Comments You Will Not Hear at the 10-24-04 WT Study
sorry about the puter problems.
re: the topic.. it seems in the past that they never missed an opportunity to say " and now satan has been cast down to earth in the great war in heaven in 1914" examining the ommisions in current publications might be more telling than what they do say.
still got puter probs evidently
Blondie: Yeoman-like work, as usual. Really excellent commentary.
To turn away from Jehovah and his organization, to spurn the direction of "the faithful and discreet slave," and to rely simply on personal Bible reading and interpretation is to become like a solitary tree in a parched land
I've become like that solitary tree and my roots have found water. I am better nourished now than ever before, when I fed on toxic waste. I am constantly amazed at how good this water is, how much our whole family is flourishing. I shouldn't be surprised. This water that lies under the parched land, water that runs deep and requires a diligent search, has been helping millions of people to grow for thousands of years. They (the WTS) lie when they say there is no water. You just have to dig for it.
We are free moral agents (free to do what the WTS tells us we can ),
LOL, I like your wit in exposing their deception.
Unfounded criticism from false friends.Like the kind we recieve from fellow Christians at the Hall??
w03 12/15 pp. 23-24 Prove Yourself Ready for Jehovah?s Day *** For others, secular education as a means to attain financial success becomes a snare. Granted, a certain level of schooling may be useful to obtain employment.
Typical FEAR TACTIC along with the usual 'disclaimer.'
However, the truth is that in the time-consuming pursuit of obtaining advanced education, some have harmed themselves spiritually.
w94 2/15 pp. 23-24 Keep Your Distance When Danger Threatens *** Some brothers have immersed themselves in commercial enterprises at the cost of their families, their health, and their theocratic responsibilities.More FEAR.
Yes, according to the WTS there is only one channel to spiritual nourishment and it is not the Bible.
Yes Blondie, where would we be if not for the ALL CONSUMING spiritual program the FDS provides/demands!?
What if the emotional and physical suffering is caused by "mature" worshipers of Jehovah?
Brother ThinksSheIsFaking: She isn?t applying the counsel she received last time. She can?t be too depressed; she went to Six Flags last week, and on a Sunday too.
On a SUNDAY? ...Off with her head!!
Aids to faithfulness include regular Bible study and presence at Christian meetings (3 rd mention),GUILT, GUILT, GUILT.
I thought it was Jesus who carried the load with us? Come to me, all YOU who are toiling and loaded down, and I will refresh YOU. 29 Take my yoke upon YOU and learn from me, for I am mild-tempered and lowly in heart, and YOU will find refreshment for YOUR souls. 30 For my yoke is kindly and my load is light." MATTHEW 11:28-30
Yeah, what's with them? They rarely acknowedge Him. It understandable though, He's only been appointed our Lord and Savior, King of Kings! I guess that doesn't mean much 'down here.' And besides, what better way to please God than to ignore His Son?
This God-given armor includes qualities that a Christian...This is all that Jesus usualy gets, its nothing more than Honorable Mention!
Kingdom Ministry 4/93 p. 3 "To the House of Jehovah Let Us Go" *** We should always present and use this literature in a way that cultivates respect for it. This teaches new ones to appreciate the organization and to rely upon its provisions.
More conditioning from the not-so-faithful or discreet slave!
Thanks Blondie for another enlightening expose of how the WTS controls the congregations.
Blondie and others here...
Why do I put myself through this.
I read this KNOWING I'm going to be on vomit alert.
JW says that they are your family and I bought into it.
Fair weather (when you are pioneering) friends.
Especially are Christian elders eager to provide spiritual help
Ho, Ho, Ho - [cynical laugh].....I loved Blondie's little scenario that followed her comment on this paragraph..So true
I'm starting to get better at laughing at the WTS. I admit, my buttons can still get pushed, its becoming less as time goes on. Thanks in large part to being able to commiserate with others on this site.
JG, do you know who made up the association list? Is it something done by the elders? It must be something started after I left the group. Is it a regional thing? Or is it done other places? Thanks, GaryB