• What is up with my shrinking answer count?

    My number of answers has decreased over 120 in the last week or so. Do questions (and answers) "expire" and fall of someone's answer count? Are questions being deleted at that kind of rate? Some of them seem to be gone from just a few weeks ago. Are these being delete by the Asker or by Yahoo? Inquiring minds want to know!... show more
    My number of answers has decreased over 120 in the last week or so. Do questions (and answers) "expire" and fall of someone's answer count? Are questions being deleted at that kind of rate? Some of them seem to be gone from just a few weeks ago. Are these being delete by the Asker or by Yahoo? Inquiring minds want to know! Something was/is going on. The reason I noticed was because I had just rounded 16,000 and gotten to about 16,020 ... then a drop to about 15,970 ... after a week or so the high count was 16,068. Now as I comment it is 15,911. That adds up to over 200 questions and answers. The numbers themselves don't bother me, it is just the surprise of so much ... what? Reporting or censoring or ????. There is no way to know unless someone can identify some of the questions being culled.
    9 answers · Yahoo Answers · 12 months ago
  • How is Justification and Sanctification obtained by Jehovah's Witnesses who are not Christ's brothers or joint heirs, not of the 144,000?

    Insight book (volume 2, page 857) applies JUSTIFICATION only to those who become “Christ’s brothers” – the 144,000 with a heavenly hope. Under the heading ‘The Process of SANCTIFICATION” (volume 2, page 857) they apply this only to those who will go to heaven – the 144,000. Sanctification is a “procedure for those who are to become joint heirs with... show more
    Insight book (volume 2, page 857) applies JUSTIFICATION only to those who become “Christ’s brothers” – the 144,000 with a heavenly hope. Under the heading ‘The Process of SANCTIFICATION” (volume 2, page 857) they apply this only to those who will go to heaven – the 144,000. Sanctification is a “procedure for those who are to become joint heirs with Christ.” I thought ALL believers are recipients of God's Grace and are Justified and Sanctified through faith in Christ Jesus? Romans 3:20 - "Therefore no-one will be declared righteous in God's sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin. But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ TO ALL who believe." The Bible does NOT say to SOME who believe, but to ALL who believe in Jesus Christ. No mention of a select group of 144,000. ONE faith, ONE hope, etc. For clarification, I'm asking how Christians are justified and sanctified NOW, as in after they come to saving faith in Christ Jesus while still alive - before they die. It's an on-going process for ALL Christians. I can't see anything in my Bible that says justification and sanctification applies only 144,000 believers. Oh, and I haven't given anybody a thumbs down.
    5 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 year ago
  • Why do people worship Jesus?

    It kind of seems like cultural appropriation to me to worship a 2,000 year old dead Jew. Why do Europeans and Americans nowadays still do it? Hebrew people don't even speak a language in the same category as Europeans. Seems odd to me. by "category" I mean they are unrelated languages. Categorized in different groups.
    It kind of seems like cultural appropriation to me to worship a 2,000 year old dead Jew. Why do Europeans and Americans nowadays still do it? Hebrew people don't even speak a language in the same category as Europeans. Seems odd to me. by "category" I mean they are unrelated languages. Categorized in different groups.
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 years ago
  • What do JW's read from mostly on sundays and wensdays the bible or the watch tower?

    or another book not the bible makes one think how much is the watch tower really messing with peoples minds the answer is other book 8 paged work book and another book put out by the watch tower
    or another book not the bible makes one think how much is the watch tower really messing with peoples minds the answer is other book 8 paged work book and another book put out by the watch tower
    2 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 years ago
  • Former Jehovah's Witnesses, what lead you to believe that the Jehovah's Witnesses had the truth of the Bible? Edit?

    and what lead you to believe that the Jehovah's Witnesses no longer had the truth of the Bible Note: re-asked question because people moved question out of the religion category.
    and what lead you to believe that the Jehovah's Witnesses no longer had the truth of the Bible Note: re-asked question because people moved question out of the religion category.
    4 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 years ago
  • Jehovah's Witnesses, who was the antichrist in the 1st century and who is the antichrist today?

    I'm thinking of Bible verses such as 1 John 2:18-22 and 1 John 4:2-3; also 2 John 7. Then there is 2 Thessalonians 2:3. Another verse that comes to mind is Philippians 2:11. I was surprised to discover this question (which originally appeared in Religion & Spirituality) was moved into the Business & Finance/Corporations section. I... show more
    I'm thinking of Bible verses such as 1 John 2:18-22 and 1 John 4:2-3; also 2 John 7. Then there is 2 Thessalonians 2:3. Another verse that comes to mind is Philippians 2:11. I was surprised to discover this question (which originally appeared in Religion & Spirituality) was moved into the Business & Finance/Corporations section. I realize that the Watchtower Society is a large printing business as well as a being a corporation, but since the question is about the Antichrist, I can't imagine how it would have gone into B&F - unless a level 7 contributor deliberately put it there? Ah, well. Never mind. At least it's now back in the right section.
    3 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 years ago
  • Jehovahs Witnesses. Who are the 'unrighteous' mentioned in acts 24:15?

