What Watchtower Wrote—Challenging Falsehood


“When persons are in great danger from a source that they do not suspect or are being misled by those they consider their friends, is it an unkindness to warn them? They may prefer not to believe the warning. They may even resent it. But does that free one from the moral responsibility to give that warning?” — Watchtower January 15, 1974 p. 35

“What results when a lie is let go unchallenged? Does not silence help the lie to pass as truth, to have freer sway to influence many, perhaps to their serious harm?” — Watchtower January 15, 1974 p. 35

“God’s servants in every period of history have had to… expose falsehood and… warn people of dangers and deception​ — not just in a general way, but in a specific way… It would have been far easier to keep silent or say only what people wanted to hear. But faithfulness to God and love of neighbor moved them to speak.” — Watchtower January 15, 1974 p. 35

“Do you believe that lies should not go unchallenged? Then what about falsehoods told about God, misrepresentations of his announced purposes? Surely this is, not less, but more serious than lies of a general kind. Perhaps you agree that wrongdoing should be exposed. But what if the wrongdoing is done by religious people, perhaps persons in your own church? Will faithfulness to God cause you to speak out for what is right?” — Watchtower January 15, 1974 p. 37

“True Christians [must] speak out, not holding back in exposing false teachings and unscriptural practices of the world’s religious organizations.” — Watchtower January 15, 1974 p. 37

“A story that is only 10 percent true is 100 percent misleading.” — Watchtower August, 2018 p. 5