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When Family members leave the JW Organization-Should they be Shunned?

“Although the Bible makes a clear distinction between true and false teachings, God allows each person the freedom to choose how he or she will respond. (Deuteronomy 30:19, 20) No one should be forced to worship in a way that he finds unacceptable or be made to choose between his beliefs and his family. Does 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…

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…

Feb 11 Webcast: Do the Bible Prophecies about Israel Apply to the Jehovah’s Witnesses?

If you missed the Friday, February 11, Webcast, you can hear and watch the recording right here:

http://biblestudents.na5.acrobat.com/p46086277/

Former JW, Bethelite and Bible Student elder David Stein will interview Bible Student elder Kenneth Rawson as they investigate and discuss this topic together. Both elders are deep students of prophecies that are directed at Israel.

Kenneth Read more…

What Do You Love More, the Watchtower Society or the Brethren?

1John 3:14 says, “We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love abides in death.”

1Pet 2:22-25 says, “Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth, through the spirit, unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that you love one another Read more…

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT DISFELLOWSHIP?

Should apostates and sinners be disfellowshipped from the congregation?

“Apostate” is a term used by the governing body and JW organization, but let’s look at the Bible list of unacceptable behavior.

SINS PREVENTING INHERITANCE OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD

Various sins prevent people from inheriting the Kingdom of God.

Gal 5:19-21 says, “Now the Read more…

More about how to FADE (gradually leave the Watchtower Society) with minimum damage

Ez 34:4,5: “4 The sickened ones YOU have not strengthened, and the ailing one YOU have not healed, and the broken one YOU have not bandaged, and the dispersed one YOU have not brought back, and the lost one YOU have not sought to find, but with harshness YOU have had them in subjection, even Read more…

From 1964 recording, hear Bethelite and Colporteur recount their experiences in the Early Watchtower

During the time of C.T. Russell, in the days of the early Watchtower, Norman Woodworth and Russell Pollock were colporteurs going door to door full time offering subscriptions from the Watchtower and selling the Studies in the Scriptures books. Norman later went to work at the Bethel and C. T. Russell assigned Read more…

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…

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…

Richard Rawe of Six Screens of WT interviews Bible Student Jim Parkinson

On August 21, 2010, Ex-JW Richard Rawe interviewed Bible Student Elder, Historian and Scholar, Jim Parkinson, on the Six Screens of the Watchtower. Richard Rawe asks Jim Parkinson questions about his family history with the Watchtower and his wife’s experiences as a JW. Richard also asks questions about Bible Manuscripts and the accurate translation of Read more…

Did Pastor Russell claim to be the originator of Bible Truths?

Pastor Russell never claimed to originate Bible truths, but to recover truth held by the early church. In his own words (from the May 1899 Watchtower, pages 86 & 87, (Reprint #2453):

“We found that for centuries various sects and parties had split up the Bible doctrines amongst them, blending them with more or less Read more…