What Benefit in Preaching the Good News of the Kingdom?

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  • wannabe

    What benefit in Preaching the Good News Of The Kingdom?

    Anyone reading this following scripture would quite naturally conclude that this Preaching Work mentioned here is authorized by Jehovah God; and by all appearances one would believe it would be. The question is, is it really authorized by Jehovah? Let's read that now, and weigh what it says in the light of revealed scripture, for the Bible is the last word on any scriptural subject.

    14 "This good news of the kingdom will be proclaimed in all the world as a testimony to all nations. And then the end will come." {Matthew 24:14 HCSB}

    Think about this for a moment. All throughout the composite sign of his coming, in Matthew 24-Mark 13-Luke 21 Jesus foretold the prevalence of many false Prophets, with absolutely no mention of any appointed Organization that truly represented him. He did, though, foretell one that would look for all the World that it was his appointed Organization, in that, if possible, it would mislead even the Chosen Ones. Now, as I said, no Appointed Organization was foretold, but as you just read, he did foretell the Chosen Ones would also be on the earth at this time, but there would be very good reason that they would not form any visible earthly Organization. Their Organization was now a Heavenly Organization, not earthly. It was as Paul said it was: "Jerusalem above is free and she is our Mother." {Galatians 4:26} 24 "for there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and they shall give great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, also the chosen." Matthew 24:24 YLT

    So! There would be, according to that, an Organization that would look for all the World to be his representative Organization; that would know that much truth, they may possibly mislead even the chosen ones. But this one in spite of its looks would be a false Prophet. Capable of misleading many Millions; we can assume that, because if they had enough knowledge to possibly mislead the Chosen Ones, others not of that class would be an easy prey. This Organization would be the one preaching this good news of the Kingdom right up until the end of the system of things. Luke Mentions the work this one would be involved in. Note his words now, as he pens the words of Jesus. "And He said, Be on your guard and be careful that you are not led astray; for many will come in My name appropriating to themselves the name Messiah which belongs to Me], saying, I am He! and, The time is at hand! Do not go out after them." {Luke 21:8 AB}

    23"And they will say to you, Look! [He is] there! or, Look! [He is] here! But do not go out or follow [them]." {Luke 17:23 AB}

    At this point I would remind everyone, Jehovah's Witnesses will come to your door telling you, that the Christ has been invisibly present ever since the year 1914 "Look he is there." "Look he is here." "The time is at at hand." Do not go out after them, Jesus said.

    3"If anyone says to you then, Behold, here is the Christ (the Messiah)! or, There He is!--do not believe it." {Matthew 24:23 AB}

    Now anyone is all inclusive! It doesn't matter who it is, that's telling you where the Christ is; do not believe it, Jesus said.

    26 "So if they say to you, Behold, He is in the wilderness (desert)--do not go out there; if they tell you, Behold, He is in the secret places or inner rooms--do not believe it." {Matthew 24:26 AB}

    Without directly stating it, Jesus is telling us that there would be no visible Organization on this earth, representative of him prior to his coming. That tells us, that the one preaching this good news of the Kingdom was a false Prophet; why else would he give so many warnings, about those claiming to be his representatives? He ran the gamut in his coverage about these false claims. Including the Wilderness, secret places, or inner rooms, and he was adamant in telling us not to believe any one of them.

    The Apostle Paul, in harmony with Jesus and Luke also foretold one that might possibly mislead even the Chosen Ones, by his following words. Note what Paul will tell us:

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    1 "However, brothers, respecting the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we request of YOU 2 not to be quickly shaken from YOUR reason nor to be excited either through an inspired expression or through a verbal message or through a letter as though from us, to the effect that the day of Jehovah is here." {2 Thessalonains 2:1,2 NWT} There's an interesting side-point here in case no one noticed. The New Worlds Translation Bible would try to convince us that the gathering of the surviving remnant would be done during this invisible presence, so-called, when that final gathering is only done when he actually does comes into kingdom power; according to Matthew 24:29-31! Not during any invisible presence. They shot themselves in the foot on that one!

    As luke had told us, some would be saying 'the time was near,' telling us the Christ was invisibly present in the year 1914- couple that with the words of Paul who had said, 'respecting the presence of our lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him;' then he went on to say, that this one would have an 'inspired expression, or verbal message, or letter, "AS THOUGH FROM US" to the effect that the day of Jehovah was here. What do you get when the Witnesses arrive at your door? You get a verbal, message, do you not? They present you with their Letter consisting of a Watchtower or Awake Magazine, Tract, Book, Booklet Brochure, dealing with Bible subjects that the true anointed class, just might present. Add to that, they profess that their Organization is the 'Visible Spirit Direct Organization of Jehovah god.' Your inspired expression, if you will. So, they would look like their message was coming from; as Paul had said: "AS THOUGH FROM US." When in actuality it was a masquerade, a pretense, that looks like the real thing. But merely a Copy-Cat, excuse the expression. They were the False Apostles Paul warned us about at {2 Corinthians 11:12-15} These ones at your doors are the ones Paul warned would transform themselve into ministers of righteouness. Why are these ones so adamant in their beliefs, so that you cannot sway them away from what they believe? Paul also has the answer to that, as we might expect. Something very hard to believe, but none-the-less true:

