Fact a Day: May 21st - Ankerberg Theological Research Institute, John Ankerberg Show

Fact a Day: May 21st

The Facts on Jehovah’s Witnesses (Harvest House, 1988), pp. 10-11

 

What do Jehovah’s Witnesses believe about Christianity?

 

The Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that Christianity is an apostate religion that has taught false doctrines and deceived people for over 1800 years. Until Jehovah’s Witnesses appeared in the late nineteenth century and began teaching the Bible correctly, God’s truth was largely absent from the world. Thus, the Witnesses believe that the Christian Church is a satanic deception and that they alone are the true church….

It is clear … that Jehovah’s Witnesses view Christians and the Christian faith as one of their most powerful and hated enemies. Does this mean they have compassion on Christians and hope to rescue them from their collision course with God’s judgment? Do they take Jesus seriously and love their enemies (Matthew 5:44)? Far from it! They are taught: “Haters of God and His people… are to be hated…. We must hate in the truest sense, which is to regard with extreme and active aversion, to consider as loathsome, odious, filthy, to detest.… Oh, Jehovah God of Hosts … be not merciful to any wicked transgressors … consume them in wrath, consume them that they shall be no more.”*

Jehovah’s Witnesses believe what the Watchtower has taught them even though Jesus plainly says in their own Bible they are to “continue to love your enemies… that you may prove yourselves sons of your father who is in the heavens” (Matthew 5:44-45, NWT).

*For documentation, see The Facts on Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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