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    John
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    My first time I came in touch with the truth with I was about fifteen and her name was Miss Brown, which is what I call her. The parent that had custody of me found out and while we were at the Assembly of God Church my parent and my aunt stood up to pray for me because I was studying with JW. The pastor of this church told me that the “One who start JW was murder and you do not want to have any thing to do with a murder.” Well I listen to that pastor and stop having any dealings with Miss Brown, the one who I would help with her grocery shopping , clean her home, even trim her toenails and did her laundry, because she was old and handicap. I did not talk to her because I did not want to hurt her feeling about JW. So she dies about four year later and her children did not even claim her body. But the JW did look after her in this matter. This has haunt me because about a year later I found out the pastor lie to me about JW and I lost four years I could of help Miss Brown and maybe come into the truth. Anyway every job I would go to, I would find JW were there and they would always talk to me about the Bible. Well at my last job in NJ, I was marry by 19 and it was not working out and my wife was pregnant and I want to have an abortion and my wife final agree. Well I asked the JW brother I work with in 1974 what the Bible said about abortion he quickly show me. My wife was surprise that I no long want an abortion and I took my wife out to eat that very day as the brother counsel me. Later on I asked the JW brother what the Bible said about divorce and again he took me to the Bible and I did not divorce my wife. I had only two or three Bible studies and left for Texas. In 1976 I was baptize and so was my wife.

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  1. Cort24 ...miss your Digging post for this week

    Your location displays Texas hope you're Ok? :depressed:

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    2. Tortuga

      Tortuga

      John, so sorry to hear that you are flooded. Hang in there!

    3. hatcheckgirl

      hatcheckgirl

      Keeping you all in my prayers. It can't be easy living there now!

    4. Cort24

      Cort24

      I am now in Louisiana, been with out power for 5 days and no water to take a bath.  As soon as the water went down enough we left for Louisiana.  I now smell a lot better when you don't have air condition also.  Hope to get a good night sleep in a cool room. May Jehovah  be with all our brothers and sisters during this trying times created by HARVEY, NOT Jehovah.

  2. Here are some heading that I received from Friend on another site. The Honorable Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin President of Russia 23 Ilyinka Str. Moscow Russian Federation 103132 Your Excellency Viacheslav Mikhailovich Lebedev Supreme Court of Russian Federation 15 Povarskaya Str. Moscow Russian Federation 121069 Dear Mr. Lebedev Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation 32/34 Smolenskaya-Sennaya Square Moscow Russian Federation 119200 Dear Minister: Alexander Vladimirovich Konovalov Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation 14 Zhitnaya Str. Moscow Russian Federation GSP-1 119991 Dear Minister: The Honorable Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev Prime Minister of Russia 2 Krasnopresnenskaya Naberezhnaya Moscow Russian Federation 103274 Your Excellency Yury Yakovlevich Chayka Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation 15A Bolshaya Dmitrovka Str. Moscow Russian Federation GSP-3 125993 Dear Mr Chayka: The Honorable Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev Prime Minister of Russia 2 Krasnopresnenskaya Naberezhnaya Moscow Russian Federation 103274 Your Excellency:
  3. Thank you brother John for your faith strengthening experience! Jehovah is so patient with us and so loving to hold our hand! What a joy it will be to greet Miss Brown in the resurrection!:)

    1. Precision

      Precision

      And just when John was helping and getting to know Misses Brown personally, the Pentecostal Pastor spread disparaging lies. I too enjoyed John's experience, the encouraging brother's comments and proper biblical view on divorce and abortion. Thanks for sharing  >:D<

