Category Archives: Jehovah Witnesses

God: One or Three? (Part 4)

One of the most difficult issues in understanding the nature of God is understanding the number of God.  Is God one or three? Let’s review.  In lesson one, it was concluded that there is one God.  In lesson two, it … Continue reading

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Angels (Part Four)

This writing will consider two specific angels who are mentioned by name in the Bible.  Let’s consider – Gabriel Gabriel is explicitly mentioned in four contexts in the Bible (Daniel 8:15-27; 9:20-27; Luke 1:5-20; 1:26-38).  The name Gabriel means “Man … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit: An Impersonal Force?

Is the Holy Spirit of the Godhead, or not? Is the Holy Spirit a personality, or an impersonal force? How should we think about the Holy Spirit? Some teach that the Holy Spirit is not deity, but a thing, a … Continue reading

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Revelation: The 144,000 and a Great Multitude

The Jehovah Witnesses have built an entire system of eschatology (end time doctrine) based upon a distinction between the 144,000 and the Great Multitude (Revelation 7; 14). (1) They believe that a literal 144,000 will inherit heaven. These are the … Continue reading

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Catholicism: Traditions

Catholics reject “Sola Scriptura.”  That is, they reject the idea that authority should be derived from the Scriptures alone.  Kevin McQuaid has expressed their belief writing, “After having read the Bible cover to cover and listened to the whole of … Continue reading

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Catholicism: Interpreting the Bible

Catholics do not believe that the Bible can be properly understood apart from the Magisterium, that is, the guidance of the Pope and the Bishops of the Catholic Church.  Catechism of the Catholic Church (second edition) states, “The task of … Continue reading

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The Nature of Man

The Jehovah Witnesses, The Seventh-Day Adventists and others believe that man has no eternal nature. They believe that when man dies, that he is “dead like Rover, dead all over”. They are materialists. Spirit Materialists define “spirit” as “God’s active … Continue reading

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