HOW THE WATCHTOWER GOT STARTED

Pastor Russell explains the history that led up to the starting of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (R5909 : page 170)

HARVEST GATHERINGS AND SIFTINGS

MANY are the inquiries relative to the truths presented in the STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES and THE WATCH TOWER, as to whence they came and how they developed Read more…

WHY IS ISRAEL AT THE CENTER OF WORLD TURMOIL?

How ironic that the “City of Peace” is the center of bitter world controversy! Not only is East Jerusalem contended between Israel and the Arab world, but world political and religious leaders also join in the fray.

Let’s get some historical perspective. During the height of the Arab Empire’s rule over the land of Israel, Read more…

September 11 Attack – Is Koran Burning right?

The Christian Questions radio program considers the events of 9/11 and brings it up to date with current events, including the recent plans for Koran burning. Was the Pastor right in wanting to burn the Koran? You can find this discussion at: http://christianquestions.net/Christian_Questions_2010.cfm Once at this site, scroll down to the September 12, 2010 program: Read more…

Did Jesus Die on a Cross or a Torture Stake?

On Nov 5, former JWs will talk. Part of their discussion will include the question: Did Jesus Die on a Cross or a Torture Stake?. Find out more about this Nov 5 Webcast and how you can participate here.

Why do Bible Students use the symbol of the cross and crown? Would displaying a cross Read more…

The Life of Christ

How can any one today hope to have the life of Jesus affect them in the same way that it affected those who lived with him? We can only read the words that describe the tender way he interacted with the sick and needy. But we miss the atmosphere and the specific circumstances surrounding each Read more…

Effectively Debating the Trinity

If you are a JW going door to door, no doubt you often are drawn into discussions about the Trinity. You may feel pretty set with your debate points on the topic, but it never hurts to get some more help, especially when you occasionally face Christians who have made proving their view of the Read more…

How did J.F. Rutherford Succeed in Seizing Control of the Society against the Instructions of Pastor Russell?

The passage below is quoted from the book, “Pastor Russell, Messenger of Millennial Hope,” pages 275-277. Supporting references can be found in this book.

Rumblings of Conspiracy and Intrigue

At the headquarters office, an alleged plot began to unfold that one historian dubbed a “bitter palace intrigue.” It has also been likened more to Read more…

What Does the Ransom Accomplish? David Stein – former Bethelite – answers.

“And He [God] shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.” Acts 3:20,21

The theme of “restitution of all things” when Jesus Christ returns Read more…

Why Does God Permit Evil and Human Suffering

Evil is anything bad or morally wrong which causes unhappiness, injury, suffering, pain, ruin, or death. Perhaps there is nothing more challenging and confusing to man’s faith in a loving and just God than the dominance of evil in our world. All of man’s sorrows trace back to one cause—sin. Why did not God prevent Read more…