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Jehovah Witness Denominationalism 3 of 4

April 23, 2019

Reverence;
Psalm 19:7-14 The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making the wise simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the Lord are true; they are righteous altogether. They are more desirable than Gold, yes , than much fine gold; sweeter than the honey and the drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them Thy servants are warned; in keeping them there is great reward. Who can discern his errors? acquit me of hidden faults. Also keep back thy servant from presumptuous sins; let them not rule over me; then I shall be blameless, and I shall be acquitted of great transgression. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Amen and Amen

Jehovah Witness Denominizationalism 3 of 4
No organization can take care of my sin, and forgive me for my sin. Only the righteousness of Jesus Christ, can my sins be erased from my past, and never to be remembered, ever again. Only Jesus can teach me His path of life, were Jesus teaches us the keys of life in His true word of God, the Holy Bible. Man made religion can never explain or teach righteousness through salvation, they can only teach rules and regulations that control what their members do, believe and say. They believe that obedience to the organization is the only way for anyone to come to the Truth. The truth is peace meal and never the full truth. Remember what Charles Taze Russel said, that in every apostles creed their is some truth. As long as a Watchtower statement contains some truth, it is okay to lie about the rest, or change the words in their bible, The following beliefs are out of the Watchtower Society, compare the New World Translation to the Holy Bible of God and Christ, Jesus wants to have a personal relationship with you. He will give you a life of faith, peace, comfort and love, and at the end, be with Him in the New Heaven and the New Earth. An impersonal organization can never do this. When a organization starts to deviate just a little bit, there is a split in the road and life. And as time goes by, 1 inch off, becomes two, then four, then there comes appoint that their translation becomes more important than the word of God itself.

  • 4. Life in a Restored Paradise on Earth according to Jehovah Witness.
  • “Jesus confidently, spoke of believers living again, and he told his disciples that this was a certainty. In the re-creation, He said [you] will inherit ever lasting life. What did Jesus mean by in the re-creation?” (NWT) In the parallel account in Luke 18:28-30, (NWT) “why does the bible speak of the coming system of things? as being the same as re-creation?” {jw.org/en/publications/magazines/200809/life-in-paradise}
    “Evidently it was to emphasize that Jehovah God will see to it that his original purpose for mankind to enjoy eternal life in an earthly paradise will be realized. Humans will be restored to the perfection enjoyed by Adam and Eve prior to their sin. So, in the coming system of things, there will be the re-creation of the Paradise conditions that existed in the garden of Eden.” {jw.org/en/wol/publications/magazines/200809/life-in-paradise}
  • “While on earth, Jesus taught his followers to pray for the very means that God will use to restore righteous conditions earth wide. Jesus said we should pray; let your kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also upon earth. God appointed his Son to be the Ruler of this kingdom, which will carry out God’s purpose, that Paradise conditions be enjoyed everywhere on earth.” The Bible answers, saying: “In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be brought to ruin. And the kingdom itself will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it itself will stand to times indefinite.” {jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e 2008562} NWT
    Jehovah God has four requirements to live in paradise on earth, by Jehovah Witness. A” Jesus said in prayer to his Father: “This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ. Knowledge of God and of Jesus Christ includes knowledge of God’s purposes regarding the earth and Christ’s role as earth’s new King.”
    B. “It is to obey God’s laws, yes, conform one’s life to the moral requirements set out in the Bible, this includes refraining from a debauched, immoral way of life.”
    C. “That we be associated with God’s channel, his organization. God has always used an organization, for example, only those in the Ark in Noah’s day survived the flood, and only those associated with the Christian congregation in the first century had God’s favor. (NWT) Similarly Jehovah is using only one organization today to accomplish His will. To receive everlasting life in the earthly Paradise, we must identify with that organization and serve God as part of it.”
    Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” Even as thou gavest Him authority over all man kind, that to all whom thou hast given Him, He may give eternal life. John 17:2
    D. “God requires that the prospective subjects of his Kingdom support his government by loyally advocating his Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth. (NWT) Will you meet this requirement, by telling others about God’s Kingdom?” all {3., a,b,c,d, Watchtower announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom-1983 w83 2/15 pp. 12-15}
    Response: Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” Even as thou gavest Him authority over all man kind, that to all whom thou hast given Him, He may give eternal life. John 17:2
  • 1. Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs shall hear His voice, and shall come forth, those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of Judgment. 2. Do not love the world, or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. And the world is passing away, and also the lusts, but one who does the will of God abides forever. 3.For the wicked is reserved for the day of calamity; they will be led forth at the day of fury. 4. That, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit. 5. Do not trust in princes, in mortal man, (organization)in whom there is no salvation. 6. When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when a wicked man rules, people groan. 7. Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 8. And I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind. And the sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up; and every mountain and Island were moved out of their places.
  • 1.John 5:28-29 2. 1 John 2:15-17 3. Job 21:30 4. Ephesians 4:22 5. Psalm 146:3 6. Proverbs 29: 7. Ephesians 5:15-17 8. Revelation 6:12-14
  • 5. What is the Original purpose of God
    Ephesians 2:1-10 NASB And you were dead in your trespasses and sin, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loves us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ, and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus, in order that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as result of works, that no one should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. No longer do I call you salves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. 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 it to you. John 15:15-16
    Another way to look at this is, Jesus purpose was to present Himself a suffering servant who knew our grief, because He had much of His own from men He was trying to give salvation to. He has been rejected by many, but His work will not end until the last trumpet sounds, and the faithful will be found perfected at the voice of Jesus Christ.
    Jesus is inclusive, not exclusive of people. Jesus crosses all political and economic life. Our identity is in Jesus Christ. The people who say they have all the answers apart from Christ, are outside of Christ, they are arrogant in their conclusions. They want to divide the body, and take the weak captive by their false doctrines. Jesus came to all who are weary and heavy laden. Jesus changed the course of history when the vial was torn into at the moment of Jesus death. When one believes, you are home, you are a part of God”s kingdom. Jesus has no favorite people or nationality. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, yes and forever. Hebrews 13:8
  • He never changes, His word never changes, and everything He has said will come, and much to an organizations folly, they will find out that only what He says will come to pass.
    “What is the original purpose of God and Christ.
  • The Jehovah Witness say it is Gods purpose that men live on this earth like it was before Adam and Eve sinned. This they call eternal life in an earthly paradise, where everything is made better than when God made it first.” jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200003709
    “But John says in Revelation 21:1 That he saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. They say Christ will rule over the kingdom on earth because of Christs redeeming work on the cross.” jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1101988042
    Response. Who is in this kingdom? Jehovah Witness say both the wicked and the righteous. Who does Jesus say the wicked are? Revelation 21:8 “But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake of fire that burns with fire and brimstone which is the second death.”
    He who is not with me is against me; and he who does not gather with me scatters. Matthew 12:30
    “The wicked and the righteous are all those who were buried in the common grave of man, The righteous are all Jehovah witness, and the first century Christians because they walked on earth while He was living on the earth.” jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2002521
    “All the people from the first century on to the present that have made a profession of faith go into hell even the common people of Jehovah Witness go there. The Organization leaders 144,000 go to Heaven to reign with God over the kingdom on earth, to help Christ, the king on earth to rule over it. The Jehovah Witness make a distinction and say some are better than others. If you are a believers in Jesus Christ, there are not distinction or a class of people.” W78 12/15 pp 16-21

