A Letter for Jehovah's Witnesses
The following is a letter that is designed to be given to
Jehovah's Witnesses when they call at your home. It simply
challenges them to use scriptures to prove their doctrine that Jesus
began ruling in heaven in 1914 and that they are not to come back
until they can scripturally answer the questions. They will want to
come back and that will motivate them to try to answer the
questions. This is an effort based upon love that is designed to
help them to see what is truly based upon scripture and what is not.
The letter can be mailed to a local congregation with your address but giving the
letter to them personally when they visit will have the greatest
effect. I will provide a downloadable form in time but for now feel
free to copy the information below and print it out - And please
don't forget to tell your friends about this opportunity. More
information about "1914" can be found on the
"1914" page. You do not
need to talk to the Witnesses - just give them the paper and close
your door, politely please.
The letter in PDF
format - You can save it to your computer too and share
it easily with others
A letter to Jehovah's Witnesses:
If you are a teacher of what the scriptures really say, please
do not come back to this address until you can explain the following
Bible based questions and statements by using the Bible itself. If
you have the truth, you should not be afraid to explain or defend
it. Please keep in mind the admonition at 2 Corinthians 13:5 where
it admonishes true Christians to "Keep testing whether YOU are in
the faith, keep proving what YOU yourselves are. Or do YOU not
recognize that Jesus Christ is in union with YOU? Unless YOU are
disapproved." Much of the following information is based upon your
publications: WHAT DOES THE BIBLE Really TEACH? and the
New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (Reference
Edition). Further reference material can be found at
In the publication WHAT DOES THE BIBLE Really TEACH? on page 215
under the heading "1914 - A Significant Year in Bible Prophesy"
paragraph 2, it states; "As recorded at Luke 21:24, Jesus said:
"Jerusalem will be trampled on by the nations,..."
When Jesus said this to his disciples, is it
not true that it had not yet happened? Notice the words "will
be". This "will be" is from the Greek word "esomai" which simply
means "will be" or simply that something is yet to happen. Did
not Jesus instruct his disciples on what to do once they saw
"Jerusalem surrounded"? (Matthew 24:15,16; Luke 21:20,21) How
could the "trampling" of Jerusalem have started in 607 BCE when
Jesus said it had not yet started when he was speaking to his
Do you know that the words "time" or "times"
are rendered in approximately 85 places in the book of Daniel
alone? (According to the New World Translation of the Holy
Is it true that when Jesus stated the phrase
"Jerusalem will be trampled on by the nations until the
appointed times of the nations are fulfilled" (Luke 21:24) he
was quoting from Daniel 8:13; "...How long will the vision be of
the constant [feature] and of the transgression causing
desolation, to make both [the] holy place and [the] army things
to trample on?" and possibly Daniel 9:27 (See Ref. footnote)? If
not, where was he quoting from? Many link this passage in Luke
21:24 with Matthew 24:15 which states; "therefore, when YOU
catch sight of the disgusting thing that causes desolation, as
spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in a holy
place.." (Consider the ref. bible footnote for Dan. 8:11
"the constant [feature]" could be translated "the continual
[sacrifice]" - This term is used in Daniel 8:11,12,13 - compare
the term with 1 Chron. 23:31; "..burnt sacrifices..constantly
Is it not true that Daniel recorded how long
this trampling along with the vision
of the "transgression causing desolation" (Or, "causing
astonishment (horror)." - Ref. footnote) as mentioned in Daniel
8:13 would be in verse 14; "..Until two thousand three hundred
evenings [and] mornings; and [the] holy place will certainly be
brought into its right condition."
Is it true that the horns mentioned in Daniel
8:5,8,9 are part of the "male of the goats" mentioned in Daniel
Is it true that the "transgression" (Daniel
8:13) is the "male of the goats" mentioned in Daniel 8:5-8?
(Compare Daniel 8:8-12 with Daniel 8:20-25) For was it not one
of its horns that threw down the sanctuary mentioned in Daniel
8:11 and is described in Daniel 8:9-12 and Daniel 8:23-25?
Is it true that Daniel 8:21 shows that the
"he-goat" represented Greece?
Is it agreed that where Daniel 8:5 describe
the "male of the goats" "coming from the sunset upon the surface
of the whole earth, and it was not touching the earth" started
in 334 BCE? (Compare your publication Pay Attention to
DANIEL'S PROPHESY! on page 169) - If so, then do you agree
that this is the beginning of the vision time period mentioned
in Daniel 8:13,14? If so, how could the "trampling" have started
in 607 BCE? If not, how would you discern where in this vision
of Daniel "the trampling" or the "transgression causing
desolation" was to start? - Because this vision starts with the
Media - Persia alliance which took its place after the fall of
Babylon. (Daniel 8:2,3,20)
Do you agree with the Revised Standard
Version (Second Edition) rendering of Daniel 8:19 as: "He
said, 'Behold, I will make known to you what shall be at the
latter end of the indignation; for it pertains to the appointed
time of the end.' "?
