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Jehovah's Witnesses ARE indeed a Doomsday Cult.

That remains to be the core of what they believe to this very day. It was at the heart of what they believed from the very beginning.

It all began with what one man believed to be true about certain dates. That man was Charles Taze Russell. He dreamed that he was living in the last days of this world. He convinced himself and other that everything would come to an end in his lifetime.

So he began publishing his beliefs and people read it. Some, despite him only being a man, believed his lying words and went out and spread those lies to other who would get suckered in to believing it.

But each of his dates would fail one after the other until finally he failed -- literally, dying miserable and disappointed.

Jehovah's Witnesses today are no different. Despite the fact that God nor Jesus ever said anything about destroying this world or killing off all wicked society, they maintain that one day the same God who sent His Son to save mankind, has plans on completely destroying what He wanted to save.

Jehovah's Witnesses are a harmless cult. You have absolutely nothing to fear of them. Just don't ever get involved with them. Otherwise it may be too late when your spouse realizes that they are a cult long after your marriage has been destroyed.

http://www.jehovahswitnessblog.com/cult/are-j...

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Prophetic SPECULATIONS. Red Flag: Stay away!!!

The end that Jesus was referring to was the end of the Jewish age of his day.(Ezekiel 7) It was God's people the Jews that had been unfaithful to Him. They killed all the prophets and then they killed Jesus. God's wrath came upon THEM -- not us for that sin.

God sent the Romans in as His sword to punish the Jews of the first century. Jesus connected his return to that particular time. The sign was Jerusalem being compassed by a foreign army of Roman soldiers.(Matt. 24:15-31)

Jehovah's Witnesses as well as other religions have taken this prophecy completely out of it's first century context to their own detriment.
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I've always said they were a cult but never thought about the doomsday part. I think I will start adding that word when I explain my beliefs to others. Good read, thanks.

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THOSE were the last days. The apostles of Jesus right to be proclaimers of doom. Doom actually came in 70 AD when the land of Judea was utterly destroyed by the Romans.

We are not living in such last days. There is no impending Day of Doom ahead of us. But that won't stop the Watchtower no matter how many times they are proven wrong.

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Jehovah's Witnesses are as much of a "doomsday cult" as were Jesus and the Apostles.

They are just passing on their teachings after all.

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Aneirin wrote:
Jehovah's Witnesses are as much of a "doomsday cult" as were Jesus and the Apostles.
They are just passing on their teachings after all.
Jehovahs witnesses are a doomsday cult. They have predicted Armageddon now time and time again. They are always telling you go door to door and warn people against dying in it, when you should be telling them about their Savior Jesus Christ instead. This is found on Religion facts....

The group now known as the Jehovah's Witnesses was founded in 1879 by Charles Taze Russell, a Pennsylvania businessman. Russell's Adventist background and study of the Bible led him to conclude, among other things, that the second coming of Christ would occur in 1914, that Hellfire did not exist, and God was not a Trinity. Today, there are 6.4 million practicing Jehovah's Witnesses worldwide. Witnesses are very active in evangelism and missions, both in the group's original home of the United States and throughout the world.

Jehovah's Witnesses adhere to Russell's teachings on Hell and the Trinity and emphasize the immanent End Times, clean and moral living, the equality of all races, and adherence to the teachings of the Bible. They reject blood transfusions because of the New Testament command to "abstain from blood" and do not vote or serve in the military. Witnesses reject the symbol of the cross, do not celebrate any traditional Christian holidays, and do not celebrate birthdays.

Notice is said ...and emphasize the imminent(they spelled it wrong) End times.

William Miller and the Millerites
An American Baptist preacher, Miller is credited as the founder of Adventism (heir to the Jehovah’s Witnesses). Miller prophesied The End in 1844, based on Bible passage Daniel 8:14: "Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed." This image is of a Millerite prophetic time chart from 1843, about the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation.

You may not be offically a doomsday cult, but you are an end times religion.

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MAMMON wrote:
I've always said they were a cult but never thought about the doomsday part. I think I will start adding that word when I explain my beliefs to others. Good read, thanks.
Exactly. It is that particular aspect of their beliefs that makes them a cult. If all they really believed was that Jesus was sent to redeem mankind from sin, they wouldn't be viewed as a cult. But they have gone beyond that and made the chief part of their religion this belief that the world as we know it will end soon.

But there not a single scripture anywhere that says God is going to destroy everyone who isn't one of Jehovah's Witnesses in the near future. The Watchtower's Governing Body has made that up and unfortunately nearly 7 million Witnesses will one day die of old age believing it -- just as they have been doing with each generation of them since 1914.

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Aneirin wrote:
Jehovah's Witnesses are as much of a "doomsday cult" as were Jesus and the Apostles.
They are just passing on their teachings after all.
The apostles of Jesus had every reason to preach about the doomsday that was coming in their particular generation. Jesus warned them that Jerusalem along with it's beautiful temple was destined for destruction and that the inhabitants who choose to remain would be devoted to famine, pestilence and the Roman sword. These were symbolically represented by the Red, Black and Pale horse riders of Revelation.

