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Sabtu, 02 Oktober 2010

Yehuwa bingung atau Menara Pengawal: orang-orang di Sodom dan Gomorrah

Apakah orang-orang di Sodom dan Gomorrah akan dibangkitkan?

Dan jawaban Menara Pengawal adalah....

Ya… Akan dibangkitkan

"Surely if we find their restitution mentioned you will be satisfied. But why should they not have an opportunity to obtain eternal life as well as you or the Jew? They were not wicked in the proper sense, for they did not have law or much knowledge. True, they were not righteous, but neither were you when God gave you your opportunity. Christ's own words shall tell us that they are not as guilty in His sight as the Jews, who had more knowledge: "Woe unto thee Capernium, for if the mighty works which have been done in thee had been done in Sodom it would have remained unto this day." Thus Christ's own words teach us that they had not had their full opportunity. "Remember," Christ says of the Sodomites, that "God rained down fire and destroyed them all." So, if their restoration is spoken of, it implies their resurrection." (*** Watchtower 1879 July 1 page8 ***)

Tetapi kemudian mendapatkan terang baru dari Yehuwa. Ajaran ini kemudian direvisi menjadi:

Tidak… Tidak akan dibangkitkan

"Similarly, Sodom did not endure its judgment day, had failed completely, and the Jews knew its fate was sealed. Their opinion of Sodom was the lowest possible. So when Jesus told them that it would be more endurable for utterly depraved Sodom than for these Jewish cities they got the powerful point." (*** w52 6/1 p. 338 par. 16 “Get Out of Her, My People” ***)

Ternyata ajaran ini salah, terang baru yang lama ternyata keliru, yang benar adalah ajaran yang pertama:

Ya… Akan dibangkitkan

"Similarly, at Matthew 10:15 are recorded Jesus’ words: “Truly I say to you, It will be more endurable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah on Judgment Day than for that city” where the people would reject the message carried by Jesus’ disciples. For it to be “more endurable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah” than for others, it would be necessary for former inhabitants of that land to be present on Judgment Day. It is not the literal land, the ground, that is to be judged." (*** w65 8/1 p. 479 Questions From Readers ***)

Terang baru salah lagi, kemudian kembali lagi ke ajarannya sebelumnya:

Tidak… Tidak akan dibangkitkan

"Consequently, in addition to what Jude 7 says, the Bible uses Sodom/Gomorrah and the Flood as patterns for the destructive end of the present wicked system. It is apparent, then, that those whom God executed in those past judgments experienced irreversible destruction." (*** w88 6/1 p. 31 Questions From Readers ***)

Kutipan di atas bersumber dari publikasi gahun 1988, dan menarik, publikasi lainnya pada tahun yang sama (1988) mengatakan hal yang sebaliknya:

"Sodom and Gomorrah were everlastingly destroyed as cities, but this would not preclude a resurrection for people of those cities." (*** it-2 p. 985 Sodom *** [Insight, Volume 2 (1988)])

Ya --> Tidak --> Ya --> Tidak/Ya

Jadi, siapakah yang sedang kebingungan bolak-balik jawaban: Yehuwa ataukah Menara Pengawal (yang mengaku diri sebagai organisasi-Nya)?

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