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Defining “Inspiration” With A Jehovah’s Witness Elder

When I arrived at the restaurant, my Witness friend already ordered and had a desert sitting in front of my spot at the table. He has been doing that for awhile now. Our friendship has grown and we are very comfortable in each other’s presence. We talked for roughly 45 minutes before we even began our study. I honestly enjoy his company and I think the feeling is mutual. I believe part of the reason he continues to meet with me, in spite of all the hard questions I have given him, is because we are building a friendship. (It is not uncommon for us to text each other during the week about unrelated things.) It is imperative that if our relationship is going to continue, he needs to know that I genuinely care, not to mention, it will make it harder for him to drop me if he likes me. Once we got into the “Teach” book, I knew most of our conversation would be about chapter two, paragraph five. I have been waiting for this conversation for weeks. Read More …

#43 Is New Light, True Light? Quick Questions For Jehovah’s Witnesses

This question is directed at Jehovah’s Witnesses who may be unfamiliar with the Watchtower’s history of changing the identity of the Faithful and Discreet Slave mentioned in Matthew 24. This doctrine is being changed yet again, reflected in the articles discussed in the July 15, 2013 Study Edition of the Watchtower magazine.

To know more about these changes, read these excellent articles.



Quick Questions For Jehovah’s Witnesses is a series of quick questions for JWs (hence the name) and other interest parties to ponder. The answers to the questions just might be a little more revealing than most JWs would want to admit.

Discussing The Authority Of The Watchtower With A Jehovah’s Witness Elder, Part 2

You do not HAVE to obey.

(Picking up where we left off yesterday. Read yesterday’s “part one” post for context.)
It got very quiet. The intensity level of our conversation was thicker than it has ever been. My friend took a moment to look at Matthew 4:4 and think about it. He began to pull at his tie and loosen up his collar. He eyes were wide with shock. He again referred back to Apollos and made a distinction between doctrine and opinion in what Priscilla and Aquila were teaching him. I told him the difference was that in that case, Apollos was teaching correct doctrine and was given more information. Yet the July 15, 2013 Watchtower is changing its doctrine completely.

KW: The Watchtower is saying, “We use to believe this way, but now we don’t believe that anymore. Now we believe this and you’ve got to accept it because we are the voice of God. If you don’t believe it, we’re going to kick you out.” That is the way it comes across to me. Read More …

Discussing The Authority Of The Watchtower With A Jehovah’s Witness Elder, Part 1

Believe me or get kicked out!

My Jehovah’s Witness Elder friend was extremely uncomfortable for the majority of our two and a half hour meeting. We picked up where we left off from last week. I wanted to talk more about the paragraph I brought up last week where the Watchtower claims to speak God’s Words. Most of our conversation was about this topic, but it took us roughly a half hour to get started. My Witness buddy confided in me about some serious health issues that run in his family. Read More …

Discussing New Light With A Jehovah’s Witness Elder

The Watchtower changes it doctrine so frequently, they had to come up with a doctrine to justify it. These changes are called “New Light.”

Our meeting started with a BANG and was full throttle for an hour and a half. Before I get into that, I want to explain how I arranged for us to be speaking about this topic today. If you read lasts week’s post, you saw how I took advantage of the opportunity to get into the study edition of the July 15, 2013 edition of the Watchtower magazine. Yesterday I read through the articles that pertained to the doctrinal change I have known about for months. After I read them all, I sent a text message to my elder friend. Here is our text conversation. Read More …