Paradise Earth

by Jeff1 25 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Vanderhoven7

    Just as an afterthought scripture, since that is where you are doing your research, there is no such thing as a Christisn who is bereft of anointing. Those without the indwelling Spirit of God are not of Him. Roman's 8:9


  • Finkelstein

    Trying to make logical and rational sense out of fictional ancient mythological expressions is an end toward self delusion .

    Maybe its because its fictional based

  • Giordano

    The natural language of God is silence........... everything else written about God...... at best.... is a bad translation.

  • Tobyjones262

    OP you start from the premise that the Bible is the word of god instead of what it is. A book of gibberish that people with limited understanding wrote to explain what they did not know.

  • neat blue dog
    neat blue dog

    Hi Jeff1. Welcome, and great question. Yes, there is *zero* content in the new testament that points to an earthly resurrection, and as has been pointed out, ALL Christians are anointed and both the 144,000 and great crowd are in heaven. As for old testament scriptures that seem to mention a paradise Earth, please see this thread:

  • Lost in the fog
    Lost in the fog

    The idea of an earthly realm of Paradise has long been a part of celtic mythology. In the Irish legends it is called Tír na nÓg and is depicted as a paradise and (supernatural) realm of everlasting youth, beauty, health, abundance and joy. Those favoured to be there enjoy a life of eating, dancing and loving and they never have to deal with death or dying.

    Does anyone else think that sounds like the paradise earth of the Jehovah’s Witnesses? Or something very similar.

  • neat blue dog
    neat blue dog

    I notice it's described as a "supernatural" realm. A lot of these worldwide legends seem to just be using earthly metaphors to describe a spiritual afterlife.

  • I believe in overlapping
    I believe in overlapping

    The truth is, no one knows what will happen to all the dead ones. Some say there is an afterlife and some say no afterlife, but the fact remains, no one who has an opinion has ever died and come back to tell the story with workable evidence and proof. Yes there is a story that a man named Jesus died and came back, but that was some 2000 years ago, and if you want to believe that or not, no harm done.Believe what gets your through this life.

  • Vanderhoven7

    Hope you are still with us Jeff1

  • Jeff1

    I'm still here and constantly reading the replies. A few of them I'm somewhat surprised to see on here. I wasn't sure what I would get but I certainly wasn't prepared to receive replies from those who seem to not believe in the Bible haha.

    I'm not one to believe something without doing sufficient research first and I won't shut off my ears just because it's something I have never heard of or don't agree with.

    If anyone does that I feel that it is ignorant to do so. Even the Bible itself says to constantly see if you are in the truth. That's exactly what I'm doing. Is what I'm reading and learning true?

    After hearing so much about Paradise earth before hand it was very interesting to hear and this is the reason I wanted to believe in it :

    The way human beings are living now is not inherently bad but I do feel that we could all do better. There are problems that are going on on the earth that should have been solved countless years ago. The hatred I see on the news and in person is revolting and id much rather have an outside force (God) wipe the slate clean and do away with all the wickedness that's on the earth. Regardless of what problems we solve today, the next day will bring more because everyone is on a different frame of mind. We all have different outlooks.

    Unfortunately the only way for their to be true peace, in my opinion, is if everyone has the same mindset.

    Paradise earth being placed on Earth seems like the best option I've heard.

    I apologize for me rambling, but I appreciate everyones time reading what I've written.

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