In the book “God’s Kingdom of a Thousand Years Has Approached”, published by the Watchtower Society in 1973, on page 209-210, para. 55 they explain that it was with the publishing of the book “Let God Be True” in 1943, that the 1874 date for the beginning of Christ’s “invisible presence” was done away with and replaced with the 1914 date. …
“Inspector Berean and the Case of the Murdered Archangel” by William Bacon
Inspector Berean strolled from the Victoria and Albert Museum into Exhibition Road, northwards in the direction of Hyde Park. His ears detected the distinctive sound of a London Cab . Quickly turning, he was fortunate to observe the cab was fore hire, raising his hand the driver quickly pulled up and the inspector boarded. …
Imagine being a child, a broken, desperate, orphaned child, a child in dire need of a Father. In your brokenness, you’ve acted out, in fact badly enough that you are now in detention.
Now imagine you are introduced to someone who, despite your behavior and incarceration is interested in adopting you into his family. In fact, interested enough that he has sent his son to bail you out of detention and he has drawn up the adoption paperwork that has your name on it. …
The Watchtower and Johannes Greber
Much has been said and written over the years regarding Jehovah’s Witnesses reliance on Johannes Greber’s “The New Testament—A New Translation and Explanation Based on the Oldest Manuscripts” to support their rendering of John 1:1 and Matthew 27:52,53 in their “New World Translation.” …
Is Our Salvation Eternal?
The table below came from a handout from Dan Hall at the first Witnesses Now for Jesus conference that I attended back in 1998. I’ve used it here with his permission.
Those Jehovah’s Witnesses who claim to be of the 144,000 refer to themselves by many titles: the remnant, the faithful and discreet slave, and the anointed to name a few. I say that they refer to themselves by these titles because the governing body of Jehovah’s Witnesses who claim to be the spokesman for the 144,000 teaches that it is the remnant of the 144,000 in their role as the faithful and discreet slave who are responsible for the teachings put forth in the pages of The Watchtower and other publication of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. So when Watchtower publications speak of the faithful and discreet slave or the remnant or the anointed, the writers are referring to themselves.
Similar Art Styles or Plagiarism – Which?
On a trip to my local old bookstore, I came across a set of Bible story books with illustrations that looked very much like what I have seen in Watchtower Society publications for the past several years. A friend had told me about these books and gave me some references to some pictures that appear to have been plagiarized. …
Propriety is something very important within the Jehovah’s Witness culture and worship as it should be. But, the Witnesses take it to a whole new level. Many things that are part of Christian worship in other churches are viewed by Jehovah’s Witnesses as inappropriate and are noticeably absent at the Kingdom Halls of Jehovah’s Witnesses. …
Behavior (Control) During Prayers
I generally avoid using terms such as mind control cult when talking about Jehovah’s Witnesses, but every so often the writers of the Watchtower publish something that makes it hard not to.
Jehovah’s Witnesses & Clergy – Part 5
In their sixth and final point, the writers of the Awake! article tell us, “6. When the laity are Biblically uniformed, they can be easily be misled by clerics. Indeed, history contains may examples of such abuses.”