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    Comments You Will Not Hear at the 05-08-2011 WT Study (MARCH 15, 2011, pages 8-12)(GOD’S/WORLD’S SPIRIT)

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    “We received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is from God,

    that we might know the things that have been kindly given us by God.”

    —1 COR. 2:12.


    What has the WTS said regarding obeying God recently?

    Obeying WTS = obeying God?

    Snippets abound…phrases taken out of the scripture and strung together to come up what is essentially a rewrite of the Bible. How many jws even look up the scripture to check the snippet in context?


    1, 2. (a) In what sense are true Christians at war?

    (b) What questions will we consider?

    TRUE Christians are at war! Our enemy

    is powerful, cunning, and battle hardened.

    He has at his disposal a weapon so

    effective that it has subdued the majority of

    mankind. But we need not feel powerless or

    doomed to defeat. (Isa. 41:10) We have a defense

    available to us that is impenetrable

    and unbeatable.


    How many non-jws realize that jws believe that jws are the only TRUE Christians, and all others are PROFESSED or SO-CALLED?

    MAJORITY = all non-jws

    A defense that is not available to anyone but jws.

    2 Our war is not physical; it is spiritual.

    Our enemy is Satan the Devil, and a prime

    weapon that he uses is “the spirit of the

    world.” (1 Cor. 2:12) Our key defense against

    his attacks is God’s spirit. To survive this war

    and remain spiritually vibrant, we need to

    ask for God’s spirit and then display its

    fruitage in our lives. (Gal. 5:22, 23) What,

    though, is the spirit of the world, and how

    did it become so influential? How can we determine

    whether the spirit of the world is influencing

    us? And what can we learn from

    Jesus about receiving God’s spirit and resisting

    the spirit of the world?


    Jws war is not physical….did you even wonder how jws think God is going to get rid of any jws that commit df’ing sins in the “new world”? Will God destroy them like Ananias and Sapphira or will their be public stoning or executions determined by the still “imperfect” elders?

    BTW, at what point will people in the “new world” be deemed perfect and accountable like Adam and Eve…at the end of the 1,000 years or some time before?

    Isn’t Satan the enemy of the WHOLE human race, not just jws?

    So if jws don’t display the fruitage, can we conclude they did not get holy spirit?

    The Spirit of the World—Why So Pervasive?

    3. What is the spirit of the world?

    3 The spirit of this world originates with

    Satan, “the ruler of the world,” and it is in

    opposition to God’s holy spirit. (John 12:31;

    14:30; 1 John 5:19) It is the world’s dominant

    inclination, and it moves people to action.

    This animating force leads human

    society into conflict with God’s will and purpose.


    Is the WTS saying that all non-jws aren’t trying hard, yet imperfectly to do what the Bible says, just like jws?

    4, 5. How did the spirit that Satan promotes become

    so pervasive?

    4 How did the spirit that Satan promotes

    become so pervasive? First, Satan deceived

    Eve in the garden of Eden. He convinced her

    that independence from God would improve

    her life. (Gen. 3:13) What a liar he

    proved to be! (John 8:44) Then, through the

    woman, he maneuvered Adam into becoming

    disloyal to Jehovah. Because of Adam’s

    choice, mankind was sold into sin, thus inheriting

    a tendency to be influenced by Satan’s

    spirit of disobedience.—Read Ephesians



    Both Eve deceived—Adam maneuvered

    Yet only Adam’s choice “sold” humans into sin…what if only Adam had chosen Satan’s choice…would humans have retained perfection because of Eve’s right choice?

    Inheriting a tendency==DNA?==and only through Adam?

    Or is it because the WTS teaches that the life-force comes through the man, not the woman.

    *** it-2 p. 964 Sin,I ***Sin, along with its consequences, entered and spread to all the human race not merely because Adam was the family head of the race but because he, not Eve, was its progenitor, or human life source.

    How did some angels become demons?

    5 Satan also influenced a considerable

    number of angels, who became demons.

    (Rev. 12:3, 4) That betrayal of God occurred

    sometime before the Flood of Noah’s day.

