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Deadly Theology by Barbara J Anderson (2011)

From:  http://watchtowerdocuments.org/deadly-theology/ Of all of Jehovah’s Witnesses’ peculiar ideology that attracts the most attention is their controversial and inconsistent prohibition of transfusions of a red biological fluid—blood—donated by caring people to...

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...

The Slow Crumbling of Credibility

[This article was contributed by Andere Stimme] A few years ago, when the Book Study arrangement was canceled, some friends of mine and I were discussing our theories as to why.  It went without saying that the real reason was not one of the ones in the letter, and it...

A Fondness for Pre-Eminence

Explore the similarities between Diotrephes and the modern-day Governing Body. 3rd John 1:9-10

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...

When Did God’s Kingdom Begin Ruling? – Part 2

Part 1 of this series appeared in the October 1, 2014 Watchtower. If you have not read our post commenting on that first article, it might be beneficial to do so before proceeding with this one. The November issue under discussion here reviews the math by which we...

A Spirit Directed Majority?

Alex Rover gave an excellent summary of the changed state of affairs in our Organization in his comment on my most recent post. It got me to thinking about how these changes came about. For instance, his third point reminds us that in the “old days” we did not know...

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...

WT Study: Jehovah Is a God of Organization

[Watchtower study for the week of July 21, 2014 – w14 5/15 p. 21] “God is a God not of disorder but of peace.” 1 Cor. 14:33 Par. 1 – The article opens with a teaching which I have come to believe diminishes Christ’s place in God’s purpose. It states: “His first...

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...

The New "Donation" Arrangement

“The words you say will either acquit you or condemn you.” (Mat. 12:37 New Living Translation) “Follow the money.” (All the President’s Men, Warner Bros. 1976)   Jesus instructed his followers to preach the good news, make disciples and baptize them. Initially,...

They Asked for a King

[This post was contributed by Alex Rover] Some leaders are exceptional human beings, with a powerful presence, one inspiring of confidence. We are naturally drawn to exceptional people: tall, successful, well spoken, good looking. Recently, a visiting Jehovah’s...

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