Jehovah's Witnesses are true disciple...

“May you be at peace.”

Since: Nov 07

Mars

#36113 Aug 24, 2013
Student wrote:
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Are Jehovah’s Witnesses a sect or a cult?

I have already provided the criteria for a 'cult' based on the criteria sociologists use.

By ANY rational definition of a cult the Watchtower cult is a cult.

Here it is again.

Characteristics Associated with Cultic Groups - Revised

Janja Lalich, Ph.D. & Michael D. Langone, Ph.D.

Concerted efforts at influence and control lie at the core of cultic groups, programs, and relationships. Many members, former members, and supporters of cults are not fully aware of the extent to which members may have been manipulated, exploited, even abused. The following list of social-structural, social-psychological, and interpersonal behavioral patterns commonly found in cultic environments may be helpful in assessing a particular group or relationship.

Compare these patterns to the situation you were in (or in which you, a family member, or friend is currently involved). This list may help you determine if there is cause for concern. Bear in mind that this list is not meant to be a “cult scale” or a definitive checklist to determine if a specific group is a cult. This is not so much a diagnostic instrument as it is an analytical tool.

&#8234; The group displays excessively zealous and unquestioning commitment to its leader and (whether he is alive or dead) regards his belief system, ideology, and practices as the Truth, as law.

&#8234; Questioning, doubt, and dissent are discouraged or even punished.

&#8234; Mind-altering practices (such as meditation, chanting, speaking in tongues, denunciation sessions, and debilitating work routines) are used in excess and serve to suppress doubts about the group and its leader(s).

&#8234; The leadership dictates, sometimes in great detail, how members should think, act, and feel (for example, members must get permission to date, change jobs, marry—or leaders prescribe what types of clothes to wear, where to live, whether or not to have children, how to discipline children, and so forth).

&#8234; The group is elitist, claiming a special, exalted status for itself, its leader(s) and members (for example, the leader is considered the Messiah, a special being, an avatar—or the group and/or the leader is on a special mission to save humanity).

&#8234; The group has a polarized us-versus-them mentality, which may cause conflict with the wider society.

&#8234; The leader is not accountable to any authorities (unlike, for example, teachers, military commanders or ministers, priests, monks, and rabbis of mainstream religious denominations).

&#8234; The group teaches or implies that its supposedly exalted ends justify whatever means it deems necessary. This may result in members' participating in behaviors or activities they would have considered reprehensible or unethical before joining the group (for example, lying to family or friends, or collecting money for bogus charities).

&#8234; The leadership induces feelings of shame and/or guilt iin order to influence and/or control members. Often, this is done through peer pressure and subtle forms of persuasion.

&#8234; Subservience to the leader or group requires members to cut ties with family and friends, and radically alter the personal goals and activities they had before joining the group.

&#8234; The group is preoccupied with bringing in new members.

&#8234; The group is preoccupied with making money.

&#8234; Members are expected to devote inordinate amounts of time to the group and group-related activities.

&#8234; Members are encouraged or required to live and/or socialize only with other group members.

&#8234; The most loyal members (the “true believers”) feel there can be no life outside the context of the group. They believe there is no other way to be, and often fear reprisals to themselves or others if they leave (or even consider leaving) the group.

http://www.csj.org/infoserv_cult101/checklis....

CRUSHING!

“May you be at peace.”

Since: Nov 07

Mars

#36114 Aug 24, 2013
Student wrote:
<quoted text>
Are Jehovah’s Witnesses a sect or a cult?
Some define sect to mean a group that has broken away from an established religion. Others apply the term to a group that follows a particular human leader or teacher. The term is usually used in a derogatory way. Jehovah’s Witnesses are not an offshoot of some church but include persons from all walks of life and from many religious backgrounds. They do not look to any human, but rather to Jesus Christ, as their leader.
A cult is a religion that is said to be unorthodox or that emphasizes devotion according to prescribed ritual. Many cults follow a living human leader, and often their adherents live in groups apart from the rest of society. The standard for what is orthodox, however, should be God’s Word, and Jehovah’s Witnesses strictly adhere to the Bible. Their worship is a way of life, not a ritual devotion. They neither follow a human nor isolate themselves from the rest of society. They live and work in the midst of other people. rs p. 202
Learn the truth goto jw.org

Again, the lying (satan inspired) cult member does not cite his source.


http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1101989239

“May you be at peace.”

