There is absolutely no question about it, ONLY Jehovah's Witnesses are carrying out this command of our Lord within the way that the Bible instructs. I have read the many answers here and tho many of these are sincere in their answers, the way in which they respond and the content of the answers show either lack of faith in the Bible as being the Word of God (not of imperfect man) and or their own opinionated origin.
For example, one person here (I won't name names on this one) started out with; "I don't think", Jesus stated John 8:31, 32 that by remaining in his word his disciples would KNOW the truth, not that they "thought" they knew or simply would "believe" they knew the truth.
Jesus learned the truth DIRECTLY from God Almighty Himself and because of his relationship with the Father, NO ONE who EVER lived in the PAST, living NOW or in the FUTURE of this world or the next destined to come will ever know God Almighty the way Jesus does... no one. Jesus, with the teachings of God Almighty then in turn taught many people who became his disciples / followers. From among these he chose 12 to be his apostles (however, he still had many disciples, in fact the apostles are disciples).
Jesus command (contrary to apparent popular belief) was NOT ONLY for the apostles... but for ALL AND ANY WHO BECAME / BECOME TRUE CHRISTIANS.
But talk is cheap, I am merely an imperfect human like everyone else, my words by themself are and mean NOTHING... therefore, let us see what God's PERFECT Word the Holy Bible has to say on this.
Jesus foretold for our day, a GREAT preaching work that was to take place with the main subject of that preaching work being GOD'S KINGDOM as it is written:
“This good news OF THE KINGDOM will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come.”
— Matthew 24:14
What religion is REALLY proclaiming GOD'S KINGDOM as the ONLY hope of mankind instead of encouraging people to look to IMPERFECT HUMAN RULERSHIP to solve their problems? There's no reason or need to guess, why the title of "The Watchtower" magazine bears witness to this itself being that it is NOT simply entitled "The Watchtower" but is in fact entitled "The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah's Kingdom". Feel free to open any copy of this fantastic Bible based publication, open it's front cover and actually READ what it say's regarding what the PURPOSE of the magazing is about... this is no mere coincidence.
You people who doubt and scourn Jehovah's Witnesses, has YOUR religion equipped YOU to share in this utmost important and urgent activity, and to do it from house to house as Jesus taught his apostles / disciples to do as the following Scriptures bear witness to?
"As YOU go, preach, saying, ‘THE KINGDOM of the heavens has drawn near.... Into whatever city or village YOU enter, search out who in it is deserving, and stay there until YOU leave. When YOU are entering into the house, greet the household; and if the house is deserving, let the peace YOU wish it come upon it; but if it is not deserving, let the peace from YOU return upon YOU."
— Matt. 10:7, 11-13
"And every day in the temple AND from HOUSE to HOUSE they continued without letup teaching and declaring the good news about the Christ, Jesus.... [the apostle Paul said] while I did not hold back from telling YOU any of the things that were profitable nor from teaching YOU PUBLICLY and from HOUSE to HOUSE."
- Acts 5:42; 20:20
Our Lord Jesus also instructed his followers:
“GO . . . and make disciples of people of ALL the nations.”
When Jesus sent out his early disciples, he directed them to GO to the homes of the people as is shown at Matthew 10:7, 11-13 quoted above already.
The message that we as Jehovah's modern-day Christian Witnesses proclaim involves the very LIVES of people; we therefore want to be careful not to miss no one due to the fact of what God Almighty is about to soon unleash that with each passing day is RAPIDLY approaching on this present world / system of things and what He says via His sacred and Holy Word what ALL who desire to survive it MUST do, even as it is written:
"Before [the] statute gives birth to [anything], [before the] day has passed by just like chaff, before there comes upon YOU people the burning anger of Jehovah, before there comes upon YOU the day of Jehovah’s anger, seek Jehovah, all YOU meek ones of the earth, who have practiced His own judicial decision. Seek righteousness, seek meekness. Probably YOU may be concealed in the day of Jehovah’s anger."
- Zephaniah 2:2, 3
Our repeated calls to people are motivated by genuine and sincere LOVE (as we do NOT get paid to do what we do... we VOLUNTEER to do this) — first, genuine love for God, also genuine love for our neighbor.
A conference of RELIGIOUS LEADERS [none of them Jehovah's Witnesses mind you] in Spain noted this:
“Perhaps [the churches] are excessively neglectful about that which precisely constitutes the GREATEST preoccupation of the Witnesses—THE HOME VISIT, which comes within the apostolic methodology of the primitive church. While the churches, on not a few occasions, limit themselves to constructing their temples, ringing their bells to attract the people and to preaching INSIDE their places of worship, [the Witnesses] FOLLOW the apostolic tactic of GOING FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE AND TAKING ADVANTAGE OF EVERY OCCASION TO WITNESS.”
