The "Food Truck" analogy

by stuckinarut2 8 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • stuckinarut2

    I was pondering the way the society condemns anyone who looks for "spiritual food" outside of their approved channel. As we know, JWs are ONLY to go to the approved website, and research material.

    This illustration came to mind.

    Lets say we have a 5star fancy restaurant, and a new clean food truck. Both kitchens prepare a meal.

    If the food is simply assessed on its own merit, and the source of its production is ignored, it can be deemed as healthy, safe, nutritious and tasty. Or it can be deemed as not fit or dangerous.

    If however we are swayed by the appearance of the establishment, and dont go further by testing the food and checking the kitchen, we could make a serious mistake.

    What if a masterful chef prepared food in the food truck, but a filthy cook threw something together in the 5 star restaurant kitchen?

    So too when it comes to FACTS about the Society. Or "The truth about the Truth" if you like.

    If the information is factual it is factual!

    Of course the GB tell all JWs to only eat their food- which is full of distortion, errors, whitewashing, propaganda and lies. But they also accuse us "apostates" of doing the same!

    So surely the food itself needs to be checked- not simply thrown away because of where it was made!?

  • DesirousOfChange

    Remember the Bereans !

  • waton

    eThe importance is of course not only in the preparation or if Michelin might withdraw the -5 star rating.

    Is the basic common ingredient really energy giving? life-sustaining in scientific provable fact?

    If it all depends on a talking snake, eating from the wrong tree (there was only one forbidden fruit-bearer).

    flooding Everest to cure a inter-species mixup, confusing of languages. walking on water, graves opened and zombies walking into Jerusalem, on and on? come on!

    really, no matter what you do with such ingredients, all is fake, it takes the cake.

  • days of future passed
    days of future passed

    The WT food is unhealthy. It is nothing but this Image result for image flip flops

    with a side of Image result for cow poop

  • sir82

    We'll mark you down with a "G" on "use of illustrations" and we look forward to your next talk.

  • The Fall Guy
    The Fall Guy

    Diners will gladly recount how they paid a small fortune to eat a meal which was specially prepared by a renowned Michelin chef.

    Imagine the diners' humiliation and dejection when they discover that the Michelin chef did nothing to prepare their meal - he delegated the whole process to a much lesser member of the kitchen staff. They'd feel duped.

    When the meal was ready for serving, the Chef was simply asked for his approval.

    Helpers, eh?

  • blondie

    DOC, I remember shortly after the Great Apostasy of 1980-1981, the WTS came up this one time interpretation of Acts 17:11, perhaps because so many jws were applying this to investigating what the WTS tells the hoi polloi.

    How shall we view the spiritual food provided by this “faithful and discreet slave”? Should it be viewed critically​—‘Oh, well, it might be true but then again it might not be and so we have to scrutinize it very critically’? Some apparently have felt that way about it. To support their way of thinking they have quoted Acts 17:11, which says of newly interested persons at Beroea: “Now the latter were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with the greatest eagerness of mind, carefully examining the Scriptures daily as to whether these things were so.”

    But does this mean that those Beroeans were looking for flaws in the message they were hearing, or that their attitude was one of doubting? Does this set a precedent for regarding critically the publications brought forth by the “faithful and discreet slave,” with a view to finding fault? Not at all!

    First of all, let us note the setting of the statement about the noble-minded Beroeans. Paul, accompanied by Silas, was on his second missionary tour. Due to persecution that arose, the brothers at Thessalonica sent them on to Beroea. In Beroea they met sincere Jews who had strong faith in God’s Word. These were not Christians yet. They were simply interested persons who had to satisfy themselves that what Paul was telling them had the support of the Hebrew Scriptures.

    Up to this time, these devout Jews in Beroea may never have heard of Jesus Christ. What Paul was telling them was entirely new. So those noble-minded Jews in Beroea searched the Scriptures daily to make certain that the references that Paul gave were really part of God’s Word. And with what mental attitude did they pursue their studies? With a skeptical attitude, trying to prove Paul wrong? No, they were altogether unlike Paul’s critics on Mars Hill, for we read that they heard Paul’s testimony with “the greatest eagerness of mind.”​—Acts 17:11, 32.

    These Beroeans listened with a readiness, yes, an eagerness, to believe. Thus not only were they open-minded, but they were wanting to have this “good news” proved true. In fact, for a person to acquire faith he must have “the will to believe.” If he is determined not to believe, then no amount of evidence will convince him; for if a person looks for them he can always find excuses, plausible reasons for not accepting the accountability that belief will bring upon him. As the apostle Paul well said: “Faith is not a possession of all people.” (2 Thess. 3:2) But the Beroeans had the will to believe. They considered what they heard with a receptive frame of mind. As a result, “many of them became believers, and so did not a few of the reputable Greek women and of the men.”​—Acts 17:12.

  • cha ching
    cha ching

    Blondie - this article is such a good example of the best of the best BS that WT continually publishes. A true brain-bender.

    "The Boreans were "wanting to have this “good news” proved true
    for a person to acquire faith he must have “the will to believe.”
    If he is determined not to believe, then no amount of evidence will convince him;

    If a person is truly searching, then reality is reality, fact is fact.

    Acts 17"11 carefully examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.

    Why would they need to examine things daily if they already believed?

    The WT uses a whole paragraph to bend your brain.

  • Finkelstein

    Shouldn't one accept and adhere to the words of Jesus as spiritual food above any words of sinful men and their offering of spiritual food ?

    1 John 4:1 ....

    "Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world."

    The men of the WTS. who preached their version of the Gospel which was against Jesus's instructions for preaching "His" Gospel of the New Kingdom order did so in a way that was sinful and apostate for Jesus admonished his true followers to not set a time upon God's own sacred time .

    That no one who knows of the time not even he.

    He also instructed his loyal faithful followers after listening to what preachers/prophets say are not what he told them to say , then they should not listen to them.

    Literally what that means in regards to the WTS and the men who professed their doctrinal proclamations ( ie,1874,1914,1975) as they are not inline to Jesus's instructions, then faithful followers should not listen to these men or read their teachings in their writings.

    True followers of Jesus should not read the Watchtower or any writings by these men.

    These men are corrupt, pretentious, sinful false proclaimers of Jesus and Jehovah and they are not being guided by God's holy spirit but guided by their own want and greed of self empowerment

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