1Corinthian 7:15, 39 CONTEXT

(1Cor 7:1-40 ALT) Now concerning [the things] of which you wrote to me: [it is] good for a man not to be touching a woman [sexually]. (2) But because of such sexual sins, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. (3) Let the husband be rendering the affection being owed to the wife, and likewise also the wife to the husband. (4) The wife does not have control [or, authority] over her own body, but the husband; and, likewise also the husband does not have control over his own body, but the wife. (5) Stop depriving one another, except by mutual consent for a time, so that you shall be devoting yourselves to [or, having free time for] fasting and prayer, and again to the same be coming together, lest Satan be tempting you because of your lack of self-control. (6) But this I say as a concession, not as a command. (7) For I desire all people to be even as myself. But each has his own gracious gift from God, one indeed in this manner, but another in that. (8) Now I say to the unmarried [ones] and to the widows, it is good for them if they remain even as I [am]. (9) But if they are not exercising self-control, let them marry, for it is better to marry than to continue being inflamed [with lust]. (10) Now to the ones having married I am giving strict orders [or, instructing] (not I, but the Lord): do not let a wife separate from a husband. (11) But if she is separated, let her be remaining unmarried or let her be reconciled to the husband. And stop letting a husband divorce a wife. [cp. Matt 19:3-9]

  • The apostle admits that abstaining from sexual relationships for longer time can be great temptation – he dissuades that (v.5)
  • His advice is only a concession or permission rather than a command or regulation (v.6)
  • Not every one can be like Paul concerning sexual matters (v.7)
  • Marriage  can be a solution for the ones that have strong sexual appetites (v.9)
  • Paul distinguished his own opinion from the Lord’s (v.10  vs  v.12, 40)

(12) But to the rest I speak (not the Lord): if any brother has an unbelieving wife, and she is willing to be living with him, stop letting him divorce her. (13) And a woman who has an unbelieving husband, and he is willing to be living with her, stop letting her divorce him. (14) For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified [or, set apart to God] by the wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified by the husband; for otherwise indeed yourp children are unclean [or, defiled], but now they are holy [or, set apart to God].

***(15) But if the unbelieving [spouse] separates himself, let him be separating himself: the brother or the sister has not been bound in such [cases], but God has called us in peace.***

  • If Paul’s words don’t mean that the abandoned Christian is fully free, then it has no sense because if he/she want to marry again then he/she would have to check out if his mate committed adultery – but he can be even in another country or it could be impossible to be sure if he is still alive after many years
  • If that is „freedom” about the apostle have taught it would be almost laughable and unconscionable: it would require sometimes to hire a detective or spy the mate to collect proofs that the other part is no longer loyal
  • If it is not within the conscience of any individual Christian, then there is a need to do what Jehovah’s Witnesses did: create many more rules to any specific situation and these create other question and the circle is closed… Madness and Pharisaic legalistic Talmud grows.

(16) For how do you know, O wife, whether you will save the husband? Or how do you know, O husband, whether you will save the wife? (17) Otherwise, as God distributed to each, as the Lord has called each, in this manner let him be walking about [fig., conducting himself]; and in this manner I instruct in all the assemblies. (18) Was anyone called having been circumcised? Stop letting him become uncircumcised. Was anyone called in uncircumcision? Stop letting him be circumcised. (19) Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but [what matters is] keeping [the] commandments of God. (20) Each [one] in the calling in which he was called, in this let him remain. (21) Were you called [as] a slave? Stop letting it be a concern to you, but if also you are able to become free, rather make use of [it].

(22) For the [one] in the Lord having been called [as] a slave, is [the] Lord’s freedman. Likewise also the free person having been called, is a slave of Christ.

(23) You were bought [or, redeemed] with a price; stop becoming slaves of people.

