QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

 

 Thank you to all who have expressed appreciation for our site.  We appreciate you in return for taking the time to visiting us and sharing your thoughts.

    We know some of the information here is new and in many ways even revolutionary and controversial to some.  For that reason, we encourage all who have such concerns to email us with those concerns so we can address them.  And if a correction is needed on our part, we will be swift about making such corrections.  

    We welcome any and all questions regarding ANY of the articles published on this site.  And we endeavor to reply to all such inquiries within 72 hours. 

    However, there are certain questions we do not respond to.  They include:

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    Keep in mind that the information we provide here is information, not truth.  Truth only comes from our personal experience with information – when our own spirit concurs or ‘bears witness.’
 

 

List of Questions by Topic

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Questions from September 2015

August 2015 - No Published Questions

July 2015 - No Published Questions


Questions from June 2015

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Questions from March 2015

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Questions from December 2014

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Questions from December 2013

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Questions from December 2012

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LIST OF QUESTIONS BY TOPIC


144,000
Angels
Anointed
Apostates/Murmurers 
Baptism
Bible
Blood
Born Again
Children
Corrections
Demons
Disfellowshipping/Disassociating
Donations
Earthly Hope
Elders/Overseers
Encouragement
The End
Faith
Faithful Slave
The Father
Franz, Raymond
Governing Body
Grooming
Heaven
Heavenly Hope
Holidays
Jehovah
Jehovah’s Witnesses
Jesus
Kingdom of the Heavens
Memorial / Lord’s Evening Meal
Parables
Prayer
Preaching/Ministry
Prophecy
Ransom
Rapture
Reinstatement
Resurrection
Scriptures
Sonship
Spirit
Spiritual Experience
Teachings of Jesus
Trinity
Truth
Two Hopes
The Urantia Book
Website


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144,000

03/25/12    Are we wrong? Is there two hopes? Is the Bible written only to the 144,000?

07/09/12    Rev 14:4 says the anointed is virgin men. How can woman also have the hope?

07/29/12b  Comment from a visitor who believes the Christian Greek Scriptures are primarily directed to                     only 144,000 people.

09/28/12    Visitor asks several questions about 144,000 and the resurrection

12/17/12    Visitor explains why he believes the 144,000 of Revelation is not literal number.

02/23/13    Visitor believes Revelation proves 144,000 will be co-rulers with Jesus over earth.

03/07/13    Is the great crowd of Revelation 7:9 the same as the crowd of people of Revelation 5:8-10?

03/14/13    Visitor shows that the number of sons of God are not limited to 144,000.

03/19/13a  Since only 11 faithful apostles were invited to the first Memorial, does that prove only144,000                   may partake?

04/01/14    Evidence from a visitor that the Watchtower doctrine of 144,000 is wrong.

04/08/14    Visitor is confused about the 2 classes of anointed Christians as stated in the WT 1/15/14.

04/19/14    Visitor explains in more detail when we act as king-priests as a follow up to Question and                          Response 4/11/14.

01/19/15    Where does the Watchtower say that Jesus is the mediator only for 144,000? 

 

Angels

05/04/15    How do angels communicate today?     

 

Anointed

02/25/12     Discussing what "anointing" is.

03/22/12b   (1) When are the anointed retrieved to the sky?

                 (2) Are some anointed live on earth for a thousand years?

                 (3) Should they stay in the camp of Revelation 20:9?

04/07/12c   I’ve sinned so much.  Could I really be a son?

04/26/12     What are the anointed sisters’ role in the congregation? Is the anointed like elders in the                            congregation?

04/28/12a   Who are you?  Does it matter that I have a learning disability?

04/28/12b   If you are unsure about your anointing, doesn’t that mean you are not anointed?

04/30/12     Does having a mental illness disqualify a person from being anointed?

05/13/12     Why does the Watchtower depict the anointed as only old people?

05/19/12     How many people in history have already partaken of the emblems?

09/01/12     Does anointing need to be validated by baptism or reinstatement if a person has been                               disfellowshipped? And author’s follow up comment.

01/23/13     Are you sure Daniel will be resurrected to the heaven? I don’t believe I am anointed.

02/15/13     Visitor torn between the two conflicting visions of eternal life. [Is the heavenly calling                                 supernatural?]

05/14/13a   Visitor asked how young can a person partake and what if one partakes and they are not                           anointed.

11/22/13    Response to a visitor to rejects the heavenly hope.

12/05/13    The February 15, 2014 Watchtower’s ‘new light’ of a rapture for the Anointed.

01/09/14    What do you think about the number of Memorial partakers in 2013?

03/09/14    Are those who are not anointed under the authority of the darkness? 

                 (WT 1/15/14 - Colossians 1:13)

12/03/14    Do ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses have the special overwhelming feeling of anointing

12/08/14    Visitor does not believe Jehovah’s Witnesses have unusual spiritual experiences.

05/12/15c  How are people or a person baptized with the Holy Spirit?

05/16/15    In QR 5/12/15, are we promising freedom without moral restraint?

09/13/15    What was the “new light” in the September 2015 JW Broadcast? 

 

Apostates/Murmurer

03/11/12    Visitor is concerned that the teachings on this website may be apostate.

10/26/12    Visitor believes we are apostates and disapproved by the Governing Body.

11/02/12    Visitor responds to our defense against the claim that we are apostates.

12/18/12    Visitor accuses us of being murmurers like the sons of Korah.

12/23/12    Follow up to accusation of being murmurers.

06/28/13    Visitor asks if we are going to write a letter to the Governing Body denouncing the name calling                  at the 2013 District Convention.

09/06/13    Are we a breakaway group? Are these new scrolls? Who is Elaia Luchnia?

01/15/14    How should Christians flee from the antichrist leadership of the Governing Body?

03/31/14    Visitor believes we are trashing ‘Jehovah’s earthly organization’

08/02/14    Visitor intends to report us to the Governing Body if we do not close down this website and stop                  publishing Bible-based material.

08/29/14c   Why aren’t the sons and new partakers being disfellowshiped as apostates?

10/12/14    Why didn’t the brother in the Fenway Apostasy article remain silent like Jesus? 

 

Baptism

06/18/12    What happened to Jesus at his baptism?

07/28/12    Is water baptism symbolic or is it the actual joining to Christ?

07/29/12a  Is there a scriptural text that says baptism is symbolic?

11/20/12    How should I conduct re-baptisms?

03/04/14    Should we discourage young ones from getting baptized until they reach an age of maturity?

05/12/15c   How are people or a person baptized with the Holy Spirit?

05/16/15    In QR 5/12/15, are we promising freedom without moral restraint? 

 

Bible

07/29/12b   Comment from a visitor who believes the Christian Greek Scriptures are primarily directed to                      only 144,000 people.

05/18/13    Visitor asks why we refer to the Gospel Accounts as hearsay.

09/06/13    Are we a breakaway group? Are these new scrolls? Who is Elaia Luchnia?

09/12/13    Was ‘obeisance’ the wrong word used by the Society at Acts 10:25-26?

01/23/14    Visitor is worried that we might be going ‘beyond the things written.

05/06/14    What version of the Bible do you use? 

05/26/14    Do you think there needs to be a reformation of Paul’s teachings? 

06/01/14    Should we not pay attention to Paul’s writings and are you encouraging us to read the                                aprocryphal?

11/02/14    Why does the Revised New World Translation omit John 8:1-11? 

 

Blood

10/07/12a   What is our opinion on the blood transfusion ban? 

 

Born Again

04/07/12c   I’ve sinned so much.  Could I really be a son?

02/21/13    Visitor does not believe Daniel or John the Baptizer will be in heaven because they were not                      born again.

Children 

02/28/13    Visitor objects to Society’s coloring pages for children.
04/26/13    What do I teach my young children ages 1 to 3?
02/07/14    When celebrating the Memorial at home, what kind of bread and wine 
should we use and can                      our children participate? 

