In today's WT study, 9th Sept 2018, para 14. We learnt that Jesus mother, Mary, is one of the 144.000 anointed at Penticost. Just another classic, we know more than what is contained in scripture.
When the WT study goes beyond what is written in the Bible.
I suppose it depends whether the "they" in this ...
(Acts 2:1) Now while the day of the Festival of Pentecost was in progress, they were all together at the same place. . .
Encompasses this ...
(Acts 1 v 13,14) 13 When they arrived, they went up into the upper room where they were staying. There were Peter as well as John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bar·tholʹo·mew and Matthew, James the son of Al·phaeʹus, and Simon the zealous one, and Judas the son of James. 14 With one purpose all of these were persisting in prayer, together with some women and Mary the mother of Jesus and with his brothers.
Yes freddo, that is a good point. Thanks.
Dude, the WT rulemakers have gone so far "beyond what is written" that if they turned around and looked, they wouldn't be able to see where there they started.
They go beyond what is written Every. Single. Time. Multiple Times. Even in small unnoticeable ways. Notice this quote from today's study:
But how can we put ourselves in a position to be known by Jehovah? We do that when we come to love him and dedicate our life to him.—Read 1 Corinthians 8:3.
This is what the read scripture says:
But if anyone loves God, this one is known by him.
Nothing about "dedication" to Jehovah, which is a completely unbiblical concept.
I guess Mary is enjoying her blessings as outlined in the paragraph now!
Notice how the picture of 144,000 all looks like men!
Oh wait, does watchtower teach there is neither male nor female with angels, even though every picture of angel is male-looking!!
So if Mary is given a spiritual body in the appearance of a male as a member of the 144,000, then does she have her female thoughts???
But how can we put ourselves in a position to be known by Jehovah?
I'm surprised they didn't go even further to highlight your relationship with Jehovah is relative and based upon the support (financial) that you give to the Governing Body!
Don't they go beyond the written Bible when they even mention the 144,000 and what that means?
Don't they go beyond the written Bible whenever they say anything?
So Mary has to go up there and work; not lounge around on streets of gold. It certainly tells how the annointed really feel about the rest of us; they get to go to heaven we don't.
The Watchtower has been going beyond what is written since late 1800's when it made the date of Jesus's return in 1874
The WTS publishing house is well rehearsed in going beyond what is written in the bible but its a causative result of trying to sell and proliferate its publications