So I left the Catholic Church 50 years ago and i have no regrets, because I have found the true religion.My resignation was not because of the church tax, but because I realized that the theology of the Church does not agree with the Bible. I have been a Jehovah’s Witness since then, and since then I have been enjoying a loving brotherhood that is making a serious effort to live the teachings of true Christianity.
They have the following characteristics:
While Jesus Christ was still on the earth, he indicated that John would survive the other apostles (Jn 21:20-22).And John served Jehovah faithfully for about 70 years. Towards the end of his life he was exiled to the island of Patmos because he had “spoken about God and testified of Jesus” (Rev 1:9). This proves that he was an avid preacher of the good news until old age (still around the year 96 o.c.).
On the island of Patmos, John received the wonderful visions of revelation, which he faithfully wrote down (Rev 1:1, 2). It is widely believed that he was exiled by Emperor Domitian and released by his successor, Emperor Nerva (96-98 o.c.).Tradition says that he went to Ephesus, where he wrote his gospel and his three letters (1st, 2nd and 3rd John) around the year 98 o.c. He is said to have died in Ephesus around the year 100 o.c., during the reign of Emperor Trajan.
Unfortunately, especially after the beginning of the second century, there was apostasy, as Jesus Christ predicted by means of the parable of the weeds and wheat.A brotherhood became a hierarchy, as in the Catholic Church. Christian doctrine was watered down; False teachings were invented; renegade Christians fought each other; only in the Last Days should true Christianity be resurrected through Biblical research (Dan.12/4; 10).
Modern times also brought bloody persecution.During the Nazi era, Jehovah’s Witnesses were sent to concentration camps. But Hitler’s intention to exterminate this “brut” from Germany failed. After the Second World War, the number of witnesses had doubled as at the beginning. While the churches of Christendom are fleeing the church, JZ flourishes and thrives. What does the Bible say? Jess.60/8 (NW)……….. Who are these who come flying like a cloud and like pigeons to their pigeon scoundres?
Isa 65/13-14 (NW)…………. Therefore the Sovereign Lord Jehovah said this: “Behold!My own servants will eat[1), but you yourself willbe hungry.see! My own servants will drink, but you yourselves will thirst. see! My own servants will rejoice, but you yourself will suffer shame. 14 See!My own servants will rejoice in the good state of heart, but you yourself will cry with heartache, and you will howl because of the complete collapse of the Spirit.
As long as the Teu.fel still reigns, it will not rest to persecute true Christs.But according to biblical prophecy, his days are already numbered. To think
Mat.4/8,9 (NW)……….Again the Teu.fel took him to an unusually high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory, 9 and he said to him, “All these things I will give to you, if you fall down and show me an act of worship.
This verse shows that the Teu.fel is the supreme head of the political powers. What then is to be said of a religion that is with the political powers or iswas it connected?
Part A) General Christian Principles
- They have love for each other
John 13/34,35 – (NW) Mr President, I would like to ……. I give you a new commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you, that you also love one another.35 By this all will know that you are my disciples when you have love among you.”
Love has a unifying effect, as Paul writes:
Col.3/12-14 – (NW) Mr President, I would like to ……. Thus dress as God’s elect, saint and lover, with the intimate affection of mercy, with kindness, humility, gentleness and long-suffering.13 Continue to endure each other and willingly forgive each other if someone has cause to sue another.Just as J.eh.ova has willingly forgiven you, so do you. 14 Except for all these things, however, [dress with love, for it is a perfect bond of unity)
The commandment of charity was already known to the Israelites (Genesis 19/18); the “new commandment” is the commandment of sacrificial love (… as I have loved you…)
- the foundation of their faith is only the Bible
2Tim.3/16.17 (NW)……… The whole Scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, reprimanding, correcting things, educating in [righteousness), 17 so that man of God may be fully fit, fully equipped for every good work.
John 17/17 (NW)…… Sanctify them by the truth; your word istruth.
