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human skeleton xray view
QUESTION: In view of 1 Thessalonians 4:17, will there perhaps be some anointed in the end who will not be killed, but will simply be "raptured"? Would appreciate your thoughts on this. The answer is no and yes. Allow me to explain. In context the verse in question states: “For this is what we tell you by Jehovah’s word, that we the living who survive to ...
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Does Thess 4:17 indicate a rapture?

Glorified Christ
QUESTION: Here is a quote from one of your articles I don't understand "Just as Jesus indicated that the Law and the Prophets were until John (the Baptizer), secondarily, or rather – primarily – the Prophets are until the second coming of Jesus Christ." Where do you get your understanding on the prophets are until the second coming of Christ? Jesus made the statement that the ...
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The Prophets and the Second Coming Of Jesus Christ

The first resurrection on the last day
QUESTION: At John 6:44 Jesus said no one can come to me unless the father draws him. The application always seems to be made by witnesses regarding that verse that it applies to all basically who become baptized witnesses or servants of Jehovah members of the other sheep. I have a hard time accepting that, for it seems to me that the verse applies more to ...
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The First Resurrection on the Last Day

Christians in the first century
QUESTION: As a long time reader of what you've shared through the years, I'm curious as to your view of Paul's words to the followers of Jesus living at Rome: Rom 16:17 “Now I beg you, brothers, look out for those who are causing the divisions and occasions of stumbling, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and turn away from them.” —Rom 16:17. My question ...
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Look out for those causing divisions

How long is judgment day?
QUESTION: When Christ returns to judge the billions of people for life or death, will it not take years, if not decades, to accomplish this feat/deed? No. The Scriptures refer to it as “that day,” as in the Lord’s day, or Jehovah’s day —indicating that it is a relatively short period of time, as is a 24 hour day. Basically, what people do now will determine ...
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How long is judgment day?

total eclipse of the sun
QUESTION: Do you think the upcoming total eclipse is a biblical sign? In a word, no. An eclipse, though rare, is a natural phenomenon that occurs on a regular, totally predictable schedule and has since God created the heavens and the earth. Furthermore, an eclipse is only visible to certain geographic areas and only lasts for a few minutes. Jesus, of course, spoke of the sun ...
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Is the eclipse a biblical sign?

Jehovah upon his throne
QUESTION: The June 2017 Watchtower has a couple of articles entitled Keep Your Eyes on the Big Issue and Uphold Jehovah’s Sovereignty. The “big issue” is explained to be the ‘vindication of Jehovah’s sovereignty.’ The Watchtower has used this phrase since back in the 1930’s when Rutherford published a book called Vindication. But nowhere in the Bible do we even find the words “vindicate” or “vindication,” ...
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The Vindication of Jehovah’s Sovereignty

collage of Jehovah's Witnesses
Question: While you do make very good and fascinating points, the question I have is the following: Everything in Prophecy (Ezekiel, Isaiah, etc.) you point to the JW's as per the fulfillment. Is it not possible that these prophecies can also point to say the Adventists, Mormons, Baptists, Christadelphians, etc? How can you be so sure it is only the JW's they point to? Aren't all religions ...
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Why Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Addressing Accusations of Apostasy
This is a response to an email I recently received from one of Jehovah's Witnesses.  Satan has long used apostates in his efforts to seduce God's servants (Matt.13:36-39) Apostates may claim to worship Jehovah and to believe the Bible, but they reject the visible part of his organization. This is not true. The real apostates are very much apart of God’s organization. They praise the organization ...
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Addressing Accusations of Apostasy

Deep state corporate fake news
Question: I noticed you tweet a lot of political news. Can you possibly explain what the correlation is between prophecy and the current political scene? I find this president extremely repulsive, immature, and full of drama. I can't tell what news is fake or real. I thought we should be expecting a financial collapse soon, so why would we be putting any confidence in this president ...
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Trump, Fake News, the Deep State and Bible Prophecy

