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          "Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?" (Galatians 4:16)

    Fri, Jan 14th - 10:14PM

    PROBLEMS WITH DISPENSATIONALISM & PREMILLENNIALISM



    In the early years of my Christian life I firmly believed in a premillennial second coming and a pretribulation rapture. Then in 1990 I read an article in the magazine “Israel My Glory” that refuted postmillennialism, and the author used so many logic fallacies that I decided to do a more objective and thorough study of Bible prophecy to either reaffirm my belief or learn if I am in error. I am not attempting to cross swords or make enemies; I am simply hoping to encourage you to study this further.

    Dispensationalism replaces New Testament interpretations of Old Testament prophecies concerning Israel with Zionist teachings and interprets the historical and poetic books of the Old Testament and the Gospels and Epistles of the New Testament in the “light” of extra-biblical teachings and pet theories about the interpretation of passages of prophecy in prophetic books (especially Daniel, Zechariah, and Revelation). In many Christian circles a popular and growing trend in the study of eschatology has been to interpret passages of Bible prophecy through the lens of current headlines, distort facts and scriptures to make every passage of Bible prophecy appear to be a literal narration of end time events, try to make every current event fit the mold of pet theories about the fulfillment of Bible prophecy, support theories and predictions by cross referencing unrelated passages of Bible prophecy, and try to make dispensationalist theories into criteria for Christian fellowship. Many insist that their pet theories are above scrutiny and base their teachings, plans, goals, and decisions on things they obviously do not and cannot know, and are not revealed in Scripture, and this tends to detract from important truths and issues and make Christianity look silly. What is wrong with this picture? First, the Holy Bible is the final authority and Scripture itself, comparing Scripture with Scripture, is the key to understanding Scripture: Bible passages must be understood in relation to context and the whole Bible, and difficult passages must be understood in relation to clear passages. (Psalm 119:130; I Corinthians 2:13; II Timothy 2:15)

    Theories on eschatology that have become popular in Christian circles often promote a neutrality or isolation that rejects or prevents interaction between Christianity and culture and encourages believers to withdraw from society and be neutral because of preoccupation with speculations about things which they obviously do not and cannot know. (Consider Acts 17:6-7) Those who study Bible prophecy merely to find a schedule of future events have missed the purpose of prophecy: Prophecy (even prophecies fulfilled long ago) teaches us about God and His truths, principles, standards, and Providence. (Ephesians 1:11) Rather than seeing history as HIS story and recognising God as the present ruler of the earth Who intervenes in human history and ultimately controls everything, many have adopted a worldly view of history, such as the Humanist, Cyclical, and Marxist views of history. (Romans 12:2; Colossians 2:8) Many even insist that world conditions must continually go from bad to worse because they believe Satan rules the Earth, but nothing in the Bible ever indicates that God has ever abdicated His throne and turned rulership over to Satan. (I Chronicles 29:11-12) Many Bible prophecies that are being applied to the second coming of Christ are fulfilled prophecies (e.g., Return from Babylonian captivity, destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD, etc.). When someone makes a ministry of making predictions and one or some of his predictions come true it is often assumed that this puts him and all his teachings above scrutiny. (Making a correct prediction could be considered inevitable if someone keeps making predictions. This certainly is not rightly dividing the Word of God but is putting men and theories of men above God’s Word.)

    Prophecy preachers and theorists often predict a world where demonised and satanic people hold public offices after the rapture, but this has been a characteristic of the world for thousands of years. (Consider Matthew 4:8-10) Satan rules in the hearts of unbelievers, the wicked world system, but God is the present ruler of the Earth and ultimately controls everything, and nothing in Scripture indicates that God ever abdicated his throne or turned it over to Satan. (II Corinthians 4:4; I Chronicles 29:11-12) Salt cleanses, purifies, preserves, and makes people thirsty, and light dispels darkness; government corruption and social maladies are signs of a lack or decline in Christian influence or an increase in exposure of corruption, not signs of the Second Advent. (Matthew 5:13-16)

    QUESTIONS FOR DISPENSATIONALISTS AND PREMILLENNIALISTS:

    What is the basis for insisting that the Millennium of chapter twenty of the Book of Revelation, an extremely symbolic book, is a literal one-thousand-year period?

    Is the word "thousand" always used in the Bible in the absolute mathematical sense and never to mean a great number or amount? (E.g., Psalm 50:10; II Peter 3:8; etc.)

    Where does the Bible explicitly teach that Christ will reign on earth for a literal thousand years?

    Do you argue for a completely literal hermeneutic while insisting that some parts of the Bible are figurative, allegorical, or typical? (E.g., Revelation 1:4, 20; 17:9-12; etc. Whether some parts of the Bible are figurative, allegorical, or typical is not the issue, which parts of the Bible are figurative, allegorical, or typical is the issue. The thousand years in Revelation 20 is in a context of obvious symbolism and is a figurative expression indicating an indefinitely long period of time.)

    Where does the Bible explicitly teach that the antichrist will make a covenant with the Jews and then break it?

    Have you carefully studied to learn for yourself if Bible prophecies that are being applied to the second coming of Christ might be fulfilled prophecies (e.g., return from Babylonian captivity, destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD, etc.)?

    How do you reconcile the teaching that Christ sitting on the throne of David is a future event with Acts 2:29-36? (Also, Matthew 28:18; I Corinthians 15:20-28; Ephesians 1:18-23; Hebrews 1:8)

    How do you reconcile the teaching of a gap between the resurrection of the saved and the resurrection of the unsaved with John 5:28-29?

    How do you reconcile the teaching that in Matthew 24:4-33 Christ gave signs of the Second Advent to be seen by people living centuries later with Matthew 24:34? (After verse thirty-four the subject changes to the second coming of Christ and the discourse does not give us any visible signs or verifiable events to precede the Second Advent except people carrying on with their lives unaware in the final phase of history after the long period of righteousness. -Matthew 24:36-39)

    What is the basis for insisting that “This generation” in Matthew 24:34 does not refer to people then living? (Consider Matthew 11:16; 12:39; 17:17; 23:36)

    If Christ wanted Matthew 24:34 to mean that Matthew 24:4-33 would be completely fulfilled within the lifetime of people then living how would he have changed the wording of Matthew 24:34 and the context thereof?

    How is Matthew 24:14 the Great Commission given in Matthew 28:18-20? (In any language words often have various possible meanings which depend on context. Matthew 24:14 is part of a prophecy about the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD and is saying the gospel would be preached throughout the Roman Empire before the destruction; compare the use of word "world" elsewhere. For example, did Caesar Augustus tax everyone on the entire planet or everyone in the Roman Empire? [Luke 2:1] Matthew 28:18-20 refers to the entire inhabited earth and verse twenty refers to the Second Advent as Christ began with "All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore ...." Matthew 24:14 was fulfilled before the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. [Romans 1:8; 16:25-26; Colossians 1:5-6, 23])

    Doesn’t the Jewish War of 66-70 AD qualify as a “great tribulation,” and if not, then why not? (Matthew 24:21)

    If the great tribulation is global, why were people living in Judea warned to flee to avoid the great tribulation? (Matthew 24:16)

    If Matthew 24:30-31 refers to the Second Advent why is the Greek word Erchomia (“coming”) used in the Greek text of Matthew 24:30 instead of Parousia? (Christ used figurative language to say that people would see the evidence or sign of His coming in judgment against Jerusalem in 70 AD. Followers of Christ were destined to occupy all nations and gather the elect from all peoples, and Christianity did spread and prevail after this period.)

    Do references to the “last days” give signs or conditions to indicate to people of our generation that the end of the world is near, or does the term "last days" refer to the Christian era? (Compare Joel 2:28-32 & Acts 2:16-21; II Timothy 3:1; Hebrews 1:1-2; II Peter 3:2-3. The Old Testament served as the “days of old” and “former years” that gave way to the “last days” that started at the First Coming of Christ. - Malachi 3:4. Note that Christ was upon the earth during the “last days.” -Genesis 49:1 & 10; Hebrews 1:1-2; Hebrews 9:26. The instruction "from such turn away" indicates that the previously described conditions in chapter three of II Timothy existed at the time this epistle was written. -II Timothy 3:5. Consider Isaiah 2:2-4 and Micah 4:1-3 and note that the New Testament church of Jesus Christ is Mount Sion [Zion] and heavenly Jerusalem. -Hebrews 12:22-23)

    If II Timothy 3:2-5 is a list of signs or conditions prior to the rapture, then how many times has the rapture occurred over the last two thousand years?

    If God wanted II Timothy 3 to be a warning of perilous times resulting from conditions that have been characteristic of the world, in greater and lesser degrees throughout Christian history, and a warning or reminder that the advance of Christianity would be accompanied by efforts of enemies of the Gospel to thwart the Lord’s work through persecution from without and corruption from within, how would he have changed the wording of II Timothy 3?

    What is the basis for insisting that Philippians 4:5 does not say “the Lord is at hand” in the sense that God is near His people? (Psalm 46:1; 145:18)

    What is the basis for insisting that “the end of all things” in I Peter 4:7 is not an obvious reference to the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple around which the Jewish world revolved in the first century?

    If nearly two thousand years ago the New Testament taught that the Second Advent was near, wouldn’t that mean the Holy Bible contains error?

