Post by Thehotone4u2 on Oct 24, 2018 13:15:18 GMT -7
I always had a hard time wrapping my mind around Ezekiel. First, he is called a major prophet, but he didn't really prophecy anything. All his diatribe was a autobiographical reference made years after the fall of Jerusalem. He claimed to have said this and that as if the entire nation was listening to him. Not much of a chance that's accurate, and good blowing his own self-serving horn. Next, what's up with the space ship? An entire chapter is dedicated to describing this airborne flying machine! There was anecdotal evidence that he actually traveled from one end of the kingdom to the other in a hurry, so... Either this guy was visited by aliens, or he was whipping up followers from a nation that was beaten down and conquered.
Of all the books of the bible, I tend to not believe Ezekiel. A little to far fetched.
Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to god!-Lenny Bruce (1925-1966)
This made me think of being a young JW & being at the assembly auditorium or Kingdom Hall when they announced new books. Everyone would be all giddy... how were you supposed to get all excited for these type of book releases? When all of your friends at school were actually squealing for the latest Harry Potter to come out?!
When all of your friends at school were actually squealing for the latest Harry Potter to come out?!
Fun thing is, Harry Potter is probably more plausible than jw literature on Revelation or Ezekiel!
On topic, I scrolled through this publication on the book of Ezekiel, it's called "Pure Worship of Jehovah - Restored at Last". One thing I noticed was the heavy focus on pictures. Especially striking are depictions of how the end times will play out, and post Armageddon. Sad thing is, these pictures are a powerful tool and get embedded in peoples minds. Many of us who left the organization still remember specific pictures, eg from "My book of bible stories". This book on Ezekiel is no exception in that regard.
Last Edit: Jul 3, 2019 10:14:38 GMT -7 by Rusholme
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