03/04/14    Should we discourage young ones from getting baptized until they reach an age of maturity? 

 

Corrections

11/12/12    Correction to article “ A Turning of the Shadow”

10/23/13    Visitor offers a correction to Question and Response 10/3/13.

04/11/14    Over whom do the ‘kings-priests’ rule? Demons

06/14/13    What is the agenda of demons and how do we handle demonic encounters? 

 

Disfellowshipping/Disassociating

09/01/12b  Does anointing need to be validated by baptism or reinstatement if a person has been                                disfellowshipped? And author’s follow up comment.

11/29/12    Disfellowshipped person concerned that returning to the Kingdom Hall would grieve the Father’s                  spirit because they are not teaching the whole truth. 

12/28/12    Do we approve of the Society’s disfellowshipping policy?

08/29/14c   Why aren’t the sons and new partakers being disfellowshiped as apostates? 

10/12/14    Why didn’t the brother in the Fenway Apostasy article remain silent like Jesus? 

11/06/14    How should I understand 1 Corinthians 5:5 to hand a person over to Satan?

04/10/15    Now that I have awaken, do I need to write a letter of disassociation? 

 

Donations

01/27/13    Visitor accuses us of being just another “God channel” greedy for money

03/02/14    Response to an email about financial and other struggles

05/06/14    Are you all in this for the money? Earthly Hope

03/09/12    What about Revelation 7 and 21, does it tell of an earthly hope?

09/01/12a   Visitor believes the article "The Reality of the Earthy Hope" contradicts with the Bible.

03/18/13    Is one with an earthly mind set and hope also one of God’s sons?

04/09/13    If the Christian congregation represents the priesthood, then wouldn’t the nations represent the                   earthly class with an earthly hope?

04/11/13    What do you think about the July 15, 2013 Watchtower explaining the new light?

01/22/14    Visitor is unclear as to who inherits the earth.

02/26/14    Who is left on earth after the separating of the sheep and the goat?

05/01/15    Didn’t the Jews believe in living forever on earth? Elders/Overseers 

06/29/14     Is stepping down from a spiritual privilege in the Congregation an act that is contrary to God's                    will? [WT 4/15/14]

09/23/14    Why don’t I hear about the numbers of Elders and traveling overseers stepping down on other                    blogs, and why do you have such a low count of activity on your site?

 

Encouragement

05/20/13    Visitor seeks help in facing problems of life

06/21/13a  Elder who elected to step down from his position of oversight.

08/05/13    Visitor ask a few questions about the authors’ status in the congregations of Jehovah’s                              Witnesses.

10/03/13    How did we know the details of the experience in Nairobi in Gaining Perspective?

01/21/14    Anonymous email seeking forgiveness   

03/02/14    Response to an email about financial and other struggles

 04/13/14    Are there any brothers in Toronto, Ontario, Canada who I can meet with who have your insights                  into the scriptures? 

 

 Faith

12/31/14    Visitor who had lost faith in God questions the growth as stated in Kingdom Update - December                  2014.

 

 The End

03/29/12    What do you think of Luke 21:8, it is incorrect to say that the end is near? 

 

Faithful Slave

08/19/12    Is the Society correct that Jesus returned in the 1918 era and that Jesus decided they were the                      only true Christians?

10/07/12b  Inquiry about the “new light” on who is the Faithful and Discreet Slave 

10/08/12    Further inquiry about the “new light” about the Faithful and Discreet Slave

01/19/13    Request for Clarification of the Governing Body’s “new Light.”

01/22/13    Another request for clarification of the Governing Body’s “new light.”

04/11/13    What do you think about the July 15, 2013 Watchtower explaining the new light?

09/21/13    Isn’t it necessary to expose all of the errors of the Society’s teaching in order to make positive                  changes with Jehovah’s Witnesses? 

 

 The Father

08/03/12    Do you believe the Father is part of a Trinity?

09/14/12    Is it wise to encourage the use of ‘Father’ instead of ‘Jehovah’ in our prayers?

07/28/13a   We worship the Father, but do we pray to Jesus or the Father? 

 

Franz, Raymond

10/31/12    Visitors inquire about our knowledge of and relation to Raymond Franz. 

 

Governing Body

03/13/12    Does the Governing Body approve of this website?

03/14/12    Follow Up reply to 3/13/12 (Should we ask questions?)

07/08/12    How can you be confident in the Governing Body when you see a need for change?

02/24/13    Does the Watchtower reply to your letters?

06/05/13    Regarding the article The Governing Body Myth, a visitor asks why we characterize

06/28/13    Visitor asks if we are going to write a letter to the Governing Body denouncing the name calling                  at the 2013 District Convention.

09/21/13    Isn’t it necessary to expose all of the errors of the Society’s teaching in order to make positive                  changes with Jehovah’s Witnesses?

01/08/14    Why do we continue to support the Governing Body?

01/15/14    How should Christians flee from the antichrist leadership of the Governing Body?

02/12/14    Why don’t we just count ourselves since the Governing Body will not?

03/22/14    Is the decision by the Governing Body to discontinue the role of District Overseers a theocratic                      move?

03/24/14    Do we really consider the Governing Body as a group of rebels?

03/31/14    Visitor believes we are trashing ‘Jehovah’s earthly organization’

04/06/14    What do I do if the elders try to disfellowship me for partaking?

05/30/14    Are you setting yourselves up to be a new governing body?

05/31/14    What do you mean when you say the Governing Body will soon be defunct?

08/25/14    Why did members of the Writing Department resign?

08/26/14    Visitors is concerned at the sceptics about our report of the happenings at Bethel

08/28/14    Why did the Watchtower Society remove the verse references from their online Bible?

08/29/14a   Why did the Society remove the statement in the Study Edition of the Watchtower that it                             adheres to the Bible as its authority?

08/29/14b   Follow up comment about the removal of verse references in the New World Translation on                           line.

 

 Grooming

04/14/15    Can a person with a well groomed beard serve God with a good conscience? 

 

Heaven

07/22/12    Matthew 24:30-31: What does heaven’s extremities mean? Aren’t the elect on earth when this                        happens?

 

 Heavenly Hope

07/10/12    If we all have the heavenly hope, to whom does the 144,000 pertain?

06/22/12    Visitor does not understand that all Christians have the heavenly hope.

02/22/12    Did you err in saying that ALL Christians have the heavenly hope?

02/01/13    I still have doubts about whether there is only one hope for Christians.

02/06/13    Chastised for helping another accept the heavenly hope.

02/21/13    Visitor does not believe Daniel or John the Baptizer will be in heaven because they were not                           born again.

11/22/13    Response to a visitor to rejects the heavenly hope.

01/22/14    Visitor is unclear as to who inherits the earth. Holidays

11/05/13    Why do we refrain from holidays that have pagan origins when we do so many other things in                      our daily lives that have pagan origin?

 

 Jehovah

09/14/12    Is it wise to encourage the use of ‘Father’ instead of ‘Jehovah’ in our prayers?

12/04/14    Why do we keep calling the Father Jehovah?

02/19/15    Do you think the Watchtower Society will soon be making an adjustment in their teachings and                    start helping people meet the basic needs?

 

 

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

 

 Thank you to all who have expressed appreciation for our site.  We appreciate you in return for taking the time to visiting us and sharing your thoughts.

    We know some of the information here is new and in many ways even revolutionary and controversial to some.  For that reason, we encourage all who have such concerns to email us with those concerns so we can address them.  And if a correction is needed on our part, we will be swift about making such corrections.  

    We welcome any and all questions regarding ANY of the articles published on this site.  And we endeavor to reply to all such inquiries within 72 hours. 