    Where does the Bible say that the establishment of the modern state of Israel relates to the Second Advent or the end or fulfillment of "the times of the Gentiles?"

    Why did God use singular pronouns instead of plural pronouns when addressing Abraham in the Hebrew text of Genesis 12:1-3?

    Does a comparison of 1948 USA with modern America indicate that alliance with Israel brought blessings or curses?

    How do you reconcile the teaching that the land promise made to Israel is yet to be fulfilled with Joshua 21:43-45 & 23:14-15?

    Where does the New Testament explicitly support the teaching that the land promise made to Israel is yet to be fulfilled?

    If God has two different plans for Jews and Gentiles, why does the New Testament say there is no longer a distinction? (Romans 1:16; 10:12; Galatians 3:28; Colossians 3:11)

    Where does the New Testament say that Old Testament prophecies about Israel have their fulfillment in the modern state of Israel and not the Church?

    Where does the Bible say the temple will be built a third time, and if the Bible foretells a rebuilt Jewish temple why does the Bible say that God does not dwell in man-made temples anymore and that Christ is the new temple? (Acts 7:48, 17:24; John 2:19-21; Revelation 21:22)

    Why do all the New Testament passages comparing Israel to a fig tree point to Jerusalem’s destruction (not restoration)? (e.g., Luke 13:6-9)

    Why does dispensationalism divide justification by law and grace even though both law and grace are present in both the Old Testament and the New Testament? Doesn’t the New Testament teach that Old Testament saints were saved by faith? (Romans 4:1-8) Didn’t God preach the gospel beforehand to Abraham? (Galatians 3:8) Didn’t Paul quote the Old Testament in Galatians 3 to prove that nobody is justified by the law? Doesn’t Hebrews 10:4 teach that nobody was ever saved by animal sacrifices? Doesn’t the New Testament clearly teach the necessity of obedience to the moral law? (Matthew 5:19; Matthew 7:16-20; Matthew 13:36-43; Matthew 25:31-46; Romans 2:13; 3:31; James 2:10-17)

    Does “no man” in John 14:6 include both Jew and Gentile?

    How do you reconcile the teaching that Christ’s earthly kingdom will be set up in earthly Jerusalem with John 4:21?

    How do you place Zechariah 13:8 somewhere in the future when the New Testament places the previous verse in the time of Christ, making it obvious that Zechariah 14:2 is a reference to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD? (Zechariah 13:7; Hebrews 13:20)

    How do you reconcile the teaching that the Second Advent will bring about the establishment of an earthly kingdom of Israel with the New Testament teaching that the Second Advent will bring the sudden destruction of the heavens and the earth? (II Peter 3:10-12)

    PROBLEMS WITH CHRISTIAN ZIONISM

    “Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.” (Matthew 21:43) Let us suppose that one of your neighbors began a building project and persuaded others to participate in this building project and let us suppose that when you asked what they are doing they explained that they are building an ark according to the instructions in Genesis 6:14-16 in preparation for a global flood. What would be your reaction if, after you told them this is unnecessary because those commands applied to Noah, they explained that this is in the Bible and they are being obedient to God’s commands?

    God's covenant with natural Israel was a conditional covenant. (Deuteronomy 4:23, 26-27; 28:15, 49-53; Jeremiah 31:36; Micah 3:9-12) The Old Testament requirement of the obedience of faith and genuine repentance removed Israel as a special nation, as natural Jews as a people cast off God's Word for their human traditions and rejected Christ. (Numbers 15:30-31; Matthew 15:1-9; 21:43; John 8:33-44, 47) In the first century many Christians were unfairly judging one another on the basis of the observance or neglect of circumcision, the seventh-day Sabbath, Jewish holidays, dietary restrictions, and other aspects of the Old Covenant that separated or distinguished natural Jews from Gentiles as a result of the teaching that Jewish priority and privilege is perpetual; those laws were based on principles and truths that did not change, but their application changed under the New Covenant. (Consider Matthew 5:17 & Romans 3:31) The New Testament makes it clear that the real issue was whether anyone should really be considered a Jew without first becoming a Christian as the Church is a continuing body in the Old Testament and the New Testament and the New Testament Church is the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy concerning Israel. (Acts 2:16-21; 15:15-17; Romans 2:28-29; 9:6-8; Galatians 3:7,16-19,24-29; 4:21-31; Hebrews 10:15-17; 12:22-24; I Peter 2:9. Note that while in the New Testament a church normally means a local body of Christians, the redeemed are also collectively referred to as the church. -Matthew 16:13-18; Hebrews 12:22-23; etc.) Old Testament prophecy about restoring Israel was fulfilled by the calling of the Gentiles to be God’s people. (Compare Amos 9:11-12 & Acts 15:13-17; compare Hosea 1:10; 2:23 & Romans 9:22-26) The prophecy of the New Covenant that is made with the house of Israel is fulfilled in the New Testament Church. (Jeremiah 31:31-34; Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 14:22-24; Luke 22:19-20; I Corinthians 11:23-25; II Corinthians 3:5-6; Hebrews 8:6-13; 10:14-18) Dispensationalists promote the teaching that Jewish priority and privilege is perpetual and that God is working through two distinct bodies of people, natural Israel and the Church, by claiming that Old Testament prophecies about Israel have their fulfillment in the modern state of Israel even though the New Testament teaches that those prophecies have their fulfillment in the church.

    THE MILLENNIUM OF REVELATION 20

    Premillennialists claim that Revelation 20 teaches that Christ returns before the Millennium because it presents Christ as on the throne and Satan bound, but Revelation 20 does not say or imply that the return of Christ is prior to the Millennium. Jesus Christ sat down at the right hand of the Father when He ascended to heaven after His resurrection. “Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Until I make thy foes thy footstool. Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.” (Acts 2:29-36) “Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens.” (Hebrews 8:1) “And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.” (Revelation 1:5)

    The Millennium of Revelation 20 began with the binding of Satan at the first advent. “And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years.” (Revelation 20:2) “But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.” (Matthew 12:28-29) “And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.” (Luke 10:17-20) “Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.” (John 12:31)

    “And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.” (Revelation 20:3) The Devil is bound in that he is unable to deceive the nations in the way he did prior to the first advent when only natural Israel knew the true God. After the first advent the Gospel is preached to all nations. (Isaiah 2:2-3; 11:10; Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 2:32; 24:47; Acts 1:8; 13:47)

    Christ will return at the end of the millennium. “And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. … And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.” (Revelation 20:7-9, 12-13; John 5:28-29; II Thessalonians 1:7-9)

    There will be a general bodily resurrection of the dead at the Second Advent after the Millennium and the Bible does not teach a gap between the resurrection of the saved and the resurrection of the unsaved. The use of the singular word “hour” (Greek: Hora) in John 5:28 makes it clear that the resurrection of the saved and the resurrection of the unsaved take place in the same period. “Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. (John 5:28-29)

    “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.” (Revelation 20:4-6) The first resurrection is the new birth; those who are born again have been raised from the dead spiritually. There are two resurrections: one is taking place now through the salvation of sinners and the other is the future physical resurrection of the dead. (John 5:21-29; Romans 5:17, 21; 6:11-23; Ephesians 1:20-2:6; Colossians 3:1-3; also consider I Peter 2:5, 9)

    THE SCOPE OF THE GOSPEL

    The Bible does not limit the scope of the Gospel. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” (John 3:16-17) “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” (John 12:32) “But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 5:15-21) “To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.” (II Corinthians 5:19) “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” (I Timothy 2:1-6) “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.” (I John 2:2) “And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.” (I John 4:14)

    Did Christ limit the scope of the Gospel? "Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." (Matthew 7:13-14) Matthew 7:13-14 is descriptive, not prescriptive; in the context of the time few Jews would recognise or acknowledge Jesus as the Christ and many would be killed in the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD and the Roman war against Judea. (Luke 19:41-44)

    If you plant seeds in your garden or field and then later look at the seeds or watch your garden or field at any point in time between planting and harvest it will likely appear that nothing is happening, and this is also true of the Christianisation of the whole world. “The kingdom of God cometh not with observation.” (Luke 17:20b) “Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof. Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.” (Matthew 13:31-33) “And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.” (Mark 4:26-28)

    While the world will eventually be a field of wheat instead of a field of tares, we can expect to have some tares among the wheat until the Final Judgement at the Second Advent. The Bible does not teach a form of universalism that says there will come a time before the Second Advent in which everyone will be perfect or even that every individual will be saved; the eventual worldwide conversion will be majoritarily, not universally. (Matthew 13:24-30)

    Scriptures present the Church as victorious. (Matthew 16:17-19; 28:18-20; II Corinthians 10:3-5; I John 4:4)

    The Second Advent will be after worldwide conversion. (Acts 3:21; Hebrews 1:8 & 13; 10:12-13) Note that Christ came to destroy the works of the Devil and be the saviour of the world. (I John 3:8; 4:14)

    “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:” (Acts 3:19-20) Acts 3:19-20 is the promise of the sending of Jesus Christ in salvation while He is not physically present. (John 14:23-26; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 2:17-18) The focus of the context is what had been done to Christ. (Acts 3:14-18) Peter was not telling the Jews that if they repent God will send Christ to them thousands of years in the future, Christ was being presented to them right then. The resurrection and exaltation of Christ provides for the sending of Christ to lost sinners. (Acts 3:26)

    “Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.” (Acts 3:21) Christ must physically remain in heaven “until the times of restitution of all things.” This restitution is a fulfillment of that “which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.” (Psalm 2:8; 22:27; 72:11; 86:9-10; Daniel 2:35, 44; Isaiah 2:2-4; 9:1-7; 11:1, 9; Micah 4:1-3; etc.) It is a process leading to the reformation of the fallen world as a system and where Christ’s kingdom grows and advances. (John 1:29; 3:17; 4:42; Matthew 6:9; 13:31-33; I Corinthians 15:20-27; Hebrews 9:10)

     

     

    Recommended Books:

    “Victory In Jesus – The Bright Hope of Postmillennialism,” by Greg L. Bahnsen

    “Postmillennialism Made Easy,” by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.

