Tuesday, August 21, 2012

No Part of the World


A comment was left:


Hello Pearl! 

I have a question regarding your reply to the post from the newly baptized person in the Dominican Republic...I realize that the concept of neutrality doesn't appear in the bible but wouldn't being no part of the world imply it, especially in view of John 13:34,35; Matt. 26:51,52 and Revelation 13:10? In addition, it is my understanding that early christians avoided worldy conflicts --political and otherwise; is this not the case? 

I really enjoy reading your blogs as they have provided many scriptural missing links that for so long prevented me from gaining a truly accurate understanding of God's word. However, your explanation on this particular topic --christian neutrality --threw me for a bit of a loop so i am hoping you can provide more information on the subject, incorporating the scriptures i cited above in your reply....Thank you so much!

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Please consider these accounts of Jesus, where he clarified Jehovah’s mind on matters…..

Matt.5:21,22 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’ But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment.”

Matt.5:27,28 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”

Matt.5:31,32 “Furthermore it has been said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’  But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery.”

Matt.5:33,34,35,36,37 “Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform your oaths to the Lord.’ But I say to you, do not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is God’s throne; nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. Nor shall you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black. But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.”

Matt.5:38,39,40,41,42 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.

Matt.5:43,44,46,47,48 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.”

Do you discern the difference between the standard of “righteousness” that the Scribes and Pharisees taught, and the standard of righteousness that Jesus taught? (John8:23)
The Scribes and Pharisees felt fully righteous in their obedience to the things stated as murder, adultery, “lawful” grounds for divorce, lying, revenge, love and hatred. 
Yet Jesus came to raise the bar, did he not? 
Did this mean that he was abolishing the Commandments which the Jews obeyed? 
No…for at verse 17, he said:
“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.”

Is it not true, that if a Christian obeys the refinements of Christ’s additions, that they will also fulfill the Law?
For example… If one loves his brother; will he murder him?
                      If one never looks at a woman with a lustful eye; will he commit adultery?
                      If married mates stay together, unless one commits fornication; 
                      will they divorce on frivolous grounds?
                      If your yes truly means yes, and your no, no; will you ever 
                      leave a vow unfulfilled? Will you swear falsely?
                      If you are yielding and give to those who ask for mercy; 
                      will you ever judge another unjustly?
                      If you love your enemies; will you not love your neighbor also?

If the Laws of Christ are obeyed, the Jewish Laws stand fulfilled.
Why did Jesus raise the standard?
He said in verse 20:
“For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” 
Jesus plainly said, that even these religious leaders of God's Covenant, were "part of the World" John8:23. Think about what Jesus meant by that! We should conform our own definition of this term, to the truth revealed by God's Son.

When Jesus said that our righteousness must be greater than these "worldly leaders", what was Jesus’ point?
For those seeking entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven; our “righteousness” must exceed the elementary laws given the Jews, and their inclination to wield power and dominion. For, such things are worldly (Mark10:42,43). Those who are sealed as part of the 144000, have God’s full laws, written on their hearts according to a New Covenant, based upon spirit, love, and the full removal of sin. This was not possible through a practice of Jewish Law, it's heirarchy or traditions, but only through a practice of the perfect law of love (Rom8:3; Heb.10:9,10,11,12,14,15,16,17,18; Gal.5:14; Rom.13:8).

Similarly...
By my statement, that being “no part of the world”, means imitating Christ’s example; "keeping from the evil one", 
                         being "sanctified" by the scriptures, 
                         and preaching truth in a world of deception
....do you imagine that practicing true Christian "neutrality", would violate 2Cor.10:3 or John13:34,35?
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” 

If so, how?

Christ’s example was:
                         "keeping from the evil one", 
                         being "sanctified" by the scriptures, 
                         and preaching truth in a world of deception....
      (which the worldly religious leaders failed to do)
      (John8:44,47,19,26,23; Matt.23:13,15,23,25,27,28,31,34)
      Anyone under Satan's dominion, is "part of the world" 
      (John8:44,23; 1John5:19) 
      Everyone not under Christ's dominion,
       is under Satan's.

