Jehovah`s Witness/Will some Never Be Saved?

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How do I explain to a non-witness that the Bible Does Says That Some Will Never Be Saved, without sounding like some people are bound by fate,fatalism or destiny with study point 33? rs p. 358

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Hi and thanks for writing,

God's word the Bible helps us to see that Jehovah has requirements, and if we love God, we will be happy to keep his requirements or commandments.  As it brings out in 1 John 5:3 that the love of God means keeping his commandments.

Along with keeping those commandments we have to remember that it's the ones who endure to the end that will be saved as brought out in Matt 24:13.  So that leads us to the question, since only the ones who endure to the end will be saved, will there be ones who will not be saved and if so where in the Bible does it show this?

The Bible helps us to see that there are sins that incurs the second death.  Which there is no resurrection from, like blaspheming against Jehovah's holy spirit. (Matt 12:31)

At Rev 21:8 it says: "But as for the cowards and those without faith and those who are disgusting in their filth and murderers and the sexually immoral and those practicing spiritism and idolaters and all the liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. This means the second death.”

Here in Revelations we see it says "those practicing", this helps us to see that it's a choice that is being made regarding the doing of something over and over again or deliberately.  If a person willfully practices these things, then they will not be saved. (Heb. 10:26; Heb. 6:4-6)

Also Matt 7:13,14 "Go in through the narrow gate, because broad is the gate and spacious is the road leading off into destruction, and many are going in through it; 14 whereas narrow is the gate and cramped the road leading off into life, and few are finding it."

At Matt it's admonishes people to go in through the narrow gate, because it leads to life, and few are finding it, helping us to see that it's up to the person to make an effort to find the road that leads to life, but the spacious road leads into destruction, and many are going through it.  That helps us to see that it's a choice that each person has to make regarding which road they will be on.

2 Thes 1:9 "These very ones will undergo the judicial punishment of everlasting destruction from before the Lord and from the glory of his strength,"

"These very ones" refer to the ones who do not obey the good news about our lord Jesus Christ, so here we can see that in each scripture there are ones who are not saved and it's because of their own choice to not obey Jehovah.

Jehovah puts these warnings in the Bible for us because he does not desire any to be destroyed but wants all to repent (2 Peter 3:9)

But along with that, since everyone has free will, they can choose to not repent and they can decide for themselves if they do or do not want to obey God.  Jehovah being our creator has the right to decide what is right and what is wrong according to his will.  But Jehovah is a loving God and all his ways are righteous and for our benefit.  People are being warned now so that they can learn what God requires of us, and the ones who listen will be saved and the ones who do not will not be saved.  It's our choice.

Hope that helps...

Have a good day,

Sister T  

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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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