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Monday, November 22, 2010

Unity - Links to Information

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UNITY - Links to Information (INDEX; Watchtower Online Library)

Unity (Search Results From the Watchtower Online Library)

Unity Identifies True Worship (w10 9/15 pp. 12-16; Watchtower Online Library)

Jehovah's Witnesses United By God''s Word (w07 12/1 pp. 4-7; Watchtower Online Library)

Christian Unity Glorifies God (w10 9/15 pp. 16-20; Watchtower Online Library)

Unity of Worship in Our Time—What Does It Mean? (wt chap. 1 pp. 4-13; Watchtower Online Library)

How important is it for true Christians to have unity among themselves? (Search For Bible Truths)

Be "fitly united in the same mind", beware of speaking thoughtlessly, "make sure of the more important things..." (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)

Organization and Obedience (Search For Bible Truths)

United by LOVE OF GOD (w05 1/1 pp. 4-6; Watchtower Online Library)

"Apologizing - A Key Way to Making Peace" (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)
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Sabbath - Links to Information

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Sabbath Day - Links to Information (INDEX; Watchtower Online Library)

Did the Sabbath End When Jesus Died? (Search For Bible Truths)

Must Christians keep a weekly sabbath? (Pastor Russel)

Are Christians under obligation to keep a weekly sabbath day? (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)

Are Christians Under the Mosaic Law?  - Is Celebrating the Sabbath Necessary? (From God's Word)

Has the Sabbath really been abolished? (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)

Jesus said that the law will still stand until the "heavens and earth pass away". They have not passed away". So according to this, why is the law or the commandment of the sabbath not observed? (Mt. 5:18) (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)

What, then, is "the Lord's day" mentioned in Rev. 1:10? (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)

Why do Jehovah's Witnesses hold meetings of worship on the seventh day (Sunday)? Is it because of the Sabbath? (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)
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Rutherford, (Joseph F.) ("Beth-Sarim") - Links to Information

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RUTHERFORD, JOSEPH F. - Links to Information (INDEX; Watchtower Online Library)

Joseph F. Rutherford (1869-1942) (Pastor Russell)

J. F. Rutherford and "Beth-Sarim" (Search For Bible Truths)

Russell's "Pyramid Chronology" & Rutherford's "Beth-Sarim" (Search For Bible Truths)

Beth-Sarim (Pastor Russell)

J. F. Rutherford - On with the work! (Pastor Russell)
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Russell (Charles T.) ("Pyramid Chronology"; Miracle Wheat) - Links to Information

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RUSSELL, CHARLES T. - Links to Information (INDEX; Watchtower Online Library)

Was the Bible student Charles Taze Russell the founder of Jehovah's Witnesses? (JW.ORG)

Did Charles Taze Russell Really Profit From 'Miracle Wheat'? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

Pastor Charles T. Russell (Pastor Russell)

How do Jehovah's Witnesses view Charles T. Russell? (Pastor Russell)

Charles T. Russell and "Pyramid Chronology" (Search For Bible Truths)

Russell's "Pyramid Chronology" & Rutherford's "Beth-Sarim" (Search For Bible Truths)

The Watchtower and the Great Pyramid (Pastor Russell)

Miracle Wheat (Pastor Russell)

False charges about Pastor Russell (Pastor Russell)

Letter to Pastor Robert Vonderlack: Charles Taze Russell and ‘miracle wheat’ (Jehovah's Witnesses United)

Charles Taze Russell and Miracle Wheat

Was Charles Taze Russell a Mason? (Pastor Russell)

Pastor Russell at Carnegie Hall (Pastor Russell)

Maria F. Russell (1850 - 1938) (Pastor Russell)

Why did Pastor Russell's wife leave him? (Pastor Russell)

A Young Man in Search of God (Pastor Russell)

Pastor Russell's Final Journey (Pastor Russell)

93 years ago today (Pastor Russell)
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Are Jehovah's Witnesses a Sect or a Cult?

People who oppose Jehovah's Witnesses like to use the word 'cult' to describe them because it has a general negative connotation. They are counting on people who are not familiar with Jehovah's Witnesses to simply accept this false label and then unknowingly repeat what they have been told.

The following will examine several common characteristics of cults and will show how Jehovah's Witnesses definitely do not share any of these characteristics.