You also cited:

Matt.26:51,52
“And suddenly, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword, struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear. But Jesus said to him, “Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword.”

Do you imagine that if we are sanctified by the scriptures, - John17:17 (including Matt.5:44)... 
         (“But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those 
            who curse you, do good to those who hate you, 
            and pray for those who spitefully use you 
            and persecute you”)
                                                      
…that we will draw a literal sword on an enemy, with the intent to do him physical harm?

Just as the righteousness of the Kingdom heirs must exceed that of the Scribes and Pharisees; so too must their righteousness exceed that of WTBTS teachings. Those teachings are the same as the Scribes and Pharisees, are they not? (Heb.6:1) Jesus has already made clear, that living by “eye for eye”, is wrong. Jesus has already told us that we must love our enemies. Is not the forbidding of murder already clear, by the Jewish law? But Jesus said his anointed followers must have a higher standard than that!
True followers of Jesus can not stop there. Is literal murder the limit of Christian “Neutrality”,
as it was for the Scribes and Pharisees
Did our Lord not make clear to us, that much more is required of his Chosen vessels?

If I tell you that being without spot from the world is not limited to the avoidance of the shedding of blood, why do think that I am teaching that the shedding blood is then acceptable? (2Cor.10:3)
When Jesus raised the bar and refined the Law; was he teaching that breaking the original Commandments became acceptable?
Of course not! Consider what he said, at Matt.5:17,18,19,20. To obey Christ is to fulfill the Law. Why then, when I forward to you the Christian neutrality taught by Christ, do you accuse me of leaving the elementary command on murder? 
Do you not see that if we imitate Christ’s model of being “no part of the world”, 
that we will also not murder?

Your last scripture that seems to perplex you, is:

Rev.13:10 “He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.”

This verse is not forbidding the “killing” with the sword, but is telling of the consequence.
The book of Revelation is written in symbolic illustration. This verse included.
The sword being spoken of then, is not literal and physical.
Please consider 
Eph.6:17; Rev.1:16; Heb.4:12; 2Cor.10:4; 1Tim.1:18; 2Tim.2:3; Rev.19:11,14; 17:14.

The faithful “two witnesses” DO “kill” with the “sword”. They prophesy and bear witness, according to the “sword” of God’s Word. These ones “battle” with Satan and his “angels”, …and conquer him (Rev.12:7,11).
What is the consequence of these “battling” by means of God’s Word of Truth, the “sword”?
We were told at your scripture, Rev.13:10…remember?
Any who cause the condemnation of the wicked (“killed”), by means of the “sword” of God’s Word,
will be “killed”/condemned, by the same means. Jesus is warning his faithful warriors, of the consequence that they must be prepared to accept, if they fight the final battle.

How does this apply?

Jesus said at Mark8:35,38:
“For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's, will save it. For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

Can you see the connection between declaring Jesus’ “words”, and the sacrificing of your life? 
Do you see that one is required to “lose his life” for the “sake” of Christ and his “gospel”?

That sacrifice will occur, during the war between truth and lies, by means of the spirit’s sword, which “protrudes” from the mouth of Christ (“my words” “the gospel” Mark8:35; Rev.19:15).

Do we have proof in Revelation, that this being "killed with the sword" is indeed the consequence to those who prove faithful?

Please consider Rev.11:7; 12:11; 13:7; 6:9,11; 19:8
Yes…if you “kill”/"condemn" by means of the scriptures (Heb.11:7)…YOU will be “killed” by those same means. 
We see that the Beast will do this 
(Rev.13:13; Exo.9:23; 2Kings1:10).
….The Beast will “kill” by means of God’s Word!?!?!?
Yes! (and this helps us to know the identity of the Beast) (see John16:2; Isa.66:5)

When the faithful are disfellowshipped by the Organizational Beast, (because they accept the battle for truth)
is it not seemingly done by means of scripture? 
When an anointed one enters a “judicial committee”; does not a battle ensue, with both “sides” using the same sword???
The faithful one is then “killed” on a false scriptural basis;
And those who have done that slaying of the faithful, are also “killed”/condemned on a true scriptural basis (Matt.25:40); 
the same as those who were condemned for killing the Christ Jesus; though they too used the “sword” to justify it (Matt.26:65,66; John8:40; Matt.23:37). The “two witnesses” are “killed” under the same circumstances (Rev.11:8). Yet…they are willing (Rev.12:11; Luke9:24).

