Jehovah’s Witnesses

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There are serious main differences between their system of beliefs and those of true Christianity. These differences are so extreme, this group has to be considered a cult and false religion.

I will first start out by giving you some basic general facts on who they are and what they believe in, and then go ahead and highlight the main differences between their system of beliefs and those of true Christianity.

Basic Facts of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Jehovah’s Witnesses are also known as the “Watchtower Society” or “Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society.” They were officially founded back in 1884 and were initially called the “Zion’s Watchtower and Tract Society.” They did not officially adopt the name of Jehovah’s Witnesses until 1931.

They currently claim a worldwide membership of approximately 9 million people in 205 countries. Approximately 4 million of them live in the United States. They also allege they are averaging 200,000 new members each year.

They tell their flock they are the only true, sole, Christian religion on the earth today and that only their interpretation of the Bible is correct. They have their own interpretation of the Scriptures which they call the “New World Translation.” As you will see in the differences I will list below, they are really off in their interpretations.

God the Father will in no way honor or accept this false belief system as one of His own due to some key main differences between their interpretation of the Bible and what I feel are simply the basics of true Christianity. Here are some of the main differences.

Main Differences Between Jehovah’s Witnesses and Christianity

1. The Trinity

They do not believe in the Trinity. They believe that Jesus Christ is St. Michael the archangel. They think the Holy Spirit is an “impersonal force” and not actually God and Lord Himself.

They believe that Jesus, as St. Michael the archangel, was God’s first created being. However, our Bible says that Jesus was never created, but is “co-eternal” with God the Father. In other words, Jesus has always been just as His Father has always been. Neither one of Them has ever been created. Here is the verse from our Bible that specifically proves this point:

Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.” (John 8:58)

The words “I AM” are telling us that Jesus “always was” and thus was never created. This makes both He and God the Father co-eternal in the Trinity – which means that neither of Them have ever been created, but have always been in existence.

They believe that the Holy Spirit is an “active force of almighty God which moves His servants to do His will.” Our Bible specifically tells us that the Holy Spirit is God and Lord Himself and that He is referred to as “He” in the Bible – which tells us that He is a Person and not some type of “force” that God uses.

2. Jesus Christ Coming in the Flesh

They do not believe that Jesus Christ was God coming in the “flesh” to our earth to save mankind from their sins. This one right here completely disqualifies them from being a pure true branch of Christianity. Here is the verse from our Bible that completely nails them on just this one issue alone:

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God.” (1 John 4:1-4)

Any man, religion, or system of belief that does not preach, teach, and believe that Jesus Christ is truly the Son of God who came down to our earth in the flesh to physically die on a cross for all of our sins cannot be accepted as anything that is truly coming from God the Father. End of discussion!

3. The Bodily Resurrection of Jesus Christ

They do not believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus. Our Bible tells us that when they went into the tomb to see if Jesus was still there, that His entire body was no longer there.

They believe that Jesus was “annihilated” by God, not risen. They believe that after 3 days from His death, that He was resurrected as a “spirit creature” rather than being resurrected having a new “glorified spiritual body.”

In other words, they are taking out the word “body.” Our Bible tells us that when we die, we will all be given a brand new “glorified spiritual body.” Here is the verse:

“The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption. It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.” (1 Corinthians 15:42-50)

Put all of these key words together in the above verse, and we will all be getting new “glorified spiritual bodies” when we die and enter into heaven just as Jesus was given when He fully resurrected on the third day from His crucifixion.

4. The 144,000 Witnesses

They believe that only 144,000 people are going to make it into heaven. They actually believe that most of the 144,000 out of their group are already in heaven. The rest of the Jehovah’s Witnesses still living can only hope to inherit the earth, not actually make it into heaven, since this is only reserved for the special 144,000 chosen ones.

However, our Bible tells us in the Book of Revelation that the 144,000 people being talked about are 144,000 Jewish witnesses that God marks and seals during the 7 year Tribulation to help proclaim the Gospel during this horrific time.

The Bible says that this 144,000 are 12,000 Jews taken from each of the 12 main tribes of Israel. They are called the “firstfruits” of God, as they are the first set of Jews who get officially saved and accept Jesus Christ as their true Messiah.

These 144,000 Jewish witnesses are obviously going into heaven since they are saved, but so does everyone else who accepts Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. Here are three key Scripture verses proving that the gift of eternal salvation is for all who will accept it – not just for 144,000 special chosen ones.

“… that WHOEVER believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:15-16)

Notice the word “whoever.” This applies to all who will believe in Jesus and His sacrificial death on the cross!

“… God our Savior, who desires ALL MEN to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:4)

Notice God the Father is very clearly stating that He would like “all men” to accept the gift of eternal salvation through His Son Jesus, not just 144,000 specially chosen people.

For “WHOEVER calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:12)

Again, notice the word “whoever.” God is not making any exceptions either by race, color, creed, or gender. Our Bible also tells us that God is no respecter of persons and each person is looked upon equally by our God, not just 144,000 specially chosen people.

5. Hell

They do not believe in a literal hell where the unsaved and evil people will suffer eternal torment. They cannot believe that a loving God could create such a horrible place of eternal punishment. They tell their followers that hell is the “grave” where we are buried in when we die, and that the wicked will simply cease to exist and will not have to suffer any type of eternal punishment and torment.

However, our Bible teaches just the opposite. Our Bible says that there will be a Great White Throne Judgment at the end of the 1000 Year Millennium Kingdom. All the unsaved and wicked people will have to appear before the Lord for this final judgment. This verse says that whoever’s name is not written in the Book of Life will be cast into the Lake of Fire and Brimstone where the smoke of their torment will ascend forever and ever.

