the privilege of associating with fellow Christians in worship is not open to everyone?

by NikL 6 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • NikL

    Was going through the book that is currently being studied at midweek meetings.

    Paragraph 18 of chapter 11 reads...

    A second area of moral refinement involves the
    measures taken to keep the congregation clean. Sad-
    ly, not all who accept Jehovah’s standards of conduct
    and dedicate themselves to God loyally stick with
    their decision. Some eventually have a change of
    heart and willfully rebel against those standards.
    What is to be done about such ones? We may find
    one indication in Ezekiel’s vision of the spiritual
    temple discussed at the outset of this chapter. Re-
    member those lofty gates. Within each entryway,
    there were guard chambers. Guards would protect
    the temple, evidently to prevent those who were “un-
    circumcised in heart” from entering. (Ezek. 44:9)
    That is a clear reminder that pure worship is a priv-
    ilege accorded only to those who endeavor to live by
    Jehovah’s pure standards of conduct. In a similar
    way, the privilege of associating with fellow Chris-
    tians in worship is not open to everyone today


    Is that even close to anything Christ said?

  • Crazyguy

    No not even close!!! And what the deal with the Ezekiel temple crap wasn't his temple just a vision?

  • stuckinarut2

    Good pick up!

    Yes, this form of official teaching gives license to witnesses acting with judgement, suspicion and a critical eye on one another! Let alone those in the community.

    Such statements do indeed show the true nature of the society.

    They have "added to the bible" just like the scribes and Pharisees did!

  • Esse quam videri
    Esse quam videri

    ' We may find...'

    ' We may find...'

    ' We may find ...'

    ' We may find one...'

    ' We may find one indication...'

    Wishy washy...

    Wishy washy language...

    Wishy washy language that means...

    Wishy washy language that means nothing!

  • smiddy

    "Guards would protect the Temple , evidently to prevent those who were uncircumcised in heart from entering"


  • scratchme1010

    What a privilege! Being isolated from the rest of the normal world. How compelling.

  • pale.emperor

    "...evidently..." i love it when they use that word. Splane used it when explaining the overlapping generation crap "evidently".

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