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This section provides lists of quotes from Watchtower publications regarding a range of Jehovah's Witness doctrine. It presents Watchtower teaching through the use of quotes with minimal comment. This makes it ideal for anyone that may be discouraged from reading information written by former Witnesses.

Quotes

 Year 2000 - 20th century

 Apostates

 Bible only for 144,000

 Black skin

 Blame Members

 Charity

 Close of the heavenly calling

 Discipline Children

 Divorce

 End soon

 Gambling

 Happiest people - Jehovah's Witnesses

 Higher Education

 Homosexuality

 Jehovah's Witnesses Unique

 Marriage & child bearing

 Marriage - not in the new system

 Martial arts

 Masturbation

 Only Jehovah's Witnesses

 Oral sex

 Pagan practices

 Psychiatry & hypnosis

 Publisher growth

 Rape can be fornication

 Sport

 Sterilization

 Theocratic Warfare & Lying

 Transplants & vaccinations

 Voting

 Women submission

 Worldly people

 Yoga

After reviewing quotes from the Watchtower over a succession of years, several aspects become apparent:

  • The beliefs of Witnesses change over time or contradict themselves
  • The Watchtower dictates over a vast array of areas in the life of followers, regularly without any direct Scriptural backing
  • Many Watchtower beliefs are US centric, unusual, and remnant of 19th century thinking

This calls into question whether a man-made organization should be making rules based on personal interpretation of ambiguous Scripture or principles. Jesus criticised religious leaders of his day for such rule-making.

This is a valuable resource for people researching the Watchtower Society, people studying with Witnesses that would like to know information beyond the basic introductory Bible study book, and current Witnesses that would like an easy reference point.

Please feel free to email topic suggestions or interesting quotes.