The Lake of Fire and Brimstone will be the eventual end of Satan, all of his demons, the Antichrist, the False Prophet, and all the rest of unsaved humanity who has ever lived. I believe this passage is literal interpretation! The Bible says exactly what it means and there is simply no other way you can spin or re-interpret these words out of Scripture. The verse on this is found in Revelation 20:7-15.

Conclusion

As you can see from all of the above main differences, Jehovah’s Witnesses can in no way qualify as being a pure true branch of Christianity. I personally believe that God the Father will in no way honor or accept this false religion.

For those of you who are ever led by the Lord to try to witness or debate with some of these people, this article will give you some of the main basic differences between their false beliefs and those of true orthodox Christianity.

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  1. This is exactly why I have a heart for Jehovah’s witnesses. The Bible teaches that if you know someone is wrong and say God’s speed to them (which is the same as taking their materials and not speaking up). Then you are guilty also. It would be like a person speeding and around the corner the bridge is out and they will die – and you just wave hello.

    It is not about going door to door or doing some great deeds. Works are brought about by your love for God, not to work your way in – or to furnish proof to those who are watching. You do things for the Lord because you are grateful. So, don’t confuse issues.

    And if “any” of you actually read the Bible, you will see the differences plainly. If you research and discover they have changed the Bible (for their own purposes). Hear is the punishment for adding or taking away from the Bible.

    Revelation 22:18-19 ESV
    I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.

    If you want proof of this change, see John 1:1 King James Bible
    “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

    It is saying that Jesus was with God from the beginning, and with God, and that Jesus is the Word and that HE is “God” also.

    JV translate this into a god. Little god. This is very significant because a small god is not the same as God. Christians believe that Jesus is God and is part of the Trinity (they don’t believe this). They think he was an angel or a good man, but just stop and think about that for a moment.

    If he was just an angel or just a man, then you could have went to the cross for yourself & others. It makes the whole Bible a lie by attacking the divinity of Jesus.

    mike w.

  2. Being nice person does not give you entry into heaven.
    Adding or taken away from the Lords word is a Sin in itself.
    Believe in the truth. That Jesus Christ is our Lord God and Saviour. Trust in him in all things.
    You sound like a ” Nice person ” I will pray for you.

  3. Comment for….Arlene – (Nov. 22,2018) before we point our fingers as to what someone else is doing. We need to first ask ourself when was the last time I knocked on someone’s door, when have I reached out to the unsaved, when did I spend time with the lost, when have I invited someone for coffee and when was the last time I visited someone that was sick etc., etc.,? I used to be just like you. Until I decided to point my finger at myself! I realized that when I stand before God I’m going to be standing alone. Now I try to be what I want from others and I’ve never been more happier. You see before we can accuse others we need to make sure we aren’t guilty as well. God Bless you and have a blessed day.

    • It isn’t about personalities nor how nice people interact with others. It’s about the correct understanding and application of the Bible.
      But if the source is corrupted the fruit will be corrupted. A bad tree can’t bear good fruit.

  4. Who’s right, who’s wrong? I don’t know, but I do know that the JW’s are the friendliest most loving people I have ever met. They put the “born again non-denominational” Christians to shame! And, talk about evangelism! When was the last time, if ever, a “born again” Christian ever came knocking on your door? They are spot on for reaching the unsaved. And then they don’t drop you like a hot potato and have you figure it all out by yourself! None of that, “I don’t know what you want or need and I don’t want to know! I have a football game to watch!” or “Don’t worry people, we will get out on time to watch the kickoff!”. The JW’s care about you, spend time with you, call you, invite you for a coffee, and not just on Sundays, but whenever they haven’t heard from you in a while, or when you’re ill! They help you with problems. When my car broke down, a member lent me their spare for three weeks! In other words, they put their love into ACTION, unlike most “Christian” denominations! While it is ultimately about God and your relationship to Him, and henceforth your eternal destination, it doesn’t hurt to have friends to share the journey with. Their theology may be off-kilter, but their LOVE is genuine. So you go and worship with them but keep your own counsel on truth.

    • That is how I see it. I am not JW. I have been everything but. I feel something is lacking in all I tried. I see JW as a real commitment. I admit that I selfishly am not willing yet to be that committed to anything. But: at least I admit it. I think they have it right, too. They go door to door. So should all Christian sects. They hire very few services to maintain the buildings. Each member brings a talent and contributes time. They dress up to represent God. It is a narrow path they travel. Unlike most others where anything goes. Thus: the JW is hated or ridiculed.

    • Arlene, it may be so that the Jehovah witnesses that you have met are very loving, nice people. So you say Love trumps Truth. But I do not believe this is so. It is never loving to give someone less than the Truth, especially about something so important as salvation.

    • This is not to knock the Jehovah Witnesses but for all to be careful and do our research.

      The JW on the surface seems to be doing what Jehovah requires, hence like many cults, the lure is effective until you join and get entangled. Remember David Koresh and Jim Jones for example. When persons wanted to get out, it was too late for some of them. Research is usually a good way to start before joining a group on the basis of you liking what you see on the surface. We all should be familiar with the phrase “Beware of wolves in Sheep clothing”. Jesus also mentioned that Satan himself is able to transform himself as an angel of light. My few words.

  5. It is very unfortunate that there are no references for what Jehovah Witnesses believe. Simply you telling us what they believe is meaningless since we cannot verify from the writings of The Jehovah Witnesses. Each belief should be a quote from their writings.

  6. Well…. after reading through your article and the comments, i come to my conclusion that JW teaching is the truth about christianity. Robert :”Jesus forgives sin only God can forgive sins”. he could only do that after He was given AUTHORITY and power by Jehovah.
    Micheal W. Three of them according to john 1:1 were WORKING HAND IN HAND NOT THAT THEY WERE EQUAL.

