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JW was Disfellowshipped for Going Back to Early Watchtower Roots

In 1984, Harrison Reed wrote a letter to the Dawn Bible Students explaining how he was disfellowshipped for going back to our Early Watchtower roots. Read this amazing letter and follow Brother Reed on his journey beginning as a faithful follower of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Brother Harrison’s conscience is awakened as he considers how the Read more…

Watch the Faith’s Foundations Video Series – by Bible Student Productions

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Watch these amazing videos that present the Truths of the Bible in a very simple and easy to understand way:

* What is Truth?

* The Soul that Sinneth (an examination of the Immortality of the Soul doctrine)

* The Power of Hell (does the Bible teach a Read more…

Listen to “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” – Ideas on dealing with grief and comforting the berieved.

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On Saturday evening, August 11, Bible Student elder Brad Bach will lead a round table discussion on this topic. Joining him will be Bible Student Elders Tom Ruggirello and Peter Karavas (the Friends of Jehovah’s Witnesses website administrator). You can call into this conference call Read more…

MYTHS, LEGENDS & IDOL WORSHIP

Enticing stories of powerful god-men performing superhuman feats are not new. This has been the stuff of myths and legends from ancient civilizations and has been at the very root of idol worship, false gods and false religion. Understandably, today, entertainment seekers are equally fascinated with the subject of god-like super- heroes. Movies, television programs Read more…

Bible Study tools available for Mobile Devises – Includes writings of Charles Russell

The Harvest Truth DataBase (HTDB) for Mobile Devices is for those who may wish to selectively download individual files the following website is available:

http://www.HTDB.mobi Volumes, Tabernacle, Manna, Original Towers (Reprints), Expanded Biblical Comments, and KJV Bible. A number of titles are hyperlinked to the KJV Bible. Files are offered in Kindle (MOBI) format, Nook Read more…

What is the One True Church?

“Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; that they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us…” — John 17:20, 21

It is often asked, “What is the right denomination?” Read more…

June 16 Saturday evening – Who are the Real Witnesses of Jehovah?

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Isaiah 43:10 – YOU are my witnesses,” is the utterance of Jehovah, “even my servant whom I have chosen, in order that YOU may know and have faith in me, and that YOU may understand that I am the same One. Before me Read more…

District Overseer Presents Horrifying View of the Terror of Armageddon

Listen to Ciro Aulicino, a JW District Overseer and member of the “Bethel family,” circa 2007, speaks on Armageddon.

He explains his own horrifying view of how Armageddon by saying, “Very soon, the greatest tribulation since the world’s beginning will come upon all those dwelling upon the face of the earth. This is going Read more…

Worry and Anxiety – Can you be free of it?

Phil 4:6,7 “Be not anxious about anything, but in everything, let your petitions be made known to God by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, and that peace of God which surpasses all conception shall guard your hearts hand your minds by Christ Jesus.” Diaglott

Be not anxious about anything… that is not to be Read more…

Armageddon! When and Where?

Revelation 16:16 “And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.”

Armageddon! The very word sends shivers down the spine of millions. Armageddon! Of all the Biblical prophecies, this one is probably more recognized than ANY OTHER – even by those who are not believers in the Bible. Armageddon! It Read more…

Ex-JWs Challenge Bible Students: Prove Jesus Returned in 1874!

This was in interview that took place on site at last years Bible Student General Convention in Johnstown Pennsylvania. A round table of Bible Students sat around a table together. These were Rick Suraci, Peter Karavas, Jeff Mezera and Jim Parkinson. Also at our side was Jaqueline. Rick Suraci is a famous talk radio personality Read more…

Sunday June 3 – Christian Questions Radio discusses the Avengers Movie – Real Super Heroes Will Save the World Soon?!

Read all about Super Heroes in the Bible by clicking here

Listen to the Radio Program recording by clicking here:

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The Avengers Movie may turn out to be the biggest blockbuster sensation in the history of movies, after just raking in over 1 billion worldwide after its second weekend in the U.S.

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Forces of Evil in the End Times

“For at the coming of the Lord there will be great activity on the part of Satan in the form of all kinds of deceptive miracles, signs, and marvels!” — 2 Thessalonians 2:9 (20th Century N.T.)

Many Christians are concerned about the increase of spiritism and occultism in the earth today, seeing it as Read more…

Christian Behavior in the Family, on the Job, in the Congregation and also as it relates to Government

Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? — Acts 9:6

Once again we arrive at the beginning of another year with a call for retrospection and introspection. Appropriately enough this season betokens a time for resolutions to improve our lives. Unfortunately it also conjures up memories of resolutions broken from prior years. This observation, Read more…

How Does the Holy Spirit Work?

Listen to this great Christian Questions Radio Program by clicking here:

Christians everywhere talk about the Holy Spirit and how it generates influence, strength and peace in their lives. We all want more of it because we all see it as a way to continually draw closer to God through Jesus. But how does Read more…

More help with anxiety, depression, addictions, spiritual concerns, grief, loss, and other life struggles.

A cup of cold water is a series of articles written by Sister Suzanne to support Bible Students and our friends. It is also a work in progress. New articles and revisions will be added monthly. If you would like a specific topic addressed, please contact me.

Sr. Suzanne is a licensed psychological counselor. She Read more…

Join Discussion Group – Great spiritual benefits gained in less than 20 minutes a day

A warm invitation is being extended to any and all to join in reading and discussing 5 pages a day in in Brother Russell’s Six Volumes of Studies in the Scriptures and Tabernacle Shadows.

