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Jacko's Kids: Let Us Pray

7/15/2009 3:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A week after speaking at her father's memorial, Paris Jackson (left) with older brother Michael Jr. (right) were spotted entering a Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall on Tuesday.

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856.

Jehovah is a God of Love    

I feel so blessed to see that the Jackson kids are learning about a true loving God which is Jehovah. And It's also sad to see so many negative comments about the Jehovah's Witness's on this page. But believe me when I say, that nothing negative said about Jehovah's organization will bring them down. Because it has already been predicted in 2 Timothy 3:1-5 of how so many would act, at the end of times. Therefore, instead of talking negative stuff about Jehovah's organization, why don't you give them a chance the next time they knock on your door. Find out what they are truly about before judging them.

“This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ.” (John 17:3) Yes, knowing the truth about Jehovah God and about Jesus Christ can lead to everlasting life on a paradise earth. (John 14:6)

1735 days ago
857.

Chris is fug    

I remember very well my dad telling my mother that Jehovah appoints the husband 'head of household', just as he appoints the elders 'head of the congregation' He used to pull that line out everytime he wanted to be right, regardless the dissagreement or the arguement. That used to infuriate my mother, because she didnt feel as though her input counted for 50% of the relationship. My dad brought her in front of the elders one year after a big disagreement they had over mom wanting to get her own personal checking account, the elders told her whatever dad decided, was to be respected because he is ultimately in charge of making 'the household decisions' and that was 'Jehovah's theocratic arrangement'.

My mom left him AND his twisted, sexist, backyards, brainwashing organization 15 yrs ago. THANK GOD. Because she is now happily remarried, going on 12 yrs now to a smart. strong and kind man, a retired Air Force pilot who treats her like a QUEEN. As for me, I have 6 yrs of university under my belt, a great job and a great husband. And as for my dad, well he remarried a widow sister from his congregation, she is very meek, does't talk much, was hospitalized twice for exhaustion, has never gone to school or college, has never had a job, she pioneers full time, and seems to have very low self-esteem. I don't think she looks very happy. Both her and my dad are still waiting for Armaggedon and still convinced some sort of firery fury will descend from heaven to end this corrupt world. It's sad actually to see them waste an opportunity at fully LIVING life and fully embracing it. THis world has alot of kind souls and good hearted people in it, my mom and my step-dad being two of them, the JW's just don't see it. It truly is very sad.
It is also a shame that my dad and my step-mother whom seldom speek to us, seem to feel obliged to preach or try to give us books/magazines/tracts, when they see me or my husband. It never feels as though this preaching comes from a genuine place of love or concern for us, it just seems very forced and jugdemental, probably because they are counting time with us. I truly love the place I am in my life, the jehovah witnesses scare tactics are such a waste of time. We get to live on this beautiful earth, we should enjoy every second of it. Not feel FORCED to count time, or to knock on doors, to give up education, give family gathering celebrations etc. Good hearted people are good hearted people, no matter the name they chose to give their god.

Happy in Cincinatti, OH

1735 days ago
858.

Chris is fug    

To #1112,

Wow Amen Happy in Cincinatti, OH,

Beautifully written and well said.

Peace

1735 days ago
859.

A Serious Question    

Jonathan, since you spend so much time attacking Jehovah's Witnesses saying they are a cult please answer this question honestly? Why was it that when a real cult called Nazisim spread swept through Germany and other nations most of the members of more established churches were decieved and gave Hitler thier blind devotion some even commiting the worse sorts of attrocities, whereas Jehovah's Winesses weren't decieved nor suppurted Hitler? Jesus said by your fruits you would recognize his true disciples (Matthew 7:19, 20). So why is that so many of those whom you say practice true christianity commited and contiue to commit attrocities in the name of their respective governments whereas those you say are false would rather die than do the same thing? Surely it would seem that it would be true christians who would obey his command to love one another and not to kill each other ( John 13:34,35 : 8:31, James 4:1-6) as opposed to false apostae christians. But then how could they follow Jesus' commands when they don't even accept his words about who he is claiming that he is God when he is in fact " the begining of the creation by God" or God's only begotten son? (Revealtion 3:14, Matthew 16:16,17) and deny the simple truth that God name is Jehovah? ( Psalms 83;18) And that it was Jehovah who sent his only begotten son, not himself to the earth to die for our sins ( John 3:16). Why would a cult be so right about such basic things such as true christians shouldn't kill others, Jehovah is the only true God and that Jesus Christ was created first and so is the Son of God "begotten' by God in the since that God gave him life. And since we all have fathers who begot us we can easiliy understand what Jesus said about himself and why he used the human relationship of a father and son to explain his relationship[ with his father Jehovah God (John 20:17). Why would some evil cult get it so right while "true christians" get it so very wrong?

