More Questions for Jehovah's Witnesses
This is the last installment of 60 questions for Jehovah's Witnesses Question #54: If Jesus died on a torture stake with a single nail through both hands, why does John 20:25 say that NAILS were used for his hands? The questioner already asked this question. It ...
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More Questions for Jehovah’s Witnesses

How many Jehovahs are there?
Question #51: How do you explain the 2 Jehovahs stated in Genesis 19:24? This was removed from your 2013 Bible, but is in prior versions. Jehovah made it rain sulfur and fire from Jehovah. Which means there are 2 Jehovahs. By reading the previous context ...
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How many Jehovahs are there?

I will not give my glory to anyone else
Question #50: Why does Jehovah share his glory with Jesus (eg. John 17:5 & Revelation 5:12-13), but scripture is clear that Jehovah does not share his glory with anyone (eg. Isaiah 42:8 & Isaiah 48:11)? The answer to the question is profound. Jehovah shares his glory with Jesus as an ...
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I will not give my glory to anyone else

Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses
Question #48: Why is it that you are called 'Jehovah's Witnesses' but Isaiah 62:2 says God would call his people by a new name (single name, not names) and that new name was already assigned in Acts 11:26? Originally all of Jesus’ disciples were ...
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Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Jesus was a God-fearing man
Question #46: Since Jehovah's Witnesses believe that you cannot truly know someone without knowing their name, doesn't this mean that you don't know your own God then since nobody knows the true name of God? Probably the most important aspect of knowing that God ...
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Jesus was a God-fearing man

You will have to know that I am Jehovah
Question #44: Why do you make a big deal out of the invented name 'Jehovah' when your own organization admitted several times that nobody actually knows the true name of God? Trinitarians make a big deal out of the supposed unknowableness of the exact ...
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You will have to know that I am Jehovah

Jesus and the throne of God
Question #40: Why did the translators of your Bible conveniently fail to insert the word 'Jehovah' in Philippians 2:11, Romans 10:9, and 1 Corinthians 12:3? I feel embarrassed for the questioner. He wants to be a teacher of Jehovah’s Witnesses, but like Paul said of the would-be-teachers ...
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Jesus and the throne of God

Whose blood is it?
Question #39: Why did your translators insert the word 'Son' at Acts 20:28 into the text even though it is nowhere to be found in the original text? Your original 1950 Version of Acts 20:28 included the word 'Son' in brackets, but your current ...
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Whose blood is it?

Did men bow before Jesus because he was God?
Question #38: Why does your Bible render the word 'proskuneo' as 'obeisance' in regards to Jesus (eg. Matthew 2:8,11), but as 'worship' in regards to Jehovah and even Satan (eg. Matthew 4:9-10)? Obeisance and worship are pretty much interchangeable terms, but can have slightly ...
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Did men bow before Jesus because he was God?

Questions regarding the holy spirit
Question #31: If the Holy Spirit is only Jehovah's active force, why does the Holy Spirit speak and use the pronouns "I" and "me" about himself in places like Acts 13:2 and Hebrews 3:7-11?  It is a literary device called personification. Various things are personified in the ...
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Questions regarding the holy spirit

His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives
This is a continuation of a series of questions for Jehovah’s Witnesses. QUESTION #28 - If Jehovah is a spirit who only lives in heaven and who cannot ever be seen, how is it possible for him to reside in Jerusalem later (Zechariah 2:10-11)? ...
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His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives

Michael the Archangel and Jesus Christ
QUESTION #17 - According to Revelation 22:6, Jehovah sent his angel. However, several verses later in the same chapter at Revelation 22:16, it says Jesus sent his angel. How can this be true unless Jesus is Jehovah? Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Jehovah has given ...
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Michael the Archangel and Jesus Christ

More Trinity Questions for Jehovah's Witnesses
QUESTION #13 - According to Revelation 1:7-8, Jesus is called the Alpha and Omega, Jehovah God, and the Almighty. We know it is Jesus because in verse 7 it says he was pierced. Jesus was the one that was pierced. Also, it says "he ...
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More Trinity Questions for Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Lamb who was slaughtered is worthy
QUESTION #12 - According to Revelation 5:13-14, 'the One' (God the Father) and the Lamb (Jesus) are both worshipped at the same time. The Bible is clear that only the one true God may be worshipped. How then can the Lamb (Jesus) be worshipped ...
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The Lamb who was slaughtered is worthy

Ignorant and unstable persons distort the truth
QUESTION #10 - In your Kingdom Interlinear Translation of John 14:14, it shows the word 'me' in the original text that is missing. A word for word literal translation would be something like, "if ever anything you should ask me in the name of ...
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Ignorant and unstable persons distort the truth

