Identifying True Worship, Part 10: Christian Neutrality

…practice through its unique network of field missions. “The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects.” (osce.org/who 6th Oct 2012) The OSCE is closely aligned with the United Nations. “The OSCE recognizes that the United Nations Security Council bears primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. Thus, the United Nations is the OSCE’s primary partner organization.” (osce.org/ec/43240) Sending Watchtower representatives for attendance at these events show a different set of standards apply to the leaders as opposed to Watchtower followers. Few links as a proof is attached here:…

Examining Matthew 24; Part 3: Preaching in All the Inhabited Earth

Examining Matthew 24; Part 3: Preaching in All the Inhabited Earth

…people, nation; the nations, heathen world, Gentiles. So, when used in the plural, “nations”, ethnos, refers to the Gentiles, the pagan world outside of Judaism. This is how the word is used throughout the Christian Scriptures. For example, in Matthew 10:5 we read, “These 12 Jesus sent out, giving them these instructions: “Do not go off into the road of the nations, and do not enter any Samaritan city;” (Mt 10:5) The New World translation uses “nations” here, but most other versions render this as “Gentiles”. To the Jew, ethnos meant non-Jews, gentiles. What about the second element of his…

Maintain Your Neutrality in a Divided World

…has not done so. Instead, in her quest for peace and security, she insinuates herself into the favor of the political leaders of the nations—this despite the Bible’s warning that friendship with the world is enmity with God. (James 4:4) Moreover, in 1919 she strongly advocated the League of Nations as man’s best hope for peace. Since 1945 she has put her hope in the United Nations. (Compare Revelation 17:3, 11.) How extensive is her involvement with this organization? 11 A recent book gives an idea when it states: “No less than twenty-four Catholic organizations are represented at the UN….

Identifying the True Religion – Neutrality

…the coming flash flood.—Compare Luke 19:42-44. 10 However, she has not done so. Instead, in her quest for peace and security, she insinuates herself into the favor of the political leaders of the nations—this despite the Bible’s warning that friendship with the world is enmity with God. (James 4:4) Moreover, in 1919 she strongly advocated the League of Nations as man’s best hope for peace. Since 1945 she has put her hope in the United Nations. (Compare Revelation 17:3, 11.) How extensive is her involvement with this organization? 11 A recent book gives an idea when it states: “No less…

Jehovah’s Witnesses in Italy (1891-1976)

…to assure you that, in fifteen years, this world will be too dangerous to live in.” (…) More recently, the book entitled “Famine – 1975!” (Carestia: 1975! “) Said of today’s food shortages:” Hunger is rampant in one country after another, in one continent after another around the underdeveloped strip of the tropics and sub-tropics. Today’s crisis can only go in one direction: towards catastrophe. Starving nations today, starving nations tomorrow. In 1975, civil unrest, anarchy, military dictatorships, high inflation, transport disruptions and chaotic unrest will be the order of the day in many starving nations.” La verità che conduce…

“The King of the North” in the Time of the End

…false religions? Nowhere!!! This appears to be something imported from the Organization’s interpretation of the book of Revelation. So, has the United Nations had any effect on the Organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses? Other than confirming that the Organization is a hypocrite and was a member of the “disgusting thing”, nothing. [i] So how is this identification correct when it has had no effect on those claiming to be God’s people. The League of Nations and the United Nations have had far more effect on the Nation of Israel in the 20th century than on Jehovah’s Witnesses. (NOTE: We are not…

2017, April 17-23 – Our Christian Life and Ministry

…and these nations will have to serve the king of Babylon for 70 years. 12 But when 70 years have been fulfilled (completed), I will call to account the king of Babylon and that nation for their error, declares Jehovah, and I will make the land of the Chaldeans a desolate wasteland for all time” ‘These nations will have to serve the King of Babylon for 70 years.’ What where these nations? Verse 9 stated it was ‘this land … and against all these nations around about.’ Verse 19-25 goes on to list the nations round about : ‘Pharaoh the…

They Broke Free From False Religion

…flood of executional armies will soon sweep over Christendom.…If Christendom had sought peace with Jehovah’s King, Jesus Christ, then she would have avoided the coming flash flood.…However, she has not done so. Instead, in her quest for peace and security, she insinuates herself into the favor of the political leaders of the nations—this despite the Bible’s warning that friendship with the world is enmity with God. (James 4:4) Moreover, in 1919 she strongly advocated the League of Nations as man’s best hope for peace. Since 1945 she has put her hope in the United Nations. (Compare Revelation 17:3, 11.) How…

Daniel and the 1,290 and 1,335 Days

…God. It’s like ancient Israel in 66 C.E. Its temple was still referred to as a holy place even though it had been rejected by Jehovah God after the Jews had killed his son. When Rome attacked the temple, it was called the disgusting thing standing in the holy place. So in the same way when the United Nations attacked Christendom, which like ancient Israel had gone apostate, it was a disgusting thing standing in a holy place.”[iii] DANIEL: “I see. But the League of Nations never stood in the holy place, only the United Nations did, from what you’re…

A Journey of Discovery through Time – Part 4

nations will have to serve the king of Babylon for 70 years. (13) But when 70 years have been fulfilled (completed), I will call to account the king of Babylon and that nation for their error, declares Jehovah, and I will make the land of the Chaldeans a desolate wasteland for all time”. “These nations will have to serve the King of Babylon for 70 years” What were “these nations” that would have to serve the King of Babylon for 70 years? Verse 9 stated it was “this land .. and against all these nations around about.” Verse 19-25 goes…

WT Study: Loyally Supporting Christ’s Brothers

…Jesus doing the pointing. Now as to whether these ones go to heaven or not, that I have no idea but I do however lean towards continued life on earth. Meleti Vivlon You raise an alternate explanation to what is suggested in the article. As I said toward the end, we cannot know for sure how the fulfillment will work out. The nations are used throughout the Christian Scriptures to refer to non-Israelites, but not exclusively. Also, use of “the nations” doesn’t mean every last man, woman and child. Often it refers to cultural diversity. “Indeed, in his name nations

Was 1914 the Start of Christ’s Presence?

