Collection of essays examining Watchtower Magazine articles.

What is the Battle of Armageddon?

JW.org has a front-page linked caption that poses the question: What Is the Battle of Armageddon?  In the brief article, the writers debunk a few common misconceptions, such as the location and scope of the war. Unfortunately, though, the Governing Body reiterates its own misconceptions. The last paragraph in particular is wrought with error and ignorance. When will Armageddon take place? When discussing the “great tribulation” [...]

2022-01-13T10:07:01-05:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: WT Review|

So that they may come to believe the lie

Part three of Watchtower Review Under the subheading, WE LOVE THE TRUTH: 12) God’s people today do not claim to have perfect or complete knowledge of the truth. At times, they have made mistakes in doctrinal matters and in organizational direction. That should not surprise us. The Scriptures make it clear that accurate knowledge increases with time. (Col. 1:9, 10) Jehovah reveals the truth gradually, and we [...]

2021-12-26T10:01:52-05:00December 26th, 2021|Categories: WT Review|

What Does the Bible Say about Pandemics?

JW.org has a fresh banner article entitled What Does the Bible Say About Pandemics? They pose the question: Has God Ever Punished People with Sickness? They then proceed to supply the answer:  The Bible reports a few occasions when God used sickness to punish people. For example, he caused some individuals to have leprosy. (Numbers 12:1-16; 2 Kings 5:20-27; 2 Chronicles 26:16-21) However, these isolated incidents were not indiscriminate pandemics [...]

2021-12-25T11:58:34-05:00December 25th, 2021|Categories: WT Review|

The booth of David that is fallen

Continuation of Watchtower Review - Part Two 8) On one occasion, Jesus prayed: “Father, glorify your name.” Jehovah himself answered that prayer with a thunderous voice from heaven, promising that he would glorify his name. (John 12:28) Throughout his ministry, Jesus glorified his Father’s name. (John 17:26) So it is reasonable to expect that true Christians would be proud to use God’s name and to make [...]

2021-12-24T06:42:16-05:00December 24th, 2021|Categories: WT Review|

Watchtower Review – Part One

This Christmas week the Watchtower study article for the week is entitled Hold Fast to the Truth With Strong Conviction. What follows are my comments on select paragraphs.  1) THERE may be tens of thousands of so-called Christian denominations that claim to worship God acceptably. No wonder many people are confused! They ask, “Is there one true religion, or do all religions please God?” Are we [...]

2021-12-23T16:38:07-05:00December 22nd, 2021|Categories: WT Review|

What Does 666 Mean?

The JW.org website features an article entitled: What Does 666 Mean? The Watchtower’s milquetoast answer explains nothing and trivializes the significance of the mark of the beast. The brief article implies that the paragraph below is the Bible’s answer:  According to the last book in the Bible, 666 is the number, or name, of the wild beast with seven heads and ten horns that comes out [...]

2021-11-17T06:38:33-05:00November 16th, 2021|Categories: WT Review|

Your lips speak lies

It has been a year and a half since the pandemic turned the world upside-down and inside-out. And the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses has done their part to overturn the cart---no pun intended. Bethel did not merely comply with government-imposed lockdowns; no, they did more! Watchtower representatives have actually boasted that they were out in front—imposing their own stringent lockdowns before the civil authorities even [...]

2021-07-25T07:27:37-04:00July 24th, 2021|Categories: WT Review|

You do not know on what day your Lord is coming

There is a little snippet on JW dot org posing the question When Will the World End? The Watchtower goes on to explain that while some translations use the expression “end of the world” it can also be translated as “conclusion of the system.” ("End of the age” is probably more appropriate.) The publishers go on to quote Jesus: “Concerning that day and hour nobody knows, [...]

2021-12-20T09:54:14-05:00July 23rd, 2021|Categories: WT Review|

The Watchtower’s deluding influence soon to end

Part two of Watchtower Review of I Will Shake All the Nations How have people reacted to this message? Most have reacted negatively. (Read Psalm 2:1-3.) The nations have become agitated. They refuse to accept Jehovah’s appointed Ruler. They do not view the Kingdom message we preach as “good news.” In fact, some governments have even banned the preaching work! Even though many of the rulers of these [...]

2021-11-16T06:11:32-05:00June 29th, 2021|Categories: WT Review|

The powers of the heavens will be shaken

This is part one of a two-part Watchtower Review series.  The September 2021, Watchtower carries an article based on the prophecy of Haggai, which states: “For this is what Jehovah of armies says, ‘Yet once more—in a little while—and I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land. And I will shake all the nations, and the precious things of [...]

2021-06-28T16:26:41-04:00June 28th, 2021|Categories: WT Review|
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