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10/3/2014 1:36:29 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
"God's word identifies anointed Christians who are caring for Christ's interests on earth as "the faithful and discreet slave." When Christ inspected the "slave" in 1918, He found those anointed ones on earth to be faithful in providing "spiritual food at the proper time." - WatchTower, Jan 15, 2008, p. 15.

Thus out of allllllllll the so-called "Christian" groups and sects, Jesus recognized - after a thorough examination - that the anointed "Bible Students" associated with the WatchTower were the ones "dispensing spiritual food at the proper time." All others were mixing truth with error.

Of course, a few years later, they did another of their switch-a-roos which was mislabeled again as "new light":

"Who, then, is the faithful and discreet slave? In keeping with Jesus" pattern of feeding many through the hands of a few, that slave is made up of a small group of anointed brothers who are directly involved in preparing and dispensing spiritual food during Christ"s presence," - Watchtower, July 15, 2013, p. 22

We come to find out now that this "small group" is ... the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses!

"That faithful slave is the channel through which Jesus is feeding his true followers in this time of the end. It is vital that we recognize the faithful slave. Our spiritual health and our relationship with God depend on this channel," (Watchtower, July 15, 2013, p. 20"

Anyway, what were they teaching in 1914-1918 that so impressed Jesus Christ that He put them in charge of dispensing their knowledge (spiritual food) to all "true followers"?

Here's a list:

(1) That Jesus "turned His attention to earth" in 1874.
(2) That the generation that saw the signs of 1914 would also see Armageddon.
(3) That Armageddon would commence in 1925.
(4) That 1925 was at least as significant a year in Biblical prophesy as 1914.
(5) That in 1925, David, Goliath, and other OT luminaries would be resurrected.
(6) That mothers who had recently lost their sons in the first world war would have them back in 1925.
(7) That building a mansion out in San Diego (Beth Sarim) to house OT prophets was a grand idea.
(8) Morticians would be put out of business and become decorators.
(9) The millennial reign of Christ began in 1873.
(10) The 'battle of the great day of God Almighty' (Revelation 16:14), which will end in A.D. 1914 with the complete overthrow of earth's present rulership, is already commenced. This was in 1908.
(11) "1925 will mark the resurrection of the faithful worthies of old"
(12) "No doubt Satan believed the Millennial Kingdom was due to be setup in 1915... Be that as it may, there is evidence that the establishment of the Kingdom in Palestine will probably be in 1925"
(13) "There will be no slip-up...Abraham should enter upon the actual possession of his promised inheritance in the year 1925"
(14) "This chronology is not of man but of God...of divine origin ...absolutely and unqualifiedly correct"
(15) "In view of this strong Bible evidence concerning the Times of the Gentiles, we consider it an established truth that the final end of the kingdoms of this world, and the full establishment of the kingdom of God, will be accomplished by the end of A.D. 1914.". This was in 1902.
(16) "True, it is expecting great things to claim, as we do, that within the coming twenty-six years all present governments will be overthrown and dissolved" (1908)
(17) "Firstly, that at that date (1914) the Kingdom of God, for which our Lord taught us to pray, saying, "Thy Kingdom come," will begin to assume control, and that it will then shortly be "set up," or firmly established, in the earth, on the ruins of present institutions." (1915)
(18) "the Kingdom of God is already begun, that it is pointed out in prophecy as due to begin the exercise of power in A.D. 1878" (1915)
(19) "we recognize A.D. 1881 as marking the close of the 'high calling,' or invitation to the blessing peculiar to this age - to become joint-heirs with Christ and partakers of the divine nature" (1915)
(20) "And the mountains were not found. Even the republics will disappear in the fall of 1920. And the mountains were not found. Every kingdom of earth will pass away, be swallowed up in anarchy" - 1917
(21) "in the year 1918, when God destroys the churches wholesale and the church members by million, it shall be that any that escape shall come to the works of Pastor Russell to learn the meaning of the downfall of Christianity" - 1917
(22) "As the fleshly-minded apostates from Christianity, siding with the radicals and revolutionaries, will rejoice at the inheritance of desolation that will be Christendom's after 1918, so will God do to the successful revolutionary movement; it shall be utterly desolated, "even all of it." Not one vestige of it shall survive the ravages of world-wide all embracing anarchy, in the fall of 1920" - 1917

This was the story in 1925: "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. The date 1925 is even more distinctly indicated by the Scriptures than 1914: Our thought is, that 1925 is definitely settled by the Scriptures."

