Moving Ahead With Jehovah’s Organization – Until When?

//Moving Ahead With Jehovah’s Organization – Until When?

Tuesday, July 26

I am engaging in the holy work of the good news of God.Rom. 15:16.

Preaching the good news contributes to the sanctification of Jehovah’s holy name. And it surely is an inestimable privilege to be entrusted with “the glorious good news of the happy God.” God wants us to maintain good spiritual health by sticking to him and supporting his organization in its various activities. Moses told the Israelites: “I take the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you today that I have put life and death before you, the blessing and the curse; and you must choose life so that you may live, you and your descendants, by loving Jehovah your God, by listening to his voice, and by sticking to him, for he is your life and by him you will endure a long time in the land that Jehovah swore to give to your forefathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”  Our life depends on doing Jehovah’s will, loving him, obediently listening to his voice, and sticking to him.

COMMENTARY

The Watchtower article upon which the day’s text is based is entitled Are You Moving Ahead With Jehovah’s Organization? (This article is discussed in detail in Watchtower Review)

The article states that the organization is successful because it has Jehovah’s approval. And the assumption is that it always will. To prove their point they cite the prophecy of Ezekiel concerning the attack upon “Israel” by Gog and his hordes and Jehovah’s crushing response.

The issue, though, is not whether the Watchtower is Jehovah’s organization. I, for one, believe that it is. The question is: Will it continue to be going forward?

D-12-WT-collapse-copy-3The suggestion that the Watchtower will not always serve as the governing and guiding agency for Jehovah’s Witnesses is not a new concept to longtime readers of this site. One of the first articles that appeared on e-watchman in 2002 was entitled The Coming Collapse of the Watchtower. Check it out on the Wayback Machine. (Now a chapter in Jehovah Himself Has Become King)

It is not that I am so insightful. The problem is that Jehovah’s Witnesses are so very blind. And I do not mean merely the lowly publishers. It is a top-down condition —imposed upon all from Bethel. Allow me to walk you through the obvious error the Watchtower embraces as exhibited in the Moving Forward piece. Consider this condensed quote taken from the opening paragraphs of the article:

The new organization, so highly favored by God, survived the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 C.E. Those first-century events were a precursor of developments involving Jehovah’s present-day servants. Satan’s system of things will soon come to its end, but God’s organization will survive the last days. How can we be sure about this? What did Jesus say about the “great tribulation,” and how will it start? Regarding his invisible presence and the conclusion of the system of things, Jesus said: “There will be great tribulation such as has not occurred since the world’s beginning until now, no, nor will occur again.” This unparalleled tribulation will start when Jehovah brings destruction on “Babylon the Great,” the world empire of false religion, by using the political powers.”

If you read the entire article the Watchtower points out numerous features of the law that God gave the Israelites that foreshadow aspects of the modern organization. For example, in paragraph 11 the annual festivals are compared to assemblies and conventions sponsored by the Watchtower. The question for thinking Jehovah’s Witnesses to consider is this: Since there is an obvious parallel by what method of reasoning does Jerusalem of old come to represent Babylon the Great, the world empire of false religion? The reason that question is pertinent is because on the one hand the Watchtower recognizes that Israel and their temple-centered worship served as Jehovah’s earthly organization then, but on the other hand they assert that the holy place that Jesus said would be desolated by a disgusting things represents the entire system of false religion.

There is only one reason for that wholly unreasonable, unscriptural leap of logic. It is because everything the Watchtower teaches as regards prophecy places all of God’s judgments against Christianity into the past —the past in this case being 1914-1919. That is why Bethel has developed a rather elaborate mythology around the events associated with J.F. Rutherford’s brief imprisonment and his subsequent release from Babylon the Great.

The Watchtower’s fallacy becomes more recognizable when we consider the facts. According to the WT the “Jerusalem” that Jesus foretold would be brought to desolation during the tribulation represents apostate Christendom and even Babylon the Great because the religion of the Jews in Jesus’ day had become apostate. But was it? Did Jesus advise his followers to ‘get out of her,’ to abandon Judaism? Not at all. In fact, Jesus used the Jewish form of religion as the basis for his own teachings. To illustrate the point, in his Sermon of the Mount Jesus taught that if your brother has a grievance with you then leave your gift at the altar and go make peace with your brother. Then come back to the temple to offer up your gift. Obviously, Christ had in mind offering gifts at the temple. 

