Watchtower Study Review – “Why Give to the One Who Has Everything?” – March 12-18, 2018

Reviewing the article, “Why Give to the One Who Has Everything?” in the January 2018 Watchtower Study Edition. Topics of discussion: non-JW’s partaking at the memorial and giving to the JW 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.

Watchtower Study Review – “Pleasant Unity and the Memorial” – March 5-11, 2018

Reviewing the article, “Pleasant Unity and the Memorial” in the January 2018 Watchtower Study Edition.  Admittedly, I struggled to explain the Watchtower’s resurrection doctrine.  There is much to criticize, but also much to learn as it’s important we accurately represent the JW’s in what they believe. Topics of discussion: The Lord’s Supper, the “faith examination … More Watchtower Study Review – “Pleasant Unity and the Memorial” – March 5-11, 2018

Watchtower Study Review – “Keep Working Out Your Own Salvation” – February 19-25, 2018

Reviewing the article, “Keep Working Out Your Own Salvation” in the December 2017 Watchtower Study Edition. Topics of discussion: Baptism and salvation, Obeying God before men, friendship or sonship with God, Watchtower’s continued diminishment of Jesus, the Divine Name in the Christian Scriptures, and being a witness for Jesus.   Go HERE to subscribe to the JW … More Watchtower Study Review – “Keep Working Out Your Own Salvation” – February 19-25, 2018

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 – “Let Nothing Deprive You of the Prize” – January 22-28, 2018

Reviewing the study article in the November 2017 Watchtower Study Edition, “Let Nothing Deprive You of the Prize.” Topics of discussion: The Anointed Class and The Other Sheep   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.

Watchtower Study Review – “Reject Worldly Thinking” – January 15-21, 2018

Reviewing the study article in the November 2017 Watchtower Study Edition, “Reject Worldly Thinking.” Topics of discussion: Christology, Christian Unity, the Other Sheep, Secular Careers, and whether JW’s can refute false Watchtower teaching.   Go HERE to subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes.  Don’t forget to rate it!  More ratings draws more people to the … More Watchtower Study Review – “Reject Worldly Thinking” – January 15-21, 2018

Watchtower Study Review – January 1-7, 2018 – “Are You Taking Refuge in Jehovah?”

Reviewing the study article in the November 2017 Watchtower Study Edition, “Are You Taking Refuge in Jehovah?” Topics of discussion: elder authority, types/anti-types/dual-fulfillments, the Anointed Class, Jesus as mediator, and the second chance doctrine.   Go HERE to subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes.  Don’t forget to rate it!  More ratings draws more people to the … More Watchtower Study Review – January 1-7, 2018 – “Are You Taking Refuge in Jehovah?”

Watchtower Study Review – November 27 – December 3, 2017 – “Love…in Deed and Truth”

Reviewing the study article in the October 2017 Watchtower Study Edition, “Love…in Deed and Truth.” Topics of discussion: Christian hedonism, the ransom, the anointed class, the new birth, second chance doctrine, the Faithful and Discreet Slave, Field Service Report Slips, the Governing Body.   Go HERE to subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes.  Don’t … More Watchtower Study Review – November 27 – December 3, 2017 – “Love…in Deed and Truth”

Christian Life and Ministry Review: November 20-26, 2017

Topics of discussion: prophecy fulfillment, 1919, the anointed class, Watchtower’s false predictions, the resurrection. This week we’re doing something a little different.  Ideally, i’d want to review everything the Watchtower puts out monthly.  But due to my busy schedule, that’s just not possible.  Due to a pretty uninteresting Watchtower Study Edition for next week, I decided to take … More Christian Life and Ministry Review: November 20-26, 2017

Watchtower Study Review – November 13-16, 2017 – “The Word of Our God…Exerts Power”

Reviewing the the study article in the September 2017 Watchtower Study Edition, “The Word of Our God…Exerts Power.”  Topics discussed: The two-class theology, the anointed class, the use of Watchtower literature in public ministry, the lack of Jesus in Watchtower publications, and the unquestionable obedience that must be given to Watchtower teaching.   Go HERE to … More Watchtower Study Review – November 13-16, 2017 – “The Word of Our God…Exerts Power”

Does Matthew 11:11 teach that John the Baptist won’t be in the Heavenly Kingdom?

Before we delve into Matthew 11:11, let’s briefly go over the Watchtower’s two-class theology.  They teach that all Jehovah’s Witnesses will be eternally separated into two metaphysically distinct locations: heaven or earth.  The anointed 144,000 of Revelation 7 will rule and reign with Christ in heaven while the remaining “great crowd” live on paradise earth. … More Does Matthew 11:11 teach that John the Baptist won’t be in the Heavenly Kingdom?

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?”

If all Christians rule with Christ, who will they rule over?

A reader contacted me and asked: On your website you state: “Instead, the Scriptures are clear in teaching that Christ will physically come to the earth (Acts 1:9-11; 3:21, etc.), separate the sheep from the goats (Matthew 25:32-33), and say to the sheep, “Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for … More If all Christians rule with Christ, who will they rule over?

Final portion of the debate is finally up!

Click HERE to listen   From the THEOPOLOGETICS website: Debate topic: “All Christians in the New Covenant will live forever in heaven with Christ.” Fred Torres is a Jehovah’s Witness and affirms. My friend Mike Felker of The Apologetic Front denies. Fred and Mike have been recording a modular debate; they each recorded and sent me their … More Final portion of the debate is finally up!

Who do the “anointed class” rule over? “the Bible does not say,” says the Watchtower

In the January 15, 2012 Watchtower Study Edition, p. 30 par. 18, the following is stated, 18 Thereafter, how will Jehovah use these highly privileged associates of Christ? According to Revelation 22:5, “they will rule as kings forever and ever.” Over whom? The Bible does not say. But the quality of life that they possess and their experience … More Who do the “anointed class” rule over? “the Bible does not say,” says the Watchtower

Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the Kingdom of Heaven

The Jehovah’s Witnesses believe in a “two class” theology whereby only 144,000 will reign in heaven for eternity.  The rest of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, or the “great crowd,” will reside on a paradise earth. The focus of this article will deal with the Watchtower’s belief that none of the saints mentioned in the Hebrew Scriptures … More Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the Kingdom of Heaven

Not measurable and numbered, yet measurable and numbered

(Revelation 7:4) 4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed, a hundred and forty-four thousand, sealed out of every tribe of the sons of Israel: According to the Watchtower, the 144,000 are a literal group of “anointed” Christians who will go to heaven to rule and reign with Christ.  They believe that the … More Not measurable and numbered, yet measurable and numbered