  • Response: from God’s Holy Bible for section 4 NASB The term recreation does not exist in God”s Holy bible. Not a word in the bible even comes close to that interpretation is in God’s word. The Jehovah Witness say that in Luke 18:28-30, that these verses show that recreation exists. In God”s Holy Bible, the deciples are talking to Christ and telling Him how they have left their home for Him. And Christ said, no one has left house or wife, brothers or parents or children for the sake of the Kingdom of God. Then Jesus said; “Who shall not receive many times as much at this time and in the age to come, everlasting life.” The organization is opposed to any punishment that He has set forth in His Bible. That man can pay no attention to God, but Jehovah Witness now say that God has given them the keys to heaven and men do not have to believe God. The coming system of things or the new world order God agrees with, there is no right and wrong, the ten commandments have been done away with, and now all men will have the same starting place and the people who do not relearn God’s way, He will take care of them at the second resurrection. The Jehovah Witness have a problem with the thought that everybody goes to a common grave. And the resurrection all the people will come out of the common grave to learn more about God. The problem they have is found in Hebrews 9:27 And in as much as it is appointed for men to die once and then the judgment. The Jehovah Witness are opposed to Christ and His righteous rule. satan is slowly gaining ground and more people are falling away, they are falling away from the truth of God. People are becoming more worldly and self centered, they have less of a conscience, and values that are directly opposed by Jesus. Jehovah Witness organization do not believe in God’s authority of judgment or punishment of the wicked.
    Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” Even as thou gavest Him authority over all man kind, that to all whom thou hast given Him, He may give eternal life. John 17:2
  • 6. How does old bodies remade to be like new fit into the description of God’s Holy Bible
    “Often when referring to the resurrection, Christians will speak of receiving their “new” body. That way of speaking is not necessarily wrong if the meaning is that our current bodies will be renewed so that they are “as good as (or, better than) new.” But we should not think of the resurrection as the reception of a new body in the sense that we are given a different body disconnected from the body we had on earth.” {jw.org/en/magazines/watchtower-no4-2017 July}

