Jehovahs Witnesses Archive

Watchtower Reverses Itself on Resurrection Doctrine

In a major doctrinal reversal, The Watchtower maga­zine of June 1, 1988, an­nounced a new viewpoint on the resurrection: the individuals who were killed when God rained fire and brimstone on Sodom and Gomorrah will not be raised up again — not even to face Judgment Day. Accor­ding to the new view, “Jesus saying that […]

Fred Franz Court Transcripts, November 24, 1954

From the Pursuer’s Proof of the cross-examination held on Wednesday, November 24, 1954, p. 7, paragraphs A-B. Examining Fred W. Franx, vice-president of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society and sent as representative of the Society and the Translation Comm. Q: Have you also made yourself familiar with Hebrew? A: (Franz) Yes. Q: So that […]

Revelation — Its Grand Climax at Hand!

The Watchtower Society’s latest com­mentary on the Book of Revelation repackages familiar Jehovah’s Witness interpretations in an attractive new format. Profusely illustrated with imagina­tive, full-color scenes from the Apocalypse, the new volume should be easy for Witnesses to sell in their door-to-door ministry. Confident of this, no doubt, they pro­duced a first printing in English […]

Michael Jackson Leaves Jehovah’s Witnesses

This article first appeared in the News Watch column of the Christian Research Journal, volume10, number1 (1987). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Jehovah’s Witnesses lost their best-known member this spring when Michael Jackson quit the sect. While Watchtower Society spokesmen indicated that his departure was voluntary, […]

The Name that Is Above Every Name

Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society is God’s only channel of truth on the earth today. Because of this teaching, they believe all other religions, including historic Christianity, are of Satan. For this reason, they will refuse to pray with you. Neither will they accept any Christian literature from you. Personal […]

Watchtower Issues New Instructions On Blood

The Watchtower Society has issued new instruc­tions requiring Jehovah’s Witnesses to offer greater resis­tance to court-ordered blood transfusions. The June 15, 1991 Watchtower magazine (p. 31) suggests that JWs “avoid being accessi­ble” for such a court ordered transfusion by fleeing the scene, or else follow the example of a 12-year-old girl who had been taught […]

Jehovah’s Witnesses — Proclaimers of God’s Kingdom

This is the most significant book Jehovah’s Witnesses have published in nearly half a century. In 1950 their New World Translation revised the New Testament to support the sect’s theology; now Jehovah’s Witnesses — Proclaimers of God’s Kingdom reinterprets Watchtower history to thwart criticism. Christians versed in evangelizing JWs know that the most effective approaches […]

A Grossly Misleading Translation (The New World Translation)

John 1:1, which reads “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God,” is shockingly mistranslated, “Originally the Word was, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god,” in a New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures, published under the auspices of Jehovah’s […]

Are Jehovah’s Witnesses Christian?

ARE JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES CHRISTIAN?- Introduction You’ve probably encountered them at your door. And you may have seen their Watchtower and Awake! magazines neatly displayed upon the counters of your local Laundromat. Who are the Jehovah’s Witnesses? Are they Christians? ARE JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES CHRISTIAN?- Roots The Jehovah’s Witnesses find their roots in the teachings of Charles […]

What Happens When We Die? Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Soul of Man

Jehovah’s Witnesses deny that man has a soul or spirit that has conscious existence after death. What does the Bible say?To Jehovah’s Witnesses, the word “soul” is interchangeable with the word “human.” In other words, they don’t believe that humans possess souls which are separate and distinct from the body; rather, they maintain that humans […]