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    9 "But the lawless one’s presence is according to the operation of Satan with every powerful work and lying signs and portents 10 and with every unrighteous deception for those who are perishing, as a retribution because they did not accept the love of the truth that they might be saved. 11 So that is why God lets an operation of error go to them, that they may get to believing the lie, 12 in order that they all may be judged because they did not believe the truth but took pleasure in unrighteousness."{2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 NWT}

    We know that the Witnesses will profess to 'belong to the way of the Truth.' That they are 'walking in the way of the the truth,' that they 'love the truth,' but Paul tells us that they got to believing the lie, that they did not believe the truth, did not accept the love of the truth, because God lets an operation of error go to them. In order that all may be judged because they did not believe the real truth. Try telling any one of them, that the Governing Body is not the Faithful Slave, is not God's Visible Spirit Directed Organization. You cannot do it! They will not listen to that kind of talk from anyone, no matter how hard you try to convince them. Was you to be a Witness saying anything like that they would brand you as an Apostate, and disfellowship you. That is how firmly they believe the lie!

    Let me show you now, just why it would be very easy to confuse the work the true Chosen Ones would be doing as opposed to the work the Witnesses do. Paul will deal with that now:

    3 "If, now, the good news we declare is in fact veiled, it is veiled among those who are perishing, 4 among whom the god of this system of things has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, that the illumination of the glorious good news about the Christ, who is the image of God, might not shine through." {2 Corinthians 4:3,4 NWT}

    Think about this for a moment! What was the work according to Paul's words here, that the Chosen ones would involve themselves in prior to the coming of Christ in Kingdom Power? Very close to what the Witnesses are doing, correct? Easy to confuse the two, because they look so much alike. True? But the illumination of the glorious good news about the Christ is vastly different from preaching this Good News Of the Kingdom. Paul here was talking about the Lofty lifted up preeminent position the Christ now holds, and since the first Century over all Governmental Authorities, over the entire empire of Religious Christendom. They would do a work that would incur the hatred of this entire World; a hatred that the Christ had given them prior warning about. That would come upon them during the sign of his coming into Kingdom Power. Note the words of Jesus on this World-Wide hatred: Note the lofty poisition of the Christ now in the following three scriptures. {Matthew 28:18} {Ephesians 1:17-23} {Philippians 2:5-10}

    9 "Then you will be arrested, persecuted, and killed. You will be hated all over the world because you are my followers." {Matthew 24:9 NLT} This hatred would be incurred because they were fulfilling Pauls words at 2 Corinthians 4:3,4. Holding high the banner of the Christ to let the World know about the illumination of the glorious good news about the Christ. A work Jehovah's Witnesses do not understand because of being blinded by satan the devil.

    It is common knowledge that the Witnesses will Baptize anyone, or everyone who accepts their teachings, without discrimination. If they, after a period of study can answer the required questions they will then be Baptized and accepted into that Organization. Anyone and everyone is welcomed. Which now begs a serious question. How do they know for certain just whom is a Sheep-like one and whom is a Goat-like one? Do they have some kind of Super-Natural powers? That allows them to distinguish between the two classes? This brings me to the parable of the wheat and the weeds, where the followers of the Christ wanted to know if he wanted them to collect out the weeds. You will recall he told them, NO! They might pull out the Wheat-Class by mistake. He told them let them grow together until harvest season, and in the harvest season he would instruct his Angels to collect out from his kingdom all things that cause stumbling and persons who are doing lawlessness, and pitch them into the fiery furnace. What we learn from this parable, is, his followers would not know a Sheep-like one from a Goat-like one, because they so closely resembled one another. It was not their job to to remove them. A side point here is, their practice of disfellowshipping is all wrong; because in carrying on that practice they might just have removed one of the true Chosen Ones, and very probably have, without knowing it. Showing that pratice is not authorized by Jehovah today. How do the Witnesses know while going door-to-door just who is a Sheep-like one, and who is of the Goat Class? They would not know that; so they would be baptising both classes without knowing it, would they not? {Matthew 13:24-30--36-43}

    Now their Organization as far as I know, has been involved in this preaching activity for over 100 years, that I know of. To date they have 7 Million publishers going door-to-door World-Wide. With another 17 Million possible candidates standing on the side-lines showing interest in their Organization. I believe their call, is 'come one come all,' but their mind-set is inviting all of the Goat-Like ones along, as well as all the Sheep-Like ones, with no discrimination between the two classes. Their problem is, they wouldn't be able to tell the differrence between the two classes anyway.

