ACADEMY RULE 4:
How The Special Bible Study Course Works At LWF
One of the first things you will notice after being admitted at LWF, is that many bible topics have already been PRE-SELECTED for discussion for the class. To be sure, there are well over 250 timely bible topics that have already been started by diligent members of the YORWW Congregation for your benefit and convenience -- exactly as we would find in a classroom setting.
Actually, many of the topics presented are ones that have never, ever been discussed by Jehovah's Witnesses in general. For example, the discussion dealing with the Scapegoat Covenant. This is a topic that Jehovah's Witnesses know nothing about and have never discussed before. Also, the topic dealing the 2-Kingdom Concept, as well as the one dealing with New Jerusalem becoming an EARTHLY kingdom governmental arrangement. Yes, these topics and more are already available for you to examine and study over, in the privacy of your own home. Next after reading the material presented, you are now permitted, yes invited, to comment upon those threads, those topics shown on our board now. Yes, now the real discussion can begin!
During your 90-Day stay with us, at some point you may encounter a serious point that needs more explanation. Or, perhaps, after considering the material we have presented on a certain subject, you may decide to even EXPRESS a differing viewpoint to us, on this same topic. Keep in mind, even though we may differ on some issues facing all of God's Name People, still we can always remain "agreeable" even though we may disagree on the topics as discussed. Remember, we as teachers of God's Word, will always give you the SAME RESPECT publicly, you give us on the discussion board, while you are here for the 90-DAY Course of Bible Instruction. After all, you have a right to your opinion on things, and we realize that, just as long we allow the originator of the thread, to conclude the matter in a peaceable way, for the benefit of all who are actively participating on the thread. But, we realize fully, that you always have your God-given right to your private thoughts... knowing that you will have to live with the ultimate CONSEQUENCES of such a decision that you make before God and man. Think about it. -- 2 Timothy 4:1
Therefore, if we all implement the above WRITTEN POLICY mentioned above, we fully expect the LWF Discussion Board to be completely free of open displays of ungodly PERSONAL INSULTS, vented "WRATH" and endless, unfruitful "DEBATE," which invariably fuels egotism and discord so common on discussion boards of our time. We know just as God's Word clearly says, this type of conduct, always "overturns" those who listen, those that are sincerely searching for truth. -- Matthew 7:7, 8, 13, 14; 1 Timothy 2:8; 2 Timothy 2:14
Nevertheless, we just wanted to remind you of how we see things here at LWF. Yes, we view things just as when one enrolls in a school setting for higher learning, which is designed for mature adults -- like attending a college or a university of one's choice. And of course, in this case, we as the YORWW Congregation, feel we should appropriately represent the School Administration itself. And we feel proper decorum would match that which is usually observed at a university classroom setting.
This means at all times, all students & teachers attending the school facility, are always treated with proper respect and the classroom "instructors" would always be accorded dignity and respect, regardless of the viewpoint presented or taught by the Instructor. In fact, even if we vehemently disagreed with what a college instructor was teaching to his class, certainly we wouldn't want to try to publicly DISRUPT the class and try to cause an OUTRIGHT REVOLT or RIOT at the school, since we simply didn't agree with some of the things taught there, would we? Common sense would dictate otherwise, we believe, if one were a "student" within a school institution of some kind. No respectable school institution administration, would tolerate such behavior in their students. We would have to agree with that point.
Therefore, in our viewpoint, the LWF Discussion Board thus becomes a place of higher learning, a school, a place of HIGHER learning like attending a college or university where important educational matters are discussed and explained to prepare people for SECULAR leadership roles in our society. However, in this case, we discuss important SPIRITUAL matters, yes with those who are spiritually mature, discerning adults (both teachers & students) -- those who are very serious about their SPIRITUAL learning and educational growth. -- See 1 Corinthians 2:13-15; Philippians 3:15, 16; Philippians 4:8; Colossians 1:9, 10; Hebrews 5:13, 14.
ACADEMY RULE 5:
Ninety (90) Days Becomes A Pre-Acceptance Period For The YORWW Congregation!
Thus, it would be good to keep in mind, when one becomes a participating member of the LivingWatersForum, he or she has become a prospective member of the YORWW Congregation. This means the 90-Day Bible Study Course, automatically becomes a SPECIAL 90-DAY PRE-ACCEPTANCE PERIOD for joining the YORWW Congregation. In other words, if one has no desire to join the YORWW Congregation, then he or she should not join the LWF Discussion Board at all. Yes, this is something that you must understand, before joining us as registered members of the LWF Discussion Board.
Of course, this special LWF Rule or Guideline does not apply to individuals who want to join either SNS or CE Discussion Boards. No, but it applies only to those who are thinking of applying for admission on LWF and only them. And then, after the LWF student has completed the 90-Day Bible Study Course, they can now make their own personal decision on whether to join the YORWW Congregation or not. Yes, its just that simple. And again we are reminded, this special acceptance period for joining the YORWW Congregation, is limited to a small window of some 90-Days or 3 months in total, with no exceptions. Therefore all during this special period of time, it is our sincere hope that you, the registered member of LWF, will apply yourself to diligent study of God's Word, as you prayerfully consider our message, called: The "REPORT." -- Ezekiel 21:6, 7; Philippians 1:9, 10; 2 Timothy 2:15
PLEASE NOTE: The biblical expression The "REPORT" taken from Ezekiel 21:6, 7 is a very special message disseminated by ourselves where we, as a united congregation, as the YORWW Congregation, continue to admonish all baptized Jehovah's Witnesses, of powerful bible prophecy concerning them, as God's Name People, which clearly points forward to a "Great Tribulation" (Revelation 7:14 New World Translation), a "Great Trial" (Revelation 7:14 New Jerusalem Bible), or a "Great Ordeal" (Revelation 7:14 New Revised Standard Version) of trouble, persecution and even death, that should be heaped upon all those who call themselves by God's Holy Name, or those who were called in the past by this Most Holy Name. All of this is explained clearly by the material presented on this particular discussion board. Please make no mistake about that! -- Jeremiah 23:19, 20; Daniel 7:21, 25; Daniel 11:41; Revelation 12:13-16; Revelation 13:5-7, 9, 10
Therefore, it is extremely important that you consider the information presented on this discussion board, carefully, and prayerfully. This very important message, directed especially to all Jehovah's Witnesses some seven (7) million in number, called THE "REPORT." -- Philippians 4:6, 7
Indeed, we feel certain that after 90-Days of exposure to our urgent message, yes after 90-Days of receiving spiritual instruction from the written material presented on our discussion board at LWF, a diligent student of God's Word should be in a good position to make a FINAL DECISION as to whether he would like to become a member of our congregation. Yes we feel, 90-days is enough time, for one to know whether he wishes to become a member of the YORWW Congregation itself or not.
In fact, we are hoping that you too, who are reading this for the first time, you too, will want to join us, as members of the YORWW Congregation, after your 90-Day stay with us! Yes, that is our hope, that is our prayer, Praise Jah!