Frequently Asked Questions
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Q:
Is JWOP affiliated with any particular church or denomination?
A: No. Although it is founded on the Christian principles outlined in the Bible, JWOP is not officially connected to any congregation, denomination, sect or preacher. It is simply a non-profit group operating on its own merit.

Q: Are any of the people directly involved with JWOP former Jehovah's Witnesses?
A: Some of us are and some of us are not. The presence of former Jehovah's Witnesses on our staff has no influence on the content of the site though, as all content is backed up with cited documentation.

Q: Where did you get all of your information from?
A: All our information comes from a large variety of sources: Jehovah's Witness literature especially, but also from various Bible reference resources, reputable secular sources, library resources, direct correspondence with verified experts, and other reference materials. We have cited all of our source information so that you, the reader, can verify the information for yourself.

Q: How can I know that you aren't twisting the information, or taking it out of context?
A: This is why we've cited all of the references from which we obtained our information. You are encouraged to research these references for yourself so that you can see whether we have twisted anything, taken something out of context, or lied.

Q: Where can we find the cited references that aren't quoted?
A: Most Jehovah's Witnesses have a Watchtower CD ROM library that they've ordered from the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. A vast majority of the Watchtower references we give can be found in that CD ROM library. Therefore, if you happen to know a Jehovah's Witness you may be able to ask him to show you those references (this is a delicate topic though, as they will most likely refuse to show you if they think you have an ulterior motive). If you don't know a Jehovah's Witness, then check online at ex-Jehovah's Witness message forums. Many members of such forums may have a CD ROM left over from their membership days that they no longer want. If you still cannot find a CD ROM, you have several alternative options:

1. e-bay. Quite often there will be Watchtower publications up for auction, and many times these items are publications which are rare and out of print. You can also buy more recent publications at times.
2.Towerwatch Ministries: they also offer older and rare Watchtower publications on CD ROM.
3. Watchtower Book Store.com: you can order bound reprints of old and rare Watchtower publications. Be aware though that these are quite expensive.
4. The Watchtower Society has recently published an online version of their CD ROM, which has almost all of their literature published since 2000.
5. Amazon.com: Tends to have some used Watchtower publications for sale as well.
6. On our Links page we've also provided a section in which you can view past and present Watchtower Society literature online.
7. Join an ex-Jehovah's Witness message forum and see if anyone there has any old literature they no longer want. There's been a few times when we've obtained literature this way. There are links to some of these forums on our Links page.
8. Poke around in your local used book stores. We've found copies of earlier (and not so earlier) Watchtower literature this way as well.
9. Many long-time members of the Jehovah's Witnesses (especially elderly members) tend to have copies of older literature. However, we must ask you to be kind: Do not befriend such ones if only for the purpose of acquiring their literature, that's just mean.
10. Attend community book sales, as these usually contain some Watchtower Literature.
11. Neighborhood rummage sales sometimes have past Watchtower Society literature up for sale.
12. Sometimes estate auctions, especially for those of Jehovah's Witnesses who have recently passed away, contain Watchtower Society literature.
13. If you are already associated with Jehovah's Witnesses, and have been attending their meetings regularly, you may want to take a look in their Library room at the Kingdom Hall you attend. Many Kingdom Halls have small libraries which contain a combination of older and newer literature that you can peruse.
14. You can also rent a classified ad in your local newpaper seeking Watchtower Society literature.