Jehovah's Witnesses Are Not a Small, Local Group

Cults are regarded as being small, local groups. In contrast, Jehovah's Witnesses currently number over 7,ooo,ooo and can be found in almost every country of the world. The World Headquarters of Jehovah's Witnesses is in New York. Located there is the Governing Body, a central group of experienced elders who oversee the worldwide congregation. (For more from the Official Website of Jehovah's Witnesses, see: How Jehovah's Witnesses Are Organized and Jehovah's Witnesses - Their Worldwide Organization and Work)

Jehovah's Witnesses Have Nothing to Hide

Cults are also regarded as encouraging their adherents to live in groups apart from the rest of society. Many also think of cults as being secretive about their activities or having something to hide.

In contrast, Jehovah's Witnesses live and work in the midst of other people. They have nothing to hide. In fact, they desire to tell anyone who is willing to listen about everything that they believe.

Their book Jehovah's Witnesses—Proclaimers of God's Kingdom correctly notes: "Jehovah's Witnesses are in no sense a secret society. Their Bible-based beliefs are fully explained in publications that are available to anyone. Additionally, they put forth special effort to invite the public to attend meetings to see and hear for themselves what takes place." (See the VIDEO from the BBC that shows what a meeting inside a Kingdom Hall looks like.) (ALSO SEE: Our Congregation Meetings

Jehovah's Witnesses Do Not Follow a Living Human Leader

Cults members are also associated with following living human leaders.

Yet Jehovah's Witnesses do not look to any human, but rather to Jesus Christ, as their leader, as their leader. Jehovah’s Witnesses follow what Jesus taught and put it into practice. That is what it means to be a Christian. Accordingly, Jehovah’s Witnesses strive to adhere strictly to the precepts established by the first Christians. (ALSO SEE: Who Was Your Founder?)

Jehovah's Witnesses base all of their beliefs, their standards for conduct, and organizational procedures on the Bible. Their worship is a way of life, not a ritual devotion. (ALSO SEE: Are You an American Sect?)

Jehovah's Witnesses Are Financed Through Voluntary Contributions

Leaders of cults have been known to ask for money from their followers. Even what many consider to be 'mainstream' religions encourage their members to give them money through tithes, collection plates, or other means.

However, the work of Jehovah's Witnesses is primarily financed through anonymous, voluntary contributions, as was true with the early Christians. (2 Cor. 8:12; 9:7) No collections are ever taken at their meetings and they do not beg for money from the public. Any donations from interested persons are used to further the worldwide work of Bible education conducted by the Witnesses.

The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania, a legal religious corporation that is used by Jehovah's Witnesses, was incorporated in 1884 in accordance with the Nonprofit Corporation Law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, U.S.A. This means that, by law it cannot be and it is not, a profit-making enterprise, nor do individuals make a profit through this Society. The Society's charter states: "It [the Society] does not contemplate pecuniary gain or profit, incidentally or otherwise, to its members, directors or officers."'

Even disinterested parties (such as the largest and most popular general reference work on the Internet) plainly state that:

"The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania is a non-stock, not-for-profit organization." (ALSO SEE: How Is Your Work Financed?; and How is the Work of Jehovah’s Witnesses Funded?)

Don't Listen To Hearsay, Find Out For Yourself!

So instead of relying solely on hearsay and running the risk of parroting bad information, why not investigate this further for yourself? This way, one will be in a position to be properly informed as to the true faith and beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses.

The best way to find out more about Jehovah's Witnesses via the Internet is through the pages of their official website:

The Official Web Site of Jehovah's Witnesses (The Official Jehovah's Witnesses Website Home Page)

What Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Believe?

Search The Jehovah's Witnesses Official Web Site

Jehovah's Witnesses FAQs

Questions Often Asked by Interested People
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Preaching and Jehovah's Witnesses - Links to Information

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PREACHING - Links to Information (INDEX; Watchtower Online Library)

PREACHER, PREACHING (Insight-2 pp. 671-674; Watchtower Online Library)

Preaching (Search Results From the Watchtower Online Library)

The Good News of the Kingdom of God (Pastor Russell)

Does the method of preaching from house to house have its basis in the Scriptures? (Search For Bible Truths)

Regarding the ministry, how do we know that it is the duty of each and every Christian and not just a few? (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)

What is an "evangelizer" and how is it different from a minister/publisher? (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)

House to House (Pastor Russell)

