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Restoration Light Bible Study Services is the ministry service of a Christian Bible Student interested in seeing the full gospel message presented and a restoration of true worship for the people of God. It is not his desire to establish a new religion, but rather to reaffirm the teachings and form of worship as instituted by Jesus and the apostles. We believe that truth and obedience to Christ are important in worship.–John 4:24; 15:10,14.

The name, Restoration Light, indicates that it is our desire to let our light shine as we tell others about the hope of the “restoration of all things” (Matthew 5:15; John 1:9; 8:12; Acts 3:21; 2 Corinthians 4:6) — the time when Yahweh will restore mankind back to what Adam lost through disobedience.
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13 Comments

  1. David Neil says:

    Good Day, i would like to know if you offer online bible study courses. I know that the original bible was written in hebrew and greek then translated. Because it was written centuries ago i often wonder what had been edited over the years between then and now and if it would be possible for me to re-trace to the original bible or come close. Please let me know if there is any info you can pass on to help me. Thanks

  2. Mill says:

    good day,

    why is it that a plural Hebrew word is normally coupled with a singular Hebrew verb or participle in reference to Yahweh?

    thanks.

  3. ResLight says:

    David Neil:
    Good Day, i would like to know if you offer online bible study courses. I know that the original bible was written in hebrew and greek then translated. Because it was written centuries ago i often wonder what had been edited over the years between then and now and if it would be possible for me to re-trace to the original bible or come close. Please let me know if there is any info you can pass on to help me. Thanks

    Throughout the subdomains, this matter is approached and reasonable solutions offered. If there is any particular scripture you have in mind you might search the site for that scripture. Please note that in the forum, there are many different opinions expressed; the owner of this site does not necessarily agree with these opinions.

  4. ResLight says:

    David Neil:
    Good Day, i would like to know if you offer online bible study courses. I know that the original bible was written in hebrew and greek then translated. Because it was written centuries ago i often wonder what had been edited over the years between then and now and if it would be possible for me to re-trace to the original bible or come close. Please let me know if there is any info you can pass on to help me. Thanks

    Regarding online Bible Studies, the subdomains contain many Bible studies. A series of studies are presented at:
    http://www.rlbible.com/?page_id=860

    Some lessons are presented at:
    http://rl-bibleinfo.com/?page_id=419

  5. ResLight says:

    Allen Boshoff:
    Please will you see my study of Math 24 ; 15-20 , as Russel would also see it today . The governing body is misleading the flock . Jesus must be head . OBEYED!

    Is your study on Matthew 24:15-20 online somewhere? You might be interested in our studies:

    The Faithful and Wise Servant and Other Servants
    http://rlbible.com/ctr/?p=127

    The Parable of the Four Servants
    http://rl-bibleinfo.com/?p=41

    Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Watchtower Idol
    http://rlbible.com/ctr/?p=803

  6. ResLight says:

    Jani the neo JW’s:
    Shalom,
    You working hard.
    I wish through Jesus our Lord.
    Jani

    Jani,

    Thanks for your comments and expression of “wish” through Jesus.

    You might be interested in our study of sectarianism.
    http://www.rlbible.com/?page_id=454

    May God bless.

  7. ResLight says:

    Mill:
    good day,

    why is it that a plural Hebrew word is normally coupled with a singular Hebrew verb or participle in reference to Yahweh?

    thanks.

    This is discussed in our study on ELOHIM:
    http://jesus-rlbible.com/?p=230
    See also:
    http://jesus-rlbible.com/?page_id=3978

  8. Critical Thinking blog says:

    You asked me a question in the comment section of my blog. The answer is:

    Bible Student Movement predicted the end of the world in 1874, 1881, 1908, 1914, 1916, 1918, 1920, and 1925. The Jehovah’s Witnesses, which branched from the Bible Student Movement, predicted the end of the world in 1941, 1975, 1984. and just before 2000.

    • ResLight says:

      Critical Thinking blog:
      You asked me a question in the comment section of my blog. The answer is:

      Bible Student Movement predicted the end of the world in 1874, 1881, 1908, 1914, 1916, 1918, 1920, and 1925. The Jehovah’s Witnesses, which branched from the Bible Student Movement, predicted the end of the world in 1941, 1975, 1984. and just before 2000.

