I would like you thoughts on the book I am writing. Jahweh's Pilgrim =JW, JEF = WBTS, Devine Express = Watchtower
We were all ready for the Almighty right up until December the 31 st 1975 and on January the 1 st 1976 we all decided to read our Divine Express again to see if indeed we like millions of others have indeed not misread it. Did JEF get it wrong? Did God get it wrong? After all JEF was Gods spokesman on earth. JEF announced that it was the over enthusiasm of some at the headquarters who had overstepped the mark. Some had run away with the notion that Armageddon would come in 1975 for which the Divine Express did not apologize. Some even donated their homes to JEF to further its work. Others became full time evangelizers to help save as many people as possible before the end of this wicked system came and the New World Order arrives. My father left the Refuge and thought that we were all brainwashed. However, an elder told him that we were not brain washed, but rather our brains were washed clean. We were taught to walk by faith and perform fine works as disciples of Jesus Christ, and to ever pursue the path of righteousness with renewed vigor, for it and it alone can lead to eternal life. We pressed on in our faith and now with my distraught father, whom we very much did not want to loose on Judgment day for he was becoming weak. We vowed to stay ever more closely to our loving Christian teachers.
S o it came to be that my father, a disillusioned man moved by an impatient spirit, challenged Max, an elder appointed by JEF, to discuss the scriptures in a bible contest.
Brother, is it not written in Gods word, the test of a prophet, is what he says shall come to pass? (Ezekiel 33:33, Jeremiah 28:9, Deut.18: 20-22) My father grinned as he thought we were all fooled by 1975.
Is it not so then that by false prophecy you put your God to test? (Mathew 4:7). Isnt it also so that your leaders have been proved false? (Jeremiah 23:15, Deut.13:1-5) Arent you then a fool?
But brother havent the faithful decreed that the light is getting brighter during the passage of time? (Proverbs 4:18) Replied Max worriedly. What is more do not judge me a fool. I am appointed. (Mathew 5:22).
You mock the almighty. The only thing that is getting brighter is your bank account. Replied my father laughing. You have twisted Gods words by all this smooth talk, havent you? (Daniel 11:32)
I am sure in due course JEF will apologize. He spoke as the clouds covered the sun. But please do not defame the Holy Spirit. JEF is Gods voice on Earth. (Mathew 4:4)
I shuddered as the battle between the titans continued..
Brother, my exact words.' Have you not also become a false prophet upholding a lie, and are you not also sinning against the Holy Spirit? (Mathew 12:31). JEF mocked the words of Jahweh and plundered its followers and made the Lord a laughing stock.
At that moment, as if judged, my father lost his foothold and ended up in the roses, it is as if could not hold the weight of the spirit.
He got up and Max and he decided to agree to disagree.
Max had no words for this. A beaten and worried man he went away not being able to restore my fathers faith. But return he did after taking counsel with several more elders. He admonished my father that 1975 was just a prophetic warning, resembling the march of the Roman army against Jerusalem. However, the Romans did not seize Jerusalem until about three and a half years later, due to Gods merciful kindness so as those possessing faith could escape. So the first coming is prophetic of 1975 and the second will occur in 1979, perhaps even in summer, so Max and the others stipulated.
My faith was strengthened and my fathers wrath turned to mildness and he once again he put faith in JEF as our only hope of salvation. Indeed, even Gods voice on Earth.
However, my father, being as cautious as a serpent and swift as a dove, admonished Max a warning neither due you know the day nor the hour. He shall come like a thief in the night! (Mathew 24:36, 1 Thessalonians 5:2, Revelation 16:15). So once again we were called upon the authority of JEF, but in secret my father told me If they shall prophecy falsely, I shall know that they are indeed The Clueless Clan! A disciple of Satan who transforms himself into an angel of light. For, isnt it so that when this time has come to pass, that I have indeed been counseled by a group of Pharisees, who are blinded by the father of the lie?
So now we patiently waited until 1979 for Gods day of judgment for which, at the time, I had no doubt as I believed those who JEF appointed. However, it is through the eyes of an ignorant child that I accepted these words, who knew no better? The Lord will judge those who expound their own thoughts in place of Gods. They have subjected themselves to eternal damnation, for they were consecrated and sinned against what is holy. Consecrated, these men have touched the Ark of the Covenant, lest it shall fall, proving themselves to have no faith in Gods word.
Edited by - Medos on 29 January 2003 4:18:26