Why did Jesus use the scriptures when talking to people? (Search For Bible Truths)

What Does it Mean to be a Witness of Jehovah? (Search For Bible Truths)

Is it true that Jehovah's Witnesses print the 1st & 2nd most widely distributed magazines in the world? (Search For Bible Truths)

Why do Jehovah's Witnesses preach from house to house? (Search For Bible Truths)

Why do the Witnesses call repeatedly even at homes of people who do not share their faith? (Search For Bible Truths)

If we are to help others in saving their lives in a temporary way, how much more are we to help them in hearing the good news of the Kingdom which can give them everlasting life? (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)

Scriptures of encouragement when faced with opposition in our ministry (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)

Should you allow some physical traits that you have no control over get in your way of talking to others about God's Kingdom? (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)

Why do Jehovah Witnesses go door to door in twos? (Search For Bible Truths)

If Jehovah's Witnesses believe that only 144,000 people go to heaven, then wouldn't making more Jehovah's Witnesses reduce their own chances of getting into heaven? (Search For Bible Truths)

Is the ‘speaking in tongues’ that is done today the same as that done by first-century Christians? (Search For Bible Truths)

For how long did Noah preach and how can this be proved Scripturally? (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)

Women's key role in the ministry (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)
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Paganism - Links to Information

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PAGANISM - Links to Information (INDEX; Watchtower Online Library)

Pagan (Search Results From the Watchtower Online Library)

Can the Pagan Customs of Christmas Really Be MADE Acceptable to God? (Search For Bible Truths)

Do many Holidays have pagan origins or associations? (Search For Bible Truths)

What is the origin of popular customs associated with birthday celebrations? (Search For Bible Truths)

Trinity And Pagan Influence (Search For Bible Truths)

Christmas - It's Origins And Associations (Search For Bible Truths)

Quotes concerning the pagan history of the Cross (Search For Bible Truths)

Why is paganism so despicable to Jehovah Witnesses? (Search For Bible Truths)

Should WEDDING RINGS and the use of days and months of the GREGORIAN CALENDAR be avoided by true Christians? (Search For Bible Truths)

Why do Jehovah's Witnesses use the Gregorian calender when it's months are named in honor of the pagan Roman kings/gods? (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)

Why did the Jews use the name of the pagan god Tammuz as the name for one of their months? (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)

Is the Watchtower of pagan origin? (Pastor Russell)
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Organization and Jehovah's Witnesses - Links to Information

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ORGANIZATION - Links To Information (INDEX; Watchtower Online Library)

How Does Jehovah Direct His Organization? (wt chap. 14 pp. 128-135; Watchtower Online Library)

Organization and Obedience (Search For Bible Truths)

How the Governing Body Is Organized (Pastor Russell)

How Are Jehovah's Witnesses Organized? (Search For Bible Truths)

How Jehovah's Witnesses Are Organized? (w12 2/1 pp. 26-27; Watchtower Online Library)

Why Does God Have an Organization? (w12 2/1 pp. 26-27; Watchtower Online Library)

Their Modern Development and Growth (Pastor Russell)

Our Ministry, History and Organization (Jehovah’s Witnesses Official Media Web Site)

Development of the Organization Structure (Pastor Russell)
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Neutrality - Vote (Voting) / Military / Flag / Pledge Allegiance - Links to Information

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Neutrality - Links to Information (INDEX; Watchtower Online Library)

Christian Neutrality (Jehovah's Witnesses United)

What is neutrality and why should true Christians not share in patriotic ceremonies? (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)

Why Don't Jehovah's Witnesses Vote, Pledge Allegiance Or Support The Military? (Search For Bible Truths)

How do Jehovah's Witnesses view voting? (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)

How do Jehovah's Witnesses view voting? (Search For Bible Truths)

Voting in Political Elections (lv pp. 212-215; Watchtower Online Library)

Why Don't Jehovah's Witnesses Vote? (Slate article)

The refusal to participate in millitary service includes maintaining respect for governments and their participants. (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)

Why don't Jehovah witnesses say the pledge of allegiance? (Search For Bible Truths)
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Kingdom Hall - Links to Information

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KINGDOM HALLS - Links to Information (INDEX; Watchtower Online Library)

What is a Kingdom Hall? (w10 5/1 p. 31; JW.ORG)

What is a Kingdom Hall? (w10 5/1 p. 31; Watchtower Online Library)

