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
Welcome to MJF Apologetics! My name is Mike Felker and my goal is to respond to the claims of Jehovah’s Witnesses and other groups who deny essential Christian truths. I do this primarily through my weekly Watchtower Study and Meeting Workbook reviews. If any of this interests you, please subscribe to my YouTube channel or … More Welcome to MJF Apologetics
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
Review of the June JW Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook for the week of June 17-23, 2019. Treasures From God’s Word – “Put On the Complete Suit of Armor From God” The fact is, young ones can win, and they are winning! Why? Because they “go on acquiring power in the Lord.” But they do … More JW Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook Review – June 17-23, 2019
Reviewing the May 2019 Meeting Workbook for the week of May 27-June 2. “I Resisted Him Face-to-Face.” Notice how the Watchtower summarizes their reference in w18.03 31-32 ¶16: “We must be courageous.” What acts of courage are being described by the Watchtower? 1) Elders confronting the rank-and-file 2) The prophet Nathan confronting King David 3) The … More JW Meeting Workbook Review for May 27-June 2, 2019
I’m going to make the bold attempt, given my extremely limited time, to post a weekly article reviewing the Life and Ministry Meeting Workbooks for the following week. I’ve found that these workbook references contain a bit more substance than what is found in the weekly Watchtower articles. In addition, I’m well aware that I … More JW Meeting Workbook Review for May 20-26, 2019
Reviewing the March 2019 Watchtower Study Edition for the week of May 13-19, 2019. Topics of discussion: the organization’s authority, the use of the name “Jehovah,” and how to view negative perspectives against JW’s. SUBSCRIBE TO THE JW REVIEW PODCAST IN ITUNES
Every year, Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide meet together to commemorate the death of Jesus Christ. But what do I say if one of them invites me? SUBSCRIBE TO THE JW REVIEW PODCAST IN ITUNES
Hello everyone, Due to various personal reasons, i’m taking a break from the weekly JW Review Podcast. I don’t know for how long, but most likely a minimum of 6 months. As far as posting content here (or YouTube), I may or may not be posting anything either for these 6 months. I know that … More Taking a Break
Reviewing the March 2018 Watchtower Study Edition for the week of May 28-June 3. Topics of discussion: Omitting Jesus, the Divine Name in the Christian Scriptures, the Organization, Disfellowshipping/Shunning, Judicial Committees, Second Chance Doctrine, the Atonement, the Governing Body Subscribe to the JW Review in iTunes and please consider rating this podcast!
Until recently, if you wanted to obtain information from Watchtower publications going back to the 1950’s through the 1990’s, you either had to have the printed publications, access to the Watchtower Library CD-ROM, or worse, scans of the publications. This made the situation quite difficult for non-JW’s and their interactions with JW’s. Here’s why: A … More My Thoughts on the Recent JW.org Online Library Updates
Reviewing the study article, “What Does It Mean to Be a Spiritual Person” in the February 2018 Watchtower Study Edition. Topics of discussion: reading Bible verses in context, examining the teachings of men, the authority of the Governing Body, compassion for shunning victims, the two classes. JW.org sources cited: 7 Elders who are reading this … More Watchtower Study Review – “What Does It Mean to Be a Spiritual Person?” April 16-22, 2018
Here’s a few updates as i’ve been wrestling with ideas for the past year or two. First things first. You’ve probably noticed a makeover. I want my site to look less like a blog and more like a website. Since my writing is so scarce, I don’t want to give the wrong impression that blogging … More New Site, URL, and Other Updates
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
As some of you may or may not know, i’m sometimes involved in discipling and answering questions from those who have left or are in the process of leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses. This is a humbling priviledge and something I am very happy to do. Just recently, however, i’ve learned of a great need that I … More Ex-JW apologist network idea
In the August 15, 2014 Watchtower Study Edition, the Watchtower addresses some interesting points as it relates to reading the Bible when someone has less access to the Watchtower publications than others. Since the appointment of the faithful slave in 1919, millions of “domestics” of all languages have been gathered into God’s organization and are … More What about those with less access to Watchtower Publications?
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While not an “official” publication by the Watchtower, THIS ARTICLE appears to reflect the attitude of many JW’s as they consider former Governing Body member Ray Franz and his books. While there may be other books he’s written that i’m not aware of, the most prominent are CRISIS OF CONSCIENCE and IN SEARCH OF CHRISTIAN FREEDOM. The purpose of this … More How many JW’s view so-called “apostate literature”
Per Chris’ POST: As I explained in my previous post, Perissos Resources and TheologyWeb are trying to put together a large theology conference in Jacksonville, Floriday, for early 2013. Although details are still minimal, including the names of speakers and panelists, those ministries (and I) are reaching out to many big names to come and speak … More Help my friend and spread the word!