Just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!
Have a few days off so I decided to visit the site and see what’s going on.
WOW!My point is.....Christmas is NOT a true teaching, but a blatantly Pagan one. Where does the bishop come from??? The great whore herself. I don't see that any true believer would ever want to be contaminated with that.
You know this reminded me of how the Watchtower got started. At first Charles Russell and all the bible students celebrated Christmas and birthdays. Then the judge Rutherford took over and little by little he started labeling all the holidays and special days that humans have been celebrating for centuries as PAGAN!
Before anyone realized it, Christmas, birthdays, mother’s day, father, day, toasting glasses and everything that came up into this man’s (Rutherford) imagination became a crime worthy of disfellowshipping and shunning by the other members.
Talk about loving your brother and sister---shunning------really, that's an act of love?
As a result, we now have the fully evolved Watchtower Bible and Tract Society that “Paganizes just about everything you can think of. 🧙
I’ve always wondered that if God hates all these events so much, why doesn’t he personally do something about it?
Why does He “supposedly” always uses some human, that actually no one knows, or very few, to point out all the wrongs of human conduct that God Hates!
Is God not up to the task of telling humans what celebrations are wrong or right? Is He perhaps too busy doing something else?
(1 Kings 18:27) Around noon Eliyahu began ridiculing them: “Shout louder! After all, he’s a god, isn’t he? Maybe he’s daydreaming, or he’s on the potty, or he’s away on a trip. Maybe he’s asleep, and you have to wake him up.”
You know, sometimes exjws can’t seem to get the Watchtower out of their minds and they seem to revert back to the same teachings and become a slave of men all over again.
(Galatians 4:8-11) 8 Nevertheless, when YOU did not know God, then it was that YOU slaved for those who by nature are not gods. 9 But now that YOU have come to know God, or rather now that YOU have come to be known by God, how is it that YOU are turning back again to the weak and beggarly elementary things and want to slave for them over again? 10 YOU are scrupulously observing days and months and seasons and years. 11 I fear for YOU, that somehow I have toiled to no purpose respecting YOU.
I’ve heard other Christians say that Christ called men and women to freedom. And if this is the case, why fall to slavery of men’s teachings all over again labeling all sorts of things as offensive to God?.
2 Corinthians 3:16-18
17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (emancipation from bondage, freedom). ♀️
Anyway, here is nice story of a A homeless man’s Christmas wish that inspires offers of help from Christians, Non-Christians, Muslims and others. If Christmas inspires people to do good to their neighbor, why would God destroy them just because the holiday is considered pagan?
(Mark 12:31) You must love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.. . .
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/did-h ... ar-BBYn97a