Theology and Apologetic Resources

April 27, 2007

Cults – Jehovah’s Witnesses

Filed under: Cults-JWs — Jeff D. @ 10:39 am

BOOKS

Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Third Reich: Sectarian Politics Under Persecution.. M. James Penton (University of Toronto Press, 2004; ISBN#: 0-8020-8678-0).

Awakening of A Jehovah’s Witnesses: Excape from the Watchtower Society.. Diane Wilson (Prometheus Books, 2002; ISBN#: 1-5739-2942-5).

Jehovah’s Witnesses: The Claims, Doctrinal Changes and Prophetic Speculation. What Does the Record Show?. Edmond C. Gruss (Xulon Press, 2001; ISBN#: 1-9312-3230-X).

An Open Letter To A Jehovah’s Witness. Roy B. Zuck (Moody Press, 2000).

Jehovah’s Witnesses: A Comprehensive and Selectively Annotated Bibliography.. Jerry Bergman (Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999; ISBN#: 0-3133-0510-2).

Understanding Jehovah’s Witnesses: Why They Read the Bible the Way They Do. Robert Bowman Jr. (Baker, 1991; ISBN#: 0-8010-0995-2).

Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jesus Christ, and the Gospel of John. Robert Bowman Jr.

Why You Should Believe in the Trinity: An Answer to Jehovah’s Witnesses. Robert Bowman Jr. (Baker, 1989; ISBN#: 0-8010-0981-2).

We Left Jehovah’s Witnesses: Personal Testimonies. Edmond Gruss (Presbyterian & Reformed Pub., 1992; ISBN#: 0-8755-2307-2).

The Watchtower Files. Duane Magnani (Bethany House, 1985; ISBN#: 0-8712-3816-0).

Reasoning from the Scriptures with the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Ron Rhodes (Harvest House, 1993; ISBN#: 1-5650-7106-9).

Jehovah’s Witnesses Answered Verse by Verse. David Reed (Baker, 1990; ISBN#: 0-8010-7739-7).

Jehovah’s Witnesses Answered Subject by Subject. David Reed (Baker, 1996; ISBN#: 0-8010-5317-X).

Index of Watchtower Errors : 1879 to 1989. David Reed (Baker, 1990; ISBN#: 0-8010-7756-7).

Jehovah-Talk: The Mind-Control Language of Jehovah’s Witnesses. David Reed (Baker, 1997; ISBN#: 0-8010-5749-3).

Blood on the Altar : Confessions of a Jehovah’s Witness Minister. David Reed (Prometheus Books, 1996; ISBN#: 1-5739-2059-2).

How to Answer a Jehovah’s Witness. Robert A. Morey (Bethany House, 1980; ISBN#: 0-8712-3206-5).

Approaching Jehovah’s Witnesses in Love: How to Witness Effectively Without Arguing. Wilbur Lingle (Christian Literature Crusade, 1995; ISBN#: 0-8750-8702-7).

Jehovah of the Watchtower. Walter Martin & Norman Klann (Bethany House, 1974; ISBN#: 0-8712-3267-7).

ARTICLES

Making Man the Measure of God, Kevin D. Kennedy. Southwestern Journal of Theology, Vol. 46, No. 2 (Spring 2004).

The Watchtower Understanding of the Knowledge of God, Shawn Hayes. click here.

A Response to the Pamphlet “Should You Believe in the Trinity”, Barry Hofstetter. click here.

Arian’s Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the Person of Christ, Erik Wait. click here.

Can Neo-Watchtower Apologists Live Their Religion?, CR&E. Click Here.

How to Effectively Communicate the Trinity to a Jehovah’s Witness, Gospel Truth Outreach. click here.

Jehovah’s Visable Organization. click here.

Watchman Profile: Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, by Rick Branch. Click Here.

What Jehovah’s Witnesses Really Believe about Jehovah God, by Robert Bowman, Jr. Click Here.

A Grossly Misleading Translation (New World Translation) , by Julius Robert Mantey. Click Here.

The New World Translation, Dr. Walter Martin interview Dr. Julius R. Mantey. Click Here.

John 1:1 and the New World Translation: What Do the Greek Scholars Really Ssay?. Click Here.

Paradise Postponed…and Postponed: Why Jehovah’s Witnesses Have a High Mental Illness Level, by Jerry Bergman. Christian Research Journal, Summer 1996.

Faith of Our Fathers (Part 1): Were the Early Christians Jehovah’s Witnesses, by Robert U. Finnerty. Christian Research Journal, Winter 1996.

