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the one who knows all wrote at 2013-10-30 04:34:18
There are several JWs that answer questions correctly.  One JW that gets things right has this to say on his profile   “Being an expert and being qualified to answer are not always one and the same - as such I can answer your questions regarding the bibles teachings on any particular manner. **I will do this relying on prior knowledge like anyone else, but also with a willingness to do research into the matter with a goal of sighting as many sources as are available in answering and showing the reasonableness of such. In all circumstances and for all questions, the Bible is its own Interpreter.**   “  That person is Be Reasonable.  



Brenton Hepburn says this on his profile “Please be aware that there are people here who  ARE NOT practicing JWs. By all means ask these ones questions. Depending on the question you will get an honest answer,  but, generally the answer you get,  will mislead you  as to what we believe, often because, they  do not give  ALL  the relevant details. These ones will, have an agenda against JWs., and will at times give answers that are not correct in regard to JW teachings and practices.”     Notice that he says some experts will mislead because they do not have  all relevant information.  That is Derrick. He has a lot of knowledge but not all relevant information.  Some of his answers over the years that I have seen have been incorrect because he does not have all the facts.  There is too many answerers to go back for me to pinpoint any particular one.



Elbert Spears says this “I do not wish to be considered an Expert in this category because I, like everyone else will never cease to learn.” He knows his limits and is not proud as some others here are  



Other JWs that hold their own here are  Carol Massey and Sister Pam B.  The above JWs are worthy of answering asking questions to.




Derrick wrote at 2013-10-31 12:19:29
Interesting thing....the 4 you recommended, and 4 of the ones I also recommended. I also notice that you, a JW, did not recommend Sister T, DW, or Rando. Any reason why?


the one who knows all wrote at 2013-11-05 23:26:04
Yes from their behavior on this site I would not want to associate with them in real life.  Foe me they would be "bad association that spoil us-full habits"  


Derrick wrote at 2013-11-06 11:27:02
Well, I have to respect you for at least having the decency to say that.  Most JWs won't do it, even though the dishonesty is obvious.  But you did.  I respect that.


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Derrick Holland

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I was raised in the religion known as Jehovah`s Witnesses for 13 years. Since becoming a born-again Christian, I have researched extensively this religion, especially their doctrines and their history. I can answer questions about their doctrines from the perspective of Biblical Christianity. To be clear: Jehovahs Witnesses is the religion of my upbringing, though I myself was never baptized into the religion, nor have I ever been considered as a Jehovahs Witness.

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29 years of Biblical research into the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith, and how they differ from the teachings of the Watchtower.

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I would advise each questioner to this forum, to carefully READ the profiles of the various volunteers. There are several such as myself, who are not practicing JWs, but will provide you with an accurate and honest answer, regarding JW teaching. If we don't know the answer, we will try to research and get it for you. There are also some excellent practicing JWs here, who also endeavor to give you a factual and honest answer, based on their point of view. I believe by getting both points of view, the questioner can weigh the evidence for themselves, and make an informed decision. Unfortunately, there are also 3 here who claim to be JWs, but do NOT give honest, or well-researched answers. They will tell you only what they want you to believe, and they often hide facts about the history of their religion, as well as print untruths about other people's beliefs. This is done in an attempt to deceive the unsuspecting reader. It can be easily seen who these 3 are, simply by reading the public posts and "answers" which they write. Their posts will normally be filled with personal attacks, and if you question them about some teaching or aspect of the Watchtower that makes them uncomfortable, they will often reject your question, question your motives for asking it, tell you that you have been reading "apostate" sites, or turn the conversation into an attack on another expert. These ones are better avoided, as there is nothing to be gained by way of positive discussion, as they are not interested in intelligent conversation, or honest dialogue. If after reading the forum, you still have any questions as to who they are, just ask me, and I will be happy to tell you. And I can also provide documentation of their willful dishonesty. One thing is for certain...in a forum where people from both sides claim to be "Christians", there should never be any willful lying. Such ones only create a distraction in the forum, and provide nothing of any real value.

Education/Credentials
High School, some college. Studies of God's Word, the Bible, and how it compares to JW theology. I have found my own personal study and experiences to be far more valuable than any formal education or training. The Bible message is clear...Salvation is ONLY through and by the shed blood of Jesus Christ, and no religious organization has a thing to do with it. While attendance at a Bible-preaching, Bible-believing church is a must for spiritual growth and fellowship, no church can grant salvation to its members. Nor is joining a particular group a prerequisite for being saved.

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