Is Jehovah's Witnesses BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY?"



JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES

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BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY!



The purpose of this study in God's word is to weigh ALL the evidence to see if the what the Jehovah's Witnesses teach is SOUND BIBLICAL teaching.  And is the Jehovah's Witness Bible Translation of the Greek Scripture a sound Biblical translation that teaches BIBLICAL Christianity?

Before we begin this study in God's word I would like to ask my Jehovah's Witnesses to read some, Did you know questions?

#1. Did you know that in the early days Jehovah's Witnesses believed that Jesus died on a cross? In the Jehovah's Witness book titled "The Harp Of God" written in 1921, there is a picture of Jesus hanging on a cross?

And in the book called "Reconciliation" written in 1928, did you know that you will again find a picture of Jesus hanging on a cross?

#2. Did you know that it was Joseph Rutherford who made the change from Jesus dying on a cross to a torture stake as recorded in the 1975 yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses?

#3. Did you know that in the 1969 edition of  "The Kingdom Interlinear Translation of the Greek Scriptures" there is a picture of a man hanging on a torture stake that was taken from a book called "Ivsti Lipsi De Crvce" that has ANOTHER picture of a man the writer believes to be Jesus hanging on a CROSS which the Watchtower did not bother to show their followers? So in the book "Ivsti Lipsi De Crvce" the author is HONEST enough to give the reader BOTH pictures, but in the Jehovah's Witness book  "The Kingdom Interlinear Translation of the Greek Scriptures" the Watchtower HIDES the truth from their followers.

#4. Did you know that in the Watchtower publication "Reasoning From the Scripture" there is a QUOTE from the Imperial Bible Dictionary "The Greek word for cross [stauros], properly signified a stake, an upright pole, or a piece of piling, on which anything might be hung, or which might be used for impaling, [fencing in] a piece of ground...." Notice the three dots after the period means that the QUOTE does not END here and what follows should tell YOU that you are being LIED to about Jesus dying on a torture stake. The Imperial Bible Dictionary goes on to say, "But a modification was introduced as the dominion and usages of Roman extended themselves into Greek-speaking countries. Even among the Romans the CRUX (from which our CROSS is derived appears to have been originally an upright pole and this always remained the more prominent PART." So then, The Imperial Bible Dictionary believes that Jesus died on a CROSS and NOT a stake.

Now let us see what the Bible ITSELF teaches us.


Let us begin this study by first taking a look at what the Jehovah's Witnesses teach in their statements of faith from their own websites. When you first go to a Jehovah's Witness website you will find topics relating to everyday issues that people struggle over in their daily lives. In other words, they minister to the people's problems and concerns first before they teach them what they actually believe. For example, They point out the "trouble" in the world to get people interested in God coming kingdom. Then after a person becomes a Jehova's Witness then they are taught what the Jehovah's Witness actually believe and teach. By then it is almost impossible to leave the Jehovah's Witness Organization without tearing apart your family. Here is a link to the official Jehovah's Witness website: http://www.jw.org/en/  so you can see for yourself what I mean.

Now if you scroll down to the bottom and click on “About Jehovah's Witnesses" it will take you to a page that has some other questions about Jehovah's Witnesses in the right side margin. I then clicked on the question “Are the Jehovah's Witnesses Christian?”, and here is what I found written by the Watchtower Society on an official Jehovah's Witness website:


Are You Christian?


    "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.”—Acts 4:12.

  • When people become Jehovah’s Witnesses, they are baptized in the name of Jesus.—Matthew 28:18, 19.

  • We offer our prayers in Jesus’ name.—John 15:16.

  • We believe that Jesus is the Head, or the one appointed to have authority, over every man.—1 Corinthians 11:3.

However, in a number of ways, we are different from other religious groups that are called Christian. For example, we believe that the Bible teaches that Jesus is the Son of God, not part of a Trinity. (Mark 12:29) We do not believe that the soul is immortal, that there is any basis in Scripture for saying that God tortures people in an everlasting hell, or that those who take the lead in religious activities should have titles that elevate them above others.—Ecclesiastes 9:5; Ezekiel 18:4; Matthew 23:8-10.



Now the MAINSTREAM Church would jump on the statement saying "HOWEVER we are DIFFERENT from other religious groups that are called Christian" at the end of these statements of faith and say that the Jehovah's Witnesses are a CULT because they do NOT believe in the “DOCTRINE” of the Trinity.

But in all fairness the Jehovah's Witnesses simply state that they believe that the Bible teaches that Jesus is the SON OF God, and NOT part of a Trinity.

Please understand that I am NOT a Jehovah's Witness, NOR have I ever been a Jehovah's Witness, but rather I am simply a Christian who has been deceived in the past by the doctrine of the Trinity like many other true born-again Christians who are not under the teaching of the Watchtower Society. Again I did NOT learn what I teach from ANY man-made organization, but rather I learned what I teach by the leading of the Holy Spirit. And it just so happens that what the Holy Spirit has taught me is SOMEWHAT similar to what the Jehovah's Witnesses teach in this AREA of Jesus being the SON OF Almighty God and not Almighty God himself. Again this is NOT to say that ALL of what the Jehovah's Witnesses teach in the truth of the WHOLE word of God.

The TRUTH of the matter is that the Jehovah's Witnesses are CORRECT on this particular point, in that, Jesus is the SON OF Almighty God the Father and that the “DOCTRINE” of the Trinity is NOT taught in the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible. Nowhere in the Bible is the CLEAR PLAIN and SIMPLE teaching of this man-made “DOCTRINE” of the Trinity. Yes, we do clearly see THREE in the Bible that are united in one purpose, but it is just man's INTERPRETATION that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are one and the self-same being or person who is THE Almighty God himself. For a deeper understanding of why the “DOCTRINE of the Trinity is a false teaching that causes division in the church please read the study WHO IS JESUS? and the many studies that are related to this subject that are listed within this study.

You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, the only CLEAR verse of scripture in the Bible that PLAINLY states the Jesus IS God is found in Hebrews 1:8 where Almighty God the Father himself is speaking to his Son Jesus and says, “Your throne O God...” whereby CLEARLY teaching us that Jesus IS GOD.

BUT does this clear statement “Your throne O God...” mean that Jesus is the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God? You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, if you KEEP this verse in the CONTEXT of where it is found you will ALSO CLEARLY and PLAINLY see that Almighty God the Father is THE ONE true and ONLY Almighty God, who is OVER his Son Jesus and that it is Almighty God HIMSELF who ANOINTED his Son Jesus to be “THEOS, which is the Greek word that can be translated as either God referring to THE Almighty God the Father, or a god, who would be UNDER and SUBJECT to the one true and only Almighty God the Father.

Hebrews 1:8,9

But unto the Son he (Almighty God the Father) says, Your throne, O God (or your throne O theos, which again can be translated as God or god), is forever and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of your kingdom.

9. You (my dear beloved Son in whom I am well pleased) have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; THEREFORE (or for this very reason of doing all my will) God, EVEN YOUR God, has ANOINTED you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.”



So I have to AGREE with the Jehovah's Witnesses on this particular point because they do in fact rightly and correctly teach that Jesus is NOT the one true and ONLY ALMIGHTY God, who ALONE is the FATHER. Again for a deeper understanding of this subject please read the study WHO IS JESUS?, but for now let us take a look at the second difference that the Jehovah's Witnesses openly state, which is that they do NOT believe that the soul is IMMORTAL.

Well to ME, just a little common sense should tell you that AGAIN that they are teaching the TRUTH on this matter as well. Think about this for a moment, IF we were ALREADY IMMORTAL beings, or beings that possessed an IMMORTAL soul, then WHY would we be given the promise of ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come to make us IMMORTAL beings? There would be no need for the promise of ETERNAL LIFE because we would ALREADY be IMMORTAL, if so be that the soul is indeed immortal as some falsely teach. The TRUTH of the matter is that the soul is NOT immortal as some in the mainstream church teach, because the word of TRUTH in Matthew 10:28 CLEARLY teaches us that we are not to fear man that is able to kill ONLY the body, but rather we are to fear God who is able to destroy BOTH the body AND the SOUL.

