Monday, September 12, 2016
SEPTEMBER 12 "JEHOVAH WITNESSES FAVORITE SCRIPTURE"
We read today, Jehovah Witnesses' favorite scripture. Now if you're not familiar with the Cult of Jehovah Witness or their false doctrines, this means nothing to you (although you will be familiar with them after today). Their favorite scripture they put on the front of the "Watch Tower" magazine is the one quoted from Isaiah, in our reading today. "The Lion lying down with the lamb and the child will play in the midst of them" (paraphrased by me). Don't you want that? That's what we believe! "Don't you want to be part of us?", they ask? The only problem is, Jehovah Witnesses believe only 144,000 will make it on the new earth? 144,000? And their prophets believe the 144,000 are already chosen, so what hope does that leave for us? It's too bad when a Cult takes a scripture and makes false claims about it, it can ruin it for the rest of us. We can become disenchanted towards that scripture because it becomes associated with false teachings. That's a shame because this prophecy today, by Isaiah, is one that we should read and re-read over and over again. This is our promise, this is our future and it's not just for 144,000 but for whoever receives Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior on this earth, before departing. The bible, in revelations declares to us an amount of people so numerous they cannot be counted. Hollywood makes millions creating movies that are classified as "fiction" where fantastic animals and supernatural beings are interacting with humans, we watch in awe in movies like Narnia, Lord of the Rings and we are fascinated, but these are movies classified as "fiction". The bible classifies them as our future. Not just in Isaiah, but if you read Revelations, there are Glorious beings that will dwell amongst us. God has a fascinating place waiting for us, it's real and if there's one thing (and it's the only thing) the Jehovah Witnesses have right; that is that God will be bringing down a New Earth out of Heaven and it will be far beyond anything we have every scene on our T.V's and/or in movie theaters, and it will not be classified as "fiction" but it will be our reality!