Since: Nov 07

Mars

#36115 Aug 24, 2013
Student wrote:
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE REALLY TEACH?
Go to jw.org/en/publications and scroll down to the booklet What Does the Bible Really Teach?
You can download using EPUB, PDF, MP3 or AAC

If you want to know what the bible says I recommend reading it, learning all you can about the people who wrote it and staying away from mind control cults.

Before getting involved in a religious group PLEASE learn what you can about it from objective sources. No one who did that first would join the JW or similar cults.

There are hundreds of websites run by former JWs who have recovered from the cult. These are not only rank and file members, but also Elders and even members of the ruling council (Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses).

There are also documents that show the JWs supported Hitler, lie in court, promote doctrine that they know to be wrong, protect child molesters,......... the list goes on and on.

No other Christian organization has put out more false prophecies than the Watchtower cult.


“May you be at peace.”

Since: Nov 07

Mars

#36117 Aug 24, 2013
"And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will." 2 Timothy 2:26
Student

Oregon City, OR

#36118 Aug 24, 2013
Dogen wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, the lying (satan inspired) cult member does not cite his source.
http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1101989239
What's wrong with you eyes? Are you blind, or you probably didn't read all my post. Did you notice the rs p. 202, that my source.
Student

Oregon City, OR

#36119 Aug 25, 2013
Dogen wrote:
<quoted text>
I have already provided the criteria for a 'cult' based on the criteria sociologists use.
By ANY rational definition of a cult the Watchtower cult is a cult.
Here it is again.
Characteristics Associated with Cultic Groups - Revised
Janja Lalich, Ph.D. & Michael D. Langone, Ph.D.
Concerted efforts at influence and control lie at the core of cultic groups, programs, and relationships. Many members, former members, and supporters of cults are not fully aware of the extent to which members may have been manipulated, exploited, even abused. The following list of social-structural, social-psychological, and interpersonal behavioral patterns commonly found in cultic environments may be helpful in assessing a particular group or relationship.
Compare these patterns to the situation you were in (or in which you, a family member, or friend is currently involved). This list may help you determine if there is cause for concern. Bear in mind that this list is not meant to be a “cult scale” or a definitive checklist to determine if a specific group is a cult. This is not so much a diagnostic instrument as it is an analytical tool.
The Christian Greek Scriptures congregation of God undoubtedly would have been classified as a cult by most people who use the term today. The Christians were widely spoken again by the religious establishment of that day. Act 28:22

Most people believe it is best to look to the Bible itself for guidance in seeking out and proving which is the TRUE CHRISTIANS described in the Scriptures.
Student

Oregon City, OR

#36120 Aug 25, 2013
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE REALLY TEACH?

Go to jw.org/en/publications and scroll down to the booklet What Does the Bible Really Teach?

You can download using EPUB, PDF, MP3 or AAC

Chapter Three

What Is God’s Purpose for the Earth?
What is God’s purpose for mankind?

How has God been challenged?
What will life on earth be like in the future?
GOD’S purpose for the earth is really wonderful. Jehovah wants the earth to be filled with happy, healthy people. The Bible says that “God planted a garden in Eden” and that he “made to grow . . . every tree desirable to one’s sight and good for food.” After God created the first man and woman, Adam and Eve, He put them in that lovely home and told them:“Be fruitful and become many and fill the earth and subdue it.”(Genesis 1:28; 2:8, 9, 15) So it was God’s purpose that humans have children, extend the boundaries of that garden home earth wide, and take care of the animals.

Cont...
Student

Oregon City, OR

#36121 Aug 25, 2013
Chapter Three
What Is God’s Purpose for the Earth?

Do you think that Jehovah God’s purpose for people to live in an earthly paradise will ever be realized?“I have even spoken it,” God declares,“I shall also do it.”(Isaiah 46:9-11; 55:11) Yes, what God purposes he will surely do! He says that he “did not create [the earth] simply for nothing” but “formed it even to be inhabited.”(Isaiah 45:18) What kind of people did God want to live on the earth? And for how long did he want them to live here? The Bible answers:“The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it.”—Psalm 37:29; Revelation 21:3, 4.

