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Not Thinking It Through—Again!

In my last post, I spoke about how ill-conceived some of (most of?) the doctrines of JW.org truly are. By happenstance, I stumbled on another one dealing with the Organization's interpretation of Matthew 11:11 which states: “Truly I say to you, among those born of...

A Thought on the JW.org/UN Petition Letter

JackSprat made a comment under the recent post on Christian neutrality and the Organization's involvement in the United Nations that I'm grateful for, because I'm sure he raises a view that many share.  I would like to address that here. I agree that the chance for...

“God Is Not Partial”

In the April Broadcast on tv.jw.org, there is a video given by Governing Body member Mark Sanderson at about the 34-minute mark, wherein he relates some encouraging experiences of brothers under persecution in Russia back in the 1950s, showing how Jehovah provided the...

“The number of disciples kept multiplying”

I got an email today with a link to a website out of Italy. It seems our Italian brothers are also waking up.  This is happening everywhere, and it is so encouraging to see so many being called out to the Christ.  It reminds me of this verse from Acts of the Apostles:...

Squandering an Inheritance

This article will discuss how the Governing Body (GB) of Jehovah’s Witnesses (JW), just like the younger son in the parable of the “Prodigal Son”, squandered a precious inheritance. It will consider how the inheritance came about and the changes that lost it. Readers...

Checking the Source

This week Witnesses start to study the July issue of the Watchtower Study Edition.  A while ago, we published a review of a secondary article in this issue which you can view below. However, something just came to light which has taught me to be more careful in...

 Forced to Choose Between Beliefs and Family

[Special thanks to Roger Kirkpatrick for contributing this article.] “No one should be forced to worship in a way that he finds objectionable or be made to choose between his beliefs and his family.” That statement appeared in an article entitled “Is It Wrong to...

Stop the Presses!

Stop the presses!  The Organization has just admitted that the Other Sheep doctrine is unscriptural. Okay, to be fair, they don't know they've admitted this yet, but they have. To understand what they've done, we have to understand the basis for the doctrine.  It...

Winning the Battle for Your Mind

On page 27 of the July, 2017 Study Edition of The Watchtower, there is an article intended ostensibly to help Jehovah’s Witnesses resist the influence of satanic propaganda. From the title, “Winning the Battle for Your Mind”, one would naturally assume that the...

Commenting Guidelines

I would like to take this opportunity to share helpful reminder to all, including myself. We have a brief FAQ on commenting guidelines. Perhaps some clarification might be helpful.  We have come from an organization in which men love to Lord it over other men, and...

Rules of Engagement

What is proper conduct between married Christian couples in the bedroom? Who has the right to decide? A brief review of the Organization’s foray into the bedroom will reveal a clearer picture.

Salvation by Organization

What did Paul really mean by “the flesh” when he said at Romans 8:6 that “setting the mind on the flesh means death”?

Should You Report Field Service?

As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, are you disobeying God by turning in your monthly field service report? Let us see what the Bible has to say. Laying Out the Problem When a person wants to become one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, he must first—even before baptism—start...

The Rise and Fall of JW.org

Is there reason to believe that the events of 1878, 1925, and 1975 are about to be repeated? Is there cause for concern?

A Barren Tree

A change in policy is introduced in the May, 2016 Watchtower. The implications are far reaching if one knows where to look.

Evidence of Bias in the NWT

Anthony Morris III unwittingly provides clear proof of bias in the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures.

My 2016 Memorial

I had the joy to participate in an online commemoration of the memorial of Christ’s death on Tuesday, March 22rd with 22 others living in four different countries.[i]  I know that many of you chose to partake on the 23rd at your local Kingdom hall.  Still others have...

A Century-Old Warning!

Could a warning given to Protestants over 130 years ago be applicable to Jehovah’s Witnesses today? One would hardly think so, yet the reality is likely to shock you.

Limping on Two Opinions

This week’s CLAM Book Study makes some ironic application to Elijah’s words. We will see what happens when the application is turned inward.

Mocking God

Is the Organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses guilty of institution civil disobedience?

When Is the Memorial of Christ’s Death in 2016?

There seems to be a bit of confusion this year as to when to commemorate the memorial. We know that Christ died on the Passover as the antitypical Passover lamb. Therefore, we would expect the memorial to coincide with the Passover commemoration which Jews continue to...

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