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About jwhess

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  1. Paul instructed us to respect and honor those in positions of authority in the world. We do so, not because they deserve it but to respect Jehovah who allows them to stay in their station. We honor or respect their office, not the man. (Rom 13:7) 7Render to all their dues: … to the one who calls for honor, such honor
  2. It is not Mr. Cowell, but in 2013 when we went to the broadcast and got our new Bibles, they even gave the children one. This is a picture of one of my granddaughters with hers. She still has it.
  3. Remember that God allowed the Nazi persecution and that was not the lead up to the GT. God allowed the Malawi persecution in the 1970's and that was not the lead in to the GT either. Stalin persecuted the Russian brothers for decades and Russia is not even marked currently as the "King of the North". So simply undergoing persecution, ban or imprisonment is not a direct sign that the Great Tribulation is due. Jehovah has allowed this testing ever since Satan began.
  4. I believe the brain tumor report was based on Br. Covington's death and autopsy (not Blackwell). Covington was an amazing lawyer for our organization but in later years had some mental difficulties. He left Bethel but I had not heard that he was disfellowshipped. Interesting side note: he was the only non-anointed director of the Watchtower Society (old governing Body).
  5. You can borrow the 2016 DVD from another publisher or you can ask and someone will make the files from the 2016 DVD available for you. Once you install the 2016 files, be sure to check the box for automatic updates. there has been one update already this year.
  6. Are you using the files from the 2016 DVD or trying to update your older 2015 version? I have installed the 2016 and the recent update. I have the daily text.
  7. This affects me when I try to use an unsecured wifi connection (at McDonald's or some other public place). Chrome seems determined to protect me to the extreme. Sometimes I can force the connection but often it is too time consuming. At home or the Kingdom hall Chrome works fine. I think IE is just a little less cautious. It is worse with my Android devices.
  8. In the first century our brothers in Jerusalem were so persecuted that many had to flee to other areas Acts 8:1...On that day great persecution arose against the congregation that was in Jerusalem; all except the apostles were scattered throughout the regions of Ju·deʹa and Sa·marʹi·a. Obviously there is nothing wrong in seeking safety for your family. This is also part of physical persecution (loss of home, employment and possessions).
  9. I thought so too. Maybe a good diet.
  10. I have the update on my Android tablet and my Apple Ipad Air but I don't see it on my Windows 10 tablet or PC. Does anyone else have access to the update on Windows?
  11. I don't know if a new sign will help or not, but our big problem is the carts blowing over in the wind. I wish the signs were not as tall. We have begun to use weights on the axle. This is only a partial fix.
  12. I am afraid there is going to be a Hitchcock reference soon.
  13. There was an update to the 2015 Library last year. Many updates were successful but the program glitch prevented further updates (in English). So it thinks you have been updated all you are allowed. I found only two options. Un-install the Library and re-install it and the older updates were allowed. I have not heard of anyone getting the 2017 update to work on the 2015 Library. The better choice was to install the 2016 DVD version (by disk or by files).
  14. The archive that I used to get the picture showed a small magnifying glass that fit into the cover. The glass was round and about the size of a 5 cent piece (maybe as big as a quarter).
  15. Here is a picture. Concentration camp Bilbe.