Podcast #28

//Podcast #28

 

This episode considers questions regarding 1914 and the potential of it becoming a major stumbling block for Jehovah’s Witnesses. Also, why did the demons declare Jesus to be the Son of God? Questions regarding the ethnicity of the Jews. And more!

 

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2015-08-12T20:22:44+00:00 June 13th, 2011|Podcasts|6 Comments
  • Shelley.

    You stated those that were destroyed in Sodom and Gomorrah would be resurrected .I was under the impression that any that were destroyed by Jehovahs own hand would not be resurrected.Ones such as Sodom and Gomorrah,Noah’s flood,Egyptians that perished when the sea collapsed on them,firstborns that died from the plagues,ect.I was taught these things in my bible study.Is this wrong?

    • LW

      Here is the answer as found in the Watchtower publications: Will all persons who were destroyed by God in times past be dead forever?

      The Bible indicates that not all destruction is eternal. This is demonstrated by the fact that the Hebrew word ʼavad·dohnʹ (destruction) is used twice to parallel “Sheol.” (Job 26:6; Pr 15:11) The prophet Zephaniah spoke of the destruction of Assyria, whereas Ezekiel said that the Assyrians would go down to Sheol. (Zep 2:13; Eze 32:21, 22) When speaking of the destruction of the rebels Dathan and Abiram, Moses wrote that they went down “alive into Sheol.” (Nu 16:31, 33) Since Sheol in the Bible denotes the common grave of mankind from which there will be a resurrection, it is evident that not all destruction—not even all destruction at the hand of God—is necessarily eternal.

      Here is the link for reference: http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200001160#h=6

      • Shelley.

        Thank you for the direction.

    • Burt Reynolds

      Hello Shelley, the watchtower flipflops on this point no less than eight times, saying first they will, then will not be resurrected. This changing of opinion has been going on almost as long as the watchtower . Jehovah is the seat of all mercy and it appears from the bible that only one sin is without redemption and that is to grieve the spirit. The fact is that we do not know who will, and who will not be resurrected. And it really is not our concern. That concern lies with Jehovah. It depends whether their name is written in the book of life. The watchtower adds to the bible and tries to make ‘laws of men’ of biblical origins and significance. Therefore, apply yourself only to what the bible says, and if your study conductor is unable to answer your questions, then I am sure anyone on this site will give you a biblical answer if they know it. It must be very difficult to study with the watchtower at this time, but encourage your study conductor to give you biblical reasoning only, and not the opinion of the watchtower . It is after all, a bible study. Your strong, questioning faith does you great credit.

    • sally

      I have been taught the only ones that are known for sure to not have an earthly hope is Adam and Eve and Judas? But reading Burt’s comment about its Jehovah’s concern not any humans seems about right! there is enough to be learning anyway – I resume my study next week after a 4 week absence its going to be tough!

      • Bklyn Kevin

        Who at death went to Gehenna, and why did they go there?

        15 The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created perfect. Their fall into sin was deliberate. Before them was either everlasting life or death. They disobeyed God and sided with Satan. When they died, they had no prospect of benefiting from Christ’s ransom sacrifice. Rather, they went to Gehenna. Read more>
        http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2005323#h=18:0-22:288

        Podcast #47 https://e-watchman.com/podcast-47/

        This program entertains ‘what if?’ questions in connection with “Adam and Eve”,

        and questions pertaining to my personal calling.

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