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Facts Jehovah’s Witnesses Won’t Tell You When Calling at Your Door

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The Watchtower Bible & Tract Society headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, USA, was founded over 100 years ago by Charles Taze Russell, who had no theological training, but adopted the title, “Pastor”. His ideas were strange right from the beginning.

  1. Early Watchtower magazines (3/15/1913 & 1/15/1912) reveal that he believed a person’s desire to worship God was due to the shape of their brain. He believed that if a dog’s head were shaped like a man’s, the dog would think like a man!
  2. He offered health advice too, believing appendicitis and typhoid fever were caused by “biting worms in the colon”.
  3. He sold “miracle wheat” at greatly inflated prices. Despite all this, his followers then (and now) believed that he was God’s “faithful and discreet slave” referred to in Matthew 24:45. After his death, his legacy, the Watch Tower organization became this sole channel for God in the eyes of its followers.

JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES BELIEVE & TEACH

  1. THAT Jesus Christ (who is Michael the Archangel in their doctrine) is mediator for only a small, elite, group within their ranks called the “anointed remnant”. Others must come to this group who control the organization and earn their salvation by absolute obedience to it.
  2. THAT all religions except their’s are of Satan, and your Pastor or Priest is under the Devil’s control.
  3. THAT the Watchtower Society is the only source of truth on earth today, and all churches teach error and will be destroyed at Armageddon.
  4. THAT the cross is a pagan symbol of sex worship, and that all buildings or persons display­ing the cross are likewise pagan. Jehovah’s Witnesses deny that Jesus died on the cross. However, “new light” in the Watchtower Magazine has admitted they are not certain about the cross, but will continue to deny it anyway.
  5. THAT no one goes to heaven but 144,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses, and your soul will be destroyed if you refuse to join their organization.
  6. THAT the Christ child was only an “IT”, not a “HE”. See the New World Translation, Luke 2:16,17.
  7. THAT Jesus was not the Christ (or Messiah) until age 30, even though their own bible says in Luke 2:11, “because there was born to you today a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
  8. THAT after Jesus was buried in the tomb, Jehovah dissolved his body into gasses and it disappeared forever.
  9. THAT Jesus rose invisibly in three days, so Jehovah had to “materialize” a fake body for him complete with fake nail prints so His disciples would believe it was really Jesus risen.
  10. THAT Armageddon and Christ’s second coming were foretold to happen in 1874, 1914, 1925 and 1975 by this “non-prophet” organization.
  11. THAT when Christ failed to show up in 1914 The Society claimed in later years that He had come—invisibly—of course, and all Jehovah’s Witnesses believe this today.
  12. THAT Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob etc., were to be back on earth as perfect humans in 1925. The Society built a palatial home for them BUT, when the patriarchs failed to show up, the President of the Society moved in.
  13. THAT their light gets “brighter and brighter”, allowing for the many changes and “about faces” on their doctrines. Yesterday’s error is today’s “truth”. Often the “light” bounces back and forth from old to new views and back again! Does real light return to darkness?
  14. THAT the Watchtower Society and its followers are all prophets of God today and the Governing Body is directed by angels from God.
  15. THAT salvation for Society members consists of doing the good works of placing Watch­tower books and magazines and winning converts.
  16. THAT soon Jehovah God will become a GRANDFATHER and Jesus will be promoted to “EVERLASTING FATHER”!
  17. THAT Jehovah God is not omnipresent, but still Almighty. Think! How can this be?

They have NOT BEEN TOLD —By the leadership of the Society

  1. THAT when they translated their New World Translation of the Bible they deliberately altered almost every scripture on the Deity of Christ, to make him only a creature.
  2. THAT the Society used a translation by a SPIRIT MEDIUM, Johannes Greber, to support their rendering of John 1:1 with full knowledge that his sources were DEMONIC. Greber was exposed in the Feb. 15/56 W.T. However in 1961 they released a translation based on his occult one then denied they knew what they were doing on page 31 of the Apr. 1, 1983 Watchtower!
  3. THAT none of their “translating committee” knew Biblical Greek or Hebrew. No scholars at all.
  4. THAT Fred Franz, who for many years headed the Society, perjured himself under oath in Scotland in a court trial, by saying he could read Hebrew, and then failing a simple Hebrew test.
  5. THAT the following encyclopedias consider the name “JEHOVAH” to be FALSE Merits Student Enc.; Encyclopedia Americana; The Jewish Encyclopedia; Encyclopedia Interna­tional, The Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible; The New Catholic Encyclopedia; The Univer­sal Jewish Encyclopedia, etc.
  6. Jehovah’s Witness’s own “Aid” book admits on pages 884 & 885 that “Jehovah” was first recorded by a Catholic monk about 700 years ago!
  7. THAT the date 1874 was taught for Christ’s invisible presence by the Society until l929. (See their book, “Prophecy”, p. 65. sold until 1941. Also WT. Jan 1, 1924, p. 5.)
  8. THAT top executives of the Society have admitted under oath that they forced their mem­bers to accept false prophecies or face disfellowshipping and be found worthy of death.
  9. THAT true salvation is FREE (Ephesians 2: 8 & 9), and consists of receiving Christ as your Savior. (John 1:12 , John 6: 28, 29).

