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.


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. I do not believe this article I mean why would God want wicked to burn in hell forever I mean that’s just wicked, Take for example u were a father and ur son stole from u would u put his hand in fire and leave it there forever? this article talks about the obscene which I cant even imagine
    2: I do clearly see that the JW’s are the true religion because Jesus did say that his followers would be persecuted right? But the only religion I see being persecuted is the JW’s please comment if I’m right

    So your article is wrong

    • Just because you don’t believe it, does not mean that it isnt true, beloved, It is true, for the word of God is faithful and true, nothing can be added to it, and nothing can be taken from it, and that is just what the JW have done, they have distorted and trampled on God’s Holy word, they have exchanged the true word of God for lies, and their “bible” the new world translation is blasphemy and will in no way, shape, or form ever be acceptable for it is a heresy, spewed right out of the pits of Hell, for the devil doesnt want anyone to know that hell exists or that he even exists, for the biggest trick the Devil ever played on humanity, was convincing people he is a fable and doesnt exist….. do not be deceived by this false religion or any other doctrine of demons, for the JW is a cult, and an abomination to God….. I hope that God removes the spiritual scales off of your eyes so that you can see the truth, and the glory of the Gospel of Christ Jesus….

      • By the same logic because you believe it, doe’s not make it true,by the meaning of the word belief it means it is what you think.Example how many times do people give an answer on a test,then discover when the results are delivered you discover your answers are not always correct.

    • Remember, God never created Hell for people. He created it for the devil and his angels.
      But because God loved us, Jesus became a man and sacrificed himself as the payment of our sin. God has given us an escape from hell. If He’ll is real, why would take the chance you are wrong?
      Eternity is a long time, and Hell is not a place I would want to be in. If it’s not true, you have nothing to loose, but if or is true, you have everything to loose! You don’t take those chances here on earth, why would you take an eternal chance of being in hell? Doesn’t make any sense to me why anyone would not choose to escape Hell.

  2. Have you ever talked to a Jehovah’s Witnesses? You based your comments on what you know about them. This is so one sided. I just leave you one Bible text where they are very committed . Just check their brotherhood (John 13:34,35) different nationalities, races and languages. They don’t engaged in war or politics. Well as Jesus said cast the first stone if you didn’t sin, check out the history of Catholicism. How they spread the gospels, was it the same as the early Christian did? Shame on you. Check your religions background and history before you concluded their teaching is wrong.

    • You need to read the scriptures not a rewritten book that serves as a guide to how some want it to be! Shame on you. In your comment and I quote” You based your comments on what you KNOW ABOUT THEM. That kind of tells it all.

  3. I am now dealing with 2 jw’s. They want to do bible study with me. I know that our beliefs are deeply deeply different. I don’t judge them, however I believe this is a false religion and could easily lead people astray. They hinder what is meant to be a real relationship with God. Also when u take away the divinity of who died on the cross I believe there will be serious consequences. Jesus’s divinity matters! What if we are meant to share the truth with them. I pray Holy Spirit leads me while I point to some undeniable facts in the bible. At the very least I pray they will rethink what they believe. I say this as graciously and respectfully as I can.

    • Yes! I pray it went well. When given an opportunity to share our faith I pray we take advantage of it, without judging! Hear them out and share what God is teaching us. Then we can spread his love and light! God bless you and stay encouraged!

    • Do a Bible Study with them as long as it’s not using their bible. That would only lead to arguments regarding what they want to push on you.

  4. You know I make it a point to never criticize or judge other religions because God, Jehovah, Allah, etc. depending on your belief gave everyone free will. So if someone wants to practice a religion different than mine that is there choice. I would love nothing more than for everyone to come to The Christ. But it has to be a free will choice. Not because I call their religion false or try to condemn them as a people. I believe my responsibility is to promote Christianity, to live in a way that attracts others to my faith. It would be very easy for me to debate many comments I’ve read here but as LW says “Just do some reading”

    • Austin, I can definitely appreciate your reluctance to criticize or judge. However, God’s word does warn of false religions. I feel we have a responsibility to identify these so it does require judgement according to the Word. We have to do so with love and consideration.

