Fay (13 Apr 2011)
Hi John and Doves,
Your instincts are operating. Your discernment is intact. I have
been in sales for much of my working life. I have been trained to tune
in to the customer - mimic their body language and echo their views.
It's a sure fire winner. If one wants to win the affections and
allegiance of anyone - just take on their mantle. It makes everybody
comfortable and ensures the sale. Simple psychology.
My only sister became a Jehovah's Witness about 15 years ago. She
coerced me into studying with them. My faith was 'there' but was not on
solid ground. I got sucked in for a short time, but prayed, earnestly,
for the LORD to guide me to the truth. Which, of course, He did. If you
are unaware of what the JW's believe, a quick answer is that they
believe that Jesus is a 'created being' and that there is no such thing
as the Trinity. Total blasphemy. They've changed the scriptures to suit
their beliefs. I'll give you 2 classic examples: John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the word was God
(the truthful translation from the Greek). The JW bible renders it
thus: 'In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the
word was a god (small 'g'). 2nd Example: - (when our LORD Jesus was
dying on the Cross and the thief asked Him about His Kingdom) Luke 23:42 Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom". Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise".
The JW version reads:- "I tell you the truth today, you will be with me
in paradise", Do you see the subtle comma change? They changed it so
that it reads that 'one day - in the future - the thief would be with
Jesus in paradise. But, certainly not that exact same day. There's a
world of difference. The bizarre thing about all of this nonsense is
that my sister (and all her JW team members) will insist that they are
'Christians'. Not only that - they insist that they are the real
Christians!! Christians??? - my left nostril! They even had the cheek
to tell me that I was guilty of 'blood guilt' when I informed them that
I would no longer be studying with them.
As has been stated before (ad nauseam) Glenn Beck is just fab when
he sticks to politics. But - I will not stand for the Name of our
Beloved Saviour being used for nefarious and selfish,
ambitious purposes. Our LORD's Name is not a play thing. It is not a
political tool. Either stick to his Mormonism and take the risk of
alienating Christian America, or stay out of our LORD's territory
altogether. Do not call yourself a 'Christian' when your beliefs are
far from it. No matter how ' pleasing' your political stance is. This
is a 'salesman' tactic. When the Beck fans have the courage the call
him out on his beliefs and we get clarity on this, I will remain
vehemently opposed to him using our LORD's precious, precious Name.
This is not a game. There are souls at stake.