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  • One thing that is different is if you become a baptized member, and then start having doubts or stop believing its the true religion, you are thereafter shunned/cutoff - even from close family members and best friends - until you repent for having doubts...
  • By their own watchtower admission what makes Jehovah's Witnesses different is: they claim that Jesus had his second coming "invisibly" in the year 1914 and is working also "invisible" only through them as the one true religion on earth. They have NO tolerance for anyone who questions this core dogma. That's it in a nutshell.
  • There are no other "Christian" religions. In Revelation, Jesus is said to stand amidst 7 lampstands and that symbolizes the congregations. Thus there is one Jesus and one religion and he guides the congregations who are all united following him. So anyone else who claims to be Christian must follow him likewise.
  • they believe that it is acceotable to know on your door at random times of the year and try and convert you.
  • Jehovah's Witnesses do not acknowledge the cross as a symbol. They say that Jesus was nailed to a stake (hands above the head). They also do not celebrate most holidays. They do not believe in the 'Holy Spirit' per se, either. They also believe that when Armageddon comes, only 144,000 will be 'saved', and that is the number that they claim will be total baptized JW's. If you talk to a devout JW, they claim to be able to show you, using your own bible, where your faith is wrong.
  • A few things: The 'prophets' of the JW religion said that THIER Jesus would show up in 1914, 1918, 1976 etc etc... The TRUE Jesus hasnt yet... Thier Jesus is Michael the Arch Angel... Not the Son of God as Christians believe... God the Father according ot thme is stronger than Christ & not the same spirit... Jesus was crucified on a stake not a cross... etc etc etc... Look up Dannyhazzard.com
  • 1) Bible: Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God, and instead of adhering to a creed based on human tradition, they hold to the Bible as the standard for all their beliefs. (2) God: They worship Jehovah as the only true God and freely speak to others about him and his loving purposes toward mankind. Anyone who publicly witnesses about Jehovah is usually identified as belonging to the one group—“Jehovah’s Witnesses.” (3) Jesus Christ: They believe, not that Jesus Christ is part of a Trinity, but that, as the Bible says, he is the Son of God, the first of God’s creations; that he had a prehuman existence and that his life was transferred from heaven to the womb of a virgin, Mary; that his perfect human life laid down in sacrifice makes possible salvation to eternal life for those who exercise faith; that Christ is actively ruling as King, with God-given authority over all the earth since 1914. (4) God’s Kingdom: They believe that God’s Kingdom is the only hope for mankind; that it is a real government; that it will soon destroy the present wicked system of things, including all human governments, and that it will produce a new system in which righteousness will prevail. (5) Heavenly life: They believe that 144,000 spirit-anointed Christians will share with Christ in his heavenly Kingdom, ruling as kings with him. They do not believe that heaven is the reward for everyone who is “good.” (6) The earth: They believe that God’s original purpose for the earth will be fulfilled; that the earth will be completely populated by worshipers of Jehovah and that these will be able to enjoy eternal life in human perfection; that even the dead will be raised to an opportunity to share in these blessings. (7) Death: They believe that the dead are conscious of absolutely nothing; that they are experiencing neither pain nor pleasure in some spirit realm; that they do not exist except in God’s memory, so hope for their future life lies in a resurrection from the dead. (8) Last days: They believe that we are living now, since 1914, in the last days of this wicked system of things; that some who saw the events of 1914 will also see the complete destruction of the present wicked world; that lovers of righteousness will survive into a cleansed earth. (9) Separate from the world: They earnestly endeavor to be no part of the world, as Jesus said would be true of his followers. They show genuine Christian love for their neighbors, but they do not share in the politics or the wars of any nation. They provide for the material needs of their families but shun the world’s avid pursuit of material things and personal fame and its excessive indulgence in pleasure. (10) Apply Bible counsel: They believe that it is important to apply the counsel of God’s Word in everyday life now—at home, in school, in business, in their congregation. Regardless of a person’s past way of life, he may become one of Jehovah’s Witnesses if he abandons practices condemned by God’s Word and applies its godly counsel. But if anyone thereafter makes a practice of adultery, fornication, homosexuality, drug abuse, drunkenness, lying, or stealing, he will be disfellowshipped from the organization.