This is why Rev.13:10 ends by saying, “Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.”
Yes, it takes tremendous faith to suffer persecution and expulsion as one fights the fine battle for truth.
It also takes patience….
Because after one is “killed”, he must wait patiently for judgment to be carried out against those who misused God’s Holy Word to destroy the lives of Christ’s brothers (1Cor.3:17,16).
There is an additional reason patience is needed....
Rev.6:9,10,11:
“When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne. They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” Then they were each given a white robe and told to rest a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brothers should be complete, who were to be killed as they themselves had been.”
(The patience of Holy Ones-- Rev.13:10)
Yes, those already proven faithful...killed for their witness to truth (just as Christ was), must wait until the rest of the faithful take their stand, and also are "killed" with the "sword".

It is my hope that you can now see that the symbolic book of Revelation (Rev.1:1) is consistent, even in Rev.13:10;
In that the “sword” and the “killing” are symbolic,
…and also that this battle for Truth is not an option, for those who desire to be sealed with a white robe. (Gen.3:15; 2Cor.10:4,5,6; 2Cor.11:12,13,14,15)
These ones will "kill"....by the same means by which they were "killed" (Rev.13:10; Heb.4:12; Rev.19:15).
The only other alternative for the anointed, is, "captivity" to the Beast (Rev.13:10,16,17; 9:4,5,6,14)

Those who are sealed by Christ, will obey his definition of being "no part of the world"....not the definition of the WTBTS.

Definition of Christian "neutrality" according to Jesus Christ:
John17:15,17,18,16; 1John2:7,15,16; James1:27

Definition of Christian "neutrality" according to WTBTS:
Do not vote, or murder in war.

Definition of righteousness according to the Scribes and Pharisees:
You must not commit murder (Deut.5:17).

Matt.5:20

Only anointed who imitate Christ’s example of neutrality in Satan's world...
                         "keeping from the evil one", 
                         being "sanctified" by the scriptures, 
                         and preaching truth in a world of deception....
will be among the sealed "two witnesses", who truly are, "no part of the world".

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15 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the clarification Pearl! As a Faithful anointed one, you are on a totally different plane that those of us who are not; further, those that read your info. are most likely current or former JW's (as in my case) whose brains have been thoroughly programmed by the Governing Body rather than Jah when it comes to the bible. And even though i consciously rejected some of that programming (anything i viewed as scripturally incorrect), I feel that i still have a long way to go before my mind can fully establish new connections and pathways or thought patterns and completely discontinue use of the old, faulty ones. With this in mind, please understand that some information you publish may be misinterpreted/misunderstood if not explained thoroughly and carefully; this was the case with your reply to the newly baptized woman who asked for help with her talk. The following statements set off alarms in my head:

    The problem is that "neutrality" in the Bible, means something very different. Christian "neutrality" is based, upon Jesus' words, at John 17:16...

    "They are no part of the world, just as I am no part of the world."

    This says nothing about the military, or the wars of the Nations. It may help to look at the context of John17:16, as well as 1John2:15,16,17...