    Those angels believed that they would be

    better off forsaking their assigned positions

    in heaven and giving free rein to unnatural

    desires on earth. (Jude 6) With the help of

    those demons, now back in the spirit realm,

    Satan is “misleading the entire inhabited

    earth.” (Rev. 12:9) Sadly, the majority of

    mankind remain blind to demonic influence.—

    2 Cor. 4:4.


    Were the angels only interested in temporary sex or had it occurred to them they could not produce children, descendants, for a family line, house, tribe, etc., like humans could?

    Since angels could take on human form, chose male because they had the authority and power, could some have chosen to be women if sex was the only goal?

    Remain blind—can’t see them yet supposedly humans before Noah could and it didn’t change a thing.

    Is the World’s Spirit Influencing You?

    6. How only can the spirit of the world infect us?

    6 Many are blind to Satan’s influence, but

    there is no need for true Christians to be ignorant

    of his tactics. (2Cor. 2:11) In fact, the

    spirit of the world cannot influence us unless we

    allow it to do so. Let us examine four

    questions that will help to reveal whether

    we are being influenced by God’s spirit or by

    that of the world.


    Many are blind—only non jws

    True Christians—only jws

    Cannot influence us unless we allow it to do so—right, no tricks here—Satan made me do it…………….

    7. What is one way that Satan tries to alienate us

    from Jehovah?

    7 What does my choice of entertainment reveal

    about me? (Read James 3:14-18.) Satan

    tries to alienate us from God by stirring up

    love of violence in our hearts. The Devil

    knows that Jehovah hates anyone who loves

    violence. (Ps. 11:5) Therefore, Satan tries to

    use literature, movies, music, and electronic

    games—some of which incite players to simulate

    gross immorality and brutality—to appeal

    to our fleshly desires. Satan does not

    mind if part of our heart is loving what is

    right as long as part of it loves what is bad,

    what he promotes.—Ps. 97:10.


    Many (all non-jws) are blind to Satan

    True Christians—only jws

    Cannot influence us unless we allow it to do so…no Satan made me do it

    Can you love both good and bad at the same time?

    8, 9. What questions regarding entertainment

    should we ask ourselves?

    8 On the other hand, God’s spirit moves

    those who receive it to be chaste, peaceable,

    and full of mercy. We would do well to ask

    ourselves, ‘Does the entertainment I choose

    encourage positive qualities in me?’ The

    wisdom from above is “not hypocritical.”

    Those who are influenced by God’s spirit

    do not preach chastity and peace to their

    neighbors and then revel in watching sadistic

    violence and immorality in the privacy

    of their homes.


    Ask ourselves or the elders and other “mature Christians” ask us?

    Jws are hypocritical constantly preaching what they don’t practice…saying they show love but gossip, lie, shun, mark as bad association, etc.

    Sadistic violence and immorality and genocide—read Bible stories that feature all and more. And what explanation does the WTS give for this, that hospitality and the Levite’s religious status was more important to protect than any woman’s honor or life.

    *** w56 10/1 p. 596 par. 34***But he did not put her at the mob’s mercy because he failed to love her. He did so only to prevent his sacred office as a Levite from being profaned by forced sodomy or effeminacy.