…That still doesn’t give us a start date. For this we must go forward over 500 years to the statement made by Jesus and found at Luke 21:24: “and they will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled on by the nations, until the appointed times of the nations are fulfilled.” Nowhere else in the Bible is the phrase “appointed times of the nations” used, so we have no concrete way of knowing when they started and when they will end. It may be that they started…

Let the Reader Use Discernment – The Two Witnesses

…ascends out of the abyss. Our publications teach that this wild beast is the United Nations, which came into existence after World War II, not World War I. Its predecessor was the League of Nations, but that didn’t come into existence until 1920; too late to have a part in this alleged fulfillment.” ————————————- This is not correct. The beast of Rev 11:7 is not United Nations. United Nations is the image of the beast. Meleti Vivlon “. . .The wild beast that you saw was, but is not, and yet is about to ascend out of the abyss, and…

Christian Baptism, In Whose Name? Part 2

…make disciples of all nations in my name.”[xii] Theophania – Book 4, Paragraph (16): “Our Saviour said to them therefore, after His resurrection, “Go ye and make Disciples of all nations in my name,“”.[xiii] Theophania – Book 5, Paragraph (17): “He (the Saviour) said in one word and enouncement to His Disciples, “Go and make disciples of all nations in my name, and teach ye them every thing that I have commanded you.” [xiv] Theophania – Book 5, Paragraph (49): “and by the assistance of Him who said to them, “Go, and make Disciples of all nations in my name.”And,…

A Journey of Discovery through Time – Part 5

…not the Babylonians 5. Jeremiah 25:17-26, Daniel 9:2 – Multiple Devastations of Jerusalem and surrounding Nations Time Written: 18 years before Jerusalem’s Destruction by Nebuchadnezzar Scripture: “17 And I proceeded to take the cup out of the hand of Jehovah and to make all the nations drink to whom Jehovah had sent me: 18 namely, Jerusalem and the cities of Judah and her kings, her princes, to make them a devastated place, an object of astonishment, something to whistle at and a malediction, just as at this day; 19 Pharʹaoh the king of Egypt and his servants and his princes…

WT Study: “Your Deliverance Is Getting Near”!

…did this affair deceive the United Nations, but it also deceived the worldwide membership of Jehovah’s Witnesses. This book gives all of the source references so that the reader can verify the information for him or herself. It is a must-have for anyone who is investigating this matter in depth.” http://www.amazon.com/Jehovahs-Witnesses-United-Nations-Watchtower/dp/1466387602/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1441747849&sr=1-1&keywords=jehovah%27s+witnesses+United+nations Alien resident Thanks Meleti, yes there was talk amongst the elders, about this article months ago, a lot of the talk is mostly about the judgement message to come. You highlight good reasoning points, why this would be unlikely. Just one question, your thought on 1942, regarding the return…

2017, March 20-26 – Our Christian Life and Ministry

Treasures from God’s Word Theme: “Humans can have success only with Jehovah’s guidance”. Jeremiah 10:2-5, 14, 15 “This is what Jehovah says: “Do not learn the way of the nations, and do not be terrified by the signs of the heavens, because the nations are terrified by them.” What was “the way of the nations”? The Babylonians viewed the heavens this way: “According to the holistic world view of the ancient Mesopotamians, everything in the universe had its firm place according to divine will. According to the incipit of the celestial omen series Enuma Anu Enlil, the gods Anu, Enlil…

Identifying True Worship, Part 7: 1914 – Scriptural Evidence

…meaning of it and hoping that everybody else looks only at that verse and accepts our interpretation. Assumption 13: Jesus was talking about Jehovah’s rulership at Luke 21:24 when referring to Jerusalem. Consider Jesus words at Luke. “And they will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled on by the nations until the appointed times of the nations are fulfilled.” (Luke 21:24) This is the only place in the entire Bible where the phrase “appointed times of the nations” or “appointed times of the Gentiles” is used….

Jehovah’s Witnesses Violate the U.S. Constitution by their Shunning Practices

…because the United States does not allow the existence of two competing law codes—one secular, and another religious. So, the argument that religious freedom protects Jehovah’s Witnesses in their practice of judicial matters only applies if they do not break the laws of the United States. I would contend that they break many of them. Let us start with how they violate the First Amendment. If you are a Jehovah’s Witness and you hold Bible studies on your own with other Jehovah’s Witnesses, exercising your freedom to assemble, which is guaranteed in the constitution, you are likely to be shunned….

JW News: Misleading Jehovah’s Witnesses, Stephen Lett’s 2021 Convention Review

…They worked with the King of the South to put in place the disgusting thing that causes desolation, the United Nations. Eric Wilson Now, bear in mind that the entire reason Stephen Lett is talking about this is because he is putting it forth as an example of how the interpretation of prophecies provided by the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses is the basis for his listeners to have strong faith. It follows that if those prophecies are false, even worse if they are nonsensical, there would be no basis for strong faith. Indeed, there would be a strong basis…

How the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses Uses “Unity” as Propaganda

…a very common and recurring theme among Jehovah’s Witnesses. Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. Just how abundant in the heart of the Governing Body is the theme of unity? A scan of all Watchtower publications going back to 1950 reveals some interesting figures. The word “united” appears about 20,000 times. The word “unity” appears about 5000 times. That averages out to around 360 occurrences a year, or about 7 occurrences a week at the meetings, not to count the number of times the word comes up in talks from the platform. Obviously, being united is…

Four Horsemen at the Gallop

…indication as to when this rider sallies forth? Well, verse 1 of that Psalm describes the nations as being in tumult. (Psalm 2:1)?Why have the nations been in tumult And the national groups themselves kept muttering an empty thing? That fits with the First World War, but then it also fits with the Second World War, or the war of 1812 for that matter—what some historians refer to as the real First World War. In any case, what we call WWI is not unique as regards the nations being in tumult, so we cannot use that to say definitively that…

Examining Matthew 24, Part 8: Pulling the Linchpin from the 1914 Doctrine

Examining Matthew 24, Part 8: Pulling the Linchpin from the 1914 Doctrine

…thing holding the wheel from coming off. If the interpretation given this verse by the Governing Body is wrong, the wheels of their religious belief fall off. Their chariot grinds to a halt. The basis for their belief that they are the chosen of God ceases to be. I won’t keep you in suspense any longer. I’m speaking about Luke 21:24 which reads: “And they will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled on by the nations until the appointed times of the nations are fulfilled.” (Luke…

Stay in Jehovah’s Valley of Protection

…can be that it is Jehovah himself who causes the nations to wage war on Jerusalem. He did this before, when he caused the Babylonians to wage war on Jerusalem, and again when he brought the Romans, “the disgusting thing causing desolation”, against the city in 66 and 70 C.E. In both instance, the then-nations captured the city, pillaged the houses, raped the women, and carried off exiles. Verse 2 again indicates that Jehovah is using the nations to wage war on Jerusalem. One would therefore conclude that the symbolic unfaithful Jerusalem is being represented, but again, we diverge from…

Armageddon is Good News!

