Why Does God Permit Evil and Human Suffering?

“Of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” —Genesis 2:17

Why doesn’t God do something about all the suffering that is in the world today? Why does God allow an innocent baby to sicken and die? Read more…

What happens to Anointed who do not make the 144,000?

A mistake is in presuming that the Little Flock of 144,000 are the only ones who will receive a heavenly reward. The Anointed can be broken down into two classes after death: 1) the 144,000 and 2) those who fall short of the 144,000, but who are not going into second death.

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Is our character development important to Jehovah?

Character development is the whole point of our Christian walk. The responsibility of the 144,000 on Paradise Earth, as Christ’s body members, will be to be earths Kings (Rev 1:6 ) , Priests (Rev 20:6) and Judges (1 Cor 6:2). Jehovah will only give that power and responsibility to those who have developed a Christ-like Read more…

How shall we deal with all the dangers we face during these Last Days?

From the MAY 1, 1899 Watchtower, page 99 [Reprint 2459], the article “In the Last Days Perilous Times,” Pastor Russell said the following:

“This know, also, that in the last days perilous times shall come, for men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural Read more…

Was Pastor Russell wrong about 1914?

After 1948, Hal Lindsey and many fundamentalists, on the basis of Israel and the generation of Luke 21:29-31, predicted that Jesus would return within 40 years of 1948. Excited over the new state of Israel, Billy Graham in 1950 told a rally in Los Angeles, “Two years and it’s all going to be over.” For Read more…

What does the Bible say about the Times of the Gentiles?

Bible Students today still believe as Pastor Russell taught that the Times of the Gentiles ended in 1914. We see evidence of this in Jesus words In Luke 21:24 “And they [the Jews] shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden Read more…

What Happened in 1914?

According to the book, “Pastor Russell – Founder of the Bible Students,” published by Bible Students Christian Classics:

So what did happen in 1914? Is there any evidence to support or deny the position of Pastor Russell? The outbreak of an unprecedented world war caused the following reaction from the publisher of a noted periodical. Read more…

When were the Jehovah’s Witnesses Founded?

According to the book, “Pastor Russell – Founder of the Bible Students,” published by Bible Students Christian Classics:

Now that three quarters of the Bible Students of Pastor Russell’s era were purged and the remainder of the Bible Students submitted to the doctrinal changes, a new movement could be founded.

In 1931, fifteen years after Read more…

Why Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Claim Pastor Russell as their Founder?

If the Governing Body admitted that Pastor Russell was the Founder of the Bible Students, would that be an admittion that JF Rutherford illegally took the assets of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society away from the Bible Students?

According to the book, “Pastor Russell – Founder of the Bible Students,” published by Bible Students Read more…

How and Why Jehovah’s Witnesses Were Founded

According to the book, “Pastor Russell – Founder of the Bible Students,” published by Bible Students Christian Classics:

An unfortunate scrap of history provides the answer as to the origins to “Jehovah’s Witnesses.” After the death of Pastor Russell in 1916, the purpose of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society changed drastically. Joseph Rutherford, Read more…

What prophecies regarding Israel’s regathering have already been or are being fulfilled?

The fact that they would be regathered to the land (Isa. 43:5-6 & Jer 30:3), never again to be removed (Amos 9:14) on the (millennial) day (Isa 11:11) First Jewish settlement called Petiteekvah (meaning, “door of hope” – Hosea 2:15) established in 1878 A.D. following permission from Berlin Congress of Nations. Fishers (Zionism) & Read more…

Who does Jehovah make the New Covenant with?

Most Christians believe the New Covenant promised to Israel was transferred to spiritual Israel, the Church. Yet if God made an unconditional promise to natural Israel, to break it would make him a liar. It is impossible for God to lie (Heb 6:18). Without realizing it, many well meaning Christians have made God out to Read more…

Who will occupy the land of Israel in Paradise earth?

The Bible teaches that the land of Israel was promised to Jacob and his descendants forever and that the land of Israel will be the center of Gods kingdom on earth.

Afflicted with anti-Semitism the traditional churches developed “Replacement Theology.” Some early church theologians wrongly concluded that Israel as a people was eternally rejected by Read more…

Will the wicked get an opportunity to repent in Paradise earth?

Isa 60:14 –all those who despised you will bow themselves at the souls of your feet; And they will call you the city of the LORD. The Zion of the Holy One of Israel. – NASV

Rev 3:9 – I will cause those of the synagogue of Satan…to come and bow down at your feet”

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Have People Received Final Judgment for the Past 6,000 years or will they have an Opportunity for Judgment and Restitution on Paradise Earth?

Although many Christians believe that people will be judged based on whether they accepted Christ before they died, the Bible actually teaches that people will be judged based on their behavior, progress and decisions during the Millennium.

Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And Read more…

Will Everyone Be Resurrected from the Dead?

Some might argue that “ALL NATIONS, PEOPLES AND LANGUAGES” worshiping the Lord in His kingdom only includes the small number of those who survive Armageddon and does not include all the billions of people who died prior to that. If true, then the wonderful provision of these “times of restitution spoken of by the mouth Read more…

Will Present Unbelievers Serve and Worship Jehovah on Paradise Earth?

Yes. The Bible teaches that present unbelievers will have an opportunity for future judgment based on their response to Christ’s Millennial Kingdom on Paradise earth. At that time, most of them will accept Jesus and they will worship and serve Jehovah.

