THE ALTERNATIVE DAILY TEXT by The Witchtower editor

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    Alternative Daily Text for Thursday, December 26, 2013

    “Rejoice with the wife of your youth … why should you … embrace the bosom of a foreign woman?” (Proverbs 5:18, 20, NWT 1984)

    Where in the Bible do we find this advice? It is part of “the proverbs of Solomon, the son of David, the king of Israel” and was written “to learn wisdom.” (Proverbs 1:1, 2) As is generally known, “King Solomon [was] one of the wisest men who ever lived.” (The Watchtower, May 15, 2007, page 14) Admittedly, he strongly advised against foreign women and told husbands to stay ‘with the wife of their youth’ for a lifetime – but “King Solomon loved many foreign women besides the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women … And he had 700 wives … and 300 concubines.” (1 Kings 11:1-3) He did exactly the opposite of what he taught.

    “Jesus Christ [is] the Greater Solomon.” (Awake!, February 22, 2002, page 9) He perfectly followed Solomon’s example – for instance, he taught that he would have come “not to be ministered to, but to minister,” but he demanded that all people should ‘minister to him.’ (Matthew 20:28; John 12:26) He taught that God’s name must be sanctified, but he never used that name. (Matthew 6:9) He emphasized the importance of obeying God and complying with his regulations, but at the same time he declared God’s regulations invalid and introduced his own. – Matthew 7:21; 5:38; Deuteronomy 24:1; Luke 16:18.

    Today we can imitate the wisdom of Solomon and Jesus Christ by also teaching the contrary of what we do. We should condemn others for something that we do ourselves. Then we will prove to be true Christians.

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  • Billy the Ex-Bethelite
    Billy the Ex-Bethelite


    Solomon was so wise to take 700 wives. The Greater Solomon has promised to take 144000 wives.

    Sounds like I need to get busy.

  • processor

    The Greater Solomon has promised to take 144000 wives.

    Actually he wants to take ONE 'collective wife' consisting of 144,000 men and women. So Christians can also take a collective wife consisting of a few women.

  • LogCon

    I hope the men in white coats don't find out where you live.

    Your posts are dangerous to read while eating or drinking anything.

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  • processor

    Alternative Daily Text for Friday, December 27, 2013

    “Now there was in Joppa a disciple named Tabitha, which means, when translated, ‘Dorcas.’” (Acts 9:36)

    After Tabitha died, the bereaved sent for Peter. What happened when he arrived at the mourners? Did they tell him what a good person Tabitha had been or how they miss her company? No, no one wasted any word her her personality. Rather they kept “showing him the coats and other clothes Dorcas had made for them.” (Acts 9:39, NLT) Accordingly the Watchtower says: “Why … was Dorcas loved so much? – Well, the Bible says that she … gave fine gifts. She apparently made nice clothes for widows.” – August 1, 2011, page 14.

    So the Christians in Joppa missed Tabitha only because now no one would make “coats and other clothes” for them anymore. Peter felt sympathy for them and resurrected Tabitha; “then he called in the believers and widows, and presented her to them alive,” so that she could make more “nice clothes” for them. – Acts 9:41, MSG.

  • processor

    Alternative Daily Text for Saturday, December 28, 2013

    “A slave does not know what his master does.” (John 15:15)

    Jehovah’s Witnesses claim “that the ‘greatly diversified wisdom of God’ can become known only through Jehovah’s channel of communication, the faithful and discreet slave.” (The Watchtower, October 1, 1994, page 10) But nothing that this “slave” has prophesied has come true. Jesus revealed the reason for that when he told: “A slave does not know what his master does.” (John 15:15) Even if the “faithful and discreet slave” is faithful and discreet, he is still a slave – hence he has not the foggiest idea of “what his master does.”

