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 [...]
QUESTION: What did Jesus mean when he said to his disciples that "they will lay their hands on you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name's sake. This will be your opportunity to bear witness." (Luke 21:12-13 ESV) What was it that [...]
1.) For a long time Jehovah’s Witnesses had been taught that Jesus’ parable of the wise and foolish virgins was fulfilled in 1918. But the July, 2013, Watchtower adjusted the coming of the bridegroom to a point in the future. Previously the Watchtower had explained that the International Bible Students had “nodded off” during the [...]
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 coming [...]
QUESTION: Could it be that the disgusting thing standing in a holy place is the group of men being lawless, the Governing Body? So we should flee? Now? Judgment day is here, I think. ANSWER: Jesus foretold that when the disgusting things stands where it ought not that it would occur during the world’s worst time of trouble [...]
Jehovah first demonstrated that he was a God of judgment back in the Garden of Eden, not only when he sentenced the trespassing Adam and Eve to death, but he also foretold the long-running enmity that would develop between the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent, culminating with the crushing of the serpent and its brood.
Although Almighty God is fully capable and determined to ultimately accomplish his originally stated purpose to have mankind dwell in peace and perfection on this beautiful planet, since our fruit-pilfering parents were ousted from Eden God has had to patiently deal with a degenerating race of sinners. And fortunately for us the Grand Instructor is up to the task.
It was an entirely different world on the outside of Eden. By disobeying Jehovah humanity unwittingly subjected itself to the rebel angel who cunningly used a lowly reptile to deceive Eve and who has subsequently become known as Satan, the Devil.
JUDGMENT OF THE HOUSE OF GOD - WHEN DOES IT BEGIN? TO THE ELDERS Dear Brothers, You have probably heard the news that has come out of the Watchtower Society’s 2012 annual meeting by now, regarding the new understanding in connection with the faithful and discreet slave. If not, the highlights of the meeting have [...]
Watchtower Bible and Tract Society 25 Columbia Heights Brooklyn, New York 11201-2483 Dear Brothers (To all Governing Body members and various Watchtower officers): Over the past few weeks numerous brothers and sisters have presented documentation to Bethel branches around the world exposing the Watchtower's involvement with the United Nations as an NGO. Now, over 6,000 [...]