This is an article that I published on CARM. The link is below: NEW LIGHT ON THE “FAITHFUL AND DISCREET SLAVE”
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?
If anyone is interested, my recent debate with Fred is now on one audio file. You can download it HERE
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!
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
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
(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
This post will be reviewing an article written by the Watchtower titled, “Do all faithful Christians go to heaven?” While it is common for the Watchtower to mention their so-called “two-class system,” it is not all that common for a full article to be written on the subject. While there is nothing new here, it … More Do all faithful Christians go to heaven?
First, the Watchtower is very clear that the Hebrew patriarchs (specifically Moses and Elijah for this argument) are never going to heaven, but will spend eternity on this earth: *** w74 5/15 p. 298 The Purpose of the Transfiguration *** However, the occurrence was a vision, Moses and Elijah being only visionary. (Matt. 17:9) For … More Seeing the Kingdom of Heaven on earth
In this episode, I reviewed a recording that took place between a JW who supposedly works at the Watchtower headquarters and a Christian who is questioning the JW belief of the relationship between the anointed class and Jesus as the mediator. Downloadable link HERE
This is the 2nd part of my debate with Jehovah’s Witness Fred Torres. Whether you are a JW or not, I would really appreciate your help in sending out questions to Chris to challenge myself and my JW opponent. I have a feeling there won’t be many JW questions submitted, so feel free to play … More 2nd part of the Debate is up!
I can’t tell you how excited I am to have been given this opportunity to debate one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in audible format. To be honest, I don’t think this has ever happened in history whereby such a debate was recorded and made available. JW’s are usually quite shy to ever give a second thought … More Debate is posted! Proposition: “All New Covenant Christians Will Live Forever in Heaven with Christ.”
In THIS VIDEO I go through a series of cross references found in the New World Translation to show that the Great Crowd inherits the abodes that are supposedly in heaven. This argument can be very simply demonstrated by following the cross references beginning in John 14:2, which takes you to Luke 16:9 and then to Matthew 25:34. … More John 14:1-3 – The Great Crowd inherits the abodes in heaven? (Jehovah’s Witness issue)
Well, this is my first attempt at a podcast! We’ll see how this goes and please let me know your feedback. And yes, I will be getting this on iTunes hopefully soon. On this episode, I offered some introductory remarks, personal updates, and reviewed the July 2012 Watchtower Study edition. I also addressed an argument … More Podcast episode 1