  • “Instead, the Bible teaches that the resurrection is a transformation of the same bodies we had on earth. As humans, we are not just spiritual, but physical. Our bodies are a very important part of our identity–they are part of who we are. Therefore, if we deny that we are raised with the same bodies we had on earth, we are denying a significant part of our identity. At the same time, if we deny that our resurrected bodies are transformed, we are left with the depressing idea that we will forever be subject to the weaknesses we now have, such as sickness, fatigue, etc. As Piper has said: “The old body will become a new body. But it will still be your body. There will be continuity. God is able to do what we cannot imagine. The resurrection is not described in terms of a totally new creation but in terms of a change of the old creation” (Future Grace, 372).

  • Response: 1. But someone says, how are the dead raised? And with what kind of body do they come? You fool! that which you sow does not come to life unless it dies. 2. There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is one, and the glory of the earthly is another. 3. And not only this, but we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body.
  • 1 Corinthians 15:35-36 2. 1 Corinthians 15:40 3. Romans 8.23
    We will have the same bodies and the same earth as the days of creation? (Jehovah Witness)
  • First, “There are many Scriptural reasons for believing that we will be raised with the same body that died. First, Christ was raised in the same body, He had before He died. We know this because the tomb was empty (Luke 24:1-6) NWT and because His resurrected body retained scars from the crucifixion (John 20:25, 27).NWT Since Christ’s resurrection is the pattern that our resurrection will follow (Philippians 3:20-21; 1 Cor. 15:49), NWT then we will also be raised with the same body. But the bodies then shall one that will ever get sick, have a disease, will never have to eat food.”

  • Response. After Christs resurrection, His body had changed. One that could change from being seen, to invisible, from being hungry, to not needing food. Being able to go from earth to the heavens and back to earth without any breathing apparatus. Where the heat from the sun and cold will not effect anybody ever again. The scriptures came true at the resurrection, He was resurrected from the dead, to be our eternal savior, to be our example of what our bodies will be at our resurrection. Then to Thomas who would not believe until he saw the scars for himself. Jesus showed the scars in His hands and feet. His body was the issue, but that it was for a sign for Thomas, that is the proof to him and disciples that He was Jesus and they could believe in the resurrection.
    Second. this is also evident from the very meaning of the term “resurrection of the dead” (1 Corinthians 15:13, etc.).NWT The phrase means: that which is dead (namely, our body) is made alive. If the same body that died is not the body that was raised, Paul could not call it the “resurrection of the dead.” It would not be a resurrection at all.
    Third, the phrase “the dead will be raised” (1 Cor. 15:52) NWT Also communicates this. John Piper comments on this verse that, “If God meant to start all over with no continuity between the body I have now and the one I will have, why would Paul say ‘the dead will be raised’? Why would he not say, ‘the dead will not be raised (since they are decomposed and their molecules are scattered into plants and animals for a thousand miles) and so God will start from scratch’? He did not say that, because it is not true.” (Future Grace, 372).
    Fourth, Philippians 3:20 NWT “I say that our earthly body is transformed into conformity with Christ’s body in the resurrection, not that God creates a new body from scratch: “For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.”
    Fifth Jesus speaks of the resurrection as involving the coming forth out of tombs, which strongly indicates that the resurrection is the reanimation of the body that had been lied to rest originally: “An hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice, and will come forth; those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment” (John 5:28-29). NWT
    Sixth, Paul’s statement “it is sown a perishable body, it is raised an imperishable body” (1 Corinthians 15:42) NWT establishes that there is a continuity between our current body and our resurrected body, for it is the same “it” in both cases.
    Seventh, verse 53 NWT Indicates that the same body we have now (which is mortal), will become immortal: “For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality.”