I'm sure that many of the people in Jerusalem mocked the apostles for what they believed especially when the wild beast came and suddenly went away. But when that beast that was, but was not, but was again showed up again all the laughing stopped and the wailing and gnashing of teeth began.

That is clearly not the case today. The doomsday that Witnesses preached about is found nowhere in scripture; there is no prophecy for those beliefs. Witnesses have concocted an end-time fantasy world for millions for JWs. They will all experience the very same disappoint at the end of their lives that Russell and Rutherford did.

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The Real Karen wrote:
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Jehovahs witnesses are a doomsday cult. They have predicted Armageddon now time and time again.
The BIBLE predicted Armageddon.

Jehovah's Witnesses are just telling people about it.

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The best thing is for people to decide for themselves if Jehovah's Witnesses are a "doomsday cult" or not.

Check out what they have to say and come to your own conclusion!

Listen to God and Live Forever
http://download.jw.org/files/media_books/ll_E...

What Does the Bible Really Teach?
http://download.jw.org/files/media_books/bh_E...

The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived
http://download.jw.org/files/media_books/gt_E...
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Aneirin wrote:
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The BIBLE predicted Armageddon.
Jehovah's Witnesses are just telling people about it.
Aneirin===REALLY MEANT TO SAY

"The BIBLE predicted Armageddon.

Jehovah's Witnesses are just telling people """THEY KNOW WHEN IT WILL BE and giving out the EXACT DATES TOO''

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Folks the above has been corrected by me to show what Gareth really MEANT TO SAY- NO NEED to thank me Gareth

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Aneirin wrote:
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The BIBLE predicted Armageddon.
Jehovah's Witnesses are just telling people about it.
But the Bible does not foretell of the Watchtower's fantasy Armageddon. The are monumental differences between what the Bible actually teaches about Har Meggido and that believed by Jehovah's Witnesses.

The Revelation context makes it clear that the prophecy had to do with Jesus and the land of Israel in the first century.
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Aneirin wrote:
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The BIBLE predicted Armageddon.
Jehovah's Witnesses are just telling people about it.
The words of Carl Sagan are so True

"Doctrines that make no predictions are less compelling than those which make correct predictions; they are in turn more successful than doctrines that make false predictions. But not always.

One prominent American religion confidently predicted that the world would end in 1914.

Well, 1914 has come and gone, and -- while the events of that year were certainly of some importance -- the world does not, at least so far as I can see, seem to have ended.

There are at least three responses that an organized religion can make in the face of such a failed and fundamental prophecy.

They could have said, "Oh, did we say '1914'? So sorry, we meant '2014'. A slight error in calculation. Hope you weren't inconvenienced in any way." But they did not.

They could have said, "Well, the world *would* have ended, except we prayed very hard and interceded with God and He spared the Earth." Instead, they did something much more ingenious. They announced that the world *had* in fact ended in 1914, and if the rest of us hadn't noticed, that was our lookout.

It is astonishing in the face of such transparent evasions that this religion has any adherents at all. But religions are tough. Either they make no contentions which are subject to disproof or they quickly redesign doctrine after disproof.

The fact that religions can be so shamelessly dishonest, so contemptuous of the intelligence of their adherents, and still flourish does not speak very well for the tough-mindedness of the believers. But it does indicate, if a demonstration were needed, that near the core of the religious experience is something remarkably resistant to rational inquiry.

— quote from "Broca's Brain" by Carl Sagan, p. 332, twelfth edition
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Aneirin wrote:
The best thing is for people to decide for themselves if Jehovah's Witnesses are a "doomsday cult" or not.
Check out what they have to say and come to your own conclusion!
Yes why not just do that i say as well

"In the year 1918, when God destroys the churches wholesale and the church members by the millions, it shall be that any that escape shall come to the works of Pastor Russell." Finished Mystery p. 485

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1918 came and went!!!!!!!!!!

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Also from The Nations shall know that I am Jehovah - How?
*** kj chap. 12 p. 216 "Until He Comes Who Has the Legal Right" ***
9 Shortly, within our twentieth century, the "battle in the day of Jehovah" will begin against the modern antitype of Jerusalem, Christendom

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we are in the 21st CENTURY- YEP the 20h century is gone

as Gareth as pointed out READ FOR YOURSELF WHAT THE WT taught and decide

at least we do agree on somethings

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Aneirin wrote:
The best thing is for people to decide for themselves if Jehovah's Witnesses are a "doomsday cult" or not.
Check out what they have to say and come to your own conclusion!
Listen to God and Live Forever
http://download.jw.org/files/media_books/ll_E...
What Does the Bible Really Teach?
http://download.jw.org/files/media_books/bh_E...
The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived
http://download.jw.org/files/media_books/gt_E...
That's nice.

But the only thing those links will do is introduce the person to whole lot of absolutely useless and unnecessary information about the Watchtower's religious organization. They will just end up getting lost in at all. That in itself is a trap.

The only thing that a person really needs to know about Jehovah's Witnesses is that they are not God's exclusive organization.

