WT Review

Collection of essays examining Watchtower Magazine articles.

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 [...]

2022-09-20T04:20:34-04:00November 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|

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|

Revelation – What Does it Mean?

The Watchtower has published an article on Revelation, posing the question: What Does it Mean?  The article does not discuss any aspect of Revelation. The Governing Body is implying that they know what it means, but do they really? It is true, as the brief article makes mention, Revelation uses many “signs,” or symbols, that are not to be understood literally, and much of the [...]

2022-11-12T14:34:44-05:00June 4th, 2021|Categories: WT Review|

Why I am a “conspiracy theorist”

The Watchtower published a milquetoast article on how to protect ourselves from misinformation and conspiracy theories. So, here is my response filed under Watchtower Review.  Did you know that the phrase “conspiracy theory” came into vogue after the assassination of President Kennedy? It was only natural that people would want to know who was behind the murder of the American president—the fourth to be murdered, [...]

2022-09-24T05:42:54-04:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: WT Review|

The sheep and the goats and the brothers of Christ

I recently watched Kenneth Cook’s revised view on the judgment of the sheep and the goats. It has changed four times only to revert back to  Russell’s teaching. Would you give your interpretation as to when the judgment begins? (Video is part of the Annual Meeting program) It has been a quarter of a century since the Watchtower last revised their understanding of the parable, [...]

2021-02-27T06:47:48-05:00February 23rd, 2021|Categories: WT Review|

How dare you crush my people!

The Watchtower carries a study article entitled: Will You Continue to Be Readjusted? The article is based upon what Paul wrote to the Corinthians, exhorting them to continue to be readjusted. And everyone, including the Governing Body, needs to be “readjusted.” Then we get to paragraph 15… But how do we react when God’s organization makes a change that affects other aspects of our life? For [...]

2021-01-23T10:21:02-05:00January 23rd, 2021|Categories: WT Review|

To obey is better than sacrifice

The November, 2020, Watchtower urges JW’s to accept counsel and be readjusted. That’s fine —except the counsel they give is steeped in hypocrisy. Paragraph 14 claims that the Governing Body relies on God’s holy spirit. That may have been true in the past. But why even mention it? Shouldn’t we all rely on God’s spirit when making decisions, especially when our decisions may impact others [...]

2021-04-01T12:03:16-04:00October 4th, 2020|Categories: WT Review|

The blackest darkness stands reserved forever for them

The post is a brief review of the study article appearing in the July, 2020 Watchtower The apostle Peter exhorted Christians to stay focused on God’s word as if it were the only light shining in a dark place. He wrote that in the context of discussing the Transfiguration of Jesus, of which he was an eyewitness. He reminds us that “it was not by [...]

2020-12-07T11:06:02-05:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: WT Review|
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