    (Judges 19:1-30) 19 Now it happened in those days that there was no king in Israel. And it came about that a certain Levite was residing for a time in the remotest parts of the mountainous region of E′phra·im. In time he took as his wife a concubine from Beth′le·hem in Judah. 2 And his concubine began to commit fornication against him. Finally she went away from him to the house of her father at Beth′le·hem in Judah and continued there fully four months. 3 Then her husband got up and went after her to speak consolingly to her so as to bring her back; and there were with him his attendant and a couple of he-asses. So she had him come into her father’s house. When the father of the young woman got to see him, he at once rejoiced to meet him. 4 Consequently his father-in-law, the young woman’s father, took hold of him, so that he continued to dwell with him three days; and they would eat and drink, and he would stay overnight there. …10 However, the man did not consent to stay overnight, but he rose and got on his way and came as far as in front of Je′bus, that is to say, Jerusalem; and with him there were the couple of he-asses saddled up, and his concubine and his attendant. ..15 Consequently they turned aside there to go in to stay overnight in Gib′e·ah. And they proceeded to go in and sit down in the public square of the city, and there was nobody taking them on into the house to stay overnight. 16 Eventually, look! an old man coming in from his work in the field at evening, and the man was from the mountainous region of E′phra·im, and he was residing for a time in Gib′e·ah; but the men of the place were Ben′ja·mites. …20 However, the old man said: “May you have peace! Just let any lack of yours be upon me. Only do not stay overnight in the public square.” 21 With that he brought him into his house and threw mash to the he-asses. Then they washed their feet and began to eat and drink.22 While they were making their hearts feel good, look! the men of the city, mere good-for-nothing men, surrounded the house, shoving one another against the door; and they kept saying to the old man, the owner of the house: “Bring out the man that came into your house, that we may have intercourse with him.”23 At that the owner of the house went on out to them and said to them: “No, my brothers, do not do anything wrong, please, since this man has come into my house. Do not commit this disgraceful folly. 24 Here are my virgin daughter and his concubine. Let me bring them out, please, and YOU rape them and do to them what is good in YOUR eyes. But to this man YOU must not do this disgraceful, foolish thing.” 25 And the men did not want to listen to him. Hence the man took hold of his concubine and brought her forth to them outside; and they began to have intercourse with her, and kept on abusing her all night long until the morning, after which they sent her off at the ascending of the dawn. 26 Then the woman came as it was turning to morning, and fell down at the entrance of the man’s house where her master was,—until daylight. 27 Later her master rose up in the morning and opened the doors of the house and went out to get on his way, and, look! the woman, his concubine, fallen at the entrance of the house with her hands upon the threshold! 28 So he said to her: “Rise up, and let us go.” But there was no one answering. At that the man took her upon the ass and rose up and went to his place. 29 Then he entered his house and took the slaughtering knife and laid hold of his concubine and cut her up according to her bones into twelve pieces and sent her into every territory of Israel

    9 Jehovah expects exclusive devotion. Satan,

    though, will settle for just one act of

    worship, as he sought from Jesus. (Luke 4:

    7, 8) We might ask ourselves: ‘Does the

    entertainment I choose make it possible for

    me to give God exclusive devotion? Does

    my choice make it harder or easier for me to

    resist the spirit of the world? Should I make

    any adjustments as to future choices?’


    Now think, couldn’t any jw reason that any non-jw entertainment would contaminate a jw with the spirit of the world?

    Are any “adjustments” a personal choice or will others decide taking away “privileges” or coming to you with concerns that you might “stumble” someone person unknown to you that has complained to an elder? (In my experience 80% of the time it was his wife that complained.)

    10, 11. (a) Regarding material possessions, what

    attitude does the spirit of the world promote?

    (b) God’s spirit-inspired Word encourages what attitude?

    10 What is my attitude toward material

    possessions? (Read Luke 18:24-30.) The spirit

    of the world promotes “the desire of the

    eyes” by encouraging greed and materialism.

    (1 John 2:16) It has nurtured in many a

    determination to be rich. (1 Tim. 6:9, 10)

    That spirit would have us believe that a

    stockpile of material things will provide

    lasting security. (Prov. 18:11) However, if we

    allow a love for money to supplant our love

    for God, Satan will have gained a victory.

    We should ask ourselves, ‘Has my life become

    focused on a quest for material comforts

    and pleasures?’


    ATTITUDE toward material possessions—hidden in this is the explanation that elders give to explain why a fellow elder or other baptized male in the congregation can be a millionaire but not be materialistic…it’s not what you have but your ATTITUDE about it. How he has not succumbed to the “greed” of the world that he is not determined to be rich because he already is!

    Stockpile material things will provide lasting security—Now with all the disasters, jws all over are getting together their “bag” to grab in an emergency.

