Honor “What God has Yoked together”

“What God has yoked together, let no man put apart.”​—Mark 10:9   [From ws 12/18 p.10 February 11 – February 17] If someone or an Organization speaks or writes about a subject, then for any advice to be accepted they must have freeness of speech themselves on that...

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“See You in Paradise!”

  “You will be with me in Paradise.”​—Luke 23:43  [From ws 12/18 p.2 February 4 – February 10] After giving us the usage and meaning of the Greek word “paradeisos” (an unspoiled naturally beautiful park or garden) paragraph 8 gives us accurate information. In...

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Who Molds Your Thinking?

“Stop being molded by this system of things.”​ – Romans 12:2  [From ws 11/18 p.18 January 21, 2019 – January 27, 2019] A better question for this article to pose and answer truthfully would be “Who molds your thinking, God’s word or Watchtower publications?” Of...

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Defining Christianity

This is the first video in a new series called “Bible Musings.”  I’ve created a YouTube playlist under that title. I’ve been wanting to do this for some time, but there always seemed to be something more pressing to clear away first.  There still is, and there...

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Buy Truth and Never Sell it

[Review of ws 11/18 p. 3 December 31 - January 6] "Buy truth and never sell it, also wisdom and discipline and understanding."—Pr 23:23 Paragraph 1 contains a comment with which most, if not all, will agree: “Our most precious possession is our relationship with...

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Teaching the Truth

“O Jehovah, . . . the very essence of your word is truth.”​—Psalm 119:159-160  [From ws 10/18 p.11 December 10 – December 16] The contents page has the following summary relevant to this article:” How can we use our Teaching Toolbox to teach the truth in our...

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Speaking the Truth

“Speak the truth with one another.”​—Zechariah 8:16.  [From ws 10/18 p. 6 – December 3 – December 9] The contents page has the following summary about this article and the article for the following week: ”Lying has become commonplace in today’s society. How did the...

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“Almighty yet Considerate”

[Jehovah] well knows how we are formed, remembering that we are dust.”—Psalms 103:14.  [From ws 9/18 p. 23 – November 19 – November 25]   Paragraph 1 opens with a reminder: “POWERFUL and influential people often “lord it over” others, even dominating them....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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