  7. The Bible is not read and interpreted in isolation. In all your Bible verses, there are several of them that teach contrary to your belief. Is it not unscriptural to even compare Jesus to Jehovah God? How many creators do we have in the Bible? Where does your trinity emanate from? Interestingly, you refer to the Bible as “your” Bible. Read the Bible with an open heart zed know the TRUTH.

    • The Bible is, in fact, to be read in isolation. This is one way He reveals Himself to us. Also, you have to be more specific because you state “In all your Bible verses, there are several of them that teach contrary to your belief. ” This statement is complety false His word is infallible as is He Himself. There is nothing of error in the Bible. Many have tried to disprove the Bible and have failed miserably. Many have also argued and tried to show that there are many discrepancies in the Bible and have failed here too. I can show you them neatly listed indicating how and what these discrepancies are and why they exist. You need to read the Bible more to understand the Trinity, there is only One creator, and there’s only One who came to save us. The Trinity isn’t known as emanating, it exists in all those who believe in Him. Lastly, I may have missed the “your” you are referring to, but the author more frequently refers to the Bible as “our” bible.

    • One creator. -God in fact jw texts are the contrary if that is what you are referring to and are brought to the world by “ false prophets” people who made the texts different to suit their needs and use god’s word and twist Jesus’ and all the bible’s teachings is literally vanity, selfish, not moral. Catholics and other Christians don’t compare Jesus to god he is from god not better or worse, it is known that Jesus came as a teacher and savior he himself is the messiah. The main point of the Bible is that it includes all of Jesus’ teachings and stories of the ways he helped heal others. We follow this because he was a leader like I said a teacher. The Bible is based on Jewish traditions as well and without that you can’t understand jesus’s role as teacher (rabbi) in context. So it’s Jewish texts and Jesus + his friends accounts of his life. It is very important to remember this otherwise you have just confusion. This is why Christians incorporate the trinity it reminds them how everything is connected Jesus came from God through gods power (the Holy Spirit). The Holy Spirit is a force not a literal thing and without these you have a vast sea of infinite nothing. the wording in the Bible is from Judaean times and if not translated correctly you have more wrong understandings. But really during those times Jesus was not the only one killed on a cross, that was typical punishment in those times. The difference is his tomb was found empty and he appeared to his “friends” the apostles in the flesh. He is not an angel or spirit body. If you read the Bible you would know this!

      She did not say it was her bible she said “our” meaning everyone. Everything you said shows you clearly don’t understand and have been brainwashed by the jw cult.

      And there is no Armageddon it is a fear/control tactic to keep you afraid. Apocalypse means revealing. I recommend people study the meaning of the words from their origin and you will no longer see through fear.

    • I am just curious, how would you respond to the verse in Genesis 2 that says let US make man in OUR image? I think of the trinity like 3 distinct parts or functions of God. I can be a daughter and a sister and a teacher all at the same time. But what is different about me and God is that I am limited to one place on earth and one time. But God has no such limitations. He is everywhere at once and is above and outside of our human understanding of time. It is very possible for God our Father and Jesus his Son and the Holy Spirit to be distinct in some ways and one in other ways, just like those 3 roles(daughter, sister, and teacher) are distinct in some ways and yet all apart of one entity, me. It is not a contradiction. It is also found throughout scripture(John 1, John 14, Col 2:9, Is 9:6, Matthew 28:19, 2 Cor 1:21-22, John 10:30).

    • The Bible speaks the truth that there is only one God which John calls him the word in John 1:1. And reveal himself in the flesh John 1:12-14. He will come to take his followers with him in heaven and bring those who are against him in hell. The God’s false Witness members are teaching otherwise that there is no hell, Jesus did not resurrect and was annihilated by God. Where did they get that interpretation?

  8. Hi . After reading all your comments I had to comment . Only JW use God’s name . This is very important as we are told in the bible and the commandments not to take God’s name in vain .It does not say not to use it . But , like clergy and politican nowadays , the Pharisees of former times said ….hm..let us protect the people from misusing God’s name . Let us stop people by never using it .,,,,!!! So the letters depicting gods name where at . later stages made into Jehovah . As there was no other way of pronouncing it .
    But all this will never stop me from addressing God , and I will always do so through the name of his beloved son Jesus . Spread the message of God’s goodness and love to all .
    For this I pray to Jehovah through Jesus . Amen

  9. Matthew 28:18
    New International Version
    Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

    If Jesus is God, as you say he is, who gave him all authority in heaven and on earth?

    I hope you get your act together before Armageddon comes, otherwise you might find yourself on the wrong side.

  10. Sorry,what you said is based on incorrect biblical transilatins revice the current Coptic version which is is accampanied with the correct Arabic language done on the year 1935.so your interpretation is incorrect which leads someone to the unsatisfaction of our creator the only unseen the unexamined one.revise the event of Jesus paptism by Jhon the paptizer. When he saw a symbol of our Lord God power appearing a dove on Jesus shoulder to anoint him to Jhon.

  11. why argue..in the end all will know who is the true religion…for armeggedon is a war fought by God to protect his people….they will inhabit the earth and teach the truth..without wars , crime, pollution and any manmade badness or interference

    • Bruce, if you knew a bridge was out and anyone driving on it would crash to their deaths, yet you failed to warn them, or they said, hey, there’s no sign saying it’s out, would you consider it arguing over who was right and who was wrong? Eternity is at stake.The Bible tells Christians to rebuke and reason with those going off the path or Truth. Deception only works because it seems plausible to our reasoning abilities. However, just because it sounds good doesn’t necessarily mean it is. Jehovah’s witnesses actually do witness, unlike most Christian Churches, but unfortunately their message is not the Truth.

