scriptual basis for "paradise" very thin?

by highdose 13 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • highdose


    has anyone noticed that the scriptures that jw's use to back up their claim of a paradise earth is very weak? i think theres only one or two over quoted ones and the others are taken out of context.

    is this just me? or has anyone else noticed this?

  • BabaYaga

    Interesting topic! I think you're right, but then a lot of their claims are non-scriptural.

    I'm not much of a scripture-hound myself, but I will be interested to see what others come up with.

  • palmtree67

    I'm interested, too, because I still hope Paradise is true.

    You will have to provide the scrips taken out of context, please.

  • blondie

    I noticed that the bible never says "paradise earth" though that phrase is used often in WTS publications.

  • palmtree67

    That is true, blondie.

    But there are scrips that talk about the earth lasting forever, not tottering....

    I want to live in a tree-house, by the water, with my kids and grandkids, a garden, an orchard, friends who come by to have a glass of wine and a plate of cheese.

    I'm not ready to give up that dream.

  • Farkel

    "Pretty thin" is an understatement:

    The Search For a Paradise Earth


  • palmtree67

    Thank you, Farkel.

    I will read this when I have the proper time to devote to it.

  • What-A-Coincidence

    not the pedophile paradise

  • BabaYaga

    I knew it! I thought I remembered Awakened doing a vid on this... he mentioned it when he bumped Farkel's thread!


    and here is another thread with some good discussion:

  • WTWizard

    I'm afraid that, if you are going to take the Bible literally, the paradise is not on earth. Nor will it ever be--otherwise, how would God dangle deliverance for future generations to exploit them to give up their fun and fulfillment for a chance at something they might (=won't) ever see?

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