A special website has been developed to assist in this spiritual endeavor: www.ReadTheVolumes.com This website has all the resources you will Read more…

May 23 – Wednesday Night – Call in to Our Bible Study – THE THREE WAYS – Narrow Way to Life, Highway of Holiness & Broad Road to Destruction

New call in method:

Call Phone # 213-226-0400. After connecting dial pin#: 991337

Prepare for the lesson by reading and/or hearing the audio read of chapter 11 by clicking here:

The study begins promptly at 7:00 pm Central time (8:00 pm Eastern & 5:00 pm West Coast). It is best to call in Read more…

Are you Struggling to Maintain your Faith in an Unstable World?

“Lord, I believe; help thou my unbelief.” — Mark 9:24

The conflict between faith and doubt is the great reality of the time in which we live. Never before in human history has so much tragedy been witnessed in such vivid display to so many. News events are transmitted via cell phones worldwide as they Read more…

What makes a “fit” Christian Leader?

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What makes a “fit” Christian Leader?

As the national conversation focuses on “fit” national leadership, we want to focus on Christian Leadership, how the scriptures say it works and how we sometimes confuse our preferences with firm scriptural principle. We want to look into different approaches to establishing leadership as well as what we Read more…

Jehovah’s Witness writes letter with sincere questions to Romanian Organization leadership.

Ioan Bota’s First letter – Reghin, October 2011

 

Dear brethren from the Bucuresti congregation,

This letter, with the exactly same content, I sent you three months ago. But you didn’t answer me. Now, I’ll try again.

My name is Ioan Bota, I live in the Mures area, the city of Reghin…

I have decided Read more…

April 25 Wednesday Night – Call in to Our Bible Study – Heavenly and Earthly Natures are Distinct

Our next Bible Study will begin Wednesday evening with question 39, on the top of page 50. Prepare for the lesson by hearing the chapter 10 read – Listen here: or read the chapter yourself here:

You can participate by calling in under our Skype Name: BibleStudentFriends . Those who do not have Internet access, Read more…

Listen to this years Memorial Service given to the Chicago Bible Students on April 5, 2012.

What should a Memorial Service be like? Listen to this talk and let us know what you think. Is this what a Memorial Service should be like? If not, how should it be different? How is this service different than what you would hear in a Kingdom Hall?

Listen here: Memorial Service_Karavas-Peter_2012-04-05_D_24k

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Jerusalem – Does this city belong to the Jewish People?

We know from history and archaeology that Jerusalem was the capital of the State of Israel for about 1,700 years until its destruction by Rome in AD 70 and the dispersion of the Jews to the ends of the earth. Remember Luke 21:24? Because of Israel’s sins, including the crucifixion of Jesus, Luke states that Read more…

What Everyone Should Know About Being Saved

The subject “On Being Saved” is of extraordinary concern to every Christian. It is not a topic that can be ignored, avoided or treated lightly. Much of our peace of mind as Christians rests upon a clear understanding of this subject. Yet we find that people may often exhibit greater concern over their financial portfolios Read more…

“Second Death” – Who is going there?

Who is in danger of the Second Death? Are you, your neighbors or family members? This topic can be as frightening as Armageddon, yet when the topic is carefully reviewed form what the Bible teachings, it is not so frightening as it seems. Fear can be used to control people and too many Church denominations/organization Read more…

April 7 – Saturday Conference Call – OPEN FORUM! – You choose the topic – Ask any question – Share your point of view

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This conference call will be an open forum. You chose the topic you want to discuss. You ask any question about the Bible. Share your thought and your reason for it. Former JW Read more…

“The Lord is risen indeed.” – Luke 24:34.

To hear the story of Jesus resurrection as told by Bible Student elder Joe Megacz, click here: He Is Risen

THE STORY of our Lord’s resurrection is one of exquisite pathos and beauty. His cruci­fixion had created despair-had smitten the Shepherd and scattered the sheep. In loving se­crecy and weeping silence the faithful few had Read more…

Listen Now! – Following Jesus’ Instructions on His Yearly Memorial

 

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Saturday March 10 Conference Call. How can we follow Jesus’ instructions on His Yearly Memorial of partaking of the bread and the cup? Former JW and Bethelite, and now a Bible Student Elder, David Stein will lead a round table discussion on this topic. Guest hosts Read more…

April 1 – What’s so Special about Palm Sunday?

Matthew 21:5 (NASB) “SAY TO THE DAUGHTER OF ZION, ‘BEHOLD YOUR KING IS COMING TO YOU, GENTLE, AND MOUNTED ON A DONKEY, EVEN ON A COLT, THE FOAL OF A BEAST OF BURDEN.’”

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The events of the Sunday before Jesus’ crucifixion were monumental. They not only began the culminating process for the greatest human Read more…

Seven Feasts of Israel – Including the Passover Feast

On Sunday, March 18, Chicago Bible Student Elder spoke to the congregation on the topic of “The Seven Feasts of Israel.” This is a very appropriate talk to list to during this memorial season. You can listen to the talk by clicking here:

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Are we Now in the Perilous Times Prophesied?

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In the ancient texts prophecies fortell world events. With society crumbling and world events heating up, are we in perilous times? What does the Bible really say? In 2 Timothy 3, The Apostle Paul warns of a time when godliness is seemingly evaporated and sin overruns all. We are now (we believe) living in Read more…

In Remembrance of Me – The Passover from Egypt a memorial picture for us

“This do in remembrance of me. … For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death.” —I Corinthians 11:24,26

ON THAT PORTENTOUS evening nearly two thousand years ago, pious Jews all over the land were gathering with their families to celebrate once more the Feast of Read more…

Purging Out the Leaven

“Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened.” —I Corinthians 5:7

IN THE DAYS AND WEEKS leading up to this year’s Memorial celebration, which will be after sundown on April 5, it should be especially helpful that we take to heart the important lessons concerning the Read more…

THE MEMORIAL (bread & cup) AND THE CRUCIFIXION (Jesus’ last hours)

We would like to meditate on Jesus’ last hours, especially the Last Supper and Memorial, but also Gethsemane, His crucifixion and His resurrection. We would like primarily to consider what it means to us, but also for the whole world of mankind.

