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The Beast-Tower #5: The Apostates--Earth's Vilest Liars!

    sd-7 posted Fri, 04 May 2012 22:26:00 GMT(5/4/2012)

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    Today, many moviegoers will entertain themselves with a movie called 'The Avengers'. Filled with violent content, spiritism, and demonic overtones, it is hardly any surprise that those who are affected by 'the spirit of the world' will be drawn to its themes. (Eph. 2:2) Failing to recognize that Jehovah is the only one qualified to exact vengeance upon his enemies, this godless system of things continues to promote its crass commercialism and an entertainment industry saturated with sadistic violence, foul language, and pornographic material.

    Thankfully, as Jehovah's clean people, we shun such material, instead preferring to eat at Jehovah's table rather than "the table of demons". (1 Cor. 10:21) However, like these so-called "Avengers" are another group that we can say are equally satanic in nature--if not more so. Who are they?

    Apostates Assemble!

    Just as thousands of wicked Baal worshippers gathered in the desperate but vain hope that their god would prove superior to Jehovah in Elijah's time, so today thousands of wicked apostates gather in large groups, either online or in private groups. Usually such gatherings involve blasphemy against Jehovah himself and against his organization, particularly against the "faithful and discreet slave" class, from which we receive "food at the proper time". Their twisted, bizarre reasonings often cloud the minds of the unwary and those not carefully watching their step. How grateful we are that Jehovah warns us to avoid them! (Matt. 24:45-47; Rom. 16:17, 18) However, admittedly, it can perhaps be said that 'The Avengers' include personality traits that are similar to those of Satan and his apostate followers. How so? Let us see.

    The movie, based on a Marvel comic book series, involves seven individuals who unite to battle a demonic sorcerer named Loki. Is this not similar to the deceptive reasoning of apostates, who believe themselves to be "heroes" fighting against the "evils" of the "faithful slave" class? Just like these "heroes", apostates' way of thinking is a product of a collectively diseased imagination.

    Like Captain America, such apostates disassociate themselves from Jehovah's organization, allying themselves with the political powers of this world. This does not surprise us, as Christendom--the chief part of the world empire of false religion--is where apostates who still have a measure of desire for worship often go!

    Also, Thor, being a false, pagan god, no doubt appropriately represents apostates who revert back to pagan, worldly holidays, reasoning that now that they have their "freedom" they can also enjoy the so-called "fun things" that those in the world are doing. Paul appropriately warned about them, saying: "Neither become idolaters, as some of them did." (1 Cor. 10:7) How his vain, self-centered attitude is a reflection of that of apostates! They reason themselves to be smarter, savvier, perhaps more spiritually enlightened than the very ones who taught them the better part of what they know about the Bible. Such reasoning is faulty and merely puts them in line for destruction.

    The Hulk, full of unbridled rage, represents these angry ones, who, turning away from Jehovah's organization, then proceed to blaspheme it with slander and lies designed to mislead others. Often they air their supposed grievances in the media, falsely accusing Jehovah's people of failing to protect the young ones or covering over criminal acts by some in the congregation. In time, all such accusations by angry ones are proven to be false. Just like the Hulk, when all their anger is done, they are nothing more than misguided, broken, imperfect men.

    Perhaps, like Iron Man, some apostates reason that their "iron-clad logic" protects them from the "mind control" the slave class is supposedly using on Jehovah's people. Hiding behind their technology, they use the Internet to post lies and misinformation about Jehovah's Witnesses, hoping to get followers for themselves. No doubt, like the immoral Tony Stark, they turn to material riches, alcohol abuse and fornication to cope with their spiritually decrepit and barren state. They thus avidly represent "the world [that] is passing away". (1 John 2:15-17)

    Evidently, Hawkeye aptly demonstrates apostates' ability to pretend to have keen spiritual sight. However, they so often miss the mark in their understanding of God's Word that they find themselves once more relying upon the publications provided by Jehovah's organization to teach themselves and others! How shameful their spiritually isolated state must be!

