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Abiding in our Lord Jesus

Reverence:  Psalm 100:1-5    Shout joy full to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful singing. Know that the Lord Himself is God; it id He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him; bless His name, for the Lord is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting, and His faithfulness to all generations.

Abiding in our Lord Jesus                      Parts 3                         February 12, 2020

Testify of Me!                                                                                                                                                           1. Come and hear, all who fear God, and I will tell you of what He has done for my soul. 2. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. (One has to be peaceful to make peace.) 3. The one who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; the one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the witness that God has borne concerning His Son. 4. And they over came him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even to death. 5. But the witness which I gave is greater than that of John; for the works which the Father has given Me to accomplish, the very works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father has sent Me. 6. And He ordered us to preach to the people, and solemnly to testify that this is the One who has been appointed by God as judge of the living and the dead. 7. And from that city many Samaritans believed in the woman who testified, He told me all things that I have done. 8. There was a man that had many demons in him in the land of the Gearasenes. It was so bad that he did noit live in a house and wore no clothing. When he saw Jesus he cried out to Jesus and asked Him for help. But the unclean spirit said to Jesus, “What do I have to do with You Jesus, Son of the Most high God. I beg you, do not torment me” Jesus asked him his name and the demon said it is legion. Jesus had been commanding the unclean spirit to come out of him. The demon had been asking Jesus not to command them to go to the abyss. Instead, Jesus sent them into a herd of swine, that ran down the hill into the lake and died. The people from the surrounding district, ask Jesus to depart from them. The healed man wanted to go with Jesus, but Jesus said, ” Return to your house and describe what great things God has done for you. And he went away, proclaiming through the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him. 9. Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, or of me His prisoner; but join with me in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God.” Yes, Jesus wants us to join Him in is suffering, to get people to come to Him.
1. Psalm 66:16, 2. James 3:17,18, 3. 1 John 5:10, 4. Revelation 12:11, 5. John 5:36, 6. Acts 10:42 7. John 5:39, 8. Luke 8:26-40, 9. 2 Timothy 1:8

Most of the disciples were martyred  in some way shape or form.  Stephan was martyred by being stoned out side a synagogue, Peter was hung upside down in Rome, at his request. Matthew had gone to Ethiopia, and some disagreement on his martyrdom. Thomas was martyred while being impaled by a spear. They were martyred because of their testimony for Jesus Christ.
There is an apostle of Jesus Christ, that didn’t start out as an apostle. He was an enemy of the cross of Christ.  his name was Saul of Taursus. He was a Pharisee, his father was also a Pharisee. Saul was well schooled in the Jewish Law and customs. The Pharisees opposed Jesus Christ and the church at every turn, and persecuted people who had made a profession of Faith. They would be either stoned, hanged, beaten and threatened. The main body of Pharisees in Jerusalem made papers for Saul to give to local officials to make what they did legal. They did this as a deterant for new christians accepting Christ. One day Saul was going to Damascus, Syria with such papers, to bring back to Jerusalem new Christians for trial. On the road to Damascus a bright light shown around him, Saul fell off his horse to the ground, and the voice said, Saul, Saul why are you persecuting me. Acts 8 & 9 Then Saul was taken to Damascus and Ananias was told to go get Saul and bring him to his house and pray for him to receive is sight. Ananias also introduced Saul to the Apostles in Damascus at the time and He got up and testified of Jesus. During this time Jesus changed Saul’s name to Paul and told Paul what he must suffer for My names sake. He will appear before the gentiles, before kings and your fellow Israelite’s as a witness for Christ. During Paul’s ministry he said that three times he was beaten with rods, once he was stoned, three times he was beaten with 39 lashes each time, ship wrecked, spent a night and a day in the deep waters, On frequent journeys, he had dangers from rivers, robbers, from my countryman, from the gentiles, from my false brethren. Paul has been in great labor and hardships, many sleepless nights, hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposer.    2 Corinthians 11:23-27
But Christ was with Him every step of the way. Why do you think Jesus chose Paul. He knew the Hebrew ways, culture, scriptures, and then Paul went on to write two thirds of the new testament. Paul testified of Christ without any questions of hardship, but faithful in all things to Christ. The other apostles also suffered in testifying for Christ.

The Spirit of Truth: John 15:26-27, John 3:5-8, John 14:16-17

1. When the helper comes, (The Holy Spirit) God is the Spirit of the world. Since God is Spirit, it is He whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, He will bear witness of Me, 27. and you will bear witness also, because you have been with Me from the beginning. 2. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another helper. that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannoit receive, because it does not behold Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you, and will be in you. 3. But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, I believed, therefore I spoke, we also believe, therefore also we speak. 4. Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth. 5. And to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God, who created all things; in order that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places. 6. Jesus answered, Truly, Truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Sprirt, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh. Do not marvel that I said to you, you must be born again. The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.
1. John 15:26-27, 2. John 14:16-17, 3. 2 Corinthians 4:13, 4. 2 Timothy 2:15, 5. Eph 2:9-10, 6. John 3:5-8

Fruit of the Spirit Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Faith and Christ, Ephesians 3:17-20, Philippians 3:8-9,
God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. 4. And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even unto death. 5. But the witness which I have is greater than that of John; for the works which the Father has given Me to accomplish, the very works that I do, bear witness of Me, that the Father has sent me. 6. And He ordered us to preach to the people, and solemnly to testify that this is the One who has been appointed by God as judge of the living and the dead. 7. You search the scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is these that bear witness of Me.

Christ Jesus

1. There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, for the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. 2. I have been crucified with Christ: and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and delivered Himself up for me. 3. Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature, the old things passed away; behold new things have come. Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation . Namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. 4. As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and over flowing with gratitude. 5. If then you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 6. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. 3. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 7. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory. 8. To whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 9. These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world. 10. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they shall never perish; and no one shall snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are the same.
1. Romans 8:1 2. Galatians 2:20 3. 1 Corinthians 5:17 4. Colossians 2:6 5. Colossians 3:1 6. Colossians 3:2 7. Colossians 3:4 8. Colossians 1:27 9. John 16:33 10. John 10:27-28

God and Christ’s Peace and what it will do for you

1. The Lord bless you, and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace. 2. The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of the law. ( this is what Jesus does) 3. Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit. Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry. 4. Mark the blameless man, and behold the the upright; for the man of peace will have posterity. 5. Loving kindness and truth have met together, righteousness and peace have kissed each other. 6. When a man’s ways are pleasing to the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. 7. He who restrains his words has knowledge , and he has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. 8. For a child be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. 9. Or let him rely on My protection, let him make peace with Me, let him make peace with Me. 10.And the work of righteousness will be peace, and the service of righteousness, quietness and confidence forever. 11. How lovely on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who announces peace, and brings good news of happiness, Who announces salvation, and says to Zion, your God reigns. 12. The righteous man perishes, and no man takes it to heart; and devout men are taken away, while no one understands, for the righteous man is taken away from evil, he enters into peace; they rest in their beds, each one who walked in his upright way. 13. There is no peace, says my God, for the wicked. 14. These are the things which you should do; speak truth to one another; judge with truth and judgment for peace in your gates. 15. True instruction was in his mouth, and unrighteousness was not found on his lips; he walked with Me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many back from iniquity. 16. (Jesus Christ came) To shine upon those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. 17. These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world. 18. For the mind set in the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace. 19 Therefore do not let what is for you a good thing be spoken of as evil, for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. v19. So then let us pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another. 20. Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. 21. Finally, brethren, rejoice, be made complete, be comforted, like minded, in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you. 22. Being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all. 23. Be anxious for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your mind in Christ Jesus. 24. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. 25. And by common confession great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, was vindicated in the Spirit, beheld by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed in the world, taken up in glory.

These verses will help us to abide in Him. When we do this we will find peace for our lives and learn to be peaceful to other people in our lives, to emulate Christ and not make Him a liar in our lives.

1. Numbers 6:24-25, 2. Deuteronomy 29:29, 3. Psalm 34:13-15, 4. Psalm 37:37, 5. Psalm 85:10, 6. Proverbs16:7, 7. Proverbs 17:27-28, 8. Proverbs 9:6, 9. Isaiah 27:5, 10. Isaiah 32:17, 11. Isaiah 52:7 12. Isaiah 57:1-2, 13. Isaiah 57:21, 14. Zechariah 8:16, 15. Malachi 2:6, 16. Luke 1:79, 17. John 16:33, 18. Romans 8:6, 19. Romans 14:16-17 & 19, 20. Romans 15:13, 21. 2 Corinthians 13:11, 22. Ephesians 4:3-6, 23. Philippians 4:6-7, 24. Colossians 3:15, 25. 1 Timothy 3:16

Abiding in Christ Jesus                   Part 3                   End

Abiding in the Lord Jesus Part2 January 28th, 2020

Reverence Psalm 66:1-7
Shout joyfully to God, all the earth; sing the glory of His name; make His praise glorious. Say to God, How awesome are thy works! Because of the greatness of thy power, thine enemies will give feigned obedience to thee. All the earth will worship Thee, and will sing praises to Thee; they will sing praises to Thy name. Come and see the works of God, who is awesome in His deeds toward the sons of men. He turned the sea into dry land; they passed through the river on foot; there let us rejoice in Him! He rules by His might forever; His eyes keep watch on the nations; let not the rebellious exalt them selves.

Abiding in the Lord Jesus          Part 2                        January 28th, 2020

Keep My Commandments

John 15:10-16                                                                                                                               1. 10. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Fathers commandments, and abide in His commandments, and abide in His love. 11. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full. 12. This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. 13. Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. 14. You are My friends, if you do what I command you. 15. No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. 16. You did not choose Me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that Whatever you ask of the Father in My name, He may give you. 17. This I command you, that you love one another.
John 15:10-17
In the Bible Knowledge Commentaries, I liked what they stated about verse V10. A believer is motivated by the wonder of Jesus’s love, which is patterned after God’s love. Jesus makes His love as concrete. We all know about concrete, how dense, how hard it gets, and it is very heavy and lasts for a very long time. Over a long period of time concrete does start to crumble. Anything that is made with human hands is sooner or later going to go back to dust. When our bodies go back to dust, it is not the end if you believe in Christ.
Ephesians 3:17-20 So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us.
V11, Jesus says, that “My joy may be found in you,” that your joy be made full.” Jesus wants His people to be happy and joyful, this leads to becoming fruitful and telling other people about Christ. One cannot be joyless, unhappy, and be fruitful at the same time. We His people, need everything Christ wants us to have, if we are going to be His joyful disciples.
V12. We might ask our selves how was Jesus fruitful. Jesus was happy God was His Father. Jesus is fruitful because, He was following His Father’s plan for Himself and the people that would follow. They both had the same message, the Son sent you as the example for everybody to follow. Before you can be an example, you believe the same as the Father and the Son, that redemption of man is the goal of the Father and the Son. Christ was the example, we must be examples like Him, even though we are mere men, Jesus has passed His love, joy, peace and how to be fruitful to us through His word. So we can be like Jesus and proclaim redemption to men so they to can believe.
V13,14 Jesus said to follow the Fathers commands, but I have one command for you. Love one another as I have loved you. No greater love one has for another, than if you lay down your life for a friend. The thought here goes beyond what a person would lay down his life for His friends. Jesus calls us friends, would I be willing to give my life for Jesus in witnessing to others. That is exactly what Jesus did for us, He witnesses to us through His word. From that, He wants us to become examples and witnesses. This also could manifest itself in many different ways. Becoming missionaries, volunteer at shelters, food pantries, street evangelizing, make your own food and hand it out in homeless camp. Regardless of a persons wish to live or not live on the streets, a meal someone took the time to make and give would be a real treat to them. It would also make our savior happy also. When we meet resistance for helping, remember, we have an adversary, satan, who is opposed to Jesus and His work of redemption, he will try to put obstacles in the way, he will try to distract us in any way possible. Do not allow this to happen, keep helping, for it says, “Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart, but we renounce the things hidden because of shame, not walking in craftiness or adulterating the word of God, but by the manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, in whose case the god if this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is in the image of God.” Jesus also says, “Submit therefore to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you.” James 4:7
V15 Jesus says that I no longer I call you a slave, because a slave does not know what his master is doing. Jesus said that I will no longer call your slaves, but friends, for I have made known to you that all the things my father has told me, I have told you. Slaves only do what they are told, A slave is not taught to think. Jesus has given us all the information through Gods word of how we can be a slave to sin. The word slave does not fit with the word relationship with friends. Another word would be dependence upon Christ, because He said, you can do nothing, but everything through me. John 15:5
V16 Then Jesus says, you did not chose Me, but I you, and appointed you, go bear fruit and that your fruit should remain. Whatever you ask of the Father in My name, He may give it to you. A master would not chose a slave to be a witness to anything. But Christ choosing us and appointing us to bear fruit for Him. What Christ has done for us to show Him our gratitude in reaching out to the unsaved to get them to Christ, and be called friends and Son’s of the most High. Luke 1:32
V17 I chose you and appointed you, that you go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain. That what ever you ask of the Father in My name, He may give you. Christians grow by caring and nurturing one another. Christ wants us to enjoy Him as He has enjoyed the Father. The word joy is like to word joyful or happy. If we are joyful in both the Father and the Son, we are happy. Our frame of mind is uplifting, our destination is different, and our focus has changed from self to Christ. That will be a happy day, and one that you will never forget.
1 John 3:24 And the one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And we know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given to us.
Conclusion
Romans 6:15-23
What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? May it never be! Do you not know what that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or obedience resulting in righteousness? But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed, and having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. I am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of the flesh, For just as you presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness, resulting in further lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness, resulting in sanctification. For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. Therefore what benefit were you then deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the outcome of those things of death. But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
This is a condition that Christ has placed on us. Christ is our friend, then Christ died for me before I professed Him. Christ wants us to notice the comparison of friends. Jesus called us friends. His life for ours. Christ was a witness for God the Father, We can be witnesses for Jesus Christ. Christs life was a reflection of His Fathers ways. If we have a friend that we die for, he had to be a good friend. This is a hard concept, that Christ gave His life for only those who would believe. Another way to look at this is Christ gave His life for the life of all men, but not all men are going to believe. Christ put a time frame around a man and salvation, that time frame is a mans life. You hear people tell you that the average life of a man is 70 years. But how many people die at birth, how many are killed by accidents, how many die of diseases, my point is that you don’t know how long one has. The proper time for man is when you hear Gods word, Jesus says, this is the day of salvation. You may not get another chance. 2 Corinthians 6:2 And if a man rejects salvation from Jesus Christ, man cannot blame God for his decision not accept Christ as savior.

