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anointed partaking of the emblems at the Memorial of Jesus' death

Who Should Partake of the Memorial Emblems?

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
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The Son of man, Jesus Christ, coming on the clouds of heaven

Has the first resurrection begun?

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
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Jehovah's Witnesses on the street with information carts

Are Jehovah’s Witnesses preaching a false message?

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
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gat pride parade in New York City

Will the people of Sodom be resurrected?

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Jesus commands the angels

The Secretary’s Inkhorn

QUESTION: Whats your take on the new June 2016 WT, page 16, Question from Readers: "Whom do the man with the secretary's inkhorn and the six men with smashing weapons described in Ezekiel’s vision symbolize?" ANSWER: The Watchtower’s recent “adjustment” is correct. The man with the inkhorn and the six men with smashing weapons
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Wild beast with 10 horns wrecks Europe

Brexit and the Beast

QUESTION: What are your thoughts on the “Brexit”? Does this have anything to do with Bible prophecy? ANSWER: Britain’s exit from the European Union seems to have taken everyone by surprise. Except it should be pointed out that it is not a done deal yet. The referendum may be nullified or overturned. That said, whether
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Angle pours out his bowl of Jehovah's wrath on the throne of the beast

Before the Day of Jehovah’s Anger

QUESTION: We have been taught that only those baptized will be saved, using the example of the Jews all being "baptized through the Red Sea" (1 Cor 10:2). And the example of Noah, at 1 Pet 3:21 "Baptism, which corresponds to this, is also now saving you (not by the removing of the filth
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Got Questions?

Do you have questions related to the material presented on e-Watchman, or general Bible questions? Or perhaps questions regarding doctrinal matters and beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses or issues about the Watchtower that cannot be discussed in the congregation? Then feel free to submit them to me at watchmanspost@gmail.com or via the form below. If
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Lady Liberty lies fallen

Who Will Be the Next President of America?

QUESTION: Since, the citizens of the United States (not me) will be electing a new president this year and in view of the coming World War III, whom do you believe will be the next President correlating with Bible prophecy to bring about World War III? I know the Father puts it into the
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New World translation

Why Does the New World Translation Omit Verses in John?

QUESTION: Can you please provide any information as to why John chapter 8, verses 1 through to 11 have been omitted from the New World Translation? It is my understanding that scholars believe that the earliest  manuscripts we have of the gospel of John did not include those words from Jesus. Could it be
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Joseph and Mary on the road, Mary resting, heavy with child

Jesus, Mary and Joesph

QUESTION: Since Jehovah God is the father of Jesus, how is it that on Matthew 1:16 listing the genealogy of Jesus says that he is related to Joseph? Joseph never had relations to Mary until after Jesus' birth, so his genetic material was never part of Jesus' conception.  Thus, how is it that Jesus
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befuddled reader has questions

The Presence of the Son of Man

QUESTION: Why do you teach that the 'authentic' parousia will involve greater wars, when the Bible says that everything will be just normal? Matthew 24:36-39 tells us of a completely different situation concerning Christ’s presence. “Concerning that day and hour nobody knows, neither the angels of the heavens nor the Son, but only the
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What about the 7,000 who are killed?

QUESTION: An article in the January, 2016, Watchtower, on paragraph 14, states that the Bible does not say how many of the anointed will be left at the time that the tribulation begins. However, I have understood from previous podcasts and articles of yours that there will be 7000. I take it this means
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child sits on cracked earth - global warming concept

Is God’s Will Being Done in Heaven and Earth?

QUESTION: Concerning the model prayer, where Jesus said “Let your Kingdom come, let your will take place, as in heaven, also on earth.” So my question is, if Jehovah’s will is taking place in heaven would that not mean that Satan was cast down 2000 years ago? (Slightly edited)  Keep in mind that our
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