A Believer - The elders know much more than I, or anybody else in this thread about the Bible. Really if their are lurkers they should talk to one in a local congregation if they need more answers on matters.
This comment here shows a COMPLETE lack of common sense that one should have if they REALLY want to know the truth about the Scriptures AND Christianity. Sorry, I know that sounds rude, I just want to shine some reality.
. The bible cannon was last confirmed by Catholic bishops around 382ad. It is a Catholic book written after the start of Christianity. It is a written record of Jesus' ministry and the works of the apostles. It is a companion and written record of their faith.
There was Christianity for years AND it was spread through words and deeds by Jesus's apostles and their disciples before the gospels and letters were ever written and confirmed, There is no bible in the early church, yet the church was there. Search history and see that NO JW doctrines are from the early church. NOT ONE.
There is a written history of this time penned by some of the church fathers. You can buy or download these written works if you google the church fathers. Many of the early church fathers were direct disciples of the 12 apostles.
So now you have a question of authority in learning about the bible and Christianity. Who has history on their side?
150 years vs 2000 years...hmmm, I wonder who knows more about the bible? The people who gave us the bible or a group of Johnny come latelys?
ALSO, going door to door with a bible in hand and then pushing the Watchtower and Awake mags that they teach is more correct than the bible is why folks like me consider the JWs at the door as 'a wolf in sheep's clothing'.
There is nothing legitimate about 'Lying for the Truth' That's what the WTS does. They lie for the org and call it truth. There is no truth in the WTS. Doesn't that bother you believer? That you follow liars and you now are a liar. Doesn't that bother you at all?
The Truth Will Set You Free