Bob

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  1. I read his a few months ago. I have personally, never seen ANYWHERE where we have tied any significance WHATSOEVER to Hitler and the April 20th ruling.
  2. I really keyed in on the point that Sanderson made when he mentioned that inactive ones began attending meetings after the April decision. That means there are still a lot of people on t he fence, that may yet return, and that they are WATCHING. The truth never leaves you, even if you leave it. That leaves the door open for your love to be rekindled. It could be a world event, an article you read about us, or even a conversation with an active member that could spark it.
  3. https://tv.jw.org/#en/mediaitems/StudioNewsReports/pub-jwb_201707_14_VIDEO Looks like a powerful video. Will watch as soon as I get home. Enjoy!
  4. On the bright side, this is just more positive PR for our organization. Even world leaders will perhaps take a fresh look at us and ask what makes us "extremist" (the equivalent of ISIS). I suspect the Russian Church and MOJ knows this. But they have to choose the lesser of the two evils -- either allow JWs to freely expose them as religious frauds through our Bible educational work, or to expose themselves as frauds banking on the idea that they will get majority support regardless. They chose the latter. What's hurts my heart the most is the increased attacks on our family there out of complete and utter ignorance, and those being goaded by the Russian Church.
  5. It just hit our website: BREAKING NEWS | Russian Supreme Court Rejects Appeal by Jehovah’s Witnesses Today, the Appellate Chamber of Russia’s Supreme Court ruled against Jehovah’s Witnesses, upholding the April 20 decision to liquidate their Administrative Center and effectively ban their worship. Despite this outcome, we are confident that Jehovah will continue to support our brothers in Russia. (Hebrews 13:6) Please continue to “carry on prayer” for them.—2 Thessalonians 3:1
  6. This is VERY telling. How can 79 percent of the country support the ban but most know NOTHING about the case? http://www.newsweek.com/jehovahs-witnesses-russia-ban-appeal-637816 Clearly, the Church is controlling that Wild Beast as indicated here.
  7. Good point. And depending on His timetable, it could be overturned next year. We just have to have faith, and trust that Jehovah has a better view if it than we do.
  8. This has to be one of the most outrageous things I've ever read. The whole point behind things like freedom of speech is to protect "offensive" or unpopular speech. Who determines what's offensive and what not? Does it depend on what religious denomination the speech comes from? Obviously....
  9. Yes, it is powerful. What I love about it is that it addresses the question: "why God created the Earth". One of the best yet.
  10. I was talking to my coordinator about handing out paper workbooks and magazines as soon as I get them no matter how far in advance they arrive. He said "the slave doesn't hesitate to give us our spiritual food so why should be do that to the congregation?" Point was well taken. We've just began the "Don't Give Up" convention series and already they're preparing us for the circuit programs. Yes, food [before]the proper time!
  11. And he also demonstrated from the Bible why God has an organization and a channel. I am going to use those same points in the ministry when the question comes up about whether or not God has an organization. Those scriptures were direct. I also enjoyed the encouragement to understand the organization how things are operated before one is baptized, even encouraging baptized Witnesses to do the same thing. What I appreciated from that point is that we are not and have never been on a membership drive. We want new students to become fully aware of our structure, judicial matters, and the responsibilities of brothers among other things. Completing the two books indeed helps them to remain in God's love.