    The world is defined...NOT as being a soldier and going to war...but as "the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life". Even many anointed ones in the first Century, fell to those temptations...especially "the pride of life"

    I have been reading your blogs for a couple of months now and examining the information with the scriptures just as the Boreans did when Paul approached them with new information. I feel that this process has really helped me to reprogram my thinking to properly reflect the mind of Jah and Christ rather than the Governing Body; nevertheless, I am still very much on guard and cautious because of what i went through as a JW! In fact, I'm still dealing with feelings of loss, anger and discouragement as a result of the numerous lies and half truths i was fed for many years from a product deceitfully marketed and labeled as "THE TRUTH". Needless to say, I have learned an invaluable lesson compliments of the school of hard knocks! Jah is NOT partial and so he doesn't have double standards as the Governing Body leads us to believe--one for the Watchtower Organization and another for all other religious groups; his council at Psalms 146:3,4, Acts 17:11, 1John 4:1, etc. applies across the board consequently. Thus, rather than accusing you of anything, i was simply asking for clarification as i should anytime something doesn't "seem" quite right to me.

    Your reply to my inquiry was very enlightening, fully understood and greatly appreciated! There is a spiritual famine in the land of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society and so your words are like healing leaves and refreshing water (Rev. 22:1,2). I have no doubt that Jah will continue to draw those "sighing and groaning" to your website to drink the refreshing waters of truth as i have...again, thank you!

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  2. I am sorry if I tend to have a thin skin lately. There are so many who ridicule and persecute. I think of when even Jesus got exasperated with some (John8:25; Matt.22:18,35).
    But I am so imperfect and exhausted, and I must remember that I am only a slave.
    I am in a lot of pain, and am going through menopause (wow, not easy!); so I must remember 1Cor.13:2. I hope you will accept my heartfelt apology. You are absolutely right to ask for clarification if that is what you need...
    and I have no place finding any fault with that need. Jesus said that if we love him, we will feed his sheep...knowing how to give an answer to each one, according to their own need (1Pet.3:15; Col.4:6). What good is my own teaching, if I hypocritically defy it? (1Cor.9:27) I must continue to teach from a loving heart...this is what I want to do (1Thess.2:7). Only by my patient persistence in this, can my love of God be matured (1John4:8,20,21; 2:10) We also know, that all anointed must be refined (Mal.3:2,3) Many of these will not pass the final testing (Dan.11:35; 12:10). I do so love the truth, and exhaust myself for the sake of it. But if I lose my love, I am nothing. Thank you for your comment (Prov.27:6), Pearl

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  3. 2Cor.10:3 directs a Christian not to go to war. But the scripture at John17:16 should not be used for that! Jesus was not referring to warfare there, but rather, keeping free of the defilement of Satan's enticements....glory and power during his system-of-things. (Matt.4:8,9; 1Cor.4:8,13,16; Mark10:42,43,44; Matt.23:10). The WT G.B. has failed miserably in this. So have the elders. In accepting power and prominence IN THIS WORLD, they have done that "one act of worship" to Satan. (Rev.9:1,11; Rev.12:4,15; 2Cor.11:3) I believe that if they did not twist the real meaning of John17:16, they might have seen the real danger. I am upset that they are teaching this mistake, for the harm it does those who listen to them (Matt.23:13,15). This is why I refused to twist John17:16 as they have, by ascribing the same meaning.
    The danger Satan's world presents to the anointed, is infinitely greater in scope than simply physical warfare! This false application leaves them unprepared to contend, and neutralized the real warning presented here by Christ!
    The proper scripture to use for physical warfare, is 2Cor.10:3. In doing so, we will hopefully not miss the very different message, of Jesus' earnest prayer, at John17:6-26.

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  4. As a former JW (but still in hiding --LOL), I have some sense of what you are going through on a day to day basis. I know how JW's villify and demonize all who openly take a stand for Christ/Jah and against the Gov. Body; in fact, i was bad-mouthed simply because my comments at the meetings weren't always limited to the topics/scriptures assigned in the study material! (It was all so tainted by scriptural misapplications, i couldn't resist the temptation to throw curve balls now and then! LOL). So no apology needed --you have been sent forth as one of the sheep amidst wolves (Matthew 10:16); no wonder your skin is a bit thin!