    Im really confused. My study conductor said that everyone who dies goes to SHEOL except those who purposely turned away from Jehovah, the disfellowshipped are in GEHENNA. But then I read comments and statements from JW's stating that the unrighteous ARE people who didn't get the chance to learn about Jehovah. So does this mean that everyone... show more
    Im really confused. My study conductor said that everyone who dies goes to SHEOL except those who purposely turned away from Jehovah, the disfellowshipped are in GEHENNA. But then I read comments and statements from JW's stating that the unrighteous ARE people who didn't get the chance to learn about Jehovah. So does this mean that everyone who says 'not interested' when JWs come knocking and then they die the next day. Do they not get classed as unrighteous? What if a JW has an unbelieving spouse who dies. Do they not get classed as unrighteous? Do these examples go to GEHENNA? I cant find any scriptures stating that the UNRIGHTEOUS ARE PEOPLE who DID NOT get A CHANCE to know Jehovah. Perhaps you can point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance.
    9 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 years ago
  • Christians, is this report a trustworthy expose of the truth about Jehovah's Witnesses or...?

    is this report by a journalist on recent sex abuse scandals the work of Satan? Are Jehovah's Witnesses being targeted by the media and persecuted? Objective opinions welcome. http://www.revealnews.org/article/jehova...
    is this report by a journalist on recent sex abuse scandals the work of Satan? Are Jehovah's Witnesses being targeted by the media and persecuted? Objective opinions welcome. http://www.revealnews.org/article/jehova...
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 years ago
  • Christians, was Jesus resurrected with a glorified body or as a spirit creature?

    I ask because one denomination claims Jesus' body disappeared and Jesus came back to life as a spirit creature. They say that if Jesus had been resurrected as a human, that would nulify the ransom. But surely, if Jesus' body was not resurrected, then what came out of the tomb could not have been the resurrected Jesus? And if Jesus'... show more
    I ask because one denomination claims Jesus' body disappeared and Jesus came back to life as a spirit creature. They say that if Jesus had been resurrected as a human, that would nulify the ransom. But surely, if Jesus' body was not resurrected, then what came out of the tomb could not have been the resurrected Jesus? And if Jesus' body was not resurrected then there can be no hope of a physical resurrection for anybody. This is a theological question and requires an answer from the Bible. With all due respect, I am not interested in the personal opinions of atheists on the subject of Jesus and the resurrection. I want to know what the Bible says. Tim, you say Paul's words were spoken to the first century Christians who looked forward to being part of God's heavenly kingdom. Well, that is the hope of ALL born-again Christians. I know Witnesses think the promises in the New Testament apply to only 144,000 persons, but that is not what Christians believe. I know you belive there will be a physical, bodily resurrection of people to life on earth, but if Jesus' body was not resurrected, then there is no hope of any physical resurrection. The idea of two hopes (one heavenly and one earthly) is unbiblical (Ephesians 4:5). My question asks why you claim Jesus' body disappeared and Jesus came back to life as a spirit creature. I want to know why you believe if Jesus had been resurrected with a body the ransom would have been nulified. If Jesus was raised as a spirit then the idea of a bodily resurrection is nul and void. Nobody stole the body, it didn't miraculously disappear. Jesus' body was resurrected as glorified, imperishable. 1 Cor.15:35-54 describes the resurrection of ALL who belong to Christ, not just 144,000 persons. "The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonour, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body." That does not say the body is resurrected as a spirit creature. It says the physical body is raised as a glorious, imperishable, incorruptible body, fit for heaven - just like Jesus. The expression "flesh and blood" stands for perishable, corrupt, weak, sinful human beings. That is why "flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable." But the resurrection body is none of that! Philippians 3:20-21 says Jesus "will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body." It does NOT say Jesus will transform us into spirit creatures. Our bodies will be tranformed just like Jesus' body. Read Acts 2:22-32. How else to explain Luke 22:28-30? Jesus told his disciples they will eat and drink at his table in his kingdom. Spirit creatures have no need of food or drink! Was Jesus telling lies, or trying to deceive? Did he not mean what he said? Finally, 1 Peter 3:18 says Christ was made alive BY the spirit, and not IN the spirit as the NWT wrongly says. There is a Greek phrase for "in the spirit" but that is not the Greek phrase as used in 1 Peter 3:18. Compare KIT for 1 Peter 3:18 with Romans 8:9.
    6 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 years ago
  • Christians who have been brought up in that religion, how do you know your faith is your own?