    “The Book Of Revelation Made Easy,” by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.

    “The Millennium,” by Loraine Boettner


    Additional Reading:

    DISPENSATIONALISM – CATEGORIZED SCRIPTURE LIST www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/onsite/dispensationalism.html

    Is The Pretribulation Rapture Biblical? www.reformedonline.com/uploads/1/5/0/3/15030584/is_the_pretribulation_rapture_biblical.pdf     

    Moses Or Christ? Paul's Reply To Dispensational Error www.mountainretreatorg.net/articles/moses.html     

    What are the Last Days, by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr. www.chalcedon.edu/faith-for-all-of-life/christian-renaissance/what-are-the-last-days     

    The Threat of Christian Zionism by Nathan Pitchford www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/onsite/zionism.html      

    An Examination of Dispensationalism by William E. Cox www.gospeltruth.net/dispcox.htm?fbclid=IwAR0cpBS0040sJmnb4T9cZzPepBt3ZCg7OQvf_OMH1ZqvcsFBSy1AHYdw-U4

    Dispensational Approach to Interpreting the Bible by Nathan Pitchford www.graceonlinelibrary.org/eschatology/dispensational-approach-to-interpreting-the-bible

    The Triumph of the Church: A Biblical Defense of Postmillennialism by Rev. William Einwechter www.reformationonline.com/triumph.htm

    Victorious Eschatology by Jay Rogers www.forerunner.com/blog/victorious-eschatology

     Postmillennialism by Loraine Boettner www.gospelpedlar.com/articles/Last%20Things/Postmill_Boettner/contents.html       

     

     

     

     



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    Tue, Oct 26th - 5:42PM

    KEEP A BALANCED VIEW OF EXPERTS



    Many unbelievers turn a deaf ear to the Gospel and Bible truths because of the influence of “experts,” and many Christians have been persuaded to reject and oppose Bible teachings, often while insisting and believing that they are Bible-lovers, by the influence of “experts.” (Isaiah 29:13-14; Jeremiah 6:16, 19; 8:8-9; Hosea 4:6; Colossians 2:8) Journals and books often leave the impression that creationism and other Bible truths and Christian values are unscientific or flawed because writings, even secular writings, that present Bible truths and Christian values (even without mentioning Scripture or Christianity) are usually rejected by editors or the peer review because of bias toward the theory of evolution and secular humanism. It is amazing that so many are quick to assume that an expert opinion, documentary, or media presentation is an honest, unbiased, and objective viewpoint and above scrutiny. It has become common for Christians to assume that something they read in a book or magazine, heard from a schoolteacher or professor, hear on the radio, or see on television or in a movie is the last word and makes them an instant expert on a topic or subject and that this expertise or enlightenment eliminates the need to personally study to examine whether those assumptions or theories line up with facts and Scripture, especially religious broadcasting, pop psychology, and the latest junk on TV talk shows. 

    All too often there is a tendency to place the opinions of experts (e.g., scientists, psychologists, historians, theologians, etc.) in the status of inerrancy. Experts are often idolized as it is easy to forget that they are still mere humans. This is dangerous because experts often assume an intellectual arrogance and claim an inerrancy or accuracy which they do not have. Experts possess intellectual power to deceive and manipulate and are often revered as intellectual gods. Experts (especially evolution-scientists) often put forth their opinions with the zeal of false prophets, and ordinary people are often deceived by dogmatizing experts like the dedicated worshipers of a pagan god. (Jeremiah 5:30-31) Experts in subjects with an extremely high rate of mistakes (e.g., psychology) often try to appear more accurate by associating themselves with a subject that has a very low rate of mistakes (e.g., mathematics), such as when they point out the use of a large computer to reach their conclusions. (A computer does not increase accuracy. A computer is merely a large calculator that files information electronically and enables the user to reach his equally dubious conclusions much faster.) Because experts are usually correct on their facts, often too much trust is put in their opinions. At any time and on any subject, there are disagreements among qualified experts in the same fields, and they cannot all be right. A majority opinion is still an opinion, and all too often the majority opinion of experts in a particular field is considered proof or verification of assertions or theories even though what is the majority opinion of experts in certain fields changes often enough to make the majority opinion dubious. For example, the main reason a teacher or professor normally does not use a thirty- or forty-year-old textbook on evolution to teach evolution is that so much of what was the majority opinion of evolutionists in previous years and decades has been disproved or discarded by evolutionists. Experts often come to wrong conclusions due to unknown factors. Experts are fallible humans and are just as vulnerable to emotional pressure and the influence of preconceived ideas as anyone else. Experts are just as capable of dishonesty and distorting facts to support their pet theories as other humans, and many experts have been caught deliberately deceiving the public.

    In the 1960s and ‘70s movements against traditional family values gained a lot of ground (New Age Movement, feminism, gay rights movement, youth subculture, free love, new morality, etc.), and in the ‘70s many experts (including theologians) blamed the alarming increases in divorces, unwed pregnancies, venereal diseases, violent crime, juvenile delinquency, youth rebellion, and other social maladies on everything but the decline in Christian influence and subsequent increase in rejection of the Bible and Christian values (and they still do). In the 1970s experts were saying we are heading for an ice age and those who disagreed were shrugged aside as ignorant and uninformed; now those who disagree with theories about global warming are often shrugged aside as ignorant or uninformed. More examples could be given, but for now these should suffice as reminders that, while we must rely on experts at times, experts are still human.

    We should also keep in mind that “experts” have often been instrumental in creating or helping to create a police state. There is a simple method to creating a police state that has been used throughout history (e.g., Nimrod, Napoleon, Lenin, Mussolini, and Hitler used this, to name just a few.). First, a crisis-type situation is utilized or created. (Terrorism, crime rate, child abuse, counterfeiting, sex trafficking, drug money laundering, contagious disease, etc.) The "crisis" (which can be real or imagined) is emphasized and propagandized till it becomes a great concern to a significant percentage of the population. Then the would-be tyrant or oppressive government (and its accomplices and followers) appear to come up with the best or most effective solution to the crisis so many are concerned about. Of course, the "solution" just happens to increase government intrusion and police power or eliminate safeguards against governmental abuse, but at this point the average citizen is so concerned with dealing with the crisis and finding or effecting a solution that he is willing to go along with what appears to be a good solution without considering and analyzing the potential effects and repercussions. Here are just a few important points to keep in mind:

    · Be wary of “solutions” offered by “experts” that sound more like a Marxist or Fascist wish list than facts, logic, or actual science. (Look for facts and hard evidence, and remember that the truth can withstand questions, criticism, and analysis.)

    · Be wary of so-called solutions to crises and social maladies offered by “experts” that depend on an assumed natural goodness of man, or an assumed goodness or benevolence of human government, for the solutions to work. (How many parents ever had to teach a child how to be bad? Humans can choose to do right but sin comes natural because of natural depravity. History demonstrates that any human government, even good government, is dangerous, which is why government must be limited and restricted.)

    · We do not live in a perfect world; because humans are flawed from the start there are no perfect solutions, only trade-offs.

    When presented with the facts ordinary people can and often do come to better conclusions than experts, which is one reason that a trial verdict is decided by a jury of ordinary citizens and not a panel of legal experts. Since I do not read ancient Hebrew or ancient Greek I read and study a translation of the Holy Bible (KJV) which was translated into my language by scholars of Hebrew and Greek, and in my study of the Bible I sometimes read the writings of experts in history, science, archaeology, anthropology, linguistics, and other fields where my knowledge is limited to aid my understanding of the Bible. At times when I have been sick or injured I have trusted a physician, a medical expert; it does not make sense to hire an automobile mechanic to perform surgery. While we need experts and we must rely on experts at times, we must remember that they are human. (Psalm 146:3-6)

    Much damage has been a result of too much trust in experts, especially experts in psychology and evolution-science. Of course, psychologists are not always wrong, but some teachings are damaging as well as counter to Scripture. The Genesis account of creation is supported by genuine science, but many are deceived because they think the experts are agreed on evolution. Personal study and research in these and other subjects is needful.

    Critical thinking is essential. Propaganda is merely information in favour of a cause and can be good or evil, reliable or misleading, and informative or deceptive; the danger is that propaganda serves the function of self-delusion when logic is not used. For example, when you come across the argument or assertion that the findings or conclusions of certain scientists are inaccurate or wrong merely because they differ from the findings or conclusions of other scientists, or even most scientists, or merely because an essay or thesis did not pass a peer review, it is important to keep in mind that most scientific findings or conclusions are educated opinions and reviewers are often biased.