    I must say, I am a tickled that Jah has chosen a female to prophesy (Acts 2:17,18) knowing how the GB views women! Since the Bible contains many accounts about how Jehovah humbled some of the most powerful, haughty men of the ancient world in very dramatic fashion (Nebuchadnezzar is a good example),this is most apropos! Your courage and faithfulness inspires me in more ways than one and brings to mind the faithful prophetesses of old -- Miriam (Exodus 15:20), Deborah (Judges 4:4),Huldah (2 Kings 22:14), Noadiah (Nehemiah 6:14), Isaiah's wife (Isaiah 8:3), Anna (Luke 2:36-38) and the daughters of Philip (Acts 21:9).

    I can't even begin to fully express how i have benefitted from the scriptural information you have been providing! My mind has been flooded with insight and understanding like never before and the experience has been almost surreal! As mentioned previously, I now check your site almost daily (because I'm addicted! lol)

    Have you considered writing a book, Pearl? It would be so very helpful and beneficial as a bible study aid! You have a volunteer here if you ever decide to do so.

    Hope you feel better soon!

    Agape,

    HBH EX JW

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    1. Dear Home but Hiding (lol),
      It is no longer the JW's which are a constant source of grief, but rather the thousands who have left and become so cynical and vicious. These are the wounded sheep who are so hard to reach and teach. They now vilify any who approach them with a message. Most have been stumbled. One must go through a lot of bruising before reaching those who are finally willing to listen. It is wearing. But I am sure it was worse for Jesus...and his constant example was one of patience and love....a challenge for the imperfect.
      I have been processing for years, my own disbelief as to the role I have been chosen for. When I feel the weight of it, I always revert back to putting my confidence in God. In reality, ANY who serve Him well, can only do so if they rely on Him completely. This again, was the example of Christ. If he had done nothing of his own, then surely we! (John5:30; 8:28) If I were a strong, smart, educated man; then I would surely feel inclined to think my work was my own accomplishment, at least partially. I am learning that the more an anointed one strives to become a mere vessel, the better one can hold and channel God's spirit.
      My experience with that spirit has also been "surreal". Supernatural. I am awestruck. I am grateful for the strength that experience has given my Faith. For, without it, I could never do what I do, nor chosen this path of grief and loss. Now all of that, seems insignificant. I look ahead to a breathless eternal glory filled with the joy of the Master.... channeling perfect life, truth, and mercy to all groaning Creation! Nothing can compare.
      I actually have four books I must write. It would seem that my workload indicates that I could use help. I don't know how others could assist, but I thank you for the offer. I may take you up on it when things become clearer.
      Jehovah continue to bless your drawing close to Him,
      Pearl

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    2. PS. If you write me at pearl144000@hotmail I will know how to contact you. Thanks.

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  5. No Offence,but i think you are getting to a point that EVERYTHING that JWs say is twisted in your eyes..but its not. Do you vote ? Why not ? Isnt that nuetrality ? Would you go to war and serve in the army ? NO ! Why not ? Thats nuetrality. What ever the word used,its meant to convey an idea,thats all. The point of the question was,if JWs dont get involved in politics because they dont get involved in the worldy affair of men opposed to the Kingdom,can they help their fellow man ? Instead of picking on the term "neutrality",why not see the point of the question ? Can JWs help their fellow man dispite not getting involved with politics ? The answer is yes ! You dont want to end up like Robert King who picks on everything the WTS/JWs are trying to say. You dont want your being DFed to poison your mind about everything they do and say. I doubt this will be published,but i had to say the above because i think you are exagerating what was meant by the original question.