    11 By contrast, God’s spirit-inspired Word

    encourages us to have a balanced view

    of money and to work hard to provide

    material necessities for ourselves and our

    family. (1 Tim. 5:8) God’s spirit helps

    those who receive it to reflect Jehovah’s

    generous personality. Such ones

    are known as givers, not takers.

    They value people more highly

    than things and gladly

    share what they have

    when they can afford to

    do so. (Prov. 3:27, 28) And

    they never allow the pursuit

    of money to take precedence

    over serving God.


    By contrast, God’s spirit-inspired Word

    encourages us to have a balanced view

    of money—BALANCED VIEW??

    Isn’t it the love of money, not the having of money? How many of us knew elders who had nice houses, cars, trips, etc., but were not labeled as materialistic because they made the national average of hours? Or saw the same elders counsel other jws as being materialistic who had less than they did?

    Shouldn’t all jws be pioneering; you can find examples of married jws, those with many children, single parents with several children all regular pioneering…is there any excuse for any jw then not to pioneer since you can find an example of one doing so with your same circumstances?

    *** w01 6/15 p. 6 How Can You Keep a Balanced View of Money?***Does this mean that it is wrong to want a bigger house, a newer car, a more profitable job? No, none of these things are evil in themselves. The question is: What is the heart attitude that makes one want any of these things, and are they really necessary?

    *** w93 2/15 p.11 ***Paul and Mary, mentioned at the outset, were Jehovah’s Witnesses. For many years they shared in the full-time evangelizing work. However, their desire for riches caused them to stop attending meetings of the Christian congregation, and they stopped sharing their faith in the public ministry

    givers not takers, value people more highly

    gladly share...when can afford to do so ===widow's mite???, did she only give what she could afford to?

    Does having money make one materialistic…how many rich jws have you known that were honored by other jws? I can remember one BOE wanted to buy flowers for a wealthy sister’s funeral in another congregation…but not tell the current congregation…too cheap to pay for them…a brother spoke up asking why this sister and not a one that had died last month in that congregation…the answer, she had donated much money to this congregation when she attended.

    (Luke 21:1-4) . . .Now as he looked up he saw the rich dropping their gifts into the treasury chests. 2 Then he saw a certain needy widow drop two small coins of very little value there, 3 and he said: “I tell YOU truthfully, This widow, although poor, dropped in more than they all did. 4 For all these dropped in gifts out of their surplus, but this [woman] out of her want dropped in all the means of living she had.”

    12 Which spirit does my personality reflect?

    (Read Colossians 3:8-10, 13.)

    The spirit of the world advances the works

    of the flesh. (Gal. 5:19-21) A real test as to

    which spirit influences us comes, not when

    things are going well, but when they are

    not, such as if a Christian brother or sister ignores

    us, offends us, or even sins against us.

    Additionally, in the privacy of our homes, it

    may become evident which spirit holds

    sway. Some self-examination may be in order.

    Ask yourself, ‘Over the past six months,

    Has my personality become more Christlike

    or have I slipped back into some bad habits

    of speech and conduct?’


    ugly Satan picture-----------angel of light? Sorry, I can post this picture here but can find WT at


    OFFENDS US = something that would offend anyone, HARMFUL GOSSIP

    SINS AGAINST US = adultery, molest your child, steals from us, lies about us causing deep harm

    PRIVACY OF OUR HOMES = God is not seeing

    Some self-examination--self?? Or will the elders and other “mature” Christians help you out?

    Perhaps some elders could ask themselves the following:

    Over the past six months,

    Has my personality become more Christlike

    or have I slipped back into some bad habits

    of speech and conduct?’

    13 God’s spirit can help us to “strip off the

    old personality with its practices” and to

    clothe ourselves with “the new personality.”

    That will help us to become more loving

    and kind. We will be inclined to forgive one

    another freely, even if there seems to be a legitimate

    cause for complaint. We will no

    longer react to perceived injustices with

    outbursts of “malicious bitterness and anger

    and wrath and screaming and abusive

    speech.” Instead, we will put forth effort to

    12, 13. In contrast with the world’s spirit, how can

    God’s spirit affect us for our good?

    become “tenderly compassionate.”—Eph. 4:

    31, 32.


