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The JW Name of God Documentary 3 – Who is Lord?

In part 3 we continue to look at the Name of God documentary being shown by Jehovah’s Witnesses. Its 60 minutes long and made to high production standards. The film sets out its stall by observing that the thousands of gods in this world all have names, but in the Judaeo-Christian world God’s name is not used or known: ‘Since…read more →

Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom, or Government?

A familiar tactic in discussion with a Jehovah’s Witness is for the Witness to say that the discussion is simply semantics, a quibbling about specific meanings of words and not very important. However, they don’t argue this way. As we discuss ‘kingdom,’ it is indeed about the meaning of a word, but this word encompasses a vital point of the…read more →

Mormon Excommunication

News broke on 8 August of the excommunication of a high ranking Mormon Church leader. Read the official statement here. The story was covered by major news outlets, but the most frequently cited reports are from the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News. The Tribune reported: ‘On Tuesday morning James J Hamula was released from his position in the…read more →

The JW Name of God Documentary – 2 The Stone JWs Rejected

We continue to look at the Name of God documentary being shown by Jehovah’s Witnesses. Since the last newsletter we have received an email from Rolf Furuli, one the experts in the film, commenting on the making of the film and these articles. You can find his email and my reply linked in this newsletter and on the website. The…read more →

The JW Name of God Documentary – Rolf Furuli Comments

In response to our first instalment looking at the documentary The Name of God, Rolf Furuli, one of the experts in the film, wrote to Reachout. I promised I would publish his email and my own reply and allow readers to decide for themselves how best to judge the film. Here is his email and my reply: Dear Reachout Trust…read more →

God and Mormonism’s Ultimate ‘Road Map’

Dallin H Oaks of Mormonism’s Twelve Apostles is a lawyer and jurist (North America: legal expert, judge) and the tempered and balanced tone of his profession comes across in his April 2017 conference talk. (See also Ensign magazine, May 2017, pp 100-103) Sans passion, his delivery is measured and reasonable, if emphatic, but is ultimately frustrated by the content of…read more →

Christian Fundamentals: God’s Love – 1 John 4:7-12

How can God possibly love us when we are, in the great scheme of things, apparently so insignificant? The psalmist wrote: ‘When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?’…read more →

Christian Fundamentals: Living to Please God – 1 John 3:19-24

In our age of uncertainty where everything is examined, questioned, and doubted how can we know we belong to God’s family and have eternal life? John confidently writes of an assurance that is not always our experience, ‘I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have…read more →

‘Living by Faith’ Through Mormon Eyes

The April 2017 first presidency message by Dieter Uchtdorf, second counsellor in the Mormon presidency, is based on Romans 1:17, ‘The just shall live by faith.’ (KJV). He begins with the familiar enough story of the Rabbi and the soap maker that concludes, just as soap must be put to use to make you clean, so faith must be put…read more →

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