Category: The Nature of Man (page 1 of 2)

Get Out of “Babylon the Great”!

Bible teach Ch 15

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Acting under the assumption that by this point in your study you believe only Jehovah’s Witnesses practice the true religion, paragraph 15 (p. 151) of Chapter 15 urges you to take immediate action: “To be approved by God, not only must we believe in his existence but we must also do his will. We must also break free from false religion and embrace true worship.” Continue reading

The Flesh Can’t Cure the Flesh

Bible teach Ch 13

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Chapter 13, “A Godly View of Life,” continues the Watchtower’s emphasis on law and works.

Paragraph 2 (p. 125) states, “…to enjoy life to the full, we need to learn God’s laws and obey them.”

I recommend that you show the Witnesses Bible passages which emphasize that righteousness comes by walking in the Spirit, not by self-effort in trying to keep the law. Continue reading

What Are the Soul and Spirit?

Bible teach Ch 6

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The “Soul” and “Spirit” Appendix

This portion of “Bible Teach” shows the importance of defining terms biblically.

Chapter 6, paragraph 5 (p. 58) refers you to an appendix entitled, “’Soul’ and ‘Spirit’—What Do These Terms Really Mean?”

That appendix states, “Many believe that these words mean something invisible and immortal that exists inside us. They think that at death this invisible part of a human leaves the body and lives on. Since this belief is so widespread, many are surprised to learn that it is not at all what the Bible teaches.” (p. 208, the appendices don’t have numbered paragraphs) Continue reading

Is There Conscious Existence After Death?

Bible teach Ch 6

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Chapter 6, “Where Are the Dead?”, begins (heading, p. 57) with several questions, one of which is, “Would it be comforting to know the truth about death?”

My answer would be, “Maybe, or it could be terrifying!” Continue reading

Overcoming the Power of Sin

Bible teach Ch 5

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The Watchtower greatly underestimates the power of sin that dwells within us and greatly overestimates the power of natural man to overcome it. Continue reading

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