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Question from Readers – Deuteronomy 22:25-27 and Two Witnesses

[from ws study 12/2019 p.14] “The Bible says that at least two witnesses are needed to establish a matter. (Num. 35:30; Deut. 17:6; 19:15; Matt. 18:16; 1 Tim. 5:19) But under the Law, if a man raped an engaged girl “in the field” and she screamed, she was innocent of...

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Beroean Pickets — JW.org Reviewer Launched!

Effective immediately, the category "Watchtower Commentor" will be discontinued on this site.  A new site has been launched with the sole purpose of publishing all future review articles of publications and broadcasts emanating from JW.org. [button...

February 2016 JW.org Broadcast

Sinning Against the Spirit In this month’s TV Broadcast on tv.jw.org, the speaker, Ken Flodine, discusses how we can grieve God’s spirit. Before explaining what it means to grieve the holy spirit, he explains what it does not mean. This takes him into a discussion of...

Jehovah, the God of Communication

[From ws15/12 for Feb. 1-7] "Please listen, and I will speak."—Job 42:4 This week’s study discusses the role language and translation have played in bringing the Bible to us. It sets the stage for next week’s study which discusses the many virtues the Organization...

Bethel Layoffs Damage Control

February 1, 2016 is upon us. This is the deadline for the worldwide downsizing of Bethel families.  Reports are that the family is being reduced by 25%, which means thousands of Bethelites are frantically looking for work.  Many of these are in their 50s and 60s. ...

WT Study: One Hundred Years under Kingdom Rulership

[From ws15/11 for Jan. 25-31] “May the God of peace . . . equip you with every good thing to do his will.”— He 13:20, 21 This entire article is based on the premise that Jesus has been ruling over the Organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses since 1914. For a Scriptural...

WT Study: Do You “Love Your Neighbor as Yourself”?

[From ws15/11 for Jan. 18-24] “You must love your neighbor as yourself.” – Mt 22:39. Paragraph 7 of this week’s study opens with this sentence: “Although a husband is the head of his wife, the Bible instructs him to ‘assign her honor.’” Would it not be more...

WT Study: Jehovah Is the God of Love

[From ws15/11 for Jan. 11-17] “God is love.” – 1 John 4:8, 16 What a wonderful theme. We should have half a dozen Watchtowers every year on this theme alone.  But we must take what we can get. In paragraph 2, we are reminded Jehovah has appointed Jesus to judge the...

The Problem With Research – Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, we discussed why outside research is helpful if we are to arrive at a balanced, unbiased understanding of Scripture. We also addressed the conundrum of how a now-apostate teaching ("old light") could not logically have been conceived at the...

The Problem with Research — Part 1

The Governing Body (GB) of Jehovah's Witnesses recently laid claim to the title of Faithful and Discreet Slave or FDS based on its interpretation of Matthew 25:45-37.   As such, the members of that body claim that truth is revealed exclusively through them in the...

Walking by Faith – In Men

This week in the Service Meeting (I can still call it that, at least for the next couple of weeks.) we are being asked to comment on the hour-long video Walking by Faith, Not by Sight. The production values are quite respectable and the acting is not bad either. It...

Our Commenting Policy

We have been getting emails from regular readers concerned that our forum might be degenerating into just another JW bashing site, or that an unfriendly environment might be surfacing.  These are valid concerns. When I began this site back in 2011, I was unsure about...

WT Study: How Can We Show that We Love Jehovah?

[From ws15/09 for Nov 23-29] “We love, because he first Loved us.” – John 4:19 I almost passed on reviewing this week’s Watchtower Study article since there is nothing new there. It’s just the same old, same old. Then something changed my mind. I opened the JW Library...

Preaching Hate

Image from a Watchtower publication depicting the future for non-believers at Armageddon. The March 15, 2015 article “What ISIS Really Wants” by The Atlantic is a brilliant piece of journalism offering real insight into what drives this religious movement.  I highly...

WT Study: In What Ways Does Jehovah Love Us?

