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The Judicial System of Jehovah’s Witnesses: From God or Satan?

In an effort to keep the congregation clean, Jehovah’s Witnesses disfellowship (shun) all unrepentant sinners. They base this policy on the words of Jesus as well as the apostles Paul and John. Many characterize this policy as cruel. Are Witnesses being unjustly maligned for simply obeying the commands of God, or are they using scripture as an excuse to practice wickedness? Only by strictly following the Bible’s direction can they truly claim that they have God’s approval, otherwise, their works could identify them as “workers of lawlessness”. (Matthew 7:23)

Which is it? This video and the next will attempt to answer those questions definitively.

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...

The Earthly Hope Paradox

When one of Jehovah’s Witnesses goes out knocking on doors, he brings a message of hope: the hope of eternal life on earth. In our theology, there are only 144,000 spots in heaven, and they are all but taken. Therefore, the chance that someone we might preach to will...

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. ...

WT Study: Facing the End of This Old World Together

[A Review of the December 15, 2014 Watchtower article on page 22] “We are members belonging to one another.”— Eph. 4:25 This article is yet another call for unity. This has become the dominant theme of the Organization of late. The January broadcast on tv.jw.org was...

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...

The Good News Defined

There has been a debate over what the Good News really is.  This is no trivial matter because Paul says that if we don't preach the right "good news" we will be cursed.  (Galatians 1:8) Are Jehovah's Witnesses preaching the real good news?  We can't answer that unless...

Mercy to the Nations

[This article has been contributed by Alex Rover] Might certain inhabitants of the destroyed cities of Sodom and Gomorrah live in paradise earth? What follows is a taste of how the Watchtower answered that question: 1879 – Yes (wt 1879 06 p.8) 1955 – No  (wt 1955 04...

WT Study: ‘This Is to Be a Memorial for You’

[This week’s review of the Watchtower study (w13 12/15 p.17) has been provided by one of the forum members following a good deal of research.] It would appear that some feel the calculation the Organization has been using for decades to establish the date each year in...

A Great Cloud of Witnesses

I think that chapter 11 of the book of Hebrews is one of my favorite chapters in all the Bible. Now that I have learned–or perhaps I should say, now that I am learning–to read the Bible without bias, I am seeing things that I never saw before. Simply letting the Bible...

A Great Crowd of Other Sheep

The exact phrase, “great crowd of other sheep” occurs more than 300 times in our publications.  The association between the two terms, “great crowd” and “other sheep”, is established in over 1,000 places in our publications.  With such a plethora of references...

144,000 – Literal or Symbolic?

Back in January, we showed that there is no Scriptural basis for our claim that the “little flock” in Luke 12:32 refers only to a group of Christians destined to rule in heaven while the “other sheep” at John 10:16 refers to another group with an earthly hope.  (See...

Who’s Who? (Little Flock/Other Sheep)

I’ve always understood that the “little flock” referred to in Luke 12:32 represents the 144,000 kingdom heirs. Likewise, I’ve never before questioned that the “other sheep” mentioned in John 10:16 represent Christians with an earthly hope.  I’ve used the term “great...

Those Who Never Die At All

(John 11:26) . . .everyone that is living and exercises faith in me will never die at all. Do you believe this?. . . Jesus spoke these words on the occasion of the resurrection of Lazarus. Since everyone who exercised faith in him at that time did die, his words may...

What Type of Death Acquits Us of Sin?

[Apollos brought this insight to my attention some time back.  Just wanted to share it here.] (Romans 6:7) . . .For he who has died has been acquitted from [his] sin. When the unrighteous come back, are they still held accountable for their past sins?  For example, if...

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