Do Jehovah's Witnesses Really Follow The Bible?
7 Part Video Series
Part 1 An Ex-Gilead Missionary Reveals...
Part 2 Charles Taze Russell

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My invitation to the Watchtower Bible School of Gilead, and the scripture that caused me to feel fearful with doubt when I first arrived at Gilead. It was scary beginning to wonder if I had the truth, having just arrived at Patterson NY.

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What does Gilead school teach about Charles Taze Russell, the founder of the Watch Tower Society, now Jehovah's Witnesses? What is the "Miracle Wheat" scandal? Did you know that Russell abandoned his childhood faith and became a skeptic? Or did you know that Russell came to his conclusions after an independent study of the Bible? What would happen to a Jehovah's Witness today that would likewise abandon his/her religion and embark on an independent study of the Bible?

Part 3 Paradise Earth
Part 4 "Great Crowd" of "Other Sheep"

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Jehovah's Witnesses proclaim God's purpose to bring a paradise earth that will rid mankind of all of its problems. Sounds great, right? The only problem is that it's not based on the Bible. Follow the steps outlined in the video with your version of the WatchTower Library CD-ROM, and see for yourself: "paradise earth" does not appear in the Bible.

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The Watchtower Society has taught since 1935 that the "great crowd" is composed of the "other sheep", also saying that Jehovah ended the selection of the anointed in that year.

Other Christians state that the "other sheep" refers to "Gentiles". Jehovah's Witnesses claim that this scripture refers to a group that began to exist in 1935 onward, although with the latest "new light" that the anointed were not fully selected in 1935, this teaching about 1935 is in doubt.

What about the "great crowd"? Is it an earthly or a heavenly group? What does the Bible say? (Further research has been done on this, and can be found at:

I make no claim of special Bible knowledge, in spite of having gone to Gilead. I am not looking for followers. I merely hope to empower people to think for themselves and come to their own conclusions, as the 1954 Watchtower urges:

WT 54 4/15 p. 230 How God Gives Faith
"The credulous are unable to bear the burden of thinking, of weighing evidence and of following logically from causes to effects. They go by emotion, by feeling, sentimentality or fear. They believe because of inclination, prejudice, circumstances or hope of reward, and so are subjective instead of objective in religious matters."

Please don't be credulous. Don't insist on your belief because of emotion or "hope of reward". Think for yourself!

Part 5 Apostasy
Part 6 The Faithful and Discreet Slave

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Jehovah's Witnesses are very quick to brand any and all who disagree with their faith an "apostate", and claim that the Bible backs them up on this. The term "apostate" strikes fear in the heart of Jehovah's Witnesses and their sympathizers, and is really a loaded term to make Jehovah's Witnesses stop thinking about the argument, and rather, fear the dangerous arguer.

This video takes a look at the 19 occasions that the word "apostate" appears in the Bible, 17 of which are in the Old Testament, so they apply only to those who leave the Jewish religion, as exemplified at Acts 21:21. The 2 occurrences in the NT are analyzed.

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Jehovah's Witnesses frequently use the term Faithful and Discreet slave to refer to the body that makes the decisions and provides spiritual food. But does the FDS actually provide spiritual food? Or is it just the governing body?

And how is it that the faithful and discreet slave is 1900 years old? What proof is there for that claim?

Part 7 The Governing Body

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This is a follow up to Part 6. This video analyzes the history of the governing body concept and proves that it is a legal term, not a biblical one, and is not unique to Jehovah's Witnesses at all.
(Video says Part 6 but it should have said Part 7)