The world hates Christ and Christians. John 15:18-25, John 16:33, John 10:27-30
18. If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. 19. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20. Remember the word that I said to you, a slave is not greater than his master. If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also. 21. But all these things they will do to you for My names sake, because they do not know the One who sent Me. 22. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23. He who hates Me hates the Father as well. 24. If I had done among them the works which no one else did, they would not have sin; but they have both seen and hated Me and My Father as well. 25. But they have done this in order that the word may be filled that is written in the law, “They hated Me without a cause.” Psalm 69:4

Do not expect the people in this world to love you because you are a christian. A-Lot of people in this day and age think that Christians are judgmental, and the people of this world do not want any kind of judgment, not even from God. Christians should judge no one, because we have the same judge in actions and deeds. Christians do not go under judgment because we have believed in Jesus Christ as savior. No one knows when Christ will visit an unbeliever, through you. there is only one judge, our Lord Jesus Christ. He knows the hearts of all men, believers and unbelievers. Let Jesus be the judge, our judgment has no weight. In Hebrews 9:27 it says, death and then the judgment. When a man dies he is judged, according to what he believes. That does not minimize the Great White throne judgment or the Lambs Book of life. What judgment does not deal with is the rewards people have, believers and unbelievers. Unbelievers have different degrees of pain and suffering depending upon what they have done good or bad. You can either help some body in pain and suffering by not having a pretense of judgment in your tone of voice or mannerism.
John 7:7 The World cannot hate you; but it hates Me because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil.

Part 3 coming around February 5th, 2020

Abiding in the Lord Jesus Christ

Abiding in the Lord Jesus      Part 1   

1-21-2020

Reverence to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 12:28-29
Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God and acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.

Abiding              Part 1 John 15:1-9

Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into him, and will dine with him and he with Me.

Jesus is knocking at the door of our mind and heart. Jesus Christ, the same Jesus that was present at the creation of the Heavens and the earth. Genesis 1. The first thing we have to do is realize we do not have all the answers of life and our short comings and answer the door. He wants to wake us up from our slumber, to think of this life with Him as something more than just getting along in this life. Jesus wants us to come alive in Him.  Life goes beyond our own life, that is what Christ wants us to look for, that we live not only for ourselves, but for others who need Christ. Sometimes it is a helping hand, other times it is a prayer for somebody, or a witness for the Lord Jesus Christ, as Christ put it, be ready in season and out of season.  2 Timothy 4:2  We do not want to walk through life with no meaning. Jesus wants us to believe that because of the giving of His life, and blood, and going to the cross, and hanging on it, that He gave His life for my sin, so Christ is the mediator between God and man.  Christ takes our defense when satan goes to God and slanders us.  Sometimes Christ wants us to help others in their struggles of life, a kind word, a little sympathy, that is what Jesus has done for us. Jesus has wrapped all this into believing in Jesus Christ.  Let us do this for one another in our lives.
What are some of the phrases Jesus uses in John 15 that describes what Christ wants to happen in our lives because of His word,

1. Abide in Me. and I in you.  They will bear much fruit if they abide in Me. John. 15:4-9 2. Keep My commandments. John 15:10-16 Do not think I came to abolish the law, but to fulfill the law.  Abide in My love. Matthew 15:10-16  3. love one another John 15:17 just as I loved you, no greater love than this to lay down your life for a friend.  Jesus said, “you are My friends.” John 15:10  4. World hates Me and you also.  Remember the world hated Me first before it hated you.  John 15:18 5.  The Spirit of Truth come.  The Holy Spirit will come from the Father in the form of the Spirit of truth.  John 15:26  6. Testify of Me.  Those who bear witness of Jesus. John 5:39

What is abiding
Are there threads or layers to the word abiding, that connects the spiritual, non- spiritual, all that man is in Christ, as the seamless interaction between the believer and Christ, Once abiding takes place, Christ lives in you and you live in Christ to do His will in your life.  Christ said you are clean because my word has spoken to you. John 15:3  To abide you need to believe that Jesus is who He says He is.  Without that, you will never really believe and come to abiding in Christ.  Since their are threads in the word abide, any single thread is easily broken. The threads when woven together make the bond to Christ very strong.  I list five threads in John 15, and one thread in John 5:39, when woven together they will never be broken in a believers life.

My words abide in you John 15:1-9

1.  I am the true vine, and My Father is the vine dresser.  2. Every branch of Mine that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.  3. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
4.  Abide in Me, and I in you.  As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you, unless you abide in Me.  5. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; apart form Me you can do nothing.  6. If anybody does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch, and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.  7. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you.  8. By that I came not to destroy the law, but to fulfill it.  Matthew 5:10 9. Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love.

This is a give and take opportunity from Jesus Christ. To give yourself totally to Jesus Christ to do His will in your life. To let Him guide you through your lifes ups and downs. To pray for direction, pray for your family, pray for the direction Jesus would have you go.  Look for every opportunity to talk to Christ, allow Him access to your thoughts and actions.  Then, you take what He offers.  Christ offers you peace in your life, about the direction of your life, assurance that He will never leave you or forsake you.  Dueteronomy 31:6 You know that in the middle of the storm, Jesus is with you, talking to you, giving advice.  That advice will come in the form of solutions to problems as they arise. After a while you will come to trust Him, because you will know that He is there every minute of every day wanting to talk to you.  The Holly Spirit that He gives you will quicken your spirit to recognize problems and solutions.  Jesus wants you to come to the fact that the Father and the Son are the same.  When you know Him, you know the Father as well.  That is when you know that you are abiding in Christs love for you.  It takes two to abide, Will you make that connection today, to be bonded to and abide in Christ?

1. The one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked. 2. As for you, let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. 3. And as for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and it is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.And now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming. 4. No one who abides in Him who sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him. Little children, let no one deceive you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. The one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, that He might destroy the works of the devil. 5. No one has beheld God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 6. Anyone who goes to far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son. 7. Jesus therefore was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine. 32. And you shall know the truth; and the truth shall make you free.

1. 1 John 2:6, 2. 1 John 2:24, 3. 1 John 2:27-28, 4. 1 John 3 :6-9, 5. 1 John 4:12-13,15, 6. 1 John 1:9, 7. John 8:31-32

Benefits of abiding

  1. Every believer that works in and through Christ, is taught Christ is alive in your life to perfect and have it more fruitful in working with Christ.  John 15:2                                                                                                                                          2. By abiding in Christ and reading God’s word it cleanses you. John 15:3                                                                                                                                        3. You cannot bear fruit without having Christs goal, it is, His redeeming message to man kind. John 15:4                                                                                                                                        4. By abiding in Christ and His word, we can ask anything, and it may be done for us. John 15:7                                                                                                                                        5. My Father is glorified, by us bearing much fruit and then proving to be one of Christs disciples. John 15:8                                                                                                                                        6. By me keeping God’s commands, you will abide in Christ’s love. John 15:10                                                                                                                                      7. The things Christ has spoken to you, Christ hopes His joy is in you, and His joy has made you full. John 15:11                                                                                                        8. Love one another, just as I have loved you. John 15:12                                                                                                                                      9. We are friends if we obey Christ. John 15:14                                                                                                                                    10. A slave does not know what his master does, because Jesus tells us what God has told him, we are not slaves, but friends. John 15:15                                                                                                                                     11. Because Christ chose us, we should do Christ’s work, and in this by our prayer, what we ask it may be given to us. John 15:16                                                                                                                                    12. Because Christ is in us, we as believers, have the Spirit of Truth in us, which is the Holy Spirit.   John 15:16                                                                                                                                     13. We know that satan is our enemy, because the world hated Christ first, then us. John 15:19                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Abiding Part 2 on January 27th.

Our Corner Stone Jesus Christ.

Corner Stone                                                                                                    December  2, 2019

Reverence

Psalm 91:1-4
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, my refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust! For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper, and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His pinons, and under his wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.
Foundation

For God says, “Order on order, order on order,Line on line, line on line, a little here, a little there.” Isaiah 28:10

With God there is order and purpose to everything He does. God does not skip around, He builds one layer upon another in His time frame. The foundation is always waiting to have another layer added to it, because of the new believers coming into faith, by the ones He has chosen to add to it. Nobody can delay what God has purposed in His heart. (Isaiah 14:24, 14:27) Since He made man, man cannot over ride Him. God leaves nothing to chance. Jesus Christ became the last layer, the rock of offense, the chief corner stone. It is Jesus Christ that will lead all people who have made that profession of faith that will get into His heavenly Kingdom.

The Lord begins to form another society before the flood comes, to set eight people in place to go through the flood so there will be a new start for the world when the flood is gone. God, hand picked Noah to build the Ark and to save the animals and his family, and bring them to the other side of the flood. Why did God pick Noah? Noah believed God. Noah and his sons came through the flood, Shem, Ham and Japheth, and their wives, seven in all.
Ten generations later, Abram comes from the line of Shem. Shem, was the father of Arpachshad, Arpachshad was the father of Shelah, Shelah was the father of Eber, Eber was the father of Peleg, Peleg was the father of Reu, Reu was father of Serug, Serug was the father of Nahor, Nahor was the father of Terah, Terah was the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran, Haran was the father of Lot, who died. Genesis 11:10-28

“God Said to Abram, Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and from your fathers house, to the land which I shall show you; and I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and so you shall be a blessing; and I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:1-3

The God of Abram, the God of Issac and the God of Jacob, set the place His people would be given for them to live in and grow in. The foundation of Israel came through these three men. They had the promise of God, He would be their guide, their protector through the Angel of the Lord. God would give them everything they needed to endure and prosper.
Abraham was 75 years old when they set out as the Lord had instructed him, Abram took his wife Sarai, and Lot his nephew, and all the possessions that they had accumulated, including the people they had acquired in Haran. They set out for the land of Canaan. When they got to the land of Canaan, they went to Shecham, to the oak of Moreh. Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, “to your descendants I will give this land.” So Abram built an alter there. Then they went on to the mountain east of Bethel. There he built another altar to the Lord, and called upon the name of the LORD. Abram went on to the Negev, and there was a famine going on in the land, so he went down to Egypt. After getting into trouble with Pharaoh, over his wife, Pharaoh had blessed Abram with sheep, oxen, male and female donkeys, and camels, along with male and female servants. Because of this trouble, Pharaoh had his servants escort Abram, Sarai, and Lot out of Egypt. He came out of Egypt a very rich person in form of live stock and servants. Abram and Lot went into the Negev again. When their herds became to large they separated. After Lot and Abram had separated, God asked Abram to look north, east, south and west. Then God said, all that you see, “I will give to you and your descendants forever.” Arise and walk through the land, its length and breadth; for I will give it to you. Then Abram moved his tent and came and dwelt by the oak at Mamre, which is Hebron, and there he built an altar to the Lord. Genesis 13:14-18 Abraham is the first layer of the foundation of faith from God.

After some time and skirmishes with the people of the land, God said to Abram in a vision. “Do not fear Abram, I am a shield to you; your reward shall be very great.” And Abram ask, O Lord God, what wilt thow give me. since I am childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus. Then the Lord said to Abram, this man will not be your heir; but one shall come from your own body, he shall be your heir. And God took him outside the tent, and God had Abram look to the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them. “So shall your descendants be.” Another foundational step, of God by showing Abram how many people will come to God. Then he believed in the Lord, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.” Then God said, “I am the Lord that brought you out of Ur of the Chaldens, to give you this land to posses it.” The God said that He has given the land from the river in Egypt, to the great river Euphrates. God said to Abram, your descendants will be enslaved in a strange land that is not theirs. They will be enslaved and oppressed for four hundred years. Then in the seventh generation they shall return here. Genesis 15:1-8

Abram had been told all this, and he had no children. Sarai his wife gave him into the hand of an Egyptian maid, and they had a son and named him Ishmael. This to God was not the son that was promised. Genesis 16 Now God appeared to Abram, “I am God the God Almighty; walk before Me, and be blameless. And I will establish My covenant between Me and you.” And I will multiply you exceedingly. And Abram fell on his face, and God talked to him, saying. “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be the father of a multitude of nations. No longer shall you be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; you shall be a father of a multitude of nations” One condition of the Abrahamic covenant was every male is to be circumcised on the 8th day after their birth. So, Abraham and Ishmael were circumcised. Genesis 17:1-6

From here God gave to Abraham the Abrahamic covenant. God changed Abraham’s wives name from Sarai, to Sarah. Abraham was 99 years old when He was circumcised. Genesis 17:10-17
After a long time, the Lord said He took note of her, (Sarah) and did for her as He had promised,. And gave them a son and called him Isaac. Genesis 21 Isaac was circumcised the 8th day. There grew tension in Abraham’s house between Sarah, Hagar and Ismael. Sarah did not want Ishmael living in the house of the heir, Isaac. God told Abraham to listen to his wife and send them away. God will bless him. Here you have another foundational mark by having Isaac being made the heir.. Genesis 22. And after many years Abraham made a servant swear that Isaac would not be married to a daughter of the land of Caanan. Genesis 24. So Abraham sent his servant to his brother Nahor in Mesopotamia to get a wife for Isaac. Rebekah was her name. The servants of Abraham said to Rebekah on the way home, “May you, our sister, become thousands of ten thousands, and my your descendants possess the gate of those who hate them.”

Isaac was 40 years old when he took Rebekah as his wife. When Rebekah was pregnant, it felt like a war was going on inside of her, and she inquired of the Lord. And God said to her. “Two nations are in your womb; and two peoples shall be separated from your body; and one people shall be stronger than the other; and the older will serve the younger.” The first came forth red, all over like a hairy garment; and they named him Esau. And afterward his brother came forth with his hand holding on to Esau’s heel. His name became Jacob. Esau was a hunter, an out doors man. Jacob was a peaceful man living in tents. One day Esau came into Jacob’s tent and asked if he could have some of Jacobs stew. Jacob said yes, but you have to give me your birth right. Genesis 27. Easu agreed, because he was hungry. Because of this, when it came time for Isaac, their father to die. Just before death, the father would always bring the oldest first and bless him because he is heir. But his mother heard of this, and Esau was a hairy person, and she dressed Jacob with goats skin on his arms and neck, put on one of Esau’s shirts on him, and sent him into get the blessing of the first born. Issac was blind in his old age, he said you have the voice of Jacob but the smell and feel of Esau. So Isaac blessed Jacob as the first born. When Esau came in, he went into his father for the blessing and he couldn’t get it because it had been given to Jacob. Esau said I will kill my brother, Rebekah heard this and sent Jacob away to her family in Haran to her brother Laban. Genesis 29. Jacob spent a month working for Labon, Rebekah’s father, Labon said what shall I give you for your labor? Now Jacob loved Rachel his daughter, and said I will work for you seven years, then you will give me Rachel. The end of seven years came and the wedding day came and Labon switched daughters on Jacob, because it was this countries custom to marry the oldest off first. Jacob went into her, and the next morning he saw that it was Leah. Jacob was angry, but agreed to work for Labon another seven years for Rachel, whom he loved. Genesis 25 Issac is the second layer of the foundation.

During the following years Jacob and Leah had Ruben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah. Then Rachel was barren and gave her maid Bilhah to Jacob and they had two sons by her, Dan and Naphtali. Then Leah saw she had stopped bearing and gave her maid Zilpah to Jacob and she bore him two sons, Gad and Asher. Then Leah’s womb was opened and Jacob became the father of two more sons Issachar and Zebulon. Then Leah bore a daughter to Jacob and her name was Dinah. God remembered Rachel and she conceived a son and they named him Joseph. These eleven were born in the land of Laban, the Aramean. Jacob was leaving his father-in-law because he was cutting his wages and cheating him out of sheep and goats. Jacob told his wives that they were going back to the land of his birth. They left without telling Laban. Laban caught up to them, but God had told Laban in a dream not to speak good or bad to Jacob. As they were entering into the land, Rachel was about to give berth, and she had much trouble, but gave birth to Benjamin before Rachel died. Rachel was buried near Bethlehem. Jacob had thirteen children, 12 boys, and one daughter.
It was when Jacob was at Bethel, where God had talked to him on the way to Laban in Aram. After Jacob had divided his flocks before he was to meet his brother Esau, when Jacob was alone, and a man wrestled with him all night. Toward daylight, when the man saw he was not winning, he touched the socket of Jacob and he limped. Jacob would not let go, and the man said, let me go, but Jacob said, I will not let you go until you bless me. The man said what is your name? and he said Jacob, then you are not Jacob any longer, but it is Israel. Jacob asked his name, and the man said, why do you want my name? And the man blessed Jacob there. And Jacob named that place Peniel, Jacob said, “I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been preserved.” Jacob is the third layer of the foundation.

