This implies a unity of lie between the Father that is shared by no other. It is not the Witnesses' translation of the Bible that is so important, of course, as the use, or rather, the misuse that they have made of it.
Birthdays can be celebrated in ways that honors or dishonors Christ.
Not only that, but he also ate with the disciples. Christians and Blood Transfusions The modern practice of accepting blood transfusions for our health or the heath of our children is not found in Scripture.
The word is derived from the name which the ancient Israelites used to distinguish their God from the gods of the Gentiles. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 59 12— The Witnesses are told they will be persecuted when they go door to door teaching their doctrines.
Here, as a Protestant author once observed, is a species of arrogance compared with which the Pope of Rome, with his claim to infallibility, is grovelling in the dust. Moreover, for a number of years they have been making a point of appealing to the original texts of the Scriptures, at least to the standard editions of these texts.
Evidence referring to the relationship between religion and mental health is inconsistent and confusing. To support this belief, they lay great stress on such passages as this from Ezekiel The first is absolute but, in the nature of things, the second cannot be.
In this respect, these results are similar to those obtained in Britain Beckford, ; Holden, I said, you are gods. Thus it is that modern translations of the Bible ordinarily do not translate the word as "soul," since that is to give an erroneous impression of what the Bible author would have been talking about.
It is the sect that lies behind the translation that has spoiled any chance of that. And in our language, this means the immortality of the human soul.
I hand the debate back over to Pro. Journal of Family Studies, 20 2. It was to avoid giving needless offence to them in the early missionary work of the Church, therefore, that the instruction was given to the Gentile Christians of Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia.
Of this we shall say more later. Clearly, God would not approve of any ceremonies or customs that have any pagan associations. There is nothing special about December 25th.
Dabbling in the Occult—What's the Harm. The sky, we know, is not really this, even though that is the way the Biblical authors thought of it. To establish legitimacy for their governing body, the Watch Tower Society provides Acts A small intake of alcohol but not getting drunk is allowed, but smoking or using drugs is thought to break the biblical rule referring to keeping the body clean and healthy.
The Cross Certain bizarre translations turn up that obviously mean a great deal to the translators but which could not matter very much to anyone else. Because what Thomas is reported as saying is ho kyrios mou kai ho theos mou--"My Lord and my God. At the same time, prayers to help them are of no use whatsoever.
Exclusion is often interpreted as a sign of love, and those who subsequently change their conduct are given the chance to come back. A non-Witness would not support her in attending meetings, getting involved in service, etc. The Bible, however, does not support such a conclusion.
First of all, the tradition that the Apostle Matthew originally wrote his Gospel in "Hebrew" is interpreted to mean Old Testament Hebrew rather than the Aramaic which was the language of Palestinian Jews in Matthew's time.
However, being a healthcare professional often requires spending considerable time and resources on training and continuous professional development which may conflict with expectations of involvement with Bible study and proselytic activities.
The Mystery of the Afterlife For whatever reason, the fact remains that the Old Testament has little to say about the afterlife. Each Cantwell was arrested that day under a statute that stated that no one may solicit money for any religious or charitable purpose without receiving approval from the Secretary of the Public Welfare Council.
The fundamental concept of liberty embodied in that Amendment embraces the liberties guaranteed by the First Amendment. Holden confirmed such reactions directed against the JWC, adding that people in secular environments often use language which JWs find offensive, which may cause interaction in a multicultural group especially challenging for JWs.
Thus, if I can show that the Bible is flawed, my opponent's entire case for the Bible's divinity falls apart. The community is also severely underrepresented in psychological research, although an exploration of psychological mechanisms associated with conversion or leaving the community, how JWs negotiate decisions with out-group members, or what their personality profiles are, justifies detailed psychological examination.
The Egyptians don't record that because that doesn't glorify their empire. It was directed to Gentile converts amongst a Jewish population. In the Cantwell case, the Court agreed with the previous ruling in Reynolds. An Analysis Of The Jehovah's Witnesses' Religion When the name of Jehovah's witness arises, most of the public of differing religions, a picture of an overly nice person or group of people all dressed in suits and nice clothes, arrive at your door and offer a sampling of pamphlets, (large or small).
How to Talk Creation with a Jehovah's Witness. A survey of members of conservative churches in 10 States across America found that almost 90 per cent of those polled had met a Jehovah's Witness.
The Top 10 Myths In The Watchtower Religion. The Watchtower teaches that the following myths are 'the truth'. Follow the links on this page. Compare what the Watcthtower says, to what your Bible actually says. Sep 28, · Reasons Why Jehovah's Witnesses Do Not Celebrate Halloween p.Mentor Book, ; and Funk and Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology, and Legend,p.
To those who are not Jehovah's Witnesses. Jehovah Witnesses’ (JW) assemblies (Kingdom Halls) are not independent and autonomous under the headship of Jesus Christ. While JW churches have plurality of elders, these elders must submit to the teachings and policies of the Watch Tower Society.
A Safe-Haven Church An Introduction to the Basics of a Safe Religious Community. A Single-Case Design Implementing Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with an Ex-Cult Member.
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