Matthew 10:28.


And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the SOUL: but rather fear him (Almighty God) which is able to DESTROY BOTH SOUL and body in HELL”.



Please read the study "IS THE SOUL OF MAN IMMORTAL?" for all the verses that CONTRADICT the false teaching that that man possesses an immortal soul.

The next statement where they differ from the mainstream church is that Jehovah's Witnesses do NOT believe in the doctrine of eternal TORTURE in the flames of hellfire or more precisely in the lake of fire that was prepared for the angel that rebelled against God.

Again I am inclined to agree with the Jehovah's Witnesses on this point as well. Please read the studies "IS THE DOCTRINE OF HELL BIBLICAL?" and "DOES Revelation 20"10 TEACH ETERNAL TORMENT?". I have studied this subject for myself and there is far more evidence that supports total destruction of the wicked as opposed to eternal TORTURE. It is true that the Bible teaches us about an eternal fire that will never be quench. And it is true that the wicked, who when they realize that the could have had eternal life in paradise will be tormented with this thought as they are cast into these flames of fire to be eternally destroyed or to be destroyed for all eternity never to rise again. In other words, this judgment is eternal, the flames are eternal, the SMOKE arises from the pit as an eternal reminder, but nowhere do I find any CLEAR, PLAIN, and SIMPLE teaching in the Bible of eternal TORTURE, where Almighty God sadistically keeps these wicked souls alive for all eternity to be TORTURED. This goes entirely against the true nature of our loving and MERCIFUL Almighty God.

The TRUTH of the matter is that NONE of these beliefs that we have looked at thus far qualify for categorizing the Jehovah's Witnesses as a “cult”.

So then, WHY exactly does the mainstream church deem the Jehovah's Witnesses as being a “cult”? Well as I said before, MAINLY because they do NOT believe in the “DOCTRINE” of the Trinity and therefore are automatically considered a “CULT” or a heretical teaching based on their nonconformance to man-made church “DOCTRINE” of the Trinity that again is NOT a SOUND BIBLICAL teaching.

But let us continue this study to see if the Jehovah”s Witnesses are in fact a “cult” by asking another question, “Do you as a Jehovah's Witnesses believe in Jesus?” Again here is their answer from their official website:

Do You Believe in Jesus?

Yes. We believe in Jesus, who said: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6) We have faith that Jesus came to earth from heaven and gave his perfect human life as a ransom sacrifice. (Matthew 20:28) His death and resurrection make it possible for those exercising faith in him to gain everlasting life. (John 3:16) We also believe that Jesus is now ruling as King of God’s heavenly Kingdom, which will soon bring peace to the entire earth. (Revelation 11:15) However, we take Jesus at his word when he said: “The Father is greater than I am.” (John 14:28) So we do not worship Jesus, as we do not believe that he is Almighty God.



Now we are beginning to see some areas that I personally do not see as being entirely Biblical.

First of all, let us take a look at the statement of belief of the Jehovah's Witness that they do NOT believe in taking on TITLES where one rules over another. Here is there exact statement:

 or that those who take the lead in religious activities should have titles that elevate them above others.—Ecclesiastes 9:5; Ezekiel 18:4; Matthew 23:8-10.

And yet the Watchtower Society "lords OVER the discreet SLAVES" in even a greater way than that the Roman Catholic church "lords OVER the laity". And THIS is where I myself would consider the Jehovah's Witnesses to be a CULT. In other words, I call any church a cult that lords OVER their followers by dogmatically demanding that THEY are the ONLY true church and if you leave THEIR church then you can NOT be saved.

It is easy to become a Jehovah's witness, but if one ever wants to leave, because they can no longer believe ALL that the Watchtower Society DEMANDS that they believe, then they must pay the high price of being DIS FELLOW SHIPPED or SHUNNED by ALL their family members. Please read the study "IS SHUNNING BIBLICAL?". This is NO light matter, so therefore I strongly WARN people NOT to become a Jehovah's Witness or have anything to do with the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society.

Secondly, the verse in Revelation 11:15 that they quoted to try and support their belief that Jesus is NOW presently, as is, right NOW today ruling as King of God's heavenly kingdom is rather a PROPHECY that has not yet been fulfilled. The second coming of Jesus has NOT occurred as yet. But the Jehovah's Witnesses FALSELY teach that Jesus has indeed ALREADY come in 1914 INVISIBLY. We will get into this more in-depth further on in this study.

Thirdly, they simply state that they do NOT worship Jesus BECAUSE they do NOT believe that Jesus is THE ALMIGHTY God.

Again I agree that Jesus is NOT THE ALMIGHTY God, who the Bible clearly teaches is the FATHER.

However, I myself do indeed praise and give honor to Jesus, because the word of TRUTH clearly teaches us that we are to honor the Son EVEN AS we honor Almighty God the Father. And this word translated as "HONOR" does mean to show reverent worship to the SON OF Almighty God even as we worship the Father. Therefore I believe that the Jehovah's Witnesses are in ERROR by NOT worshiping Jesus as Almighty God teaches us to honor his Son Jesus, whom he himself has now HIGHLY EXALTED and has given him a name above every name. When Jesus comes again ALL will bow down to his name to the glory of the Father. Almighty God himself will say let all the angles WORSHIP him.

You see, when Jesus comes again in his Father kingdom even the angels will WORSHIP him. The word of TRUTH says that EVERY knee shall bow to that name of Jesus to the glory of Almighty God the Father. So then to ME, if it pleased Almighty God the Father to HIGHLY EXALT his Son Jesus and give him a name ABOVE EVERY other name and commands us to HONOR his Son EVEN AS we honor the Father, then that is what I myself am going to do. Jesus gave his LIFE for me. Jesus is WORTHY of all our praise and thanksgiving and by praising Jesus we are NOT dishonoring Almighty God the Father because it PLEASES God that we honor his Son Jesus even as we honor Almighty God himself.

The Jehovah's Witnesses are definitely in ERROR for NOT worshiping Jesus, but they do have it CORRECT in stating that Jesus is NOT the one true and ONLY ALMIGHTY God, who alone is the Father and they are WRONGLY persecuted by the mainstream church for their stand on this particular TRUTH.

This is one of the reasons WHY I willing take the persecution that I get from my fellow brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ and stand firm in what I believe that the WHOLE word of God teaches about Jesus, because there are Christians just like me that are also seeing this TRUTH that Jesus is NOT THE one true and ONLY ALMIGHTY God as some in the mainstream church DOGMATICALLY DEMANDS and teaches. And when these dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ begin to see that they are NOT being taught the TRUTH, they then turn to groups like the Jehovah's Witnesses, the Mormons and the Unitarian Universalism, because these groups teach that Jesus is NOT the Almighty God, whom the Bible teaches is the FATHER not realizing the OTHER teachings of these groups that are in fact NOT teaching SOUND Biblical doctrine in OTHER areas of their teachings.

You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, what these innocent babes in Jesus Christ do NOT fully realize is that these OTHER doctrines that these groups teach ARE in fact NOT ALL sound biblical teachings and therefore can lead them to lose their salvation. It is like the saying, "Out of the frying pan and into the fire". They come out of one false teaching only to be deceived by other false teachings. And it this reason that is the very purpose of this study in God's word to inform you, the reader, of ALL what the Jehovah's Witnesses teach so that you will NOT be DECEIVED by their FALSE teachings. I want you the reader and seeker of the TRUTH to be able to discern truth from error and keep ONLY that which is the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God.

Fourthly, the Jehovah's Witnesses teach that Jesus came DOWN from heaven as a SPIRIT being called the Word. This is a study in and of itself so I will not even attempt to even try to explain why this teaching is NOT a sound Biblical teaching in this study. So please read the study "JOHN 3:13 WHEN DID JESUS DESCEND FROM HEAVEN?"

The next question that is asked on this official Jehovah's Witness website is “Do you believe that you as Jehovah's Witnesses are the ONLY true church?”


