The following articles are related to the topic of JEHOVAH WITNESS

Are the Dead Conscious?

There is an ongoing controversy in the religious community as to whether or not human beings, after death, exist in a state of consciousness. The Watchtower movement claims: "The dead are shown to be 'conscious of nothing at all' and the death state to be one of complete inactivity" (Aid to Bible Understanding 1971, 431). Unquestionably, the Bible teaches otherwise. ... read more »

False Ideas about God

When Paul was in Athens, he declared to certain philosophers (who had gathered together to hear new ideas) that they were ignorant of the true God (Acts 17:23). In our current society, many feel that modern man has intellectually advanced beyond the primitive Greeks. The truth is, a significant segment of our own populous is about as crude in its ... read more »

2 Corinthians 4:16 — The Inward Man

Some religionists are materialists. By that we mean they contend that man is totally material - supposedly, he does not have a spirit or soul. The Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh-day Adventists, the World-Wide Church of God (the late Herbert Armstrong's cult), and others subscribe to this notion. But the Bible does not endorse it. In 2 Corinthians 4:8ff, Paul had discussed ... read more »

Ecclesiastes 3:19-21 — Man, Animals, and Death

Religious materialists contend that man does not possess an incorruptible spirit. Rather, it is alleged, humanity is wholly mortal. It is argued that in this respect man does not differ from an animal. The Jehovah's Witnesses claim, based upon their misunderstanding of Ecclesiastes 3:19-21, that "there is nothing that humans have as a result of birth that gives them superiority ... read more »

Revelation 22:8-9 – Was Christ an Angel?

As John concluded the book of Revelation, he records that he was tremendously awed by the angelic creature who spoke to him. The apostle wrote: "I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel that showed me these things" (Rev. 22:8). Remarkably, however, the angel forbade him to engage in such adoration. "See that you do it not," ... read more »

Ecclesiastes 1:4 – “Earth Abides Forever”

The Jehovah's Witnesses contend that "this earth was created, not to be destroyed, but to be inhabited forever by righteous, perfect men and women" (Let God Be True, p. 264). They appeal to such passages as Ecciesiastes 1:4, ". . . the earth abideth for ever" (cf. Psalm 78:69). What they fail to perceive, however, is that the term "for ... read more »

1 Peter 3:4 — The Incorruptible Spirit

Religious materialists (e.g., the "Jehovah's Witnesses," Seventh-day Adventists, etc.) do not believe that human beings possess an eternal spirit that survives the death of the body. They thus do not believe in an eternal, conscious punishment for the wicked in hell. Often they challenge, "No where does the Bible say that man has an eternal spirit." Well, the Scriptures may ... read more »

Philippians 2:6 – Existing in the Form of God

Did Jesus Christ lay aside His deity when He became human? Some writers so allege. William Barclay carelessly wrote that Christ "emptied Himself of His deity to take upon Himself His humanity" (Daily Study Bible, XI, p. 45). One might even get the wrong impression from some of the modern English translations of the Bible. For example, the usually reliable ... read more »

Will Wicked People Be Annihilated in Hell?

Why do you believe that those who die lost will be consciously punished eternally, when the Bible says they will be "destroyed" (Matthew 10:28)? The question clearly indicates that the author is a conditionalist. A conditionalist is one who believes that at some point following death, those who die estranged from God will be annihilated, i.e., cease to exist. This ... read more »

Five Great Truths from John 1:1

The first verse of the Gospel of John is absolutely brimming with meaning, and it refutes a host of popular errors. It reads: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." Let us consider several important elements of this passage. First, consistent with the affirmation of Genesis 1:1, the verse denies ... read more »