Faith is the prerequisite for knowledge

The Watchtower baths itself in being the best connoisseur of the Bible. Its water bearers are impressed by his teachings. They make pilgrimages from house to house according to the instructions of the Watchtower in order to bring their best knowledge of the Bible to the people. Best know-how, best show, best management, best sales.

But what is the knowledge of the Watchtower Society based on? It is human systematics. The Watchtower scolds the human system (system of things), but constantly gives itself to understanding and interpreting the Bible with the human mind. The Watchtower rejoices at a level of knowledge that is far above all others. The Watchtower postulates for itself the monopoly of Bible knowledge and thus makes itself a saviour.

The Watchtower operates with technology. – Original text WTS: "At the age of 18 C. T. Russell founded a Bible study group and developed a methodical Bible study. A. H. Macmillan, who researched the Bible together with Russell, described the method as follows: "Someone asked a question. It was discussed. All related Bible passages were looked up, and when one was then convinced of the agreement of these texts, one explained to what conclusion one had come." Russell was convinced that the Bible in its entirety reveals a harmonious, in itself coherent message, which also agrees with the essence of its author – God. Difficult to understand passages in the text would be illuminated and interpreted by other passages from the Bible."

With this methodology, which is one hundred percent bound to the human mind, the Watchtower Society has been trying to save humanity for about one hundred years. In doing so, the Watchtower Society – not against its own will – takes on the role of the Messiah, who can only be Jesus if one follows the Bible with faith. The Watchtower does not bow under the will of God, but lays on the Word of God the template of the human spirit. With this primitive technique the Watchtower produces theses that have nothing to do with God due to the fact that they are produced by entirely human technology.

The Watchtower clientele is accordingly fundamentally loaded with knowledge without faith. They believe that they would believe. But they have only eaten what the Watchtower expresses in human (the Bible says: carnal) teachings. Even an unbeliever understands that this cramp must pass by God for miles if he presupposes the thesis that God does not save through human knowledge and study, but through faith.

Gibt die Bibel uns einen Hinweis darauf, dass Gott entschieden hat, menschliches Tun und menschliches Wissen aus seinem Rettungskonzept herauszuhalten?

Let us read 1 Corinthians 1:17 ff:

"For Christ did not send me out to baptize, but to proclaim the gospel: not in the wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ be destroyed.

For the Word of the Cross is foolishness to those who perish; but to us who are saved it is God's power.

Because it's written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and I will reject the understanding of the wise."

Where is a sage? Where is a scribe? Where is a Word fighter of this age? Has not God made the wisdom of the world foolishness?

Because in the wisdom of God the world did not recognize God through the wisdom of God, God was pleased to save the believers through the folly of preaching.

And because Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, we preach Christ as crucified, an offence to the Jews and a foolishness to the nations; but to the called themselves, Jews as well as Greeks, Christ, God's power and God's wisdom.

For the foolish things of God are wiser than men, and the weak things of God are stronger than men.

For see, your calling, brethren, that there are not many wise men after flesh, not many mighty men, not many nobles; but the foolish of the world God hath chosen to disgrace the wise men; and the weak of the world God hath chosen to disgrace the strong men. And the base of the world and the despised has God chosen, that which is not, that he might destroy that which is, that no flesh should boast before God.

But from him it comes that you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God and righteousness and holiness and redemption; so that as it is written: »He who boasts, boast of the Lord!«"

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For because in the wisdom of God the world did not know God through the wisdom of God, it pleased God to save the believers through the folly of preaching.

For the foolish things of God are wiser than men, and the weak things of God are stronger than men.

Please let these words melt in your mouth. Nothing in this world – no matter how cleverly and knowingly it may be – will ever come close to the most primitive of God. With the means available to us humans, we will always end up in absolute emptiness if we do not accept that God has destroyed the wisdom of this world. With this truth that God wants us to believe and thereby open ourselves to Him, so that we can get His knowledge from His hand, the way is determined once and for all that the way can only be opened to us in faith.

Jesus says he is this way. Jesus says we should be in him. Jesus says that he will lead us into all truth.

The Watchtower takes exactly the opposite path and relies on human intelligence. The Watchtower's assumption that it can use the Bible as God's revelation in a very human way, through the application of human intelligence, must inevitably lead it to the realization that Jesus is nothing. Thus he proclaims many theses that make Jesus appear as an angel, as a vicarious agent, as a means to an end. But the Watchtower cannot understand that Jesus is the key, the cornerstone, in this situation of the will of God to save through pure faith.

That God has wiped out the wisdom of mankind can be clearly seen at the Watchtower. The people who find themselves in this circle of self-information through Bible study cast off an image that makes us shudder. For they insist on their human logic conclusions and prefer to give themselves the sphere rather than to trust in Jesus. They have made the conversation with Jesus taboo and no longer have access to it.

But in the Bible it is cold as ice that the folly of preaching saves believers. It is about the folly of Jesus' death on the cross and his resurrection in the flesh. This humiliation of Jesus into the bottomless foolishness that God intended is the way if we believe. God has determined the minimum so that all may be saved. He decided to elevate the madness of faith as the only way to recognize it.

It's simple!

Whoever thinks he can build a knowledge leader to God does not even fail because he might be pushed by this leader, but because this leader leads to nothing. For human knowledge, at least in God's things, leads into nothingness. Even if people can make great cars or make wild world domination theories like the Watchtower, they will always fail because they have relied on their own minds. For one's own mind is human and thus as far away from God as zero from the number "infinite".

Jehovah's Witnesses! Look at 1 Corinthians 1 without any ulterior motives. Read, pray, read, pray.

The only way is the believing acceptance of Jesus. He is the will of God, the law of God, the new covenant that we may enjoy. Praise the Lord!


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