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    M badboy posted Sat, 28 Feb 2009 00:48:00 GMT(2/28/2009)

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    cameo-d posted Sat, 28 Feb 2009 00:55:00 GMT(2/28/2009)

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    I think they are on Spring Break.

    M asilentone posted Sat, 28 Feb 2009 02:08:00 GMT(2/28/2009)

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    they are still in Bethel!

    Nathan Natas posted Sat, 28 Feb 2009 02:20:00 GMT(2/28/2009)

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    This should clarify it:

    “The Jonadab class are of those who ‘hear’ the message of truth and who must say to those in their hearing: ‘Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.’ (Rev. 22:17) Those of the Jonadab class must go along with those who are of the antitypical Jehu company, that is, the anointed, and announce the message of the kingdom, even though they are not the anointed witnesses of Jehovah.” - The WATCHTOWER, August 15, 1934, page 249, paragraph 31.

    Personally, I am convinced the Jonadab class got together with the Jethro class and the Ebenezer class and are running some moonshine through their still down in the holler.

    M yadda yadda 2 posted Sat, 28 Feb 2009 07:17:00 GMT(2/28/2009)

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    They are all dead or close to it

    WTWizard posted Sat, 28 Feb 2009 07:24:00 GMT(2/28/2009)

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    It is the same as the Abraham class, the John class (John the Baptist, not the apostle John), the Gideon class, and so many other "classes" that they have made up. And they are about as real as the Flying Spaghetti Monster Class and the 679shkjgfnio8 Class. All made up--all a scam.

    M wha happened? posted Sat, 28 Feb 2009 07:59:00 GMT(2/28/2009)

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    I like Spaghetti, where's the class?

    M badboy posted Sun, 01 Mar 2009 00:13:00 GMT(3/1/2009)

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    M Gregor posted Sun, 01 Mar 2009 00:24:00 GMT(3/1/2009)

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    My grandparents, father and uncles all went to that convention in a handbuilt trailer, and I remember my Grandmother telling the story about how they all were delighted to realize they were of the Jonadab class! This was shortly after they officially named themselves Jehovahs Witnesses! Wow, a real religion with a pecking order! At least they could dedicate their lives for the cause of an official JW sub catagory.

    M garybuss posted Sun, 01 Mar 2009 02:26:00 GMT(3/1/2009)

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    The Witness dogma asserts that for every part, there is a counter-part. There is a typical type, and an a-typical type. Virtually every Bible character, pattern, dream, event, and prediction has a significant (to them) second meaning only known by the Watch Tower Publishing Corporation's owners.

    And they have the exclusive ability to change their minds any time they want. The Jonadabs were the immortal race of Witnesses. Then they became the mortal, "other sheep", and now, since the other sheep won't be identified until Armageddon, they are the "sheeplike ones".

    That's the beauty of religion, nothing has to make sense.

    F BizzyBee posted Sun, 01 Mar 2009 06:48:00 GMT(3/1/2009)

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    Which reminds me - whatever happened to the Dag-nabbit class, red-haired step-brothers to the Jona-dab class?

    M Gregor posted Sun, 01 Mar 2009 15:48:00 GMT(3/1/2009)

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    The Dag-nabbits kind of faded after the death of Walter Brennan

    M oompa posted Sun, 01 Mar 2009 17:39:00 GMT(3/1/2009)

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    good question....another is "how many dubs would you have ask before you found one that knows what a jonadab is, much less what the jonadab class even means????".....oompa

    M truthsetsonefree posted Sun, 01 Mar 2009 22:59:00 GMT(3/1/2009)

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    If my memory serves me correctly, the Jonadabs were to form the "great multitude". That may mean that they have morphed into the "great crowd", or should I say future "great crowd", since the "great crowd" don't exist till after the "great tribulation". So I guess the Jonadabs are the "other sheep", who will form the "great crowd". Thank goodness I no longer care beyond my usual interest in religion as a social force in society. All their terms and classes are headache inducing.

    Isaac Carmignani

    hamsterbait posted Sun, 01 Mar 2009 23:20:00 GMT(3/1/2009)

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    Garybuss hits it on the head - everything has a type and antitype.