LAST SUPPER:

 

John 13:1 Now before the Feast of the Passover, Jesus Read more…

Is Slavery acceptable to God?

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Slavery is one of the major ills of the history of mankind. It has existed in many forms for thousands of years and sadly still exists today. What is God’s view on such a practice? If God doesn’t like it (and he doesn’t) then why does it show up in the Bible?

Listen live Read more…

Listen to, Where is God when tragedies strike the innocent?

Psalms 102:1-2 “Hear my prayer, O LORD! And let my cry for help come to You. 2Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my distress; Incline Your ear to me; In the day when I call answer me quickly”.

Listen Here: http://www.christianquestions.net/en/2012mp3/699_Where_is_God_when_Tragedy_Strikes_the_Innocent_03_04_12.mp3

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CHARDON, Ohio (The Blaze/AP) – The death toll Read more…

Is the Jehovah’s Witnesses Organization Today Structured like the Early Church? What About Congregational Elections?

Actually, there is no denominational church today that is structured like the Early Church. The Early Watchtower actually was structured like the Early Church, but Rutherford changed that after Russell’s death. Bible Students today still structure their congregations in this Biblical manner.

According to the Bible, the election of elders by Holy Spirit anointed congregational Read more…

How to live the Sermon on the Mount – Christian Morality

The Matthew chapters 5-7 Sermon on the Mount begins with the Beatitudes, to which the reader is amply referred in The Beatitudes and More in the 2005 January issue; and Living the Beatitudes, which is the theme of the 2002 May/June issue. In this issue we go beyond the Beatitudes in How to Read more…

New 2012 Movie – Respected Church Leader Discovers Hell is Not a Place of Eternal Torment

based on a true story

Edward Fudge, a young Bible-belt preacher, gets a surprise visit from an eccentric stranger who has a bizarre request. He wants Fudge to investigate Hell.

Son of a respected church leader known for his conservative religious views, Edward is confident that whatever the Bible really teaches is right. Trained in Read more…

Are Angels Our Friends?

Psalm 91:11 (KJV) “For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.”

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Angels. Are they real? If they are, what do they do – where do they live? Can we communicate with them? SHOULD we communicate with them? There are many questions surrounding these mysterious beings and Read more…

Cleansing From Filthiness of Flesh and Spirit

“Having, therefore, these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”–2 Cor. 7:1.

R4974 – IN OUR TEXT the expression, “filthiness of the flesh,” seems to be a general one, in contrast with the Divine purity in which man was Read more…

Who is the “Little Horn” of Daniel 7:8, 24, 25?

Daniel 12 refers to three periods of time: 1260, 1290, and 1335 days. These prophetic days are generally understood to represent years, which began to count “from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up.” (Daniel 12:11) The date when Papacy was “set up” with Read more…

Pressing Toward the Mark of the High Calling

Counsel from C.T. Russell [R1884 : page 249] “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”–Phil. 3:14.

THESE were the words of one of the most earnest and faithful runners for the prize of the high calling of the Gospel Church. The speaker was a man Read more…

Are the Christian and Jewish Sabbath the same?

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The Sabbath was put in place by God as a way for his children to stop – to stop their lives for a day and be able to look up, gain perspective and then once again move forward. In the 10 Commandments, the Sabbath is clearly on Saturday. Why then do we not observe Read more…

Listen to “Are there Secrets to Staying in Love?”

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 “Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered.”

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Listen Here: http://www.christianquestions.net/en/2012mp3/696_Are_there_Secrets_to_Staying_in_Love_02_12_12.mp3

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Valentine’s day is just a few days away. Read more…

The Origin of the Trinity: From Paganism to Constantine

[RULES ABOUT TRINITY DISCUSSION: Maximum of 500 words per day or your comments will be removed. Do not post a comment unless you are willing to thoughtfully and honestly consider any responses.]

While the majority of the Christian world considers the concept of the Trinity vital to Christianity, many historians and Bible scholars agree that Read more…

How To Choose a Bible Translation

Every scripture inspired of God (is) also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness. That the man of God may be complete, furnished completely unto every good work.—2 Timothy 3:16, 17 (ASV)

Which translation of the Bible is best for the devoted Christian? How faithful is it Read more…

Does God Play Favorites? Feb 5

Proverbs 21:2 – 3 “Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the hearts. To do righteousness and justice is desired by the LORD more than sacrifice.”

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Listen Here:

http://www.christianquestions.net/en/2012mp3/691_Does_God_Play_Favorites_01_08_12.mp3

We all have our favorites. Favorite colors, seasons, sports, teams, foods. Sometimes we have favorite people, places and things. Read more…

The harvest is a conclusion of a system of things [the end of the Age]

“. . .the Harvest is the End of the Age. ..” Matthew 13:39 NAS (… the conclusion of the system of things NWT)

A harvest is the gathering of the results of a preceding growing season. Jesus—at the request of his Apostles—actually interpreted his parable about “the harvest” at the “end of Read more…

Christian Growth, Relationships and Ethics

Christianity is not a religion that is best developed in the monastery of a solitary life. It is forged and molded in countless associations with others. Jesus walked the main thoroughfares of ancient Judea. He rubbed shoulders with thousands. Crowds thronged around him. His social life ranged from meals at the homes of the Pharisees Read more…

The Historic Journey of Jehovah’s Written Word

The historic journey of the Word of God reads like a dramatic mystery novel, complete with political intrigue, brave heroes, hush money, treachery and murder.