1734 days ago
860.

CJ    

To A Serious Question,

You said that Jehovah's Witnesses never supported Hitler. You obviously do not know very much about your "Religion". Please go to your Kingdom Hall library, get the 1934 Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses. Then turn to pages 134-138 and read the "Declaration of facts" that the Watchtower Society wrote to Hitler in Praise of him. Here is an excerpt:

"It is falsely charged by our enemies that we have received financial support for our work from the Jews. Nothing is farther from the truth. Up to this hour there never has been the slightest bit of money contributed to our work by Jews. We are the faithful followers of Christ Jesus and believe upon Him as the Savior of the world, whereas the Jews entirely reject Jesus Christ and emphatically deny that he is the Savior of the world sent of God for man's good. This of itself should be sufficient proof to show that we receive no support from Jews and that therefore the charges against us are maliciously false and could proceed only from Satan, our great enemy. The greatest and the most oppressive empire on earth is the Anglo-American empire. By that is meant the British Empire, of which the United States of America forms a part. It has been the commercial Jews of the British-American empire that have built up and carried on Big Business as a means of exploiting and oppressing the peoples of many nations. This fact particularly applies to the cities of London and New York, the stronghold of Big Business. This fact is so manifest in America that there is a proverb concerning the city of New York which says: The Jews own it, the Irish Catholics rule it, and the Americans pay the bills….

The present government of Germany has declared emphatically against Big Business oppressors and in opposition to the wrongful religious influence in the political affairs of the nations. Such is exactly our position….

Instead of being against the principles advocated by the government of Germany, we stand squarely for such principles, and point out that Jehovah God through Christ Jesus will bring about the full realization of these principles and will give to the people peace and prosperity and the greatest desire of every honest heart….

A careful examination of our books and literature will disclose the fact that the very high ideals held and promulgated by the present national government are set forth in and endorsed and strongly emphasized in our publications and show that Jehovah God will see to it that these high ideals in due time will be attained by all persons who love righteousness…

Let us remind the government and the people of Germany, that it was the League of Nations compact that laid upon the shoulders of the German people the great unjust and unbearable burdens. That the League of Nations compact was not brought forth by the friends of Germany."

Yes, it is right there, in YOUR OWN LITERATURE that the Watchtower Society squarely stands for the principles of Hitler.

Another rotten skeleton in the Watchtower's closet is the letter from the Watchtower society in 1933 to Hitler advocating his Government. Here is what it said:


"Dear Reichskanzler, … The Brooklyn headquarter of the Watchtower Society is pro German in an exemplary way and has been so for many years. For that reason, in 1918, the president of the Society and seven members of the board of directors were sentenced to 80 years in prison, because the president refused to use two of the magazines published in America under his direction for war propaganda against Germany. These two magazines, "The Watchtower" and "Bible Student" were the only magazines in America which refused to engage in anti-German propaganda and for that reason were prohibited and suppressed in America during the war.

In the very same manner, in course of the recent months the board of directors of our Society not only refused to engage in propaganda against Germany, but has even taken a position against it. The enclosed declaration underlines this fact and emphasizes that the people leading in such propaganda (Jewish businessmen and Catholics) also are the most rigorous persecutors of the work of our Society and its board of directors. This and other statements of the declaration are meant to repudiate the slanderous accusation, that Bible Researchers are supported by the Jews.

… The conference of five thousand delegates also noted - as is expressed in the declaration - that the Bible Researchers of Germany are fighting for the very same high ethical goals and ideals which also the national government of the German Reich proclaimed respecting the relationship of humans to God, namely: honesty of the created being towards its creator.

The conference came to the conclusion that there are no contradictions when it comes to the relationship between the Bible Researchers of Germany to the nat

1734 days ago
861.

Andrew    

The kids are lucky to be brought up as Jehova's Witnesses. It is the best way and the right way. i am proud to know that they attend the meetings. with Witnesses around them very little can go wrong. its a blessing! If only people knew...

1734 days ago
862.

Chris is fug    

Way too many brainwashed cult members on this site.

1734 days ago
863.

