Christians believe that all of the dead will be resurrected in the end times either to live forever in paradise (the saved) or to experience everlasting conscious punishment (the unsaved). The determination will be made by God based on whether or not in this life they repented of their sins and accepted God’s free gift of salvation purchased by Jesus Christ on the cross.
But the Watchtower teaches something quite different. Continue reading
Who does the Watchtower believe will be resurrected?
In its article, “What is the Resurrection?” (located under the tab “Bible Teachings” on the Watchtower’s website, jw.org), the Watchtower says that everyone will be resurrected. But then it tells us that they won’t. Continue reading
The Watchtower claims that there are two types of resurrection bodies—spiritual (suited for life in heaven only) and physical (suited for life on earth only).
Let’s look at two passages in 1 Corinthians 15 which it uses as proof texts to see if it is right or wrong. Continue reading
In order to discuss Bible topics effectively with Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christians need to have a clear understanding of the differences between Christian doctrine and Watchtower teachings.
For this reason, I have decided to do a series of posts contrasting the Christian and Watchtower views of the resurrection. Continue reading
On April 11, 2017 after sundown (Nisan 14 on the Jewish calendar), the Watchtower will hold its annual Memorial service commemorating the death of Jesus Christ, also known as “The Lord’s Evening Meal.”
Bread and wine are passed to all attenders, much as in a church communion service. The big difference is that at almost all of the Kingdom Halls worldwide absolutely no one actually partakes of anything!
This all seems quite normal to Jehovah’s Witnesses, but the first time I experienced it, it seemed quite bizarre. Frankly, it still does. Continue reading