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      1. They adhere to the word of god, as taught by the Watchtower and Bible Tract Society, and have their own bible translation to reflect their doctored beliefs. 2. Anyone who publicly witnesses about Jehovah is usually identified as belonging to the one group??Jehovah?s Witnesses.? --- this is true. They claim that if you do not use the word 'Jehovah' (an American translation of YHWH) then of course you can't be saved. When you hear Jehovah... you're prolly speaking with a JW. 3.The Scriptures never, ever say that Jesus is the "first of God's creation". Scripture does say, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God". The JW New World Translation has changed this verse to meet their doctrine, making Jesus a created angel instead of God. 4. They believe Jesus has been 'invisibly' reigning since his 'invisible' return in 1914. Not scriptural. 5. If you are not part of their 144,000, you have no hope of heaven. Scripture clearly states who these 144,000 will be, and it is not the JW's, no matter how they try to twist it. 6. We will reign with Christ in a new heaven, and a new earth for 1000 years of peace. 7. Once to die, and then the judgement. Weeping and gnashing of teeth, eternal separation from God. We don't get a second chance at salvation. 8. "Wicked system of things". Typical JW term. Since 1914? 1916, 1976? Which is it? Oh yeah, they settled for the 'invisible' in 1914. Sorry... so confusing. lol 9. They don't want their kids to attend college, play sports, or be a part of any group that is not JW. They shun their families should anyone question their beliefs. They live under the freedoms provided to them by the government that GOD appointed and yet refuse to recognize it. 10. Apply bible counsel... that would be apply whatever the Watchtower and Bible Tract Society tells them. You are not to argue against "God's sole channel of communication". Doing so causes you to loose your salvation. It's a sad, scary, and in some cases hateful 'religion'.
  • researcher of God: [At answer 10 at this time] 1)You say, "The 'prophets' of the JW religion said..."! Since JW's have 'no' prophets, I am wondering... where do you get this? 2) You said, "Their Jesus is Michael the Arch Angel... Not the 'Son of God' as Christians believe..." First...JW's are 'Christian'! Michael, the first creation of the Father, IS his 'first' Son...the only-beggotton Son, and IS the spirit being referred to in the Bible as the one that came to Earth and became Jesus in flesh! [Col.1:15] 3) You say: "God the Father according to them is stronger than Christ & not the same spirit..." Yes!! That is correct. The Father is the 'Almighty', and is greater than Jesus. John 14:28. And of course they work together in spirit! 4) "Jesus was nailed to a stake, not a Cross." This is true. Anyone interested obtain a respected Bible Dictionary such as "Vines Expository"...and look up 'Cross'. The Greek word translated into English as Cross is 'Stauros'...and means a single piece of wood, pale or post! This is well known in the world of Biblical studies and commented on in many books..such as 'The un-Christian Cross'! Satan used the Cross in False worship thousands of years before Jesus was born. As these Dictionary's explain...Satan re-introduced it in the 3rd Century, to corrupt true worship and mislead those seeking Him.! It grew...and is now taught as 'fact'. Whether a cross, or a stake, using either in worship...is Idolitry.
  • Jesus' invisible rule began in 1914! Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Michael the arch angel [Chief angel], was Jehovah God's very first creation. Although Jehovah created all things, he supplied Michael with the means to assist him as Gods 'master worker', or 'instrument', through which 'all other' things were created. [Prov. 8:22, 30; Col.1:15; Rev.3:14] This makes him Gods 'only begotten' Son, who became human with the purpose of vindicating his Fathers name, by remaining faithful through severe trials, thus proving Satan a liar, and opening up salvation to mankind. After his resurrection to heaven, he was elevated by his Father, to a higher position than he had before becoming human, to that of 'King' of his Fathers Kingdom. [Phil. 2:9] This establishing of Gods Kingdom is in two parts. The first part takes place invisibly, in the spirit realm, resulting in a 'New Heavens'. Once this is accomplished, attention is given to the physical realm, resulting in a 'New Earth'. [2 Pet.3:13] When asked by his disciples when the Kingdom would be established, Jesus replied at Lu. 21:24, "when the appointed times of the nations [gentiles] are fulfilled." JW's believe this time occurred in 1914. In this year the preparation for the 'New Heavens' began, with the ousting of Satan and his supporters. [Rev.12:7-12] Part 2... the 'New Earth', being transformed into a paradise, will