…to in Rev 16:19a is what happens after ‘the great city was split into three parts,’ namely, ‘and the cities of the nations fell’. There is only one city that would represent the counterpart to “the cities of the nations.” And it is not Babylon – herself one of ‘the cities of the nations.’ There is only one “great city” in the Bible that would not also be a “city of the nations.” On the so-called “cry of peace and security,” I agree with you that 1Th 5:3 is not describing a “cry.” Mt 16:13 has the same verb (rendered…

Examining Matthew 24, Part 2: The Warning

Examining Matthew 24, Part 2: The Warning

…esteemed so highly as God’s chosen people had engaged in a 10-year-long affiliation with the United Nations, the image of the wild beast, we were shocked. They only got out of it when they were exposed in a newspaper article. They excused this as necessary to get a library card. Remember, that it is adultery with the wild beast the condemns Babylon the Great. Imagine telling your wife, “Oh, honey, I just bought a membership in the town brothel, but only because they have a really good library that I need access to.” How could they do such a stupid…

Confirmation of the Genesis Account: The Table of Nations

…account goes on to say, “from these the population of the isles of the nations was spread about in their lands, each according to its tongue, [due to the dispersion from the Tower of Babel], according to their families, by their nations” (Genesis 10:5). Is this the only mention of these people and their families and nations in the Bible? No, it is not. 1 Chronicles 1:5-6 contains a similar listing to Genesis 10. Perhaps what may be more interesting for Bible students is Ezekiel 38:1-18. Ezekiel 38:1-2 talks about Gog of the land of Magog (sounds familiar?) but note…

Jehovah’s Witnesses Say it is Wrong to Worship Jesus, but Are Happy to Worship Men

…worship. His worship is his very way of life. Nevertheless, the capacity for self-delusion that is part of the fallen flesh requires us to be careful. In past centuries, when devout (sebó) Christians burned a fellow worshipper at the stake, they thought they were rendering sacred service or reverential service to God. Today, Jehovah’s Witnesses think they are worshipping God (sebó) when they shun a fellow believer because he or she speaks out against some transgression committed by the Governing Body, like their hypocritical 10-year affiliation with the United Nations Organization or their mishandling of thousands of child sexual abuse…

Why “This Generation” Cannot Refer to the Jewish People

…that happen! But by their false step there is salvation to people of the nations, to incite them to jealousy. 12 Now if their false step means riches to the world, and their decrease means riches to people of the nations, how much more will the full number of them mean it! [What does he mean by the “full number of them”? Verse 26 speaks of “the full number of the people of the nations”, and here in vs. 12, we have the full number of the Jews. Rev. 6:11 speaks of the dead waiting “until the number was filled…of…

“Go, . . . and Make Disciples of People of All the Nations”

[From ws5/16 p. 8 for July 4-10] “Go,…and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them…, teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded you.”—Mt 28:19, 20. There was a time, many years ago, when we did not boast about ourselves, when we tried to appeal to the intellect. (This was after the days of Judge Rutherford.) We’d explain what the Bible taught about true religion and then ask the reader to identify who, among all the religions out there, were fulfilling these requirements. That changed some years ago. I can’t recall when it was exactly…

James Penton Discusses the Presidencies of Nathan Knorr and Fred Franz

…authorities. I was also told by one of the secretary treasurers of the Watchtower Society that during prohibition in the United States, there was a great deal of rum running from Toronto down to Brooklyn and the carrying of alcoholic beverages into the United States, in violation of American law. And of course, there was a great deal of drinking at Bethel, the headquarters of Watchtower Society in New York during Rutherford’s Presidency. But in 1952, despite this holding of Romans, Chapter 13, Knorr decided to legislate a whole new system of morality for Jehovah’s Witnesses. Now, it is true…

Our Commenting Policy

…policy will benefit all those who come here to learn, upbuild and be upbuilt. ___________________________________________________________________ [i] In 1989, The Watchtower had this to say about the United Nations: “The ten horns” symbolize all the political powers now on the world scene and that support the United Nations, the “scarlet-colored wild beast,” itself the image of the Devil’s bloodstained political system.” (w89 5/15 pp. 5-6) Then came 1992 and its membership as a Nongovernmental Organization in the UN. Articles condemning the U.N. dried up until after the Organization’s U.N. membership role was exposed by The Guardian in its October 8th, 2001…

Your Deliverance Is Near!

…The Cry of “Peace and Security!” occurs. Source: http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1102014263 Paragraph 3 3: The Tribulation must begin before the Overlapping Generation dies. Source: http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1102014240 Paragraph 18,19 (chapter 1) 4: The United Nations (“Disgusting Thing”) receives extra authority from the nations and outlaws the organizations within Christendom. Source: http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1102014263 Paragraphs 5-6 5: The United Nations then does the same thing to all other religious groups (Babylon), but the WT organization will be saved. Source: http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2013530 Paragraph 7 6: Now begins a short time of calm during the Great Tribulation. Source: http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2015523 Paragraphs 6-9 Source: http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1102014263 Paragraph 7 Source: http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2013530 Paragraph 7 7:…

When Did God’s Kingdom Begin Ruling? – Part 2

…of things, Jerusalem would be “trampled on by the nations, until the appointed times of the nations” were fulfilled. (Luke 21:24) “Jerusalem” represented the Kingdom of God because its kings were said to sit on “the throne of the kingship of Jehovah.” (1 Chron. 28:4, 5; Matt. 5:34, 35) So, the Gentile governments, represented by wild beasts, would ‘trample’ on the right of God’s Kingdom to direct human affairs and would themselves hold sway under Satan’s control.—Compare Luke 4:5, 6. (rs p. 96 Dates) Is there evidence—any evidence whatsoever—that since 1914 the nations have stopped “directing human affairs” and are…

Identifying True Worship, Part 9: Our Christian Hope

…Warp Speed I don’t think that’s the case Psalmbee pquin7 I believe brother you may not have a clear understanding of what paul means by mystery. when you compare romans 16: 25,26 with ephesians 3:1-11 and colossians. 1:25 26 Paul was taking about his commission to the Gentiles or the nations which he was chosen by christ to gather. Paul calls it a revelation that was given to him, that God was going to call people of the nations to be part of the spiritual temple his son was building. In other words the Mystery was as Jesus eluded to…

The Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses Makes a Pathetic Attempt to Deal with Bad Media Reports

…If yes, then it had to be from an apostate and should be rejected. This is known as an Ad Hominem fallacy. It means an attack on the person. If you cannot defeat an argument or answer an accusation with the truth, then you resort to slander and name calling to deflect attention away from the real issue. Perhaps those writing in were asking why the organization became affiliated with the image of the Wild Beast of Revelation, the United Nations for a period of 10 years? Or perhaps they wrote in to ask why the organization is willing to…

Jehovah Our God Is One Jehovah

…Watchtower Bible & Tract Society became a member of the UN as an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) which is the highest form of membership in the United Nations outside of that reserved for actual nation-states. This persisted for 10 years until she was found out by a newspaper reporter who wrote a story for the UK Guardian. (For the full account, see here.) To explain her membership in an organization she herself describes as the idolatrous wild beast of Revelation, she explained that she only did it for a library card, that is to gain access to the UN library. This…

JW News: Why Does the Governing Body Continue to Deny that They Are Demanding Monthly Pledges?

