Dec 222013

Do Jehovah Witnesses have a monopoly on true worship and everlasting life?

“Come to Jehovah’s organization for salvation” – Watchtower 1981 Nov 15 p.212

The most important concept behind being a Jehovah’s Witness is that you need to follow the Watchtower organization for salvation.  The Bible is an organizational Book and no matter how much reading one does, he or she can not progress on the road to life without his visible organization they says.

Baptismal second questions is:
“Do you understand that your dedication and baptism identify you as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in association with God’s spirit-directed organization?

Having answered yes to these questions, candidates are in a right heart condition to undergo Christian baptism.”

Pay attention to the 2nd questions during the Baptism, people are been dedicated to the spirit directed watchtower organization.  Not being Baptize in the name of the father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit as Jesus commands.

Yes, the organization Governing Body make people to think that they are the only people serving God.   Just like Pharisees of Jesus Day.  However Jesus gave them an illustration to correct their erroneous belief.

Luke 18:9 -14
But he spoke this illustration also to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and who considered the rest as nothing: 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, the one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood and began to pray these things to himself, ‘O God, I thank you I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unrighteous, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week, I give the tenth of all things I acquire.’ 13 But the tax collector standing at a distance was not willing even to raise his eyes heavenward, but kept beating his breast, saying, ‘O God, be gracious to me a sinner.’
14 I tell YOU, This man went down to his home proved more righteous than that man; because everyone that exalts himself will be humiliated, but he that humbles himself will be exalted.”

Prophet Elijah think that he alone is left serving God.  But god corrected him and replace him with a new Prophet Elisha.

1. King 19: 12-15-18
15 Jehovah now said to him: “Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus; and you must come in and anoint Haz´a·el as king over Syria. 16 And Je´hu the grandson of Nim´shi you should anoint as king over Israel; and E·li´sha the son of Sha´phat from A´bel-me·ho´lah you should anoint as prophet in place of you. 17 And it must occur that the one escaping from Haz´a·el’s sword, Je´hu will put to death; and the one escaping from Je´hu’s sword, E·li´sha will put to death.
18 And I have let seven thousand remain in Israel, all the knees that have not bent down to Ba´al, and every mouth that has not kissed him.”

Roman 11:3
3 “Jehovah, they have killed your prophets, they have dug up your altars, and I alone am left, and they are looking for my soul.” 4 Yet, what does the divine pronouncement say to him? “I have left seven thousand men over for myself, [men] who have not bent the knee to Ba´al.” 5 In this way, therefore, at the present season also a remnant has turned up according to a choosing due to undeserved kindness.
6 Now if it is by undeserved kindness, it is no longer due to works; otherwise, the undeserved kindness no longer proves to be undeserved kindness.

Apostle John think that they are the only people serving God but Jesus corrected him.

Mark 9:38-40
38 John said to him: “Teacher, we saw a certain man expelling demons by the use of your name and we tried to prevent him, because he was not accompanying us.”
39 But Jesus said: “Do not try to prevent him, for there is no one that will do a powerful work on the basis of my name that will quickly be able to revile me; 40 for he that is not against us is for us..

Apostle Paul shows that many Christians are given different spiritual gifts and that all belong to the body of Christ.  No single church or organization can possess
All the spiritual gifts.

I Corinthian 12:1-30
Spiritual gifts and those who have them today.

Our salvation is based on grace, favor and under serve kindness of God and Jesus. It is not based on our self righteousness and on our work, so that no one can boast.
Our faith in Jesus ransom sacrifice and knowing that we are condemn sinners is all we need to be save.

Ephesians 2:8-9
8 By this undeserved kindness, indeed, YOU have been saved through faith; and this not owing to YOU, it is God’s gift. 9 No, it is not owing to works, in order that no man should boast.

I Titus 3:4-7
4 However, when the kindness and the love for man on the part of our Savior, God, was manifested, 5 owing to no works in righteousness that we had performed, but according to his mercy he saved us through the bath that brought us to life and through the making of us new by holy spirit. 6 This [spirit] he poured

I was a religious a fanatics and worshiping the organization at a time before Jesus anointed me with Holy Spirit and I started learning from Holy Spirit as Jesus stated in (John 16:12-14 and John 14:26, 2 Timothy 3:15-17)  He remove religious cataract from my spiritual eyes and gave me Godly lenses.  For this I am being persecuted for my faith in Jesus Christ as the only Way, the only Truth, and Life(John 14:6, Act 12:4)


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Dec 202013

144,000 is it a literal number

It is mentioned just twice in the Bible.