arrive at an undisclosed time, with its beginning at 'Armageddon'. Just as the book of Daniel foretold the very year of the the Messiah's appearance...it too tells the more important year, of Jesus coming into Kingdom rule...the beginning of his invisible presence. This is foretold symbolically in Daniel..Chapter 4:10-37. The giant tree represents Gods earthly Kingdom and the lineage of Kings who represented God, through the ages. Its chopping down and banding represents the 'end' of those Kings who 'rightly' ruled for God... and the beginning of the 'appointed times' Jesus referred to. The removal of the bands, allowing the stump to resume growth, represents the ending of those 'times' with NO King, and the beginning of Christs rule as the next, 'legal' King, to represent God! [Ez.21:26,27; Jer. 23:5] From the time the tree was felled, to the time of unbanding, was seven years. [Dan. 4:16, 23 TNIV (Biblegateway)] To determine what year Jesus would receive this full Kingship, and begin the first part of establishing the Kingdom, would require two things...the year the tree was chopped down [removing the last King], and when it was unbanded [Christs Kingdom established]. The Jewish calender had 360 days to a year...therefore, seven years equal 2,520 days. [7 X 360] Using the accepted 'day for a year' rule in prophesy, those 2,520 days equal 2,520 years. Thus, the length of time...the 'gentile times', that began with the last King to rightly rule for God, [when Babylon destroyed Israel], until the next 'legal' King [the Messiah]... is calculated at 2,520 years! The question debated is, what year this destruction occurred, resulting in the 'last' King. To determine this, JW's use the unquestionable date of the 'release' of the Israelites from Babylon by Cyrus, which was in 537 B.C.E. Using Gods word, at Jer. 25:11; 29:10, unless one disputes its inspiration, reveals the Israelites captivity would be for 70 years! Therefore, 70 years prior to their release in 537 would, without question, put the date of Israels destruction, captivity, and the removal of the 'last' King, at 607 B.C.E! Taking the 2,520 years...starting from the year ' 607' to the year '1' = 606 years. The remaining 1,914 years, brings us to the year 1914! Did any significant "Woe to the Earth" happen then, as was foretold 'would' happen when the heavens were rid of Satan and his followers, and they were cast down to the earth? [ Rev.12:12] 1914 saw WW1... the first war who's outcome would effect the 'entire' earth...a major "woe''! This is a clear sign that the date is accurate. The beginning of Jesus invisible rule began in that year! -Compare Rev. 6:2,4-8. Therefore, it is not surprising that Daniel tells us that the one who stands up from 'his' throne and helps 'his' people during this distressful time period...is named 'Michael'...Gods only-begotten Son! [Dan.12:1] .
  • Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Jesus was resurrected as a spirit. Jehovah's Witnesses believe Jesus' fleshly body, at some point after his burial and prior to his resurrection, was completely consumed, in an undisclosed manner by God. He was resurrected back to life as a spirit ..and he now resides in heaven in this same form. The Bible clearly shows Jesus was resurrected in spirit, saying: “Christ died once for all time concerning sins . . , he being put to death in the flesh, 'but being made alive in the spirit.'” [1 Peter 3:18] JW's 'believe' this inspired statement by Peter, but many object. They claim Jesus post-resurrection comments, such as those found at Luke 24:36-39, contradict Peter. Here it reads: “While they [the disciples] were speaking of these things he [Jesus] himself stood in their midst and said to them: ‘May you have peace.’ But because they were terrified, and had become frightened, they were imagining they beheld a spirit. So he said to them: ‘Why are you troubled, and why is it doubts come up in your hearts? See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; feel me and see, because a spirit does not have flesh and bones just as you behold that I have.’” [NWT] Does this not prove that Christ was not a spirit and was raised alive in the same body in which he was put to death? No..it does not! Since humans cannot see into the spirit realm, and Jesus was now a spirit, the "only" way Jesus could be seen alive by his disciples, was if he materialized a fleshly body. Was this possible? Yes, indeed!! We know in the past, angels DID materialize body's in order to be "seen" by humans. Angels, in human form, had not only eaten like the resurrected Jesus, but some who had become disobediant, had even married and fathered children. [Gen. 6:1-4; 19:1-3] It was paramount that the disciples understood that this indeed 'was' Jesus! By providing a body of flesh that they could see, and were encouraged to touch...feeling the bones..providing at least twice, a body with