Saturday, December 1, 2007

About this Blog


I started this blog to help counteract the propaganda efforts of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Jehovah's Witnesses. This is a multibillion dollar corporation with millions of adherents that spread their peculiar doctrines around the world.


Their beliefs on blood result in thousands of deaths. Their practice of ritualised shunning breaks up families, destroys lives and even causes suicide. Their long history of false prophecies is comical to any who haven't succumbed to their mind control techniques. Their policies have loopholes which frequently protect pedophiles, at the expense of the most innocent members of their congregations.


This giant propaganda machine has done a good job of hiding these facts from the general public and from their own members. I had the misfortune of being born into this religion and am well aware of the damage it does. I have joined thousands of other former members in an effort to educate and, hopefully, protect the public.


I believe that most Jehovah's Witnesses are victims of a dictatorial leadership and are largely ignorant of the true facts of their religion. My intention isn't to persecute them, but to challenge the leaders in their organisation, especially their Governing Body that claims to be God's channel of communication on Earth.


The videos aren't mine. They are embedded from sites like Google Video and Youtube. As a result, they won't always reflect my beliefs. They may advocate religious beliefs that are not my own. I urge you to be open minded, yet skeptical. I would be happy if this site prompts you to ask questions and do further research.


Currently I'm an agnostic, but I have an interest in religion because I know how influential and important it is. We can't really understand our fellow humans without understanding their beliefs. Religion is a root of many prejudices and religious extremism is a profound threat to modern society. However, I also believe that an open minded inquiry into religion can help us to fight this.


Aside from the main topic of this blog. I hope to also include some information on other cults, dangers in more conventional religions, agnosticism and atheism. I welcome your comments and ask that they reflect a measure of respect (even if the subject matter makes this difficult). I reserve the right to moderate comments if I feel this is necessary.

1 comment:

Steve Finnell said...

DID THE 1ST CENTURY CHURCH HAVE NEW TESTAMENT SCRIPTURES?

The prevailing thought of many is that since the Bible was not canonized until sometime between 300 and 400 A.D. that the church of Christ did not have New Covenant Scriptures as their guide for faith and practice. That is simply factually incorrect.

The Lord's church of the first 400 years did not rely on the man-made traditions of men for New Testament guidance.

Jesus gave the terms for pardon 33 A.D. after His death and resurrecting. (Mark 16:16) All the words of Jesus were Scripture.Jesus did not have to wait for canonization of the New Testament in order for His word to be authorized.

The terms for pardon were repeated by the apostle Peter 33 A.D. on the Day of Pentecost. (Acts 2:22-42) The teachings of the apostles were Scripture. The words of the apostles were Scripture before they were canonized.

The apostle Peter said the apostle Paul's words were Scripture. (2 Peter 3:15-16...just as also our beloved brother Paul , according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you, 16 as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand,which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures...

The apostle Paul's letters and words were Scriptures when he wrote and spoke them. Paul did not have to wait for canonization to authorize his doctrine.

John 14:25-26 'These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to you remembrance all that I said to you.

The words and writings of the apostles were Scripture and they did not have to wait for canonization to be deemed authoritative. The apostle did not use man-made creed books of the church or man-made oral traditions to teach the gospel of the New Covenant.

Did the early church have written New testament Scriptures? Yes, and they were shared among the different congregations. (Colossians 4:16 When the letter is read among you, have it read in the church of the Laodiceans and you, for your part read my letter that is coming from Laodica.) Paul's letters were Scripture and they were read in different churches.

They were New Testament Scriptures long before they were canonized.

WRITTEN

Matthew A.D. 70
Mark A.D. 55
Luke between A.D. 59 and 63
John A.D. 85
Acts A.D. 63
Romans A.D. 57
1 Corinthians A.D. 55
2 Corinthians A.D. 55
Galatians A.D. 50
Ephesians A.D. 60
Philippians A.D. 61
Colossians A. D. 60
1 Thessalonians A.D. 51
2 Thessalonians A.D. 51 or 52
1 Timothy A.D. 64
2 Timothy A.D. 66
Titus A.D. 64
Philemon A.D. 64
Hebrews A.D. 70
James A.D. 50
1 Peter A.D. 64
2 Peter A.D. 66
1 John A.D. 90
2 John A.d. 90
3 John A.D. 90
Jude A.D. 65
Revelation A.D. 95

All 27 books of the New Testament were Scripture when they were written. They did not have wait until they were canonized before they became God's word to mankind.

Jesus told the eleven disciples make disciples and teach them all that He commanded. (Matthew 28:16-19) That was A.D. 33, They were teaching New Covenant Scripture from A.D. 33 forward. The apostles did not wait to preach the gospel until canonization occurred 300 to 400 years later.

THE WORDS OF JESUS AND THE APOSTLES WERE SCRIPTURE WHEN THEY WERE SPOKEN AND WRITTEN. THEY DID NOT HAVE TO WAIT FOR CANONIZATION TO BE THE AUTHORIZED WORD OF GOD.

MAN-MADE CREED BOOKS AND MAN-MADE ORAL TRADITION WAS AND IS NOT SCRIPTURE.

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