Jacob, and his 11 sons, and Dinah, Jacobs daughter, the 11 son’s and wives and children went into Egypt during the famine in Caanan. Joseph was already in Egypt, because some of his brothers did not like him. He was telling them that they would be bowing down to Him. They wanted to kill him, but instead they sold Joseph to a caravan of Ishmaelites going to Egypt. (Genesis 37:25) Potifer of Egypt, bought Joseph from the Ishmaelites, and Joseph found favor in his way by God prospering the house of Potifer. After a while, Joseph was put in charge of all of Potifers belongings, and took care of everything. Genesis 39:4) The Bible says the only one not under Joseph was Mrs. Potifer. She kept trying to seduce Joseph, but he kept declining. One day while in the house, Mrs. Potifer tried to catch Joseph in her bedroom, Joseph escaped her grasp and left, but She had Josephs coat that came off when she tried to grab him. Joseph left the house and Mrs. Potifer screamed and the people came into the house and she blamed Joseph for trying to seduce her. (Genesis 39:14) Mr. Potifer came home and she told him. Joseph kept his life, but went to the prison. (Genesis 39:20) Soon after Joseph was in jail, the chief jailer put Joseph in charge of the inmates. One day Pharaoh put his cup bearer and baker, in confinement, and the captain of the body guard put Joseph in charge of them. Soon after, both had a dream the same night. (Genesis 40:5) When Joseph came in the next morning, he asked them why their faces were so sad today? (Genesis 40:7) Then the cup bearer told Joseph his dream. At the end, Joseph interpreted his dream. The cup bearer would be restored to his former position. Joseph said, remember me to Pharaoh when you are in Pharaohs presence. (Genesis 40:14) Joseph said to the baker, tell me your dream. After hearing the dream, Joseph said to the baker, Pharaoh will lift you head from you in three days. (Genesis 40:8-23) After two years the cup bearer heard about Pharaohs dream and told Pharaoh about a man in the prison that had interpreted his dream. The cup bear said his dream came true. Pharaoh had Joseph brought from the jail, Pharaoh told Joseph his dream, Because of God being the reveille of dreams, Joseph was able to tell Pharaoh his dream. Because Joseph interpreted Pharaohs dream, that there would be 7 years of abundance, then 7 years of famine. Pharaoh appointed Joseph because he interpreted the dream and that God gave him the answer. Pharaoh said since your God gave you the answer to my dream, since you are discerning and wise as you are, you shall be over my house , according to your command all my people will do homage; only in the throne I will be greater than you. I have set you over all Egypt. Then Pharaoh put his signet ring on Joseph and dressed Him in fine clothing. The Pharaoh named Joseph Zaphenath-paneth; and gave Joseph Asenath, the daughter of Potifera priest of On, as his wife. Then Joseph went forth over the land of Egypt. (Genesis 41:25-46) Joseph and Asenath had two boys, and Joseph named the first Manasseh and the second Ephraim. Joseph said God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction. (Genesis 41:51-52) Then the people of all the earth came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because the famine was severe in all the earth. Genesis 41:57
In the land of Caanan where Josephs father and brothers lived, Jacob told his older sons to go down to Egypt to buy food for them. They went, and appeared before Joseph, but they did not recognize him. Joseph asked them all kinds of questions about their father, brothers, Joseph was especially interested in Benjamin. Benjamin was his brother, their mother was Rachel. After he gave them food to take home, they found the money in their sacks, then they were brought back to face Joseph, where he talked about the family more, and said to them, you are spies, Joseph took Simieon to keep in jail until they returned with Benjamin. ( Genesis 42:8-16) You must bring the youngest down here so I can know they are telling him truth. And they left for Caanan. When they ran out of grain, Jacob finally gave his consent for his sons to take Benjamin down to Egypt. Here, Joseph revealed himself to his brothers, they were shocked and concerned about retribution. He told his brothers what they meant for evil, God meant it for good. Then they all went in a caravan to get their father Jacob to come and live in Egypt. Genesis 42 and 43. Another phrase God used of Joseph was, God was with Joseph. Added note. In the New Testament Manasseh and Ephraim are listed in the 12 tribes of Israel. Just before Jacobs death the twelve sons appeared before Jacob to get their fathers view of them. (Genesis 49)

Abraham, Issac, and Jacob are the foundation of the people of faith, because they believed in God. Jacob went into Egypt with 70 members of his family. Why did God have them go to Egypt? One of the first things to happen when Abram got into the land of the Hivittes, Dinah had forced relations with the son of the king. Then the king of the Hivittes asked Abram to give Dinah to his son, the leader said the land is big enough for both of us, we will give our daughters to your sons, and you give your sons to our daughters. Even though the sons of Jacob eventually killed the bulk of the Hivites because of what they did to their sister Dinah. When the people came back into the land under Joshua, that is one of the things they did, intermarry with the people of the land. In Egypt, under Joseph they were put into the land of Goshen. They did not intermarry with the Egyptians. God called them Hebrews. They had the blood of Abraham, Issac and Jacob. They were undefilled by other peoples. Jesus says do not be unequally yoked. Which means, do not marry unbelievers, if you are a believer. If you do marry an unbeliever, your partner will not share the same values, they will look to themselves, they will lack the understanding of why you even have Christ as your savior.
In looking at the men that God chose to come close to Him, none of them were perfect. They had flaws, but God worked through those flaws to get His will done and these men to understand that they are working with the creator of the universe. Being the creator, God still uses imperfect men that have turned to Him and believe in Him to accomplish His will. God brings them along one step at a time. He starts with a bit of the information, the next time He expands on the information and details, until the man knows all the information and goes on from there. When He gives us insight and information, a lot of the time we do not understand, it is the walking with Him and doing His Will that will lead us to the ultimate destination. That is,His plan for our life and a plan to help Him to get more people into His kingdom.

In the Old Testament, God had raised up prophets to warn the people of Israel and the leaders of the synagogues that they were going astray from God by their unblief and actions against the ten commandments, Not keeping the commands is a sin against God because they were persuing other gods. These other gods were, molech, where the parents made their children to pass through the fire to appease it. Other gods you burned incense to, or worshiped mantel idols of wood and stone. Also the people had not kept the seven year sabbath for generations. What God said, you were supposed to do this, let the land lay fallow for one year, and on the 49th year sabbath, any Israelite who was a slave serving another Israelite, they had to release them, and return the inheritance that God had given them, give it back to them. This they had never done. Therefore God started sending them into captivity when the Assyrians captured the Northern Kingdom and took them to Assyria in 722 BC. The defeat of Judah was lead by the Babylonians, in 582 BC. Then the 3rd came in Jerusalem again and the Babylonians took the rest of the Jews left in Jerusalem to Babylon in 581 BC. The first temple was destroyed, and they were allowed to start returning under the reign of Darius, of the Meade and Persian Empire. Sin and rebellion against God does have a penalty. They were warned for a thousand years, but they did not believe God would ever put them into captivity, because the Priest said that God would not send Israel into captivity because they were His chosen people.
Since Christ came, one must by faith take Christ as savior. Why does this happen most of the time? A person, because of doing a lot of things wrong, has made a mess of his or her life. They turn to Jesus in hope to change their lives. It is at this point that people start to read, learn and listen, because they want to change. Jesus Christ becomes your foundation. The more you learn and read about Christ, the firmer your foundation is, you will learn His voice. Jesus will calm the storm you have created in your life that no matter how bad the storm you created, your new foundation is firm so you may stand in any personal problems that you created. By your faith you know that you are ancored to the foundation of the world. Jesus Christ, He is our personal foundation, He will never leave us, or tell us to find someone stronger than He, there is none stronger, more compassionate, loving, and merciful than He. He will never tell us He is too busy for our prayers and cry’s for help. Before He laid the foundations of the planet, and all that would be on it, He fore new every person that would be born, from Cain to the end of man kind upon the face of this earth. Each person has a name, God knows what this person will believe, and there direction of life. Each life has been ordained by God for His glory. And yet, for those people who murder, steal, and create trouble for other people, it will be turned back upon their own head and life. Only God knows how this person will turn out. The longer you walk with Christ, you will learn that He can give peace, mercy and life. He calms the storm and gives you purpose for your life. Be patient, it may take a little time for this to happen. If it took you ten or years to get to this point, it may take the same amount of time to work through all the problems. Let Him do His work in you, do what you can do, but leave the working of the problems out to Your Lord and Savior.

For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:11-12

What Has Christ done for us. Christ is the final Layer of the foundation.
With Christ you do not have to worry about the giving of the 5 Sacrificial offerings were the Burnt Offering, Grain Offering, Peace Offering, Sin offering and the Guilt offering, for different sins. Each class of people had their own sin offering. The classes were, sins of the high priest, sins for leaders, sin for the common person, unintentional sin. The trespass offering was the only offering that involved money. If the sin was unintentional, the person had to pay the entire loss, plus 1/5th of that money was given to the priests. Depending on your means were in buying animals, and what you have to sacrifice. These are in the Old Testaments. You did have to go to Jerusalem for the 3 main feast days. You do go to a Priest to sacrifice your animal upon the alter. This animal has to be clean, no defect, to be given God alone, and a place divinely chosen by God.

Because Christ was willing to hang on the cross, to have been 50 lashes on His back, a crown of thorns placed on His head, hit by Roman guards and bleed for our sins, nails driven into His hands and feet, to be pierced by a Speer. By His unselfish will to be the sin bearer for all sin, for all time. All we have to do is ask Jesus into our hearts as savior, for forgiveness for the sin we have committed. Christ is the our mediator. Have you thanked Christ for this? If we believe in Christ, He is our mediator. That is, Christ says to God that person belongs to me, then the God accepts Christs testimony of you. Christ is the go between God and man. You cannot go to God alone, without Christ. IF you do not believe in Jesus, you have no pathway to God.
Guide

1. Can you lead forth a constellation in its season, and guide a Bear with her satellites? 2. He guides the humble in justice, and He teaches the humble His way. 3. For thou art my rock and my fortress; for Thy name’s sake thou wilt lead me and guide me. 4. I will guide you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.

1. Job 38:32, 2. Psalm 25:9, 3. Psalm 31:3, 4. Psalm 32:8

Rock
1. Others have been with those who rebel against the light; they do not want to know its ways, or abide in its paths. 2. Behold, a king will reign righteously, and princes will rule justly. 3. And each will be like a refuge from the wind, and a shelter from the storm, like streams of water in a dry country, like the shade of a huge rock in a parched land. 3. Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine, and acts upon them, may be compared to a wise man, who build his house upon the rock. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and burst against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded upon the rock. 4. And I also say to you, that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades shall not overpower it. 5. And all drank the same spiritual drink, for they were drinking from a spiritual rock which followed them; and the rock was Christ. Peter is not the rock, but upon Christ the Rock, Peter is dead, Peter helped start the faith in Christ movement, Christ is alive and is able to take care of any need we have.

1. Job 24:13, 2. Isaiah 32-1-2, 3. Matthew 7:24-25 4. Matthew 16:18, 5. 1 Corinthians 10:4

Stone

1. The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner stone. 2. This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. 3. Surely the stone will cry out from the wall, and the rafter will answer it from the frame work. 4. And they will not take from you even a stone for the corner, or a stone for foundations, but you will be desolate forever, declares the Lord. 5. Surely the stone will cry out from the wall, and the rafter will answer it from the frame work. Woe to hom who builds a city with bloodshed and founds a town with violence. 6. And I shall give them one heart, and shall put a new spirit within them. And I shall take the heart of stone out of their flesh and give them a heart of flesh. 7. And they made their hearts like flint so that they could not hear the law and the words which the Lord of Hosts had sent by His Spirit through the former prophets; therefore great wrath came from the Lord of hosts. 8. Pharisees and Sadducees coming from baptism, Jesus said, “and do not suppose that you can say to yourselves, we have Abraham for our father; for I say to you, that God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. 9. For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man builds upon the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each man’s work will become evident; for the day will show it, because it is to be revealed with fire; and the fire; and the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work. 9. And coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected by men, but choice and precious in the sight of God, you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 10. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, to him I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and a new name written on the stone which no one knows but he who receives it. 11. Then He shall become a sanctuary; but both the houses of Israel , a stone to strike and a rock to stumble over, and a snare and a trap for the inhabitants of Jerusalem 12. Jesus said to them, Did you ever read in the scriptures, “The stone which the builders rejected , this became the CHIEF CORNER STONE; this came about from the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes,” Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you, and be given to a nation producing the fruit of it. And he who falls on this stone will be broken in pieces, but on whomever it falls, it will shatter him like dust. And he who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it will scatter him like dust. 13. For the whole earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.

1. Psalms 118:22, 2. Jeremiah 51:16, 3. Ezekiel 11:19, 4. Habakkuk 2:11-12, 5. Zechariah 7:12, 6. Matthew 3:9, 7. 1 Corinthians 3:11-13, 8. 1 Peter 2:4-5, 9. Revelation 2:17, 10. Isaiah 8:14, 11. Matthew 21:42-44. 12. Habakkuk 2:14 What is the foundation that was laid? Christ Himself that is the underpinning.

Corner Stone

1. What are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become a plain; and he will bring forth the top stone with shouts of Grace, grace to it! 2. He is the Stone which was rejected by you, the builders, but which became the very Corner Stone. 3. Therefore thus says the Lord God, behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, a costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed. What does the stone do? I will make justice the measuring line, and righteousness the level; Then hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the secret place. 4. For this is contained in scripture: Behold I LAY IN ZION A CHOICE STONE, A PRECIOUS CORNERSTONE. And he who believes in Him shall not be disappointed. 7. This precious value, then, is for you who believe. But not for those who disbelieve, THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED, THIS BECAME THE VERY CORNER STONE, and A STONE OF STUMBLING AND A ROCK OF OFFENSE; for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to this doom they were also appointed.

1. Zechariah 4:7, 2. Acts 11:11, 3. Isaiah 28:16,17, 4. 1 Peter 2:6-8

Who are the builders in Acts 4:11 They are the Priest, Elders, and Levites, the lawyers, and other leaders of Israel. They were supposed to keep and teach the the laws, the ordinances, the sacrifices, and what they meant, they were supposed to have the Pass Over every year. There came a point that the sacrifices became a bloody drudgery to them, the Passover they didn’t care about. The further they got away from the Exodus, the less use the people had to do with God. The Priests. Levits and the Elders had been building their own rules for the people, they were gaining in power over the people,and eventually they made rules of who could or could not attend service in the temple. When King David became King, it said they had Pass Over that year and as long David was king, It was the first Pass Over in 400 years. Priests and Levitts decided, not God. In time of Christ, they are called Pharisees, Sadducees, lawyers or legal over seers. There were priests that looked over the temple, the high priest, were the only ones that could go into the Holy of Hollies where the Ark of the covenant was. In the church age day they are pastors, elders, bible teachers, theologians, evangelists, missionaries. There are many faithful to the cause of Christ. Then there are others who preach christ, but do not believe what He claims.

