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12 Wasanelder Once in
was speaking with a jw about an issue of mutual interest and he went on about how close we are to the end and "we just dont know how this syria situation may turn the un against religion".
gimme a break.
but this time, first ever, there was despair in his voice as if he didn't believe it any longer.
16 Laika in
compare: (http://m.wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1102005142 - emphases mine).
... satan charged god with lying and implied that jehovah was unfair in not letting adam and eve decide for themselves what was right and what was wrong.
after adam and eve sinned and as the earth began to be filled with their offspring, satan questioned the motive of all humans.
76 Perry in
i think that in our various discussions about life after the wt, we many times forget about the cornerstone of christian life - the resurrection.
the implications of the existence a man who holds the power of life and death is manifold.
it makes discussions about the existence of god obsolete.. for all of scientists' accomplishments they have never been able to make even one amobea come alive from non-life.
30 Captain Blithering in
hahaa, ive gotta do a demo this week about responding to the question 'are jw's false prophets'?
shall i throw in a couple more arguments than the o es i'm given?......
3 Melagomania in
nwt bible - matthew 24:45-51 says:.
45 who really is the faithful and discreet slave whom his master appointed over his domestics, to give them their food at the proper time?
46 happy is that slave if his master on arriving finds him doing so.
6 The Searcher in
well, since the wtbts "litter-ature" has informed people almost 4000 times about "true christian/s", then it would appear that they must be the assigned experts to judge any hypocritical "wolves in sheep's clothing".. thank goodness the bible confirms that the fds has been given the privilege to say who is or isn't a christian!.
2 corinthians 5:10 says (probably in the new version of the nwt) "for we must all be made manifest before the judgment seat of the governing body, that each one may get his award for the things done through the body, according to the things he has practiced, whether it is good or vile.".
or in simple terms, it's like saying to christ, "don't worry yourself, we'll do the judging for you!!"..
11 Laika in
taken from w02 2/1 pp.
how do the anointed know that they have received the heavenly calling?
10 UBM101 in
if even jesus christ himself and other people in the bible did not addressed god using his name jehovah, why should we?.
12 adamah in
reza aslan (author of "zealot: the life and times of jesus of nazareth") makes a few points during an interview on 'the young turks' that really deserve their own thread.. .
his main point often missed by modern-day believers is that the writers of the gospels weren't even attempting to write an accurate historical account (which is a modern concept) but instead seeking to convey truths (truisms) via jesus' use of parables and the story of his life and death.
268 smiddy in
he/she had no problem talking to adam and eve ,though they were sinners in his/her sight .throughout the hebrew sriptures, ot, he /she had no problem communicating with fallen man ,imperfect humans , to dictate his will to his subjects by means of prophets , male and female ,according to the bible , the old testament ,the hebrew scriptures , god communicated not once ,not twice ,not even thrice ,but dozens of times during the first 4000 years of human history according to the bible.. why has this god been so silent these past 2000 years ,when their have been atrocities above the scale of anything that has ever been seen these past 6000 years of human existence .. oh you may say that the atrocities were not committed by god they were committed by man.
fair enough .but god intervened in human affairs in such smaller infringements.
with prophets or so the bible says.. the so called apostacy after the last of the apostles , the influence of satan in the world ,( or was that after 1914 ,) and the 2000 year gap when christ was supposed to return ,never mind about all the crap that went before it .. the fact remains we have never heard from god ,any god, or even" a " god, with either his/her approval or disapproval of events good or bad these past 2000 years... smiddy.