    • I know a JW, and I want to share the truth with him, as I believe that all JW’s are deceived. I wanted to understand the differences between JW and Christianity not to argue or build barriers but to gently and accurately explain the truth as led and directed to by Holy Spirit, I’m praying for this person and his family and trusting God to open the eyes of their understanding to reveal His Truth to them. I need to be equipped with an understanding of the doctrinal differences to accurately define them, and adequately describe them in a gentle and healthy loving way. TC Gotcher

  5. It’s either heaven or hell, how you live here on earth as long as you have breath determines where you will spend eternity (Romans 6:23) (Hebrew s 12:14) we must live holy unto God because he is holy (Leviticus 19:1) (1 Peter 15-16)…….. you can continue to live the way you live in sin or live fore God in obedience to his holy word……(Revelation 22:19) it is written. One ? Where in the scripture s did God,the Profits the,Jesus or the Apostles day to be any thing alse but holy as talking about your faith (Jude 1:20)

    • This article is so full of misleading information. I’m a Babtist but I had JW coming to my house for a while and we had long chats about their beliefs. We studied through their guide book.
      1. Trinity, they dont believe in trinity as God being 3 in 1 because why would God split himself if he can be Omnipresent and how can God be Jesus, God be God and God be Holy Spirit. There is 1 GOD – 1! However all 3 of these beings have the knowledge God has.
      2. they do believe that JESUS came to earth in real flesh. They believe in his existence. And they also believe that he is the SON of GOD. But not God. Otherwise why would he pray to the Father if he himself was the father? It doesnt make sense. And this is not the case of – this is not for human mind to coprehand. God never meant for this to be too complicated for us.
      3. Resurrection – yes, they believe that 144000 will go to Heaven to rule with God, however it is wrong to say they dont believe in Eternal Life. They believe in Eternal Life on Planet Earth, the Eternal Garden of Eden for our eternity! We as human were created on the Earth so we will stay here, with our Spiritual bodies! This will be our Paradise as it was supposed to be from the very beginning!

      • I do not worship a god who is on my same level. I worship a God whose thoughts and ways are high above mine. I am still learning about the trinity, and I am beginning to make sense of it. I know there is so much more. Yes they are three distinct persons, but no, they aren’t in a hierarchy. Jesus and God are one. The Holy Spirit and Jesus are one and Holy Spirit and God are one. They all have the same power, knowledge and authority. I believe they express it differently. God was with the prophets of the old testament, but there are places where it says the Spirit of the Lord was with him. That’s God in the form of the Holy Spirit. What about the three men who came to see Abraham? The Lord appeared and spoke to Abraham (Genesis 18). Three men? The Father, Son and Holy Spirit visited him. So many moments in Psalms where the writer is talking about God and the spirit, being strength or a shield. They have the same power, though they show it differently.

        We know Jesus walked the earth. But Jesus said he MUST go so the Holy Spirit would come. He lives in us through the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus was a man so he couldn’t physically be inside of everyone. But the Holy Spirit is a spirit and can be in everyone, as much as we yield to his leading. I am praying that we all continue to know what we believe and go deeper in our relationship with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit! Ask and you will get a better understanding. I hope this helps.

      • In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the Word was God. It seems to me that if I were a Jehovah Witness and I am not nor will I ever be I wouldn’t be working so hard to bring souls in because I would be afraid that out of that a hundred and forty four thousand that’s going to make it to heaven, someone would take my seat. That is one of the more absurd beliefs they have. God is three and one is the father and the Son and the Holy Ghost he is the I am the beginning and the end the alpha the Omega. You can’t separate the Trinity no matter what religion you are. I too am a Baptist and I have been taught that the three are separate completely. What I have been taught is they are three God heads but at the same time they are one. Yes it is hard to wrap your mind around that but we are not made to understand we are made to believe and have faith oh, trust, hope, and love.

