What Do Jehovah's Witnesses Believe?
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07/16/2013 12:51:29 AM
Jehovah's Witnesses strictly adhere to what the Bible really teaches. They do not believe in the 4th Century apostate Catholic Church doctrine of the Trinity which was borrowed from pagans. They follow the teachings of their leader Jesus Christ who clearly identified his Father JEHOVAH in prayer as the only True God. (John 17:3) The Father JEHOVAH in his word of truth the Bible clearly states JEHOVAH as being the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ps. 83:18, John 20:17, Ephesians 1:3,17, 1Peter 1:3, 1st Cor 8:5,6 Rev 3:12, The apostles and all 1st Century Christians believed that the God and Father of Jesus is One NOT three in one as the apostate doctrine of the Trinity teaches. Mark 12:29,32, Deut 6:4 To find out more accurate information on what Jehovah's Witnesses believe go to www.jw.org
06/21/2013 12:01:48 PM
I wanted to clear something up that a lot of people say about JW's. They say that they believe that only 144,000 people will be saved. No, they believe that there are 144,000 who will go to heaven and that possibly billions will receive eternal life in physical bodies here on earth. I used to be a JW and really don't believe that 144,000 will go to heaven( they really flesh out a doctrine that the bible doesn't say much about and is unique only to them). I still believe that God will anhilate the wicked and that they won't be burned in hell forever in torment like most of Christendom believes. A God of great love (as he is) wouldn't be that cruel to do such a thing!!! They do twist the truth in their New World translation in a lot of cases. I'm not sure about the Trinity but the church I go to believe in it. I think that there's a duality with Jesus being equal with the Father now that he's back in Heaven. I'm not sure if the Holy Spirit is a person or not but it does say "he" in the Bible about it. I do believe that each person "is" a soul and doesn't have a soul that leaves the body at death. I'm glad that I left them because they are very authoritarian and disfellowship people for every thing under the sun. I went to the elders because I wanted to get away from pornography and instead of helping me they went ahead and disfellowshipped me, which was very hard for me because no one could talk to me for about a year until I got reinstated. I wouldn't ever have gone to them if I would have known they would disfellowship me!!!!! They should have shown me mercy instead of the judgement of being disfellowshipped!!!!!! Also, they say they don't believe in working for salvation but in their actions they do. They have said in the Watchtower that if you only go door to door for 30 hours a month, when you have the ability to go 80 that it's doubtful that you will attain salvation in the end. They didn't say it in those exact words but basically that's what they said in that publication. If they come to your door I believe that you should give them a witness about what you believe but don't get in to a long conversation because they will win the argument because they are so well trained in what to say at the door!!!
06/20/2013 10:27:16 PM
I agree that this is a sanitized and watered down version of what JWs believe Along I am no longer one, I was raised in it and to put it in story form There was a god whose name is Jehovah God He had a beloved son name Jesus The both of them made man in their image Everyone knows the the creation myth Adam was tempted, Eve seduced and they both sinned sin and were thrown out of the garden of Eden So be redeemed Jehovah God (you never say just God) sent Jesus down to the earth to be sacrificed The 144,000 are the ones who go to heaven. Most of the witnesses prefer to have an everlasting list on the planet earth -- back to the original Eden. They preach in order convert as many people to be witnesses, because those who are not witnesses by the time judgement day arrives, Jesus and the 144,000 will come to earth and destroy all those who are not witnesses. aka Armageddon. On BTW, before the destruction begins, Satan and his demons will be locked away for a little while. Not very clear about the origin of Satan,other than he rebelled again Jehovah and in 1914 they expelled from heaven (it could have been soon, but for some reason, that date popped into my head) Back to the story ... after billions of people are killed and the vultures get through eating all the flesh, the thousand year reign is now in place and there will be a resurrection of those who did not know about Jesus. After a reeducation has occurred and everyone knows about Jesus, then Satan and his demons will be let out once more to tempt as many people one more time because the final final judgment is coming where Satan and his demons and human beings who choose to not follow Jesus will be permanently destroyed .. thrown into a poplular place called Gehenna, into the lake of fire. Paradise will be restored and everyone will live forever in peace and happiness. Very nice story, and upon closer examination by me, starts to fall apart very quickly.
02/26/2013 08:26:09 AM
I like the peace attitude of the JW''s but the idea that God is only going to "chose" a few people to be saved smacks of misrepresenting the Bible. When the Bible refers to the 144,000 which were redeemed, the word "redeemed" in the original text was "agorazo" which literally means "to go to market". The meaning has been twisted to mean "to purchase" or specifically "to redeem". The Bible goes on in Revelation 14 4 to say that they were virgins and firstfruits of God (original - "aparche" meaning "a beginning of sacrifice". So the 144,000 are virgins and redeemed from among men for sacrifice. Verse 5 goes on to say that they are without fault. This makes sense only if one was to consider that the 144,000 are children sent to market or bought for sacrifice. Regardless of how you view a strict interpretation of the Bible and the 144,000, not many adults will qualify.
01/07/2013 03:59:08 AM
The Jehovah Witness is taught that only 144000 (yes you guessed it,they are all) JW are justified as righteous in the eyes of God. However the Apostle Paul clearly taught that each Christian is justified as righteous. They offer you a 'free' bible study. The sad part is , it turns out to be a 'book' study. They, (like the Mormons ) stand on the Christian door steps telling them their faith will not save them with out the cult members 'books' being involved. Its so hard to open a "closed" mind.
07/25/2012 04:10:15 PM
This is only a brief condensed version of what Witnesses believe. Some of slides are not entirely correct. Slide two on the origin of the universe and the length of a "day" is inaccurate. see www.jw.org or www.watchtower.org to actually see the source. Sometimes people post other strange beliefs or strange websites that are not even remotely close to what jehovah's witnesses believe. Always better to go to the source or even ask a Jehovah's Witnesses why they have a certain belief - because all their beliefs are based on the Bible (and they can use any Bible - including NIV, Catholic Bible, American Standard, King James, etc)
11/19/2011 04:52:14 PM
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11/09/2011 11:05:39 AM
The most fundemental belief of WTS Jehovahs witnesses is that they are truly God's Chosen people, that God through Jesus actively influences as directs with holy spirit everything they teach as doctrine such as only 144,000 people will go to heaven who only are jehovahs witnesses, that the watchtower governing body are the intermediaries between Jesus and mankind and only salvation can come through becoming a member of Jehovahs witnesses. http://thegoverningbody.org/
11/09/2011 10:59:04 AM
I don't know who is responsible for posting beliefs but this article is incomplete thus inaccurate about jw of the WTS CORE BELIEFS. PLEASE SEE QOUTED WACHTOWER LITERATURE TO SEE WHAT THE JEHOVAHS WITNESSES REALLY TEACH: http://community.beliefnet.com/go/thread/view/43851/28659591/WTS_s_several_counts_of_blasphemy_against_the_truthful_operation_of_God_HOLY_SPIRIT&post_num=1#512112429 http://community.beliefnet.com/go/thread/view/43851/28226223/FACTS_EVERYONE_MUST_KNOW_BEFORE_BECOMING_A_JW_ASSOCIATE_OF_WTS&post_num=21#509414225
10/15/2011 04:59:12 PM
JWs are a new religion that has spread it's false teachings around the world. They change the Bible to suit their silly ideas and do not follow the teachings of the apostles or the early church. There is lots of early writings in the church to prove they are a false religion. The Catholic church has been around for more than 2000 years and will be there until Jesus returns. if they approach you......run.