[From ws15/09 for Nov 16-22] “See what sort of love the Father has given us!” – 1 John 3:1 Before we begin our review, let’s do a little experiment. If you have the Watchtower Library on CD-ROM, open it and double-click on “All Publications” in the left panel. Below...

WT Study: “Stand Firm in the Faith”

[From ws15/09 for Nov 9-15] “Stand Firm in the faith,…grow mighty.” – 1Co 16:13 For a change of pace, I thought it might be fun and educational to treat this WT review like a Watchtower study. Feel free to use the comment section to answer the questions. Additionally,...

When Speculation Becomes Fact

We have just begun to study the Imitate Their Faith book in the congregation Bible Study which is part of our midweek meeting. I admit I haven’t read it, but my wife has and says it makes for a nice, easy read. It takes the form of Bible stories rather than a Bible...

WT Study: Is Your Conscience a Reliable Guide?

[From ws15/09 for Nov 1-7] “The objective of this instruction is love out of a clean heart and out of a good conscience.” – 1 Tim. 1:5 This study asks us whether our own conscience is a reliable guide. One would presume that by studying this article, we will be able...

WT Study: Are You Reaching the Stature That Belongs to Christ?

[From ws15/09 for Oct. 26 – Nov 1] “Attain…the measure of stature that belongs to the fullness of the Christ” (Eph 4:13) In this week’s Watchtower review, we will focus a little on style and composition, but mostly on content, particularly the read-between-the-lines...

WT Study: Prepare Now for Life in the New World

[From ws15/08 p. 24 for Oct. 19 -25]   “Bad associations spoil useful habits.” – 1Co 15:33 The Last Days “The Bible calls the era that began in 1914 ‘the last days.’” – par. 1 Since the article starts out with a categorical statement, it seems only fair that we...

WT Study: Prepare Now for Life in the New World

[From ws15/08 p. 19 for Oct. 12 -18] “Tell them to work at good, to be rich in fine works, to be generous, ready to share, 19 safely treasuring up for themselves a fine foundation for the future, so that they may get a firm hold on the real life.” (1Ti 6:18, 19) This...

WT Study: Keep in Expectation

[From ws15/08 p. 14 for Oct. 5 -11] “Even if it should delay, keep in expectation of it!” – Hab. 2:3 Jesus repeatedly told us to keep on the watch and be in expectation of his return. (Mt. 24:42; Lu 21:34-36) However, he also warned us about false prophets promoting...

WT Study: Meditate on Jehovah’s Enduring Love

[From ws15/08 p. 9 for Sep. 28 - Oct. 4] A number of years ago while out in the door-to-door ministry I came upon a woman, a staunch Catholic, who was utterly convinced that God had miraculously saved her from dying of breast cancer. There was no way I could have...

The Governing Body Is Not Dogmatic!

In a recent morning worship program titled “Jehovah Blesses Obedience”, Brother Anthony Morris III addresses accusations made against the Governing Body that it is dogmatic. Quoting from Acts 16:4, he refers us to the word translated “decrees”. He states at the 3:25...

WT Study: Maintain Your Loyalty to God’s Kingdom

[From ws15/07 p. 22 for Sep. 14-20] The very first thing that should strike us with this week’s study is the title. Using the Watchtower Library[i] with “loyal* kingdom” as the search parameters (sans quotes, of course), one finds not a single match in the entire...

The September Broadcast – This Generation

“Truly I say to you that this generation will by no means pass away until all these things happen.” (Mt 24:34) There are essentially two methods we can use to understand the meaning of Jesus’ words regarding “this generation”.  One is called eisegesis, and the other,...

WT Study: “Your Deliverance Is Getting Near”!

[From ws15/07 p. 14 for Sep. 7-13] A man comes to your town. He stands in the village square, and proclaims that soon death and destruction will rain down upon you and your fellow citizens. Next, he tells you how to escape. Sacrifices must be made, but if you all...

