• Jehovah's Witnesses. Who appeared that Abraham saw, ran to and bowed to, addressing him as Jehovah?

    Genesis 17:1 When Aʹbram was 99 years old, Jehovah appeared to Aʹbram and said to him: “I am God Almighty. Walk before me and prove yourself faultless. Genesis 18:1-3 Afterward, Jehovah appeared to him among the big trees of Mamʹre while he was sitting at the entrance of the tent during the hottest part of the day. When he saw them, he ran from... show more
    Genesis 17:1 When Aʹbram was 99 years old, Jehovah appeared to Aʹbram and said to him: “I am God Almighty. Walk before me and prove yourself faultless. Genesis 18:1-3 Afterward, Jehovah appeared to him among the big trees of Mamʹre while he was sitting at the entrance of the tent during the hottest part of the day. When he saw them, he ran from the entrance of the tent to meet them, and he bowed down to the ground. Then he said: “Jehovah, if I have found favor in your eyes, please do not pass by your servant. Who appeared here that Abraham saw, ran to and bowed to, addressing him as Jehovah?
    6 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 months ago
  • Jehovah's Witnesses. So Jesus can't be God because people have seen him?

    JWs like to partially quote John 1:18 - NWT "No man has seen God at any time" then stop quoting there and argue that since Jesus was seen he cannot be God. But does this take into account all scriptural information on the matter? Or is this just presenting a half truth? For the scripture continues ... "the only-begotten god who is... show more
    JWs like to partially quote John 1:18 - NWT "No man has seen God at any time" then stop quoting there and argue that since Jesus was seen he cannot be God. But does this take into account all scriptural information on the matter? Or is this just presenting a half truth? For the scripture continues ... "the only-begotten god who is at the Father’s side is the one who has explained Him." So if no one has seen God, then who are these people seeing? Genesis 8:8 Later they heard the voice of Jehovah God as he was walking in the garden about the breezy part of the day, and the man and his wife hid from the face of Jehovah God among the trees of the garden. Can a voice walk? Does a voice have a face? Could they see where this face was to hide from it? Genesis 17:1 When Aʹbram was 99 years old, Jehovah appeared to Aʹbram and said to him: “I am God Almighty. Walk before me and prove yourself faultless. What does "appear" mean. Does it involve seeing? Genesis 18:1-3 Afterward, Jehovah appeared to him among the big trees of Mamʹre while he was sitting at the entrance of the tent during the hottest part of the day. When he saw them, he ran from the entrance of the tent to meet them, and he bowed down to the ground. Then he said: “Jehovah, if I have found favor in your eyes, please do not pass by your servant. Who appeared here that Abraham saw, ran to and bowed to, addressing him as Jehovah? So how are people seeing God, when no man has seen God?
    7 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 months ago
  • Jehovah's Witnesses. Why should we believe in a 2nd fulfillment of Daniel 4 that points to 1914?

    Daniel specifically gives the interpretation for the dream so there is no need to invent another one. Nebuchadnezzar would act as a beast for 7 years. No second fulfillment specified. No reference to gentile times. No reference to end times. No reference to Israel. No reference to the destruction of the kingdom of Judah. No reference to the false... show more
    Daniel specifically gives the interpretation for the dream so there is no need to invent another one. Nebuchadnezzar would act as a beast for 7 years. No second fulfillment specified. No reference to gentile times. No reference to end times. No reference to Israel. No reference to the destruction of the kingdom of Judah. No reference to the false date of 607. No reference to 1914, an invisible paraousia, heavenly rulership, an appointment of a faithful and discreet slave or any other rubbish. It seems this interpretation is wrong on every front. Why not just listen to Daniel and not add to the scriptures?
    11 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 months ago
  • Jehovah's Witnesses. How come if you look deeper into the Bible it always backs up Christian teachings, never the Watchtowers?

