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the new rbc now called the ldc.
sold to us as new and improved rbc.
working with all of the congregation funds after we sent them all back to new york and what have they done.
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is it just me or is the focus on building projects.
i read through the study for this weekend and all of the focus was on new building construction.
i was waiting for them to talk about the ministry, and it was in there, but not as the main priority.. i am amazed after visiting an old congregation of mine back in new england just how few (none) of the publishers had helped out on the new headquarters.
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i just looked at the september issue of the km and they are proud to admit that the attendance in the united states for the memorial, on march 26, was 2,504,114 for 2013. that is about 2,000 more than last year.
looks like things are slowing down rapidly.
i know that there was not a big increase last year from the year before and it was speculated that it was becuase it was on a weekday.
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i heard a speaker this last week give a talk that 267 thousand and change were baptized this last year.
the year before, and i do not have the exact number, was about 295 thousand and change.
i hope the trend continues..
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just started attending a new congregation with my wife (very much a believer) and have noticed a lot of complacency.
during the weekdays service meetings it is only pioneers and auxileries that show up.
on weekends a typical service group that has 30 people assigned to it only has 6 show up.
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i had read some time ago that the ransom that jesus paid with his life was for all of the people who died up to that point.
he did not die for our present sins and that we must live a pure life to be worthy of jehovahs salvation.
this is all purely jw speak, i was in an argument a while back with a jw and could not think of any of thier literature to reference this.
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i saw a post some time ago on this board that had to do with jehovah's name being inserted in the wrong place in the new testament.
it dealt with a prophesy from the old testament concerning 'john the baptist' preparing the way for jesus.
could someone help me to find the ot and nt references.. thanks.
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it is time for the yearbook to come out with its growth rates and statistics.
i was wondering if anyone had any predictions for the year.
my crystal ball is a little rusty from the years of misuse and being hidden during my time in the borg, so these numbers might be a little off.
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i have noticed that in the last few months the issue of giving more donations, because the wachtower needs it has become more popular.
the convention that we went to this summer had three references to the poor lady who gave all that she had to give.
last night we had a very boring talk about how little we give as compared to how much we recieve from the tower.