    However, there are certain questions we do not respond to.  They include:

    •    Questions about matters unrelated to the articles published on this site;
    •    Questions asking for interpretation or timing of Biblical prophesies;
    •    Questions that do not serve to build up the Body of Christ


    Keep in mind that the information we provide here is information, not truth.  Truth only comes from our personal experience with information – when our own spirit concurs or ‘bears witness.’
 

 

List of Questions by Topic

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Questions from September 2015

August 2015 - No Published Questions

July 2015 - No Published Questions


Questions from June 2015

Questions from May 2015

Questions from April 2015

Questions from March 2015

Questions from February 2015

Questions from January 2015

Questions from December 2014

Questions from November 2014

Questions from October 2014

Questions from September 2014

Questions from August 2014

Questions from July 2014

Questions from June 2014

Questions from May 2014

Questions from April 2014

Questions from March 2014

Questions from February 2014

Questions from January 2014

Questions from December 2013

Questions from November 2013

Questions from October 2013

Questions from September 2013

Questions from August 2013

Questions from July 2013

Questions from June 2013

Questions from May 2013

Questions from April 2013

Questions from March 2013

Questions from February 2013

Questions from January 2013

Questions from December 2012

Questions from November 2012

Questions from October 2012

Questions from September 2012

Questions from August 2012

Questions from July 2012

Questions from June 2012

Questions from May 2012

Questions from April 2012

Questions from March 2012

Questions from February 2012

 

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LIST OF QUESTIONS BY TOPIC


144,000
Angels
Anointed
Apostates/Murmurers 
Baptism
Bible
Blood
Born Again
Children
Corrections
Demons
Disfellowshipping/Disassociating
Donations
Earthly Hope
Elders/Overseers
Encouragement
The End
Faith
Faithful Slave
The Father
Franz, Raymond
Governing Body
Grooming
Heaven
Heavenly Hope
Holidays
Jehovah
Jehovah’s Witnesses
Jesus
Kingdom of the Heavens
Memorial / Lord’s Evening Meal
Parables
Prayer
Preaching/Ministry
Prophecy
Ransom
Rapture
Reinstatement
Resurrection
Scriptures
Sonship
Spirit
Spiritual Experience
Teachings of Jesus
Trinity
Truth
Two Hopes
The Urantia Book
Website


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144,000

03/25/12    Are we wrong? Is there two hopes? Is the Bible written only to the 144,000?

07/09/12    Rev 14:4 says the anointed is virgin men. How can woman also have the hope?

07/29/12b  Comment from a visitor who believes the Christian Greek Scriptures are primarily directed to                     only 144,000 people.

09/28/12    Visitor asks several questions about 144,000 and the resurrection

12/17/12    Visitor explains why he believes the 144,000 of Revelation is not literal number.

02/23/13    Visitor believes Revelation proves 144,000 will be co-rulers with Jesus over earth.

03/07/13    Is the great crowd of Revelation 7:9 the same as the crowd of people of Revelation 5:8-10?

03/14/13    Visitor shows that the number of sons of God are not limited to 144,000.

03/19/13a  Since only 11 faithful apostles were invited to the first Memorial, does that prove only144,000                   may partake?

04/01/14    Evidence from a visitor that the Watchtower doctrine of 144,000 is wrong.

04/08/14    Visitor is confused about the 2 classes of anointed Christians as stated in the WT 1/15/14.

04/19/14    Visitor explains in more detail when we act as king-priests as a follow up to Question and                          Response 4/11/14.

01/19/15    Where does the Watchtower say that Jesus is the mediator only for 144,000? 

 

Angels

05/04/15    How do angels communicate today?     

 

Anointed

02/25/12     Discussing what "anointing" is.

03/22/12b   (1) When are the anointed retrieved to the sky?

                 (2) Are some anointed live on earth for a thousand years?

                 (3) Should they stay in the camp of Revelation 20:9?

04/07/12c   I’ve sinned so much.  Could I really be a son?

04/26/12     What are the anointed sisters’ role in the congregation? Is the anointed like elders in the                            congregation?

04/28/12a   Who are you?  Does it matter that I have a learning disability?

04/28/12b   If you are unsure about your anointing, doesn’t that mean you are not anointed?

04/30/12     Does having a mental illness disqualify a person from being anointed?

05/13/12     Why does the Watchtower depict the anointed as only old people?

05/19/12     How many people in history have already partaken of the emblems?

09/01/12     Does anointing need to be validated by baptism or reinstatement if a person has been                               disfellowshipped? And author’s follow up comment.

01/23/13     Are you sure Daniel will be resurrected to the heaven? I don’t believe I am anointed.

02/15/13     Visitor torn between the two conflicting visions of eternal life. [Is the heavenly calling                                 supernatural?]

05/14/13a   Visitor asked how young can a person partake and what if one partakes and they are not                           anointed.

11/22/13    Response to a visitor to rejects the heavenly hope.

12/05/13    The February 15, 2014 Watchtower’s ‘new light’ of a rapture for the Anointed.

01/09/14    What do you think about the number of Memorial partakers in 2013?

03/09/14    Are those who are not anointed under the authority of the darkness? 

                 (WT 1/15/14 - Colossians 1:13)

12/03/14    Do ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses have the special overwhelming feeling of anointing

12/08/14    Visitor does not believe Jehovah’s Witnesses have unusual spiritual experiences.

05/12/15c  How are people or a person baptized with the Holy Spirit?

05/16/15    In QR 5/12/15, are we promising freedom without moral restraint?

09/13/15    What was the “new light” in the September 2015 JW Broadcast? 

 

Apostates/Murmurer

03/11/12    Visitor is concerned that the teachings on this website may be apostate.

10/26/12    Visitor believes we are apostates and disapproved by the Governing Body.

11/02/12    Visitor responds to our defense against the claim that we are apostates.

12/18/12    Visitor accuses us of being murmurers like the sons of Korah.

12/23/12    Follow up to accusation of being murmurers.

06/28/13    Visitor asks if we are going to write a letter to the Governing Body denouncing the name calling                  at the 2013 District Convention.

09/06/13    Are we a breakaway group? Are these new scrolls? Who is Elaia Luchnia?

01/15/14    How should Christians flee from the antichrist leadership of the Governing Body?

03/31/14    Visitor believes we are trashing ‘Jehovah’s earthly organization’

08/02/14    Visitor intends to report us to the Governing Body if we do not close down this website and stop                  publishing Bible-based material.

08/29/14c   Why aren’t the sons and new partakers being disfellowshiped as apostates?

10/12/14    Why didn’t the brother in the Fenway Apostasy article remain silent like Jesus? 

 

Baptism

06/18/12    What happened to Jesus at his baptism?

07/28/12    Is water baptism symbolic or is it the actual joining to Christ?

07/29/12a  Is there a scriptural text that says baptism is symbolic?

11/20/12    How should I conduct re-baptisms?

03/04/14    Should we discourage young ones from getting baptized until they reach an age of maturity?

05/12/15c   How are people or a person baptized with the Holy Spirit?

05/16/15    In QR 5/12/15, are we promising freedom without moral restraint? 

 

Bible

07/29/12b   Comment from a visitor who believes the Christian Greek Scriptures are primarily directed to                      only 144,000 people.

05/18/13    Visitor asks why we refer to the Gospel Accounts as hearsay.

09/06/13    Are we a breakaway group? Are these new scrolls? Who is Elaia Luchnia?

09/12/13    Was ‘obeisance’ the wrong word used by the Society at Acts 10:25-26?

01/23/14    Visitor is worried that we might be going ‘beyond the things written.

05/06/14    What version of the Bible do you use? 

05/26/14    Do you think there needs to be a reformation of Paul’s teachings? 

06/01/14    Should we not pay attention to Paul’s writings and are you encouraging us to read the                                aprocryphal?

11/02/14    Why does the Revised New World Translation omit John 8:1-11? 

