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by Rufus
6 years ago
Forum: General News
Topic: Disaster support / relief: world and WT
Replies: 9
Views: 2666

Re: Disaster support / relief: world and WT

With the extensive flooding in the Carolinas after Hurricane Matthew, has anyone heard a word about organized relief efforts for brother's homes or Kingdom Halls?
by Rufus
6 years ago
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Just curious
Replies: 12
Views: 2115

Re: Just curious

Render Caesar's things to Caesar. In some countries, voting or election participation is a legal requirement. Public assembly is illegal on that day, so some Bethelites are known to volunteer at the polling places. Others mark off two candidates on their ballot, thus nullifying their vote. But are r...
by Rufus
7 years ago
Forum: Bible Doctrines
Topic: Noachian Flood - Global or Local?
Replies: 60
Views: 9006

Re: Noachian Flood - Global or Local?

The "all flesh" must refer to human flesh in Gen 6, since animal against animal violence [lunch] seems built into the natural order for prey-predator creation. This would later includes mankind's authorization to kill and consume animal flesh. Therefore, the "global" flood needed...
by Rufus
7 years ago
Forum: General Chat
Topic: In case you don't understand the generation teaching...
Replies: 23
Views: 3835

Re: In case you don't understand the generation teaching...

David Splane starts this discussion with a focus on two parts of Matt 24:34, which he takes in reverse order to build a case based on mis-direction. This is a classic technique for magicians and slight-of-hand artists. First he defines “all these things” from the full context of Matt 24, mentioning ...
by Rufus
7 years ago
Forum: Bible Doctrines
Topic: Believer Unbeliever?
Replies: 45
Views: 6174

Re: Believer Unbeliever?

Well said Menrov. The mathematical expression Jesus=Truth is something quite different from his expression, "I am the Truth." The English verb "to be", the "I am" part of the construction, is an altogether different kind of operator. What words he actually said in Hebre...
by Rufus
7 years ago
Forum: Bible Doctrines
Topic: Believer Unbeliever?
Replies: 45
Views: 6174

Re: Believer Unbeliever?

How would you respond to a question in a Judicial Committee setting:

Q: "Do you still believe the Truth is the truth?"

A: I believe in Jesus, who said "I am the Truth."

You are now 20 minutes away from being disfellowshipped.
by Rufus
7 years ago
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Suggestion
Replies: 4
Views: 958

Re: A Suggestion

With regard to Deborah's Tree and what the name implies: Judges 4: 4 Now Debʹo·rah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapʹpi·doth, was judging Israel at that time. 5 She used to sit under Debʹo·rah’s palm tree between Raʹmah and Bethʹel in the mountainous region of Eʹphra·im; the Israelites would go up to h...
by Rufus
7 years ago
Forum: JW News
Topic: Geoffrey Jackson's Testimony Before the Royal Commission
Replies: 17
Views: 6822

Re: Geoffrey Jackson's Testimony Before the Royal Commission

From one old Dutch guy to another, Menrov, Jackson's statement skirted the issue of whether the seven Governing Body members hold themselves over the 110,000 congregations as having been already appointed by Christ as the "faithful and discreet slave," now being set "over all the mast...
by Rufus
7 years ago
Forum: Bible Doctrines
Topic: Two Witnesses and justice?
Replies: 19
Views: 3578

Re: Two Witnesses and justice?

A "hypothetical" consideration of the "two witness" rule has been an interesting exercise for all the world, and certainly present and past-serving elders on JW Judicial committees, as we view the work of the Royal Commission. But our thoughts and discussions overlook the primary...
by Rufus
7 years ago
Forum: JW News
Topic: JW to appear before royal commission Australia
Replies: 97
Views: 18229

Re: JW to appear before royal commission Australia

There seems to be a massive denial-of-service attack in progress. Or massive world-wide interest in the interrogation of Geoffrey Jackson.