Faith of Our Fathers (Part 2): Were the Early Christians Jehovah’s Witnesses, by Robert U. Finnerty. Christian Research Journal, Spring 1996.

Effectively Sharing the Deity of Christ with Jehovah’s Witnesses, by James White. Christian Research Journal, Nov.-Dec. 1997.

Beth-Sarim: A Monument to a False Prophet and to False Prophecy, by Edmond Gruss and Leonard Chretien. Christian Research Journal, Sept.-Oct. 1997.

Beth-Shan and the Return of the “Princes”: The Untold Story, by Edmond Gruss and Leonard Chretien. Christian Research Journal, Nov.-Dec. 1997.

The Crux of the Matter. Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Cross of Christ, by M. Kurt Goedelman. The Quarterly Journal, Vol. 16 No. 2, April-June 1996. Click Here.

Book Review: Jehovah’s Witnesses Defended: An Answer to Scholars and Critics. Greg Stafford (Elihu Books, 1998). Reviewed by James White.

ARTICLES ON THE CROSS

Crucifixion in Antiquity: The Evidence, Joseph Zias. Click Here.

Cross (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia), Henry E. Dosker. Click Here.

Crucifix – Various entries from dictionaries. Click Here.

Is the Cross a Pegan Symbol?, Paul Kroll. Click Here.

The Cross, Free Minds. Click Here.

Did Jesus Die on a Cross?, Let Us Reason Ministries. Click Here.

AUDIO & VIDEO

Jehovah’s Witnesses and Jesus Christ
Robert Bowman, Jr. Click Here to listen.

Prophets of Doom: Charles Taze Russell
Jess Stanfield Click Here to listen online.

What Do Jehovah Witnesses Believe
Jess Stanfield Click Here to listen online.

Jehovah’s Witnesses
Phil Fernandes
Lecture 1,
Lecture 2,
Lecture 3,
Lecture 4.

Jehovah’s Witnesses
Phil Fernandes
Lecture 1,
Lecture 2.

Exposing the Jehovah’s Witnesses
Pastor Gene Cook Jr. Click Here to listen online.

Witnessing To Jehovah’s Witnesses
Rev. Ian Goligher. Click Here to listen online.

Many Testimonies of former JWs and other teachings
Click Here.

Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jesus Christ and the Trinity
Dr. Walter Martin
Click Here to listen online to Part 1.
Click Here to listen online to Part 2.

Witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses
James White. Click Here to listen online.

Jehovah’s Witnesses in Transition?
James White. Click Here to listen online.

“I AM” and the Jehovah’s Witnesses
James White. Click Here to listen online.

Witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses on the Deity of Christ
Rich Pierce. Click Here to listen online.

In the Name of Jehovah (DVD $19.99).
North American Mission Board. Click Here to order.

Proving the Deity of Christ from the Jehovah’s Witness Bible (1 Tape $3). From the 2002 Saint
Louis Conference on Biblical Discernment.
Joy Veinot. Click Here to order.

Evangelizing Jehovah’s Witnesses (1 Tape $5)
Kurt Goedelman. Click Here to order (pdf file).

Leading Jehovah’s Witnesses to Christ (1 Tape $5)
Joan Cetnar. Click Here to order (pdf file).

INTERNET SITES

Comments from the Friends
http://www.CFTF.com/.

Watchtower Information Service
http://www.watchtowerinformationservice.org/.

Escape from the Watchtower.com
http://www.escapefromwatchtower.com/indexsecond.html.

WTBTS Whistle Blower (Danny Haszard)
http://www.dannyhaszard.com/.

K&K Ministries
http://www.kevinquick.com/kkministries/

Witness Inc.
http://www.witnessinc.com/.

JW Files: Research on Jehovah’s Witnesses
http://www.jwfiles.com/index.htm.

JW Research: Research and opinions on Jehovah’s Witnesses
http://www.premier1.net/~raines/.

Beyond Jehovah’s Witnesses
http://members.aol.com/beyondjw/bj.htm.

Free Mind Inc.
http://www.freeminds.org/.

Watch the Tower: Official Web site of Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/2919/index.html.

Channel C
http://www.channelc.org/.

PRIMARY SOURCES

Watchtower – Official Site of Jehovah’s Witnesses
http://www.watchtower.org/.

Early Writings (eg. Studies in the Scriptures, Zion’s Watchtower
http://www.ctrussell.us/.