5But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lover of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God; holding to the form of godliness, although they have denied its power; and avoid such men as these. For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed with sins, led on by various impulses, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 2 Timothy 3:1-7 (That is Jesus Christ)
Jesus Christ is greater than the prophets

God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. And His radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the majesty on high; Hebrews 1:1-3

Jesus Christs deity is above all others, New and Old Testaments.

Having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they. For to which of the angels did He ever say, “Thou art My Son, today I have begotten thee.”? And again, “I will be a Father to Him, and He shall be a Son to me.”? And when He brings the first born into the world, He says, “Let all the Angels of God worship Him.” And of the Angels He says, “who makes His Angels winds, and His ministers a flame of fire.” But the Son says, “Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever, and the righteous scepter is the scepter of His Kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; therefore, God, thy God, hath anointed Thee with all the gladness above thy companions.” And, “Lord, in the beginning didst lay the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the works of thy hands.” Hebrews 1:4-10

Denominationalism and the Jehovah Witness 4-4

Reverence
Isaiah 61:1-3 These are Isaiahs word from The Lord God. The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has annointed me to bring good news to the afflicted, He has sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to captives, and freedom to prisoners; to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord, and the day of vengence of our God; to comfort all who mourn. To grant those who mourn in Zion, giving them a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.
Denominationalism and the Jehovah Witness 4 of 4 June 13, 2019
2 Peter 2:15-20 Forsaking the right way they have gone astray, having followed the way of Ballam, the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness, but he received a rebuke for his own transgression; from a dumb donkey, speaking with a voice of a man, restrained the madness of a prophet. These are springs without water, and mists driven by storm, for whom the black darkness has been reserved. For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by senuality, those who barely excape from the ones who live in error, promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what man has overcome, by this he is enslaved. For if after they have escaped the defilements of the world by the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and are over come, the last state has become worse for them than the first.

  1. Where and what really Is Paradise, Sheol, Hades, Hell, Gehenna and The lake of Fire
    Paradise in the Bible is where the spirits of just men go. In this place they are comforted even though they are dead. The Old Testament Saints went to this place, for safe keeping until the resurrection of Christ. {1. P14} Also in Zechariah 9:11 Old Testament saints say’s, “As for thee also, by the blood of the covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit where in is no water. Turn you to the strong hold ye prisoners of hope; {2. P15} even today do I declare that I will render double unto thee.” In Ephesians 4:8 said, “When He ascended on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men.” We also know that Christ told the thief on the cross that today you shall be with me in paradise. Paul in Hebrews 12:2-4, said. “I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago-whether in the body I do not know, or out of body I do not know, God knows-such a man was caught up to the third heaven. And I know how such a man-whether in the body or part from the body I do not know, God knows-was caught up into Paradise, and heard inexpressable words, which no man is not permitted to speak.” {3. P15} Also in Luke 16:19-31 we have the rich man having wealth and riches, and living that life style. Then we have the beggar Lazarus, laid at his gate full of sores. He wanted to eat the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table: more over the dogs would come and lick his sores. It came to pass that the beggar Lazarus died and was carried away by the angels into Abraham’s bosom; the rich man died and was buried. In hell he lifted up his eyes being in torment, and seeing Abraham a far off, and Lazarus in his bosom, he cried and said, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am toremented in this flame. But Abraham said, son remember that you in your life time received the good things, and Lazarus evil things. Now he is comforted and and you are tormented. In addition to all this, there is a great gulf fixed. With this gulf fixed between us, you cannot come to us, nor can we come to you. Abraham, I pray that you would send Lazarus to my fathers house, for I have five brothers that Lazarus could testify to them of this place of torment that I am in. Abraham said to the rich man, no, they have the Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. The rich man responded, Abraham, if some one went to them from the dead they will repent. Abraham said to the rich man, if they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if one from the dead comes. (4. P-9)
    Gehenna. Gehenna and the Lake of Fire use is very close or the equivalent of the Lake of Fire. Gehenna appears twelve times in the New Testament. Matthew 5:22, 29, 30, 10:28, 18:19, 23:15, 33; Mark 9:43, 45, 47; Luke 12:5; James 3:6. It is the final and eternal abode of the wicked. It is only the soul that goes to Hades. In these passages it shows they speak of the body going to Gehenna eight times. Fire is mentioned ti it eleven times. Of the twelve times mentioned, it is mentioned 11 times by our Lord. (5. P30)

Sheol or Hades Is a very large area in the center of the earth. Sheol has two compartments. The top compartment contains Paradise, one compartment empty, and another is soul in Sheol. The bottom compartment contains Tormented Souls in Sheol, next, Tartarus 2 Peter 2:4 and Jude 6, then Lowest Hell, Dueteronomy 32:22, Psalm 86:13, Isaiah 5:14. Another empty comparment for this row Revelation 20:13, Fire in Shoel Dueteronomy 32:22, Luke 16:23-25. Between these two comparments is the great gulf fixed, they could talk but not pass from either compartment. Luke 16:26 {6. P-1}
Since Christs resurrection Hell is a place of torment.
What ever image the word “hell” brings to your mind, hell is generally thought of as a place of punishment for sin.” {jw.org/e/wol/d/r1/lp-e 2002521}
“Hell is opened for all to enter Paradise on earth.” This comes from the Jehovah Witness organization. This is not what Jesus teaches. If you have true faith in Christ your savior, that He is God that came in the flesh to save all people, that He gave His life as a ransom for many. In John 3:16 He talks about the Whosoever includes two groups of people, those who have taken Christ at His word and believed, once you have taken Christ, and those people who have not. Christ says if you take me as savior you are blessed and have eteral life. The second group may be alive in the flesh, but are dead spiritually, eventually they are not blessed, but condemned and do not have eternal life. They are dead in their unblief. At death they are dead and judged physically, and spiritually.
The Jehovah Witness believe that Paradise to come, is on this earth.
The Organization believes that God’s creation of earth was meant to be perfect and everybody was supposed to live forever on earth. Because of Adam and Eves sin, we now have to waite for the second resurrection for this to happen. With this development of having to waite for the Great White Throne judment for hell to be opened up to live on earth. “They believe that the Bible reveals Jehovahs qualities to us. These qualities make it impossible for Him to have anything to do with sin.” This is what the Bible is all about, revealing the thoughts and deeds of man. God says thou shalt not. God tells man what not to do. Then man decides the direction he wants to go. Man still suffers the consequences for the sin or he will rewarded for obeying. The Jehovah Witness believe that God’s plan is still to have a perfect earth without sin. Because of sin, the righteous and the wicked go to hell untill the second resurrection. Then all are let out of hell, back on earth so God can tell everybody what the commands are and any new rules that God has made since the begining. To them, this is Paradise on earth, and God’s original plan for man and earth. This is not God’s plan, the righteous and the wicked are dealt with separately. God’s rules and commands are still in place today as they were in the beginning. No organization can over rule the will of the Father and the work of Christ for salvation. To believe that if God knew man was going to sin, it would be a blight on God’s character is the one of the biggest lies they could have come up with.
Hellfire​—All-Consuming? “Does God torment people with fire after death? Since the Bible shows that the dead are unconscious, hellfire is clearly a false teaching that slanders God. The very idea of tormenting people with fire disgusts him.​ God told Adam: Dust you are and to dust you will return.” jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1102012188?q=is+hellfire
“Could it be that the fire of hell is symbolic of all-consuming, or thorough, destruction? Separating fire from Hades, or hell, the Scriptures say: “Death and Hades were hurled into the lake of fire.” “The lake” mentioned here is symbolic, since death and hell (Hades) that are thrown into it cannot literally be burned. “This [lake of fire] means the second death”​—death from which there is no hope of coming back to life.​—Revelation 20:14. {jw.org/en/bible teaching/questions/Lake of fire}
The Lake of Fire. The Lake of Fire Is mentioned five times in the book of Revelation. The anti-christ, false prophets, the beast, they will tomented day and ight for ever ad ever. (7. P31)
Response.
What is important here is in those places are where people go. When you see the word symbolic, it is another way to say it is not literal. Several other words that could be used is, allusive, or suggestive. I have never read in the Bible, when it is as important as mans soul, God ever speaks in symbolic, allusive, or suggestive terms. If He says it, He means it. Fire in Hell is real and God has told people over the many millenium, that unblief in Christ lands one in hell, and in the end, hell is thrown in the lake of Fire. Remember that Charles Taze Russell said that Christ returned in 1914, but was invisiable. He also said as above, a loving God would not send millions of people to judgment. Judgment appears about 300 times in the Bible, Sheol, Hell, Hades, Grave, and the pit, and abyss appear 98 times in the Bible. It seems that an organization would not say that judgment and words God uses to make the point that there is a consequences for unblief. What is disgusting to God is that this organization has taken a stance against God and Christ. They teach things that are not in the Word of God. Remember, they believe that God has turned over the kingdom to them. Thier leaders are above Christ, and equal with God, in their paradise on earth.
Hell is a real place where the bodies of unbelievers and wicked people go. The place for those who do not believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. What is it, it’s the place where one goes to spend eternity apart from God. Yes, you do know that your are in hell. Wicked people are resurrected at the Great White Throne judgment, after that they are thrown into hell, then hell is throne into the lake of fire. How does God describe hell, It is a place of weeping and knashing of teeth. So the wicked people there are aware of their surroundings, why, because their bodies are dead but their spirit lives on to live in torment because of their unbelief and hatred toward Jesus Christ. Revelation 19:20, Revelation 20:10
Yes there is a judgment, no matter what the Jehovah Witness believe or tell you.
That judgment comes at the end of your life. Jeremiah 31:30 But everone will die for his iniquity; each man who eats sour grapes, his teeth will be set on edge.
Hell Emptied!
“The sea gave up those dead in it, and death and Hades gave up those dead in them.” Yes, the Bible hell will be emptied. As Jesus promised, “the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear [Jesus’] voice and come out.” Although no longer presently existing in any form, millions of dead ones who are in Jehovah God’s memory will be resurrected, or brought back to life, in a restored earthly paradise.​” {jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1990243}
The ancient Greek philosophers, Socrates and Plato held that a soul inside a person survives death and never dies. What does the Bible teach about the soul? Adam “came to be a living soul,” says Jehovah Witness “He did not receive a soul; he was a soul​—a whole person. The Scriptures speak of a soul’s doing work, craving food, being kidnapped, experiencing sleeplessness, and so forth. Yes, man himself is a soul. When a person dies, that soul dies.​” {jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/ 2009645}
“Consider also the case of the righteous man Job, who suffered much. Wishing to escape his plight, he pleaded: “Who will grant me this, that thou mayest protect me in hell [Sheol], and hide me till thy wrath pass?”* (Job 14:13, Douay Version) How unreasonable to think that Job desired to go to a fiery-hot place for protection! To Job, “hell” was simply the grave, where his suffering would end. The Bible hell, then, is the common grave of mankind where good people as well as bad ones go.” {jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2002521}
Response.
There is no such place as the common grave of man. People of faith in Jesus Christ, their Spirit goes back to Christ and their body goes to dust the way they were made. The problem with the Jehovah Witness is they error when they believe that wicked people and the righteous people go to the same place. There will be two (2) resurrections, one for believers to receive their rewards for what they have done for Christ, at the judgment seat of Christ, when Christ returns for His faithful people, to receive their crowns, there old bodies will be transformed, from what was mortal or broken down, to one that will be like Christ’s, immortal, a body that will not decay, just as Christ is immortal.
Their will be a resurrection of the wicked unblieving at the Great White Throne judgment of God. They are shown that they are not written in the book of life, and then they will be shown, I believe, what they did against Christ during their life time. I believe one of the books opened is a book of deeds. If the beliver is judged for his or her good or bad deeds for Christ, then there is a book of deeds for the unblievers. Then they will be thrown into hell, and when all the judging is over, hell will be thrown into the Lake of Fire, where the spirits of the unblievers will be tormented day and night forever and ever. From the time of Charles Taze Russell said in the later 1800’s, that a loving God could not and would not send people to such a terrible everlasting punishment. So even to day, they still believe that lie. And in the end, they to will be judged individually, not as an organization.
We can read from God’s word about some of His judgments.
Rev 14:7 and He said with a loud voice, Fear God, and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come; l worship Him who made heaven and the earth and sea and springs of waters. 14:9 And another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, if anyone worships the beast and his image, and recieves the a mark on his forehead or upon his hand, 14:10 he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 14:11 And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; and they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of the beast. 16:2 And the first angel went and poured out his bowl into the earth; and it became a malignant sore upon the men who had the mark of the beast and who worshipped his image. 16:3 And the second angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and it became blood like that of a dead man; and every living thing in the sea died. 16:4 And the third angel poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of water; and they became blood. 16:5-6 And I heard the angel of the waters saying, Righteous art thou, Who art and who wast, O Holy One, because thou didst judge these things; for they poured out the blood of the saints and the prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink. They deserve it.
All the marterted are at Chrsit throne Rev 6:6, 19:1
Revelation 20:11-15 And I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life, and the dead were judged from the things were written in the books, according to their deeds. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. And death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if ayone’s name was not found in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
What kind of people are destined to hell and the Lake of Fire.

