The following articles are related to the topic of JEHOVAH WITNESS

Was Jesus Created First?

"A friend, who is a Jehovah's Witness, says that Jesus Christ was the first creature made by God the Father. He cites Colossians 1:15, where Jesus is said to be the 'firstborn of all creation' as proof. Can you comment on this?" The Watchtower dogma, that Jesus was the first being created by the Father and, therefore, he is not ... read more »

Who Are the 144,000 of Revelation 7 and 14?

"Who are the 144,000 people mentioned in the book of Revelation, chapters 7 and 14?" The book of Revelation is a highly symbolic treatise (cf. 1:1). Because of this fact, many false religionists have attempted to exploit the message of the narrative to their own theological ends. The Apocalypse has become a happy hunting ground for some religious cultists who ... read more »

Jesus Christ: The First and the Last

The book of Revelation opens with John the apostle exiled to the island of Patmos. He "was in the Spirit on the Lord's day" when he heard a loud voice behind him. As he turned to see who had spoken, he beheld the Lord Jesus - upon whose blessed countenance his eyes had not rested in more than sixty years. ... read more »

Miscellaneous Questions

"Why does the Bible say that the men who were with Saul 'heard' the voice of the Lord (Acts 9:7), when a later account says they 'heard not' the voice (Acts 22:9)? Is this a contradiction?" According to Acts 9:7, the men traveling with Saul, "heard" the voice. The term for "voice" in Greek is phones, in the genitive case. ... read more »

False Ideas About Jesus Christ

Without question Jesus of Nazareth is the most dominating figure in human history. Who was he? Or in the words of the Teacher himself in a question to the leaders of the Jewish community, "What do you think of the Christ?" Every intellectually reflective person must come to grips with this engaging question. The available data regarding the identity of ... read more »

Our Eternal Abode

It should be no surprise that the preoccupation with materialism that is characteristic of humanity has spilled over into religion. Some are so enamored with earth and its carnality, they long to remain here eternally. It is a cardinal doctrine of the Watch Tower Society ("Jehovah's Witnesses") that only 144,000 will go to heaven, while the remainder of the righteous ... read more »

Stephen’s Final Prayer

Stephen is widely known as the first Christian martyr. He is mentioned initially as one of the seven servants who ministered to the Grecian widows in the Jerusalem church (Acts 6:1-6). These were Jews born outside of Palestine who frequently returned to the Holy Land in their declining years, to die and there, be buried. Beyond the exercise of his ... read more »

How to Identify a Cult

In November of 1978, nine hundred people in Guyana, South America drank a deadly grape drink at the behest of cult figure Jim Jones. Our nation was mortified. In 1993, David Koresh led seventy-six souls to their deaths in the Waco, Texas compound of the Branch Davidians. Again, a cultist mentality was evident. Our own brotherhood of the churches of ... read more »

The Growing Interest in Angels

In recent times there has been a revival of interest in angels. This interest has been accelerated by certain movies and television programs. There was the old television program, "Highway to Heaven." Later came the movie "Michael," and then the popular TV series, "Touched by an Angel." Many believe that angels are appearing all around us, virtually every day. Others ... read more »

An Abused Passage — 2 John 9

Towards the conclusion of his second epistle, the apostle John wrote: "Whoever goes onward, and abides not in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. . . " (v. 9). In recent years, this passage has become the focus of stormy controversy. The significance of the passage has been distorted seriously - both by those on the liberal "left," ... read more »