What happens after death?

Within the Christian faith, there is a significant amount of confusion regarding what happens after death. Some hold that after death everyone “sleeps” until the final judgment, after which everyone will be sent to heaven or hell. Others believe that at the moment of death people are instantly judged and sent to their eternal destinations.

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Urgency and Fear

For over 100 years Witnesses have been constantly told that the end is soon or imminent.   This keeps followers in a constant sense of expectation and fear, but how accurate are these predictions? “But bear in mind that the end of 1914 is not the date for the beginning, but for the end of the time of trouble.” Zion’s

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Blaming Members

The Watchtower regularly has made strong comments as to the date of Armageddon, or that it will be very soon. When dates have been set, and passed by without event, the Watchtower has shirked responsibility and blamed the members for their bad attitude and misunderstanding in having expectation for these dates, consider 3 examples. 1914

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Career Planning

Advice to children on not progressing higher education and careers as the end of the world is so imminent they will be unlikely even to finish the course Advice Awake! 1969 May 22 p.15 “If you are a young person, you also need to face the fact that you will never grow old in this present system of things.

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Having Children

130 years after first being told not to, JW’s are still being cautioned against having children. IS IT ADVISABLE TO HAVE CHILDREN? NO – w1887 Feb. Vol VIII R901 pg.3 The time is short; so that they [of us] who have wives should be as if they had none. The establishing of an earthly home

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Changing Light

Click for Table of Contents Table of Contents THE FOLLOWING IS BASED SOLELY ON PUBLISHED WT MATERIAL AND TEACHINGS. This information from the WT Society has been taught and preached as indisputable truth, provided by Jehovah God himself to his earthly channel of the Faithful Slave, to be served as ‘food at the proper time’.

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Watchtower 15 June 1999 p  27/28 Since sterilization procedures are now said to be reversible on request, might a Christian view them as [an acceptable] birth-control option? .. Christians [should] shape their thinking and deeds by God’s esteem for reproductive potential. (1 Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:8; 2:2, 5-8) This would reflect mature sensitivity to Scriptural indications. Yet,

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