Convention hypocrisy

by lastmanstanding 12 Replies latest watchtower scandals

  • lastmanstanding

    Mosaic Law?

    jv chap. 17 pp. 254-282

    Chapter 17

    Conventions Proof of Our Brotherhood

    CONVENTIONShave become a regular feature of the modern-day organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses.But national and international gatherings of worshipers of Jehovah took place long before the 20th century.

    Jehovah required all the males in ancient Israel to assembleat Jerusalem for three seasonal festivals each year. Some of the men brought their entire family along. In fact, the Mosaic Law required that every family member—men, women, and little ones—be present on certain occasions. (Ex. 23:14-17;Deut. 31:10-13;Luke 2:41-43)

    In like manner, the conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses in modern times center on spiritual interests.

    w03 3/15 pp. 20-25

    The Early Christians and the Mosaic Law

    4 The Mosaic Law was to be a temporary arrangement ..... the Mosaic Law was designed to lead God-fearing Jews to Christ... Once the Christian congregation was formed, therefore, the “tutor” —the Law— served no further purpose. (Romans 10:4;Galatians 3:25) But some Jewish Christians were slow to grasp this vital truth.As a result, they continued observing features of the Law even after Jesus’ resurrection. Others, though, adjusted their thinking. In doing so, they set a fine example for us today.

    w55 2/15 pp. 117-126

    Choosing the One Right Religion


    13. What scriptures prove we are not now under the Law?

    13 ... the purpose of the Law was accomplished with the coming of Christ: “Consequently, the Law has become our tutor leading to Christ, that we might be declared righteous due to faith.But now that this faith has arrived, we are no longer under a tutor.” Other scriptures state: “By works of law no flesh will be declared righteous before him.” “You are not under law but under undeserved kindness.” “Christ by purchase released us from the curse of the Law.” “If you are being led by spirit, you are not under law.”“By means of his flesh he abolished the hatred, the Law of commandments consisting in decrees.” “...For the Law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in besides office a better hope did, through which we are drawing near to God.” Jehovah God “blotted out the handwritten document against us which consisted of decrees and which was in opposition to us, and He has taken it out of the way by nailing it to the torture stake.”—Gal. 3:24, 25;Rom. 3:20;6:14;Gal. 3:13;5:18;Eph. 2:15;Heb. 7:18, 19;Col. 2:14, NW.

    14. (a) How do some argue concerning the Law, but what texts blast their argument? (b) How does the elimination now stand?

    14 ...Two verses after it speaks of Jehovah blotting out the Law “by nailing it to the torture stake,” we read: “Therefore let no man judge you in eating and drinking or in respect of a feast day or of an observance of the new moon or of a sabbath.” ...After saying “now we have been discharged from the Law,” the apostle Paul quotes as an example of that nullified Law: “You must not covet.” That was the Tenth of the Ten Commandments. Also, Paul explains that Christians are under a new covenant, no longer under the law “which was engraved in letters in stones.” They are under the spirit, the guiding principles of which are inscribed, “not on stone tablets, but on fleshly tablets, on hearts.” (Rom. 7:6, 7;2 Cor. 3:7,3, NW) So Christians are not under the law written “on stone tablets.” What was written on stone tablets? A so-called ceremonial law? Or all the Law? No, only the Ten Commandments! Though Christians are not under any of the Mosaic law, they are under the guidance of the holy spirit, and its standards and requirements are higher. The 6 of our remaining 19 religions that are erected on the belief that we are under all or part of the Law are built on sand and must collapse.

  • blondie

    Christians are not under the Mosaic law except when they are. The dance around, speaking out of both sides of their mouth, the CYA method.

  • Crazyguy2

    I think most Christians denominations do this. Your under the law when it works for the leaders of said sect.

  • lastmanstanding

    It’s an art form, selectively speaking out of both sides of your mouth.

  • rockemsockem

    To argue this is to assume the Bible is the in errant word of god which it is not. It is nothing more than the ramblings of goat herders. To argue the minutia of a book of crazy shit it to drop down to a lower level. No proof of god or that the bible is anything more than I stated. Does it have some historical facts. I am sure but is it all true, absolutely not. No world flood, no man who took all the animals two by two on a huge wood boat, no garden of Eden, there is not even any proof that Jesus existed, and even if he did none that he preformed any of the so called miracles.

  • Pete Zahut
    Pete Zahut
    In like manner, the conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses in modern times center on spiritual interests.

    My Brother attended a convention in a Latin American country last week and posted video showing they had entertainment with music, singing and dancing between the sessions and they were doing the wave up in the stadium and cheering just like the did back in Bible times.

    Someone should check Nathan Knorr's grave to see if it's still level...he must be spinning down below.

  • Anna Marina
    Anna Marina

    SInging and dancing between the sessions? Sounds like they are trying to make sure there's little time for people to chat and compare notes. Instead keeping them entertained.

  • blondie

    I think the singing and dancing was a special program put on by the WTS at this year's International conventions. Regional conventions did not have the program. It was meant to be a special privilege for the approved jws that went to other countries.

  • road to nowhere
    road to nowhere

    Singing and dancing only at international? Another reason to be glad you don't qualify

  • lastmanstanding

    ‘Troo kristians oughta obay Seezer’s law, sept’n wennit git’s agaynst what’s weez reely wantz two do’

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