WT Study: Work to Enhance the Spiritual Paradise

[From ws15/07 p. 7 for Aug. 30- Sep. 6]   Every once in a while something is published that is so over-the-top it makes you want to laugh. One of the brothers from Canada sent me a copy of a letter sent out to congregations local to the Canada branch office....

WT Study: Live in Harmony with the Model Prayer—Part II

[From ws15/06 p. 25 for August 24-30] “Your Father knows what you need.” – Mt 6:8   I grew up in an era when my religion shunned the idea of “creature worship”.[i]  However, this is an outdated notion in today's Organization, as evidenced by not one, but two...

WT Study: Live in Harmony with the Model Prayer – Part 1

This Watchtower review was written by Andere Stimme [From ws15/06 p. 20 for August 17-23]   "Let you name be sanctified." – Matthew 6:9  No Christian can find fault with the counsel to “live in harmony with the model prayer”. The...

WT Study: We Can Remain Chaste

[From ws15/06 p. 24 for August 10-16] “Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you indecisive ones.” (Jas 4:8) Since the decade following the failed expectations surrounding the year 1975, the...

WT Study: Imitate the One Who Promises Everlasting Life

[From ws15/05 p. 24 for July 20-26] “Become imitators of God, as beloved children.” – Eph. 5:1 A Little Side Trip First While not strictly on topic, I think it will be beneficial to take a little side trip to continue our topic of last week’s study. Last week we...

WT Study: They “Saw” the Things Promised

[From ws15/05 p. 19 for July 13-19] “They did not receive the fulfillment of the promises; but they saw them from a distance.” – Heb. 11:13 There are two words that come up often in Bible study: Eisegesis and Exegesis. While they look very much alike, their meanings...

WT Study: You Can Fight Satan and Win!

[From ws15/05 p. 14 for July 6-12] “Take your stand against [Satan], firm in the faith.”— 1 Peter 5:9 In this continuation of last week’s theme, we learn how to fight Satan and win. We start off in paragraph 1 by emphasizing the unique JW doctrine that there are two...

WT Study: Be Watchful – Satan Wants to Devour You

 [From ws15/05 p. 9 for June 29-July 5] “Be watchful! Your adversary, the Devil, walks about like a roaring lion, seeking to devour someone.” – 1 Peter 5:8 This week’s study is the first of a two-part series. In it, we are taught that the Devil is powerful, vicious...

WT Study: Always Trust in Jehovah

[From ws15/04 p. 22 for June 22-28] “Trust in him at all times, O people.” – Psalm 62:8 We trust in our friends; but friends, even very good friends, may abandon us in our time of greatest need. This happened to Paul as paragraph 2 of this week's Watchtower study...

WT Study: How Real Is Your Relationship with Jehovah

[From ws15/04 p. 15 for June 15-21]  “Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you.” – James 4:8 This week’s Watchtower study opens with the words: “Are you a dedicated, baptized Witness of Jehovah? If so, you have a precious possession—a personal relationship...

WT Study: Elders, How Do You Feel About Training Others?

[From ws15/04 p. 9 for June 8-14]  “and the things you heard from me that were supported by many witnesses, these things entrust to faithful men, who, in turn, will be adequately qualified to teach others.” – 2 Timothy 2:2 This week we continue the study directed...

WT Study: Elders, How Do You Feel About Training Others?

[From ws15/04 p. 3 for June 1-7]  “There is an appointed time for everything.” – Eccl. 3:1 A friend who is still serving as an elder was complaining to me that more than half his elder body is too old or infirm to function as overseers. Of the few remaining, all are...

WT Study: Loyally Supporting Christ’s Brothers

[From ws15/03 p. 25 for May 25-31]  “To the extent that you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” – Mt 25:40 The parable of the Sheep and the Goats is the theme of this week’s Watchtower Study. The second paragraph states: “Jehovah’s...

WT Study: Learn from the Illustration of the Talents

[From ws15/03 p. 19 for May 18-24] “He gave five talents to one, two to another, and one to still another.” – Mt 25:15 “Jesus gave the parable of the talents as part of the answer to his disciples’ question about “the sign of [his] presence and of the conclusion of...

