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False Doctrine Is Worse Than Division

Divisions and separations are most objectionable in religion. They weaken the cause of true Christianity. They give occasion to the enemies of all godliness to blaspheme. But before we blame people for them, we must be careful that we lay the blame where it is deserved. False doctrine and heresy …

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The Ekklesia

This is a Greek word which is translated church.  It signifies a company, assembly or body of people bound or compacted together. Today there are many organizations claiming to be the church, and having various bonds of union; but we wish to know, upon the authority of God’s Word, what …

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Our Lord’s Return, from 1874 to 1914, when, why?

Regarding the Watch Tower’s core doctrine of Christ’s second coming (“presence,” Gr. parousia) in the year 1914, there is a prevailing popular notion among Jehovah’s Witnesses that their founder, C.T. Russell, predicted and evangelized this glorious event for the better part of 40 years in advance of its fulfillment, as …

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The Great Multitude

“They shall hunger no more;…and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.” Revelation 7:16,17. ACCORDING to the Bible those professing the name of Christ are of three general classes. It is not ours to read their hearts; but it is ours, as Jesus said, to know them by …

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God in the Home

“As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.”– Joshua 24:15 DO NOT understand us to teach that the world’s opportunity for life everlastingor death everlasting is now.  “God hath appointed a Day in which he will judge the world,” grant the world a judgment or trial or …

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Can These Bones Live?

Near Jerusalem, for nearly 4,000 years, deep in ancient tombs lie Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebecca. For nearly 4000 years, revered alike by Jews and Muslims and Christians. Their bones rest on in the hope of a resurrection. Jerusalem—Jerusalem the golden; Jerusalem the invaded—by Assyrians, by Babylonians, by Medo-Persians, by Seleucids, …

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Do Bible Students Worship Charles Taze Russell?

For Years it has been said that Bible Students are guilty of creature worship. What is the creature they are charged with worshipping? None other then Charles Taze Russell, organizer of the International Bible Students Association and founder and first president of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society. And …

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Thrust in Thy Sickle

“Thrust in thy sickle, and reap; for the time is come for thee to reap.”- Rev. 14:15 INTELLIGENT people appear to reason upon every subject under the sun except on religion.  Approach a man upon any matter of industry or social progress, or political economy or finance, and we find …

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Jews Not to be Converted to Christianity

IN ALL PARTS of the world, heroic efforts are being made by Christians to reach the Jews–to bring them into the various branches of the Christian Church–into the various denominations of Christendom. The Church of England maintains expensive missions for the Jews, not only in Jerusalem, but in various provinces …

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Every Idle Word

“Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give an account thereof in the day of judgment; for by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.” –Matt. 12:36,37. AT SOME time in the near future we must consider for the benefit of …

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If Ye Do These Things

“For if ye do these things, ye shall never fall; for so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”–2 Pet. 1:10,11. THIS statement of the Apostle Peter is suggestive of several important thoughts: (1) It indicates the possibility …

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Strong Delusions

“For this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie, that they all might be condemned [as unfit for the honors of the high calling] who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” –2 Thess. 2:11,12. A DELUSION is an error which, when …