    Strip off what practices

    MORE loving and king assumes they are already

    Inclined to forgive if there is no apologies or improved actions?

    PERCEIVED injustices?

    Has anyone here ever been abused verbally by a self-righteous elder?

    14. How do many in the world view God’s Word?

    14 Do I respect and love the Bible’s moral

    standards? (Read Proverbs 3:5, 6.) The spirit

    of the world reflects rebellion against

    God’s Word. Those influenced by this spirit

    ignore what they view as inconvenient

    parts of the Bible, preferring instead human

    traditions and philosophies. (2 Tim. 4:

    3, 4) Some disregard God’s Word altogether.

    Such ones question the Bible’s relevance

    and authenticity, becoming wise in

    their own eyes. They water down its pure

    standards regarding adultery, homosexuality,

    and divorce. They teach that “good is bad

    and bad is good.” (Isa. 5:20) Have we been

    affected by this spirit? Do we rely on human

    wisdom, including our own ideas, when facing

    problems? Or do we strive to follow the

    Bible’s advice?


    Has the WTS ignored "inconvenient" parts of the Bible? How many times do you think the WTS has discussed the account of the concubine cut up into 12 pieces?

    How about the elders that helped a fellow take pictures through the window of his ex-wife's house to get proof so he could get a "scriptural" divorce to marry the sister he was already involved with?


    Satan uses the spirit of the world

    to control people, but we can

    break free of its influence

    15. Rather than lean on our own wisdom, what

    should we do?

    15 God’s spirit engenders in us a respect

    for the Bible. Like the psalmist, we view

    God’s word as both a lamp to our foot and a

    light to our roadway. (Ps. 119:105) Rather

    than lean on our own wisdom, we confidently

    rely on God’s written Word to help us

    discern right from wrong. We learn not only

    to respect the Bible but also to love God’s law.




    Learn From Jesus’ Example

    16. What is involved in having “the mind of


    16 To receive God’s spirit, we must develop

    in ourselves “the mind of Christ.” (1 Cor.

    2:16) Having “the same mental attitude that

    Christ Jesus had” requires our knowing the

    way he thought and acted and then imitating

    him. (Rom. 15:5; 1 Pet. 2:21) Consider

    some ways that we can do so.


    MIND OF CHRIST--not mind of God?

    How many jws really know much about Jesus considering how the WTS proudly emphasizes God three times more often?

    *** re chap. 7 p. 36 Rekindle That First Love! ***In the songbook produced by Jehovah’s people in 1905, there were twice as many songs praising Jesus as there were songs praising Jehovah God. In their 1928 songbook, the number of songs extolling Jesus was about the same as the number extolling Jehovah. But in the latest songbook of 1984, Jehovah is honored by four times as many songs as is Jesus. This is in harmony with Jesus’ own words: “The Father is greater than I am.” (John 14:28) Love for Jehovah must be preeminent, accompanied by deep love for Jesus and appreciation of his precious sacrifice and office as God’s High Priest and King.

    17, 18. (a) What do we learn from Jesus about

    prayer? (b) Why should we “keep on asking”?

    17 Pray for God’s spirit. Before facing trials,

    Jesus prayed for God’s spirit to help him.

    (Luke 22:40, 41)We too need to ask God for

    his holy spirit. Jehovah gives it freely and

    generously to all who ask for it in faith.

    (Luke 11:13) Jesus said: “Keep on asking,

    and it will be given you; keep on seeking,

    and you will find; keep on knocking, and it

    will be opened to you. For everyone asking

    receives, and everyone seeking finds, and

    to everyone knocking it will be opened.”

    —Matt. 7:7, 8.


    How can you tell you have received holy spirit...what evidence...what proof...?