 

Blood

10/07/12a   What is our opinion on the blood transfusion ban? 

 

Born Again

04/07/12c   I’ve sinned so much.  Could I really be a son?

02/21/13    Visitor does not believe Daniel or John the Baptizer will be in heaven because they were not                      born again.

Children 

02/28/13    Visitor objects to Society’s coloring pages for children.
04/26/13    What do I teach my young children ages 1 to 3?
02/07/14    When celebrating the Memorial at home, what kind of bread and wine 
should we use and can                      our children participate? 

03/04/14    Should we discourage young ones from getting baptized until they reach an age of maturity? 

 

Corrections

11/12/12    Correction to article “ A Turning of the Shadow”

10/23/13    Visitor offers a correction to Question and Response 10/3/13.

04/11/14    Over whom do the ‘kings-priests’ rule? Demons

06/14/13    What is the agenda of demons and how do we handle demonic encounters? 

 

Disfellowshipping/Disassociating

09/01/12b  Does anointing need to be validated by baptism or reinstatement if a person has been                                disfellowshipped? And author’s follow up comment.

11/29/12    Disfellowshipped person concerned that returning to the Kingdom Hall would grieve the Father’s                  spirit because they are not teaching the whole truth. 

12/28/12    Do we approve of the Society’s disfellowshipping policy?

08/29/14c   Why aren’t the sons and new partakers being disfellowshiped as apostates? 

10/12/14    Why didn’t the brother in the Fenway Apostasy article remain silent like Jesus? 

11/06/14    How should I understand 1 Corinthians 5:5 to hand a person over to Satan?

04/10/15    Now that I have awaken, do I need to write a letter of disassociation? 

 

Donations

01/27/13    Visitor accuses us of being just another “God channel” greedy for money

03/02/14    Response to an email about financial and other struggles

05/06/14    Are you all in this for the money? Earthly Hope

03/09/12    What about Revelation 7 and 21, does it tell of an earthly hope?

09/01/12a   Visitor believes the article "The Reality of the Earthy Hope" contradicts with the Bible.

03/18/13    Is one with an earthly mind set and hope also one of God’s sons?

04/09/13    If the Christian congregation represents the priesthood, then wouldn’t the nations represent the                   earthly class with an earthly hope?

04/11/13    What do you think about the July 15, 2013 Watchtower explaining the new light?

01/22/14    Visitor is unclear as to who inherits the earth.

02/26/14    Who is left on earth after the separating of the sheep and the goat?

05/01/15    Didn’t the Jews believe in living forever on earth? Elders/Overseers 

06/29/14     Is stepping down from a spiritual privilege in the Congregation an act that is contrary to God's                    will? [WT 4/15/14]

09/23/14    Why don’t I hear about the numbers of Elders and traveling overseers stepping down on other                    blogs, and why do you have such a low count of activity on your site?

 

Encouragement

05/20/13    Visitor seeks help in facing problems of life

06/21/13a  Elder who elected to step down from his position of oversight.

08/05/13    Visitor ask a few questions about the authors’ status in the congregations of Jehovah’s                              Witnesses.

10/03/13    How did we know the details of the experience in Nairobi in Gaining Perspective?

01/21/14    Anonymous email seeking forgiveness   

03/02/14    Response to an email about financial and other struggles

 04/13/14    Are there any brothers in Toronto, Ontario, Canada who I can meet with who have your insights                  into the scriptures? 

 

 Faith

12/31/14    Visitor who had lost faith in God questions the growth as stated in Kingdom Update - December                  2014.

 

 The End

03/29/12    What do you think of Luke 21:8, it is incorrect to say that the end is near? 

 

Faithful Slave

08/19/12    Is the Society correct that Jesus returned in the 1918 era and that Jesus decided they were the                      only true Christians?

10/07/12b  Inquiry about the “new light” on who is the Faithful and Discreet Slave 

10/08/12    Further inquiry about the “new light” about the Faithful and Discreet Slave

01/19/13    Request for Clarification of the Governing Body’s “new Light.”

01/22/13    Another request for clarification of the Governing Body’s “new light.”

04/11/13    What do you think about the July 15, 2013 Watchtower explaining the new light?

09/21/13    Isn’t it necessary to expose all of the errors of the Society’s teaching in order to make positive                  changes with Jehovah’s Witnesses? 

 

 The Father

08/03/12    Do you believe the Father is part of a Trinity?

09/14/12    Is it wise to encourage the use of ‘Father’ instead of ‘Jehovah’ in our prayers?

07/28/13a   We worship the Father, but do we pray to Jesus or the Father? 

 

Franz, Raymond

10/31/12    Visitors inquire about our knowledge of and relation to Raymond Franz. 

 

Governing Body

03/13/12    Does the Governing Body approve of this website?

03/14/12    Follow Up reply to 3/13/12 (Should we ask questions?)

07/08/12    How can you be confident in the Governing Body when you see a need for change?

02/24/13    Does the Watchtower reply to your letters?

06/05/13    Regarding the article The Governing Body Myth, a visitor asks why we characterize

06/28/13    Visitor asks if we are going to write a letter to the Governing Body denouncing the name calling                  at the 2013 District Convention.

09/21/13    Isn’t it necessary to expose all of the errors of the Society’s teaching in order to make positive                  changes with Jehovah’s Witnesses?

01/08/14    Why do we continue to support the Governing Body?

01/15/14    How should Christians flee from the antichrist leadership of the Governing Body?

02/12/14    Why don’t we just count ourselves since the Governing Body will not?

03/22/14    Is the decision by the Governing Body to discontinue the role of District Overseers a theocratic                      move?

03/24/14    Do we really consider the Governing Body as a group of rebels?

03/31/14    Visitor believes we are trashing ‘Jehovah’s earthly organization’

04/06/14    What do I do if the elders try to disfellowship me for partaking?

05/30/14    Are you setting yourselves up to be a new governing body?

05/31/14    What do you mean when you say the Governing Body will soon be defunct?

08/25/14    Why did members of the Writing Department resign?

08/26/14    Visitors is concerned at the sceptics about our report of the happenings at Bethel

08/28/14    Why did the Watchtower Society remove the verse references from their online Bible?

08/29/14a   Why did the Society remove the statement in the Study Edition of the Watchtower that it                             adheres to the Bible as its authority?

08/29/14b   Follow up comment about the removal of verse references in the New World Translation on                           line.

 

 Grooming

04/14/15    Can a person with a well groomed beard serve God with a good conscience? 

 

Heaven

07/22/12    Matthew 24:30-31: What does heaven’s extremities mean? Aren’t the elect on earth when this                        happens?

 

 Heavenly Hope

07/10/12    If we all have the heavenly hope, to whom does the 144,000 pertain?

06/22/12    Visitor does not understand that all Christians have the heavenly hope.

02/22/12    Did you err in saying that ALL Christians have the heavenly hope?

02/01/13    I still have doubts about whether there is only one hope for Christians.

02/06/13    Chastised for helping another accept the heavenly hope.

02/21/13    Visitor does not believe Daniel or John the Baptizer will be in heaven because they were not                           born again.

11/22/13    Response to a visitor to rejects the heavenly hope.

01/22/14    Visitor is unclear as to who inherits the earth. Holidays

11/05/13    Why do we refrain from holidays that have pagan origins when we do so many other things in                      our daily lives that have pagan origin?

 

 Jehovah

09/14/12    Is it wise to encourage the use of ‘Father’ instead of ‘Jehovah’ in our prayers?

12/04/14    Why do we keep calling the Father Jehovah?

02/19/15    Do you think the Watchtower Society will soon be making an adjustment in their teachings and                    start helping people meet the basic needs?

 

 

QUESTIONS & RESPONSES

 

 Thank you to all who have expressed appreciation for our site.  We appreciate you in return for taking the time to visiting us and sharing your thoughts.

