Friday, December 3, 2010

A Prayer for Sarah

Geez Sarah, I don't even know where to begin with what to say. Quite simply, Catholicism and Jehovah's Witnesses are false doctrines. They teach their followers many things that simply are not true. I most pity your husband, going from the one to the other.

I’ve read and studied these things extensively for years now. I’ve read the Bible cover to cover four times, and am now about halfway on my fifth time through. I'm in no way boasting, just making it clear how dearly I love the Lord and his Word.

The Catholics teach that Mary is a Virgin eternally. The Bible makes it clear that after giving birth to Jesus, Mary and Joseph consummated their marriage and had other children. Read Matthew 13:55-56. The ten commandments forbid idolatry. The Catholics churn out millions upon millions of statues of Jesus, Mary and the saints, which are idols. It goes on and on...Catholic disregard for Biblical truth is simply arrogant.

There are no 144,000 chosen that will rule with Christ. You can believe it, but it’s not true. That number comes from Revelation 7:4-8, and Revelation 14:1-4. If you read in the Bible you’ll see them clearly described as Jewish and as virgins, so you’ve got NO shot at getting there, since you're neither.

The Jehovah’s Witness doctrine was invented as a money making scheme by a middle aged salesman named Charles Taze Russell. He was not a good person. He’s well known for hiding his money from his wife before divorcing her. Jehovah’s doctrine is not revelation from God, it’s a crock of crap. Sorry to be so harsh on what you believe, but it’s fiction. What about the billion or so people who walked the earth between the time of Jesus and the appearance of Charles Taze Russell in the 1870s? Why were they denied the knowledge of the 144,000 chosen?

Deuteronomy 18:21-22 reads: “And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the Lord hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the name of the Lord, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.”

The Jehovah’s Witnesses have four time predicted the end of the world (which was doubly stupid, as Matthew 24:36 reads: But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.) Jehovah's Witnesses are NOT gifted with prophesy.

There are several places in the Scriptures where God issues stern warnings about altering the Word of God. Read the very last lines of the Bible: Revelation 22:18-19. "For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book."

The Jehovah’s Witnesses have made their own translation of the Bible which spliced in somewhere in the neighborhood of 270 references to Jehovah that aren’t in the real New Testament. Similarly they’ve removed most or all references to Hell, about which Christ spoke extensively. According to the Bible, altering scripture as the Jehovah's Witnesses have is very, very bad. And while the Jehovah’s Witnesses can teach you all day that there is no such place as Hell, they are very wrong.

I just came across this scripture, which I quite like. John 4:23: "But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in Spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him.”

My suggestion, which I pray the Spirit will inspire you to do, is for you and your husband to read the Bible beginning to end. Forget everything you've been taught, much of which is untruth, and open it to page one and read. I try to read four or five pages each morning and let them sink in throughout the day. Do that and it should take you about a year. And if you’re using that Jehovah's Witness New World Translation place it in the garbage. Seriously. Don't even donate it to a thrift store, remove it from circulation and place it where it belongs, in the trash. It's nothing sacred, it’s rubbish. Get yourself a King James Version, or another legitimate translation.

I really hope I don’t sound harsh nor mocking--with the way I have and do live, I honestly don't believe my own salvation is guaranteed--and I’m sure you fellowship with some lovely and sincere people at your Kingdom Hall. I also hope you come to know the real Jesus, and not that strange variation the Jehovah’s have invented.

2 comments:

  1. You are SERIOUSLY misinformed about Jehovah's Witnesses (NOT "Jehovahs"; there is only ONE Jehovah, the name of Almighty God). I hope no one will take your strange variation of the facts to be confused with the truth.

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  2. "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." 2 Timothy 4:3-4

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