    18 When seeking Jehovah’s spirit and

    help, do not be too quick to stop asking for

    it. We may need to pray more often and to

    linger in prayer. At times, Jehovah allows his

    petitioners to demonstrate the depth of

    their concern and the genuineness of their

    faith before he answers their prayers.*

    *For more information, see pages 170-173 of the

    book What Does the Bible Really Teach?


    Why does someone have to ask many, many, many times in order for God to give his spirit.

    Woman asking judge---application, so is the WTS is saying that God is like this judge who “had no fear of God and had no respect for man”?

    (Luke 18:1-8) . . .Then he went on to tell them an illustration with regard to the need for them always to pray and not to give up, 2 saying: “In a certain city there was a certain judge that had no fear of God and had no respect for man. 3 But there was a widow in that city and she kept going to him, saying, ‘See that I get justice from my adversary at law.’ 4 Well, for a while he was unwilling, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Although I do not fear God or respect a man, 5 at any rate, because of this widow’s continually making me trouble, I will see that she gets justice, so that she will not keep coming and pummeling me to a finish.’” 6 Then the Lord said: “HEAR what the judge, although unrighteous, said! 7 Certainly, then, shall not God cause justice to be done for his chosen ones who cry out to him day and night, even though he is long-suffering toward them? 8 I tell YOU, He will cause justice to be done to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man arrives, will he really find the faith on the earth?”


    What about your you feel their asking many, many times proves they should get it.

    19. What did Jesus always do, and why should we

    imitate him?

    19 Obey Jehovah completely. Jesus always

    did the things pleasing to his Father. On at

    least one occasion, Jesus’ inclination on

    how to deal with a situation was different

    from what his Father wanted. Yet, with confidence

    he said to his Father: “Let, not my

    will, but yours take place.” (Luke 22:42) Ask

    yourself, ‘Do I obey God even when doing

    so is not easy?’ Obedience to God is essential

    for life. We owe him implicit obedience

    as our Maker, the Source and Sustainer of

    our life. (Ps. 95:6, 7) There is no substitute

    for obedience. We cannot gain God’s favor

    without it.


    Obey God or the WTS completely?

    What if you can see what they teach is not scriptural...should you still do it?

    20. Jesus’ life revolved around what, and how can

    we imitate him?

    20 Know the Bible well. When resisting Satan’s

    direct attack on his faith, Jesus quoted

    the Scriptures. (Luke 4:1-13) When confronting

    his religious opposers, Jesus used

    God’s Word as his authority. (Matt. 15:3-6)

    Jesus’ whole life revolved around knowing

    and fulfilling God’s law. (Matt. 5:17)We too

    want to keep feeding our mind with the

    faith-strengthening Word of God. (Phil. 4:

    8, 9) Finding time for personal and family

    Study may prove to be a challenge for some

    of us. Rather than find time, though, we

    may have to make time.—Eph. 5:15-17.


    KNOW THE BIBLE WELL--How many know how many books, OT and NT, names, authors, names of 12 apostles

    Snippets and quotes only...except for the scriptures the WT conductor is directed to have read...a newer process due to the lack of scriptural use by the conductor and the audience. Why do you have to direct adults who say they base their beliefs on the bible to use the bible to back up their statements?

    Find time only a challenge for SOME OF US

    Have to MAKE time; not hard to say if your meals, laundry, cleaning are done for you.

    Perhaps too it is that there is no enjoyment in the WTS way of reading the many jws willingly read the bible from beginning to end. I discovered many strange concepts and stories when I did that...the concubine of 12 pieces, Abraham lying about Sarah not being his wife, David not being executed for adultery and murder....

    21. What arrangement can we use to help us know

    God’s Word better and apply it?

    21 “The faithful and discreet slave” has

    helped us to have time for personal and

    family study by arranging for a Family

    Worship evening each week. (Matt. 24:45)

    Are you making wise use of this arrangement?

    To help you gain the mind of Christ,

    could you include in your study session

    a systematic consideration of what Jesus

    taught on subjects of your choice? You

    could use the Watch Tower Publications Index

    to locate informative discussions of the

    subject you are pursuing. For example, from

    2008 to 2010, the public edition of this magazine

    carried a series of 12 articles that had

    the theme “What We Learn From Jesus.”