…who owns all the silver and gold in the mountains. That is and always has been their official position on money, on funding. So, according to the publications, Jehovah God is calling off the work since there are not enough voluntary donations being given, but the Governing Body is refusing to get the message, to see the writing on the wall. They could simply wind things down and close up the organization because clearly Jehovah is not backing it and sustaining it with the donations they need but instead, they have decided to do the thing they have condemned other…

Jehovah Leads His People

…having 24 nongovernmental organization members in the United Nations, the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses applied for membership in that same organization on behalf of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. They achieved membership in 1992 and continued renewing it annually for a 10-year period, only stopping when they were exposed in a newspaper article. Moreover, they never acknowledged any wrongdoing or expressed any repentance for what they themselves qualify as a sin. According to the elders manual, Shepherd the Flock of God, the mere act of joining, or becoming a member of, a non-neutral organization such as the United

Kicking against the Goads

…channel (Beroean Pickets) that the current state of the congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses is much worse now that it was in my youth—a statement sometimes contested by some channel viewers. However, I stand by it. It is one of the reasons I didn’t start to wake up to the reality of the Organization until 2011. For example, I can’t imagine the Organization of the 1960s or 1970s ever engaging in an NGO affiliation with the United Nations as they came to do for ten years starting 1992 and ending only when exposed publicly for hypocrisy.[ii] Further, if, in those days,…

“We Want to Go with You”

…and the inhabitants of many cities will come; 21 and the inhabitants of one city will go to those of another and say: “Let us earnestly go to beg for the favor of Jehovah and to seek Jehovah of armies. I am also going.” 22 And many peoples and mighty nations will come to seek Jehovah of armies in Jerusalem and to beg for the favor of Jehovah.’ 23 “This is what Jehovah of armies says, ‘In those days ten men out of all the languages of the nations will take hold, yes, they will take firm hold of the…

Examining Matthew 24, Part 10: The Sign of Christ’s Presence

Examining Matthew 24, Part 10: The Sign of Christ’s Presence

…partir de Luc 21 : 24 “Et Jérusalem sera piétinée par les nations jusqu’à ce que le temps accordé aux nations soit accompli”, Jésus parle dorénavant de toute l’époque des nations depuis la destruction de Jérusalem jusqu’à nos jours. Il aborde le sujet du temps des nations accompli, de la fin des nations, fin concomitante à son Jour. Juste après il dit : 25 “de plus, il y aura des signes dans le soleil, la lune et les étoiles. Sur la terre, les nations seront angoissées et ne sauront pas quoi faire à cause du grondement de la mer agitée….

Jehovah’s Witnesses and Blood – Part 3

…Think about this: When children of Jehovah’s Witnesses were being brutally persecuted in the United States over refusing to pledge allegiance to the United States, top Watchtower leadership were behind the scenes pledging the national Oath of Allegiance to the United States in order to secure passports make their international travel more efficient. Someone neglected to inform the general community of Jehovah’s Witnesses that it was entirely appropriate to pledge the national Oath of Allegiance to the United States, and to do so with no mental reservation whatsoever as though it could possibly be wrong. No. Children of Jehovah’s Witnesses…

Uphold the Truth About Death

…by the mouth of the sword, and be led captive to all the nations. And Jerusalem will be trodden down by the nations until are fulfilled the times of the nations, and will be signs ….” (ESV) read thru vs 28 which speaks of the Son of Man’s appearance-just as Matthew included that. Note how the “times of the nations” define a time period, an extensive one, before Christ comes. Both Matthew and Luke record Christ speaking of Jerusalem’s destruction first, as a great tribulation, but then have him going right into speaking of his second coming. The only way…

Examining Matthew 24, Part 7: The Great Tribulation

…the first century. Let’s examine the individual elements of this vision: People from all nations; Shouting they owe their salvation to God and Jesus; Holding palm branches; Standing before the throne; Dressed in white robes washed in the Lamb’s blood; Coming out of the great tribulation; Rendering service in God’s temple; And God spreads his tent over them. How would John have understood what he was seeing? To John, “people out of all nations” would mean non-Jews. To a Jew, there were only two kinds of people on earth. Jews and everybody else. So, he is here seeing the gentiles…

Stay Faithful Through the “Great Tribulation”

Stay Faithful Through the “Great Tribulation”

…choice.   1 “the nations will want us to think” Speculation. “the nations will want us”. Can the Organization read minds? No. 4 Referring to the Nations “They might say ..” Speculation.   4 “Or they might say” Speculation.   4 “Rather, it seems that the nations will get rid of the religious organizations” Speculation. “it seems”. Yes, it may be so, but equally it could be taking over religions because of their money and real estate or for any other reason   5 “Jehovah has promised he will “cut short the days” of the tribulation so that his “chosen…

Beware of Deceit!

Beware of Deceit!

…Jehovah God. (Eze 16:15; Eze 16:25-29) Apostate Christianity is likened to a prostitute for not being loyal to its husband, Jesus Christ, by engaging in illicit intercourse with the kings of the earth, such as the United Nations. (Re 17:1-5) Does any of this fit with the recent conduct of the Organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses? (See here.) Brazen conductB is also linked with uncleanness and greediness. (Eph 4:19) Peter speaks of such greediness in conjunction with brazen conduct, adding that they exploit the flock with “counterfeit words”. (2Pe 2:3) These ones are, by Peter’s account, “waterless springs and mists (a…

The Earthly Hope Paradox

…preached accurately enough to qualify and then we have to determine if all the nations have received this accurate message, and then to what extent that preaching must penetrate into all the nations before prophetic fulfillment can be achieved. And boom, before you know it, we are back to figuring out just when the end will come. (Acts 1:6,7) I don’t disagree with you that as Jehovah’s Witnesses we have not been preaching the good news properly. We have some things right and other things wrong. But I’m disinclined to trying to put a measure on any of it. Perhaps…

144,000 – Literal or Symbolic?

