Saturday, May 31, 2008

Hilarious Watchtower Study This Week

The Watchtower Study for the week of 6/1/2008 is so funny. You will really enjoy this one:

REPUDIATE "VALUELESS THINGS" "The one pursuing valueless things is in want of heart."-PROV. 12:11.

One of the funniest parts to me is How to Repudiate Valueless Words
Q 18. In what ways can we apply the counsel found at 1 John 4:1?
18. The aged apostle John gave fine counsel in this regard. (Read 1 John 4:1.) In harmony with John's counsel, we always encourage those we meet in the preaching work to test what they have been taught by comparing it with the Bible. That is a good rule for us too. lf any statements come to our ears that are critical of the truth or that cast aspersions on the congregation, the elders, or any of our brothers, we do not accept them at face value. Rather, we ask: "Is the one spreading this story acting in harmony with what the Bible says? Do these stories or allegations further Jehovah’s purpose? Do they promote the peace of the congregation?" Anything we hear that tears down the brotherhood rather than builds it up is a worthless thing.-2 Cor. 13:10, 11. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think pointing out that the Watchtower is full of hot air is not a worthless thing.
(The scriptures tell us to test with the Bible the things we hear. But the Watchtower tell us that we should just dismiss everything that someone says that is not taught by the Governing Body. Clever, huh? Just dismiss it, it's not true. Doesn't say that we should first go to the scriptures to see if its true. Oh, no. Can't have that. Just dismiss their words as lies, all lies. Don't we all know Witnesses like this? No matter what we say to them or how we can prove it from the scriptures and from the organization's own books, they turn away and say it is all lies. They have been well taught.)
To support their way of thinking the Watchtower then quotes Acts 17:11, which says of newly interested persons at Beroea: “Now the latter were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with the greatest eagerness of mind, carefully examining the Scriptures daily as to whether these things were so.” But does this mean that those Beroeans were looking for flaws in the message they were hearing, or that their attitude was one of doubting? Does this set a precedent for regarding critically the publications brought forth by the “faithful and discreet slave,” with a view to finding fault? Not at all! (Now the Watchtower is saying that the Boreans were not really checking to see if the things they taught were true. In fact, the Watchtower claims to know, without any proof, exactly what the Boreans were thinking. How do they know with what attitude the Boreans were checking the scriptures? They just made it up.)
What is more humerous is that the Watchtower has made a fotune out of "valueless" words. Just think of all the publications that they have written that cannot be used now because they contain "old light". The thousands of hours spent giving talks, attending meetings and conventions, in which we were innundated with words that are now "valueless". They have some freaking nerve!


bob said...

humerous (or phuney) (or funny) or boney. fotune (or made music, it was "done fo a tune") but I did agree with your rant!

grissom6471 said...

I find your blog to be valueless, and I repudiate it.

hudsoncarl said...

it says, 'we do not accept them at face value.' it doesn't say NOT to check the scriptures. besides, this is talking about 'statements that are critical of the truth or that cast aspersions.' those won't exactly be scriptural in nature. but, we need to consider whether the origin of the comments comes from one who is seeing a serious flaw or who is simply bantering and tearing down. so far, from what i've seen on this blog, it's all about tearing down with very little about shedding any light on untruths.

chall11 said...

What is your solution to this problem you feel exists. People who bring up problems and have no solution other than to cause confusion in the masses of people are acting like the master of confusion. Can you see with your minds eye how people in this life would truly react if they listened to and incorporated the guidance of the Watchtower in thier life? Maybe everyone in the world should read your blog weekly (or weakly) and see how much benefit it will produce in their life.