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While the Bible is a reference used in our worship it is far from our most prominently used publication. Of the approximately four hours per week of group worship engage in at our local places of worship (Kingdom Halls), routinely the Bible, by itself, is only discussed for 10 min. The remaining 230 min. of weekly instruction is culled entirely from Jehovah’...


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The Jehovahs Witness teaching of the symbol of the cross was changed about the 1930's by Joseph Rutherford. Prior to this they accepted the cross that is widely accepted in Christendom today. So the magazine would still have a cross on it as it's publication was prior to this time Facts about Jehovahs Witnesses As far as the symbolism on the magazine is ...


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I found this on the JW.org website. It is from 2014, and is likely up to date. Prior to this it was taught that some of the group of Christians who were old enough in 1914 to comprehend the significance of the events that proved the messiah's second presence (parousia) had begun in that year would still be alive when the great tribulation starts. The ...


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The belief of Jehovah's Witnesses and other religions regarding a water canopy that existed at the time of earth's creation is not a concept that is a result of doctrine but one that is advanced in the Bible itself. Genesis 1:7 says: "So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so." The Jewish Tanach ...


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The official teaching is that the "vast majority" of those who have lived on earth will in fact be resurrected (see Watchtower, March 15, 2006). Jehovah's Witnesses' most recent statements indicate 20 billion as a "liberal estimate" of the number of individuals who have lived on the planet. Based on a 20 billion estimate Jehovah's Witnesses feel that the ...


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As your brother and sister-in-law are not yet baptized members of Jehovah's Witnesses it would not matter who performed their legal marriage ceremony. In fact a baptized member of Jehovah's Witnesses can be married by a Justice of the Peace if they so desire. A member of the congregation could even be married by one of the couple's fathers or good friends if ...


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Jesus can be referred to as a god even though he is not God Almighty for the following reasons. http://m.wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200001729?q=ps+82%3A6&p=par#h=10... The judges of Israel were called gods. At Psalm 82:1, 6, ʼelo·himʹ is used of men, human judges in Israel. Jesus quoted from this Psalm at John 10:34, 35. They were gods in their ...


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The commentators that Calvin refers to include Philip Melanchthon (1497–1560). He writes in his commentary on Daniel 10: The prince, Michael, whom here and below is called the prince of the people of God, was present wth the good angel. I understand him to be the very Son of God, the Logos, as he is named by John. This view was also shared by Andrew ...


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Protestants have answered this question in several different ways: That within the Trinity, the Son is eternally subordinate to the Father, though equal with him in essence That Christ here specifically refers to his human nature That the Son is lower than the Father in his role as mediator between God and Man That in his present state of humiliation, he ...


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Jehovah’s Witness policy is generally followed in a consistent manner regardless of the land in which a worshiper lives. Especially when it comes to the application of foundational precepts such as disfellowshipping there would be no cultural allowance granted to set aside the consequences of that ruling. From the perspective of Jehovah’s Witnesses, God’s ...


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Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Jesus was the Archangel Michael before the incarnation so the answer would be that it would have been Michael (pre-incarnate Jesus). "Likewise, the Bible indicates that Michael is another name for Jesus Christ, before and after his life on earth." JW.org "The foremost angel, both in power and authority, is the archangel, ...


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Anytime you want an official position of Jehovah's Witnesses on a particular topic use Google search of your key words and add jw.org . I typed free will jw.org and numerous hits came up that link you directly to Jehovah's Witnesses official website. The first one I think is a good fit to your question and I have included it below: What Does the ...


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The Jehovah's Witnesses have the practice of celebrating the Memorial of Christ's Death on the 14th of Nisan which corresponds with the Jewish Passover. "Jehovah's Witnesses commemorate Christ's death as a ransom or "propitiatory sacrifice" by observing the Lord's Evening Meal, or Memorial. They celebrate it once per year, noting that it was instituted on ...


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Jehovah’s Witnesses, like most Christians, teach that we come into existence some time around conception. (I’m not sure that they ever pin it down exactly, and while they oppose abortion, I don’t think I’ve heard them complain about methods which prevent implantation. Let’s just say that, by Witness teaching, you become a human some time between conception ...


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The answer that I have been given was that Thomas looked to Jesus and stated "My Lord" and then to heaven and said "My God" as a praise to Jeohovah for his miracle. I know this answer doesn't have an "official stance of the WatchTower" feel to it, but nine times out of ten, this will be the answer they give you on your doorstep. I have looked, with no luck,...


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In their publication Reasoning from the Scriptures they address this question. They don't claim to be inspired prophets but faithful students of the scriptures who in their constant efforts to keep on the watch have made errors in regard to their expectations on end times bible prophecy. Below is the pertinent quote from that book: Have not Jehovah’s ...


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This year the date for this annual memorial of Christs death falls on Wednesday day March 23 2016. Since the ancient Jewish lunar calendar counted the start of a new month from the first observable manifestation of a new moon the timing is some what later than a scientific calculation of the exact phases of the moon. Usng the same method the Jehovah's ...


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The text in the new world translation clearly answers yes! From Exodus chapter 12: 29 Then at midnight, Jehovah struck down every firstborn in the land of Egypt,+ from the firstborn of Pharʹaoh who was sitting on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the prison,* and every firstborn of the animals.+ 30 Pharʹaoh got up that night along ...



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