Donald Trump
QUESTION: Do you see the Trump vs The Globalist "pushing" as truly the "pushing" as prophecy states or is it just a distraction? It certainly seems to be a conflict between the Iron and Clay. “In the time of the end the king of the south will engage with him in a pushing, and against him the king of the north will storm with chariots and horsemen and ...
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In the time of the end – a pushing

Michaelangelo's God and Adam
Question: If Jehovah is all-knowing, then he had to have known that Satan would rebel and that Adam and Eve would follow. Since God had to have known beforehand, why did he go through with it and allow all the misery and mayhem? Doesn’t that make him responsible for all of the evil in the world? Jehovah endowed angels and humans with the gift of free ...
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If Jehovah knows all, why did he bother?

Jesus, Son of man, coming on the clouds of heaven
QUESTION: Given the current and developing situation for the brothers and sisters in Russia, when can we expect the Watchtower organization's leadership to admonish and encourage the friends in Russia to follow Jesus' advice at Matthew 10:23? “When they persecute you in one city, flee to another; for truly I say to you, you will by no means complete the circuit of the cities of Israel ...
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Until the Son of man arrives

Russian orthodox protests Jehovah's Witnesses
QUESTION: I've been watching the development of the story out of Russia where Jehovah's Witnesses are evidently being accused of extremism by the Russian government, which is surprising since I thought Jehovah's Witnesses hold to neutrality and have since their beginning, not even taking up arms against others. How is it, then, that they are being accused of extremism, considering most people associate extremism with terrorism? ...
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If Russia Bans Jehovah’s Witnesses…

Priest presents drink offering to Jehovah
QUESTION: What is the "constant feature" mentioned in Daniel chaps. 8, 11, 12? The “constant feature” is what the Watchtower has explained it to be. Most translations either use the phrase “daily sacrifice” or “continual burnt offering.” The most literal rendering is “continual sacrifice” —alluding to the sacrifices associated with the physical tabernacle and temple attended to by the Levitical priests. According to the Law given to ...
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What is the constant feature and when is it removed?

man sitting amidst rubble at the end of the world
QUESTION: Jehovah's Witnesses expect there to be opposition from Satan and his agents, but given that the Watchtower's leadership is making decisions contrary to God's just and loving principles and likely to result in harassment from the authorities Jehovah has in place to punish wrongdoers, and given that the typical brother and sister has no knowledge of these high-level decisions, how does one discern whether harassment ...
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What will you do when the end comes?

anointed partaking of the emblems at the Memorial of Jesus' death
I am not claiming that all partakers are chosen to go to heaven. But not partaking isn't scriptural, for a couple reasons. 1 Timothy 4:1-5. But if all food can be consumed, so can the emblems. And this scripture may be referring to the WT, as they are the only group of people who believe the Bible(falling away from the truth) that prevent others from eating ...
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Who Should Partake of the Memorial Emblems?

The Son of man, Jesus Christ, coming on the clouds of heaven
QUESTION: I have a question for you. What is your understanding of Revelation 6:10,11? The Watchtower interprets it in a way so that they may support their 1918 resurrection dogma. In their Revelation Climax book and in W07 01/01 they say that the Christian martyrs' receiving white robes represents their being resurrected in 1918 while the "resting" "a little while longer" takes place AFTER they are ...
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Has the first resurrection begun?

Jehovah's Witnesses on the street with information carts
Apologies: For some unknown reason messages sent to me from the contact form were either not being delivered or were sent to my spam folder. This question from a JW reader was recovered. QUESTION: You say in some of your videos that despite some flaws, Jehovah's Witnesses are doing God's will on earth, namely preaching the Kingdom message. You also say (and I wholeheartedly agree) that ...
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Are Jehovah’s Witnesses preaching a false message?

gat pride parade in New York City
QUESTION: The Watchtower has changed their position on this several times. I would like to know your opinion. Will the people of Sodom be resurrected or not?  Pondering the question of whether or not the people of Sodom and Gomorrah will be resurrected is really peculiar to Jehovah’s Witnesses, since the mainstream churches do not really believe in any sort of earthly resurrection, much less a ...
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Will the people of Sodom be resurrected?