Kingdom Halls Open to Everyone (w02 11/1 p. 8; Watchtower Online Library)

Why Do Jehovah's Witnesses Dress Up for Their Meetings? (JW.ORG)

Windows and Kingdom Halls of Jehovah's Witnesses (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

Why Do Jehovah's Witnesses Generally Meet on Sundays? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

Where And How Do Jehovah's Witnesses Meet? (Search For Bible Truths)

Why do Jehovah's Witnesses refer to their meeting places as "Kingdom Halls"? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

Windows and Kingdom Halls of Jehovah's Witnesses (Search For Bible Truths)

What beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses set them apart as different from other religions? (Search For Bible Truths)

What would be appropriate attire when attending Jehovah's Witnesses' places of worship and why? (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)

Why do Jehovah's Witnesses hold meetings of worship on the seventh day (Sunday)? Is it because of the Sabbath? (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)

Why do women wear dresses instead of pants to the meetings? (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)
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John 1:1 - Links to Information

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Was the Word “God” or “a god”? (w08 11/1 pp. 24-25; Watchtower Online Library)

"The Word Was God" (bh p. 201-p. 204 par. 2; Watchtower Online Library)

“Those Who Are Called ‘Gods’” (g05 4/22 pp. 8-9; Watchtower Online Library)

Why Do Jehovah's Witnesses Understand John 1:1 to Read, "...and the Word Was a god"? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

In Defense of the New World Translation. John 1:1 files

John 1:1 - A Number of Trinitaran Translations and Scholars Admit "a god" (Defending the NWT)

Defending the charge that the NWT translators made up a rule for the word for "God/god" (theos). (Defending the NWT)

How does the Coptic text render John 1:1? (VIDEO AT BOTTOM OF POST; SFBT)

The Coptic Language and John 1:1 (Search For Bible Truths)

John 1:1c - English translation: "The Word was a god." (Search For Bible Truths)

John 1:1 "and the Word was" (Pastor Russell)

"and the Word was divine." (Pastor Russell)

Should John 1:1 read: "And the Word was divine"? (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)

"and the word was with (pros) God."  (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)

John 1:1c Primer (Examining the Trinity)

DEFinite John 1:1c (Examining the Trinity)

Harner's JBL 'Qualitative' Article (Examining the Trinity)

HARNER: JBL 'Qualitative' Article Refuted (Examining the Trinity)

QUAL ("Qualitative" John 1:1c) (Examining the Trinity)

SEPTGOD (John 1:1c and the Septuagint) (Examining the Trinity)

Logos (The 'Word') (Examining the Trinity)

In Defense of the New World Translation. John 1:1 files (In Defense of the New World Translation)

VIDEO: John 1:1 Part 1 and Part 2 (Search For Bible Truths)

John 1:1 was examined by Origen in his "Commentary on John." (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)

IF God is a trinity, then how is it that “the Word (Jesus) was WITH God”? (John 1:1) (Search For Bible Truths)

Is the New World Translation the only Bible to phrase John 1:1c as "the Word was A God"? (Search For Bible Truths)

NWT - John 1:1 (Defending the NWT)

"Was" and "Beginning" in John 1:1 (Examining the Trinity)

If Jesus is not God, how can he be a god? (Search For Bible Truths)

God and gods - What is a god and who have been called 'gods'? (Search For Bible Truths)

Video: "Early Jewish and Christian Monotheism - The Early use of "God" and the Christological Implications" (Search For Bible Truths)

God and gods (from BOWGOD study) (Examining the Trinity)

Was the Word “God” or “a god”? (Pastor Russell)

If the Father is the "only true God" (John 17:3), does that mean that Jesus is a false god? (Search For Bible Truths)

Why is Jesus called "Mighty God" at Isa. 9:6? (Search For Bible Truths)

The Holy Trinity (Pastor Russell)

They call me Trinity (Pastor Russell)
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I AM (John 8:58 / Ex. 3:14) - Links to Information

I AM (John 8:58 / Ex. 3:14)

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John 8:58 - "The question of the Jews (John 8 verse 57) to which Jesus was replying had to do with age, not identity." (rs p. 405-p. 426; Watchtower Online Library)

Did Jesus Really Say "I AM"? (John 8:58) (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

John 8:58 - The Translation “I Am” is Verbal Nonsense and Grammatically Erroneous (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

