BLONDIE’S highlights FROM the 11-08-2015 WT Study (JULY 15, 2015)
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What is free will?
Not as simplistic as the WTS makes it…
or one of your own
What is conscience?
JEHOVAH GOD created humans with free will, that is, the liberty
to choose between one option and another. God provided
a valuable guide for the first man and woman and their future
offspring—the conscience, an inner sense of right and
Based on this scripture do humans really have free will and a conscience?
(Jeremiah 10:23) 23 I well know, O Jehovah, that to earthling man his way does not belong. It does not belong to man who is walking even to direct his step.
What about the deeds of extreme wickedness of pedophilia and hiding it that exist in the WTS?
What did Israelites do with God’s approval?
Making single women marry their rapist, have their father accept money from the rapist, never be able to divorce their rapist, but allow the rapist to have many other wives.
Israelite soldiers killing every non-Israelite human, men, women, children, babes in arms and in the wombs (abortion?).
Children paying for the sins of their parents. What baby could exercise free will?
(Exodus 20:5) 5 You must not bow down to them nor be induced to serve them, because I Jehovah your God am a God exacting exclusive devotion, bringing punishment for the error of fathers upon sons, upon the third generation and upon the fourth generation. . .
(Deuteronomy 20:15, 16) . . .. 16 It is only of the cities of these peoples that Jehovah your God is giving you as an inheritance that you must not preserve any breathing thing alive,
PARAGRAPH 4 and 5
How can you train a conscience when 1) the WTS is always changing its teachings 2) that it is not just your own conscience that matters for the conscience of some unknown individual?
The real issue: (note not Christian but “servant of Jehovah”) but if choose to have a transfusion you are disassociating yourself (new policy)
In some lands, both conventional medicine
and a range of alternative therapies
are available. Branch offices regularly
receive letters from brothers and sisters
who are considering one form of
treatment or another. Many ask, “Can a
servant of Jehovah accept such treatment?”
Neither a branch office nor the local
congregation elders are authorized to
make health-care decisions for aWitness,
even if he asks what to do. (Gal. 6:5)
They can, of course, call attention to
what Jehovah has said that may have a
bearing on the decision. For example, a
Christian needs to remember the Biblical
command “to keep abstaining from
. . . blood.”
(and somewhere in the bible it discusses blood fractions)
That would clearly rule out medical treatments that
involve taking in whole blood or any of
its four major components. This knowledge
could even influence a Christian’s
conscience when he makes a personal decision
regarding minor fractions derived
from one of those four components._
For some illnesses,
there may be no known cure. So it is
wise to be cautious when it comes to
treatments that feature stunning claims
but that are promoted merely with hearsay
so much time to health care that spiritual
matters are forced into the background.
Were we to allow health care to become
the main focus of our life, we would
run the risk of becoming self-centered.
(yes you should be willing to go door to door and be seriously ill)
(I have see the following happen; I was told if I did not buy Herbalife from a couple that I did not really want to pioneer)
A Christian who is reasonable does
not impose his views on others. In one
European land, a married couple were
zealously advocating certain food supplements
and a diet. They persuaded
some brothers to use the supplements,
but others chose not to. In time, the results
fell short of expectations, and there
was widespread resentment. The couple
had a right to choose for themselves
whether they would follow a certain diet…
If we cannot understand the conscientious
decision of a fellow believer on
some personal matter, we should not
quickly judge him
PARAGRAPH 11-15 RECREATION
But not every pastime is beneficial, relaxing, or
refreshing; nor is it good to engage in recreation
too much or too often.
Accordingly, we can ask ourselves: ‘Does
my conscience move me to shun sports
that are aggressive, competitive, nationalistic,
or violent? Does my inner voice
warn me when I am tempted to view a
film that features pornographic scenes or
one that condones immorality, drunkenness,
(Then can a jw in good conscience take their children to movies like the Little Mermaid (witchcraft) or Frozen when the main character turns everything she touches to ice?
Many have concluded
that a measure of regular exercise
promotes good health and refreshes the
body and mind. If we want to enjoy exercise
in a group, should we share in it
with just anyone? ( exercise clubs)
(no all jws are good association)
Who can be considered
good association? One of our daughters
complained that during recess at her
school, some Witness youths behave in a
way that she thought was not proper. And
she felt under pressure to behave in the
same way. We reasoned that each of us
has a conscience, and we ought to be
guided by it in choosing what we do and
Do you plan recreation
around theocratic activities, such
as meetings, field ministry, and personal
study? Or do you find yourself trying to
fit theocratic activities between periods
PARAGRAPHS 16-18 GOOD WORKS” Not food etc
Foremost among these good works is our participation
in the ministry from house to house
and our taking advantage of opportunities
to witness informally.
(I wonder if the following person corrects people’s view of history and the future)
When Jacqueline was 16 years old,
she studied biology in school. The theory
of evolution was explained in some detail.
“My conscience would not let me
share as fully in class discussions as I normally
did. I could not support the theory
of evolution. I approached the teacher
and explained my position.
(Have you noticed that 5 or more times the WTS does gives examples of individual jws (first name only)?