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Is the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses a False Prophet?

Hello everyone.  Good of you to join us.  I’m Eric Wilson, also known as Meleti Vivlon; the alias I used for years when I was just trying to study the Bible free from indoctrination and wasn’t yet ready to endure the persecution that inevitably comes when a Witness...

My Judicial Committee Hearing – Part 1

While I was in St. Petersburg, Florida on vacation in February, I got a call from one of the elders of my former congregation "inviting" me to a judicial hearing the following week on the charge of apostasy.  I told him that I wouldn't be back in Canada until near the...

Theology Unique to Jehovah’s Witnesses

In many conversations, when an area of Jehovah's Witnesses (JWs) teachings becomes unsupportable from a biblical perspective, the response from many JWs is, "Yes, but we have the fundamental teachings right". I started asking many Witnesses just what are the...

A Letter of Disassociation

This is a letter of disassociation by a former Portuguese elder.  I thought his logic was particularly insightful and wanted to share it here. http://www.desperta.net/testemunhos/letter-of-dissociation-of-carlos-fernandes

Does Current Watchtower Theology Blaspheme Jesus’ Kingship?

In the article How can we prove when Jesus became King? by Tadua, published on 7th December 2017, evidence is offered in a contextual discussion of Scripture. The readers are invited to consider the Scriptures through a series of reflective questions and make up their...

How Can We Prove When Jesus Became King?

If one asked most practicing Jehovah’s Witnesses the question, “When did Jesus become King?”, most would immediately reply “1914”.[i] That would then be the end of the conversation. However, there is a possibility that we could assist them to reappraise this view by...

“Jehovah Has Always Had An Organization.”

“Jehovah has always had an organization, so we have to remain in it, and wait on Jehovah to fix anything that needs to be changed.” Many of us have encountered some variation on this line of reasoning.  It comes when the friends or family members we are speaking to...

The Two-Witness Rule under the Microscope

[A special thanks goes out to contributing writer, Tadua, whose research and reasoning are the basis for this article.] In all likelihood, only a minority of Jehovah’s Witnesses have viewed the proceedings that took place over the past couple of years in Australia....

I’m Not Worthy

“Keep doing this in remembrance of me.” – Luke 22:19 It was at the memorial of 2013 that I first obeyed those words of my Lord Jesus Christ. My late-wife declined to partake that first year, because she did not feel worthy. I have come to see that this is a common...

Using God’s Name: What Does It Prove?

A friend who is going through a difficult time right now, because of loving and sticking to the truth in the Bible instead of blindly accepting the teachings of men, was asked by one of his elders to explain his decision to stop attending meetings.  In the course of...

A Letter to a Fleshly Brother

Roger is one of the regular readers/commentors.  He shared a letter with me that he wrote to his fleshly brother to try to help him reason.  I felt the arguments were so well made that we could all benefit from reading it, and he kindly agreed to let me share it with...

Identifying the True Religion — Neutrality: Addendum

There have been a number of thought provoking comments on the previous article in this series.  I'd like to address some of the points raised there.  In addition, I entertained some childhood friends the other night and chose to address the elephant in the room....

Identifying the True Religion – Neutrality

When reasoning in a potentially adversarial environment, the best tactic is to ask questions.  We see Jesus using this method over and over with great success.  In short, to get your point across: ASK, DON'T TELL. Witnesses are trained to accept instruction from men...

Identifying the True Religion

Jehovah’s Witnesses are trained to be calm, reasonable and respectful in their public preaching work.  Even when they meet with name calling, anger, dismissive responses, or just the plain old door-slammed-in-the-face, they strive to maintain a dignified demeanor....

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