To the sincere Christian, the Bible is not just a compilation of wise proverbs and interesting stories, but it is a priceless treasure—the words and thoughts of the Divine Creator Read more…

The Day of the Lord Comes as a Thief

“. . . the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night . . . But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.” 1 Thess. 5:2-4

To many Christians, the second coming of Christ is an earth shattering event. If so, how do Read more…

How can I learn the Truths of the Bible without getting confused?

To learn the Truths of the Bible may seem like a daunting task. The following links are intended to provide some easy ways of getting an understanding of what the Bible teachers.

How to Study the Bible http://www.bibletoday.com/htstb/intro.htm to proceed after each chapter, click “next chapter” in upper left

Read PhotoDrama of Creation – upper Read more…

How to make a phone call for free over the Internet.

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There is actually a way to make free phone calls through your computer. The benefit of the head set with mic, instead of a microphone with speakers, is that with the headset, you will not create feedback problems in your phone call. With speakers however, Read more…

Dec 31 – Jan 2 – Chicago Bible Students Convention – You are invited to attend online

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The Chicago Ecclesia invites all to attend our New Years Convention held this year on Saturday December 31, 2011 through Monday January 2, 2012. The convention was broadcast on the internet and recorded via Acrobat Connect. The program and links to recordings is listed below. Time Session (linked to recording when available) Speaker/Leader SATURDAY Read more…

Seven Tests For Truth

“Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” — John 8:32

Have you ever asked the question, “Why are there so many different denominations with so many different doctrinal interpretations?” How do we sort through all of the various creeds to come to one harmonious understanding of God’s Word? The following Read more…

Thou Shalt Call His Name Jesus — Jesus’ Various Titles Describe His Work

“Thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” —Matthew 1:21

BY THE GREAT POWER OF our Heavenly Father, Jesus’ spiritual life as the Logos was transferred to that of a perfect man. “The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory Read more…

Will Only Jehovah’s Witnesses Survive Armageddon?

Chicago Bible Students Elder and Friends of Jehovah’s Witnesses Administrator, Peter Karavas spoke to the congregation on Sunday Dec. 18, on the topic: Will Only Jehovah’s Witnesses Survive Armageddon? Is this lifetime the only chance for repentance and life? Is there any future hope? Will family members who have not jointed the JW Organization perish Read more…

December 25 – The Birth of Jesus – Chicago Bible Students Sunday Service

 

Date: Sunday, December 25, 2011

Time: 9:00 AM Central (10:00 am EST and 7:00 am PST)

Speaker: Br Joe Megacz

Title: The Birth of Jesus

Overview:

What does the scriptural record say about the birth of Jesus? • What prophecies foretold the circumstances? • Did he have a pre-human existence? • Is gift-giving Read more…

Is Christmas Pagan? Does it’s celebration anger Jehovah?

What attitude should those who want to please Jehovah have during the Christmas season? Should this celebration be totally rejected because it is considered to have pagan connections? Can we be condemned for wanting to study and meditate upon our Lord Jesus and his birth? Many experience the joy of giving gifts to others as Read more…

Born in a Stable and He Saved the World

Phil 2:7 “He emptied himself, taking the form of a bondservant and being made in the likeness of men.”

For a very confused world Christmas is here! For them it is the time for celebration of Santa, elves, reindeer, mistletoe, snow, decoration, gifts, parties, football, TV holiday specials, Christmas songs, holiday cheer, holly, mistletoe, shopping, Read more…

Install Free Bible Program on your computer or smart phone

The www.ctrussell.us website has an e-Sword Files page with installation files for modules that work with the free Windows based e-Sword bible program. The www.ctrussell.us website also has a MySword Files page with links to files that work with the free Android based MySword bible program. If you have an Android based device (Smart Phone Read more…

Joseph Rutherford admitted that most of the Early Watchtower Bible Students left the Organization.

Alan Rogerson in his book (as well as some other books) gives the 1925 Memorial attendance as 90,434, and 1926 as 89,278. However, the 1928 Memorial attendance was only a little over 19,000. With so many of the Anointed now gone, Joseph Rutherford soon turned the message away from the heavenly calling to the earthly Read more…

A History of the Early Watchtower Bible Student Movement and the Schisms after Brother Russell Died

Today the Bible Student Movement is united worldwide and even growing in some countries. However, before this re-unification, many schisms occurred after Brother Russell died in 1916.

Go to any bookstore or library and look up “Jehovah’s Witnesses” and you will find nine times out of ten the statement; “Jehovah’s Witnesses, a sect founded by Read more…

THANKSGIVING – The Most Difficult Math to Learn is Counting our Blessings

My GPS said “you have arrived at your destination, 1331-36 W 95th St. Chicago, Il. Br. Jeff Mezera (a Bible Student) was invited to speak at the “Christian Fellowship Refuge Ministries” church with Elder Keith J Evans, Pastor and Jeff gave an encouraging Truth message. The pastor is the employer of Jeff’s wife. Pastor Evans Read more…

Revelation Made Simple Website and Audio

Revelation is the most difficult book in the Bible to understand, but now it is made easy. CLICK HERE to visit this amazing website and find our how quickly you can understand Revelation by letting the Bible interpret itself:

Listen to these simple introductory talks on Revelation:

Revelation For Beginners

Revelation Introduction

Revelation Made Read more…

Principles of Biblical Quotations

Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21). From time to time we note what appear to be inaccuracies when New Testament writers quote from the Old Testament. Sometimes words are left out, added, or changed. Many times what we have learned in the Harvest Message applies Read more…

Photo Drama of Creaton – God’s Plan from Creaton through Human History

 

The Photo-Drama of Creation was produced in 4 parts, altogether for 8 hours. The completed production premiered in January 1914 in New York and was presented worldwide, being viewed by over 9 million people. It has the distinction of being the first major screenplay to incorporate synchronized sound, moving film, and color slides.

