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by ZindagiNaMilegiDobaara 3 Replies latest jw friends

  • ZindagiNaMilegiDobaara

    Currently Reading: Apostles Of Denial By Edmund C Gruss

    The book presents the history, doctrines and claims of jws clearly,accurately.It examines these in the light of the bible, in the light of sound exegesis of the original languages in which the bible was written and with best scholarship o the subject.

    Although this was written in 1970 , its author was a exjw, so I find it intriguing to see the jw world of that time from someone who witnessed and experienced it all.

    Hooked from line one itself, remains to be seen if it will deliver to the end but so far so good.

    Has anyone read it ? What did you think of it?


  • Magnum

    Have got it, but haven't read it. Definitely want to; just can't right now because of time. Please let us know what you think when you finish it.

  • ZindagiNaMilegiDobaara

    Will do Magnum.

    A taste:

    "The present study is important coz this movement is one of denial, making converts, causing them to come under the condemnation of jesus spoken to the most zealous group of his day: matthew 23:15 woe to you , scribes an pharisees, hypocrites! For ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he is become so , ye make him twofold more a son of hell than yourselves!

    ..........Then the doctrines of this group are studied both in summary and by direct quotations from the publications of the WBTS.Their major doctrines are examined in the light of scripture, church history, sound biblical exposition, and the Witnesses own text books.

    Next, since the NWT is being hailed by the witnesses as their authority in doctrine , there is a section which examines and evaluates the work from the original languages and from the standpoint of accepted scholars. Reasons are given why this translation should be rejected.Comments by other reviewers are also included." (excerpts from the book)

    All in all I can say I find it true to their research, study and findings.I am enjoying reading it.


  • ZindagiNaMilegiDobaara

    Quite a good amount of research done, rational reasoning and logical conclusions drawn.Very well written.A small sample:

    "After a lengthy discussion to establish everyone from abel to the Apostle John as a Jehovahs witness the statement is made: That means that all christians in the first century congregation were witnesses of Jehovah.

    This ignores Christs declaration in Acts 1:8 which makes the early church "witnesses of me" ie witnesses of Jesus Christ.

    2. The Witnesses look upon their growth and expansion as signs of gods presence.The blessing of the work also indicates to the witnesses that god chose Russell and his publication as His instruments.

    That this is no proof of gods favor can be seen in the growth of other movements,..."


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