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The Watchtower Society God

In his Theological Word Book of the Bible (an essential on every Bible scholar’s shelf) Alan Richardson points out: ‘The knowledge of God is not reached by abstract speculation as in Gk. philosophy, but in the actual everyday business of living, or social relationships and of current historical events. God is not known by thinking out ideas about him, but…read more →

LDS Temple Baptism for the Dead

Only Latter-day Saints baptize living people on behalf of the dead. The LDS maintain that temple baptism for the dead is endorsed by the Scriptures and was part of the original Christian faith as established two thousand years ago. However, a study of Christian antiquities reveals that baptism for the dead was not practised by the first followers of Jesus,…read more →

Extremism Disruption Orders

Are Extremism Disruption Orders bringing us in line with the worse of old Soviet oppression? A Barnabus Fund report of 30th June tells of ‘draconian Soviet era restrictions on religious freedom. ‘The new law will require any sharing of the Christian faith – even a casual conversation – to have prior authorisation from the state. This includes something as basic…read more →

Reachout Out to Muslims

Ramadan is approaching and Muslims will be fasting and spiritually searching. As Christians, we should be ready to give a reason for the hope within us with meekness and fear. We should consider how we can share the gospel in a way that is understood and, at the same time, make an effort to comprehend where those from the Islamic…read more →

Ministry and Social Media: 7 Helpful Tips

Many ministries, churches, and Christians face the challenge of social media today. What are we to think of it? Should we embrace it, ignore it, celebrate it, demonize it? We see opportunities to share and explain our faith but we are also wary of who we might meet, the company we might keep, the inherent dangers in the online world….read more →

Testimony: The Lord’s Message Rang Out From You…

This time, like all times, is a very good one if only we know what to do with it. Our world is ready to hear the gospel. Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Wiccans, Atheists, Agnostics, Satanists, Moonies, Scientologists, etc. are all ready to hear the gospel. You don’t believe it? I understand. It is the nature of Christians to believe we are…read more →

Mormon First Presidency 2016 Easter Message

  One does wonder who exactly writes these public statements from the Mormon First Presidency. Everything has to correlate with everything else these days. Mormon leaders can’t be seen to contradict other Mormon leaders; those days are long gone. The whole exercise must be pretty depressing if your a thinking Mormon, and there are an increasing number of those these…read more →

The Watchtower Memorial Meal

Every year the Jehovah’s Witnesses celebrate Jesus’ death with what they term, the Memorial Meal. This year (2016) it was held after sundown on Wednesday 23 March. Also every year The Watchtower (see 15 March 2004 edition, pp.4-7) carries an article designed to prepare people for this evening. It explains what happens and shows the correct procedures to be carried…read more →

5 Facts About Easter

It seems natural that the vernal, or Spring, equinox has, time-out-of-mind, marked new birth. In pre-Christian times the occasion honoured the Germanic Eastre, the goddess of the dawn. Eastre can be traced back to Proto-Indo-European roots, her name deriving from Austro, meaning dawn, or bright light. The venerable Bede, from whom we learn about Aestre, reports that by his time…read more →

Mormons and the Bible

Just as in other churches, Mormons face the question of what to think of the different Bible translations available today. Most churches have a standard text, a pew Bible, but often encourage members to use and explore other translations. Christians have found this very helpful as each translation brings its own strengths and weaknesses. It is also the case that…read more →

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