Articles stressing the urgency of our times

LOOK! YOUR KING IS COMING TO YOU

For three and a half years Jesus walked the length and breadth of Israel performing all manner of miracles and teaching the people about the Kingdom of God. He also trained his disciples and sent them out by twos to preach a call of repentance, for the Kingdom of the Heavens had drawn near.
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The Presidency of Donald Trump

It has been called the most significant U.S. presidential election in our time. And there is no reason to doubt that. Even Jehovah’s Witnesses, who, being non-political —hardly giving notice to politics at all —seem to have more than merely a passing interest in this election result. That being so, a few readers have
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As a Destruction from the Almighty

“Now my advice to you is to use ‘money’, tainted as it is, to make yourselves friends, so that when it comes to an end, they may welcome you into eternal habitations.” - Jesus Christ (Luke 16:9 J.B. Philipps New Testament) . They say that “money makes the world go around.” If that is
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Apocalypse Update

OnOctober2nd, 1914, Charles Taze Russell, the President of the Watch Tower Society, announced to the Bethel staff at their morning breakfast: “The Gentile times have ended; their kings have had their day.” At the time those words were unquestioningly accepted by the International Bible Students; after all, a couple of months before that announcement
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A Conclusion of a System

This is an enlargement and revision of a previously published article (September, 2014) Jehovah’s Witnesses have accomplished the greatest evangelical work in history. Under the direction of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society the good news of God’s grand Kingdom has been preached to the ends of the earth. As an example of the reach
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1975 – 40 Years After

1975 - 40 years later (Download, right click Save as) It was in 1966 - before many of you were even born or aware - the Watchtower pointed forward to the year 1975 as the end of 6,000 years of human existence. So what? It has been surmised that because in Genesis God referred to
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When is the Lord’s Day?

Jehovah's Witnesses believe the Lord's day began 100 years ago this month, evidenced by the First World War. But a careful consideration of related Bible terms reveals otherwise.  The expression “the Lord’s day” only appears one place in the Bible — at Revelation 1:10, where John wrote: “By inspiration I came to be in
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Face the Facts, J.F. Rutherford, Jehovah's Witnesses leader

Jehovah’s Witnesses: Face the Facts!

Audio of 1938 speech by J.F. Rutherford: Face the Facts With the ominous storm clouds of a second world war in as many decades looming large, on September 11, 1938, J.F. Rutherford delivered a public address at a convention of Jehovah's Witnesses from the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London – challenging the world
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Will There Be A New World Order?

New World Order (Right click for MP3 download) There are various and sundry conspiracy theories that come under the rubric of “new world order” – much of which is either intentionally diversionary or simply outlandish nonsense, seemingly intended to discredit everything categorized by the mainstream as a “conspiracy theory.” (For example, London’s Telegraph, an influential
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The Antichrist Is Coming!

The gospel writer and most-beloved disciple of Jesus, John, was apparently the last surviving apostle of Christ. Toward the end of his long life he wrote all of the letters that appear in the Bible with his name – including the book of Revelation.  At I John 2:18 the aged apostle wrote concerning the
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Peace and Security Update

2014 has begun with a much-ballyhooed push for a long-elusive peace in the Middle East. On January 4, the WhiteHouse published Secretary Kerry’s remarks regarding the renewed campaign for a two-state solution, so that Israelis and Palestinians can live together in peace and security. Since the “Six-day War” in 1966 Israel and its Arab neighbors
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Reasoning from the Scriptures - Watchtower minister's handbook

Reasoning From The Scriptures

The Watchtower Society published a minister’s handbook in 1989 called Reasoning From The Scriptures, which provides Jehovah’s Witnesses with a handy scriptural reference in support of basic Bible doctrines. It also offers suggestions for overcoming various “conversation stoppers” and objections that may be raised by householders. For the most part the “reasoning” of the
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Jesus, coming like a thief in the night

Look! I am coming as a thief

On two occasions Jesus warned his followers to stay on the watch for his return, because he was coming at an hour they did not think to be it. He likened his unexpected return to a thief breaking into a home, saying: “But know one thing, that if the householder had known in what
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Watchtower headquarters, Brooklyn

Watchtower Abandoning Brooklyn

The Watchtower first moved to Brooklyn in 1908. For 40 years prior to that the International Bible Students had operated out of a small building in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which is now part of Pittsburgh. Although shuttered for about a year from 1918 to 1919, ever since its reopening when Rutherford was released from the
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Who Really is the Faithful and Discreet Slave?

The Watchtower Society has done it again!I have never really used the word "umpteenth" before, at least not in print, but it may be applicable now - as in the expression: the "umpteenth time"the Governing Body has revised and redefined that which is an integral part of their teaching on prophecy having to do
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Watchtower Society Hedge Fund

This is a revision and an update from a previous blog entry.Apparently this is to be an annual occurrence, necessitated by the fact that the Watchtower sends representatives to an annual hedge fund conference about this time every year, and I, accordingly, am compelled to publicize their unseemly affairs. (The Watch Tower Society is
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The Hour of Test Coming Upon the World

According to the Watch Tower 1914 was the most important date in all of human history. As all of Jehovah’s Witnesses know, virtually all prophecy has been anchored to that date. Up until about 1970 the Watch Tower insisted that the great tribulation had even begun back in 1914, but that God had cut
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The Seed and the Serpent

The symbolism that Jehovah employed when issuing the original Edenic prophecy regarding the serpent bruising the heel of the seed of the woman and the seed of the woman crushing the head of the serpent, would seem to be more fitting than is casually apparent.On the one hand, Jehovah’s Witnesses have an appreciation of
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Many Will Be Stumbled and Betray One Another

