What Jehovah's Witnesses are all about?

    Anyone knows exactly what they believe in?

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    They call God Jehova.  They do no celebrate Christmas, Easter or any holiday. They believe when you die you are just dead until the end of this world then Jehova will resurect all believers. They  believe they are Jehovas messengers.And yes, they believe in the Bible, but interpred it differently.

    They believe that Jesus is a god and not God. They published their own version of the Bible in the 1940s called the new world bible. In it they destroy the diety of Christ which means that the only way to salvation is through works.
    Attitudes towards basic Christian beliefs
    1- The trinity..............................denied
    2- forgivness of sin through Christ.........denied
    3- infallibilty of the Bible................distorted
    4- Christ's bodily resurrection.............denied
    5- 2nd coming of Christ.....................distorted
    jw's also teach that there is no salvation outside their own ranks
    They also set dates of Christ 2nd return 1874, 1914, 1925, and 1975
    Mt 24:36 "No one knows the day or the hour


    Clarification and Correction:

    1.) Jehovah's Witnesses do not believe in the Trinity (because it is not taught in the Bible) but rather, they believe that Jehovah is God and that Jesus is God's Son. (Psalm 83:18; Luke 1:32)
    2.) They wholeheartedly believe that forgiveness of sins is through their faith in Christ shed blood. (Ephesians 1:7)
    3.) They believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and is without error. (2 Timothy 3:16, 17) Jehovah's Witnesses have published a translation of the Bible, The New World Translation (NWT). The foremost reason that it was published is because it placed God's name back in the Bible where it was originally thousands of times. Interestingly, Trinitarians often claim the the NWT is biased toward Christ's position in the Bible, it is not. However, those that insist on using Bibles that removed God's name almost 7,000 times can be guilty of attempting to "destroy" the Godship of Jehovah.
    4.) Jehovah's Witnesses believe in Christ's resurrection. However, they believe that Christ was raised with a spirit body not a fleshly one. (1 Peter 3:18)
    5.) Jehovah's Witnesses believe in the "Second Coming" of Christ. It is not "distorted", rather their teachings regarding this take into account all the scriptures that speak on this subject not just a few. Thus, to those that are not familiar with all the scriptures that touch on this, Jehovah's Witnesses's teachings regarding Christ's "Second Coming" are "distorted".
    6.) Jehovah's Witnesses do not believe that there are many paths to salvation. They believe that there is one road to salvation. (Matthew 7:13) Not all "Christian" faiths are acceptable to Christ. (Matthew 7:21-23) They believe that there is only one faith or religion. (Epesians 4:5) However, Jehovah's Witnesses recognize that there are millions of people throughout time that never had a chance to learn accurate knowledge about Jehovah God and Jesus Christ for various reasons. Thus, rather than these people being cast into a fiery tormenting hell forever due to ignorance for no fault of their own, these ones will be resurrected and given the opportunity to learn about God and Christ and to accept them. If they do, they will be blessed forever.
    7.) Jehovah's Witnesses have suggested dates for when Christ would return to make the earth into a Paradise. However, contrary to what many say, Jehovah's Witnesses would always provide caustionary statements to the effect that the reader would understand that the dates provided were a possibility rather then a certainty. Jehovah's Witnesses have never claimed to be inspired prophets. Their human imperfection caused them to want certain promises in the Bible to happen before God purposed them too. At times, that desire was reflected in certain publications.
    8.) Jehovah's Witnesses do not believe that a person gains salvation through "works". A person cannot earn salvation. (Ephesians 2:8,9) However, a person that has true faith will have works to back that faith up. It is not a matter of a person saying they have faith. Faith without works is dead. (James 2:26)
    Why did all the so called christians perscecute the Jehovah Witness believers with their answers to this question. Could you not have answered the question without ridicule?

    You are a pack of terrified people who are shit scared your so called god will tell you to bugger off when you cark it.

    You do not even know what you believe, god is god jesus is the son of god, no hang on jesus IS god, No that`s not right god is jesus no god made jesus before he made the universe so that jesus would be available to save a world of sinners. No that can`t be right because if god knew all this ,he is after all all knowing, he would not have planted the tree in Eden.

    Bugger it I give up on the lot of you brotherly love ratbags.

    When the Witnesses come to my door I politely say " I appreciate you endeavours but I am a non believer, have a nice day.

    I am 79 years old and I will know the truth before most of you out in cyber world. (Fades to jaws music)

    I read your comments with both my eyes open!

    Not all of us.
    they dont beleive hell is eternal
    they also beleive satan and jesus were brothers
    they twist the scriptures to their likeing

    "they twist the scriptures to their likeing"

    I wonder who they learned that from....

    I know that most of the Christian religions consider them to be a cult. But I don't know the specifics of their religion.

    Why do you not just sat down and talk to someone that is a jehovahs' witness. I am quite sure they would be more than glad to sit and talk with you about this.

    To the people who responded to this , need to do some research

    Knock,knock! Who'e there? JONADAB (Yelling thru the door). jonadab who? jonadab some iodine on that before it festers!


    This is my favorite comment out of this whole thread! :D

    Thanks Col!

    I dont really know, but I suspect that their 11th commandment is that you will knock on somebodys door just as they on the last chapter of a really good book.


    whats the "11th" commandment?


    Yes these people are in dire need of research skills. They say and believe anything anyone tells them without bothering to find out the facts. What a sad thing. Could it be due to laziness or just plain wanting to bask in ignorance?

    You believe a book put together over a span of just over a thousand years with words written by men who heard voices in their heads is factual. How much research have you actually put into this book other than to simply believe the claims God wrote it?

    They had dreams too. My, aren't you all holyier than thou.

    I know that they do not believe in the TRUTH

    your guess is as good as mine , must be a bit crowded in that
    watch tower

    They believe god is setting up his government on this earth through their denomination. So one of these days we may wake up to a coup d'etat.

    It is silly for a number of reasons, number one of which is that Christ said His Kingdom is not of this world, and yes Christ is God. Another reason is because Christ nullified His theocracy when He told the Jews, this day your house is left unto you desolate. From then on Christ would be the Head of His church (not a governmental entity). His church would be identifiable because of the fruits of it's members. They would have the gifts and fruits of the Spirit; wisdom, understanding, healing, giving, teaching, love, joy, gentleness, goodness, faith, patience and so on. Christ would write His laws in their heart. The Bible, as it is written, would be their guide.

    They're all about interrupting my Saturday morning European soccer games on TV.

    country bumpkin

    Drugs didn't kill Prince, the Jehovah's Witnesses did. LOL

    I'm sure they had something to do with it.

    Well I checked out a website that has the difference between Christian beliefs and Jehovah's Witnesses. I warn you it's a long read.




    your guess is as good as mine, must be very crowded in the watch tower

    Knock, knock!

    yes a load of bullshit!

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