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"Make sure of all things;
hold fast to what is fine."

--Paul, 1 Thessalonians 5:21


The standing directive among Witnesses is to avoid and ignore anything said or published by individuals who would "question" the Society or who try to point out the errors of the "faithful and discreet slave,"—and the majority of Jehovah's Witnesses reject information without ever proving for themselves the factualness of what they are being presented by the individuals.

These articles will not be of any assistance to those who refuse to countenance the possibility that the teachings of the Watchtower organization are in error and that spiritual harm can be or is caused by not only the promotion of erroneous teachings, but also the insistence that the Witness accept it as part of "the truth" as established by the Society. Such "loyal" Witnesses are probably quite content with the current body of teachings and, odds are, such ones will not even have read this far, having automatically labeled this site as "apostate," a term which carries significant "baggage" due to the Society's usage of the term, along with its well-known disdain for any exegetical discussions of the Bible among Jehovah's Witnesses apart from what the Watchtower organization publishes as its view of "truth."

These articles are provided for those who, like the Beroeans, desire to carefully examine the Scriptures and make sure that these things are so.

Also available: Pathways Online Archives. See how it all began. Read an online journey through spiritual issues and doctrines between online friends and associates.


Articles by Timothy Kline
These are provided for your personal and private consideration.

Does Your Religion Matter? (June 21, 2009)
Understanding the Memorial (Updated for 2004)
Not Forsaking the Gathering of Ourselves Together..." A Fresh Look at Hebrews 10:24-25 (For older Adobe Reader versions, click here)
Who Are "Christ's Brothers"?--Examining Matthew 25:31-46
Are Jehovah's Witnesses "False" Prophets?
Staying Awake as Servants of Jehovah God: The Use of Propaganda by the WTBTS
The Two-Witness Rule: A Basis in Scriptures?
Should a Witness Disagree with the Society Publicly?
"And I Shall Certainly Sanctify My Great Name"

Special Series: Is Leaving Really the Only Option?

Part One: What Does It Mean to Be Stumbled?
Part Two: When It Really Isn't "Doubt"
Part Three: How Can This Happen If It's Really "Jehovah's Organization"?
Part Four: Is It Really About "Loyalty"? And to Whom? (pdf version)
Part Five: Should I Leave? What Will Happen If I Stay? Coming Soon

Welcome to My World: A mini-autobiography


The following articles are provided by individuals who themselves either are currently Jehovah's Witnesses or are former Jehovah's Witnesses. However, the status of the individual writer cannot take precedence over the facts presented in the articles; judgment regarding the validity of statements or arguments presented must be based upon the statements or arguments made, not based on whether the writer is or is not currently a Witness, and why.



Forgiveness
Jehovah's Witnesses and the Apostolic Decree to "Abstain From Blood" (Also available in Spanish and French)
The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society's Doctrinal Position on Blood: A Discussion Between Ron Rhoades and Marvin Shilmer (Available in Adobe PDF format ONLY)

 



 

 

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