The Five Most Important Watchtower Articles to Download Now

I recommend downloading the following Watchtower articles, to use as talking points with Jehovah’s Witnesses.

July 2013 Study Edition

“Tell Us, When Will These Things Be?”

“Look, I Am with You All the Days”

“Feeding Many Through the Hands of a Few”

“Who Really Is the Faithful and Discreet Slave?”

These articles are the presentation of the “new light” of 2012 regarding the time of Jesus’ return (future rather than 1914) and the identity of the “faithful and discreet slave” (governing body rather than anointed class). Ask: In the past Matthew 24 was used to prove that Jesus’ “coming” or “arrival” had taken place in 1914, translating the word parousia as “presence.” Now it is being taught that Jesus’ arrival will be future. What scriptural support is now being given that Jesus came to earth in 1914?

October 2014: “When Did God’s Kingdom Begin Ruling? (Part 1)” and

November 2014: “When Did God’s Kingdom Begin ruling? (Part 2)”

These articles attempt to explain the “greater interpretation” of Daniel 4, as well as describing the “interruption of God’s rulership” between the death of the apostles and 1914. Ask: How could Jehovah’s rule be interrupted? When did Jehovah stop ruling?

May 2015 Study Edition

“Questions From Readers”: “Who is Gog of Magog mentioned in the book of Ezekiel?”

This article reveals the teaching that Michael who stands up in Daniel 12 is Jesus in Revelation 19, neglecting the fact that both are mentioned in Revelation 19. Michael is standing, while Jesus is seated on a white horse the whole time. Politely ask your JW friend to explain that detail in Revelation 19 to you.

October 2014, Simplified Edition

“Have Unshakable Faith in the Kingdom”

This article lists 5 covenants in scripture, including Abrahamic, Davidic, Melchizedek, New, and Kingdom Covenants. All are applied to the anointed class exclusively. (Some JW’s think that the Great Crowd is in the Abrahamic covenant.) Ask: If the anointed class (the 144000) is in the New Covenant, what covenant is the Great Crowd in?

November 2014, Simplified Edition

“The People Whose God Is Jehovah,” and

“Now You Are God’s People”

In these articles the Great Crowd is likened to the “foreign residents” (non-Israelites) of the Old Testament. The scriptures referenced in the second article (from Exodus 12, Leviticus24, Numbers 15, and Deuteronomy 10), when read in context, indicate that the foreign residents would be considered “the same as” the natural-born Israelites, living under the same laws and receiving the same benefits. The Watchtower article even says “Jehovah was happy to allow them to be a part of his chosen people.” See also Numbers 9:14, where the foreigners could fully participate in the Passover, the precursor to the Lord’s Evening Meal (Memorial). Ask: If the resident aliens could eat the Passover meal, why can’t the Great Crowd eat the Lord’s Evening Meal?

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