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Hello Mr. Barns

As a witness, I'd like to thank you for your even and honest account of your visit to the Memorial of Christs Death.

That event is the most important one for a Christian. Jesus death put into place events that will soon transpire to return humanity and earth to what our creator Jehovah originally planned for us.

I hope to meet you at a KH someday.

Take care

Skip

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Greetings Skip. The more contact I have with the witnesses the more admiration I have for them. They remind me of the first century Christians. Jesus numbers of disciples began to grow while John the Baptist followers began to dwindle. I see that our Baptist membership peaked and has started to decrease over the last two years. Looking at the witnesses their numbers are increasing in membership. I found out the other day that no matter how high a person is in the JW hierarchy we are to call them brother and not by an esteem title as Pastor, Rabbi, or Father. It makes alot of sense not to put one brother over another but treat each brother with equality and with the same respect. I also like the melting pot of the many different nationalities that the JW organisation has. My daughter thoroughly enjoys the children videos on the JW.org website.

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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.

Education/Credentials
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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