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The Hidden Message Behind Noah and the Great Flood

Most Christians today sense that we are living in the prophetic end times. This is for good reason, because Jesus gave his disciples a hidden message in Matthew 24 about the days of Noah which provides Scriptural confirmation that we are, indeed, living in the last days. In fact, Matthew 24:37 is but one of Read more…

Jehovah’s Witness tells Story of How a Ransom for ALL Changed His Life

Former JW and now Bible Student Elder, David Stein, tells the story of how he used to go door to door and faced a crisis of conscience when he realized his good Christian neighbor would die in Armageddon for not accepting the JW message. David clearly explains what the Bible teaches about the Ransom for Read more…

The Little Horn and the Prophetic Days of Daniel

The days of Daniel, particularly the 1260 days is described in detail in Volume 3 of Studies in the Scriptures, “Thy Kingdom Come” here: http://www.ctrussell.us/ctrussell/ctrussell.nsf/ScriptureStudies?OpenView&Start=1&Count=1000&Expand=4#4

Daniel 7:25 reveals “the saints of the most high” are worn out by the “little horn” for a period of a “time, times, and a half times,” which most agree Read more…

RECORDING AVAILABLE – Where Did the Early Watchtower Doctrines Come From? From Whom Did C.T. Russell Learn?

THE RECORDING IS NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN: JMezera_intvw_byRawe

On Saturday October 15, Ex-JW and former Circuit Overseer Richard Rawe interviewed Jeff Mezera, an early Watchtower and Adventist Historian. Jeff will talk about his history of studying with the Jehovah’s Witnesses and why he instead decided to become one of the Bible Students. The Read more…

Christian Living and Character Transformation

Transformation is the essence of the Christian life. Knowledge, service, worship, and praise are only tools to be used to this end.

The process of transformation of character is an individual matter. As no two parts of the human body are exactly alike, and as no two stones for Solomon’s Temple were chiseled as duplicates Read more…

“WAR OF WORDS” – Response to Nov 15 Watchtower Article, Study Version

Religion is an extremely sensitive issue for many people — nations go to war over religious differences. Its no surprise that families do, too. In a careless disregard for life the following article in addition to others have been printed, read and studied by J..Witnesses around the world.

The November 15, 2011 Study version of Read more…

Sin, Repentence and Forgiveness – How you can receive Jehovah’s forgiveness?

Bible Student elder, Aaron Kuehmichel tenderly examines this topic from the Bible. Are we sinning? Is Jehovah unhappy with our behavior and thoughts? Are we deceiving ourselves into thinking we can confess our sins to Jehovah, then keep on sinning? What steps can we take to correct our hearts and minds? How can we get Read more…

What is the object of the Gospel Message? Are those who ignore or reject the message lost?

All Christians adhere to the Gospel message that salvation comes only through Jesus. In this Christian Questions radio program Rick and Jonathan examine just who Jesus was calling to hear him. Was it anyone and everyone or were his messages designed for just a few to respond to, with provisions made for everyone else later? Read more…

Police inquiry over Jehovah’s Witness magazine ‘mentally diseased’ article

An official magazine for Jehovah’s Witnesses that described those who leave the church as “mentally diseased” is at the centre of a police inquiry, it has emerged.

Read more from the UK Telegraph here:

Check out related articles on the “Ask Jacqueline” page of this website.

The official magazine for Jehovah’s Witnesses has described Read more…

How to Set Up and Run the Congregation (Ecclessia) – JW vs Bible Student Perspective

THE RECORDING IS NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN: 2011-10-02 LenGriehs_CongregationOrganization

On Sunday, October 2, a Bible Student elder, Leonard Griehs, was the guest on a conference call with Richard Rawe and other Ex-JWs. He answered the question, “How is the Congregation (Ecclesia) to be set up and run according to the Bible?”

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On September 25, Ex-JWs Questioned Bible Student Elder – Did Jesus die a Ransom for ALL or for all sorts of people?

YOU CAN LISTEN TO THE RECORDING BY CLICKING HERE: 2011-09-25 RicCunninghamRansom

On Sunday, September 25, a Bible Student elder, Rick Cunningham, was the guest on a conference call with Richard Rawe and other Ex-JWs and he answered the question, “Did Jesus die a Ransom for ALL or for all sorts of people?” As you know, Read more…

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WATCHTOWER AFTER PASTOR RUSSELL’S DEATH

The death of Pastor Charles Taze Russell, October 31, 1916, marked a dramatic change in the course of the Bible Student movement.

 

PASTOR RUSSELL’S MINISTRY

During Pastor Russell’s lifetime, he founded the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society and other business entities to further the work of proclaiming “Present Truth” to the Read more…

Is the Jewish return to Israel a fulfillment of Bible Prophecy?

On Sunday, September 18, former Circuit Overseer, Richard Rawe and other Ex-JWs hammered questions at a Bible Student Elder. The Bible Student elder answered the question, “Is the Jewish return to Israel a fulfillment of Bible Prophecy?” As you know, JWs do not believe that Jehovah’s promises of a future return to their land apply Read more…

How Can Doubting Jehovah’s Witnesses FADE to Avoid being Marked, Shunned or Disfellowshipped?

Definition of Fading: is making your presence felt less and less in the congregation until you are almost invisible, not missed, so you can quietly leave.

To Fade or not to Fade?

Before making a decision to Fade, there are a few issues we need to consider first.

Making changes in our lives Read more…

Where was God on 9-11? Does He Care? Why Does Suffering Continue?

This is a time of Remembrance—remembrance of a Day we will never forget. . . . We like to think that “time heals. . .” But we seem to need something more than time. We need answers. . . .Why, Lord, why?

“Where was God on September 11th?”. . . .

