Dearest pjschipper...

by AGuest 105 Replies latest jw friends



    You have time to answer anyone but Shelby on this thread..

    How about answering Shelby?..


  • The Almighty Homer
    The Almighty Homer

    I wonder if PJS will ever realize that he's been hoodwinked by a bunch cunning salesmen running a religious publishing house. ?

    What odds would you place on that ?

  • Guest with Questions
    Guest with Questions

    Schipper: You made the following comment which puzzles me. It is late at night for me so I may be confused.

    That is why we need holy spirit. Pray for it, and the scriptures will come alive for you.

    Below are quotes from the Watchtower. They don't seem to be in agreement with what you say. How can you have discernment between truth or falsehood when the annointed tell you that, as part of the Great Crowd, you don't have Holy Spirit and unable to read the bible on your own. Don’t you think that God in His wisdom would reveal truth to an individual, as I believe He does, and not to a single group of men because in the wrong hands it can be a dangerous thing? Just because a group of men say that they are annointed and are the only ones able to reveal truth to you doesn't make it so. Can't you see the danger in it?

    ....In Jehovah's organization it is not necessary to spend a lot of time and energy in research, for there are brothers in the organization who are assigned to that very thing.... ,Watchtower June 1, 1967.

    First, since "oneness" is to be observed, a mature Christian must be in unity and full harmony with fellow believers as far as faith and knowledge are concerned. He does not advocate or insist on personal opinions or harbor private ideas when it comes to Bible understanding. Rather, he has complete confidence in the truth as it is revealed by Jehovah God through his Son, Jesus Christ, and "the faithful and discreet slave. Watchtower, Aug. 1, 2001.

    From time to time, there have arisen from among the ranks of Jehovah's people those, who, like the original Satan, have adopted an independent, faultfinding attitude...They say that it is sufficient to read the Bible exclusively, either alone or in small groups at home. But, strangely, through such 'Bible reading,' they have reverted right back to the apostate doctrines that commentaries by Christendom's clergy were teaching 100 years ago... Watchtower, Aug. 15, 1981.

    Watchtower 2003 2/15 5 Should those now doing good to the remnant of the 144,000 brothers of Christ partake of the Lord’’s Evening Meal? (Matthew 25:31-40; Revelation 14:1)No. God has reserved that privilege for individuals he has anointed with holy spirit to be "joint heirs with Christ." (Romans 8:14-18; 1 John 2:20) What, then, is the position of those who hope to live forever in a global paradise under Kingdom rule? (Luke 23:43; Revelation 21:3, 4) Since they are not Jesus’’ joint heirs with a heavenly hope, they attend the Memorial as respectful observers.——Romans 6:3-5.

    Watchtower 1981 Why is that true? It is because the Founder of the celebration set it up for observance by those with whom he made a covenant for the heavenly kingdom. Although dedicated and baptized, those of the "great crowd" recognize that they have not been taken into that covenant for the Kingdom. They are not spiritual Israelites, forasmuch as they have not been taken into the "new covenant," which is made with spiritual Israelites through the Mediator Jesus Christ. They have not been begotten with the holy spirit that began to be poured out upon the 120 disciples at Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost of 33 C.E. Figuratively speaking, they have not "died together with Christ" by giving up all future earthly prospects of life in a Paradise earth under God’’s kingdom. They do not expect to be "buried" with Christ, that they may be "in the likeness of his resurrection." So if they partook of the bread and the wine that primarily symbolize the fleshly body and the blood of Jesus Christ, they would be falsifying the fact that they are not in such arrangements with Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God. For that reason they abstain from partaking of these emblems with the anointed remnant. However, their not partaking does not preclude their gaining everlasting life, for that comes through faith in Jesus Christ and the provision of the ransom sacrifice.——Rom. 6:4, 5; Col. 2:12, 20; 1 John 2:1, 2.

  • smiddy


    The fact that the IBS as jehovah`s witnesses were known in Russells day beleived that jesus invisible presence began in 1874 (not 1914) and didn`t change that date untill the late 1930`s (and all this was proved by bible scripture according to them ) doesn that ring alarm bells???If jesus inspected the religions of the world in 1919, according to jw`s wouldn`t he have noticed that the witnesses were saying he was present (over thirty years) when he was not???? Why do you beleive jesus inspected the religions in 1919??? and found the IBS to be the only ones that were faithfull and discreet???? when in fact they were not???the watchtower says so???? Why do you beleive the watctower?? because the watchtower says so!????!!!Where is their any corroborative evidence of that??? See how you have been conditioned???You cant have your own questions,they have been provided for you,and so have the answers been provided for in their publications that is a form of manipulation where they control your thought patterns.The catholic church beleives the pope is the vicar of christ on earth.catholics beleive that,you don`t. why would any one beleive jesus chose the international bible students/jehovah`s witnesses when they were teaching error???for so many decades??? please do yourself a favour read Don camerons book, on line from lulu," Captives of a Concept".it will save you many years of bondage to a folly.


  • The Almighty Homer
    The Almighty Homer

    Jesus's kingdom started on earth by these selective dates according to the WTS. because this when they wanted to increase their literature sales.

    It was all commercialized bullshit.......cunning wasn't ?

  • PSacramento

    There is nothing, NOTHING , in the bible that eludes to Jesus taking power in 1914, there is however many verses that STATE he took power upon his ressurection when he took his place at the right hand of Our father.

    Problem is that JW's witnesses DON'T read the bible, they DON'T read actual chapters and the actual books/letters of the OT and NT, they read what they are told to read by the WT from their heavly biased NWT.

  • Spook

    ATJ had it right.

    The question isn't really whether you are following "men" but rather whether those men are actually what they say they are. The truth or falsity of following men vs following God depends on whether or not those men actually are the exclusive divine channel they claim to be.

    Here I make two - as I would always defend - contentions:

    1. There is no good reason to believe they are what they claim to be.

    2. There are many good reasons to believe they are not what they claim to be.

  • The Almighty Homer
    The Almighty Homer

    Who really is the faithful and discreet slave? Who would be doing the feeding of spiritual food .

    Yah, like its most likely going to be coming directly from a commercialized publishing house........right

    Wake up and smell the coffee

  • Spook

    The "faithful and discreet slave" is neither faithful nor discreet. It need go no further than than. At best, they are equivocal and bombastic.

    Nobody who gives constant public reminders about the need to follow their direction on pain of death from above can possibly in any extent of the word be considered "discreet."

    Nobody who fails to accept individual public responsibility for persuading an individual to die on false authoritative claims could possibly be considered faithful.

    All "faithful" ones in the bible were identified by OTHERS not by themselves.

    As an atheist, I tell you truly that the Pope is more faithful and discreet than the governing body. He also has a better understanding of the gospel message.

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