      • Exactly! Many well meaning people who are mis-leading others yet claim to be “saving” them.
        God told us to question things. JWs are told not to question anything in their writings, their Bible, meetings taught by elders etc. They are discouraged from pursuing higher education too.

  12. I believe that there is only one God and it is the God that I imagine. You believe that there is only one God and that is the God that you believe in.
    The same goes in terms of interpretation of the scriptures, everyone thinks his/her interpretation if the scriptures is the only one that is correct.
    Fact of the matter is that no one is wrong or right but different.
    Instead of wasting time and resources trying to prove each other wrong, let us stick to our individual beliefs and let others also do so with their individual believes too.

    • The question is which ‘God’ do you believe in? Is it the God of the Bible or the figment of man’s imagination? The God of the Bible is the One who created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1) and the One who said,

      “…Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all[b] the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”(Genesis 1:26, NKJV)

      Do you believe in the Trinity (God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit)? If not, the God you believe in is different fro the God I believe in? The baptism of Jesus gives evidence of the Trinity as follows:

      “When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:16-17, NKJV)

      This passage of Scripture describes what occurred when Jesus(the Son of God and God the Son) was baptized by John the Baptist. God the Father was present because He spoke from Heaven, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased”. God the Holy Spirit was also present because He descended like a dove and alighted on Jesus. And of course Jesus was there. Truly amazing!

      Finally, truth is not relative, it is absolute. There is only one version of the truth. Jesus said authoritatively and emphatically,

      “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6, NKJV). Therefore, the idea of two different interpretations of God coexisting is unrealistic. There is only one God who exists in three Persons. God bless you.

      • you are absolutely right..i couldn’t have put it better than you.God bless you.

        • I agree too! I could not have done better at all. Yes there are a lot of “JW’s” out there that are very nice and I do agree there are not very many Christians who go door to door and try to spread the love of the Lord and his ways to others as much as we should. But just because they are kind and they truly care does not mean that they are right. It has really made me think about what I am doing when I reach out to others and I have been trying to be more caring to those around me because we can learn something from the “JW’s” and that is we all need to care more for those who are lost and do not know how much the Lord God loves them!

  13. well you said it yourself “The Lake of Fire and Brimstone will be the eventual end of Satan, all of his demons, the Antichrist, the False Prophet, and all the rest of unsaved humanity who has ever lived. ”
    It says in revelations right after what the lake of fire means in your OWN bible…revelations 20:14 says “14 Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death.”
    Now death and hades are not literal physical beings that are going to be tormented in the lake of fire for eternity. they are states of being. when the bible says this means the second death it means they will be destroyed forever just like satan and the demons. Look at your history of the story of hell …most of the ideas and description of hell actually came from a poet called Dante who wrote in vivid horrific detail the book Dante’s Inferno. The lake of fire is simply eternal destruction. After the last judgement there will be no more sickness, pain , suffering, and no more wicked ones. It will be just as God planned out in the beginning.

  14. That’s how saint michael defeats the dragon by making Christians believe in him as the lord but saint michael is just an angel of the lord and Jesus doesn’t need to defeat the dragon because he already did and saint michael and the dragon are warring for their place in heaven me my belief comes from the spirit of god because that’s how you get to Jesus and Jesus is how you get to the father and these things don’t matter. I came from other worlds because of the spirit of god and and I believe that jws and Christians need to put their religion together so they can realize who Jehovah god and Jesus and the spirit is but the thing is Christians are being deceived by saint michael because he’s the Jesus that Christians believe in and Jesus is the lord not some fantasy that they feel that who Jesus is. Jesus’s brothers are the devil and satan.and god is the first one to be alive and Jehovah is the one that made god and saint michael is the Legend of Jesus today and Christians don’t know that Jesus’s face is saint michael and the Legend Of Jesus it wasn’t till after that saint michael was alive until these days that people that feel and see who Jesus is but Jesus is my father that’s why the spirit talks to me and doesn’t wasn’t me telling people the mysteries of god I’m from the religion Native American and our god is the spirit because he was the one that made god and Jesus . Isn’t Jesus the son of man and man is Adam and lucifer told Adam that if he takes the fruit that he be like god that means Adam is god and he’s offspring is Jesus and the son of man and the son of god makes it there.

    • Satan deceived them. They didn’t become gods. They became mortal. They then knew OF and about Good and Evil, like a god would, but they certainly got no godlike powers, did they? Satan also made Eve question what God had said about the Tree of Knowledge- he made her doubt her previous convictions of what God said would happen if she ate thereof. He told her she wouldn’t die. Jesus is God in the flesh. His crucifixion and the shedding of His blood are what redeems us. There is nothing in the Scripture that even alludes to Him being anything other than God. He was not created.He created everything seen. Period. He wasn’t Michael, an angel. That is nowhere in the Bible. St Peter said the test of any idea, doctrine or spirit is if it denies or affirms whether or not Jesus came in the flesh. That which denies Jesus has come in the flesh and is not God .is of the spirit of the antichrist.

      • Wonderfully said! God bless!