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CIA Free wrote:
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That's nice.
But the only thing those links will do is introduce the person to whole lot of absolutely useless and unnecessary information about the Watchtower's religious organization. They will just end up getting lost in at all. That in itself is a trap.
The only thing that a person really needs to know about Jehovah's Witnesses is that they are not God's exclusive organization.
...and of course, Jehovah's Witnesses are a religious Doomsday Cult.

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JACE wrote:
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The words of Carl Sagan are so True
"Doctrines that make no predictions are less compelling than those which make correct predictions; they are in turn more successful than doctrines that make false predictions. But not always.
One prominent American religion confidently predicted that the world would end in 1914.
Well, 1914 has come and gone, and -- while the events of that year were certainly of some importance -- the world does not, at least so far as I can see, seem to have ended.
There are at least three responses that an organized religion can make in the face of such a failed and fundamental prophecy.
They could have said, "Oh, did we say '1914'? So sorry, we meant '2014'. A slight error in calculation. Hope you weren't inconvenienced in any way." But they did not.
They could have said, "Well, the world *would* have ended, except we prayed very hard and interceded with God and He spared the Earth." Instead, they did something much more ingenious. They announced that the world *had* in fact ended in 1914, and if the rest of us hadn't noticed, that was our lookout.
It is astonishing in the face of such transparent evasions that this religion has any adherents at all. But religions are tough. Either they make no contentions which are subject to disproof or they quickly redesign doctrine after disproof.
The fact that religions can be so shamelessly dishonest, so contemptuous of the intelligence of their adherents, and still flourish does not speak very well for the tough-mindedness of the believers. But it does indicate, if a demonstration were needed, that near the core of the religious experience is something remarkably resistant to rational inquiry.
— quote from "Broca's Brain" by Carl Sagan, p. 332, twelfth edition
This is what Jehovah's Witnesses ACTUALLY said about 1914:

*** WT, January 1, 1908 (reprint) page 4110 ***

With regard to 1914: "We are not prophesying; we are merely giving our surmises ... We do not even aver that there is no mistake in our interpretation of prophecy and our calculations of chronology. We have merely laid these before you, leaving it for each to exercise his own faith or doubt in respect to them"

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JACE wrote:
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The words of Carl Sagan are so True
"Doctrines that make no predictions are less compelling than those which make correct predictions; they are in turn more successful than doctrines that make false predictions. But not always.
One prominent American religion confidently predicted that the world would end in 1914.
Well, 1914 has come and gone, and -- while the events of that year were certainly of some importance -- the world does not, at least so far as I can see, seem to have ended.
There are at least three responses that an organized religion can make in the face of such a failed and fundamental prophecy.
They could have said, "Oh, did we say '1914'? So sorry, we meant '2014'. A slight error in calculation. Hope you weren't inconvenienced in any way." But they did not.
They could have said, "Well, the world *would* have ended, except we prayed very hard and interceded with God and He spared the Earth." Instead, they did something much more ingenious. They announced that the world *had* in fact ended in 1914, and if the rest of us hadn't noticed, that was our lookout.
It is astonishing in the face of such transparent evasions that this religion has any adherents at all. But religions are tough. Either they make no contentions which are subject to disproof or they quickly redesign doctrine after disproof.
The fact that religions can be so shamelessly dishonest, so contemptuous of the intelligence of their adherents, and still flourish does not speak very well for the tough-mindedness of the believers. But it does indicate, if a demonstration were needed, that near the core of the religious experience is something remarkably resistant to rational inquiry.
— quote from "Broca's Brain" by Carl Sagan, p. 332, twelfth edition
Absolute genius!!

It's obvious that a great deal of thought went into those words.

Thank you.

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Aneirin wrote:
The best thing is for people to decide for themselves if Jehovah's Witnesses are a "doomsday cult" or not.
Check out what they have to say and come to your own conclusion!
Listen to God and Live Forever
http://download.jw.org/files/media_books/ll_E...
What Does the Bible Really Teach?
http://download.jw.org/files/media_books/bh_E...
The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived
http://download.jw.org/files/media_books/gt_E...
With the GB's penchant for teaching and dispensing Theocratic Warfare with the sole intent of deceiving whoever they come in contact with.....how can ANYONE trust ANYTHING these men are currently teaching to be "the truth"?

When some men in Brooklyn, NY decide to make the following foolish and rather asinine claims that God channels whispers to them alone and then print THEIR (purportedly from God) "ideas, current guesses and latest opinions on the scriptures"....that constantly have to be changed and revised because TIME proves their "lifegiving information" to be DEAD WRONG......

then a spiritually wise and intellectually astute person has to wonder how anyone can trust ANYTHING in their material: Common sense will tell you that if ONE idea is wrong, the entire belief system is suspect and the reasonable mind would not put their faith OR their trust in teachers that have proven to BE dead wrong...on SO many occasions.

Then we will no longer be little children, tossed and carried about by all kinds of teachings that change like the wind. We will no longer be influenced by people who use cunning and clever strategies to lead us astray. Eph 4:14

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