Obviously, this has not happened yet. People now get sick and die; they even fight and kill one another. Something went wrong. Surely, however, God did not purpose that the earth should be as we see it today! What happened? Why has God’s purpose not been fulfilled? No history book written by man can tell us because the trouble started in heaven.

Cont...
Student

Oregon City, OR

#36122 Aug 25, 2013
Chapter Three
What Is God’s Purpose for the Earth?

THE ORIGIN OF AN ENEMY

The first book of the Bible tells of an opposer of God who showed up in the garden of Eden. He is described as “the serpent,” but he was not a mere animal. The last book of the Bible identifies him as “the one called Devil and Satan, who is misleading the entire inhabited earth.” He is also called “the original serpent.”(Genesis 3:1; Revelation 12:9) This powerful angel, or invisible spirit creature, used a serpent to speak to Eve, even as a skilled person can make it seem that his voice is coming from a nearby doll or dummy. That spirit person had no doubt been present when God prepared the earth for humans.—Job 38:4, 7.
5 Since all of Jehovah’s creations are perfect, however, who made this “Devil,” this “Satan”? Put simply, one of the powerful spirit sons of God turned himself into the Devil. How was this possible? Well, today a person who was once decent and honest may become a thief. How does that happen? The person may allow a wrong desire to develop in his heart. If he keeps thinking about it, that wrong desire may become very strong. Then if the opportunity presents itself, he may act upon the bad desire that he has been thinking about.—James 1:13-15.

This happened in the case of Satan the Devil. He apparently heard God tell Adam and Eve to have children and to fill the earth with their offspring.(Genesis 1:27, 28)‘Why, all these humans could worship me rather than God!’ Satan evidently thought. So a wrong desire built up in his heart. Eventually, he took action to deceive Eve by telling her lies about God.(Genesis 3:1-5) He thus became a “Devil,” which means “Slanderer.” At the same time, he became “Satan,” which means “Opposer.”

By using lies and trickery, Satan the Devil caused Adam and Eve to disobey God.(Genesis 2:17; 3:6) As a result, they eventually died, as God had said they would if they disobeyed.(Genesis 3:17-19) Since Adam became imperfect when he sinned, all his offspring inherited sin from him.(Romans 5:12) The situation might be illustrated with a pan used for baking bread. If the pan has a dent in it, what happens to each loaf of bread made in the pan? Each loaf has a dent, or an imperfection, in it. Similarly, each human has inherited a “dent” of imperfection from Adam. That is why all humans grow old and die.—Romans 3:23.

Cont...
Student

Oregon City, OR

#36123 Aug 25, 2013
Chapter Three
What Is God’s Purpose for the Earth?

When Satan led Adam and Eve into sinning against God, he was really leading a rebellion. He was challenging Jehovah’s way of ruling. In effect, Satan was saying:‘God is a bad ruler. He tells lies and holds back good things from his subjects. Humans do not need to have God ruling over them. They can decide for themselves what is good and what is bad. And they will be better off under my rulership.’ How would God handle such an insulting challenge? Some think that God should simply have put the rebels to death. But would that have answered Satan’s challenge? Would it have proved that God’s way of ruling is right?
9 Jehovah’s perfect sense of justice would not allow him to put the rebels to death right away. He decided that time was needed to answer Satan’s challenge in a satisfying way and to prove that the Devil is a liar. So God determined that he would permit humans to rule themselves for some time under Satan’s influence. Why Jehovah did that and why he has allowed so much time to pass before settling these issues will be discussed in Chapter 11 of this book. Now, though, it is good to think about this: Were Adam and Eve right to believe Satan, who had never done anything good for them? Was it right for them to believe that Jehovah, who had given them everything they had, is a cruel liar? What would you have done?

It is good to think about these questions because each of us faces similar issues today. Yes, you have the opportunity to support Jehovah’s side in answer to Satan’s challenge. You can accept Jehovah as your Ruler and help to show that Satan is a liar.(Psalm 73:28; Proverbs 27:11) Sadly, only a few among the billions of people in this world make such a choice. This raises an important question, Does the Bible really teach that Satan rules this world?