(24) Each [one] in [the circumstance] in which he was called, brothers [and sisters], in this [circumstance] let him remain with God. (25) Now concerning the virgins, I do not have a commandment of [or, from] the Lord, but I give an opinion as one having been shown mercy from [the] Lord to be faithful [or, trustworthy]. (26) So I consider this to be good because of the present distress, that [it is] good for a man to be in this manner:

(27) Have you been bound to a wife? Stop seeking to be loosed [or, divorced]. Have you been loosed from a wife? Stop seeking a wife. (28) But even if you do marry, you did not sin; and if the virgin marries, she did not sin. But such will have tribulation in the flesh, and I [am trying to] spare you. (29) But this I say, brothers [and sisters], the time has been shortened; from now on, it is that even the ones having wives should be as not having, (30) and the ones weeping as not weeping, and the ones rejoicing as not rejoicing, and the buying as not possessing, (31) and the ones making use of this world as not making full use of [it], for the form of this world is passing away. (32) But I want you to be free from anxiety; the unmarried [man] is anxious for [or, concerned about] the [things] of the Lord, how he will please the Lord. (33) But the married [man] is anxious for [or, concerned about] the [things] of the world, how he will please the wife. (34) The wife and the virgin have been distinguished [or, have different interests]: the unmarried [woman] is anxious for [or, concerned about] the [things] of the Lord, so that she should be holy both in body and in spirit, but the married [woman] is anxious for [or, concerned about] the [things] of the world, how she will please the husband.

(35) Now this I say for your own profit [or, benefit], not so that I should cast a noose [fig., a restriction] on you, but for the proper behavior and devotion to the Lord, without distraction. (36) Now if anyone thinks [he is] acting shamefully [or, behaving improperly] towards his virgin, if she is past marriageable age, and it is obligated to happen, what he desires let him do; he does not sin, let him marry. (37) But [he] who has stood steadfast in the heart [fig., is convinced in his inner self], not having necessity, and has authority [or, control] over his own desire, and this he has determined in his heart [fig., inner self], to be keeping his own virgin, he does well. (38) Accordingly, also the one giving in marriage [or, getting married] does well, but the one not giving in marriage [or, not getting married] does better.

***(39) A wife has been bound by [the] law as long as her husband lives, but if also the husband sleeps [fig., dies], she is free to be married to whomever she desires, only in [the] Lord.***

(40) But she is happier if she remains in this manner, according to my opinion. And I think I also to be having [the] Spirit of God.

By ElearElda

Revelation 7:3 and 9:4 – JWs’ „Other Sheep” will suffer!

Jehovah’s Witnesses teach that only the anointed Christians among Jehovah’s Witnesses have been sealed first time when they were chosen to heavenly life and will be sealed ultimately when they prove to be fully tested. They believe there is only a remnant of these people [few thousands].

But their stance is unsciptural and if it’d correct then the „Other Sheep” according to the Revelation book will suffer.

Revelation 7:1-4 ALT

Rev 7:1 „And after this, I saw four angels having stood at the four corners of the earth holding the four winds of the earth, so that a wind would not blow on the land nor on the sea nor on any tree.
Rev 7:2 And I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun [fig. from the east] having [the] seal of [the] living God. And he cried out with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to damage the land and the sea,
Rev 7:3 saying, „Do not damage the land nor the sea nor the trees until we seal the slaves of our God on their foreheads.”
Rev 7:4 And I heard the number of the ones having been sealed—one hundred and forty—four thousand having been sealed out of every tribe of [the] sons of Israel”

  • Angels will wait with their damaging work until the slaves of God are sealed
  • It means that only the anointed are slaves of God

