Will the faithful slave now allow birthdays..........

by BoogerMan 10 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • BoogerMan

    .....or ban JW sisters from using mascara??????

    "The Bible NEVER refers to a servant of God celebrating a birthday. This is not simply an oversight, for it does record two birthday celebrations by those NOT serving God. However, BOTH of those events are presented in a bad light." (Source JW.0RG)

    (Genesis 40:20) Now the third day was Pharaoh’s birthday...

    (Matthew 14:6) But when Herod’s birthday was being celebrated...

    The faithful slave “understands” that these two scriptures demonstrate an important Bible teaching, dictating that dissenters must face discipline/disfellowshipping.

    As such, the same "understanding" and penalties should be strictly applied by the Governing Body regarding a similar “Bible principle” about which "God's spirit-directed organization" has inexplicably never received "insight":

    The Bible NEVER refers to a servant of God wearing eye-makeup. This is not simply an oversight, for it does record two eye-makeup occasions by those NOT serving God. However, BOTH of those events are presented in a bad light.

    (2 Kings 9:30) When Jehu came to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it. So she painted her eyes with black paint...(eye shadow) (Ezekiel 23:40) When they were coming, you washed yourself and painted your eyes...

    This Bible "principle" apparently/probably/evidently/clearly shows that Jehovah's Witness sisters should NEVER wear eye-makeup, for fear of imitating a pagan practice!

    The moral of the story is this - don't let elders know that you wore mascara at your birthday party!

    (Job 1:4) "And his sons went and held a banquet at the house of each one on his own day;" (Strong's h3117 - Aramaic - יוֹם (yôm)

    (Job 3:1*) "It was after this that Job opened his mouth and began to call down evil upon his day." (Strong's h3117 -Aramaic - יוֹם (yôm)

    *(cross-referenced with Jeremiah 20:14 - "Cursed be the day on which I was born! May the day that my mother gave me birth not become blessed!"

  • hoser

    I doubt if they will ever allow birthday or Christmas celebrations. The reason is that disallowing these keeps cult members from spending time with “worldly” people thus lowering the risk of members slowing in cult recruitment or exiting the religion completely.

    Mascara and make up serves a useful purpose as well. It is used as a tool to criticize sisters who use too much, too little or a non approved color. This acts as a way to destabilize women in the congregation and doubt their own judgement in these matters, thus making them dependant on the leaders.

  • enoughisenough

    Job's daugher, Keren-Happuch [ horn of black ( eye ) paint]--a receptacle for makeup......a brillant black color that was used in by Oriental womenin Biblical days......making the eyes appear large and lustrious.... 2 Kings 9:30 Jer 4:30

  • WTWizard

    Why would they want to allow something that is a bit of fun? Let people miss out on all those birthday parties at school, in addition to all the holiday events and just about everything else that is fun. Celebrating a birthday would cost washtowel money, plus give the children whose birthday is being celebrated something better than field circus to do.

  • hoser

    Allowing a day for a person to be pampered might just let them have a bit of self esteem.

    It’s harder to control people who feel good about themselves.

  • dropoffyourkeylee

    I have always had the suspician that the birthday and Christmas ban (both instituted under Rutherford in the '20s) were directly intended to reduce contact between family members who stayed with the WT vs those who left the WT and joined with the Bible Student breakaway groups. Not so much the 'worldly' people, but the groups that were defined at the time as the 'evil slave'.

  • BluesBrother

    Booger Man’s point seems to be that the GB makes up doctrines according to their own ideas , and then find a Bible principle that can be stretched to fit…

    what can we say? Er, yes…… that is what they do .

  • RolRod

    The scriptures say nothing about ANY of God's servants flushing a toilet after taking a dump. Therefore, none of God's servants should have a flushable toilet in their homes. For that matter since it's never mentioned. Except in regards to Baal, (1Kings 8:27) God's servants shouldn't even take a dump.

  • Phizzy

    Thank you RolRod, for exposing the crass stupidity of the Org's and G.B's argument on this.

    Also many of "God's servants" ARE recorded as doing things that the Org. does not allow, or Society either for that matter, keeping Slaves for one, see the Letter to Philemon. He was a Christian Slave owner.

  • mrquik

    The Bible NEVER mentions dogs unless it is in a disparaging way. So witnesses with dogs will need to be disfellowshipped. Also, the principle used not to show pride to any individual as in a birthday needs to doubly apply to an anniversary. All who celebrate their anniversaries need to be disfellowshipped as well.

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