Discussing the Cross

Cross

Jehovah’s Witnesses often go to great lengths to try to prove to us that Jesus died on a single, upright “torture stake” rather than on a traditional cross.

I don’t think most of us care about the shape of the instrument on which he died.

However, because the Watchtower attacks Christians over this issue and has convinced Witnesses that this is an issue which distinguishes authentic and false Christianity, the Holy Spirit may lead you to engage them on this topic. Continue reading

Challenging 1914 From Watchtower Literature

1914 from WT literatureThe Watchtower claims that the “Gentile Times” ended and Jesus received rulership authority from Jehovah in 1914.

The 1914 date is critical to the Watchtower’s claim that its leadership is the “faithful and discreet slave” spoken of by Jesus in Matthew 24:45.

Here’s how to challenge the Watchtower’s chronology using only Watchtower literature. Continue reading

Challenging 1914 from the Bible

1914 from BibleThe Watchtower claims that the “Gentile Times” ended and Jesus received rulership authority from Jehovah in 1914.

It would be hard to overstate the importance of this assertion to the Watchtower’s claim to be Jehovah’s one true organization on the earth today.

The 1914 date is critical to the Watchtower’s claim that its leadership is the “faithful and discreet slave” spoken of by Jesus in Matthew 24:45.

Where did they get this date and how can we refute it? Continue reading

Discussing Everlasting Punishment

Justice with SwordThe Watchtower calls the concept of conscious everlasting punishment of unrepentant human beings a “God-dishonoring doctrine” originated by Satan as a slander on God.[i] 

What are some good ways to answer this claim? Continue reading

Discussing Annihilationism

  AnnihilationThe Watchtower does not believe in everlasting conscious punishment. It states:

“The very idea of eternal torment is repugnant to God. His maximum punishment for the wicked is to revoke the gift of life.”[i]

I recommend that you counter the Watchtower’s annihilation-of-the-wicked doctrine with a soundbite such as this: Continue reading

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