Category Archives: Doctrine

Jehovah’s Witness Convention 2016—Maintain Loyalty Symposium

Jehovah’s Witnesses attend various schools and assemblies. The biggest yearly assembly is the Regional Convention, where they stay in a hotel, or even travel daily, and attend a highly structured weekend of lectures. This year one of the first parts the attendees will hear is a three-part symposium. It’s purpose? LOYALTY INVOLVES OUR ENTIRE PERSON (1 min.) Our loyalty to Jehovah

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A Secular View of Sin

In this post we examine sin and what it really is from a more scientific viewpoint. It turns out that humans truly are “sinners” in one sense of the word, but there is good news. No, I’m not referring to a Savior that came to deliver you from your depravity. The true good news is that even though you are a “sinner”, it is not your fault.

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Jehovah’s Witness Shunning Video Depicts Torture as Acceptable

Many who have heard of Jehovah’s Witnesses may be aware that they practice shunning. However, these same people may be unaware of the severity to which this practice is enforced. If you are a Witness, I invite you to continue reading for a discussion of why this practice is actually not scriptural, as well as a historical discussion of what the

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Watchtower Study May 29, 2016 “Jehovah Guides His People in the Way of Life”

Introduction The first two paragraphs of this weeks study open with a comparison of railroads to God. Featuring the three words, “STOP, LOOK, LISTEN” it is explained that over 100 years ago, big stop signs were added to railroad crossings so that vehicles would not be struck by a train and lives would be saved. But, they say, “Jehovah does

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Growing up a Jehovah’s Witness—Anxiety at a Young Age

Childhood of Fear Like many current and former Jehovah’s Witnesses, I’ve had to deal with anxiety, depression, and feelings of guilt. Being raised in, “The Truth” especially lends itself to a unique set of anxieties. You’re told to “throw your burden on Jehovah” and everything will be okay, but what if Jehovah is the source of your anxiety?   From

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