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  1. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/16476876/uk-weather-storm-aurore-tornado/ https://news.sky.com/story/uk-weather-mini-tornado-leaves-trail-of-destruction-in-cheshire-town-12439478
  2. Hiroshi Sato - Say Goodbye The chorus of this song just gives me old "SEGAAAA" vibes and I love it 😄 There is a certain sound in retro 80s-early 90s Japanese music, they always do such good funk and soul tracks.
  3. True, though I don't see many textual indications of it. All references to these specific Greek words in the lexicons say in regard to the word used for "children" which is teknon: Of course looking into verses such as https://biblehub.com/interlinear/matthew/21-28.htm We see here a the word for "child" is being used to refer to a man's sons being told to work in a vinyard. Of course.. it may refer to a father training his children to work from a young age.. on the other hand they be be adult sons being told to go to work. Most if not all references seem to use the term to refer to actual children or being "child like". https://biblehub.com/greek/strongs_5043.htm
  4. Is the link to the offical website not working for you. The link you quoted isn't YouTube, but is the website where the show is streamed for free. If you click here https://watch.angelstudios.com/thechosen/watch?vid=S1:E1 and scroll down you should see this
  5. I'm so glad to hear that @Honeybarrel. And yes, there are some tear jerking moments! Like I said, I think it's one of the best and authentic depictions I've seen of Jesus thus far.
  6. Finally had a response today from the letter/essay I sent I to the GB on an important topic.

     

    But it only said this...  :shrugs:

     

    Guess they didn't have an answer or rebuttle to my stances?Letter.thumb.PNG.c78f4296f48890ff6854e6a899874433.PNG

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    2. happiness IS

      happiness IS

      Maybe some on the material you forwarded to the society might appear in the 'Questions from readers' section one day. 

    3. 1gemstone

      1gemstone

      What was your question or issue?  I don't understand the response, it too generic.

    4. happiness IS

      happiness IS

      It is good that Br. Matthew didn't reveal the issue that was in his letter to the Society. The matter is  best settled between himself and the elders of his own congregation. 

       

      The generic response

      *** w11 10/15 Questions From Readers ***

      Spoiler

      Of course, there are some topics and scriptures that our publications have not specifically addressed. And even where we have commented on a particular Bible text, we may not have dealt with the specific question that you have in mind. Also, some Bible accounts raise questions because not all the details are spelled out in the Scriptures. Thus, we cannot find immediate answers to every question that arises. In such a case, we should avoid speculating about things that simply cannot be answered, lest we get involved in debating “questions for research rather than a dispensing of anything by God in connection with faith.” (1 Tim. 1:4; 2 Tim. 2:23; Titus 3:9) Neither the branch office nor world headquarters is in a position to analyze and answer all such questions that have not been considered in our literature. We can be satisfied that the Bible provides sufficient information to guide us through life but also omits enough details so as to require us to have strong faith in its divine Author.

      https://www.jw.org/finder?wtlocale=E&docid=2011767&srctype=wol&srcid=share&par=6

       

