Articles that detail the flaws in the doctrine and chequered history of Jehovah’s Witnesses, encouraging you to be confident the Watchtower does not teach “the truth”. 

Jehovah’s Witnesses and Higher Education

Jehovah’s Witnesses are advised against pursuing a higher education, with Watchtower providing regular warnings that attending university is an improper use of time in these last days. This topic deserves careful consideration, as higher education is important for many fulfilling careers.

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Is a Religious Organization neccesary?

The word “organization” never appears in the Bible, yet over 20,000 times in Watchtower publications, where the claim is made that Jehovah has always used an organization to direct his followers and belonging to the Watchtower organization is vital for salvation.

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Is Disfellowshipping Scriptural?

Jehovah's Witnesses disfellowship “unrepentant wrongdoers,” for diverse reasons ranging from apostasy to smoking. Disfellowshipped members are to be shunned by all family and friends, often for life, causing incalculable suffering. Is this practice Scriptural?...

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Jehovah's Witnesses practice strict shunning of anyone disfellowshipped or disassociated. Shunning is applied to both friends and family, often for the remainder of life, leading to tremendous emotional suffering. Jehovah’s Witnesses only commenced disfellowshipping...

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Are we in the Last Days?

Watchtower teaches the Last Days commenced in 1914, claiming there has been a dramatic increase in sickness, famine, war, earthquakes and crime since that year. The opposite is true, there has never been a better time to be alive. This article compares accurate...

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Women’s Place as Jehovah’s Witnesses

Jehovah's Witnesses are a patriarchal society where women are to view men as their head. Only males are permitted to hold positions of responsibility and teaching in the congregation. Watchtower portrays sisters demeaningly as "belonging in the kitchen."If you are a...

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Cross or Stake

Did Jesus Die on a Cross or Stake? Watchtower claims Jesus died on a stake. This is incorrect, as all the evidence points to Jesus' death being on a cross. For over 50 years, a cross appeared on The Watch Tower cover. Watchtower taught that Jesus died on a cross,...

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Jehovah is Not in the New Testament

The word Jehovah never appears in the New Testament. This will come as a surprise to most Jehovah’s Witnesses, as Watchtower’s New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures includes the word Jehovah 237 times. The Tetragrammaton (YHWH), commonly translated as Yahweh or...

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Blood Transfusions

  Jehovah's Witnesses are unique in their refusal of blood transfusions, specifically where refusal means they will die. Does the Bible really teach that blood transfusions are wrong? Death from refusing Blood It is a tragedy that each year Jehovah’s Witnesses...

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Beards and Jehovah’s Witnesses

 It is natural for a man to grow a beard. Men in the Bible, including Jesus, had beards. Yet it is rare to see one of Jehovah’s Witnesses sporting a beard.Illustrations in Watchtower publications never show a beard on modern day Jehovah’s Witnesses. Image source:...

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1914 – Watchtower’s failed predictions

One of the most misleading statements in Watchtower publications is the claim they foretold 1914 as the beginning of the Last Days. They use this prediction to claim Jehovah’s backing. The following quotes shows Watchtower made entirely different predictions for 1914...

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Jehovah’s Witnesses and War

Watchtower states only Jehovah's Witnesses do not engage in war, apparent proof this is the true religion. Not only is this untrue, it is an unrealistic and unscriptural stance.   Watchtower claims Jehovah's Witnesses alone refrain from war. "Who are no part of the...

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Birthday Celebrations

Jehovah’s Witnesses are not allowed to celebrate birthdays. Particularly for children, this can cause feelings of embarrassment and loss. The Bible never states birthday celebrations are wrong, and Watchtower reasoning against birthdays is invalid.  Watchtower...

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What is the name of God?

Jehovah's Witnesses pride themselves as being the only religion using the name of Almighty God, Jehovah. Addressing God by the word Jehovah is considered a requirement of salvation, singling out Jehovah’s Witnesses alone as worthy of salvation. "We stand now at the...

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Global Flood of Noah

Noah’s flood is discussed from Genesis chapters 6 to 9. Watchtower interprets this passage to mean that 4,400 years ago, a global flood covered the tops of all mountains, including Mount Everest. Noah and his family were the sole human survivors, spending a year...

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Live Support

If you are researching Jehovah’s Witnesses it is only natural to have questions. There is a large community of current and former Jehovah’s Witnesses at to discuss these with. You will receive a wide range of responses, and part of your growth will be to develop critical thinking skills in order to choose the opinions that are best for you and your unique circumstances.

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