The LORD said to my lord
QUESTION #9 - How do you explain both Jehovah and Jesus being called by the same titles (eg. 'Lord of Lords', 'Savior', 'Mighty God', 'First and the Last', 'King of Israel', 'Rock', 'Light', 'Almighty', 'Alpha and Omega', and ‘Shepherd')? ANSWER - This is easily ...
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The LORD said to my lord

The Coming of Christ in the Glory of Jehovah
QUESTION #8 - According to John 12:41, John says Isaiah saw Jesus' glory and spoke about him. The New World Translation has a cross reference pointing back to Isaiah 6:1,8. There, Isaiah saw Jehovah and spoke about him. There is even a cross reference ...
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The Coming of Christ in the Glory of Jehovah

Breakdown this temple and in three days I will raise it up
QUESTION #6 - When was Jehovah ever valued at 30 silver pieces as stated in Zechariah 11:12-13? And why does your Bible have a cross reference pointing to the New Testament which is about how Jesus was betrayed for 30 silver pieces? ANSWER - ...
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Breakdown this temple and in three days I will raise it up

Stop being unbelieving but become believing
QUESTION #5 - Thomas called Jesus 'God' with a big 'G' at John 20:28. Jesus not only failed to correct Thomas, but he actually confirmed that Thomas was correct. How can this be, if Jesus is not God? ANSWER - In my opinion one ...
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Stop being unbelieving but become believing

Jesus Christ - the only-begotten god
"No man has seen God at any time; the only-begotten god who is at the Father’s side is the one who has explained Him." Question #4 - According to the Bible, Jesus is 'God' with a big 'G' (Isaiah 9:6, John 20:28, etc). The ...
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Jesus Christ – the only-begotten god

Jehovah makes Jesus a Mighty God
QUESTION #3 - According to Isaiah 9:6, Jesus is called 'Mighty God'. The Watchtower teaches that Jesus is rightly called 'Mighty God', but this doesn't mean he is 'Almighty God'. Since this is the case, how do you explain Jehovah being called 'Mighty God' ...
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Jehovah makes Jesus a Mighty God

Did the Jews think Jesus claimed to be God?
This question is found at jwlies.com QUESTION #2 - In your Bible, you have a section of John 8:58 translated as "I have been" when it should have been translated "I am". Why would the Jews have tried stoning him after he simply said ...
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Did the Jews think Jesus claimed to be God?

Jesus created all things
This is the first of a series of 60 answers to 60 questions for Jehovah's Witnesses found at the website JW Lies. QUESTION #1 - How do you explain the direct correlation between Hebrews 1:10-12 and Psalms 102:25-27? They both say the same thing ...
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Jesus created all things

The Second Time Christ Appears
Hebrews 9:28, speaking of Christ, says "... and the second time he appears..." How can Christ APPEAR a second time if he will not have a visible return to earth? Stumper Question #43 Of all the so-called “stumper questions” this one actually is a ...
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The Second Time Christ Appears

Is Jesus Superior to Jehovah?
Stumper question #42 In Phil 2:9, the NWT inserts the word "other", even though it doesn't appear in the original Greek (see Gr-Engl Interlinear). What is the reason for inserting this word? Is the word "Jehovah" a name? See Ex 6:3, Ps 83:18, and ...
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Is Jesus Superior to Jehovah?

Who were the spirits in prison to whom Jesus "preached"?
QUESTION: If there is no conscious awareness after death, how could the "spirits in prison" be preached to by Christ after his death (1Pet 3:18-20) and how could the good news be "declared also to the dead" (1Pet 4:6)? - Stumper questions for Jehovah's ...
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Who were the spirits in prison to whom Jesus “preached”?

How many "hopes" are there?
Stumper Questions for Jehovah's Witnesses - #40 QUESTION: If there are 144,000 spirit anointed people who have a heavenly hope, and a great crowd of people who have another hope of everlasting life on paradise earth, why does Paul say that there is only ...
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How many “hopes” are there?