…the pharisees. The truth is larger than any organization and involves the entire world. Israel was not the only nation that was to be redeemed. Their purpose was to bless the other nations by being set apart as kings and Priests. We know how the story progresses. The other nations were never given the laws because they would learn them during the thousand years (from the anointed kings). All religions seemto have a “join us or die” mentality and Rutherford started this. Russell knew better than this, he knew his God Only those who consistently refuse to make progress and…

Examining Matthew 24, Part 5: The Answer!

Examining Matthew 24, Part 5: The Answer!

…ones providing salvation and restoration to Jerusalem by destroying the nations that had originally summoned. (Including instructions to flee to the mountains) Zechariah 14:6,7 could easily be describing the same celestial events as Matthew. Zechariah 14:16 seems to support your concept of unrighteous ones also surviving the great war of Jehovah (at Armageddon) Zechariah 12:10-14 possibly opening the eyes of those in Jerusalem to the reason for the nations having been gathered, causing grief and possibly (hopefully) repentance. (Notice the reference to the plain of Megiddo in verse 11, extremely similar to the meaning of Armageddon) Zechariah 14:17-21 describes the…

‘Mankind’s hope for the future. Where will it be?’ – A Scriptural Examination – Part 5

…know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 Therefore we were buried with him through our baptism into his death, in order that, just as Christ was raised up from the dead through the glory of the Father, we also should likewise walk in a newness of life. 5 For if we have become united with him in the likeness of his death, we shall certainly also be [united with him in the likeness] of his resurrection; 6 because we know that our old personality was impaled with [him], that our…

Identifying True Worship, Part 5: 1914 – Examining the Chronology

…must become a devastated place but it doesn’t tie the devastation of the place to the 70 years. It says the nations will serve the king of Babylon these seventy years, not even just Israel, the surrounding nations, because Babylon conquered all the surrounding nations at that time. So the devastation doesn’t pertain to the 70 years, they could say, but only the servitude. And they could even use the reasoning found in the very next verse which says that the king of Babylon and the nation would be called to account, and that God would make it desolate wastes….

Move forward as a Spiritual Person!

…We have to use soundness of mind and avoid greed in making our decisions. As to “worldly reform movement”, that is rather a vague, wide ranging scope. For example would it be wrong to work for an Environmental agency which endeavours to reduce or stops pollution? Or a wildlife and habitat protection agency? Presumably the Organization is referring to political reform. Whatever the aim we are still asking the question as yet unanswered truthfully, why did the Organization join the United Nations as an NGO, if it is fleshly to join a “worldly reform movement”? “Disputes.” About disputes, the article…

Awakening, Part 4: Where Do I Go Now?

Awakening, Part 4: Where Do I Go Now?

…wake up, we realize this cannot be so. We see that Jehovah’s Witnesses have false doctrines just like the other religions—different false doctrines to be sure, but still false doctrines. We also realize that the Organization has been guilty of criminal negligence in it’s mishandling of child abuse cases—repeatedly convicted by various courts in a number of countries.. Additionally, we come to see that Jehovah’s Witnesses have acted hypocritically in telling the members of the flock to remain neutral—even disfellowshipping or disassociating those who fail to do so—while at the same time, affiliating themselves with the United Nations organization repeatedly…

The Rise and Fall of JW.org

The Rise and Fall of JW.org

…may very well establish “peace and security” when they accomplish this (as they did the League of Nations, United Nations…) but so they think, until “instant destruction” comes upon them. Meleti Vivlon >>Was the 70 weeks directly stated by date? It was given a specific event to mark the start, and another to mark its end. It was also given a single fulfillment. Thus it could be used to accurately calculate the arrival of the Messiah. The seven times was also given a single fulfillment which occurred in Daniel’s time. The specific event marking its start was the madness of…

Should I Get Re-Baptized? Examining How Jehovah’s Witnesses Have Invalidated Baptism

…be easy via a re-review of your source that each instance he put on the page is of Eusebius speaking of witnessing or making disciples, and specifically not one of baptism. This means of quoting the verse is accurate to Christian theology—after all, Jesus said: …you will be witnesses for Me… to the uttermost part of the earth. —Acts 1:8, BLB In other words, indeed we disciple the nations “in my name” rather than discipline the nations “into the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit”. Your source also insinuates “church fathers” destroyed all manuscripts and replaced the text with what…

Peace and Security—A Final Sign?

…the near future, the nations will say “peace and security!” If we are not to be caught off guard by this declaration, we need to “stay awake and keep our senses.” (1 Th 5:6) 12 “What role will the leaders of Christendom and of other religions play? How will the leaders of various governments be involved in this proclamation? The Scriptures do not tell us.…” (w12 9/15 p. 4 pars. 3-5 How This World Will Come to an End) “…However, just before that day of Jehovah begins, world leaders will be saying “Peace and security!” This may refer to one…

Who Is Leading Jehovah’s People Today?

…of false doctrines such as the unscriptural JW judicial system, the teaching of dedication before baptism, and the prohibition against the medical use of blood, to name only a few. These add to the mountain of evidence showing that the holy spirit is not leading the Governing Body. If you doubt this, then consider this: Was it the holy spirit that led the Governing Body to affiliate itself with the United Nations, the hated ‘Image of the Wild Beast’ of Revelation, and continue its adulterous relationship for 10 years from 1992 to 2001 when they were caught red-handed and exposed…

Does God Exist?

Does God Exist?

…listening to falsehoods being expounded from the platform grates on the soul to the point that you can no longer stand it and have to get out. Others are driven out by revelations of gross hypocrisy coming from men whom they have trusted with their very salvation. Disfellowshipping someone, for example, for getting a membership in the YMCA or for voting is unconscionable when it comes from men who have authorized a voluntary 10-year affiliation with the United Nations, the image of the Wild Beast.[ii] But perhaps for the majority, ‘the straw that broke the camel’s back’ was the worldwide…

Do You Think You Know more than the Governing Body?