This was the story in 1926: "Some anticipated that the work would end in 1925, but the Lord did not state so. The difficulty was that the friends inflated their imaginations beyond reason; and that when their imaginations burst asunder, they were inclined to throw away everything."

See? The problem was not the WatchTower per se. Oh, no. They blamed "the friends" who "inflated their imaginations." LMAO! Shades of honesty through a thick lens, I'd say!

Anyway, since Jesus was so very pleased with the teachings of this group in the 1914-1918 period, is it not judicious to at least see what He was so tickled with? Boy, Jesus chose a real beacon of light, didn't He?

When one peruses those 22 statements that fairly represent WatchTower teachings of the 1910-1918 time period, it is very easy to see how the Lord was so impressed. He couldn't help but declare them to be the "faithful and discreet slave."
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10/9/2014 9:11:10 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/3/2014 1:36:29 PM, annanicole wrote:
"God's word identifies anointed Christians who are caring for Christ's interests on earth as "the faithful and discreet slave." When Christ inspected the "slave" in 1918, He found those anointed ones on earth to be faithful in providing "spiritual food at the proper time." - WatchTower, Jan 15, 2008, p. 15.

Thus out of allllllllll the so-called "Christian" groups and sects, Jesus recognized - after a thorough examination - that the anointed "Bible Students" associated with the WatchTower were the ones "dispensing spiritual food at the proper time." All others were mixing truth with error.

Of course, a few years later, they did another of their switch-a-roos which was mislabeled again as "new light":

"Who, then, is the faithful and discreet slave? In keeping with Jesus" pattern of feeding many through the hands of a few, that slave is made up of a small group of anointed brothers who are directly involved in preparing and dispensing spiritual food during Christ"s presence," - Watchtower, July 15, 2013, p. 22

We come to find out now that this "small group" is ... the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses!

"That faithful slave is the channel through which Jesus is feeding his true followers in this time of the end. It is vital that we recognize the faithful slave. Our spiritual health and our relationship with God depend on this channel," (Watchtower, July 15, 2013, p. 20"

Anyway, what were they teaching in 1914-1918 that so impressed Jesus Christ that He put them in charge of dispensing their knowledge (spiritual food) to all "true followers"?

Here's a list:

(1) That Jesus "turned His attention to earth" in 1874.
(2) That the generation that saw the signs of 1914 would also see Armageddon.
(3) That Armageddon would commence in 1925.
(4) That 1925 was at least as significant a year in Biblical prophesy as 1914.
(5) That in 1925, David, Goliath, and other OT luminaries would be resurrected.
(6) That mothers who had recently lost their sons in the first world war would have them back in 1925.
(7) That building a mansion out in San Diego (Beth Sarim) to house OT prophets was a grand idea.
(8) Morticians would be put out of business and become decorators.
(9) The millennial reign of Christ began in 1873.
(10) The 'battle of the great day of God Almighty' (Revelation 16:14), which will end in A.D. 1914 with the complete overthrow of earth's present rulership, is already commenced. This was in 1908.
(11) "1925 will mark the resurrection of the faithful worthies of old"
(12) "No doubt Satan believed the Millennial Kingdom was due to be setup in 1915... Be that as it may, there is evidence that the establishment of the Kingdom in Palestine will probably be in 1925"
(13) "There will be no slip-up...Abraham should enter upon the actual possession of his promised inheritance in the year 1925"
(14) "This chronology is not of man but of God...of divine origin ...absolutely and unqualifiedly correct"
(15) "In view of this strong Bible evidence concerning the Times of the Gentiles, we consider it an established truth that the final end of the kingdoms of this world, and the full establishment of the kingdom of God, will be accomplished by the end of A.D. 1914.". This was in 1902.
(16) "True, it is expecting great things to claim, as we do, that within the coming twenty-six years all present governments will be overthrown and dissolved" (1908)
(17) "Firstly, that at that date (1914) the Kingdom of God, for which our Lord taught us to pray, saying, "Thy Kingdom come," will begin to assume control, and that it will then shortly be "set up," or firmly established, in the earth, on the ruins of present institutions." (1915)
(18) "the Kingdom of God is already begun, that it is pointed out in prophecy as due to begin the exercise of power in A.D. 1878" (1915)
(19) "we recognize A.D. 1881 as marking the close of the 'high calling,' or invitation to the blessing peculiar to this age - to become joint-heirs with Christ and partakers of the divine nature" (1915)
(20) "And the mountains were not found. Even the republics will disappear in the fall of 1920. And the mountains were not found. Every kingdom of earth will pass away, be swallowed up in anarchy" - 1917
(21) "in the year 1918, when God destroys the churches wholesale and the church members by million, it shall be that any that escape shall come to the works of Pastor Russell to learn the meaning of the downfall of Christianity" - 1917
(22) "As the fleshly-minded apostates from Christianity, siding with the radicals and revolutionaries, will rejoice at the inheritance of desolation that will be Christendom's after 1918, so will God do to the successful revolutionary movement; it shall be utterly desolated, "even all of it." Not one vestige of it shall survive the ravages of world-wide all embracing anarchy, in the fall of 1920" - 1917