    For instance, if you look at the meanings of the letters in YHWH it says "Behold the hand, behold the nails". Clear reference to Christ in the very name God claims as his own. Or if you translate the names of the ancestors of Jesus from Adam to Noah, you get a story - "Man is born to mortal sorrow. The blessed god shall come down,... show more
    For instance, if you look at the meanings of the letters in YHWH it says "Behold the hand, behold the nails". Clear reference to Christ in the very name God claims as his own. Or if you translate the names of the ancestors of Jesus from Adam to Noah, you get a story - "Man is born to mortal sorrow. The blessed god shall come down, teaching his death shall bring the sorrowing comfort". So of course, JWs will argue these revelations. But can they find anything similar to back up the Watchtower teachings? Can the genealogy of Christ be made to say something about 1914, Jesus being the Archangel Michael and the appointment of a "faithful and discreet slave" in 1919? Can the meanings of the letters in the tetragrammaton back up any Watchtower teaching? https://www.google.co.nz/search?newwindo...
    15 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 7 months ago
  • Jehovah's Witnesses. How come Bible prophecy matches history but Watchtower chronology doesn't?

    Jerusalem didn't fall in 607BC. So there was no invisible parousia beginning in 1914. So there was no setting up of "God's Kingdom" in 1914. So there was no appointment of a "faithful and discreet slave" in 1918-19. So all the "preaching" work done in the Watchtower name is all lies. Proof - Jews return in... show more
    Jerusalem didn't fall in 607BC. So there was no invisible parousia beginning in 1914. So there was no setting up of "God's Kingdom" in 1914. So there was no appointment of a "faithful and discreet slave" in 1918-19. So all the "preaching" work done in the Watchtower name is all lies. Proof - Jews return in 537BC. Opposite of return is not destruction or desolation, it is leaving. Counting back 70 years from here gives the date of leaving, not the date of destruction. These are 2 different things. Jeremiah said they would serve the King of Babylon 70 years. Babylon has fallen when Daniel prays for the desolation to end. Temple rebuilt in 516BC. End of the 70 years desolation. Babylon fell in 539BC. Agreed by the Watchtower and history. Nabonidus reigned 17 years, so his reign began 556BC. Labashi-Marduk 1 year. 557BC. Neriglissar 4 years. 561BC. Evil-Merodach 2 years. 563BC. Nebuchadnezzar 43 years. 606BC. Jerusalem fell in the 19th year of Nebuchadnezzar. 587 - 586BC. 2 Kings 25:8-9. Bible prophecy matches history and this should give you great confidence that the rest of the prophecies will come to pass. However the Watchtower chronology doesn't match history. They have not rightly divided the word of god and so teach all JWs to argue with history. Yet reconciling the Bible with history is possible. Why don't JWs want to do it? Yes this is a reup since it appears JWs are a bit sensitive about their inability to match the Bible with history.
    13 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 7 months ago
  • Jehovah's Witnesses. To whom will every knee bow?

    I will provide every scripture on the matter. Can you look at the scriptures and accurately report on who the scriptures say every knee will bow to? Any Christian can see this information and then give a reliable report on what the Word of God says. But can a JW also provide such a report? Can the Word of God flow from your mouth... show more
    I will provide every scripture on the matter. Can you look at the scriptures and accurately report on who the scriptures say every knee will bow to? Any Christian can see this information and then give a reliable report on what the Word of God says. But can a JW also provide such a report? Can the Word of God flow from your mouth unadulterated? Isaiah 45:23 By myself I have sworn, my mouth has uttered in all integrity a word that will not be revoked: Before me every knee will bow; by me every tongue will swear. Romans 14:11 It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.’” Philippians 2:10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, Pretend this is a Watchtower magazine. The questions are posed at the end of the article and the answers are in the article. Check out the article then report back on what it says. You can do this with a Watchtower magazine, how about with the Bible?
    45 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 7 months ago
  • Jehovah's Witnesses. Why should we trust your "faithful and discreet slave"?

    Why should we trust your self proclaimed "faithful and discreet slave". In their 2005 "Organized to do Jehovah's will" book they said you should trust them because Jesus trusts them, and has appointed them over all his belongings. Well I agree. If this is true then that is an overwhelming reason to trust them. But in... show more
    Why should we trust your self proclaimed "faithful and discreet slave". In their 2005 "Organized to do Jehovah's will" book they said you should trust them because Jesus trusts them, and has appointed them over all his belongings. Well I agree. If this is true then that is an overwhelming reason to trust them. But in 2013 they admitted they were not appointed over all Jesus' belongings. Turns out they couldn't be trusted to tell the truth on this matter. It was all a fabrication. Why should we trust them in the face of this bald faced lie?
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 8 months ago
  • Jehovah's Witnesses. Which of these descriptions of Christ can I accept, and which ones must I argue?

