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Saturday, June 12, 2010


Sabbath (Category)

Must Christians keep a weekly sabbath? (pastorrussel)

Are Christians under obligation to keep a weekly sabbath day? (JWQ&A)

Are Christians Under the Mosaic Law?  - Is Celebrating the Sabbath Necessary? (From God's Word)

Has the Sabbath really been abolished? (JWQ&A)

Jesus said that the law will still stand until the "heavens and earth pass away". They have not passed away". So according to this, why is the law or the commandment of the sabbath not observed? (Mt. 5:18) (JWQ&A)

What, then, is "the Lord's day" mentioned in Rev. 1:10? (JWQ&A)

Why do Jehovah's Witnesses hold meetings of worship on the seventh day (Sunday)? Is it because of the Sabbath? (JWQ&A)

Sahidic (Also see "Coptic")

What is the Sahidic and when did it come into existence? (JWQ&A)

Salvation (Category)

Faith - Once Saved, Always Saved? (SFBT)

Why did Jesus have to sacrifice his life? - What is the Ransom? (SFBT)

Christ Jesus’ Role as Ransomer (pastorrussell)

Jesus Saves - How? (SFBT)

“You, O Jehovah, are good and ready to forgive.” (pastorrussell)

Are some people permanently saved? (SFBT)

What is faith, and is it the only thing required of us? (SFBT)

Do Jehovah's Witnesses believe that only they will be saved? (SFBT)

Do Jehovah's Witnesses Believe That They Are the Only Ones Who Will Be Saved? (JWQ&A; With reference to 11/1/08 WT article)

Do Jehovah's Witnesses believe that only 144,000 people will be saved? (jwitnessforum)

Is baptism a requirement for salvation? (SFBT)

Are there scriptures that definitely show that some will never be saved? (SFBT)

Once a person is saved, is he always saved? (SFBT)

Does Psalms 146:3 mean that Christians should trust no one? (jwitness forum)

Isa. 43:11 / 2 Pet. 3:18 Jehovah only Savior; Jesus Savior (SFBT)

Is There Any Hope of Salvation? (WBTS)

What Must We Do to Be Saved? (WBTS)

Jesus Saves—How? (WBTS)

Finding True Enlightenment (WBTS)

Satan (Category)

Is Satan a real person? (SFBT)

How did one of God's spirit sons become Satan the Devil, and what was his motive? (SFBT)

Why is Satan and his angels invisible to our eyes? (JWQ&A)

Is Satan really the ruler of the world? (SFBT)

What are scriptural indications that show that Satan is ruling the world? (JWQ&A)

Was Satan around at the time of Adam and Eve and was he responsible for the snake? (SFBT)

Where in the Bible does it show that Satan is a spirit being? (JWQ&A)

Why didn't God just destroy the Devil? (jwitness forum; Link to slideshow included)

Did Satan have more power than Michael according to the account at Jude 9? (SFBT)

Is Satan the Devil able to read our minds? (SFBT)

Do all of our desires and temptations come from Satan and his demons? (JWQ&A)

How Real Is the Devil to You?
How clearly the Bible portrays the Devil as a real spirit person! (WBTS)

Is the Devil Real?
Is the Devil someone to be feared, or should he be dismissed as nothing more than a superstitious notion? (WBTS)

THE DEVIL - More Than Just Superstition
Is the Devil simply superstitious nonsense? Or is he someone to be taken seriously even in the 21st century? (WBTS)

Satan—Myth or Sinister Reality?
If God is the good and loving Creator, how could he create a wicked spirit creature like Satan? (WBTS)

Who Is the Devil?
In 16 well-illustrated lessons, this brochure presents the Bible's basic teachings. (WBTS)

Does the Devil Make Us Sick?
In almost every instance, the only connection between Satan and human illness is the fact that Satan tempted the first human couple, and they fell into sin. He and his demons are not the direct cause of each and every malady. (WBTS)

Who Really Rules the World?
Nowhere does the Bible say that either Jesus Christ or his Father are the real rulers of this world. Who could this be? (WBTS)

