Category: JW Teachings

JW.org: “Jehovah’s Witnesses Do Not Shun”

October 13th, 2016, 1 Comment

The Watchtower Society’s website, JW.org, now claims that “Those who were baptized as Jehovah’s Witnesses but no longer preach to others, perhaps even drifting away from association with fellow believers, are not shunned.” [LINK] This is an amazing statement. It’s actually so amazing that tens of thousands of former Jehovah’s Witnesses will be surprised to […]

Watchtower Society Goes Under the Microscope

April 30th, 2012, 5 Comments

John Cedars has published the first post of a four-part series that closely examines the Watchtower Society’s claim to be “God’s Spirit Directed Organization” on earth. Cedars is most noted for his “Global Survey of Jehovah’s Witnesses”  – hosted and maintained at JWSurvey.org. Along with his “Global Surveys” (and occasional “Mini-Surveys”) that ask for opinions […]

Sudbury Elders: Reconsider Your Actions

April 6th, 2012, 3 Comments

By Rory Sullivan Editor’s Introduction: Even though this letter has appeared on other websites by now, Mr. Sullivan was kind enough to let me to publish and share his excellent thought-provoking “open letter” with our readers. He brings up issues that should concern all Jehovah’s Witnesses, but especially those honest-hearted Jehovah’s Witnesses who must carry […]

Dear Watchtower: Why the insults and name-calling?

February 14th, 2012, 8 Comments

I THOUGHT I KNEW YOU An open letter from Barbara Anderson to the Watch Tower’s Writing Department In 1517, Martin Luther wrote in a letter to Archbishop Albert of Mainz: “You must graciously forgive that I, that scum of the earth, am so bold as to dare to address a letter to you.” Yes, I […]

Coping with False Prophecy

January 30th, 2012, 3 Comments

By Cynthia Hampton For several years I have been honored to coordinate and moderate a Jehovah’s Witness support group based in Los Angeles and San Jose, California. Our group stays in touch by using the Yahoo!Groups email system and through our ExJWsLosAngeles.org website. I recently received the following question from a non-member of the group […]

Happy Holidays

December 23rd, 2011, 4 Comments

By the Editor Within the next few days, millions of people in the western world will celebrate Christmas, followed a week later by the New Year. In most countries, Christmas comes on December 25, but in a few (mostly those located in Eastern Europe and Asia Minor) Christmas comes on January 7. This difference is […]

The Finished Mystery – the book Jesus approved

April 5th, 2011, 2 Comments

By “Alfred” A few months ago a friend sent me a copy of The Finished Mystery – published in 1917. This wasn’t a PDF download, but an actual copy of the book. I must say that this was the most disturbing book I’ve ever had the displeasure of reading. But I read it because this […]

Watchtower forgets that “Content is King”

February 25th, 2011, 1 Comment

Adapted from a post by “LostGeneration” “Content is King” is a popular guideline to follow for those who run websites and mass communication outlets. It makes perfect sense, as demonstrated by sites like Jehovahs-Witness.net (and this one) that provide entertaining content for their targeted audiences. Even better, when content is added daily, users return repeatedly. […]

Watchtower’s Pecking Order

February 22nd, 2011, 2 Comments

Over the history of the Watchtower, the leaders have defined so many levels and rankings that now they’ve given up trying to use the word “classes” to describe them anymore. Let me help you understand how the organization is supposed to work.

Disfellowshipping – who’s at fault?

February 9th, 2011, 2 Comments

By Len Miller The announcement, “John (or Mary) Doe is no longer one of Jehovah’s Witnesses,” is repeated some 70,000 times each year in Kingdom Halls throughout the world. The Watchtower Society wants its followers to believe that these individuals became so unrepentantly contaminated with evil that it became necessary to remove them from association with […]

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