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I was raised in the religion known as Jehovah`s Witnesses for 13 years. Since becoming a born-again Christian, I have researched extensively this religion, especially their doctrines and their history. I can answer questions about their doctrines from the perspective of Biblical Christianity. To be clear: Jehovahs Witnesses is the religion of my upbringing, though I myself was never baptized into the religion, nor have I ever been considered as a Jehovahs Witness.

Experience in the area

29 years of Biblical research into the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith, and how they differ from the teachings of the Watchtower.

Organizations

I would advise each questioner to this forum, to carefully READ the profiles of the various volunteers. There are several such as myself, who are not practicing JWs, but will provide you with an accurate and honest answer, regarding JW teaching. If we don't know the answer, we will try to research and get it for you. There are also some excellent practicing JWs here, who also endeavor to give you a factual and honest answer, based on their point of view. I believe by getting both points of view, the questioner can weigh the evidence for themselves, and make an informed decision. Unfortunately, there are also 3 here who claim to be JWs, but do NOT give honest, or well-researched answers. They will tell you only what they want you to believe, and they often hide facts about the history of their religion, as well as print untruths about other people's beliefs. This is done in an attempt to deceive the unsuspecting reader. It can be easily seen who these 3 are, simply by reading the public posts and "answers" which they write. Their posts will normally be filled with personal attacks, and if you question them about some teaching or aspect of the Watchtower that makes them uncomfortable, they will often reject your question, question your motives for asking it, tell you that you have been reading "apostate" sites, or turn the conversation into an attack on another expert. These ones are better avoided, as there is nothing to be gained by way of positive discussion, as they are not interested in intelligent conversation, or honest dialogue. If after reading the forum, you still have any questions as to who they are, just ask me, and I will be happy to tell you. And I can also provide documentation of their willful dishonesty. One thing is for certain...in a forum where people from both sides claim to be "Christians", there should never be any willful lying. Such ones only create a distraction in the forum, and provide nothing of any real value.

Education/Credentials

High School, some college. Studies of God's Word, the Bible, and how it compares to JW theology. I have found my own personal study and experiences to be far more valuable than any formal education or training. The Bible message is clear...Salvation is ONLY through and by the shed blood of Jesus Christ, and no religious organization has a thing to do with it. While attendance at a Bible-preaching, Bible-believing church is a must for spiritual growth and fellowship, no church can grant salvation to its members. Nor is joining a particular group a prerequisite for being saved.

What do you like about this subject?

It is an opportunity to help others see what a difference Jesus can make in their lives.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I hope to see Jehovah's Witnesses come into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I also hope to help Christians defend their beliefs from God's Word, the Bible, and help them to effectively witness to JWs when they come in contact with them.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

The Watchtower Society has in its history a long line of false prophecies, which according to the Word of God, disqualifies it from being "God's organization". While its doctrines are in regular need of change and revision, the Gospel of Jesus Christ never changes! It is man's only hope to be saved.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

The beliefs of JWs and born again Christians differ in many ways. I simply hope God will use me to expose false doctrine, and at the same time, lead people to the REAL Truth, Who is the person of Jesus Christ, and not an organization (John 14:6).

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Recent Answers from Derrick Holland

2016-10-06 quick question i got on my mind:

Hello, Frank.  Thank you for writing.  I apologize for taking 4 days to get back with a reply, but I had a lot going this weekend, and just now have enough time to sit and type a response.    In a way

2016-08-08 A question of forgivness:

Hello, Michael.  Thank you for writing with your question.    The issue you have asked about, is a bit of a complex one, especially in regards to Judas.    You said...<b>"I have always thought that the

2016-07-27 Everything:

Hello, Jo. I apologize, but I am not sure I understand the nature of your question, or what you are wanting me to answer.  Are you saying that you are married to one of the JW volunteers here on Allexperts?

2016-06-14 What are your reasons? FU4:

My first intention when I saw yet another question pop into my email from you, after telling you that I did not have time this week to sit down and read, much less answer, the incredibly long writing from

2016-06-13 What are your reasons? FU3:

Hello, Kay.  Let me just be up front with you.    I am not sure what gave you the impression that I am interested in, or even have the time, for a lengthy back-and-forth discussion on this.  I am not.

 

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