  • processor

    Alternative Daily Text for Monday, December 30, 2013

    “When you spread … an evening meal, do not call your friends or your brothers.” (Luke 14:12)

    God “is great, and rich,” and he makes “good gifts.” (Psalm 147:5, ISV; James 1:17, ERV) But “those who are rich and those who give presents have many friends who are interested only in the selfish benefits derived from the friendship … Appropriately Jesus Christ counseled not to invite to an evening meal friends.” – Insight on the Scriptures, volume I, page 872.

    This warning applies to God, too. “Jehovah’s Witnesses are friends of God” – but, as “Gerrit Lösch of the Governing Body” admitted, only because they “hope for a reward.” (You Can Be God’s Friend!, page 7;The Watchtower, February 15, 2008, page 31) God will heed Jesus’ warning though and will ‘not call his friends or his brothers’ to “the evening meal of the Lamb’s marriage.” (Luke 14:12; Revelation 19:9) The “faithful and discreet slave” – “the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses” – must also stay away from this evening meal, since Jesus will not invite ‘his brothers’ too. (The Watchtower, July 15, 2013, page 22) “With no enlightenment of any kind from God, that class will … be cut off from the ‘kingdom of the heavens’ and will have no part in the ‘evening meal of the Lamb’s marriage’ in the heavens above.” – The Watchtower, November 15, 1974, page 698.

  • processor

    Alternative Daily Text for Wednesday, January 1, 2014

    “Abraham … came to be called Jehovah’s friend.” (James 2:23)

    The book Life Does Have a Purpose says unambiguously “that we must be friends of God.” (page 181) That is important because the “matter of friendship with God … means life or death.” (Happiness – How to Find It, page 186) Fortunately, we can accomplish this goal; “you too can be God’s friend.” – You Can Be God’s Friend!, page 3.

    How can we prove to be God’s friend? “18-year-old James … said: ‘A real friend to me is a person who tells you when you do something wrong.’” (Awake!, March 8, 1982, page 22) Thus, if we want to be a real friend of God, we need to tell him what he has done wrong. We should make him aware of bad design in his creation. We can also tell him that his confusion of languages in Babylon has been a major cause of discord and hence of suffering and death. We should confront him with how much suffering his laws have brought upon mankind until this day. Yes, the following statement also applies to God: “Although any number of people may give you words of praise, only true friends will think enough of you to point out a serious fault.” – The Watchtower, December 1, 2000, page 21.

    The work Our Kingdom Ministry adds the question: “Would you hold back from defending a close friend … who was being falsely accused? Jehovah, our closest Friend, has been grossly misrepresented throughout the centuries.” (April 2007, page 1) Definitely people have ‘grossly misrepresented God throughout the centuries’ – for example, they accused him of striking the Egyptians with ten plagues, eliminating the Canaanites, sending the Babylonians to Israel, and appointing a Jewish fanatic named Jesus as King. But regarding all these charges he has been “falsely accused” – since he doesn’t exist at all, he can’t be responsible for any of these atrocities.

    If we really want to be a friend of God, not only do we need to tell him about his faults; we must also publicly “promote the truth about God.” (Awake!, November 22, 1999, page 10) So we should ask ourselves: “Will my associates help me to be God’s friend?” (Awake!, February 22, 1997, page 13) Christians and other religious persons are definitely not good company for anyone who wants to be God’s friend.

  • processor

    Alternative Daily Text for Thursday, January 2, 2014

    “You are my friends if you do what I am commanding you.” (John 15:14)

    Many ask themselves, “What does friendship call for, and how may we gain true friends?” (The Watchtower, September 1, 1976, page 521) As Christians we have to follow Jesus’ example of course. He explained how to recognize real friends when he said to his companions: “You are my friends if you do what I am commanding you.” – John 15:14.

    So true friends would obey blindly to everything we say. We can check if someone qualifies for becoming our friend by issuing commands to him – for example, we can order him to leave his family and live on the street for our sake, or to proclaim our name from house to house. Only someone who eagerly ‘does everything that we are commanding him’ can be our friend.

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