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
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.
Reviewing the study article in the August 2017 Watchtower Study Edition, “Are you Willing to Wait Patiently?” Topics discussed: the Anointed Class and 1914. Go HERE to subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes
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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
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?”
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
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?
*** 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?
“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” -Matthew 28:18 Jesus’ words are clear and unmistakably with reference to his rule and reign at the time in which these words were spoken. In fact, His words speak to his having “all authority” as something he already possessed. How then, could the Watchtower view … More Matthew 28:18 and 1914
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?
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?