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  5. I was wondering how many conagregations we now have for 2014? how many 2014 Memorial Partakers? How many attended the 2014 Memorial? Also thank you for the other 2014 Service Report.
  6. We should not let the world govern our attitude of what is beautiful or ugly. ' It is both abnormal and untrue to think that if you do not look beautiful or handsome, others will take no interest in you. Some may choose friends according to physical appearance, but what of the inter person if it is dull, self center, and not real loyal friend, this one maybe pretty outside but ugly inside. Now a so call ugly person may have moral standards, helpful person, caring person and one can be loyal friends, would make that one more beautiful then what those who call them good looking. Proverbs 11:22 Like a gold ring in the snout of a pig Is a beautiful woman who rejects good sense. 1 Peter 3:3, 4 3 Do not let your adornment be external—the braiding of hair and the wearing of gold ornaments or fine clothing— 4 but let it be the secret person of the heart in the incorruptible adornment of the quiet and mild spirit, which is of great value in the eyes of God.  Beautiful fade away in time, but in Jehovah eyes the secret person of the heart is more valuable to him. Magazines, newspapers, and television advertisements bombard people with images of the ideal body and what real beautiful person should look like. But that is Satan Propaganda, not Jehovah. Proverbs 16:31 Gray hair is a crown of beauty When it is found in the way of righteousness. Many today look down on old people but that is the way of the world, not Jehovah’s ways, or his people. That is way we need to make our minds over with Jehovah ways of viewing people. Job 33:25 Let his flesh become fresher than in youth; Let him return to the days of his youthful vigor. To me, we should not look a people looks, and say this one is ugly and that is beautiful, for none of us can see the inter person or read the hearts. Jehovah has promised in the coming new world that he will reverse the effects that inherited sin has had on all his loyal ones, old and young. So let wait on Jehovah to see what his plan is for perfect loyal lover of Jehovah. Maybe what we were taught was ugly, is really not so.
  7. I just look at my PDF files that I have of the 1922 Golden Age page 468 on my computer and it is legitimate or real or genuine or authentic or unadulterated or The Truth. .
  8. It is sad that we lost 10 Jehovah’s Witnesses there. I still hope this Ebola Outbreak Ebola become a world wide outbreak.
  9. Did you notice in the field service they were not wearing a tie?
  10. a track from the Baptist on Christmas Since Christ was about 30 years of age when commencing his work and his ministry was three and a half years long, he was 33 1/2 years old around Passover time, or about April 1, 33 C.E. Christ would have been 34 years of age six months later, or about October 1. Again counting back, we must conclude that Jesus was born, not on December 25, but about October WHY TRUE CHURCHES SHOULD NOT CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS By Hollace H. Combs Published in the Berea Baptist Banner December 5, 1990. On Page 1: 1. Christmas is of heathen origin; therefore did it not originate under the leadership of the Holy Spirit of whom God said, “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come” ( John 16:13). According to history, Christ’s birth-day was not celebrated until the fourth century after Christ, and then by the Roman Catholic Church. The following few brief excerpts from standard encyclopedias will suffice to prove the origin of Christmas. CHRISTMAS “Beffana. A corruption of the word “epinhania” (Epiphany) is the name of an old female character in Italian folk-lore who was so busily engaged in house cleaning where three wise men of the East passed by on the way to offer their treasures to the infant Saviour, that she excused herself for not going out to see them, thinking that she would have an opportunity of doing so when they returned. Not knowing that they went home by another road, she has been ever since watching for them. She, like the Dutch Santa Claus, is supposed to take a great interest in children, who in Italy, are put in bed early on the “twelfth night,” a stocking of each being hung up before the fire. Soon the cry “Ecco la Beffana” is raised when the children jump up and seize their stockings, each of which contains a present bearing value in proportion to the conduct of the child during the year. One whose behavior has been particularly bad finds his stocking filled with ashes, in token of Beffana’s displeasure. “The custom of carrying an effigy called the Beffana’s on ‘Twelfth Night,’ in procession On Page 2: through the streets is probably a relic of one of the ‘mysteries of the middle ages’” (New Americanized Encyclopedia Britannica. Edition 1899, Vol. XI, page 404). “Saturn, an ancient Italian god. . . .” “Saturnalis, this is the great ‘Festival of Saturn’ celebrated on the 19th, the after Caesar’s reform of the calendar, on the 17th of December. “Augustus decreed that the 17th and 18th should be sacred to Saturn, and the 19th and 20th to Ophelia, the festival of Ops. “Caligula added a fifth day. ‘The Day of Youth,’ December 25, lasted seven days. The time was one of general joy and mirth. The woolen fetters were taken from the feet of the Image of Saturn, and each man offered a %the Scriptures (Isa. 22:12,13; Luke 12:19). Jesus said to His disciples: “Take heed to your-selves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness” (Luke 21:34). The overeating at Christmas feasts is definitely included in the word “surfeiting,” and is therefore contrary to the teaching of Jesus in this verse. Gluttonous feasts are inconsistent with saints, according to I Peter 4:1-4. Also read Proverbs 23:2,3; Num. 11:33,34; Psalm 78:29-31. There is always a wave of illness and death as a postlude to Christmas feasts and activities. Remember that fasting and prayer are associated together throughout the Bible, and are opposite to feasting and drunkenness. FLESH GRATIFYING 25. Christmas time is a time of great reveling and the gratifying of the flesh. We are told in Romans 13:14: “Make not provision for the flesh,” yet much provision is made for the flesh in the Christmas season. “And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts” (Gal. 5:24). Peter said: “Abstain from fleshly lusts” (I Peter 2:11). “Abstain from all appearance of evil” (I Thess. 