Me: I couldn't be a JW because your religion isn't biblical.
JW: What do you mean? What is unbiblical about our religion?
Me: Every doctrine which is unique to Jehovah's Witnesses.
JW: Examples please:
1. Is it biblical to say the sounding of the 7 trumpets introduced in Revelation 8: 1-7 got
underway at a Bible Student convention in Cedar Point, Ohio in 1922?
Is this fact found in
the Bible? (so speculation???)
the sounding of the seven trumpets got under way in 1922, the Bible
Student convention at Cedar Point, Ohio, (Rev.8:7) featured a talk by
the president of the Watchtower Society, J. F Rutherford, based on
the scripture, ”The Kingdom of Heaven is at
Hand.” Revelation Its Grand Climax at Hand. p. 172
Is it biblical to say that the 144,000 were numerically complete
in 1935? (No we
don't believe that anymore). But you
taught that for over 70 years till 2007! (so speculation???)
the calling of the little flock would draw to a close when the
number was nearing completion, and the evidence is that the
general gathering of these specially blessed ones ended in
1935." (Watchtower 1995 Feb 15 p.19)
Is it biblical to say that the Great Crowd of Revelation 7 was forming in 1935?
do you know this? Is 1935 in the Bible? How was this information
conveyed? How old are those conventioneers today...if the average age
was 20 back then? How many have died not going through the
expressed the hope that a convention scheduled for May 30 to June 3,
1935, in Washington, D.C., U.S.A., would be “a real comfort and
benefit” to those pictured by Jehonadab. And that it proved to be!
In a stirring talk on “The Great Multitude,” delivered to about
20,000 conventioneers, J. F. Rutherford ... declared: “Behold! The
great multitude!” There was a hush, followed by loud
May 1, 2001 pp.14-15 “Behold! The Great Crowd
4. Is it biblical to say that the apostle Peter ascended to heaven in the spring of 1918? (???)
Is 1918 a biblical date? How do you know this? (so
1918 he (the apostle Peter) was resurrected to the heavens along with
the other faithful members of Christ’s congregation who had died
prior to that time. WT Feb. 15, 1966 p. 123 Does Peter Now
Use the Keys of the Kingdom?
5. Is it biblical to say that Jesus Christ concluded an investigative judgment in the
fall of 1918?
that judgment result in Jesus rejecting every church on earth with
the exception of your organization? (???)
do you know this? Is this in the Bible?
Jesus came to God’s spiritual temple in 1918 for the purpose of
judging men, Christendom was
Watchtower, August 1, 1960, p. 462
6. Is it biblical to say that Jesus Christ appointed a Faithful and Discrete Slave at headquarters in Brooklyn
New York in 1919? (???) How do you know this? Is this in the
Bible? What were the names of those original selected ones? On what
grounds were they selected? Do you know what the Bible Students were
teaching and practicing in 1919?
arriving’ to inspect the ‘slave’ in 1918, Christ found a
spirit-anointed remnant of faithful disciples who since 1879 had been
using this journal [the Watchtower] and other Bible-based
publications to provide spiritual ‘food at the proper time.’ He
acknowledged them as his collective instrument, or ‘slave,’ and
in 1919 entrusted them with the management of all his earthly
belongings.”Watchtower 2007 Apr 1 p.22
Is it biblical to say that
people who saw the events of 1914 will be around to witness the
introduction of a new system of things... and that God promised this?
importantly, this magazine builds confidence in the Creator's promise
of a peaceful and secure new order before the
generation that saw the events of 1914 C.E.
passes away." Awake
Masthead 1982 – 1995
could the 1914 generation logically be the the generation that does
not pass away when the youngest of that generation are 103 or older
Is it biblical to say that God will destroy billions of people at
Armageddon who do not believe that the organization of JWs is God's
channel of communication and that it's leaders in New York
collectively represent the Faithful and Discrete Slave Jesus spoke
Jehovah's Witnesses, those of the anointed remnant and the "great
crowd," as a united organization under the protection of the
Supreme Organizer, have any Scriptural hope of surviving the
impending end of this doomed system dominated by Satan the Devil."
(Watchtower, September 1, 1989 p. 19)