Revelation 7:3,4 – “”Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until after we have sealed the slaves of our God in their foreheads.” And I heard the number of those who were sealed, a hundred and forty-four thousand, sealed out of every tribe of the sons of Israel.”

Is 144,000 a literal numbers?

–Does This means that 144,000 are still on Earth. Until after Armageddon?

Revelation 14:1, 4-5 – “And I saw, and, look! the Lamb standing upon the Mount Zion, and with him a hundred and forty-four thousand having his name and the name of his Father written on their foreheads. …
These are the ones that did not defile themselves with women; in fact, they are virgins. These are the ones that keep following the Lamb no matter where he goes. These were bought from among mankind as firstfruits to God and to the Lamb, and no falsehood was found in their mouths; they are without blemish.”

The Watchtower makes the claim that in these Scriptures the number 144,000 is literal, but all other descriptors of them are figurative, saying that they are not literally:

1—–from the tribes of Israel
2—-having the name of Lamb and Father on their foreheads
4—-holding no falsehood on their mouths
5—-without blemish
6—-they did not defied themselves with women
In such a figurative passage there is no strong reason to believe that the number 144,000 is any less figurative.

Closer inspection of Revelation also shows that this group are not collected over a two thousand year period, but rather the entire group reside on earth at the time of the great tribulation. Revelation 7:4 says that the winds are held back, not to seal the remnant, but rather to seal a 144,000 sons of Israel.

Eisegesis interpretation

The term “little flock of 144,000″ never appears in the Bible
As discussed at the section on paradise, the Bible consistently shows that the resurrection hope is a heavenly one held out to all Christians. In an effort to make the number that go to heaven appear small, the Watchtower refers to a heavenly class that is described as a “Little Flock of 144,000″.

“One aspect of that secret involved Jehovah’s selecting a “little flock” of 144,000 humans to be associated with his Son as part of the seed, to reign with him in heaven.” Examining the Scriptures Daily 2007 p.117 Nov 28.

These terms do not appear together in the Bible, and there is no reason to believe they refer to the same group. Yet Watchtower publications group “little flock” and “144,000″ together over 300 times over the last 5 decades.

The 144,000 (hundred and forty-four thousand) are described only twice in the Bible at Revelation 7 and 14, and the term Little Flock appears only once:

Luke 12:32 “Have no fear, little flock, because YOUR Father has approved of giving YOU the kingdom.

To group these terms and claim heaven will be limited to a little flock results from an eisegesis doctrinal approach, as the context of Revelation and the gospels contain no such arbitrary links. As shown at Great Crowd, the other sheep (gentiles) actually become part of the little flock (Jews) and the great crowd is a heavenly group.

OtherSheep in John 10:7-9, 16 are the Gentiles

The Lost Sheep’s are the Jews.
Mathews. 15: 22-24 , Matthew 10:5-6 ,

The Jews are little flocks when compared to Gentile Nations.
Luke 12:32
But they are one flock and one shepherd.

Acts 15:7-9 God put no difference btw the JEWS AND THE GENTILE

Acts 15: 7 Now when much disputing had taken place, Peter rose and said to them: “Men, brothers, YOU well know that from early days God made the choice among YOU that through my mouth people of the nations should hear the word of the good news and believe; 8 and God, who knows the heart, bore witness by giving them the holy spirit, just as he did to us also. 9 And he made no distinction at all between us and them, but purified their hearts by faith. 10 Now, therefore, why are YOU making a test of God by imposing upon the neck of the disciples a yoke that neither our forefathers nor we were capable of bearing? 11 On the contrary, we trust to get saved through the undeserved kindness of the Lord Jesus in the same way as those people also.”

Roman 11:16-26. Paul was talking about the Jews and the Gentiles

Revelation 19:1. Rev. 7:4, 9-15 The great crowd and the figurative 144,000 will be in heaven after the great tribulation.

In fact, it is prematurely and misleading to use the book of REVELATION which was prophesy about future plan of Jehovah and apply it before the great Tribulation comes.

