(Note: In NWT the comma is deliberately put in the wrong place: it shouldn't be "I tell you the truth today," but "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise" . . .
So you say the comma was misplaced. Based on what? There was no comma in the original. So was is your placement of the comma the valid one?
For a Christian, the idea of remaking the earth is not how he things of thing after the Day of Judgement.
It is how SOME Chrisitians think.
But that's what's interesting about bible believers. Their comma placement is the correct one. Based on what? Christians believe such . . . indicating that those that read the same verses and conclude something different (and everyone gets to conclude whatever they want, because that's just how the bible is) then they are not Christians.
We watch one group claim another group is not really Christian, because they do not fullfill a personal definition of christianity.
When Andrew referred to other Churches, he said they have wacky beliefs. But he said the Lord was not ashamed of them. But when referring to JW's there seems to be an indication that they are not even Christians----as they do not envision the earth like 'Christians' do. So why is it that so much room is given to those whacky beliefs of other churches---no shame---but JW's are not Christians, and their beliefs disqualify them?
It's an interesting dynamic. "Hey, lots of people with crazy beliefs are my brothers---but those JW's, well, not them."
I say if someone calls themself a Christian, they get to be a Christian. No particular group has any special right to the word. They really don't get to define it and then deny it to others. It's a general word that indicates a believer in Christ. And if someone says they believe in Christ, I will believe them and not ask details. OH PLEASE, no details.
I'll just never identify myself as a Christian again. Still, from this side, the infighting and confidence that some are Christians and other are not continues to be intriguing. I used to be there. Weird.