  15. @arnold,

    Jesus Christ is a God-Man whose mission was to mediate for bothe man and God. Jesus is God…He would have blasphemed if he wasn’t God and he did all things God does like forgiven sin, being worshipped,being called God, being called or addressed as a savior.

    it amazes me when you outlined such finicking reasons jw don’t believe Jesus is God. you successfully changed john 1:1 by seeking a spiritualist called johanea greber who claimed to be in a spirit medium to get his revelation from God. The president of the WBTS ,Mr Nathan Knorr bought the plate of john 1:1 to buttress the point that Jesus is a god instead of being God.
    that negates Isaiah chapter 43 that says before him and after him,there is no god. Jehovah also declare that there is no savior beside him.
    if there is no god beside Jehovah, then it negates john1:1.

    firstborn of all creation doesn’t mean he was created
    the Greek word for “first-created” is word PROTOKTIOTI if Paul wanted to say Christ was the first created being.he uses another term ,PROTOTOKOS.Paul is referring to the Jewish use of the word “firstborn” as “title of sovereignty and preeminence for example
    here,in psalm 89:27 God says of David,” I also shall make “first born ” the highest of the kings of the earth.Let’s take a good look and see how FIRSTBORN is used here.is David the firstborn son of Jesse.No, he is the 8th and youngest son of Jesse. the old testament use of the word ,he is firstborn in that he is ” preeminent or sovereign of all the kings of the earth”

    The beginning of all creation. the beginning here in Greek word is ARCHE which means SOURCE, ORIGIN,ARCHITECT “not having a beginning” revelation 3:14

    Jesus talk from the perspective of his humanity (that is why he prayed to the father because he exemplifies man praying to God(he is a model for man))
    Jesus also talk from the perspective of his divinity showing he is “ever knowing or all knowing” mark13:32, …no one knows the day except the father…COMPARE with verses like matt17:27,Luke 5:4-6, John 2:25,John 16:30, John 21:17

    childish questions JW asked are , who ran the universe for three days when Jesus died in the grave?
    jw problem lies in the definition of death. Death in the scriptures is the separation from the body as in the case of first death(physical death) and separation from God for eternity is the second death in the lake of fire. death never means annihilation or extinction of consciousness. No single collective rendering of Greek or Hebrew words in any reputable lexicon or dictionary will substantiate JW view.

    JW are sincerely wrong in their teachings. they have semblance of truth but not in anyway close to it.

    all what Arnold listed are just paraphrasing of what the watchtower instilled on you.

    The watchtower has made more than 200 changes to their teachings uptil now and it keeps changing. They keep buttressing the point “the light is getting brighter” Prov 4:18.
    it was taken out of context to defend their mistakes. The whole of proverbs 4 wasn’t talking about light getting brighter for the righteous ones but an analogy between the deeds of the wicked ones and the righteous ones. The righteous ones becomes successful in his things and ways but bass nothing to do with getting information gradually.

    proverbs 8:22-30 wasn’t for Jesus my dear brother. wisdom personified from Proverbs chapter one to proverbs chapter nine. The word wisdom has the grammatical gender is a “SHE” . The proverb 8 has (1) figure of speech(2) Genre and (3) grammatical gender.
    proverbs is heavily artistic. proverbs8 is a specific type of poem called ENCOMIUM. poem of praise .other encomia in scriptures are found in 1Col 13(in praise of love) and prov 31:10-31(in praise of the vitreous wife) Hebrew 11(in praise of faith).

    Jehovah’s witness tried very hard to change the scriptures so as to Jesus will look like he was created . look at kingdom interlinear Col 1:15,16,17 , four “other” was sloted in to make Jesus made all OTHER things and not all things.

    they changed john8:58 to “I have been” from “I AM” . what a loss from jw. They twisted the scriptures to fitting to their theology.

    Watchtower is more correct than the bible. JW doesn’t read the bible without their literature.

    watchtower is their holy spirit. watchtower usurped the role of Both Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

    salvation in jw,you don’t have to accept Jesus Christ as your lord and savior but accept and belong to the organization.” The Noah’s ark Jesus talked about”.

    They blindly follow the bible and declare they are the ones doing all what the bible says .They are without the holy spirit to guide them so they take the bible hook line and sinker ,that is, wrongly.

  16. This is a lot to ponder upon. I wonder if God will be very strict to us all who at-least believe in Him in one way or the other. Satan and sin as well have divided us through many things. the bible is translated and there are Issues as well to deal with when we read. But love love,prayer faith more so love for one another will help us to last day.

    • Trinity does not exist in the bible.. how come?

      • The word “Trinity” may not exist but it is abundantly clear throughout that God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit are all manifestations of the same thing we simply call God.

        • Thanks be to God there are still wise men of God such as yourself who know his biblical teachings and can decipher truth from all the false religions of the world.

      • JWs love to use that same argument: that the word “trinity” is not in the Bible.
        They claim: therefore, it does not exist. I would remind them that the word “Bible”
        is not in the Bible either. By their same line of reasoning (or lack thereof) I guess
        we can assume that the Bible does not exist either!
        They were among the first to remove 1 John 5:7 from the Bible (which speaks
        of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost), and says “these three are one”
        Nearly everyone criticizes them for changing John 1:1 (“the Word was “a god”)
        But few people mention how they changed John 14:10 (where Jesus speaks of
        being “IN” the Father.) They must have thought that simple word “IN” sounds
        too suggestive of the Deity of Jesus; and so they changed the wording to have Jesus say “I am IN UNION WITH the Father (meaning they merely agree).

      • Jehovah Witnesses love to point out that the word “Trinity”
        is not in the Bible. They claim that therefore, it doesn’t exist.
        I like to remind them that the word “Bible” is not in the Bible either.
        By their same line of reasoning, I guess we can assume the Bible
        doesn’t exist either!

  17. By definition, Jehovah’s witnesses is the worldwide Christian society of people who actively bear witness regarding Jehovah God and his purposes affecting mankind. They base their beliefs solely on the Bible.
    They derive their name from PSALM 83:18~” May people know that you whose name is Jehovah You alone are the Most High over all creation”. and ISAIAH 43:10-12~ “You are my witnesses,” declares Jehovah, “Yes, my servant whom I have chosen………”
    DOES THE BIBLE AGREE WITH THOSE WHO TEACH THAT THE FATHER AND THE SON ARE NOT SEPARATE AND DISTINCT INDIVIDUALS?

