Happy Are Those Who Serve “the Happy God”

“Happy is the people whose God is Jehovah!”—Psalm 144:15.  [From ws 9/18 p. 17, November 12 – 18] The article opens with the claim that “JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES certainly are a happy people. Their meetings, assemblies, and social gatherings are characterized by the...

“Keep Displaying Love—It Builds Up”

“Love builds up.”—1 Corinthians 8:1.  [From ws 9/18 p. 12 – November 5 – November 11]   This is such an important subject, yet sadly out of 18 paragraphs we have only a third (6 paragraphs) devoted to ways to actually show love, one paragraph for each point. This...

Work with Jehovah each Day

[From ws 8/18 p. 23 – October 22 – October 28] “We are God’s fellow workers.”​—1 Corinthians 3:9   Before starting to review this week’s article, let us first consider the context behind Paul’s words used as the theme text in 1 Corinthians 3:9. It appears that there...

Generous Givers are Happy People

[From ws 8/18 p. 18 – October 15 – October 21] “There is … happiness in giving.”​—Acts 20:35 The first point to notice is the deliberate omission of part of the scripture. In the Organization’s literature, it is commonly used as a means of avoiding the context that...

Would You Like to Meet?

This is a call out to our brothers and sisters on the other side of the globe, in Australia, New Zealand and Eurasia.  Would you like to meet with other like-minded Christians—ex or exiting JWs—who still thirst for fellowship and spiritual encouragement?  If so, we...

Do Not Judge by the Outward Appearance

[From ws 8/18 p. 8 – October 8 – October 14] “Stop judging by the outward appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”​—John 7:24 The opening two paragraphs highlight Jesus as the role model to follow in not judging by the outward appearance. Quoting the theme...

Not Thinking It Through—Again!

In my last post, I spoke about how ill-conceived some of (most of?) the doctrines of JW.org truly are. By happenstance, I stumbled on another one dealing with the Organization’s interpretation of Matthew 11:11 which states: “Truly I say to you, among those born...

Addendum to “Awakening, Part 1: Introduction”

In my last video, I mentioned a letter I sent into headquarters regarding a 1972 Watchtower article on Matthew 24.  It turns out I got the date wrong.  I was able to recover the letters from my files when I came home from Hilton Head, SC.  The actual article in...

New JW Recovery Facebook Group

I’m pleased to be able to present everyone with some news. Two of our number have started a Facebook group to help those going through the awakening process.  Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/310424909762137/?ref=bookmarks In case the link...

Jerome’s Experience

Hello. My name is Jerome In 1974 I began an intense study of the Bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses and was baptized in May of 1976. I served as an elder for about 25 years and over the course of time served as secretary, Theocratic Ministry School Overseer and Watchtower...

Do You Have The Facts?

[From ws 8/18 p. 3 – October 1 – October 7] “When anyone replies to a matter before he hears the facts, it is foolish and humiliating.”​—Proverbs 8:13   The article opens with a completely truthful introduction. It says “As true Christians, we need to develop the...

Beroean KeepTesting

[This is a contributed experience by an awakened Christian going under the alias “BEROEAN KeepTesting”] I believe we all (ex-Witnesses) share similar emotions, feelings, tears, confusion, and a broad spectrum of other feelings and emotions during our...

We belong to Jehovah

[From ws 7/18 p. 22 – September 24-30] “Happy is the nation whose God is Jehovah, the people he has chosen as his own possession.”​—Psalm 33:12. Paragraph 2 states, “Also, the book of Hosea foretold that some non-Israelites would become Jehovah’s people. (Hosea...

“Who is on Jehovah’s Side?”

[From ws 7/18 p. 17 – September 17 – September 23] “Jehovah your God you should fear, him you should serve, to him you should cling.” ​—Deuteronomy 10:20. A far better question for the theme of the article would be ‘Whose side is Jehovah on?’ Without answering that...

Where are Your Eyes Looking?

[From ws 7/18 p. 12 – September 10 – 16] “To you I raise my eyes, you who are enthroned in the heavens.”​—Psalm 123:1 Where are your eyes looking? This is such a vital question. If it is to Jehovah and Jesus Christ then that is commendable and vital. It will also be...

Whose Recognition Do You Seek?

[From ws 7/18 p. 7 – September 03 – September 08] “God is not unrighteous so as to forget your work and the love you showed for his name.”​—Hebrews 6:10.   Paragraph 3 opens with the comment: “In Jesus’ day, some religious leaders had the wrong view of recognition....