Allow Me to Introduce You to…

Photo by Phil KochIf someone you love, someone you know to be kind, loving and wise, is the subject of virulent lies and rumors, the best way to fix the problem is not to defend them over and over again. It’s to introduce people to them. Especially when that person is God.

“Let him who boasts boast in this: that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises loving devotion, justice and righteousness on the earth, for in these things I take delight.” ~Jeremiah 9:24

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16 Responses to Allow Me to Introduce You to…

  1. Very beautiful. I am one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and this touches me very much. People don’t like us much, but this is exactly what we are trying to do, introduce people to God. One thing that we like to point out is God can become our friend. And like friends we know on earth we can get to know his name. Some Bibles have removed it entirely, but many still have it at one place, Psalm 83:18. When looking at ancient manuscripts we can see that it is used many many times. So God wants us to use it to. Jehovah. And he loves you and he loves this post.

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    • mitchteemley says:

      I earnestly admire your desire to share God with others, my friend (afraid I don’t know your name). I don’t think all that many people dislike Jehovah’s Witnesses; I certainly don’t. They do, however (and I’m among them), dislike the parent organization’s dictatorial rule over its followers and its claims to have the only true and accurate teachings on the Bible (a claim unsupported by their teachings).

      Btw, the name of God was considered by the Hebrews to be too holy to write or say. Hence, in the Scriptures they used a blend of the intentionally unpronounceable Hebrew consonants from God’s name, YHWH, and the vowels from Adonai, the Hebrew word for “Lord.” These two blended together formed the substitute word Yahweh. This “safe” stand-in for God’s name is the basis for the Hebrew>German>English word “Jehovah,” which, not being an actual word but a place-holder, is typically translated by Bible scholars as “LORD” (in all capital letters). Jehovah’s Witnesses have based their “correct” translation on a misunderstanding.

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      • I am glad that you brought up these two points. I will address the first paragraph here, but I am going to make the second paragraph a post. I think it is important to talk about and share God’s name so it is a good post for me.

        As to people not liking us, trust me I’ve been in the door to door and many don’t like us coming to their doors. Also there are incidents, even in this day and age of us getting beaten (even in the US, by a preacher no less), falsely imprisoned in countries around the world, our Kingdom Halls vandalized and burned down. So people don’t like us much. Not to say there aren’t many like you that don’t mind us. Those exist too and are by far the majority here in the states. What really struck me about your comment was the organization being dictatorial. I am in the organization and feel far far away from that! What we believe is based on the Bible. Sometimes we are wrong and then we make adjustments. The way I feel about the men that make up the governing body is they are imperfect men doing their best to care for the people under their care. I feel loved by them, I feel they are humble in their positions (willing to admit when they are wrong and being just as zealous in the ministry as the rest of us.

        I appreciate your sharing your thoughts with me. As always we have the right to choose whatever path we feel we have been set on. Do I believe we are right? Of course, most people do believe such. Do I wish more people would see what I see, of course, again most people want to share what is a deep feeling that has made us feel better for acting and believing the way we do. Do I feel that everyone HAS to follow my course? No, in fact I believe and accept that most won’t. Anyway, we are all free to choose.

        Again I thank you for giving me a topic to write about, and definitely some personal study to work on. Have a great day, and btw my name is Kendall.

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      • mitchteemley says:

        Thank you for your response, Kendall. Wishing you a great day, as well!

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  2. Ikemiracle says:

    Please let’s chat

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  3. numrhood says:

    jeremiah 34:49

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  4. K.L. Hale says:

    My introduction to Christ was the best thing that happened to me. I stake my life on it 💚

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  5. Godly wisdom to be sure! I love this!

    Thank you!

    P and B!

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