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    1. Were the Scribes and Pharisees wrong when they taught the "Ten Commandments"?
      Yet Jesus gave them a blanket description, as "hypocrites", "fools" and "blind guides" (Matt.23:13,16,17).
      Jehovah abandoned their house of worship (Matt.23:38), and allowed their complete merciless destruction, at the hand of the Romans. Not a stone was left upon a stone (Matt.24:2). The same outcome is prophesied for the religious system of God's people today (Matt.24:3).
      How can JW's "help their fellow man", if like the Jews, they are leading those who listen to them, into judgment?(Matt.23:15; Rev.8:8,9,11,13; 13:8)
      The doctrine of Jehovah's Witnesses teaches that the full meaning of John17 is fulfilled in voting and being a soldier. This is NOT TRUE; and by believing it, they are blindly condemning themselves and all whom they teach. How? This doctrine leaves them wide-open to REALLY BECOMING part of Satan's world...because they are blind to the real meaning and warning....to NOT ACCEPT power and position before the Kingdom arrives. Is it such a small thing to you, for the anointed leaders of God's people to do an act of worship to Satan? (Matt.4:8,9)

      Has Jehovah shown you the end of his rebellious Nation?
      The scriptures describe it in detail. Do you nullify these words of Almighty God?
      I believe that if you were shown the things which are about to take place,
      you would wake up with wide eyes!
      I have seen what is coming!
      Any who do not choose life, ACCORDING TO JEHOVAH'S STANDARD, are to be destroyed.
      Why would I then preach "peace" to those who must be warned? (Eze.13:10; 1Thess.5:3)
      PLEASE read the Truth about the future of "Jehovah's Witnesses" (pearl-winepress.blogspot.com)
      and do not be like the people in Noah's day (Matt.24:37,38,39)...so that you are not "abandoned" and "swept away",
      by these end-time deceptions (Rev.12:9,15,16; 13:8,9).

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    2. Isnt there more than one application of a verse ? Would you have prefered that they go to war and kill...and vote as well ? Havnt JWs set a bible standard in this respect ? Yes. And you havnt answered the questions about why you wont vote or go to war. Because you are neautral. The Org will finish when Jehovah decides,but there are many bible standards they follow which are right. Why cant you admit that ?

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  6. Pearl,
    Seems like there is a pattern here. Jehovah's love and justice makes him warn his people. All the prophets that were sent to "God's People" were disliked by the majority. They killed them and stoned them. It wasn't what they wanted to hear. (Matt.23:37,38) Jesus went to the lost house of Israel. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, as well as others went to "God's people" telling them what they were doing wrong, pleading for them to turn around, and warning them what was going to happen to them if they refused. (Isa. 1:4,5,16,18,19,20) (Jer. 4:1) Jehovah's wayward people came to have a stubborn heart, and they actually loved the falsehoods that they were being taught. (Jer. 5:23,29,30,31)(Jer. 15:6,7; Jer.23:33) The warning must be given. (Eze. 2:3,5,6,7) (Eze. 9:4,5,6,)
    Today in our JW organization, the shepherds are not teaching the whole truth. People who are trying to be good are being mislead and will die with these wayward shepherds. Jesus said that many would claim that they did "good things" in his name, but he called them "workers of Lawlessness". The Apostle Paul (when he was Saul) was sincere, and believed he was doing a good thing.(John 16:2) Many today in the organization of JWs are good people, but of course not all. (Otherwise there would be no rapes, wife beaters, and pedophiles.) (On the "lighter side" how many of us brothers "really" obey the speed limit all the time?) (How many of us don't have impure thoughts or actions?) We are all imperfect. Each one of us will have an individual accounting with God. (Rom. 14:12) So yes, this warning must be given especially to all those who call themselves by Jehovah's name. The entire nation of Israel was dealt a severe blow by the Romans. Ezekiel points out that it was all , not just the leaders of the nation, that were warned. Any who remain in association with these leaders will receive the same judgment by God.