Stumper Question for Jehovah's Witnesses #39
Stumper questions for Jehovah's Witnesses QUESTION: If the great crowd is to have everlasting life on paradise EARTH, why does 1Thess 4:17 say, "...we the living who are surviving will, together with them, be caught away in clouds to MEET THE LORD IN THE ...
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Stumper Question for Jehovah’s Witnesses #39

Lord Jesus, Receive my Spirit
Stumper Questions for Jehovah’s Witnesses # QUESTION: If the spirit of a man has no existence apart from the body, why does Stephen just before his death in Acts 7:59, pray to Jesus to "receive my spirit"? How could Jesus receive Stephen's spirit if ...
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Lord Jesus, Receive my Spirit

How could Jesus be a created being?
Stumper Questions for Jehovah’s Witnesses #37 QUESTION: John 1:3 says in reference to Christ, "All things came into existence through him, and apart from him not even one thing came into existence". How could Christ have been a created being if ALL things came ...
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How could Jesus be a created being?

The Wild Beast and the Lake of Fire
Stumper Questions for Jehovah's Witnesses #36  What is the meaning of Rev 14:9-11, which says, "... If anyone worships the wild beast ... he shall be tormented with fire and sulphur ... And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever ...". Where ...
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The Wild Beast and the Lake of Fire

How will every eye see Jesus and those who pierced him?
Stumper Question for Jehovah's Witnesses, #34 If Christ will not have a visible return to earth, then how will he be seen by "ALL the tribes of the earth" (Mt 24:30) and by "EVERY eye" (Rev 1:7) when he returns? The Bible ultimately is ...
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How will every eye see Jesus and those who pierced him?

"My Lord and My God"
Stumper Questions for Jehovah's Witnesses, #33 In Jn 20:28, Thomas refers to Jesus in Greek as "Ho kyrios moy kai ho theos moy". This translates literally as "the Lord of me and THE God of me". Why does Jesus, in Jn 20:29, affirm Thomas ...
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“My Lord and My God”

Dispelling the Transubstantiation Myth
Stumper Questions for Jehovah's Witnesses, #32 The NWT translates the Greek word "esti" as "is" in almost every instance in the New Testament (Mt 26:18, 38, Mk 14:44, Lk 22:38, etc.). See Greek-English Interlinear. Why does the NWT translate this Greek word as "means" ...
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Dispelling the Transubstantiation Myth

Truly I tell you today - you will be with me in paradise
Stumper Questions for Jehovah's Witnesses, #31 Jesus uses the phrase "Truly I say to you, ..." over 50 times in the Bible. In the NWT, the comma is placed after the word "you" every time except in Lk 23:43, where the comma is placed ...
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Truly I tell you today – you will be with me in paradise

Stumper Questions for Jehovah's Witnesses, #30 If Jesus was executed on a torture stake, with both hands together over his head, why does Jn 20:25 say "...Unless I see in his hands the print of the nailS ...", indicating that there was more than ...
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Was Jesus executed on a stake or cross?

Jesus will be called "Mighty God"
Stumper Question for Jehovah's Witnesses, #29  Jesus Christ is referred to as "Mighty God" in Isa 9:6 ("For there has been a child born to us, there has been a son given to us ... And his name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty ...
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Jesus will be called “Mighty God”

Jehovah, Jesus and the gods
Stumper Questions for Jehovah's Witnesses #28 The NWT translates Jn 1:1 as "... and the Word was WITH God, and the Word was a god". How can the Word (Jesus) be "a god" if God says in Deut 32:39, "See now that I-I am ...
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Jehovah, Jesus and the gods

What do Jehovah's Witnesses believe about the soul?
Stumper Questions for Jehovah's Witnesses, #27 If the soul is the body, why does Jesus make a distinction between the body and the soul in Mt 10:28? Jehovah's Witnesses do not teach that the soul and body are the same thing. The biblical usage ...
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What do Jehovah’s Witnesses believe about the soul?

Where do the 144,000 of Revelation come from?
Stumper Questions for Jehovah's Witnesses, #26 The Watchtower Society teaches that the 144,000 of Rev 7:4 is to be taken literally. If chapter 7 of Revelation is to be taken literally, where then does the Bible say that the 144,000 will come from? (See ...
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Where do the 144,000 of Revelation come from?

Jesus Christ - Jehovah's Heir of All Things
Stumper Questions for Jehovah's Witnesses, #25 Col 1:16, in talking about Jesus, says that "... All [other] things have been created through him and FOR HIM".  If Jesus was Michael the Archangel at the time of creation, would an angel have created all things ...
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Jesus Christ – Jehovah’s Heir of All Things

Is Jesus the Creator?
Stumper Question for Jehovah's Witnesses, #24 Jn 1:3 says that Jesus created "all things", but in Isa 44:24, God says that he "by myself" created the heavens and the earth and asks the question "Who was with me?" when the heavens and the earth ...
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Is Jesus the Creator?

