The following is a brief overview of what jehovah's witnesses believe, along with what the bible really teaches, printed among the many articles and resources in the back of the esv study bible (posted by permission) 1 the divine name jehovah's witnesses believe that god's one true name. Allegiance to jehovah plus works (baptism, faithfulness in kingdom hall work those ignorant of jehovah given a chance to believe during millennium) exaltation or godhood through obedience to mormon teachings: repentance, faith, baptism, endowments, celestial marriage, tithing. Side by side comparison christianity originated in the life and teachings of jesus of nazareth, who was born circa 4 bce in roman-occupied palestine, a jewish province of the roman empire. History of jehovah witnesses most people have had a visit by jehovah's witnesses from the local kingdom hall reactions vary, from rudeness, to hospitality. Jehovah witnesses differ with christianity in many other areas as well - some are important others are not so however in these central issues, the differences mean that we cannot call them christian.
The jehovah's witnesses are quite forthcoming about their religious beliefs their religion, unlike mormonism, isn't an esoteric one with secret doctrines known only to an initiated few when mormons come to your door, they don't tell you that they believe in many gods, that jesus and. The beliefs of jehovah's witnesses are based on the bible teachings of charles taze russell—founder of the bible student movement—and successive presidents of the watch tower society, joseph franklin rutherford, and nathan homer knorr. Jehovah's witnesses, through the new world translation, claim that their version of the bible is scholarly and more accurate however, the translators were not biblical scholars or theologians david reed, an ex-witness, says that the new world translation came into being in 1961 for the sole purpose of eliminating the deity of christ. Comparison grid of roman catholicism, mormonism, jehovah's witnesses, and christianity by matt slick i hesitate to put this grid up only because i do not want to needlessly assail the catholic belief system in an offensive manner.
Baptism - jehovah's witnesses beliefs teach that baptism by total immersion in water is a symbol of dedicating one's life to god bible - the bible is god's word and is truth, more reliable than tradition jehovah's witnesses use their own bible, the new world translation of the scriptures. Massive differences on the outside, the jehovah's witness organization appears to be a regular christian church but jws hold to a very different set of beliefs. Jehovah's witnesses on trial by robert u finnerty (nb352) for price information and shipping and handling charges, please refer to cri's resource listing, or to place a credit card order, please call cri toll-free at (888) 7000-cri. Yes we are christians for the following reasons: we try to follow closely the teachings and behavior of jesus christ—1 peter 2:21 we believe that jesus is the key to salvation, that there is not another name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must get saved.
That is an illogical question, like saying christians vs christianity jehovah's witnesses are christians, as defined by the bible no other definitions are relevant. Christians believe that jesus is the jewish messiah promised to israel in the old testament (tanakh) jesus said his followers would be known by their love for one another [jehovah's witnesses. When challenged by non-members that they are not christians because they deny many of the doctrinal tenets of the original christian faith, often jehovah's witness and mormon adherents take offense. - a witness to the witnesses 64 million believers dedicated their lives to worshipping jehovah, but how do they challenge the christian faith jehovah witnesses, an apocalyptic christian denomination, believes many distinct and different things that break away from mainstream christianity. Additionally, the jehovah's witness subscribe only to the new world translation of the 66 books protestants put in the canon this translation is considered faulty by most nicene christians for translations such as.
Jehovah's witnesses are required to save themselves though christians believe that it is impossible to save ourselves - salvation is a gift from god , the jehovah's witnesses have a complex, impossible, and completely unscriptural belief about how to get to heaven. Jehovah's witnesses—their name is intended to designate them as a group of christians who proclaim the truth about jehovah—compose less than 1 percent of us adults, yet are among the most racially and ethnically diverse religious groups in america. I dated a jehovah's witness for quite some time, and it is this experience and the path that followed which ultimately resulted in my discovery that the truth resides within the orthodox christian church. A jehovah's witness can lie to someone if they are not entitled to know the truth periodically jehovah's witness doctrine will change this is known as new light.
Comparison of biblical doctrine and jehovah's witness' doctrines doctrine biblical doctrine jehovah's witness' doctrines details bible reference details. Jehovahs witnesses beleive taking blood into the body through mouth or veins violates god's laws christians beleive christ died on a cross which is a fact of history that is necessary for the atonement of sin and the salvation of believers. Witnessing to jehovah witness that says he is christian 2 20 16 bart ehrman vs james white debate p1 understanding the cult of jehovah's witnesses - dr james white. Christians must give public testimony to scriptural truth christians must give public testimony to the gospel of jesus christ romans 1:16, romans 15:19, 1 corinthians 1:17 the greatest name is jehovah.