Saturday, July 18, 2009

daily text 07/18

Saturday, July 18th, 2009
"Just as the Father taught me I speak these things." (John 8:28)

Jesus based his teaching on what Jehovah taught him directly and on instruction found in God’s written Word. (Luke 4:16-21) We imitate Jesus by applying his counsel and adhering to the Scriptures. All of us thus speak and think in agreement, and this contributes to our unity. (1 Corinthians 1:10) How grateful we are that “the faithful and discreet slave” provides Bible-based publications to help us maintain unity in our teaching and accomplish our work as evangelizers! (Matthew 24:45; 28:19, 20) One of these publications is the Bible Teach book, now available in 179 languages. Studying the Scriptures using the Bible Teach book has even changed the heart of opposers. During the 2007 service year, Jehovah’s Witnesses conducted 6,561,426 Bible studies, many of which put the Bible Teach book to good use. Are you using this tool on Bible studies?
(Watchtower issue: 02/15/08, 4:10-12)

*I've noticed that sometimes apostates will try to use the argument that our unity is some type of 'mindless conformity' which is so ridiculous considering the HUGE diversity of cultural and ethnic differences among JW's. When you have all nationalities included in the mix, its only natural and logical that their would also be a wide variety of interests and personalities. In fact, there's not one company, organization, or group of any kind, that could function successfully without a solid foundation & structure, which includes basic "standards" of conduct. It always aggravates me when someone says that, because you don't ever hear people calling all the employees who work for a company "clones" just because they abide by the company's basic rules & standards of conduct. There would be chaos and division and arguing all the time without that unity.