Do You Believe That You Have the One True Religion?

       "Those who are serious about religion should think that the one they’ve chosen is acceptable to God and Jesus. Otherwise, why would they be involved in it?

Jesus Christ didn’t agree with the view that there are many religions, many roads, all leading to salvation. Rather, he said: “Narrow is the gate and cramped the road leading off into life, and few are the ones finding it.” (Matthew 7:14) Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that they’ve found that road. Otherwise, they’d look for another religion."


Please notice that they skirted around this question and did NOT come right out and tell you up front that they TOTALLY believe that they are the ONE and ONLY TRUE church and if you are NOT a Jehovah's Witness then you have absolutely NO chance of salvation!



You will see this for yourself as we dig DEEPER into what the Jehovah's Witnesses actually believe and teach, but for now I want you to be AWARE that if ANY church teaches you that they ALONE have the TRUTH and that you MUST be a part of THEIR church, then you are IN a "CULT" in my own personal opinion. NO church can save you, it is the word of TRUTH that sets you free from sin and death. Search the WORD of God daily to see if what you are being taught is, in fact, the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

The next question is more direct and to the point, but as you will see again their answer is still yet vague and avoids a direct answer to the question.


Do You Feel That You Are the Only People Who Will Be Saved?


"No. Many millions who lived in centuries past and who weren’t Jehovah’s Witnesses will have an opportunity for salvation. The Bible explains that in God’s promised new world, “there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” (Acts 24:15) Additionally, many now living may yet begin to serve God, and they too will gain salvation. In any case, it’s not our job to judge who will or won’t be saved. That assignment rests squarely in Jesus’ hands.—John 5:22, 27."



Please notice that they say in centuries PAST people were saved, but they do not openly tell you that these people who were saved in centuries past who were indeed not Jehovah's Witness BECAUSE there were NO Jehovah's Witnesses back then Centuries ago. They neglect to tell you that the Jehovah's Witnesses did not yet exist in centuries past yet MANY people were saved WITHOUT the Jehovah's Witness organization so how can THEY be the ONLY true church?

Also notice the vague statement that many may YET BEGIN to serve God, which in reality to THEM means that many yet in the future MAY realize that the Jehovah's Witnesses are the ONLY ones that have the TRUTH and then they will BEGIN to serve God by BECOMING a Jehovah's Witness and therefore be saved. Then notice that they get off the subject entirely by putting it in the hands of Jesus and saying we are not here to judge whether a person is saved or not. So again be WARNED about what the Jehovah's Witnesses do NOT say up front, but only after you are baptized into their man-made organization will they lord OVER you by deceiving you that ONLY Jehovah's Witnesses can be saved.

In TRUTH, we are here to judge BY the word of TRUTH and WARN all men everywhere to REPENT of their sins and call upon the name of the Lord to be saved. Please read the study HOW CAN I BE SAVED? for a deeper understanding of true BIBLICAL salvation. Again NO church denomination or church organization can save you.

Again I want to point out to you my dear brothers and sister in our Lord Jesus Christ, if you go directly to a Jehovah's Witness website, or you listen to the Jehovah's Witnesses who come to your door you will not find one thing that stands out and screams at you that this group is a “cult”. Please do NOT misunderstand what I am saying. I am NOT saying that ALL Jehovah's Witnesses are NOT saved and they are NOT Christians, but rather that there is an EXTREMELY high price for leaving this church denomination. Whereas most every other church denominations allow Christians to attend other churches and even switch churches if that is their desire with NO SHUNNING of those Christians who choose to leave and go to another church denomination.

It is ONLY those churches the lord OVER their followers with FEAR claiming that they are the ONE true church. That is MY definition of a "CULT". So ANY church denomination that teaches that THEY ALONE have the truth and you MUST be a part of THEIR church in order to be saved is a "CULT" by MY OWN personal definition.

 You will not see so readily that the teaching of the Jehovah's Witnesses is NOT SOUND BIBLICAL teaching if you already see in God's word that Jesus is NOT the Almighty God, whom the Bible clearly teaches is the Father. So then, when the mainstream church teaches that the Jehovah's Witnesses are a “cult”, it is simply BECAUSE they do NOT believe in the doctrine of the Trinity. Some of you who already see that Jesus is not the Almighty God the Father will say, “So what, the Bible itself does NOT teach that God is a trinity”, and then think in your mind that the Jehovah's Witnesses are teaching the TRUTH, because they have it right on this POINT that Jesus is NOT Almighty God HIMSELF as the main stream churches falsely teach, and you may WONDER WHY, the main stream church, calls them a “cult”, because they teach the TRUTH about Jesus NOT being THE ALMIGHTY God who ALONE is the FATHER? And then you, as an innocent babe in Jesus Christ look into this group for yourself to see what else they believe by going to their official website and before you know it you are THINKING about becoming a Jehovah's Witness. And WHY is it that you are being DECEIVED? Simply because the mainstream church would not take the time to search out the TRUTH for themselves and TEACH you the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

I do not place the blame on these “cults”, but rather the blame for the “cults” should be placed upon the mainstream church denominations for NOT teaching these babes in Jesus Christ the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

You know my dear brother and sisters in the Lord in the mainstream church, just going to websites that you KNOW teaches the doctrine of the Trinity is NOT searching out the TRUTH for yourself. You are just PARROTING what you have been TAUGHT by those who are merely PARROTING what they have been TAUGHT from generation to generation. So PLEASE take some good advice from HISTORY and LISTEN to those that gave their LIFE for what they believed to be the word of TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. Take time to CONSIDER the WHOLE matter. Crawl out of that TUNNEL VISION that has you BLINDED by this false man-made “DOCTRINE” of the Trinity and take a closer look at what the CLEAR, PLAN and SIMPLE word of God teaches.

Otherwise more and more Christians will be converted to Islam, or to become Jehovah's Witnesses, or joining the Mormons or some other “cult” such as Unitarian Universalism, UNTIL the mainstream church starts TEACHING God's people the WHOLE word of Almighty God. Then these babes in Jesus Christ will NOT become the prey of wolves that TRY will DECEIVE them because they have been rooted and grounded in the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. 

But those who continue to cling to the false teaching of the Trinity will be the WHO will be held responsible for these little ones being DECEIVED by the false teaching of cults like the Jehovah's Witnesses? At the very LEAST the mainstream church should REMOVE this “DOCTRINE” of the Trinity from their DOGMATIC and NON NEGOTIABLE statements of ESSENTIAL beliefs and place it in the DEBATABLE section of beliefs because NOWHERE in the Bible are we COMMANDED to believe such a “DOCTRINE”. WHY can you not see the DIVISION that this man-made “DOCTRINE” has and is yet causing in the body of Jesus Christ. May Almighty God have mercy upon you in the day of judgment who teach this false “DOCTRINE” of the Trinity.



Moving on in this study, let us take a look at what some FORMER Jehovah's Witnesses, who eyes of understanding have been OPENED and who have come out of Jehovah's Witnesses have to say about what the Watchtower Society teaches.

For those who have never heard of the Watchtower Society, it is a group of 10 to 15 so-called mature Christian men who are believed by the Jehovah's Witnesses to be the ONLY men who receive direct revelation from Almighty God. And these 10 or 15 men then write ALL the TEACHINGS of the Jehovah's Witnesses in magazines called the Awake and the Watchtower, which are used then used to TEACH the people. And ONLY the writings of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society are used to teach the discreet slaves forbidding Jehovah's Witnesses to study on their OWN.

In other words, the Jehovah's Witnesses are not encouraged to be free thinkers and read the Bible for themselves, but rather they are dogmatically TOLD what to believe and they are taught that ONLY the elders of the church can interpret the Bible correctly. But yet the elders say that they do NOT receive direct REVELATION from God.

Now in truth, the mainstream churches do the SAME thing, but not in such an extreme way as these different “cults” do when RESTRICTING their members to read ONLY THEIR APPROVED books. 

