I'm not sure about several things concerning the Jehovah's Witnesses, but I do know that their view of Jesus differs from what the Bible teaches about Christ.
They do not believe in the trinity (Father, son and Holy Spirit in one). They do not believe that Jesus was/is divine. They believe that at the end of the world, those who are alive live on earth. They believe that the Watch Tower society has all the answers and is the only vehicle for accurately divining the Word of God -- however, they have often through the years predicted an end of the world date that has come and gone without the end happening. They believe in prayer and study of God's word -- however for them God's word is their own version/translation. They also believe that they earn their salvation through sharing their message with other people. They log in the hours they spend going to door to door or talking to other people about God and part of their services is devoted to role playing in preparation for door to door work. Now I must say, as their beliefs -- at least regarding when the end of this world will take place are changeable, and as my studies/attendance with them was back in the 1970s, what they purport to believe TODAY may differ some, but this is what I was taught and participated in for over a year and half at a Kingdom Hall in the 70's.
He who annoys neighbors the most has eternal life.
They are the nicest people you will ever meet. Go to the meetings one sunday and get to know them. You will love them.
Yes, they are and Mormons are very nice people from the ones I have met. You will learn about God and paradise and how best to live your life so there will be less trouble in your future. It will be a very good experience. You can even get a free home bible study if you want one. I love being around them.
Nothing in the New World Translation has been changed. You can compare it to the original word for word and it still has the same meaning.
You are sadly misinformed.
Have you set for days on end and compared it to other Bibles? I have and it has the same meaning. You are speaking out of lack of knowledge.
My problem with them is their policy of disfellowship. If your child does not want to be a JW (because they do pick and choose bible verses very carefully and reject the teachings of Jesus), that child is "disfellowshipped". That means that if the child is 18 or over you may never talk to them again. If the child is 18 or under, and is living in the home, the types of words that you are allowed to speak is proscribed.<br />
Talk to a disfellowshipped child before you consider that church. So cruel. So cruel.<br />
JWs also do not have non JW friends for the same reason. My best friend from HS turned JW, and when I refused to be converted, she "washed her hands of me". She literally went to the sink, washed her hands while telling me that she was washing my blood off her hands, asked me to leave, and never talked to me again.
The Jehovah Witnesses are Christians. Their do not believe in the trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
They believe in harassing people.
They don't celebrate holidays, because they're pagan. Uhm.. they're pretty straight people. In alot of religions, in Christianity they have set rules like no sex before marriage and all that but nobody really follows the rules. Jehovah's Witnesses actually follow the rules they're supposed to, unlike alot of people in other religions. Most of what people will tell you regarding Jehovah's Witnesses is either an outright lie, or a very big distortion. They don't believe in worshipping crosses, you'll never see a Jehovah Witness wearing a cross. They also don't believe in serving in the military.
Why do they believe in knocking on peoples doors trying to convert others?
How am I supposed to know that? lol
I don't know what their following but it is not the bible
The nicest way of putting it is a Cult. They're a group of people who seem very nice and friendly but they keep trying to get you to join them. My friends parents become JW's. <br />
They can actually be quite bitter in reality, they're strongly against many things such as blood transfusions. Hear about the story when a couple who were JW's let their son die because they wouldn't let him have a blood transfusion?
I'd be dead then lol.
They are not a cult lol that's ridiculous. The couple you described is definitely an extreme case, and not the norm. There are nuts in every religion. My neighbor is a nurse, a JW, and has no problem with blood transfusions.
Interesting. My friends parents have totally changed their lifestyle. They aren't allowed to talk to my parents anymore because apparently we're "evil" and a bad influence on them. As you say, not everyone is the same. But from my experience, they're flipping crackers haha.
They're against Blood Transfusions? What the hell is up with that?
I think it's mostly just hate and fear. They set themselves apart from everyone else in a holier-than-thou way, very narrow minded.<br />
Stay away from them. A bad cult!
Google your own question... <br />
I Will tell you that the name was taken on<br />
in the 1930s. At one time they were referred<br />
to as Russellites. Another major American religious<br />
group broke off from the Russellites and still<br />
exists today. Check it out.
they don't believe in the trinity, That Christ is gods son, and inferior to him
They believe they are right and the rest of us are wrong...stay away :)
Couldn't tell ya. I just wish they'd stop knocking on my door.
One important life affecting belief they have, is that when a person is baptized as a JW, that they enter into a contractual relationship with the Watchtower Society to uphold and accept it's corporate poliices and teachings.<br />
If at anytime after their baptism they do not, they are subject to "disfellowshiping", and congregation elders will instruct other members, even family members to shun them.
Go to Youtube and search JW.ORG<br />
and you will find a plethora of informative materials<br />
including those by experienced former members.
All of the 10 commandments. Resurrection, armageddon and no blood transfusions.