the scars from his impalement...assured them that it 'was' indeed him. Jesus did not always appear in the same body of flesh [perhaps to reinforce in their minds the fact that he was then a spirit], and so he was not immediately recognized even by his close associates. [Mark 16:12; John 20:14, 15; 21:4-7] He would sometimes appear in locked rooms...and at times would 'disappear'. [Lu.24:31;John 20:19] By his repeatedly appearing to them in materialized bodies... and then adding to this, by saying and doing things that they would identify with the Jesus they knew, assured them of the fact that he truly had been resurrected from the dead, as a spirit. [1 Cor.15:45] JW's realize, if Jesus were to take his body of flesh and blood to heaven and enjoy them there, it would mean that there would be no resurrection of the dead for anybody! Why not? Because Jesus would be taking his sacrifice off God’s altar! Once a year, on Atonement Day, [Yom Kippur], a bull and goat were sacrificed by the high priest on the alter, resulting in the salvation of the entire nation of Israel. He then carried the blood of the bull and goat into the Most Holy [The Most Holy pictured heaven itself, where God is] and afterward put some on the horns of the alter. [Le.16:16-20] As for all the "flesh" of the sacrifice...it had to be burned [destroyed] "outside" the camp! [Le 16:27, 28] This Holy day and its blueprint of operation, prefigured the larger sacrificial death of the Christ....resulting in the salvation of 'all' mankind! Both bull and goat pictured sinless Jesus Christ as a human sacrifice. The question here is...why does Jehovah, unlike the other sacrifices, require this particular sacrifice be taken outside the camp, and be completely consumed..destroyed? What is the meaning? It depicted, like the bodies of the atoning bull and goat, Jesus’ earthly body being disposed of, consumed, according to God’s will. Paul proves that Jesus Christ did not take his fleshly body with him to heaven, but left it behind as a human sacrifice, by comparing these events. At Hebrews 13:10-13: “For the 'bodies' of those animals whose blood is taken into the holy place by the high priest for sin 'are burned up outside the camp'. Hence Jesus "also", that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate." Jesus fleshly body was consumed here on earth, as a sacrifice, so that believing mankind might then 'feed' upon it by faith. This Jesus said: “I am the living bread that came down from heaven; if anyone 'eats' of this bread he will live forever; and, for a fact, the bread that 'I shall give' is "my flesh" in behalf of the life of the world. [John 6:51, 54, 55] How could we eat Jesus’ flesh and drink his blood in order to have everlasting life... and at the same time Jesus himself have his flesh and blood removed from off the alter, and take it with him, in which to live in heaven?
  • You say they show no tolerance of people who disagree with them? What do you want them to do? Would you be a lot happier if they said "oh okay, just so that you don't feel awkward we will say Jesus died on a cross!" Does it upset you when JWs say something different to what you were always led to believe?? Who then is being intolerant of who? Why should someone not stand up for truth? As far as I can see God only ever had one religion...so if you don't believe yours is the true one then what are you doing in it?? If it only agrees with what your personal opinions are then you are okay with that? What about questioning whether your personal opinions match up the standards set out CLEARLY in the Bible? Ask whether your own religion is actually concerned with truth? Maybe you will find it thinks more of tradition and rituals than truth? I have found that JWs put in a huge amount of hours to help people to understand what the Bible realy says. Who else is doing that? You moan that they knock on your door at odd times. They are doing what Jesus said his followers should do. It takes courage to do that knowing that people will hate them for it..as Jesus said they would. And one more thing that I find truly great is that in their search and zeal for truth they may make the odd mistake BUT wow! They actually have the courage to say,"oops we were wrong there" and correct it. Who else does that? One faith - which one is the true one? Surely it is the one that matches up with the practices that Jesus's early followers upheld? They were accepted as God's people and they did not do Birthdays, they did not accept blood, they DID use God's name, they did not view Jesus as his own father (ha that one always makes me laugh - Our father who art ummm on earth at this time actually, hallowed be MY name, my kingdom come, my will be done etc etc) they also preached and oh yes did not tolerate other religions!! Ohh what a surprise there! The did not tolerate them because they were full of lies! Oh dear I bet that didn't