    Beware of efforts to persuade you to park your mind. While we do not always understand everything, God’s Word is not counter to reason and the Bible encourages you to use your mind. (Proverbs 2:3-11; consider Romans 12:2; Colossians 2:8; I Thessalonians 5:21; Hebrews 5:14)

     

     

    Beware of Philosophy, by Mike Ford www.cgg.org/index.cfm/library/article/id/526/beware-of-philosophy.htm?fbclid=IwAR3OtWiEco_UK_f5pLn5eEYdTlp1yZETuyHgvIX-n374q-P6z8pgDjqTdho

     

    The Tyranny of Consensus Thinking, by Randy J. Guliuzza www.icr.org/article/the-tyranny-of-consensus-thinking 

     

    The End of Science, by Jeremy Egerer www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/10/the_end_of_science.html?utm_source=akdart

     

    Top 20 Questions to Ask an Evolutionist... www.christianevidence.net/2017/09/top-20-questions-to-ask-evolutionist_2.html?fbclid=IwAR0KfUWfnrqrbk4BF5U-5uZx6ooHaT-pELhUY-JSoac__lcQo_Bhh4kqiz4

     

    Scientists Say It. We’re Forced to Believe It. That Settles It. By Gary Demar www.americanvision.org/posts/scientists-say-it.we-re-forced-to-believe-it.that-settles-it   

     

    Columbus and the Flat Earth Myth, by Gary Demar www.americanvision.org/3040/columbus-and-the-flat-earth-myth/?fbclid=IwAR0CO0-oIVtKgzngyPF3BWEqTAzCuIHaUK_bdZBxBmP56KtkcsykStXxYos 

     

    Peer review as a way of validating research is bunk, by Apostolos Koutropoulos www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/peer-review-way-validating-research-bunk#:~:text=Peer%20review%20is%20seen%20as%20a%20way%20of,to%20ask%20questions%20and%20try%20to%20get%20clarifications 

     

    Marxism: the Bug Wearing an Edgar Suit www.thedeclination.com/marxism-the-bug-wearing-an-edgar-suit/?fbclid=IwAR2nCNR0r3WCEdQ0HIJoLM52X3zgXhLrwNguO_iffQmBy6L-Tq3QPH63sqo

     

    Top 10 Signs Americans are Living in a Police State, by Ryan Cristián www.wakeup-world.com/2016/08/23/top-10-signs-american-are-living-in-a-police-state/?fbclid=IwAR23Voje-k9IItmlQOD9ycx9LAcmxZUK14c9BhIiCyhoOJsNeAOETDAZ2p4 

     

    You Can Trust the Communists (to be Communists) by Dr. Fred C. Schwarz www.schwarzreport.org/resources/you-can-trust-the-communists-to-be-communists?fbclid=IwAR05foAJc3BfxSRMR1ZKhafF3cx_dQjNF7S87yuoqwtkGjl1DUCaga29vUI



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    Sun, Dec 20th - 5:02PM

    A Look At The Cults



    Many well-meaning ministers express a longing to return to the 1950s era, some even describing the 1950s as a golden age for Christianity in America, failing to realize that the cultural and religious trends of the 1950s (and previous decades) led to the accelerated and enormous increase in the cults, the occult, and modernism that characterized the 1960s and continues. Consider just a few examples:                               

     • Neglecting and denying the influence of the Bible and Christianity in American history in school textbooks and mass media.

     • Replacing Bible truths with humanism.

     • The teaching that Bible standards only apply to the religious (church) aspects of life and not the secular realm.

     • Acceptance of the theory of evolution in Christian circles, and endorsement of the theory of evolution by many respected clergy and mainline churches.

     • Replacing Biblical separation (godly relationships, conduct, and distinctions within society) with isolation and neutrality.

     • Using the Bible, Gospel music, and religious activities to escape reality instead of facing it.

     • Putting material prosperity, appearance, and social status above character in importance.

     • Replacing ministry and patriarchy with church programs.

     • Ministerial exemption from the draft encouraged cowards, unbelievers, heretics, and sexual perverts to pursue positions and careers in ministry.

     The list of cultural and religious trends of the 1950s and previous decades that increased the appeal of the cults could continue but these examples should suffice to help you see the point. Rather than romancing the past or longing for a return to the past, we should focus on how we can avoid the mistakes of the past.

    What leads so many into cults, especially since most initiates into cults come from a religious background in a mainstream church or denomination? Cults use the heart to trap the mind. Think of this in terms of fishing: Emotion (such as love-bombing) is the lure, doctrine (false doctrine mingled with truth) is the hook, and fear (along with guilt) is the barb or net that helps keep the "fish" from getting away. Cults replace personal study, discernment, and growth with a childlike dependence on a religious leader or group. The cults teach a faith, but not Biblical faith. Biblical faith is based on facts or knowledge of God's Word, and while feelings may result, feelings are not the basis of Biblical faith. Remember the pattern: 1.) Fact, 2.) Faith, 3.) Feelings; in cults and the occult this pattern is usually reversed. Faith, like love, always has an object, and cults present a wrong object of faith.

    The Hebrew word rendered "world" in Ecclesiastes 3:11 means eternity or the ages. In other words, humans are born with a natural need for spiritual guidance and an effective religion/belief system. Even though they are wrong, the cults do fill a basic need and provide answers. Hungry sheep will wander in search for food. Looking at church ads, and considering what people are being fed in many churches and through Christian radio, Christian television, and Christian literature, it should surprise us that the cults do not attract more 'wandering sheep' than they do. (Consider Acts 20:28) American students who were raised on English often have far more difficulty with English classes and English grammar than many foreign students who learned English when they were grown or almost grown. Often the students in a foreign language class having the most difficulty are the children of immigrants who speak that language as their native tongue; in many cases the children of immigrants know just enough of their parents' language to communicate with family and assume that they are fluent. We have a similar situation in Christian circles when it comes to doctrines and basic Bible knowledge. A typical cult recruit or initiate comes from a religious background but is not well-grounded in faith and knowledge.

     



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    Sun, Nov 22nd - 1:16PM

    Avoid Arguments & Bible Ping Pong With Jehovah’s Witnesses



    Many Christians think the key to leading Jehovah’s Witnesses out of darkness and into the truth is to merely show them Bible passages and win arguments. This idea is far removed from reality.

    First, it is important to be extremely patient with a Jehovah’s Witness. Disappointment is inevitable if you expect to convert someone overnight. It is likely to take a long time (weeks, months, even years) for him to recognize that his faith is misplaced or see that at least a few Watchtower teachings are wrong.

    When you try to relate and witness to a JW remember that a personal testimony is a powerful evangelistic tool, and you should look for opportunity to share your testimony ASAP. Tell him what the Lord Jesus Christ means to you and tell him about your salvation experience, and then ask him to tell you about his personal experience with Jesus Christ. This will throw him off his track. If he should try to give some sort of testimony this is a good sign that you may be able to eventually reach him with the gospel. If he should get angry or upset or decide to leave you alone the Lord can use your testimony to make him see his need for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Besides, how does one argue with a testimony?

    You should try to steer the conversation beyond minor issues and debatable points and toward matters of the heart and spirit, and try to carefully undermine the authority of the Watchtower Society for them to be more open to the true Gospel.

     When trying to respond or witness to JWs that come to their door many Christians like to use what could be called the Invasion or Blitzkrieg method of evangelism: They want to attack and destroy every heresy in the JWs belief system quick, fast, and in a hurry. While a Christian may feel that he scored a victory by winning an argument this rarely yields good results as far as leading anyone to Christ. It would be better to focus on one or two issues each time you meet with a JW and not force him to digest more than he can take in one sitting. If you would do this, and if you are friendly and respectful to him, he is more likely to ponder the information you give him instead of shrugging it off (as you might do if someone attacked every point of your belief system all at once), and he is more likely to make an appointment to return and discuss other issues with you and possibly keep returning (which is what you should want him to do).

    It is important to be kind and respectful to JWs and find a common ground, such as their commitment to God (even though they have an obviously heretical view of God) and respect for Bible standards (even though they have a twisted view of Scripture and believe in salvation by works). Note Paul's approach to the Athenians in Acts 17:22-23. Was he hostile or argumentative with the Athenians, and did he expect them to meet him where he was at in knowledge and spirituality? No, he found a common ground and approached them from there.

    It is a good idea to be prepared to use the New World Translation in discussions with JWs. For personal Bible reading and Bible study I recommend the KJV and not the NWT. But JWs believe the NWT is the most accurate translation and, ironically, the NWT often counters Watchtower teachings more effectively than the KJV. (More on this below.)