Where has the TRUST in the leading and guiding of the Holy Spirit gone? WHY do so many church denominations dogmatically teach that you must read ONLY their APPROVED books, which in my own personal opinion are often more UNSOUND Biblical teachings than some of the books that some church denominations have banned to be read. Let us get back to the study at hand.

Here is just a short portion of a very long personal testimony of a lifelong Jehovah's Witness who is at this present time still yet an active member, but definitely see the ERRORS of the DOGMATIC NON NEGOTIABLE governing body of the Jehovah's Witnesses, the Watchtower Society.

I realize as an elder that I am speaking out against the very organization I try to faithfully represent, but I personally think that the Governing Body is wrong by teaching that only what they teach us, as printed in the Watchtower publications, should be considered to be “the truth.” They’ve made the expression of any personal opinions or group debates over their official versions of Biblical truths subject to disciplinary action – often leading to someone being dis-fellow-shipped.

       That is why I feel that I must keep my own identity somewhat anonymous. I don’t feel that addressing problems within the organization should be punished as long as it is done with good intent and an honest heart, but that is the way things are at this time. Until Jehovah changes the hearts and understanding of the Governing Body through his Holy Spirit and love for his Witnesses on Earth, I don’t want my family to suffer because I want to speak out. I’m not ready for that. I’m not sure I will ever be prepared to leave the Truth.

To be a faithful Witness of Jehovah, according to the Governing Body, you must accept what they teach without question and without debate. I personally know of several excellent and otherwise faithful brothers and sisters who have left the organization or have been dis-fellow-shipped because they honestly questioned just a few details of the Watchtower’s doctrinal teachings.”



I can relate somewhat to what this person is feeling. I recently made a stand at the church I have been a member of for many years. Long story made short they started up this policy that you had to sign their statements of faith in order to teach. Well in all good conscience I could not sign their document, because to me it was NOT entirely Biblical, so I had to step down from teaching at the church. Now to me, whose teaching God's word is my life, my hearts desire, this took the wind right out of my sail, so to speak. I lost all the joy that I had of going to church. You see, to me, if I could not teach the word of Almighty God, then why go to church. I love to teach God's word, it is what brings me joy and purpose to my life. So the only choice that this church denomination gave to me was to either stay and fight for the truth or go find another church that believes like I do about the “DOCTRINE” of the Trinity being a FALSE teaching. This is WHY many turn to these “cults” not realizing that they are “cults” until they have been deceived again in another area.

I mean at the very least the Trinitarian churches should make their followers aware that there are Christians called Biblical Unitarians who do not believe in the doctrine of the Trinity and then explain WHY Trinitarians have the best theology that makes to most sense to them. I mean when I left the Trinitarian churches I was all alone for many years before I ever even heard the term Biblical Unitarian. The only church that I knew of that was NOT Trinitarian was the Jehovah's Witnesses. And the thought did occur to me to check them out but thank God the Holy Spirit in me spared me the ordeal of becoming a Jehovah's Witness only to learn later that they have false teaching.

Now after doing my own research, I have come to realize that being a Jehovah's Witness and then leaving that faith that there is a very high price to pay, which is to be disfellowshipped. This means you are treated as an outcast by your own family members and even your spouse, just because you do not agree with the man-made doctrines of the church. Please read the study "IS SHUNNING BIBLICAL?"

Thank God my wife and family stand by me and agree that many of the “DOCTRINE” in the mainstream church needs to be RE-WRITTEN in order to be SOUND BIBLICAL teaching. But in many of these “cults”, the price is very high for leaving. The price for leaving ISLAM is DEATH, and yet there are CHRISTIANS who are being converted to ISLAM, because Muslims are using the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible itself to prove to these babes in Jesus Christ that Jesus is NOT THE ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God. And when these babes in Jesus Christ SEE this TRUTH, they then convert to the religion or “cult” that showed them that they have been LIED to by the mainstream churches. These babes in Jesus Christ TRUST these FALSE groups NOT knowing that they are false, but rather WRONGLY see them as having the TRUTH is all areas, because they are the ones who  EXPOSED the LIES that they had been taught in the mainstream churches all their lives about God being a so-called Trinity. 

This is WHY the mainstream churches need to WAKE UP and ADDRESS this issue or CONTINUE to lose these babes in Christ to these FALSE religions and “cults”.

The good thing is that in all of this controversy Almighty God is MOVING on both sides to get us to put away these doctrines of men and teach only the CLEAR, PLAIN, and SIMPLE word of TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. So hang in there my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, who are struggling over this doctrine of the Trinity and are looking for people of like-minded faith. God is OPENING the eyes of understanding both in the mainstream church and in these “cults” that have broken off from the main stream church over this ONE false teaching of the doctrine of the Trinity. Unity of faith is coming! Keep your FAITH in Jesus Christ! 

There are some who have cast away all faith in God when they find out that they have been LIED to a SECOND time after joining one of these cults of false religions and finding out later that they too have NOT been teaching the WHOLE TRUTH.

Now the part to me that makes the Jehovah Witnesses a “CULT” is the fact of their DOGMATIC NON NEGOTIABLE governing body teaching the people that they CANNOT understand the word of Almighty God WITHOUT their teachings. In other words, the governing body EXALTS themself above all other Christians by dogmatically teaching that WITHOUT them and their TEACHING, then there can be NO salvation.



This is a LIE from the pit of Hell by the Watchtower Society so to my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, who are yet Jehovah's Witnesses, DO NOT BE DECEIVED any longer. COME OUT from under this governing body that has deceived you into believing that they ALONE are the ONLY TRUE church. I know that the price is high, but go to the God of ALL COMFORT and HE will give you complete and perfect PEACE as you seek HIM over any church ORGANIZATION.

The following is a quote taken from a former Jehovah's Witness:

“When you study with the Jehovah's Witness, you agree to attend five meetings a week where you are taught from Watchtower literature. You cannot be baptized until you have studied their material for at least six months and have answered numerous questions before a panel of elders. Men are not supposed have long hair or wear beards and women are to dress in modest apparel. They refuse to vote, salute the flag, sing the "Star Spangled Banner, celebrate birthdays or Christmas, won't take blood transfusions, and they can't join the armed forces. A schedule of door-to-door canvassing is REQUIRED where you distribute the Watchtower literature, acquire donations, and forward all monies to the headquarters in Brooklyn, New York.
If you ever leave the Jehovah's Witness organization, you are considered an apostate and are to be SHUNNED.”

Again I know the price is high, but do not fear what MAN can do to you, but rather fear Almighty God and his judgment if you do not obey what his Holy Spirit is teaching you and leading you to do.

Keep reading and you will clearly see WHY the teachings of the Watchtower and Bible Tract Society are NOT SOUND BIBLICAL teachings when exposed to the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

The Watchtower teaches that Jesus was a spirit being that existed in heaven BEFORE he came to the earth to become a man. The Watchtower also teaches that Jesus was the archangel name Michael before he became a man. Please read the studies "DID JESUS PREEXIST AS THE SON OF GOD?" and ""IS JESUS MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL?" but for now here are a few reasons why the Bible itself does NOT teach the Jesus preexisted as the SON OF God.

The CLEAR, PLAIN and SIMPLE word of TRUTH teaches that in the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was WITH God, and the WORD was God.

It is MAN that INTERPRETS this verse in John 1:1 to mean that in the beginning was JESUS, and JESUS was WITH God and JESUS was God, but in TRUTH the WORD was MADE or BECAME flesh in John 1:14. And in Philippians chapter 2 we are clearly taught the whatever form Jesus had before with God was laid aside and put off in order to BECOME in the likeness of a MAN, a HUMAN BEING. For a deeper understanding of this subject of the WORD becoming a MAN please read the study WHO IS JESUS?along with all the related studies that I have listed in that study.

But for now let us take a look at WHY Jesus was NOT Michael the archangel or any other angel before the WORD that was with God was one day made to become flesh and was given the name Jesus, which means the salvation of YEHWEH, that is transliterated to the name Jehovah or more precisely as Yehovah in English.

