Dearest Veronipony and Gopher... the greatest of peace to you!... and may I respond? Thank you!
Verinopony, you ask:
THere's got to be something better than the JW org, what is it?
There is only ONE "thing"... and whether it is the ONLY thing better than the JW org is questionable. However, it is not a thing… but a WHOM. Dear one, there is no “where” to “go away” to… but only a “WHOM” to go away to! If you could find it in your heart to condescend and read the verses that I am permitted to post, you yourself may come to know the Truth... so that he can set YOU free! For once you know the Truth... and are known by HIM... you WILL be set free... even from false "christs" (anointed) and false prophets and imposters, who "shut up the kingdom of the heavens before men"... because they themselves are not going in!
John 6:63; John 8:32; John 14:6; John 8:36; Matthew 24:24; Matthew 23:13; John 6:51-53
Because they will always see themselves closest to biblical truth..I don't know what The reply then is,
Dear one, there is no "biblical truth!" There is only ONE Truth... and the Bible is simply a "tutor" leading TO that One, until one is "found" by that One. You cannot rely, then, on the Bible and its contents… nor the ones who write about it… even as the BIBLE ITSELF says!
John 14:6; John 10:7, 8, 27; Jeremiah 8:8
well they're the ones using Gods name..
Indeed, they are NOT using God’s name, but rather, a false phonetic rendition of four (4) vowels… “JHWH” or “JHVH”… which are CORRECTLY rendered “JaHWeH”… or “JaHVeH” and is CORRECTLY pronounced IN HEBREW… as “YaHVeh” (not "YahWeh", as the “J” - or “yodh” - in Hebrew sounds like a “y”… and the “w” in Hebrew sounds like a “v”. Think “halleluJah”… pronounced “a-le-loo-Yah" and “ManescheWitz”… pronounced “man-i-sheV-itz”!)
JaH… “Yah”… WeH… “Veh”. JaHVeH. The name of the Holy One of Israel, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob... whose NAME is "JAH... of Armies
," which is what the term “JahVeh” means: “Jah… who causes armies to become”… or “Jah… who brings into existence armies.” Th us, rather than Psalm 87:18, His TRUE name can be found at:
First we don't even know exactly what the divine name IS, we only have an approximation. So if they're putting faith in being "his name people", they'd better get the name straight. Yahweh is closer to the real pronounciation.
Ah, but we CAN know, dear Gopher, by means of the One who "declares" the name of the Father TO us! And please know that “His Name People” would be named after His SON… who was named AFTER HIM, thus:
His first name being “JahE’Shua”… meaning “Jah Saves”… or “Jah’s Salvation”… or “Salvation of Jah”… and in ENGLISH is NOT “Jesus”… but JOSHUA, pronounced “Yah-e-Shua” (with the e’shua being rapidly stated so as to come out “Yah-Shua”…
And his surname being “Mischa-Jah”… meaning “chosen” or “anointed” of Jah… pronounced “Mee-sha-Yah”… or in ENGLISH “me-si-yah”… and which, in Greek is the SAME as “Cristos”… or “Christ” (anointed or chosen one).
Thus, my Lord is named: JahE’Shua (Jah Saves) MischaJah (chosen/anointed of Jah). Today, many believe that “people for God’s name” are called “Christians”… which means… “[Christ] people/persons” or “chosen/anointed people". I, too, believed, very recently even. However, my Lord has revealed to me that this, too, is not quite accurate in that the word "christian" does not denote "chosen of" WHOM?
T hose, then, who are called to be “a people for GOD’S name"… are called to be “MischaJahs” or "mischi'jah'im" (Messiahs of Jah, pronounced "mee-sha-ya-eem") which has been misrendered as “Cristos” (chosen/anointed) in Greek… and “Christians”…. (Christ people) in English. Truly, a LOT gets lost and/or mixed up when being translated from one language to another… or several others.
And that is one of reasons why the non-"christian" world cannot seem to understand the so-called "christian" world and their actions. I would say then, "christian"... chosen... even anointed... yes. But chosen... and anointed... by WHOM?
Clearly using God's name is not enough.
And yet, at times it can be! For God’s name was not made known to Moses before he was “called” by God. Nor was His name invoked by the woman with the flow of blood, the Army officer whose servant was ill, Jairus, the widow of Nain… or the Samaritan woman.
You've gotta have other marks of truth if you're going to get any credit with God.
Yes, and there are at least two (2): Faith… to the preserving alive of the SOUL… and LOVE… of God, Christ, neighbor… and enemy. By these, one PROVES oneself to be a son of their heavenly Father. There is one other, as well... and that is hope.
Again, I bid you the greatest of peace… as well as ears to hear what the Spirit… and the Bride… KEEP saying, contrary to the teachings of the WTBTS, and that is:
“Come! Take life’s water… free!”
Your servant and a slave of Christ,SJ