    Let's look at a typical scenario: During a discussion with a JW you and the JW agree that the Holy Bible is the final authority and his attitude and behaviour clearly indicate that he is sincere in his claim to believe the Bible and respect the Bible as the final authority. So, it appears that helping him see through Watchtower errors is just a matter of showing him passages of Scripture. You or the JW bring up a Bible teaching with which he disagrees, or he brings up a Watchtower teaching, and you happen to know a Bible passage that makes the truth crystal-clear. But when you show him a Bible passage he gives you an extremely flawed (yet sincere) explanation or dismisses your point entirely. Then he counters this by showing you a passage of Scripture and giving you a flawed interpretation. Then you show him another Bible passage and he either gives you a flawed interpretation or dismisses your point entirely, and he shows you another Bible passage and gives a flawed interpretation, and the discussion becomes a game of Bible ping pong. What happened? The JW sincerely believes that the Bible is the final authority and he sincerely believes that Watchtower teachings are Bible teachings and that the Watchtower Society is God's channel of truth. In his indoctrination a subtle switch was made from reliance on the word of God to reliance on the words of men (Watchtower publications). He is severely discouraged from studying the Bible independently of the Watchtower Organization and Watchtower publications, and for JWs Bible study means studying Watchtower publications. The JW is continually taught at meetings and in Watchtower publications how to respond to most arguments (even Scriptural reasons from Christians), he is continually taught Watchtower explanations of Scriptures and reasons to trust Watchtower insights as superior, and he has been taught (programmed) to look at the Watchtower organization through rose coloured glasses. When you show a Bible passage to the JW his conditioned and preprogrammed mind automatically replaces what the passage says with what the Watchtower Society says it means.

    Remember that the objective is to win hearts and minds, not win arguments or be right, and the goal is the eventual salvation of lost souls. A Christian who is argumentative with JWs should only expect to convince them that they are right.

    JWs believe Watchtower heresies because they have been taught (programmed) to not critically analyze Watchtower teachings, to trust Watchtower leadership and Watchtower publications to think for them, and to avoid or ignore criticisms of the Watchtower organization and Watchtower teachings. On the other hand, JWs feel compelled and obliged to answer sincere questions and help non-JWs understand and accept "the truth," Watchtower teachings, which is why good questions are an effective means of persuading them to think and start seeing the fallacies of Watchtower teachings and the truths of Scripture. For example, asking a JW to show you where the Bible says that Jesus Christ is Michael the Archangel instead of dogmatically asserting that Jesus Christ is not an angel could make him start wondering about this himself.

    Here are questions every Jehovah’s Witnesses should be asked when opportunities arise:

    Is there anything about the Watchtower Organization that you do not like or that you find difficult?

    Do you ever have difficulty getting along with other Jehovah’s Witnesses, and do you ever find yourself able to get along with non-JWs easier or better than you can get along with Jehovah’s Witnesses? (Watchtower publications say that true Christians have love among themselves, and that this love is one of the identifying marks of the only true Christian religion, God’s organization.)

    Why are Jehovah’s Witnesses instructed to ask people if they were on the wrong road would they let pride or stubbornness keep them from admitting it while they are told they must never ask this of themselves?

    Does it ever bother you that if you do not change your beliefs to line up with Watchtower teachings each time the Watchtower Society changes their teachings you could be considered an apostate and disfellowshipped?

    Since the truth never changes do you ever wonder if a change in Watchtower teachings or policies means they had the truth and lost or rejected it or were previously teaching a falsehood with which you were forbidden to disagree?

    Has anyone ever become convinced of Watchtower teachings and become a Jehovah’s Witness by just reading the Bible?

    Why is it important for everyone else to question their religion but forbidden for Jehovah’s Witnesses to question theirs?

    Do you ever find it difficult to understand how the Watchtower leadership concluded that any Watchtower teaching is based on the clear teachings of Scripture?

    Does the “New Light” always expound or add to the “Old Light,” or does the “New Light” ever completely replace or disprove the “Old Light?” (Psalm 33:11; 119:89; Proverbs 19:21; James 1:17)

    Does the Watchtower Society encourage personal study, discernment, and growth, or do they require a child-like dependence? What would happen if a JW followed the example of the Bereans and critically examined Watchtower teachings to personally discern if those teachings really are taught in Scripture? (Acts 17:10-11)

    While the Bible certainly does not condemn all use of Christian literature and Bible study helps, and Christian books and magazines (and other materials) can be helpful, where does the Bible indicate that Christians must submit to the infallible views and interpretations of an organization or its publications?

    While Acts 8:30-31 does indicate that people occasionally need help understanding Scripture, where in this passage is there any indication of an organization? Since the Ethiopian eunuch never saw Philip again, where is there any indication that the Ethiopian eunuch had to join or submit to an organization or anyone? Did Philip use the Bible alone to expound upon the meaning of Scripture or did he use additional literature? If the Bible alone was sufficient for Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch, doesn't this indicate that the Bible itself is sufficient for us also? Where in these passages is there any support for the teaching that people must join a particular organization, and submit to the interpretations of that organization? (Watchtower publications use Acts 8:30-31 to say that the Watchtower Society is God's only Bible-interpreting organization and that people cannot understand Scripture without the Watchtower Society.)

    If the Watchtower Governing Body is supposed to be God's "Faithful and Discreet Slave" that guides people in their understanding of Scripture and is God's only channel of truth, then does the Watchtower interpretation of Matthew 24:45-47 mean that for eighteen or nineteen centuries God did not have any true representatives on earth? (Consider Ephesians 4:11-16)

    Do you ever feel that Watchtower leadership (Governing Body or local Elders) is intrusive in matters of personal preference or opinion where no genuine Bible truth, principle, or command is at stake? (I Peter 5:1-3; 4:15; Romans 14:1-13)

    Are Jehovah's Witnesses loved and hated because of their loyalty to Jesus Christ and the word of God or because of teachings and practices peculiar to the Watchtower organization? (I Timothy 1:3-7)

    Is the Gospel being proclaimed by Jehovah’s Witnesses the same Gospel that was preached by Christ and the Apostles? (The Gospel preached by Christ, the Apostles, and Bible-believing Christians throughout Christian history is the death, burial, and literal resurrection of Christ through which sinners are justified through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ when they repent, and the Gospel being proclaimed by Jehovah's Witnesses is the re-establishment of God’s kingdom commencing with the invisible return of Christ in 1914. -John 3:13-15; Acts 4:15-19; I Corinthians 15:1-4; II Corinthians 11:3-4; Galatians 1:6-8)

    Why does the Watchtower Society avoid the possibility that Acts 20:20 refers to house-churches, since the early Christians usually met for worship in private homes? (Romans 16:5; I Corinthians 6:19; Colossians 4:15; II Timothy 3:6; Philemon 2)

    Where is there any reference to an organization in I Corinthians 1:10, and where in I Corinthians 1:10 (or the context thereof) are we told that unity is to be achieved by submitting to an organization? Did the lack of unity among believers at Corinth mean that they were not Christians? (I Corinthians 1:2, 11-13; Watchtower publications use I Corinthians 1:10 to teach the importance of complete conformity to the teachings of the Watchtower Organization and insist that such unity proves that JWs are the only true Christians and that those who do not have such unity are false Christians.)

    Are you aware that the Trinity Doctrine means that God is triune (1x1x1) and not triplex (1+1+1)? Watchtower publications often point out that one plus one plus one is three and not one and insist that the Trinity is a pagan doctrine. Ancient pagans did not worship any trinity, they worshipped triads. A triad is three distinct gods, while the Trinity is one God existing in three persons. The word Trinity is a combination of the word "trine," which means threefold or three times, and the suffix "-ity," which means state, character, or condition. One God eternally existing in three persons is one God and not three Gods. God is characterized by interior personal relationships. (Genesis 1:26-27; 11:6-8) The terms Father, Son, and Holy Ghost each refer to an aspect of God's nature and activity in relation to man. (II Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 2:18, 22; I Peter 1:2) Salvation is an example of this: As the Father, God originates salvation and made provision for salvation; as the Son, God paid the penalty for sin; as the Holy Ghost, God applies salvation. (Whether any of us completely understand or even accept a Bible teaching does not determine if it is the truth. As the Spirit of God reveals truths to us through the word of God, He becomes more majestic to us, not simple. -Psalm 97:2)

    Where in the Bible did Jesus Christ ever deny His deity?

    If John 20:17 means that the Father is God, then why doesn't John 20:28 mean that Jesus is God?

    If only the Father is God and Jesus is "a god," then just how many "gods" do JWs have? (John 1:1 NWT; Isaiah 43:10; 44:8)

    Why isn't the same rule that is applied to John 1:1 in the New World Translation, so that it says the word was “a god,” also applied to the other New Testament passages where Theos is used without the definite article? In the 282 New Testament references to God without using the definite article with the word Theos the New World Translation usually renders Theos as "God," such as in Luke 20:38 and John 1:18. Should John 1:8 be changed to say that no man has seen “a god?” (Incidentally, JWs also point to John 1:18 which says, "No man hath seen God at any time," and people did see Jesus Christ. No man hath seen God as He is, only visions or materializations of God, but there have been those who have seen God manifest in the flesh. -John 4:24; 6:46; 14:9; Philippians 2:6-7; I Timothy 3:16)

    Do you believe Jesus is “a god?” Do you believe Jesus is a true god? If Jesus is a true god how do you reconcile this with John 17:3? If Jesus is a false god how do you reconcile this with John 1:1? (Watchtower publications say that only the Father is the one true God (Jehovah) based on John 17:3 and they say that Jesus Christ is “a god” based on the New World Translation’s rendering of John 1:1.)

    If Jesus is not God, how do you reconcile this with Colossians 1:16 and Isaiah 44:24?