Why it is Highly Probable That the Hebrew Word 'Ehyeh' is Mistranslated as "I AM" at Exodus 3:14 (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

John 8:58 "I AM"; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4 (Endnotes) (Examining the Trinity)

In Defense of the New World Translation. John 8:58 files (In Defense of the NWT)

Stafford's "'ANI HU and the LXX of Isaiah" (In Defense of the NWT)

Sahidic Coptic John 8:58 and Sahidic Coptic Exodus 3:14 (Sahidic Coptic Insight on NT Verses)

What About...John 8:58? (From God's Word)

John 8:58 (Bible Translation and Study; Scroll down to First Scriptural Heading)

Miscellaneous Questions about the New World Translation (Jn 8:58) (Bible Translation and Study; Scroll down to Fifth Heading)

How do we know that 'I Am' at Ex. 3:14 in KJV is incorrect? (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)

Jesus' reply had to do with the length of his existence...not his identity (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)
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Holidays and Jehovah's Witnesses - Links to Information

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General:

Jehovah's Witnesses, Holidays and Colossians 2:16 (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

Does Romans 14:6 Really Show That Christians May Celebrate Holidays With Pagan Associations? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

Research: Are Celebrating Holidays Acceptable to God? (Includes Examination of Romans 14:1, 5, 6) (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

Why is it Important Whether a Holiday Has Pagan Religious Associations? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

What Should a Christian Look For When Deciding Whether to Partake or Not Partake in a Holiday or Celebration? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

Candy in the gutter illustration (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)

Beware of Customs That Displease God (w05 1/1 pp. 27-30; Watchtower Online Library)

Can a Pagan Holiday Be Made Christian? (w07 12/15 pp. 8-9; Watchtower Online Library)

Should We Celebrate Holidays? (bh p. 222-p. 223; Watchtower Online Library)

What view do Christians take of religious holidays? (bh chap. 16 pp. 154-163;Watchtower Online Library)



Christmas:

CHRISTMAS - Links to Information (Index; Watchtower Online Library)

Christmas (Search Results From the Watchtower Online Library) 

Christmas Customs - Are They Christian? (w00 12/15 pp. 3-7; Watchtower Online Library)

How Should Christ Be Remembered? (w04 12/15 pp. 4-7; Watchtower Online Library)

Jesus' Birth - How and Why it Happened (w02 12/15 pp. 3-5; Watchtower Online Library)

In Search of the Christmas Spirit (JW.ORG)

Why Do Some People Not Celebrate Christmas? (JW.ORG)

Something Better Than Christmas (JW.ORG)

Remembering Jesus Christ (JW.ORG)

Why Don't Jehovah's Witnesses Celebrate Christmas? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

Can the Pagan Customs of Christmas Really Be MADE Acceptable to God? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

Christmas - It's Origins And Associations (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

What Does Christmas Music Really Teach? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

CHRISTMAS - Does It Have Any Known Pagan Religious Associations? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

The Date of Jesus' Birth (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

Did Jesus Christ or his disciples or his apostles celebrate Christmas? (Search For Bible Truths)

Did Jesus Want His Birthday Celebrated? Did His Followers Celebrate It? (Search For Bible Truths)

Birthday/Christmas Quotes & Resources (Jehovah's Witnesses Redefended)

HANUKKAH (Index; Watchtower Online Library)

Hanukkah—Is It a “Jewish Christmas”? (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)

Hanukkah (Festival of Dedication) - Significance for Christians (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)



Thanksgiving:

Why Don't Jehovah's Witnesses Formally Celebrate Thanksgiving Day?  (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

THANKSGIVING - Does It Have Any Known Pagan Religious Association? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

The Facts Behind Thanksgiving (From God's Word)

Is there anything wrong with buying a turkey, which is on sale, and making a dinner on Thanksgiving? Is Thanksgiving pagan? (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)



Easter:

EASTER - Links to Information (Index; Watchtower Online Library)

Easter (Search Results From the Watchtower Online Library)

 Why don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses celebrate Easter? (JW.ORG)

What Does the Bible Say About Easter? (JW.ORG)

Easter or the Memorial—Which Should You Observe? (JW.ORG)

EASTER—FERTILITY WORSHIP IN DISGUISE (lv chap. 13 pp. 144-159; Watchtower Online Library)