    We know some of the information here is new and in many ways even revolutionary and controversial to some.  For that reason, we encourage all who have such concerns to email us with those concerns so we can address them.  And if a correction is needed on our part, we will be swift about making such corrections.  

    We welcome any and all questions regarding ANY of the articles published on this site.  And we endeavor to reply to all such inquiries within 72 hours. 

    However, there are certain questions we do not respond to.  They include:

    •    Questions about matters unrelated to the articles published on this site;
    •    Questions asking for interpretation or timing of Biblical prophesies;
    •    Questions that do not serve to build up the Body of Christ


    Keep in mind that the information we provide here is information, not truth.  Truth only comes from our personal experience with information – when our own spirit concurs or ‘bears witness.’
 

 

List of Questions by Date

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2015

 

Questions from December 2015

 

Questions from November 2015

 

Questions from October 2015

 

Questions from September 2015

No Published Questions August 2015

No Published Questions July 2015


Questions from June 2015

Questions from May 2015

Questions from April 2015

Questions from March 2015

Questions from February 2015

Questions from January 2015

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LIST OF QUESTIONS BY TOPIC


144,000

 

03/25/12   Are we wrong? Is there two hopes? Is the Bible written only to the 144,000?

07/09/12   Rev 14:4 says the anointed is virgin men. How can woman also have the hope?

07/29/12b Comment from a visitor who believes the Christian Greek Scriptures are primarily                                         directed to only 144,000 people.

09/28/12   Visitor asks several questions about 144,000 and the resurrection

12/17/12   Visitor explains why he believes the 144,000 of Revelation is not literal number.

02/23/13   Visitor believes Revelation proves 144,000 will be co-rulers with Jesus over earth.

03/07/13   Is the great crowd of Revelation 7:9 the same as the crowd of people of Revelation 5:8-10?

03/14/13   Visitor shows that the number of sons of God are not limited to 144,000.

03/19/13a Since only 11 faithful apostles were invited to the first Memorial, does that prove only                                   144,000 may partake?

04/01/14   Evidence from a visitor that the Watchtower doctrine of 144,000 is wrong.

04/08/14   Visitor is confused about the 2 classes of anointed Christians as stated in the WT 1/15/14.

04/19/14   Visitor explains in more detail when we act as king-priests as a follow up to Question                                   and Response 4/11/14.

01/19/15   Where does the Watchtower say that Jesus is the mediator only for 144,000? 

 

ANGELS

 

05/04/15    How do angels communicate today?     

 

ANOINTED

 

02/25/12     Discussing what "anointing" is.

03/22/12b   (1) When are the anointed retrieved to the sky?

                 (2) Are some anointed live on earth for a thousand years?

                 (3) Should they stay in the camp of Revelation 20:9?

04/07/12c   I’ve sinned so much.  Could I really be a son?

04/26/12     What are the anointed sisters’ role in the congregation? Is the anointed like elders in the                             congregation?

04/28/12a   Who are you?  Does it matter that I have a learning disability?

04/28/12b   If you are unsure about your anointing, doesn’t that mean you are not anointed?

04/30/12     Does having a mental illness disqualify a person from being anointed?

05/13/12     Why does the Watchtower depict the anointed as only old people?

05/19/12     How many people in history have already partaken of the emblems?

09/01/12     Does anointing need to be validated by baptism or reinstatement if a person has been                                  disfellowshipped? And author’s follow up comment.

01/23/13     Are you sure Daniel will be resurrected to the heaven? I don’t believe I am anointed.

02/15/13     Visitor torn between the two conflicting visions of eternal life. [ Is the heavenly calling                                  supernatural?]

05/14/13a   Visitor asked how young can a person partake and what if one partakes and they are not                                anointed.

11/22/13     Response to a visitor to rejects the heavenly hope.

12/05/13     The February 15, 2014 Watchtower’s ‘new light’ of a rapture for the Anointed.

01/09/14     What do you think about the number of Memorial partakers in 2013?

03/09/14     Are those who are not anointed under the authority of the darkness? 

                 (WT 1/15/14 - Colossians 1:13)

12/03/14     Do ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses have the special overwhelming feeling of anointing

12/08/14     Visitor does not believe Jehovah’s Witnesses have unusual spiritual experiences.

05/12/15c   How are people or a person baptized with the Holy Spirit?

05/16/15     In QR 5/12/15, are we promising freedom without moral restraint?

09/13/15     What was the “new light” in the September 2015 JW Broadcast? 

 

APOSTATES - MURMURER

 

03/11/12     Visitor is concerned that the teachings on this website may be apostate.

10/26/12     Visitor believes we are apostates and disapproved by the Governing Body.

11/02/12     Visitor responds to our defense against the claim that we are apostates.

12/18/12     Visitor accuses us of being murmurers like the sons of Korah.

12/23/12     Follow up to accusation of being murmurers.

06/28/13     Visitor asks if we are going to write a letter to the Governing Body denouncing the

                     name calling at the 2013 District Convention.

09/06/13     Are we a breakaway group? Are these new scrolls? Who is Elaia Luchnia?

01/15/14     Visitor believes we are trashing ‘Jehovah’s earthly organization’

03/31/14     Visitor believes we are trashing ‘Jehovah’s earthly organization

08/02/14     Visitor intends to report us to the Governing Body if we do not close down this website                               and stop publishing Bible-based material.

08/29/14c   Why aren’t the sons and new partakers being disfellowshiped as apostates?

10/12/14     Why didn’t the brother in the Fenway Apostasy article remain silent like Jesus

 

 BAPTISM

06/18/12     What happened to Jesus at his baptism?

07/28/12     Is water baptism symbolic or is it the actual joining to Christ?

07/29/12a   Is there a scriptural text that says baptism is symbolic?

11/20/12     How should I conduct re-baptisms?

03/04/14     Should we discourage young ones from getting baptized until they reach an age of                                      maturity?

05/12/15c   How are people or a person baptized with the Holy Spirit?

05/16/15     In QR 5/12/15, are we promising freedom without moral restraint

 

 BIBLE

07/29/12b   Comment from a visitor who believes the Christian Greek Scriptures are primarily                                         directed to only 144,000 people.

05/18/13    Visitor asks why we refer to the Gospel Accounts as hearsay.

09/06/13    Are we a breakaway group? Are these new scrolls? Who is Elaia Luchnia?

09/12/13    Was ‘obeisance’ the wrong word used by the Society at Acts 10:25-26?

01/23/14    Visitor is worried that we might be going ‘beyond the things written.

05/06/14    What version of the Bible do you use? 

05/26/14    Do you think there needs to be a reformation of Paul’s teachings

06/01/14    Should we not pay attention to Paul’s writings and are you encouraging us to read the                                aprocryphal?

11/02/14    Why does the Revised New World Translation omit John 8:1-11? 

 

 BLOOD

10/07/12a   What is our opinion on the blood transfusion ban

 

 BORN AGAIN

04/07/12c   I’ve sinned so much.  Could I really be a son?

02/21/13    Visitor does not believe Daniel or John the Baptizer will be in heaven because they were not                      born again.

 CHILDREN

02/28/13    Visitor objects to Society’s coloring pages for children.
04/26/13    
What do I teach my young children ages 1 to 3?
02/07/14    When celebrating the Memorial at home, what kind of bread and wine should we use                            and can our children participate? 

03/04/14    Should we discourage young ones from getting baptized until they reach an age of                                maturity? 

 

 CORRECTIONS

11/12/12    Correction to article “ A Turning of the Shadow”

10/23/13    Visitor offers a correction to Question and Response 10/3/13.

04/11/14    Over whom do the ‘kings-priests’ rule? 

 

 DEMONS

06/14/13    What is the agenda of demons and how do we handle demonic encounters? 

