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  1. Yeah. The organization would never use social media, or any non-Witnesses media as their primary means to get their message out. I recall a talk brother Morris gave in 2015 at a convention and he basically said that very thing; that JWB will be used for news about us. He stated that since the world's media has no interest in us (unless they can make some money of a sensationalist headline), we will do our own news. This essentially resulted in what really is our own media and news channel, complete with a studio. Now, I have a place to go when I want clean, and up building programming that promotes the Bible instead of the same ol' nonsense and controversy. I've long been sick of that stuff in mainstream media.
  2. I don't know who posted it on social media but those who created the content own the rights to determine how it is used.
  3. I guess that was his point, but wasn't sure. Thanks for clearing that up. My fault. I agree with you about it being a personal matter, but since its now available legitimately from a trusted source, we can trust that copy.
  4. No. They do not use social media outlets, because they do not have control over that platform (meaning, FB and YouTube reserve the rights to remove it as they see fit), hence, the reason why they created JWB. It allows them complete control over their content. That's what you want. They wouldn't leave their news and content in the control of a world that clearly care nothing about us.
  5. It was catchy, because they wanted to motivate us to take the leap if we can. I know I was loving the song. Very good job on that. Music goes a long way in affecting mood and outlook, and even motivation. I really enjoyed the comparison with us being late and Jehovah. Would we be OK with Jehovah allowing this system to go on longer than necessary? Better late than never, right? Really good use of illustration.
  6. Thanks for that information! I would also guess that the filming in remote locations and original songs also require a lot of time to film and edit as well, so it makes sense that these are not "hot off the press".
  7. And I am saying this from the bottom of my heart, my teaching skills mainly come from sisters. What I mean is when I need to know how to present a certain Biblical point in service or what have you, I get it from a sister. I appreciated the point that even though sisters don't serve in the capacity of elder or MS, this frees them up for the most important work we have -- the disciple making work. Jehovah and Jesus know exactly what they're doing. Our sisters have more patience, are excellent and showing love and concern to potential brothers and sisters, and this makes them good preachers and teachers.
  8. Lets petition the governing body to release the JWB editions on the first of every month! Its torture waiting a whole week for the broadcast! Letter-writing campaign, anyone?!?
  9. https://tv.jw.org/#en/mediaitems/VODPgmEvtSpecial/pub-jwbrd_201601_10_VIDEO
  10. Good point. One person said that his life didn't go as expected when he came into the truth -- that things didn't go smoothly. How can a person baptized for more than 5 minutes have that expectation? At our 2015 Imitate Jesus convention, we had a Bethel speaker make the point that if everything when smoothly for JWs and we never had any problems, then people would see that and join for all the wrong reasons. But then if a issue arose, in line with Jesus' words about tribulation uprooting the seed of truth, they will be the first out of the door. For us to prove our sincerity, we must show Jehovah that Satan is wrong about us serving Him because he puts a "hedge" about us. Good point again, bro.
  11. Good point. This will not stop us. You know why? Because we found the truth using those flawed translations to begin with, so in order to stop us, they'd have to ban all Bible translations.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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!
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JWTalk 19.9.19 by Robert Angle (changelog)