WT Study: Jehovah Guides Our Global Teaching Work

[From ws15/02 p. 24 for April 27-May 3]  “I, Jehovah, am your God, the One teaching you to benefit yourself, the One guiding you in the way you should walk.”— Isa. 48:17 “He also subjected all things under his feet and made him head over all things with regard to the...

WT Study: Imitate Jesus’ Courage and Discernment

[From ws15/02 p. 10 for April 13-19] “Though you never saw him, you love him. Though you do not see him now, yet you exercise faith in him.” – 1 Peter 1:8 NWT In this week’s study, there is a footnote for paragraph 2 that reads, “First Peter 1:8, 9 was written to...

WT Study: Imitate Jesus’ Humility and Tenderness

[From ws15/02 p. 5 for April 6-12]  “This people honors me with their lips, yet their heart is far removed from me.” (Mt 15:8 NWT) “Therefore, all the things they tell you, do and observe, but do not do according to their deeds, for they say but they do not practice...

WT Study: Build a Strong and Happy Marriage

[From ws15/01 p. 18 for March 16-22] “Unless Jehovah builds the house, it is in vain that its builders work hard on it” – 1 Cor. 11:24 There is a good Bible counsel in this week’s study. The pre-Christian Scriptures do not give a lot of direct counsel for marriage...

WT Study: Give Thanks to Jehovah and Be Blessed

[From ws 15/01 p. 8 for March 2-8] “Give thanks to Jehovah for he is good.”-Ps. 106:1 This article is telling us how and why to show appreciation to Jehovah, and how he blesses us for doing so. “How Many Things Have You Done, O Jehovah” Under this subtitle, we are...

WT Study: Do You Appreciate What You Have Received?

[A Review of the December 15, 2014 Watchtower article on page 27] “We received…the spirit that is from God, so that we might know the things that have been kindly given us by God.”—1 Cor. 2:12 This article is a follow-up of sorts to last week’s Watchtower study.   It...

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...

WT Study: Do You “Grasp the Meaning”?

[A Review of the December 15, 2014 Watchtower article on page 11] “He opened up their minds fully to grasp the meaning of the Scriptures.”— Luke 24:45 In this continuation of last week’s study, we explore the meaning of three more parables: The sower who sleeps The...

WT Study: ‘Listen and Understand the Meaning’

[A Review of the December 15, 2014 Watchtower article on page 6] “Listen to me, all of you, and understand the meaning.”— Mark 7:14 This Watchtower article introduces some welcome simplifications to the way we understand four of Christ’s parables, specifically, the...

How Can You Learn About God?

The #3 Student Talk in the Theocratic Ministry School has changed as of this year.  Now it includes demonstration parts with two brothers discussing a Bible topic. Last week and this week it is taken from pages 8 and 9 of the newest edition of the New World...

WT Study: “Now You Are God’s People”

[A Review of the November 15, 2014 Watchtower article on page 23] “You were once not a people, but now you are God’s people.”— 1 Pet. 1:10 From our past year’s analysis of Watchtower study articles, it has become apparent that there is often an agenda behind the most...

WT Study: The People Whose God Is Jehovah

[A Review of the November 15, 2014 Watchtower article on page 18] “Happy is the people whose God is Jehovah.”— Ps 144:15 Our review this week will not take us beyond the first paragraph of the study. It opens with: “Many thinking people today readily admit that...

WT Study: We Must Be Holy in All Our Conduct

[A Review of the November 15, 2014 Watchtower article on page 13] “Become holy yourselves in all your conduct.”— 1 Pet. 1:15 The article starts off with this subtle piece of misdirection: Jehovah, expects anointed ones and the “other sheep” to do their utmost to...

WT Study: Why We Must Be Holy

[A Review of the November 15, 2014 Watchtower article on page 8] “You must be holy.”—Lev. 11:45 This promised to be an easy review covering a non-controversial subject. It has turned out to be anything but. Any honest, astute Bible student is going to encounter a...

