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    Canticles

    . Attn: mattfivefour Please terminate my account with Rapture Forums. This is my resignation. Thank You. _
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    Training To Understand JWs

    . So-called Replacement Theology is just another name for identity theft. Take for example the Watchtower Society's interpretation of Rev 7:1-8 wherein is listed a specific number of Hebrews taken from every tribe of the sons of Israel. The Society claims that those aren't biological sons of...
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    Canticles

    . ● Song 1:7 . . Tell me, you whom I love, where you graze your flock and where you rest your sheep at midday. Why should I be like a veiled woman beside the flocks of your friends? A veiled woman following flocks in that day was sort of like the loose women that followed cow towns and mining...
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    Training To Understand JWs

    . JWs have a couple of interesting objections to Christianity's standard belief that people's physical bodies will be restored to life in the coming resurrection. Q: What about the remains of people whose bodies are no longer intact such as those eaten and digested by critters, burned to ashes...
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    Training To Understand JWs

    . You might find some answers in post No.7 _
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    Canticles

    . ● Song 1:5 . . I am black but lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon. The Hebrew word for "black" is shachor (shaw-khore') which means dusky, defined by Webster's as somewhat dark in color, i.e. somewhere between light and dark; viz: tanned...
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    Training To Understand JWs

    . The Watchtower Society argues that the account of the metemorphe (transfiguration) found at Matt 17:1-9 showed Jesus' true angelic form, proving his ability to materialize a human form at will. Oh? According to the Society's own doctrines, it is impossible to exist as a spirit being and a...
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    Training To Understand JWs

    . ● 1John 2:26-27 . .These things I write you about those who are trying to mislead you. And as for you, the anointing that you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to be teaching you; but, as the anointing from him is teaching you about all things, and is true and is no...
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    Canticles

    . ● Song 1:4a . .Take me away with you-- let us hurry! Let the king bring me into his chambers. I think at this point Shulamite isn't speaking to anyone in particular. In point of fact, I suspect very strongly that quite a bit of dialogue throughout the Song is what's called soliloquy; defined...
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    Canticles

    . ● Song 1:3 . . Your oils have a pleasing fragrance, your name is like purified oil; therefore the maidens love you. NOTE: The Juliet in this musical story is assumed to be a girl called Shulamite (Song 6:13), from the Hebrew word Shuwlammiyth (shoo-lam-meeth') which is apparently a pet name...
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    Canticles

    . I seriously doubt that can do the whole Song all by myself; and am honestly counting on others to pitch in as often they can. _
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    Training To Understand JWs

    . ● John 14:16-17 . . I will request the Father and he will give you another helper to be with you forever, the spirit of the truth, which the world cannot receive, because it neither beholds it nor knows it. You know it, because it remains with you and is in you. (NWT) ● John 14:26 . .The...
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    Canticles

    . ● Song 1:2b . . for your love is better than wine. That phrase makes better sense when kept with the first half of the verse; which refers to kissing on the lips. So; better in what way? Alcohol, in just the right amount, can soothe people's nerves and put them in a good mood. ● Ps...
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    Canticles

    . Just in case someone looking in has neither read nor heard anything from Solomon's song until just now; I should probably warn them that some portions of it may not be suitable for children. Some of its language is a little disturbing even for grown-ups, especially in mixed company. Actually...
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    Canticles

    . The law of the land in the Israel of Solomon's day was the covenant that Moses' people agreed upon with God. It states: "When thou art come unto the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt say, I will set a king over me, like as all...
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