Phil 2: 9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the Read more…

What is the future mission of the Anointed for which they are now being prepared?

ON A RESCUE MISSION

1 Peter 1:9 – “Being about to bear away the end of your faith––a salvation of souls:” Rotherham

The “end” [purpose, aim, objective] of our Faith is the “salvation of souls” [our characters being prepared to be like Christ’s character so that we may assist in teaching, spiritually healing and blessing Read more…

Will the Unbelieving World Have an Opportunity to be Saved on Paradise Earth?

1 John 2:2 – “He is an atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. – Weymouth

1 Tim 4:10 – God…is the Savior of ALL men, especially of those who believe. NKJV

Rev 22:17 – “the bride say, “Come!”… Whoever desires, let him Read more…

Will Jehovah Bless ALL People?

Acts 2:18 – “on My menservants and… maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days” NKJV

And so God poured out His holy spirit upon the Church “in those days” on Pentecost.

Acts 2:17 – “in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on ALL flesh” NKJV

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Does Jehovah want to Save ALL People?

It is in Jehovah’s Character to want to save and bless. He sent Jonah to preach and spared Nineveh. The Bible tells us of Jehovah’s desire to save ALL people.

2 Peter 3:9 – “The Lord is … longsuffering …not wishing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. ASV

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Did Jesus Die a Ransom for Many or a Ransom for All?

1 Tim 2:6 (NWT) “who gave himself a corresponding ransom for all- this is what is to be witnessed to at its own particular times.”

Matt 20:28 (NWT) “Just as the Son of man came, not to be ministered to, but to minister and to give his soul a ransom in exchange for many.””

The Read more…

Who did Jesus Die a Ransom for?

The reason everyone is born in sin and dies is because of Adam. Rom 5:12 says, “…just as through one man sin entered into the world and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because they had all sinned-.” (NWT). When Adam disobeyed, he lost his right to live and he lost Read more…

Technically, what is the Definition of the Word “Ransom?”

By definition of the word RANSOM, it is an exact and equal exchange – one life perfect life (Jesus) for one perfect life (Adam) – NOT one life for many lives.

Following are definitions provided by New Testament Greek Scholars:

Adam Clarke’s Commentary: Verse 6. Who gave himself a ransom The word lutron signifies a Read more…

What is the Purpose of Jesus Second Presence?

This question is answered by the founder of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (Pastor Charles Taze Russell) here: [First click on question above, then click on “here”]

This is taken from chapter 6 of volume 1, the Divine Plan of the Ages, of his Studies in the Scriptures series.

Why does God Permit Evil and Human Suffering?

This question is answered by the founder of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (Pastor Charles Taze Russell) here:

This is taken from chapter 7 of volume 1, the Divine Plan of the Ages, of his Studies in the Scriptures series.

You can find the thoughts of Bible Students on this question here:

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As the Path Shines Brighter, does the Truth Change?

Proverbs 4:18, “But the path of the righteous ones is like the bright light that is getting lighter and lighter until the day is firmly established.” (NWT)

Since the bright light is getting lighter and lighter until the day is firmly established, should we expect to see changes, corrections and improvements in the Truth message?

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Who are the “other sheep” of John 10:16?

As JWs you believe that In the resurrection, those who died faithful to God are included in the ‘other sheep’ and will receive the “resurrection of the righteous” (“just” KJV) mentioned in Acts 24:15. (The Watchtower 2/15/95 p. 11 par. 12) Those of the ‘other sheep’ who are alive today, some of whom survive through Read more…

Is the Great Crowd to be in heaven or on earth?

Since the Levites picture the Great Crowd, the fact that the Levites had no inheritance in the Land (Deut 18:1-2; Josh 13:14, 33) illustrates that the Great Crowd has no inheritance on earth. Actually, the Great Crowd is described as being in heaven (Rev 19:1). You will recall that the Levites replaced the firstborn (Num Read more…

What is the role of the Great Crowd on Paradise Earth?

As noted in the answer to the prior question, “…they are before the throne of God; and they are rendering him sacred service day and night in his temple;” (Rev 7:15 NWT).

Just as in the Old Testament the Levites provided service for the tabernacle (then later the temple) and supported the greater work Read more…

Are the Great Crowd the same as all the people in Paradise Earth?

Just as the Anointed 144,000 (the Little Flock) are selected “out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation” (Rev 5:9 NWT), so are the Great Crowd (Rev 7:9). Neither of these two groups are the world, but they are both taken “out of” the world. This larger group (the world) from which these Read more…

Should we really want to be on earth rather than heaven? Does the Bible give us that option?

All of the wonderful Jehovah’s Witnesses that have come to my door have expressed no desire for a heavenly hope. Their desire is to be on Paradise Earth forever. And what could be wrong with good food, a nice house, domesticated wild animals and beautiful scenery?

The problem is the difficulty in Read more…

Why have the Friends of Jehovah’s Witnesses set up this site? What is your purpose?

Our purpose is to provide comfort, encouragement, friends and resources to our brothers and sisters in the Society who feel they are not permitted the liberty to freely study and inquire regarding Jehovah’s Word, without the fear of disciplinary action, disfellowship and separation from your family members. This website is a resource to help our Read more…

Who are the Friends of Jehovah’s Witnesses who have created this website?

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