Chris is fug    

I've noticed after most posts, that JW's comments are void of factual argument, and very little of them show a capability to independant thought. Their rebutals consists of simply denying, denying denying, then listing a long list of meaningless bible scriptures that don't even apply to modern days. They are not an educated people and it shows.

1734 days ago
864.

TVman    

Where's Blanket Jackson?

1734 days ago
865.

dede    

This something the grandma does every week, she goes to a Kingdom hall which is a her church. Now she could have left the kids home with there grandpa which I bet michael would not have like that if she was to leave them at home with him.

1734 days ago
866.

Simon    

The meaning of the word JEHOVAH is : I SHALL PROVE TO BE WHAT I SHALL PROVE TO BE ( Exodus 3 v 14 )
This means action will be taken by this heavenly spirit Almighty God Jehovah. ( when ever he speaks the job is done )

Daniel 2 v 44 reads "And in those days of those kings" the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be brought to ruin. And the kingdom itself will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and itself will stand to times indefinite.

Jesus said in Mathew 10 v 22 : And you will be objects of hatred by all people on account of my name; but he that endured to the end is the one that will be saved

I was brought up in different religion's and found they where absolutely disgusting, no way would i return those religion's again

1 john 3 v 15 reads : Everyone who hates his brother is a manslyer

1734 days ago
867.

your Christian sister    

To all of my TRUE Sisters & Brothers, do not argure with these people, pray for them, just like Jesus did when the were putting him to death. Each of us have a choice & we choose to serve Jehovah no matter what!!!

If ex witnesses want to be friends with the world, so be it, Jesus said he was no part of the world & neither or we.

I Love serving Jehovah!! Very soon we will see Jehovah vindicate His name.

And to the ones who were studying, or who left, or parents who are witnessses, it is your choice to stay away, but you will NEVER be truly happy. Everything in this world as we know it is a lie.

I hope one person change their mind & come taste the Real life.

1734 days ago
868.

Leave the Judging to God    

The only reason this article about Michael Jackson's kids going to a Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall is on TMZ.com is because of the sad passing of their famous Father. Otherwise, no one would even care one bit about those kids.
President Obama once said, that the only reason he sometimes delays in giving a discourse about a particular subject, is because he likes to know about it first. So for those who are talking bad about Jehovah's organization or any religion for that matter, get your facts straight and then talk away... Don't just go around talking about anything or anyone as if you had just finished walking on water. Because only God knows our hearts, so leave the judging to him!