This was the story in 1925: "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. The date 1925 is even more distinctly indicated by the Scriptures than 1914: Our thought is, that 1925 is definitely settled by the Scriptures."

This was the story in 1926: "Some anticipated that the work would end in 1925, but the Lord did not state so. The difficulty was that the friends inflated their imaginations beyond reason; and that when their imaginations burst asunder, they were inclined to throw away everything."

See? The problem was not the WatchTower per se. Oh, no. They blamed "the friends" who "inflated their imaginations." LMAO! Shades of honesty through a thick lens, I'd say!

Anyway, since Jesus was so very pleased with the teachings of this group in the 1914-1918 period, is it not judicious to at least see what He was so tickled with? Boy, Jesus chose a real beacon of light, didn't He?

When one peruses those 22 statements that fairly represent WatchTower teachings of the 1910-1918 time period, it is very easy to see how the Lord was so impressed. He couldn't help but declare them to be the "faithful and discreet slave."

Using their own literature, I've presented these facts (and many others) to hundreds of JW's, and have had many of them turn away from this cult. The ones I have the most disdain for are the ones who see the fakery but excuse it with lies and continue to deceive the young and unintelligent.

How a thinking person can fall for this nonsense is beyond me.
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10/9/2014 10:10:05 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I keep my distance these days when it comes to, JW"s views on the Lord Jesus Christ and such. In the past maybe 40 yr"s that I"ve run into their position on things, it"s changed and thing they go on about change. For example, back then, they where hot and heavy on being the 144,000 mentioned in Rev. Now, not so much, maybe their ranks exceeded that number.

What I have found out then, was most were carrying their own translation of the bible that if my memory serves in the first chapter of the Gospel according to John, omits a few key versus or wordings, when it comes to understanding what and who scripture says Jesus Christ is. Plus some other significant differences that I don"t remember.
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10/9/2014 10:25:10 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/9/2014 10:12:06 AM, bulproof wrote:
They are christians you know?

really..? because 'Christian' literally means Christ-like. and Christ never kicked followers out of his group because they didn't bring in enough profit and converts. (JW's do this)
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10/9/2014 10:27:17 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
JW theology is so off it boggle's my mind how people involved in it don't realize the lies and leave.
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10/9/2014 10:27:40 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/9/2014 10:12:06 AM, bulproof wrote:
They are christians you know?

According to you, you don"t believe any of this stuff. How is it now you"re an expert on what a Christian is, or what qualifies a Christian to be a Christian? It"s a mazing how these people think we"re supposed to take anything they say seriously.

If one wants to know about how his car works, he goes to a experienced mechanic, he doesn"t go to someone who has never turned a wrench.
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10/9/2014 10:36:38 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Well, for the record all the JW"s I"ve ever met have been a decent sort of people, but what they follow seems to be outside of the basic agreed things about the Lord that the majority of denominations agree on.
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10/10/2014 12:05:57 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/9/2014 9:11:10 AM, ethang5 wrote:
At 10/3/2014 1:36:29 PM, annanicole wrote:
"God's word identifies anointed Christians who are caring for Christ's interests on earth as "the faithful and discreet slave." When Christ inspected the "slave" in 1918, He found those anointed ones on earth to be faithful in providing "spiritual food at the proper time." - WatchTower, Jan 15, 2008, p. 15.