Furthermore, although the institution of the Pharisees was not something that was part of the original organization, but came into existence after the Jews returned from Babylon, nonetheless, Jesus commanded his followers to obey the Pharisees, just not imitating their hypocrisy.

The Watchtower implies that once Christianity was established that the Christianized Jews abandoned Judaism. That is simply not true. Here is a sampling of scriptures from the book of Acts that prove otherwise:

And day after day they were in constant attendance at the temple with one accord… —Acts 2:46

Now Peter and John were going up into the temple for the hour of prayer, the ninth hour… — Acts 3:1

But during the night Jehovah’s angel opened the doors of the prison, brought them out and said: Be on your way, and, having taken a stand in the temple, keep on speaking to the people all the sayings about this life.’ After hearing this, they entered into the temple at daybreak and began to teach. — Acts 5:19-21

But a certain man arrived and reported to them: ‘Look! The men you put in the prison are in the temple, standing and teaching the people.’  —Acts 5:25

And every day in the temple and from house to house they continued without letup teaching and declaring the good news about the Christ, Jesus. —Acts 5:42

Then Paul took the men along the next day and cleansed himself ceremonially with them and went into the temple, to give notice of the days to be fulfilled for the ceremonial cleansing, until the offering should be presented for each one of them… —Acts 21:26

“But when I had returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, I fell into a trance and saw him saying to me, ‘Hurry up and get out of Jerusalem quickly, because they will not agree to your witness concerning me.’” —Acts 22:17-18

“And Paul, when the governor nodded to him to speak, answered: ‘Knowing well that this nation has had you as judge for many years, I readily speak in my defense the things about myself, as you are in a position to find out that for me it has not been more than twelve days since I went up to worship in Jerusalem; and they found me neither in the temple arguing with anyone nor causing a mob to rush together, either in the synagogues or throughout the city…’” —Acts 24:10-12

Clearly, the apostles did not consider the temple as unholy. Quite the contrary, they not only preached to the Jews in the temple, but also went to the temple to worship and pray. An angel even commanded Peter to go to the temple and preach. Had they considered Judaism to be a false religion Jesus’ disciples would never have based their Christian activities upon the temple. And to emphasize the point, in the account in the 22nd chapter of Acts Jesus even appeared to Paul in a vision while he was in the temple praying, telling him to get out of there because the Jews were going to kill him. If Jesus considered the temple to be unholy wouldn’t he have told Paul to get out on the basis that the temple was unclean?

The fact that the Christian Jews in Judea continued to worship in the temple long after they were anointed underscores the importance of Jesus’ warning to them: “Therefore, when you catch sight of the disgusting thing that causes desolation, as spoken about by Daniel the prophet, standing in a holy place (let the reader use discernment), then let those in Judea begin fleeing to the mountains. Let the man on the housetop not come down to take the goods out of his house, and let the man in the field not return to pick up his outer garment. Woe to the pregnant women and those nursing a baby in those days! Keep praying that your flight may not occur in wintertime nor on the Sabbath day; for then there will be great tribulation such as has not occurred since the world’s beginning until now, no, nor will occur again. In fact, unless those days were cut short, no flesh would be saved; but on account of the chosen ones those days will be cut short.”

Seeing that the Jewish Christians did not abandon Jerusalem or the holy temple until the disgusting thing appeared, requiring them to exercise faith in Jesus’ words, there is no legitimacy in the Watchtower’s claim that Jerusalem foreshadows Babylon the Great. Instead, it aptly prefigures Jehovah’s earthly organization now, which as Daniel reveals (let the reader use discernment) is due to suffer desolation when the last king comes on the scene.

Sadly, Bethel’s blindness finds a parallel with the Jews who did not discern the time of their being inspected. 

 

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2017-03-18T11:22:07+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Commentary|66 Comments
  • Bobby 6343

    Thank you Bro. Robert. I found this very enlightening. I have read so many of “your articles” and continues reading them over and over again. This has improved my ministry so much. I can explain in details scriptures to my bible studies most of there questions in a logical and reasonable manner.

    Of course one or two brothers think I have great insight, lol. Little do they know it’s because Jehovah has provided this site for those like me that really want the “real” truth. For now I keep this a secret because those around me do not want to accept bible facts about the real time of the end.

    So for now I continue my spiritual education with all of the information on this site, and of course, “making sure of all thing”.