    How did you divide scripture into categories of "acceptable" and "must perform reasoning"? Jesus is a man. 1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, Jesus is the Son of Man. Matthew 16:28 “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they... show more
    How did you divide scripture into categories of "acceptable" and "must perform reasoning"? Jesus is a man. 1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, Jesus is the Son of Man. Matthew 16:28 “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.” Jesus is the Son of God. Luke 1:35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God." Jesus is God. Matthew 1:23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). John 20:28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”
    12 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 11 months ago
  • Jehovah's Witnesses. How should a Christian respond to "a different gospel"?

    1 Cor 1:17-18,23-24 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel-not with words of human wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God...but we preach CHRIST CRUCIFIED: a stumbling block to Jews... show more
    1 Cor 1:17-18,23-24 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel-not with words of human wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God...but we preach CHRIST CRUCIFIED: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. "Let the honest-hearted person compare the kind of preaching of the gospel done by the religious systems of Christendom during all the centuries with that done by Jehovah's Witnesses since the end of World War I in 1918. They are not one and the same kind. That of Jehovah's Witnesses is really "gospel" or "good news," as of God's heavenly kingdom that was established by the enthronement of his Son Jesus Christ at the end of the Gentile Times in 1914." Watchtower, May 1, 1981, p. 17 Gal 1:8-9 But even though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to that which you received, let him be accursed.
    Religion & Spirituality · 1 year ago
  • Jehovah's Witnesses. To whom will every knee bow?

    I will provide every scripture on the matter. Can you look at the scriptures and accurately report on who the scriptures say every knee will bow to. Isaiah 45:23 By myself I have sworn, my mouth has uttered in all integrity a word that will not be revoked: Before me every knee will bow; by me every tongue will swear. Romans 14:11 It is... show more
    I will provide every scripture on the matter. Can you look at the scriptures and accurately report on who the scriptures say every knee will bow to. Isaiah 45:23 By myself I have sworn, my mouth has uttered in all integrity a word that will not be revoked: Before me every knee will bow; by me every tongue will swear. Romans 14:11 It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.’” Philippians 2:10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, Pretend this is a Watchtower magazine. The questions are posted at the end of the article and the answers are in the article. Check out the article then report back on what it says. You can do this with a Watchtower magazine, how about with the Bible? Can you demonstrate honest truthful answers that completely align with the word of God, as any Christian can?
    5 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 year ago
  • Jehovah's Witnesses. What should I do if the Bible contradicts my theology?

    Should I alter the Bible to conform to my theology? Should I just use verses that support my theology, and argue all the others. Should I publish "reasonings" to convince people that I'm actually right? Should I tell people that God himself gave me the right interpretation, so you have to listen to me or be annihilated at... show more
    Should I alter the Bible to conform to my theology? Should I just use verses that support my theology, and argue all the others. Should I publish "reasonings" to convince people that I'm actually right? Should I tell people that God himself gave me the right interpretation, so you have to listen to me or be annihilated at Armageddon? Or should I alter my theology to conform to the Bible?
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 year ago
  • Jehovah's Witnesses. Which of the following titles apply to Jesus and Jehovah and which apply to Jesus and Michael?

