Jewish Lords' Witness
In all the above cases the parents will need to be in a loving relationship with each other otherwise they will not be able to bring the full parental benefit to bear on the maturing child. This must be the case whether the parents are genetic or adopting spiritual parents. Where one or more spiritual adopting parent is involved, compatibility between the two parents will need to be established, although they may not need to subscribe to the full contract whereby they would wish to produce their own genetic offspring together.
Any serious failing in the parenting of a child in the Kingdom would need to be identified by the Kingdom administration, with the 1NC Saints' insight and support. A programme of family support would need to be provided or, in the worst cases, the children would need to be placed with alternative parents and a suitable ‘rehabilitation' of the parent(s) as necessary would be required. I would hasten to add this should be as a last resort; the Kingdom should not become a mirror of the current western worldly welfare state whereby the state takes over parental responsibility. The parental responsibility for each child is owned by the parents and the parents alone!.
As a prospective 2NC King, according to current LW understandings (see main LW web-site at Understanding  Two Groups of 144,000 standing on mount Zion), I have frequently mused upon my responsibilities in the Kingdom. I think I have now at least established the main concern of the first two decades of life in the Kingdom on Earth; that will be to repair much of the damage that our flawed way of life today is doing to our children and parents alike. Hopefully, in the twenty- first year of the earthly Kingdom and beyond, we will be able to look onward and upward to maximise the advantage of our newly won freedom from Satan's rule and ensure that the children of the Kingdom are brought up in a fit and proper fashion.
Date of Publication: 9th January 2012
The Detailed Cases
Having established the ground rules for marriage and child-rearing agreements we now need to examine all the various child-bearing marital situations that this world has thrown up to determine how they will proceed into the Kingdom:
It would seem that one of the first tasks of the LW Administration of God's Kingdom on Earth would be the setting up of an adopting parent register to pick up all the broken pieces from the current profligate system of things! If, dear reader, you can think of any family circumstances, that I have inadvertently failed to include in the above list, I should be very grateful if you could e-mail the JLW web-site helpdesk with the details so that I can ensure they are included at the earliest possible opportunity.
There are two basic tenets upon which this work must be established:
All worldly marriages will be terminated upon the death or rapture of the spouses at system change.
There will be no life-time marriages in the Kingdom, only child-rearing arrangements which would last until the child reached his or her twentieth birthday.
The New testament is very clear on these two points regarding the status of marriage in this system and the next. Whilst rapture is not explicitly covered by these scriptures, the nature of this living transition into a Kingdom body necessitates the destruction of the original Adamic body thereby equating rapture to the death of the human soul. The human spirit that inhabited it is then free to transition to its non-Adamic Kingdom body. The full story on child-rearing agreements is to be found on the LW main web-site at Understanding  Male and Female Angels, Angelic Procreation, Pre-adamic Procreation, Post-adamic Procreation:
24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
25 Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother:
26 Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh.
27 And last of all the woman died also.
28 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.
29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. (Matthew 22)
19 Master, Moses wrote unto us, If a man's brother die, and leave his wife behind him, and leave no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
20 Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed.
21 And the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed: and the third likewise.
22 And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also.
23 In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife.
24 And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?
25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven. (Mark 12)
28 Saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man's brother die, having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
29 There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children.
30 And the second took her to wife, and he died childless.
31 And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also: and they left no children, and died.
32 Last of all the woman died also.
33 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is she? for seven had her to wife.
34 And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:
35 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: (Luke 20)
39 The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord. (1Corinthians 7)
The Old Testament Law determines that the age of majority is twenty years. This, therefore, is the age at which children become adults and are released judicially from the control and care of their parents:
14 Every one that passeth among them that are numbered, from twenty years old and above, shall give an offering unto the LORD. (Exodus 30)
26 A bekah for every man, that is, half a shekel, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for every one that went to be numbered, from twenty years old and upward, for six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty men. (Exodus 38)
3 From twenty years old and upward, all that are able to go forth to war in Israel: thou and Aaron shall number them by their armies. (Numbers 1)
18 And they assembled all the congregation together on the first day of the second month, and they declared their pedigrees after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, by their polls. (Numbers 1)
11 Surely none of the men that came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob; because they have not wholly followed me: (Numbers 32)
The Church Must Set the Rules
Scripture worryingly says next to nothing about the serious sexual crimes of rape and paedophilia and appears less concerned with Lesbianism than it is with male homosexuality. Given that we are clearly in the end-times for this system, this left the Lords' Witnesses in an uncomfortable position, as it should for all Christian worshippers. This was not an acceptable situation for the Fourth and Last True Christian Church to find itself in at this time. Consequently a small group of us worked with the Church Principal to determine what rules needed to be put in place to police such behaviour in the Kingdom. Those rules were derived from scriptural principles but required considerable logical thought progression to develop. This work is to be found on the main LW web-site commencing at: Understanding  Is Lesbianism a sin?.
This has proved to be a major step forward in the Church's understanding of how to deal with such (hopefully rare) cases in the Kingdom. However, what has also become clear to the Church, as a result of our needing to carry out this work, is that it would appear that it is our responsibility to set the laws for God's Kingdom on earth. Needless to say this should be based on an honest endeavour to understand what God's Holy Word has to say (or not) on the matter. It has become clear that Jehovah God wants His Church to think for itself, with the very minimum of guidance, to ensure that the administration of His Earthly Kingdom is fully in the Church's hands. I think that God is probably not overly concerned with exactly what rules we put in place so long as they are honestly based on our interpretation of his requirements and would be seen by the Kingdom population as representing natural justice to any right-minded individual. This seemed to the working group to be a major step up in our Kingdom responsibilities but seemed to follow the nature of God's lessons to the Church thus far in that we all must eventually take full responsibility for managing ourselves and our charges if we are to develop toward being true children of Jehovah.
One of the key guiding principles of the Church's understanding of God's mind to date is that the proper care and raising of children is of paramount importance to our Lord. This all-pervading thread is clearly evident in the above work. Following on from this it struck me that, if the Lords' Witnesses' (LW's) administration has the responsibility to put in place the Kingdom rules appertaining to marriage and the raising of children, then we had better start thinking now about the families that will survive the transition from this system into the Kingdom of God on earth.
Kingdom Rules OK