In Summary

  1. We find the Watchtower Society practicing their belief that it is proper to deceive people. But they say this really isn’t lying. Why? Because the Society has a different definition of lying than most of us. In their book “AID TO BIBLE UNDERSTANDING” under the word “LIE” we read:
Lying generally involves saying something false to a person who is ENTITLED to know the truth….
While malicious lying is definitely condemned in the Bible, this does not mean that a person is under obligation to divulge truthful information to people who are not entitled to it.

Of course it is the Watchtower leaders that decide WHO deserves to know the truth.

This article was written by by Lorri MacGregor, ©June 1999 for The John Ankerberg Show. 

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tango
tango

Would a JW mind explaining rev 2:8?

Nono Palma
Nono Palma

Denying the truth about Jesus Christ as a God is an Antichrist.
1 John 2:22 – Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.

Cindy
If a Jehovah’s witnesses tries to talk to u, tell them they are being lied to & close your door. They have been brainwashed & all are fear motivated.They are a cult, they have their young kids slave at the Watchtower & deny them their education, put them down if they pursue education, meanwhile, the society gets filthy rich off the poor witness brain dead dumd down, u can’t have a mind of your own in that cult, they are so sick, they think it’s ok to beat newborn infants if they cry during the meeting, I saw it w/… Read more »
B.kaye
B.kaye

Cults hide. The own guns. We do not. You can come to any meeting. The Goverment recognize Jehovah’S Witnesses as an authorized religion. Before I became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, I researched what I was being. Actually I was an Baptist, and I was told that what I was learning the truth. However, see for yourself, go to one of the Kingdom Halls. The public is welcome! Ask all the questions yourself. That is what I did. Also, I am an Army Veteran. Now I am a soldier for Jehovah.

Todd
Todd

If you do not read anything beyond what a bunch of fools in a building in upstate NY teach because they mind control you… you ARE in a cult.

Betta
Betta

Guys religion has been made up since the start how can you not realise that now. I would rather live my own life then waste it trying to understand a book written by shepherds

Tanya s
Tanya s

I am not JW but however been studying it. I am Christian a lot of information I have read in this article is wrong. Yes they don’t believe Jesus died on across however they believe he died on a stake. You act as if they never believed Jesus died.
Shame on you for writing this and being the judge of the universe. So much is wrong here. Get your facts straight

Glen Beanard
Glen Beanard

Do you use the cross in your worship? Or a star… or any material object at to aid in worship of what is in a spirit relm?

Do not make for yourself any carved image…… I am not in wood or stone.

Mika Haglund
Mika Haglund

I am a Jehovah Witness. I believe what I learn at the Kingdom Hall. If you want to learn what we teach go to our website http://www.jw.org. The website is for all ages, young, married, parents, elderly. All ages.

Letty
Letty
I used to go to their meetings in part because of pressure from my family. This site is right when they say that if you are not one if them in their eyes, you are wrong and evil. I stopped going because of false teachings about demons, it’s very simple, if you act evil, you will receive evil, in this religion or another one. I stopped going also because those that are preaching the good and pressured me to go with them, are my worse example. I brought my “sister” to my place of work, and she’s been asking forever… Read more »
B.kaye
B.kaye

What you say may have happen to you in YOUR FAMILY. However, my son at the age of 18 decided he no longer wanted to go. I did not pressure him. Do not use your comment as something for all.

Anonymous
Anonymous

This statement is hypocritical. You just made your statement for “all.” If someone has a problem with the religion that is their right to voice. Don’t get upset when you find out there are things you don’t agree with.

Doug
Doug

…the website is for all ages, young, married, parents, elderly. All ages
you forgot to ad….

…of stupid people that want to be brainwashed and belong to a cult

Anon
Anon

What they did post was factual pertaining to the inconsistencies with the religion. None of it bothers you?

