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'Strip off the old personality with it's practices"...... does this really require helping power from the Holy Spirit?

 
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OLD MAN - THE LIE
NEW MAN - SPEAK TRUTHully
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"Strip off the old personality with its practices"

How you change words

It's "put off the OLD MAN being corrupted by his deceitful desires"

Who is the NEW MAN?
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"You were taught to put away the old personality that conforms to your former course of conduct and that is being corrupted according to its deceptive desires. 23 And you should continue to be made new in your dominant mental attitude, 24 and should put on the new personality that was created according to God’s will in true righteousness and loyalty." eph4:22
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"Strip off the old personality with its practices"

How you change words

It's "put off the OLD MAN being corrupted by his deceitful desires"

Who is the NEW MAN?
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“Your destiny is not death but the disappearance of I am.” - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
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7. According to Romans 12:1, 2, what choices do we have?

7 Some of our friends and family may at first ridicule us for trying to make changes to our personality. (1 Pet. 4:3, 4) They may say that we have the right to do whatever we want and that we should not allow others to tell us what to do. But those who reject Jehovah’s standards are not actually being independent. In reality, they are allowing the world dominated by Satan to mold them. (Read Romans 12:1, 2.) We all face a choice: Either we keep our old personality, which is shaped by sin and Satan’s world, or we allow Jehovah to transform us into the best person we can be at present.—Isa. 64:8.
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HOW CAN YOU “STRIP OFF” THE OLD PERSONALITY?

8. What help can we count on to avoid wrong thinking and bad habits?

8 Jehovah knows that it will take time and effort for us to avoid wrong thinking and bad habits. (Ps. 103:13, 14) However, through his Word, his spirit, and his organization, Jehovah gives us the wisdom, strength, and support that we need to change who we are. No doubt he has already helped you. Let us now consider some of the practical steps you can take that will allow you to make further progress in stripping off the old personality and qualifying for baptism.
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Isn't it better to be self-reliant and not have to rely on "helping power" from some imaginary ghost?

We can all be better persons. We can all try to do some good. We can all try to be kind. We can all try to fight against evil behavior. No God need be involved.
Just don't make anything up.
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Isn't it better to be self-reliant and not have to rely on "helping power" from some imaginary ghost?

We can all be better persons. We can all try to do some good. We can all try to be kind. We can all try to fight against evil behavior. No God need be involved.
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Beware of 'imaginary ghosts' they are real and not friendly.
The transition from physical man to spiritual man requires more determination than any man has.
For this very reason, put forth all earnest effort to supply to your faith virtue, to your virtue knowledge, 6to your knowledge self-control, to your self-control endurance, to your endurance godly devotion, 7to your godly devotion brotherly affection, to your brotherly affection love. 8For if these things exist in you and overflow, they will prevent you from being either inactive or unfruitful regarding the accurate knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2Pe1:5

Without accurate knowledge and a little help from above to balance the scales all one can become is religious, useless to Jehovah.
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9. What can God’s Word help you to do?

9 Use the Bible to examine yourself closely. God’s Word acts like a mirror; it can help you to analyze the way that you think, speak, and act. (Jas. 1:22-25) Your Bible teacher and other mature Christians can offer you guidance. For instance, they can use the Scriptures to help you identify your strengths and your weaknesses. They can teach you how to find Bible-based information that offers practical advice on how to overcome bad habits. And Jehovah is always ready to come to your aid. He knows best how to help you; he knows what is in your heart. (Prov. 14:10; 15:11) So get into the habit of praying to him and studying his Word each day.
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10. What did you learn from Elie’s experience?

10 Be convinced that Jehovah’s standards are best. We can benefit from everything that Jehovah asks us to do. Those who live by his standards gain self-respect, a purpose in life, and genuine happiness. (Ps. 19:7-11) In contrast, those who ignore Jehovah’s standards suffer the consequences that come from practicing the works of the flesh. Note what a man named Elie says about rejecting God’s standards. He was raised by parents who love Jehovah. But while in his teens, Elie chose bad associates. He was drawn into a lifestyle that included drug abuse, immorality, and theft. Elie says that he found himself becoming increasingly angry and violent. “Basically, I did everything that I had been taught not to do as a Christian,” he admits. However, Elie did not forget what he had learned in his youth. Eventually, he began studying the Bible again. He worked hard to get rid of his bad habits and got baptized in 2000. How has living by Jehovah’s standards benefited him? Elie says: “I now have peace of mind and a clean conscience.” * As this experience shows, those who reject Jehovah’s standards hurt themselves. Even then, Jehovah is willing to help them to change.
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12. What does it mean to “abhor what is wicked”?

12 Jehovah wants us to “abhor what is wicked.” (Rom. 12:9) The word “abhor” describes a strong emotional response; it means to hate something intensely, to be disgusted by it. Imagine the strong response you would have if you were asked to eat a plate of rotten food. The very thought might make you feel sick. In a similar way, even the thought of doing something that Jehovah says is bad should be repulsive to us.
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11. Learn to hate what Jehovah hates. (Ps. 97:10) The Bible reveals that Jehovah hates “haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood.” (Prov. 6:16, 17) He also “detests violent and deceptive people.” (Ps. 5:6) Jehovah hates these attitudes and actions so much that he wiped out all the wicked in Noah’s day because they had filled the earth with violence. (Gen. 6:13) Consider another example. Through the prophet Malachi, Jehovah said that He hates those who treacherously scheme to divorce their innocent marriage partner. God rejects their worship and will call them to account for their conduct.—Mal. 2:13-16; Heb. 13:4.
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13. Why must we safeguard our thinking?

