Calvinism – Total Depravity Part 2

[this article is contributed by Alex Rover] In part 1 of this article, we have examined the Calvinistic teaching of Total Depravity. Total Depravity is the doctrine describing the human condition before God as creatures who are completely dead in sin and unable to...

Preaching Hate

Image from a Watchtower publication depicting the future for non-believers at Armageddon. The March 15, 2015 article “What ISIS Really Wants” by The Atlantic is a brilliant piece of journalism offering real insight into what drives this religious movement.  I highly...

Shadows of Things to Come

In Colossians 2:16, 17 festivals are called a mere shadow of things to come. In other words, the festivals Paul mentioned had a bigger fulfillment. While we are not to judge one another regarding these things, it is valuable to have knowledge of these festivals and...

Simple Truth: 1 Peter 3:15

What if you could start a conversation with just a single Scripture? What if you could help your family and friends to read God’s Word more often, and with a new set of eyes? Meet Simple Truth! For this edition, we’ve chosen 1 Peter 3:15. “But set...

The Messages of the Three Angels

A commentary on Revelation 14:6-13 A commentary is set a of explanatory or critical notes on a text. The point is to better understand the text passage. Synonyms of commentary: explanation, explication, elucidation, exegesis, examination,interpretation, analysis; ...

How to Receive Salvation

Jehovah’s Witnesses preach that salvation is heavily dependent on works. Obedience, loyalty and being part of their organization. Let’s review four requirements to salvation set forth in the study aid: “You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth–But How?”...

Your Deliverance Is Near!

[this article is contributed by Alex Rover] The Governing Body has been steadily working toward a new prophetic framework over the past decade or so. An ounce of ‘new light’ at a time, just the right amount of change to make the friends excited, but not too much to...

The Fruit Bearing Tree

[this post was contributed by Alex Rover] How would you illustrate these two verses? “Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be my disciples.” (John 15:8 AKJV) “so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs...

A Free Association

[Author: Alex Rover, Editor: Andere Stimme] On February 9, 2014, just over a year ago, I wrote to Meleti: I’d enjoy a forum like the well moderated jwtalk.net but with the liberty to put scripture before organization as the main difference. But it’s a lot...

Anointed – Why me?

[this post was contributed by Alex Rover] One of the first questions when I first realized my election as a chosen child of God, adopted as his son and called to be Christian, was: “why me”? Meditating upon the story of Joseph’s election can help us...