But consider also revelation 9:1-12 ALT

Rev 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded [his] trumpet, and I saw a star having fallen out of the sky to the earth. And the key of the shaft of the bottomless pit [or, abyss, and throughout book] was given to him.
Rev 9:2 {And he opened the shaft of the bottomless pit}, and smoke ascended out of the shaft like [the] smoke of a burning furnace, and the sun was darkened, also the air, from the smoke of the shaft.
Rev 9:3 And out of the smoke came forth locusts to the earth. And power [to sting] was given to them, as scorpions of the earth have power.
Rev 9:4 And it was said to them that they shall not damage the grass of the earth nor any green [plant] nor any tree, except the people who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.
Rev 9:5 And it was given to them that they should not be killing them, but that they should be tormented five months. And their torment [was] like [the] torment of a scorpion when it strikes a person.
Rev 9:6 And in those days people will seek death, and they will by no means find it; and they will desire to die, and death will flee from them. 
Rev 9:7 And the likenesses [fig., appearance] of the locusts [was] like horses having been prepared for battle, and on their heads [was something] like gold victor’s wreaths, and their faces [were] like faces of people.
Rev 9:8 And they had hair like [the] hair of women, and their teeth were like [the teeth] of lions.
Rev 9:9 And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings [was] like the sound of chariots with many horses running into battle.
Rev 9:10 And they have tails like scorpions, and stings [or, with stingers]; and in their tails they have power to harm people [for] five months.
Rev 9:11 They have over them a king, [the] angel of the bottomless pit. [The] name to him in Hebrew [is] Abbadon [„Destroyer”], but in the Greek he has [the] name Apollyon [„Destroyer”].
Rev 9:12 The first horror is past. Listen! Two horrors are still coming after these things!

  • If the governing body claims that their „Other Sheep” surely don’t have a seal of God and they don’t need that – they are very wrong
  • The sting of the locusts seems horrible to bear – like scorpion sting – it is of course symbolic, but any spiritual application to himself should be fearful for any Christian.
  • v.6 teach us that persons without seal would be in a state not to be envy of – they will seek death! They will be unhappy, spiritually ill!
  • v.12 – it’ll be a horror for them, a woe!

So – governing body – I employ you to reconsider these verses again and to make sure your other sheep also have a mark on their foreheads.

By ElearElda

1Timothy 2:3-6 CONTEXT

1 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be made concerning all sorts of men, 2 concerning kings and all those who are in high positions,*+ so that we may go on leading a calm and quiet life with complete godly devotion and seriousness.+ 3 This is fine and acceptable in the sight of our Savior, God,+ 4 whose will is that all sorts of people should be saved+ and come to an accurate knowledge of truth. 5 For there is one God,+ and one mediator+ between God and men,+ a man, Christ Jesus,+ 6 who gave himself a corresponding ransom for all*+—this is what is to be witnessed to in its own due time. 7 For the purpose of this witness+ I was appointed a preacher and an apostle+—I am telling the truth, I am not lying—a teacher of nations+ in the matter of faith and truth.

  • JWs always read only verse 4-th or 3-rd and 4-th, but verse 3 is not about God’s will but about „this” – what is in v. 1 and 2 – supplications and prayers for all men. WTS intermingles here the meaning of gr. pantas „all” – how disastrous is that we shall see in a moment.
  • So it’s fine and acceptable to pray for all people and… everyone can do this. Why we stress that? Because it’s linked to verse 5.
  • v.4 – Watchtower don’t believe that all people will be saved or at least that it is a will of God. It can be – even it won’t come truth. The will of God was that all Israelites entered the Promised Land also. It’s simply Go’s wish.
  • v.5 –  KEY VERSE HERE – it starts with a reason: „FOR”, so prayers for all are meaningful because there is one God and one mediator!!! That’s why we should pray!

NET Bible in the footnote reads here:

tn Traditionally this word (μεσίτης, mesith”) is rendered “mediator,” but this conveys a wrong impression in contemporary English. Jesus was not a mediator, for example, who worked for compromise between opposing parties. Instead he was the only one able to go between man and God to enable them to have a relationship, but entirely on God’s terms.

  • But their Revised NWT did something even worse – check out a footnote to v.6 – we read there: Or “all sorts of people.” [sic!] So GB teach from now that Jesus didn’t die for all… When I’ve noticed that I couldn’t believe!!
  • They also make an impression, that the witness will be given [from the writer point of view], what also is not true because v.7 adds that it was apostle Paul ministry too.