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  7. The truth--- ACCORDING TO JEHOVAH... is that He holds those who follow a false prophet, as guilty as the false prophet himself (Eze.14:10; Deut.13:1,2,3). Have not "Jehovah's Witnesses" been compelled to worship the Organization and it's doctrines, above Jehovah and the scriptures? Each and every person who is disfellowshipped on the grounds of disharmony with the Organization is expelled...REGARDLESS OF THEIR HARMONY WITH THE SCRIPTURES OR LOYALTY TO JEHOVAH. That raises the Organization to the status of a god; and those who serve it, to the status of idolaters.
    The descriptive details given in the book of Revelation, and their parallel to descriptions in the Hebrew scriptures; leave us with no doubt, that those descriptive circumstances equally apply to God's people today.
    For example, if "Wormwood" leaders direct God's people to go astray in ancient times (Jer.9:13,15; 23:15)...and "Wormwood" is a part of the end-time description (Rev.8:10,11); then the leadership of God's people are leading his Nation astray at the end. If Locusts decimate God's chosen people in the past (to discipline them)(Jer.51:14,27); then the Locusts in Revelation are doing the same (Rev.9:7). If Jehovah pulls down and burns the "mountain-like" organization of the past (Jer.51:25); and says the same thing regarding the end (Rev.8:8); then we'd better listen up and pay attention to Jehovah's past judgments! They apply today!
    The apostle Paul was SAVED from his ignorance. Eve was not. "All the earth" is not (Rev.13:14; 12:9; Matt.24:22) What makes the difference? A sincere heart and love of Truth. At 2Thess.2:4 we learn that WITHIN GOD'S TEMPLE of anointed ones (1Cor.3:16), a leader arises which misleads most of God's people (2Thess.2:9; Matt.7:14). It is prophesied that they will follow this leader, because THEY DO NOT LOVE THE TRUTH (2Thess.2:10,11,12). Whether we judge JW's to be "good people" or not, is of no consequence. Do we dare judge Jehovah as being unjust in his determination? (Eze.18:25; 9:9,10; Jer.25:29)
    Jehovah always gives a clear warning (Amos3:7). So too today (Rev.18:4; Jer.51:45; Psalm26:4; 1Cor.10:7; 5:11).
    Jehovah is the judge, not us. I have seen the outcome for the blind and deaf Nation, that call themselves "Jehovah's Witnesses" (Isa.42:19) ( pearl-winepress.blogspot.com

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  8. The pattern in order to be saved (all of us) is also stablished:
    Matthew 3 In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Ju·de′a, 2 saying: “REPENT, for the kingdom of the heavens has drawn near.” 3 This, in fact, is the one spoken of through Isaiah the prophet in these words: “Listen! Someone is crying out in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way of Jehovah, YOU people! Make his roads straight.’”

    - No more sinuosity lies (1914 doctrines) (Acts 15:15-18, 1 Cor 15:25-28, 1 Peter 3:22, Rev 3:21)
    - No more false gods (spiritual mother Organization, all what is lofty among men is a disgusting thing in God’s sight) Luke 16:15
    Hosea 4:5 And you will certainly stumble in the daytime,+ and even a prophet must stumble with you, as at night. And I will put your mother to silence.
    - Love, mercy and justice of God
    - obey Jesus, our King, the only way, and the truth, and the life; (no man/Org as proxy)

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  9. Amen.
    And now (thanks to God's Word and spirit) we know what a mother is! (Gal.4:24,26; Rev.17:5)
    They have left the "mother" of life, for the "mother" of death (Isa.28:15,18).
    Thank you for your true scriptural thoughts,
    Pearl
    pearl-thewoman.blogspot.com

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  10. Rather than "helping their fellow man"; Jehovah has revealed the true result of the preaching of "Jehovah's Witnesses", at Hab.2:15; Rev.17:2; 18:3. As their Bible students become baptized into the Organizational Idol; they partake of the maddening wine of the unfaithful anointed leaders, and become sharers in the blood of Christ's brothers, in whose deaths they then share. All the "waters" that the Harlot sits upon, come under the same Covenant of Death that she herself has entered. That Covenant is with Satan. Her reward is a "key"... power over Satan's abyss of lies and death. Woe, woe, woe to all the earth! How long Oh Jehovah, until the eyes of mankind are made to see? (Rev.18:3; 14:8; 19:2; 17:1,15,5; Isa.28:15; Rev.9:11,1; 18:4)

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  11. To Randomabstractness....I have put your comment and my reply on the front page, due to space.

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