The Source of Evil Exposed!
Take in accurate knowledge of the Bible so as to protect yourself against evil influences and secure the hope of living in a world free from evil. (WBTS)

Has Evil Won?
Has the Devil managed to turn everyone away from the true God? (WBTS)

Why Wickedness Continues
The reason why God has permitted wickedness to exist until our day is related to events that happened early in human history. (WBTS)

Savior (Category)

Isa. 43:11 / 2 Pet. 3:18 Jehovah only Savior; Jesus Savior (Examining the Trinity)

Title Confusion Trick "Saviour" (Is. 43:11) (Examining the Trinity)

How many saviors at Isaiah 43:11? (jwitness forum)

A short exchange on "savior" and Isaiah 43:11 (INDNWT)

Science (Category)

Is there scientific evidence that supports the Bible? (SFBT)

Is science compatible with the Bible? (jwitness forum)

Does the Bible teach that the earth is flat? (jwitness forum)

Does the Bible indicate whether or not life exists beyond the earth? (SFBT)

The "Impossible" Universe (SFBT)

Could life have occured spontaneously? ("Impossible" Creatures) (SFBT)

The "coincidences" of extra protons, and the very small mass difference between a neutron and proton, etc. (SFBT)

The "Just Right" Status of the Gravitational Force (SFBT)

Why Do Some Scientists Believe in God? (SFBT)

What is the Big Bang Theory? (SFBT)

How did Moses know that the universe had a beginning when Einstien did not? (JWQ&A)

Is the Earth really only 10,000 years old? (SFBT)

Were the creative "days" in Genesis literal 24 hour periods? (SFBT)

Did God Use Evolution to Create Life? (SFBT)

From what source was the Flood of Noah’s day? (SFBT)

RECONCILING Science and Religion (WBTS)

The Bible—A Book From God (WBTS)

True Teachings That Please God (WBTS)

Why You Can Trust the Bible (WBTS)

Why I Believe the Bible - A Nuclear Scientist Tells His Story (WBTS)

Why Some Scientists Believe in God (WBTS)


What did John mean when he wrote, "Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until after we have sealed the slaves of our God in their foreheads"? (JWQ&A)

Serpent  (See "Snake")

Servetus  (Michael)

The Socinians—Why Did They Reject the Trinity? (pastorrussell)


Does the Bible condemn sex before marriage? (jwitness forum)

Is sex before marriage a sin? (jwitness forum)

What’s Wrong With Premarital Sex? (WBTS)

Do Jehovah's Witnesses prohibit certain sexual acts? (jwitnessforum)

Shroud of Turin

Is the Shroud of Turin really the materiel used to cover Jesus’ body? (SFBT)

The Shroud of Turin (SFBT; Comprehensive analysis)

Shunning  (See "Disfellowshipping")

Sin  (Definition & Category)

If God is perfect, why did His creation sin? (jwitness forum)

If one accepts Jesus and then willfully sins, will that person be forgiven again for any of his sins? (JWQ&A)

What does 1 John 5:16,17 mean: "There is a sin that does incur death...and yet there is a sin that doesn't incur death"? (JWQ&A)

Rom. 6:23 says that "the wages sin pays is death". So why does John 5:28, 29 say that there will be a judgment of the unrighteous if their sins were payed by death? (JWQ&A)

What Was the Original Sin?
The Bible states: “Through one man sin entered into the world and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because they had all sinned. (WBTS)

Who Is to Blame --You or Your Genes?
Were Adam and Eve predisposed to sin by some defect in their genes? ... God's response to the sin of Adam and Eve is revealing. (WBTS)

The Ransom—God's Greatest Gift
All of us sin either in word or in deed. But by means of Jesus' ransom sacrifice , ... The ransom is Jehovah's means to deliver humankind from sin and death. (WBTS)

Will God Overlook Our Weaknesses?
Paul fought without letup, for he knew that sin is unrelenting. ... Sin offends God. It causes "division" between us and Jehovah. (WBTS)

Let Us Abhor What Is Wicked
The congregation has a responsibility before Jehovah to protect its children. (WBTS)


Where did all of the varieties of human races/skin tones come from? (JWQ&A)


Is slavery approved by God? (SFBT)

