WHO'S AWAKE AT THE WATCHTOWER?
Definition: Watchtower, an observation tower on which a guard or lookout is stationed to keep watch for danger. Is anyone awake at Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Watchtower?
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The Watchtower magazine is the foremost publication of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The Study Edition is the primary tool used to promote the teachings of the Governing Body and to direct the lives of their followers. But more and more, the material in The Watchtower is raising a lot of eyebrows. Some of the statements are unintelligible, some inaccurate, some misleading, and some bordering on idolatry. So we wondered: How many Jehovah’s Witnesses are paying attention to what they are being fed? How many are concerned about what goes into their minds? How many are ‘carefully examining the scriptures to see whether these things were so?’( Acts 17:11) Really, who is awake at the Watchtower Study?
We know that many must be paying attention because we regularly receive emails challenging what is written in The Watchtower. They wonder why so much attention is being given to the Governing Body and practically none is given to Jesus who is the leader and head of the Christian congregation. (Matthew 23:10; Ephesians 1:22-23; Colossians 1:18). They wonder why there is a constant push to ‘obey the Slave’ at all cost. They wonder how the Writing Department comes up with their strange reasonings and explanations, why some of the information is misleading, and why the scriptural references cited have little or no connection to what is being explained.
So, in addition to our own comments, we open this series to our brothers and sisters who are awake and paying attention to the study editions of The Watchtower and who want to expose the errors as they see them. We hope that by so doing, the men in the Writing Department of the Watchtower Society who are responsible for the content of the magazine will be called out and held accountable by the flock. Their works ‘will be shown for what it is because it will be revealed by means of fire.’ (1 Corinthians 3:13) These men can no longer hide. They share in the bloodguilt along with the Governing Body. Consequently, we hope more and more of our brothers will follow the counsel of the Apostle John:
“Beloved ones, do not believe every inspired statement, but test the inspired statements to see whether they originate with God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you know that the inspired statement is from God: Every inspired statement that acknowledges Jesus Christ as having come in the flesh originates with God. But every inspired statement that does not acknowledge Jesus does not originate with God. Furthermore, this is the antichrist’s inspired statement that you have heard was coming, and now it is already in the world.”
– 1 John 4:1-3
It is our sincere hope that our brothers and sisters among Jehovah’s Witnesses will begin using their perceptive powers to ‘distinguish both right and wrong’ (Hebrews 5:14), and then act in faith on what is right, and flee from what is wrong.
If you have a comment about the content of a recent or upcoming Watchtower study article, please feel free to share it with us. We only ask that your email be respectful, focused on the content, supported by scripture or sound reasoning and be worthy of a faith son of God. That means, in spite of the gross errors that may be contained in the magazine, we ask our visitors to offer their opinions ‘with mildness and deep respect’ (1 Peter 3:15) for the Father, for Christ Jesus and for one another. Any email received that is nothing more than ad hominem attacks and trivial complaints will not be posted.
We hope this series causes Jehovah's Witnesses to look more closely at what they are being taught.
“Keep testing whether you are in the faith; keep proving what you yourselves are. Or do you not recognize that Jesus Christ is in union with you? Unless you are disapproved. I truly hope you will recognize that we are not disapproved.” – 2 Corinthians 13:5-6