Rats. All I'm getting are Nordstrom's ads...
I really enjoyed these scriptures that Blondie quoted:
(1 John 4:1) . . .Beloved ones, do not believe every inspired expression, but test the inspired expressions to see whether they originate with God, because many false prophets have gone forth into the world.
(Acts 17:10-11) . . .Immediately by night the brothers sent both Paul and Silas out to Beroea, and these, upon arriving, went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11 Now the latter were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with the greatest eagerness of mind, carefully examining the Scriptures daily as to whether these things were so.
(Galatians 1:8-9) . . .However, even if we or an angel out of heaven were to declare to YOU as good news something beyond what we declared to YOU as good news, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said above, I also now say again, Whoever it is that is declaring to YOU as good news something beyond what YOU accepted, let him be accursed.
I'm going to mark them in my bible - bibles - not NWT, but might work anyway, and use them when/if any JWs ever dare to come to my door again... So more than just the Bereans double-checked everything the apostles said, eh? GRRRRRRrrreat! AND - what the heck makes the average JW think that the Gov.Bod shouldn't be subjected to the same scrutiny?? If it was good enough for the APOSTLES - who does the Gov.Bod think THEY are - don't bother answering, we know... - to be ABOVE the apostles and therefore not accountable for the accuracy of their words???!!??