    What very serious mistake is this Organization making? First of all consider this point: The separating work has not even begun as yet, and was not to be done by any Religous Organization. So their 7 Million gathered thus far, with thier possible 17 Million other candidates has been a complete waste of all of their time and energies. Lets look at the one who can tell the difference between a Sheep-Like One and a Goat-Like One. We need to closely examine the following information:

    "When the Son of man arrives in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit down on his glorious throne. 32 And

    all the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 And he will put the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on his left."

    all the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 And he will put the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on his left."

    {Matthew 25:31-33 NWT} Now was it to be true, that their preaching work was authorized by Jehovah, then why would the Christ when he comes in his glory have to do this separating work among all the Nations? If it was already done through their preaching activity, it would not be necesssary for the Christ and his Angels to bother with that work at all, now would it? Why would the Christ have to himself put the Sheep on his right hand and the Goats on his left? The reason of course would be, because he is the only one that would know the difference between the two classes. While those involved in this Preaching activity would not know that. Could never know that!

    Now were down to the one who can tell the difference between the two classes, and no mistakes will be made at all. So this separating work that the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses has taken upon themselves to do, is a work only for the Christ and his Angels to do. How about that for a presumptuous false Prophet? Can you do any better than that? Putting yourself in the seat of the Christ and all of his Angels, and doing all of their work for them?

    Now we know, that this work has not even begun as yet, because the Christ has not yet arrived in all of his Glory, with all of his Angels. Of course the Governing Body will tell us that he has; but they must be literally insane to think anyone would swallow bunk like that. Those 7 Million better find a hobby of some sort to keep them all occupied, until he does come to do all of that work. When he does come, that will be when all the disfellowshipping is done, and it will be done by the only one who can tell the difference between the Wheat and the Weeds, the Sheep-like ones, and the Goat-like ones. So line up Governing Body, with the Goat-Like ones; I do believe that you are all on your way out.

    So! Why preach the good news of the kingdom? Why indeed do anything that is not authorized by Jehovah? Preaching this good News of the Kingdom, or involving themselves in the disfellowshipping practice? Neither are authorized by Jehovah. They are works a false Prophet would be doing, certainly not the Chosen Ones.

    Can anyone imagine working all those years for absolutely no benefit?Wannabe

  • moshe

    JW's have trouble articulating just what that good news is, I know as I have seen the stumble trying to explain from the Bible just what they are doing. It used to be simple for JWs before 1975.

  • LostGeneration

    Here is their good news:

    Become a slave to the WT corporation- do everything they say. Pursue none of your own interests, only do or do not do whatever they say.

    Watch as billions get slaughtered at the big "A"

    Clean up a massive mess for hundreds of years.

    Teach billions WT doctrine for a few more hundred years.

    Watch at the final test as billions get slaughtered again. (This one they don't really tell you about, but if follow their logic to its end I cannot reach any other conclusion)

    Enter the everlasting petting zoo.

    If that isn't good enough for ya, then maybe you just don't deserve to be a JW.

  • designs

    Knocking on doors keeps you from Surfing.............

  • WTWizard

    Practically, none. As most of us know, we have a limited number of territories in each congregation. Each territory is a subset of streets within the congregation territory, and includes a fixed set of houses and businesses. These are kept by the person in charge of the territories.

    To work a territory, you first need to see the "brother" in charge of the territories and check one out. You then become responsible, in full, for the lives of everyone living in that territory, no matter how many times it has already been worked. You now go out and work each and every one of the streets, along with any groups that are assigned to your car group(s). The first time, every door is worked--and you note everyone that is not home. After the territory is completed, you go back and get those who were not home the first time. This time, anyone that is home is scratched off the list. This goes on until no further results are achieved in that territory. At which point, the not at homes are destroyed but the territory is checked back in.

    Now, later on, this territory becomes "fresh" territory again. The "brother" in charge now puts the finished territory back in the lineup, usually at the bottom of the stack so all territories are evenly worked. Later, the territory will come back up and will need to be worked again, as described before with whoever checks it out becoming responsible for every single life in the territory just as you were when you had it. Usually, you get the same people home but not interested, and the same people not home when the territory is handed back in.

    To me, this is a complete waste. You finish a territory, but the work is recycled. You didn't even successfully reduce the amount of work left by completing the territory. And neither will the next person to work it. All the while, isolated islands are still not touched.

  • dgp

    The benefit is that some very large printing presses can remain in operation, for a profit.

  • Heaven

    Since these people were discovered in 2008, how much 'Preaching the Good News of the Kingdom' have they received? :

    Remote Amazon Tribe

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