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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 [...]

October 5th, 2014|Page One|42 Comments

How could Jehovahs Witnesses be so wrong?

QUESTION: How could Jehovahs Witnesses or the Governing Body misunderstand a simple, plain reading verse, such as Acts 1:11? New International Version: "Men of Galilee," they said, "why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go [...]

September 1st, 2014|Mailbag|37 Comments

What Do The Seven Times Mean?

This article was prompted by a question from a reader. For more questions from readers see the Mailbag. If Christ's presence didn't begin in 1914 like Jehovah's witnesses teach, how do we explain the chronology Jehovah's witnesses use to lead up to 1914, that is, the seven times, or 2520 days?  _____________________   It seems reasonable that [...]

June 25th, 2014|Page Two|38 Comments

What is the sign of Christ’s presence?

QUESTION: My question to you is about the timing of Christ’s parousia. According to Matt 24:29 “Immediately after the Tribulation”… Verse 30 next states “Then you will see the SIGN of the sun of man”. Here appears the word – “Then.” I believe the Greek word Tote’, indicates the timing is following the tribulation. But [...]

May 30th, 2014|Mailbag|1 Comment

The Wise and Foolish Virgins

QUESTION: Since the Watchtower has not given a new explanation to the parable of the virgins and the talents in Matthew 25, can you please explain it to me? Especially the part that says: ''The foolish said to the discreet, ‘Give us some of your oil, because our lamps are about to go out.’   The discreet [...]

March 16th, 2014|Mailbag|4 Comments

How is the parousia like the days of Noah?

In the Reasoning from the Scriptures book, page 341, a question is asked: - Do the events associated with Christ’s presence take place in a very brief time or over a period of years? But the answers given in that book are not quite satisfactory. And after reading the articles from your website I understand [...]

March 1st, 2014|Mailbag|10 Comments

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 coming [...]

February 17th, 2014|Page One|14 Comments

Bethel’s 100 Year Long Kingdom Hoax – How Will It Affect You?

This article was originally written in October, 2013, but has not been updated as of October, 2014. As all of Jehovah’s Witnesses realize - and many others besides - 2014 marks 100 years since the kingdom of God is purported to have begun ruling. And apparently the Society is not waiting for October to do [...]

October 20th, 2013|WT Review|27 Comments

If clouds symbolize invisibility, then what about…

QUESTION: I again appeal to you for help in clarifying a paramount aspect of Christ’s parousia, which, according to our brothers in Bethel, supposedly is invisible. To support their doctrine of an invisible parousia, they say clouds in scripture generally represent invisibility.

Although on certain occasions that may be true, when in reference to Jehovah’s day, clouds are more often than not associated with darkness, terror, unrest etc. What is your opinion on this topic? I would also ask you to consider the vision of Daniel in chapter 7 about the Son of man coming on the clouds.

 

August 5th, 2013|Mailbag|0 Comments

Part 4 – July 2013 Watchtower Review

In order to keep the 1914 myth intact the Watchtower has since then promoted the notion that Jesus has two thrones. Supposedly, he sat down on his kingly throne in 1914, but he has not really commenced the work of a king in carrying out any sort of judgment within the earthly realm of his domain.

The reason the Watchtower is compelled to fabricate a secondary throne for Jesus is because in his parable of the sheep and the goats (Matthew 25:31) emphasis is placed upon the Son of man arriving with all of his angels as he sits down upon his glorious throne.

 

April 21st, 2013|WT Review|3 Comments

The Disgusting Thing that Causes Desolation – part 2

MP3 download This article is a continuation of the July 2013 Watchtower Review for Jehovah's Witnesses.

In the previous article it was established that the Watchtower’s interpretation of the holy place, about which Jesus foretold would be desolated during the great tribulation, is in error. That may be easily discerned from the fact that the Watchtower derives its interpretation from a private source; meaning, what they have presented simply does not harmonize with prophecy.

 

April 15th, 2013|WT Review|2 Comments

The Final Witness – How Will People Respond?

QUESTION: Throughout your website you mention that the preaching work presently undertaken by JW's is just a prelude to the much larger work that will be done just before the end comes (Matt 24:14).  How exactly will this preaching work look, and who/what will carry it out?  Who will respond to it?

January 5th, 2013|Mailbag|9 Comments

Many Will Be Stumbled – Will You Be?

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? 

July 10th, 2011|Page Two|1 Comment

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 – 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.

July 1st, 2011|Page One|3 Comments

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 or [...]

March 6th, 2011|Page One|13 Comments

Will Christianity Survive the End of the World?

A consideration of the 27th chapter of Isaiah and related prophecies.  The question of which shall end first—Christianity or the world—may seem like a strange topic to even consider. No doubt Jehovah's Witnesses naturally assume that true Christianity will without question outlive, not only the present evil world, but especially that brand of counterfeit Christianity [...]

September 14th, 2010|Isaiah|3 Comments

The Unfinished Mystery of God

In the Revelation the apostle John was transported by inspiration to the Lord's Day not only to witness, but also to directly participate in a dramatic prophetic vision with Christ, similar to his transfiguration experience. In the 10th chapter of Revelation, John witnessed a powerful angel coming down from heaven and standing astride the [...]

August 29th, 2010|Page Two|1 Comment