…you think you know more than the Governing Body, you could respond, “I know enough not to become a member of the United Nations, the image of the wild beast that Babylon the Great rides. Apparently, the Governing Body didn’t know this and joined for 10-years, only breaking off their relationship with the UN when a worldly newspaper exposed them to the world. So brothers, what would you say?” Often, the elders will be unaware of this sin of the Governing Body. Your answer puts them on the defensive and will likely cause them to change the direction of the…

2017, May 15 – 21 Our Christian Life and Ministry

…these nations will have to serve the king of Babylon seventy years.”—Jeremiah 25:8-11. The Bible prophecy does not allow [bold ours] for the application of the 70-year period to any time other than that between the desolation of Judah, accompanying Jerusalem’s destruction, and the return of the Jewish exiles to their homeland as a result of Cyrus’ decree. It clearly specifies [bold ours] that the 70 years would be years of devastation of the land of Judah. As always, context is the key. In Jeremiah 25:8-11 the seventy years is the period of time the nations will have to serve…

1914 – A Litany of Assumptions

…is indicated here. Even if it is, there is nothing to indicate that this is a calculation given to show us when that enthronement takes place. Assumption 4: This prophecy was given to establish the chronological extent of the appointed times of the nations. There is only one reference to the appointed times of the nations in the Bible. At Luke 21:24 Jesus introduced this expression but gave no indication as to when it began nor when it would end. He also made no connection whatsoever between this phrase and anything contained in the book of Daniel. Assumption 5: The…

Is the Governing Body Knowingly Deceiving Us over 607 B.C.E.? (Part 1)

…Jeremiah has prophesied against all the nations. For even they themselves, many nations and great kings, have exploited them as servants; and I will repay them according to their activity and according to the work of their hands.’”” (Jer 25:11-14) You see the problem right off the bat? Jeremiah says that seventy years would end when Babylon is called to account. That was in 539 B.C.E. Therefore, counting back 70 years gives us 609 B.C.E. not 607. So, from the get-go the Organization’s calculations are flawed. Now, take a hard look at verse 11. It says, “these nations will have…

2016, Dec 19-25 – Our Christian Life and Ministry

…If the teachings on blood, disfellowshipping, 1914, 1919, the overlapping generations, and the other sheep are false, how can Jehovah’s Witnesses avoid being tarred by the very brush with which they are painting everyone else? As for the claim that we avoid involvement in “the political part of Satan’s organization”, what does the so-called faithful and discreet slave have to say about their 10-year membership in what is to Jehovah’s Witnesses the most reprehensible part of Satan’s political organization, the United Nations? The holy spirit guided Christ’s followers to just such a view in 1962, when landmark articles on Romans…

“My Kingdom is No Part of This World”

…part in politics? To which we have to state categorically, No. It could also be argued that taking part in politics automatically puts you on one side or another. In what way have they taken sides? The widely known and documented membership of the United Nations as a N.G.O.[i] (See Identifying True Worship: Part 10 – Christian Neutrality And A thought on the JW.Org / UN Petition letter for a start.) The other point, (1) “We put our trust in God’s heavenly Kingdom to correct injustice”, also deserves scrutiny. It can be reasoned that waiting on God’s kingdom to correct…

Examining the Trinity: Part 1, What does history teach us?

…this dripping. Jim: Well, when we get for into this farther, you’ll discover that virtually all of the decisions that were made in theological councils were made with the support of the secular authorities, Roman emperors, and finally one of them was largely determined by one of the popes, and that dealt with the question of the incarnate Christ, who was to be seen and worshiped as wholly God and wholly man. So, the determination of doctrine was not done by a united church at all. It was done by what came to be a united church or nearly united

The Trinity: Given by God or Sourced by Satan?

…be perfectly united in mind and thought.” (1 Corinthians 1:10 NIV) Let’s explore Paul’s discussion of the unity of mind and thought a little bit more as it is an important scriptural theme and therefore essential to our salvation. Why do some people think that we can each worship God in our own way and with our own understanding, and in the end, we’ll all end up with the prize of eternal life? Why is understanding God’s nature vital? Why does our understanding of the relationship between the Father and the Son affect our chances at getting everlasting life as…

WT Study: Facing the End of This Old World Together

…refer to as God’s earthly organization, those who remained united were those who rebelled. It was the individuals who went against the crowd that were most often favored by God. The few times the united throng were blessed, it was because they were united behind a faithful leader, as was the case in our third WT Study example, King Jehoshaphat. Today, the Greater Moses is Jesus. Only by staying in union with him can we survive the end of the world. If his teachings lead us away from an organization of men, should we abandon him to remain united with…

Identifying the True Religion — Neutrality: Addendum

…pushing ahead ourselves. While this reasoning is deeply flawed, it is hard to get them to see that without extensive discussions, which they will not allow us to have in any case. Like I said, that was the situation when I first started down this path because I didn’t know about the child abuse problem nor the 10-year membership in the UN. Now, all that is changed. There is no moral high ground anymore, not even an imagined one. How can a 10-year membership in “the political elements of Satan’s system, as represented by the United Nations” be considered moral…

We Will Go With You

…warning found at 1 Corinthians 11:27-29. (Read) … might an anointed one partake “unworthily” at the Memorial? He would do so if he ate and drank the emblems but was not living up to Jehovah’s righteous standards”. Could we inquire if the Governing Body have applied this paragraph based on 1 Corinthians 11:27-29 to themselves? Are they living up to Jehovah’s Standards? For the benefit of first-time readers, just briefly examine two major examples that, by their own statements above, would disqualify them from partaking! The 10-year apostate affiliation with the United Nations as an NGO. (here) The shameful mishandling…

Mercy to the Nations

…whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16 Let’s re-examine the Scriptures so we may correct our thinking and learn to love our enemies as we consider the topic of Mercy to the Nations. Finding the worthy As Jesus sent out his twelve, he paired them and instructed them to preach that ‘the kingdom of heaven is near’. After warning them not to venture into Samaritan towns and Gentile regions, he gave them power to cure the sick, raise the dead and to cast out demons. Thus, the Jews would not just hear their…

1914 – More Proof It Doesn't Work

There is a contradiction in our prophetic interpretation involving 1914 that only just occurred to me. We believe that 1914 is the end of the appointed times of the nations, or the Gentile times (Luke 21:24) . . .and Jerusalem will be trampled on by the nations, until the appointed times of the nations are fulfilled. The appointed times of the nations end when Jerusalem is no longer being trampled. Why is it no longer trampled? Because Jesus is occupying the throne of David and ruling as king. When did this occur? At the end of the 2,520 years from…

A Journey of Discovery Through Time – Part 2

…to Jerusalem. (2) At a future time, (likely Jehoiakim’s 4th year), Jehovah gives Jehoiakim over to Nebuchadnezzar and some of the utensils of the temple. (See 2 Kings 24, Jeremiah 27:16, 2 Chronicles 35:7-10) (3-4) Daniel and his friends taken to Babylon e. Summary of Jeremiah 25 Time Period: Fourth (4th) year of Jehoiakim, 1st Year of Nebuchadrezzar[vi]. (v1, 7 years before Summary of Jeremiah 24). Main Points: (1-7) Warnings been given for previous 23 years, but no note taken. (8-10) Jehovah bringing Nebuchadnezzar against Judah and surrounding nations to destroy, make object of astonishment, devastated. (11)[vii] Nations will have…

You Can Share in Strengthening Our Christian Unity—How?

