Hi every one out there, how r u all? This is my first post and it has to do with Jehovah Witnesses (JWs) . My brother keeps talking to a particular JW once a week (He is strong in his faith so no worries there). But I am trying to understand their theology, and at the same time finding ways of making them realise how handicaped their belief system really is. They point to Psa 37:7 and Mat 5:5 (“the meek shall inherit the earth/land”) to indicate that we are going to be rewarded with an EARTHLY paradise.
I honestly do not know how they can coupe with loving a god who at the end does not give a toss about them. After all if we are honest with ourselves our greatest desire is not really to have eternal life but rather to be with God and to share our love with him in a full, intimate relationship. Now imagine a God so cruel as to implant in us such craving for Him and then to turn his back and say “live for EVER, here have some trees and land… and by the way you will continue to long for me for all eternity”. Man their paradise seems more like hell !
Any way going back to the topic, please correct me if I’m wrong but I think Psa 37:7 has more to do with their longing for Israel but I’m stuck with Mat 5:5 cause Jesus is not talking about temporal matters here. Please reply if u know how these passages are meant to be taken?