"Men of galilee, they said, why do you stand here looking looking into the sky? This same Jesus who has been taken from you into heaven will come back the same way you have "seen" him go into heaven." Considering that JW's believe that Jesus has taken kingdom power in 1914, hope I said that right, what would be their response to an Orthodox Christian belief that the return of Jesus would be visible and not invisible who those with discerning eyes could only see. I'm sure there has to be one. While we're at it what about Matthew 28:18 Then Jesus approached and said to them, "All power in heaven and earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and The Holy Spirit, teaching them all I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age." What would their response be to to the Orthodox Christian belief that Christ has been reigning for 2000 years. We all know they're wrong about 1914, but they believe it obviously so I'm sure there are responses to these. Please take a couple minutes and give me a response. Curiously waiting your responses.
To those exjw's who still believe the bible is the word of God, as I do, tell me how would a JW respond to Acts 1:11
Hi marriedtoajw, Although I like your reference to the scriptures, it probably won't work on JWs because they belong to a DANGEROUS CULT and would consider it old light. "Spiritually Strong" (i.e., brain dead) JWs stopped thinking for themselves a long time ago and most JWs do not want to lose their conditional friends and family. If you want to understand JWs better and help awaken ones that you love, please read Steve Hassan's books (i.e., "Combatting Cult Mind Control", "Releasing the Bonds: Empowering People to Think for Themselves", or (his latest book) "Freedom of Mind: Helping Loved Ones Leave Controlling People, Cults and Beliefs") or visit his website.
Peace be with you and everyone, who you love,
There is another scriptures that speak of Christ's return being as visible as lightning in the sky. Harold Camping also claim that God's judgement came invisibly after it failed to show up visibly in May and the WT considers him a false prophet.
The invisble return of Christ also has its roots in the Second Adventist religion and Charles Taze Russell went to his grave believing that Christ returned invisibly in 1874. That belief remained with the witnesses up until around the 1940's.