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3 years ago  ::  Oct 13, 2011 - 7:02AM #1
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Our enemies critized us for not buying a political identification card, only 25 cents , in Malawi. The political  parties  closed down our kingdom halls , burned them too, confiscated the bank accounts, stipped JWs almost naked, chased them out of the country. The persecuted witnesses managed to take a feew animals with  them, and  gathered outside the country of Malawi. Then brothes all over the world set up the refugee camps and established order and they were fed and clothed, while in Malawi , war broke out, and the military took  fighters as young as 12 into  the military. These were needed  on the small farms that furnished food for families. So food shortages became worse, and  thousands each day starved to death... but JWs were not there. They were in those refugee camps  and fed even spiritualy. No political involvment saved their lives.

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3 years ago  ::  Oct 13, 2011 - 7:18AM #2
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The Soviet union also became  communist. People were ordered to attend communisic meetings. JWs fled to distant areas rather than  belong to that political party. The government  had told the people that produce would be  shared, no one any better than another. But that government  sold the produce to buy military weapons, and millions died of starvation. JWs were  in mountain areas. They did small farming, fishing, and had food. Scarcely populated areas  also had food. They did not attend those political meetings. They were no part of the world , so they survived. Some were arrested and sent to Siberia during the world war. They continued to preach and teach. They at 1st were treated very cruelly  but the guards also learned the truth, as taught by JWs in that camp. Literature was smuggled in. So was a small printing press. They held meetings after the work of  cutting wood to supply the fuel to heat houses  in Russia. Lowell Thomas a world wide  famous newsman  wrote an article in the Readers Digest  after visiting that camp. He learned that  it was one place in Russia that  fredom of speech, press, and religion was practiced. JWs had taugt other political disidents that  were sent to that camp, and they also taught the guards. The war ended, and out of that camp came  double  JWs than went in. Then they preaached in the many places  they had come from.. And now , in the big country formerly Russia and now  divided into states, JWS have had very large attendance at the assemblies... The  obidience to no part of the world at Jn 17  saved ther lives , for they did not take part in the war, and they did not starve to death nor freeze to death when the war was ongoing and  fuel was scarce.

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3 years ago  ::  Nov 19, 2011 - 11:47PM #3
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Rebellons are taking  place all over the world. Goverments are being overthrown. Are JWs a part of the rebellions that are full of violence? No they are not. But they also are not a part of that world. And again just as in other times , they are saved  by obedience to the command of Jesus to be  peaceful  among all men,, the  term among all men is  speaking of  the different nations of which we are no part of.


People are fearful. They think  the nation in which they are born in , should be protected. So they are  anxious and  may join into that rebellion. Are they being no part of the world if they take part in the rebellions.? Jesus said quite clearly in John 17 .. my followers are no part of the world. So  again the benefits of not being  caught up in those rebellons  are plain to see IF they have full faith in Jesus.

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3 years ago  ::  Nov 19, 2011 - 11:56PM #4
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Some will say,I am in the world and we must obey the authorities... fine advice, for Jesus  himself said we must  obey the authorites. But who is the supreme authority.  Do you know what authority to obey?  Suppose  your parents put an older  member of the family in charge while they left for a while. And suppse that  other authority said lets  go and   ruin the neighbors  crops. They arent very nice to us so lets go and teach them a lesson that they cannot  treat us badly. 


Now that older person is in charge but  those under  him know that the parents will not approve of what  he plans to do. Which authority will they obey. Should the children obey all that the  person in charge says to do, or will they say no our parents will not like us to do that.


So too with nations.  We  have  the right to say no to a givernment that is telling us to do  what Jehovah will not approve.


Does Jehovah and Jesus want peoples  in other nations  to wage wars.  Can we kill peoples in other lands?

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