    Matt 26:29 ~ “Going a little farther he [Jesus Christ] fell on his face and prayed, “My Father if it be possible, let this cup pass from me, nevertheless, not as my will but as thou wilt”
    If the Father and the Son were distinct individuals, such a prayer would have been meaningless. Jesus would be praying to himself.
    John 8:17,18 ~”…I bear witness to myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness to me…. ”

    If Jesus is the firstborn of all creation, then why is the Father and the Holy spirit not also firstborns of all creation?

    Rev 1:1; 3:14~ “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him…..”The words of the Amen,the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation.”

    Prov 8:22-25 ~ “God produced me as the beginning of his way….From ancient times I was installed… When there was no deep waters, before the mountains were set in place, I was brought forth…”

    Prov 8:30~ “Then I was beside him as a master craftsman…”
    Note the similarity with. Col. 1:16~ “For by means of him all other things were created in the heavens and on the earth…. All other things were created through him and for him.”
    Does being beside someone mean that you are the same as that person??
    And clearly, Jesus was installed as the ffirstborn of all creation… unlike Jehovah God who is omnipresent.

    Mark 13:32 ~ “Of that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels, nor the Son, but only the Father.”
    If Jesus was equal with God, wouldn’t he be knowing that time?? Or was he merely lying to his disciples?

    1Cor 11:3 ~”….the head of every man is Christ, the head of a woman is her husband, and the head of Christ is God.

    John 17:3 ~ “This is eternal life that they know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent..”

    1Peter 1:3~ “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!”

    Deut. 6:4 ~ “Listen, O Israel: Jehovah our God is one Jehovah.”
    here other translations replace the name Jehovah with the title “The LORD”

    Phillipians 2:6
    Titus 1:4
    John 1:2

    WHAT BELIEFS OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES SET THEM APART AS THE TRUE RELIGION DIFFERENT FROM OTHER RELIGIONS?
    1. BIBLE ~ they believe that the entire Bible is the inspired word of God, and instead of adhering to a creed based on human tradition, they hold the Bible as the standard of all their beliefs.

    2.GOD ~ They worship Jehovah as the only true God {Deut. 6:4} and freely speak to others about him and his loving purposes towards mankind.

    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.

    4. GOD’S KINGDOM ~ They believe that God’s Kingdom is the only hope for mankind {Heb. 11:10, 14, 16}…that it is a real government; that it will soon destroy the present wicked system of things {Rev 12:12} including all human governments {Dan. 2:44}, and that it will produce a new system in which righteousness will prevail {Rev. 21:1}

    5. HEAVENLY LIFE ~ They believe that 144000 spiritually anointed Christians will share with Christ in his Heavenly Kingdom, ruling with him as kings. {Rev. 14:1-5}

    6. THE EARTH ~ They believe that God’s original purpose for the eearth will be fulfilled {Isaiah 55:11}, that the earth will be completely populated with worshipers of Jehovah and these will enjoy in eternal life in human perfection; that even the dead will be raised to an opportunity to share this blessings. {PSALM 37:29 and MATT. 5:5}

    7. DEATH ~ They believe that the dead are conscious of absolutely nothing, that they are experiencing neither pain or pleasure in some spirit realm {Eccl. 3:21 and Eccl.9:5 and. Psalm 146:4}

    8. SEPARATE FROM THE WORLD ~ They earnestly eendeavor to be no part of this world, as Jesus said of his true followers. They do not share in wars or politics but they show genuine love for their neighbors.

    9. APPLY BIBLE COUNSEL ~ They believe it’s important to apply God’s Word in everyday life.

    DOJEHOVAH’S WITNESSES BELIEVE THEIR RELIGION IS THE RIGHT ONE?
    The Bible does not agree with the modern view that there are many acceptable ways to worship God [Matt 7:13,14, 21 and 1Cor 1:10]
    Because Jehovah’s witnesses base all their beliefs, their standards for conduct and organizational procedures on the Bible, their faith in the Bible itself as God’s Word gives them the conviction that what they have is indeed the truth. They are not self centred but are eager to share their beliefs with others.
    Col 1:15,16~ “He [Christ] is the image of the invisible God, the first born of all creation.”

    • Hi Arnold. Are you a JW?
      I am a bible study with a JW and what I see are truly loving.people that want to share good news and help thisE in despair.
      There are a few things they do that I struggle with ( encouraging their children to not focus on a career and to dedicate their lives to pioneering or going to do the greater work).
      That is for reading. My neighbour sent me the arrival above trying to dissuade me from studying with the wrong religion.
      Michelle

    • Arnold well said, I don’t see how the trinity can be defended 1 Cor.15.28 says that Jehovah subjected all things under Jesus and when all things have been subjected then the Son himself will also subject himself to the One who subjected all things under him. As well as John 14.28 which clearly says that the Father is geratel than I.

    • Arnold you are reading the Bible out of context and therefore put forward a very misleading argument. To say that Proverbs 8; 22-25 is speaking of Jesus is blasphemy. In fact start at the beginning of the chapter and you will see that this chapter is referring to “wisdom”. And again in verse 12 it reads “I wisdom dwell with….” Clearly this chapter is explaining that when God created everything that He “possessed wisdom” and that wisdom is found in all the virtues of His people… “by me (wisdom) kings reign and princes rule…”

      Jesus is equal to God and IS GOD. By Him were all things created. But Jesus chose to set aside His Godly power and come to earth as a man, so that He could suffer and die in our place and take back our God given authority on this earth.
      Phil 2:5 “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus: who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made himself of no reputation and took upon Him the form of a servant and was made in the likeness of men. And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”

      When Jesus was resurrected He became the “firstborn from the dead” so that in all things He might have the preeminence. (Col 1:18).

