Have churches become more like a business than a spiritual organization?

Hello Gerhard Ditsch!

First of all, a warm greeting regarding the reunion.

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The Catholic Church has been a business enterprise since at least the indulgence trade.And what fruits can be seen today?

What did Jesus say?

(Matthew 7:15-20) (NW)……. Be careful of the false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are predatory wolves.

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By their fruits you will know them.Could you ever read grapes from thorn bushes or figs of thistles?

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Likewise, every good tree produces excellent fruit, but every rotten tree produces worthless fruit;

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a good tree cannot bear worthless fruit, nor can a rotten tree produce excellent fruit.

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Every tree that produces untold fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

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So you will really recognize these [people by their fruits] by their fruits.

Expulsion procedure concerning “Christian” religion

based on the Bible

Mat.4/8,9 (NW)……….Again the devil took him to an unusually high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory,

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and he said to him, “All these things I will give to you, if you fall down and show me an act of worship.

Point 1 ) The devil is the head of the political powers; all religions associated with politics (human rule) do not belong to the true religion

Kol.2/8 – (NW) Mr President, I would like to ……. See that there is not anyone who leads you away as prey through philosophy and empty deceit according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary things of the world and not according to Christ;

Point 2) Philosophy is man-made wisdom and has nothing to do with divine wisdom

1.John 4/7,8 (NW)……… Beloved, let us continue to love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

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Those who do not love have not come to know God because God is love.

Point 3) Any religion that stamps God to a hell god blasphemes God and belongs to the wrong religion

Luk.10/27 – (NW) Mr President, I would like to ……. He replied: “You shall love Jehovah your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind” and ‘your neighbour as yourself’.

Point 4)Any religious community that encourages warfare does not obey this divine commandment

Clemens of Brentano writes at the beginning of his translation:

Point 5) has a church that forbade the layman from reading the Bible in the mother tongue acted in the sense of Christ?

2.Moses 20/2-5 (NW)…….. “I am Jehovah, your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slaves.3 You shall have no other gods against my face. 4 You shall not make a carved picture of yourself, nor a figure like anything that is up in the heavens or what is at the bottom of the earth, or what is in the waters under the earth.5 You shall not bow down before them, nor be tempted to serve them.

Point 6) a religious community that worships images belongs to the wrong religion

1.Petr.5/1-3 (NW)……. Therefore I give this admonition to the elder lyre among you, for I too am an older man as she and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, even a partatiein part of the glory to be revealed:

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Keep the flock of God who is in your care not out of compulsion, but voluntarily; nor for love for dishonest gain, but with zeal;

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nor as those who rule over those who are God’s heritage, but by becoming role models for the flock.

Point 7) a Church does not follow this counsel of the Apostle because it has turned a brotherhood into a hierarchy

1.Petr.5/1-3 (NW)……. Therefore I give this admonition to the elder lyre among you, for I too am an older man as she and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, even a partatiein part of the glory to be revealed:

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Keep the flock of God who is in your care not out of compulsion, but voluntarily; nor for love for dishonest gain, but with zeal;

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nor as those who rule over those who are God’s heritage, but by becoming role models for the flock.

Point 8) it does not correspond to this biblical idea when members of Christianity became rulers

Purgatory is not a doctrine of the Bible.but is borrowed from the pagan religion. With this doctrine, the Church has been greatly enriched by the indulgence trade.

Point 9) it does not correspond to Christian thought when a pagan doctrine was introduced into Christianity and used to enrich itself

Easter and Christmas originate from pagan festivals that were “Christianly overpinned.

Point 10) it is incompatible with Christian doctrine to mix Christianity and paganism (1 Cor.10/21)

In early Christianity there were elders (presbyters) and servants (deacons) but no priests.

Point 11) The introduction of a Christian priesthood (spirituality) before the thousand years of the reign of Jesus does not correspond to the biblical doctrine

According.1.Tim 4/1-3 is a marriage ban a doctrine of demons.

Point 12) the prohibition of marriage for a particular group, namely the clergy (celibacy) – is not in accordance with this biblical statement

Peter, considered by the Catholic Church to be the first Pope, was married

Acts 15/29 – (NW) Mr President, I would like to ……. To contain you of things that were sacrificed to idols, and of blood, and of the slain, and of fornication.If you carefully protect yourself from these things, you will be well. Stay healthy!

Point 13) The permission of the Church to eat or transfend blood does not comply with this apostolic instruction

Mat.6/9 (NW)……. You should therefore pray in the following ways: ‘Our Father in heaven, your name shall be sanctified.

Point 14) if in some translations of the churches the name of God is replaced by the words “God” or “God”.“Lord” is replaced such a does not sanctify the name of God

Romans 13:1, 2 (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.

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Whoever opposes violence has therefore opposed the order of God; those who have opposed it will receive a judgment for themselves.

Point 15) Churchmen who rise above the worldly authority do not obey this apostolic order

2.Moses 20/2-5 (NW)…….. “I am Jeh.ova, your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slaves.

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You shall have no other gods against my face.

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You shall not make a carved picture of yourself, nor a figure like anything that is up in the heavens or what is at the bottom of the earth, or what is in the waters under the earth.

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You shall not bow down before them, nor be tempted to serve them.

Point 15) of a church that, in its Catechism, cheats away the second commandment on the worship of images and makes two out of the last commandment, in terms of honesty, not much to keep

The authority of the papacy was established by forged documents, as Ignaz von D枚llinger revealed (book : “the Pope and the Council” under the pseudonym “Janus”) and confirmed by the Jesuit Hergenr枚ther in his book “Antijanus”.

