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Joshua_Verum
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12/31/2015 10:38:44 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
Illustrating how to tell the difference between those who practice true religion and those who do not, the Bible says: "By their fruits you will recognize them. Never do people gather grapes from thorns or figs from thistles, do they?" (Matthew 7:16) Just as you can distinguish a grapevine from a thornbush by what it produces, you can distinguish true religion from false by its fruits, or by these identifying features.

True religion teaches the truth that is based on the Bible, not on human philosophies. (John 4:24; 17:17) This includes religious truths about the soul and the hope of everlasting life on a paradise earth. (Psalm 37:29; Isaiah 35:5, 6; Ezekiel 18:4) It also does not hold back from exposing religious falsehood."Matthew 15:9; 23:27, 28.

True religion helps people to know God, including teaching them his name, Jehovah. (Psalm 83:18; Isaiah 42:8; John 17:3, 6) It does not teach that he is incomprehensible or aloof; rather, it teaches that he wants us to have a relationship with him."James 4:8.

True religion highlights Jesus Christ as the one through whom God grants salvation. (Acts 4:10, 12) Its members obey Jesus" commands and strive to follow his example."John 13:15; 15:14.

True religion focuses on God"s Kingdom as mankind"s only hope. Its members actively tell others about that Kingdom."Matthew 10:7; 24:14.

True religion promotes unselfish love. (John 13:35) It teaches respect for all ethnic groups and welcomes people from all races, cultures, languages, and backgrounds. (Acts 10:34, 35) Moved by love, its members do not go to war."Micah 4:3; 1 John 3:11, 12.

True religion has no paid clergy, and it does not give high-sounding religious titles to any of its members."Matthew 23:8-12; 1 Peter 5:2, 3.

True religion is completely neutral in political affairs. (John 17:16; 18:36) However, its members respect and obey the government where they live, in harmony with the Bible"s command: "Pay back Caesar"s things to Caesar [representing the civil authority], but God"s things to God.""Mark 12:17; Romans 13:1, 2.

True religion is a way of life, not just a ritual or a formality. Its members adhere to the Bible"s high moral standards in all aspects of life. (Ephesians 5:3-5; 1 John 3:18) Rather than being grim, though, they find joy in worshipping "the happy God.""1 Timothy 1:11.

Those who practice true religion will be in the minority. (Matthew 7:13, 14) Members of the true religion are often looked down on, ridiculed, and persecuted for doing God"s will."Matthew 5:10-12.

True religion is not just "the right religion for me"

There is a danger in choosing a religion based solely on how it makes us feel. The Bible foretold a time when people would "surround themselves with [religious] teachers to have their ears tickled." (2 Timothy 4:3) In contrast, the Bible encourages us to follow "the religion that is clean and undefiled from the standpoint of our God and Father," even if that religion is unpopular."James 1:27, footnote; John 15:18, 19.
(Matthew 24:14:) And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

The Kingdom message is reaching all corners of the globe. In 2010 alone, Jehovah"s Witnesses spent over 1.6 billion hours proclaiming this good news in 236 lands. Over the past decade, they have produced and distributed more than 20 billion items of literature.

https://www.jw.org...
janesix
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12/31/2015 11:01:05 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/31/2015 10:38:44 PM, Joshua_Verum wrote:
Illustrating how to tell the difference between those who practice true religion and those who do not, the Bible says: "By their fruits you will recognize them. Never do people gather grapes from thorns or figs from thistles, do they?" (Matthew 7:16) Just as you can distinguish a grapevine from a thornbush by what it produces, you can distinguish true religion from false by its fruits, or by these identifying features.

True religion teaches the truth that is based on the Bible, not on human philosophies. (John 4:24; 17:17) This includes religious truths about the soul and the hope of everlasting life on a paradise earth. (Psalm 37:29; Isaiah 35:5, 6; Ezekiel 18:4) It also does not hold back from exposing religious falsehood."Matthew 15:9; 23:27, 28.

True religion helps people to know God, including teaching them his name, Jehovah. (Psalm 83:18; Isaiah 42:8; John 17:3, 6) It does not teach that he is incomprehensible or aloof; rather, it teaches that he wants us to have a relationship with him."James 4:8.

True religion highlights Jesus Christ as the one through whom God grants salvation. (Acts 4:10, 12) Its members obey Jesus" commands and strive to follow his example."John 13:15; 15:14.