    Black Widow is an antitype of the immoral, loose apostate women, who rush out of Jehovah's clean organization in a desperate search for a suitable marriage mate. Finding none in Satan's world, they are left with no choice but to engage in grossly immoral or even unnatural lifestyles to satisfy their depraved sexual desires. Their dress and grooming reflect the immodesty of this world, as their clothes are revealing or too tight, thus drawing the attention of morally bankrupt men who, like Shechem, take them as vessels for fornication. As with Shechem, such women are easily persuaded by the pretenses of worldly suitors. May we avoid their shameful example and "flee from the desires incidental to youth"! (Gen. 32:1-3; 1 Cor. 7:31; 2 Tim. 2:20-22)

    Nick Fury symbolizes those who, like the "superfine apostles" in Paul's time, seek to put themselves in a position of authority, perhaps fraudulently claiming to have secret knowledge of imagined weaknesses on the part of Governing Body members. They may publish false accounts of decisions made by the "faithful slave" class and try to get others to follow them instead of remaining loyal to the Christ and his anointed. But their spiritual vision and their self-aggrandizing, fabricated anecdotes are only half there--half-truths and outright lies are common propaganda tools used by such wicked individuals. (2 Tim. 3:8; 4:4)

    Taken together, when apostates assemble as one, the effect on those who are caught in their vicious, satanic traps can be devastating. Thus, by their mouths, apostates bring to ruin their fellowmen, leading them out of the truth and into a spiritual wasteland, where they wither and die spiritually, awaiting the time when Jehovah will execute them physically for turning their backs on his loyal organization. (Prov. 11:9) Thankfully, Jehovah has provided us with timely instructions on how to avoid Satan's snares. May we all carefully heed divine counsel and thus be spared from the vilest liars on the earth, the apostates.--2 Cor. 2:11

    Eiben Scrood posted Fri, 04 May 2012 22:32:00 GMT(5/4/2012)

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    I like your use of the words 'evidently' and 'antitype'. Your article was truly upbuilding and happifying.

    Tessy posted Fri, 04 May 2012 22:49:00 GMT(5/4/2012)

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    Taking the last sentence of your essay... 'Thankfully, Jehovah has provided us with timely instructions on how to avoid Satan's snares'.

    Have you asked yourself that maybe you may have walked right into one of Satan's snares, the minute you went and watched the film?! .

    You've obvioulsy seen it.

    Just a thought.

    okage posted Fri, 04 May 2012 22:55:00 GMT(5/4/2012)

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    I like new people. They're interesting. SD7, you've got a knack for this. Make a National Lampoon version of the Watchtower Magazine, or something.

    Chariklo posted Fri, 04 May 2012 22:57:00 GMT(5/4/2012)

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    I am quaking with fear of Jehovah's righteous anger, and blushing with shame at being caught in the vicious satanic traps set by such wicked individuals.

    I haven't returned to Christendom but I've reverted to pagan wordly holidays. I've wandered away from Jehovah's clean people and been led into a spiritual wasteland!

    A Stone Crying Out posted Fri, 04 May 2012 23:02:00 GMT(5/4/2012)

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    When I was going along I remember the brothers made it a congregational affair to see this particular breed of hollywood movie, f illed with violent content, spiritism, and demonic overtones. There's a book they enjoy that contains much of the same.

    sherah posted Fri, 04 May 2012 23:02:00 GMT(5/4/2012)

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    Botzwana posted Sat, 05 May 2012 00:33:00 GMT(5/5/2012)

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    Tessy, You are a complete moron.... Plus they changed the race of Nick Fury!!!! He is WHITE! How come no movie ever comes out like Malcom X and they change it to a white guy?

    sd-7 posted Sat, 05 May 2012 00:42:00 GMT(5/5/2012)

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    Have you asked yourself that maybe you may have walked right into one of Satan's snares, the minute you went and watched the film?! .
    You've obvioulsy seen it.
    Just a thought.

