My teacher is the Christ, so yes, of course I take his word for it. He is my only leader and king.
Ashera has no importance in scripture, any more than any other false gods.
All my teachings come from Jehovah, through his son, scripture and holy spirit.
I am avoiding nothing, you are dragging in complete irrelevances.
ASV(i) 45 It is written in the prophets (Isaiah 54:13) , And they shall all be taught of God. Every one that hath heard from the Father, and hath learned, cometh unto me.
I have listened to Jehovah, and have been drawn to Christ as a servant for him.
ASV(i) 44 No man can come to me, except the Father that sent me draw him: and I will raise him up in the last day.
True, I have accepted help and guidance from the JWs, and others at times, but the bible is the deciding factor. Anything taught me by anyone, which does not agree with scripture is rejected out of hand., Hence I truly am "taught by Jehovah".
You try to be so clever, and all you do is make yourself look ever more dumb.
There is no such thing as a self appointed expert on scripture. You are either appointed by Jehovah, or you never truly get to be an expert.
"Self" is a word which does not belong in the hearts and minds of followers of Christ, nor in their dictionaries. Self is what we have to abandon.