Blondie's Comments You Will Not Hear at the 06-27-10 WT Study (THE CHRIST)

by blondie 13 Replies latest jw friends

  • yknot

    I am not attending today.

    But I look forward to Monday's discussion a bit more now!

  • ziddina

    Thank you for your hard work, Blondie!!

    Having said that, I think I may faint... The WTBTS actually wrote an article focusing on Jesus??? Amazing...

  • Crisis of Conscience
    Crisis of Conscience

    11 To illustrate the importance of being

    zealous in God’s service, note an event that

    took place in the life of King Jehoash of Israel.

    Concerned over the apparent fate of Israel

    at the hands of Syria, Jehoash came weeping

    to Elisha. The prophet instructed him to

    shoot an arrow out the window toward Syria,

    indicating victory by Jehovah’s hand

    against that nation. This certainly should

    have invigorated the king. Elisha next told

    Jehoash to take his arrows and strike the

    earth with them. Jehoash struck the earth

    three times. Elisha was incensed at this, for

    striking the earth five or six times would

    have indicated “striking down Syria to the

    finishing point.” Now Jehoash would enjoy

    only three partial victories. Because he acted

    with a lack of zeal, Jehoash experienced limited

    success. (2 Kings 13:14-19) What lesson can we learn

    from that account? Jehovah will abundantly bless us only if

    we do his work wholeheartedly and with zeal.



    So how would he have known that 3 was not as good as 5 or 6 or perhaps 7 or 9?

    You hit the nail on the head with this comment! I was thinking along the lines of, how can they have the audacity to assume this man lost his zeal or wasn't zealous enough? Were they there? Since they speculated, let me take a try at it.

    How do we know this man wasn't confused or afraid to request simply, "How many there, baldy? You are going to have to be a little clearer than that! "

    Oh no! Their speculation is always correct. Yet we are regularly counseled on inserting our own opinion when explaining a scripture.

    Dammit! I just became guilty of it! I have opinions! AAAAAGGGHHH!

  • peacedog
    The WTBTS actually wrote an article focusing on Jesus??? Amazing...

    Did they really, though? The article is about "the Christ". In Watchtower vernacular, "the Christ" is not simply a reference to Jesus, but to Jesus + the 144,000...

    But we have already shown that one reason why we are called the Christ, is that we are like our Leader, anointed of the Spirit or power of God. P. 1, 5/1881 WT

    So when the GB says "follow the Christ", they are really saying "follow us".

    Matthew 24:23,24 springs to mind:

    At that time if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or, 'There he is!' do not believe it. For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible.


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