The word of TRUTH teaches us that all of MANKIND, which INCLUDES Jesus, was made a little LOWER than the angels. Please read Psalm 8 in order to see that it is Almighty God the Father that brought forth his Son Jesus into existence in the form of a man who was made at first to be a little LOWER than the ANGELS, but then Almighty God would EXALT him ABOVE the ANGELS for his obedience to do all his will.

Psalm 8:1-9.

O LORD our Lord, how excellent is your name in all the earth! Who has set your glory above the heavens.

2. Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings have you ordained strength because of your enemies, that you might still the enemy and the avenger.

3. When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained;

4. What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that you visit him?

5. For You have made him (speaking specifically of pointing to Jesus, but in truth, the "him" here is teaching us that ALL of mankind are created) a little LOWER than the angels, and (You Almighty God) have crowned him with glory and honor.

6. You made him to have dominion over the works of your hands; You have put all things under his feet:

7. All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;

8. The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passes through the paths of the seas.

9. O LORD our Lord, how excellent is your name in all the earth!” 


Then we see in the Bible that if man OVERCOMES just as Jesus himself OVERCAME the enemy of Almighty God that old serpent called the Devil and Satan, then we will be granted to sit on the Almighty God's throne with Jesus and be given the authority to JUDGE the angels in the world to come.

Please read Revelation 3:21,22


To him that OVERCOMES will I grant to sit with me in my throne, EVEN AS I ALSO OVERCAME, and am set down with my Father in HIS throne.

22. He that has an ear, let him HEAR what the Spirit says unto the churches.”


Then we read in 1 Corinthians 6:2,3 that we shall be given authority to not only judge the world but also we shall JUDGE the ANGELS that rebelled against Almighty God the Father.



Do you not KNOW that the SAINTS (those of us who OVERCOME) shall JUDGE the world? And if the world shall be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

3. Know you not that WE shall judge ANGELS? How much more things that pertain to this life?”



Just as Jesus was HIGHLY EXALTED because he OVERCAME the enemy by becoming OBEDIENT unto death on the cross so shall we who also OVERCOME be granted to sit and REIGN WITH Jesus during his 1000 year reign. 

So then, how can MAN be ANGELS before mankind was created? This makes NO SENSE whatsoever. We are plainly taught in Genesis that Almighty God formed the body of a man out of the dust of the ground and then BREATHED his LIFE into this body of dirt and it BECAME a LIVING SOUL. There is NO mention of mankind being ANGELS before their creation. The Bible even tells us that ANGELS were CREATED perfect in all their ways before they made the choice to rebel against him. Please read the study “IS LUCIFER SATAN?” for a deeper understanding on this subject, but for now, let us continue to examine the teachings of the Watchtower to see if they are SOUND BIBLICAL teachings in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.


Here is a list of twenty things that the Jehovah's Witnesses teach that gives their references in the writing of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. I will emphasize in bold letters, underlining and highlighting the teachings that are NOT SOUND Biblical teachings. And again this is NOT to say that ALL of the teachings that are not emphasized are ENTIRELY sound Biblical teachings:


  1. There is one God in one person, Make Sure of All Things, p 188.

  2. There is no Trinity, Let God be True, p. 100-101; Make Sure of All Things, p.386.

  3. The Holy Spirit is a force, not alive, Reasoning from the Scriptures, 1985, p.
    406-407.
      (Please read the studies, "THE HOLY SPIRIT IS NOT THE THIRD PERSON OF THE TRINITY!" and "THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE FATHER!")

  4. The Holy Spirit is God's impersonal active force, The Watchtower, June 1, 1952,
    p. 24. (Please read the above-mentioned studies for the SOUND Biblical TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God)

  5. Jehovah's first creation was his 'only-begotten Son'. . . was used by Jehovah in creating all other things",Aid to Bible Understanding, p. 390-391. (Please read the study "Ephesians 3:9-11 DID JESUS CREATE ALL THINGS?")

  6. Jesus was Michael the archangel who became a man, The Watchtower, May 15,
    1963, p. 307;
    The New World, 284. (Please read the study "IS JESUS MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL?")

  7. Jesus was only a perfect man, not God in flesh, Reasoning from the Scriptures,
    1985, p. 306. (Please read the study "WHAT DOES JESUS IS GOD INCARNATE MEAN?" for a SOUND Biblical teaching that Almighty God HIMSELF BECAME a MAN leaving ALL his divinity behind to become FULLY and TRULY a HUMAN BEING to be tempted like all mankind.)

  8. Jesus did not rise from the dead in his physical body, Awake! July 22, 1973, p. 4.(Simply read the clear statement of FACT found in Luke 24:23 which plainly states that Jesus is NOT a ghost or a spirit, but rather has a PHYSICAL IMMORTAL body or flesh and bone. "Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones, as you see me have.")

  9. Jesus was raised "not a human creature, but a spirit." Let God be True, p. 276. (Same as above. Simply read Luke 24:23)

  10. Jesus was born again, The Watchtower, Nov. 15, 1954, p. 682.

  11. Jesus did not die on a cross but on a stake, Reasoning from the Scriptures, 1985,
    p. 89-90. (Please read the study "DID JESUS DIE ON THE CROSS OF A STAKE?")

  12. Jesus began his invisible rule over the earth in 1914, The Truth Shall Make You Free,
    p. 300. (Simply read the sound Biblical statement of FACT that when Jesus returns EVERY EYE shall SEE HIM found in Revelation 1:7 "
    Behold, he comes with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindred of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.")

  13. Jesus' ransom sacrifice did not include Adam, Let God be True, p. 119. (Jesus died for the sins of the WHOLE world including Adam and Eve. What part of the WHOLE world is not understood to mean the WHOLE world?)

  14. Their church is the self-proclaimed prophet of God, The Watchtower, April 1,
    1972, p. 197.(the church was SENT by Jesus to proclaim the gospel)

  15. They claim to be the only channel of God's truth, The Watchtower, Feb. 15,
    1981, p. 19. (Please read the study "IS SHUNNING BIBLICAL?")

  16. Only their church members will be saved, The Watchtower, Feb, 15, 1979, p. 30. (Same as number 15 above.)

  17. Good works are necessary for salvation, Studies in the Scriptures, Vol. 1,
    p. 150, 152. (Please read the study "IS ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED BIBLICAL?" which teaches us WHAT works we must do in order to obtain eternal life in the world to come. But doing works for the Watchtower ORGANIZATION is NOT Biblical.)

  18. The soul ceases to exist after death, Let God be True, p. 59, 60, 67.(Please read the study "IS THE DOCTRINE OF SOUL SLEEP BIBLICAL?")

  19. There is no hell of fire where the wicked are punished, Let God be True, p. 79, 80. (I agree that the doctrine of eternal torture is NOT taught in the WHOLE word of God, but I do not know ALL of what the Watchtower teaches on this subject. Please read the study "IS THE DOCTRINE OF HELL BIBLICAL?" and "DOES Revelation 20:10 TEACH ETERNAL TORMENT?")

  20. Only 144,000 Jehovah's Witness go to heaven, Reasoning from the Scriptures,
    1985, pp. 166-167, 361;
    Let God be True, p. 121.(Please read the studies related to the second coming of Jesus for the sound Biblical teaching on the end of days. The 144,000 have nothing to do with being a Christian. In fact, you really do NOT want to be one of the 144,000 because they do not receive eternal life to live and reign WITH Jesus in during the 1000 year reign of Jesus in the world to come.)

  21. Only the 144,000 Jehovah's Witness are born again. Reasoning from the
    Scriptures
    , 1985, p. 76.; Watchtower 11/15/54, p. 681.

  22. Only the 144,000 may take communion.(This FALSE teaching of an ELITE group of believers is NOT a sound Biblical teaching)

  23. Blood transfusions are a sin, Reasoning from the Scriptures, 1985, pp. 72-73. (I myself do NOT see this in scripture)

  24. The Cross is a pagan symbol and should not be used, Reasoning from the
    Scriptures
    , 1985, p. 90-92. (Yes the cross is a pagan symbol but so is the STAKE. We as Christian do not use the cross as the pagans.)