…behind Paul’s words to the Ephesians. This article uses Paul’s words to promote Christian unity. It follows that the way to Christian unity is through love and truth and that unity in this instance must center round the Christ. So before we even get into the article, we should expect it to speak of love, of truth, and of unity with Christ. We should not enter into this discussion thinking that unity requires truth and love, however. The Devil and his demons are united. Jesus uses logical reasoning that attests to this fact at Matthew 12:26. Yet that unity of…

Geoffrey Jackson’s New Light Blocks Entry into God’s Kingdom

…through the glory of the Father, so we also should walk in a newness of life. 5 If we have become united with him in the likeness of his death, we will certainly also be united with him in the likeness of his resurrection. For we know that our old personality was nailed to the stake along with him in order for our sinful body to be made powerless, so that we should no longer go on being slaves to sin. 7 For the one who has died has been acquitted from his sin.” (Romans 6:1-7) The anointed have died…

Identifying the Faithful Slave – Part 2

…and Bar′na‧bas the right hand of sharing together, that we should go to the nations, but they to those who are circumcised.10Only we should keep the poor in mind. This very thing I have also earnestly endeavored to do. 11 However, when Ce′phas came to Antioch, I resisted him face to face, because he stood condemned. 12 For before the arrival of certain men from JAMES, he used to eat with people of the nations; but when they arrived, he went withdrawing and separating himself, in fear of those of the circumcised class. 13 The rest of the Jews also…

Saving Humanity, Part 3: Does God Bring People to Life Only to Destroy Them?

…20 to see if they fit. “Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them.” (Revelation 20:11 NIV) Why are the earth and heavens fleeing from his presence if this occurs after nations have been overthrown and the Devil destroyed? When Jesus comes at the start of the 1000 years, he sits on his throne. He wages war with the nations and does away with the heavens—all the authorities of this world—and the earth—the state of this world—and he…

United in the same mind: a brief study of 1 Corinthians 1:10

United in the same mind: a brief study of 1 Corinthians 1:10

Hello everyone! I am sharing an interesting article about what Paul meant by using “[to] be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment”… uniformity on doctrinal matters? If there is a brother or sister with independent thinking, should be disfellowshipped or excommunicated? Please, click on following link—->Quest1-1 United Righetti  …

Preaching Hate

…instigation of, or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity (United Nations, 1987). Psychological Torture is Torture (Source). Shunning is torture. It is called the Social Death Penalty (Source), hurting even more than bullying: Because ostracism can be so deadly, researchers think we have developed acute sensitivity to it. It can freak us out even more than being hit, ridiculed or yelled at, causing our bodies and minds to suffer exquisitely. Our need to belong is so strong that we experience psychological and physical effects right away. Neuroscientists have found…

What Kind of Love Brings True Happiness?

…If the Leadership of the Organization were to follow its own counsel, it would do the following: Stop dictating to people’s conscience; instead promote by teaching the right heart condition. Admit their errors, apologize, repent, and make amends. Remove what Gerrit Losch calls the ecclesiastical hierarchy[i] of the organization, and return to the first century model. Admit what it knows about our false teachings and restore truth. Repent for its breach of neutrality by joining the United Nations from 1992 to 2001, by having all those involved removed from their positions of oversight. Make proper restitution to all those harmed…

WT Study: Live in Harmony with the Model Prayer—Part II

…the United Nations! A literal frenzy of adulation was showered upon him by 90,000 as he rode around Yankee Stadium in an open auto.” (w68 5/15 p. 310 Beware of Idolizing Creatures) “Awake! protects us from the creature worship that worldly magazines encourage by featuring personalities.” (w67 1/15 p. 63 Why So Much to Do?) “Many times failure to receive God’s spirit is caused by relying on men rather than God. Even in the days of the apostles there were some who were inclined to look more to the individual than to God or Christ. This is a form of…

The Ransom—A Perfect Present From the Father

…1:27 we learn that the form of worship of which the Father approves is “to look after orphans and widows in their tribulation, and to keep oneself without spot from the world.” What charitable works is the Organization known for? Do we have lists in every congregation to provide for widows and orphans as the first century congregation did? Does a 10-year-membership in the United Nations Organization qualify as being “without spot from the world”? “Let Your Will Take Place” In paragraph 10, we get an example of the mixed messages being conveyed which confuse most witnesses. According to the…

Do You Share Jehovah’s Sense of Justice?

…it is, past sins do not go away. Peter’s hypocrisy was confined to one incident in a single congregation, but the hypocrisy of the Governing Body in authorizing the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of New York to join the United Nations as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) member went on for ten years from 1992 – 2001. Was there repentance when this hypocrisy was exposed? Some would argue that there could have been because we cannot know what went on behind closed doors. However, in this case we can be confident in knowing that there was no repentance. How? By…

“They will rule as kings …” – What is a king?

…matters may be delegated to them, just as Moses delegated minor matters to various chiefs, as we saw in Exodus 18:25-26. There is likewise similarity with the appointment of the Levites in Numbers 3: this tribe represented Jehovah’s taking of the all firstborn (living human firstfruits) of the House of Jacob (Numbers 3:11-13; Malachi 3:1-4,17). Having been bought as sons, faithful Christians become a new creation just like Jesus. They will be fully equipped for their own share in the healing of the nations and the teaching of the new Law, so that all the precious ones of the nations

Called Out of Darkness

…Carchemish 1) The exile of Daniel – the 1st and 2nd year of Nebuchadnezzar – the 3rd, 4th and 5th year of Jehoiakim. Scriptures – Dan 1:1-4, Dan 2:1, Jer 25:1-3, Jer 36:1-29 2) Battle of Carchemish (Jeremiah 46:1-2) . . .This is what occurred as the word of Jehovah to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the nations: 2 For Egypt, concerning the military force of Phar′aoh Ne′cho the king of Egypt, who happened to be by the river Eu·phra′tes at Car′che·mish, whom Neb·u·chad·rez′zar the king of Babylon defeated in the fourth year of Je·hoi′a·kim the son of Jo·si′ah, the king…