Nola Davis
Nola Davis
If the jw have produced a bible that is twisted to suit their agenda, why can you download different bibles on their library app. They encourage you to search for the truth yourself and don’t accept faith blindly. How can Christians believe they go to heaven when the bible says no man by Jesus has gone to heaven. God’s purpose for humans was to to make the whole world like Eden and fill it with faithful people. Why did that purpose change because of Adam sining ? Why was adams sin rewarded by letting people goto heaven after death. Doesn’t… Read more »
Independent Thinker
Independent Thinker

Jesus died for all of our sins Romans 4:25 and Jesus was resurrected Luke Chapter 24 Christ was sinless, and died for us sinners. Adam’s sin was not rewarded. God had mercy on us and sacrificed his only Son so that we would have eternal life.

B.kaye
B.kaye

As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses we believe this too!

Kamrin
Kamrin

KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS!!

jaganathan
jaganathan

JEHOVAH WITNESS AND ROMAN CATHOLICS ARE BOTH FALSE. I BELIEVE THAT JESUS, HOLY SPIRIT AND THE HEAVENLY FATHER ARE GOD.

1 John 5:7 reads:

For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. THE WORD MANS JESUS. I AM A PROTESTANT.

Ryan

Only problem with that verse is that it’s completely different in other translations. For example, the ESV records it this way: “For there are three that testify: 8 the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree.” So who is to say which translation is right unless we speak Greek? It’s really tough to argue based on Scripture because you cant prove the Witnesses are wrong unless Greek is a common language that everyone speaks.

Roxanne
Roxanne

Amen. There is a very good scripture that showed that Jesus is God :

Hebrews 9:16-17King James Version (KJV)
16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.

Let the word of the Living God speak for itself.. When i showed to JW they didn’t want to keep on talking to me. I am a bible believing born again filled with the spirit of Christ Jesus!

Roxanne
Roxanne

Christian

jaganathan
jaganathan

SORRY, THE WORD MEANS JESUS.

Bruce
Bruce

I think your awesome I try to listen to you when ever I can and think that it’s time for all true Christians to stand up and speak the truth about homosexuality there’s too many people out there claiming to be Christians but accepting this lifestyle to be okay or are too afraid to speak up because of what might happen to them

Ak47
Ak47

Typo. Should say, … U begin to enjoy…

Thom
Thom

Will this almighty god Jehovah ever be beat? It seems he is unstoppable. Would it be best to just live up to his standards or bicker about how to pronounce his name, or if we should even say it at all. How do you pronounce his sons name? You sure?

Benji
Benji

All of you are wrong!!!!

Benji
Benji

I’m a Jehovah’s witness

Doug
Doug

I feel sorry for you, I’m not. Was dragged to their meetings when I was a child by my mom. One day I said no more and now I lead (unlike you as you follow) a real life. The brain washing didn’t work with me. Don’t celebrate your child’s birthday, then don’t have them. You belong to a cult led by liars

Amiee
Amiee

Sorry

steve
steve

Hi Everyone
On the surface to someone who has very little knowledge or has not properly investigated Watchower/Jehovah witness religon because they mention Jesus Christ and the Bible can very easily be decieved as I almost was because it may seem fine but under examination you will soon discover serious false teachings and various other things. I would therefore like to recommend you all to a good honest website called jwfacts

Justin
Justin

Think of it this way Jason. If I’m wrong then nothing happens. But what if YOUR wrong? Don’t believe that’s fine. But what makes it okay to trash others? Or do you not believe in basic human decency either?

Enrico
Enrico

ALL Christians are bonkers, and I could find facts to prove this – not just on Jehovah’s Witnesses. Ask yourself: Why do I believe what I believe? I hope you will see the light! 🙂

Kim
Kim
Why I believe what I believe is because of the peace and the love I feel and because it has changed my life in a huge way. I believe in God the Father, God the son, and God the Holy Spirit being one. Before when I wasn’t truely living by what I knew to be true, I was left with no hope, depression, a drug addiction and down word spiral into not even wanting to live. No I’m still not perfect and there are many trials I’m currently facing but I know for a fact if it we’re not for… Read more »
Latronya
Latronya

Amen

Enrico
Enrico

And if you say the Bible says this and this, I’m gonna laugh at your naïvety!

Joey
Joey

Personally I think it is a cult not a religion.

Jason.Vhat a lovly laoungvitc you have,braindead m
Jason.Vhat a lovly laoungvitc you have,braindead m

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Daniel
Daniel

this is all fake there is only one God and thay God comes from the Catholic faith

Anonymous
Anonymous

Catholicism is not true either….research it not just follow like sheep! God said there would be many who follow false preachings and Catholicism is one of them…took me a min to realize this too but Christianity is the only way and hopefully you figure that out! God bless you!

