God told the nation of Israel, “Observe my Sabbaths and have reverence for my sanctuary”.
They were warned, “But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments, … I will set My face against you, and you shall be defeated by your enemies. Those who hate you shall reign over you, and you shall flee when no one pursues you…”
“‘And after all this, if you do not obey Me, then I will punish you seven times.” — Leviticus 26
“You were sorry and humbled yourself before God when you heard his words against this city and its people. You humbled yourself and tore your clothing in despair and wept before me in repentance. And I have indeed heard you, says Yehowah יְהוָה. So I will not send the promised disaster until after you have died and been buried in peace. You yourself will not see the disaster I am going to bring on this city and its people.’” — 2 Chronicles 34
Josiah was the father of Jehoiachin and his brothers (who were born at the time of the exile to Babylon). (Matthew 1:11) Continue reading
Reprinted Translation from Gérard Gertoux, Un Nome eccellente
Paradox of the Anonymous Name
God’s name, which one finds about 7000 times in the Bible under the form YHWH, possesses the unique and remarkable circumstance of not having been vocalized by nearly all translators. With this name being unpronounceable under its written form YHWH, some overconfidant (or overzealous?) translators refused to confirm this paradox and preferred to vocalize it with an approximated form. Obviously, in every case the proposed vocalizations were very rigorously criticized. A review of the past twenty centuries will allow us to appreciate the reasonings which favored or opposed the vocalization of God’s name, and to understand the origin of the controversy and the paradox of a name which can be written without being able to read it aloud. Continue reading
Hebrew scholar and Gérard Gertoux, president of the Association Biblique de Recherche d’Anciens Manuscrits and author of The Name of God Y.eH.oW.aH Which Is Pronounced As It Is Written I_Eh_Ou_Ah: Its Story reveals the pronunciation of the God’s name, Yehowah, with scriptural and cultural evidence. Continue reading
— Seek Yehowah (@SeekYehowah) November 23, 2014
Baptized at 12 years old coming from multiple generations on my [step] dad’s side—Melvin George Baxley—and my mom and [deceased] father came in [to the truth] together, baptized at the same time arm-in-arm, literally.
Family all still are “JW”, but I’ve been disfellowshipped twice.
I got back “in” this year to be able to speak with family but my parents pretty much shun me because my intent was to share and research the information I had learned of late about the religion.
I’ve faded, immediately after reinstatement.
I live on the west coast and the timing went well as I moved for a job right after reinstatement.
So I am a ghost now. My family is east coast.
I believe in God—even more so than before when it was a religious thing.
I am trying to learn what the bible really says.
Dealing with shunning
Nothing makes you crazier than being ignored and feeling as though you don’t belong.
My family wasn’t strict about it near the end this time around, but our relationships will never be the same after more than 5 years of shunning.
What is your objective for the Channel C panel?
To find association among like-minded people.
Somewhat more private and probably more intellectual than the posts I’ve read on the other public forums.
I’m not into bashing as a past time—Looking for a place that’s more mature [than www.jehovahs-witness.net].
Any other information you think is pertinent or interesting?
I recently started a site (I’m in technology as a profession) : seekjehovah.org.
It’s a work in progress with the intent to be found by witnesses, not immediately repel them, and instead perhaps reach people with information I wish I would have had sooner in life.
On Aug 12, 2012, from “firstname.lastname@example.org”
Based on your responses and candor (below), I think you would be an excellent contributor to the Channel C forum.
I looked at your seekjehovah.org Website and it appears excellent as well. What a genuinely Christian endeavor, appropriate for Jehovah’s Witnesses.
What would you like for a user name and a password? I will register you and look forward to your participation in the discussions.Thanks for your interest in Channel C.
Channel C Admin
Angela M. Baxley <email@example.com> 8/12/12 to cc-questions
thank you. How about “oneapart”.
Rosalie the Channel C admin, and friend of Franz.