WT Study: The Resurrection of Jesus—Its Meaning for Us

[A Review of the November 15, 2014 Watchtower article on page 3] “He was raised up.”—Mt 28:6 Understanding the value and meaning of the resurrection of Jesus Christ is of course vital for us to keep our faith.   It is one of the elemental or primary things that Paul...

Topic Summary of 2014 Study Articles from The Watchtower

This week delivers our final Watchtower study article of the year. Rather than go into a detailed review (It is after all only routine article discussing often recurrent topics) it seems appropriate to take the occasion to close out our yearlong analysis of study...

WT Study: Cherish Your Privilege of Working with Jehovah

[A Review of the October 15, 2014 Watchtower article on page 23] “We are God’s fellow workers.” – 1 Cor. 3:9 The full text of 1 Corinthians 3:9 reads: “For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field under cultivation, God’s building.” (1Co 3:9) So Paul uses...

WT Study: You Will Be “a Kingdom of Priests”

[A Review of the October 15, 2014 Watchtower article on page 13]   “You will become to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.” – Heb. 11:1 The Law Covenant PAR. 1-6: These paragraphs discuss the original Law Covenant that Jehovah made with his chosen people,...

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...

WT Study: The Last Enemy, Death, Brought to Nothing

[A Review of the September 15, 2014 Watchtower article on page 23] “The last enemy death brought to nothing.” – 1 Cor. 15:26 There is an interesting revelation in this week’s Watchtower study article which will likely be missed by the millions of Witnesses...

WT Study: Parents Shepherd Your Children

[A Review of the September 15, 2014 Watchtower article on page 17] “You should know well the appearance of your flock.”-Prov. 27:23 I twice read through this article and each time it left me feeling unsettled;  something about it bothered me, but I couldn’t seem to...

WT Study: Serve God Loyally Despite “Many Tribulations”

[A Review of the September 15, 2014 Watchtower article on page 12]   “We must enter into the Kingdom of God through many tribulations.”—Acts 14:22 “DOES it shock you that you can expect to face “many tribulations” before you gain the prize of everlasting life?” –...

WT Study: Are You Convinced That You Have the Truth? Why?

[A Review of the September 15, 2014 Watchtower article on page 7]  “Prove to yourselves the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”—Rom. 12:2 Paragraph 1: “IS IT the will of God that true Christians go to war and kill people of a different nationality?” By this...

The Hypocrisy of the Pharisees

[A Review of the August 15, 2014 Watchtower article, ”Hear Jehovah’s Voice Wherever You Are”] “13 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you shut up the Kingdom of the heavens before men; for you yourselves do not go in, neither do you permit those on...

WT Study: How Jehovah Draws Close to Us

“Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you.” – James 4:8 “No one comes to the Father except through me.” – John 14:6 Jehovah Want to Be Your Friend In the introductory paragraphs of this study, the Governing Body tells us in what context Jehovah draws close to...

WT Study: Use the Word of God It is Alive!

"The word of God is alive and exerts power." - Heb. 4:12 This week's study is a simple one, instructing us on how to use the tracts in our door-to-door preaching work.  There is not much that we can add to the topic given its nature, so we leave this post as a...

WT Study: What Is the Role of Women in Jehovah's Purpose?

  “The women proclaiming the good news are a large army.” – Ps. 68:11 Introduction The article opens by quoting Genesis 2:18 which says that the first woman was created as woman a complement of the man. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “complement”...

WT Study: "You Will Be Witnesses of Me"

“[Jesus] said to them: ‘…You will be witnesses of me… to the most distant part of the earth.’” – Acts 1:7, 8 This is the second of a two-part study intended apparently to reinforce our belief in the alleged divine origin of our name, “Jehovah’s Witnesses”. In...

