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  • It is written in the bible so why wouldn't they believe it? Yes, the Jehovahs witness teachings is direct from the bible, not 1 word is unbelieved or left out. Only we study it ourselves and don't really on 1 preacher to tell it to us. (ie. priests in churches and the pope, do they encourage you to read the bible daily and learn from it yourself?)
    • Gone!
      Actually, the Watchtower does not believe or condone you reading scripture on your own. They claim you can only understand the bible through them. Isn't that true? "Only this organization functions for Jehovah's purpose and to his praise. To it alone God's Sacred Word, the Bible, is not a sealed book," (Watchtower, July 1, 1973, p. 402). "Thus the Bible is an organizational book and belongs to the Christian congregation as an organization, not to individuals, regardless of how sincerely they may believe that they can interpret the Bible," (Watchtower, Oct. 1, 1967, p. 587) But they condemn Catholics for the same claim, "The Vatican belittles Bible study by claiming it is the only organization authorized and qualified to interpret the Bible," (Watchtower, July 1, 1943, p. 201) "We should eat and digest and assimilate what is set before us, without shying away from parts of the food because it may not suit the fancy of our mental taste . . . We should meekly go along with the Lord's theocratic organization and wait for further clarification, rather than balk at the first mention of a thought unpalatable to us and proceed to quibble and mouth our criticisms and opinions as though they were worth more than the slave's provision of spiritual food. Theocratic ones will appreciate the Lord's visible organization and not be so foolish as to put against Jehovah's channel their own human reasoning and sentiment and personal feelings," (Watchtower, Feb. 1, 1952, p. 79-80). "It should be expected that the Lord would have a means of communication to his people on the earth, and he has clearly shown that the magazine called The Watchtower is used for that purpose," (1939 Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses, p. 85) "We all need help to understand the Bible, and we cannot find the Scriptural guidance we need outside the 'faithful and discreet slave' organization," (Watchtower, Feb. 15, 1981). "From time to time, there have arisen from among the ranks of Jehovah's people those, who, like the original Satan, have adopted an independent, faultfinding attitude...They say that it is sufficient to read the Bible exclusively, either alone or in small groups at home. But, strangely, through such 'Bible reading,' they have reverted right back to the apostate doctrines that commentaries by Christendom's clergy were teaching 100 years ago . . " (Watchtower, Aug. 15, 1981). "We cannot claim to love God, yet deny his word and channel of communication," (Watchtower, Oct. 1, 1967, p. 591). "All who want to understand the Bible should appreciate that the "greatly diversified wisdom of God" can become known only through Jehovah's channel of communication, the faithful and discreet slave," (Watchtower, Oct. 1, 1994, p. 8) etc. etc. etc.
    • Linda Joy
      James 1:5 "If any of you lack wisdom let him ask of God who giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not and it shall be given him." Anyone who believes in the Bible should believe you can go directly to God for your answers.
  • Yes we do. We can see where in Revelation Chapter 12:7 when war broke out in heaven and the archangel Michael and his angels battled with the dragon and his angels. The serpent is plainly identified as the Devil in vs 9. Interestingly is says here that the Devil was misleading the entire inhabited earth. That helps explain the worlds condition today. Also note that in verse 12, a loud voice from heaven says, "Woe for the earth and for the sea, because the Devil has come down to you, having great anger, knowing that he has a short period of time". This also explains the rapidly worsening condtions on our planet. Certainly, sinful, imperfect men can take the credit for many of the problems and injustices on earth. However, the level of depravity, violence, sexual abuse and terrorism points to a powerful superhuman outside influence. Just look at how quickly moral standards have erroded in recent years. Look at what now passes for entertainment. Look at the behavior of many people in public. Satan has been cast down from heaven with his demons and their influence is clearly manifest.
  • Satan enjoyed living in heaven until 1914. Then he was cast out. It says so in the Bible.