    You may want to use these articles as a basis

    for study. Beginning in 2006, Awake! carried

    the feature “How Would You Answer?” This

    quiz was designed to help broaden and

    deepen your knowledge of God’s Word.

    Why not include material from such features

    in your Family Worship program from

    time to time?


    Is the Family Worship evening and different than the weekly family study of many years? Is it new or just a new name?

    Gain the mind of Christ, why not God's; jws are encouraged to have a relationship with God but very, very, very rarely Jesus.

    If an article is not the study article and perhaps a Question from Readers, jws have no time to read it.

    These articles are only 3 years old; either jws never read them or the WTS thinks the rank and file have short memories.

    Why no suggestion to just read a chapter of the bible and discuss it as a group?

    jws are even taught to turn to a book, the Reasoning book, to answer scriptural questions because they have no clue what scriptures to use, whether jws for 10 or 50 years.

    We Can Conquer the World

    22, 23. What must we do to conquer the world?

    22 To be led by God’s spirit, we must resist

    the spirit of the world. Such resistance does

    not come easily. It can be a struggle, a hard

    fight. (Jude 3) But we can win! Jesus said to

    his disciples: “In the world you are having

    tribulation, but take courage! I have conquered

    the world.”—John 16:33.


    Does the WTS consider the great crowd/other sheep conquerors?

    23 We too can conquer the world if we resist

    its spirit and do all we can to receive

    God’s spirit. Really, “if God is for us, who

    will be against us?” (Rom. 8:31) By receiving

    God’s spirit and by following its direction as

    outlined in the Bible, we will find contentment,

    peace, happiness, and the assurance

    of everlasting life in the new world near at



    How does a jw he/she has received holy spirit? Do they see for themselves what the bible has outlined or do they depend on the WTS teaching of what it says?



    NEAR AT HAND (132 YRS AND COUNTING 1879 TO 2011)

    Do You Remember?

    ? Why is the spirit of the world so


    ? What four questions should we ask


    ? What are three things we learn from

    Jesus about receiving God’s spirit?


    Sorry so late…computer glitches; only computer access at work.

    Next week, TRUST IN JEHOVAH AS THE END DRAWS NEAR. What is the end; what is NEAR?

    “We live in a world where millions no longer know whom or what to trust” aptly describes many jws now ex-jws. Think of some areas or individuals you no longer trust.

    Love, Blondie

  • punkofnice

    Well done as always Blondie. I always feel you 'throw yourself on the grenade for the platoon' by reading the watchtower each week. It must be excruciating to see what 70,000,000 people are agreeing with.

    As I read thru' it, it struck me how utterly CHILDISH the writing style is. It's not happifying.

    I also noticed how para 19 set itself up to clinch the 'obey the WTB$' in para 21. So transparent. Cultastic!!

  • JustHuman14

    Great staff Blondie...

  • nancy drew
    nancy drew

    I love that watchtower cover Blondie' comments

  • blondie

    I love the cover too......

  • WTWizard

    So they are supposed to live in constant fear of Satan. Everything they do, Satan is supposedly behind it--unless they do 100% or more to Jehovah. Satan makes people want money and a comfortable lifestyle (compare Proverbs 13:22). Satan wants us to be entertained. And so on.

    As I see it, Satan is actually a friend (as is Jesus--both of them attempted to liberate us from Jehovah's tyranny). When I look at the "spirit of the world", I find that the Rothschilds are responsible for most of it. It comes through excessive taxation (100% of your income tax, to be specific), bank debts, and the pressure these banks put on the governments to pass stupid laws that shut down new businesses or tax them to death. And, when I look at what their end plans for mankind actually are, they are more similar to Jehovah than Satan. Yet, the Washtowel encourages people to go into debt (serving the true spirit of the world) in the form of Worldwide Pedophile Defense Fund and to fund day to day expenses while pio-sneering.

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