go down too well. In fact I seem to recall Jesus having a thing or two to say about the religious practices of his day and he didn't sound too tolerant of them either. Please, people who like to criticise JWs...listen to them. You may not want to take on board the truth that you learn but it is still truth. A different, and possibly much happier, lifestyle is not a reason to not listen to them. Their motives are pure - to uphold truth. Individually they may drop some real clangers from time to time but as an overall religion I can't find one that matches up to it! As the apostle Peter once said to Jesus when asked if he wanted to leave like the others, "Where would we go? You have the sayings of everlasting life!" So who do you know that holds out something better than truth? Would you rather have your ears tickled or would you rather be given the truth even if it goes against popular traditional beliefs? I am researching this more but up to now have found nothing more sincere, admirable, courageous and enticing! I want the truth. I believe JWs have been blessed and have it. I believe it when God said he would have a people for his name. They certainly hold that in the highest esteem! More please...God said he would rock the nations and absolutely - YOU GUYS ROCK!!! Keep up the good work!! And all you moaners, stop being so up yourselves and listen to these people!! "You are my witnesses, says Jehovah" and what a brilliant job they are doing of that! Truth is the highest form of religion. There you go :-)
  • Maybe the fact that their handing out booklets gives the points to get to heaven. They believe that so many (not sure about 140,000) are going to heaven and they have to earn their way there by doing non-sense things. It is also stated somewhere in the bible that the words Shall not be changed and well they changed Jesus to Jehovah.
  • The primary doctrinal differences between the Witnesses and orthodox Christianity is their teachings concerning the Trinity. The Watchtower Bible and Tracts Society teaches that Jesus Christ is a created being and that the Holy Spirit is a manifestation of God's power rather than a Person. In contrast, orthodox Christianity (small 'o', not necessarily the Orthodox Church) teaches that the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ are both fully God, though distinct persons. Most heresies in the history of Christianity have arisen from this same issue--the conundrums of the Trinity and the dual nature of Christ.
  • Jehovah's Witnesses do not believe that Jesus and the Holy Spirit are God. They believe that Jesus has already returned, as of 1914, and is reigning as king of his invisible kingdom. They do not believe in Hell but that when you die, if you are not a believer, you will just die and rot. They believe that 144,000 elect will be co-rulers in heaven with Jesus. They believe that the Bible was mistranslated and have their own translation that differs, markedly, from other translations. They do not accept blood transfusions willingly. They record their service when they go door to door and report back to the organization to receive credit for field service. They believe that Jehovah is the only name for God. They believe that the Jehovah's Witnesses are the only true religion, and they they are God's organization on earth run by modern-day prophets. They believe that God will destroy the earth and create a new earth that will be a paradise like Eden where all the Jehovah's Witnesses will live in peace. (except for the 144,000 who will be in heaven) They believe you have to "clean up" before you can be baptized into the faith. You have to do a book study, field service(go door to door), and quite smoking(among other things) before you can be baptized. They have several meetings a week where they learn how to go door to door, as well as, to study the organizations publications, "The Watchtower and "The Awake." They do not believe that Jesus was crucified but hung on a torture stake with his hands above his head instead of spread out on a cross. They do not vote, hold public office, say the Pledge of Allegiance, join the military, fight in wars, or celebrate holidays and birthdays.
  • There's something about not hanging around others who aren't of the same faith...which is alot of people on a daily basis. (This relgion seems to practice that aspect alittle more than others.) Your not supposed to be with others of another yoke. The worse thing about this religion is the fact, the whole congregation watches over you. If you go out on a date without a church chaporone or if you date someone not of the same religion. (A "spy" will rat you out...) They lay it into you, and the whole congregation has to follow suit...meaning "ignore" you for a time period. You have to "re-earn" your way back into their religious circle. I once heard someone say,"If thats religion, I'm all for the devil."