Point 17) an institution based on forged documents cannot come from Christ

(Romans 13:1, 2) 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.

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Whoever opposes violence has therefore opposed the order of God; those who have opposed it will receive a judgment for themselves.

Point 18) there is not much to keep of a church that has risen above the secular authority and appointed emperors and kings

Which religious community is holding up this test?

Features of Jehovah’s Witnesses

finished 1/4 hrs prep

Part A) General Christian Principles

  • They have love for each other

John 13/34,35; Love has a unifying effect, as Paul writes: Col.3/12-14

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 primary foundation of their faith is the Bible

2.Tim.3/16,17; John 17/17 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; they therefore did not interfere in any political matters

  • they exclude repentant sinners from their community

1.Cor.5/1-7

  • they pay relative obedience to the state

Mark.12/17; Roman se.13/1 r枚m.13/5-7; Acts 5/29

  • they refuse military service

2.Moses 20/13; Mat.26/52; Roman se.13/10 1.John.3/10

  • They provide material assistance in emergency situations and in the event of disasters

Jak.2/15-17; Mat.6/3,4 However, they do so in such a way that they obey the commandment of Christ, that it is not to 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

Mat-28/18-20; These words were addressed by the risen Jesus to all his followers (then more than 500 present: 1 Cor.15/6)

Kol.1/23 ; 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 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; Mat.10/8b

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; Mat.13/36-39

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 knowledge should be gained exclusively through Bible research. Dan.12/4; Dan,12/9,10

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”[1

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After centuries of developing a conglomerate of thousands of religious directions, however, true worship (and thus original Christianity) would reappear.

The waste

Mixing with philosophy (Col.2/8)[2)

Mixing with pagan teachings and customs (1 Cor.10/20,21; 2.Cor.6/14-17)

Intertwining with politics (John 18/36,37; John 17/14; Jak.4/4)

moral decline (homosexuality; extramarital intercourse (1.Cor.6/9,10; Roman s. 1/26,27)

oppression, exploitation, extermination of ethnic groups; all in the name of the “Christian” religion (2.Petr.2/2)

religion into a business (e.g. indulgence trade: 1.Petr.5/2)

Formation of a ruling hierarchy (Mat.23/8-11; 1.Petr.5/3)

demonic miracles (signs) (Mat.7/21; 2.Thess.2/9)

Marriage Ban (Celibacy) (1.Tim.4/1-3)

Image worship (Genesis 20/4)

unbiblical teachings (triuneness, immortality of the soul)

the research process would last for a longer period of time Spr.4/18;

1.Cor.13/9-12 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 (Egg)……….Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God has given him, that He may show his servants what must happen soon; and he has shown it to his servant John through his angel whom he sent.

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; Jeson.42/9 They would recognize the end of the times of nations (Luk.21/24) and the beginning of the Last Days, and gradually understood the Book of Revelation.They realized 31/2 decades before 1914 that at that time the first world war predicted by Jesus Christ would come.

like the first Christians, they are a peaceful (family) brotherhood

Col.3/12-14 Love has a unifying effect (Col.3/14).Today, former mortal enemies sit peacefully together 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:

wars of nations do not disturb unity

Jes.2/1-4 (JB)………. Word that Isaiah the son of Amoz looked upon Judah and Jerusalem: In the aftermath of the days it shall come to pass that the mountain of the house of Yahweh shall be firmly established at the top of the mountains, and be extopered over the hills.All the peoples come to him. There many nations make pilgrimages and say, “Up, let us go up to Mount Yahweh , to the house of the God Jacob! He teachs us his ways, and we will walk in his ways. For the law and the word of Jehovah of Jerusalem shall come out of Zion.” Then he will be arbitrator between the peoples and many nations. They will forge their swords into ploughshares and their spears into wine-grower knives. Never will people sit against the people; you will no longer practice war.

What kind of faith do you think this prophecy applies to?On Je.hova’s witnesses or on a church whose clergy encouraged the political powers to wage war. I have seen for myself how the swastika flags were in the churches during the Hitler era; Participants in these wars testify that the weapons with which the “enemy” was slaughtered have been blessed!

two groups of rescued are united in one flock

Luk.12/32; John 10/16 Both groups are described in Chapter 7 of Revelation

Offb.7/4; Offb.7/9; Rev.7/14 the first group (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

Jes.60/21.22 Is there a group today to which all these characteristics apply?Yes! The story of J.eh.ova’s witnesses during the First World War has been encoded in the Book of Revelation for 2,000 years. [3)

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:

Offb.11/18B (Egg)……… to spoil all who perdistour the earth.

many fairy tales about Jeh.ovas Ze.ugen are told.Why not convince yourself what is true and what is not. (1.Thess.5/21)

The prophet Daniel pointed out that the soil staff of God would be Biblical scholars in the Last Days:

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 wicked shall surely act evil, and none of the wicked shall understand; but those who have understanding shall understand it.

The true Church of Christ lives according to Armageddon (Revelation 16/16) into the new world with all who are in it.

Jehovah’s Witnesses are willing and free to help people learn the Bible (more precisely).

Kind regards

LG HP (variable)


[1) 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)

[2) the word “his” used by the translator in front of the word philosophy is not in the Bible.Paul was referring to Greek philosophy, as can be seen from the phrase “human tradition”.

[3) can be delivered at any time

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