Thursday, November 03, 2005

Jehovah's Witnesses... and Cults

The Home Bible Fellowship that I am co-leading is on Jehovah's Witnesses - though it is really a study in Christology. People who work with money who want to learn to spot forgeries are not given forgeries to study, but rather, work with real money so much that a forgery feels funny. In the same way, in seeing where any cult is off, it's best simply to know exaclty what you believe.

I am leading this week and we are going to be looking at some of the basic beliefs of JWs and then we'll try to defend our position using what we've already studied. We decided it would be nice to actually print off some of their own materials and so used the works cited at the end of the book to find out where to get stuff online. When we went online, we could get to the main site - - but could not get to the site (it said - forbidden). That was interesting. When an organization fears opening up their resources to the public, that's a clear sign of danger. I searched and searched and finally found a way past that. Once you get into one of their main articles, then you can search everything.


They don't have any scholars on staff and the cult was started by a man of little education. They are not intellectually honest.

I just wanted people to be able to read their articles online - and not waste hours looking as I did. So maybe this will help some read articles.

I don't mean to "bash" them in any way. It is not bashing to disagree with them and to speak the truth. They are wrong, misguided, and intellectually dishonest.

Another interesting site is:


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