Jehovah's Witnesses

Jehovah's Witnesses

Jehovah's Witnesses

Welcome to Beliefnet's coverage of Jehovah's Witnesses. Beliefnet is the leading website covering religion and spirituality. The faith of Jehovah's Witnesses is a Bible-based religion that rejects some traditional precepts of Christianity, including the nature of God. Jehovah's Witnesses believe Jehovah is an almighty God and creator of the universe, and that the Bible is the word of God. They believe that Christ is God's son, but is inferior to God. Jehovah's Witnesses teach that death is the end of the human soul. While 144,000 people will be resurrected and go to heaven, the remainder of the faithful will eventually be resurrected to live on a paradise earth. Jehovah's Witnesses are associated with the Watchtower Society and publish the Watchtower magazine. Beliefnet offers several resources for people interested in learning more about Jehovah's Witnesses and for Jehovah's Witnesses who want to explore their own faith:
  • A guide to basic beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Analysis of Witnesses' interaction with other faiths and American culture
  • Questions and answers about life as a Jehovah's Witness
  • The opportunity to meet and interact with Jehovah's Witnesses on our message boards.
Please choose a topic below to explore the beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses.


What Jehovah's Witnesses Believe

Learn the central tenants of this faith, including beliefs about life after death, God, suffering, and contemporary faith issues.

Learn About Jehovah's Witnesses

Ask questions about the Jehovah's Witness religion and get answers from other Beliefnet readers and experts.


Michael Jackson's Memories

In this exclusive piece for Beliefnet, singer Michael Jackson shares his memories of growing up as a Jehovah's Witness.

Meet Jehovah's Witnesses

Beliefnet offers an open discussion forum for Jehovah's Witnesses to connect with one another.


Jehovah's Witness Relationships

A Catholic woman struggles in her relationship with a Jehovah's Witness. Read relationships expert Thomas Moore's advice.

Do Jehovah's Witnesses Celebrate Thanksgiving?

Religion etiquette expert Arthur Magida responds to a reader who wants to invite her Jehovah's Witness neighbors over for Thanksgiving dinner.


An Expert Answers Your Questions

Joel Engardio, a non-Witness who produced the documentary Knocking about the religion, answers common questions.