Move forward as a Spiritual Person!

[From ws2/18 p. 23 — April 23 - 29] “Keep Walking by Spirit.” Galatians 5:16 The whole problem with the concept of a spiritual person as the Organization defines it can be ascertained from the first two paragraphs. “ROBERT got baptized as a teenager, but he did not...

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See the Difference in People

[From ws1/18 p. 27 – March 26-April 1]  “You will . . . see the distinction between a righteous person and a wicked person.” Malachi 3:18 The very title of this Watchtower study article is worrying once we begin to read its contents. Its thrust seems to cause us to...

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What Kind of Love Brings True Happiness?

[From ws1/18 p. 22 – March 19-25] “Happy is the people whose God is Jehovah.” Psalm 144:15 This can be summed up as yet another attempt to imply that one cannot be truly happy unless one is totally compliant with all the directions from the Organization—particularly,...

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Why Give to the One Who Has Everything?

[From ws1/18 p. 17 – March 12-18] “O our God, we thank you and praise your beautiful name.” 1 Chronicles 29:13 The whole of this article is based on the premise that the organization is really what it claims to be, God’s organization. (See Jehovah has always had an...

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Pleasant Unity and the Memorial

[From ws1/18 p. 12 for March 5 – March 11] “How good and how pleasant it is...to dwell together in unity!”​—PS. 133:1. We find immediate issues with accuracy in the first sentence of the opening paragraph where the claim is made that “'God’s people' will assemble for...

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He gives Power to the Tired One

[From ws1/18 p. 7 – February 26-March 4] “Those hoping in Jehovah will regain power.” Isaiah 40:31 The first paragraph lays out the problems many Witnesses are now facing: Coping with serious illness. Elderly caring for elderly relatives. Struggling to provide basic...

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“I Have Hope Toward God”

[From ws17/12 p. 8 – February 5-11] “The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.”​—1 Cor. 15:45 What a pity that after last week’s delightful review of the Bible resurrection accounts, this week’s study wastes no time in getting off on the wrong foot: IF YOU were...

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I Know He Will Rise

[From ws17/12 p. 3 – January 29-February 4] “Our friend has fallen asleep, but I am traveling there to awaken him.”​—John 11:11. A rare article that sticks to what the Bible says without introducing doctrines of men.  All in all, an encouraging review of historical...

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Reject Worldly Thinking

[From ws17/11 p. 20 – January 15-21] “Look out that no one takes you captive by means of the philosophy and empty deception . . . of the world.”​—Col 2:8 [Occurrences: Jehovah=11; Jesus=2] If you're lazy or just too busy, as many JWs are, you might just go with what's...

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Make a Joyful Sound!

[From ws11/17 p. 3 –December 25-31] “It is good to sing praises to our God.” – Ps 147:1 The opening paragraph of this study states: It is no wonder that singing is a prominent aspect of pure worship, whether we are alone when we sing or we are with the congregation of...

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“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...

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