  • Everything. It's to long a list to put in the answer so, if you're truly interested then here is a great resource. http://www.kevinquick.com/kkministries/books/reasoning
  • By the way that your question is worded, it sounds as if you have slanted the question to make a statement that Jehovah’s Witnesses are not Christians. You are wrong in drawing that conclusion. Jehovah’s Witnesses are followers of Christ and do the same preaching work that he did as mentioned in Matthew Chapter 28 vs 19-20
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      lol... Jehovah's Witnesses are not "Christian". They are "Jehovah's Witness". Their Jesus is Michael the archangel, which cannot be substantiated by scripture. Their 'savior' is a created being. However, their true 'savior' is their affiliation with the Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses and the Watchtower and Bible Tract Society. If you do not belong to their cult, you are doomed. Their believers, aside from 144,000 incorrectly label, have no hope of heaven. You must put in the hours with their organization, or you won't make it. Don't go against them, or you'll never talk to your family again. The list is long. The correlation with true Christianity is quite a few markers away, and it is more of a pseudo-Christian cult, than a denomination of Christianity. Christianity is the following of the Christ of the Scriptures... not the Christ of the Watchtower and Bible Tract Society. They do follow a 'christ', but not the Christ of Christianity and of true scripture, not the biased translation of the New World Translation built to suit a doctrine of a man.
  • Jehovah's Witnesses believe that October of 1914 marks the return, or "presence", of Christ as king of God's kingdom, which is understood to have occurred invisibly in heaven. They believe that his first act as king was to throw Satan out of heaven. In 1918, those of the 144,000 who had died are believed to have been resurrected as spirit creatures to heavenly life. Since then, any remaining members of the 144,000 who die are believed to be immediately resurrected to heavenly life, based on their understanding of 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52. Armageddon is considered to be imminent. Identification of the religion as Christian is disputed due to rejection of the Trinity, which most Christian religions regard as a fundamental doctrine. They also believe that Jesus was the Arch-Angel Michael before being born into the flesh, and as such, is a created being similar to the other angels.
  • That they can knock on my door on a Sunday morning and expect a warm welcome! (They are wrong in this belief)
  • general annoyance level? They also really, really, really, really - really - shelter their children.
  • they dont fight in wars dont celebrate pagan festivals (xmas) dont vote (neutral)
  • They believe that though Christ is a prophet and a philosopher, He is not the Son of God nor God in the flesh.
  • I think that if another JW tells me that I cannot have a personal relationship with my Father in heaven if I do not call Him by "Jehovah" I might very well lose my temper. That is the most asinine thing I have ever heard and for them to assume to know anything about my personal relationship is wrong. They have all but belittled Jesus to a mere "good man" and the New Testament is ignored. The new world translation bible thing they go by is not the bible I would ever live by. The watchtower fills people with so much bull (MY OPINION) that it is a crock and I should never insult something of another's beliefs but this is MY BELIEF! They do not believe in hell. They call birthdays and such, pagan.. ok but then does He not wish us to enjoy our lives here? He does.. we are not in worship of what we celebrate.. we are enjoying the life HE gave us! They will not allow their children blood transfusions.. I use to side with them on this until I got to know the Bible. That Old Testament they stick to is the problem in communication with me because even that, they twist. My Biggest problem is that Jesus' love is not taught and His sacrifice for us. Let me add that I do not share their beliefs but respect people with faith. It is like people who like mustangs over corvettes (no comparison to Christ but you get my drift).. people disagree. It happens.
  • The only reason why these people and we Christians witness door to door is to make these peoples lives better through hope in God and to save them. http://www.pgm.org/p_heaven.html http://www.jesus-is-lord.com/2_heaven.htm
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      Too bad though that the JW's message being spread door-to-door is a different gospel, and a different Jesus. So yes... they're working hard, but they're doing it under false pretenses and brainwashing. Their visit is not to save people, but to earn hours/points for visiting and handing out tracts. It's their way of earning salvation.
