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I read this blog from time to time and wanted you to know that I admire your faith. Not many can take a licking and keep on ticking. I wish my faith was as strong as yours! I don't appreciate how male chauvinists attack you and yet, you seem to be a better person for it. Where do you get your strength from??

Hoping you stay.
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Hello and thank you for writing,

Thank you for all that you've said.  My faith and strength and inner joy and peace comes from Jehovah!  I'm not unique, Jehovah is a marvelous loving creator who dearly loves those who love him.  All glory goes to Jehovah.

Having real faith means more than merely believing that God exists. It involves developing a deep, trusting relationship with Jehovah.

You can have unshakeable faith, the Bible tells us if we draw close to God he will draw close to us.

James 4:8"Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you...."

  
Since faith isn't a possession of all people (2 Thes 3:2 "... “faith is not a possession of all people.”) we need
to “persevere in prayer.” (Rom. 12:12) We can and should pray that Jehovah help us to serve him in an acceptable way. To that end, we can properly ask him for holy spirit, for more faith, for strength to resist temptation, and for ability to ‘handle the word of the truth aright.’ (2 Tim. 2:15; Matt. 6:13; Luke 11:13; 17:5)

To maintain strong faith, we must ‘look intently at Jesus’ and follow his example. We also need to reject immorality, combat the works of the flesh, and avoid materialism, worldly philosophies, and unscriptural traditions. (Gal. 5:19-21; Col. 2:8; 1 Tim. 6:9,10; Jude 3,4).

We cannot create faith within ourselves by our own willpower. Faith is part of the fruitage of God’s holy spirit, or active force. (Galatians 5:22, 23).  Prayer is essential.

Also, Satan is against anyone who is serving Jehovah, as Jesus said his followers would be hated, just as he was hated.  So it's to be expected....

Matt 5:11"“Happy are you when people reproach you and persecute you and lyingly say every sort of wicked thing against you for my sake."


John 17:14  "I have given your word to them, but the world has hated them, because they are no part of the world, just as I am no part of the world."

1 Peter 4:14 "If you are being reproached for the name of Christ, you are happy, because the spirit of glory, yes, the spirit of God, is resting upon you."

As is evident, people intensely hate Jehovah's Witnesses, and for no real reason.  There are many religions listed on All Experts, yet we are the main ones lied on and attacked constantly.  When their evil intentions are revealed they go on the attack, Non JW's join this forum for questions to JW's for the sole purpose of doing just as Jesus stated.  And readers such as yourself are starting to see this.  Satan is doing all he can to turn people away from learning the truth about Jehovah because he knows he has short time, (Rev. 12:12)  Satan's time is at it's end and he's desperately trying to take as many with him as he can right on to destruction.

It's Bible prophecy being fulfilled right before your eyes!! That helps us to see that very soon God will step in and the nations will have to know that he is Jehovah! (Ezekiel 38:23)




The Bible assures us: “[God’s] will is that all sorts of men should be saved and come to an accurate knowledge of truth.” (1 Tim. 2:4) Take in the knowledge that means everlasting life. (John 17:3) Start by requesting a free home Bible study.

https://www.jw.org/en/free-bible-study/


Thank you again and I plan to stay as long as I'm able or until the preaching work has ended, as this is a never to be repeated work and lives are at stake!



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I can answer questions related to Jehovah's Witnesses and the Bible. I love learning the truth from the Bible and helping others to learn that truth as well. I don't know everything but will answer from the Bible, I like to use illustrations as well to help a person relate to what is being said. The Bible has the last say so over any person.

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I am an active baptized Jehovah's Witness and Jehovah is Almighty God,(Ps. 83:18) and his Son Jesus Christ died so that everyone exercising faith in him may not be destroyed but have everlasting life. (John 3:16). I support my fellow Witnesses on this board who are real, and Jehovah's worldwide visible organization, including the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses. As God is not a God of disorder, and there could not be order if there were not ones to take the lead. Taking the lead and having a leader is not the same, our leader is Jesus Christ, and in order to have unity and order, there has to be arrangements in place. As the first century Christians had, there were men taking the lead, (Acts 6:1-6) as with Moses, (Exodus 18:21) and in our day, in following with Bible truths, we do the same. When people twist that around to us worshiping men, it is just a straight out lie! Why would the Scripture at 1 Tim. 3:1-10, 12, 13 give the criteria for men reaching out for an office of overseer if that was not meant to be? (Phil 1:1, Acts 20:17, 28, Eph. 4:11, 12, 2 Cor. 3:4-6). If we were not supposed to have men who take the lead, why was this scripture penned? James 5:14-15 "Is there anyone sick among YOU? Let him call the older men of the congregation to [him], and let them pray over him, greasing [him] with oil in the name of Jehovah. 15 And the prayer of faith will make the indisposed one well, and Jehovah will raise him up. Also, if he has committed sins, it will be forgiven him."

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If you have legit questions and want to know the truth, please ask, but if you are here to spread your lies and twists of the scriptures or get your falsehoods out, you may get rejected! The truth is from the Bible, if what you say does not harmonize with the Bible then what you say is wrong! Context and other scriptures help determine scriptures that may stump us, let scripture interpret scripture. The Bible does not contradict itself, so if what you are being taught or if what you are teaching makes it seem like the Bible is contradictory, remember it's not the Bible it's the man-made teaching! Doctrines of men! Mark 7:6, 7 "He said to them: “Isaiah aptly prophesied about YOU hypocrites, as it is written, ‘This people honor me with [their] lips, but their hearts are far removed from me. 7 It is in vain that they keep worshiping me, because they teach as doctrines commands of men." (also Romans 10:2, 3)

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Matthew 24:14 says "And this good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come." We are doing that today, we are living in times of Bible Prophecy and as a Jehovah's Witness, we have the privilege to be apart of a prophecy spoken by Jesus himself! The good news of the Kingdom. Ask yourself, what kingdom? then read Daniel 2:44! It's a real government. Take heed now! Listening to men over God will mean your life.(Prov 3:5,6, Ps. 146:3) A lie will never become truth, No matter how long or how many people say it or speak it. Learn what the Bible really teaches, seek out Jehovah's ways, serving God in truth is only acceptable to him,(John 4:23, 24) you can not be serving God acceptably if what you believe is a lie! Pray for understanding and ask Jehovah to search your heart and draw you! (John 6:44, 65) Now is the time to be with the people who are called by Jehovah's name! (Acts 15:14, 17, Isa. 43:7, 10, Zech 8:23)

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