What is the origin of Easter and the customs associated with it? (rs p. 176-p. 182; Watchtower Online Library)


Why Don't Jehovah's Witnesses Celebrate Easter? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses) 

Easter Origins, traditions and Customs - Christian or Pagan? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

Easter - Pagan and Unscriptural (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses; Excerpts from the 4/15/63 and 3/15/68 Watchtowers)

EASTER - Does It Have Any Pagan Religious Associations? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

Easter - What do Colored Eggs, Bunnies and Hot-Cross Buns Have to do With Honoring Jesus and God?  (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

Does the Word 'Easter' Belong in a Bible Translation? (Acts 12:4; KJV) (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

Easter - Who Does It Really Honor? (Jehovah's Witnesses United)

Are Celebrating Holidays Acceptable to God? (Search For Bible Truths)

Paganism (Search For Bible Truths)
Links to related subjects



Halloween:

HALLOWEEN (Index; Watchtower Online Library)

(AWAKE! SEPTEMBER 2013; JW.ORG)

(g01 10/8 3-10; Watchtower Online Library)

(g 10/06 p. 27; Watchtower Online Library)

(lv chap. 13 pp. 144-159; Watchtower Online Library)

Should we celebrate holidays like... Halloween? (JW.ORG)

Reasons Why Jehovah's Witnesses Do Not Celebrate Halloween (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

HALLOWEEN - Does It Have Any Known Pagan Religious Associations? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)



St. Patrick's Day:

Saints (Search Results From the Watchtower Online Library)

Why Don't Jehovah's Witnesses Celebrate St. Patrick's Day? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

St. Patrick, The Shamrock and The Trinity (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

ST. PATRICK'S DAY - Does It Have Pagan Religious Associations? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)




St. Valentine's Day:

VALENTINE'S DAY (Index; Watchtower Online Library)

Saints (Search Results From the Watchtower Online Library)

Why Don't Jehovah's Witnesses Celebrate St. Valentine's Day? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

St. VALENTINE'S DAY - Does It Have Any Pagan Religious Associations? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)



April Fool's Day:

How Do Jehovah's Witnesses View April Fools' Day? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

Practical Jokes (Search Results From the Watchtower Online Library)

Origins of April Fool's Day (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)

When it comes to having fun or playing practical jokes at another's expense, what scriptural principles should be kept in mind? (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)



Mother's Day:

MOTHER’S DAY Index; Watchtower Online Library)

What is the origin of the practice of setting aside a day to honor mothers? (rs p. 176-p. 182; Watchtower Online Library)

Why Don't Jehovah's Witnesses Formally Celebrate Mother's Day? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)



Father's Day:

Do Jehovah's Witnesses Celebrate Father's Day? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)



Independence Day (Fourth of July) - Also see "Neutrality"

Flag Salute, Voting, and Civilian Service (lv pp. 212-215; Watchtower Online Library) 

What scriptures have a bearing on the attitude of true Christians toward involvement in ceremonies commemorating events in a nation's political history? (Search For Bible Truths)



New Year's Eve / Day:

Why Don't Jehovah's Witnesses Celebrate New Year's Eve / Day? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

Should A Christian Celebrate New Year's Eve / Day? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

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Hell - Links to Information

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HELL - Links to Information (INDEX; Watchtower Online Library)

Hell (Insight-1 pp. 1086-1087; Watchtower Online Library)

What Are Sheol and Hades? (What Does the Bible Really Teach? APPENDIX; JW.ORG)

Myth 2: The Wicked Suffer in Hell (THE WATCHTOWER 2009-11-01; JW.ORG)

Does God Punish People in Hellfire? (THE WATCHTOWER OCTOBER 2012; JW.ORG)

What Hope for Dead Loved Ones? (JW.ORG)

Torment / Ba·sa·ni´zo - Links to Information (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

Luke 16:19-31 - A Parable That Does NOT Teach a Literal Torment in Hell (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

Rev. 20:13,14 - How Can Death and Hades be Thrown Into the "Lake of Fire"? What Does This Scripture Mean? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

Does Revelation 14:10, 11 Really Prove the Existence of a Fiery Hell? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

What is the definition of Hell? (Search For Bible Truths)

What is Hell as mentioned in the Bible? (Search For Bible Truths)

Why is the word "Hell" an unsatisfactory translation of the original Hebrew and Greek Bible words "She´ohl" and "Hai´des"? (Search For Bible Truths)

Why is there confusion as to what the Bible says about hell? (Search For Bible Truths)

Do wicked and upright people go to hell? (Search For Bible Truths)

Rev. 14:10,11 - How will the smoke of the torment of the worshipper of the wild beast and it's image ascend forever and ever? (JWQ&A; Also note that it is the SMOKE that ascends forever...NOT the "torment". Also see: "Torment".)