Do you agree that if one was to take the
length of time of the vision of the "transgression" along with
actions against the "holy place" and the "army" (2,300
"evenings[and] mornings) and apply the principle of "a day for a
year" (see page 217 of WHAT DOES THE BIBLE Really TEACH?:
"On the basis of Numbers 14:34 and Ezekiel 4:6, which speak of
'a day for a year' ") and include the "zero year", the time
period would start with 334 BCE and end with 1967 AD? If you
disagree, when do you think it started?
Did you know of the
"six day war"
of Israel in June 1967 that set it "above" its neighbors in
a military way so that it was not "kicked around" or "trampled
upon" anymore by its neighbors as it was in the past plus Israel
captured all of the city of Jerusalem?
Is it possible to see a similarity in thought
between Daniel 8:25; "..it will be without hand that he will be
broken" and Daniel 11:20; "..he will be broken, but not in anger
nor in warfare"? If so, what would it be?
Is the "disgusting thing that causes
desolation" or anything that resembles the wording "appointed
times of the nations" mentioned anywhere in Daniel chapter 4?
(The phrase "seven times" is not the phrase "appointed times of
the nations" otherwise they would have the same wording -
compare Daniel 4:25 with Daniel 8:19)
Is it recorded anywhere that Jesus or any of
his disciples quoted from Daniel chapter 4 where it speaks of
the tall tree that is chopped down or of the "seven times"?
(Concerning prophesy, the word "appointed" only occurs in the
book of Daniel in chapters 8,11,12)
Is it true that neither Daniel or Jesus
prophesied of the "trampling" of God's people any earlier then
the time of Rome? (Depicted as the "small one" at Daniel 8:9
(ref. jwjw.org) that came from Greece (Daniel 8:8) or Rome as
mentioned in Daniel 11:15-20)
Is it true that both Daniel and Jesus
mentioned that "the disgusting thing that causes desolation"
would be the one to capture / destroy Jerusalem? (Daniel 8:13;
9:27 (NIV); Matthew 24:15; Luke 21:20-24) Was the king
Nebuchadnezzar, who captured Jerusalem, ever mentioned as being
"the disgusting thing" (NWT) or "the abomination that causes
If neither Jesus or Daniel referred to the
time of 607 BCE, who did?
In the WHAT DOES THE BIBLE Really TEACH?
book, page 217, it is stated; "the 'trampling' would end when
Jesus became king". Referring to that time, paragraph 4 on page
217 claims; "that period ended in October 1914." If Jesus became
king in 1914, when does the scripture happen that states: "And
as soon as there will have been a finishing of the dashing of
the power of the holy people to pieces, all these things will
come to their finish." (Daniel 12:7)? Also:
How could it be that some nations are
still "trampling" God's people?
Does this mean that God's people will have
their power "dashed" just before
Michael stands up in Daniel 12:1 and the resurrection
mentioned in Daniel 12:2? What does the term "as soon" mean?
Could this "dashing of the power to
pieces" be related to Daniel 11:32-35? Or could it be
related to Revelation 6:11; "..and their brothers who were
about to be killed.." or Revelation 11:7; "..will make war
with them and conquer them and kill them" or Revelation
12:17; "..and went of to wage war with the remaining ones of
her seed.." or Revelation 13:5,7; "And a mouth speaking
great things and blasphemies was given it, and authority to
act forty-two months was given it. (vs.7) "And there was
granted it to wage war with the holy ones and conquer
In paragraph 1 on page 217 in WHAT DOES
THE BIBLE Really TEACH? it is stated; "The account in
Daniel chapter 4 holds the key to knowing how long that period
Please show the
scriptures that support this statement. Because it is
not written anywhere in the scriptures that Jesus or any of
his disciples or any of the prophets referred to this
account (in Daniel 4) concerning the "appointed time of the
In paragraph 2 on page 217 in WHAT DOES
THE BIBLE Really TEACH? it is stated; "So the chopping down
of the symbolic tree represents how God's rulership, as
expressed through kings at Jerusalem would be interrupted."
Please show the
scriptures that support the thought that the symbolic
tree in Daniel chapter 4 represents God's rulership. Did not
the prophet Daniel interpret the tree to represent the king
Nebuchadnezzar? - Not God's rulership.
Is it not true that just because a tree is
high in stature, it does not necessarily represent God's
rulership or favor? Ezekiel 31:2-6 states of Pharaoh as a
tree to be cut down (Ez.31:12); "among the clouds its
treetop proved to be...it grew higher in its stature than
all the [other] trees...On its boughs all the flying
creatures of the heavens made their nests, and under its
branches all the wild beasts of the field gave birth, and in
its shade all the populous nations would dwell.."
Is this "chopping down" the beginning of
the "appointed times of the nations" that Jesus referred to?
If you think so, what is the scriptural proof? (Please
consider the above questions)