Thus out of allllllllll the so-called "Christian" groups and sects, Jesus recognized - after a thorough examination - that the anointed "Bible Students" associated with the WatchTower were the ones "dispensing spiritual food at the proper time." All others were mixing truth with error.

Of course, a few years later, they did another of their switch-a-roos which was mislabeled again as "new light":

"Who, then, is the faithful and discreet slave? In keeping with Jesus" pattern of feeding many through the hands of a few, that slave is made up of a small group of anointed brothers who are directly involved in preparing and dispensing spiritual food during Christ"s presence," - Watchtower, July 15, 2013, p. 22

We come to find out now that this "small group" is ... the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses!

"That faithful slave is the channel through which Jesus is feeding his true followers in this time of the end. It is vital that we recognize the faithful slave. Our spiritual health and our relationship with God depend on this channel," (Watchtower, July 15, 2013, p. 20"

Anyway, what were they teaching in 1914-1918 that so impressed Jesus Christ that He put them in charge of dispensing their knowledge (spiritual food) to all "true followers"?

Here's a list:

(1) That Jesus "turned His attention to earth" in 1874.
(2) That the generation that saw the signs of 1914 would also see Armageddon.
(3) That Armageddon would commence in 1925.
(4) That 1925 was at least as significant a year in Biblical prophesy as 1914.
(5) That in 1925, David, Goliath, and other OT luminaries would be resurrected.
(6) That mothers who had recently lost their sons in the first world war would have them back in 1925.
(7) That building a mansion out in San Diego (Beth Sarim) to house OT prophets was a grand idea.
(8) Morticians would be put out of business and become decorators.
(9) The millennial reign of Christ began in 1873.
(10) The 'battle of the great day of God Almighty' (Revelation 16:14), which will end in A.D. 1914 with the complete overthrow of earth's present rulership, is already commenced. This was in 1908.
(11) "1925 will mark the resurrection of the faithful worthies of old"
(12) "No doubt Satan believed the Millennial Kingdom was due to be setup in 1915... Be that as it may, there is evidence that the establishment of the Kingdom in Palestine will probably be in 1925"
(13) "There will be no slip-up...Abraham should enter upon the actual possession of his promised inheritance in the year 1925"
(14) "This chronology is not of man but of God...of divine origin ...absolutely and unqualifiedly correct"
(15) "In view of this strong Bible evidence concerning the Times of the Gentiles, we consider it an established truth that the final end of the kingdoms of this world, and the full establishment of the kingdom of God, will be accomplished by the end of A.D. 1914.". This was in 1902.
(16) "True, it is expecting great things to claim, as we do, that within the coming twenty-six years all present governments will be overthrown and dissolved" (1908)
(17) "Firstly, that at that date (1914) the Kingdom of God, for which our Lord taught us to pray, saying, "Thy Kingdom come," will begin to assume control, and that it will then shortly be "set up," or firmly established, in the earth, on the ruins of present institutions." (1915)
(18) "the Kingdom of God is already begun, that it is pointed out in prophecy as due to begin the exercise of power in A.D. 1878" (1915)
(19) "we recognize A.D. 1881 as marking the close of the 'high calling,' or invitation to the blessing peculiar to this age - to become joint-heirs with Christ and partakers of the divine nature" (1915)
(20) "And the mountains were not found. Even the republics will disappear in the fall of 1920. And the mountains were not found. Every kingdom of earth will pass away, be swallowed up in anarchy" - 1917
(21) "in the year 1918, when God destroys the churches wholesale and the church members by million, it shall be that any that escape shall come to the works of Pastor Russell to learn the meaning of the downfall of Christianity" - 1917
(22) "As the fleshly-minded apostates from Christianity, siding with the radicals and revolutionaries, will rejoice at the inheritance of desolation that will be Christendom's after 1918, so will God do to the successful revolutionary movement; it shall be utterly desolated, "even all of it." Not one vestige of it shall survive the ravages of world-wide all embracing anarchy, in the fall of 1920" - 1917

This was the story in 1925: "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. The date 1925 is even more distinctly indicated by the Scriptures than 1914: Our thought is, that 1925 is definitely settled by the Scriptures."

This was the story in 1926: "Some anticipated that the work would end in 1925, but the Lord did not state so. The difficulty was that the friends inflated their imaginations beyond reason; and that when their imaginations burst asunder, they were inclined to throw away everything."

