Resurrection! Part 4: Heavenly

Identity Crisis Those resurrected to heavenly life (the 144,000 “anointed ones”) share the same identity problem as those who are expecting an earthly resurrection. Since, in Watchtower theology, nothing survives death, Jehovah is only left with his memory of the individual’s “memories and personality,” which he must recreate in a new body. In this case… Continue reading Resurrection! Part 4: Heavenly

Resurrection! Part 2: The Unrighteous

Part 1 described the Watchtower’s teaching on the earthly resurrection. It also gave some thought to whether the resurrected individual could possibly be the same person who died. In part 2 we are going to discuss the resurrection of the “righteous and the unrighteous.” Especially the latter. Resurrection of the “Unrighteous” According to the Watchtower,… Continue reading Resurrection! Part 2: The Unrighteous

Resurrection! Part 1: Earthly

The Watchtower Teaching Unlike the Signorelli painting above, the Watchtower describes the earthly resurrection as the injecting of a dead person’s memories and personality into a newly created body. They teach that the vast majority of humankind will be resurrected to life on earth: both the “righteous and the unrighteous.” This includes “billions of ‘unrighteous’… Continue reading Resurrection! Part 1: Earthly