Cont...
Student

Oregon City, OR

#36124 Aug 25, 2013
Chapter Three
What Is God’s Purpose for the Earth?

WHO RULES THIS WORLD?
Jesus never doubted that Satan is the ruler of this world. In some miraculous way, Satan once showed Jesus “all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.” Satan then promised Jesus:“All these things I will give you if you fall down and do an act of worship to me.”(Matthew 4:8, 9; Luke 4:5, 6) Think about this. Would that offer have been a temptation to Jesus if Satan was not the ruler of these kingdoms? Jesus did not deny that all these worldly governments were Satan’s. Surely, Jesus would have done that if Satan was not the power behind them.

Of course, Jehovah is the Almighty God, the Creator of the marvelous universe.(Revelation 4:11) Yet, nowhere does the Bible say that either Jehovah God or Jesus Christ is ruler of this world. In fact, Jesus specifically referred to Satan as “the ruler of this world.”(John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11) The Bible even refers to Satan the Devil as “the god of this system of things.”(2 Corinthians 4:3, 4) Regarding this opposer, or Satan, the Christian apostle John wrote:“The whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one.”—1 John 5:19.

HOW SATAN’S WORLD WILL BE REMOVED
With each passing year, the world is becoming more and more dangerous. It is overrun with warring armies, dishonest politicians, hypocritical religious leaders, and hardened criminals. The world as a whole is beyond reform. The Bible reveals that the time is near when God will eliminate the wicked world during his war of Armageddon. This will make way for a righteous new world.—Revelation 16:14-16.

Jehovah God selected Jesus Christ to be Ruler of His heavenly Kingdom, or government. Long ago, the Bible foretold:“Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called ... Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end.”(Isaiah 9:6, 7, King James Version) Regarding this government, Jesus taught his followers to pray:“Let your kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also upon earth.”(Matthew 6:10) As we will see later in this book, God’s Kingdom will soon remove all the governments of this world, and it itself will replace all of them.(Daniel 2:44) Then God’s Kingdom will usher in an earthly paradise.

You can read the rest of this chapter in the book

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE REALLY TEACH?

Go to jw.org/en/publications and scroll down to the booklet What Does the Bible Really Teach?

You can download using EPUB, PDF, MP3 or AAC

“May you be at peace.”

Since: Nov 07

Mars

#36130 Aug 25, 2013
Student wrote:
<quoted text>
What's wrong with you eyes? Are you blind, or you probably didn't read all my post. Did you notice the rs p. 202, that my source.

I checked p.202 of the Oxford English Dictionary and did not find your quote.

I also checked Herman Melville's classic, Moby Dick and, likewise, did not find it.

citing a source means actually providing what source it is in.

But since your brain has been abducted by the Watchtower cult I guess I expect too much of your.

“May you be at peace.”

Since: Nov 07

Mars

#36131 Aug 25, 2013
Student wrote:
<quoted text>
The Christian Greek Scriptures congregation of God undoubtedly would have been classified as a cult by most people who use the term today. The Christians were widely spoken again by the religious establishment of that day. Act 28:22

No. Read the criteria. True they would have had a few of the characteristics, but just having a few of the characteristics does not make it a cult. Political parties meet some of the characteristics.

The JW cult meets ALL, 100% of the criteria. It is almost hard to imagine any group meeting ALL of the criteria, but the JWs managed to do so.

[QUOTE who="Student "]<quoted text> Most people believe it is best to look to the Bible itself for guidance in seeking out and proving which is the TRUE CHRISTIANS described in the Scriptures.

Which is the criteria the the JW utterly fail by.

You meet ALL of the characteristics of a cult but NONE of the criteria of the early Church.

They continued in benevolence.
They gave to the poor.
Acts 4:32-37

They made TRUE predictions (prophecy)!!!!!
Acts 11:27-30

Lying was considered a SIN!(not a virtue like the JW cult).
Acts 5

Met in the Temple daily(okay, you get a pass on that one).

Were saved by grace, not works.

They were led by the spirit (not by the Neo-Nazi Watchtower leaders), and by the apostles.

ALL were considered teachers ( I Cor. 14:26 )

They followed the Law (as commanded by Jesus).

THEY WERE KNOWN BY THEIR FRUITS!!!!

