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The Woman and the Fiery Red Dragon

2021-04-29T12:49:55-04:00August 14th, 2016|Commentary|

Belated commentary Saturday, August 13 I will put enmity between you and the woman and between your offspring and her offspring.—Gen. 3:15. How intense would this enmity be? “He (the offspring of the woman) will crush your (Satan’s) head, and you will strike him in the heel,” said Jehovah. The enmity between the serpent and the woman would be so fierce that Satan would spare no effort [...]

When the Son of Man Comes in His Glory

2019-09-24T10:18:02-04:00June 14th, 2016|Commentary|

Tuesday, June 14 They will become one flock, one shepherd.—John 10:16. Jesus’ illustration of the sheep and the goats teaches us that those with the earthly hope have the honor of loyally supporting Jesus’ anointed brothers in the preaching and teaching work. During these critical last days, the two groups work together as “one flock” in zealously carrying out the work of making disciples. The Master rightly expects [...]

The Love of Many Will Grow Cold

2020-03-14T08:47:02-04:00January 18th, 2016|Commentary|

Monday, January 18 Love is patient and kind.—1 Cor. 13:4. Putting into practice what Paul wrote concerning love can prevent many problems, can result in happiness, and can bring us God’s blessing. Just as God has shown patience and kindness in dealing with imperfect humans, we need to be patient and kind when others make mistakes and are thoughtless, or even rude. “Love is not jealous,” so true love [...]

Why did so many of Jehovah’s Witnesses lose faith?

2019-09-30T17:01:40-04:00November 18th, 2014|Answers|

This article is the first in a series of articles to come answering so-called stumper questions for Jehovah's Witnesses. All entires will appear in the ANSWERS category listed on the footer menu (Question #1) If the organization did not actually prophesy the end in 1925 and 1975, then how come so many Witnesses left the faith immediately afterwards? ("They lost roughly three-quarters of the movement between [...]

Who Are the Seven Shepherds and Eight Dukes of Mankind?

2019-10-01T13:40:56-04:00January 22nd, 2014|WT Review|

A review of the November 2013, Watchtower study edition The main body of the Watchtower material presents an informative account of the historical developments leading up to the invasion of Judah by the Assyrians under their king, Sennacherib.   The article points out that the king of Israel joined forces with Syria and was intent on removing the king of Judah – and most likely, the royal [...]

Many Will Be Stumbled – Will You Be?

2019-09-30T12:07:11-04:00July 10th, 2011|Page Two|

On the night of Jesus’ arrest and trial he forewarned his apostles that they, one and all, would be stumbled in fulfillment of prophecy. When Peter protested and vowed that even if all the others should fall he would never do so, Jesus issued his own prophecy, of sorts, foretelling that Peter would deny him three times before a cock crowed to herald the dawn. And of course, both prophecies came true. All the apostles scattered in fear and Peter three times vehemently denied he even knew Jesus. 

Jesus also foretold that during the conclusion “many will be stumbled.” What did Jesus mean? Was he referring to true Christians? 

e-Watchman Vs the Watchtower

2019-09-29T15:02:03-04:00July 1st, 2011|Page One|

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 – commensurate with the authentic arrival of Jesus Christ and the actual ouster of Satan and his demons from Jehovah’s heavens. Even though no mortal knows the precise day and hour when the Son of man will make his thief-like presence manifest, thereby plunging the world into a brief period of unimaginable chaos, the conditions are undeniably overripe for a calamity of apocalyptic proportions to suddenly overtake the present wicked system of things.

Should we now move away from the Society?

2019-10-01T14:22:08-04:00May 25th, 2013|Mailbag|

QUESTION: Should we now move away from the 'Society,' i.e. meetings, 'Get out of her my people.... ?' But doesn't the Bible say not forsake the gathering of yourselves together and all the more so as you behold the day drawing near, etc.? And what do we do about the memorial of Christ’s Death? I can see that you are speaking the truth when you say about the Man of Lawlessness, surely standing in a place where they ought not, I.E. in place of the Christ, saying: ‘No one comes to the father except through us’ has put them in line for punishment, but how do we handle this after 30years?

What is the sign of the last days?

2022-04-03T16:54:40-04:00April 3rd, 2022|WT Review|

jw.org has taken to posting brief articles with short bullet points on current topics. As I have done with the Watchtower Review column for many years this post will examine the validity of the article: What Is the Sign of “the Last Days,” or “End Times”? (The recycled article appearing on jw dot org has been reviewed before but what follows is more detailed.) What [...]

So that they may come to believe the lie

2021-12-26T10:01:52-05:00December 26th, 2021|WT Review|

Part three of Watchtower Review Under the subheading, WE LOVE THE TRUTH: 12) God’s people today do not claim to have perfect or complete knowledge of the truth. At times, they have made mistakes in doctrinal matters and in organizational direction. That should not surprise us. The Scriptures make it clear that accurate knowledge increases with time. (Col. 1:9, 10) Jehovah reveals the truth gradually, and we [...]

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