    How do you reconcile the New World Translations’ rendering of Colossians 1:16 with Isaiah 44:24, which says Jehovah was alone when Jehovah created everything? “Because by means of him all [other] things were created in the heavens and upon the earth, the things visible and the things invisible, no matter whether they are thrones or lordships or governments or authorities. All [other] things have been created through him and for him. (Colossians 1:16 NWT) “This is what Jehovah has said, your Repurchaser and the Former of you from the belly: ‘I, Jehovah, am doing everything, stretching out the heavens by myself, laying out the earth. Who was with me?’” (Isaiah 44:24 NWT)

    Since there is no Bible verse that says explicitly that the Father is Jehovah should we assume that the Father is not Jehovah? (Watchtower publications deny the deity of Jesus Christ by saying that there is no Bible verse that says explicitly that Jesus is Jehovah.)

    How do you reconcile Isaiah 9:6, where Jesus is called Mighty God, with Isaiah 43:10 & Isaiah 44:6? (Also, compare Isaiah 10:20-21 NWT)

    Whose manifestation and whose kingdom is referred to in II Timothy 4:1?

    Who is the First and the Last? (Isaiah 44:6; Revelation 1:8, 17-18; 2:8; 22:13, 16 NWT) There is contradiction in Scripture unless Jesus is Jehovah.

    Who did Stephen pray to? (Acts 7:59-60)

    For whom did John the Baptist prepare the way? (Isaiah 40:3; Matthew 3:1-3; Luke 1:76; also, compare Malachi 3:1 and Matthew 11:10 NWT) There is a contradiction in Scripture unless Jesus is Jehovah.

    Who is Jehovah of Hosts? (compare Isaiah 8:13,14 with I Peter 2:7-8 and Isaiah 6:3, 8-10 with Acts 28:25-27 NWT) There is contradiction in Scripture unless Jesus is Jehovah.

    Who promised the New Covenant? (Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 10:15-17 NWT) There is a contradiction in Scripture unless the Holy Spirit is Jehovah.

    Where does the Bible say that the Holy Spirit is God's active force? Why did Peter say that Ananias had lied to the Holy Spirit when he had lied to God unless the Holy Spirit is God? (Acts 5:3-4) How is it even possible to lie to an impersonal force? (Acts 5:3)

    How do you reconcile the almost exclusive emphasis of JWs on the name Jehovah with Acts 1:8?

    Where in the New Testament did Jesus tell His followers to declare the name Jehovah?

    Where does the New Testament say that declaring the name Jehovah is a mark of true Christians?

    Which name is consistently uplifted in the New Testament (Jesus or Jehovah)?

    Why do you assume that the submission or subjection of Christ to the Father means inferiority? (I Corinthians 15:28; John 14:28) Does the Bible ever indicate that the husband's headship over the wife means that a woman is naturally inferior to men? Do you believe that compatibility between functional subordination and equality of being is possible? How do you reconcile the subjection of Christ to Joseph and Mary with the claim that Jesus Christ is inferior to the Father by His being subject? (Luke 2:51; John 1:3; I Corinthians 15:28)

    Where does the Bible say that Jesus is Michael the Archangel or that Michael the Archangel is Jesus Christ? (Hebrews 1:5-6)

    Why do you insist that being called “Son” means that Jesus was created? (Hebrews 1:5) The term "son" is used in the Bible to denote or imply almost any kind of descent or succession (consider Exodus 2:10 and Hebrews 1:5, 8), and “Son of God” was a messianic title which signified the function of Deliverer. (E.g. Matthew 16:16; Note that the Devil tempted Christ by bringing against Him the popular Jewish conceptions of the Messiah. -Matthew 4:1-11)

    How does being called “firstborn” mean that Jesus was created, since firstborn means pre-eminent or the legal heir? (Colossians 1:15; the nation of Israel was called firstborn even though there were other nations in existence before the nation of Israel was formed, and note that King David was called firstborn even though he was the youngest son in his family, and Joseph's son Ephraim is called the firstborn even though Ephraim was born after Manasseh. –Psalm 89:27; Jeremiah 31:9)

    Does the use of the word Arche with Almighty God mean that Almighty God was created? (Revelation 21:6; Watchtower publications use Revelation 3:14 to say that Jesus is a created angel. But the word "beginning" in Revelation 3:14 is the rendering of the Greek word Arche, which means first cause, origin, or source, and is where we get the English word "architect.”)

    Where does the Bible say that Jesus Christ was not bodily resurrected? (Luke 24:36-43; Acts 10:39-41)

    Where does the Bible say that in heaven today Jesus Christ does not have a glorified human body? (Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 2:5)

    Where does the Bible say that the return of Christ will not be in visible human form? (Acts 1:9-11) Did Christ ascend into a literal or figurative cloud? (Acts 1:9)

    Can you verify that Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonian army in 607 BC and not 586 BC? Does it concern you that the Watchtower calculations making 1914 the year Christ returned are based on a date they cannot verify and a prophecy about Nebuchadnezzar (Nebuchadnezzar’s recovery from lycanthropy) that was fulfilled in Nebuchadnezzar's lifetime? (Daniel 4:16, 30-36)

    How do you reconcile the promise of Matthew 28:20 with the Watchtower teaching that the return of Christ would be invisible and that He returned invisibly in 1914 AD?

    If the Second Coming is past and Christ returned in 1914 AD, why do Jehovah's Witnesses still observe the Memorial service, since this was to be observed "... until he arrives?" Doesn't this contradict the purpose of the Memorial? (I Corinthians 11:26 NWT)

    If Jesus was hung on a single upright pole, a torture stake, and not on a cross then why was more than one nail used to fasten His hands, and why does the Bible say that the written charge was placed over His head and not over His hands? (John 20:25; Matthew 27:37)

    While Ecclesiastes 9:5 & 10 may not prove there is conscious life after death, do these passages prove that there is no conscious life after death or could these passages and their context be dealing with the inevitability of physical death?  (Hell is a place of unconsciousness and inactivity when it comes to bodily senses and the affairs of this world. -Isaiah 63:16; John 9:4; Revelation 14:13) Do you believe that all will receive the same eternal fate or destiny, whether they are faithful or wicked? “All are the same in what all have. One eventuality there is to the righteous one and the wicked one, the good one and the clean one and the unclean one, and the one sacrificing and the one that is not sacrificing. The good one is the same as the sinner; the one swearing is the same as whoever has been afraid of a sworn oath.” (Ecclesiastes 9:2 NWT) Does the phrase “the remembrance of them has been forgotten” in Ecclesiastes 9:5 mean there will be no resurrection after this life for anyone?

    Have you considered the possibility that Ezekiel 18:4 refers to death in the same sense that Adam and Eve died the very day they ate the forbidden fruit? (Genesis 2:17; 5:3-5) “Look! All the souls—to me they belong. As the soul of the father so likewise the soul of the son—to me they belong. The soul that is sinning—it itself will die.” (Ezekiel 18:4 NWT; JWs use Ezekiel 18:4 to deny the immortality of the human soul.) Death means separation: Physical death is the separation of the soul and body. (Genesis 35:18) Spiritual death is separation of man from God. (Romans 5:12, 17; Ephesians 2:1; Colossians 2:13; I Peter 4:6)

    How do you explain Matthew 10:28 and other passages that make a distinction between the body and the soul?

    If by "destroy," in Matthew 10:28, Christ meant a termination of existence, then why did He use the Greek word "apollumi?" Christ used the same word apollumi in Luke 5:37 concerning the destruction of wineskins ("be ruined." NWT) If God had wanted the Bible to say or indicate that the soul and the body are distinct and that the soul is immortal how would He have changed such passages? (Also, note that while the Bible does say that animals have souls, the Bible does not say or indicate that animals have immortal souls.)

    In Acts 7:59 was Stephen asking Jesus to take away his bad breath? (Watchtower literature says that the spirit is merely one's breath.)

    If the account of Luke 16:27-31 is a parable and the Rich Man represents false religious leaders and Lazarus represents true Christians, as is taught in Watchtower publications, then who were the Rich Man's five brothers and why did he want Lazarus to witness to them, and why did Jesus portray Abraham as speaking to a man who no longer existed?

    If Luke 16:19-31 is a parable (even though the context gives no indication of this), have you considered that a parable is an example or picture which verifies something, and a symbol is a small representation of a greater reality?

    How can a copy, no matter how exact, be the original? Is a copy of a CD the original CD? Is a copy of a document the original document? If God created an exact duplicate of you today and gave it your exact thoughts, emotions, and memories, would you and your duplicate always have the same thoughts, emotions, and memories, or would you be separate people living separate lives? Would you be willing to die so that your duplicate could continue living your life without you around, since he would really be you and you would still be living and conscious because he would have your thoughts, emotions, and memories, your life pattern? (Watchtower publications deny that physical death is separation of the soul and body, and that resurrection is a reuniting of the soul and body, by teaching that resurrection means that God recreates a body with the same life pattern and memories, an exact copy.)

    Where does the Bible forbid service in the armed forces and where in the Bible is any soldier told to resign from the military?

    Where does the Bible forbid a medical blood transfusion to save a human life? (Romans 4:15)

    Where does the Bible forbid celebrating religious holidays, such as Christmas and Easter? (Romans 14:1, 4-6. Watchtower publications point out that there were pagan holidays on those days. If we are going to nit-pick on details, we should forbid weddings rings and wedding cakes as they have pagan origins, and we should forbid calendars, clocks, and watches because the names of the months and the days of the week have pagan origins and the use of timepieces and the division of the day into the hours comes from astrology. If you happen to know someone who uses Christmas or Easter as opportunity to worship Baal or Tammuz, I will agree that they are wrong. The Bible condemns idolatry but not everything pagans happened to do, and it does not condemn setting aside a day unto the Lord.)