  1. But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive hereies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. And many will follow their senuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them inti hell and committed them to pits of darlness, reserved for judgment; and did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with seven others, when He brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly; and if He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction be reducing them to ashes, having made them an example to those who would live ungodly thereafter; and if He resued righteous Lot, oppressed by the sensual confuxt of unprincipled men, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment. 2. Fearful, unbelieving, the abominable, muderers, whoremongers, sorcerers, idolaters, liars, shall have their part in the lakewhich burneth with fire and brimstone: this is the second death. 3. And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies, assembled to the war against Him who sat upon the hose and His army. 4. But to those who are fleshly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation. There will be tribulation and distress for every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Greek. (Jews and Gentiles) 5. Matthew 10:36 And a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household. 6. 4-9, 2. 1.Rvelation 21:8, 2. Revelation 21:8, 3. Revelation 19:20 4. Romans 2:8-9, 5. Matthew 10:36
    Please understand, there are only two (2) places to go at death. If you are a believer heaven, unbelievers to Hell and eventually to the lake of fire.
  2. Does God’s Spirit and Soul have personality, and thinking ability?
    Scripture shows us how intertwined we are of God’s Spirit, Soul and His thoughts toward us, how He wants us to the think and act for His good Will. He says that He is in us to do His good pleasure. Are we aware of the work that He wants to perform through us. What does it take for us to see it?
  3. For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edge sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 2. And if anyone hears my sayings, and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. He who rejects me, and does not receive My saying, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day. 3.The heart is more deceitful than all else and desperatly wicked; who can understand it? I the Lord search the heart, test the mind, even to give to each man according to his ways, according to the results of his deeds. 4. Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervantly love one another from the heart, for you have been born again not of the seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and abiding word of God. 5. Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirley; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass. 6. Standing firm therefore, having girded your lions with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preperation of the gospel of peace; in addition to all taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming missiles of the evil one, and take THE HELMET OF SALVATION and the SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, which is the WORD OF GOD. 7. So that you walk in a manner worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory. And for this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received from us the word of God’s message, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work of God, which also performs its work in you who believe. 8. O Lord, thou hast searched me and known me, thou dost know when I sit down and when I rise up; thou dost understand my thought from afar. Thou dost scrutinize my path and my lying down, and art intimatley acquainted with all my ways. Even before there is a word on my tongue, behold, O Lord, thou dost know it all. Thou hast enclosed me behind and before, and laid thy hand upon me, such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is too high, I cannot attain it. Where can I go from thy Spirit? Or where can I flee from Thy presence? If I ascend to heaven, thou are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the dawn, if I dwell in the remotest part of the sea, even there , Thy hand will lead me, and Thy right hand will lay hold of me. If I say, surely the darkness will over whelm me, and the light around me will be night, even darkness is not to dark to thee, and the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to Thee. For thou didst form my inward parts; thou didst weave me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Thy works, and my soul know it very well.
  4. Hebrews 4:12, 2. John 14:47-48, 3. Jeremiah17:9-10, 4. 1 Peter 1:22-23, 5. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24, 6. Ephsians 6:14-17, 7. 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 8. Psalm 139:1-14.
  5. And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. KJV 2. Moreover, I will make my dwelling among you, and My soul will not reject you. 3. I then will destroy your high places, and cut down your incense alters, and heap your remains on the remains of your idols; for My soul shall not abhor you. 4. And He said. Oh My Lord! As your soul lives, My Lord, I am the woman who stood here , beside you praying to the Lord. 5. Have I not wept for the one whose life is hard? Was not My soul grieved for the needy? 6. And I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will faithfully plant them in this land with all My heart and with all My soul. 7. Then I annihilated the three shepherds in one month, for My soul was impatient with them, and their soul was weary of Me. 8. Behold, “MY SERVANT WHOM I HAVE CHOSEN; MY BELOVED IN WHOM MY SOUL IS WELL-PLEASED; I WILL PUT MY SPIRIT UPON HIM,AND HE SHALL PROCLAIM JUSTICE TO THE GENTILES.” 9. But My righteous one shall live by faith; and if He shrinks back, My soul has no pleasure in him.
  6. Genesis 2:7, 2. Leviticus 16:30, 3. Leviticus 16:30, 4. Samuel 1:26, 5. Job 30:25, 6. Jeremiah 32:41, 7. Zechariah 11:8, 8. Matthew 12:18, 9. Hebrews 10:38.
    More Jehovah Witness
    “What happens to the spirit when a person dies? (NWT) “His spirit goes out, he goes back to his ground; in that day his thoughts do perish.” “When a person dies, his impersonal spirit does not go on existing in another realm as a spirit creature. It “returns to the true God who gave it.” ” This means that any hope of future life for that person now rests entirely with God. (Not with Salvation.)
    “All other people will be resurrected for the Great White judgment for all believers.” {jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2001521}
    “What, then, is the condition of the dead? When pronouncing sentence upon Adam, Jehovah stated: “Dust you are and to dust you will return.” (Genesis 3:19) Where was Adam before God formed him from the dust of the ground and gave him life? Why, he simply did not exist! When he died, Adam returned to that state of complete absence of life. The condition of the dead is made clear at where we read: “The dead know nothing . . . In the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.” (NIV) Scripturally, death is a state of nonexistence. The dead have no awareness, no feelings, no thoughts. jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2002521
    Response One thing that God has, He has known every person from Adam to the present and all who come to the end of time. God is all knowing, all powerful, all loving, just because He is all loving, doesn’t mean all people will love Him in return. And this is where their problem starts and ends. Jesus does not force us to believe, but He gives everybody the opportunity to believe. It is voluntary. It will effect where you go. Your body is dead, but your spirit lives on, as a believer or as an unbeliever.
    “Since the dead have no conscious existence, hell cannot be a fiery place of torment where the wicked suffer after death. What, then, is hell? Examining what happened to Jesus after he died helps to answer that question. The Bible writer Luke recounts: Neither was [Jesus] forsaken in Hades [hell, King James Version] nor did his flesh see corruption.”* (NWT) Where was the hell to which even Jesus went? The apostle Paul wrote: “I handed on to you . . . that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that he was buried, yes, that he has been raised up the third day according to the Scriptures.” (NWT) So Jesus was in hell, the grave, (Common grave of man) but he was not abandoned there, for he was raised up, or resurrected. An evil person will go to place of weeping and knashing of teeth.”) jw.org/en/wol/d//r1/lp-e/2002521
    “There is never a need to die again. Jehovah will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor out cry nor pain be anymore.” In fact, “the former things [will] have passed away.” What a blessing is in store”In the new world of God’s making, resurrected humans who comply with his righteous laws will for those in hell​—“the memorial tombs”! This blessing indeed is reason enough for us to take in more knowledge of Jehovah God and his Son, Jesus Christ.​” {jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2002521}
    “As does Gehenna, the lake of fire symbolizes eternal destruction. Death and Hades are “hurled into” it in that they will be done away with when mankind is freed from sin and the condemnation of death. Willful, unrepentant sinners will also have their “portion” in that lake. (Revelation 21:8) They too will be annihilated forever. On the other hand, those in God’s memory who are in hell​—the common grave of mankind—​have a marvelous future.” {jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1950884
    Response Roman 1:18-21 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who surpress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood be the things that are made, even His eternal power and the God head, so that they are without excuse: because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
  7. Armageddan
    Who starts Armageddan? The Jehovah Witness teach that God starts a world wide campaign to defeat the armies of the world that are against Him. Jehovah’s Witnesses, however, expected that the Battle of Armageddon would be worldwide with Jesus leading a “heavenly army” to defeat the enemies of God. (May 3, 2017}
    As we have learned, the Bible tells about the end of the world. “The world is passing away,” the Bible says. (1 John 2:17) Do you think the end of the world will mean the end of the earth?— No, the Bible says that God made the earth “to be inhabited,” yes, for people to live on it and to enjoy it. (NWT) Isaiah 45:18) Psalm 37:29 says: “The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it.” For this reason the Bible also says that the earth will last forever.—Psalm 104:5; Ecclesiastes 1:4 (NWT). wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/lp-e/102015407
    Now, God says that his Kingdom will destroy the governments of men. But does he tell us to do that?— No, in the Bible, Armageddon is called “the war of the great day of God the Almighty.” (Revelation 16:14, 16 (NWT) Yes, Armageddon is God’s war, and he uses Jesus Christ to lead the heavenly armies in the fight. Is the war of Armageddon near? wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/lp-e/1101986089
    Since Jesus would be invisible in heaven, a sign that people could see was needed to show that he had begun ruling. So Jesus told about things his disciples should watch for here on earth. When these things happened, it would mean that he had returned and had begun ruling in heaven as King.
    “A great crowd will survive Armageddan. The Great crowd refers to Jehovahs Witness alone.” {Watchtower 2017 June p16}
    “These people were,”counted worthy to be guided to fountains of Waters of life.” {Watchtower January, (Unnumberd great crowd, study edition.}
    “What this means to us today is that those now living in this time of judgment and who fail for one reason of another to take a stand for Jehovah, and are therefore slain by him at the battle of Armageddan, will not be retained in God’s memory for a resurrection. That this group of people will include the majority of humans now living on earth is shown by Jeremiah 25:33. (NWT) The slain of the Lord shall be at that day from one end of the earth, even unto the other end of earth, neither shall not be lamented, neither lamented, not buried, they shall be dung.” {Watchtower 1951, July p446}
    “Where did we learn Bible truth in the first place? Would we know the way of truth if it had not been for guidance from the orginization? Really, can we get along without the direction of God’s organization? No we cannot.” {Watchtower January 15, 1983} This is a question that was in the Watchtower? How many will compose this Christian congregation, and what is the “something better” that “God foresaw” for them?
    “During Judgment Day those who survive Armageddon will work to make the earth a paradise. Into this paradise the dead will be welcomed back. What happiness there will be when families long separated by death are joined together again! Yes, how pleasant to live in peace, to enjoy good health and to receive instruction regarding God’s purposes! The Bible says: “When there are judgments from you for the earth, righteousness is what the inhabitants of the productive land will certainly learn.” (Isaiah 26:9 NWT) During Judgment Day all the people will learn about Jehovah, and they will be given every opportunity to obey and serve him.” {je.org/en/wol/r/lp-e/1101989111}
    What does God say about Christ being invisable and Armageddon.
    Response.
    If Christ was invisiable, why did so many people see Christ after His resurrection?
    Christ Appeared to the disciples Christ Appeared to Mary Magdalene He appeared to the two men on the road to Emmaus. Jesus is not invisiable as He was going to heaven over 500 people saw Him going up to Heaven.
  8. Sheol from beneath is excited over you to meet you when you come; it arouses for you the spirits of the dead, all the leaders of the earth; it raises all the kings of the nations from all their thrones. They will respond and say to you, even you have been made weak as we, you have become like us. Your pomp and the music of your harps have been brought down to Sheol; maggots are spread out as your bed beneath you, and worms are your coverings. 2. For the Lord of Hosts has a day of panic, subjugation, and confusion in the valley of vision, breaking down walls and a crying to the mountains. 3. Hasten and come, all you surrounding nations, and gather yourselves there, bring down, O Lord, thy mighty ones, let the nations be aroused and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will judge all the surrounding nations. 4. And I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mounth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs. 5. And they gathered them together to the place which is called HarMagedon. 6. And the number of the armies of the horseman was 200,000,000 million; I heard the number of them. 7. And His eyes are a flame of fire, and upon His head are many diadems; and He has a name written upon Him which no one knows but Himself. 8. And from His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may smite the nations; and He will rule them with the rod of Iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name wriiten, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. And I saw and angel standing in the sun; and he cried out with a loud voice, saying to all the birds which fly in midheaven, “Come assemble for the great supper of God. 9. And the wine press was trodden outside the city, and the blood came out from the wine press, up to the horses bridles, for a distance of 200 miles. 10. And the I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies, assembled to make war against Him who sat upon the horse and His army. And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived, those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone. And the rest were killed with the sword which came from the mouth of Him who sat upon the horse, and all the birds were filled with their flesh.
  9. Isaiah 14:9-11, 2. Isaiah 22:5, 3. Joel 3:11-14, 4. Revelation 16:13, 5. Revelation 16:16, 6. Revelation 9:16, 7. Revelation 19:12, 8. Revelation 19:15-17, 9. Revelation 14:20, 10. Revelation 19:19-20
  10. New Heaven and the new Earth according to Jesus.
    This is Jehovah Witness idea of the new heaven and the new earth.
    The Bible tells about a “new heavens” and “a new earth.” (Isaiah 65:17; 2 Peter 3:13) The present “heavens” are made up of today’s human governments, but Jesus Christ and those who rule with him in heaven will make up the “new heavens.” How wonderful it will be when this new heavens, which is God’s righteous government of peace, rules the entire earth! jw.org/en/wol/d/lp-e/
    What, then, is the “new earth”?— The new earth will be good people who love Jehovah. You see, when the Bible speaks of “the earth,” it sometimes means the people who live on the earth, not the land itself.? (Genesis 11:1; Psalm 66:4; 96:1)(NWT) So the people who make up the new earth will live right here on this earth.
    As you can see the new Heaven and earth is contrary to Christ said Himself, truth is essential to every verse of the Bible. That is the reason that there is only one Word of God, the Holy Bible. These words were given to men from God through the Holy Spirit so from Moses to John, there is continuity of the word. That the Bible was given by God through men. Any translation, weather from the Jehovah Witesses, Mormans and any other group, they have changed the word of God into words that they like better than the trueth of the Bible. It is in the Bible from God through the ages that has endured through the ages and languages, but the message is the same. God sent His Son for the sins of the whole world, that He was born of a vrigin, became a man sent by God, at the proper time He was whipped, spat upon, bleed, had nails driven through His hands and feet to die on the Cross for the my sins and your sins. Then, He rose from the dead the third day, to defeat death, and satan was defeated by His death. satan has kown his fate since Gensis 3, for what he had done in the Garden to Adam and Eve, God past judgment on him.. Christ said before He left, I must go to prepare a place for you, and at the last trump, Christ shall come on the clouds of glory, to take home His very own, who have faith in Him alone. The new city came down from heaven, that was 1500 miles square, that the glory of God will dwell. There was no need for the Sun and Moon, because God is the light of the world. The choice is yours, In your life time you must chose, either, Eternal life, with God, or eternal death without God, which is hell where their is weeping and nashing of teeth.
    How do I look at the Jehovah Witness belief in the light of God’s Holy Bible
    Jehovah Witness seperate God from His Spirit. They believe that the Spirit was involved in giving man breath. God formed the dust of the earth to form man, but the Spirit breathed life into the dust. God says He is the Spirit . You cannot separate God from His Spirit. They are one and the same.
    Jehovah Witness says Everybody goes to hell except the 144,000 of Revelaton 7. The Jehovah Witness believe that they have replaced Israel. In Revelation 7, God marks the Jewish remnant, not Jehovah Witness organization.
    Jehovah Witness believe the organization leaders will live in the kingdom of heaven, it is called the little Flock or the 144,000 and they rule with Jehovah, ruling as kings and priests. They co-rule with Christ on paradise on earth. They make themselves equal to God and Christ by seperating them, one above the other.
    Jehovah Witness do not talk about individual sin. Because satan made Adam and Eve to sin, they believe that caused God’s plan of redemption to fail. Therefore, when Christ was raised from the dead, that paid for the redemption of Adam and Eve. Therfore everybody goes to hell, then when Christ returns, He will make the earth new again and be perfect, just as the original earth was before there was sin and death. God will go back to his original plan, of everybody will be perfect and live forever on this earth. Entire families will live together in peace and harmony, work, have an abundance of food and water on this earth. The only people that are destined for eternal destruction are the poeple who reject the will of God.
    Jehovah Witness organization, if any member rejects their teachings, they will be rejected by God and spend it in Gehenna, because they have rejected Gods will.
    Jehovah Witness has removed all judgments of God and Christ to all men, those that are dead, alive and those that have been dead from the beginning of time.
    Jehovah Witness believe that there is no inheritance for the people on earth.
    Joehovah Witness believe God is not personal. Russell said “Since God is love, there can be no judgment. He would not condemn ,millions of people to death.
    Jehovah Witness believe that God sometimes forgets people. Why, they say that for you to be resurrected, you have to be in God’s memory. It has nothing to do with faith, but God’s memory.
    Jehovah Witness have no honor or reverance for God. They thought God was wrong about sending people to eternal destruction, for eternity. It is the entire scope of scripture. They do not want their members to see what God’s purpose for man is.
    Jehovah Witness believe that the bible often compares death to sleep. A person that is asleep is unaware of what is happening around him. Likewise, the dead are unaware, the dead are not conscious of anything.Yet the bible teaches that God can awaken the dead as if from sleep and give them life. Again for those who God resurrects, death is not the end. No distinction of saved or unsaved.
    Jehovah Witness believe that the people in the OT, some dead people were thrown into Gehenna, a place ourside of the old City of Jerusalem, the people they put there, were unworthy Jews and were burned {jw.org/en/publications/books/hope of the ressurection of the dead}
    Final Response from Jehovah God
    Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, and marked off the heavens by the span, and calculated the dust of the earth by measure, and weighed the mountains in a balance, and the hills in a pair of scales? Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord, or as His counselor has informed Him? With whom did He consult and who gave Him understanding? And taught Him in the path of justice and taught Him knowledge, and informed Him of the way of understanding? Behold the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are regarded as a speck of dust on the scales; behold He lifts up the islands like fine dust. Even Lebanon is not enough to burn, nor its beasts enough for a burnt offering, All the nations are as nothing before Him, they are regarded by Him as less than nothing and meaningless. To whom then will you liken God? Or what likeness will you compare with Him? As for the idol, a craftsman casts it, a goldsmith plates it with gold, and a silversmith fashions chains of silver, he who is too impoverished for such an offering selects a tree that does not rot; he seeks out a skillful craftsman to prepare a idol that will not totter. Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been declared to you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is He who sits above the vault of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, who stretch out the heavens like a curtain and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in. It is He who reduces to nothing, who makes the judge of the earth meaningless. Scarcley have they been planted, sarcely, have they been sown, scarcely has their stock taken root in the earth, but merely blows on them, and they wither, and the storm carries them away like stubble. To whom then do you liken Me that I should be his equal? Says the Holy one. Lift up your eyes on high and see who has created these stars, the one who leads forth their host by number, He calls them by name; because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, not one of them is missing. Yet those who waite for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary. Isaiah 40:12-26, 31
    Please take into your heart, soul and mind. What the Jehovah Witness Organization wants people to believe about the New World Translation, it is the truth, and it is the word of God. Remember that the founder, Charles Taze Russell came to the belief that any partional truth could be the whole truth. He couldn’t bring himself to believe that God could sentence so many people to eternal torment through judgment. Because of their unbelief, which is wickedness. Instead of, for the good in people and letting God do the work, they have compiled rules and regulations that seperate people by not allowing their members from work place friend ships, they do not want young members to go to college, in some extreme cases, family members can’t even talk to each other because of some society rules. The are not allowed to join the military. They do not celebrate birthdays, There is a group of former members of the watchtower that have put out a list of 140 rules and regulations. The Jehovah witness attacked God’s credibility and His right to make any judgment on people. That is the reason that everybody, the righteous and the wicked, go hell to waite for the resurrection. They have changed His word, the Holy Bible, into something that does not show how merciful and righteous God is. Jesus is not God to them, They believe that Jesus is the Arc Angel Gabriel. They have turned the Holy Bible on its head and twisted His words so they can claim that they are the only way to Jehovah God, not Jesus. Jesus said, I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father but through me. They seperate God from His word, by making His word a god. Now they say they came to this is in an Epgyptian coptic language (4)in the second century, where they used the word liitle god. As going from one language to another, that may not have the same words as in the original.
    NWT Jehovah Witness render John 1:1 In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was a god.
    God’s Holy Bible, John 1:1 In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God.
    In an atricle I read on this, it is from true God to true God. The word possesses all the qualities of God. The Jehovah Witness believe that Jesus is a lesser devine being, “a god.” One of the earliest translations of the new Greek testament, into another language was Sahidic Coptic, which was spoken in the first century. This language like English but unlike Greek, has an indefinite article, a or an and it happens this indefinite article precedes the Coptic word “god.” (8)
    God and His word are one in the same. You cannot have one without the other. Without His word you would not know what His commands are, you would not know about His righteousness, mercy, peace, protection, and being savior, protector, creator and sustainer.