The Watchtower cult produces BAD fruit.


“May you be at peace.”

Since: Nov 07

Mars

#36134 Aug 25, 2013
Student wrote:
Chapter Three
What Is God’s Purpose for the Earth?

I am sure it is pretty obvious by now that the JW cult is, at best, COMPLETELY unqualified to comment on any aspect of the Bible or knowing the mind of God.

By the way, the JW "Bible" was "translated" by a group of guys that did not have A SINGLE person who was actually fluent in EITHER Hebrew OR Greek.

98% of their "Bible" is word for word the same as an old Catholic translation.

Some of the words they "translate" AREN'T EVEN THERE!!!!

They INSERT words that are not in ANY originals.

They REMOVE words that ARE in ALL originals.



Does that sound like a group of people you want to learn about the Bible from?!

Me neither.

“May you be at peace.”

Since: Nov 07

Mars

#36136 Aug 25, 2013
Student wrote:
Chapter Three
What Is God’s Purpose for the Earth?
THE ORIGIN OF AN ENEMY

More important is what is that enemy up to today?

It looks like he is alive and well and leading the JW's.

Satan is the author/father of lies.
The JW's have made lying into an art form.

"For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works."
2 Corinthians 11:13-15


"And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying [or admitting], I am the Christ; and shall deceive many."
Matthew 24:4-5

"They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work."
Titus 1:16 ESV

Matthew 7:15
John 8:44
2 Thessalonians 2:8-12
I Thessalonians 4:13-18

I John 4:1

Matthew 7:1-29

Rev 21:8
Rev 21:8
Rev 21:8
Rev 21:8
Rev 21:8

Many many many more.

“May you be at peace.”

Since: Nov 07

Mars

#36137 Aug 25, 2013
Student wrote:
Chapter Three
What Is God’s Purpose for the Earth?

You and your lying cult knows nothing of Yahweh or his purpose for the Earth.

“May you be at peace.”

Since: Nov 07

Mars

#36138 Aug 25, 2013
Student wrote:
Chapter Three....

The JW also put out a book for JW who are getting divorced and it describes detailed lies to tell the court to make sure the JW cult member gets custody. They include accusing the other parent of child abuse.

You see, the JW cult does not believe that the law has a right to know and that is is better to lie than for a child to be raised by a non JW.

This is the same group that hides child molesters from the law.

These are some sick, lying people.
doug

Tsumeb, Namibia

#36142 Aug 26, 2013
Missionary Man wrote:
Dear Friends,
Close scrutiny of the Jehovah's Witnesses doctrinal position on such subjects as the Deity of Jesus, Salvation, the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, the Atonement, etc., shows beyond a doubt that they do not hold to orthodox Christian positions on these subjects. Jehovah's Witnesses believe Jesus is Michael the archangel, the highest created being. This contradicts many Scriptures which clearly declare Jesus to be God (John 1:1,14; 8:58; 10:30). Jehovah's Witnesses believe salvation is obtained by a combination of faith, good works, and obedience. This contradicts countless Scriptures which declare salvation to be received by faith (John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5). Jehovah's Witnesses reject the Trinity, believing Jesus to be a created being and the Holy Spirit to essentially be the power of God. Jehovah's Witnesses hold to a ransom theory of the atonement, in which Jesus' death paid only for what mankind lost when Adam sinned - namely, the right to perfect life on earth. Thus, they believe in a faith + works arrangement, where sin and death are freely atoned for by Christ, but physical perfection is attained through personal effort, coupled with faith in Christ.
How do the Jehovah's Witnesses justify these unbiblical doctrines?(1) They claim that the church has, over the centuries, corrupted the Bible, and (2) They have re-translated the Bible in what they call the New World Translation. The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society altered the text of the Bible to make it fit their false doctrine – rather than basing their doctrine on what the Bible teaches. The New World Translation has gone through numerous editions, as the Jehovah's Witnesses discover more and more Scriptures that contradict their doctrines.
Jehovah's Witnesses are readily shown to be a cult that is only loosely based upon Scripture. The Watchtower bases its beliefs and doctrines on the original and expanded teachings of Charles Taze Russell, Judge Joseph Franklin Rutherford, and their successors. The Governing Body of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society is the only body in the cult that claims authority to interpret Scripture. In other words, what the Governing Body says concerning any Scriptural passage is viewed as the last word, and independent thinking is strongly discouraged. This is in direct opposition of Paul's admonition to Timothy (and to us as well) to study to show yourself approved of God, a workman that need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of God. This admonition, found in 2 Timothy 2:15, is a clear instruction from God to each of His individual children in the Body of Christ to be like the Berean Christians and search the Scriptures daily to see if the things they are being taught line up with what His Word has to say on the subject.
There is probably no religious group that is more faithful than the Jehovah's Witnesses at getting their message out. Unfortunately, the message is full of distortions, deceptions, and false doctrine. May God open the eyes of the Jehovah's Witnesses to the truth of the Gospel and the true teaching of God's Word.
Blessings,
Missionary Man
Source: gotquestions.org
missionary man you have never read the Bible or studied it at any time