Jesus Christ invoked only the Word of God and did not invoke any other religious traditions
- they are not part of the world
John 15/17-19 (NW)…….These things I command you to love one another.18 If the world hates you, you know that it hated me before it hated you.19 If you were a part of the world, the world would love yours.Because you are not part of the (alienated) world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
they therefore do not interfere in any political matters
- they pay relative obedience to the state
Mark.12/17 – (NW) Mr President, I would like to …….
Then Jesus said, “Repay Caesar’s things, but God’s things to God
Roman S. Romans 13/1 (NW)……….Every soul is subject to the powers of authority, for there is no power except by God; the existing powers stand in their relative positions as ordered by God
Roman S. Romans 13/5-7 (NW)……….Therefore there is compelling reason for you to be subject, not only because of that anger, but also [because of your conscience.6 For therefore you also pay taxes; for they are God’s public servants, who serve continually for this very purpose.7 Give all that is due to them: to him who demands the tax, the tax; to him who takes the tribute; to him who demands fear, the fear; to him who demands glory, the glory
Acts 5/29. (NW)……… In response, Peter and the [other Apostles) said, “We must obey God, the ruler, more than man.
- they refuse military service
2.Moses 20/13 (NW)……… Twe shall not murder
Mat.26/52 (NW)……….. Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back in its place, for all who take the sword will persevere by the sword.
Roman Esphany13/10 (NW)……….Love does not inflict anything B. therefore love is the fulfillment of the law
1.John.3/10 – (NW) Mr President, I would like to ……. The children of God and the children of Teu.fels are recognizable by this: anyone who does not do justice does not come from God or the one who does not love his brother.For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning that we should love one another, not as Kin, who came from the one who is b.o. and slaughtered his brother. And why did he slaughter him? Because his own works were b.o. but those of his brother were just
- They provide material assistance in emergency situations and in the event of disasters
If a brother or sister is in a bare state and [they lack the food sufficient for the day), but 16 one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm and well-fed,” but you do not give them that for [t]he[ their body necessary, what benefit is this?
Mat.6/3.4 (NW)…….But you, if you give gifts of mercy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand does, 4 that your gifts of mercy may be hidden; then your Father, who is watching in secret, will retaliate to you.
However, they do so in such a way that they obey the commandment of Christ, namely that the left hand should not know what the right hand is doing; for this reason, their deeds in this direction can be found almost only in their literature.
- the sermon was a trademark of the first Christians
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority in heaven and on the earth has been given to me.19 Go therefore, and make disciples of men of all nations, bless them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaches them to keep all that I have commanded you
These words were addressed by the risen Jesus to all his followers (at that time to more than 500 present: 1 Cor.15/6)
Kol.1/23 – (NW) Mr President, I would like to …… provided, of course, that you remain in faith, firmly founded and steadfast, and will not be aborted by the hope of this good message which you have heard and which has been preached in all the creation which is under heaven.I, Paul, have become a servant of this [good message]
Paul wrote these words about 30 years after the death of Jesus.The “whole creation under the sky” was then the realm of the Roman Empire.
- They do not do business with religion; their commitment is based on voluntary donations and their support is based on voluntary donations, not on forced collection
Apg.2/44.45 NW)……….But all who believed were together, and had all things in common, 45 and they sold their possessions and their possessions, and distributed the [proceeds” among all, as any man had need
At that time, Jews from all over the world were gathered in Jerusalem for the feast of Pentecost; they had not planned to stay longer.Now they got to know Christianity and of course wanted to learn more; therefore they were supported by the residents.
2.Cor.9/6-7 (NW)……… But as far as this is concerned, he who sows sparsely shall also reap sparsely; and he who sows abundantly shall also reap abundantly.7 Everyone does not do as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or out of compulsion, for God loves a joyfulGod.
Mat.10/8,b………….. You received free of charge, gave free of charge.
Part B) (additional) predicted characteristics of the Christians of the Last Age
They should prove to be those that, after the “weed season” (Mat.13/24-30, 37-43), would be separated from the “weed” as the remnant of the wheat class would again form a closed group.
Mat.13/30 – (NW) Mr President, I would like to ……. Let both grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will say to the reapers, First, gather the weeds together, and bind them in bundles to burn them, then go and gather the wheat into my storehouse.
