Domestic Violence and Abuse in Jehovah’s Witnesses

When it comes to abuse cover-ups in Jehovah’s Witnesses, children are not the only ones who suffer. Women are also encouraged not to report domestic violence abuse, requiring two witnesses, just as elders counsel children who have been sexually abused by Jehovah’s Witnesses, Watchtower policies keep victims trapped. If you’re struggling with abuse in Jehovah’s Witnesses, these articles on our site and the following video “Jehovah’s Witnesses and Domestic Violence – Struggles of Jehovah’s Witness Women”  by ExJW Critical Thinker may give you some encouragement and hope. Continue reading “Domestic Violence and Abuse in Jehovah’s Witnesses”

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Have Mormons found evidence of Hebrews in America?

For years, Mormons have been looking for archaeological evidence to support their Book of Mormon. Occasionally, they will promote some type of archaeological artifact that is similar to something built or written by Hebrew people to try to validate their claim that the Book of Mormon people were indeed from the land of Israel. Continue reading “Have Mormons found evidence of Hebrews in America?”

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Are Jehovah’s Witnesses REALLY “His” Witnesses?

anne marieAre Jehovah’s Witnesses REALLY “His” Witnesses??
Are They Even “True Christians”??

“Jehovah’s” witnesses are NOT His “witnesses” in any way, shape or form, (or by any stretch of the imagination), because they follow a man-made organization instead of truly following and being a “witness” for Jehovah God, who requires us to “Listen to His Son.” And what does His Son say? His Son, Jesus Christ, tells us to COME TO HIM and to FOLLOW HIM. -Matthew 11:29-30; Luke 9:35; Luke 9:23 NWT Continue reading “Are Jehovah’s Witnesses REALLY “His” Witnesses?”

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Emotional blackmail, part of the faith of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Most Jehovah’s Witnesses live in fear. They feel the obligation to perform, knowing that their every move is under constant scrutiny to determine if they are “worthy enough” for acceptance among the brothers and sisters in the congregation.  Meeting preparations, door-to-door field service, needing to put in enough hours and conduct enough studies to qualify for special privileges, every minute of a Jehovah’s Witnesses life becomes legislated by the Watchtower organization as they strive to perform to its every rule and standard. Continue reading “Emotional blackmail, part of the faith of Jehovah’s Witnesses”

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What is the Jehovah’s Witness Memorial?

Celebrating the Memorial Meal of Bread and Wine

Every year on Nisan 14 (the day before the Passover on the Jewish Calendar), Jehovah’s Witnesses gather to observe the anniversary of the death of Jesus. It is similar to the Christian celebration of “Maundy Thursday” or the “Last Supper” that Jesus partook with His disciples just before He died to atone for our sins. Since Jehovah’s Witnesses do not celebrate Christ’s Resurrection or Easter, this is the only event they celebrate in His life. They call it “an observance of the Memorial of Jesus’ Death.” Continue reading “What is the Jehovah’s Witness Memorial?”

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Why do modern Bible translations render God’s Name as “LORD” instead of “Jehovah”?

The Hebrew Tetragrammaton (YHWH)

The name “Jehovah” is a name for God that is derived from the Hebrew Tetragrammaton or Four Consonants (YHWH) which are translated “LORD” (all capital letters) in the Old Testament text of most modern Bible translations. The name “Jehovah” was chosen by some Bible translators because the original Hebrew text does not contain vowels (only consonants) and the Jews have not pronounced God’s name for hundreds of years to avoid violating the 3rd Commandment to Keep God’s Name Holy. So nobody today knows how to pronounce it. Continue reading “Why do modern Bible translations render God’s Name as “LORD” instead of “Jehovah”?”

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If God’s Name wasn’t known until Moses why is His name mentioned throughout Genesis?

JEHOVAH’S WITNESS ARGUMENT: God’s Name was Known Before Abraham

I have a question about Exodus 6:2-3 where God states “I am the LORD; and I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as God Almighty, but by my name, LORD (YHWH), I did not make myself known to them.”  When I mentioned this passage to my Jehovah’s Witness friend, he countered by pointing out that all three of these men DID call on God’s Name. Genesis 12:8 says that Abraham “Built an alter there and called upon the name of the LORD (YHWH).” Genesis 28:16 says that “Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, ‘Surely the LORD (YHWH) is in this place, and I did not know it.’  In my New American Standard Bible, “LORD” is in all capital letters, so I’m assuming that represents the four consonants of the Hebrew Tetragrammaton “YHWH”. Is that right? What is your understanding of how the Exodus passage reconciles with the Genesis passages containing God’s name? Continue reading “If God’s Name wasn’t known until Moses why is His name mentioned throughout Genesis?”

