Jehovah’s Witnesses in Italy (1891-1976)

This is a well-researched manuscript from a correspondent in Italy into the history of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Italy from the early days of the Italian Bible Students Association from 1891 down to the days of the prophetic fiasco that was the 1975 expectation of the Great Tribulation.

What Does It Mean to Be “Born Again”?

When I was a Jehovah’s Witness, I engaged in preaching from door-to-door.  On many occasions I encountered Evangelicals who would challenge me with the question, “Are you born again?” Now to be fair, as a witness I really didn’t understand what it meant to be born...

Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment

In our last video, we studied how our salvation depends on our willingness not only to repent of our sins but also on our readiness to forgive others who repent of the wrongs they have committed against us. In this video, we are going to learn about one additional...

Do We Have to Forgive Everybody to Be Saved?

We have all been hurt by someone in our life.  The hurt may be so severe, the betrayal so devastating, that we can never imagine being able to forgive that person.  This can pose a problem for true Christians because we are supposed to forgive one another freely from...

Bible Musings: Is Truth Important?

I want to read you something that Jesus said.  This is from the New Living Translation of Matthew 7:22, 23. “On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ But I...

Keep Calm and Trust in Jehovah

“Your strength will be in keeping calm and showing trust.” Isaiah 30:15  [Study 1 from ws 1/21 p.2, March 1 – March 7, 2021] The thrust of this week’s Watchtower study article is similar to last week’s about fighting discouragement. The basic message is...

Are Happy and Blessed Interchangeable?

In Friday, February 12, 2021’s daily digest, JW talks about Armageddon involving good news and a reason for happiness.  It quotes NWT Revelation 1:3 which reads: “Happy is the one who reads aloud and those who hear the words of this prophesy and who observe the things...

How You can Fight Discouragement?

“Throw your burden on Jehovah, and he will sustain you.” Psalm 55:22  [Study 52 from ws 12/20 p.22, February 22 – February 28, 2021] The Elephant in the Room. The expression “the Elephant in the Room” according to Wikipedia “is a metaphorical idiom in English for an...