Does God Exist?

Does God Exist?

After leaving the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses, many lose their faith in the existence of God. It seems that these ones had faith not in Jehovah but in the organization, and with that gone, so was their faith. These often turn to evolution which is built on the premise that all things evolved by random chance. Is there proof of this, or can it be disproved scientifically? Likewise, can the existence of God be proven by science, or is it just a matter of blind faith? This video will attempt to answer these questions.

Should We Obey the Governing Body

One of our readers drew my attention to a blog article which I think reflects the reasoning of most Jehovah’s Witnesses. The article begins by drawing a parallel between the self-declared ‘non-inspired, fallible’ Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses and other groups...

The Governing Body Loves Us!

In this month’s tv.jw.org TV broadcast, Governing Body member Mark Sanderson concludes with these words: “We hope that this program has assured you that the Governing Body truly loves each one of you and that we notice and appreciate your steadfast endurance.” We know...

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...

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...

A Weapon of Darkness

[This post is a follow-up to last week’s discussion: Are We Apostates?] “The night is well along; the day has drawn near. Let us therefore throw off the works belonging to darkness and let us put on the weapons of the light.” (Romans 13:12 NWT)...

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,...

It's the Message, not the Messenger.

1Now Jesus left that place and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 2When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue. Many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did he get these ideas? And what is this wisdom that has been given to...

Organization vs. Congregation

Make Sure of the More Important Things (w13 4/15 p. 22) Do Not Tire Out (w13 4/15 p. 27) These two articles seem to be published with the goal of encouraging continued support and obedience to those leading us today.  Consider this statement from paragraph 11: “How do...

A Disturbing Trend

A number of you have been writing in of late to discuss what you perceive as a disturbing trend.  It appears to some that there is undue attention being focussed on the Governing Body. We are a free people.  We avoid creature worship and disdain men who seek...

Jehovah's Appointed Channel of Communication

“We need to guard against developing a spirit of independence. By word or action, may we never challenge the channel of communication that Jehovah is using today. “  (w09 11/15 p. 14 par. 5 Treasure Your Place in the Congregation) Sobering words, to be sure!  None of...

The Euphoria of 1975

Recently, the study edition of the Watchtower has run a series of articles under the heading “From Our Archives”. This is an excellent feature which acquaints us with interesting elements from our modern-day history. These are very positive articles and as such are an...

Are We Nearing a Tipping Point?

There has been an interesting series of events recently which, taken separately, might not mean much, but which collectively are pointing to a disturbing trend. Last service year’s circuit assembly program contained a part with a demonstration in which an elder helped...

Annual Meeting 2012 – The Faithful Slave

A new understanding of Matthew 24:45-47 was released at this year’s annual meeting. It should be understood that what we discuss here is based on hearsay accounts of what was said by the various speakers at the meeting on the subject of “the faithful and discreet...

Doctrinal Inertia

Inertia  n. – a physical characteristic of all matter to preserve its state of uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force. The more massive the body, the more force is required to make it change its direction.  This is true of physical bodies; it is...