As Christians we ask, Read more…

Armageddon then World Peace

Armageddon has become a household word, as troubles spread their foreboding upon earth. It is used when there are conflicts between nations and ideologies, especially when there is worldwide turmoil. The news media has used it frequently, though it is questionable many times if the writer really knew the origin and background of the word. Read more…

Apostasy? Who is an Apostate?

The concept of the apostasy as a “falling away” is clearly defined in the Scriptures. The prophetic and historic “apostasy” of the Christian Age has been the Papacy (2 Thessalonians 2:3-8).

The Historic Apostasy—and Many Apostasies.

As the “mystery of evil [lawlessness],” the apostasy was already fomenting in the Apostles’ day with “elders” emerging as Read more…

Everything about the Holy Spirit

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. – John 14:26

Many Christians talk about the holy spirit, but few have a clear idea of exactly what it Read more…

Brother Russell Founded the Bible Students, not Jehovah’s Witnesses

This early Bible Student history book is written by Bro. Ken Rawson, a Bible Student elder who knew more Bible Students from Pastor Russell’s and JF Rutherford’s time than any other Bible Student elder alive today.

After the death of Pastor Russell in 1916, the purpose of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society changed Read more…

Photo Drama of Creation Book by C. T. Russell – Stunning! Gorgeous!

This book is a historic reprint of the original scenario book issued for distribution at the Photo Drama showings that toured the US and Canada in 1914. The original book was printed in magenta ink with half tone pictures. It was originally published in both hardcover and paperback. This paperback reprint is a careful reproduction Read more…

Who is Babylon the Great? Who is the Antichrist?

On Sunday, August 21, 2011, Ex-JWs grilled a Bible Student elder on questions about the book of Revelation. The main question: Who is Babylon the Great? First the Bible Student elder gave a 45 minute presentation to answer that question. Two hours of tough and relentless questions followed. Yet the discussion was friendly, optimistic and Read more…

How do we resolve conflict?

The Scriptures record many instances of conflict—between nations, among friends, and in families. Today we see the same types of problems. While fighting, people can say harsh words. Accusations create turmoil and emotional pain. If we attempt to avoid one conflict, we often find another: “As if a man did flee from a lion, and Read more…

Bible verses that will Encourage You

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” (NKJV)

Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” (KJV)

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How Jesus Comforts Us

I will not leave you comfortless [or orphans]: I will come to you.—John 14:18

In these words of the Savior we have an “I will not” and an “I will” in close and significant conjunction. One seems to show us the negative, and the other the positive side of Christ’s love. The first Read more…

The Day of Judgement – Who will be saved?

“Let the heavens rejoice … the earth be glad … the field be joyful, and all that is therein: … all the trees of the wood shall rejoice before the Lord. For he cometh … to judge the earth … with righteousness, and the people with his truth.” —Psalm 96:11-13

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September 21 Study – Object of our Lord’s Return is to Restore – Join us!

Our next Bible Study will begin on Sept 14, Wednesday evening. Prepare for the lesson by hearing the chapter 6 read – Listen here: or read the chapter yourself here:

We prefer that everyone participating call in under our Skype Name: BibleStudentFriends . Those who do not have Internet access, or are not comfortable with Read more…

Does Jehovah Really Care About All the Suffering? When Will He End It?

Jeremiah 14:17 assures us God even cries over the tragic loss befalling those who have rebelled against Him. Yes, God does care when we suffer. He is concerned when tragedy strikes. God knows our frame that we are but dust (Psalm 103:14 ). He realizes the enormity of human suffering could and would cause some Read more…

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…

AMAZING EVIDENCE THAT NATURAL ISRAEL IS BEING RESTORED TO THEIR LAND BY JEHOVAH

The rebirth of Israel as a nation is the great phenomenon of our day to those who see this event as a fulfillment of God’s word. The rebirth of Israel could never have occurred without the astonishing fact that the people of Israel, who had been scattered throughout the entire earth for nearly 2,000 years, Read more…

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…

Why God Hides Himself – Climbing out of Depression

We can be depressed for various reasons. Perhaps we feel that:

1) Jehovah has withdrawn his favor from me

2) My life is no different than those in the world around me.

3) There is no specific purpose to my individual experiences

4) I no longer respond emotionally to spiritual stimulation

Or maybe there are Read more…

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

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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”?“

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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…

How Can I Conquer Fear?

Dangers are all about us. Homicide is the leading cause of death among black teen-agers today. The drug culture has spawned violence throughout the land as the addict resorts to any means to find the funds to fuel his addiction.

If we do not feel personally threatened by these dangers, we worry for others—our Read more…

“A Time of Trouble, Such as Never Was Since There Was a Nation”

Many Bible prophecies predict the conditions and events of our day as signs of the end of the world—today’s headlines written nearly 2,000 years ago. Consideration of these prophecies establishes:

(1) that the Bible is indeed the inspired Word of God;

(2) that we are living in unprecedented times prophesied in Scripture as the “end Read more…

Wed 6/29 Study – A Long Hidden Mystery now Revealed! – Join us.

Our next Bible Study will begin on June 29, Wednesday evening. Prepare for the lesson by hearing the chapter 5 read – Listen here:

We prefer that everyone participating call in under our Skype Name: BibleStudentFriends . Those who do not have Internet access, or are not comfortable with Skype, can call with this phone Read more…

Can an Unbeliever Who Dies Still Be Saved?

1 Timothy 2:3-4 (NAS) “This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

Salvation — it is at the very core of Christian Faith. Salvation is something we all want and something that we as Christians Read more…

Watch Recording of Chicago Bible Students Convention – May 28-30, 2011

Yes, you can watch and listen to a recording of much of the Chicago Bible Students three day convention. Just click on the links below, sit back and enjoy the blessings.

