Questions on Belief

Helping a friend or relative that is involved with a Cult

The first sign you may have of a friend or relative entering a cult is that their personality alters and you begin to realise that they are not acting as they would normally but it is just like someone has ‘reprogrammed’ their actions and responses. The first reaction to this can often be to tell them not to be so…read more →

Helping a friend or relative that is involved with the Occult

What has happened? If you feel that a friend or relative has been affected by supernatural evil – do not panic. First do make sure that it is not just a ‘false alarm’. If they have in some way opened themselves to the occult there would need to be a door. Find out what they have been involved with and…read more →

Heaven and Hell

HEAVEN AND HELL First we need to ask if there is a future after we leave this life and if so how is this existence described. Thus here we will seek to answer three specific questions: 1. Do the Scriptures show that man is alive after he leaves the earth? 2. What names and descriptions are given to the places…read more →

Should the Name appear in the New Testament

One of the regular subjects that the Watchtower Society writes about is of course the Name of Jehovah. The Watchtower, 1 August 2008, is a case in point when they specifically asked, “Should the Name Jehovah appear in the New Testament?” – pp.18-22. I want to comment on the main points they make within the article.First, however, we should just…read more →

Was the Watchtower Society Chosen by Jesus in 1919?

The following is a slightly edited version of a posting on the Reachout Forum in early June. I felt it deserved to be read by as many people as possible as it is important that all Jehovah’s Witnesses face up to this matter. As all Jehovah’s Witnesses know, but are always totally unable to explain, the Watchtower Society just is…read more →

Is the Doctrine of the 144,000 possible?

Jewish scholars tell us that as many as 20% of first century Israel may have accepted Jesus as the Messiah. We know that three thousand came to the Lord on the Feast of Pentecost (Acts 2:4) and shortly afterwards another 5,000 men plus any women and children became believers (Acts 4:4). Acts 6:7 then records that a large number of…read more →

The ‘144,000’ – who are they?

In the Watchtower Society’s book Knowledge That Leads to Everlasting Life (1995), under the heading ‘Mankind Transformed’ we read the following:“How grand it will be when the knowledge of God fills the earth! There will be an extensive educational program under the direction of the King Jesus Christ and his 144,000 corulers.” (Page 185) Belief in the importance of the…read more →