The Bible and slavery (jwitness forum)

Did God Condone the Slave Trade? (WBTS)

Smoking (Category)

Is smoking a sin? Can you be a good Christian and be a smoker? (SFBT)


CIGARETTES - Do You Reject Them? (WBTS)




Is Your Life-Style Killing You? (WBTS)

How to Safeguard Your Health (WBTS)

How Can the Risk of Heart Attack Be Reduced? (WBTS)


Did the snake in the Garden of Eden really talk? How could it when snakes don't have vocal cords? (JWQ&A)

Who was the Serpent in Genesis 3? (Jehovah's Witnesses United)


The custom of saying "God bless you" to someone who sneezed - How did it originate? (SFBT)

Socinus  (Laelius)

The Socinians—Why Did They Reject the Trinity? (pastorrussell)


Who wrote the book of Ecclesiastes? (JWQ&A)

Sons of God (Category)

Were the "sons of God" mentioned in Genesis 6:2 angels, and if so, how could they produce offspring (Nephilim) in the time of Noah? (SFBT)

In order to marry the daughters of men and have sex relations with them, what did those angelic "sons of God" have to do? (JWQ&A; 9/15/55 WT)

Were the "sons of God" mentioned in Gen. 6:2 unfaithful angelic sons of God, or were they actually human sons of God? (Distinction between the daughters of mankind in general and the "sons of God") (JWQ&A)

Did the sons of God know better than to do what they did in Noah's day? (JWQ&A)

What is the difference between the several instances where some angels materialized in human form to bring messages from God and those who took wives for themselves as mentioned in Gen. 6:2? (JWQ&A)

What was the general population's attitude and the disobedient angels' motivations in the days before the flood? (JWQ&A)

Soul (Category)

The different ways that "soul" is used in the Bible (JWQ&A)

Do You Have an Immortal Soul?
Is “soul” a part of man that separates from the body at death and goes on living ? Consider what the Bible says. (WBTS)

“Soul” and “Spirit”—What Do These Terms Really Mean?
What is the soul, and what is the spirit, according to God's Word? (WBTS)

What Happens After You Die? (SFBT)

Is the body and soul the same, and if so, why does Matthew 10:28 say, "And do not become fearful of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul"? (SFBT)

Does the Bible say that animals are souls? (SFBT)

Does the Bible indicate that the soul survives the death of the body? (SFBT)

Is the soul immortal? (jwitness forum)

Why is the soul not immortal? (SFBT)

What does the Bible say that helps us to understand what the soul is? (JWQ&A)

Do other scholars who are not Jehovah's Witnesses acknowledge that this is what the Bible says the soul is? (JWQ&A)

Can the human soul die? (JWQ&A)

Why does the Bible refer to God as having soul? (jwitness forum)

Does conscious life continue for a person after the spirit leaves the body?

How can a soul "leave" someone (Gen 35:18; 1Kings 17:21)? (jwitness forum)

How does "the spirit...return to God who gave it"? (JWQ&A)

Is the soul the same as the spirit? (JWQ&A)

What is the origin of Christendom's belief in an immaterial, immortal soul? (JWQ&A)

Where does the Bible say that animals are souls? (JWQ&A)

Spirit (Category) (For Holy Spirit, see Holy Spirit.)

Different ways that the words translated as "spirit" is used in the Bible (JWQ&A)

The definition of "spirit" - context is key (JWQ&A)

Is the soul the same as the spirit? (JWQ&A)

How does "the spirit...return to God who gave it"? (JWQ&A)

1 Thess. 5:23 - The word spirit in the Bible applies at times to the "mental inclination" (JWQ&A)

What is the difference in the meaning of "ru´ach" (spirit) in Genesis chapter 1 and 2 in the Bible? (SFBT)

Spirits (For wicked spirits, see "Demons".)