S.l
S.l

Catholic’s …really? You people that allow gays to marry …. Your popes sleeping and malesting children , you people that go to war and kill others when the bibble says to love others, expecting a percentage of the working people checks so this pedafiles could live like kings….Catholics make me SICK…even tho í understand that there’s bad people in every religion…

Da\'mica
Da\'mica

True there’s only one GOD!!!!
HE COMES FROM FAITH SMH
HE IS GOD ALL ALONE
Jesus was born The Garden of Eden which in Africa duhhhh. Hod sent his son rid us Atl theses fake religions all religions are man made not God made

Mary
Mary

Why do the JH not believe in blood tranfrusions even if the person will died without it.

Doug
Doug

They say it’s not allowed BUT will take EPO needles. Got news for them, EPO needles contain a small percentage of blood.

Subash

Because the blood tranfusions spreads many diseases thats why we dont do that and moreover the main reason was god given the pattern of human life style to us so we should obey his rules and moreover it is the temporary life living in this world so death was not a big deal we have a new world where we dont get sick or get aged and no death

Josephine Montgomery

Thank you Subash, It’s amazing how the Bethel Brothers can brainwash over 8,000,000 people to love and respect Jehovah God, his son Jesus Christ and to love your fellow man as yourself and the gift of everlasting life, no more crimes, violent, suffering, sickness or death. What a wonderful life it will be. I would not give it up for no man’s opinions. Josephine

Brenda

There was a man his name is john david little..a known jahovah witness..I knew this man well..We were lovers..he told his wife I was a man pleaser…overheard on the phone..Not knowing he was married..I told him a lot about the christian religion…I loved him but not his cult.as i would call it…oneday he diappeared a nd i havent seen him since..

Leon

Good riddance Brenda I would say. You’re far better off without John.

Tie
Tie

I heard it wasn’t cuz of disease but becuz blood is sacred

Sam
Sam

THE Bible states you should obtain from blood.Do not consume blood. With that being said,it’s not OK to pump blood through your veins. Blood is sacred to Jehovah,it is the life force. Man will say take blood,but God says no.As Jehovah witnesses we follow God’s commandments rather than man. Furthermore,several people have died while receiving blood transfusions. So it’s not guaranteed, however God’s word is.Taking in accurate knowledge,this means everlasting life.

Leon

You need to work on improving your vocabulary Jason.

Regina Tyson

Sam, hey buddy,my mom had a blood transfusion with my brother. i am a Christian and i love Jesus with all my heart,soul, and mind. i would not be alive today if my mom did not get that life saving precious blood. The only blood that we are truly saved by is Jesus blood. U can’t tell me i was not meant to be born. i love Jesus to much to be lost because i was born from unsacred blood.

Josephine Montgomery

You almost made me cry Thank You, Thank You. Hope to meet you under Jehovah’s Kingdom, Jesus Christ as King.
Happy Days Is Coming….

Subash

Choose your words carefully mr.jason
You better shut your mouth before infecting others

steve
steve

Hi Sam
What about when non vegetarian Jehovah witnesses are eating meat from the butcher which has the blood in it. The scripture that you use to support your views on this has been completely taken out of context and as a result many people have had to suffer and die including many children because of the consequences of that

Subash

Hi steve
Jehovah’s witnesses wont eat the blood content they leave the blood to the ground as god said god said to eat the meat but not the blood so we clean the meat double times to prevent the blood comming to our food

Josephine Montgomery

Before we get the meat, the blood is food coloring unless the butcher is an orthodox jew

Josh
Josh

The Bible says to not eat (consume) blood, not REJECT it to save your LIFE. It makes no sense for (Jehovah) God to expect a person to go to death when they have the ability to keep their stay alive. JW’s are wrong. I really hope the governing body come to a “NEW LIGHT” on the matter of blood transfusions soon, it will save many lives.

Josephine Montgomery

I think people who are serious should research and deligently study God’s word.. to truly understand why Jehovah made certain laws and commandments, to get to know his personality and the real reason he sent his son to the earth. Our life is so uncertain and so short that we cannot began to tell Jehovah what is good and what is bad and what he should do.

Doug
Doug

You think they will change, never. Their dead set in watching people die. Their bible was written by them for them.