WHAT JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES BELIEVE

Bible is God's Word and is truth 2 Tim. 3:16, 17; 2 Pet. 1:20, 21; John 17:17
Bible is more reliable than tradition Matt. 15:3; Col. 2:8
God's name is Jehovah Ps. 83:18; Isa. 26:4; 42:8, AS; Ex. 6:3
Christ is God's Son and is inferior to Him Matt. 3:17; John 8:42; 14:28; 20:17; 1 Cor. 11:3; 15:28
Christ was first of God's creations Col. 1:15; Rev. 3:14
Christ died on a stake, not a cross Gal. 3:13; Acts 5:30
Christ's human life was paid as a ransom for obedient humans Matt. 20:28; 1 Tim. 2:5, 6; 1 Pet. 2:24
Christ's one sacrifice was sufficient Rom. 6:10; Heb. 9:25-28
Christ was raised from the dead as an immortal spirit person 1 Pet. 3:18; Rom. 6:9; Rev. 1:17, 18
Christ's presence is in spirit John 14:19; Matt. 24:3; 2 Cor. 5:16; Ps. 110:1, 2
We are now in the 'time of the end' Matt. 24:3-14; 2 Tim. 3:1-5; Luke 17:26-30
Kingdom under Christ will rule earth in righteousness and peace Isa. 9:6, 7; 11:1-5; Dan. 7:13, 14; Matt. 6:10
Kingdom will bring ideal living conditions to earth Ps. 72:1-4; Rev. 7:9, 10, 13-17; 21:3, 4
Earth will never be destroyed or depopulated Eccl. 1:4; Isa. 45:18; Ps. 78:69
God will eliminate present system of things in the battle at Har-Magedon Rev. 16:14, 16; Zeph. 3:8; Dan. 2:44; Isa. 34:2; 55:10, 11
Wicked will be eternally destroyed Matt. 25:41-46; 2 Thess. 1:6-9
People God approves will receive everlasting life John 3:16; 10:27, 28; 17:3; Mark 10:29, 30
There is only one road to life Matt. 7:13, 14; Eph. 4:4, 5
Human death is due to Adam's sin Rom. 5:12; 6:23
The human soul ceases to exist at death Ezek. 18:4; Eccl. 9:10; Ps. 6:5; 146:4; John 11:11-14
Hell is mankind's common grave Job 14:13, Dy; Rev. 20:13, 14, AV (margin)
Hope for dead is resurrection 1 Cor. 15:20-22; John 5:28, 29; 11:25, 26
Adamic death will cease 1 Cor. 15:26, 54; Rev. 21:4; Isa. 25:8
Only a little flock of 144,000 go to heaven and rule with Christ Luke 12:32; Rev. 14:1, 3; 1 Cor. 15:40-53; Rev. 5:9, 10
The 144,000 are born again as spiritual sons of God 1 Pet. 1:23; John 3:3; Rev. 7:3, 4
New covenant is made with spiritual Israel Jer. 31:31; Heb. 8:10-13
Christ's congregation is built upon himself Eph. 2:20; Isa. 28:16; Matt. 21:42
Prayers are to be directed only to Jehovah through Christ John 14:6, 13, 14; 1 Tim. 2:5
Images should not be used in worship Ex. 20:4, 5; Lev. 26:1; 1 Cor. 10:14; Ps. 115:4-8
Spiritism must be shunned Deut. 18:10-12; Gal. 5:19-21; Lev. 19:31
Satan is invisible ruler of world 1 John 5:19; 2 Cor. 4:4; John 12:31
A Christian ought to have no part in interfaith movements 2 Cor. 6:14-17; 11:13-15; Gal. 5:9; Deut. 7:1-5
A Christian should keep separate from world Jas. 4:4; 1 John 2:15; John 15:19; 17:16
Obey human laws that do not conflict with God's laws Matt. 22:20, 21; 1 Pet. 2:12; 4:15
Taking blood into body through mouth or veins violates God's laws Gen. 9:3, 4; Lev. 17:14; Acts 15:28, 29
Bible's laws on morals must be obeyed 1 Cor. 6:9, 10; Heb. 13:4; 1 Tim. 3:2; Prov. 5:1-23
Sabbath observance was given only to Israel and ended with Mosaic Law Deut. 5:15; Ex. 31:13; Rom. 10:4; Gal. 4:9, 10; Col. 2:16, 17
A clergy class and special titles are improper Matt. 23:8-12; 20:25-27; Job 32:21, 22
Man did not evolve but was created Isa. 45:12; Gen. 1:27; Matt. 19:4
Christ set example that must be followed in serving God 1 Pet. 2:21; Heb. 10:7; John 4:34; 6:38
Baptism by complete immersion symbolizes dedication Mark 1:9, 10; John 3:23; Acts 19:4, 5
Christians gladly give public testimony to Scriptural truth Rom. 10:10; Heb. 13:15; Isa. 43:10-12

1734 days ago
869.

happjw    

TO: #1115/CJ

You got problems, man. I will pray for you. You really are unaware of all the suffering and death Hitler cause Jehovah's Witnesses for their stand to ONLY support Jehovah and Jesus. Now, that is of public record as well. Look it up!!!

1734 days ago
870.

CJ    

Yes, there were JW's who were killed in the concentration camps. Nobody is questioning that. The point is to you who are blinded even though the facts are laid out before you is the fact that the Watchtower Society tried to kiss Hitler's hind end, and cozy up to the Nazi regime in order that they wouldn't be persectued. It is in your OWN litterature!!! Only problem is that all the brown-nosing backfired and they were persectued anyways. You are showing your typical JW mentalities of trying to change the subject instead of dealing with the main issue at hand. When you can't challenge facts and truth, you turn around and use switch and bait tactics to draw attention away from the real issues.

You are so blinded that you refuse to see the facts laid before you, and then claim that you are being persecuted and lied to. The whole world is lying about you perfect JW's again, who never do any wrong. Everything the whole world says about you is wrong. (Unless it happens to be praise) You are totally unwilling to admit when you are wrong...Bleeechhh

Your OWN litterature will say something for the whole world to see, yet you still try to deny it. I feel so sorry for you. Brainwashing is a horrible thing. I hope one day your minds open up to allow the facts to sink in. There is hope, a person can be deprogrammed from cult influence. It may take years, but once you have your life back, you will realize it was well worth it.

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