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Questions from readers concerning Bible doctrines and issues confronting Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Why has Jehovah taken so long?

QUESTION: What is the reason Jehovah has waited this long to bring about his purpose? Its obvious man cannot rule himself. Have all these years really been necessary, if so for what? The Bible acknowledges that God has subjected mankind to futility. Paul explained: “For the creation was subjected to futility, not by its own will, but through the one who subjected it, on the [...]

2019-11-23T11:20:57-05:00November 23rd, 2019|Categories: Mailbag|0 Comments

What role will women play?

1) Does the faithful and discreet slave include all anointed brothers at bethel or just the Governing Body? Jesus indicated that he will appoint a slave to spiritually feed his body of attendants their food at the proper time. When we consider that Jesus commanded his disciples to preach the good news to the entire world, we can better appreciate what is involved. The food at [...]

2019-09-19T11:59:21-04:00September 2nd, 2019|Categories: Mailbag|0 Comments

Who is the Prince of princes?

Why do you refer to Jesus as the Prince of princes when the book of Daniel refers to him as one of the foremost princes? The person who became Jesus has lived the most extraordinary life. Prior to his becoming human Jesus was a spirit creature named Michael. Being a son of the King made him a prince as well —one of many angelic sons or [...]

2019-09-19T13:14:52-04:00August 31st, 2019|Categories: Mailbag|0 Comments

Are Jehovah’s Witnesses misled?

QUESTION: If the man of lawlessness is operating undetected, even among the chosen ones right within Christ's congregation, have not the chosen ones already been misled or deceived? After all, only Jehovah and Jesus can spot counterfeit Christians, correct? Absolutely. This is the point. It is the message I have been hammering on all these years. Jehovah’s Witnesses are under a deluding influence —an operation of [...]

2019-09-19T13:21:27-04:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Mailbag|0 Comments

The rise of the last king

1. Do you feel paragraph 27 (below) is accurate? 2. Do you have a more accurate Daniel image (legs down) than the one above?  3. Are these statements accurate: WW1 was fomented to weaken any threats to the British Empire. WW2 was fomented to further weaken and make nations more indebted and to (re)establish a nation of Israel in Palestine that will be the future home [...]

2019-09-19T13:36:19-04:00July 30th, 2019|Categories: Mailbag|0 Comments

“I will remove the boundaries of peoples”

With the global scope of a migration/immigration “crisis” do we find any reference to prophecy regarding this major trend?  Bible prophecy focuses almost exclusively on developments that have to do with the coming of Christ —either his first or more especially, his epic, Second Coming. The long-running prophecy of the kings of the north and south divulges some clues that may shed some light on [...]

2019-09-19T13:38:21-04:00July 18th, 2019|Categories: Mailbag|0 Comments

Babylon, Gog, and King of the North

Please kindly explain Gog of Magog, King of the North and Babylon the great. Do they all mean the same thing? There are subtle differences, but similarities. Two of the entities have been around a long time, since before the time of Christ; that being the king of the north and Babylon the Great. Gog of Magog comes on the scene in the final part of [...]

2019-09-19T13:59:02-04:00June 7th, 2019|Categories: Mailbag|0 Comments

On the Third Day He Will Raise Us Up

Can you provide a commentary on Hosea 6:1-2? Those verses read: “Come, and let us return to Jehovah, for he has torn us to pieces, but he will heal us. He struck us, but he will bind our wounds. He will revive us after two days. On the third day he will raise us up, and we will live before him.” As everyone who has [...]

2019-09-19T14:12:16-04:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Mailbag|0 Comments

Unless those days were cut short…

Question: There are concerns that the earth might be struck by a large asteroid or comet and that the Yellow Stone caldera might erupt, either of which could destroy the world. Do you think something like this might be what Armageddon is? The earth has had numerous catastrophes over the few billion years of its existence. It has taken direct hits from huge meteors and comets. [...]

2019-09-19T14:24:12-04:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: Mailbag|0 Comments

What is the meaning of prophetic chronology?

Please allow me to ask about what is your take on Daniel's 7 times, 2300, 1260, 1290 and 1335 days since his prophecy of 70 weeks of years pointed correctly to the first coming of Jesus? Ever since C.T. Russell first came on the scene the Bible Students and now Jehovah’s Witnesses, have been mesmerized by the seven times of Daniel’s prophecy. What is particularly interesting [...]

2019-09-19T14:27:39-04:00April 28th, 2019|Categories: Daniel, Mailbag|0 Comments