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Did Jesus Preach the Watchtower’s Kingdom Message?

Bible teach Ch 4

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After the discussion of the Watchtower doctrine that Jesus is a created being, the rest of “Bible Teach” Chapter 4 covers Jesus’ life and ministry. Most of this you can agree with and continue to build bridges. However, there are some points you will want to challenge.

Assertion #4: Jesus preached the same message that the Watchtower does today Continue reading

Who Rules the World?

Bible teach Ch 3

Click image to access this “Bible Teach” chapter on the Watchtower’s website

Last time, we looked at the first two assertions made in “Bible Teach,” Chapter 3.

Today, we’ll examine the last three assertions of that chapter.

Watchtower Assertion #3: We are in the middle of a sovereignty challenge initiated by Satan against Jehovah. Continue reading

The Problem of Sin

Bible teach Ch 3

Click image to access this “Bible Teach” chapter on the Watchtower’s website

In Chapter 3 of “Bible Teach”, the Watchtower makes five main assertions, each of which requires our attention and discussion:

  1. God’s purpose of an earthly paradise hasn’t been fulfilled because of the sinful rebellion of Satan and humans.
  2. Human beings inherited sin from Adam.
  3. We are in the middle of a sovereignty challenge initiated by Satan against Jehovah.
  4. Satan is the current ruler of this world.
  5. God’s Kingdom will soon remove Satan and make the earth a paradise.

In this post, I’ll cover Assertions #1-#2. Next time, I’ll discuss Assertions #3-#5. Continue reading

The Watchtower Asserts Without Citing

Twisting Saying without Citing“Saying but not citing” is an error in which “a writer says that the Bible says such and such but does not cite the specific text (which often indicates that there may be no such text at all).”[1]    

The Watchtower commits this error frequently. This allows them to imply that they are just teaching what the Bible teaches, when in fact the Bible provides little or no support for their teaching.

Here are four examples from Watchtower literature: Continue reading

Speculative Watchtower Prophecy: 1914

Twisting 1914Speculative readings of predictive prophecy occur when “a predictive prophecy is too readily explained by the occurrence of specific events, despite the fact that equally committed biblical scholars consider the interpretation highly dubious.”[1]

The prophetic speculation errors of the Watchtower are enough to fill a book—maybe several books.

I am going to highlight just some of the things it has said over the years about the significance of the year 1914.  Note how—instead of giving up making predictions and assertions—the Watchtower simply changes its teachings and keeps on making prophetic claims. Continue reading

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