4-Denominationalism of the Jehovah Witness END Part 4
Foot notes previously used in article 3. These footnotes came from a thesis paper from a Theological School. I had cpmputer problems and did not get the Seminary’s name and the city it was in. I could not find the paper again. I tried many ways of finding it, but to no avail. I was just able to print foot note page before I lost it. This thesis was written around 1935 to 1940.
Please note: That no where in the hundreds of pages that I have read that they have talked about faith in Jesus Christ as being the Savior, or have the Jehovah Witness talked about that man is sinful and in need of a savior. They teach that Jehovah God has given them the keys to heaven, and only they say the righteous and the wicked go to hell, everybody gets to escape any penalty for any evil committed. All they talk about is if you believe in the organization, you will be allowed into paradise on earth. How far from the truth of God this is! Just remember how Russell dealt with the truth, as long as it had a little truth that was okay for the other part to be a lie.
Footnotes
Booklet called Life and Death by Caleb J. Baker 1840-1918

  1. P-14 2. P-15 3. P. 15 4. P-9 5. P-30 6. P-1 7. P-31 8. Equip.org Sahidic coptic word used, by Jehovah Witness, on a god.

The Beatitudes of Jesus

Reverence

Psalm 2:11-12

Worship the LORD with reverence and rejoice with trembling, do homage to the Son, least He become angry, and you perish in the way, for His rath may soon be kindled, how blessed are all who take refuge in Him. NASB

The Beatitudes of Jesus. This is called the sermon on the mount. Beatitude means extreme blessedness. How should we learn about life from Jesus and His works through His word, and how they should be applied in our lives. When Jesus came into the region of Galilee to teach thousands of people, including His disciples. These are Jesus own words that He taught the people of that day, and His words are just as relevant now than they were then. He is LORD and King, Savior and Redeemer, of life and death, who has the words that will never change, He is the same yesterday and today, yes and forever. Hebrews 13:8 It is in God’s word that pronounces everything He is supposed to be to us. He is the Holy God that deserves our praise and we say to Him, Holy, Holy, Holy is He.

Matthew 5,6,7

 

Jesus’s Proclamation of His Grace

The Blessed People 5:1-12

And when He saw the multitudes, He went up on the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. And opening His mouth He began to teach them saying,

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.                                              Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.                                                           Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.                                                                  Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.                Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.                                                                   Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.                                                                    Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.                                              Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness. for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.                                                                                                                                       Blessed are you when men cast insults at you, and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, on account of Me, REJOICE, and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

When you step into the public arena and tell people about Christ, to Christ that is worthy of the highest praise people can give you, calling you names in the name of Christ. Jesus said: “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you, if you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” John 15:18-19

                                                               People as Salt 5:13-16

You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how will it be made salty again? It is good for nothing anymore, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do men light a lamp, and put it under the peck measure, but on the lamp stand; and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

                                             Jesus Fulfills and preserves the Law 5:17-19

Do you think that I came to abolish the law of the prophets: I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass away from the law, until it is accomplished. Whoever the annuls one of the least of these commandments, and so teaches others, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

                                                             Murder and Anger 5:20-26

For I say to you, that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven. You have heard that the ancients were told, you shall not commit murder, and whoever commits murder shall be liable to the court. But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever shall say, you fool, shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell. If therefore you are presenting your offering at the alter, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your offering there before the alter, and go your way;first be reconciled to your brother, and then come present your offering. Make friends quickly with your opponent may not deliver you to the judge, and the judge to the officer, and you be thrown into prison. Truly I say to you, you shall not come out of there, until you have paid up the last cent.

                                                      Adultery, eye and hand 5:27-20

You have heard that it was said, you shall not commit adultery; but I say to you, that everyone who looks at a women to lust for her has committed adultery with her already in his heart. And if your right hand makes you stumble, cut it off, and throw it from you; for it is better for you that one of the parts of your body perish, than your whole body to go into hell.

                                                                  Divorce 5:31-32

And it is said, whoever sends his wife away, let him give her a certificate of divorce; but I say to you that ever one who divorces his wife, except for the cause of unchastity, makes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

                                                          Vows and Oaths   5:32-37

Again, you have heard that the ancients were told, you shall not make false vows, but shall fulfill your vows to the Lord, but I say to you, make no oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great king. Nor shall you make an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. But let your statement be, yes, yes; and no, no; and anything beyond these is of evil.

                                                           Non-retaliation 5:38-42

You have heard that it is said, an eye for a eye, and a tooth for a tooth. But I say to you, do not resist him who is evil; but whoever slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone wants to sue you, and takes your shirt, let him have your coat also. And whoever shall force you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you.

                                      Jesus shows us what love is and means 5:43-48 

You have heard that it was said, you shall love your neighbor. But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you in order that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even tax gatherers do the same? And do you greet your brothers only? Do not even the gentiles do the same? Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

                                                        Almsgiving, Privately 6:1-4


Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven. When therefore you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be honored by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing that your alms may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will repay you.

                                                                    Prayer 6:5-15

And when you pray, you are not to be as the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners, in order to be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father sees in secret will repay you. And when you pray do not use meaningless repetition, as the gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words. Therefore do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.                  Pray then, in this way

Our Father who art in haven,                                                                                                       Hallowed be Thy name.                                                                                                                          Thy kingdom come,                                                                                                                                Thy will be done.                                                                                                                                    On earth as it is in heaven.                                                                                                                   Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts,                                                                    as we also have forgiven our debtors.                                                                                                  And do not lead us into temptation,                                                                                                     But deliver us from evil.                                                                                                                               [For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever, Amen.]                                            For if you forgive men their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive men, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.

                                              Fast happily and secretly 6:16-18

And when ever you fast, do not put on a gloomy face as the hypocrites do, for they neglect their appearance in order to be seen fasting by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face so that you may not seen fasting by men, but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will repay you.

                                                   Wealth and Worry 6:19-34                                                                 

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, were moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But lay up for your selves treasures in heaven, where neither moth or dust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The lamp of the body is the eye, if therefore your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will hold one and despise the other. You cannot serve food and mammon. For this reason I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, as to what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; or for your body as to what you shall put on, is not life more than food, and the body than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, or gather into barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth more than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single cubit to his life’s span? And why are you anxious about clothing? Observe how the lilly of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin. Yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these. But if God so arrays the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more do so for you, O men of little faith? Do not be anxious then, saying, what shall we eat? Or what shall we drink? Or with what shall we clothe ourselves? For all these things the gentiles eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows what you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

                                                              Do not judge 7:1-6

Do not judge lest you be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it shall be measured to you. And why do you look at the speak that is in your brother eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, let me take the speak out of your eye, and behold, the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite , first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speak out of your brothers eye. Do not give what is holy to the dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, least they be trampled under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces. Believers should not always take for granted that every body is going to be honest and up right in the way they approach any situation. A non believer may be looking to get something from you by telling you an untruth. A believer may not think what he said is untrue and in ones eagerness to help, we cast what has value to us to someone who could care less what it is. In other words, that person does not appreciate or value what you have give them. Sometimes it is good to look at peoples motives. During this time in history dogs and pigs were despised.

                                                           Ask, Seek and Knock 7:7-11

Ask, and it shall be given to you, seek, and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks, it shall be opened. Or what man is there among you, when his son shall ask him for a loaf, will give him a stone? Or if he shall ask for a fish, he will not give him a snake will he? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!

                                                           Treatment of others 7:12

Therefore, however you want people to treat you, so treat them, for this is the law of the prophets.

                                                The broad and narrow road to Life 7:13-14                                 

Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it…. What this is all about is choosing your friends, the company you keep, the places you go and the things you do. One Sunday my Pastor Ron said this about sin, “Sin will take further than you wanted to go, keep you longer than you wanted to stay, and cost you more than you wanted to pay. Which road and gate would you rather chose”?

                                                      False and True Teaching 7:15-20                                          

Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes, nor figs from thistles are they? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit; but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit. nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into a fire. So then, you will know them by their fruit.

                                                 The true way into the Kingdom 7:21-23                                        

Not everyone who says Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of my father who is in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name cast out demons, and in your name perform many miracles? And then I will declare to them, I ever knew you; “depart from me, you who practice lawlessness”

                                                    Where do your loyalties rest 7:24-27                                  

Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine, and acts upon them, may be compared to a wise man, who built his house upon a rock. And the rains descended, and the floods came, and the wind blew, and burst against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been found upon the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine, and does not act upon them , will be like a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand. And the rains descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and burst against that house; and it fell, and great was its fall.

                                                      Response to the words of Jesus 7:28-29                                   

The result was that when Jesus had finished these words, the multitudes were amazed at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.

Do not follow the crowd, do not follow anybody in the crowed. Only follow if their words are as Jesus taught, Belief in Jesus Christ to the forgiveness of sins, that His path is the only way into the kingdom of heaven. Have many friends so you may win some to Christ, but only act upon His words because they are true. Jesus wants to lead you in His truth and righteousness, today would you make a commitment to allow Him to lead you? He would like it to be justjesusandyou. He will bring you into His word.

 

Denominationalism and the Jehovah Witness 4-4

Reverence


Isaiah 61:1-3 These are Isaiah word from The Lord God. The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted, He has sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to captives, and freedom to prisoners; to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn. To grant those who mourn in Zion, giving them a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.

Denominationalism and the Jehovah Witness 4 of 4 June 13, 2019

2 Peter 2:15-20 Forsaking the right way they have gone astray, having followed the way of Ballam, the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness, but he received a rebuke for his own transgression; from a dumb donkey, speaking with a voice of a man, restrained the madness of a prophet. These are springs without water, and mists driven by storm, for whom the black darkness has been reserved. For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error, promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what man has overcome, by this he is enslaved. For if after they have escaped the defilement’s of the world by the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and are over come, the last state has become worse for them than the first.

  1. Where and what really Is Paradise, Sheol, Hades, Hell, Gehenna and The lake of Fire
    Paradise in the Bible is where the spirits of just men go. In this place they are comforted even though they are dead. The Old Testament Saints went to this place, for safe keeping until the resurrection of Christ. {1. P14} Also in Zechariah 9:11 Old Testament saints say’s, “As for thee also, by the blood of the covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit where in is no water. Turn you to the strong hold ye prisoners of hope; {2. P15} even today do I declare that I will render double unto thee.” In Ephesians 4:8 said, “When He ascended on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men.” We also know that Christ told the thief on the cross that today you shall be with me in paradise. Paul in Hebrews 12:2-4, said. “I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago-whether in the body I do not know, or out of body I do not know, God knows-such a man was caught up to the third heaven. And I know how such a man-whether in the body or part from the body I do not know, God knows-was caught up into Paradise, and heard inexpressible words, which no man is not permitted to speak.” {3. P15} Also in Luke 16:19-31 we have the rich man having wealth and riches, and living that life style. Then we have the beggar Lazarus, laid at his gate full of sores. He wanted to eat the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table: more over the dogs would come and lick his sores. It came to pass that the beggar Lazarus died and was carried away by the angels into Abraham’s bosom; the rich man died and was buried. In hell he lifted up his eyes being in torment, and seeing Abraham a far off, and Lazarus in his bosom, he cried and said, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, son remember that you in your life time received the good things, and Lazarus evil things. Now he is comforted and and you are tormented. In addition to all this, there is a great gulf fixed. With this gulf fixed between us, you cannot come to us, nor can we come to you. Abraham, I pray that you would send Lazarus to my fathers house, for I have five brothers that Lazarus could testify to them of this place of torment that I am in. Abraham said to the rich man, no, they have the Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. The rich man responded, Abraham, if some one went to them from the dead they will repent. Abraham said to the rich man, if they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if one from the dead comes. (4. P-9)
    Gehenna. Gehenna and the Lake of Fire use is very close or the equivalent of the Lake of Fire. Gehenna appears twelve times in the New Testament. Matthew 5:22, 29, 30, 10:28, 18:19, 23:15, 33; Mark 9:43, 45, 47; Luke 12:5; James 3:6. It is the final and eternal abode of the wicked. It is only the soul that goes to Hades. In these passages it shows they speak of the body going to Gehenna eight times. Fire is mentioned ti it eleven times. Of the twelve times mentioned, it is mentioned 11 times by our Lord. (5. P30)

Sheol or Hades Is a very large area in the center of the earth. Sheol has two compartments. The top compartment contains Paradise, one compartment empty, and another is soul in Sheol. The bottom compartment contains Tormented Souls in Sheol, next, Tartarus 2 Peter 2:4 and Jude 6, then Lowest Hell, Dueteronomy 32:22, Psalm 86:13, Isaiah 5:14. Another empty compartment for this row Revelation 20:13, Fire in Sheol Dueteronomy 32:22, Luke 16:23-25. Between these two compartments is the great gulf fixed, they could talk but not pass from either compartment. Luke 16:26 {6. P-1}


Since Christs resurrection Hell is a place of torment.
What ever image the word “hell” brings to your mind, hell is generally thought of as a place of punishment for sin.” {jw.org/e/wol/d/r1/lp-e 2002521}
“Hell is opened for all to enter Paradise on earth.” This comes from the Jehovah Witness organization. This is not what Jesus teaches. If you have true faith in Christ your savior, that He is God that came in the flesh to save all people, that He gave His life as a ransom for many. In John 3:16 He talks about the Whosoever includes two groups of people, those who have taken Christ at His word and believed, once you have taken Christ, and those people who have not. Christ says if you take me as savior you are blessed and have eternal life. The second group may be alive in the flesh, but are dead spiritually, eventually they are not blessed, but condemned and do not have eternal life. They are dead in their unbelief. At death they are dead and judged physically, and spiritually.


