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Denominationalism and the Jehovah Witness 4-4

December 3, 2019

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.

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