Teaching. Equipping. Defending
(John 3:16) “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, in order that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life.This was for those who received a witness about Christ.Talking about the Jews: (Galatians 2:15-16) 15 We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners from the nations, 16 knowing as we do that a man is declared righteous, not due to works of law, but only through faith toward Christ Jesus, even we have put our faith in Christ Jesus, that we may be declared righteous due to faith toward Christ, and not due to works of law, because due to works of law no flesh will be declared righteous. For those who never got the chance to hear about Jesus Christ or the Bible it refers to this scripture:(James 2:24-26) 24 YOU see that a man is to be declared righteous by works, and not by faith alone. 25 In the same manner was not also Ra′hab the harlot declared righteous by works, after she had received the messengers hospitably and sent them out by another way? 26 Indeed, as the body without spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.(Hebrews 11:6-7) 6 Moreover, without faith it is impossible to please [him] well, for he that approaches God must believe that he is and that he becomes the rewarder of those earnestly seeking him. 7 By faith Noah, after being given divine warning of things not yet beheld, showed godly fear and constructed an ark for the saving of his household; and through this [faith] he condemned the world, and he became an heir of the righteousness that is according to faith.If one is earnestly seeking him, and Noah a lot of work in the Ark,then it show action or works on his part.Paul also said who was Baptized in the Christ and had faith in Jesus but said this: (Acts 20:25-30) 25 “And now, look! I know that all of YOU among whom I went preaching the kingdom will see my face no more. 26 Hence I call YOU to witness this very day that I am clean from the blood of all men, 27 for I have not held back from telling YOU all the counsel of God. 28 Pay attention to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the holy spirit has appointed YOU overseers, to shepherd the congregation of God, which he purchased with the blood of his own [Son]. 29 I know that after my going away oppressive wolves will enter in among YOU and will not treat the flock with tenderness, 30 and from among YOU yourselves men will rise and speak twisted things to draw away the disciples after themselves.Paul showed faith with works about preaching about Christ so he wouldn't be blood guilty. What if you saw your neighbor's house wa on fire and they were in it. Would just your faith in Jesus help him to escape because Jesus is going to save the or would it take work on your part to warn them to get out of the house help save them. Just the same in our Ministry, if we don't do what Jesus did and warn the people about false teachings, then we have their blood on our hands and not following Jesus command at:(Matthew 28:19-20) 19 Go therefore and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded YOU. And, look! I am with YOU all the days until the conclusion of the system of things.”Trust me, I don't care how much faith you think you have or how much works you do for Christ, only God can read your heart and motives and it is a free gift of salvation that he gives.
Mike,This really disappoints me in you. Why go to the Kingdom Hall and Video Tape our most Scared Night, the Lord's Evening Meal, just to post it on your Website to put down Jehovah's Witnesses. Do they know what your real motives are, or do you have them fooled into thinking that you are really wanting to be a Jehovah's Witness. It is sa for me to say thet you have steep this low and are really act like what the scriptures say: (Acts 20:29-30) 29 I know that after my going away oppressive wolves will enter in among YOU and will not treat the flock with tenderness, 30 and from among YOU yourselves men will rise and speak twisted things to draw away the disciples after themselves.All these questions you put onto your Website to aquire followers for your self, you could have just asked the Elders in the Congregation, instead of trying to fool everyone in that congregation.Why not spend your time going to the Mosque of Islam, or a Buddist or Shinto Temple and help them learn about Jesus.I don't understand why you would care what Jehovah's Witnesses believe in since they have faith in Jesus Christ ranson sacrifice. There is something more about your agenda than you lead on. Maybe you know their right, but don't want go door to door as Jesus True Disciples did? Maybe, "you can't handle the truth!"
Hey Jim, thank you for your comments. I did what I did for several reasons:1) Because prior to doing this I was given pretty much unanimous consent by JW's to do what I did. I think you are the first to object that i'm aware of. 2) To allow people on the internet to hear what a JW talk sounds like. 3) To let people hear where some of my major disagreements are with the Watchtower. And this includes JW's, who again, told me it would be a good idea to do what I did. 4) To act in accordance with the Scriptures in places such as 2 Cor. 10:5, "We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ." And because the JW's are teaching unbiblical ideas to millions, it is my duty as a Christian to refute these ideas and defend my faith against these attacks in accordance with 2 Peter 3:15, "Sanctify Christ as Lord in your hears, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence."Jim, i'm very sorry to hear that you're disappointed in me, and it was not my intention to defend. If you took the time to watch the video series, you would know my intentions, as I was clear to state them. As for going to a Mosque or whatnot, I would actually be very interested in doing the same thing, as well as going to a Mormon church and other religions. And just to prove that i'm consistent, i'd have absolutely no problem whatsoever if a JW or anyone else came to my church, recorded my pastor's sermon, and did a critique. In fact, i'd encourage it! I think it benefits everyone who is in search for truth to hear things like this. "I don't understand why you would care what Jehovah's Witnesses believe in since they have faith in Jesus Christ ranson sacrifice."The reason I care is because I want JW's to come to know the true Jesus Christ of the Bible, and not the Jesus of the Watchtower. As for the ransom sacrifice, I think that the Watchtower is way off on this, as I explained in detail in the video series. Jim, you are free to see me as an enemy, as an opposer, or whatever you like. In fact, you are free to not respect me. But I don't have a problem with any of this, as the Apostles and Jesus were viewed as "opposers" by the religious leaders of their day. People probably thought that the Apostle Paul was "opposing their organization" and going against "God's channel of communication on earth." However, this didn't stop them from pointing out the errors of the Jews, even doing so in their place of worship! And they did so not simply to be oppositional, but to do what needed to be done in order to share the life-saving message of the gospel.
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