    Thank you Robert.

    • ewatchman

      That is awesome Bobby. I am glad you are able to use the information out in the field to help your Bible students.

    • Man from the lions pit

      Just be aware and prepare that one day you may get a “shepherding visit” from you local “doctrinal police ” / elders that your improvement and insight goes over boundaries set by GB and is of need to be keep in check. Anyhow best wishes bro !

      • Bobby 6343

        Thanks for your concern. I am very careful what I say and do. But I cannot fear the truth. Those that study with me knows that where my information comes from. But the few brothers that I talk to about scriptures are base on the “thirty” question that has been publish on this web site. So far not one of them can provided an answer.

        As Robert made it so clear to me, be sly.

  • Shelley.

    Today at my bible study one of the sisters said that there was an elders meeting to discuss a school for the elders that was to take place in the immediate future ,to prepare them for the great tribulation.Apparently they will be responsible for leading us into and thru the GT and they will be receiving instruction on how to do this.She also told me that the org.has been buying homes in remote areas of Canada.Apparently a friend from bethel told her this.Safe houses ?

    • LW

      Whoa, sounds really interesting. That harmonizes with a recent WT study article which stated that “when the final attack by the Assyrian occurs, the elders must be absolutely convinced that Jehovah will deliver his people.”

      Absolutely convinced = take that to mean, whatever bad thing can happen will happen, entire world turned upside down.

      And if that was the case, that only can mean one thing…we really are at the end…

      • Shelley.

        The sisters went on to say what a loving provision from the org. this was and as long as we follow all the instructions the elders give us we’ll be just fine and how it was so exciting that we are getting so close.Personally I am scared to death.Im not ready.Im still working on stripping off the old personality and putting on the new one.I have made huge changes in my life over the past 10 months but I am still struggling with smoking.I haven’t been out in field service and I am not baptized,so I am nervous of my future.

        • LW

          Right. It was mentioned in one of the articles how there will be millions of those who would be still studying when the GT begins; the key thing to remember is that at the end of the day, it is your faith in Jehovah that will see you through. Simply because we are in the organization does not mean we are assured of survival. Jesus Christ will come to judge and he can read all hearts.

        • 1914for100Alex

          This is very interesting. Please keep us posted.

          You still have time. Don’t give up. If it makes you feel better, I’m not either. I haven’t been a witness since I was a kid, so it’s looking like baptism by fire for me. I’m ok with that.

        • sally

          We are very much in the same place Shelly! same timeline, same issues and to top it all off we now wind up here on this site!

          • 1914for100Alex

            I’d take this information over a bunker or free house in Canada any day.

          • Shelley.

            Hi Sally, I am having a hard time with smoking. I have not celebrated a pagan holiday since I started studying, cleaned my speech. I used to have a real potty mouth. I don’t eat any meat with blood by products, I actually check ingredients now. I was an occasional pot smoker and drinker, no more. I was hooked on anything paranormal on Tv now never look at it.I am faithfully married so immorality is not an issue.I went thru my house and threw out anything that Jehovah would not approve if.I know I will kick my habit of smoking. My favorite scripture is Proverbs 27:11 It gives me the encouragement I need to keep going and working on the changes I need to make.

            • sally

              Hi Shelly well wow you are doing so well don’t beat yourself up re the smoking its one thing at a time. My speech could be pretty colorful to – totally cleaned that up, I threw all my xmas decorations away last year about 3 months after I began a bible study, and got rid of some lucky charms and a pack of tarot cards that I didn’t have a clue how to use anyway! I think for me the most prominent change I have made is keeping out of activism. I was always on marches and politically active. I am in the UK and I didn’t vote in the EU referendum! Something I would not have dreamed would of happened a year ago! I am very keen on keeping up with world events and politics even now, although now my interest is for very different reasons. But the smoking continues 🙁 Its the next thing to conquer. I will take a look at the scripture – anything that helps me to quit is welcome! I am single, I have children (grown now) and am happy to stay single as I know I must make this the most important thing in my life,

            • Shelley.

              I guess we all have different things we have to conquer. You are right we can’t beat ourselves up because it is a continuos process. The main thing is that Jehovah sees our efforts. He drew us to him knowing our faults. So obviously he sees something in our hearts that make us worthy of his love and friendship.When I get down and start feeling that I am not worthy I remind my self of that and also Satan will use any means he can to make us feel that way because he doesn’t want us to reap the rewards of a relationship with our Heavenly Father.