Now let’s see that in more accurate translation:


1Tm 2:1 Therefore, I urge first of all [for] petition to be continually made, prayers, intercessions, [and] thanksgivings, on behalf of all people:
1Tm 2:2 on behalf of kings and the ones being in positions of authority, so that we shall lead a tranquil and peaceful life in all godliness and dignity.
1Tm 2:3 For this [is] good and acceptable before God our Savior,
1Tm 2:4 who desires all people [or, peoples] to be saved and to come to a full [or, true] knowledge of the truth.
1Tm 2:5 For [there is] one God and one Mediator [between] God and people, a Person, Christ Jesus,
1Tm 2:6 the One having given Himself [as] a ransom on behalf of all, the testimony in its own times,
1Tm 2:7 in regard to which I was put [or, appointed] [as] a preacher and apostle (I am telling [the] truth in Christ, I am not lying), [as] a teacher of Gentiles in faith and truth.

I think now it is more clear.🙂

By ElearElda

Hebrews 8:10 CONTEXT

10 “‘For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days,’ says Jehovah.* ‘I will put my laws in their mind, and in their hearts I will write them.+ And I will become their God, and they will become my people.+

11 “‘And they will no longer teach each one his fellow citizen and each one his brother, saying: “Know Jehovah!”* For they will all know me, from the least to the greatest of them. 12 For I will be merciful toward their unrighteous deeds, and I will no longer call their sins to mind.’”+


Other translations:

(AMP)  For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will imprint My laws upon their minds, even upon their innermost thoughts and understanding, and engrave them upon their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

 (ALT)  „Because this [is] the covenant which I will covenant with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD, giving My laws into their mind, and I will inscribe them on their hearts [fig., in their inner selves], and I will be to them for a God, and they will be to Me for a people.

(CLV) For this is the covenant which I shall be covenanting with the house of Israel after those days,the Lord is saying: „Imparting My laws to their comprehension, On their hearts, also, shall I be inscribing them, And I shall be to them for a God, And they shall be to Me for a people.”

  • If the laws were to be in their mind, they shouldn’t need any legalistic rules nor month after month „new lights” from another source than the Scripture and a Holy Spirit enlightenment
  • Even our inner thought are influenced by God – that really improves our understanding and even allow to understand the Bible at all
  • Only being a new covenant member allows us to be God’s people – we cannot be outside and still claim we are His chosen people. Chosen means called, and JWs teach that only the anointed are chosen.
  • v.11 – all members of the new covenant know God and are not to be taught that. Even the most meaningless of them can boldly tell everyone he knows God. [John 17:3]
  • v.12 – We, anointed, know God because God forgave us our sins! JWs claim that their sins WILL BE FORGIVEN COMPLETELY IN THE FUTURE, but now they are still in their sins.
By ElearElda

Hebrews 3:4 CONTEXT

3 Consequently, holy brothers, partakers of the heavenly calling,*+ consider the apostle and high priest whom we acknowledge*—Jesus.+ He was faithful to the One who appointed him,+ just as Moses also was in all the house of that One.+ For he* is counted worthy of more glory+ than Moses, since the one who constructs a house has more honor than the house itself. Of course, every house is constructed by someone, but the one who constructed all things is God. Now Moses was faithful as an attendant in all the house of that One as a testimony* of the things that were to be spoken afterward, but Christ was faithful as a son+ over God’s house. We are His house+ if, indeed, we hold on firmly to our freeness of speech and the hope of which we boast down to the end.


