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    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    . • 2Tim 2:3-7 . . No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs-- he wants to please his commanding officer. A soldier's primary responsibility is to accomplish the mission assigned by their commanders. They don't give themselves leave to abandon their posts to go off on their...
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    Christ's Furthest Ancestor

    . FAQ: How was Christ biologically related to Adam without having a biological father? (Luke 1:26-34) A: The woman wasn't a discreet creation, i.e. Eve wasn't a solo specimen constructed directly from dust like Adam was; instead, Eve was made from already created human material taken from...
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    Jesus: Born In A Barn?

    . For most of my life I was led to believe that Jesus was born in a barn. But now I'm not so sure because it appears to me that he wasn't. Here's how my mind was conditioned to think: "She delivered her baby in a stable because there was no vacancy at the inn." In point of fact, we're not told...
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    Born That Way

    . FAQ: What if someone was born dishonest? A: You mean like this? • Ps 58:3 . . The wicked are estranged from the womb; these who speak lies go astray from birth. Then I suggest they take advantage of whatever time remains on their life clock to begin preparing themselves for the worst when...
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    The Word

    . • John 1:14 . . . So the Word became flesh and resided among us The Greek word translated "word" in that verse is logos (log'-os) which refers primarily to spoken words, i.e. audible. (e.g. Matt 3:17) So the cosmos-- all of its forms of life, matter, and energy --came into existence by means...
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    The Living God(s)

    . • Jer 10:10 . . Jehovah is in truth God. He is the living god. The Hebrew word for "living" in that passage is chay (khah'-ee) which first appears in the Bible at Gen 1:20 where it speaks of aqua life and winged life. Then it appears at Gen 1:24 where it speaks of life on land. It appears...
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    [Other]

    . Below is the text of Col 1:16-17 quoted verbatim from the Watchtower Society's New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures ©1969. "Because by means of him all [other] things were created in the heavens and upon the earth, the things visible and the things invisible, no matter whether they...
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    Dialoguing With JWs

    . Should it be decided to go head to head with Watchtower Society missionaries, here's some useful tips. 1» Round up a copy of the Watchtower Society's "New World Translation of the Bible" and its "Kingdom Interlinear Translation of the Greek Scriptures." Sometimes these are available in thrift...
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    Sterilize Your Conscience

    . • Gen 3:22 . . And Jehovah God said: The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. Actually, the Serpent had predicted that very thing. • Gen 3:5 . . God knows that when you eat [from the tree in the midst of the garden] your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God...
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    Getting To Know The JWs

    . For a home-spun, Bible-based religion whose origin is relatively recent, the Watchtower Society has done pretty well for itself. Beginning with one man shortly after the American Civil War, it currently numbers approximately 8.7 million evangelical members spread out in approximately 118,000...
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    Undeserved Kindness

    . • John 1:14 . . So the Word became flesh and resided among us, and we had a view of his glory, a glory such as belongs to an only-begotten son from a father; and he was full of undeserved kindness and truth. The Greek word from which "undeserved kindness" is derived is charitos; which itself...
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    The Rendezvous With Christ

    . • 1Thess 4:16-17 . .The Lord himself will descend from heaven with a commanding call, with an archangel's voice and with God's trumpet, and those who are dead in union with Christ will rise first. I'm going to revise a portion of that passage slightly in order to bring out a point. "with...
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    Sanitize Your Mind

    . The human mind consists of consciousness and sub-consciousness. The sub area is where we our minds store suppressed thoughts, feelings, and desires; in other words: things we'd just as soon forget rather than think about. For example: most Christians cannot admit, even to themselves, their...
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    Restoring The Dead

    . • 1Cor 15:36-42 . .What you sow is not made alive unless first it dies; and as for what you sow, you sow, not the body that will develop, but a bare grain, it may be, of wheat or any one of the rest; but God gives it a body just as it has pleased Him, and to each of the seeds its own body. ...
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    The Watchtower Society's Official Caveat

    . I once asked a JW missionary how he knew for himself that the Society's theology was reliable. He answered: "They go by the Bible and everything they say makes sense." Well; a large percentage of traditional Christianity goes by the Bible, and much of what it says makes sense too. Bottom line...
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    Unapproachable Light

    . JW POSIT: It is impossible for Jesus Christ to be in heaven as a human being in the presence of God because 1Tim 6:16 says that the king of all kings dwells in an unapproachable light, whom "not one of men" has seen or can see. RESPONSE: The Greek word translated "unapproachable" also means...
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    Fallen Nature Testing Station

    . The creator, by means of precognition, knew in advance that if He brought human life into existence as planned; He would eventually be destroying much of it in a global deluge. He went ahead and created human life as planned anyway. Also by means of precognition, the creator knew in advance...
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    Christ's Parables

    . COMMON POSIT: Luke 16:19-31 has to be a parable because according to Matt 13:34 and Mark 4:3, when Jesus spoke to crowds, he spoke only in parables and never in plain speech. RESPONSE: The gist of those two references merely indicates that Jesus always included at least one parable in his...
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    Of Mice And Men

    . The passage below from the Watchtower Society's bible is deliberately misquoted. Watch for it. • Ps 146:3-4 . . Do not put your trust in nobles, nor in the son of earthling man, to whom no salvation belongs. His spirit goes out, he goes back to his ground; in that day he loses awareness. The...
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    Christ vs Solomon, et al

    . Some of Solomon's remarks in the book of Ecclesiastes appear to conflict with Christ's teachings in the New Testament. Well; the answer to that is actually pretty simple. According to 2Tim 3:16, Solomon was inspired to write Ecclesiastes, but the catch is: his comments essentially represent a...
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