True religion focuses on God"s Kingdom as mankind"s only hope. Its members actively tell others about that Kingdom."Matthew 10:7; 24:14.

True religion promotes unselfish love. (John 13:35) It teaches respect for all ethnic groups and welcomes people from all races, cultures, languages, and backgrounds. (Acts 10:34, 35) Moved by love, its members do not go to war."Micah 4:3; 1 John 3:11, 12.

True religion has no paid clergy, and it does not give high-sounding religious titles to any of its members."Matthew 23:8-12; 1 Peter 5:2, 3.

True religion is completely neutral in political affairs. (John 17:16; 18:36) However, its members respect and obey the government where they live, in harmony with the Bible"s command: "Pay back Caesar"s things to Caesar [representing the civil authority], but God"s things to God.""Mark 12:17; Romans 13:1, 2.

True religion is a way of life, not just a ritual or a formality. Its members adhere to the Bible"s high moral standards in all aspects of life. (Ephesians 5:3-5; 1 John 3:18) Rather than being grim, though, they find joy in worshipping "the happy God.""1 Timothy 1:11.

Those who practice true religion will be in the minority. (Matthew 7:13, 14) Members of the true religion are often looked down on, ridiculed, and persecuted for doing God"s will."Matthew 5:10-12.

True religion is not just "the right religion for me"

There is a danger in choosing a religion based solely on how it makes us feel. The Bible foretold a time when people would "surround themselves with [religious] teachers to have their ears tickled." (2 Timothy 4:3) In contrast, the Bible encourages us to follow "the religion that is clean and undefiled from the standpoint of our God and Father," even if that religion is unpopular."James 1:27, footnote; John 15:18, 19.

Why do you believe mere words in a book?
TBR
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12/31/2015 11:13:09 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/31/2015 10:38:44 PM, Joshua_Verum wrote:
Illustrating how to tell the difference between those who practice true religion and those who do not, the Bible says: "By their fruits you will recognize them. Never do people gather grapes from thorns or figs from thistles, do they?" (Matthew 7:16) Just as you can distinguish a grapevine from a thornbush by what it produces, you can distinguish true religion from false by its fruits, or by these identifying features.

True religion teaches the truth that is based on the Bible, not on human philosophies. (John 4:24; 17:17) This includes religious truths about the soul and the hope of everlasting life on a paradise earth. (Psalm 37:29; Isaiah 35:5, 6; Ezekiel 18:4) It also does not hold back from exposing religious falsehood."Matthew 15:9; 23:27, 28.

True religion helps people to know God, including teaching them his name, Jehovah. (Psalm 83:18; Isaiah 42:8; John 17:3, 6) It does not teach that he is incomprehensible or aloof; rather, it teaches that he wants us to have a relationship with him."James 4:8.

True religion highlights Jesus Christ as the one through whom God grants salvation. (Acts 4:10, 12) Its members obey Jesus" commands and strive to follow his example."John 13:15; 15:14.

True religion focuses on God"s Kingdom as mankind"s only hope. Its members actively tell others about that Kingdom."Matthew 10:7; 24:14.

True religion promotes unselfish love. (John 13:35) It teaches respect for all ethnic groups and welcomes people from all races, cultures, languages, and backgrounds. (Acts 10:34, 35) Moved by love, its members do not go to war."Micah 4:3; 1 John 3:11, 12.

True religion has no paid clergy, and it does not give high-sounding religious titles to any of its members."Matthew 23:8-12; 1 Peter 5:2, 3.

True religion is completely neutral in political affairs. (John 17:16; 18:36) However, its members respect and obey the government where they live, in harmony with the Bible"s command: "Pay back Caesar"s things to Caesar [representing the civil authority], but God"s things to God.""Mark 12:17; Romans 13:1, 2.

True religion is a way of life, not just a ritual or a formality. Its members adhere to the Bible"s high moral standards in all aspects of life. (Ephesians 5:3-5; 1 John 3:18) Rather than being grim, though, they find joy in worshipping "the happy God.""1 Timothy 1:11.

Those who practice true religion will be in the minority. (Matthew 7:13, 14) Members of the true religion are often looked down on, ridiculed, and persecuted for doing God"s will."Matthew 5:10-12.