Josephine Montgomery

What religious are you and what do they teach according to your Bible

steve
steve

Hi Jason
I myself am NOT a Jehovah Witness and as a Christian believer do not agree with their teachings which they consider are from the Bible in fact id say they deny many fundamental truths such as the deity of Jesus Christ communion etc etc.They are following the teachings of man made ideas/ men making them a cult However i also completely disagree with your attitude towards them because just as you have the right to live on our planet so do they. What exclusive rights have you got over them or anybody come to that matter

Josh
Josh

Check out the following article, a Jehovah’s Witness liaison committee made sure she would die in order to be faithful to the religion. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-jehovahs-witness-death-young-mom-investigation-1.3806578

Savanna
Savanna

Calm down there, buddy. Everyone has a right to believe what they want… No reason to be so prejudiced and say stuff like that. Please educate yourself.

Sue Richardson
Sue Richardson

God gave us doctors, medicines, technology all for the benefit of mankind and his creation. He gave us all different gifts to use for the betterment of civilization in order to win over non-believers and those who have not heard the good news.

Paul
Paul
Acts 15:19-21, 28 is the Scripture Jehovah’s Witnesses typically point to as the reason they refuse to accept blood donations. Acts 15:20 says, “Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals and from blood.” It is clear from the context that the instructions were against eating / drinking blood, not blood transfusions. Blood transfusions were not even possible in Bible times, so there is no possibility that this Scripture could be referring to blood transfusions. There were many pagan religious practices that involved eating… Read more »
Kareoke
Kareoke
@ Paul. You are Quoting Acts 15:19-21 and i will really like to expatiate on the matter of blood transfusion. With Jehovah is the source of life. (Ps 36:9) Man cannot give back a life that he takes. “All the souls—to me they belong,” says Jehovah. (Eze 18:4) Therefore, to take life is to take Jehovah’s property. Every living thing has a purpose and a place in God’s creation. No man has the right to take life except when God permits and in the way that he instructs. After the Flood, Noah and his sons, the progenitors of all persons… Read more »
Anon
Anon

You’re answer is thorough and researched and very well presented. The issue with your answer is that is is ver batim exactly the same answer every JW would give. Including the illustration of alcohol abstainance under Drs orders, and the scriptural references used.
When do you get to think for yourselves and formulate your own logic and reasoning skills?
The fact is any fraction of blood IS BLOOD. Do not be deceived.

Josephine Montgomery

For that comment I love you very much for upholding God’s Law regardless of the consequences. I lost my son because I refuse to consent to blood transfusion…..Thank You

ps. I need help, do you know a good attorney that likes Jehovah Witnesses?

Independent Thinker
Independent Thinker

My journey with the Jehovah’s Witnesses was brief. In 1974 I attended a few Kingdom Hall events with a friend. Her family had recently joined the congregation. Armageddon was expected in 1975 and there was a lot of excitement. Obviously that didn’t happen.

Over time, the Overlords change what they want their flock to think (the flock is not allowed to think for itself).

Josephine Montgomery

I have been one of Jehovah Witnesses for a long time and I find your comments to be untrue. I think for myself, work for myself, care for my family. I go into the ministry for the love of Jehovah God and for the great sacrifice of Jesus Christ……..How do you worship?

Independent Thinker
Independent Thinker
I left because I was an independent thinker and I had too many questions they could not answer to my satisfaction. Note they are taught to answer every question, but it will be with their translation of their bible. the NWT bible (translated without any scholars whatsoever), and the quotes they use will be in the context they wish them to be, or rather as the Jehovah’s Witness Overlords with them to be and as are communicated in their publication, The Watchtower. If you are baptized as a Jehovah’s Witness and you decide to leave at a later point in… Read more »
Independent Thinker
Independent Thinker

See also how anyone who is an independent thinker, be it about Jesus Christ, the Trinity, or anyone who is found in disfavor of the organization is shunned or disfellowshipped, very similar to Scientologists. Parents have disfellowshipped their own children.

See more about disfellowshipping and Jehovah’s Witnesses at that website as well. There are some very sad stories on that site.

http://www.jwfacts.com/watchtower/disfellowship-shunning.php

Independent Thinker
Independent Thinker
Actual facts can be found at jwfacts.com on their page on blood transfusions. Your arguments are based on the Jehovah’s Witness New World Translation bible translation, and I use the term translation loosely, since it was translated without any scholars or historians involved in the translation and no one who knew Hebrew. The Watchtower stance on blood is scripturally inaccurate on several levels: The Rabbinic principle of (please see source below) (appealed to by Jesus at Mat 12:11) dictates that the Law be superseded if it would result in loss of life The Bible refers to eating blood from animals… Read more »
Dawn
Dawn

Karaoke please get on your knees and ask jesus to reveal himself to you and he will. You do not want to stand b4 God and he’s gonna ask you what did you do with my son?

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