    Where does the Bible forbid celebrating birthdays? (Watchtower literature points to two accounts of kings, Herod & Pharaoh, celebrating their birthdays and having someone killed. It must be noted that these ancient kings, dictators, had people killed every day and not just on their birthdays. But note that according to chapter one of The Book of Job, Job and his family celebrated birthdays and had such a good time at this that Job felt compelled to offer sacrifices just in case they might have gone too far in their merrymaking.)

    While the Bible teaches much about the Old Covenant for Jews and the New Covenant for Christians, where does the Bible teach a third arrangement of a "great crowd" of "other sheep" who do not have a heavenly hope? (John 17:20, 24; I Peter 1:3, 4) Where is the "great crowd" according to Revelation 19:1 in the New World Translation? “After these things I heard what was as a loud voice of a great crowd in heaven. They said: ‘Praise Jah, YOU people! The salvation and the glory and the power belong to our God.’” (Revelation 19:1 NWT) If God had wanted Revelation 19:1 to say that the "great crowd" has a heavenly hope, how would He have changed this passage to indicate that?

    If Christ had wanted to mean that the "other sheep" are gentile converts, how would He have changed the wording of John 10:16 and the context thereof?

    The New World Translation is consistent in the punctuation in the dozens of other New Testament passages where Jesus uses the expression "Truly I tell you" or "Truly I say to you" ("tell" and "say" are the same word in the Greek text); so why does the New World Translation make an exception in Luke 23:43 and put a comma after the word “today.” “And he said to him: ‘Truly I tell you today, You will be with me in Paradise.’” (Luke 23:43 NWT) “And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.” (Luke 23:43 KJV) If I were to vocally and personally say something to you right now it would be obvious that I would be speaking "today;" where does the context of Luke 23:43 indicate any logical reason that Jesus would feel the need to verbalize the obvious fact that He was speaking those words on that very day?

    Did you know that the Watchtower Society originally taught that Charles Taze Russell was God’s “faithful and discreet slave” of Matthew 24:45-46, and how do you explain the Watchtower Society’s change of position on this fundamental issue?

    If the Jehovah’s Witnesses are the only true witnesses for God does this mean that God did not have a witness for over eighteen centuries, since the Jehovah’s Witnesses did not exist as an organization until the nineteenth century?

    According to Acts 2:32, Acts 3:15, Acts 4:33, and Acts 13:30-31, were the early Christians witnesses of Jehovah or of Jesus Christ?

    If the “faithful and discreet slave” of Matthew 24:45-46 that guides people in their understanding of Scripture did not exist until modern times does this mean that God did not care if anyone understood the Bible for all the previous centuries?

    How did anyone understand the Bible during the centuries prior to the existence of the Watchtower Society? What kind of God gives His people a Bible without any means of understanding it?

    If Christ deliberately bypassed the religious elite and highly educated to reveal truths to ordinary people, and the Apostles commended and encouraged personal study and discernment, why should we assume that God intended for people of our generation to receive (without question or doubt) the interpretations of people claiming to have some special key to understanding Scripture that ordinary people don't have? If the Bible is the complete Word of God and the final authority why should we assume that God expects people of our generation to interpret Bible passages in relation to Christian literature or a theologian instead of interpreting Bible passages in relation to context and the whole Bible? Scripture itself is the key to the interpretation of Scripture. While there definitely is need for ministers and Christian literature, and there are difficulties in the Bible, for the most part the Bible is self-interpreting and self-explanatory when one is familiar with its contents. (Psalm 119:104,105,130; Proverbs 2:3-6; Acts 20:28; Ephesians 4:11-12; II Timothy 2:15; 3:16-17)

    Have you ever taken time to personally look up all the Bible passages cited or referred to in a Watchtower publication to examine the relationship of each Bible passage to its context and see for yourself if they are rightly dividing God’s Word or misapplying and misusing Scripture texts?

    Does Romans 14:1-12 indicate that it is acceptable for Christians to differ on some religious issues, especially conscientious differences of opinion?

    According to John 5:39-40 is Bible knowledge sufficient for salvation, and what is required for salvation according to this passage?

    Where in the Bible did anyone record their time in witnessing on paper or have record cards of activity assigned as gauges or measurements of spirituality? "Jehovah's Witnesses believe that the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God, and instead of adhering to a creed based on human tradition, they hold to the Bible as the standard for all their beliefs." (Reasoning From The Scriptures, p.199) "Because Jehovah's Witnesses base all of their beliefs, their standards for conduct, and organizational procedures on the Bible, their faith in the Bible itself as God's Word gives them the conviction that what they have is indeed the truth. So their position is not egotistical but demonstrates their confidence that the Bible is the right standard against which to measure one's religion." (Reasoning From The Scriptures, p.203-204)

    Where does the Bible say that a prophet is no longer a false prophet if he admits he made a mistake after a prophecy fails? (Consider Deuteronomy 18:20-22; Watchtower publications say the Watchtower Society is Jehovah’s prophet.)

    Do the many failed predictions of the Watchtower Society ever make you question if they really are God’s channel of truth?

    Where does the Bible say that a person must belong to an organization that did not exist until the 19th century to survive Armageddon?

    How do you reconcile the Watchtower teaching that Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob will not reside with Christ in His heavenly kingdom with Matthew 8:11?

    How could Christ preach to the “spirits in prison” who were alive during the days of Noah, and how was the gospel preached to “them that are dead,” if there is no consciousness after death? (I Peter 3:18-20; 4:5-6)

    If “the spirits in prison” in I Peter 3:19 refers to demons and not people who died before the resurrection of Christ, then why did Jesus preach to demons?

    Why did the Holy Spirit speak directly and refer to Himself as “me” and “I” in Acts 13:2?

    If Christ is not God, how do you reconcile John 17:5 with Isaiah 42:8 and Isaiah 48:11?

    If the NWT is the most accurate word for word translation of the Bible, why is the word “son” added to Acts 20:28 even though the word “son” is not in the Greek text of Acts 20:28?

    If Christ was created by God and is the wisdom of God, as taught in Watchtower publications, how is it possible that God was ever without wisdom? (Proverbs 8:1-4, 12, 22-31)

    If the Watchtower Organization can trace its roots all the way back to Christ, can you name one Jehovah’s Witness who lived before the 19th century?

    Why does the Watchtower Society withhold the names of the men on the New World Translation Committee who translated the Hebrew and Greek texts into English for the New World Translation so that nobody can see if they had any credentials that qualified them to produce a Bible translation?

    Why did Paul make a distinction between a person’s body and their soul in Acts 20:10?

    Why did Christ tell the early Christians they would be persecuted for the sake of His (Jesus’) name instead of Jehovah’s name? (Matthew 24:9; Mark 13:13; Luke 21:12, 17; Acts 9:16)

    If the human soul is the body, then how can the soul come out of the body? (Genesis 35:18)

    Why does the New World Translation put the name Jehovah in the New Testament even though it does not occur in the Greek text of the New Testament?

    While chapter five of I Corinthians outlines limiting association with Christians that persist in the specified sins, where is there an indication of strict shunning or application to family members?

    Why do Jehovah’s Witnesses avoid the possibility that “house” in II John 10 refers to a congregation, and that this passage is dealing with a qualification for church membership and occasion for church discipline and not who you can accept into your own private home, since the word “house” often refers to a church congregation in the New Testament? (Romans 16:5; I Corinthians 6:19; Colossians 4:15; II Timothy 3:6; Philemon 2) Why is the Watchtower interpretation of II John 10 only applied to ex-JWs? Do ever receive non-JW relatives or friends into your home?

    Where does the New Testament tell Christians to shun heathens and tax collectors? (Watchtower publications use Matthew 18:17 to support Watchtower shunning)

    Where does the Bible tell you to shun a friend or relative who conscientiously chooses to leave the Watchtower Organization?

    Where does the Bible tell you to shun a relative or friend who conscientiously chooses to join another denomination?

    Watchtower publications say that each creative day of chapters one and two of Genesis is 7,000 years long. How do you reconcile this teaching with Exodus 20:11?

    If the Watchtower Society began teaching that a medical blood transfusion is acceptable for a JW because this does not violate any Bible standard would you change your beliefs on this issue? If yes, then how can you be certain they are teaching the truth now? If no, then does it ever bother you that if you do not change your beliefs every time the Watchtower Society changes their teachings you could be considered an apostate and be disfellowshipped?

    If the Watchtower Society began teaching that any incident of rape or child molestation should be reported to the police as soon as possible even if the victim is the only eyewitness to the crime would you agree with that policy? How are you certain that their current teachings and policies on this are right?

    Remember to pray for Jehovah's Witnesses and other cults and pray for the potential convert who will eventually come to your door.

