Scriptural Understanding

by ZindagiNaMilegiDobaara 12 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • ZindagiNaMilegiDobaara

    Can all Explain what you understand from this verse/how it does or does not connect with the ministry that Jdubs do?

    "Let us hold fast the public declaration" - Hebrews 10:23a NWT

    means "go door to door"

    Click the asterisk next to this term public declaration and,

    you'll find "public declaration" is "confession"

    So what is meant by confession? Is it as suggested the public

    ministry of Jehovah's Witnesses?



  • Ultimate Axiom
    Ultimate Axiom

    The NIV makes it pretty clear to me, "Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful."

  • eyeuse2badub

    You should surely realize by now that the wt can and does make Bible verses say what they want the verse to say! Just like every other religion!

    just saying!

  • john.prestor

    A public declaration can mean a sermon in a church, why would your mind jump to door to door?

  • Ultimate Axiom
    Ultimate Axiom

    It's got nothing to do with making a declaration of any kind, either in a pulpit or door to door. It's telling Christians to hold fast to the hope they claim to have because Christ is faithful.

  • The Fall Guy
    The Fall Guy

    "Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise." (NLT)

    Essentialiy, having faith in the teachings about Christ as being the promised Messiah.

  • Finkelstein

    Jdubs are commercialized false Prophets who dont inline themselves with a true accurate preaching of the Gospel of Christ, therefore they are involved in sin.

    You cant be a true follower of Christ and that of sinning men at the same time who show loyalty only to themselves rather than god.

  • john.prestor

    Ultimate axiom, I don't follow. Why do you read it that way? It could mean the initial 'public declaration' made by the apostles, the author refers to that somewhere else.

  • Bobcat

    The word in question ("public declaration" - Greek homologia; Strong's 3671) occurs with the same inflection in the NT only at 1Ti 6:12-13. But the word also occurs at: 2Co 9:13; Heb 3:1, 4:14.

    The NWT renders it thusly:

    2Co 9:13; 1Ti 6:12-13; Heb 4:14; 10:23 = "public declaration"; Heb 3:1 = "acknowledge." You can use this link and just change the translation in the upper right to see how other translations render it in all these verses.

    Based on the context of these 6 verses the "confession" appears to be to both insiders and outsiders of the community of believers. I don't see anything that would require it to be only in a door-to-door ministry. Nor anything that would rule it out either as one way to give a 'confession.' (Footnote #17 in the NET speaks of 1Ti 6:12 happening at Timothy's baptism or ordination as a minister. - See here.)

  • Vanderhoven7

    Reminds me of another passage in Romans 10

    The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”, that is, the word of faith which we preach: 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. 13 For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

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