Bias, Poor Translation, or Better Insight?

One of our readers sent me an e-mail recently asking an interesting question: Hello, I am interested in a discussion on Acts 11:13-14 where Peter is recounting the events of his meeting with Cornelius. In verse 13b & 14 Peter is quoting the angel’s words to...
December, 2017 Monthly Broadcast

December, 2017 Monthly Broadcast

This broadcast is part 1 of the graduation ceremony for the 143rd Gilead class.  Gilead used to be an accredited school in New York State, but this is no longer the case. Samuel Herd of the Governing Body opened the sessions by speaking of Jehovah as our Grand...
Anthony Morris III: Jehovah Blesses Obedience

Anthony Morris III: Jehovah Blesses Obedience

In this latest video, Anthony Morris III is not really talking about obedience to Jehovah, but rather, obedience to the Governing Body.  He claims that if we obey the Governing Body, Jehovah will bless us.  That means that Jehovah approves of the decisions coming down...

“Love…in Deed and Truth”

[From ws17/10 p. 7 – November 27-December 3] “We should love, not in word or with the tongue, but in deed and truth.”​ – 1 John 3:18 (Occurrences: Jehovah=20; Jesus=4) The first question in this week’s Watchtower study is: What is the highest form of love, and why is...

Putting Matthew 24 to Bed

It would be hard to find another passage of the Bible that has been more misunderstood, more misapplied than Matthew 24:3-31. Down through the centuries, these verses have been used to convince believers that we can identify the last days and know by signs that the...

“The Word of God…Exerts Power”

[This post includes an audio file which will allow you to listen to a reading of the Watchtower review.  Some have asked for this since they want to use the time they spend driving to and from work more effectively.  We are also exploring the possibility of setting up...
Theocratic Warfare or Just Plain Lying?

Theocratic Warfare or Just Plain Lying?

This week we are treated to two videos from distinct sources that are linked by a common element: Deception.  Sincere lovers of truth are bound to find what follows to be deeply disturbing, although there will be some who will justify it as what the Organization calls...

Imitate Jehovah’s Compassion

[From ws9/17 p. 8 – October 30-November 5] “Jehovah, Jehovah, a God merciful and compassionate.”​—Ex 34:6 (Occurrences: Jehovah=34; Jesus=4) This article asks us in paragraph 3: “Why should the topic of compassion interest you? Because the Bible urges you to imitate...

October 2017 Broadcast

Witnesses are taught to believe that the food they get from those claiming to be the Lord’s Faithful and Discreet Slave constitutes a “banquet of well-oiled dishes”.  They are led to believe that this nutritional bounty is unparalleled in the modern world and are...

Cultivate Self-Control

[From ws17/9 p. 3 – October 23-29] “The fruitage of the spirit is . . . self-control.”​—Gal 5:22, 23 (Occurrences: Jehovah=23; Jesus=0) Let us begin by examining one key element of Galatians 5:22, 23: The Spirit.  Yes, people can be joyful and loving and peaceful and...