I just read the WT article posted by plmkrzy. Thanks plm, very interesting.
A couple of things I don't understand. If followers with an earthly hope are not parties of the new covenant, then by what means are they forgiven and by what means is their hope based?
Jesus said very plainly, "I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the father except through me."
I have been around the JW's for 20 years now, and I still don't even come close to understanding how a JW, claiming to be a "true Christian", can say he isn't party to the new covenant.
Can someone explain this to me. If you aren't a party to the new covenant, but you believe you are Christian, then by what means is your salvation based?
Something else thats a pet peeve of mine. I understand a memorial being observed. But calling the memorial a celebration of the death of Jesus. Thats just wrong.