How will we know when Satan is cast down?
As regards your video The Beginning and the End, how do you know that Satan and his angels were not thrown out of heaven in 1914? And if it happens in the future, how will we know it? As Jehovah’s Witnesses well know the Watchtower’s “evidence” for 1914 is primarily based upon chronology —the so-called seven times that have been formulated to mean 2,520 years and ...
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How will we know when Satan is cast down?

Why do you attack the Governing Body?
QUESTION: Before I ask this question I just wish to make it clear that this is not a personal attack on you, so please do not take offense.  Okay, so I acknowledge that you have often clearly stated that you are not anti-JW, or bitter about having been disfellowshipped, and that you actively encourage those who are in the Watchtower organization, or those who are studying ...
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Why do you attack the Governing Body?

AND THEN THE END WILL COME
QUESTION: Why do you think the end hasn't come yet? What is the purpose of allowing the present system to continue? What is Jehovah actually waiting for to bring this miserable system to an end? It is disheartening, to say the least, that 2017 is upon us and this wicked system is still in charge. The short answer is God is patient, as the apostle Peter ...
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AND THEN THE END WILL COME

What about the 144,000 and 12 tribes?
QUESTION: The seventh chapter of Revelation tells us that the 144,000 are taken from the 12 tribes of Israel —12,000 from each tribe. What do you believe these 12 tribes represent and what does the selection of 144k from these tribes indicate? What of those who are not taken and when does this selection take place? When God made a covenant with Abraham he stated that ...
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What about the 144,000 and 12 tribes?

Why did the WT build a new headquarters?
Why would the Watchtower organization invest the tremendous amount of money required to build their new facilities if they believed the end is as near as they proclaim it to be? And is this a parallel to the Jews continued pouring of money into Herod’s second Temple building project, even though it was all destroyed by Jehovah in 70CE? History does repeat itself in various ways ...
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Why did the WT build a new headquarters?

Is the preaching work a sign of his presence?
If Jesus’ presence did not occur in 1914 how is it that one of the most prominent signs of his presence —the world wide preaching of God’s Kingdom —is being fulfilled? The last thing Jesus said before he ascended to heaven was: “All authority has been given me in heaven and on the earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing ...
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Is the preaching work a sign of his presence?

Is the Earth Flat or Round?
QUESTION: Just wanted to ask your opinion on the flat earth movement circulating the internet. If the Bible supports such a claim that we live in a "terrarium" made by Jehovah's hand through his son. Reason I'm considering it is because if the earth was flat and the sun and moon and stars revolve around the earth. Then there would be no question of a creator, ...
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Is the Earth Flat or Round?

The Devil's Disguise
QUESTION: Robert, What does the Devil gain, what advantage does he acquire by implementing and promoting a fake parousia of Christ? If one was to ask why is it such a big deal? Why would he go through such an elaborate reach to cause a war in 1914 to convince the masses Christ parousia has begun? Even if the Watchtower changes their position on 1914, don't ...
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The Devil’s Disguise

The Lord's Day is Coming Exactly as a Thief in the Night
QUESTION: I was reading one of the study articles called "Why Keep on the Watch,” and in paragraph 12, I found this interesting statement about what's to come in the future. 12 Do not let the apathy of others discourage or dissuade you from keeping on the watch. You know better. Paul wrote to fellow believers: “You yourselves know very well that Jehovah’s day is coming,” ...
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The Lord’s Day is Coming Exactly as a Thief in the Night

Downfall of America and Rise of the Beast
QUESTION: Robert, when do you see the coming fatal blow to the 7th head, and is there a name attached to the deliverer of it? The short answer is, no one knows the day or hour. And the name attached to the “deliverer” of the mortal blow is “the tyrant and tyrants of the nations.” This ought to raise a few questions in the minds of ...
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Downfall of America and Rise of the Beast

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