            • Joe Dman

              Once this system collapses you probably won’t be able to get any cigarettes anyway so you got that to look forward to.
              Sally, I’m like you with politics. Sometimes I’ll go a day or two without listening but when I’m not listening to live talk radio I’m afraid I’m going to miss hearing some emergency. Plus by keeping up you can see how dumbed down the world is getting and how quickly the world is changing. It’s as though they’re racing to the edge of the cliff. It’s great to read the changes y’all have and are making. When i was studying i wouldn’t even drive one mile an hour over the speed limit. It sucked carpooling and caravanning with me in the group on the way to a convention. I’ve since mellowed out, But sounds like y’all are determined and Jehovah sees that. I noticed a big change when i started praying 3 times a day and taking a few breaks a day to read the bible. And to be here on this site, probably Jehovah’s way of helping since the time is so short.

            • sally

              Yes Joe, the world is moving so quickly now, you can easily get left behind – even if you don’t listen for a few days. But finding Jehovah has made all the horrors that are so predominant now truly easier to bare. I am not so panicked. I do not know how those who are awake but have no truth cope. I would be frightened beyond words now if I didn’t know what I now know.

            • Daisy

              Where in the UK sally?
              Please be near London…
              Burt n me are near each other in Kent.

            • sally

              Hi Daisy I am in Hertfordshire so not that far from you!

            • Daisy

              My e mail address is with Dman so please use his kind offer to make contact with me?
              Googling Herts now!

            • sally

              Hi Daisy sorry for sounding ignorant, but who is Dman and how do I give my email address? x

            • Daisy

              Go to comments in side bar and press on Joe Dman name. That will take you to his Disqus page and you’ll find his e.mail there…he will give you MY e.mail address…get me …talking like I know what I’m saying.

            • Daisy

              Or quicker if you scroll up above our recent comments to each other, youll see Joe Dman replied to you 18 hours ago!

            • He has mine as well! Joe-D-Man our email data base ??

            • Daisy

              I know Joseph because that’s when I zoomed straight into dman’s address when you were discussing it so frustrated you were you couldn’t make contact lol.
              Did I explain how to contact Joe correctly to sally? Haven’t heard from her, its midnight here so I’m going to sleep…. Not!

            • Yes you did !
              Nite nite
              Sweet dreams ?

            • sally

              Hi Daisy, stepped away from laptop for a bit. I did send email to Joe though so hopefully he will pass on later when he sees it x

            • Daisy

              No worries… Looking forward to hearing from you very much…

            • ewatchman

              About 10 years ago my wife and i resided in Chipperfield, just up the hill from Kings Langley

            • sally

              Oh my goodness, near me then! It is a very small world indeed!

            • You my friend have been to a lot of places to call home ! If you had to pick one of your favorites, where would it be?

            • Daisy

              England!
              No. He hated the narrow country lanes…

            • Burt Reynolds

              How are you today Daisy? Do let us know. Keep going. Never give up as churchill used to say. X

            • Volcanic

              Sally, you don’t know how good it is for me to see you making so many comments here, you have really settled in, I’m delighted.

              For help in giving up smoking you could send away for tablets, totally herbal & very good for you, called Nicorix, (google it) Contains Kudzu root extract, which reduces nicotine cravings, lowers stress levels & improves mood, aids digestion & helps detox your body. Also Guarana extract & green tea extract which facilitates fat reduction. It’s not an MLM, just purchase 2 bottles direct, in the UK & I think it’s about 50 UK Sterling for 2 months supply, which you will need. Absolutely excellent for stopping cravings.

            • sally

              Hi Annie, thanks for bringing me here! and thanks for the tip about Nicorix I will look them up, anything that makes the process easier is welcome!

    • 1914for100Alex

      Remote areas of Canada? No thank you. Even if they promised they were packing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Can you imagine being stuck in Canada in the dead of winter for the full Tribulation? Those poor people.

      • Shelley.

        I’m still laughing.I leave in eastern Canada and our winters really are not that bad unless you go way up northern Canada -70 in places like Nunavut.lol our winters are not 42 months long.I am great full not to live in desert country at least I’ll be able to melt snow to drink and wash.

