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Hi DW

If what you say about the bible being understood logically is true then how are we to understand verses such as the one below?

"For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts"

I'm not saying that you are wrong I'm just curious as to how you  explain such verses

God Bless

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Hi again mate

Thanks for writing.

You know again it's very logical to believe scriptures like these without having to put implications on the verse and cause a domino affect to illogical reasoning.

Think about creation as just one example even the most "incredible" brains in science don't know how gravity works there's theories of course but they all argue over which theory is correct. They don't know how the sun regenerates, they don't know how to animate something to life, men copy creation to invent things such as aeroplanes and attempt to make cold light such as fireflies have. There's thousands upon thousands upon thousands of example of how we can logically apply these kinds of scriptures, just in nature and our universe alone.

How about the depth of mercy God shows to his creation, his forgiveness, his gift of the ransom and what he allowed his son to suffer for me and you, how he knows we are dust yet wants a relationship with us, again the list is endless. Verses like these do not give us license to add things to the bible such as we can get to pick and choose logic, based on these kind of verses.

You know but let's really flip the argument here. Let's do a hypothetical.

Let's imagine we started with an assumption that Jesus was not eternal based on this verse here.

Col 1:

15 "He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation"

So we said this verse logically tells Jesus was created.

Then someone said :well no because look at this verse in Isa 55:9 it shows that God's ways are higher than our ways so "firstborn of creation" means eternal"

Now I could say to them well no we can ignore that verse logically because Col 1:15 say's Jesus is created.

What stops me saying that?? What stops me choosing what I want to read logically and what I don't??

Do you see the importance and the wisdom of being able to understand each verse logically??

The problem with Christendom is someone told them years ago that there's a trinity a mystery and they stick to that assumption no matter what! No matter what!

Hence they end up in spiritual darkness all divided and trying to put their personal interpretation on the bible rather then letting the bible interpret itself and understanding it along with logic and reasoning!!

So christendom simply have to spread false beliefs such as we get to pick and choose where to use logic and where not too and we get to decide which verses are out of date and which aren't.

Logically it is absolutely crystal clear that christendom are false. What this all boils down too is if we are humble enough to accept it and change our ways.

Follow up if you need

Take Care

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I have many years of experience serving Jehovah . I have known Jehovah a long time and I have known his organization . I have been privileged to see great progress not only in my own personal relationship with my God and Father but within his organization. I am an avid reader of the bible and have been gifted by my Father with the indescribable privilege of being allowed to understand his own word.

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The truth is all about scripture and logic. The two go hand in hand . There is not one bible verse that cannot be understood within the realms of human reasoning. Not one!! Why would it?? The bible is God's message to his creation . His creation who he made to understand things in a specific way. God is not stupid or unwise as to leave as a message then allow us to guess what it means or who he is. 1 Tim 2:3This is fine and acceptable in the sight of our Savior, God, 4whose will is that all sorts of people should be saved and come to an accurate knowledge of truth" Notice the expression "accurate knowledge".

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The bible leaves signs of true christianity there are many. Jehovah's witnesses meet every single sign. One sign is the removal of false teachings that permeated the world soon after the apostles died. Jesus foretold this and he also foretold of the restoration of pure worship in the period known as the last days. The days we are currently living in. Jesus was a master of using illustrations he used an illustration to highlight this point Matt 13: "The Kingdom of the heavens may be likened to a man who sowed fine seed in his field. 25While men were sleeping, his enemy came and oversowed weeds in among the wheat and left. 26When the stalk sprouted and produced fruit, then the weeds also appeared. 27So the slaves of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow fine seed in your field? How, then, does it have weeds?’ 28He said to them, ‘An enemy, a man, did this.’ The slaves said to him, ‘Do you want us, then, to go out and collect them?’ 29He said, ‘No, for fear that while collecting the weeds, you uproot the wheat with them. 30Let both grow together until the harvest, and in the harvest season, I will tell the reapers: First collect the weeds and bind them in bundles to burn them up; then gather the wheat into my storehouse" Why did he speak in illustrations? Matt 13:10So the disciples came and said to him: “Why do you speak to them by the use of illustrations?” 11In reply he said: “To you it is granted to understand the sacred secrets of the Kingdom of the heavens, but to them it is not granted" The kingdom of the heavens is full of sacred secrets that Jesus reveals only to his followers. This privilege is open to all who are really willing to submit to God and his Christ in action not just in words. These are the ones God is looking for. Are you really one?? If so I encourage you to let Jehovah's witnesses show you what the Bible really teaches.

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False religion is disgusting to God and to his true worshippers it is likened in the Bible to a harlot Rev 17:"I will show you the judgment upon the great harlot who sits on many waters, 2with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, whereas those who inhabit the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication" Whereas the bride of Christ is likened to a virgin Rev 14: 4"These are the ones who did not defile themselves with women; in fact, they are virgins" These are both used as spiritual terms here and show the importance of pure and clean worship for God's people.

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