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Hi Brenton

I will add as a supplement to my last response the following.

The Watchtower contradiction that the Holy Spirit is Jehovah’s POWER but says elsewhere that the Holy Spirit is NOT Jehovah’s POWER is so apparent that your excuse reminds me of Donald Trump supporters...blind.

And here is WHY!

The web page from where one quote is taken refer to certain Scripture as “support” for the idea that the Holy Spirit is Jehovah’s POWER, in fact, they mention three of same Scriptures (Mich 3:8, Luke 1:35 and Acts10:38) that “Insight” use to show “a definite distinction” in terms. Read it and see. <><

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Hi Cos.

I have finally found time to finish of these other two questions.

Again there is no contradiction in those articles. How many times do you have to be told that the WT does not identify the holy spirit as Jehovah's power. You are reading more into what is written than what is there.  It seems to me you are not reading the passage with understanding. For some reason you keep avoiding the words ”in action. ”. Those words just do not seem to register in your thinking.

Yes both articles use the same texts. At the web site http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102006245  those texts are not supporting your view of identifying the holy spirit as God's power.

The paragraph  from were that site that mentions those texts is

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“In the Bible, God’s holy spirit is identified as God’s power in action. Hence, an accurate translation of the Bible’s Hebrew text refers to God’s spirit as “God’s active force.” (Genesis 1:2) This concept is well supported throughout the Bible.—Micah 3:8; Luke 1:35; Acts 10:38.
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Those texts are examples of how the spirit is power in action. Those texts tell us the effects of spirit, that is the effect of “God's active force” on a given application. Just as in my previous examples of the ice-skater or the tractor show their effects when under a given circumstance.

The quote  from Insight on the Scriptures is doing the same thing as the article you mention above and that is, to show how the effects of the holy spirit is power  “in action ”  

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I AM one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and I am always learning. I am NOT an expert in the full sense of the word but I can answer questions on the reliability of the NWT - the so called mind control problems-so called prophecies - how being a JW affects the individual and relatives and general practices and history of Jehovah’s Witnesses. >>WARNING<< 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. If you are after a answer from one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, please read some of the answers that the various experts have published before choosing someone. If you want to ask one of the NON JWs a question, that is fine, BUT if you want a balancing view after asking one of the NON JWs, ask a JW the same question. PLEASE ALSO NOTE: There(have been)and are, some "experts" here who are NOT always the most courteous and polite, at times are actually quite rude, that applies to both JW's and non JW's and their answers may offend, especially when they get personal and attack the character of the person and not the message. Unfortunately some here that have done that. So it IS IMPORTANT to chose an "expert" that YOU feel will best suit YOU by reading some of their past answers . . . . .

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I have been a publisher since 1964. When I first went on the internet I found a lot of negative information dealing with Jehovah’s Witnesses covering prophecy, mind control and what many said was a very bad translation of the Bible known as the NWT. It shook my faith. After may hours researching these topics I could see why some felt that way, but, I was also able to explain why there were these misleading views. I can now set matters straight for anyone that has negative information about Jehovah’s Witness to show them that such information is at best misleading and at worst dangerous lies.

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I have been a student of the Bible for many years, am trying to teach myself Biblical Greek. Was a public tax accountant for many years untill SEP 2009 when I gave it up due to health problems.

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