 

 DISFELLOWSHIPPING - DISASSOCIATING

09/01/12b  Does anointing need to be validated by baptism or reinstatement if a person has been                            disfellowshipped? And author’s follow up comment.

11/29/12    Disfellowshipped person concerned that returning to the Kingdom Hall would grieve                            the Father’s spirit because they are not teaching the whole truth. 

12/28/12    Do we approve of the Society’s disfellowshipping policy?

08/29/14c  Why aren’t the sons and new partakers being disfellowshiped as apostates

10/12/14    Why didn’t the brother in the Fenway Apostasy article remain silent like Jesus

11/06/14    How should I understand 1 Corinthians 5:5 to hand a person over to Satan?

04/10/15    Now that I have awaken, do I need to write a letter of disassociation?

 

 DONATIONS

01/27/13    Visitor accuses us of being just another “God channel” greedy for money

03/02/14    Response to an email about financial and other struggles

05/06/14    Are you all in this for the money? 

 

 EARTHLY HOPE

03/09/12     What about Revelation 7 and 21, does it tell of an earthly hope?

09/01/12a   Visitor believes the article "The Reality of the Earthy Hope" contradicts with the Bible.

03/18/13     Is one with an earthly mind set and hope also one of God’s sons?

04/09/13     If the Christian congregation represents the priesthood, then wouldn’t the  nations                                represent the earthly class with an earthly hope?

04/11/13     What do you think about the July 15, 2013 Watchtower explaining the new light?

01/22/14     Visitor is unclear as to who inherits the earth.

02/26/14     Who is left on earth after the separating of the sheep and the goat?

05/01/15     Didn’t the Jews believe in living forever on earth?

 

 ELDERS - OVERSEERS

06/29/14     Is stepping down from a spiritual privilege in the Congregation an act that is contrary to                      God's will? [WT 4/15/14]

09/23/14    Why don’t I hear about the numbers of Elders and traveling overseers stepping down on                      other blogs, and why do you have such a low count of activity on your site?

 

 ENCOURAGEMENT

05/20/13     Visitor seeks help in facing problems of life

06/21/13a   Elder who elected to step down from his position of oversight.

08/05/13     Visitor ask a few questions about the authors’ status in the congregations of Jehovah’s                         Witnesses.

10/03/13     How did we know the details of the experience in Nairobi in Gaining Perspective?

01/21/14     Anonymous email seeking forgiveness   

03/02/14     Response to an email about financial and other struggles

04/13/14     Are there any brothers in Toronto, Ontario, Canada who I can meet with who have your                          insights into the scriptures? 

 

 FAITH

12/31/14    Visitor who had lost faith in God questions the growth as stated in Kingdom Update -                           December 2014.

 

 THE END

03/29/12    What do you think of Luke 21:8, it is incorrect to say that the end is near

09/19/15    Follow up comments concerning the “Great Tribulation”  
09/22/15b  If the “Great Tribulation” is in the past why didn’t the “sign of the 
son of man” occur                           along with it?

09/22/15a   Doesn’t Revelation chapter 7 tell us that the “Great Tribulation” is in the future?

 

 FAITHFUL SLAVE

08/19/12    Is the Society correct that Jesus returned in the 1918 era and that Jesus decided they                            were the only true Christians?

10/07/12b  Inquiry about the “new light” on who is the Faithful and Discreet Slave 

10/08/12    Further inquiry about the “new light” about the Faithful and Discreet Slave

01/19/13    Request for Clarification of the Governing Body’s “new Light.”

01/22/13    Another request for clarification of the Governing Body’s “new light.”

04/11/13    What do you think about the July 15, 2013 Watchtower explaining the new light?

09/21/13    Isn’t it necessary to expose all of the errors of the Society’s teaching in order to make                          positive changes with Jehovah’s Witnesses? 

 

 THE FATHER

08/03/12     Do you believe the Father is part of a Trinity?

09/14/12     Is it wise to encourage the use of ‘Father’ instead of ‘Jehovah’ in our prayers?

07/28/13a   We worship the Father, but do we pray to Jesus or the Father? 

 

 FRANZ, RAYMOND

10/31/12     Visitors inquire about our knowledge of and relation to Raymond Franz. 

 

 GOVERNING BODY

03/13/12    Does the Governing Body approve of this website?

03/14/12    Follow Up reply to 3/13/12 (Should we ask questions?)

07/08/12    How can you be confident in the Governing Body when you see a need for change?

02/24/13    Does the Watchtower reply to your letters?

06/05/13    Regarding the article The Governing Body Myth, a visitor asks why we characterize

06/28/13    Visitor asks if we are going to write a letter to the Governing Body denouncing the name                     calling at the 2013 District Convention.

09/21/13    Isn’t it necessary to expose all of the errors of the Society’s teaching in order to make                          positive changes with Jehovah’s Witnesses?

01/08/14    Why do we continue to support the Governing Body?

01/15/14    How should Christians flee from the antichrist leadership of the Governing Body?

02/12/14    Why don’t we just count ourselves since the Governing Body will not?

03/22/14    Is the decision by the Governing Body to discontinue the role of District Overseers a                            theocratic move?

03/24/14    Do we really consider the Governing Body as a group of rebels?

03/31/14    Visitor believes we are trashing ‘Jehovah’s earthly organization’

04/06/14    What do I do if the elders try to disfellowship me for partaking?

05/30/14    Are you setting yourselves up to be a new governing body?

05/31/14    What do you mean when you say the Governing Body will soon be defunct?

08/25/14    Why did members of the Writing Department resign?

08/26/14    Visitors is concerned at the sceptics about our report of the happenings at Bethel

08/28/14    Why did the Watchtower Society remove the verse references from their online Bible?

08/29/14a   Why did the Society remove the statement in the Study Edition of the Watchtower that it                          adheres to the Bible as its authority?

08/29/14b   Follow up comment about the removal of verse references in the New World Translation                        on line.

 GROOMING

04/14/15    Can a person with a well groomed beard serve God with a good conscience? 

 

 HEAVEN

07/22/12    Matthew 24:30-31: What does heaven’s extremities mean? Aren’t the elect on earth when                        this happens?

 

 HEAVENLY HOPE

07/10/12    If we all have the heavenly hope, to whom does the 144,000 pertain?

06/22/12    Visitor does not understand that all Christians have the heavenly hope.

02/22/12    Did you err in saying that ALL Christians have the heavenly hope?

02/01/13    I still have doubts about whether there is only one hope for Christians.

02/06/13    Chastised for helping another accept the heavenly hope.

02/21/13    Visitor does not believe Daniel or John the Baptizer will be in heaven because they                               were not born again.

11/22/13    Response to a visitor to rejects the heavenly hope.

01/22/14    Visitor is unclear as to who inherits the earth. 

 

 HOLIDAYS

11/05/13    Why do we refrain from holidays that have pagan origins when we do so many other                           things in our daily lives that have pagan origin?

 

 JEHOVAH

09/14/12    Is it wise to encourage the use of ‘Father’ instead of ‘Jehovah’ in our prayers?

12/04/14    Why do we keep calling the Father Jehovah?

02/19/15    Do you think the Watchtower Society will soon be making an adjustment in their                                    teachings and start helping people meet the basic needs?

 JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES

 

08/05/13    Visitor ask a few questions about the authors’ status in the congregations of Jehovah’s                         Witnesses.

09/20/13    What is the address of the Reno Congregation mentioned in your article Defending Our                         Living Hope?

01/14/14    Have we changed our position on who is Babylon the Great?  Do we think it is time to                           formally leave Jehovah’s Witnesses.

03/10/14    Do Jehovah’s Witnesses believe in Jesus? (WT 5/1/14)07/20/14    If the end is imminent,                         why have Jehovah’s Witnesses switched preaching tactics to silently standing by                             literature carts? 

