by JWdaughter 35 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • freeman

    Interesting thread Point, counterpoint, I remember myself participating in this silly ping-pong nonsense too. I don’t do that anymore, I just let my rather large friend (800 lbs and very sensitive about his weight) do all the work for me.

    Using a snippet from another thread:

    I’m reminded of their (witnesses) argument(s) with John 1:1. They go through all sorts of acrobatics with Greek grammar, God or “a god”, Theos, ho Theos etc. However, they have a much bigger problem then that in the very beginning of the sentence. It seems this Word fellow shares something rather significant with this God fellow. It seems they both were in attendance somewhere at the very same time, maybe they were watching a movie or went to a ball game together; no big deal lots of us do that with our friends. Oh wait, I see it wasn’t a ball game or a movie, it seems they arrived in a place called “the beginning”. They both existed in the beginning at the same time, not the little fellow first, not the big fellow first, but at the exact same time, in equality. Yes, that’s the eight hundred pound gorilla in the room, that Word fellow is just as old that God fellow!

    The very dyslexic Freeman

    (Who thanks his English professor who drilled him on sentence structure until his eyes bleed)

  • JWdaughter

    The classical trinity teaching of the orthodox church is that the Father IS the 'head' of the godhead. Like in a marriage, the head, not better, not greater, of the same essence(God) but a different person with a different role. When the catholic church accepted the filioque (800's is when it started causing schism), they essentially changed things, and Protestants just don't mention the "Father" much, do they?

  • JWdaughter

    Leolaia-Thanks for th einteresting post.

  • JustHuman14

    JWdaughter you explained correct the issue of the Filioque. The real issue of the schism had to do with the political games of Franks. By the way are you from Serbia?

  • BurnTheShips

    JustHuman is correct. The Schism was more of a political issue than a doctrinal one. We can only hope that it can be repaired.


  • JWdaughter

    I'm not from Serbia-I'm Irish/Scots/German/American Indian, All american Girl. I have been learning more about the history of the early Christian church and am finding it interesting. I always kind of thought the RC church was the 'first' 'organized' church, but they are a breakaway, really, from the Orthodox. Kind of changes ones perspective!

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