Keep Busy During the Last of “the Last Days” – October 2019 Watchtower Study Review

Apologies for the sub-par audio quality. Something went wrong with my mic during the recording. This review will be from the study article, “Keep Busy During the Last of ‘The Last Days’” from the October 2019 Watchtower Study edition. Topics of discussion: eschatology, preterism, futurism, neutrality, evangelism Subscribe to the JW Review Podcast HERE Support MJF … More Keep Busy During the Last of “the Last Days” – October 2019 Watchtower Study Review

JW Life and Ministry Workbook Review – November 11-17, 2019

Link to publication: https://www.jw.org/en/library/jw-meeting-workbook/november-2019-mwb/meeting-schedule-november11-17/ Digging for Spiritual Gems The below quotes are from the Insights volume and would take up too much space to quote fully here. I would encourage you to read the full context. But here’s the highlights. Love is held back only from those whom Jehovah shows are unworthy of it, or … More JW Life and Ministry Workbook Review – November 11-17, 2019

JW Life and Ministry Workbook Review – October 28–​November 3, 2019

Link to the publication: https://www.jw.org/en/library/jw-meeting-workbook/october-2019-mwb/meeting-schedule-october28-november3/ TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD 11 How, though, should we understand Jesus’ assurance that Jehovah will cause justice to be done “speedily”? God’s Word shows that “even though [Jehovah] is long-suffering,” he will quickly execute justice when the time is ripe. (Luke 18:7, 8; 2 Peter 3:9, 10) In Noah’s time, when the Flood arrived, the … More JW Life and Ministry Workbook Review – October 28–​November 3, 2019

JW Life and Ministry Workbook Review – July 15-21, 2019

This week’s review comes from the July Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook for July 15-21, 2019. TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD – “The Revealing of the Lawless One” Herein lies another mystery, diametrically opposed to Jehovah’s “sacred secret.” It is “the mystery of this lawlessness.” This was a mystery to true Christians because in the apostle … More JW Life and Ministry Workbook Review – July 15-21, 2019

JW Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook Review – July 8-14, 2019

Reviewing the July 2019 JW Meeting Workbook for the week of July 8-14. TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD – Keep Encouraging One Another and Building One Another Up 13 In order to preside well over the flock, the elders discuss among themselves how to address the needs of the congregation. It might be more efficient if … More JW Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook Review – July 8-14, 2019

JW Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook Review – July 1-7, 2019

This article will be reviewing the July 1-7 articles contained in the July 2019 Workbook. There is much noteworthy in these articles, but the few paragraphs referenced from the Insights are worth discussing. Treasure from God’s Word – Digging for Spiritual Gems “The Kingdom of the Son of His Love.” Ten days after Jesus’ ascension to … More JW Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook Review – July 1-7, 2019

Watchtower Study Review – “I have Hope Toward God” – February 5-11, 2018

Reviewing the article, “I Have Hope Toward God” in the December 2017 Watchtower Study Edition. The nature and timing of the resurrection is perhaps one of the most difficult Watchtower doctrines to reconcile with Scripture. This review will highlight these difficulties.   Go HERE to subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes.  Don’t forget to rate … More Watchtower Study Review – “I have Hope Toward God” – February 5-11, 2018

Watchtower Study Review – December 18-24, 2017 – “Chariots and a Crown Safeguard You”

Reviewing the study article in the October 2017 Watchtower Study Edition, “Chariots and a Crown Safeguard You.” Topics of discussion: 1914, 1919, the Faithful Slave, and the Organization.   Go HERE to subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes.  Don’t forget to rate it!  More ratings draws more people to the podcast.

When Did God’s Kingdom Begin Ruling? – part 1

In the October 1, 2014 Watchtower, a “conversation article” is published whereby a Jehovah’s Witness discusses 1914 with his neighbor.  It was obviously not a real discussion, but described as a “typical conversation” nonetheless.  While the neighbor is nowhere near as skeptical as myself, he still asked some decent questions.  In fact, many of the … More When Did God’s Kingdom Begin Ruling? – part 1

Debate with a JW: “Is the Watchtower’s interpretation of the faithful slave found in Matthew 24 and Luke 12, as articulated in the July 15th, 2013 Watchtower, accurate?”

This debate took place on the TRUE THEOLOGY forum, but I will be posting the full debate on a PDF once it is completed.  You can follow the discussion HERE. The debate is with Rotherham, who is a JW I regularly interact with here.  The format is as follows with hyperlinks for each section: (1) Openings Rotherham’s … More Debate with a JW: “Is the Watchtower’s interpretation of the faithful slave found in Matthew 24 and Luke 12, as articulated in the July 15th, 2013 Watchtower, accurate?”

My preliminary thoughts on the recent “faithful slave” interpretation change

Though i’m a little late on this NEWS and many have expressed their thoughts on this new development in Watchtower theology, I was compelled to offer my thoughts too.  While some offered commentary through hearsay accounts before the news became public, I was convicted to not do so.  But now the cat is out of the … More My preliminary thoughts on the recent “faithful slave” interpretation change

What does the Bible really teach about 1914?

The 1914 doctrine very important to the Jehovah’s Witnesses.  Consider what the Watchtower has to say,  “Approved association with Jehovah’s Witnesses requires accepting the entire range of the true teachings of the Bible, including those Scriptural beliefs that are unique to Jehovah’s Witnesses. What do such beliefs include?…That 1914 marked the end of the Gentile … More What does the Bible really teach about 1914?

What was expected to happen in 1914?

*** w89 4/15 pp. 6-7 par. 8 The Infamous Harlot—Her Fall *** 8 For some 40 years the Bible Students boldly proclaimed that the year 1914 would mark the end of the Gentile Times. As expected, that year brought world-shaking events, not the least of these being the first world war. One has to wonder how the Watchtower can portray their own history in this light.  But … More What was expected to happen in 1914?

Did the 70 years end in 539 B.C.E. or 537?

According to the Watchtower, correctly understanding the 70 year prophecy, as mentioned in several places in Scripture, is crucial to understand the date for when Jerusalem was destroyed. According to The Watchtower, Jerusalem fell in 607. If Jerusalem didn’t fall in 607, then the chronology falls apart and 1914 is no longer true. Therefore, if … More Did the 70 years end in 539 B.C.E. or 537?

Was Jesus exalted as King in 33 C.E. or 1914?

The Watchtower has long argued that Jesus’ kingship began in 1914, almost two thousand years after he had ascended into heaven. *** w08 2/15 p. 21 par. 3 Christ’s Presence—What Does It Mean to You? *** What of the “presence” that the apostles asked about? This is the translation of the Greek word pa·rou·si′a. Christ’s … More Was Jesus exalted as King in 33 C.E. or 1914?