    How do you know you really are a true Christian with a real faith in God? Or is your faith second-hand, and you are just following what your parents believe? In other words, is your faith alive and genuine or do you just believe what you've been told by others? Oh, my, but aren't we a judgmental lot this morning! Did we wake up on the... show more
    How do you know you really are a true Christian with a real faith in God? Or is your faith second-hand, and you are just following what your parents believe? In other words, is your faith alive and genuine or do you just believe what you've been told by others? Oh, my, but aren't we a judgmental lot this morning! Did we wake up on the wrong side of the bed, spiritually speaking, or has Yahoo Religion& Spirituality now become a site to bash Christians? This question is addressed to Christians because it's about Christianity. It would be nice if we could hear from Christians on this subject. I have been a Christian for almost 20 years, and that is whay I ask this question. I chose to become a Christian but some people are brought up in that faith.
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 years ago
  • Jehovah's Witnesses, do you know how many of the 144,000 have been identified since 1930?

    I ask because I read an answer from Angelmusic 1914 saying the Great Tribulation will start when the number of the 144,000 has been sealed. Then I discovered you thought the number had been sealed in the mid 1930's. Is there any way to know how many Jehovah's Witnesses have been part of the 144,000 since Charles Russell started the Bible... show more
    I ask because I read an answer from Angelmusic 1914 saying the Great Tribulation will start when the number of the 144,000 has been sealed. Then I discovered you thought the number had been sealed in the mid 1930's. Is there any way to know how many Jehovah's Witnesses have been part of the 144,000 since Charles Russell started the Bible Students (who later became known as Jehovah's Witnesses)? Tim and Angelmusic both confirm that Jehovah's Witnesses have no idea how many of them belong to the 144,000. What I don't understand is the idea that any Witness who has been sealed and has God's Spirit could have been mistaken and subsequently "fallen away." It is the perfect excuse to claim that is why they will never know how many of them are actually part of this number. But it nowhere explains why only 144,000 persons can be sealed and have God's Spirit. However, that is another question for another time.
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 years ago
  • Christians, can a spirit of bitterness and resentment cause us to become sick? Is forgiveness good for us?

    The Bible speaks about the heart 300 times. Physically, the heart is a vitally important muscle which is responsible for pumping blood through the body, but the heart is also used as a metaphor when talking about emotions. We say a person has a bitter heart, or a heart of stone; that out of the heart come all sorts of desires and evil thoughts. ... show more
    The Bible speaks about the heart 300 times. Physically, the heart is a vitally important muscle which is responsible for pumping blood through the body, but the heart is also used as a metaphor when talking about emotions. We say a person has a bitter heart, or a heart of stone; that out of the heart come all sorts of desires and evil thoughts. Proverbs 17:22 says “A cheerful heart is good medicine.” Is there a link between our spiritual and emotional heart condition and our physical and mental health? What side effects arise when we store up bitterness and resentment against others and is forgiveness good for our health? My interest in the subject of bitterness came from an experience a Christian friend of mine had. It wasn't till after she had a heart attack that she linked her physical condition to her spiritual condition. Her bitterness was not directed at God, but at her husband. She has long since repented of the bitterness and resentment that she had allowed to build up in her. That got me thinking about the link between spiritual sickness, mental sickness and physical sickness. Could a heart attack be linked to bitterness and resentment? Could repressed anger and how we deal with it result in mental and physical harm? And is it true that forgiveness is good for our health?
    1 answer · Religion & Spirituality · 4 years ago
  • Are there gradations of sin?

    BQ. In case yes, how do you make the gradation? Quoting Annsan_In_Him: " I now see sin in a very different light to how I used to see it". That is a very important statement! Paul in his Pastoral Epistles uses an unique expression: "It is a trustworthy statement" (cf. 3:1; 4:9; 2Ti 2:11; Tit 3:8), which announces a statement... show more
    BQ. In case yes, how do you make the gradation? Quoting Annsan_In_Him: " I now see sin in a very different light to how I used to see it". That is a very important statement! Paul in his Pastoral Epistles uses an unique expression: "It is a trustworthy statement" (cf. 3:1; 4:9; 2Ti 2:11; Tit 3:8), which announces a statement summarizing key doctrines. This is a "key experience" for any and every true believer. Sin will become more and more distasteful and horrific as we more and more see God`s holy and loving nature. @Reedemed by the Blood of the Lamb. However, it also seems to be the case that knowledge affects the severity of sin as well. As more knowledge, the harder the chastisement. God acknowledge ignorance and pass over for a time (cf. Ps 78:38, 39; Ac 17:30, 31; 2Pe 3:9). Thank you all for answering! Any imperfection leads to death for those who not in the Lord Jesus Christ. However for a Christian one particular sin canhave great consequences in chastisement, according to knowledge.
    12 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 5 years ago
  • Jehovah Witnesses: Where does it say in the Bible that not everyone will be resurrected?

    Please show me some scriptural proof.
    Please show me some scriptural proof.
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 5 years ago
  • How is my question suddenly going in other section?

    who is doing it?
    who is doing it?
    4 answers · Society & Culture · 5 years ago
  • Christians : how instrumental has God been in your life?

    How has God transformed your life and it what ways? Have you experienced any miracles or amazing things that God has done? If so it would be great to hear.
    How has God transformed your life and it what ways? Have you experienced any miracles or amazing things that God has done? If so it would be great to hear.
    4 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 5 years ago