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Thursday, September 20 Men will rise and speak twisted things to draw away the disciples after themselves.​—Acts 20:30.

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Thursday, September 20

Men will rise and speak twisted things to draw away the disciples after themselves.—Acts 20:30.


In 313 C.E., “Christianity” was granted legal recognition by the pagan Roman Emperor Constantine. After the Council of Nicaea, Constantine, who was present at the council, ordered Arius, a dissenting priest, into exile because Arius refused to acknowledge Jesus as God. Later, under Emperor Theodosius I (379-395 C.E.), the Catholic Church, as the contaminated form of Christianity came to be known, became the official religion of the Roman Empire. Historians refer to pagan Rome as having been “Christianized” in the fourth century. The truth is that by that time an apostate form of Christianity had joined the pagan religious organizations of the Roman Empire as members of Babylon the Great. Even so, a small number of anointed wheatlike Christians were doing their best to worship God.—Matt. 13:24, 25, 37-39. w16.11 4:8, 9

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

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There is no doubt Jehovah's organization really gives us insight into false religions while doing its best to stick to the truth as found in God's word.

But then, i know if you are to show today's text to a Catholic, they would doubt the authenticity of the words since it comes from a JW publcation.

So are there publications, historical books or any other texts which can consolidate this information?

I know this will help  because i have a Catholic cousin who last visited the kingdom hall during the time we were studying the Revelation Climax book. That particular study mentioned the role the Catholic church played in politics and oppression of Jehovah's servants. He didn't take it kindly at all and insinuated why we will choose to discuss about his church in our book study and doubted the validity of such information about his church. Sadly, i don't recall him ever entering a kingdom hall since then.

So information from other historical documents or books which are not written by the organization will be very helpful.

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