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Apostate Doctrine of Jehovah's Witnesses  

16 Truths that JW's Teach 14 Apostate and Anti-Biblical False Doctrines that JW's Teach
Bible is God's Word and is truth
Bible is more reliable than tradition
God's name is Jehovah
Christ's one sacrifice is sufficient
Human death is due to Adam's sin
Adamic death will cease
New covenant made with spiritual Israel
Christ's congregation is built upon himself
Images must not be used in worship
Spiritism must be shunned
Satan is invisible ruler of world

Christ is not equal to God because He is a creature

Christ was first of God's creations
Christ died on a stake, not a cross
Christ was raised from the dead as an immortal spirit person
Christ's presence is in spirit
Earth will never be destroyed or depopulated

Wicked will be eternally destroyed

The human soul ceases to exist at death
Hell is mankind's common grave
Only a little flock of 144,000 go to heaven and rule with Christ
The 144,000 are born again as spiritual sons of God


The rest of the story…

What Jehovah's Witnesses believe, but won't initially tell people when they knock on doors and ask if they think the world would be better off without war, suffering, sickness and child abuse:

  • If you become a Jehovah's Witness and then leave them because of their false teachings, you will be literally shunned. Your family that remains in the organization will not be permitted to even talk to you!

  • The Watchtower Society is the only source of truth on earth today and your soul will be destroyed if you refuse their organization.

  • The Watchtower Society and its followers are all prophets of God today and the Governing Body is directed by angels from God.

  • The Watchtower and Awake magazines originate with and are treated as equal to the Bible.

  • They deny that God consists of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

  • They deny the deity of Christ, they say Jesus is a created being also called Michael the archangel, and was the first and only direct creation of God.

  • Jesus was not the Christ (Messiah) until age 30, even though their own bible says in Luke 2:11, "because there was born to you today a savior, who is Christ the Lord."

  • They deny the bodily resurrection. After Jesus was buried in the tomb, Jehovah dissolved his body into gases and it disappeared forever.

  • Jesus rose invisibly in three days, so Jehovah had to "materialize" a fake body for him complete with fake nail prints so His disciples would believe it was really Jesus risen.

  • They deny the personality of the Holy Spirit (viewed by the Watchtower organization as "God's active force," similar to radio waves)

  • They deny man consciously survives death.

  • They teach the eternal punishment of the lost is annihilation.

  • They deny the bodily, visible return of Christ (Christ's "return" was only His "turning his attention" invisibly toward earth in 1914, and there was an invisible "rapture" of the dead members of the 144,000 in 1918.)

  • The cross is a pagan symbol of sex worship, and that all buildings or persons displaying the cross are likewise pagan. Jehovah's Witnesses deny that Jesus died on a cross but a stake. However, recent "new light" in the Watchtower now admits they are not certain about the cross, but will continue to deny it anyway. Further, the watchtower originally claimed it was a cross.

  • No one goes to heaven but 144,000 Jehovah's Witnesses.

  • They teach Christ is the mediator for only the 144,000, not the average Jehovah's Witness.

  • Teach only the 144,000 must be "born again", not the average Jehovah's Witness.

  • Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob etc. were to be back on earth as perfect humans in 1925. The Society built a palatial home called "Beth Sarim" for them BUT when the patriarchs failed to show up, the President of the Society moved in.

  • Their light gets "brighter and brighter," allowing for many changes and "about faces" on their doctrines. Yesterday's error is today's "truth." Often the "light" bounces back and forth from old to new views and back again! (Might we call this discarded truth… "black Light?")

  • Blood transfusions are rejected and if a Witness receives one willingly, it results in his eternal death. However, the society allows Hemophiliacs to consume blood for medical purposes to save their life.

  • To salute the flag is an act of idolatry.

  • Participation in any civil holidays, mother’s day, birthdays brings condemnation of God.

  • Only persons who use the true name of God, Jehovah, will have their prayers heard by God. No salvation is possible without using the name "Jehovah."

Jehovah's Witnesses believe the Watchtower organization is God's "spirit led" spokesman:

Regardless of what Bible verses you show them that contradicts their beliefs, they place their confidence in the magazines and books.

The idea that the "organization" is a prophet is hidden from prospects and new converts. But if you ask the right questions you can get them to admit it, unless they feel you are not "mature enough" to accept it yet. Getting them to admit this is the first place I always begin in studying with them:

  • Do you believe the Watchtower organization was prophesied in Matthew 24:45?

  • If so, doesn't that mean that they are directly guided by God what to publish?

  • If the Watchtower is a "Spirit led prophet" of God doesn't that make it equally authoritative and infallible as the Bible?

  • Can you think of any examples of a prophet who was not inspired?

Jehovah's Witnesses are eventually taught the Watchtower was prophesied by Jesus in Matthew 24:45

  1. Watchtower organization = "faithful & sensible slave whom God put in charge"

  2. Jehovah's Witnesses = "of his household"

  3. Watchtower magazine = "food at the proper time."

  4.  Weekly Watchtower study: Every church worldwide studies same thing, at same time

  5. Informed Jehovah's Witnesses believe that the Watchtower magazine claims inspiration by God in its teachings.

Now you understand why they are always asking you to buy their Watchtower magazine when they come door to door? It is the Jehovah's Witnesses creed book & primary Bible.

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