The unforgiveable sin = blasphemes Watchtower?

by sacolton 3 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • sacolton

    Mark 3:22-30 states,

    "And the scribes who came down fromJerusalem said, 'He has Beelzebub,' and, 'By the ruler of the demons He casts out demons.' …'Assuredly, I [Jesus] say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they may utter; but he who blasphemes against theHoly Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation;' because they said, 'He has an unclean spirit'" (NKJV, emphasis added / Note: The Pharisees made the same charge in Mat 9:34.) .

    In Matthew 12:31-32, Jesus says to the Pharisees,

    "Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come" (NKJV, emphasis added) .

    Wouldn't any Jehovah's Witness read this as people who criticize against the Watchtower organization? I'm surprised the Governing Body didn't push this point on the R&F since they consider the Society as God's Active Force (Holy Spirit).

  • integ

    There's a reason I haven't been on this site in over a year...It makes me angry to read about this ridiculous, pompous, group of stinky a$$ jerkoffs and them claiming they have Gods "favor".

    They 'GB' are the real "evil ones'

  • WTWizard

    They don't explicitly say that because they want people to be worried that any regular sin could in fact be that "sin against the Holy Spirit". That helps keep people in line. In fact, they claim that if you feel lousy about having sinned, that is a sign (not proof, only a "sign") that you "probably" (whatever that means) have not committed the Unforgivable Sin.

    In fact, "the Unforgivable Sin" is seeing through the whole scam of religion and Original Sin. Religion can no longer control people (except with external consequences) once they realize that there is no such thing as Original Sin. And, once one person realizes that, without strict controls, others can realize that Original Sin is nothing more than a scam. That would ruin religions--so they need to use extreme measures (hellfire, guaranteed destruction, etc.) to prevent one person who realizes this from getting most or all of the flock to examine and realize that Original Sin is, in fact, a scam.

  • yadda yadda 2
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    I'm pretty sure there's a Watchtower quote somewhere that more or less says exactly what you're suggesting.

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