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Old 12-18-2008, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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sorry Maybe YOU will do that but JW will not

When I was in Miami it was the same thing

Now I'm in Charlotte....different people...different area, and they still come back after I tell them not to....

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They will come back unless you tell them not to. If they do that, then there is a misunderstanding that needs to be addressed. Now keep in mind, they aren't going to stay away forever. People change, houses sell, etc.
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:03 AM
 
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Perhaps not in that sense, but you started a thread in order to undermine peoples beliefs about Christmas, why should other people hold back from undermining your beliefs?

Why is it judging when a christian points out the error of your doctrine, yet you can call our doctrines as error?

A Christmas tree is doctrine?
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:07 AM
 
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No to me, but to some it is. To me it is simply a harmless custom.
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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i dont recall her bringing that up in the posts....do you?

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A Christmas tree is doctrine?
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Pleasant Shade Tn
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So then why are you JW when the Watchtower has said many things that were false over and over and over again?
Wow, we're a mess aren't we? Over and over again? Hardly. The only change I have seen myself has been a new understanding of the term 'generation' as it was expressed by Jesus Christ. That's it. And yes, I do believe this understanding was provided by holy spirit. If you don't believe certain things are inspired by holy spirit, you can hardly believe the bible itself.
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Pleasant Shade Tn
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sorry Maybe YOU will do that but JW will not

When I was in Miami it was the same thing

Now I'm in Charlotte....different people...different area, and they still come back after I tell them not to....

You need to call the Kingdom hall and complain then. I've been in many different congregations all over the US during my lifetime and it has always been our practice to write down the address when a person requests we not call and abiding by that request. Sorry you've had a bad experience.
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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the Holy Spirit doesnt make mistakes

Watchtower has made many false prophecies, and now you say it was the Holy Spirit?

talk about blasphemy

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Wow, we're a mess aren't we? Over and over again? Hardly. The only change I have seen myself has been a new understanding of the term 'generation' as it was expressed by Jesus Christ. That's it. And yes, I do believe this understanding was provided by holy spirit. If you don't believe certain things are inspired by holy spirit, you can hardly believe the bible itself.
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:14 AM
 
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I don't know enough about the JW's to form a opinion one way or the other.
Had you known more about the JW's, you would find them to be much more intolerant of others beliefs than what they portray. They believe in exclusivity, my church does not. I don't believe in any one true denomination, my own church is not even above question. I put my faith in God alone.
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Pleasant Shade Tn
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the Holy Spirit doesnt make mistakes

Watchtower has made many false prophecies, and now you say it was the Holy Spirit?

talk about blasphemy

Renriq, you and I have a history. If you can't control yourself and prevent yourself from being insulting, I won't talk to you.

Can you please name these many 'false prophecies'. I mentioned ONE change in our understanding of a scripture which I feel was corrected by holy spirit. If you doubt this to be possible, then you doubt the very scriptures themselves and I can do nothing about that. Remember that the apostles themselves did not have a full understanding of the things they themselves wrote. John, for instance, did not have any way of being sure about the outworking of the prophecies he penned in Revelation. Are we to automatically doubt that the holy spirit will eventually grant us the ability to undertstand these things?
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:17 AM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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No, it was a "rebuke" telling the others not to judge, and to let God do the judging. I don't know enough about the JW's to form a opinion one way or the other. I just get so irritated when so called Christians belittle another person's beliefs and walk with God. It reminds me of the Pharisees of Jesus time. You know, "the holier than thou" crowd.

So sorry if you were offended by my remarks, but it was not my intention at all in the slightest degree.
Ooops! Jesus belittled the Pharisee's and the Sadducee's belief!
Jesus never condoned their false teachings.
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