WT Study: "You Are My Witnesses"

Theme Text: “’You are my witnesses,’ declares Jehovah” – Isa. 43:10” This is the first of a two-part study intended apparently to reinforce our belief in the divine origin of our name, Jehovah’s Witnesses. Paragraph 2 states: “By giving this witness work our priority,...

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...

WT Study: "Jehovah Knows Those Who Belong to Him" – Addendum

As I was sitting through yesterday’s Watchtower study, something struck me as odd. Since we deal with incipient apostasy so swiftly and decisively, why make statements like:"Some Christians may have questioned why such individuals were allowed to remain in the...

WT Study: Jehovah's People "Renounce Unrighteousness"

[Watchtower study for the week of September 8, 2014 – w14 7/15 p. 12]   “Let everyone calling on the name of Jehovah renounce unrighteousness.” – 2 Tim. 2:19 The study opens by focusing on the fact that few other religions emphasize Jehovah’s name as we do. It...

The Greater Korah

A discussion based on the July 15, 2014 Watchtower study article, “Jehovah Knows Those Who Belong to Him.”   Over the decades, The Watchtower has repeatedly referenced Korah’s rebellion against Moses and Aaron in the desert whenever the publishers felt the need...

Watchtower Study Article Topics Summary for 2014

The purpose of this recurring post is to provide a brief summary of each issue of The Watchtower studied throughout 2014. It is our hope to thus provide some insight into the true nature of the "food at the proper time" provided to Jehovah's Witnesses by the Governing...

WT Study: Help Others Reach Their Full Potential

It is somewhat discouraging to find that week after week there are issues in the Watchtower study article that need to be addressed for the purpose of upholding the truth. It is therefore a welcome relief when an article such as this one pops up. While not an in-depth...

WT Study: Do You View Human Weakness as Jehovah Does?

After reading the article, a more accurate title might be “Do You View Human Weakness Within The Organization as Jehovah Does?” The simple fact of the matter is that we have a double standard between those inside and those outside the Organization. If we were to...

WT Study: You Must Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

[Watchtower study for the week of August 11, 2014 – w14 6/15 p. 17] This is the follow-up article to last week’s study on the need to love our God, Jehovah. It begins with a review of the illustration Jesus gave of the injured Samaritan to show who really is our...

WT Study: You Must Love Jehovah Your God.

[Watchtower study for the week of August 4, 2014 – w14 6/15 p. 12] This is one of those articles we look forward to because it gives us the opportunity to praise our grand creator in the big congregation. (Ps 35:18) (Feel free to share your thoughts on Jehovah’s love...

WT Study: Are You Moving Ahead With Jehovah’s Organization?

[Watchtower study for the week of July 28, 2014 – w14 5/15 p. 26] “The eyes of Jehovah area on the righteous.” 1 Pet. 3:12 The word “organization” appears over 17,000 times in all the publications included in the WT Library program. This is a remarkable number for...

Watchtower Article: When Did God’s Kingdom Begin Ruling? –Part 1

[Analysis of the article on page 10 of the October 1, 2014 Watchtower] If you are reading this, it is likely you just received—possibly from a Jehovah’s Witness who visits you regularly—a copy of the October 1, 2014 Watchtower. The article on page 10 attempts to prove...

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...

WT Study: Follow the Golden Rule in Your Ministry

[Watchtower study for the week of July 14, 2014 – w14 5/15 p. 11] This study is just about being considerate of others we meet in the field ministry.  It is very basic and there is nothing new here.  So this post is merely a placeholder to provide a place for anyone...

WT Study: How Should We “Answer Each Person”?

[Watchtower study for the week of July 7, 2014 – w14 5/15 p. 6] Paragraphs 1 and 2 demonstrate the need to ask questions before engaging in discussions of “challenging topics, such as the Trinity, Hellfire, or the existence of a Creator”. It then offers the...

WT Study: Do You Appreciate Jehovah’s Watchful Care

[Watchtower study for the week of June 30, 2014 – w14 4/15 p. 27]  Study theme text: “The eyes of Jehovah are everywhere, watching both the bad and the good”—Mat. 6:24  While this article is intended to show Jehovah’s loving care for Christians, the foremost...

