Baptists/jw memorial celebration

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Good day. You said the other week that you were going to attend the jw memorial celebration. I wonder ifyou would be willing to comment what you thought about it in an objective way. Things you liked, ormaybe didn't like. What stood out to you as scriptural or maybe something you thought wasn't. And maybe give scriptures that would apply.  Just an honest breakdown of the entire thing and how it hit you, assuming this was your first one and that you were able to attend. Thank you.

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Without discussing doctrines I found it quite peaceful and enjoyable. It seemed everyone had their best attire on which impressed me. The children were well behaved and they had attendants everywhere and I mean everywhere. From the parking to the bathrooms to the main hall. I even had an attendant directing me to a seat for me and my family.

The atmosphere was a joyous one for there was laughter and a lot of smiling before and after the services. The talk was about how Jehovah sent Jesus in order to redeem mankind. Everyone was well behaved especially the children. That scored some big points with me. The thought that kept entering my mind is that these people are Christians observing the death of Jesus and remembering what he did for us. John 3:16 kept appearing in my mind.

The memorial was about thirty five minutes in length. I was invited to another talk, it was a special talk about family but I was not able to attend that one for it was on a Sunday.

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I can answer questions about the Bible of all translations and the various theologies of it's passages. Experience in how the Baptist Religion was founded in it's infancy and how it has splintered into many sects of different theology. If you enjoy the deeper things of God. I would love the opportunity to share the meanings of the true scripture as the meanings are hidden from many. Teaching an eternal burning hell is to reject "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures"-1 Cor 15:3. The Bible Literally teaches us that "death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them"-Revelation 20:13. This is truly a marvel and the gospel of Jesus Christ that hell gives up the dead to be Judged. Please note the last half of the scripture "they were judged every man according to their works." We would be in error to say works don't matter, if we are literally judged by them.

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Intensive study of Biblical Christianity and where it got it's start. I've learned that being a KJV only can lead a person to being narrow minded and somewhat short sided to Christ's full message of Salvation. Sometimes comparing Bible translations actually leads to a far deeper understanding of God's Word. Punishment in hell after death is double jeopardy and unjust.

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Once Saved Always Saved is not a Biblical doctrine. Paul told Christians who had already accepted Christ to: “Keep working out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”— Philippians 2:12.

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Baptist Sunday School and intense study of different translations. Studying several different translations gave me more understanding than reading KJV Only. Without grace who of us could get saved and stand before the throne of God? I believe that the antichrist has entered the church and leading many astray by the works of the flesh and an apostasy is now occurring among believers who through bad works are sinning their grace away. "Can it be that I have become your enemy for telling you the truth?"- Galatians 4:16

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