The Alpha and Omega
Stumper Questions for Jehovah's Witnesses, #23 In Rev 22:12-13, Jesus Christ, the one who is "coming quickly", says of himself, " I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end". In Rev 1:17-18, Jesus, the one ...
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The Alpha and Omega

Jesus ain't I Am
This is Stumper Question #22 The NWT translates the Greek words "ego eimi" as "I am" every time it appears (Jn 6:34, 6:41, 8:24, 13:19, 15:5, etc.), except in Jn 8:58 where it is translated as "I have been". What is the reason for the ...
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Jesus ain’t I Am

Is the holy spirit a force or a person?
Stumper Question for Jehovah's Witnesses, #21 If the Holy Spirit is God's impersonal active force, why does he directly speak and refer to himself as "I" and "me" in Acts 13:2?  The question implies that the holy spirit is never spoken of as an ...
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Is the holy spirit a force or a person?

What is the temple of his body?
Stumper Question for Jehovah's Witnesses, #20 To what was Jesus referring to by the term "this temple" in Jn 2:18- 19? See Jn 2:21. Jesus did not explicitly state what he was referring to; however, many years later when his apostle, John, wrote his ...
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What is the temple of his body?

The New World Translation translates "kyrios" as "Jehovah"
This article is listed in the Answers category Question 19 of Stumper Questions for Jehovah's Witnesses The NWT translates the Greek word "kyrios" as "Jehovah" more than 25 times in the New Testament (Mt 3:3, Lk 2:9, Jn 1:23, Acts 21:14, Rom 12:19, Col ...
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The New World Translation translates “kyrios” as “Jehovah”

Worship or obeisance?
(Question #18) In the NWT, every time the Greek word "proskuneo" is used in reference to God, it is translated as "worship" (Rev 5:14, 7:11, 11:16, 19:4, Jn 4:20, etc.). Every time "proskuneo" is used in reference to Jesus, it is translated as "obeisance" ...
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Worship or obeisance?

Why don't Jehovah's Witnesses reject the teachings of ...?
(Question #15) Since the Jehovah's Witness organization currently rejects most of the teachings of its founder Charles Taze Russell (who was president of the organization from 1879-1916), and since they also reject "Judge" Joseph Franklin Rutherford, who succeeded Russell as president from 1916 - ...
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Why don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses reject the teachings of …?

Why not Yahweh rather than Jehovah?
(Question #14) What is the correct spelling of God's proper name "Yahweh" or "Jehovah"? If Jehovah's Witnesses maintain that "Yahweh" is more proper, why do they misspell it "Jehovah"? If the name of God is so important, then should you not only pronounce it ...
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Why not Yahweh rather than Jehovah?

Jesus above every name
(Question #13) If the name "Jehovah" is so important, then why does Acts 4:12 say, "There is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name [v10 Jesus Christ] under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be ...
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Jesus above every name

If the name "Jehovah" is so important why isn't it in the NT?
(Question #12) If the name Jehovah is so important, then why is it never used in the entire Greek New Testament? If men edited out the name of God, “YHWH," when they copied the New Testament, as only the Watchtower organization claims, then how ...
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If the name “Jehovah” is so important why isn’t it in the NT?

Were 1st century Christians Jehovah's Witnesses?
(Question #11) Why would the name God gave to His people not be "Christians" since Acts 11:26 says, "The disciples were first called Christians in Antioch"? Why is the name "Jehovah's Witness" found nowhere in the New Testament, if that is God's divine name ...
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Were 1st century Christians Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Why the name Jehovah's Witnesses?
(Question #10) Why are you called, "Jehovah's Witnesses" and not "Christians"? Since Jehovah's Witnesses appeal to Isa 43:12; 44:8 for scriptural support that they should be called, "Jehovah's Witnesses" then what was the "new name" prophesied in Isa 62:2? Can't be "Jehovah's Witnesses", for ...
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Why the name Jehovah’s Witnesses?

How do we know there are vacancies for the 144,000?
(Question #9) How do you know that there were any vacancies, if any, in the 144,000 class if Jesus offered this to first century Christians? How can the organization know the exact number of vacancies today without any records from the first century? __________ ...
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How do we know there are vacancies for the 144,000?

What about the Watchtower's 1935 date?
(Question #8) How do you prove from the Bible that 1935 was the year for the selection to heaven stopped due to being filled? What is the difference between a Catholic appealing to "what the organization tells him" about December 25 being the date ...
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What about the Watchtower’s 1935 date?