Faithful Men of Old have Heavenly Hope.

Hebrew 11:13-19
13 In faith all these died, although they did not get the [fulfillment of the] promises, but they saw them afar off and welcomed them and publicly declared that they were strangers and temporary residents in the land. 14 For those who say such things give evidence that they are earnestly seeking a place of their own. 15 And yet, if they had indeed kept remembering that [place] from which they had gone forth, they would have had opportunity to return.
16 But now they are reaching out for a better [place], that is, one belonging to HEAVEN. Hence God is not ashamed of them, to be called upon as their God, for he has made a city ready for them.
17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, as good as offered up Isaac, and the man that had gladly received the promises attempted to offer up [his] only-begotten [son], 18 although it had been said to him: “What will be called ‘your seed’ will be through Isaac.” 19 But he reckoned that God was able to raise him up even from the dead; and from there he did receive him also in an illustrative way.

Matthew 11:11
I assure you that John the Baptist is greater than anyone who has ever lived. But the one who is least in the Kingdom of heaven is greater than John. (Matthew 11:11 GNBDK). What does this means?

Early church members are more than 144,000.

Act 2:41. 3.000
Act. 4:4. 5,000
Act. 9:42. Many became believers
Act. 17:4. Great multitude
Act. 19:18 Many became believers
Act. 13:44-48. All the city gathered and became believers
Act. 21:20. Thousand of believers

Early Local Churches

Rome 1:7. Rome
1 Corinthian. 1:2. Corinthian
Galatians 1:2. Galatia
Philip 1:1. Philippians
Ephesians 1:1. Ephesians
Colosse1:2. Colossians
1Thessalonians 1:1. Thessalonians
Titus 1:5. Crete ,
Revelation 2:8. Smyrna.
Revelation 2:18 Tyatira
Revelation 3:7 Philadelphia
Revelation 3:14 Laodicea
Revelation 2:12 Pergamum
Revelation 3:1. Sardis
And Bithynia

What is the total population of these churches?

The book of revelation was written in 96 AD
Jerusalem temple was destroyed in. 70 AD

That was 26 years of church growth was more than 144,000 people.

The total numbers of those myrtires from the early Apostles to the 18th Centuries are more than 144,000 people.

If the criteria’s of those who are going to rule with Jesus in Heaven is been killed like Jesus among other qualifications, then the number of 144,000 must be a symbolic number just as their descriptions is Revelation 14:1-3. Those who died for the love Christ exceeded 144,000 people.

If the interpretation of the Watchtower Society based on 144,000 as a literal numbers is correct, then, the number of 144,000 would have been sealed before the birth of Pastor C.T. Russell, the founder of Watchtower Organization.

Heavens is Home for All Believers.

Philippians 3:20-21
20 As for us, our citizenship exists in the heavens, from which place also we are eagerly waiting for a savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will refashion our humiliated body to be conformed to his glorious body according to the operation of the power that he has, even to subject all things to himself.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-17
13 Moreover, brothers, we do not want YOU to be ignorant concerning those who are sleeping [in death]; that YOU may not sorrow just as the rest also do who have no hope. 14 For if our faith is that Jesus died and rose again, so, too, those who have fallen asleep [in death] through Jesus God will bring with him. 15 For this is what we tell YOU by Jehovah’s word, that we the living who survive to the presence of the Lord shall in no way precede those who have fallen asleep [in death]; 16 because the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a commanding call, with an archangel’s voice and with God’s trumpet, and those who are dead in union with Christ will rise first. 17 Afterward we the living who are surviving will, together with them, be caught away in clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and thus we shall always be with [the] Lord. 18 Consequently keep comforting one another with these words.

John 1:12-13
12 However, as many as did receive him, to them he gave authority to become God’s children, because they were exercising faith in his name; 13 and they were born, not from blood or from a fleshly will or from man’s will, but from God.

I John 5:1-2
1 Everyone believing that Jesus is the Christ has been born from God, and everyone who loves the one that caused to be born loves him who has been born from that one. 2 By this we gain the knowledge that we are loving the children of God, when we are loving God and doing his commandments.

