Musings on today's dishonest text.

by Slidin Fast 20 Replies latest jw friends

  • Honeybucket
  • freeflyingfaerie

    'Carefully examining the scriptures' is not equivalent to being spoon-fed....sorry Charlie

    And what would a good daily text be without a heaping helping of guilt...thanks for trying to make people feel unappreciative of the spiritual 'mush' if they don't acknowledge the hard labor and long hours of sacrifice the elders give in preparing this goo (no offense to the sincere elders, it's not their fault they are equiped with poison disguised as milk and honey)

  • ItsMyLife

    Justnowout - My Dad is an elder (a very honest, genuine, completely believing, wants-to-help-everybody elder), and he spends literally hours preparing his talks. I would say when he is preparing a new public talk, he spends around 9 hours working on it. For a 30-minute discourse. But then, he is a bit of a perfectionist so he feels he has to get it exactly right.

    It makes me a little sad to think that this EXTREMELY intelligent man, who became a JW 30 seconds after reading the 'Truth' book, happily accepts all the changes and reversals in thinking, and believes it's all 'new light'. Unless his perfectionism and personal pride prevents him from admitting he's wasted the past 30-odd years.... Anyway, sorry, I went slightly off-topic there :-)

  • maninthemiddle

    Preparing a talk, (and doing a good job) is a lot of work, the point here is the statement " present the assigned information" There is not an orgional thought in any talk, only orgional delivery.

  • Justnowout

    Your father sounds like a good man and no slight intended. Most elders arnt so involved and especially so on week to week items like service meeting parts

  • Justitia Themis
    Justitia Themis

    Interesting quote regarding Acts 17:11 from a Commentary:

    These were more noble than those in Thessalonica - Ησαν ευγενε?εροι, Were of a better race, extraction, or birth, than those at Thessalonica; but the word refers more to their conduct, as a proof of their better disposition, than to their birth, or any peculiar lineal nobility. It was a maxim among the Jews, that "none was of a noble spirit who did not employ himself in the study of the law." It appears that the Bereans were a better educated and more polished people than those at Thessalonica; in consequence far from persecuting:


    Today, the faithful and discreet slave class is providing God’s flock with “food at the proper time.” (Matt. 24:45) Under the slave’s direction, the local elders work hard to feed their brothers spiritually. To satisfy the congregation’s spiritual needs, the elders spend hours preparing meeting parts so that they can present the assigned information in a meaningful way. Have you thought about how much time the elders spend preparing their parts for meetings, assemblies, and conventions? w11 6/15 4:4, 5

    Today, the WBT$ Governing Popes are providing JW Cult Members with “More WBT$ Pope Crap” (OUTLAW. 24:45) Under the WBTS Popes direction, the local JW Hounders work hard to Force Feed their brothers WBT$ Pope Crap. To satisfy the WBT$ Popes selfish needs, the JW Hounders spend hours preparing meeting parts, so that they can present the assigned information in a way no one will understand.If you can`t understand it,theres nothing to argue about. Have you thought about how much time the JW Hounders spend preparing their parts for meetings, assemblies, and conventions?.Or are you too busy jumping though WBT$ Hoops?

    ................................. mutley-ani1.gif ... OUTLAW

  • prologos

    blondi, that is an exelent scriptural thought to add to encourage those here. your quote was a COMMAND by Jesus, the Beroeans although only fading from the Jewish system, were putting it into PRACTISE. If more did that, WT BtS would be emptied out.

    Pyramid Scheme: thank you for the reminder.Those of us who went through the 30s and 40s and the twisted , shrill NSDAP propaganda can see the parallell happening now in this 4st wtreich.(kingdom)

    And then there was Honnecker's henchmen. and their Pravda-speak: "we had to build the wall to keep the underpriviledged victism of imperial capitalism from overrunning our borders and generous welfare system"

    Can WT BtS prevent from happening to them that occurred in Berlin TWICE ?

    This daily text would be a GOOD, not too SLY way, to trip up' and start your "In" friend/mate/child to think critically. take the bible and read the context with them. its not about elders trying to make the straw palatable, sweating the outlines. its about analisis not only the scriptures, but the whole basis.

  • problemaddict

    I have absolutely no idea what the text has to do with the scripture. WHat WT article does it refference?

  • trillaz

    problemaddict, That text was taken from w11 6/15 4:4, 5

    titled “Have Regard for Those Who Are Working Hard Among You”

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