Bible Students Address their Differences with Jehovah’s Witnesses

What are some of the differences between Jehovah’s Witnesses and Bible Students (who hold the views of the early Watchtower). Why did the JW Organization changes its views after over 40 years of consistent and unchanging teaching? Bible Students respond to the following questions: A Ransom for ALL or for all sorts of people? Nations Read more…

How to grow in Joy and Love

But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, . . . — Galatians 5:22

Joy, like love, is difficult to define. It may best be described by the things which it does. Like love, it describes an entire spectrum of emotions. Like love, it is developed in stages. It can perhaps be roughly defined Read more…

How 7 Times get you to 1914 – The End of the Gentile Times

“Hew down the tree. . . leave the stump of his roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass . . . let a beast’s heart be given unto him; and let seven times pass over him” – Daniel 4:14-16

This text comes from a dream of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon. Read more…

A Seven Year Tribulation? Prophetic Chaos in Our Time?

The Futurist view is held by many very sincere Christians. Actually, John Darby back in the mid 1800s sold his Futurist “seven-year tribulation” concept to a minority of Fundamentalists. But they are a vociferous minority. During the balance of the 1800s up until 1948 they taught that Jesus could return any day. They claim that Read more…

Heavenly or Earthly Call? – 144,000, Great Crowd & Other Sheep – Listen to June 5 Conference Call recording

http://www.friendsofjehovahswitnesses.com/wp-content/uploads/bs-6-5-11.mp3

To listen to the recording, click above or To listen, click here and look for the June 5, 2011 program. — It is described at the link as “Who are the “Little Flock”, the “Great Crowd” and the “Other Sheep”?“

Does the Bible teach that you should be pursuing a earthly hope today, Read more…

Did the Early Watchtower Permit Differences of Opinion on Doctrine?

For over forty years, the early Watchtower taught freedom of thought and liberty in Christ. After the death of C.T. Russell in 1916, everything changed. Here is what the Watchtower used to publish. The following quotes are taken from “The New Creation” book, Volume 6 of C.T. Russell’s Studies in the Scriptures series, starting on Read more…

Laborers in the Vineyard – Do you feel Jehovah has not fairly rewarded you?

Listen to this penetrating lesson on Christian living by clicking here: The Parable Of The Penny_Springer-Allen_2011-06-19_D_24k

The main lesson of this parable is gratitude, contentment and brotherly love. We should never murmur against what the Lord has given us as compared to others.

Indeed, all who are servants, according to the Word of the Lord, Read more…

The Parable of the Marriage Feast – Many Called, Few Chosen

In the parable Jesus dramatized two crises his followers must experience. The first is God’s calling (1Pet 5:10). This crisis is resolved in the parable by entering the banquet hall. In the Christian walk it is resolved by consecration to holy living and obedience to the will of God. Typified by the general consecration of Read more…