The Video: How the Overlapping Generation was Revealed An Explanation For over 40 years the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses had proclaimed that the generation that witnessed [and understood] the events of 1914 would “by no means all pass away” before the “end of this system of things,” occurred via a “Great Tribulation” culminating in… Continue reading The “Overlapping” Generation
A Curious Fact Here is a curious fact: The name “Jehovah” appears thousands of times in the Hebrew Scriptures (aka “The Old Testament”), but not once in the Christian Greek Scriptures (aka “The New Testament”). Why, do you suppose, that is? The Watchtower has its theory, and I have mine. First, the Watchtower’s explanation: One… Continue reading Jehovah: the God for Christians?
A Visit to the Kingdom of J In a remote Pacific Island lies the kingdom of J. King J is believed, by the islanders, to be a god: infallible, never-changing, and supremely good. So holy is the king, that no man may look upon him, or hear his voice. His laws and messages to his… Continue reading Infallibility: Required for “God’s Channel”?
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