Mat.13/37,38 – (NW) Mr President, I would like to ……. He replied: “He who sows the excellent seed is the Son of Man; 38 the field is the world; as for the excellent seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; but the weeds are the sons of him, the http://b枚.se is
their divine guidance would be done through Bible research
unlike the first Christians, no supernatural messages are conveyed to the Christians of the Last Modern Age.Their increase in knowledge should
carried out exclusively by Bible research.
Dan.12/4 (NW)………….And as for you, O Daniel, keep the words secret, and see the book to the end.Many will roam, and the [true knowledge will be overflowing)
Daniel 12:9-10 (NW)…….. And he went on, “Go, Daniel, for the words are kept secret and sealed until the time of the end.10 Many will cleanse themselves and make themselves white and will be purified.And the bloats will certainly act http://b枚.se, and none of the gusts will understand it; but those who have understanding will understand it.
prerequisite for the recovery of true knowledge (orreligious truth) a cleansing is required; in what sense? According to the parable of weeds and wheat (Matthew 13/24-30; 37-43), the truth would be diluted in the “weed age”[2
Jehovah’s Witnesses are Bibleresearchers.You have never been hooded from receiving Messages inspired by God
the research process would last for a longer period of time
Spr.4/18 – (NW) Mr President, I would like to ……. But the path of the righteous is like the shining light, which becomes brighter and brighter until it is full of day.19 The way of the B.eyes is like the darkness; they have not recognized what they are constantly stumbling on.
1.Cor.13/9-12 (NW)… . For we recognize piece by piece and prophesy piece by piece; but when the perfect is come, that which is piecemeal will be taken away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, thought like a child, judged like a child; When I became a man, I did away, which was childish. For we now see through a mirror, indistinctly, but then face to face. Now I recognize piece by piece, but then I will know, just as I have also been recognized:
Here Paul compares the Christian assembly with a male person who becomes a man from child to man, who progresses pieceby to complete knowledge.In the Last Days, the realization should be completed in such a way that the prophecy of the Last Days is fully understood, for it says:
Offb.1/1 – (NW) Mr President, I would like to ……. A revelation of Jesus Christ that God gave him to show his slaves the things to happen in a short time.And he sent his angel, and set them by him in signs to his slave Johennes,
A book is available from JZ explaining the complete Bible Book of Revelation.
It is researchary that researchers (inventors) make predictions (expectations) based on their respective (still piecemeal) findings, which turn out to be a false prognosis as knowledge progresses; but what is crucial for obtaining the right research result?In the present case: that the result harmonizes with the whole Bible (including all prophecy): the complete picture of truth.
The correct composition of a puzzle can be recognized when the right image comes out, as in the biblical prophetic puzzle.
When the apostles still lacked important information, they also had an erroneous expectation with regard to the messiah’s rule (Acts 1/6).This is what the Bible scholars would do.
the end-time prophets would be granted the recognition of future things
Amos 3/7 (NW)…….. For the Sovereign Lord http://Jeh.o.va will not do a thing unless he has revealed his confidential cause to his servants the prophets
Jeson.42/9 (NW)………… The first things 鈥攂ehold, they have come, but I proclaim new things.Before they begin to sprout, I let [them hear you.]
They would recognize the end of the times of nations (Luk.21/24) and thus recognize the beginning of the Last Days and gradually understand the Book of Revelation.
What should happen on earth after the beginning of the kingdom (= enthronement of Jesus in heaven)?Offb.6 gives the answer:
Offb.6/2-4 (NW)………….And I saw, and behold, a white horse; and he that sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out, victorious, and to complete his victory. 3 And when it opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And another horse came forth, a horse of fire; and he that sat upon it was granted to take the peace from the earth, that they might kill one another, and a great sword was given to him.
After the enthronement of Jesus, peace would be taken away from the earth; this happened in the 20th century from 1914!The ZJ’s prediction has thus been confirmed.
Why was peace taken away from the earth?By the fall of Sa.tan and his appendix to the earth (Revelation 12/7-12).
What else should happen from 1914, after Jesus began to rule among his enemies?(Ps.110)?
