11 responses to The Bible
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    Tonia
    Comment on The Bible (October 28th, 2017 at 07:43)

    In the bible it does say about dressing with modesty, why do some women when they go to church they don’t follow that

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      Frances
      Comment on Modest dress (April 10th, 2018 at 17:57)

      Modest dress

      Tonia – I’m new to this website and I absolutely love it !

      You posted a question back in October about why women don’t dress modestly when the Bible admonishes it .

      I see that a lot in my small community here in Central Illinois . I’d love to hear your opinion on this same question . I personally feel that it is because the regard people had for the advice in the Bible has been watered down so much by religious leaders and society in general . How many times have we heard people say that “ God accepts people just the way they are.” ? Or “ God looks at my heart and not my clothes “ Granted, there are many persons who can’t afford nice clothes and perhaps a clean pair of casual clothes is all they can obtain, but being immodest is a totally different thing.

      As a woman and mom, I know that the styles offered in retail establishments cater to customers who want what’s popular or trendy and immodest clothing is generally what is available . It takes more effort to find appealing and modest clothing, but they are definitely out there.

      What gets me is that people dress up to appear before officials and professional persons – why not our Heavenly Father ? It is just as stated at 1 Tim.3:5 “ …having an appearance of godliness but proving false to it’s power. “

      Such an interesting question …
      Have a great day !

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    Frances
    Comment on Free Bible Based Readung Material in P.A. German (April 10th, 2018 at 18:13)

    Free Bible Based Readung Material in P.A. German

    Dear Eric –
    I’ve only begun to read your website and I find it very informative and fascinating !

    My sisters live in Southern Indiana and I live in Central Illinois . We are all Bible teachers and have been looking for ways to become more familiar with our neighbors . My sisters have been learning P.A.German for about a year now and I’ve only begun to look into it .

    I found your Q&A about the beliefs of the Amish and Mennonite faiths to be very interesting . I just wanted to pass along some things that you might find interesting. We, Jehovah’s Witnesses, have been making Bible materials in P.A. German, free to the public .I realize that many Amish and Mennonite don’t read P.A.German , but various materials are available to whomever wants to down load them . Also, the King James Bible in P.A. German is available too.

    The way to access it is by visiting JW.ORG and select the language of choice . There are several small materials under the “ Publications “ tab . Also, for anyone who might want to receive a paper copy , I’d be more than willing to send something to a mailing address .

    Again, I love your website. I’m encouraged to try to learn to converse with my neighbors in their mother tongue . I’m only beginning to find out more but I look forward to many wonderful experiences . In fact, a group of my friends and I will soon be visiting a quilt show in Arthur, Il later this month .

    Thanks for all your hard work !
    Best Wishes !
    Frances

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    William C.
    Comment on The Bible (April 11th, 2018 at 08:10)

    Jehovah’s Witnesses are now targeting the Amish? That’s both sad and alarming.

    read 2 John 9-11.

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      AJ
      Comment on The Bible (April 11th, 2018 at 13:57)

      Why wouldn’t they target the Amish? They harass everyone else!

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        Frances
        Comment on Harassing others ? (April 11th, 2018 at 23:45)

        Harassing others ?

        As stated above, if you do not want us on your property, simply place a “ No Tresspasing Sign “ on your property or something to that affect on your door .

        Obviously, you can’t answer for everyone else . Many persons enjoy our visits. We volunteer our time, energy, and finances to check on our neighbors and encourage them. We are not paid to do so, rather it is out of genuine love and concern for our community members . How many persons from other religious organizations visit persons out of the a desire to do ask Jesus asked ?

        Also, if you came to my home and wanted to encourage me from the Bible, I would have appreciation for your efforts . I would not be mean about it, rather I would respectfully give you a moment of my time , even if we didn’t belief the same things .

        The time is coming when this preaching and teaching work will be ending. According to Matthew 24:14 , it must meet it’s completion before the destruction of the wicked . Therefore, we feel a sense of urgency to warn our neighbors . Whether they want to know more or not is totally up to them . At least we have tried and are then free of bloodguilt .

        May you find peace –

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      Frances
      Comment on Targeting the Amish ? (April 11th, 2018 at 23:28)

      Targeting the Amish ?

      In reply to your statement that we, Jehovah’s Witnesses are targeting the Amish, I’d like to ask you some important questions please .

      At Matthew 28:19, 20 – Jesus gave directions for his followers to go out to preach and teach persons from all the nations . Who do you suppose he was speaking to, only his followers back in the 1st Century ? Did his disciples and followers have the opportunity to preach to all the nations during their life time ? How extensive was this disciple making work suppose to be ? Should not everyone be given a chance to receive encouragement from the Bible, regardless of their background? Didn’t Jesus himself and his disciples speak to persons who were not Jewish ?

      My point is this – there is nothing wrong with having an interest in our communities and sharing something positive from the Bible . Would you rather we be like the majority of persons and spread hatred and prejudice ? If you don’t want us to come to your door, just simply say so or post a “no trespassing sign “ on your property .

      I’m sorry you don’t like us – but I love persons enough to even be ridiculed by others because they don’t agree with our Bible based faith .

      I hope you have a better day .

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    Yoder in Ohio
    Comment on The Bible (April 11th, 2018 at 10:15)

    They come around a lot in our area but it won’t matter what they talk, Dutch or English. We can’t agree with their beliefs and want nothing to do with them. I read my Bible in English, German, and Dutch and the Jehovah witnesses beliefs don’t match up with what I read in scripture. The 2 John quote is right on.

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      Frances
      Comment on Disagreement ? (April 12th, 2018 at 00:04)

      Disagreement ?

      With all due respect, we realize that the majority of persons will not agree with our faith .

      How many other religious faiths do you agree with ? Probably less than a handful . Frankly, even in the same faith, there are disagreements. Isn’t that evident by the various churches for Pentecostals, Baptists, Methodists, etc. Why is there a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd – fill in the blank – Church ? So it’s not a surprise that people do not agree with our faith either. But there is a minority of persons who hunger for spiritual truth and they aren’t being satisfied in their present situation . Sometimes people don’t even know where to begin to find the answers to life’s biggest questions .

      So my question is – have you ever taken the time to ask one of Jehovah’s Witnesses what we believe or is it based on heresay ? It would be unfair to base my views of your faith on speculation . Of course, it is your freewill to object to our faith. But again, persons from various religious backgrounds or otherwise still welcome our visits. We happily visit them – even the Amish – because we love our communities enough that we will continue to carry out the command to preach and teach. ( Matt. 28:19, 20)

      I’m sure your really a nice person outside of this topic . I hope you have a better day .

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        Yoder in Ohio
        Comment on The Bible (April 12th, 2018 at 08:10)

        I have indeed read up on Jehovah Witnesses and have talked with several who are still members and some who left. If they spread the TRUTH I’d feel very different. I’d encourage you to read the Standard King James scriptures and make yourself open to Bible teaching from other Christians. The more you read, the more you will discover that you are being deceived. There are so many places your JW version of the Bible differs from the true scriptures and so many false prophesies.

        But this is the end of this discussion for me. This is Amish America and the name suggests its purpose. It is for understanding and discussing the Amish not a way to spread Jehovah Witness opinions.

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    AJ
    Comment on AMISH America (April 12th, 2018 at 10:26)

    AMISH America

    Yoder is right.

    And I do know what the JW’s are about.

    By the way, read Acts 11:26 — … and the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

    Frances, are you a Christian or a Jehovah Witness?

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