  18. If Jehovah/God/Yahweh/Allah/etc himself has never stood in front of you for an absolute fact, undeniable to all scientific reason, then you’d better treat all beliefs with love and respect because the fact is NOBODY on this Earth knows the ONE true way until it either shows itself beyond any sensorial doubt or until we die. On the day this happens you’re going to want to look back on your behavior and know you behaved in a Godly way, i.e. Loving always and with warm open minds. This is the only behavior you’ll never regret or be embarrassed by. I promise you.

    • there only one way to God , that’s through the son OF GOD, JESUS CHRIST WHO Came in flesh die on cross 3 days he rosed ot life seated right hand of His Father. allah is nothing like Jehovah-Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit 3 persons in one God. allah was a fake invented god by idiots to create one of many cults, like Mormons, jevo witness name few. open up your mind speak to Jesus in your heart, and go to His Word speak to him its about relationship see Mathhew 7:21-23 Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord shall enter his kingdom of heaven, but whom he does the will of my Father, verse 22,23 says google it see read

    • That’s where the faith comes, Fact I was saved and their is ONE GOD and ONE JESUS, who LOVES ALL.

  19. My goodness,
    Aren’t we to be loving each other? Come on people……..
    Thank you Alice, March 13, 2013! The truth.

  20. why is Jesus referred to as YHWH’s only begotten son? Why does Jesus pray to himself? Why does the bible, our guide, mislead us with lies regarding god’s first creation, aka Jesus? These aren’t questions for myself, for I know the answer, but rather for you to ponder….

    • Jesus has two natures: divine and human. Jesus was not denying that He was God. He was merely acknowledging the fact that He was also a man. Jesus is both God and man. As a man, He was in a lesser position than the Father because He had added to Himself human nature (Col. 2:9) and was made under the Law (Gal. 4:4). He became a man to die for people (1 Cor. 15:1-4).

  21. The more that I read how people twist the scriptures…it just confirms even more that Jehovah’s Witnesses are the only ones that seem to understand them:

    The words “I AM” are telling us that Jesus “always was” and thus was never created. This makes both He and God the Father co-eternal in the Trinity – which means that neither of Them have ever been created, but have always been in existence.( No…what these scriptures show are that Jesus existed before ABRAHAM….which he did….the scriptures call him the first-born of creation…he was also the one that God was speaking to when He said” Let us make man in our image”….and Jesus was also the one that came to be beside him as a master worker…..JW”s twist the scriptures??? You won’t even believe Jeses himself when he says ” The Father is greater than I am”..how hard is it to understand the difference between a Father and a Son? It’s really not that difficult…..unless you just refuse to give up on a pagan three-headed deity that was instituted in the churches a long time ago…As the old saying goes….if you can’t beat them..join them!…Don’t make them give up their pagan teachings and practices….just put a “Christian” spin on it and call it what you want….

  22. My life has been tough at times, but the teachings saved me at times and hurt my family too.my sister is dieing from kidney failure and needs blood transfusion for surgery.she wants a kidney but not blood,I don’t get it.when she was younger she confessed to elders of fornicating.they punishment her by no one speaking to her formally for a year,she wad 18 and hurt she ran away I did not see her for years.they will not speak to there own child. If the commit a sin like this.and that’s sad, that’s when you need family love and forgiveness.I know a j.w.lady who daughter was molested repeated by j.w. dad.they did not believe her daughter or her.he is divorced now married to a j.w. lady I know there are really good j.w. but they should not look down on other religions and make fun,I think they have people whom sincerely beloved in Jehovah,I am not one but do believe in psalm 83:18.just don’t get the not talking to your own kids if they sin,there not perfect,and Jesus forgave Mary magdeline,did he not?we all know there is one God!so it really does not matter to him only you live and respect this.

    • It is not a matter of not talking to our children over a sin but instead it is about not associating with anyone who is practicing sin or has committed a gross sin. Also this disassociate on is not permanent. But if we continue to socialize with those disfellowshipped one there is no reason for them to work hard on their own repentance and relationship with Jehovah. If no loss or distance is felt where is the reason to work on making necessary adjustments to repair the damage done. Jehovah’s Witnesses are not the only ones with this type of practice. Other faiths call it excommunication.

      • It’s God’s job to judge sinners, my job is to love. I don’t want the responsibility of making judgement over other’s actions.

        The whole ex-communication aspect that you wrote about is a complete contradiction to the teachings of Jesus:
        “But if we continue to socialize with those disfellowshipped one there is no reason for them to work hard on their own repentance and relationship with Jehovah. If no loss or distance is felt where is the reason to work on making necessary adjustments to repair the damage done. Jehovah’s Witnesses are not the only ones with this type of practice. Other faiths call it excommunication.”

        How does one not associate with a sinner? We are ALL sinners…. and we always will be, due to the Fall. Had the apple not been eaten we might live in Utopia- but we screwed up and we are broken as a result. This is why we need a Savior! God attempted to reach His people all throughout the OT. We continued to go our own way- thus, He sent Jesus- fully human and fully God to save the world. Maybe a baby would reach people? Jesus died for our sins- so we can repent and be redeemed.

        It’s God’s job to judge sinners, my job is to love them. I don’t want the responsibility of making judgement over other’s actions. I also know excommunicating doesn’t really bring people back- It’s punishment and it’s negative. You attract more bee’s with honey than vinegar.

        I thank the Lord that Christianity is actually the ONLY faith in which one is saved by grace not by works- we all sin, we all need a Savior to forgive us and take us back. We are new in His eyes and forgiven by simply asking to be. There is no excommunication with Christ. There are no other belief systems in which one is saved by grace alone.

