ones become one flock with anointed Christians and assist them in their vital work of marking still others.-Rev. 22:17.
Yet another statement of belief, that if you are not a baptized active J W ..You will be slaughtered - our world locks up people who preach that adherents of another religion ought to be killed....
12 "apostle Paul wrote that the Lord Jesus, accompanied by "his powerful angels," will bring "vengeance upon those who do not know God and those who do not obey the good news about our Lord Jesus." (2 Thess. 1:7, 8) Notice that people will be judged on the basis of their response to the good news."
Is that what paul meant? that salvation would be possible only through the WTS? I do not think so..
15. What developments are yet in store for the preaching work? The siege of Jericho, recorded in the book of Joshua, provides an illustration.Does it? I see nothing in the O T or the N T that links the fall of Jericho to the preaching of Christ's kingdom. Oh! I see they only say that " It is possible that there will be a similar expansion of our preaching activity."
Well, anything is possible..
This kind of article used to motivate and enthuse the newer and younger ones. Will it do so today???