Truth About Jehovah’s Witnesses

Is the Jehovah’s Witness religion Christian?

The answer to the question is, “No. It is not Christian.” Like all non-Christian cults, the Jehovah’s Witness organization distorts the essential doctrines of Christianity. It denies the deity of Christ, His physical resurrection, and salvation by grace.  This alone makes it non-Christian.  To support its erring doctrines, the Watchtower organization (which is the author and teacher of all official Jehovah’s Witness theology), has even altered the Bible to make it agree with its changing and non-Christian teachings.
Typical with cults that use the Bible to support its position is a host of interpretive errors:

  • Taking verses out of their immediate context.
  • Refusing to read verses in the entire biblical context.
  • Inserting their theological presuppositions into the text.
  • Altering the Biblical text to suit their needs.
  • Latching onto one verse to interpret a host of others.
  • Changing the meanings of words.
  • Proclaiming some passages to be figurative when they contradict their doctrines.
  • Adding to the Word of God.

Additionally, the Jehovah’s Witness organization requires of its members regular weekly attendance at their “Bible Study” meetings where they are repeatedly indoctrinated with anti-Christian teachings. This is done by reading the Watchtower magazine, following along with what it says, reading the questions it asks, and reciting the answers it gives.  In other words, the Watchtower Organization carefully trains its members to let the Organization do their thinking for them.  For confirmation of this, please read Does the Watchtower organization control the JW’s thinking?
The Witnesses are told they will be persecuted when they go door to door teaching their doctrines.  They are further told that this is simply the enemy fighting against the God’s organization because they are in “the truth.”  So, when someone disagrees with them, they are conditioned to reflect on what the Watchtower has told them.  They then feel confirmed in being in God’s true organization on earth (like all cults claim).  They are strongly encouraged to have friends and acquaintances that are only JW’s, thereby keeping outside examination to a minimum. They are told to shun those who leave their group, that way, there is no way to see why someone has left and no way to find out that they are in error from those who have found the truth in Christ. They are conditioned to shy away from any real biblically knowledgeable person.  An example of this is frequently found on the Internet.  I was once banned from a Jehovah’s Witness chat room after I not only answered their objections to the Trinity and deity of Christ, but challenged them in return. Subsequently, my name was passed around to all other Jehovah’s Witness rooms where I was banned from them as well.  This is a frequent occurrence on the Internet where the Jehovah’s Witnesses are alive and well.  It is obvious that critical examination of their doctrines is not encouraged by the Watchtower Organization.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses consider themselves to be Christians because they believe they are serving the true and living God.  Like many cults, they think they are the only true church on earth.  Yet, they deny the Trinity, the deity of Christ, the personhood of the Holy Spirit, Jesus’ physical resurrection, and salvation by grace through faith.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses are discouraged from looking into Jehovah’s Witness history or old Watchtower literature which is replete with contradictions, altered doctrines, and false prophecies.  Instead, they are indoctrinated repeatedly against basic Christian doctrines (Trinity, deity of Christ, etc) and into the notion that they alone are the true servants of God and that all others are either in “Christendom” or simply unbelievers.
Primarily, the Jehovah’s Witness organization is a mind control organization that uses its people to pass out literature and send in “donations” to the headquarters in Brooklyn, New York.

“Thus the Bible is an organizational book and belongs to the Christian congregation as an organization, not to individuals, regardless of how sincerely they may believe that they can interpret the Bible.” The Watchtower, Oct. 1, 1967. p. 587.

The Watchtower organization of the Jehovah’s Witnesses is a non-Christian organization that uses its people to promulgate false doctrines, sell a multitudinous amount of literature, and expand its grip into the lives of its members and their families.
It is a non-Christian cult.

More Info:
Jehovah’s Witnesses Deny That Jesus is Divine

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© Matthew J. Slick, 2002

2 Responses to “Truth About Jehovah’s Witnesses”

  1. Jennyfair says:

    Can you provide with the scripture of the deity so I can present to my mother in law witch is Jehovah Witness.

  2. Truth_About_Life says:

    Hello Jennyfair,
    There are many scriptures that show Jesus as Being God.
    One of the most popular is this one:
    The Bible says, “In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God…and the word became flesh and dwelt among us,” (John 1:1,14).
    - however the Jehovah Witness bible (New World Translation) has changed it to the word was “a god”. This really doesnt disprove that Jesus is God, even though their translation appears to do so. Making Jesus into “a god” (with a lower case g) is not biblical and goes against the statement that God has made about being one God.
    Here is Deuteronomy 4:35
    “You were shown these things so that you might know that the LORD is God; besides him there is no other.”

    Another instance of Jesus being shown as Deity is Colossians 2:9
    “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form”

    Jesus Himself refers to being the Alpha & Omega
    Rev 1:8
    “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
    - Jehovah Witnesses will dispute that the above scripture is Jesus speaking. So we need to have them look at the previous verse:
    Rev 1:7
    7Look, he is coming with the clouds,
    and every eye will see him,
    even those who pierced him;
    and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen.
    - notice PIERCED HIM. That is what happened to Christ on the cross.
    Then go to Revelation 22:12-13 where Jesus says He is coming soon:
    12″Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. 13I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
    - and again refers to Himself ast the First and Last, Beginning and the End. Only Deity could be the First and Last, the Beginning and the End.
    Next go to the Old Testament where Isaiah is speaking the Lord’s words:
    6 “This is what the LORD says—
    Israel’s King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty:
    I am the first and I am the last;
    apart from me there is no God.
    - Deity Himself is stating that He is the First and the Last. The same words used by Jesus in Rev 22:13.
    And again in Isaiah 48:12-13
    12 “Listen to me, O Jacob,
    Israel, whom I have called:
    I am he;
    I am the first and I am the last.

    13 My own hand laid the foundations of the earth,
    and my right hand spread out the heavens;
    when I summon them,
    they all stand up together.

    Then back to Revelation 22:!5 – where Jesus has been speaking the entire time.
    16″I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you[a] this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”
    Next look at Isaiah 44:6
    This is what the LORD says—
    Israel’s King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty:
    I am the first and I am the last;
    apart from me there is no God.
    — again God is the first and the last, just as Jesus claimed to be.
    Finally, look at Revelation 22:20
    20He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.”
    Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
    — so this shows that Jesus has been the One speaking in Revelation about Himself as Deity.

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