    According to scripture of course - "one of the foremost princes" - daniel 10:13. lord of lords - deuteronomy 10:17, psalm 136:3, 1 timothy 6:15, revelation 17:14, 19:16 creator - genesis 1:1, job 33:4, isaiah 40:28, john 1:1-3, colossians 1:12-17, hebrews 1:8-12 first and last - isaiah 41:4, 44:6, 48:12, revelation 1:17, 2:8,... show more
    According to scripture of course - "one of the foremost princes" - daniel 10:13. lord of lords - deuteronomy 10:17, psalm 136:3, 1 timothy 6:15, revelation 17:14, 19:16 creator - genesis 1:1, job 33:4, isaiah 40:28, john 1:1-3, colossians 1:12-17, hebrews 1:8-12 first and last - isaiah 41:4, 44:6, 48:12, revelation 1:17, 2:8, 22:13 "i am" - exodus 3:13-14, john 8:24, 58, 13:19 judge - genesis 18:25, psalm 96:13, joel 3:12, 2 timothy 4:1, 2 corinthians 5:10, romans 14:10-12 king - psalm 47, isaiah 44:6-8, jeremiah 10:10, matthew 2:1-6, john 19:21, romans 14:10-12 light - psalm 27:1, isaiah 6:20, john 1:9, 8:12 savior - psalm 106:21, isaiah 44:3,11, 45:21-23, john 4:42, acts 4:10-12, 1 john 4:14 god - hebrews 1:8, psalm 45:6,7, john 20:28, isaiah 9:6, 10:21
    5 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 year ago
  • Jehovah's Witnesses. Besides Jesus, who are the other foremost princes?

    Daniel 10:13 But the princes of the royal realm of Persia was standing in opposition to me for twenty-one days, and, look! Michael, one of the foremost princes, came to help me.
    Daniel 10:13 But the princes of the royal realm of Persia was standing in opposition to me for twenty-one days, and, look! Michael, one of the foremost princes, came to help me.
    9 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 year ago
  • Jehovah's Witnesses. According to scripture, who is identified as "mighty god"?

    Genesis 49:24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:) Deuteronomy 7:21 Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: for the Lord thy God is among you, a mighty God and terrible. 1 Samuel 4:8 Woe unto us! who shall deliver us out... show more
    Genesis 49:24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:) Deuteronomy 7:21 Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: for the Lord thy God is among you, a mighty God and terrible. 1 Samuel 4:8 Woe unto us! who shall deliver us out of the hand of these mighty Gods? these are the Gods that smote the Egyptians with all the plagues in the wilderness. Psalm 50:1 The mighty God, even the Lord, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof. Psalm 132:2 How he sware unto the Lord, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob Psalm 132:5 Until I find out a place for the Lord, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob. Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 10:21 The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God. Jeremiah 32:18 Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the Lord of hosts, is his name, Habakkuk 1:12 Art thou not from everlasting, O Lord my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O Lord, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction.
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 year ago
  • How many Jehovah's Witnesses have performed the magick ritual of "Opening by Watchtower"?

    Do your Governing body members perform it on your behalf? Calling on the guardians of the watchtowers summons the most powerful entities of the astral plane to add a force and momentum to your rituals that cannot be found elsewhere. You face each of the cardinal directions to perform the ritual. first you face east and call out “Guardians of the... show more
    Do your Governing body members perform it on your behalf? Calling on the guardians of the watchtowers summons the most powerful entities of the astral plane to add a force and momentum to your rituals that cannot be found elsewhere. You face each of the cardinal directions to perform the ritual. first you face east and call out “Guardians of the Watchtowers of the east, come forth and arise, to protect and empower this Sacred Circle.”, and so on for each direction. each direction has it's own element, angel and demon. for instance, the element for south is fire, the angel is michael and the demon is satan. performing this ritual can speed you on your way to becoming a living god. notice how watchtower magazines equate working for jehovah as synonymous with working for the governing body? rejecting governing body teachings is the same as rejecting jehovah. in fact, you cannot differentiate between the governing body and jehovah. a direction from the governing body is to be accepted as a direction from jehovah himself. how did this happen? have they become living gods by performing this magick ritual? https://www.becomealivinggod.com/newslet...
    9 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 year ago
  • Jehovah's Witnesses. Was Jesus Michael when he inspected all religions?