11-05-28 O.B. Elbert – Titus http://biblestudents.adobeconnect.com/p8nm5onx574/ 11-05-28 David Christiansen – 70 Times 7 http://biblestudents.adobeconnect.com/p15ibpu8q1f/ 11-05-28 Freeman Thompson – The Promises of God http://biblestudents.adobeconnect.com/p155kbo9ias/ 11-05-29 Read more…

Did C.T. Russell Believe that the Watchtower was Jehovah’s Organization Governing its Members?

To the contrary, in the early days (1877-1916), the Watchtower was simply a publishing house and lecture service, making its resources available to the Bible Students worldwide. The Watchtower did not govern or manage any congregations. Each congregation had full liberty in Christ to make their own decisions and elect their own elders annually, by Read more…

The Watchtower Society: The Channel of God?

For decades Charles Taze Russell’s legacy has been associated with Jehovah’s Witnesses in published accounts that inaccurately list him as their founder. In 1997, Professor David S. Doran corrected the matter by writing the editor of The Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia and delivering a more accurate account of Brother Charles Taze Russell’s life. Through Professor Doran’s Read more…

Is Jesus Coming or Has He Returned? Watch this Video

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Where do you find the most help in finding answers to your Bible questions?

Let us know by responding to the Poll to the right.

The Bible has for centuries been a source of confusion to men everywhere. Many people have concluded that it cannot be a reliable source of information because so many contradictory theories claim to be based upon its contents. The purpose of this booklet is Read more…

How do I know if I have the Holy Spirit?

Does being filled with the Holy Spirit mean I am always happy not matter what? Does it mean that I can understand scriptures without studying? Is the Holy Spirit something God will give me if I ask for it? How will it change my life? What are the evidences that would indicate that a person Read more…

The Book of Hebrews Explained

THE OBJECTIVE of the first three verses of Hebrews is to impress upon the Jewish Christians that a new epoch has begun which, while it centers in Jesus, is based upon the prophetic accumulations of the past. Because the entire book of Hebrews will contrast Jesus to features and prominent ones of the past, showing Read more…

Why Did Jesus Say He Would Return? Has He Already Returned?

Listen to parts 1 & 2 of the fascinating radio program by clicking here: (See programs 658 & 659)

John 14:3: (NASB) If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to myself, that where I am, there you may be also.

If you are a Bible-believing Christian, Read more…

Annointed JWs speak out. What are they trying to tell you?

We have a new page called “Anointed Talk” and we are encouraging Anointed JWs to share their stories. We always thought that the Anointed were among the most respected JWs and that they were looked to for spiritual leadership and guidance. We are surprised to be hearing a very different story from the Anointed who Read more…

What is the Soul? Is it Immortal?

Listen to Bible Student Elder Russell Pollock answer this probing question here — What Is The Soul ?

What is an immortal or undying soul? A Christian might say a person is both body and soul. A common view is that the body is the physical flesh-and-blood “shell” temporarily housing the soul. The soul is Read more…

May 18 – Join our study on God’s Revelation – The Bible

Our next Bible Study will begin on May 18, Wednesday evening. Find more information about our studies by clicking here:

We prefer that everyone participating call in under our Skype Name: BibleStudentFriends . Those who do not have Internet access, or are not comfortable with Skype, can call with this phone # 630-687-1117 .

If Read more…

Will Only “Jehovah’s Witnesses” Survive Armageddon?

Is this picture right? The purpose of the Battle of Armageddon is gather the nations to destroy this old order in the symbolic “fire” of anarchy—in preparation for the blessings of a “new heavens and a new earth” (Isaiah 65:17).

Armageddon will be unprecedented and unique in two ways: magnitude and target. It will be Read more…

Have your own study about Mothers of the Bible

LESSONS FROM MOTHERS OF THE BIBLE

What lesson’s can we learn from the lives of mothers of the Bible? How did they inspire their children to follow Jehovah? For insightful comments, click here Reference: and check box called “Expanded Biblical Comments,” then click on the “Refresh” button. Do this each time you look up a Read more…

Can One Who Dies an Unbeliever Still be Saved?

Salvation – it is at the very core of Christian faith. Salvation is something we all want and something that we as Christians all claim. That’s good…for us. Now the harder part. What about unbelievers? Where do they fit? Do all unbelievers have the same opportunity as we do? What about those who never heard Read more…

Watch the Photodrama of Creation

The Photo-Drama of Creation was produced at the time of the Early Watchtower under the direction of it’s president, Charles Taze Russell. It was in 4 parts, altogether for 8 hours. The completed production premiered in January 1914 in New York and was presented worldwide, being viewed by over 9 million people. It has the Read more…

Doctrines We View Differently Then Most Denominational Christians

The Herald Magazine covers Controversial Doctrines The Trinity, Immortality of the Soul, Everlasting Punishment, Baptism, Let Us Not Come Short, Prosperity Theology, Every Eye Shall See Him and Our Heritage of Knowledge.

The magazine cover has a likeness of Arius, a fourth century Christian leader from Alexandria, Egypt, who taught that Jesus was the son 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.

We believe Read more…

REVELATION – Explained by Bible Students

Click book to download the electronic book – REVELATION

The Revelation Notebook

You know what the Jehovah’s Witnesses Organization teaches about Revelation. What do Bible Students teach about Revelation. This wonderful electronic book is a good representation of what many Bible Students believe about the books of Revelation. As the light has shined brighter and Read more…

May 8 Conference Call – Did Jesus Die for ALL MEN or ‘all sorts of men’ (NWT)?25

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CLICK ON THE RECORDING ABOVE OR IF YOU CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. You will need to find the May 8, 2011 program and click on that.

What Biblical doctrine, more than any other, demonstrates the Love and Justice of God?

