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Organizational Idolatry


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  1. Did Russell Get No Birthday Beliefs from Muslim Study as a Mason? - Focus on Charles Taze Russell - July 4, 2013

    […] http://www.rlbible.com/living/?page_id=93 […]

  2. John 10:30 – In What Sense Are Jesus and the Father One? Part 2: One in Power? - Jesus and His God - July 29, 2013

    […] Yahweh’s expression here is relative to the false idol gods of the heathen, the gods that are spoken of in the context (Deuteronomy 32:16,17), which had become a snare to the people of Israel. None of these false idol-gods are with Yahweh. He has no association with such idol gods. The idol gods cannot, of themselves kill, or make alive; they cannot wound, nor heal. Not one of these idol gods has the power to deliver God’s people out His hand, so that they might protect from Yahweh’s hand of vengeance. This is the setting of Yahweh’s words. Yahweh was not saying that He, Yahweh, was the one pictured by David, the one shepherd set up by Yahweh, or that He, Yahweh, would lay his life down for the sheep, so that He, Yahweh, was saying he would give them eternal life as a result. http://idolatry.reslight.net […]

  3. Our Differences with Russell's Teachings - Focus on Charles Taze Russell - July 31, 2013

    […] We also differ from Russell’s application of some scriptures pertaining to idolatry. […]

  4. Christian Living » The First Noel - August 4, 2013

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  5. Will Billions Be Eternally Destroyed in the Battle of Armageddon? - Life Now and Hereafter - August 6, 2013

    […] (116) What, then, about our brothers in the Bible Student movement who are more or less holding to Brother Russell’s teachings? We count ourselves as part of this movement. Aren’t the Bible Students preaching the Good News of the Kingdom? To a limited degree, yes, but there is much room for improvement. The work of the Bible Students can be found in all continents. However, many countries have no Bible Students in them at all. Various classes could get together to send missionaries to other countries. Yahweh has evidently used the Bible Students to preserve various truths, especially the “ransom for all” teaching. While it is true that through various means of media, each individual should not only feel it a responsibility, but as a privilege to personally declare the Good News. In general, many of our brothers in the movement are hindered from actively preaching because of the belief that the work is over or almost over. According to the viewpoint of many, the general call is to joint-heirship, and thus they give little consideration to the actual general call to repentance toward God through faith in Jesus, which brings one to the reckoning of a new creature in Christ, but on the reckoned level of the earthly glory, not the heavenly glory. (See our studies: “With What Body Will We Be Raised?” and “The Manner of the Resurrection“.) Since it is reckoned that there are only 144,000 who are to receive the highest honor of joint-heirship, many believe that there is not much more that can be done. These need to be taught to see the need to organize and implement an effectual expansion program of witnessing, and follow-up teaching. “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” (Proverbs 29:18) There needs to be a general encouragement for each one who is able to enter into some form of the house-to-house work. Bible Students also need to take more seriously their stewardship to Jesus as most are hindered by continuance in what at least appears to many to be idolatrous practices, such displaying the Tau (Cross), tree and “Santa” worship (Christmas), phallic worship (Valentine’s Day, Easter), etc. Many of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Assemblies of Yahweh, etc., would probably be more inclined to associate with Bible Students’ groups, but when they go into a group of Bible Students and see the cross and crown symbol, the cross being sung to in praise, etc., they are turned off and stumbled from seeking further truth. (1 Corinthians 8:9) Some of our brothers almost immediately start preaching Brother Russell in such a manner that new person is made to feel he has to bind himself with Brother Russell to associate with the groups, thus they do not return. Better to simply stay with preaching Jesus and the truths of the ransom. Our prayers are for our brothers, that Yahweh will give them a spirit to praise him, that they might be used to fulfill the prophecy of preaching the Kingdom to every nation. – See our studies on idolatry. […]

  6. Christian Living » How Should a Christian View Thanksgiving and Christmas? - November 1, 2015

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  7. John 10:30 – In What Sense Are Jesus and the Father One? Part 2: One in Power? « Jesus and His God - April 26, 2016

    […] Yahweh’s expression here is relative to the false idol gods of the heathen, the gods that are spoken of in the context (Deuteronomy 32:16,17), which had become a snare to the people of Israel. None of these false idol-gods are with Yahweh. He has no association with such idol gods. The idol gods cannot, of themselves kill, or make alive; they cannot wound, nor heal. Not one of these idol gods has the power to deliver God’s people out His hand, so that they might protect from Yahweh’s hand of vengeance. This is the setting of Yahweh’s words. Yahweh was not saying that He, Yahweh, was the one pictured by David, the one shepherd set up by Yahweh, or that He, Yahweh, would lay his life down for the sheep, so that He, Yahweh, was saying he would give them eternal life as a result. http://idolatry.reslight.net […]

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