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Preaching Hate

Image from a Watchtower publication depicting the future for non-believers at Armageddon. The March 15, 2015 article “What ISIS Really Wants” by The Atlantic is a brilliant piece of journalism offering real insight into what drives this religious movement.  I highly...

We Are All Brothers – Part 2

In the first part of the series, we saw that to protect ourselves from the folly of organized religion, we must maintain a climate of Christian freedom by guarding ourselves against the leaven of the Pharisees, which is the corrupting influence of human leadership....

We Are All Brothers – Part 1

There have been a number of encouraging comments in the wake of our announcement that we’ll soon be moving to a new self-hosted site for Beroean Pickets. Once launched, and with your support, we hope to have a Spanish version as well, followed by a Portuguese one. We...

Dealing with Persecution

  [This is a continuation to the article, “Doubling Down on Faith”] Before Jesus came on the scene, the nation of Israel was ruled by a governing body made up of the priests in coalition with other powerful religious groups like the scribes, Pharisees and...

Doubling Down on Faith

[An opinion piece] I recently had a friend break off a decades-long friendship. This drastic choice didn’t result because I attacked some unscriptural JW teaching like 1914 or the “overlapping generations”. In fact, we engaged in no doctrinal discussion at all. The...

Playing the Victim

"...YOU are determined to bring the blood of this man upon us." (Acts 5:28)  The chief priests, Pharisees and scribes had all conspired and succeeded in killing God's Son. They were blood guilty in a very big way.  Yet here they are playing the victim.  They...

WT Study: "Jehovah Knows Those Who Belong to Him" – Addendum

As I was sitting through yesterday’s Watchtower study, something struck me as odd. Since we deal with incipient apostasy so swiftly and decisively, why make statements like:"Some Christians may have questioned why such individuals were allowed to remain in the...

WT Study: Jehovah's People "Renounce Unrighteousness"

[Watchtower study for the week of September 8, 2014 – w14 7/15 p. 12]   “Let everyone calling on the name of Jehovah renounce unrighteousness.” – 2 Tim. 2:19 The study opens by focusing on the fact that few other religions emphasize Jehovah’s name as we do. It...

The Greater Korah

A discussion based on the July 15, 2014 Watchtower study article, “Jehovah Knows Those Who Belong to Him.”   Over the decades, The Watchtower has repeatedly referenced Korah’s rebellion against Moses and Aaron in the desert whenever the publishers felt the need...

Independent vs. Critical Thinking

We are very down on independent thinking in the Organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses. For example, Pride may play a role, and some fall into the trap of independent thinking. (w06 7/15 p. 22 par. 14) Due to background and upbringing, some may be more given to...

Why Does God Allow a Man of Lawlessness?

Recap: Who Is the Man of Lawlessness? In the last article, we discussed how we can use Paul’s words to the Thessalonians to identify the man of lawlessness. There are various schools of thought regarding his identity. Some feel he has not yet been manifested but will...

Identifying the Man of Lawlessness

Let no one seduce YOU in any manner, because it will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness gets revealed, the son of destruction. (2 Thess. 2:3)   Beware the Man of Lawlessness Has the Man of Lawlessness Fooled You? How to Protect...

Labeling the Apostate

[This post continues our discussion on the issue of apostasy – See A Weapon of Darkness] Imagine you are in Germany circa 1940 and someone points at you and cries out, “Dieser Mann ist ein Jude!” (“That man is a Jew!”) Whether you were a Jew or not wouldn’t matter....

Are We Apostates?

When Apollos and I first discussed the creation of this site, we laid down some ground rules. The purpose of the site was to serve as a virtual gathering place for like-minded Jehovah’s Witnesses interested in deeper Bible study than was being provided at the...

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