Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Watchtower Comments for Week of 4/14/08-The Generation

This is a big Watchtower study for Jehovah's Witnesses. It discusses a very important doctrinal change for Jehovah's Witnesses.

Watchtower Comments-The Generation

See also this discussion about that Watchtower article.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Ezekiel Chapter 1 (Animated)

I think there is value in Bible literacy, even if you don't believe in it. Besides being culturally relevant, it has some bizarre and fascinating passages. Ezekiel chapter one is one of the strangest. Here it is presented visually with a kingdom melodies soundtrack. (Kingdom melodies are the official worship songs of Jehovah's Witnesses.) I'll leave it to you to decide if this passage is the result of divine inspiration or was inspired by something closer to home.

Ezekiel Chapter 1

This heavenly vision is very important to the doctrine of Jehovah's Witnesses. They consider their constant revisions of doctrine to be pictured by the movement of God's heavenly chariot. If a member disagrees with a current teaching that is later revised (new light), they still accuse him of going ahead of "Jehovah's Organisation". This is considered apostasy and can result in disfellowshipping and shunning. It makes little difference if they later decide he was right after all. I find it offensive that a symbolic representation of God's throne would be used to bully people into accepting lies.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Watchtower Comments Videos are Back

The Watchtower Comments videos are among the most popular on this site. They were recently taken down from Youtube as a response to a legal threat from the directors of the "Knocking" documentary. This blog also received a legal threat, despite the fact that I have nothing to do with the production of those videos. Click here for my comments or here for the latest news on this situation.

I'm pleased that these excellent videos are back. Jehovah's Witnesses are now producing two versions of their Watchtower magazine. One is a public edition that waters down their controversial teachings. The other is a study edition for Jehovah's Witnesses and contains much stronger language. This makes it much harder for outsiders or former members to know what is going on in that religion. (I have family in that religion and am very concerned about this increased secrecy.) The Watchtower Comments videos are valuable because they discuss these study articles and provide observation that won't be heard at the Watchtower studies of Jehovah's Witnesses. I hope you will take a look at them. I intend to keep posting them on this blog as they become available.

Jehovah's Witnesses Exposed by Fred Franz