JWs quote that verse very often, but…

  • v.1 is about heavenly calling. Why they do not thoughtfully and attentively acknowledge Jesus? Because he is not their apostle and High Priest fully – only in a broaden, the governing body written, sense. We are „partners with those called to heaven” [NLTse], so we engage ourselves and are motivated by these words. For JW the 4-th verse is the most important from the whole passage! It’s not a Christian loving mode, rather highly philosophical, academic or logical one.
  • v.3 – it’s Jesus that was compared to somebody that build the house, even if v.4 stated that God create everything. 
  • v.6 – again – JW cannot see that verse correctly because it’s not about him. So he is working… And after his ministry he rather cannot speak about his hope. ALT states here: 

    Heb 3:6 „on the other hand Christ as a Son over His [own] house, whose house we are, if indeed we hold fast the confidence [or, joyful sense of freedom] and the boasting of the hope [or, confident expectation] firm to [the] end.”   If JWs were free they would speak about their hope all the time. They would have a „joyful sense of freedom” and speak about all the time from the heart, not their Kingdom Ministry sheets or Reasoning book.

God Bless You All.

By ElearElda

2John 10, 11 CONTEXT

. 7  For many deceivers have gone out into the world,+ those not acknowledging Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh.+ This is the deceiver and the antichrist.+ 8  Look out for yourselves, so that you do not lose the things we have worked to produce, but that you may obtain a full reward.+ 9  Everyone who pushes ahead and does not remain in the teaching of the Christ does not have God.+ The one who does remain in this teaching is the one who has both the Father and the Son.+ 10  If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your homes+ or say a greeting to him. 11  For the one who says a greeting to him is a sharer in his wicked works.

JWs employ this verse to shun disassociated ‚apostates’ or disfellowshipped persons, but the advice of the apostle was concerning the teachings of Jesus Christ, not any XXI century sect or organisation. Jehovah’s Witnesses simply abuse that verse to promote fear and to silence their opponents or shut mouth of persons who simply disagree with the governing body twisted reasoning.

By ElearElda

Col 3:23, 24 CONTEXT

23 Whatever you are doing,
work at it whole-souled as
for Jehovah, and not for men,
24 for you know that it is from
Jehovah you will receive the inheritance
as a reward. Slave for
the Master, Christ. 

Jehovah’s Witnesses forced here God’s name, but the last sentence assure us that it’s all about Jesus Christ! It also agrees with all the Scriptures.

(Acts 4:12) „Furthermore, there is no salvation in anyone else, for there is not another name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must get saved.”

(John 13:13) „YOU address me, ‘Teacher,’ and, ‘Lord,’ and YOU speak rightly, for I am such.”


By ElearElda

1John 4:8 CONTEXT

7 Beloved ones, let us continue
loving one another,l because
love is from God, and everyone
who loves has been born from
God and knows God. 8 Whoever
does not love has not come
to know God, because God is

Jehovah’s Witnesses ignore that the Scripture says that EVERYONE who loves is born of God’s, that means that he is a child of God, his son and he has a heavenly hope! What a beautiful verse when read with the context!🙂

By ElearElda

1John 5:3 CONTEXT

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1Jn 5:1  Everyone that believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone that loves Him that begot also loves him that is begotten of Him.

EVERYONE – without any exclusions

1Jn 5:2  By this we know that we love the children of God, whenever we love God and keep His commandments.

LOVING CHILDREN OF GOD doesn’t exclude us from being children of God. Similarly doing well to Jesus brothers doesn’t mean that we can’t be His brothers also. [Mt 25:40]

1Jn 5:3  For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome,

That verse is cited out of the context. It’s not only about being obedient, but also about support and love of God as well as His guarantee that by our faith we will conquer the world like His Son.

1Jn 5:4  because everything having been born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that has overcome the world–your faith.

It’s requirement. Compare John 3:3
1Jn 5:5  Who is he that overcomes the world, if not he that believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

Real faith in Jesus is all we need.

Philiphians 3:15

Philiphians 3:15, but the context is verse 14 – mature Christians go to heaven!

14 I am pressing on toward the
goal for the prize of the upward
call of God by means of
Christ Jesus. 15 Therefore, let
those of us who are mature be
of this mental attitude, and if
you are mentally inclined otherwise
in any respect, God will reveal
the above attitude to you.

By ElearElda