Can individuals understand the Bible?
(Question #7) Can individuals read & understand the Bible alone, or do they need an organization and it's publications to do so? __________ Since the time when God made a covenant with Abraham Jehovah's purpose has always been in connection with an organization of ...
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Can individuals understand the Bible?

Can Jehovah's Witnesses openly dispute Watchtower doctrine?
(Question #6) Can Jehovah's Witnesses hold and discuss openly with other Jehovah's Witnesses opinions that differ from orthodox Watch Tower doctrine? __________ No. Nor should it be allowed. Aside from prophetic interpretation and matters related to the return of Christ, the doctrines of the ...
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Can Jehovah’s Witnesses openly dispute Watchtower doctrine?

The 1914 generation debacle
(Question #5) Since the Organization has received "new light" regarding the 1914 generation, and completely changed their view on this, does this mean that all the former Jehovah's witnesses who were disfellowshipped years ago for the same view the organization is now teaching will ...
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The 1914 generation debacle

Has the Watchtower made errors?
(Questions #3 & #4) Has the Society ever taught anything scripturally incorrect? (See Prophecy Blunders of the Organization). Might the Society be teaching anything scripturally incorrect now? __________ The questioner apparently spent a lot of time researching the Watchtower’s “prophecy blunders,” assuming that the ...
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Has the Watchtower made errors?

Is the Watchtower inspired?
(Question #2) If the Watchtower organization rejects others calling them "inspired" yet the Watchtower organization does call themselves "God's Spirit-directed Prophet" what is the difference? Is there such a thing as an "uninspired prophet”? __________ The simple answer is, there is a difference. The ...
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Is the Watchtower inspired?

Why did so many of Jehovah's Witnesses lose faith?
This article is the first in a series of articles to come answering so-called stumper questions for Jehovah's Witnesses. All entires will appear in the ANSWERS category listed on the footer menu (Question #1) If the organization did not actually prophesy the end in ...
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Why did so many of Jehovah’s Witnesses lose faith?

Isn't the Watchtower a false prophet?
The Watchtower organization has claimed to be the prophet of God yet it has made numerous false prophecies. The excuse given for their false prophecies has been to quote Proverbs 4:18, which says, "But the path of the righteous ones is like the bright ...
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Isn’t the Watchtower a false prophet?

#2) Why does the WT insert "Jehovah" into the NT?
QUESTION #2: Why does the NWT insert the word Jehovah in the New Testament, when there are absolutely no Greek manuscripts that have it in there? Isn’t this playing with the text?  Questions for Jehovah's Witnesses CARM The fact of the matter is, there ...
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#2) Why does the WT insert “Jehovah” into the NT?

#3) What about Beth Sarim?
QUESTION #3:  In the book, "Salvation," (a Watchtower Publication) it says, "At San Diego, California, there is a small piece of land, on which, in the year 1929, there was built a house, which is known as Beth-Sarim. The Hebrew wordsBeth Sarim mean "House of the ...
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#3) What about Beth Sarim?

#4) The Watchtower says Jesus died on a stake, not a cross
QUESTION #4: The Watchtower organization states that Jesus died on a stake, not a cross. The typical Watchtower representation of this is with Jesus on a single vertical stake, hands over his head with a single nail in his wrists. If Jesus were crucified on ...
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#4) The Watchtower says Jesus died on a stake, not a cross

#5) Jehovah's Witnesses and the 144,000
QUESTION #5: The Watchtower organization states that through good works and sincere effort only 144,000 elite Jehovah's Witnesses will go to heaven. The 144,000 are mentioned in two chapters in the Bible: Revelation 7 & 14. By looking at the verses it is obvious that ...
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#5) Jehovah’s Witnesses and the 144,000

#6 Is Jesus Michael the Archangel?
QUESTION #6: Where does it teach in the Bible that Jesus is Michael the archangel?  Why isn't Jesus called Michael right now since he is in heaven?   Taken from Questions for Jehovah's Witnesses ANSWER: This is certainly an inconsistent line of reasoning for a trinitarian to employ ...
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#6 Is Jesus Michael the Archangel?

#7 Must Jehovah's Witnesses obey God's law?
QUESTION #7: According to the Watchtower Organization, Feb. 15, 1983, p. 12, there are four requirements for salvation as taught by the Watchtower Magazine.  The second is relevant here:  “Many have found the second requirement more difficult. It is to obey God's laws, yes, to conform ...
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#7 Must Jehovah’s Witnesses obey God’s law?

“But sanctify the Christ as Lord in your hearts, always ready to make a defense before everyone who demands of you a reason for the hope you have, but doing so with a mild temper and deep respect.” – 1 Peter 3:15