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Examining Matthew 24, Part 12: The Faithful and Discreet Slave

Jehovah’s Witnesses contend that the men (currently 8) making up their governing body constitute a fulfillment of what they consider to be the prophecy of the faithful and discreet slave referred to at Matthew 24:45-47. Is this accurate or merely a self-serving interpretation? If the latter, then what or who is the faithful and discreet slave, and what of the other three slaves that Jesus refers to in Luke’s parallel account?

This video will attempt to answer all these questions using Scriptural context and reasoning.

Let the Reader Use Discernment – The Two Witnesses

It seems increasingly that the publications depend on the rank-and-file to not read the Bible context for any new interpretation. The second “Question from Readers” (page 30) in the current study edition of The Watchtower is but one example. Analyzing the account in...

“Who Really Is the Faithful and Discreet Slave?”

[We now come to the final article in our four-part series.  The previous three were merely the build-up, laying the groundwork for this astonishingly presumptuous interpretation. - MV] This is what the contributing members of this forum believe is the scriptural...

Daniel and the 1,290 and 1,335 Days

This week’s Bible reading covers Daniel chapters 10 to 12.  The final verses of chapter 12 contain one of the more enigmatic passages in Scripture. To set the scene, Daniel has just finished the extensive prophecy of the Kings of the North and South. The final verses...

When Does the First Resurrection Occur?

What is the First Resurrection? In Scripture, the first resurrection refers to the resurrection to celestial and immortal life of Jesus’ anointed followers.  We believe that this is the little flock which he spoke of at Luke 12:32.  We believe their number is a...

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