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originally posted by: Akragon
interestingly enough i believe that revelation was actually added to the canon of the bible because it says Jesus is God... Just after the trinity was solidified in Christianity's Rule book
Gen 1:26 ¶ And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: . . .
And you proven the Bible true once again when it says, "hearing they hear not and seeing they see not". You have proven once again you do not believe the Bible and like I said you are a Bible denier and a Bibliophobe.
Again saying such proves you have made yourself god in place of Almighty God, when it comes to His words.
originally posted by: sonofthunder
a reply to: ScatteredThirdAngel
We must remember what happened in the past. It's not that Christianity became "paganized", rather, the pagans became "Christianized". It's the Christians introducing Christianity to the pagans and not the pagans introducing paganism to Christianity.
originally posted by: whereislogic
...but you have disregarded the weightier matters of the Law, namely, justice and mercy and faithfulness. These things it was necessary to do, yet not to disregard the other things. 24 Blind guides, who strain out the gnat but gulp down the camel!
Jehovah's Witnesses, who were committed to nonviolence, refused to cooperate with the Nazi government, because they adhered to a doctrine called "political neutrality." Neutrality to the Witnesses, however, meant anything but passivity. ..., they saw themselves embroiled in a battle of cosmic proportions.
All major religions contain principles of peace and caring. Yet, ancient and modern movements of group violence have often succeeded in mobilizing the believing masses by transcending or subverting elemental religious strictures against harm-doing. The bloody echoes of the Crusades are audible to this day. Religious nutriments can likewise be found in the seedbed of Nazi genocide. The religious dimensions of violence stretch from the Middle East to the Balkans to Southern Asia and show little sign of abatement.
Meanwhile, the Witnesses endeavor to prove themselves to be loyal citizens of God's Kingdom, living in accord with its precepts of peace and justice. To the Witnesses, political neutrality is the appropriate position for any who would profess to follow Jesus and who claim the appellation of “Christian." - Journal of Genocide Research (2004), Vol 6, No 3, September, 319-342
“The person faithful in what is least is faithful also in much.”—LUKE 16:10.
AS THE day progresses, have you ever noticed what happens to a shadow that a tree casts on the ground? Why, the shadow keeps changing in size and direction! Human endeavors and promises are often as unsteady as a shadow. Jehovah God, on the other hand, does not change with time. Referring to him as “the Father of the celestial lights,” the disciple James says: “With him there is not a variation of the turning of the shadow [or, “variation or shadow caused by a turning,” footnote].” (James 1:17) Jehovah is constant and dependable, even in the minutest details. He is “a God of faithfulness.”—Deuteronomy 32:4.
How does God view the dependability of his worshippers? In the same way as did David, who said of them: “My eyes are upon the faithful ones of the earth, that they may dwell with me. The one walking in a faultless way, he it is who will minister to me.” (Psalm 101:6) Yes, Jehovah takes delight in the faithfulness of his servants. With good reason, the apostle Paul wrote: “What is looked for in stewards is for a man to be found faithful.” (1 Corinthians 4:2) ...
What It Means to Be Faithful
“Moses as an attendant was faithful,” states Hebrews 3:5. What made the prophet Moses faithful? In the construction and setting up of the tabernacle, “Moses proceeded to do according to all that Jehovah had commanded him. He did just so.” (Exodus 40:16) As worshippers of Jehovah, we show faithfulness by obediently serving him. This certainly includes our remaining loyal to Jehovah while facing difficult tests or severe trials. However, success in dealing with big tests is not the sole factor that determines our faithfulness. “The person faithful in what is least is faithful also in much,” stated Jesus, “and the person unrighteous in what is least is unrighteous also in much.” (Luke 16:10) We must remain faithful even in seemingly small matters.
Obedience each day in “what is least” is important for two reasons. First, it reveals how we feel about Jehovah’s sovereignty. ...