WT Review

Collection of essays examining Watchtower Magazine articles.

Who really is the faithful and discreet slave whom his master appointed?

This is part nine in the review of the July 2022 Watchtower.  9. Jesus foretold that during the time of the end, he would appoint a “faithful and discreet slave” to provide spiritual food. So we would expect that slave to be hard at work in our day. This has proved to be the case. Our overseer has used a small group of anointed men to [...]

2022-05-08T13:41:05-04:00May 8th, 2022|Categories: WT Review|

I will turn my hand against you

This is a continuation in the series examining the July 2022 Watchtower. With the May 2022 JW Broadcast, the Governing Body has confirmed its unofficial policy that unity is paramount. Unity is more important than truth.  As long as everyone believes and embraces the same teaching, even if it is false, it is preferable to the alternative.  Sure, the best solution would be for the Watchtower [...]

2022-05-08T10:00:58-04:00May 7th, 2022|Categories: WT Review|

For then I will remove the haughty boasters from among you

This is a continuation of the series discussing the July 2022 Watchtower.  Paragraph seven lists some of the accomplishments of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. It is truly impressive, astounding really, that Bethel publishes material in over a thousand languages. The study handbook, Enjoy Life Forever, is published in more than 700 languages. That is truly remarkable. No doubt Jesus has directed this great [...]

2022-05-04T08:56:32-04:00May 4th, 2022|Categories: WT Review|

Hear this, you elders, and pay attention

This is a consideration of study article #29 — Support Our Overseer Jesus Jesus said the good news will be preached first in all the world and then the end will come. Christ also foretold that he would appoint a slave to provide food at the right time. Let us consider a few aspects of this important topic. Paragraph four states:  4. Jesus stated that the [...]

2022-10-03T06:42:12-04:00May 3rd, 2022|Categories: WT Review|

What is the (Second) Coming of Christ?

There is a snippet of an article appearing this week on the home page of JW dot org that poses the question: What is the Coming of Christ?  Long-time readers of e-Watchman likely realize this is my special field of interest and research. I have thoroughly examined the relevant scriptures on this fascinating topic, as well as the Watchtower’s teaching on the subject. So, let’s [...]

2022-05-02T12:30:15-04:00May 1st, 2022|Categories: WT Review|

The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the Euphrates

This is part five n the ongoing review of the July 2022 Watchtower.  15. How do we know that the end of Babylon the Great is near? To answer that question, it is helpful to remember that the ancient city of Babylon was partly protected by the waters of the mighty Euphrates River. The book of Revelation compares the millions of supporters of Babylon the [...]

2022-04-30T20:47:08-04:00April 29th, 2022|Categories: WT Review|

Has the United Nations become the eighth king?

Part Four in the series of articles reviewing the July 2022 Watchtower.  Picking up with paragraphs 11 and 12 combined:  11-12. Second, as represented by the feet of the immense image, Anglo-America is the last world power foretold in the Bible. It will not be succeeded by another political power. Rather, it will come to a swift end at Armageddon when God’s Kingdom crushes it and [...]

2022-12-08T07:00:13-05:00April 28th, 2022|Categories: WT Review|

The Anglo-American dyad – the iron and the clay

This is Part Three of the series of commentaries on the July 2022 Watchtower. Under the subheading How the Enemies of God Will Come to Their End, paragraph nine states:  9. Read Daniel 2:28, 31-35. We see this prophecy being fulfilled today. Nebuchadnezzar’s dream pointed to what would happen “in the final part of the days,” after the start of Christ’s rule. Jesus’ earthly enemies would [...]

2023-02-08T15:21:26-05:00April 27th, 2022|Categories: WT Review|

When you see these things happening…

This is part two of the series of articles examining the July 2022 Watchtower.  Under the subheading, How to Perceive Christ’s Presence as King of God’s Kingdom, paragraph six says: Near the end of his earthly ministry, Jesus foretold certain world events that would help his followers know that he had begun ruling in heaven. Among other things, he mentioned wars, famines, and earthquakes. He also [...]

2022-04-26T09:12:59-04:00April 26th, 2022|Categories: WT Review|

Is the Kingdom in Place?

This post is the first in a series of articles making a critical examination of the July 2022 Watchtower beginning with the article: The Kingdom Is in Place.  Those who will be blessed to survive the end of Satan’s world may well look back upon what they had once ardently believed and taught others and regard it to be the biggest hoax ever perpetrated. 1914, like [...]

2022-04-26T12:54:51-04:00April 25th, 2022|Categories: WT Review|
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