Spiritism (Category)

Do demons exist and what should a person do if they suspect that they are being harassed by them? (SFBT)

Dabbling in the Occult - What's The Harm? (WBTS)

Is Hypnotism for Christians? (WBTS)

Is there anything wrong with Dowsing? (SFBT)

Why did the Mosaic law condemn witchcraft? (jwitness forum)

Is there anything wrong with witchcraft? (WBTS)

What You Should Know About Witchcraft (WBTS)

Spiritual Israel  (See "Israel")

Spiritual Need

What must we do to fill our spiritual need? (SFBT)

How Can You Find Inner Peace? - "Happy Are Those Conscious of Their Spiritual Need” (WBTS)

Filling Spiritual Needs of Early Bible Students (pastorrussell)


Does the Bible say anything as to how true Christians should view sports? (JWQ&A)

St. Patrick's Day  (See "Holidays")

Stauros  (See "Cross")


All Suffering Soon to End! (pastorrussell)

Why does God permit suffering? (SFBT)

Why does God permit wickedness and suffering? (JWQ&A)

Why Does God Allow Suffering? (WBTS)

Why Does God Permit Suffering? (WBTS)

Does God Really Care About Us? - Why God Has Permitted Suffering? (WBTS)

Young People Ask . . .Why Does God Let Us Suffer? (WBTS)

Is God still interested in us? (SFBT)

God's Permission of Suffering Nears Its End (WBTS)

Suicide (Category)

Is suicide an unforgiveable sin? (JWQ&A)

Why So Many Suicides? (JWQ&A; 8/1/83 WT)

What viewpoint does God’s Word indicate that Christians should have toward suicide?
...It is because of these and other considerations that we are not in a position to judge whether the deceased committed an unforgivable sin in the eyes of Jehovah. (SFBT)

Will God Forgive Me for Feeling This Way?
It is vital to note, though, that none of those faithful ones let their feelings drive them to commit suicide. ... (WBTS)

A Worldwide Problem
Yet, the suicide rate in the United States, which was 11.4 per 100000 in 1997, is below the global rate published by the World Health ... (WBTS)

Suicide--A Sure Hope
By means of Christ's heavenly rule, God's original purpose for the entire earth to be a paradise will be fulfilled! (WBTS)

Why People Give Up on Life
Although the reasons why people commit suicide vary, certain events in life commonly trigger suicide. Why? How can this deadly urge be ... (WBTS)

Suicide--Given a Desire to Live
How depressing to grow old, lose physical strength, and suffer pain and sickness ! Yet, there is powerful reason to treasure life--even under ... (WBTS)

Have You Lost a Loved One to Suicide?
When someone commits suicide, family members and close friends suffer severe mental turmoil. Many blame themselves for the tragedy. (WBTS)

Suicide--Risk Factors and Warning Signs
Those whose loved ones commit suicide are often tormented by the question, What could I have done to prevent it? (WBTS)

Suicide--The Hidden Epidemic
The modern tragedy of teenage suicide has gained public attention. Yet, you will find the story about a group that is even more at risk to ... (WBTS)

Motivations for Suicide
There are many theories about the motivations for suicide. (WBTS)

Suicide--A Scourge of Young People
AS IF war, murder, and atrocities were not enough to devastate our youths, there is self-destruction in the form of youth suicide. ... (WBTS)

Some Indicators of Suicide
Be vigilant to note tendencies in young ones that may indicate a fragile and possibly unbalanced emotional state. (WBTS)

When Hope and Love Return
It counsels: "All suicide attempts should be treated seriously. Twenty to 30 percent of people who attempt suicide repeat their attempt ... (WBTS)

A Cry for Help
More people have died from suicide than homicide. How can people in despair discover that life is worthwhile? (WBTS)

You Can Find Help
In many places he or she can enlist the help of a suicide ... Thus, I reversed my former desire to commit suicide and came to love life ... (WBTS)

Why Not Just End It All?
Many young people commit suicide each year, and millions attempt it. See how one can gain victory over painful emotions. (WBTS)

How Can You Help Someone Who Seems Suicidal? 
Have You Lost a Loved One to Suicide? Related topics: ... What should you do if someone confides in you that he wants to commit suicide? ... (WBTS)

Understanding Mood Disorders - Hope for Sufferers
"As a teenager," he says, "I often entertained the idea of committing suicide because of my overwhelming feelings of worthlessness. ... (WBTS)