JW Version Of Spring Cleaning

by JW_Rogue 23 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • JW_Rogue

    From the January Study edition second study article paragraph 10:

    We can use the Memorial season as an opportunity to look through our wardrobe, our movie and music collections, perhaps even the material stored on our computers, smartphones, and tablets.
    If I were going to a place where Jesus would be present, would I feel uncomfortable wearing this clothing?
    If I did wear it, would it be obvious to all that I am a follower of Christ Jesus?
    Would Jesus be entertained by watching this movie or by listening to this music? If he borrowed my cell phone or tablet, would I be embarrassed by what he saw there?
    As you consider the subject matter of a video game, ask yourself: ‘Would I find it difficult to explain to Jesus why I enjoy playing it?’
    Our love for Jehovah should compel us to get rid of anything that would be inappropriate for a disciple of Christ, regardless of the cost involved.

    Would Jesus play Xbox or PS4? Madden or FIFA World Cup? Does Jesus like selfies or food pics? How can my clothes make it obvious I'm a follower of Christ? Maybe an "I <3 Jesus" t-shirt, that should do the trick.

    Seriously though are they really trying make this a yearly habit among JWs? Have everyone go through all their stuff once a year? Ridiculous, I don't see anyone actually doing this. What's next the Elders have to come to your house for a friendly inspection?

  • Listener

    I doubt Jesus would even watch a movie or play a video game, let alone borrow someone's phone and start spying through it. From a spiritual POV, it is worded so badly and disrespectfully.

    As a side point, they've created this'memorial season'. Jesus said to keep doing this in rememberence of me, he didn't set a season for it.

    Rather than partaking, clean out your wardrobe - NWT according to the WBTS (tm).

  • JW_Rogue
    No, Jesus loves the iPhone he says Samsung can't beat it no matter how hard they try. Oh, yeah and he's really into Adele right now. LOL
  • hoser
    More guilt and fear mongering from the SS and the Stasi.
  • Oubliette

    Jesus said he loves my collection of Swedish Death Metal and my porno vids!

  • OneEyedJoe
    perhaps even the material stored on our computers

    Clear your browser history, Jesus is coming!

  • Oubliette

    Clear your browser history, Jesus is coming!

    And it's been two thousand years so it's gonna make a huge mess.

  • Wonderment

    It is interesting that the WT found something for Jesus to do in their religious ecosystem: Christ is now the official ‘police of what is right and what is wrong’ inside the homes of JWs which they can't touch.

    Anyone familiar with JWs know too well how insignificant are the roles of Jesus and the holy spirit within Jehovah's organization when compared to "the faithful and discreet slave." The fact is that "the faithful and discreet slave" receives far more ‘obeisance’ from JW followers than does Jesus Christ ‘their alleged leader.’ (Heb. 1.6)

    This confirms our suspicion of the WT org in regards to Christ: Jesus does conveniently play a role within the organization, but ONLY when he doesn't have to compete with Jehovah's "organization" and "the faithful and discreet slave."

    In turn, the Bible says:

    ‘For Christ entered heaven itself... so that he now appears before God on our behalf.’ (Heb. 9.24)

    Christ in Hebrews is described as "the mediator of a new covenant," and ‘the appointed heir of all things.’ (Heb. 12.24; 2.7-9)

    Is the JW "organization" and "the faithful and discreet slave" within those "things" Christ inherited?

    Should "the mediator" be employed to intimidate Christians out of wrongdoing? Would it not be better to let a "Christian trained conscience" be the final guide?

  • Listener
    Excellent post Wonderment.
  • fleshyheadedmutant

    I like the idea of spring cleaning. Once my family and i left the organization, i did a lot of it. i got rid of all the bound volumes, magazines, book bags, small books, blood cards, and meeting dresses.

    I have a lot more room now in my home....yep, spring cleaning is a great idea, WT.

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