Critical times, hard to deal with!

by The Fall Guy 13 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • steve2

    Similarly, the apostle Peter provided advance knowledge to fellow Christians about pressures from within the congregation: “There will also be false teachers among you"..... (2Pe 2:1, 2) This same warning is echoed in Jude’s words.......

    This style of writing reminds me of Armstrong's 'The Plain Truth' where every sentence it seems has a few words that are italicized for emphasis. It also recalls teachers who, worried students might miss the point, emphasize almost everything they say.

    As a guide to writing once said, Be sparing in what you emphasize - otherwise it will be a distraction from readers comprehending the content of what you write.

    I couldn't agree more.

  • Bobcat
    They will maintain the outward appearance of religion but will have repudiated its power. So [Timothy] avoid people like these. 6 For some of these insinuate themselves into households and captivate weak women who are overwhelmed with sins and led along by various passions. 7 Such women are always seeking instruction, yet never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth. 8 And just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these people– who have warped minds and are disqualified in the faithalso oppose the truth. 9 But they ["some of these" from above] will not go much further, for their foolishness will be obvious to everyone, just like it was with Jannes and Jambres. 2Tim 3:5-9 NET

    The bolded parts of the context show that Paul wasn't just speaking of some then future time, but also had his own time in mind.

  • Finkelstein

    Something to add to this topic is that humanity has been suffering critical times or hardships for the last 2000 years since those words were written.

    True the 20th century was wrought with hardships of various kinds as itemized in the bible but so were the centuries that existed prior to the 20th and even more so when you take in all that humanity had to endure..

    The WTS likes to emphasize the prevailing hardships in recent times such as wars, famine etc. and this is done so intentionally to support the doctrines of Satan having little time left since Jesus took upon his throne in 1914.

    Once again the WTS is avoiding the "real" truth and spinning information that is not accurate or truthful to the facts.

  • venus

    I do not believe in a Judgment Day because of the following reasons:

    1) Satan is the invention of human mind because of the simple conditioning that they cannot grasp light without darkness, God without Satan. This is why Satan is shown as believing the shape of earth as flat—Satan took Jesus to a high mountain and showed all the kingdoms of the earth which is possible only if earth is flat (which reflects the erroneous belief of the writer of 1st century)

    2) Not only this account involving Satan, even other verses are fabricated. For example,

    "No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man.”—John 3:13

    It means only Jesus who descended from heaven has gone into heaven, no one else has gone into heaven! Jesus ascended into heaven at the end of his ministry, after his death. Hence how could he say he has ascended into heaven at the start of his ministry?"

    3) It means writers just thought what could have Jesus spoken or done if he were treading on earth and wrote them down. This could be true with rest of the bible writers. That is why we find in one place God said this and that, yet in other place He says he did not say so (Jeremiah 7:22; 8:8)

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