  • Response: It is not the truth for a believer that we would think that Christ would lie. All human bodies are the same, but, the difference is He gave His life for my sin, He defeated death for us who believe in his name. When we die, we go to the grave, but at His coming only those who have believed in Him will be of the First Resurrection.
    Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” Even as thou gavest Him authority over all man kind, that to all whom thou hast given Him, He may give eternal life. John 17:2

  • Jehovah Witness believe that Christ will not appear in the flesh again, Christ will not have a resurrected body, but an invisible one.
    Response The organization says He has already been raised in 1914. If this is the case the only event left is the second coming of Christ. And if that is the case, why are there so many people still on this earth?
    earth: “…what you sow is not made alive unless it dies. And what you sow, you do not sow the body that shall be, but mere gain.” But “It may appear as if Paul is teaching that we are raised with a different body than which we had, upon examining the whole context, we see that Paul is not denying that it will be the same body. Instead, he is affirming that in the resurrection our bodies will be made better than the state they are now in.” {jw.org/en/wol/d/r3/lp-e/20130301}

  • “In fact, this passage teaches a continuity between our bodies now and in the resurrected state by using the analogy from agriculture. Paul compares the resurrection of the body to the growth of a plant from a seed. The plant that results is definitely much better than the seed, just as our resurrection bodies will be better than those we have now. But there is also a real continuity between the seed and the plant, for they are the same organism. The same seed that was sown becomes the plant that grows. Likewise, the same body we have now, becomes our resurrected body. But just as the plant is a result of the seed being transformed into something with better capacities and qualities, so also in the resurrection our bodies will receive better qualities and capacities. Thus, when Paul says that we do not yet have the body that shall be, he means that our current bodies are not yet in their glorified and improved state. They are not as they will be.”
    “Because the word ‘glory’ is so frequently used in Scripture of the bright shining radiance that surrounds the presence of God himself, this term suggests that there will also be a kind of brightness or radiance surrounding our bodies that will be an appropriate outward evidence of the position of exaltation and rule over all creation that God has given us. This is also suggested in Matthew 13:43, where Jesus says, “Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father.” Similarly, we read in Daniel’s vision, ‘And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever” (Daniel 12:3). (Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology, 833).

  • Response: Please note, how they exalt themselves as being righteous in God’s eyes. Can that be when they reject the basic tenants of the faith. They believe that God and Christ are unjust because of their judgment of the wicked, they believe that God has given them all rule over the earth for men to come to God. How can they believe in salvation when everybody goes to a common grave of being judged in this life time according to faith. It is all about them. The leaders put themselves above Christ in their paradise on earth, and equal to God, in their heaven. Christs reign is one built on truth, righteousness, mercy and justice.
  • Scriptures from God’s Holy Bible NASB
  • This sentence is by the decree of the angelic watchers, and the decision is a command of the holy ones, in order that the living may know that the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind, and bestows it on whom He wishes, and sets over it the lowest of men. 2. All things have been handed over to me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father, except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. 3. The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand. 4. And He gave Him authority to execute judgment, because He is the Son of Man. 5. Therefore also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven and on the earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory to God the Father. 6. And Jesus came up and spoke to them saying, “ALL AUTHORITY HAS BEEN GIVEN TO ME IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH.” 7. Who is at the right hand of God, having gone to heaven, after angels and authorities and powers had been subjected to Him.
  • Daniel 4:17 2. Matthew 11:27 3. John 3:35 4. John 5:27 5. Philippians 2:9-11 6. Matthew 28:18 7. 1 Peter 3:2
  • WHAT HOPE IS THERE FOR THE DEAD?
    3a. What is the good news about the dead? “When Jesus arrived at Bethany near Jerusalem, his friend Lazarus had been dead for four days. Jesus went to the burial place with Martha and Mary, sisters of the deceased man. Soon, a crowd gathered. Can you imagine the joy of Martha and Mary when Jesus raised Lazarus back to life?​—Read John 11:21-24, 38-44. (NWT) Martha was already aware of the good news about the dead. She knew that Jehovah will resurrect the dead to live on earth again.​—Read Job 14:14, 15. (NWT)
    3b. What is the condition of the dead? “Humans are made from dust. ” We are not spirits living in a body of flesh. We are physical creatures, so no part of us survives death. When we die, our brain dies too, and our thoughts perish. Thus, Lazarus said nothing about his experience of death because the dead are unconscious.​”
    3c. Can the dead speak to us? “The dead can neither speak nor hear. (Psalm 115:17) But some angels are wicked, and they may speak to people and pretend to be dead humans. (2 Peter 2:4) Jehovah forbids trying to inquire of the dead.”​
    3d. Can the dead speak to us? “The dead can neither speak nor hear. 1 Peter 2:4) Jehovah forbids trying to inquire of the dead.​ “Many millions of people who are dead in the grave will return to life on earth. Even some who did not know God and who practiced bad things will be resurrected.​ Resurrected ones will be able to learn the truth about God and to exercise faith in Jesus by obeying him. Those who return to life and do good things will be able to enjoy life forever on earth.​”
    5f. What does the resurrection tell us about Jehovah? “God made hope for the dead possible by sending his Son to die for us. So the resurrection tells us about Jehovah’s love and undeserved kindness. When the dead return to life, whom do you especially want to see?​ Resurrected ones will be able to learn the truth about God and to exercise faith in Jesus, by obeying him, Those who return to life and do good things will be able to enjoy life forever on earth.​”
    {jw.org/en/publication/books/good news-from-god}
  • All of the above 1a to 5F
    Response. 1 Corinthians 15:42-58 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown a perishable body, it is raised an imperishable body; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. So also it is written, the first man Adam, became a living soul. The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual. The first man is from the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven. As is the earthy, so also are those who are earthy; and as is the heavenly, so also are those who are heavenly Christ. And just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now I say this, bretheren that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; or does the imperishable inherit the imperishable. Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet will sound, and the dead shall will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that it is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death where is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord. Amen and Amen