    Why then would he appoint as faithful and discreet slave an organisation preaching that Michael the Archangel was the Pope? If Jesus is Michael, was he aware of it? Did he willingly approve a lie? Or was Jesus fooled by a publication? Since the appointment of the fds was based on the Watchtower being the only ones providing correct spiritual... show more
    Why then would he appoint as faithful and discreet slave an organisation preaching that Michael the Archangel was the Pope? If Jesus is Michael, was he aware of it? Did he willingly approve a lie? Or was Jesus fooled by a publication? Since the appointment of the fds was based on the Watchtower being the only ones providing correct spiritual sustenance of meat in due season, are you trying to tell me that this food is proper and true? Mike is the Pope? Or, if Mike is Jesus, then are your current teachings untrue? Including the fds claim? pages 188, 189 ......“ 12:7. And there was war in heaven.- Between the two ecclesiastical powers, Pagan Rome and Papal Rome. Michael. - "Who as God," the Pope.- B275; C62. And his angels. - The Bishops. The following is the reply given in the Catholic catechism to the question, "Who are the successors of the Apostles?" Ans. "The bishops who are rightly consecrated, and are in communion with the head of the Church, the Pope." (Fought against) TO WAR WITH the dragon. - Attempted to get the temporal power away from the civil rulers. - Rev. 2:12. And the dragon. - Imperial Rome. - B288; Rev. 12:3; 20:2. Fought and his angels. - Did everything possible to circumscribe the growing power of the papacy, but all in vain. - Rev. 2:12.” Sources : The Finished Mystery, 1917, the most up to date publication at the time of this "inspection". https://archive.org/details/TheFinishedM...
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 year ago
  • Jehovah's Witnesses. Why does the Watchtower give you Satanic mind injections that inflates your imagination until it bursts asunder?

    "Therefore we may confidently expect that 1925 will mark the return of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the faithful prophets of old, particularly those named by the Apostle in Hebrews 11, to the condition of human perfection." (1918 Ed. — Millions Now Living Will Never Die) "The date 1925 is even more distinctly indicated by the... show more
    "Therefore we may confidently expect that 1925 will mark the return of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the faithful prophets of old, particularly those named by the Apostle in Hebrews 11, to the condition of human perfection." (1918 Ed. — Millions Now Living Will Never Die) "The date 1925 is even more distinctly indicated by the Scriptures than 1914." (1922 — Watchtower, Sept. 1922) "There will be no slip-up... Abraham should enter upon the actual possession of his promised inheritance in the year 1925." (1917 — Watchtower, Oct. 1917) "...we may expect 1925 to witness the return of these faithful men of Israel from the condition of death, being resurrected." (1920 Ed. — Millions Now Living Will Never Die) "Our thought is, that 1925 is definitely settled by the Scriptures. As to Noah, the Christian now has much more upon which to base his faith than Noah had upon which to base his faith in a coming deluge." (1923 — Watchtower, Apr. 1923) "The year 1925 is here. With great expectation Christians have looked forward to this year. Many have confidently expected that all members of the body of Christ will be changed to heavenly glory during this year. This may be accomplished. It may not be. In his due time God will accomplish his purpose concerning his people. Christians should not be so deeply concerned about what may transpire this year." (1925 — Watchtower, Jan. 1925)
    5 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 year ago
  • Jehovah's Witnesses. Are these attributes of an "active force"?

    The Holy Spirit: a. He is spoken of as He and Whom by Jesus (John 14:16,17,26, 15:26, 16:7,8,13-15). b. Has a name (Matt 28:19). c. Is a revealer of future events (Acts 1:16). d. Is an inspirer of prophecy (Heb 3:7). e. Bears witness to us through Old Testament prophecy (Heb 10:15). f. Is God (Acts 5:3,4). g. Descended in bodily form... show more
    The Holy Spirit: a. He is spoken of as He and Whom by Jesus (John 14:16,17,26, 15:26, 16:7,8,13-15). b. Has a name (Matt 28:19). c. Is a revealer of future events (Acts 1:16). d. Is an inspirer of prophecy (Heb 3:7). e. Bears witness to us through Old Testament prophecy (Heb 10:15). f. Is God (Acts 5:3,4). g. Descended in bodily form as a dove (Matt 3:16). h. He is sent by the Father in Jesus' name (John 14:26). i. He is sent by Jesus (John 15:26). j. Is a sender of persons (Acts 10:19,20). k. Appoints overseers (Acts 20:28). l. Is a decider of decrees (Acts 15:28). m. He convicts the world (John 16:8). n. The world does not behold Him or know Him (John 14:17). o. Can be grieved (Eph 4:30). p. Can be spoken against (Matt 12:32). q. Can be put to the test (Acts 5:9). r. Can be blasphemed against (Mark 3:29). s. Can be lied to (Acts 5:3). t. Can forbid one to speak (Acts 16:6). u. Gives testimony to persons (Acts 20:23). v. Bears witness with a Christian's spirit that he is a child of God (Rom 8:16). w. Intercedes in prayer for Christians (Rom 8:26). x. Distributes gifts to Christians (1 Cor 12:11). y. Speaks in Christians for their defense (Matt 10:20). z. He is a counselor (John 14:16). aa. He teaches a Christian all things (John 14:26). ab. He brings to a Christian's remembrance all that Jesus said (John 16:13).
    2 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 year ago
  • Jehovah's Witnesses. Why did this teaching have to receive "new light"?

