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
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
***w97 5/1 p.8 Identifying the Right Kind of Messenger*** Identifying the Right Kind of Messenger “I am . . . the One making the word of his servant come true, and the One that carries out completely the counsel of his own messengers.”—ISAIAH 44:25, 26. JEHOVAH GOD is the Grand Identifier of his true messengers. He identifies them by making the messages he delivers through them come true. Jehovah is … More Is the Watchtower the “Right Kind of Messenger?”
Sometimes I wonder if the Governing Body remembers their own history. But then again, i’ve come to expect them to be less than honest, which is quite unfortunate. Though there might be some who would love nothing more than to have a “gotcha” moment in pointing out yet another less-than-honest statement by the Governing Body, … More Are the Watchtower’s Predictions “Hollow?”
*** 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?
In this post, i’d like to offer some commentary on a Watchtower article that explains their self-proclaimed “overeagerness” as it relates to the predicting of “the time of the end.” But more importantly, i’d like to display a balanced view of how followers of Christ should seek God’s Kingdom as it relates to Christ parousia. *** w84 12/1 p. 17 par. 12 Keep Ready! *** When the … More “Keep on the Watch!”…by proclaiming false dates for the end?
There is no doubt that the Watchtower was a bit confused as to whether or not 1975 would be the end. Nevertheless, they said what they said: *** Awake! October 8 1968 pp. 14-15 *** 6,000 Years Nearing Completion […] The fact that fifty-four years of the period called the ‘last days’ have already gone … More Did the Watchtower claim that 1975 would be the end?