An Enduring Monument to Pagan Origins

(This originally appeared in the Fall 1999 edition of the MCOI Journal) We are heading into the Christmas season again, and you know what that means, some Jehovah’s Witness (JW) is certain to show up on your doorstep and hand you a Watchtower or Awake! magazine,* scolding “Christendom” — that’s you, Bub — for celebrating Christmas despite the fact the holiday has “pagan origins.” Before being guilted into giving up this most glorious season of … Continue reading

What’s in a Name?

I have spent a fair amount of time over the past view days responding by phone and email to Jehovah’s Witnesses or those studying with JWs. In nearly every case the questioner would at some point insist that the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society is God’s organization because they are the only ones that put the designation “Jehovah” in their Bible. Most of the time they are surprised to learn that even the Watchtower acknowledges … Continue reading

Who Sent Jehovah?

(Originally printed in the July/August 1995 Issue of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 2) Jehovah’s Witnesses often argue online (computer bulletin board systems, my screen name is CULTSRUS) that only the Father is Jehovah and therefore, only the Father is God. We have argued that the Tetragrammaton is applied to both the Father and the Son and shown in a previous issue that the Watchtower’s own translation supports this premise. The following is a … Continue reading