Jul 31, 2018

Anointed Always on Earth?

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Edited: Jul 31, 2018

Hello my brother! Quick question...were there always members of the anointed on the earth after the Great Apostasy, up to the late 19 century when flashes of light started to peek thru with Charles T. Russell and others?

Aug 1, 2018

There seems to be evidence that points to this in the positive. The anointed seemed to be few from 100 CE to 1900 CE and it does stand to reason that Jehovah would have an earthly representative. Godly and Faithful men who took to the translation of the Bible for instance. Some were put to death for making the Bible available to the general public. One such person was William Tyndale. He was an English scholar who became a leading figure in the Protestant Reformation in the years leading up to his execution. He is well known for his translation of the Bible into English.

 

Another Person who could have been one of the anointed is Lefèvre d’Étaples. The Catholic Church and the theologians in Paris opposed the use of translations of the Bible in common languages.

 

Another possible anointed one could be William Bedell. The translators of the Pentatúc used the Irish term “Iávé” for God’s name in many of the places where it appears in the Hebrew Scriptures, represented by the Tetragrammaton or YHWH.

 

Michael Servetus another potential of an anointed one, was burned at the stake by claiming that there is but One Person in God. The study of the Bible also led Servetus to reject other church doctrines, and he considered the use of images to be unscriptural. Servetus’ quest for the truth also led him to use the name Jehovah. Some months after William Tyndale employed this name in his translation of the Pentateuch, Servetus published On the Errors of the Trinity​—in which he used the name Jehovah throughout.

 

According to scripture, there is coming a time for the 'sons' of God to be revealed. "For the creation is waiting with eager expectation for the revealing of the sons of God." (Romans 8:19) Against much opposition, the Word of God Endures Forever.

 

 

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