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after Rudolf Kittel (Biblia Hebraica)
The following can be seen:
the enthronement of Jesus
his dominion in the midst of his enemies
a willing people from the beginning of their reign
this willing people was cheated away in the translation of unity and in the Jerusalem Bible.
like the first Christians, they are a peaceful (family) brotherhood
Col.3/12-14 – (NW) Mr President, I would like to ……. Thus dress as God’s elect, saint and lover, with the intimate affection of mercy, with kindness, humility, gentleness and long-suffering.13 Continue to endure each other and willingly forgive each other if someone has cause to sue another.Just like J.. http://eho.va willingly forgiven, so do you.14 Except for all these things, however, [dress with love, for it is a perfect bond of unity)
Love has a unifying effect (Col.3/14).Today there are former mortal enemies (e.g. former Catholics and Protestants in Ireland; Hutu and Tutsi in Africa; Jews and Palestinians, etc.). peacefully in kingdom halls to worship the same and true God)
no ethnic, social linguistic, political or social differences have a destructive effect on this unity; therefore, they are fulfilled:
even wars of nations do not disturb unity
Jes.2/1-4 – (NW) Mr President, I would like to ……. And it shall come to pass in the last part of the days, that the mountain of the house of Je, ho.vas shall be established firmly above the top of the mountains, and it shall surely be extoheper over the hills; and all the nations shall come to it.3 And many peoples will surely go and say, “Come, and let us go up to Mount Je.ho, vas, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his ways.” For the law shall come out of Zion, and the word J.eho.vas of Jerusalem.4 And he will certainly speak law among the nations, and correct things with regard to many peoples.And they shall forge their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into wine-grower’s knives. Nation will not lift up the sword against nation, nor will they learn war.
two groups of rescued are united in one flock
Luk.12/32 (NW)……….. Fear not, you little flock, for it pleased your father to give you the kingdom
And I have other sheep that are not out of this hurdle; These also I must bring, and they shall listen to my voice, and they shall become a flock of shepherds.
John 10/16 (NW)……… And I have other sheep that are not out of this hurdle; I must bring them also, and they shall listen to my voice, and they shall become a flock of shepherds.
Both groups are described in Chapter 7 of Revelation
Offb.7/4 (NW)………… And I heard the number of them that were sealed, a hundred and forty-four thousand, sealed from every tribe of the children of Israel:
Offb.7/9 (NW)…… After these things I saw, and behold, a great multitude, which no man could count, of all nations and tribes and peoples, and tongues stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, wrapped in white long robes, and palm branches were in their hands.
Then I immediately said to him, “My Lord, d u know it.” And he said to me, “These are those who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their long garments, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
the first group (the spiritual Israel) is bought from the earth according to Rev.14/3 and is chosen to reign with Christ for 1000 years (Revelation 20/4).The second group survives the judgment and forms the foundation of the new world.
while other communities are crumbling, this people has grown strongly
Isa 60/21-22 – (NW) Mr President, I would like to ……. And as for your people, they shall all be righteous; for the foreseeable future they shall possess the land, the sprout of my plantation, the work of my hands, to [my beautiful distinction).”22 The little one himself will become a thousand and the little one a mighty nation.I myself, Je.hov.a, will speed it up in its own time
Is there such a group today to which all these characteristics apply?yes!
I have been in this group for about 45 years.31/2 decades before 1914, on the basis of a decoded prophecy from the Book of Daniel, she realized that the great war that Jesus predicted would come as the beginning of the afflictions would come in 1914 (Matthew 24/7). In the meantime, man has invented weapons with which life on Earth could be wiped out X times so that the following will soon come true:
Rev.11/18 B(NW) …… and to spoil those who corrupt the earth.
many fairy tales about Jehovah’s Witnesses are told.Why not convince yourself what is true and what is not. (1.Thess.5/21) Jehovah’s Witnesses are willing and free to help people get to know the Bible (more precisely).
Greetings H>P (variable)
[1) be spiritually well nourished by the good knowledge of the Bible.
[2) Paul refers to religious apostasy in 2.Thess.2/1-12 and John reports at the end of the 1st century on the great progress of apostasy (1 John 2/18.19)