True religion is not just "the right religion for me"

There is a danger in choosing a religion based solely on how it makes us feel. The Bible foretold a time when people would "surround themselves with [religious] teachers to have their ears tickled." (2 Timothy 4:3) In contrast, the Bible encourages us to follow "the religion that is clean and undefiled from the standpoint of our God and Father," even if that religion is unpopular."James 1:27, footnote; John 15:18, 19.

Well.... I expect there is any chance you think Islam is it, right?
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12/31/2015 11:32:47 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
I can help you find the one true religion. PM me for more information, and remember that I love you always
Gentorev
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12/31/2015 11:52:03 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/31/2015 11:01:05 PM, janesix wrote:
At 12/31/2015 10:38:44 PM, Joshua_Verum wrote:
Illustrating how to tell the difference between those who practice true religion and those who do not, the Bible says: "By their fruits you will recognize them. Never do people gather grapes from thorns or figs from thistles, do they?" (Matthew 7:16) Just as you can distinguish a grapevine from a thornbush by what it produces, you can distinguish true religion from false by its fruits, or by these identifying features.

True religion teaches the truth that is based on the Bible, not on human philosophies. (John 4:24; 17:17) This includes religious truths about the soul and the hope of everlasting life on a paradise earth. (Psalm 37:29; Isaiah 35:5, 6; Ezekiel 18:4) It also does not hold back from exposing religious falsehood."Matthew 15:9; 23:27, 28.

True religion helps people to know God, including teaching them his name, Jehovah. (Psalm 83:18; Isaiah 42:8; John 17:3, 6) It does not teach that he is incomprehensible or aloof; rather, it teaches that he wants us to have a relationship with him."James 4:8.

True religion highlights Jesus Christ as the one through whom God grants salvation. (Acts 4:10, 12) Its members obey Jesus" commands and strive to follow his example."John 13:15; 15:14.

True religion focuses on God"s Kingdom as mankind"s only hope. Its members actively tell others about that Kingdom."Matthew 10:7; 24:14.

True religion promotes unselfish love. (John 13:35) It teaches respect for all ethnic groups and welcomes people from all races, cultures, languages, and backgrounds. (Acts 10:34, 35) Moved by love, its members do not go to war."Micah 4:3; 1 John 3:11, 12.

True religion has no paid clergy, and it does not give high-sounding religious titles to any of its members."Matthew 23:8-12; 1 Peter 5:2, 3.

True religion is completely neutral in political affairs. (John 17:16; 18:36) However, its members respect and obey the government where they live, in harmony with the Bible"s command: "Pay back Caesar"s things to Caesar [representing the civil authority], but God"s things to God.""Mark 12:17; Romans 13:1, 2.

True religion is a way of life, not just a ritual or a formality. Its members adhere to the Bible"s high moral standards in all aspects of life. (Ephesians 5:3-5; 1 John 3:18) Rather than being grim, though, they find joy in worshipping "the happy God.""1 Timothy 1:11.

Those who practice true religion will be in the minority. (Matthew 7:13, 14) Members of the true religion are often looked down on, ridiculed, and persecuted for doing God"s will."Matthew 5:10-12.

True religion is not just "the right religion for me"

There is a danger in choosing a religion based solely on how it makes us feel. The Bible foretold a time when people would "surround themselves with [religious] teachers to have their ears tickled." (2 Timothy 4:3) In contrast, the Bible encourages us to follow "the religion that is clean and undefiled from the standpoint of our God and Father," even if that religion is unpopular."James 1:27, footnote; John 15:18, 19.

Why do you believe mere words in a book?

Joshua Verum does not believe the words as recorded in the Holy Scriptures, but the words of the false prophets who founded the JW religion.
The tongue, the sharp two edged sword that divides the spirit from the soul.
Jovian
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1/1/2016 1:05:58 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 12/31/2015 10:38:44 PM, Joshua_Verum wrote:
True religion teaches the truth that is based on the Bible, not on human philosophies.

You're using a religion to ponder upon which religion is the true one? Maybe...just maybe...you should look in slightly more impartial sources on how to do that. That's like asking a telemarketer who has already called you up in order to try to sell you a hoover on how to find out where you find the best hoovers.
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1/1/2016 12:22:59 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
You ask the question, "How can I find True Religion?" Until you break away from the JW cult which has blinded you to the truths as revealed in God's word, you are doomed to forever walk in darkness.
The tongue, the sharp two edged sword that divides the spirit from the soul.
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1/1/2016 12:32:01 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
1) Make a chart of every religion ever known to man (and woman).

2) Acquire a pin.

