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4 EverAStudent in
one of the things that has frustrated and bothered me greatly is how the wts has invented their own definitions for koine greek words that already have meanings.
the word death is one of those.. .
throughout the past 2000 years the word death has been widely known and accepted to mean not only that the corporeal body has died, but with regard to spirituality, it has meant that one exists forever knowing they are separated from christ and the father.
52 EverAStudent in
i have been reading and investigating matthew 12:1-8. jesus is accused of breaking the law of the seventh day of rest, the sabbath.
he defends himself and then caps the discussion by declaring himself to be "the lord of the sabbath.
" since only yhwh was ever known as the lord of the sabbath (the one who created, owned, and received worship on the sabbath) i can find no other valid meaning for the title jesus gave to himself, except that he is calling himself god.. what meaning does the wts put on this title, since i know they are not willing to allow jesus to call himself yhwh?.
24 EverAStudent in
in your own opinion: do the governing board members believe their own prophecies, stories, and articles?
do you think they are true believers in the core religion or fakers simply behaving as profiteers?.
36 EverAStudent in
has anyone done a survey to determine what faith system, religion, or set of religious beliefs ex-jws tend to settle into after leaving the organization?
if not, would you care to post what you presently consider to be your own personal religion (e.g.
protestant, catholic, baptist, jw but not in the organization, agnostic, atheist, ...) and especially what you presently believe about jesus (was he a real historical human, is he god, is he an angel, ...).. thank you!.
5 EverAStudent in
i am sorry to bother everyone, but i am trying to contact leolaia.
using the forum messages did not seem to work.
if anyone knows leolaia personally, please pass along this contact request: i can be reached at [email protected] there is a matter i would like to discuss privately.. thank you all !.
18 EverAStudent in
for the better part of a year, my wife and i have been meeting with a team of jws.
they teach us jw dogmas, and we use it as an opportunity to expose them to the orthodox gospel of jesus christ.
it took quite a long time to figure out what their "plan of salvation" was, as they seemed reluctant to just spell it out.