    "When Christ inspected’ the faithful and discreet slave’ in 1918, he found those anointed ones on earth (Joseph Rutherford and his associates) to be faithful in providing spiritual ‘food at the proper time.’ Hence, Jesus was pleased thereafter to appoint them ‘over all his belongings.’ (Read Matthew 24:45-47)" January 15, 2008 Watchtower... show more
    "When Christ inspected’ the faithful and discreet slave’ in 1918, he found those anointed ones on earth (Joseph Rutherford and his associates) to be faithful in providing spiritual ‘food at the proper time.’ Hence, Jesus was pleased thereafter to appoint them ‘over all his belongings.’ (Read Matthew 24:45-47)" January 15, 2008 Watchtower p 24 "When Does Jesus Appoint the Slave “Over All His Belongings”? Jesus said that the “master on arriving” (literally, “having come”) will appoint the slave “over all his belongings.” When does the Master, Jesus, arrive? The expression translated “on arriving” is a form of the Greek word er′kho·mai. Verses 42 and 44 of chapter 24 translate a form of er′kho·mai as “coming.” In those verses, Jesus is referring to his coming as Judge during the great tribulation.—Matthew 24:30; 25:31, 32. Jesus’ appointment of the “slave” over his “belongings,” then, must also be a future event. He will make that appointment during the great tribulation." https://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses... In 2008 they were saying that the Watchtower had been appointed over all Jesus belongings back in 1919. It was a done deal. I personally never believed it since I checked their "food" from 1919 and found it was not true, but I digress. In 2012 they suddenly, after many years, decided it was not a done deal. Such an appointment never happened. But it will happen one day in the future. Why the change?
    1 answer · Religion & Spirituality · 1 year ago
  • Jehovah's Witnesses. How would you identify "food at the proper time"?

    "When Christ inspected’ the faithful and discreet slave’ in 1918, he found those anointed ones on earth (Joseph Rutherford and his associates) to be faithful in providing spiritual ‘food at the proper time.’ Hence, Jesus was pleased thereafter to appoint them ‘over all his belongings.’ (Read Matthew 24:45-47)" January 15, 2008 Watchtower... show more
    "When Christ inspected’ the faithful and discreet slave’ in 1918, he found those anointed ones on earth (Joseph Rutherford and his associates) to be faithful in providing spiritual ‘food at the proper time.’ Hence, Jesus was pleased thereafter to appoint them ‘over all his belongings.’ (Read Matthew 24:45-47)" January 15, 2008 Watchtower p 24 "The serving of food, the right sort of food, at the proper time was the issue. It had to be according to this that a decision must be rendered by the returned master...Down to 1919 C.E. they had endeavored to give food at the proper time' to the household of faith' or the domestics' of the heavenly Master...but the quality of the food itself was to be considered. In this respect the body of hated, persecuted Christians, who always sought to be faithful slaves of Jesus Christ, met the test." God's Kingdom of a Thousand Years p. 350 Well these certainly are grand claims about what you were preaching in 1918 -19. Can any one of you substantiate these claims by showing me this "food"? When I look I find all sorts of weird teachings like leviathan being a steam locomotive and the Archangel Michael being the Pope in Rome. So one JW tells me I have mistaken interpretations of prophecy for "food". So then which part is the "food" and which part are the mistakes? How do you differentiate the two? https://archive.org/details/TheFinishedM...
    3 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 year ago