08/25/14     Why did members of the Writing Department resign?

08/26/14     Visitors is concerned at the sceptics about our report of the happenings at Bethel

08/28/14     Why did the Watchtower Society remove the verse references from their online Bible?

08/29/14a    Why did the Society remove the statement in the Study Edition of the Watchtower that it                          adheres to the Bible as its authority?

08/29/14b    Follow up comment about the removal of verse references in the New World Translation                        on line.

09/21/14     Didn’t Jehovah’s Witnesses lose Jehovah’s blessings back in the days of Rutherford                              when they first shut up the kingdom?

09/22/14     How can I wake my children up to the undue influence of the Watchtower organization                           on their lives and their thinking?

10/12/14     Why didn’t the brother in the Fenway Apostasy article remain silent like Jesus? 

11/02/14     Why does the Revised New World Translation omit John 8:1-11? 

12/31/14     Visitor who had lost faith in God questions the growth as stated in Kingdom Update -                            December 2014.

01/19/15      Where does the Watchtower say that Jesus is the mediator only for 144,000?

04/18/15      What is happening within the Jehovah’s Witness movement?

04/22/15      Visitor is upset at the reaction of some Jehovah’s Witnesses to slaughter of Christians

05/12/15b    Visitor complains that we are trying to invent a new religion.

05/24/15      How do I show my JW friend that JW’s are not in union with Christ?

09/03/15      Why does the Watchtower teach that we should not think for ourselves?

09/13/15      What was the “new light” in the September 2015 JW Broadcast? 

09/19/15      Follow up comments concerning the “Great Tribulation” 

 

 JESUS

06/18/12      What happened to Jesus at his baptism?

08/19/12      Is the Society correct that Jesus returned in the 1918 era and that Jesus decided they                            were the only true Christians?

10/01/12      Visitor challenges explanation of ransom in Part 4 - Who is Jesus Christ?

05/11/13      Visitor challenges the honor and glory we give to Jesus.

05/12/13      Emails from visitors regarding whether we are to worship Jesus.

05/14/13      Visitor asked about the difference between giving obeisance and/or worship to Jesus.

07/28/13a    We worship the Father, but do we pray to Jesus or the Father?

03/10/14      Do Jehovah’s Witnesses believe in Jesus? (WT 5/1/14)

01/19/15      Where does the Watchtower say that Jesus is the mediator only for 144,000?

05/12/15a    Visitor disagrees with our view of the Bride of Christ.

 

 KINGDOM OF THE HEAVENS

04/11/14    What is the Kingdom of the Heavens? And over whom do the ‘kings-priests’ rule?

 

 MEMORIAL - LORD'S EVENING MEAL

05/19/12    How many people in history have already partaken of the emblems?

10/19/12    Do you encourage people to partake in the Memorial even before God's calling?

01/09/13    On what specific date did Jesus institute the Memorial supper?

01/13/13    Follow up to Question and Response, January 9, 2013

03/19/13b  Can I commemorate the Memorial alone?

01/09/14    What do you think about the number of Memorial partakers in 2013?

02/07/14    When celebrating the Memorial at home, what kind of bread and wine should we use and                     can our children participate?  

02/07/14b  Is it premature to suggest that people not attend the 2014 Memorial hosted by Jehovah’s                       Witnesses?

02/08/14    What sort of persons should we invite to our private Memorial Suppers?

02/09/14    Brother is determined to celebrate the Memorial Supper with Jehovah’s Witnesses.

02/11/14    Can I celebrate the Memorial alone? (How to invite others.)

02/12/14    Why don’t we just count ourselves since the Governing Body will not?

02/12/14b  Can I partake at the Memorial if my life is not ‘in order’?

02/20/14    What kind of meal should we serve at the Memorial?

02/22/14    Do I need to confess my sins to the Elders before I can partake at the Memorial?

02/24/14    Since the scriptures indicate that we can celebrate the Memorial Supper whenever we get                        together, is there a need for an annual celebration?

03/05/14    Are there any brothers in the Philippines who are having a private Memorial Supper?

03/06/14    What songs will they be singing at the private Memorial Suppers?

03/07/14    A brother’s method of publicizing the private Memorial Suppers

04/06/14    What do I do if the elders try to disfellowship me for partaking?

02/18/15    Did Judas partake of the Memorial Emblems?

02/22/15    Visitor believes Judas did partaker of the first Memorial Supper

03/05/15    In the article Who Should Partake of the Memorial Emblems, why do we say “you must”                     partake?

03/20/15    Visitor comments on the glaring omission in the Watchtower’s 2015 Memorial Invitation

 

 PARABLES

03/22/12a  What is the oil of the lamp Matthew 25:4, and what are the talents 25:15.

03/05/12    Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30)

03/08/12    Parable of the Sheep and Goat (Matthew 25:31-46)

05/01/12    In Matthew 24:49, what does it mean to “beat his fellow the slaves?”

02/26/14    Who is left on earth after the separating of the sheep and the goat? 

 

 PRAYER

09/14/12    Is it wise to encourage the use of ‘Father’ instead of ‘Jehovah’ in our prayers?

07/28/13a  We worship the Father, but do we pray to Jesus or the Father? 

 

 PREACHING

07/22/12    How did people preach before Russell?  Does a Christian have to preach?

09/17/13    Do you have a tip on how to start conversations about sonship?

03/07/14    A brother’s method of publicizing the private Memorial Suppers

07/20/14    If the end is imminent, why have Jehovah’s Witnesses switched preaching tactics to                              silently standing by literature carts? 

05/02/15    Response to several visitors who ask us to respond to other websites.  

 

 PROPHECY

03/05/12    Can you explain Mark 8:38?  (When the Son of Man arrives)

03/04/12    How can a Christian avoid mark of the beast?”

03/09/12    What about Revelation 7 and 21, does it tell of an earthly hope?

03/29/12    What do you think of Luke 21:8, it is incorrect to say that the end is near?

01/14/14    Have we changed our position on who is Babylon the Great?  Do we think it is time to                         formally leave Jehovah’s Witnesses.   

02/26/14    Who is left on earth after the separating of the sheep and the goat? 

 

 RANSOM

10/01/12    Visitor challenges explanation of ransom in Part 4 - Who is Jesus Christ? 

 

 RAPTURE

12/05/13    The February 15, 2014 Watchtower’s ‘new light’ of a rapture for the Anointed.

 

 REINSTATEMENT

07/16/12    Do I need to be reinstated into the WTBTS to have God’s favor?  

11/29/12    Disfellowshipped person concerned that returning to the Kingdom Hall would grieve                            the Father’s spirit because they are not teaching the whole truth. 

 

 RESURRECTION

05/04/12    Did the heavenly resurrection begin in 1918?

05/02/12    When I transform, will I be instantly transported to the presence of the Father?

09/28/12    Visitor asks several questions about 144,000 and the resurrection

01/23/13    Are you sure Daniel will be resurrected to the heaven? I don’t believe I am anointed.

07/28/13b   How do you understand Matthew 27:52-53? (the mass resurrection)

02/26/14    Who is left on earth after the separating of the sheep and the goat?

 

 SCRIPTURES

02/22/12    Are there two groups with different hopes? (Matthew 25:30-35,40,46)

02/24/12    Can you explain John 14:21?  (Jesus Plainly Showing Himself) 

02/25/12    Can you explain Acts 2:17?  (Visions)

02/26/12    2 Timothy 4:8; 1 Peter 5:4 (the Manifestation and Final Sealing)

02/29/12    1 Corinthians 15:52; Matthew 24:30,31 (Incorruption and the Last Trumpet)

03/05/12    Can you explain Mark 8:38?  (When the Son of Man arrives)

03/05/12    Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30)

03/08/12    Parable of the Sheep and Goat (Matthew 25:31-46)

03/09/12    What about Revelation 7 and 21, does it tell of an earthly hope?