See? The problem was not the WatchTower per se. Oh, no. They blamed "the friends" who "inflated their imaginations." LMAO! Shades of honesty through a thick lens, I'd say!

Anyway, since Jesus was so very pleased with the teachings of this group in the 1914-1918 period, is it not judicious to at least see what He was so tickled with? Boy, Jesus chose a real beacon of light, didn't He?

When one peruses those 22 statements that fairly represent WatchTower teachings of the 1910-1918 time period, it is very easy to see how the Lord was so impressed. He couldn't help but declare them to be the "faithful and discreet slave."

Using their own literature, I've presented these facts (and many others) to hundreds of JW's, and have had many of them turn away from this cult. The ones I have the most disdain for are the ones who see the fakery but excuse it with lies and continue to deceive the young and unintelligent.

How a thinking person can fall for this nonsense is beyond me.

It's like falling for Alcoholics Anonymous: the program never fails (by definition). It all comes back to allegiance to an organization.
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10/10/2014 12:26:06 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/10/2014 12:05:57 AM, annanicole wrote:
At 10/9/2014 9:11:10 AM, ethang5 wrote:
At 10/3/2014 1:36:29 PM, annanicole wrote:
"God's word identifies anointed Christians who are caring for Christ's interests on earth as "the faithful and discreet slave." When Christ inspected the "slave" in 1918, He found those anointed ones on earth to be faithful in providing "spiritual food at the proper time." - WatchTower, Jan 15, 2008, p. 15.

Thus out of allllllllll the so-called "Christian" groups and sects, Jesus recognized - after a thorough examination - that the anointed "Bible Students" associated with the WatchTower were the ones "dispensing spiritual food at the proper time." All others were mixing truth with error.

Of course, a few years later, they did another of their switch-a-roos which was mislabeled again as "new light":

"Who, then, is the faithful and discreet slave? In keeping with Jesus" pattern of feeding many through the hands of a few, that slave is made up of a small group of anointed brothers who are directly involved in preparing and dispensing spiritual food during Christ"s presence," - Watchtower, July 15, 2013, p. 22

We come to find out now that this "small group" is ... the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses!

"That faithful slave is the channel through which Jesus is feeding his true followers in this time of the end. It is vital that we recognize the faithful slave. Our spiritual health and our relationship with God depend on this channel," (Watchtower, July 15, 2013, p. 20"

Anyway, what were they teaching in 1914-1918 that so impressed Jesus Christ that He put them in charge of dispensing their knowledge (spiritual food) to all "true followers"?

Here's a list:

(1) That Jesus "turned His attention to earth" in 1874.
(2) That the generation that saw the signs of 1914 would also see Armageddon.
(3) That Armageddon would commence in 1925.
(4) That 1925 was at least as significant a year in Biblical prophesy as 1914.
(5) That in 1925, David, Goliath, and other OT luminaries would be resurrected.
(6) That mothers who had recently lost their sons in the first world war would have them back in 1925.
(7) That building a mansion out in San Diego (Beth Sarim) to house OT prophets was a grand idea.
(8) Morticians would be put out of business and become decorators.
(9) The millennial reign of Christ began in 1873.
(10) The 'battle of the great day of God Almighty' (Revelation 16:14), which will end in A.D. 1914 with the complete overthrow of earth's present rulership, is already commenced. This was in 1908.
(11) "1925 will mark the resurrection of the faithful worthies of old"
(12) "No doubt Satan believed the Millennial Kingdom was due to be setup in 1915... Be that as it may, there is evidence that the establishment of the Kingdom in Palestine will probably be in 1925"
(13) "There will be no slip-up...Abraham should enter upon the actual possession of his promised inheritance in the year 1925"
(14) "This chronology is not of man but of God...of divine origin ...absolutely and unqualifiedly correct"
(15) "In view of this strong Bible evidence concerning the Times of the Gentiles, we consider it an established truth that the final end of the kingdoms of this world, and the full establishment of the kingdom of God, will be accomplished by the end of A.D. 1914.". This was in 1902.
(16) "True, it is expecting great things to claim, as we do, that within the coming twenty-six years all present governments will be overthrown and dissolved" (1908)
(17) "Firstly, that at that date (1914) the Kingdom of God, for which our Lord taught us to pray, saying, "Thy Kingdom come," will begin to assume control, and that it will then shortly be "set up," or firmly established, in the earth, on the ruins of present institutions." (1915)
(18) "the Kingdom of God is already begun, that it is pointed out in prophecy as due to begin the exercise of power in A.D. 1878" (1915)
(19) "we recognize A.D. 1881 as marking the close of the 'high calling,' or invitation to the blessing peculiar to this age - to become joint-heirs with Christ and partakers of the divine nature" (1915)
(20) "And the mountains were not found. Even the republics will disappear in the fall of 1920. And the mountains were not found. Every kingdom of earth will pass away, be swallowed up in anarchy" - 1917
(21) "in the year 1918, when God destroys the churches wholesale and the church members by million, it shall be that any that escape shall come to the works of Pastor Russell to learn the meaning of the downfall of Christianity" - 1917
(22) "As the fleshly-minded apostates from Christianity, siding with the radicals and revolutionaries, will rejoice at the inheritance of desolation that will be Christendom's after 1918, so will God do to the successful revolutionary movement; it shall be utterly desolated, "even all of it." Not one vestige of it shall survive the ravages of world-wide all embracing anarchy, in the fall of 1920" - 1917

