We Are All Brothers – Part 2

In the first part of the series, we saw that to protect ourselves from the folly of organized religion, we must maintain a climate of Christian freedom by guarding ourselves against the leaven of the Pharisees, which is the corrupting influence of human leadership....

We Are All Brothers – Part 1

There have been a number of encouraging comments in the wake of our announcement that we’ll soon be moving to a new self-hosted site for Beroean Pickets. Once launched, and with your support, we hope to have a Spanish version as well, followed by a Portuguese one. We...

A Fondness for Pre-Eminence

[this post was contributed by Alex Rover] Since January 1st, 2009, within the congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, the term presiding overseer” has been discontinued and replaced with Coordinator of the Body of Elders. The reason provided in the letter to the Body of...

Playing the Victim

“…YOU are determined to bring the blood of this man upon us.” (Acts 5:28)  The chief priests, Pharisees and scribes had all conspired and succeeded in killing God’s Son. They were blood guilty in a very big way.  Yet here they are playing...

A Spirit Directed Majority?

Alex Rover gave an excellent summary of the changed state of affairs in our Organization in his comment on my most recent post. It got me to thinking about how these changes came about. For instance, his third point reminds us that in the “old days” we did not know...

Independent vs. Critical Thinking

We are very down on independent thinking in the Organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses. For example, Pride may play a role, and some fall into the trap of independent thinking. (w06 7/15 p. 22 par. 14) Due to background and upbringing, some may be more given to...

Are We Apostates?

When Apollos and I first discussed the creation of this site, we laid down some ground rules. The purpose of the site was to serve as a virtual gathering place for like-minded Jehovah’s Witnesses interested in deeper Bible study than was being provided at the...