13Safeguard your thinking. Our thoughts influence our actions. That is why Jesus taught us to reject thoughts that can lead us to commit a serious sin. (Matt. 5:21, 22, 28, 29) We want to be pleasing to our heavenly Father, do we not? How important it is, then, that we immediately reject any bad thoughts that come to our mind!
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All fall short of the glory that is God
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Stripping off old personality traits cannot be done in one’s own strength. Often, individuals who did so had to fight hard to put away their bad practices. They gained the victory by opening their mind and heart to the power of God’s Word and his holy spirit. (Luke 11:13; Heb. 4:12) To benefit from that power, we must read the Bible daily, meditate on it, and pray constantly for the wisdom and strength to apply Bible counsel. (Josh. 1:8; Ps. 119:97; 1 Thess. 5:17) We also benefit from God’s Word and his holy spirit when we prepare for and attend congregation meetings. (Heb. 10:24, 25) In addition, we want to make good use of the various means by which spiritual food is now made available to God’s people worldwide. (Luke 12:42) While Christians must strip off the old personality, that is not all that is required to gain God’s approval. We must also clothe ourselves with the new personality.—Col. 3:10. w17.08 21 ¶16-17
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Sigh... THIS fucking guy and his jehovah witness bullshit. These ppl are pathetic.
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14. What does our speech reveal, and what questions should we answer?

14Control your speech. Jesus said: “Whatever comes out of the mouth comes from the heart.” (Matt. 15:18) Yes, our speech reveals a lot about who we are on the inside. So ask yourself these questions: ‘Do I refuse to lie, even if telling the truth will cause me trouble? As a married person, am I careful not to flirt with those of the opposite sex? Do I avoid immoral speech like the plague? Do I reply in a calm manner when someone upsets me?’ You will find it helpful to reflect on those questions. Your speech might be likened to seams in a garment. If you try your best to remove abusive, lying, and immoral speech from your conversation, you will find it easier to strip off the old personality.
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stake”?

15Be willing to take decisive action. The apostle Paul used a powerful word picture to teach us just how serious we must be about changing our lifestyle. He wrote that we must nail our old personality “to the stake.” (Rom. 6:6) In other words, we want to follow Christ’s example. We need to kill off attitudes and practices that Jehovah hates. Only if we take these steps will we gain a clean conscience and have the prospect of enjoying everlasting life. (John 17:3; 1 Pet. 3:21) Remember that Jehovah will not change his standards to suit us. Instead, we need to change who we are and conform to his standards.—Isa. 1:16-18; 55:9.
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16. Why must you be determined to continue fighting fleshly weaknesses?

16Continue to fight fleshly weaknesses. Even after you get baptized, you will need to continue to fight fleshly desires. Note the experience of a man named Maurício. While young, he started living a homosexual lifestyle. Eventually, he met Jehovah’s people and began studying the Bible. After making changes in his life, he got baptized in 2002. Even though he has now served Jehovah for many years, Maurício says: “I must admit that I have had to fight improper desires at times.” He does not let this discourage him. Instead, he says: “I take courage in knowing that by choosing not to act on those desires, I can be pleasing to Jehovah.” *
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YOU CAN QUALIFY FOR BAPTISM!

18. According to 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, what have many of God’s servants been able to do?

18 In the first century, some of the men and women whom Jehovah chose to be corulers with Christ had once been dominated by bad practices. For example, they had been adulterers, homosexuals, and thieves. With the help of God’s holy spirit, however, they were able to change their personalities. (Read 1 Corinthians 6:9-11.) Similarly today, the Bible has helped millions of people to make changes in their lives. * They have overcome deeply entrenched bad habits. Their example proves that you too can make changes in your personality and overcome bad habits so that you can qualify for baptism.
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DGN, you’re a J ehova Witness?
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Wait, and Servant of the Lord is as well right? Now it all makes sense of the sheer lack of understanding. Perfect sense. Wow.
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Wait, and Servant of the Lord is as well right? Now it all makes sense of the sheer lack of understanding. Perfect sense. Wow.
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Share your sensible solution to Satan's Nuclear Industrial Complex's extinction level event demand on Jehovah's beautiful bio-sphere.
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Get those hours in, "brother"

My dad chose to avoid eating or drinking after a stroke. He knew exactly what he was doing and he would take out his IVs every day with his unparralized hand. He recognized me. He basically committed suicide. He was a jaydub.

I guess he gets a free pass since he died b4 the big event.

He always told me I would never be in the New Order because I wasn't into his beliefs anymore.

He never stripped off his old personality because he was a narcissistic pos.

And that's what I have to look forward to? Hanging out with an abusive jerk?

Nah I'm good. Yalls NWO sux just like all the rest.

Signed,
An ex jdub.
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Get those hours in, "brother"

My dad chose to avoid eating or drinking after a stroke. He knew exactly what he was doing and he would take out his IVs every day with his unparralized hand. He recognized me. He basically committed suicide. He was a jaydub.

I guess he gets a free pass since he died b4 the big event.

He always told me I would never be in the New Order because I wasn't into his beliefs anymore.

He never stripped off his old personality because he was a narcissistic pos.

And that's what I have to look forward to? Hanging out with an abusive jerk?

Nah I'm good. Yalls NWO sux just like all the rest.

Signed,
An ex jdub.
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Sad story but, what does his failure have to do with the righteous making global Garden of Eden?
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OLD MAN - THE LIE
NEW MAN - SPEAK TRUTHully
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Yes well said but how is the transmission made?





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