    Dear Brother,

    We apologize if it appears to you that we have seen this film. Just as we do not view pornography in order to write an article on its content, thus we have not viewed 'The Avengers'. Exposing ourselves to such objectionable material is neither appropriate nor necessary for this discussion, and we have carefully avoided doing so.

    Have you also considered your own position? The directness of your questioning may suggest a lack of humility on your part. We recommend discussing any further concerns--and any spiritual weakness you may be experiencing--with your local elders.

    Your Brother,

    sd-7

    sd-7 posted Sat, 05 May 2012 00:44:00 GMT(5/5/2012)

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    When I was going along I remember the brothers made it a congregational affair to see this particular breed of hollywood movie, filled with violent content, spiritism, and demonic overtones. There's a book they enjoy that contains much of the same.

    Dear Brother,

    We would appreciate further details on the situation you described. Have you discussed this with your body of elders? Are there individuals known to you who are still engaging in this questionable entertainment? We recommend confronting them about this matter and perhaps reporting their unspiritual conduct to the body of elders.

    Your Brother,

    sd-7

    sd-7 posted Sat, 05 May 2012 00:47:00 GMT(5/5/2012)

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    Plus they changed the race of Nick Fury!!!! He is WHITE! How come no movie ever comes out like Malcom X and they change it to a white guy?

    Dear Brother,

    Evidently you are not the first to notice this adjustment. According to our research, Nick Fury's physical appearance was altered several years ago to resemble that of actor Samuel L. Jackson. Thus 'The Avengers' merely uses his current appearance as reflected in the comics of today. Interesting to note, too, is the fact that the animated series, 'The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!' seems to combine the previous version of Nick Fury's hair with the skin tone of the current Nick Fury of the comics. Nevertheless, he remains an individual used merely in our article to prove a specific, spiritual point. We would advise that you refrain from speculating or complaining about Nick Fury's appearance in the congregation, as this might cause harmful divisions in Jehovah's organization. (Gal. 5:19-21)

    We hope this has addressed your concerns fully.

    Your Brother,

    sd-7

    sd-7 posted Sat, 05 May 2012 00:51:00 GMT(5/5/2012)

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    Oh, and uh...Malcolm X was a real person. Nick Fury is not. That might explain why would it make very little sense to cast a white man as Malcolm X. Fictional characters would generate controversy only amongst avid comic readers. A white Malcolm X...you were joking, right? Is joke, yes? Ha ha ha ha....

    --sd-7

    okage posted Sat, 05 May 2012 16:44:00 GMT(5/5/2012)

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    The current lineup of Marvel heroes is that of the Ultimate Marvel lineup. Nick Fury was made a black man in the new wave to reflect the modern demographic from reality in the comic book universe. He originally looked like a persian pimp in his first apprearance in Ultimate Marvel, including hair, but they decided to revamp him to look like Samuel L. Jackson, a man who sweats badassery.

    Tessy posted Sat, 05 May 2012 23:56:00 GMT(5/5/2012)

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    BOTZWANA

    and why?

    Botzwana posted Sun, 06 May 2012 00:01:00 GMT(5/6/2012)

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    SD, Hilarious! Love your posts! I am just an old school comic fan. I am sticking with Marvel Essential volumes. That is the REAL Marvel. How about doing a Black Panther movie with a white guy in it? Same thing. I do not think changing races of an established character is right nor good. Invent a NEW character if ya have to! Oh well. Wifey and I are planning on seeing tomorrow and if I squint really hard maybe Fury will be like he was in the original comics.

    sd-7 posted Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:48:00 GMT(8/20/2012)

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    Excellent. Every time I read this article, I get something new out of it! Can't wait for 'The Avengers' DVD on September 25th!

    --sd-7

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