WORSHIP JEHOVAH GOD IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE CONGREGATION (THE TEMPLE-SANCTUARY)

The worship of Jehovah in the Congregation must follow the principles that governed the worship in the temple-sanctuary. It should be noted that in the book of Revelation (Revelation), glorified Jesus Christ and also the seven congregations are symbolized in the Holy Part of the Temple-Sanctuary. It means that the worship of Jehovah in the Congregation is exactly based on the same procedure of the worship of Jehovah in the Temple-Sanctuary (The courtyard (where there was the altar) and the Holy).

Only the priests burned incense in the Holy, which means that, as part of the worship of Jehovah in the Congregation, only the elders (the priests) must start and finish the worship of Jehovah in the temple-sanctuary, with prayer (exodus 31:10, 11; 35: 14 - 19; 39:37 - 41; Psalm 14:2; Revelation 5:8; 8: 3-5). If there is not an elder (priest)?  It will be necessary to anoint one (1 Timothy 3:1-5). If it is not possible, the worshipers of Jehovah will have to go to the closest congregation where there is an elder (priest) to celebrate the worship of Jehovah. If there is not elder (priest), there will be no worship of Jehovah organized in the framework of the Congregation (Temple-Sanctuary). If there is a group of worshippers of the Jehovah without elder, it will be only a group of worshippers of Jehovah, who will pray and study the Bible (not in congregation).

The Levites who were not priest helped the priests in their ministry in the Temple (Particularly in the Temple-Sanctuary). It means that the ministerial servants, at least 20 years of age, can take part in the teaching of the Bible in the context of worship to Jehovah in the Congregation (in the Temple-Sanctuary) (Ezra 3:8 “they appointed the Levites from 20 years old and up to serve as supervisors over the work of the house of Jehovah” ; Nehemiah 8:7). The Levites who weren’t priests, logically, represent the current ministerial servants (1 Timothy 3:8-10).

In the framework of the worship of Jehovah in the Congregation, women can’t teach in any way: (1 Corinthians 14:33b, 34 “As in all the congregations of the holy ones, 34 let the women keep silent in the congregations, for it is not permitted for them to speak. Rather, let them be in subjection, as the Law also says”; 1 Timothy 2: 11, 12 “Let a woman learn in silence with full submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach”).

Children, especially the boys under 20, are not allowed to teach in the context of worship to Jehovah in the Congregation (Ezra 3:8 “they appointed the Levites from 20 years old and up to serve as supervisors over the work of the house of Jehovah”).

Jehovah didn’t accept lame or incomplete sacrifice, therefore, the Congregation (the temple-sanctuary) is not a "school" or it is not a place of “training” to worship Jehovah. Anyone who teaches in the Congregation must be first anointed for this purpose and will be the best qualified to do so, with respect to Jehovah, to Jesus Christ and to the Congregation (Malachi 1:12,13).

Finally, the "question/answer" circular teaching method is not biblical. Jesus Christ and his disciples have never used this way of teaching the Bible, they never made to repeat the teaching that they had just taught to them or presented as a speech. Jesus Christ simply explained and then asked them if they had understood: “Did you get the sense of all these things?” They said to him: “Yes” (Matthew 13:51). And Jesus Christ trusted in the understanding of his disciples. If Christ didn’t teach his disciples making them to repeat as if they were children, on the other hand, he enabled them to "meditate", to "think by themselves" and to understand through the reasoning, the mind of Jehovah, and the mind of Christ (Job 26:14; Matthew 17: 24-27; 22: 41-45; 1 Corinthians 2:16).

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