  6. There is one argument that I have brought into my discussions with Jehovah’s Witnesses, that is the conviction and the Power of the Holy Spirit. In fact, the Holy Spirit is an argument you can use in all religious arguments. When the person trying to convince you they know the way, and they clearly see the light of Jesus in you, they might try to talk you down, but they soon walk away, either angry because your obvious light shines brighter than theirs or they are frustrated because they don’t have what God has given you. Arguing about the Trinity or Hell or any serious doctrinal issues with JWs is usually fruitless. If you have truly received the anointing of the Spirit of God, invite criticism, invite those who disagree with you, invite JWs, Mormons, and share the love and undeniable power and forgiveness of Jesus Christ, there is no argument against that. Trust me it works. If haste erupts, then you may need to ask yourself a question. Have you truly received the anointing of the Holy Spirit and does your light truly shine wherever you are? If not, then ask Jesus to do just that and watch those false teachers, waller at your feet in jealousy.

  7. AND, I attended catholic school when I heard of the 144000 to enter heaven I felt out of luck that I’ll make the cut… but the witnesses explained that the 144000 will be co rulers in heaven with Jesus as king. God promised mankind a Paradise Earth… he is not late as some considered late,to his promise. God can not lie so the earth will be restored to it’s paradise state n those who trust and believe will live in paradise earth forever! And the 144000 in heaven again will co rule with Jesus catholic school n Baptist church NEVER taught me that! They just let me feel hopeless n confused

    • Leia,
      As a true believer in my Lord and savior I would implore you to study the differences between True Christianity and the beliefs of the Jehovah Witnesses. You will find some very distinctive differences. Such as they do not believe in the Trinity or that Jesus Christ rose on the third day. Please just do some reading. Your salvation is guaranteed through the excepting of Jesus as your Lord and Savior. ✝️✝️✝️

  8. Hi,
    I agree with all that you say. I was saved in a Baptist church and was a Pentecostal believer.However,I went with my wife to a Methodist Church where it was a wishy washy gospel. I prayed to find somewhere else. I was invited to a Jehova Meeting and they really welcomed me sincerely,I just presumed it ordinary Christianity,Indeed I was one of them for about 4 months.God told occassionaly that why do they all believe the same thing,there is never any disagreeing.Why were single women frightened of me,Eventually I was studying the signifance of 1914 and God’s supposed interruption of His reign. Frightening. I have much sympathy and have some good friends but they have been brainwashed from childhood.Please pray that God will release them

  9. If JW’s believe what Jesus said, why do they deny that he is God? What, after all, was the charge laid on him by the Jewish leaders (blasphemy, claiming to be God)?

    • I like your way of thinking. There is too much evidence of the Trinity! It may not have the word but it points to just that all through the bible.

  10. Sarah Angel, while this lake of fire is considered the second death the Bible specifically talks about this place where all non believers, anti Christ or false prophets suffer in for eternity. Matthew 25:46 says, “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.” mark 9:43 says, “If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out.” This implies that hell is your resting place forever. Lastly 2 Thessalonians 1:9 says, “They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might”.

  11. Jesus also said i am the ressurection and the life those who believe in me even though they die yet shall they live, seems eternal life is a free gift exclusively through and by Jesus not all because not all believe in Him, hence those who dont believe when they die they have no life.
    God bless

  12. Hi there im a christian and have just had Jehovahs witnesses at the door hence my being here, but your very wrong about hell being an eternal place of torment and thats according to the bible. What is the lake of fire and brimstone? The second death! Ots appointed for man to die once then comes judgement, hence why those thrown into the lake of fire recieve death the second and final time. The wages of sin are DEATH were mortal the free gift of God is eternal life and its only gifted through Jesus Christ hence the difference between the saved and unsaved. We came from the dust and to the dust we return genesis 3 19 ecc 12 7, malachi 4 3 explicitly shows the reality of the wicked as does isaiah 66 24 carcasses are dead bodies and worms live where? The earth/ dust exactly where God says the wicked will be ashes underfoot, hell itself is cast into the lake of fire, hell is just the grave, a holding locker until judgement day after that and judgement is complete theres no more need for it as death will be permanent for those who recieve it and death will be no more for those who inherit eternal life.
    God bless

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