WT Review

Collection of essays examining Watchtower Magazine articles.

Yes, they will sanctify the Holy One

Watchtower review of the June 2020 article: Let Your Name Be Sanctified. Jehovah’s Witnesses have been the most controversial sect of Christianity since J.F. Rutherford adopted the name of “Jehovah’s Witnesses.” Even before that, the Bible Students promoted God’s name and rejected the well-worn lie that Jesus is God. Back before the Watchtower produced the New World Translation the American Standard Bible, which was published around [...]

2020-03-29T09:13:38-04:00March 29th, 2020|Categories: WT Review|0 Comments

Are we living in the last days?

With the recent coronavirus outbreak, JW.org has featured a few articles asserting that we are in the last days, with emphasis on “pestilences.” Although the information provided by the WT is as brief as can be I will consider each of the bullet points in more detail. (Here is article) War on a large scale. —Matthew 24:7; Revelation 6:4. Indeed, Revelation states that when the fiery-colored [...]

2020-03-17T20:34:34-04:00March 14th, 2020|Categories: WT Review|0 Comments

Watchtower Review – Who is the King of the North?

At the Watchtower’s 2018 Annual Meeting the Governing Body announced that Russia is the king of the north. It wasn’t, however, really much of an adjustment or flash of new light, as Jehovah’s Witnesses are fond of saying. In the aftermath of the collapse of the sprawling Soviet Union, the seers of Bethel admitted that they did not know who the king of the north was. [...]

2020-02-28T11:26:57-05:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: WT Review|0 Comments

Taking hold of the robe of a Jew

This article appears in the WatchTower Review section I have said it before. It bears repeating. Most everything the Watchtower teaches as regards doctrine is true. Conversely, most everything the Watchtower teaches as the modern fulfillment of prophecy is false. The reason for the disconnect is itself foretold in prophecy. The simple truth is, Jehovah’s Witnesses are under a powerful deluding influence. As the apostle revealed [...]

2019-11-14T13:54:03-05:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: WT Review|0 Comments

Who Is the Antichrist?

I happened to notice that the JW site features a very brief article entitled Who Is the Antichrist?  On the surface, it appears to provide the answer. Below are a few bullet points provided to help us identify an antichrist. Denies that Jesus is the Christ (Messiah) or denies that he is the Son of God. —1 John 2: 22. Opposes the Christ, God’s Anointed One. —Psalm [...]

2019-09-19T13:34:25-04:00August 10th, 2019|Categories: WT Review|0 Comments

The desolation of Jerusalem by the Northerner

As Jehovah’s Witnesses consider the Bible book of Joel this week in the Life and Ministry meeting, hopefully, some at least, will give the prophecy more than a cursory reading. It is, after all, a prophecy concerning the events leading up to the great and very awe-inspiring day of Jehovah. We should all give it the deepest consideration. It should be apparent to even a casual [...]

2019-09-20T12:49:23-04:00November 1st, 2017|Categories: WT Review|131 Comments

An introduction to Joel, indeed!

From the time of J.F. Rutherford the Watchtower has explained the book of Joel in the most absurd way imaginable. The locusts and creeping caterpillars supposedly represent Jehovah’s Witnesses who devour the harvest of Christendom’s fertile fields of operation, forcing the terrified clergy to beseech Jehovah for relief from the hordes of unstoppable ministers who are scaling over their protective walls and sneaking through their windows [...]

2019-09-20T12:50:53-04:00October 31st, 2017|Categories: WT Review|44 Comments

“Those who say they are apostles”

The February, 2017, Study Edition of the Watchtower carries an article entitled: “Who Is Leading God’s People Today?” The publishers seem intent to equate themselves with the apostles, cleverly doing so by repeatedly referring to the apostles as “the governing body.” (Note small case “g” and “b”) Below is a compilation of 10 references to the first century “governing body” appearing in just four paragraphs, 4-7. “In [...]

2019-09-21T13:50:42-04:00November 20th, 2016|Categories: WT Review|103 Comments

Seeing Christ, Face-to-Face

This is a review of the congregation Bible Study material for the week of November 7-13. There is a stark contrast between the Watchtower’s insight into Jehovah’s past dealings —his purpose and covenants and history of the ancients, and their interpretation of prophecies tied to the modern world. It is as dissimilar as day and night. The Watchtower’s myopia is exactly as Jehovah foretold in prophecy: [...]

2019-09-21T13:53:51-04:00November 5th, 2016|Categories: WT Review|151 Comments

The Operation of Satan with Every Powerful Work

This is the fourth installment of the consideration of the Bible study material for the week of October 17-23. This series of articles are archived under the WT Review category.  There is no question that the sudden appearance of a group of anointed Christians in the late 1800’s, who were fired with the desire to preach the Watchtower’s unique message was an extraordinary development. Through the [...]

2020-02-03T17:50:37-05:00October 15th, 2016|Categories: WT Review|28 Comments