      As far as I can tell, in 1874, the Bible Students Movement, if one should wish to call it that, consisted of the one small group in Pittsburgh, PA. I don’t know of any of that group that was expecting the “end of the world in 1874″. I know Russell wasn’t; before 1874 he held no interest in the date 1874 at all, and thus had no reason to make any “predictions” at all concerning that date.

      There were some associated with the Second Adventists who were expecting the end of the world, the physical burning of the planet earth, for 1874. Russell, of course, did not believe in any such “end of the world” as many of the Second Adventists were teaching.

      I don’t know of anyone associated with Russell that was expecting the end of the world in 1881, 1908, 1916, 1918, or 1925.

      Regarding 1914, one could gather from Russell’s earlier writings that he was expecting the full end of the age in 1914; Russell, before 1904, believed that the end of the age had begun in 1874 and that it would over in 1914. In 1904 — ten years before 1914, however, he came to the conclusion that 1914 was to see the beginning, not the end of the time of trouble, and that the time of trouble was last for sometime after 1914. Russell plainly stated that he was not expecting the end of the world in 1914.

      I haven’t been able to find anything about anyone in the Bible Students movement that was suggesting anything specifically as related to any time prophecy or parallel for 1908 or 1916. Russell presented some parallels which he suggested may indicate that the harvest would end in 1918; I could not find any place where he said that the end of the world was to come in 1918.

      Russell mentioned the year 1925 but he rejected that the date held any significance. Rutherford, having begun his “new light” campaign in an endeavor to gain support for his “organization” dogma, brought forth that date, although I am not sure that he ever said that the end of the world was to come in 1925. Since this was something that came after Rutherford began to promote his “organization” dogma, I am not as concerned about what Rutherford may or may not have stated about 1925; I will, if God permits, try to find to do a study on this at a another time.

      See links provided at:

      http://rlbible.com/ctr/?s=%22end+of+the+world%22

      Thoughts concerning Russell should be presented in comments area of posts in the “Focus on Charles Taze Russell” subdomain

      General thoughts concerning the Bible Students may be made on the Bible Students Info page, or in any of subdomains, pages, etc., that would be relevant to what is being referred to.

  9. Ti says:

    Often in Hebrew plurality is used to denote emphasis or strength of the verb. For example Hashem Tzvaot. The ot at the end of Tzvaot may not necessarily denote multiplicity of armies. It may be emphasizing the strength of the army. There are many instances of this in Hebrew.

    • ResLight says:

      Comment by Ti:
      Friday, January 4th 2013 at 7:57 pm

      Often in Hebrew plurality is used to denote emphasis or strength of the verb. For example Hashem Tzvaot. The ot at the end of Tzvaot may not necessarily denote multiplicity of armies. It may be emphasizing the strength of the army. There are many instances of this in Hebrew.

      Yes, in Biblical Hebrew, plural forms of words are sometimes used to denote, not plurality, but rather an intensification of a singular. This usage is called by many different expressions, such as “majestic”, “plural intensive”, etc. It is where a plural form is used although a singular is meant.

      See the study:
      Elohim – Does This Word Indicate a Plurality of Persons in a Godhead?
      (Please make future commments regarding plural usage on the page linked to above.)

  10. Brettstone says:

    I am very glad to have found your site..
    I am a fading JW and have many beliefs in common with you. I found that bible students were still in existence a couple years ago and have come to appreciate these truths. I have found that your explanation of the faithful slave meets my understanding and belief as well as the great crowd explanation. Please contact me by email, I would like to know if you associate with any groups in my area. Thanks

  11. Bret says:

    Reslight-
    I am a ex-JW and have been studying Dawn Bible publications. I have found in common with you the same belief of the Great Crowd. It’s clear to me that the bible does not teach a secondary heavenly class.
    1) the bible teaches the first resurection is made up of only 144,000 who gain immortality.
    2) Nowhere does the bible teach a secondary heavenly resurrection of persons who do not posses imortal bodies but only everlasting life (1Cor 15)
    I can’t help but connect Rev 7 and the fact that the great crowd is holding Palm branches (The festival of booths) with Zechariah 14:16-18 where the nations of survivors celebrate the festival of booths figuratively. And Rev 7 says the great crowd wash their robes (compare rev 22:14) this all takes place after Armegedon , not to mention standing before the throne and the same expression is made in rev 20. All this leads me to believe that after Jah/Yeh saves isreal a great crowd join themselves to them acknowledging that Jehovah is God then cleanse themselves by adhering to Christ rule during the 1,000 yrs

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