  25. Salvation is by faith and what you do, Studies in the Scriptures, Vol. 1, p.
    150,152. (Depends on the "WHAT" that we are to do. We are NOT required to attend church five days a week, Nor are we required to go out and witness so many HOURS each week. These are MAN MADE rules and NOT God's commandments. Please read the study "IS ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED BIBLICAL?")

  26. It is possible to lose your salvation, Reasoning from the Scriptures, 1985, p.
    358-359. (Please read the above study.)

  27. The universe is billions of years old, Your will Be Done on Earth, p. 43. (I agree, but mankind itself is only around 6000 years old.)

  28. Each of the 6 creative days of God in Genesis 1, was 7000 years long.
    Therefore, Man was created toward the end of 42,000 years of earth's
    preparation,
    Let God be True, p. 168.(I disagree and believe that a day is as a THOUSAND years and NOT as 7000 years. And the seven 1000 year long days of creation symbolize that God will finish his creation of man to be created in his image by conforming us into the image of his Son Jesus in the SEVENTH 10000 year long day of the Lord.)

  29. They also refuse to vote, salute the flag, sing the "Star Spangled Banner," or
    celebrate Christmas or birthdays. They are not allowed to serve in the armed
    forces. (The Bible says to obey the laws of the land unless they contradict the laws of God. So it should be left up to each individual believer between them and God as to whether or not they serve in the armed forces. As for as the keeping of days, one day is not above another day and there is NO wrong in observing birthdays, Christmas, Easter, or even Halloween for that matter if they are not celebrated with the INTENT of worshiping false gods. Please read the study "IS CREATION A PAGAN HOLIDAY IN DISGUISE?" )

  30. Satan was entrusted with the obligation and charged with the duty of
    overseeing the creation of the earth,
    Children, p. 55 (That depends on WHEN they are talking about. I believe that LUCIFER was given the throne over the OLD earth BEFORE mankind was ever created. Please read the study "UNDERSTANDING WHY?")



Let us take these statements of faith of the Jehovah's Witnesses and view them in the light of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

    #1. There is one God in one person, Make Sure of All Things, p 188.

The word of TRUTH clearly teaches that there is only ONE ALMIGHTY God who ALONE is the FATHER, so I have to agree with this statement that there is ONE God, in that this means there only one ALMIGHTY God and this ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God is ONE person or ONE being. The Bible clearly teaches us that Almighty God is a SPIRIT, therefore Almighty God the Father who is SPIRIT and his Holy Spirit are ONE and the SAME BEING.

And yes Jesus IS GOD, but clearly from the whole word of TRUTH Jesus is NOT the one true and ONLY ALMIGHTY God who alone is the FATHER. Jesus is NOT the Father. Please read the study “WHO IS JESUS” for all the scripture left IN their CONTEXT to prove that the “DOCTRINE” of the Trinity is a FALSE teaching of man.

# 2. There is no Trinity, Let God be True, p. 100-101; Make Sure of All Things, p.386.

I have already covered this point under the statement #1, in which I agree that the “DOCTRINE” of the Trinity is FALSE. However I do believe in THREE distinct WORKINGS of Almighty God and they are Almighty God himself, his Word, and his OWN Holy Spirit. You see Jesus as the SON of Almighty God was NOT with God, in the beginning, in either human form or in any other form except as the WORD of Almighty God. Again please read the in-depth studies is God word on this subject that I list I the study “WHO IS JESUS”.


#3. The Holy Spirit is a force, not alive, Reasoning from the Scriptures, 1985, p.
406-407.

The Jehovah's Witnesses are definitely in ERROR on this point, because the word of TRUTH clearly teaches us that we can OFFEND and GRIEVE the Holy Spirit and an IMPERSONAL FORCE cannot be grieved!

Please read Ephesians 4:30.

And GRIEVE NOT the Holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed unto the day of redemption.”


Also, we are WARNED in Mark 3:29 NOT to BLASPHEME the Holy Spirit. We can say whatever about Jesus, the Son of Almighty God and be FORGIVEN of our sin, but if we BLASPHEME the Holy Spirit that sin will NOT be FORGIVEN in this life or in the world to come.

Mark 3:29.


But he that shall BLASPHEME against the Holy Ghost has NEVER forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:”


Plain and simple you cannot BLASPHEME an IMPERSONAL FORCE, but rather only a PERSONAL Almighty God who ALONE is the FATHER and who is a SPIRIT and sends forth his OWN Holy Spirit can be BLASPHEMED against.

And the Jehovah's Witnesses come very close in my opinion to BLASPHEMING Almighty God by calling his Holy Spirit and IMPERSONAL FORCE.


#4. The Holy Spirit is God's impersonal active force, The Watchtower, June 1, 1952,
p. 24.

Same as # 3 above.


#5. Jehovah's first creation was his 'only-begotten Son'. . . was used by Jehovah in
creating all other things",
Aid to Bible Understanding, p. 390-391.


This particular statement I find to be the TRUTH. Jesus as the SON of Almighty God was BROUGHT FORTH into being on a certain DAY in time. In other words, BEFORE this DAY that Jesus was BEGOTTEN Jesus did not EXIST as a physical human being, but rather Jesus existed only in the mind and PLAN of Almighty God before the DAY the Jesus was ACTUALLY brought forth into EXISTENCE. Please read the study “DID JESUS HAVE A BEGINNING” for all the scriptures to prove that Jesus as the SON of Almighty God did, in fact, have a beginning.


#6. Jesus was Michael the archangel who became a man, The Watchtower, May 15,
1963, p. 307;
The New World, 284.


I already cover this point in the study above. Jesus was NOT an ANGEL before he became Jesus. And Jesus is NOT going to BECOME an angel in the world to come. Jesus will ALWAYS be Jesus, the Son of Almighty God, whom his Father has HIGHLY EXALTED because of his Son's complete OBEDIENCE to do ALL his Father's will.


#7. Jesus was only a perfect man, not God in flesh, Reasoning from the Scriptures,
1985, p. 306.


Now on this point, the Jehovah's Witnesses could not be more WRONG. Yes, Jesus was fully a man tempted in every point just like we are tempted. And YES, Jesus lived a perfect SINLESS life as an EXAMPLE for us to FOLLOW.

But Jesus was NOT just a MERE ORDINARY man like every other human being. Jesus had a UNIQUE birth like no other human being has ever had or will ever have. This is one of the reasons of why Jesus is called the FIRST and the LAST. Before Jesus, Almighty God had never before brought forth such a Son and we are assured that never again will God ever need to bring forth ANOTHER savior for mankind.

Jesus is the FIRST and the LAST of his kind. Jesus is the ONLY savior that Almighty God the Father HIMSELF has CHOSEN to be the MEANS BY WHICH he desires to save mankind. Jesus is the first and last savior that God will ever need.

God spoke forth his WORD and his WORD was made or BECAME a human being like no other human being ever before or shall ever be hereafter. Jesus was BORN of a VIRGIN, which means that Jesus did NOT have an EARTHLY father. Yes, Jesus was a MAN but Jesus was not ONLY as every other man. Jesus was APPOINTED by Almighty God to be HIS LAMB, the MEANS by which Almighty God would RECONCILE mankind back to HIMSELF.

Had the principalities and powers and the rulers of darkness KNOWN this they would NOT have CRUCIFIED the Lord of GLORY. Almighty God manifested of CLEARLY REVEALED HIMSELF through his Son Jesus whom he BROUGHT FORTH into existence on the earth, a created being that had never existed before THIS DAY that Almighty God had BEGOTTEN his Son Jesus, the salvation of Almighty God the Father. Please read the study "WHAT DOES JESUS IS GOD INCARNATE MEAN?"


#8. Jesus did not rise from the dead in his physical body, Awake! July 22, 1973, p. 4.