    Did you know that the camels carrying Rebecca to Isaac are a prophetic type pointing to the Watchtower litterature carrying the message of Salvation? (yep - its in the Witchtower)

    I wonder what the camel DUNG typifies - what the litterature ACTUALLY is??

    Another question - when this tale was supposed to have happened the camel had not yet been domesticated by the Shemitic races. So does this picture the fact that the WTBTS is not yet carrying the actual message of salvation at this time??


    M jws posted Mon, 02 Mar 2009 20:23:00 GMT(3/2/2009)

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    The Witness dogma asserts that for every part, there is a counter-part. There is a typical type, and an a-typical type. Virtually every Bible character, pattern, dream, event, and prediction has a significant (to them) second meaning only known by the Watch Tower Publishing Corporation's owners.

    This was one of the first things to really frustrate me over doctrine when I was a teenager. It seemed like there was some new class every month. Even at that stage (being several years from leaving), I saw it as a bunch of BS that could no-way be derived from the Bible and decided I wasn't going to bother trying to learn it.

    Wasn't it Freddy Franz that loved to invent these things? He may have invented the Jonadab class too. My understanding is that he was around influencing doctrine for quite some time before his days as president.

    M kurtbethel posted Tue, 03 Mar 2009 09:39:00 GMT(3/3/2009)

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    The dog ate their homework so that class never got to graduate.

    M Wasanelder Once posted Tue, 03 Mar 2009 14:36:00 GMT(3/3/2009)

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    Class was canceled due to low attendance. W.Once

    F blondie posted Tue, 03 Mar 2009 14:44:00 GMT(3/3/2009)

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    Last mention on my WT-CD from a biography from an old jw.


    w07 9/1 p. 9 With Jehovah’s Help, We Survived Totalitarian Regimes


    A few months after Father’s conversation with the priest, we attended the Memorial of Christ’s death, during which Father was introduced to a group of 30 with the words, "This is a Jonadab." I soon learned that "Jonadabs" were Christians with an earthly hope and that their ranks were to grow.—2 Kings 10:15-17.


    w99 3/1 p. 27 Over 40 Years Under Communist Ban


    There, in the midst of a great crowd of prisoners, I heard a man say in a loud voice: "Who here is of the family of Jonadab?" The term "Jonadab" was used at the time to identify those with the hope of eternal life on earth. (2 Kings 10:15-17; Psalm 37:11, 29)

    *** w98 2/15 p. 20 par. 8 Glorious Freedom Soon for the Children of God ***In 1932 it was concluded that such present-day sheeplike ones were prefigured by Jehu’s associate Jonadab (Jehonadab). (2 Kings 10:15-17) In 1934 it was made clear that "Jonadabs" should "consecrate," or dedicate, themselves to God.

    *** w97 9/15 p. 18 par. 11 Who Will Survive "the Day of Jehovah"? ***Those hoping to survive "the day of Jehovah" and live forever on earth must wholeheartedly support true worship. They must be like Jehonadab, or Jonadab, a non-Israelite worshiper of Jehovah. As Jehu continued to fulfill his commission with zeal, Jehonadab wanted to show his approval and support. So he went out to meet Israel’s new king, who was heading for Samaria to execute the remaining ones of Ahab’s house. Seeing Jehonadab, Jehu asked: "Is your heart upright with me, just as my own heart is with your heart?" Jehonadab’s positive reply moved Jehu to extend his hand and invite Jehonadab into his war chariot, saying: "Do go along with me and look upon my toleration of no rivalry toward Jehovah." Without delay, Jehonadab accepted the privilege of showing his support for Jehovah’s anointed executioner.—2 Kings 10:15-17.

    Farkel posted Tue, 03 Mar 2009 14:52:00 GMT(3/3/2009)

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    :Wasn't it Freddy Franz that loved to invent these things?

    No. It was Chuck Russell himself. Read his writings: he had literally hundreds of "classes" picturing everything to everything else. Da Grudge only followed in Chuckie's footsteps with that tradition. By the time Freddie became powerful enough to exert influence, all 2,745,821 possible "classes" that could be extracted and invented from the Bible were already taken! Of course, there are still zillions of prepositions, definite articles and adverbs left in the Bible, so perhaps even more "classes" are possible: the "Of" Class, the "An" Class, the "The" class, the "very" Class and the "a" Class are still up for grabs.



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