precise and specific

by Jerryh 2 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • Jerryh

    *** Insight on the Scriptures Vol.1 page 1007 ***


    Vocabulary. The Greek vocabulary is quite abundant and exact. The Greek writer has at his disposal

    sufficient words to enable him to make fine differentiation and to convey just the shade of meaning

    that he desires. To illustrate, the Greek makes a distinction between ordinary knowledge,

    gno′sis (1Ti 6:20), and intensified knowledge, epi′gnosis (1Ti 2:4), and between al′los (Joh 14:16),

    meaning “another” of the same kind, and he′teros, meaning “another” of a different kind. (Ga 1:6)

    Many expressions in other languages have incorporated Greek words as well as basic roots

    that comprise Greek words, resulting in language that is more precise and specific in expression.

    He also gave many other exhortations . . . Luke 3:18 NWT

    . . . καὶ and ἕτερα different παρακαλῶν exhorting . . . interlinear

    Then it goes and takes along seven other spirits . . . Luke 11:26 NWT

    . . . καὶ and παραλαμβάνει takes along ἕτερα different πνεύματα spirits . . . interlinear

    . . . the other will be abandoned Luke 17:35 NWT

    . . . ἡ the δὲ but ἑτέρα different [woman] ἀφεθήσεται. will be let go off. interlinear

    And they said many other blasphemous things against him. Luke 22:65 NWT

    καὶ And ἕτερα different (things) πολλὰ many βλασφημοῦντες blaspheming . . . interlinear

    The meaning of the word is the same in Greek or English i.e. heterosexual. Judging by the last

    sentence in the Insight article they know what the word means. Judging by how it is rendered in

    the NWT they know what the word means. More to the point they know the word exists. If they

    believe God also knows the word exists and they believe that God knows its meaning and they

    believe that “God’s Word” is God’s words and if the Greek language is “precise and specific”

    and God wanted it to say this: (Colossians 1:16) . . . by means of him all [other] things

    were created. . . then it would.

    *** w67 12/15 p. 753 par. 1 What Now Distinguishes the Good News to Be Preached ***

    EVER since the end of the Gentile Times in 1914 something of very present importance has been added to the “good news of God” that Jesus Christ used to preach in the Middle East, preaching to as many cities as possible, just as he said on one occasion: “Also to other cities I must declare the good news of the kingdom of God, because for this I was sent forth.” (Luke 4:43; 8:1; 16:16) After his death and resurrection and his glorification in heaven, his apostles and faithful disciples preached the good news of the coming kingdom of God. (Acts 20:24, 25; 28:30, 31) What vital thing has now been added to the good news of the kingdom of God that Jesus Christ and his zealous apostles used to preach nineteen hundred years ago? This, namely, the birth of God’s Messianic kingdom in the heavens at the end of the Gentile Times in 1914.

    I am amazed that you are so quickly turning away from the One who called you with Christ’s undeserved kindness to another sort of good news. Not that there is another good news; but there are certain ones who are causing you trouble and wanting to distort the good news about the Christ. However, even if we or an angel out of heaven were to declare to you as good news something beyond the good news we declared to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, I now say again, Whoever is declaring to you as good news something beyond what you accepted, let him be accursed. (precise and specific”) (“abundant and exact”)

  • waton

    "--good news something beyond the good news we declared to you, let him be accursed --"Jerryh:

    marked in bold to allow wt lovers to consider, whether adding the" overlapping generation" is prudent, since it will extend the kingdom rule of 1914 beyond a biblical generation, and into the far future. ~2075, thus exposing the authors and publishers (that count time) to being classed as accursed. Analizing, not supporting

  • rebel8

    The bible is fiction, honey.

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