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  1. Hi. (I’m on facebook, but have no website) I didn’t read every single cult in here, but I wanted to express my concern over, what I see to be, the biggest cult in our midst in this time. Oprah. If you go on youtube, type in Oprah, youtube, or The Church of Oprah, Oprah and New Age, Oprah and Course in Miracles (Jesus, evil, guilt, sin, do not exist) Oprah and Homosexuality (and I quote: “It’s a gift from God.” Oprah and her biggest guru, who is by her side often, Eckhart Tolle, which you can type in, or his books, she promotes, A New Earth and The Power of Now. Read the latter and decide if this isn’t dangerous. Read anything by him and listen to Oprah also deny Christ is the only way to heaven right on her show. It is also on youtube, type in Oprah denies Christ. She leads her audiences with Eckhart into meditation and trance like situations, she bows to them with her hands folded, they seem to be worshipping her, they do worship her! I don’t know if you have delved into this, but I stopped, as a Christian, watching Oprah one year ago, as I saw her get more and more into New Age, even promoting Harry Potter, which is witchcraft, as is this new age stuff she’s promoting in her “spirtuality 101″ and course in miracles with Marianne Williamson. There is no Jesus, God can be called whatever you wish, the light, higher power, anything and the cross, I forget her comments on that, but she pretty much plays down the significance of the cross. To me, I agree with one minister on youtube who says, she is the most dangerous woman of our time, and some say, she’s the anti Christ. I can see why they would say this. It’s very frightening and if you watch any of this, you will see how serious it is, as she affects millions all over the world! And many, many Christians (she calls herself one) have embraced Eckhart Tolle and whatever Oprah says, because, it all sounds logical and good, even if leaves out the bible, God and Christ, which it does! To me, most of the above cults pale in comparison to the newest, largest cult of all, Oprah and her own religion she is succeeding in pushing forth. So many give up their true beliefs because they trust her so. I was a fan of hers for years. I left when she introduced Eckhart, but I already was getting upset with things she was saying and endorsing! She consults the spirits before every show??????? She says this on youtube! Clear and empty your head completely and go into a trance? I forget if she said trance, but she did say the first part, for sure. I used to be in The Way Ministry, from 76-87. I then had one year of serious therapy to find my life again. Oprah came along not too long after my departure from The Way. I was very outspoken about The Way and Craig Martindale, even when I was in it. When I left, I lost all the so called family and friends there; or rather, they told me I was possessed and none would speak to me again. I went through quite a lot, but no one could have told me I would head down the path of another situation, ever so subtle, the path of Oprah. She doesn’t believe in having any children, she doesn’t ever plan to marry her live in boyfriend, Steadman. She to me, is, every bit of what ministers and many are seeind and saying, dangerous! She to me, ranks higher than any of the cults you mention. This is today and Oprah has taken over like no other. I wrote to TD Jakes asking him why he and other ministers who have been on her show, don’t say something to her in light of her not embracing the bible or Christ, but actually leaving them out completely, and not a one would answer me. I truly think she has affected even some of the highest clergy. John Hagee said on his show, how successful Oprah Winfrey is. (she is) TD Jakes has been on her show and in her audience more than once, as has Bishop Price. Anyway, I wanted to see if you had anything on Oprah. I didn’t see anything, but I hope you will look into it. I’m prompted to write because I just lost a friend of a lifetime, since 1st grade, to Oprah & Eckhart Tolle! She embraced everything Eckhart says, to the point of telling me, she’s entirely changed and empowered, there is no evil, and she challenged me on heaven and hell being real! He sayd they are no real, we go on after death into another state of consciousness forever! I just lost someone I love, to a cult. She was, all of my life, the friend I loved most. She did change! She’s entirely different now, to the point, she said some things to me so unacceptable, I knew, I had to walk away. This to me, is brainwashing, but what I see really, so frightening, is how it gives the okay to be in sin, for there is NO punishment, no heaven, no hell, no evil exists! You are, in essence he is saying, your own god with your own power! You can be homosexual, and it is a gift, it is okay! You can live without guilt, because, he says so, in his trance like voice! She turned from me, the bible and she began to mock me. I was in shock at her comments and the change in her! I’m still hurting after losing her to this cult, the church of Oprah and Eckhart! The Power of Now! She says that transformed her life forever and she will never be the same! She isn’t! It is very frightening what is coming out of her mouth! And so, I hope you do some exploration into this! The newest and to me, the biggest cult of all in our day and time.

    Comment by Diana Caldwell — October 2, 2009 @ 2:39 pm | Reply


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