“May you be at peace.”

Since: Nov 07

Mars

#36143 Aug 26, 2013
doug wrote:
<quoted text> missionary man you have never read the Bible or studied it at any time

Actually, Missionary Man is correct on most of the points. There are a few where he has poor information or that his views about Jesus and the Bible are better are "better", but most of the information provided is right.

JWism can hold its own on its antitrinitarian position as well as te deity of Jesus. They can do this because they accept the modern scholarship which demonstrates those points are not original Christian concepts.

As to the rest, it is true. The JW cult worships the Watchtower which distorts the meaning of the Bible to their own ends.



Missionary Man wrote:
Dear Friends,
Close scrutiny of the Jehovah's Witnesses doctrinal position on such subjects as the Deity of Jesus, Salvation, the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, the Atonement, etc., shows beyond a doubt that they do not hold to orthodox Christian positions on these subjects. Jehovah's Witnesses believe Jesus is Michael the archangel, the highest created being. This contradicts many Scriptures which clearly declare Jesus to be God (John 1:1,14; 8:58; 10:30). Jehovah's Witnesses believe salvation is obtained by a combination of faith, good works, and obedience. This contradicts countless Scriptures which declare salvation to be received by faith (John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5). Jehovah's Witnesses reject the Trinity, believing Jesus to be a created being and the Holy Spirit to essentially be the power of God. Jehovah's Witnesses hold to a ransom theory of the atonement, in which Jesus' death paid only for what mankind lost when Adam sinned - namely, the right to perfect life on earth. Thus, they believe in a faith + works arrangement, where sin and death are freely atoned for by Christ, but physical perfection is attained through personal effort, coupled with faith in Christ.
How do the Jehovah's Witnesses justify these unbiblical doctrines?(1) They claim that the church has, over the centuries, corrupted the Bible, and (2) They have re-translated the Bible in what they call the New World Translation. The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society altered the text of the Bible to make it fit their false doctrine – rather than basing their doctrine on what the Bible teaches. The New World Translation has gone through numerous editions, as the Jehovah's Witnesses discover more and more Scriptures that contradict their doctrines.
Jehovah's Witnesses are readily shown to be a cult that is only loosely based upon Scripture. The Watchtower bases its beliefs and doctrines on the original and expanded teachings of Charles Taze Russell, Judge Joseph Franklin Rutherford, and their successors. The Governing Body of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society is the only body in the cult that claims authority to interpret Scripture. In other words, what the Governing Body says concerning any Scriptural passage is viewed as the last word, and independent thinking is strongly discouraged. This is in direct opposition of Paul's admonition to Timothy (and to us as well) to study to show yourself approved of God, a workman that need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of God. This admonition, found in 2 Timothy 2:15, is a clear instruction from God to each of His individual children in the Body of Christ to be like the Berean Christians and search the Scriptures daily to see if the things they are being taught line up with what His Word has to say on the subject.
There is probably no religious group that is more faithful than the Jehovah's Witnesses at getting their message out. Unfortunately, the message is full of distortions, deceptions, and false doctrine. May God open the eyes of the Jehovah's Witnesses to the truth of the Gospel and the true teaching of God's Word.
Blessings,
Missionary Man
Source: gotquestions.org

Since: Aug 13

albuquerque

#36145 Aug 26, 2013
Wow oh wow

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