        • Maria you are a little off. The Bible says we are to quit mixing in company of a brother or sister (a Christian) who is practising immorality (Not sinners of the world).

  23. So what your telling me is everything before 1884 were false teachings since these ways of thinking did not come to light until then?

  24. So what did people believe in before the watchtower? What book guided them? For some man, just an ordinary (actually I would say ignorant) man to come along and take this beautiful history book and change the words around for his own agenda is absurd and dangerous not only for him but also for all of his ignorant followers. Since they feel there is no everlasting hell they have nothing to loose. Where were all the jw in 1700, 1730, or 1770. Why cannot people see this. Why do we need the watchtower? We have the bible.

  25. Jesus Christ (the Son of God) said–“Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.” (Matthew 7:1-5)

    This was stated by Jesus at Matthew 7:1 & Luke 6:37. In the Matthew passage, Christ explains this statement as a matter of not being able to judge clearly or with the right frame of mind & heart, if one has critical problems worse than the one whom he judges. Christ says that this is a hypocrite’s way of judging. He says to clean up your own life before attempting to correct your brother’s.

    Yet Christ is not prohibiting judgment, but warning against hypocritical criticism. A few verses later, He says, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” v.15. One has to discern & use judgment to comprehend & be on guard against false teachers.

    Jesus is God, and has existed for all eternity (though not known by that name before his incarnation). Colossians 2:9: “For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily”(in human form). The Godhead is a union and communion of Three in One. The Father expressed Himself perfectly and begat Jesus the Son, who is God. Jesus is the only person who has a true God nature and true human nature. He is fully God and fully man. He therefore has two wills, a divine will and human will. To say “Jesus is the Son of God” is accurate with the understanding that “Jesus is God the Son”. This was revealed by the will of God.

    The Gospels clearly show Jesus considered Himself God and the Jews knew that Jesus considered Himself to be God and put Jesus to death for this. All the Gospels are in union with no differences whatsoever. Some who are ignorant of Scriptures do not know that Jesus has a dual nature, human nature and Divine Nature. Jesus also has two wills, a human will and Divine Will. So, some who ignorantly misinterpret Scriptures will claim that Jesus did not know He was God or did not consider Himself as God.

    Some say that Jesus was a great prophet or a good man. However, Jesus cannot be considered simply either. He came claiming to be God. So, He was either God, or a terrible blasphemer. The Jews in authority at the time of Christ’s ministry had him put to death strictly because Jesus claimed to be God.

    Some get confused by the dual nature of Jesus being true God and true Man, and don’t think about Jesus’ human nature as well. Jesus is the anointed One by the will of the Father. Jesus being the unique God-Man allows Him to be anointed with the Holy Spirit. Some are confused about the Holy Spirit.

    Many heretics have also denied that Jesus is God. Anyone who claims Jesus is not God is not a Christian. If you don’t know that Jesus is God, then you don’t know the Father either. To claim Jesus is not God, is ignorance of proper meanings of Scriptures and ignorance of the revealed attributes of God.

    Jesus came speaking to the Jews, whom were given the promise of the Messiah as recorded in the Hebrew Scriptures. Jesus spoke to the Jews in the language they understood, in fulfillment of the OT promises as He showed how He fulfilled all the prophecies about the Messiah. He also referred to Himself as the “I AM” (John 8:58) which Jews knew meant God alone. The Jews wanted to kill Jesus for blasphemy, because they understood Jesus was claiming to be God (which is true). One must interpret Scriptures as they were intended, because Scriptures were not written so that it would be impossible for even the most ignorant and uneducated person not to misunderstand. God also said we must listen to His Church, which is the pillar and foundation of the truth.

    Jesus said the last and greatest of the OT prophets was John. Jesus established His New Covenant Church to teach, and sent His Apostles to teach with authority in His Holy Name. At the death of the last Apostle, John in about 105 AD, this signaled the end of public revelation about God. Anyone who teaches a different Gospel than Jesus is Lord and God, is a heretic and knows not God. So-called “prophecy” which came later and described Jesus as only one of many prophets is not from God. This false prophecy only claimed a person greater than Christ, yet was not foretold himself and foretold nothing. There are numerous and grave errors in this false prophet’s book, chief among which are to claim Jesus is merely a prophet, when Jesus is God.

    If those who considered Jesus at least a prophet would actually listen to His words, they would realize that Jesus said the Prophet John is the greatest OT prophet and more than a prophet he came in the office of Elijah. Jesus Himself is greater than John. Jesus’ own words show that He is the Son of God which is to be God, and not a son of God as we humans are who have one nature.

    If people actually honor what Jesus said about God, they would worship Jesus. So, to call Jesus simply a good man, or even simply a great prophet is actually blasphemy, and is ignorant of history and of the revelation of God.

    • Jesus, God in the flesh indeed! He forgives sin, only God can forgive sin.
      He lived a sinless life. Only God is sinless. And He spoke of things to come in the future. Only God knows the future and the end from the beginning.
      The early church taught these things. And Jesus Himself taught: “you have seen me, you have seen the Father.”
      But the most important statement Jesus made concerning our faith is: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to The Father but by Me.”
      Jesus also said “All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth.”
      Our Bible tells us that no man can be saved unless The Holy Spirit, or Holy Ghost if you prefer, draws him.
      Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Our beloved triune Godhead. Men can say you can have one without the other. But you cannot. And by no means can you have The Father without The Son. God came to earth in the flesh. He can do that. This is not teaching that intends to divide, but in love is intended to bring lost souls to the point that they know that they know the truth. This is the other thing The Holy Spirit gives us. Blessed assurance of our salvation provided only by Jesus Christ.

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