The Earthly Hope Paradox

When one of Jehovah’s Witnesses goes out knocking on doors, he brings a message of hope: the hope of eternal life on earth. In our theology, there are only 144,000 spots in heaven, and they are all but taken. Therefore, the chance that someone we might preach to will...

Approaching the 2015 Memorial – Part 3

[This post is contributed by Alex Rover]   There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism and one hope to which we are called. (Eph 4:4-6) It would be blasphemous to say there are two Lords, two baptisms or two hopes, since Christ said there would be just one flock...

Approaching the 2015 Memorial – Part 2

It would be hard to find a more “hot button” topic for Jehovah’s Witnesses then the discussion of who goes to heaven. Understanding what the Bible really has to say on the subject is vital—in the fullest sense of the word. However, there is something standing in our...

Approaching the 2015 Memorial – Part 1

When Adam and Eve were thrown out of the garden to keep them away from the Tree of Life (Ge 3:22), the first humans were cast out of God’s universal family.  They were now alienated from their Father—disinherited. We all descend from Adam and Adam was created by God. ...

The Good News Defined

There has been a debate over what the Good News really is.  This is no trivial matter because Paul says that if we don’t preach the right “good news” we will be cursed.  (Galatians 1:8) Are Jehovah’s Witnesses preaching the real good news?  We...

Mercy to the Nations

[This article has been contributed by Alex Rover] Might certain inhabitants of the destroyed cities of Sodom and Gomorrah live in paradise earth? What follows is a taste of how the Watchtower answered that question: 1879 – Yes (wt 1879 06 p.8) 1955 – No  (wt 1955 04...

A Great Cloud of Witnesses

I think that chapter 11 of the book of Hebrews is one of my favorite chapters in all the Bible. Now that I have learned–or perhaps I should say, now that I am learning–to read the Bible without bias, I am seeing things that I never saw before. Simply letting the Bible...