Where Do Governments Get Their Authority?

Government AuthorityThe Watchtower teaches that all earthly governments are controlled by Satan. Continue reading

Jehovah’s Witnesses and the National Anthem

National AnthemWe saw last time that the Watchtower forbids Jehovah’s Witnesses from saluting the flag of any nation.

It also prohibits them from rising in response to the playing of the national anthem.

Let’s look at its reasons and see how to respond. Continue reading

Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Flag

American FlagThe Watchtower teaches that it is wrong for a Christian to salute any nation’s flag. The 4th of July is a good occasion on which to examine this dogma. Continue reading

Wrong Expectations

Wrong expectations“Wrong expectations” sounds much nicer than “false prophecies.” Accordingly, the Watchtower often defends itself against a charge of being a false prophet by comparing itself with Bible prophets who had misunderstandings.

Let’s examine this defense in some detail and consider how to respond. Continue reading

The Light Gets Brighter and Brighter

Light getting brighterAs we examine the defenses the Watchtower makes against claims that it meets the Bible’s definition of a false prophet, let’s look at the one it uses most often. Continue reading

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