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Hello Hannah, food for thought as Kevin would say. What you say seems not only reasonable, but quite plausible. It is certainly the best article that I have seen that includes the element of Christendom and the role it has to play with the watchtower. It also supplies a biblical argument for non-exclusivity of the watchtower which has of late, been perplexing me.
But you say that all this does not mean that the witnesses, or watchtower, are not representative of Jehovah but nonetheless, a part of a greater picture. Why then should we assume that, as Robert points out, the judgement will be coming first against the watchtower? Why not all of Christendom at the same time. In some respects, I am not convinced that some parts of Christendom have ANY inkling of the god they claim to represent. Some do. Some ignore God altogether and worship men, or animals, or figments of imagination.
In the end analysis, you say that it is love alone that carries the path to salvation and quote the words of Jesus. I can believe that, agree it, applaud it. But what of the Knowing of Jehovah? How can you love something you do not know, and which, incidentally, is a scriptural fact also, but where, I’m sorry to say, I cannot recall.
I do think your thoughts on the non-exclusivity of the watchtower is valid though as I have said. I think the connections you have made to show that are very solid too and impart the sense of ‘why hasn’t anyone else seen this?’ and which is often a good pointer to truth. But I don’t pretend to understand all you have written. I’m just not on that level….I wish I was. Yet what it does do, is put an entirely different approach to the tribulation. Can you just say then, what should we be arming ourselves with scripturally….? If all this is correct, what should we do about it? What is the criteria for salvation if those in Christendom are to be treated equally? Can it just be love of righteousness? Your article is a wonderful piece of work. Thank you for it.