— El Catolicismo, Bogotá, Colombia, September 14, 1975, p. 14.
Yep, again the above quote was said by an ENTIRE conference of religious leaders. However, genuine true modern-day Christian Witnesses of Jehovah DO NOT need and or look for praise and or noteworthiness from ANY imperfect human beings of mankind. Genuine true modern-day Christian Witnesses of Jehovah seek praise from the Almighty Sovereign Lord Jehovah God through His only begotten Son Jesus Christ our Master and King.
What we do is an expression of God's undeserved kindness and love for people, as He sincerely from the depths of His great heart truly desires that NO ONE should be destroyed but desires that ALL should attain to repentance (2 Peter 3:9).
However, the FACT is that the MAJORITY among humankind simply WON'T repent (turn around/change) and thus are going to cause Jehovah to lovingly DESTROY them and thus put them out of their misery. For if He allowed them to go on living and thinking as they do, they would only become a DANGER to themselves and others whom they come in contact with (as is the case now), thus causing his New Earth (2 Peter 3:13) to be NO DIFFERENT than THIS present ungodly one we live in now.
Or do these NOT realize that EVERYTHING which is created, is created for a REASON / PURPOSE (and can be destroyed)? Do these NOT realize that when the thing created does not function as it ought to according to the instructions it came with, that the created thing is in line for destruction? Do these NOT realize that if the creator of the created thing truly cares for the creation, he will do what he can in an attempt to fix it? Do these NOT realize that if upon said attempt/s to fix the created thing, IT STILL DOES NOT FUNCTION AS IT OUGHT TO.... IT GETS DESTROYED?
People ARE functioning IMPROPERLY according to the Creators instruction manual for humankind contained within the pages of the sacred and holy Bible. Jehovah God is patiently trying to "fix" them in these final days of the Last Days, but they still REFUSE to take note (as did the people in Noah's time before the devastating worldwide flood that was sent by Jehovah destroyed them).
The preaching work that we do is to announce that the long awaited KINGDOM OF GOD HAS FINALLY BEEN ESTABLISHED (since the Bible shown year of 1914) AND IS FULLY FUNCTIONING, that "playtime" is OVER, due to the FACT that ever since the year 1914 the world has entered the royal Parousia (Presence) of our Lord, Master and King by God Almighty's enthronment of him.
That the sign of Christ's Parousia (Google this Greek word) IS ALL AROUND US, evident each and everyday and even MORE SO as the time for the destruction of this present world draws nearer and nearer (or do people think that ALL that is happening in the world is simply by mere coincidence?)
- Matthew 24:3-14, 32-39; Luke 21:7-19; 2 Timothy 3:1-5; 2 Peter 3:3-13
People SEE the sign everywhere, it's literally all around them, unfortunately, the majority of people WON'T ACCEPT the spiritual vision the word of God offers so they can actually see the sign for themselves AND TAKE FULL NOTE as to exactly WHAT it means and WHAT it means they should be DOING. On the other hand, many ARE waking up from their Satanic "slumber", and the veil that the evil god who rules this present world, Satan the Devil (2 Corinthians 4:4) shrouded over their minds is being REMOVED and they are truly SEEING the sign and this world for WHAT THEY TRULY ARE as they fully accept the glorious good news about the Christ which now shines on and within them... PRAISE JAH!!!
Again, people, DO NOT think that we preach simply to increase our membership numbers.
Such thinking is FOOLISH and misses the point COMPLETELY. FOR WE ALREADY KNOW, even as Christ SAID, that FEW from the population of mankind FIND the narrow road leading to salvation & eternal life, NOT the MAJORITY of mankind who are on the broad and spacious road leading to DESTRUCTION, just as it has ALWAYS been, this is to be found at Matthew 7:13, 14, 21-23; Luke 6:46.
So go ahead opposers, scoff, scourn, hiss, rant, give me 1,000,000 thumb downs, I'M JUST A MESSENGER doing as I was COMMANDED and SENT out to do, which I happily OBEY. I WILL DELIVER THE MESSAGE, until I am COMMANDED to stop, by him that sent me.
MY SOURCES: Jehovah God through His Son, His Word The Holy Bible, His spirit and His true worldwide earthly organization today comprised of the True Worshipers which Jesus made reference to at John 4:23, 24
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