reply to post by Xcouncil=wisdom
Thank you for a stellar answer. As I've been reading the posts, it occurred to me that people in general are suspicious of what they don't
You're right about the Trinity. Witnesses believe Jesus is the son of God (Jehovah) and that the Holy Spirit is simply the conduit of their power.
When witnesses pray, they pray to Jehovah, in the name of Jesus, through the Holy Spirit. Hope I didn't confuse.
Also, they DO allow and encourage people to use their own bibles to back up biblical teachings. They use their own bible and created it to have the
name of god in it. I'm sure the "scholars" would disapprove, because the original writings were copied down with God's name removed...the priests
felt the lowly and unwashed would "sully" the name and weren't worthy of it.
Did you know that Hitler also murdered Jehovah's Witnesses? They were called International Bible Students then.
Witnesses are ostracized because they don't follow the herd when it comes to mainstream religion. Their biggest and most important "celebration",
if you will, is the called the Memorial, and it's all about Jesus during his final persecution and death, and especially his rising from the dead,
promising eternal life for "whosoever believes".
Every witness I've known, and I have known MANY, including my brother, has been:
FULL OF LOVE FOR MANKIND
They heed the bible text about the word of god being spread to the ends of the earth before Armageddon. That is why they earnestly try to help people.
Although going door to door really makes people irritated, it helps to remind yourself that they are trying to follow God's wishes. I have felt the
same about the Mormons and other religious zealots I have spoken with.
People are inherently flawed, and I believe you'll find bad, hypocritical behavior in every religion. I never saw cruel or hateful acts with the
witnesses, or strict judgement, but they aren't perfect and I'm sure they make mistakes every day.
Also, the 144,000 are the ruling class who are to help and guide the rest of mankind when the dead are raised. The people on earth will have a
paradise, and to be honest...I love our earth. I would choose to stay on earth.
It's what I know, where I'm most comfortable, and a paradise earth with no NWO/AGENDA 21/chemtrails, wars, etc would be heaven to me.
The best way to find out about Jehovah's witnesses is just to talk to them. They aren't psycho cultists, only regular people with hardships just
like you and I but with a passion for God.
One more thing, the Watchtower is simply their beliefs as they pertain to everyday life for us regular Joes and Janes. They just use it as a learning
tool or conversation starter.
Well, I got long winded...sorry, but there is a lot of disinformation out there. I think as a country, tolerance instead of judgement goes a long