Category: Death and Resurrection (page 1 of 4)

Refuting Watchtower Arguments: “Only Jesus Went to Heaven”

Jesus in heavenThe Watchtower has a number of arguments to convince you that in Bible times, only Jesus went to heaven. Continue reading

Challenging Watchtower Teachings About the Resurrection

Open tombThe Watchtower’s two-class salvation system is premised on the belief that there will be two different types of resurrection:

  • The 144,000, when they die, receive spirit bodies suitable for life in heaven. Their physical bodies will never be resurrected. They will live in heaven and never again be on earth.
  • The great crowd will one day be raised from the dead in physical—not spirit—form. They will live on the earth forever and never go to heaven.

 I have previously posted a series of blog articles regarding the resurrection which you may find helpful in challenging these Watchtower’s teachings. I’ll give you links to those articles below along with a brief synopsis of what each covers. Continue reading

Differences Between the Watchtower’s Two Classes

ChasmIn previous articles, I described the Watchtower’s two-class salvation system. Today I want to set out a number of differences between the two classes (according to Watchtower teaching; note: individual Jehovah’s Witnesses may not be aware of all of these teachings). Continue reading

Discussing the Rich Man and Lazarus: Explaining the Christian Understanding

Rich summaryAfter you have shown the Witnesses the inconsistencies and contradictions in the Watchtower’s interpretation of the rich man and Lazarus account, you can tell them why your own understanding makes more sense to you.

I suggest making the following points: Continue reading

Discussing the Rich Man and Lazarus: The Five Brothers

Rich 27-31In this post, we’ll discuss the third and final segment of Jesus’ account of the rich man and Lazarus, Luke 16:27-31.

Abraham has just refused to let Lazarus give the rich man water. The rich man responds: Continue reading

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