  7. For anyone who wants to watch the first two series, I just discovered that it's up now on the offical website for free in HD. https://watch.angelstudios.com/thechosen/watch?vid=S1:E1
  8. @Ishaya We have to define headship. What is headship? Secular or spiritual? If secular, this means that a person can tell a person what to do in their lives as if they were a slave. But if spiritual, the only thing this can entail is the teaching of the scriptures. If someone refuses scriptural advice from their parents (but is not sinning), what can the parent do? Beat them? Disfellowship them? No. They are an adult, and only the congregation can disfellowship or punish an unrepentant sinner. The spiritual headship is advisory, not secular slavery. And it is not a sin for an adult to not do what a parent tries to command them to do, we are told to honour parents as adults, but not to obey. You may be confused over the definitions. Does honour mean obey? Or to show respect? Is there a difference? Yes. Subjection is obeying the law and commands of the person. Honour means to be humble and show consideration. The scriptures say "children" obey (or subject to) your parents, but to adults it says "honour", not obey, these are two different words. This is the word "honour" from the scripture about parents to adults, timaó:. https://biblehub.com/greek/5091.htm Where as the scripture to obey the authorities uses the word hupotassó https://biblehub.com/greek/5293.htm At Ephesians 6:1 "children obey your parents", the word here comes from hupakouó, which has the same meaning as hupotassó above https://biblehub.com/greek/5219.htm So, if we use these roots words in the scriptures according to definition, this is how people would have read it back in the day in the raw language: (To adults) "Value (timaó) your father and your mother" Matthew 19:19 (To children) Children, obey (hupakouó) your parents" Ephesians 6:1 (To everyone) "Obey (hupotassó) the secular authorities" Titus 3:1 See the difference? Adults are told to "value" (care for, not neglect, be thankful to) parents, but only children are told to "obey" or "submit" to parents.
  9. Easy. The Bible says to compare headship in family in the same way Jehovah is head of, Christ is head of the Congregation, and the Congregation Elders are the heads of the flock. This is speaking on spiritual matters. If a parent begins to "irritate" their children, they are breaking the Bible's commands, and therefore the child of the parent would not be required to submit, in the same way that if a leader of a Congregation begins to teach unbiblical things, we are not required to listen to them. For example, a child is not required to submit to sexual abuse or to physical beatings just because the person doing it is their father or mother. The same can be said of overly controlling parents. The Bible in harmonisation creates unity and balance, nobody has power over another person, but instead, people who "lead" merely have responsiblilty to advise and teach, not dictate and command. If they begin to dictate or command, then they have broken the law of Christ. Matthew 23:8-21: “But you, do not you be called Rabbi, for one is your Teacher, and all of you are brothers. Moreover, do not call anyone your father on earth, for one is your Father, the heavenly One. Neither be called leaders, for your Leader is one, the Christ. But the greatest one among you must be your minister. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. 1 Corinthians 11:3: "But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God". Acts 5:29: "Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than men". Therefore, if anyone in a headship position begins to abuse it as an excuse to control those under them, rather than to simply guide or teach them, they forfeit their authority, and the person who is the submissive position will resort to appealing to the immediate higher authority above that individual. God>Christ>Congregation>Husband>wife/parents>children If anyone in that chain breaks the command of the person higher than them, then they can no longer tell the person below them what to do. In this case an abusive or overly controlling parent is breaking this command: Colossians 3:21: "You fathers, do not be exasperating your children". This goes for the Congregation, parents and children. We must "get out of her" (her being false religion, but the princible can apply in every day lives too on a smaller scale) in all respects, no matter who the person in that chain is who begins to abuse the Bible's commands. And if they do that they are taken out the chain. Example of Harmony: God>Christ>Congregation>Husband>wife/parents>children Examples of Disharmony: God>Christ>Congregation>Husband>wife/parents>children God>Christ>Congregation>Husband>wife/parents>children God>Christ>Congregation>Husband>wife/parents>children God>Christ>Congregation>Husband>wife/parents>children In harmony everyone is doing what is biblically correct and there is a sense of unified organisatio, fairness and cooperation, in disharmony, when someone in the chain is doing wrong (red) the person below has to go the next person who is still "green" (doing what is right).
  10. It's very easy. If I wanted I could meet a girl who was willing today and if she wanted to be married we'd just go a register office and be married within the week, no questions asked, we wouldn't even need a ceremony if we didn't want one, we'd just sign a document, no permissions needed by anyone else. It would be seen as lawful, nobody would care. However, culturally, it does not work like that, couples spend time dating, or becoming friends first, and if they fall in love they may choose to get married. Of course, in this part of the world it's just seen as a ceremonial tradition, marriage nor the bonds of marriage mean nothing to the people of the world here, it's just a formality. Couples live together "as if" they were married first, before getting married (if they ever do). A husband and wife in this part of the world is just a glorified girlfriend and boyfriend, they can abandon each other whenever they wish, the vows mean nothing, the wedding ceremony means nothing, it's just for show. It's why many don't marry at all in this part of the world, but just live together as a married couple would, without ever being married. So the "relationship" is there, but the marriage often isn't, as they are not equated as the same thing here, a marriage is not a relationship and a relationship is not a marriage. All marriage achieves here is a contract to get your surname changed and a fancy day out with an excuse to get drunk at a party. But after that the marriage is meaningless, because nothing has changed, they go on living as they would have in an unmarried relationship, they can break up when they want and get a divorce within the same week no questions asked. More often than not now, the "children" of the couple act as bridesmaids or pageboys for the parents getting married, it's seen as unusual in our culture (in the world) to get married before having children, but instead, giving birth to children usually then encourages marriage, but even then, it's purely lip service. Marriage is more of a one day event, than it is a contract or promise to someone else.
  11. I went to click that to watch and it ended up being a photograph... 😄
  12. @bohemian Wait that's from 1976!? I would have thought it was a modern hit, it's very electronic, sounds like an old NES soundtrack or alike that you'd hear in the late 80s or 90s. Reminds me though how Popcorn was also a very early electronic track in the 60s.

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About EccentricM

  • Birthday 07/14/1993

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    Matthew
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    Waiting to see what the New World will have in store (probably)
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    England, West Midlands, Staffordshire
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    Yes, on the 25-02-2012

How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    I was brought up in the truth, but I made it my own when I decided to be baptised at the age of 18, on the 25th of February 2012.

My Hobbies & Interests

  • My Interests
    Mythology, fantasy (Star Wars especially), history, theology, psychology, metaphysics, humanities, culture, health, dance, the Arts, reading, writing, media and video games.
  • My favorite books
    -The Bible
    -The Boy Who Cried Wolf
    -Peace At Last
    -Star Wars Thrawn Trilogy (Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, The Last Command)
    -Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution
    -Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design
    -When Jesus Became God: The Struggle to Define Christianity During the Last Days of Rome
    -Patterns of Evidence: Exodus
    -Babylon Mystery Religion: Ancient & Modern
  • My favorite music
    Funk, Disco, New Jack Swing, Old R&B, Swing, Old School Jazz, House, Electro, Ambient, Classical, Cultural and Historical.
  • My favorite quotes
    “I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying”
    “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken” - Oscar Wilde

    "A Little Nonsense Now and Then is Relished by the Wisest Men" - Roald Dahl

    "When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up" - C.S. Lewis

    “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced" - Soren Kierkegaard

    "A man can do all things if he will" - Leon Battista Alberti

    "I have concluded that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good during their life, also that everyone should eat and drink and find enjoyment for all his hard work. It is the gift of God" - King Solomon







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