     

     

     

    New World Translation Online www.jw.org/en/library/bible

     

     

    Helpful Christian Resources & Information:

    Witnesses For Jesus, Inc. www.4witness.org

    AnswerJW.com www.answerjw.com

    MM Outreach Inc. www.mmoutreachinc.com

    TowerWatch Ministries www.towerwatch.com

    Six Screens of the Watchtower www.sixscreensofthewatchtower.com

     



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    How A Police State Is Created



    There is a simple method to creating a police state that has been used throughout history. (e.g., Nimrod, Napoleon, Lenin, Hitler, etc.) First, a crisis-type situation is utilized or created. (Terrorism, crime rate, child abuse, counterfeiting, sex trafficking, drug money laundering, contagious disease, etc.) The "crisis" is emphasized and propagandized till it becomes a great concern to a significant percentage of the population. Then the would-be tyrant or oppressive government and its accomplices or followers appear to come up with the best or most effective solution to the crisis so many are concerned about. (Of course, the "solution" just happens to increase government intrusion and police power or eliminate safeguards against governmental abuse.) At this point the average citizen is so concerned with dealing with the crisis and finding or effecting a solution that he is willing to go along with what appears to be a good solution without considering and analyzing the potential effects and repercussions.

    Some things we are seeing and hearing should alarm us more than a disease, such as:

    · Be wary of “solutions” offered by “experts” that sound more like a Marxist or fascist wish list than facts, logic, or actual science.

    · Be wary of so-called solutions to crises and social maladies that depend on an assumed natural goodness of man, or an assumed goodness or benevolence of human government, for the solutions to work.

    · Also, keep in mind that because humans are flawed from the start there are no perfect solutions, only trade offs.



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    Sheep & Goats - By Arnold J. Saxton
    SINNERS IN THE HANDS OF AN ANGRY GOD, by Jonathan Edwards
    Spiritual Warfare - by Arnold J. Saxton
    State Secession Is Not Immoral or Unconstitutional - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Ten Lies Of Feminism, by Sue Bohlin
    Term Limits? - by Arnold J. Saxton
    The 14th Amendment Is Unconstitutional - by Judge L.H. Perez
    The Accusation Of Racism - by Arnold J. Saxton
    The Accusation Of Racism - by Arnold J. Saxton
    The Bible Doctrine Of Hell Examined - by Brian Schwertley
    The Blemished Bride, by Robert A. Wagner
    The Bodily Resurrection - By Arnold J. Saxton
    The Christian Divorce Rate Myth, by Glenn T. Stanton
    The Christian Worldview - By Arnold J. Saxton
    The Connection Between Evangelism and Gender Issues, by Randy Stinson
    The Dangers of Feminism, By David J. Stewart
    The Destiny of The Earth - By Arnold J. Saxton
    The Devil’s Devices - by Arnold J. Saxton
    The Difference Between A "Personal Attack" And "Discernment," by Terry Bowers and Rev. Rafael D Martinez
    THE EDUCATION OF MINORITY CHILDREN - by Thomas Sowell
    The Eternal Security Of All Blood Bought Believers - by J. M. Carroll
    The Feminization Of Society - by Dennis Prager
    The First Blast of the Trumpet, by John Knox
    The Freedom Summer Murders - by Arnold J. Saxton
    The Heavenly Hope - By Arnold J. Saxton
    The Historical Setting of the Writing of Revelation, By Dr. Greg Bahnsen
    The Holy Bible or Watchtower Publications? - By Arnold J. Saxton
    The Immorality of Liberals - Selwyn Duke
    The Impact of The Entertainment Media on The Family - By Arnold J. Saxton
    The Importance of Fundamental Doctrines - Arnold J. Saxton
    THE LAW & THE GOSPEL OR THE NEED FOR BOTH THE OLD & NEW TESTAMENTS - by Arnold J. Saxton
    The Letter Kills, But the Spirit Gives Life, by Chris Good
    THE MILLENNIUM OF REVELATION 20 - By Arnold J. Saxton
    The Name Jehovah Is Not In The New Testament - By Arnold J. Saxton
    The Natural Use Of Women - By Arnold J. Saxton
    The New Age Movement - By Arnold J. Saxton
    The Only True Christian Religion? - By Arnold J. Saxton
    The Origin of Old-Earth Geology and its Ramifications for Life in the 21st Century, by Dr. Terry Mortenson
    The Person, Work, and Present Status of Satan By Dr. Greg Bahnsen
    The Post-Christian Generation - By Arnold J. Saxton
    The Premillennial Deception - by Brian Schwertley
    The Rapture Problem, by Chuck Baldwin
    The Spoiling Of Christianity By Psychology, by David L. Brown
    The Star - by Arnold J. Saxton
    The Trinity - By Arnold J. Saxton
    The Triumph Of The Church: A Biblical Defense Of Postmillennialism - by William Einwechter
    The Two Resurrections: John 5:19-29 and Revelation 20:4-6 - By Aaron Orendorff
    The Two-Witness Rule - By Arnold J. Saxton
    THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION
    The Use Of Tracts, by R. A. Torrey
    The Watchtower Gospel - By Arnold J. Saxton
    The Watchtower Interpretation of Exodus 3:15 - By Arnold J. Saxton
    The Watchtower Prohibition Against Holidays & Birthdays
    The [Prophecy] Matrix: Endtimes Virtuality - by Gregg Strawbridge
    They Are Not Above Scrutiny - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Thy Kingdom Come, by Kim Riddlebarger
    Tithing Is Biblical - by Kenneth Hemphill
    To Whom Does the Land of Palestine Belong? - by Thomas Williamson
    Toxicity Of Environmentalism - by George Reisman
    True Repentance Will Lead To Salvation, by Michael Bradley
    Understanding Feminists and Their Fantasies - by Phyllis Schlafly
    Unisex - by Jack Hyles
    Unrealistic Expectations - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Unsaved Church Members - By Arnold J. Saxton
    US Constitution Versus Modern US Government - By Arnold J. Saxton
    US Intrusions Into Race Relations In The South - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Victorious Eschatology By Jay Rogers
    Watchtower Disfellowshipping: A Biblical Perspective - By Rafael Martinez
    Watchtower Neutrality Refuted - By Arnold J. Saxton
    Watchtower Neutrality Refuted - By Arnold J. Saxton
    Watchtower Shunning - By Arnold J. Saxton
    Watchtower Teachings About The Second Coming - By Arnold J. Saxton
    WATCHTOWER TEACHINGS ON 1975 & SIX THOUSAND YEARS OF HUMAN HISTORY ARE FLAWED - by Arnold J. Saxton
    WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUNG ADULTS? - by Arnold J. Saxton
    What is "optimistic amillennialism"? - By Jay Rogers
    What Is A Biblical Christian?, by Albert N. Martin
    What Is a Christian Nation? - by Frankin Sanders
    What Is Wrong With Federal Courts? - by Arnold J. Saxton
    WHAT MANY CHURCHES AND THE S.P.L.C. HAVE IN COMMON - By Chuck Baldwin
    What's Conservative about the Pledge of Allegiance? - by Gene Healy
    When Hiring Married Women Was Unacceptable - by Laura Wood
    When Prophecy Books Go Bad - by Gary DeMar
    Who Really Owns the 'Holy Land'? - By Robert L. Reymond
    Who Really Owns the Land of Palestine? - By Thomas Williamson
    Why Christians Should Have Nothing To Do With Snowmobiles, by Norman Street
    Why Contend? - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Why Cremation Is Unscriptural, by Paul P. Maher
    Why Doctrinal Preaching Declines, by Arthur W. Pink
    Why I Cannot Become A Mormon - by Arnold J. Saxton
    You Can Trust the Communists (to be Communists), by Dr. Fred C. Schwarz
    Youth Ministry - by Arnold J. Saxton
    Zionism versus the Bible - by Thomas Williamson
    ~ VIDEOS:
    ~Anti-Intellectualism is Not Biblical. (Spurgeon/Kielar)
    ~Big Jim Hamill - Apple Tree Song NQC 1998
    ~Dispensationalism, is the rapture Biblical? - Tim Conway
    ~Dr. Morey: Hating your enemies
    ~Dr. Morey: What is worldliness?
    ~Drive Thru Church - NewSong Edit
    ~Evaluating the Jehovah's Witness New World Translation (Video)
    ~Fred and Kate Gholson leave the Truth in 1986
    ~Immigration, World Poverty and Gumballs - Updated 2010
    ~Is Theology your idol? - Tim Conway
    ~Mind Control Cults
    ~Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
    ~Ron Paul exposes United Nations plan to destroy US (1990's?)
    ~SHOCKING DOCUMENTARY 1- False spirits invade the church - KUNDALINI WARNING - Andrew Strom -
    ~Silly Women
    ~So many Denominations, which one is true? - Tim Conway
    ~Tares and Wheat - by Bailey Smith
    ~Testimonies about 1975 from people who were Jehovah's Witnesses during the time
    ~The Battle With Sin: Who is the Greatest? - Tim Conway
    ~The Beast As Saint: The Truth About Martin Luther King Jr.
    ~The Consequences of Feminism
    ~The Israel Lobby
    ~The Lesters - "He Didn't Throw the Clay Away" - 1992
    ~The Myth Of The Chosen People
    ~The Watchtower's False Teachings About Christmas Exposed!
    ~Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus by Alan Jackson
    ~Watchtower Circular Reasoning
    ~What A Friend We Have In Jesus - Alan Jackson
    ~What your 2nd Amendment right is all about
    ~Witnesses Of Jehovah (1986 Movie)
    ~~1975 -What the Watchtower doesn't want you to know


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