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The Devil-Star

I am continuing my thoughts on some of the claims made in the December 2010 issue of the Jehovah Witness publication Awake! I do not intend to interact with everything. I just wanted to hit a few of the high points. In my last post I addressed the objection that Jesus was not born on […]

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A Post-Christmas Post on Christmas

A friend recently pointed me to the December issue of the Jehovah Witness magazine Awake! Jehovah Witnesses are known for not observing Christmas, Easter, birthdays, etc. This issue has an article meant to point out the bad things about Christmas. Presumably this is part of the reason why we should not observe it. So below […]

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I am continuing my interaction with the July issue of The Watchtower magazine. In my last post I made the point that the name of God should be considered much more broadly. It is not limited to the vocalization of YHWH, rather when we speak of the name of God we mean the whole of […]

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A Rose by Any Other Name…

The latest edition of the Watchtower addresses itself to the topic of the name Jehovah. They make some good points but I think there is a lot of misinformation in the article. There is some equivocation that occurs at several points. It is true that God gave to Moses his name as YHWH (in Hebrew). […]

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I have been doing a review of the Watchtower November 2009 magazine on Six Myths of Christianity. I have some new material on which I want to interact, so I’ll just finish this review in one long post.The most significant part of this for me is the first section which finishes up my treatment on […]

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It will probably be November 2010 before I finish my review of the November 2009 issue of the Watchtower. This post is a continuation of my interaction on their treatment of the Trinity. The previous posts on the Trinity are here: Introduction Church Fathers On the Trinity Misunderstanding the Trinity Anti-Trinitarian Verses Compare these Bible […]

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Continuing my review of the November Watchtower article “Exposed: Six Myths About Christianity,” I’d like to remind my readers that the full text of the Watchtower article is in blue with my comments in black. What does the Bible say? “Stephen, filled with the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, […]

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Continuing my review of the November Watchtower article “Exposed: Six Myths About Christianity,” I’d like to remind my readers that the full text of the Watchtower article is in blue with my comments in black. The first two points on the history of the Trinity can be found here. I now continue with the church […]

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Continuing my review of the November Watchtower article “Exposed: Six Myths About Christianity,” I’d like to remind my readers that the full text of the Watchtower article is in blue with my comments in black. MYTH 4: GOD IS A TRINITY History What is the origin of the myth? “The impression could arise that the […]

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MYTH 3: ALL GOOD PEOPLE GO TO HEAVEN The last article ended with this “But if hellfire is a myth, what about heaven?” Here is a good point to bring up some inconsistencies. The introductory article said: from the middle of the second century C.E., some Christians began using concepts borrowed from ancient philosophers in […]

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