We're Back! Finished Romans

by ozziepost 11 Replies latest jw friends

  • ozziepost

    G'day all,

    Mrs Ozzie and I are just back from a very stimulating week studying the complete Bible book of Romans at the feet of noted Bible scholar Paul Barnett.

    As many of you would appreciate, it was reading the book of Romans that led many Brooklynites to see the truth about 'the troof'. Much interesting detail is given in Ray Franz's book Crisis of Conscience. In short, a thorough reading of the complete book, in context, would cause a thinking JW to start to question many of his previously held absolute truths.

    We're a trifle tired, so maybe some tidbits later.

    In the meantime, another book by Paul Barnett is worth a read. It's The Truth about Jesus published by Aquila Press. A good bedtime read, which is where I think I'll go now.

    Hope you guys have all been behaving while we've been away.

    "It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness."

  • unclebruce

    G'day Ozzie,

    Yes, it has been nothing but peace love and harmony around here, just wonderful, barely a ripple on the pond. I hope I get to see your new outlook on Pauls letter to those Romans.

    best wishes to you and the lovely mrs ozzie, unclebruce

  • gumby

    Hey brucy. Do you really look forward to ozzie's outlook on Romans being you believe the bible is a fake? Just wondering.

  • Dino

    Hi Ozzie.
    Romans chapter 8 (not in the NWT), helped me out of the WT.
    Look forward to hearing more from you later.


  • Reborn2002

    I always thirst for knowledge so as to learn other perspectives, analyze the information, and form my own conclusions pertaining to relevance and truth.

    I havent ever heard of the missing Romans chapter from NWT.

    Could someone with info email me the information? My email addy is on my profile.

    Please? Thank you in advance for doing so if anyone can comply with this request.

    The true Kingdom of God is located in your heart, not an organization of hypocrites.

    www.geocities.com/latinloverchicago/Jason1.html for my new webpage and info!! Im trying to live now!!

  • Dino

    Im sorry reborn,
    I wasnt too clear. I posted too fast!
    What I meant was, I didnt come to a proper understanding of Romans chapter 8 (particularly verse 1) by reading the NWT.


  • TweetieBird

    Thanks Ozzie. Please be sure to post the tidbits for us. I look forward to your thoughts.

    "I must stand up in search of the truth, if I don't, I only roll with the flow of the lie and make it stronger.

  • Prisca

    At last! a sane poster!! Welcome back Ozzie

  • gumby

    Hey Hey Hey Prisca! Im fairly sane!
    How come you don't brag on me? I'm always nice to you
    I'm going to my room and bawl my eyes out! I thought you loved me too!

  • unclebruce

    Hey gumby,

    Where have I ever said "the bible is a fake"?? Bit simplisistic aren't you? Have you read my essays on Paul? I don't doubt that Pauls letters were penned by him and Luke. I think that Paul being a real historical figure is beyond dispute. If you have anything contrary to this i'd be very interested in hearing it.

    Speak up gumby.


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