  • Satan clearly was tossed out of heaven long before 1914. One key text proving this is Luke 10:18, where Jesus said: "I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightening." Satan was on earth when he initially revolted against God. Notice that Lucifer/Satan said in Isaiah 14:13: "For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: . . . " So although Lucifer had been the covering cherub, right over God Himself on His throne (see Ezek. 28:14), he then was transferred to the earth while still obedient. While on the earth, ruling over it, he (and one third of the other angels) decided to rebel against God. As he rose up to attack heaven, he was cast down to earth, as Jesus had seen. It does appear, however, that Satan will once again try to rise up from the earth to attack heaven, only to get cast down again. Notice Rev. 12:7-9, which is about the time of the end, not about the initial revolt of Lucifer against God: "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. " So Satan will be thrown down to the earth again, but this hasn't happened yet. The year 1914 was too long ago for this second attack on heaven by Satan and the demons. Jesus did not return secretly that year, which is what I believe they teach about what happened then. mills88@gmail.com
  • Yes JW belove Satan was cast out of Heaven in 1914. If you continuoulsy study the bible you can find SEVERAL scriptures that will back this up. JW do not force you to "believe" in what they tell you. They want you to study the bible regularly, daily, constantly and prove it to yourself. You do not get disfellowshiped my asking questions. Asking questions gets you to answers and that is what they want.. BIBLICAL TRUTH!
    • Gone!
      Actually, the Watchtower does not believe or condone you reading scripture on your own. They claim you can only understand the bible through them. Isn't that true? "Only this organization functions for Jehovah's purpose and to his praise. To it alone God's Sacred Word, the Bible, is not a sealed book," (Watchtower, July 1, 1973, p. 402). "Thus the Bible is an organizational book and belongs to the Christian congregation as an organization, not to individuals, regardless of how sincerely they may believe that they can interpret the Bible," (Watchtower, Oct. 1, 1967, p. 587) But they condemn Catholics for the same claim, "The Vatican belittles Bible study by claiming it is the only organization authorized and qualified to interpret the Bible," (Watchtower, July 1, 1943, p. 201) "We should eat and digest and assimilate what is set before us, without shying away from parts of the food because it may not suit the fancy of our mental taste . . . We should meekly go along with the Lord's theocratic organization and wait for further clarification, rather than balk at the first mention of a thought unpalatable to us and proceed to quibble and mouth our criticisms and opinions as though they were worth more than the slave's provision of spiritual food. Theocratic ones will appreciate the Lord's visible organization and not be so foolish as to put against Jehovah's channel their own human reasoning and sentiment and personal feelings," (Watchtower, Feb. 1, 1952, p. 79-80). "It should be expected that the Lord would have a means of communication to his people on the earth, and he has clearly shown that the magazine called The Watchtower is used for that purpose," (1939 Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses, p. 85) "We all need help to understand the Bible, and we cannot find the Scriptural guidance we need outside the 'faithful and discreet slave' organization," (Watchtower, Feb. 15, 1981). "From time to time, there have arisen from among the ranks of Jehovah's people those, who, like the original Satan, have adopted an independent, faultfinding attitude...They say that it is sufficient to read the Bible exclusively, either alone or in small groups at home. But, strangely, through such 'Bible reading,' they have reverted right back to the apostate doctrines that commentaries by Christendom's clergy were teaching 100 years ago . . " (Watchtower, Aug. 15, 1981). "We cannot claim to love God, yet deny his word and channel of communication," (Watchtower, Oct. 1, 1967, p. 591). "All who want to understand the Bible should appreciate that the "greatly diversified wisdom of God" can become known only through Jehovah's channel of communication, the faithful and discreet slave," (Watchtower, Oct. 1, 1994, p. 8) etc. etc. etc.
  • No, according to them Satan was given free will to leave.
    • pugwashjw65
      Not according to scripture...
  • That's what the Bible says. For this reason the witnesses believe Satan and his demons were cast out, expelled from the heavens to never return. The sad news is that he has been confined to earth's immediate vicinity. (Revelation 12:7-9,12)
  • Scripture says so.... (Revelation 12:7-9) And war broke out in heaven: Miʹcha

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