This was the story in 1925: "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. The date 1925 is even more distinctly indicated by the Scriptures than 1914: Our thought is, that 1925 is definitely settled by the Scriptures."

This was the story in 1926: "Some anticipated that the work would end in 1925, but the Lord did not state so. The difficulty was that the friends inflated their imaginations beyond reason; and that when their imaginations burst asunder, they were inclined to throw away everything."

See? The problem was not the WatchTower per se. Oh, no. They blamed "the friends" who "inflated their imaginations." LMAO! Shades of honesty through a thick lens, I'd say!

Anyway, since Jesus was so very pleased with the teachings of this group in the 1914-1918 period, is it not judicious to at least see what He was so tickled with? Boy, Jesus chose a real beacon of light, didn't He?

When one peruses those 22 statements that fairly represent WatchTower teachings of the 1910-1918 time period, it is very easy to see how the Lord was so impressed. He couldn't help but declare them to be the "faithful and discreet slave."

Using their own literature, I've presented these facts (and many others) to hundreds of JW's, and have had many of them turn away from this cult. The ones I have the most disdain for are the ones who see the fakery but excuse it with lies and continue to deceive the young and unintelligent.

How a thinking person can fall for this nonsense is beyond me.

It's like falling for Alcoholics Anonymous: the program never fails (by definition). It all comes back to allegiance to an organization.
You do realize that you risk MCB calling your Mother a whore because you expose the Botchtower & its wannabees!
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10/10/2014 12:29:09 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/10/2014 12:26:06 AM, Composer wrote:
At 10/10/2014 12:05:57 AM, annanicole wrote:
At 10/9/2014 9:11:10 AM, ethang5 wrote:
At 10/3/2014 1:36:29 PM, annanicole wrote:
"God's word identifies anointed Christians who are caring for Christ's interests on earth as "the faithful and discreet slave." When Christ inspected the "slave" in 1918, He found those anointed ones on earth to be faithful in providing "spiritual food at the proper time." - WatchTower, Jan 15, 2008, p. 15.

Thus out of allllllllll the so-called "Christian" groups and sects, Jesus recognized - after a thorough examination - that the anointed "Bible Students" associated with the WatchTower were the ones "dispensing spiritual food at the proper time." All others were mixing truth with error.

Of course, a few years later, they did another of their switch-a-roos which was mislabeled again as "new light":

"Who, then, is the faithful and discreet slave? In keeping with Jesus" pattern of feeding many through the hands of a few, that slave is made up of a small group of anointed brothers who are directly involved in preparing and dispensing spiritual food during Christ"s presence," - Watchtower, July 15, 2013, p. 22

We come to find out now that this "small group" is ... the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses!

"That faithful slave is the channel through which Jesus is feeding his true followers in this time of the end. It is vital that we recognize the faithful slave. Our spiritual health and our relationship with God depend on this channel," (Watchtower, July 15, 2013, p. 20"

Anyway, what were they teaching in 1914-1918 that so impressed Jesus Christ that He put them in charge of dispensing their knowledge (spiritual food) to all "true followers"?

