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    Also, the getting it off ones chest can be more important than if it eventually goes to print or not.
    I only write when I am in a very good mood, usually when I am free from the hastles of work, namely at weekends or holidays and only a few paragraphs at a time which will take me an hour or two as I think hard how to describe it best and accurately. Then I keep editing each subject and chapter time and again ( some of it 10 or 12 times ) until I am completely happy with it. My concience comes into play too as I feel an obligation never to exaggerate anything.
    Hope this helps.
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    Hi Deborah,
    I dont have a link to that book. Have you tried ebay? Sometimes the old Watch Tower books come up for sale quite cheaply.
    As for the book I am writing, I have one or two potential names for it but haven't decided yet as it isn't finished.
    I began it as a lighthearted description of the strange things that happened to me as a Witness and to show what congregational life is like, but it has evolved into a much more serious study of how I was led into the faith and how I came to leave. What I have had to do is change the names of all involved for reasons of privacy and so as not to unduly embarrass those still living or their families.
    What I can say to you in all honesty is that it has been absolutely therapeutic, and that in view of what you personally seem to have been through it may be beneficial for you to put your experience all down into microsoft word including your conclusions.
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    Lutherans do not acknowledge the pope as anyone special. RCCs hold the word of the Pope/church over the Bible. The Lutherans hold the Bible as the absolute and only absolute authority which is why Luther translated the Bible into German and the Catholic burned all the Bibles they could get their hands on. Mary was just a woman and not someone to pray to, was not sinless , had other children, did not ascend into heaven directly, was not a saint anymore than anyone else and so on. Only God is worshiped, one cannot make up for sins by giving money (alms) to the church like in catholicism and one need not confess one's sins and saying "Hail marys" or the "our father" is not the way to forgiveness for particualr sins. The list goes on and on. Catholism adopted pagan practices around Constantine to broaden the appeal to the pagans. Hence the pointy hat and incense and candles and idol worship.
  4. Lutherans sound the same as the Catholics then, except maybe they don't pray to the saints or to idols, is that right?
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    The Assemblys of God do not believe baptism saves a person no matter what they do as they spoke of some believers backsliding back into sin and would be lost unless they repented.

    Lutherans believe as mainstream Christians. The Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. If you google the apostles creed, you will see what they believe.
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    They are a charismatic branch of the church. They do not believe in predestination. Other than that I would have to look it up same a you. The church I attended had a very large youth groups atlhough the congregation itself was not large. We were about 200 when we went on retreats. I learned a lot about the voice of God and doing what He asks you to do. The official doctrine I learned less of as it was never taught directly.
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    You might need to correct me but my understanding is the JWs call all the Christians except themselves that whore of Babylon and we ought to leave them (and join them I assume). As for me, I was raised Lutheran, attended Assembly of God in my teenage years, attended a Baptist church when I first moved to Germany and then a Reformed one. I have been to Catholic mass with my neighbors and friends as a child which I enjoyed. So I am rather open except to the cults which deny too much of what all the others have believed since Christ.
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    Ok, I did not not know you posted.

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Thank you Mr Tyndale

by Prophetess Deborah Jges4 on 04-15-2012 at 09:36 AM
Thank you Mr Tyndale
William Tyndale went to his death, hunted down by theCatholics and the Church of England and finally executed by strangulation andburning outside Brussels in 1536.
He was a man driven to ensure that the ordinary common manwould understand the words of the bible in their own common language, ratherthan have it kept from them in Latin, the language of the Roman Empire and theCatholic Church.
He got into an argument with a clergyman who did not likethe fact that

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pauls opinions are a reflection of social customs and laws

by Prophetess Deborah Jges4 on 10-20-2011 at 01:58 AM
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when you take pauls background into account, it is easier to see the basis for the conservative viewpoints he expressed.
when you consider that he was a member of the sanhredan[spelling?]
an extremly demanding and discrminating group.
this type of adherance to traditions, i believe would lead to very restrictive social customs as far as women were concerned.
please remember the importance of the woman in establishing one ancestery and status as a jew.
i do not

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What does it mean to be 'no part of this world'?

by Prophetess Deborah Jges4 on 10-14-2011 at 02:32 AM
Many different Christian groups have different ideas on this it seems and I wonder about it. John 15:1 9 says:

"If you were part of the world, the world would be fond of what is its own. Now because you are no part of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, on this account the world hates you."

Some groups stay out of the world by shutting themselves off and only mixing with those who are baptized into their group. I had neighbours who were menonites

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The Apocrypha - Why do some bibles include them and some don't?

by Prophetess Deborah Jges4 on 10-13-2011 at 04:49 AM
What are the arguments for and against including them in the Bible? What is the proof either way as to whether they should or shouldn't be included? Which versions do include them and who made the decision that they ought to be there? Do they match with the Jewish Torah?

What is considered to be a 'serious sin' or a 'minor sin'? Scriptures please?

by Prophetess Deborah Jges4 on 10-11-2011 at 04:44 AM
I don't understand how some consider certain sins worse than others. I thought Jesus said 'Let the one who has not sinned cast the first stone", when he stopped the adulteress woman from being stoned. Ephesians 5:3-5:

"Let fornication and uncleanness of every sort not even be mentioned among you, just as it befits holy people; neither shameful conduct nor foolish talking nor obscene jesting, things which are not becoming, but rather the giving of thanks. For you know this,

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