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How do we know the books chosen in the Bible were correct?

MORMON QUESTION:

I have a problem with the acceptance of the Bible, which I believe has as many questions about its origins as the Book of Mormon.  I have a problem with Emperor Constantine and the college of cardinals who chose which books to keep in the Bible and which ones to leave out of the Bible. Continue reading “How do we know the books chosen in the Bible were correct?”

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What happens to the people who never hear the Gospel?

MORMON QUESTION:

If God is a loving God, how can Jesus be the only way to be saved when not everyone has had the chance to hear of Him? Only the Mormons answer this question for me because they claim that everyone will be given a second chance to hear the Gospel in the Spirit Prison. Continue reading “What happens to the people who never hear the Gospel?”

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Do you know if Jesus was born on December 25?

The Bible doesn’t give a date for the “birth” of Jesus. Some claim it was in the Spring or Fall because shepherds were in the fields, but this is a misunderstanding of the Jewish winters that actually had shepherds in the fields around Jerusalem in the winter because winters in Israel are mild with light snow in the mountains. Continue reading “Do you know if Jesus was born on December 25?”

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When did Jesus become the Christ?

Jehovah’s Witnesses claim that it was at Jesus’ baptism when the Holy Spirit came down as a dove that Jesus became the “Christ.” (See the Watchtower’s book, Holy Spirit–The force behind the coming new order, 1975, p. 90.) But this belief is inconsistent with the Biblical testimony that says that Jesus was proclaimed the “Christ” at His birth!  See these verses below: Continue reading “When did Jesus become the Christ?”

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What is Jesus Doing Now?

JEHOVAH’S WITNESS QUESTION: “What is Jesus doing now?”

Some Jehovah’s Witnesses ask this question in an attempt to prove their end-time chronology.  Yet, Jehovah’s Witnesses completely misinterpret Daniel’s vision of the Tree at Daniel 4:10-16 for a prophetic set of years from 607 B.C. to 1914 C.E.   Continue reading “What is Jesus Doing Now?”

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Know the Truth Make Sure Ministries Workbook

Know the Truth – Make Sure Ministries Workbook Helping Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses

Click Here to Download the full Bible Study PDF (87 MB)

Todd and Betty Ellis were saved out of the Jehovah’s Witness Watchtower organization in December 1981.  Since that time, they have been actively sharing their testimonies and have helped countless Jehovah’s Witnesses leave the Watchtower to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This workbook is a compilation of Bible Study lessons that Todd and Betty developed to disciple Jehovah’s Witnesses out of the Watchtower in Biblical Christianity. Continue reading “Know the Truth Make Sure Ministries Workbook”

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Once Saved, Are We Always Saved?

ONCE SAVED, ARE WE ALWAYS SAVED? —If we are Saved by Grace, do our works keep us saved?

“I have a question about the doctrine of ‘Once Saved Always Saved.’  Several of my friends believe in this teaching, but I have a hard time believing that a person who gets saved and willfully continues to practice sin is still saved.  Do you think that it is possible for a person like this to lose his salvation if he continues in a pattern of sin?”

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Why Do Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Halls Not Have Windows?

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WHY DO JEHOVAH’S WITNESS KINGDOM HALLS NOT HAVE WINDOWS?

“As I’ve been driving across the United States, I’ve noticed a bunch of Kingdom Halls of Jehovah’s Witnesses that do not have windows. Most of the Christian churches have windows. So, why don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses have them? Is it to keep their people from looking out the windows while they are trying to brainwash them? Is it to keep others from looking in and observing their meetings?” Continue reading “Why Do Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Halls Not Have Windows?”

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Can we personally interpret Scripture? – 2 Peter 1:20

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2 PETER 1:20: “…no prophecy of scripture is of any private interpretation.”

MORMON ARGUMENT:

The Mormon Church claims that its “prophets” and “apostles” have been ordained to the “Melchizedek” and “Aaronic” Priesthoods. Mormons assert that these “priesthoods” grant the Mormon Church the “authority” to receive new “revelations” from God and to “interpret” current revelation as proclaimed in their Scriptures (The KJV Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, Pearl of Great Price). In an attempt to establish the concept that a Christian cannot understand Scripture apart from the teachings of their Church, Mormons often quote 2 Peter 1:20 which states: “…no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.” Continue reading “Can we personally interpret Scripture? – 2 Peter 1:20”

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Are the wicked tormented after death? – Matthew 25:46

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AT DEATH DO THE WICKED GO TO ‘ETERNAL PUNISHMENT’ OR ‘EVERLASTING CUTTING-OFF’? –-Does Matthew 25:46 support the Watchtower’s view of annihilation?

MATTHEW 25:46:

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