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3 years ago  ::  Aug 25, 2011 - 12:16PM #1
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So many folks think they are a good Christian but are they following Christ when they belong to a political party? Are they listening to Jesus' words at J7;14 They are  no part of this world. 
Long ago when Russia became communistic  the JWs were intensely persecured because they would not belong to the Communistic  party. Sso to be safe they fled to tthe montais. Then the  communisic governent  was supposed to share the  productions of food. They sold it to other countries instead  and about 40 million peole starved to death in Russia. Those persecuted  did not  for they lived inthe mountains and found food.  It may h ave been  hard to obey that  command by Jesus to be no part of the world. But it saved their lives.
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3 years ago  ::  Aug 25, 2011 - 12:23PM #2
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So being no part of the world saved JWs who lived in Russia.  Communist China learned that Russia became  strong  militarily, having sold the produce, so they too did the same route. The government took the produce and sold it to buy military  weapons, and in China about 40million people starved to to death. I can remember the pictures of them eating grass to survive. Were there Jws there ?Yes and they too fled to distant areas due to presecution ..intense hatred for those who  refused to belong to the political  party.

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3 years ago  ::  Aug 25, 2011 - 12:31PM #3
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When Jesus and his Apostles baptized  so many, it says in the bible  they were taken out of the nations. That meant they no longer belonged to the nation they were born in.The Jews  had belonged to Israel. Jerusalem was the  ruling place  The courts, Sanhedren , was there. And did the early christians  defend Jerusalem? no they too refised to be a a  part of Israel. Peter said toChristians " You are a new natnon. So they no longer defended the old Israel that fought against the Romans in 70A.D.  They fled to the mountains  and were saved.

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3 years ago  ::  Aug 25, 2011 - 1:05PM #4
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Malawi is anoter example of being saved by obedience to what Jesus taught. The JWs  refused tobuy a politcal card that identified which party theyy  belonged to. Malawi made it a law, and so JWs  had their homes burned down, and KH too, and bank accounts  confiscated by the government. They were beated stripped of all possessions sometimes even their clothes, and chased out of the country. Malawi  fought the war of one political party against the other. And in doing so they took children as  soldiers down to age 12, and so families  who did small farming did not grow the ctrops needed. Millions starved to death. I remember the pictures  of the starving children in the 1950 era. But JWs were out of the country being helped in refugee camps  by brothers world wide who sent food an shelter and med. supplies. They sirvived. When the war was over they went back to Malawi and  helped rebuild the war torn country. Obedince to Jesus  saved them from starvation.

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3 years ago  ::  Aug 28, 2011 - 10:54PM #5
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Lets remember the words of Jesus who said My followers are no part of the world.  So also  remember that  world wars took billions of lives. If the churches had really been no part of the world, the wars could not have deveoped. The patriotic  stance of churches  gave the political parties the power to go to war.  18 ,000 JWs lived in Germany and they said no to Hitler. The people of other denominatios  Heiled Hitler and  sent their sons to the slaughter thinking it was the christian thing to do, and the reult was the deaths  of billions of people. JWs in every land said no. They were persecuted for this stand which is what Christ taught to be peaceable. They were not against any people but were like ambassadors seeking those being deceived by politics to be nopart of the world.The nations were disobedient to Christ b hut claimed to be Christian natinos. One is not a Christian  if folloing the nations for all the nations will persecte  the true followers. So the nations are on Satans side.

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