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…

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

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…

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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…

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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!…

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

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…

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

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…

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Are human souls unconscious after death? – Ecclesiates 9:5

Ecclesiastes 9:5: “the dead do not know anything…for their memory is forgotten.”  – Are human souls unconscious after death? ECCLESIASTES 9:5-6: “For the living know they will die; but the dead do not know anything, nor have they any longer a reward, for their memory is forgotten. Also their love, and their hatred, and their…

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Is Water Baptism essential for Salvation?

IS WATER BAPTISM ESSENTIAL FOR SALVATION? Some religious groups that claim to be Christian, including Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses, teach that in addition to professing faith in Jesus Christ, one must also be physically baptized for salvation. This belief, also called “baptismal regeneration,” forms the basis for a works plus faith doctrine that requires physical…

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