Imperfect Spiritual Food

by berrygerry 13 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • Londo111

    Matthew 24:45 is the most important Watchtower teaching, but is not a self-consistent teaching, which Captives of a Concept deftly dissected.

    The "spiritual food" served should be "faithful and discreet", so while not expecting "perfection", one simply could look over the years to examine whether the spiritual food was faithful and discreet. An examination of this history shows teachings that were far, far from this.

  • prologos

    did Jesus not say "--food at the proper (perfect) time--?". Since dates*** seem to be the main ingredients of the wt fare, with the always and still wrong expiration date, how can the wt output even be classified as proper food?

    *** not the palm plant, the face palm.

  • DesirousOfChange

    1 John 4:1 -- "Beloved ones, do not believe every inspired expression, but test the inspired expressions to see whether they originate with God, because many false prophets have gone forth into the world."

    But the F&DS is saying that we should not "test" the UN-inspired expressions to see where they might originate?? . . . . Doc

  • Greybeard
    "Of course, Jesus did not tell us that his faithful slave would produce perfect spiritual food."

    Matthew 5:48, "You must accordingly be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect." NWT

    Matthew 12:36, " I tell you that men will render an account on Judgment Day for every unprofitable saying that they speak; for by your words you will be declared righteous, and by your words you will be condemned.”

    Isaiah 44:25-26, "I am frustrating the signs of the empty talkers, And I am the One who makes diviners act like fools; The One confounding the wise men And turning their knowledge into foolishness; The One making the word of his servant come true and completely fulfilling the predictions of his messengers..."

    "The Watchtower is not the instrument of any man or set of men, nor is it published according to the whims of men. No man's opinion is expressed in The Watchtower. God feeds his own people, and surely God uses those who love and serve him according to his own will. Those who oppose The Watchtower are not capable of discerning the truth that God is giving to the children of his organization, and this is the very strongest proof that such opposers are not of God's organization." Watchtower 1931 Nov 1 p.327

    "It is vital that we appreciate this fact and respond to the directions of the "slave" as we would to the voice of God, because it is His provision." Watchtower 1957 Jun 15 p.370

    Baptism Questions Watchtower - 1985 Jun 1 p.30

    "The first question is:
    On the basis of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, have you repented of your sins and dedicated yourself to Jehovah to do his will?

    The second is:
    Do you understand that your dedication and baptism identify you as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in association with God's spirit-directed organization? Having answered yes to these questions, candidates are in a right heart condition to undergo Christian baptism."

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