        • 1914for100Alex

          LOL. I was picturing JW’s from Florida stepping off a Greyhound in shorts and sunglasses. But yeah, if you’re not in the far north and you’re used to things you’ll be fine. Most people living in remote areas know how to survive better than us city folk.

    • “I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know and cause them to tread on unfamiliar paths.” Isaiah 42:16

  • Alexandra Bogolin Bautista

    This commentary was a good reminder for me today. Some days I just wanna run away from “the temple”, but I’m working so hard on being patient. Bobby 6343 I’m glad that some brothers in your hall appreciate your insight…that shows they value scripture above WT publications. When discussing Matthew 24:48-51 and 2 Thessalonians 2 1-12 with a “mature sister,” she ended the conversation by saying that she “would pray for me so that I can draw closer to the organization because Jesus is holding the elders in his right hand.” I replied that I am not drawing away (I don’t miss meetings even when I really don’t feel like going) from the brotherhood, but that I’m imitating example of the Boreans and Jesus didn’t rebuke Thomas.
    Anyway, seems Kenneth Flodin is dispensing some “food at the proper time.” (It’s all about apostates, but I’m so thankful to be a part of this group because we do use the scriptures) When I listen or study for meetings, etc….now I use a black sharpie and a highlighter!
    https://tv.jw.org/#en/video/VODProgramsEvents/pub-jwbmw_201607_2_VIDEO

    • Sam

      Well sister, i must say you have much more endurance than I. I just can’t sit through those dull videos, the double tongue and twisting is just too much for me. Comparing Michael’s not rebuking Satan to everyone in cong never questioning the GB. That brother said he worked in writing correspondence, so no doubt he’s at least come into contact with Roberts letters. He shows himself to be the tricky one using half truths etc when he said that those questioning never use scriptures in their arguments lol Well, Roberts work must be very inconvenient for them. Perhaps i’m just over sensitive 😛

      • ewatchman

        I watched that video the other day and I was thinking the same thing.

        • Sam

          glad it wasn’t just me…thats reassuring

      • so everyone in the cong is Jesus and the GB is Satan. ok got it.

        • Sam

          nailed it bro… perhaps these guys are more on the ball than we realize!

          • Burt Reynolds

            Hello Sam I have looked at this video now but it is so vague, I can’t really decipher what he means. Is he saying that the elders would not offer judgement on a congregation member who is ‘sinning’ (offering criticism) against the organisation on the grounds that Jesus did not rebuke Satan in an arguement over the body of Moses, or is he suggesting that a brother should not criticise the elders or governing body because arguing is ‘satanic’ and the governing body would leave the answer to such accusations to Jehovah? This video is so vague that the only thing that comes out of it is some sort of threat that the brothers should do as they are told without question. The scriptural basis he is using seems to put the governing body on a par with Jesus. Perhaps that is more to the point he is trying to make. In any event I am with you on the narcoleptic effect he has on the mind of the listener. The only gb member I like to listen to is Stephen Lett, but for all the wrong reasons.

            • Sam

              Seems to me that it’s used for self serving reasons. Like you mentioned It was applied to everyone not following every word from the gb and basically labeling those that do as dangerous, tricky and insincere. So that whenever anyone offers any legitimate concerns they will be shot down as rebellious and devious. I see it as an attempt to discredit anyone who may offer genuine concern about the wrongs being done

            • Sam

              Upon watching again, i feel they are comparing Jesus not overstepping his authority to judge to the cong not overstepping their authority by “not being rebellious but following the lead of the faithful slave” however he also pointed out that Jesus did make his case to Satan and “legally” argued his case. But he makes adds that it is beyond our authority to do that. Another thing, since he is allowed to “make the case” that questioners are guilty of “deciet and trickery” perhaps we should be allowed to make the case of the gb’s trickiness in interpreting prophecy

            • Burt Reynolds

              Thanks Sam, that helps.

        • Burt Reynolds

          What video is this D34? Where can I watch it. The gb is Satan and the cong Jesus. I need my head looking at.

    • wow, “draw close to the org” man, shezz.
      what happen to drawing close to Jehovah?
      man its sure is in their minds putting the temple first regardless if they admit it when asked.

      https://e-watchman.com/watchtower-idol/

    • Burt Reynolds

      Yes, Ali, the sister is correct. Jesus is holding the elders in your congregation, indeed every congregation in his hand. What your sister failed to tell you through lack of insight was that this is by the throat.

