Originally posted by Conrau K
It was an interesting thread and I don't believe we received any clear answer to your question. From what I could gather though, Galvo and Robbie are not united on this point. As I understand, Robbie sees the role of the JW as practically necessary in order to be Christian. No other church follows the teachings of the Christ and the Holy Spirit does not off am not sure their organisation has the intellectual rigor to address these complexities.
I am not sure their organisation has the intellectual rigor to address these
complexities??? what a piece of intellectual snobbery!
its as simple as this , you practice the teachings of Christ you are a Christian. You
people could not name one other organisation which puts as much emphasis, or any
emphasis for that matter on teaching people about Gods Kingdom after the manner
of Christ and the early disciples. Matthew 28:19,20, Acts 20:20.
Perhaps an illustration of Christ shall suffice.
(Matthew 13:24-30) . . .Another illustration he set before them, saying: “The
kingdom of the heavens has become like a man that sowed fine seed in his field.
While men were sleeping, his enemy came and oversowed weeds in among the
wheat, and left. When the blade sprouted and produced fruit, then the weeds
appeared also. So the slaves of the householder came up and said to him, ‘Master,
did you not sow fine seed in your field? How, then, does it come to have weeds?’
He said to them, ‘An enemy, a man, did this.’ They said to him, ‘Do you want us,
then, to go out and collect them?’ He said, ‘No; that by no chance, while collecting
the weeds, you uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together
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 go to gathering the wheat into my
For anyone who knows anything about it, the reference here to weeds is a reference
to bearded darnel, which of course looks like wheat in every way, yet is considered
poisonous. The fact of the matter is, that time will tell, for who remains asleep
when there is a harvest to be gathered in? Did not Christ state that he was 'Lord of
the Harvest', 'the Harvest is great yet the workers are few?', indeed anyone
professing to be a Christian needs to think seriously about these words,
(Matthew 12:30) . . .He that is not on my side is against me, and he that does not
gather with me scatters.