Great Posts How,this,Doug! .. I have recently started studying "False Scriptures" and it Really is Fascinating & Enlightening.
Doug.. I recently came to this exaxt same Conclusion "However, we must always keep in mind that in amending the Scriptures according to its prejudices, it is following the practice of Hebrew and Christian redactors for at least 2500 years."
When I read through the New NWT, I was so Offended that they had Twisted Scriptures to support their Doctrines.. However then I learned that 1st Century Christians did the same & Even Worse, and Jews did the same and even WORSE..
The Bible is a Valuable Tool for God Fearing individuals. However when Individuals view all 66 Books as Infallible and as the Pure & Unadultareted word of God, COnfusion and Frustration is Soon to Follow.
When Deciphering Truth, and Striving to Know which Scriptures are True, and Which are False, we can use 2 Tools.
1. If the Scripture agrees with God's Unmeasurable Love,Justice,Wisdom & Power it is True. If it Contradicts these Qualities it is False.
2. If the Scripture agrees with the Perfect Creations of God it is True.
BTW.. Truth, if you really want to see a Blasphemous Twisting of the Scriptures on the WT, check out their Insertion of "All Sorts of" in Scriptures like Romans 5:18 " So, then, as through one trespass the result to men of all sorts was condemnation, likewise also through one act of justification the result to men of all sorts, is a declaring of them righteous for life" - NWT
"Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men." - ESV
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