WT Study: Be of Good Courage Jehovah Is Your Helper!

[Watchtower study for the week of June 23, 2014 – w14 4/15 p. 22]   This week’s study contains some practical advice for parents who have worked away from the family for a considerable period of time and are now trying to repair the emotional damage that such a...

WT Study: No One Can Serve Two Masters

[Watchtower study for the week of June 16, 2014 – w14 4/15 p. 17]  Study theme text: “No one can slave for two masters… You cannot slave for God and for Riches”—Mat. 6:24  Some months ago, when I first read this week’s Watchtower study article, it disturbed me....

WT Study: Do You See “the One Who Is Invisible”?

  [Watchtower study for the week of June 9, 2014 – w14 4/15 p. 8]   Study theme text: “He continued steadfast as seeing the One who is invisible.” – Heb. 11:17   Par. 1-3 – We do well to ask ourselves the question brought out in these paragraphs. “Do I have...

WT Study: Imitate the Faith of Moses

[Watchtower study for the week of June 2, 2014 – w14 4/15 p. 3] The topic elements for this Watchtower study are: WHAT DOES MOSES’ EXAMPLE TEACH US ABOUT… the difference between material and spiritual treasures? (Consider how the publishers demonstrate their view of...

Watchtower Topic Summary for 2014

The purpose of this recurring post is to provide a brief summary of each issue of The Watchtower studied throughout 2014. It is our hope to thus provide some insight into the true nature of the "food at the proper time" provided to Jehovah's Witnesses   w13 11/15...

WT Study: Providing Care for the Elderly

[Watchtower study for the week of May 26, 2014 – w14 3/15 p. 26] The purpose of this site is principally to deepen our study and understanding of the Bible. With that in mind, this week’s study article in The Watchtower doesn’t offer much in the way of greater...

WT Study: Honor the Aged Among You

[Watchtower study for the week of May 19, 2014 – w14 3/15 p. 20] The thrust of this article concerns identifying who should care for the elderly among us, and how the care should be administered. Under the subtitle “The Family’s Responsibility”, we start by quoting...

WT Study: How to Maintain a Positive Viewpoint

[Watchtower study for the week of May 12, 2014 – w14 3/15 p. 12] Another positive and encouraging Watchtower study, though in part this is damage control. To illustrate, paragraph 2 states: “…some faithful servants of God struggle with negative thoughts about...

Question from Readers, August 15, 2014 Watchtower

I got an advance notification of some “new light”.i It won’t be new to most of you. We actually revealed this “new light” almost two years ago. (This is no credit to me either, as I was hardly the first to come to this understanding.) Before giving you the lowdown on...

WT Study: How to Maintain the Spirit of Self-Sacrifice

[Watchtower study for the week of May 5, 2014 – w14 3/15 p. 7] How pleasant to have a Watchtower study with sound counsel and no false teachings or questionable scriptural applications. That many sound facetious, but I assure you it is not. A quick overview of the...

WT Study: Jehovah Our Best Friend

[Watchtower study for the week of April 28, 2014 – w14 2/15 p. 21] Par. 1,2 – “Jehovah, our heavenly Father, is the Giver of life…we, his human children…have the ability to maintain friendships.” Thus, deftly, we address the thorny issue of how we can be God’s...

WT Study: Jehovah Our Provider and Protector

[Watchtower study for the week of April 21, 2014 – w14 2/15 p. 16] Yet another beautiful Psalm is called upon to furnish us with the theme for this week’s Watchtower study article. The entire 91st Psalm sings Jehovah’s praise as the grand protector and provider for...

WT Study: Rejoice Over the Marriage of the Lamb

[Watchtower study for the week of April 14, 2014 – w14 2/15 p.8] This week’s Watchtower study continues the discussion on the 45th Psalm, focusing on the marriage of the King. We used to have a penchant for attributing some prophetic significance to every element in...

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