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  1. Immutable means there are some things, especially with regard to natural laws governing the universe and Jehovah's purpose, that are impossible to change or fail. That means we can have complete confidence in Him and His word. For example: Matthew 24:35, "Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will by no means pass away." Impossible! Luke 16:17, "Indeed, it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one stroke of a letter of the Law to go unfulfilled." Impossible! Isaiah 55:11, "It will not return to me without results, But it will certainly accomplish whatever is my delight, And it will have sure success in what I send it to do." Impossible! James 1:17, "Every good gift and every perfect present is from above, coming down from the Father of the celestial lights, who does not vary or change like the shifting shadows." Impossible! Malachi 3:6, “For I am Jehovah; I do not change." Impossible!
  2. I wonder if he said to the horse, "This is going to hurt me more than it's going to hurt you"?
  3. If we trace our ancestry back just 20 generations, each of us has over 2,000,000 grandparents. It's easy to see how we're related and have a common ancestry, if our ancestors originated from the same general area or continent way back when.
  4. I just watched the CBS morning show and was shocked as they showed just how many "celebrities" from different walks of life and venues had died in 2016. It must have been about fifty or more! Many were not very old either. It was really sad, even though I didn't know them personally.
  5. That's his intention as he says here, “We have become a theatrical spectacle to the world, and to angels and to men,” the Bible verse says. That being the case, let’s give them some theater! Let’s skewer the liars who slander the Christ! Let’s pull down the house on the axis lords! Let the seed-pickers unite!
  6. There's a new book titled, "Tom Irregardless and Me," written by a brother with irrefutable logic and a sharp sense of humor, as shown by the title, that makes his writing a joy to read. I haven't read the book yet, but I've read his personal blog over the past several years and enjoyed it immensely. About Tom Harley: "Tom Harley loves self-deprecating humor. He also likes the kind of humor where you make fun of yourself. He loves hyperbole. He also likes wild exaggeration to make a point." "He is good at zany storytelling. He is good at explaining Jehovah’s Witnesses. He is not good at anything else. He has combined these three skills to write “Tom Irregardless and Me,” a romping and riotous defense of Jehovah’s Witnesses and their place in today’s world. He knows them well, having been one forever." Here's what another brother named Bill Underwood, who's a journalist for a newspaper, had to say about the book: Reviews Log-in to write a Review Log-in to add a Video Review Review by: Bill K. Underwood on Dec. 26, 2016 : While it is not for the easily stumbled, Tom Irregardless and Me is a terrific read. It had me laughing out loud over and over again. Tom Harley makes no apologies for being one of Jehovah's Witnesses, and neatly skewers most of the objections raised by opposers and apostates - blood transfusion, college education, patriotism, homophobia, and more - while at the same time acknowledging their own foibles and puncturing sacred cows, but doing so with an obvious 'mild manner and deep respect.' (reviewed within a month of purchase)
  7. "People usually respond the way you expect them to." --- Unknown I like this one for preaching from house to house, because it reminds me to make sure I have a positive attitude and persuasive body language.
  8. You forgot to say, "In my opinion."
  9. Oh Boy! Here we go again. We can now deduct about 3,000 more anointed from the first century and the following centuries leading up to the last days. Right?
  10. "An education is what we remember, after we've forgotten most of what we were taught." --- Charles Volours, D.O. "We don't stop playing because we get old. We get old because we stop playing." --- Unknown
  11. Yes, and as the WT comment stated, this needs to be done even inside the congregation as well, sad to say. Of course, this applies to close friendship or intimate association on a social level.
  12. We have what I think is called, wild fig vine, on all four sides of our backyard walls. It grows like a parasite and will take over other plants and even trees, if not kept under control by regular trimming. It's very luxurious and beautiful to look at, especially in the hot summer months of Southern California.