How have the Jehovah’s Witnesses Read more…

Listen to Talk Radio on the Passover, Memorial and Jesus’ Resurrection

Find Christian Questions talk radio programs on the Passover, Memorial and Resurrection by clicking here:

Look for program # 655 on the Passover

Look for program # 656 on the Jesus’ Resurrection

APRIL 10 – Ex-JW & Creator of Pastor-Russell.com Interviewed

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CLICK ABOVE TO HEAR THE RECORDING OR CLICK HERE: AND FIND THE APRIL 10 RECORDING. Since first going online in 1996, Eric Patterson’s Pastor Russell websites have been seen by nearly 20 million people from literally every state, country and territory on earth. In January Read more…

Slander and Evil Speaking – What the Bible says

The Bible teaches that the New Creation is not to Evil Speak against others. It is important that we all study and understand how to apply Matt 18:15-17, so that when problems arise, we are equipped to respond as God has directed.

In this regard, we highly recommend the review of Volume 6, p289-293 as Read more…

Can I Participate in a Memorial Service from Home?

For those who are not able to physically attend a Memorial Services with a local congregation, you can have your own Memorial Service at home. Attached below is a recording from a Memorial Service given to the Chicago Bible Students in April of 2004. If you plan to partake, have jewish matzo bread (or substitute Read more…

How Can Congregations be Organized Like the Early Church?

On Saturday April 2, Ex-JW and former Circuit Overseer Richard Rawe interviewd Russ Marten (an elder with the Chicago Bible Students Congregation) about what the Bible says about the formation and structure of the Bible Student congregation, how the early church is set up and how the Bible Students model themselves after this. You can Read more…

Peace, Love, Unity and Returning Good for Evil

Gal 5: 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk Read more…

Women in Jehovah’s Plan

Gal 3:28 – There is neither… male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Jesus’ attitude toward women was radically different from what was customary at the time. Women normally stayed home and attended to domestic duties. But Jesus allowed women to travel with Him and His twelve disciples (Luke 8:1-3).

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TWO SALVATIONS – A RANSOM FOR ALL

TWO SALVATIONS

A systematic approach to examining Two Salvations & Restitution

Eph 1:9,10 – “restoring the whole creation” – Weymouth

Acts 3:21 – “times of restoration of all things… spoken by … all His holy prophets” NKJV

Salvation Can Only Come Through Christ

John 14:6 – “I am the way, the truth, and the Read more…

Upcoming Bible Student interviews on Six Screens of the Watchtower

Coming up in March and April of 2011 are various interviews with Bible Students on the Six Screens of the Watchtower Teleconference Network. Additionally, Bible Students have been offered a once a month spot on Sundays, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST, beginning on March 13, then continuing April 10 and May 8 and Read more…

Fleeing Mystic Babyon

Remove out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the he goats before the flocks.–Jeremiah 50:8

Babylon was not only a literal city and empire, but also a symbol of oppressive captivity. Thus it was not unusual for first century Jews to refer to Read more…

Read the Illustrated Divine Plan of the Ages online

You can read the amazing illustrated Divine Plan of the Ages book online by clicking here. This book is Volume 1 of the famous series of Studies in the Scriptures series.

clickable_chart_of_the_ages with explaination

In 1886 this first volume of the series was written. It was originally titled The Plan Read more…

Answering More Questions about the Memorial

How Do the Temple Festivals Relate to the Memorial?

What were the most significant changes introduced after the Babylonian exile that were observed in our Lord.s day?

What is the record of the primitive Church observance of the 14th of Nisan?

What is the current reckoning of the Memorial dates for the near future?

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Turmoil in Egypt and the Middle East and Bible Prophecy

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Additionally, click here to listen to “Middle East Meltdown” on the Christian Questions radio program.  It is program # 649 which aired on March 6, 2011.

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Are the Bible Students the Evil Slave Class?

For Years it has been said that Bible Students are guilty of creature worship. That this “creature worship” led to the largest schism in Watchtower history, and separated the “Faith Slave Class” from the “Evil Slave Class”. What is the creature they are charged with worshipping? None other then Charles Taze Russell, organizer of the Read more…

Did Jesus Have a Beginning? Was He Created?

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Christ: His Origins

The Image of the Invisible God

For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to Read more…

Who May Partake of the Memorial?

“The Lord’s Supper is not for the world, not for merely nominal believers, but only for those who, (1) accepting of Christ as their Redeemer and Sin-bearer, are, (2) consecrated to him and his service. But it is not for us—nor for any man or set of men—to decide who may and who may Read more…

All About the Jewish Passover and Partaking of the Lord’s Memorial

Read all about the Jewish Passover and Partaking of the Lord’s Memorial by clicking on this electronic book here:

The Table of contents is below:

Introduction – The Jewish Day – Timing of the Passover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 A suggestion – Re: Read more…

How Should the Date of Celebrating the Memorial be Determined?

Among Bible Students, there is general agreement that the celebration of the .Lord’s Supper should be carried out on an annual basis, as a remembrance of the fulfillment of the Paschal sacrifice. The term “Memorial” Supper has been adopted as a reminder that the primary emphasis of the occasion is to commemorate the death of Read more…

Robert Seklemian teaches about the Boy Samuel

Dearly loved elder and former JW, Robert Seklemian tells the warm and affectionate story of the boy Samuel. He will share lessons that will touch your heart and encourage you in your Christian walk. Click below.

The Boy Samuel

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Who and Where are the Anointed? (Only in the JW Organization?)

The concept of anointing relates to the ancient practice of anointing those who would be Priests or Kings (eg., Leviticus 8:12; 2 Samuel 2:4). But for the combined office of “kings and priests,” the Church and Bride of Christ is invited to share (Revelation 1:6; 5:10). Jesus as the Head was anointed first, but the Read more…