Again the Jehovah's Witnesses are in ERROR on this point as well. The word of TRUTH clearly and plainly teaches us that Jesus was raised from the dead on the third day with a FLESH and BONE body that a SPIRIT does NOT possess.

Please read Luke 24:36-43.


And as they thus spoke, Jesus HIMSELF stood in the midst of them, and said unto them, Peace be unto you.

37. But they were terrified and frighted, and SUPPOSED that they had seen a SPIRIT.

38. And he said unto them, WHY are you troubled? And why do thoughts arise in your hearts?

39. Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I MYSELF: handle me, and see; for a SPIRIT has NOT flesh and bones, as you see me have.

40. And when he had thus spoken, he showed them his hands and his feet.

41. And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have you here any meat?

42. And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.

      43. And he took it, and did EAT before them.” 



          CLEARLY, the word of TRUTH teaches us that Jesus was NOT raised as a SPIRIT BEING, but rather Jesus was raised as HIMSELF with a FLESH and BONE physical body that is now an ETERNAL and incorruptible body that will never perish or decay like the physical bodies we now have presently.


#9. Jesus was raised "not a human creature, but a spirit." Let God be True, p. 276.


Same as #8 above. Jesus was given an immortal body of flesh and bone.


#10. Jesus was born again, The Watchtower, Nov. 15, 1954, p. 682.


Now I do not know what the Watchtower means or infers by Jesus being born again. Certainly, the Bible teaches us that Jesus was ANOINTED with the Holy Spirit of Almighty God the Father when Jesus was baptized in water by John the Baptist. The Holy Spirit descended from heaven upon Jesus and remained.

So in essence from that point on in Jesus' life, he lived to do the entire WILL of his God and Father. The word of TRUTH teaches us that Jesus overcame sin THROUGH the eternal Holy Spirit of Almighty God. The mighty works that Jesus did he did through the ANOINTING or the INDWELLING of the Holy Spirit and NOT through his own strength as a man or even as the Son of God, and most assuredly NOT as being Almighty God in the FLESH and many falsely teach.

Now we know that Jesus was BORN of a woman, and we also know that Jesus is called the FIRSTBORN among many brethren, which is speaking of his RESURRECTION. So yes, Jesus was BORN AGAIN to become the FIRSTBORN of every creature at his resurrection. But I do not find that Jesus needed to be BORN AGAIN in the way that the Bible teaches that we as SINNERS must be born again and become NEW creatures in Jesus Christ in order to be brought BACK into right relationship with Almighty God. You see, Jesus was NEVER OUT of right relationship with his God and Father, Almighty God. And in truth, we who are born-again by the word of God, have not yet received the END of our salvation to become IMMORTAL new creatures of God.


#11. Jesus did not die on a cross but on a stake, Reasoning from the Scriptures, 1985,
p. 89-90.


I personally do not see the point of why it matters whether Jesus died on a wooden STAKE or Jesus died on the conventionally and widely accepted CROSS.

So long as we are all in agreement that Jesus was CRUCIFIED and HANGED upon a TREE, as in, a stake or a cross made of WOOD.

I have never really searched out all the evidence on this particular point, but what evidence I have seen to ME points to a CROSS. But again, really, what does it truly matter except to cause DIVISION. Show me WHY Jehovah Witness that it is so vitally important to your salvation that Jesus was crucified on a STAKE as opposed to a CROSS. Help me to understand WHY? Otherwise, this is a meaningless argument.


#12. Jesus began his invisible rule over the earth in 1914, The Truth Shall Make You Free,
p. 300.


Again the Watchtower has made many ERRORS in their prophecies of the second coming of Jesus, which should PROVE to anyone who is seeking the TRUTH that these men in the governing body of the Jehovah's Witnesses are FALSE prophets.

Jesus has NOT returned as yet, because there are still WARS being fought. The Bible teaches us that the weapons of war will be beaten into plowshares and men will NOT learn war during the 1000 year reign of Jesus in his Father's kingdom. Please read the studies that I have related to “PROPHECY---The LAST DAYS”


#13. Jesus' ransom sacrifice did not include Adam, Let God be True, p. 119.


The Watchtower teaches that Adam's sin was a WILLFUL sin and therefore can NOT be forgiven.

To him that KNOWS to do RIGHT and does it NOT to HIM it is SIN. Well, this INCLUDES every one of us. We ALL have sinned WILLFULLY at one time or another in our life. So then, by Watchtowers INTERPRETATION of the Bible, NO man can be FORGIVEN of their sins.

The Watchtower also falsely REASON that no MURDER will be FORGIVEN for their sin of murder.

We know that Jesus FORGAVE men of their SINS. And the ones who CRUCIFIED or MURDERED Jesus were FORGIVEN by Jesus himself who said, Father, forgive them for they know not what they do. They knew very well that they were MURDERING Jesus, but what they did not know was that Jesus was the MESSIAH, the CHRIST, the LAMB of Almighty God to take away the SINS of the world, which INCLUDES MURDER.


#14. Their church is the self-proclaimed prophet of God, The Watchtower, April 1,
1972, p. 197.


The key wording here is SELF-proclaimed! Need I say more?

Those who EXALT THEMSELVES shall be abased or brought down low. And as far as being a “prophet” the Watchtower has only proven to be a FALSE prophet.


#15. They claim to be the only channel of God's truth, The Watchtower, Feb. 15,
1981, p. 19.


Again this is the number 1 MARK of a CULT. Anyone who proclaims that they ALONE have the TRUTH and if you do not follow them, then you cannot obtain eternal life, then GET OUT from among them as quickly as you can for they are FALSE teachers.

The book of Revelation speaks of SEVEN different churches and yet we are all of ONE body of Christ. There are many multiple different denominations, but we are all still brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ. But when any church EXALTS itself above all others making the CLAIM that they ALONE are the ONE TRUE church and apart from them there is NO salvation, then I would say it is time to move on.

Now please do not misunderstand what I am saying. CHRISTIANITY is a NON INCLUSIVE faith and we as Christians do NOT accept the many roads that lead to heaven all-inclusive belief. The word of TRUTH is very clear that the is NO OTHER name given among men whereby we MUST be saved and clearly that name is Jesus or Yeshua. But there are many parts of this one body of Jesus Christ called the CHURCH.

In other words, the one true church is NOT a building of a particular denomination, but rather a PEOPLE who follow their ONE Lord Jesus Christ.


#16. Only their church members will be saved, The Watchtower, Feb, 15, 1979, p. 30.


Again NO denomination or church organization can SAVE you. Please read the study HOW CAN I BE SAVED?.


#17. Good works are necessary for salvation, Studies in the Scriptures, Vol. 1,
p. 150, 152.


Now if you mean by SALVATION to obtain ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come. Then ABSOLUTELY good works ARE necessary to obtain ETERNAL LIFE. But if you mean by SALVATION to be FORGIVEN of all your past sins and be brought back into right relationship with Almighty God, then NO, absolutely NOT, because we are saved by GRACE, THROUGH FAITH and NOT of ourselves lest any man should BOAST. Jesus is the AUTHOR of our faith and Jesus is also the FINISHER of our faith. Our salvation as a BEGINNING and our salvation has an ENDING or the receiving of the END of our salvation which is our obtaining eternal life in the world to come. And obtaining eternal life does indeed require good works but we cannot do good works apart from God dwelling IN us.

But if you notice in the very next verse we are saved to DO GOOD WORKS of righteousness. And if we rebel against God and walk in DISOBEDIENCE to his commandments, then we will NOT inherit ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come. This is made VERY CLEAR throughout the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

Your very eternal life can be at stake on how YOU define this statement of faith of being saved by graces and not by works so you had better search this TRUTH out thoroughly for YOURSELF. WHY would you trust any man with a matter so great as ETERNAL LIFE? Please read all the studies that I have written exposing the FALSE teachings of once saved always saved. We MUST keep our wedding garment CLEAN lest Jesus blots out our name from the Lamb's book of life. Please read Revelation 3:3-6 right now if you have any doubt about this.

Revelation 3:3-6.