  • What is the time frame of all this. From the day of our death, our bodies are dead in our grave, until the time that Jesus descends from heaven at the last trumpet, we will hear His voice, our complete decade bodies will be raised to Him an imperishable body. So, if someone died in Christ in 30 AD, the time is not up. We have no idea when that day will be, but because Christ has all power and knowledge, wisdom and is creator, He knows where every body is that belongs to Him. He will never mix any body up, our body will be joined to our spirit to be like His body after His resurrection.at His coming for His own. We will have the same body as Christ has.
    There is another passage in scripture that includes the resurrection of bodies. It is Ezekial 37:1-14.
    “The hand of the Lord was upon me, and He brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and sat me down in the middle of the valley; and it was full of bones. And He caused me to pass among them about, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley; and lo, they were very dry. And He said to me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, Thou knowest. Again He said to me, prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord God to these bones, behold, I will cause breath to enter you that you may come to life. And I will put sinews on you, make flesh grow on you, cover you with skin, and put breath in you that you may come alive; and you will know that I am the Lord. So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold, a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to its bone. And I looked, and behold, sinews were on them, and flesh grew, and skin covered them; but there was no breath in them. Then He said to me, prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, thus says the Lord God, Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they came to life. So I prophesied as He commanded me,and the breath came into them, and they came to life, and stood on their feet, and exceedingly great army. Then He said to me, son of man, these bones are like the house of Israel; behold. they say, our bones are dried up, and our hope has perished. We are completely cut off. Therefore prophesy, and say to them, thus says the Lord God, Behold, I will open your graves and cause you to come up out of your graves, My people; and I will bring you into the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves and caused you to come out of your graves, My people. And I will put my Spirit within you, and you will come to life, and I will place you on your own land. Then you will know that I, the Lord, have spoken and done it.” declares the Lord
    Response: How does this differ from I Corinthians 15:42-58 In Ezekial the bones are on the ground round about and very dry. No doubt, that because of the number of bones just lying on the ground, or in graves. No doubt that they had been kicked around, and one persons bones were mixed in with others. And when they started to rattle, the bones were finding the proper bones of each person. Then God said to put sinews on the bones, flesh came upon them, then the skin covered it. Now you see all these people standing are without any breath. The God told Ezekial to call for the breath from the four corners of the earth and have it breathed into them. Then God said I will put my Spirit into you, and you will come to life. How long did it take for all the dry bones rattling to come together, then how long did it take for the sinew to grow, flesh to grow and then skin put on. This is a very detailed account of putting bodies back together. In the resurrection, Jesus says you will be brought out of your graves, and put back together and in the air to meet me in an twinkling of the eye. My point is this, these people could not come to life until they had the breath of life breathed into them. At our resurrection, our bodies will come out of the grave, and we will not have our redeemed bodies like Christ has until our Spirit that went back to the Lord when we died are rejoined with the Spirit of God to come to life with Christ. How fast is the twinkling of an eye is. I looked it up, it is 3 to 4/10 tense of a second. So we will come out of the ground, go flying through the air and are with Christ in less than 1/2 of a second. Wow, from death to life that quickly.
  • So Ezekial is God”s messenger in this example. In the resurrection we will not receive our new body while our body lay in the grave. What can we see from these two passages God’s work never fails, it is done to his exact standards and will. His people must recognize and obey if we expect to receive any blessings or rewards. God is present in our lives, and we can worship His presence anywhere any time. God’s kingdom does not need an organization to help Him bring it to pass. Their is no judgment for His people, only the ones that will not work with Him to further His kingdom. No matter what some people say, His Kingdom will come.
    He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with me scatters. Matthew 12:30

3-Denominilzationalism and the Jehovah Witness end Part 3

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