The Command to Baptize and Teach

…name of the Organization?” (Compare 1 Co 1:10-17) Baptism in association with a Baptist body or a Jehovah’s Witnesses body or another denominational body is contrary to Scripture! Notice the expression “I am with Christ” is listed by Paul along with the others. We even see denominations who call themselves “Church of Christ” and require baptism in association with their denomination whilst rejecting other denominations also named “Church of Christ”. Just one example is the Iglesia Ni Cristo, a religion which is eerily similar to Jehovah’s Witnesses and believes they are the one true Church body. (Matthew 24:49). As articles…

Treasure Your Gift of Free Will

…collective JW consciousness. It is easy to put this to the test. I’ve done it many times. For example, provide a Witness with proof that the Governing Body compromised their neutral standing with Jesus Christ as their husbandly owner by—to use their own reasoning—committing adultery with the wild beast through membership in its image, the United Nations. (For detailed proof, click here.) Invariably, the response will be to ignore the dire implication of this scandal, and instead embark on a kill-the-messenger course of action that starts with the affirmation, “I love Jehovah…” Jehovah, of course, has nothing to do with…

Awakening: Part 5, What’s the Real Problem with JW.org

…been trying to help my brothers and sisters see what is wrong with the Organization by pointing to such things as the hypocrisy of the 10-year membership in the United Nations that was concealed from the brotherhood while the Governing Body was denouncing other religions for compromising their political neutrality. I have also pointed to the abysmal policies that the Organization has in dealing with child sexual abuse. Their stiff-necked resistance to changing these policies so as to protect the “little ones” is appalling. However, my primary focus for the past eight years has been to use the Bible to…

Serve Jehovah with a Complete Heart

…an incident from my own life. (I know that anedotes are not evidence, but I feel that what I’m about to relate is common enough that many out there reading this will concur and can add their own testimony.) Recently in a discussion with some old friends in which I was able to expose some of the organization’s false teachings as well as their hypocritical membership in the United Nations, the husband of the couple, who had been quiet up to that point, piped in and said dismissively, “Well, I love Jehovah!” This was intended to end the discussion in…

“The Judge of All the Earth” Always Does What Is Right

…an older friend who has served in the foreign field and labored as a circuit overseer for many years—ergo, an exceptionally experienced brother—that the Organization was affiliated with the United Nations as an NGO for a 10-year period until caught out by a newspaper article in the UK Guardian. He refused to believe this and suggested that it was the work of apostates. He actually wondered if Raymond Franz was behind it. I marveled at how ready he was to slander the name of another human being without any evidence whatsoever against him. Any one of us who’s stopped going…

Are Jehovah’s Witnesses Blood Guilty Because They Ban Blood Transfusions?

…It took me a lifetime to see it myself. Let me illustrate it this way. Blood represents life, like a flag represents a country. Here we have a picture of the flag of the United States, one of the most widely recognized flags in the world. Did you know that the flag is not supposed to touch the ground at any time? Did you know that there are special ways to dispose of a flag that has worn out? You are not supposed to simply throw it in the garbage or burn it. The flag is considered to be a…

Watchtower Article: When Did God’s Kingdom Begin Ruling? –Part 1

…have ended. Did Jerusalem cease being trampled on by the nations since 1914? JWs will say that Jesus has been installed as king in heavenly Jerusalem which cannot be trampled on by the nations. Is that really so? When Jesus’ anointed brothers were being viciously persecuted by Paul, what did Jesus say to Paul on the road to Damascus? “Paul why are you persecuting me?” Now given that Jesus is king of heavenly Jerusalem, would be reasonable to say that Jerusalem is not being trampled on by the nations when anointed christians are being persecuted? Would it be reasonable to…

The Slow Crumbling of Credibility

…His disciples a lesson and at the same time give hope and confidence to the people in the nations. To His disciples, it is to teach them to not look down on people in the nations. To remain humble. It was a Jewish custom to consider people in the nations as of no value at all. There could be a risk His disciples would adopt or continue with that attitude. But, among the people in the nations,there are persons who will be supporting them (brothers of Jesus), will do basically what Jesus expect His disciples to do but these persons…

Examining Matthew 24, Part 1: The Question

Examining Matthew 24, Part 1: The Question

…this I saw, and look! a great crowd, which no man was able to number, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes; and there were palm branches in their hands. 10 And they keep shouting with a loud voice, saying: “Salvation we owe to our God, who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb.”) But we can see that the future fulfillment would involve a great crowd of all nations, peoples, tribes and tongues. Not just the Israelites. This make more sense when…

Gathering True Worshippers

…storm clouds, it will be a time of judgment for the nations.” – Ezekiel 30:3 NET When will the nations be judged? According to Ezekiel, when the sheep that were scattered are gathered under the messianic king. For our next clue, we look at the words of the shepherd: “Immediately after the suffering of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and all the tribes of…

Exercising Justice

…(Heb. 5:14) We know what a fornicator or an idolater or a drunkard or a prompter of sects or an teacher of apostate ideas is and how he acts. His conduct speaks for itself. Once we know these things, we will obediently cease associating with him. In summary, the exercise of justice under both the Mosaic law and the law of the Christ is done openly and publicly, and it requires all involved to make a personal determination and act accordingly. The Exercise of Justice in Christian Nations The record of the nations of the world is far from untarnished…

TV.JW.ORG, A Missed Opportunity

…there was a larger fulfillment because Jesus himself spoke about it.” He then goes on to point to Luke 21:24 as proof. It reads: “And they will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled on by the nations until the appointed times of the nations are fulfilled.” (Lu 21:24) Do you see anything in those words to indicate Jesus is referring to the dream of Nebuchadnezzar some six centuries earlier? Read the context of Luke 21. What destruction is he referring to? One far in his past,…

2017, December 18 – December 24, Our Christian Life and Ministry

…what we can say is that Jehovah definitely did not “go forth and war against those nations” in 1914. The time mostly likely indicated is Armageddon, when Jesus Christ, on Jehovah God’s behalf will “go forth and war against nations” (Revelation 16:14). It therefore cannot be until that time that Jehovah splits the figurative Mount of Olives to provide a valley of protection. Zechariah 14: 5 (w13 2/15 p20 par. 13) This reference then states “It is imperative that we remain in the valley of protection” referring to our present day. Based on our findings from vs. 3 and 4…