  • Man from the lions pit

    Excellent reasoning br.Robert . Thanks !
    I did watch the Ken Flodin video and I feel that his reasoning was twisted and tricky too :-).
    Because he is drawing a lesson that arch.Michael didn’t overstep his authority and he didn’t rebuke Satan for the dispute and intentions.
    However GB and WT or JW.org does that on grand scale not just only by rebuking but by disfellowshiping those individuals who get into dispute or disagreement with them.
    Can you believe he miss that point or parallel ? 🙂

  • Joe Dman

    From the scriptures quoted, seems that our preaching work should or will be directed to those in the”Temple”. Of course it was done after the parousia. So are we to compare the 1st century temple to the kingdom halls or to Christ’s congregation? Seems more applicable to the congregation. Although in the first century they were soon required to preach to the nation’s, something that is already being done. Can you imagine after Christ’s return we are told via the holy spirit or the chosen ones to preach to the congregation just like the first century Christians did? I realise there may not be a building but they may still try to keep the congregations together. The holy spirit is to be poured out not only upon the chosen ones but also upon the menservants and maidservants (great crowd). For what purpose is it given to the servants?
    Just questions and thoughts. .. It’s it possible?

    • whats the distinction? “I realise there may not be a building” like you said

      • Joe Dman

        Whether it’s in the halls or to the congregation, it’s surreal to me when i think of actually having to preach to the preachers. I realize i may not be given the privilege but it seems the possibility is there. It just seems it would fit with the scriptures in the article. Robert mentioned once that he would like to have at least one knowledgeable person in each congregation when tshtf. Probably not his exact words.

  • David

    I get so fed up with complete loss of faith on some recovery boards. I go off on a tangent, and they all think I nuts! They have thrown out the complete study of the truth for no truth! I have followed Robert King now for 9 yrs all his writings, and have found very much insight. ( so much it keeps me awake at night) But talking about it to a stanch supporter of the GB, or to those that have left the theater completely, (when they have front seats to the things to come) is very difficult! I don’t know how you have endured for so long, Robert King ,being attacked almost on a daily basis, like you have!

    • yeah i get restless an upset too man. last couple days and partly why im up now.

      • Bklyn Kevin

        How Long, O Jehovah?……https://e-watchman.com/long-o-jehovah/
        Isaiah 35:4-5 Be strong. Do not be afraid. Look! Your own God will come with vengeance, God will come with retribution. He will come and save you.’ At that time the eyes of the blind will be opened, and the ears of the deaf will be unstopped.

  • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

    Watchman’s explanation on this subject is completely a different one and it really makes sense. So I believe this.

  • Shikinah

    Thank you Robert, it’s so refreshing to read something that falls into place..It all makes perfect sense. Especially as the path of righteous gets brighter, compared to those who continue to grope around in darkness, trying to find a glimmer of light to shine upon their erroneous teachings..They have become like the blind leading the blind until they all fall into the pit..

  • Yuri Fisher

    Hello Robert
    For a long time I feel that JW organization and most of the elders became like pharesies of old. Your article of today just highlighted my feelings. Today most elders became like robots without feelings for others. They say that we need brotherly love among our selves. Even this year text say so. But at the same time they became harsh and unloving to brothers they dont like. They only nice to those who say nice things about them and try to please their ears. Just like pharesies in Jesus days. This what is going on in our congregation today. So sad that Satan took control over them. Organization is in total collapse. And nobody of elders say the truth as it is. All playing game that every thing is great in our organization. How blind they are. I told my elders that what they doing is not good. But they ignore me completely. As if I do not exist. No help no encouragment from most of our elders. Only few came to ask me how I feel. I told them about my situation. I also spoke with circut overseer. He just promised to talk with the elders and left to some place abroad. So nothing is done to help me yet. Thank Robert for your site and also to brothers and sisters that write here. I think of you as my real congregation. It is very encouraging to read your comments. May Jehovah and Jesus preserve you into the New World.

    Your brother

    Yuri Fisher

  • Al the scriptures you quoted indicate that God still indeed accepted the Jewish system of worship due to his covenant with them. However, that arrangement was soon to be destroyed, hence why Jesus sent his disciples to preach in their temples. When Jerusalem was destroyed in 70CE, God finally showed how he now no longer accepted the Jewish form of worship.
    At least that is how I understand things but I could well be wrong.

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