  • Well we believe that Jehovah God is the only true God and Jesus is his son, he has the highest position he is next below Jehovah. We don't believe in the trinity, We don't believe that Jesus died on a cross, We don't believe in a torment of hell, Not everyone goes to heaven only a select few, we know that this earth will not be destroyed but man will reside forever upon it...etc etc go to watchtower.org to find our beliefs.... THis part is directed to snooch: Most religious organizations have produced bad fruitage. It is not the fact that groups are organized that is bad. But many have promoted forms of worship that are based on false teachings and are largely ritualistic instead of providing genuine spiritual guidance; they have been misused to control the lives of people for selfish objectives; they have been overly concerned with money collections and ornate houses of worship instead of spiritual values; their members are often hypocritical. Obviously no one who loves righteousness would want to belong to such an organization. But true religion is a refreshing contrast to all of that. Nevertheless, to fulfill the Bible’s requirements, it must be organized. Heb. 10:24, 25: “Let us consider one another to incite to love and fine works, not forsaking the gathering of ourselves together, as some have the custom, but encouraging one another, and all the more so as you behold the day drawing near.” (To carry out this Scriptural command, there must be Christian meetings that we can attend on a consistent basis. Such an arrangement encourages us to express love toward others, not only concern about self.) 1 Cor. 1:10: “Now I exhort you, brothers, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ that you should all speak in agreement, and that there should not be divisions among you, but that you may be fitly united in the same mind and in the same line of thought.” (Such unity would never be achieved if the individuals did not meet together, benefit from the same spiritual feeding program, and respect the agency through which such instruction was provided. See also John 17:20, 21.) 1 Pet. 2:17: “Have love for the whole association of brothers.” (Does that include only those who may meet together for worship in a particular private home? Not at all; it is an international brotherhood, as shown by Galatians 2:8, 9 and 1 Corinthians 16:19.) Matt. 24:14: “This good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come.” (For all nations to be given the opportunity to hear that good news, the preaching must be carried out in an orderly way, with suitable oversight. Love for God and for one’s fellowman has caused people around the earth to unite their efforts to do this work.) As far as Jehovah's name goes God is nothing but a title, thats not his name i can go around calling our mr or ms....but how many people will i be calling out too? Everyone so if i say ms. johnson Mr. good etc etc He and she knows im talking to them. SO just as Jehovah's name If you merely say God whom are you talking to Satan is a god as well there "are many gods" but they lead back to satan so this is why we use his name and he wants us to use his name (ps 83:18)
  • Consider checking the PBS Independent Lens program "Knocking". It was produced by the gay son of a Jehovah’s Witness. There’s some YouTube clips below. http://knocking.org/ The Bible aside: They believe in obeying the laws, even the inconvenient ones, like not speeding when late for work. They pay their taxes, even though there are many ways to avoid them, as many ministers do in Christendom. Their parties don’t need to include people getting bombed on gallons of beer. There children are taught right along the parents. The youngest will not understand what they are learning, but by the time they reach the age of understanding (age 12), they have a basic knowledge. The children’s Bible Story book is historically accurate. Teenagers are taught it is better to wait until marriage for having sex, and for the most part they believe it. Yes, there are those who cannot wait, or have an oops, but they are the exception. As a result, Jws have the lowest rates of STDs and illegitimate births. Even lower than the Amish. Their Kingdom Halls are built to compliment a neighborhood, not overwhelm it in size. When a congregation grows (250+ publishers), they are split to form a new one. About every five years. Since everyone is taught the same, it is simple to create a new set of elders and overseer. Each Hall can hold up to three congregations, meeting at different times. When another split takes place, a new Kingdom Hall is built*, usually in less than a week. In Christendom, churches just build them larger, allowing for an elite set of elder and pastor to stay in control. Witnesses network with other congregations three times a year. Twice a year is the Circuit assembly, attended by ten congregations. Usually, a one hour drive maximum for the furthest congregation from the assembly location. Over 500 of these are held world wide. The District assembly, attended by 10 circuits (20,000 to 30,000 attending) are held once a year in the summer. People exchange experiences, what’s happening in their area, whose married, dating, pioneering, etc. Another benefit of this is in the event of a disaster, they know where everyone lives and can be easily evacuated. Unlike other religions, during Katrina, every witness in New Orleans were put up in homes in Texas. http://knocking.org/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA6G1hqayiM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwhe_QFcG1Y http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4agnPkzM01M http://www.jehovah.to/
  • 1. They believe what they are told to believe. they believe truth can change. 2. The evidently do not believe this or maybe changed it. And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:God was manifest in the flesh.Justified in the Spirit.Seen of angels,preached unto the gentiles believed on in the world,reveived up in glory.(KJV 1 Timothy 3:16) Paul said if any one comes to you bring a different Jesus than the one I preached watch out. The Jehovah Witnesses bring you a glorified angel not not the Christ of the Bible Read Phil 2:5 through 11 in the NIV and tell me that this a creature instead of the creator. One last item. I would like to know if there are any Jehovah Witnesses that got saved by reading the Holy Bible alone and without help from a Witness. The answer to your question. They follow a different Jesus than the one in the Holy Bible. And they also wrote their own Bible to try to make it fit their preconceived beliefs.
  • Do you believe Jehovah is an Almighty God and Michael a Mighty God?

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