03/22/12a  What is the oil of the lamp Matthew 25:4, and what are the talents 25:15.

03/23/12    How do you explain 2 Corinthians 1:22

03/29/12    What do you think of Luke 21:8, it is incorrect to say that the end is near?

05/01/12    In Matthew 24:49, what does it mean to “beat his fellow the slaves?

06/18/12    What happened to Jesus at his baptism? (Matthew 3:16)

07/22/12b  Matthew 24:30-31: What does heaven’s extremities mean? Aren’t the elect on earth when                       this happens?

07/29/12c   Matthew 7:21-23: Why do some sons of God not come in the kingdom of heaven

09/01/12a   Visitor believes the article The Reality of the Earthy Hope contradicts with the Bible

                     (1 Corinthians 4:6)

09/17/12    Visitor does not believe the Divine Spirit Fragment and the Spirit of Truth are the two                            witnesses that bear witness that we are sons of God pursuant  8:16

02/21/13    Visitor does not believe Daniel or John the Baptizer will be in heaven because they were                      not  born again. (John 3:3; Matthew 11:11-12)

03/07/13    Is the great crowd of Revelation 7:9 the same as the crowd of people of Revelation 5:8-                          10?

03/14/13    Visitor shows that the number of sons of God are not limited to 144,000 (1 John 5:1 and                        John 1:12)

07/28/13b   How do you understand Matthew 27:52-53?  (the mass resurrection)

09/12/13     Was ‘obeisance’ the wrong word used by the Society at Acts 10:25-26?

11/05/13     Why do we refrain from holidays that have pagan origins when we do so many other                            things in our daily lives that have pagan origin? (Galatians 4:8-11)

01/23/14     Visitor is worried that we might be going ‘beyond the things written.

                     (1 Corinthians 4:6 and John 10:13)

03/09/14    Are those who are not anointed under the authority of the darkness? 

                     (WT 1/15/14 - Colossians 1:13)

11/06/14     How should I understand 1 Corinthians 5:5 to hand a person over to Satan?

05/07/15     Can you what “the spirit of slavery” is? (Romans 8:14)

06/30/15     Does 2 Timothy 3:1-7 have any real significance for today

 

 SONSHIP

04/07/12a   Does it take time for the holy spirit to convince us we are sons?

04/07/12b   Does the spirit bear witness the same way to all sons? And does it make it known to                             others?

04/07/12c   I’ve sinned so much.  Could I really be a son?

05/19/12    How many people in history have already partaken of the emblems?

10/19/12    Do you encourage people to partake in the Memorial even before God's calling?

02/06/13    Chastised for helping another accept the heavenly hope.

03/14/13    Visitor shows that the number of sons of God are not limited to 144,000.

03/18/13    Is one with an earthly mind set and hope also one of God’s sons?    

09/13/13    Can you introduce me to brothers who understand sonship in my area?

05/02/14    Is your article Beyond A Friend just a quibbling over the words ‘sons’ and ‘friends’?

12/31/14    Visitor who had lost faith in God questions the growth as stated in Kingdom Update -                            December 2014.

05/07/15    Can you what “the spirit of slavery” is? (Romans 8:14)  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 SPIRIT

02/23/12    Can you explain how one is born of the spirit?

04/07/12    Does the spirit bear witness the same way to all sons? And does it make it known to                              others? 

04/07/12    Does it take time for the holy spirit to convince us we are sons?

09/17/12    Visitor does not agree that the Divine Spirit Fragment and the Spirit of Truth are the two                        witnesses that bear witness that we are sons of God,pursuant to Romans 8:16.

12/11/14     What is the difference between the spirit of truth and holy spirit? 

05/07/15     Can you what “the spirit of slavery” is? (Romans 8:14)

05/12/15c   How are people or a person baptized with the Holy Spirit?

05/16/15     In QR 5/12/15, are we promising freedom without moral restraint? 

 

 SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE

02/25/12    Do anointed Christians get visions today?

03/23/12    An unusual spiritual experience

05/17/14    I have never experienced anything supernatural. Maybe the gospels are all that is left of                        God’s spirit on earth.

 

 TEACHINGS OF JESUS

03/05/12    Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30)

03/08/12    Parable of the Sheep and Goat (Matthew 25:31-46)

03/22/12a  What is the oil of the lamp Matthew 25:4, and what are the talents 25:15.

05/01/12    In Matthew 24:49, what does it mean to “beat his fellow the slaves?

09/22/13    Did we misstate the sign of Jonah so that The Ninevite Possibility is not consistent with                       what Jesus taught?  

01/20/14    Visitor has different opinion of what Jesus’ ‘new commandment’ is.

05/12/15a   Visitor disagrees with our view of the Bride of Christ

 

 TRINITY

08/03/12    Do you believe the Father is part of a Trinity? 

 

 TRUTH

05/08/13    Please clarify your comment in the article What is Truth where you state that it does not                        matter what religion we belong to.

06/21/13    Visitor is concerned that we might be watering down the truth to appeal to other                                    religions.

 

 TWO HOPES

03/08/12    Parable of the Sheep and Goat (Matthew 25:31-46)

03/09/12    What about Revelation 7 and 21, does it tell of an earthly hope?

03/17/12    But the “Slave” says there are two hopes

03/25/12    Are we wrong? Is there two hopes? Is the Bible written only to the 144,000?

07/07/12    Comment from a proponent of the “current understanding” of two hopes

02/15/13    Visitor torn between the two conflicting visions of eternal life. [ Is the heavenly calling                             supernatural?]

 

 THE URANTIA BOOK

08/05/13    The article “The Little Known Twelve” came straight from the Book of Urantia. Why are                          you using such information?

05/07/14    Did the pictures on your website come from The Urantia Book? What is your relation to                        the Urania Book?

05/14/14    Why did you remove “The Dramatic Presentations” from your website?

05/18/14    Will you eventually be explaining the background of the Urantia Book and its influence                           on you, if any?

12/31/14    Visitor who had lost faith in God questions the growth as stated in Kingdom Update -                            December 2014.

 

 WEBSITE

03/11/12    Visitor is concerned that the teachings on this website may be apostate.

03/13/12    Does the Governing Body approve of this website?

04/28/12a  Who are you?  Does it matter that I have a learning disability?

12/04/12    Why is our identity obscure?

02/24/13    Does the Watchtower reply to your letters?

08/05/13    Visitor ask a few questions about the authors’ status in the congregations of Jehovah’s                          Witnesses.

09/06/13    Are we a breakaway group? Are these new scrolls? Who is Elaia Luchnia?

10/03/13    How did we know the details of the experience in Nairobi in Gaining Perspective?

10/23/13    Visitor offers a correction to Question and Response 10/3/13.

11/20/13    Who writes and reviews the articles on this site?  Isn’t this the feeding of many through                        the hands of a few?

08/02/14    Visitor intends to report us to the Governing Body if we do not close down this website                        and stop publishing Bible-based material.

08/29/14d   (1) Is our only grievance with JW.org the two-tiered Christian Hope?

                 (2) Are we seeking to reform the organization or start a new religion?         

                 (3) Why did we demand the Governing Body acknowledge our site?

                 (4) Shouldn’t we reconsider using the title “Elaia Luchnia”?

09/23/14    Why don’t I hear about the numbers of Elders and traveling overseers stepping down on                      other blogs, and why do you have such a low count of activity on your site?

10/22/14    Why did you change your policy about naming names? Has that scared the overseers                            who send you emails?

10/24/14    Visitor complains that our site is full of hate and vitriol

12/06/14    Do the writer of the website have special insight?

12/27/14    Visitor finds our website disturbing

12/31/14    Visitor who had lost faith in God questions the growth as stated in Kingdom Update -                            December 014.

05/12/15b   Visitor complains that we are trying to invent a new religion

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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