Today's Text: Education Is Important... Not You, Higher Education!

by Divergent 7 Replies latest jw friends

  • Divergent
    Divergent

    Tuesday, October 24

    Wisdom is good for you. If you find it, you will have a future.—Prov. 24:14.

    As parents, you want your teenage children to remain spiritually healthy. And God wants you to bring your children up “in the discipline and admonition of Jehovah.” (Eph. 6:4) So use your God-given responsibility to establish and maintain a spiritual routine. To illustrate: You insist that your children be educated because their education is important and you hope to instill in them a love for learning. Loving parents likewise insist that their children benefit from the “admonition of Jehovah” at congregation meetings and through other spiritual programs. Because divine education is vital, you try to instill in your children love for spiritual things and appreciation for wisdom. As Jesus helped his disciples, you seek to help your teenage children to succeed in the ministry by developing in them a love of teaching God’s Word and by helping them stick to a good field service routine. w15 11/15 2:6

    So the text says that parents should "insist that your children be educated because their education is important and you hope to instill in them a love for learning." However, this obviously refers ONLY to "spiritual" or "divine" education here and NOT to higher education! Everybody knows that higher education is still strongly condemned & shunned. Yet another example of doublespeak by the borg!

  • moreconfusedthanever
    moreconfusedthanever

    It says teenage children. You need to force and insist that the teenagers believe because by this time they have worked out it is all BS. Blackmail them into baptism by withholding basic rights such as a driver's licence.

    Threaten them with cutting them off that way they will love Jehovah and the Org all the more.

  • Divergent
    Divergent

    The emphasis on teenage children is there obviously because more & more teenagers are rebelling & leaving the org. Blackmailing them in the above-mentioned ways would only make them hate the borg more & is a desperate measure that would not succeed or might only work in the short-term until the children leave home

  • moreconfusedthanever
    moreconfusedthanever

    And they say they don't tear families apart. They say we all have our own free will.

  • label licker
    label licker

    It all looks good on paper in case they are taken to court. But behind the scenes it's a big no no to get a higher education. If only the followers of this cult knew how devious this cult is. They watch how they word things to save their a$$e$.

  • sir82
    sir82

    Yeah, only the "right kind" of education is approved of. The "wrong kind" will bring God's ire.

    Sort of like "free will". Sure, you have free will...but if you make the wrong choice God will slaughter you.

  • Half banana
    Half banana

    Education means "to be led out"............ 'nough said.

  • NewYork44M
    NewYork44M

    This is the kind of writing that always drove me crazy when I was in. The article makes no sense. Your highlighted sentence is followed with a sentence that includes the word "likewise." So, what does that mean? Are we talking about maintaining a spiritual life as they go to school? That is the way I read it, but I can see that this is open to interpretation.

    So, are they for or against college education? It is hard to tell from this article. The "open to interpretation" comments will leave all confused.

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