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
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
Jehovah is the final Judge. (Acts 10:42) He will never resurrect those whom he judges to be wicked and unwilling to change. What Does the Bible Really Teach? (WBTS, 2016 printing) p.74, parg. 20 Judgment! According to the Watchtower doctrine, stated above, Jehovah has judged some people as unchangeably wicked during their lifetime. He won’t… Continue reading Resurrection! Part 3: Judgments
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
The Watchtower Teaching The Watchtower teaches that Jesus’ resurrection was exactly the way in which all of the anointed will be resurrected: his memories and personality were inserted into a new spirit body by Jehovah. Jehovah also took care of “dissolving Jesus’ physical body.” The only thing the new “Jesus” had to do with it… Continue reading Resurrection! Part 5: Jesus
Never before have I used a blog post just to recommend a book to my visitors. But I’m making an exception for this book: “Jehovah’s Witnesses: A Gentle Self-Deprogramming Guide.” The book has made use of some of the content from this site. But there is also plenty of new material and illustrations. Unlike this… Continue reading Self-Deprogramming!
A Short Play by Tigaforest [Setting: Noon on a summer’s day. A sidewalk in a residential area of a city with parked cars along the opposite side of the street.] Two sisters, May and June, are out in field service and May had been carrying her heavy bookbag all morning. She stops and sets her… Continue reading Yoga?
To the astonishment and delight of us all, two members of the Governing Body: Anthony Norris III and Steven Lot, have branched out into the world of stand-up comedy (though some apostates may insist that the Governing Body have been living in that world, unknowingly, for a long time.) Tony is the straight-man, deadpanning the… Continue reading The Stand-up Comedy of the Governing Body
Part 1: The 1914 generation Featuring: Anthony Norris III and Steven Lot NORRIS: Good morning. My name is Mr. Anthony Norris the third, and this is brother Steven Lot. We’re calling on your neighbors this morning to discuss the crime rate. How do you feel about the increase in crime and violence? SOCRATES: And a… Continue reading When the Governing Body Called on Socrates. Part 1
Socrates convinces the Watchtower’s Governing Body that they’re not a Faithful and Discreet Slave.