Here's a list:

(1) That Jesus "turned His attention to earth" in 1874.
(2) That the generation that saw the signs of 1914 would also see Armageddon.
(3) That Armageddon would commence in 1925.
(4) That 1925 was at least as significant a year in Biblical prophesy as 1914.
(5) That in 1925, David, Goliath, and other OT luminaries would be resurrected.
(6) That mothers who had recently lost their sons in the first world war would have them back in 1925.
(7) That building a mansion out in San Diego (Beth Sarim) to house OT prophets was a grand idea.
(8) Morticians would be put out of business and become decorators.
(9) The millennial reign of Christ began in 1873.
(10) The 'battle of the great day of God Almighty' (Revelation 16:14), which will end in A.D. 1914 with the complete overthrow of earth's present rulership, is already commenced. This was in 1908.
(11) "1925 will mark the resurrection of the faithful worthies of old"
(12) "No doubt Satan believed the Millennial Kingdom was due to be setup in 1915... Be that as it may, there is evidence that the establishment of the Kingdom in Palestine will probably be in 1925"
(13) "There will be no slip-up...Abraham should enter upon the actual possession of his promised inheritance in the year 1925"
(14) "This chronology is not of man but of God...of divine origin ...absolutely and unqualifiedly correct"
(15) "In view of this strong Bible evidence concerning the Times of the Gentiles, we consider it an established truth that the final end of the kingdoms of this world, and the full establishment of the kingdom of God, will be accomplished by the end of A.D. 1914.". This was in 1902.
(16) "True, it is expecting great things to claim, as we do, that within the coming twenty-six years all present governments will be overthrown and dissolved" (1908)
(17) "Firstly, that at that date (1914) the Kingdom of God, for which our Lord taught us to pray, saying, "Thy Kingdom come," will begin to assume control, and that it will then shortly be "set up," or firmly established, in the earth, on the ruins of present institutions." (1915)
(18) "the Kingdom of God is already begun, that it is pointed out in prophecy as due to begin the exercise of power in A.D. 1878" (1915)
(19) "we recognize A.D. 1881 as marking the close of the 'high calling,' or invitation to the blessing peculiar to this age - to become joint-heirs with Christ and partakers of the divine nature" (1915)
(20) "And the mountains were not found. Even the republics will disappear in the fall of 1920. And the mountains were not found. Every kingdom of earth will pass away, be swallowed up in anarchy" - 1917
(21) "in the year 1918, when God destroys the churches wholesale and the church members by million, it shall be that any that escape shall come to the works of Pastor Russell to learn the meaning of the downfall of Christianity" - 1917
(22) "As the fleshly-minded apostates from Christianity, siding with the radicals and revolutionaries, will rejoice at the inheritance of desolation that will be Christendom's after 1918, so will God do to the successful revolutionary movement; it shall be utterly desolated, "even all of it." Not one vestige of it shall survive the ravages of world-wide all embracing anarchy, in the fall of 1920" - 1917

This was the story in 1925: "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. The date 1925 is even more distinctly indicated by the Scriptures than 1914: Our thought is, that 1925 is definitely settled by the Scriptures."

This was the story in 1926: "Some anticipated that the work would end in 1925, but the Lord did not state so. The difficulty was that the friends inflated their imaginations beyond reason; and that when their imaginations burst asunder, they were inclined to throw away everything."

See? The problem was not the WatchTower per se. Oh, no. They blamed "the friends" who "inflated their imaginations." LMAO! Shades of honesty through a thick lens, I'd say!

Anyway, since Jesus was so very pleased with the teachings of this group in the 1914-1918 period, is it not judicious to at least see what He was so tickled with? Boy, Jesus chose a real beacon of light, didn't He?

When one peruses those 22 statements that fairly represent WatchTower teachings of the 1910-1918 time period, it is very easy to see how the Lord was so impressed. He couldn't help but declare them to be the "faithful and discreet slave."

Using their own literature, I've presented these facts (and many others) to hundreds of JW's, and have had many of them turn away from this cult. The ones I have the most disdain for are the ones who see the fakery but excuse it with lies and continue to deceive the young and unintelligent.

How a thinking person can fall for this nonsense is beyond me.

It's like falling for Alcoholics Anonymous: the program never fails (by definition). It all comes back to allegiance to an organization.
You do realize that you risk MCB calling your Mother a whore because you expose the Botchtower & its wannabees!

LOL Well, "the light is getting brighter", as they say.
Madcornishbiker: "No, I don't need a dictionary, I know how scripture uses words and that is all I need to now."