The Jehovah Witness believe that Paradise to come, is on this earth.


The Organization believes that God’s creation of earth was meant to be perfect and everybody was supposed to live forever on earth. Because of Adam and Eves sin, we now have to wait for the second resurrection for this to happen. With this development of having to wait for the Great White Throne judgment for hell to be opened up to live on earth. “They believe that the Bible reveals Jehovah’s qualities to us. These qualities make it impossible for Him to have anything to do with sin.” This is what the Bible is all about, revealing the thoughts and deeds of man. God says thou shalt not. God tells man what not to do. Then man decides the direction he wants to go. Man still suffers the consequences for the sin or he will rewarded for obeying. The Jehovah Witness believe that God’s plan is still to have a perfect earth without sin. Because of sin, the righteous and the wicked go to hell until the second resurrection. Then all are let out of hell, back on earth so God can tell everybody what the commands are and any new rules that God has made since the beginning. To them, this is Paradise on earth, and God’s original plan for man and earth. This is not God’s plan, the righteous and the wicked are dealt with separately. God’s rules and commands are still in place today as they were in the beginning. No organization can over rule the will of the Father and the work of Christ for salvation. To believe that if God knew man was going to sin, it would be a blight on God’s character is the one of the biggest lies they could have come up with.

Hellfire​—All-Consuming? “Does God torment people with fire after death? Since the Bible shows that the dead are unconscious, hellfire is clearly a false teaching that slanders God. The very idea of tormenting people with fire disgusts him.​ God told Adam: Dust you are and to dust you will return.” jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1102012188?q=is+hellfire
“Could it be that the fire of hell is symbolic of all-consuming, or thorough, destruction? Separating fire from Hades, or hell, the Scriptures say: “Death and Hades were hurled into the lake of fire.” “The lake” mentioned here is symbolic, since death and hell (Hades) that are thrown into it cannot literally be burned. “This [lake of fire] means the second death”​—death from which there is no hope of coming back to life.​—Revelation 20:14. {jw.org/en/bible teaching/questions/Lake of fire}

The Lake of Fire. The Lake of Fire Is mentioned five times in the book of Revelation. The anti-Christ, false prophets, the beast, they will tormented day and night for ever ad ever. (7. P31)

Response.
What is important here is in those places are where people go. When you see the word symbolic, it is another way to say it is not literal. Several other words that could be used is, allusive, or suggestive. I have never read in the Bible, when it is as important as mans soul, God ever speaks in symbolic, allusive, or suggestive terms. If He says it, He means it. Fire in Hell is real and God has told people over the many millennium, that unbelief in Christ lands one in hell, and in the end, hell is thrown in the lake of Fire. Remember that Charles Taze Russell said that Christ returned in 1914, but was invisible. He also said as above, a loving God would not send millions of people to judgment. Judgment appears about 300 times in the Bible, Sheol, Hell, Hades, Grave, and the pit, and abyss appear 98 times in the Bible. It seems that an organization would not say that judgment and words God uses to make the point that there is a consequences for unbelief. What is disgusting to God is that this organization has taken a stance against God and Christ. They teach things that are not in the Word of God. Remember, they believe that God has turned over the kingdom to them. Their leaders are above Christ, and equal with God, in their paradise on earth.
Hell is a real place where the bodies of unbelievers and wicked people go. The place for those who do not believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. What is it, it’s the place where one goes to spend eternity apart from God. Yes, you do know that your are in hell. Wicked people are resurrected at the Great White Throne judgment, after that they are thrown into hell, then hell is throne into the lake of fire. How does God describe hell, It is a place of weeping and gnashing of teeth. So the wicked people there are aware of their surroundings, why, because their bodies are dead but their spirit lives on to live in torment because of their unbelief and hatred toward Jesus Christ. Revelation 19:20, Revelation 20:10
Yes there is a judgment, no matter what the Jehovah Witness believe or tell you.
That judgment comes at the end of your life. Jeremiah 31:30 But everyone will die for his iniquity; each man who eats sour grapes, his teeth will be set on edge.

Hell Emptied!
“The sea gave up those dead in it, and death and Hades gave up those dead in them.” Yes, the Bible hell will be emptied. As Jesus promised, “the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear [Jesus’] voice and come out.” Although no longer presently existing in any form, millions of dead ones who are in Jehovah God’s memory will be resurrected, or brought back to life, in a restored earthly paradise.​” {jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1990243}
The ancient Greek philosophers, Socrates and Plato held that a soul inside a person survives death and never dies. What does the Bible teach about the soul? Adam “came to be a living soul,” says Jehovah Witness “He did not receive a soul; he was a soul​—a whole person. The Scriptures speak of a soul’s doing work, craving food, being kidnapped, experiencing sleeplessness, and so forth. Yes, man himself is a soul. When a person dies, that soul dies.​” {jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/ 2009645}
“Consider also the case of the righteous man Job, who suffered much. Wishing to escape his plight, he pleaded: “Who will grant me this, that thou mayst protect me in hell [Sheol], and hide me till thy wrath pass?”* (Job 14:13, Douay Version) How unreasonable to think that Job desired to go to a fiery-hot place for protection! To Job, “hell” was simply the grave, where his suffering would end. The Bible hell, then, is the common grave of mankind where good people as well as bad ones go.” {jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2002521}

Response.
There is no such place as the common grave of man. People of faith in Jesus Christ, their Spirit goes back to Christ and their body goes to dust the way they were made. The problem with the Jehovah Witness is they error when they believe that wicked people and the righteous people go to the same place. There will be two (2) resurrections, one for believers to receive their rewards for what they have done for Christ, at the judgment seat of Christ, when Christ returns for His faithful people, to receive their crowns, there old bodies will be transformed, from what was mortal or broken down, to one that will be like Christ’s, immortal, a body that will not decay, just as Christ is immortal.
Their will be a resurrection of the wicked unbelieving at the Great White Throne judgment of God. They are shown that they are not written in the book of life, and then they will be shown, I believe, what they did against Christ during their life time. I believe one of the books opened is a book of deeds. If the believer is judged for his or her good or bad deeds for Christ, then there is a book of deeds for the unbelievers. Then they will be thrown into hell, and when all the judging is over, hell will be thrown into the Lake of Fire, where the spirits of the unbelievers will be tormented day and night forever and ever. From the time of Charles Taze Russell said in the later 1800’s, that a loving God could not and would not send people to such a terrible everlasting punishment. So even to day, they still believe that lie. And in the end, they to will be judged individually, not as an organization.
We can read from God’s word about some of His judgments.
Rev 14:7 and He said with a loud voice, Fear God, and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come; l worship Him who made heaven and the earth and sea and springs of waters. 14:9 And another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, if anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives the a mark on his forehead or upon his hand, 14:10 he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 14:11 And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; and they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of the beast. 16:2 And the first angel went and poured out his bowl into the earth; and it became a malignant sore upon the men who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped his image. 16:3 And the second angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and it became blood like that of a dead man; and every living thing in the sea died. 16:4 And the third angel poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of water; and they became blood. 16:5-6 And I heard the angel of the waters saying, Righteous art thou, Who art and who wast, O Holy One, because thou didst judge these things; for they poured out the blood of the saints and the prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink. They deserve it.
All the martyred are at Christ throne Rev 6:6, 19:1
Revelation 20:11-15 And I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life, and the dead were judged from the things were written in the books, according to their deeds. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. And death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
What kind of people are destined to hell and the Lake of Fire.