I Peter 1:3-5
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for according to his great mercy he gave us a new birth to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead
4 to an incorruptible and undefiled and unfading inheritance. It is reserved in the heavens for YOU,
5 who are being safeguarded by God’s power through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last period of time.

Matthew 8:11
11 But I tell YOU that many from eastern parts and western parts will come and recline at the table with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of the heavens;

If we rely on the Holy Spirit to teach us without religious bias then the Bible is sufficient to lead us to Christ Jesus for external life.

Dec 192013

Come to Jesus Christ for Salvation

Matthew 11:28-30 – “28 Come to me, all YOU who are toiling and loaded down, and I will refresh YOU. 29 Take my yoke upon YOU and learn from me, for I am mild-tempered and lowly in heart, and YOU will find refreshment for YOUR souls. 30 For my yoke is kindly and my load is light.”

Acts  4:12 – “Furthermore, there is no salvation in anyone else, for there is not another name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must get saved.”

John 10:7-10,27-30 – “7 Therefore Jesus said again: ‘Most truly I say to YOU, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All those that have come in place of me (false Teachers)are thieves and plunderers; but the sheep have not listened to them. 9 I am the door; whoever enters through me will be saved, and he will go in and out and find pasturage. 10 The thief does not come unless it is to steal and slay and destroy. I have come that they might have life and might have it in abundance. 11 I am the fine shepherd; the fine shepherd surrenders his soul in behalf .’”

“27 My sheep listen to my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 28 And I give them everlasting life, and they will by no means ever be destroyed, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 What my Father has given me is something greater than all other things, and no one can snatch them out of the hand of the Father. 30 I and the Father are one.”

John 14:6 (KJV) – “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

1 Timothy 2: 3-5 – “3 This is fine and acceptable in the sight of our Savior, God, 4 whose will is that all sorts of men should be saved and come to an accurate knowledge of truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, a man, Christ Jesus.”

Acts  10:43 – “To him all the prophets bear witness, that everyone putting faith in him gets forgiveness of sins through his name.”

Ephesians 2:8-9 – “8 By this undeserved kindness, indeed, YOU have been saved through faith; and       this not owing to YOU, it is God’s gift. 9 No, it is not owing to works,  in order that no man should have ground for boasting.”

1 John 5:  11-13 – “11 And this is the witness given, that God gave us everlasting life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that has the Son has this life; he that does not have the Son of God does not have this life. 13 I write YOU these things that YOU may know that YOU have life everlasting, YOU who put YOUR faith in the name of the Son of God.”

John 6: 53-58 – “53 Accordingly Jesus said to them: ‘Most truly I say to YOU, Unless YOU eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, YOU have no life in yourselves. 54 He that feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has everlasting life, and I shall resurrect him at the last day; 55 for my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. 56 He that feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood remains in union with me, and I in union with him. 57 Just as the living Father sent me forth and I live because of the Father, he also that feeds on me, even that one will live because of me. 58 This is the bread that came down from heaven. It is not as when YOUR forefathers ate and yet died. He that feeds on this bread will live forever.”
rselves to every human conscience in the sight of God.’”

2 Corinthian 4: 3-6 – “3 If, now, the good news we declare is in fact veiled, it is veiled among those who are perishing, 4 among whom the god of this system of things has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, that the illumination of the glorious good news about the Christ, who is the image of God, might not shine through. 5 For we are preaching, not ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as YOUR slaves for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God is he who said: “Let the light shine out of darkness,” and he has shone on our hearts to illuminate [them] with the glorious knowledge of God by the face of Christ.”

2 Corinthians 3:12-18 – “12 Therefore, as we have such a hope, we are using great freeness of speech, 13 and not doing as when Moses would put a veil upon his face, that the sons of Israel might not gaze intently at the end of that which was to be done away with.
14 But their mental powers were dulled. For to this present day the same veil remains unlifted at the reading of the old covenant, because it is done away with by means of Christ. 15 In fact, down till today whenever Moses is read, a veil lies upon their hearts.
16 But when there is a turning to Jehovah, the veil is taken away. 17 Now Jehovah is the Spirit; and where the spirit of Jehovah is, there is freedom. 18 And all of us, while we with unveiled faces reflect like mirrors the glory of Jehovah, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, exactly as done by Jehovah [the] Spirit.”

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Dec 182013

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