They will try to control what subjects are discussed and will not stop as long as they think they can succeed in changing you to become one of them! Magazine, July 8, 2003, Article: 'The Bible's Viewpoint Is Hypnotism for Christians? Here are the basics of the Jehovah's Witness Watchtower doctrine: God is a single being, not a Trinity. Do Jehovah's Witnesses believe in the Trinity? But that could not be further from the truth. His crucifixion was not on a cross, but a single upright stake. How thankful we should be for the provision God has made of this slave class, the modern spiritual remnant, as they faithfully dispense the revealed truths of Jehovah! October 8, 1968, pages 13-14 In 1982 the Watchtower Society changed the prophecy on page 2 of each Awake! Even as king of God's kingdom, Jesus remains subordinate to God. Countries such as , , and in recent times have convicted, fined, imprisoned, and even tortured members for their conscientious objection. It refers to Jesus as a legal Mediator or, in a sense, an attorney of the new covenant. By enforcing strict rules and regulations Jesus didn't teach, critics say they have run ahead of Jesus and their salvation may be in jeopardy.
The Jehovah's Witnesses movement came out of the Bible Student movement, which was also founded by Taze. For every person who eats of the fat of an animal of which an offering by fire is made to the Lord shall be cut off from his people. World War I was a visible sign of Satan's ousting from Heaven and earthly imprisonment. A menudo ellos forman discusiones acerca del conocer el nombre de Dios,hasta el punto de llamarse a si mismos Testigos de Jehova. Matthew 11:29; 1 John 4:8-21; Luke 6:27,35; He is forgiving and understanding. Jesus is only a god and , the first and greatest creation of Jehovah God. These comparisons all point to the impersonal nature of the holy spirit.
But these books are best left unseen and preferably unmentioned to the Witness. Back to the Guilt Trips And Fear. God created women to be submissive to men. They are diabolical deceivers and have gone so far as to conveniently produce their own so-called translation of the Bible, which they call. They see in the Word only what they are told to see. On a cross: a vertical stake with a cross-beam.
Luckily most Jehovah's Witnesses show compassion to everyone. Pressuring people to change their religion is wrong. Recently, Russia banned Jehovah's Witnesses and this issue was one of the reasons stated for their doing so. How do we make sense of all this? Instead, they follow a strict monotheism, in which: Jehovah is the Supreme Being, Jesus is the son of God, the first created being, who is separate from Jehovah. See image down and to the right.
In prior to , the Nazis sent Witnesses to concentration camps, and Witnesses were also persecuted in Britain, , and the United States. This judgment will be based on their actions after resurrection rather than past deeds. They believe Jesus is the mediator between God and the 144,000 144000 anointed Christians. James 5:13-18 If he does not do this within a reasonable period of time, concern for the cleanness of the congregation should move you to report the matter to the elders. This teaching will help the Christian answer them. They know they would lose it all if they became a Bible-defined Christian since those who leave the organization are considered apostates and shunned by others, even their own natural family members.
Russell served as the president until he died in 1916. Watch Tower Society publications urge Witnesses to demonstrate loyalty to the organization without dissent, even at the cost of family ties. They usually make an issue about knowing God's name, even to the point of calling themselves a Jehovah's Witness. Later, Jesus rose from death in spirit, but did not rise in physical form. A very important Scripture to a Jehovah's Witness regarding salvation is John 17:3, that is, as it reads from their strange so-called Bible, 'The New World Translation'.
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses at a religious service in Hennigsdorf, Ger. Actually, the New World Translation contains hundreds of verses that have been altered to fit Watchtower doctrine. The only book that you should bring to the table is the Bible itself, with the possible exception of Watchtower literature, which we will discuss shortly. Rather, Witnesses expect and encourage their members to strive to do God's will and remain pure in his eyes. The indirect evidence centers around: 1 Jesus receiving worship, 2 Jesus being prayed to, 3 Jesus declaring we are to trust him the same as we are to trust God and 4 Jesus instructing us to honor him the same as we honor the Father. Most notably they reject the doctrine of the Trinity and the existence of Hell. This can not be dismissed as a baseless, hostile accusation.
Thus, they refused to fight in World War I and refused to support the National Socialism party in Germany. Jehovah's Witnesses reject the doctrine of the Trinity. Unlike other persecuted groups, it is of note that the Witnesses were the only group that were offered the chance to renounce their beliefs and be set free—a choice that the great majority declined. The Watchtower God's visible organization is God's one and only ark to survive. Why do Jehovah's Witnesses feel guilty about doing so many things? If you can help us on this important work, please contact us.