Hi Bez: Yes, AGuest is correct. I don’t have access to a computer during the weekends so I usually only write during the week. Congratulations on your daughter’s first birthday party that she will celebrate. I know how very nice that can be. You are probably going to have as much fun, if not more so, as your daughter will. Enjoy the party. Remember, at Christ’s birth in Bethlehem, even the angels rejoiced! Now THAT was a birthday party to be sure.
As for your last post here, you’re very welcome, and I’m glad I could help in any way that I can. You asked:
Could i ask your views on the future?
Yes, however, you should know that these are not really “my” views. They are what has been recorded in the Bible (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and in some of the letters) and told by our Lord. You might want to re-read them again without the Watchtower glasses we all used to wear.
The future is quite bright actually. Unfortunately, before the bright day arrives, we humans are going to have to go through a bit of a hard time here on earth. That hard time is called the “great tribulation.” And, I’m sure you know how the Bible reads on that subject—“unless those days are cut short, no flesh would be saved.” That’s pretty serious. But those days ARE cut short for the sake of the chosen ones—of which true Christians are. “Immediately AFTER that tribulation,” our Lord returns to gather his own. Now that’s going to be a great day!
Of course as a witness i have believed in the 'new heaven and new earth'.. ie, paradise for the righteous... heaven for the 'annointed 144000'... And a ressurection to life on earth for judgement for those asleep in death...so what now?
The Bible does speak of a new heaven and a new earth and of a paradise for the righteous. That’s true. It also speaks of heaven for the 144,000; however, know that more than 144,000 are anointed. There is also a “great crowd” who are also anointed to be kings and priests of our God. I suggest you re-read those texts, again without the Watchtower glasses that we all used to wear.
The Bible does speak of two resurrections: the first one occurring after the “great tribulation” when our Lord returns and gathers his own. That’s the first resurrection. The second one occurs AFTER the thousand years has ended. (This is totally different from what the Society teaches.) Re-read the text and you will see that. That second resurrections is of those who did not belong to Christ. It is a resurrection in which some of those resurrected will get life and some who will get judgment.
There’s a lot more that can be said concerning the specificity of these subjects and we can certainly discuss them at length should you like. But this here pretty much answers your questions in a nutshell. Please feel free to ask anything else you want or about things discussed with more specificity. Happy to oblige you.
Enjoy your party! I love birthday cake!