a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight
Thanks for the demonstration of 2 Timothy 4:3,4. Doesn't seem to matter much to you how much falsehoods your sources are using (as you've done it
numerous times before and continue to completely ignore any factual/true information that debunks these false accusations). As long as it's 'tickling
your ears' (what you want to hear about Jehovah's Witnesses, let's dig up some more dirt to throw), it's all 'good' (in the eyes of some people who
just want their ears to be tickled)? No matter how ridiculous or far-fetched or blatantly false. It's still a nice distraction from anything I might
want to say or have said in my commentary about bible teachings and any of the relevant bible quotations.
Here, I'll answer one question from one of your sources, the question was:
"Was Charles Taze Russell a 33rd Degree Freemason as was Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon cult?"
No. He wasn't even a Freemason, let alone 33rd Degree (which nicely juices up that myth/false story). These people tend to be more interested in
Freemasonry degrees and hierarchy than the bible and bible teachings. Especially what 1 Timothy 6:4 refers to as "slander, wicked suspicions" are
efficient in 'tickling the ears' of some people.
For there will be a period of time when they will not put up with the wholesome* teaching, but according to their own desires, they will surround
themselves with teachers to have their ears tickled.* 4 They will turn away from listening to the truth and give attention to false stories.*
1st *: Or “healthful; beneficial.”
2nd *: Or “to tell them what they want to hear.”
3rd *: Greek: mythos; KJV: "myths"
1 Timothy 6:3-5
3 If any man teaches another doctrine and does not agree with the wholesome* [Or “healthful; beneficial.”] instruction, which is from our Lord
Jesus Christ, nor with the teaching that is in harmony with godly devotion, 4 he is puffed up with pride and does not understand anything. He is
obsessed* [Or “has an unhealthy fascination.”] with arguments and debates about words. These things give rise to envy, strife, slander,* [Or
“abusive speeches.”] wicked suspicions, 5 constant disputes about minor matters by men who are corrupted in mind and deprived of the truth,
thinking that godly devotion is a means of gain.
2 Corinthians 11:12-15
12 But what I am doing I will continue to do, in order to eliminate the pretext of those who are wanting a basis for being found equal to us in the
things about which they boast. 13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder,
for Satan himself keeps disguising himself as an angel of light. 15 It is therefore nothing extraordinary if his ministers also keep disguising
themselves as ministers of righteousness. But their end will be according to their works.
33 “Either you make the tree fine and its fruit fine or make the tree rotten and its fruit rotten, for by its fruit the tree is known. 34
Offspring of vipers, how can you speak good things when you are wicked? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 The good man out of
his good treasure sends out good things, whereas the wicked man out of his wicked treasure sends out wicked things. 36 I tell you that men will render
an account on Judgment Day for every unprofitable* [Or “worthless.”] saying that they speak; 37 for by your words you will be declared righteous,
and by your words you will be condemned.”
29 Let a rotten word not come out of your mouth, but only what is good for building up as the need may be, to impart what is beneficial to the
Notice the application of 2 Timothy 4:3,4 at the end of this video:
Was Charles Taze Russell a 33rd Degree Freemason as was Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon cult? Carefully notice the Masonic cross at the
upper left corner of the photo below... The Masonic cross used by the Masonic Jehovah's Witnesses. Russell and the Watch Tower Bible and Track
Society in the Greatest Masonic Center Cemetery. ... Notice the illuminati pyramid.
Notice the propagandistic spin to paint a slanderous picture and sell a myth? It's so exaggerated it's almost funny. A symbol that has been used by
the Churches these very people that are making these arguments belong to or get some of their information or teachings from (I used to know of a video
showing a whole bunch of Churches using the same cross and crown symbol, baptists, methodists, protestants, Roman Catholics, but can't find it
anymore) becomes a "Masonic cross" (even though the actual Masonic symbol being referred to, the Masonic variation of the "cross and crown symbol" is
actually slightly different as the one used by those who referred to themselves as "bible students" and the cross and crown symbol in general is
clearly not used only by Freemasons, when considering all the variations of it that have been used; quoting wikipedia regarding the term "cross and
crown symbol"). A regular cemetery becomes "the Greatest Masonic Center Cemetery"; what, just spinning it into a "Masonic Cemetery" wasn't
dramatic enough? Now it's even the "Greatest"? And a regular pyramid marker with no significance other than mark a whole area (275 burial plots) from
a distance becomes an "illuminati pyramid". Talk about chasing shadows.
Charles Taze Russell died in 1916, the Pyramid marker was installed in 1921 (5 years after his death), and the Masonic Temple was built in the mid
1990s, these items have nothing to do with Pastor Russell's grave. The Masonic Temple is not even on the cemetery grounds, it is a different property
altogether. In fact, the Rosemont United Cemetery was never a Masonic cemetery.
Source: the blog I linked earlier, 2nd paragraph
An official Freemason website states: "Russell was not a Freemason. Neither the symbols found in the Watchtower nor the cross and crown symbol are
Oh, and btw, Joseph Smith was a Freemason but he died before the 33rd degree was added. He died in 1844. From wikipedia on the page for the "Scottish
Officially, the Supreme Council, 33°, N.M.J. dates itself from May 15, 1867. ... The current Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic
Jurisdiction of the United States, was thus formed.
Of course "33rd Degree Freemason" sounds way more dramatic.
Smith was raised to the third degree of master mason "on sight" by Grand Master Jonas of the Grand Lodge of Illinois.
no because the Scottish Rite wasn't available to Joseph Smith or anybody else in Illinois at the time. Joseph Smith was a Third Degree Master
Can't even get their red herrings and (reverse?) bait and switch techniques right. Oh, but how some people love to compare Jehovah's Witnesses with
Mormons anyway and give people the false impression that they are similar enough to dismiss them in the same manner with the same negative mental
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