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Thursday, 9 August 2012

“GOD'S PURPOSE FOR EARTH” ACCORDING TO “WATCHTOWER”


Translated from the original by “M.L.”

Have you ever thought that in the Greek language “telos” (end) means “purpose” and not “disaster”?

In the Watchtower edition of January 2012, we read on page 4: “THINK about the first time you had a meaningful discussion with one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. What do you remember about it? Many would reply ... How delighted we were to discover God’s purpose for the earth”. Also, a suggestion that I often read in leaflets and books of JW, seemingly irrelevant to our subject matter, is that Christians should avoid cinema or television, because they are exposed to violent scenes (i.e. see the  book “Keep yourselves in God’s love” page 65). Every time I read this, I wonder if Christians should also avoid Homer’s Iliad. It is certainly not a movie (although it has been adapted many times for cinema and television, and how could it not have been!) but its realistic description of violent scenes is something that literally haunts you. And of course, we shouldn’t forget the love scenes that the great poet has included in the 2 epics...