5:22). CENTRAL FIGURE 26. Jesus Christ, the supposed central figure of Christmas, is forgotten in the celebrations. It is significant to note that when Jesus was twelve years of age and about His Father’s business, He attended the Passover, where many thousands of Jews were gathered for the feast which spoke of Him ( Jesus), while He, the true Passover Lamb, was lost amid the celebrations, and was not found. Let Christmas crucify affections for heathen customs, bury them, and arise to walk after the Spirit, thus finding Jesus the “third day.” On Page 15:COMMERCIAL WORLD 27. Christmas is boosted by the commercial world. It is the greatest money-making season of the year. Professed Christian business men look forward to the Christmas season, not for the sake of Christ, but for the sake of financial gain. Quoting from the press of November, 1948, “Americans are going on the biggest buying spree in history this Christmas season, surveys throughout the nation reveal. Storekeepers the land over are looking forward to the greatest Yuletide business they ever had.” BIRTH OR DEATH 28. We are not to remember Jesus Christ after the flesh now, except as historically; not memorially. “Where-fore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more” (II Cor. 5:16). “But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. . . .” (Gal. 6:14). We are not to glory in His flesh: “For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified” (I Cor. 2:2) (Not born). ABOMINATION 29. Christmas is an abomination in the sight of the Lord. “And he ( Jesus) said unto them (the Pharisees), Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God” (Luke 16:15). This latter statement is true regardless of who is being addressed. Just what did Christ name in this verse as being “abomination?” “That which” means, “Anything which.” Then anything which men highly esteem is abomination. Men esteem Christmas more highly than almost anything else. It is the only thing requiring a two-week holiday On Page 16: in schools over the nation. Business houses that never close any other time of the year, close for Christmas. It is the only time of the year that some people will give a gift; the only time some people get drunk; the only time many firms will give employees a bonus. Many large stores have a “Christmas Saving Fund” for customers. Immediately after Christmas, customers begin depositing money into these saving accounts, to assure them, not of grocery or doctor bills, but to assure them of spending money for the next Christmas. Preparations are made further in advance for Christmas than for any other large event. Christmas is so highly esteemed among men that, according to the press of November 13, 1948, “Last December retail sales reached a staggering total of $12,641,000,000,” and “they expect sales to reach about $14,000,000,000” in 1949.” Since Christmas is so highly esteemed among men, it is definitely included in the abomination spoken of by Christ. “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin” ( James 4:17). Don’t Let This Trace Die! Pass it On ! It is printed for free distribution by permission of the auther. BAPTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMITTEE 214 EAST BOARD ST. TEXARKANA, ARK-TEX
  11. I was told by the elders in my congregation that the Large Print version of the 2013 Bible will not be out until June 2014, so I already put my order in.
  12. I started studing in 1975 with the short form call Truth Book or the 1968 "The Truth that leads to Eternal Life".
  13. The World's No.1 Science & Technology News Service -Bad blood' causes hundreds of unnecessary deaths - 19:00 25 September 2002 Yet in the use TRALI ranks as one of the top three causes of death from blood transfusions in the US and Britain with between one and five deaths reported each year on average. But those figures are a gross underestimate of the threat, experts say. Patricia Kopko of BloodSource, a blood bank in northern California, says researchers now agree that TRALI occurs in about one in 5000 transfusions, which means there are at least 5300 TRALI reactions per year in the US alone, and something like 500 deaths. From: http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99992840 We can only image how many deaths TRALI cause worldwide. It seem they hide the facts of the number who die from transfusion, maybe they do this because no one might use blood anymore and so much money will be lost.
  14. I second that, before I starting studying with JW back in 1974, I thought it did not matter how you worship Jehovah(I did not his name). This is because of what I seen other that are drunk a lot, cheat on wife, commit incest, curse a-lot, Catholic priests coming home drunk at monastery, priest has sex with my father best friend,and other things and those who die, all went to heaven. So the preachers or priests said. Then I found out that Jehovah has given to man standard to live by. Also there more to it then saying I believe. Who knew, I was lied to for a long time and yet the truth has set me free from them all.
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