At Matthew 24:6 is recorded Jesus’ words of warning to his disciples: “You are going to hear of wars and reports of wars; see that you are not terrified. For these things must take place, but the end is not yet.” Next Christ foretold: “For nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom,
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YHWH tetragrammaton - Jehovah in English

Jehovah

The name of God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and consequently the God of Israel, was represented in written form by the four Hebrew consonants YHWH. Probably the first appearance in writing of the so-called Tetragrammaton took place when God carved out the two stone tablets upon which he wrote the Ten
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The Hour of Darkness Approaches

Immediately after Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River and anointed by God as the promised Messiah he was promptly led by the holy spirit into the wilderness in order to be tempted by the Devil. But that was just the beginning. After having failed to tempt Jesus into an act of disloyalty to
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10 Years After the Start of WW IV

In the aftermath of the devastating terror attack on September 11 – now a decade ago – in 2003 a former CIA director, one James Woolsey by name, is quoted as saying that the United States had embarked upon World War Four. (He was counting the Cold War as World War Three.)He went on
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e-Watchman Vs the Watchtower

As regular readers of e-watchman are aware, not only is it my unwavering conviction that Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Watchtower Society have heretofore played a vital role in the outworking of Jehovah’s grand purpose, but I also stand convinced that the present system of things is poised to implode in the immediate future –
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Stored Up for Fire

“For, according to their wish, this fact escapes their notice, that there were heavens from of old and an earth standing compactly out of water and in the midst of water by the word of God; and by those means the world of that time suffered destruction when it was deluged with water. But
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The End of a Delusion Is at Hand

de·lu·sion (d-lzhn) n 1: (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary 2: a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea 3: the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas If you are one of Jehovah’s Witnesses you no doubt believe that Jesus Christ arrived in the
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What the Near Future Holds

“What the near future holds” is the title of a talk outline presented by elders of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Representatives of the Watchtower Society have also delivered variations of the discourse in recent years.-----------------------------------Over the years the Watchtower Society has published volumes of interpretations of Bible prophecy. Aside from their saying “peace and security,” the
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The two witnesses of Revelation

Revelation of Christ and the Two Witnesses

The return of Jesus Christ will be the most profound occurrence of all time. Christ’s revelation will set into motion a chain if events that will forever change the affairs of men on earth. But what exactly is the revelation of Christ? As the word implies, the revelation has to do with the revealing
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The Coming Global Storm

There is a war wracking the world today. It is not a conflict between individual nations or even blocks of nations. It is not so black and white as that. It is not confined to national borders, as wars of the past typically have been. It might best be described as a war between
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Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Man of Lawlessness

If you are one of Jehovah’s Witnesses you been given a great gift. Because of your having acquired an accurate knowledge of the precious truth contained in the Sacred Scriptures and a meaningful Christian ministry, you are in a position to be blessed by God, such as no people have ever been blessed before.
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The Mark of the Beast

This is a revised and expanded article that appeared on the original Watchman site in 2005. The April 1st, 2004, Watchtower Magazine carried an article on the meaning of Revelation’s mysterious 666 – the name and mark of the wild beast. Under the subheading on page four, the Watchtower asks the rhetorical question: “Do
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Jehovah’s Day is Near!

What is the day of Jehovah or Jehovah’s day, as it is alternatively worded in the New World Translation? Jehovah’s day is not a mere 24-hour day. It is the period of time during which God expresses his long-restrained anger – beginning with his own house first, as the Scriptures indicate in several places,
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Ted Jaracz Governing Body, Jehovah's Witnesses

Ted Jaracz brochure

It has been a couple of weeks since the Watchtower Society's Governing Body lost Ted Jaracz in death. I try to keep the Jehovah's Witnesses in the News blog up-to-date with links to the latest information appearing in the news, and so I have been scannning Google search results for the Watchtower's press release
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Why Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Who are Jehovah’s Christian Witnesses? Are they the true worshippers of God – the true light-bearers, as the Watchtower Society claims? What makes the witnesses of Jehovah so special? Do they really believe that they are the only ones who will receive salvation? After all, many accuse Jehovah’s Witnesses of being a satanic cult.
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Have Bethel’s Watchmen Fallen Asleep?

According to the Watchtower Magazine’s mission statement on the inside cover, the purpose of the Watchtower is to explain the significance of world events in the light of Bible prophecy. Here is what it says specifically: “Just as watchtowers in ancient times enabled a person to observe developments from afar, so this magazine shows
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The New World

When Christopher Columbus returned to his native land with the news of his discovery Europeans immediately began to refer to it as “the New World.” For the past half millennia the Americas have been called the New World. For desperate millions the New World offered the hope of a fresh start, free from the
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Sinking of the Titanic

Shadows of a Titanic Tragedy

The world was shocked in the days following the night of April 14 of 1912, as the news spread of the sinking of the Titanic on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic. The vessel was the largest ship ever built up until then and it was touted as the safest. It employed the state-of-the-art
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The Empire Versus The Republic

This article has been slightly edited - originally published in April 2008 The course of history for the past 500 years has been dominated by an ongoing conflict between the forces of tyranny and the human struggle for liberty. For over a millennium following the collapse of the Roman Empire Europe was dominated by
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The Secret Society of Lucifer

The June 1st, 1997, issue of the Watchtower carried an article entitled “Secret Societies: How Great the Threat?” It gave a superficial overview of how some secret societies are believed to function and their purposes. While not terribly enlightening, the article ended affirming the question posed: “Yes, indeed. Who can really know how many
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