"Remember therefore how you hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. IF therefore you shall NOT watch, I WILL come on you as a thief, and you shall not know what hour I will come upon you. (you do NOT want Jesus to come upon you as a thief. This means that you will not receive eternal life and you will be left behind to suffer the wrath of Almighty God at the coming of Jesus.) 

4.  Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have NOT defiled their garments; and THEY (speaking of ONLY those of you who have OBEYED my commandments keeping sin out of your life) shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy

5.  He that overcomes, the SAME shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will NOT blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. (this means that if you do NOT overcome that Jesus WILL blot out your name from the book of life.)

6.  He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches." 



#18. The soul ceases to exist after death, Let God be True, p. 59, 60, 67.


This is one thing I do not like about statements of faith, they are too short and do not make it clear what the writer means. As it stands, NO, the soul does NOT cease IMMEDIATELY after death. We read in Revelation chapter 6 about the SOULS being under the alter in heaven AWAITING their change.

The souls of the wicked are awaiting the day of judgment. Now AFTER the day of judgment I would agree that the WICKED souls cease to exist, but certainly, the righteous souls will partake of ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come.


#19. There is no hell of fire where the wicked are punished, Let God be True, p. 79, 80.


Well, the WAY it is stated, there certainly IS a literal fire where the wicked will be PUNISHED.

However, the “DOCTRINE”of ETERNAL TORTURE in these flames of fire I personally do NOT believe is SOUND BIBLICAL teaching. The punishment is eternal, in that, once the wicked are destroyed there is never a chance of God changing his mind and resurrecting them again. The second death is the final END for the wicked.


#20. Only 144,000 Jehovah's Witness go to heaven, Reasoning from the Scriptures,
1985, pp. 166-167, 361;
Let God be True, p. 121.


The Watchtower is in ERROR on three points in this statement of faith.

First of all the 144,000 is speaking of the sealed of ISRAEL and has nothing to do with the church.

Secondly, they are in ERROR by SELF-proclaiming that ONLY Jehovah's Witnesses are saved.

Thirdly, the Bible teaches that we shall live and reign ON the EARTH and NOT up in heaven.


#21. Only the 144,000 Jehovah's Witness are born again. Reasoning from the
Scriptures
, 1985, p. 76.; Watchtower 11/15/54, p. 681.


Same as #20 above.


#22. Only the 144,000 may take communion.


Again any time a group EXALTS certain ones OVER others, then I would be cautious of what that group teaches.

Clearly, the Lord Jesus instructs us ALL to take communion whenever we gather together for in doing so we do remember our Lord's death and the price he paid for us. Paul was teaching that because many do NOT rightly DISCERN the Lord's body and blood that many are SICK and die prematurely. There is NO sickness nor death for the believer who reigns with Jesus. Communion is for us NOW to partake of and be HEALED of all our sickness and diseases. For a deeper understanding of healing in the atonement please read IT IS ALWAYS GOD'S WILL TO HEAL YOU!


#23. Blood transfusions are a sin Reasoning from the Scriptures, 1985, pp. 72-73.


And now blood transfusions are permissible and NOT considered a sin.


#24. The Cross is a pagan symbol and should not be used, Reasoning from the
Scriptures
, 1985, p. 90-92.


This is true, the cross is, in fact, a pagan symbol and has been used by pagans to crucify criminals for many years before Almighty God HIMSELF worked in the affairs of men to have his own Son CRUCIFIED on a CROSS.

So then, since Almighty God HIMSELF both prophesied and caused this CRUCIFIXION to come to pass, then who are WE to argue over whether or not the CROSS is a pagan symbol or not.

The church uses the symbol of the CROSS as a reminder of the WHAT kind of DEATH our Lord ENDURED for us. The EMPTY cross reminds us that Jesus did NOT remain dead, but rather rose VICTORIOUS over death on the third day, which assures us that we who are faithful will ALSO be raised from the dead if we should die before Jesus returns.

I really do NOT see WHY Jehovah's Witnesses are so offended by the CROSS. They avoid the preaching of the CROSS, which is the very POWER of the gospel of our salvation.

This is just another of the many reasons why you should come out of the Jehovah's Witnesses and get into the word of TRUTH for YOURSELF to know whether or not you are being taught the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.


#25. Salvation is by faith and what you do, Studies in the Scriptures, Vol. 1, p.
150,152.


I absolutely agree. FIRST, we are saved by GRACE THROUGH FAITH and NOT of our WORKS lest any man should boast, and then we show or prove our faith by our WORKS.

Jesus WARNED us many times in the book of Revelation that he SEES our WORKS and warns us as Christians to REPENT or else have our names BLOTTED OUT of the book of life.

The mainstream church has gone way too far to one side on what it takes to be saved AND to obtain ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come. Please, I implore you to read the studies that I have listed under “HOW CAN I BE SAVED” for you very ETERNAL LIFE is hanging in the balance of what you believe and DO in order to be saved.


#26. It is possible to lose your salvation, Reasoning from the Scriptures, 1985, p.
358-359.


Most assuredly it is possible for anyone of us to be deceived by the deceitfulness of sin and fall back into sin, and if we were to die in that state of sin or Jesus was to return will one in living in sin then they will most assuredly LOSE their reward of eternal life.

Again I implore you to read the studies that I have written on this subject of salvation.


#27. The universe is billions of years old, Your will Be Done on Earth, p. 43.


I would have to agree that the earth itself is far older than mankind. But I do not see how any church can be DOGMATIC on this subject. Certainly, there is some evidence for different ages of the earth both in the Bible and in archeology. And the evidence points to an earth being far older than just 6000 years.


#28. Each of the 6 creative days of God in Genesis 1, was 7000 years long.
Therefore, Man was created toward the end of 42,000 years of earth's
preparation,
Let God be True, p. 168.


This is just man's INTERPRETATION and given the record of the men who govern the Jehovah's Witnesses, I would be very cautious to believe anything that they teach.


#29. They also refuse to vote, salute the flag, sing the "Star Spangled Banner," or
celebrate Christmas or birthdays. They are not allowed to serve in the armed
forces.


These man-made rules that really and truly have no sound foundation in scripture have cause many to stumble under the heavy burden of man-made WORKS.

Mandatory church attendance. Mandatory witnessing and keep very accurate records are all man-made rules that are oppressive and needless for godliness.

Not celebrating holidays and birthdays has NOTHING whatsoever to the KEEPING of holy days and the sabbath days that we have been set free from observing.

History has shown that children who grow up being alienated from normal every day living of other children cause rebellion in that child when they get older. These needless "man-made" rules only drive people away from God and never toward God.


#30. Satan was entrusted with the obligation and charged with the duty of
overseeing the creation of the earth,
Children, p. 55


I myself hold to the THEORY or SPECULATION that Lucifer BEFORE his fall ruled over the earth and a DIFFERENT creation other than mankind. This is why archeology finds these bones that resemble a man, but are yet different. There is NO missing link because the previous creation that Lucifer reigned over was DESTROYED when Lucifer rebelled against God and tried to take over God's throne.

God would have destroyed Satan right then and there, but Lucifer FALSELY ACCUSED God of CREATING him evil. This is WHY God created mankind a little LOWER than the ANGELS in order to PROVE to all his creation that he created them PERFECT.

For a deep understanding of this subject please read the study UNDERSTANDING WHY?


So in conclusion after weighing all the evidence the faith of the Jehovah's Witnesses is definitely NOT SOUND BIBLICAL Christianity. Again this is not saying that the individual person who follows that teachings of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society are not saved. I am not here to judge any man, but rather the purpose of the studies that I write  guide those who are seeking the TRUTH to search the word of Almighty God daily for THEMSELVES to see if what you are being taught is the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God.

I have weighed the evidence for MYSELF and I am just presenting to you what I have found. Ultimately YOU, the reader, must decide for YOURSELF by closely considering the WHOLE word of God. Thanks for reading. Please be sure to view the VIDEO TEACHINGS of the JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES verses BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY!”

May God bless you richly as you continue to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Mark.