Confessing Christ

From time to time there have been those who have used the commenting feature of Beroean Pickets to promote the idea that we must take a public stand and renounce our association with the Organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  They will cite scriptures like...

To Whom Do You Belong?

To whom do you belong? Which God do you obey? For just the one to whom you bow Your master is; you serve him now. You cannot serve two gods; Both masters cannot share The love of your heart in its ev’ry part. To neither you’d be fair. (Ssb song 207) To whom do we, as...

The Mandatory Reporting Red Herring

One of our commenters put forward a defense for the position of Jehovah’s Witnesses regarding the mandatory reporting of child abuse cases. Coincidently, a good friend of mine gave me the identical defense. I believe it reflects the standard belief among...

Christianity, Inc.

I recently shared a link to Brother Geoffrey Jackson’s testimony before the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse with a couple of JW friends. I went out of my way not to be negative or challenging. I was simply sharing a news...

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...

Esther: The Undercover Queen

[This article was contributed by Alex Rover] When we learn that our religious leaders have not always been honest with us, that certain teachings are squarely against what Scripture teach, and that following such teachings may actually lead us away from God, then what...