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Examining Matthew 24, Part 13: The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats

Witness leadership use the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats to claim that the salvation of the “Other Sheep” depends on their obedience to the instructions of the Governing Body. They allege that this parable “proves” that there is a two-class system of salvation with 144,000 going to heaven, while the rest live as sinners on earth for the 1,000 years. Is that the true meaning of this parable or do Witnesses have it all wrong? Join us to examin the evidence and decide for yourself.

Approaching the 2015 Memorial – Part 3

[This post is contributed by Alex Rover]   There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism and one hope to which we are called. (Eph 4:4-6) It would be blasphemous to say there are two Lords, two baptisms or two hopes, since Christ said there would be just one flock...

Approaching the 2015 Memorial – Part 2

It would be hard to find a more “hot button” topic for Jehovah’s Witnesses then the discussion of who goes to heaven. Understanding what the Bible really has to say on the subject is vital—in the fullest sense of the word. However, there is something standing in our...

Approaching the 2015 Memorial – Part 1

When Adam and Eve were thrown out of the garden to keep them away from the Tree of Life (Ge 3:22), the first humans were cast out of God’s universal family.  They were now alienated from their Father—disinherited. We all descend from Adam and Adam was created by God. ...

Satan's Great Coup!

"He will crush your head..." (Ge 3:15) I can't know what went through Satan's mind when he heard those words, but I can imagine the gut wrenching feeling I'd experience if God pronounced such a sentence on me.  One thing we can know from history is that Satan didn't...

WT Study: Why We Observe the Lord’s Evening Meal

[From ws 15/01 p. 13 for March 9-15] “Keep doing this in remembrance of me.” – 1 Cor. 11:24 A more appropriate title for this week’s Watchtower study would be “How We Observe the Lord’s Evening Meal.” The “why” is answered in the article’s opening paragraph. After...

Our Precious Inheritance

[this article was contributed by Alex Rover] Jacob and Esau were twins born to Isaac, the son of Abraham. Isaac was the child of promise (Ga 4:28) through which God’s covenant would be passed down. Now Esau and Jacob struggled in the womb, but Jehovah told Rebecca the...

WT Study: Have Unshakable Faith in the Kingdom

[A Review of the October 15, 2014 Watchtower article on page 7] “Faith is the assured expectation of what is hoped for.” – Heb. 11:1   A Word About Faith Faith is so vital to our survival that not only did Paul supply us with an inspired definition of the term, but an...

Going Beyond What Is Written

A seemingly minor change in the doctrinal thinking of Jehovah’s Witnesses was introduced at this year’s annual meeting. The speaker, Brother David Splane of the Governing Body, noted that for some time now our publications have not engaged in the use of type/antitype...

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