jwhess

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About jwhess

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  • Birthday 10/19/1947

Personal Details

  • Gender
    Brother
  • First Name Only
    John
  • Relationship Status
    Married
  • Displayed Location
    NW Ohio
  • Publisher
    since 1957
  • Baptized
    1963

How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    My parents began to study in 1952. My father was baptized 1954.

My Hobbies & Interests

  • My Interests
    I am retired from secular works (after 28 years as a college professor). I an a regular Pioneer and have only limited amount of time for interests outside of the Kingdom activities. I like Amateur Radio Communications and travel and fishing.
  • My favorite books
    Beyond the Bible and books related to Theocratic research, I enjoy non-fiction history and science. I also read Western fiction.
  • My favorite music
    I like 40s and 50s easy listening (swing & Big Band)
  • My favorite quotes
    Because my sight is failing, I like John Milton's poem "On His Blindness". The first and last lines say..."When I consider how my light is spent, They also serve who only stand and wait".

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  1. Obviously we can get sidetracked in this discussion. It was mentioned in the Watchtower with some enthusiasm. I cite one instance: *** w76 7/15 p. 443 A Solid Basis for Confidence *** MOVING AHEAD WITH INCREASED CONFIDENCE 24 The chronology in the Bible is not there without good purpose. That chronology indicates that we are at the close of six thousand years of human history. While not revealing when God’s day of adverse judgment upon this wicked system of things will begin, this chronological fact does add one more reason to the many, many other reasons we already have for being confident that the remaining time is very short. It gives added support to these reasons as a basis for strong confidence in God’s word, that it is alive and powerful and will lead us on into a righteous new order.
  2. Just open the DVD Watchtower Library program, type in Philistine, click on reference and click on the speaker icon. The brothers pronounce the word for you. It is pronounced.... phi - LIS - teen. I just follow the brothers lead.
  3. Here is the 1997 KM. *** km 11/97 p. 3 Good News on the Internet *** Our Internet Web site has the address http://www.watchtower.org
  4. In the Windows Store page, the top right side should show a "search" box. Right next to the box (on the left edge) should be your "avatar" picture or symbol. Click on that picture and the second line down in the menu is the updates command.
  5. Are you updating the 2015 version or the 2016 version DVD?
  6. I just went to the site and the translated version now says the date HAS BEEN scheduled. Things are moving along, it seems.
  7. This was posted to JW-Russia.org (I didn't see it yesterday) and it is dated May 22. It says "NO DATE" set.
  8. Which update started the problem? There is a brand new update on Google Playstore this evening (version 9.0.14111). It has some bug fixes.
  9. The Kushner purchases were some time back (couple of years ago). Kushner often partners with other real-estate companies (like RFR) as noted by the JW.ORG article in 2013 (that Tortuga mentioned).
  10. Whatever happened to the proposal to build a pipeline to transport Great lakes water to California and the West?
  11. The term "Christendom" has been used in the English language since the year 900 CE. Non-witness users believe it refers to all places that claim to follow the teachings of Christ (as espoused by nominal churches). To the average citizen, Christianity is the faith and Christendom is where it is practiced. We use the term differently. To us, Christendom is the place where the church version of imitation Christianity is taught.
  12. There is a scroll bar (gray) on the right side. Pull it down and you can see the other resolutions.
  13. In the 1950s and early 1960s, in the USA we used to have "tent cities" or "trailer (caravan) cities" near many of the large summer conventions. These often had bathroom facilities and running water available. Our family of 8 individuals was too big for a hotel room (and my father could not afford it), so we used a tent or trailer for every assembly that was more than a couple of hours away by car. I did not get to stay in a hotel room until I graduated from high school and I paid for it myself.