3) Blindfold and disorientate yourself

4) Stick pin in chart.

Hey Presto, you have found the one true and holy religion.
Joshua_Verum
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1/1/2016 3:22:55 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 1/1/2016 12:32:01 PM, desmac wrote:
1) Make a chart of every religion ever known to man (and woman).

2) Acquire a pin.

3) Blindfold and disorientate yourself

4) Stick pin in chart.

Hey Presto, you have found the one true and holy religion.

1. Match up the characteristics of the true religion to every religion ever created.

2. Match found! Jehovah's Witnesses

3. Visit https://www.jw.org... and learn more about the true religion!!

4. Await the end of Satan's evil world and the reward of immortality!!
(Matthew 24:14:) And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

The Kingdom message is reaching all corners of the globe. In 2010 alone, Jehovah"s Witnesses spent over 1.6 billion hours proclaiming this good news in 236 lands. Over the past decade, they have produced and distributed more than 20 billion items of literature.

https://www.jw.org...
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1/1/2016 3:24:31 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 1/1/2016 3:22:55 PM, Joshua_Verum wrote:
At 1/1/2016 12:32:01 PM, desmac wrote:
1) Make a chart of every religion ever known to man (and woman).

2) Acquire a pin.

3) Blindfold and disorientate yourself

4) Stick pin in chart.

Hey Presto, you have found the one true and holy religion.

1. Match up the characteristics of the true religion to every religion ever created.

2. Match found! Jehovah's Witnesses

3. Visit https://www.jw.org... and learn more about the true religion!!

4. Await the end of Satan's evil world and the reward of immortality!!

The JW sect is more evil than poor old Satan could ever be!
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1/1/2016 3:41:30 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 1/1/2016 3:24:31 PM, JJ50 wrote:
At 1/1/2016 3:22:55 PM, Joshua_Verum wrote:
At 1/1/2016 12:32:01 PM, desmac wrote:
1) Make a chart of every religion ever known to man (and woman).

2) Acquire a pin.

3) Blindfold and disorientate yourself

4) Stick pin in chart.

Hey Presto, you have found the one true and holy religion.

1. Match up the characteristics of the true religion to every religion ever created.

2. Match found! Jehovah's Witnesses

3. Visit https://www.jw.org... and learn more about the true religion!!

4. Await the end of Satan's evil world and the reward of immortality!!

The JW sect is more evil than poor old Satan could ever be!

I highly doubt Tom Cruse can be wrong . Have you got cash . It's time to go clear.
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1/1/2016 10:24:56 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
The answer depends on who you ask. If you would ask a Mormon to prove the book of Mormon, they would direct you to http://www.bookofmormonevidence.org....... If you ask a Muslim, they would direct you to http://www.bookofmormonevidence.org.... Every religion has their "proof".
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1/1/2016 10:42:55 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
FYI there folks, this is more copy and paste from a JW web site in the OP by this poster. So if you are responding, you are being jerked around.
janesix
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1/1/2016 10:55:48 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 1/1/2016 10:42:55 PM, DPMartin wrote:
FYI there folks, this is more copy and paste from a JW web site in the OP by this poster. So if you are responding, you are being jerked around.

He's been thread spamming the same junk on Hubpages too (and probably other sites as well)
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1/2/2016 3:02:04 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
Write the names of all the religions on separate little pieces of paper, place all of the bits of paper on a tray and throw the tray as high into the air as you can.
The piece of paper that doesn't fall to the ground has the name of the one true religion on it.
Religion is just mind control. George Carlin
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1/7/2016 1:34:15 PM
Posted: 11 months ago
Interesting points..
(Matthew 24:14:) And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

The Kingdom message is reaching all corners of the globe. In 2010 alone, Jehovah"s Witnesses spent over 1.6 billion hours proclaiming this good news in 236 lands. Over the past decade, they have produced and distributed more than 20 billion items of literature...
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1/8/2016 2:23:59 PM
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Keep in mind that there are literally thousands of religions. But even if we group them into major categories you will find that Christianity is about 33% of the world followed by Islam at about 22%, Hinduism at about 14% and then all the rest. This means that if there really is a true religion, ONLY a small minority of the world's religious follow it.

Now given that fact does it not strike you odd that an omnipotent God would engineer things so that only a small minority of his creations follow his Word?

There is no true religion. Religions are man-made constructs designed to give comfort and to control the masses.