Did Jesus Mean Hellfire? (Mark 9:44-48) (Pastor Russell)

Is Hell Hot? (Pastor Russell)

Does anyone ever get out of the Bible hell? (Search For Bible Truths)

Would a loving God really punish humans with a fiery Hell? (Search For Bible Truths)

If we don't go to heaven or hell, then what motivates us to serve God? (Search For Bible Truths)

"Hell is a Woman" (Reasoning From Scripture)

"The Resurrection" (Reasoning From Scripture)
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Elohim - Links to Information

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Elohim - Links to Information (INDEX; Watchtower Online Library)

GOD (Insight-1 pp. 968-971; Watchtower Online Library)

Does Elohim Mean a "Plural Oneness" or a "Plurality of Persons"? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

Why it is Highly Probable That the Hebrew Word 'Ehyeh' is Mistranslated as "I AM" at Exodus 3:14 (Search For Bible Truths)

God and gods (Examining the Trinity)

ELOHIM - Plural 'God'  and "Let Us Make Man in Our Image" (Examining the Trinity)

HUMPTY - (DEFINITIONS OF “GOD”) (Examining the Trinity)
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Dates - Links to Information

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DATES (Calendar) - Links to Information (INDEX; Watchtower Online Library)

Did the Organization of Jehovah's Witnesses Ever Say That Armageddon Was Definitely Going to Come In 1975? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

1975 and Jehovah's Witnesses - The Opposers' Claims Vs. The Facts (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

Dates (1914; 1975) (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

Seven Times - The Times of The Gentiles (Pastor Russell)

'False Prophet' Claim and Jerusalem 607 B.C.E. (Search For Bible Truths)

"The JW organization itself didn't actively promote 1975 as a definite date for Armageddon by any means." (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)
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Cross - Links to Information

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CROSS - Links to Information (INDEX; Watchtower Online Library)

Cross (Search Results From the Watchtower Online Library)

Did Jesus Die on a Cross? (JW.ORG)

Why Don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses Use the Cross in Worship? (JW.ORG)

What does the original Greek reveal as to the shape of the instrument on which Jesus was put to death? (Insight-1 pp. 1190-1192; Watchtower Online Library)

TORTURE STAKE  (Insight-2 pp. 1116-1117; Watchtower Online Library)

Why Don't Jehovah's Witnesses Believe that Jesus Died Upon A Cross? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

Was Jesus Impaled on a Cross or an Upright Stake? Should the Cross Be Used in Worship to God? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

Why Does the New World Translation Use the Word “Impaled” where Most Bible Translations Say Christ Was “Crucified”? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

Why Does it Say The Plural "Nails" John 20:25? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)

STAUROS - "Cross" or "Torture Stake"? (Search For Bible Truths)

Stauros / Torture Stake (Response to accusations made by Robert H. Countess) (Defending the New World Translation)

Extracts from HISTORY OF THE CROSS: THE PAGAN ORIGIN AND IDOLATROUS ADOPTION AND WORSHIP, OF THE IMAGE. BY HENRY DANA WARD, M.A., U.S.A. 1871 (In Defense of the New World Translation)

The STAUROS of the New Testament: Cross or Stake? (In Defense of the New World Translation)

Cross or Stake (Stauros) (Pastor Russell)

What does the original Greek reveal as to the shape of the instrument on which Jesus was put to death? (Jehovah's Witnesses Question and Answers)

"Jesus did not die on cross, says scholar" (News article from Telegraph.co.uk)

NWT - Criticism by Zondervan's So Many Versions? - "Torture Stake" vs. "Cross" (Defending the NWT)

Quotes concerning the pagan history of the Cross (Search For Bible Truths)

Should the Cross be venerated? (Jehovah's Witnesses Question and Answers)

Does it matter if Jesus died on a cross? (Search For Bible Truths)

The Sign of the Cross (Pastor Russell)
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