  1. But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment; and did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with seven others, when He brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly; and if He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction be reducing them to ashes, having made them an example to those who would live ungodly thereafter; and if He rescued righteous Lot, oppressed by the sensual confuxt of unprincipled men, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment. 2. Fearful, unbelieving, the abominable, murderers, whore mongers, sorcerers, idolaters, liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: this is the second death. 3. And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies, assembled to the war against Him who sat upon the hose and His army. 4. But to those who are fleshly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation. There will be tribulation and distress for every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Greek. (Jews and Gentiles) 5. Matthew 10:36 And a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household. 6. 4-9, 2. 1.Revelation 21:8, 2. Revelation 21:8, 3. Revelation 19:20 4. Romans 2:8-9, 5. Matthew 10:36
    Please understand, there are only two (2) places to go at death. If you are a believer heaven, unbelievers to Hell and eventually to the lake of fire.
  2. Does God’s Spirit and Soul have personality, and thinking ability?
    Scripture shows us how intertwined we are of God’s Spirit, Soul and His thoughts toward us, how He wants us to the think and act for His good Will. He says that He is in us to do His good pleasure. Are we aware of the work that He wants to perform through us. What does it take for us to see it?
  3. For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edge sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 2. And if anyone hears my sayings, and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. He who rejects me, and does not receive My saying, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day. 3.The heart is more deceitful than all else and desperately wicked; who can understand it? I the Lord search the heart, test the mind, even to give to each man according to his ways, according to the results of his deeds. 4. Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart, for you have been born again not of the seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and abiding word of God. 5. Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass. 6. Standing firm therefore, having girded your lions with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; in addition to all taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming missiles of the evil one, and take THE HELMET OF SALVATION and the SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, which is the WORD OF GOD. 7. So that you walk in a manner worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory. And for this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received from us the word of God’s message, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work of God, which also performs its work in you who believe. 8. O Lord, thou hast searched me and known me, thou dost know when I sit down and when I rise up; thou dost understand my thought from afar. Thou dost scrutinize my path and my lying down, and art intimately acquainted with all my ways. Even before there is a word on my tongue, behold, O Lord, thou dost know it all. Thou hast enclosed me behind and before, and laid thy hand upon me, such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is too high, I cannot attain it. Where can I go from thy Spirit? Or where can I flee from Thy presence? If I ascend to heaven, thou are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the dawn, if I dwell in the remotest part of the sea, even there , Thy hand will lead me, and Thy right hand will lay hold of me. If I say, surely the darkness will over whelm me, and the light around me will be night, even darkness is not to dark to thee, and the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to Thee. For thou didst form my inward parts; thou didst weave me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Thy works, and my soul know it very well. 1.Hebrews 4:12, 2. John 14:47-48, 3. Jeremiah17:9-10, 4. 1 Peter 1:22-23, 5. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24, 6. Ephesians 6:14-17, 7. 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 8. Psalm 139:1-14.
  4. And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. KJV 2. Moreover, I will make my dwelling among you, and My soul will not reject you. 3. I then will destroy your high places, and cut down your incense alters, and heap your remains on the remains of your idols; for My soul shall not abhor you. 4. And He said. Oh My Lord! As your soul lives, My Lord, I am the woman who stood here , beside you praying to the Lord. 5. Have I not wept for the one whose life is hard? Was not My soul grieved for the needy? 6. And I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will faithfully plant them in this land with all My heart and with all My soul. 7. Then I annihilated the three shepherds in one month, for My soul was impatient with them, and their soul was weary of Me. 8. Behold, “MY SERVANT WHOM I HAVE CHOSEN; MY BELOVED IN WHOM MY SOUL IS WELL-PLEASED; I WILL PUT MY SPIRIT UPON HIM,AND HE SHALL PROCLAIM JUSTICE TO THE GENTILES.” 9. But My righteous one shall live by faith; and if He shrinks back, My soul has no pleasure in him.
    1. Genesis 2:7, 2. Leviticus 16:30, 3. Leviticus 16:30, 4. Samuel 1:26, 5. Job 30:25, 6. Jeremiah 32:41, 7. Zechariah 11:8, 8. Matthew 12:18, 9. Hebrews 10:38.
      More Jehovah Witness
      “What happens to the spirit when a person dies? (NWT) “His spirit goes out, he goes back to his ground; in that day his thoughts do perish.” “When a person dies, his impersonal spirit does not go on existing in another realm as a spirit creature. It “returns to the true God who gave it.” ” This means that any hope of future life for that person now rests entirely with God. (Not with Salvation.)
      “All other people will be resurrected for the Great White judgment for all believers.” {jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2001521}
      “What, then, is the condition of the dead? When pronouncing sentence upon Adam, Jehovah stated: “Dust you are and to dust you will return.” (Genesis 3:19) Where was Adam before God formed him from the dust of the ground and gave him life? Why, he simply did not exist! When he died, Adam returned to that state of complete absence of life. The condition of the dead is made clear at where we read: “The dead know nothing . . . In the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.” (NIV) Scripturaly, death is a state of nonexistence. The dead have no awareness, no feelings, no thoughts. jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2002521
      Response One thing that God has, He has known every person from Adam to the present and all who come to the end of time. God is all knowing, all powerful, all loving, just because He is all loving, doesn’t mean all people will love Him in return. And this is where their problem starts and ends. Jesus does not force us to believe, but He gives everybody the opportunity to believe. It is voluntary. It will effect where you go. Your body is dead, but your spirit lives on, as a believer or as an unbeliever.
      “Since the dead have no conscious existence, hell cannot be a fiery place of torment where the wicked suffer after death. What, then, is hell? Examining what happened to Jesus after he died helps to answer that question. The Bible writer Luke recounts: Neither was [Jesus] forsaken in Hades [hell, King James Version] nor did his flesh see corruption.”* (NWT) Where was the hell to which even Jesus went? The apostle Paul wrote: “I handed on to you . . . that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that he was buried, yes, that he has been raised up the third day according to the Scriptures.” (NWT) So Jesus was in hell, the grave, (Common grave of man) but he was not abandoned there, for he was raised up, or resurrected. An evil person will go to place of weeping and gnashing of teeth.”) jw.org/en/wol/d//r1/lp-e/2002521
      “There is never a need to die again. Jehovah will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor out cry nor pain be anymore.” In fact, “the former things [will] have passed away.” What a blessing is in store”In the new world of God’s making, resurrected humans who comply with his righteous laws will for those in hell​—“the memorial tombs”! This blessing indeed is reason enough for us to take in more knowledge of Jehovah God and his Son, Jesus Christ.​” {jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2002521}
      “As does Gehenna, the lake of fire symbolizes eternal destruction. Death and Hades are “hurled into” it in that they will be done away with when mankind is freed from sin and the condemnation of death. Willful, unrepentant sinners will also have their “portion” in that lake. (Revelation 21:8) They too will be annihilated forever. On the other hand, those in God’s memory who are in hell​—the common grave of mankind—​have a marvelous future.” {jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1950884
      Response Roman 1:18-21 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood be the things that are made, even His eternal power and the God head, so that they are without excuse: because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
  5. 9. Armageddon
    Who starts Armageddon? The Jehovah Witness teach that God starts a world wide campaign to defeat the armies of the world that are against Him. Jehovah’s Witnesses, however, expected that the Battle of Armageddon would be worldwide with Jesus leading a “heavenly army” to defeat the enemies of God. (May 3, 2017}
    As we have learned, the Bible tells about the end of the world. “The world is passing away,” the Bible says. (1 John 2:17) Do you think the end of the world will mean the end of the earth?— No, the Bible says that God made the earth “to be inhabited,” yes, for people to live on it and to enjoy it. (NWT) Isaiah 45:18) Psalm 37:29 says: “The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it.” For this reason the Bible also says that the earth will last forever.—Psalm 104:5; Ecclesiastes 1:4 (NWT). wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/lp-e/102015407
    Now, God says that his Kingdom will destroy the governments of men. But does he tell us to do that?— No, in the Bible, Armageddon is called “the war of the great day of God the Almighty.” (Revelation 16:14, 16 (NWT) Yes, Armageddon is God’s war, and he uses Jesus Christ to lead the heavenly armies in the fight. Is the war of Armageddon near? wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/lp-e/1101986089
    Since Jesus would be invisible in heaven, a sign that people could see was needed to show that he had begun ruling. So Jesus told about things his disciples should watch for here on earth. When these things happened, it would mean that he had returned and had begun ruling in heaven as King.
    “A great crowd will survive Armageddon. The Great crowd refers to Jehovah’s Witness alone.” {Watchtower 2017 June p16}
    “These people were,”counted worthy to be guided to fountains of Waters of life.” {Watchtower January, (Unnumbered great crowd, study edition.}
    “What this means to us today is that those now living in this time of judgment and who fail for one reason of another to take a stand for Jehovah, and are therefore slain by him at the battle of Armageddon, will not be retained in God’s memory for a resurrection. That this group of people will include the majority of humans now living on earth is shown by Jeremiah 25:33. (NWT) The slain of the Lord shall be at that day from one end of the earth, even unto the other end of earth, neither shall not be lamented, neither lamented, not buried, they shall be dung.” {Watchtower 1951, July p446}
    “Where did we learn Bible truth in the first place? Would we know the way of truth if it had not been for guidance from the organization? Really, can we get along without the direction of God’s organization? No we cannot.” {Watchtower January 15, 1983} This is a question that was in the Watchtower? How many will compose this Christian congregation, and what is the “something better” that “God foresaw” for them?
    “During Judgment Day those who survive Armageddon will work to make the earth a paradise. Into this paradise the dead will be welcomed back. What happiness there will be when families long separated by death are joined together again! Yes, how pleasant to live in peace, to enjoy good health and to receive instruction regarding God’s purposes! The Bible says: “When there are judgments from you for the earth, righteousness is what the inhabitants of the productive land will certainly learn.” (Isaiah 26:9 NWT) During Judgment Day all the people will learn about Jehovah, and they will be given every opportunity to obey and serve him.” {je.org/en/wol/r/lp-e/1101989111}
    What does God say about Christ being invisible and Armageddon.
    Response.
    If Christ was invisible, why did so many people see Christ after His resurrection?
    Christ Appeared to the disciples Christ Appeared to Mary Magdalene He appeared to the two men on the road to Emmaus. Jesus is not invisible as He was going to heaven over 500 people saw Him going up to Heaven.
  6. Sheol from beneath is excited over you to meet you when you come; it arouses for you the spirits of the dead, all the leaders of the earth; it raises all the kings of the nations from all their thrones. They will respond and say to you, even you have been made weak as we, you have become like us. Your pomp and the music of your harps have been brought down to Sheol; maggots are spread out as your bed beneath you, and worms are your coverings. 2. For the Lord of Hosts has a day of panic, subjugation, and confusion in the valley of vision, breaking down walls and a crying to the mountains. 3. Hasten and come, all you surrounding nations, and gather yourselves there, bring down, O Lord, thy mighty ones, let the nations be aroused and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will judge all the surrounding nations. 4. And I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs. 5. And they gathered them together to the place which is called Armageddon. 6. And the number of the armies of the horseman was 200,000,000 million; I heard the number of them. 7. And His eyes are a flame of fire, and upon His head are many diadems; and He has a name written upon Him which no one knows but Himself. 8. And from His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may smite the nations; and He will rule them with the rod of Iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. And I saw and angel standing in the sun; and he cried out with a loud voice, saying to all the birds which fly in mid heaven, “Come assemble for the great supper of God. 9. And the wine press was trodden outside the city, and the blood came out from the wine press, up to the horses bridles, for a distance of 200 miles. 10. And the I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies, assembled to make war against Him who sat upon the horse and His army. And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived, those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone. And the rest were killed with the sword which came from the mouth of Him who sat upon the horse, and all the birds were filled with their flesh.
    1. Isaiah 14:9-11, 2. Isaiah 22:5, 3. Joel 3:11-14, 4. Revelation 16:13, 5. Revelation 16:16, 6. Revelation 9:16, 7. Revelation 19:12, 8. Revelation 19:15-17, 9. Revelation 14:20, 10. Revelation 19:19-20
  7. New Heaven and the new Earth according to Jesus.
    This is Jehovah Witness idea of the new heaven and the new earth.
    The Bible tells about a “new heavens” and “a new earth.” (Isaiah 65:17; 2 Peter 3:13) The present “heavens” are made up of today’s human governments, but Jesus Christ and those who rule with him in heaven will make up the “new heavens.” How wonderful it will be when this new heavens, which is God’s righteous government of peace, rules the entire earth! jw.org/en/wol/d/lp-e/
    What, then, is the “new earth”?— The new earth will be good people who love Jehovah. You see, when the Bible speaks of “the earth,” it sometimes means the people who live on the earth, not the land itself.? (Genesis 11:1; Psalm 66:4; 96:1)(NWT) So the people who make up the new earth will live right here on this earth.
    As you can see the new Heaven and earth is contrary to Christ said Himself, truth is essential to every verse of the Bible. That is the reason that there is only one Word of God, the Holy Bible. These words were given to men from God through the Holy Spirit so from Moses to John, there is continuity of the word. That the Bible was given by God through men. Any translation, weather from the Jehovah Witnesses, Mormons and any other group, they have changed the word of God into words that they like better than the truth of the Bible. It is in the Bible from God through the ages that has endured through the ages and languages, but the message is the same. God sent His Son for the sins of the whole world, that He was born of a virgin, became a man sent by God, at the proper time He was whipped, spat upon, bleed, had nails driven through His hands and feet to die on the Cross for the my sins and your sins. Then, He rose from the dead the third day, to defeat death, and satan was defeated by His death. satan has known his fate since Genesis 3, for what he had done in the Garden to Adam and Eve, God past judgment on him.. Christ said before He left, I must go to prepare a place for you, and at the last trump, Christ shall come on the clouds of glory, to take home His very own, who have faith in Him alone. The new city came down from heaven, that was 1500 miles square, that the glory of God will dwell. There was no need for the Sun and Moon, because God is the light of the world. The choice is yours, In your life time you must chose, either, Eternal life, with God, or eternal death without God, which is hell where their is weeping and gnashing of teeth.
    How do I look at the Jehovah Witness belief in the light of God’s Holy Bible
    Jehovah Witness separate God from His Spirit. They believe that the Spirit was involved in giving man breath. God formed the dust of the earth to form man, but the Spirit breathed life into the dust. God says He is the Spirit . You cannot separate God from His Spirit. They are one and the same.
    Jehovah Witness says Everybody goes to hell except the 144,000 of Revelation 7. The Jehovah Witness believe that they have replaced Israel. In Revelation 7, God marks the Jewish remnant, not Jehovah Witness organization.
    Jehovah Witness believe the organization leaders will live in the kingdom of heaven, it is called the little Flock or the 144,000 and they rule with Jehovah, ruling as kings and priests. They co-rule with Christ on paradise on earth. They make themselves equal to God and Christ by separating them, one above the other.
    Jehovah Witness do not talk about individual sin. Because satan made Adam and Eve to sin, they believe that caused God’s plan of redemption to fail. Therefore, when Christ was raised from the dead, that paid for the redemption of Adam and Eve. Therefore everybody goes to hell, then when Christ returns, He will make the earth new again and be perfect, just as the original earth was before there was sin and death. God will go back to his original plan, of everybody will be perfect and live forever on this earth. Entire families will live together in peace and harmony, work, have an abundance of food and water on this earth. The only people that are destined for eternal destruction are the people who reject the will of God.
    Jehovah Witness organization, if any member rejects their teachings, they will be rejected by God and spend it in Gehenna, because they have rejected Gods will.
    Jehovah Witness has removed all judgments of God and Christ to all men, those that are dead, alive and those that have been dead from the beginning of time.
    Jehovah Witness believe that there is no inheritance for the people on earth.
    Jehovah Witness believe God is not personal. Russell said “Since God is love, there can be no judgment. He would not condemn ,millions of people to death.
    Jehovah Witness believe that God sometimes forgets people. Why, they say that for you to be resurrected, you have to be in God’s memory. It has nothing to do with faith, but God’s memory.
    Jehovah Witness have no honor or reverence for God. They thought God was wrong about sending people to eternal destruction, for eternity. It is the entire scope of scripture. They do not want their members to see what God’s purpose for man is.
    Jehovah Witness believe that the bible often compares death to sleep. A person that is asleep is unaware of what is happening around him. Likewise, the dead are unaware, the dead are not conscious of anything.Yet the bible teaches that God can awaken the dead as if from sleep and give them life. Again for those who God resurrects, death is not the end. No distinction of saved or unsaved.
    Jehovah Witness believe that the people in the OT, some dead people were thrown into Gehenna, a place outside of the old City of Jerusalem, the people they put there, were unworthy Jews and were burned {jw.org/en/publications/books/hope of the resurrection of the dead}
    Final Response from Jehovah God
    Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, and marked off the heavens by the span, and calculated the dust of the earth by measure, and weighed the mountains in a balance, and the hills in a pair of scales? Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord, or as His counselor has informed Him? With whom did He consult and who gave Him understanding? And taught Him in the path of justice and taught Him knowledge, and informed Him of the way of understanding? Behold the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are regarded as a speck of dust on the scales; behold He lifts up the islands like fine dust. Even Lebanon is not enough to burn, nor its beasts enough for a burnt offering, All the nations are as nothing before Him, they are regarded by Him as less than nothing and meaningless. To whom then will you liken God? Or what likeness will you compare with Him? As for the idol, a craftsman casts it, a goldsmith plates it with gold, and a silversmith fashions chains of silver, he who is too impoverished for such an offering selects a tree that does not rot; he seeks out a skillful craftsman to prepare a idol that will not totter. Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been declared to you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is He who sits above the vault of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, who stretch out the heavens like a curtain and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in. It is He who reduces to nothing, who makes the judge of the earth meaningless. Scarcely have they been planted, scarcely, have they been sown, scarcely has their stock taken root in the earth, but merely blows on them, and they wither, and the storm carries them away like stubble. To whom then do you liken Me that I should be his equal? Says the Holy one. Lift up your eyes on high and see who has created these stars, the one who leads forth their host by number, He calls them by name; because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, not one of them is missing. Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary. Isaiah 40:12-26, 31
    Please take into your heart, soul and mind. What the Jehovah Witness Organization wants people to believe about the New World Translation, it is the truth, and it is the word of God. Remember that the founder, Charles Taze Russell came to the belief that any partional truth could be the whole truth. He couldn’t bring himself to believe that God could sentence so many people to eternal torment through judgment. Because of their unbelief, which is wickedness. Instead of, for the good in people and letting God do the work, they have compiled rules and regulations that separate people by not allowing their members from work place friend ships, they do not want young members to go to college, in some extreme cases, family members can’t even talk to each other because of some society rules. The are not allowed to join the military. They do not celebrate birthdays, There is a group of former members of the watchtower that have put out a list of 140 rules and regulations. The Jehovah witness attacked God’s credibility and His right to make any judgment on people. That is the reason that everybody, the righteous and the wicked, go hell to wait for the resurrection. They have changed His word, the Holy Bible, into something that does not show how merciful and righteous God is. Jesus is not God to them, They believe that Jesus is the Arc Angel Gabriel. They have turned the Holy Bible on its head and twisted His words so they can claim that they are the only way to Jehovah God, not Jesus. Jesus said, I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father but through me. They separate God from His word, by making His word a god. Now they say they came to this is in an Egyptian Coptic language (4)in the second century, where they used the word little god. As going from one language to another, that may not have the same words as in the original.
    NWT Jehovah Witness render John 1:1 In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was a god.
    God’s Holy Bible, John 1:1 In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God.
    In an article I read on this, it is from true God to true God. The word possesses all the qualities of God. The Jehovah Witness believe that Jesus is a lesser divine being, “a god.” One of the earliest translations of the new Greek testament, into another language was Sahidic Coptic, which was spoken in the first century. This language like English but unlike Greek, has an indefinite article, a or an and it happens this indefinite article precedes the Coptic word “a god.” (8) God and His word are one in the same. You cannot have one without the other. Without His word you would not know what His commands are, you would not know about His righteousness, mercy, peace, protection, and being savior, protector, creator and sustained.

4-Denominationalism of the Jehovah Witness END Part 4


Foot notes previously used in article 3. These footnotes came from a thesis paper from a Theological School. I had computer problems and did not get the Seminary’s name and the city it was in. I could not find the paper again. I tried many ways of finding it, but to no avail. I was just able to print foot note page before I lost it. This thesis was written around 1935 to 1940.
Please note: That no where in the hundreds of pages that I have read that they have talked about faith in Jesus Christ as being the Savior, or have the Jehovah Witness talked about that man is sinful and in need of a savior. They teach that Jehovah God has given them the keys to heaven, and only they say the righteous and the wicked go to hell, everybody gets to excape ay penalty for any evil committed. All they talk about is if you believe in the organization, you will be allowed into paradise on earth. How far from the truth of God this is! Just remember how Russell dealt with the truth, as long as it had a little truth that was okay for the other part to be a lie.
Footnotes
Booklet called Life and Death by Caleb J. Baker 1840-1918

  1. P-14 2. P-15 3. P. 15 4. P-9 5. P-30 6. P-1 7. P-31 8. Equip.org Sahidic coptic word used, by Jehovah Witness, on a god.