Whats the difference between Jehovah witnesses and christians?

I dont know too much about either religion but i find it confusing.
Christians and johovas both read from the bible and believe in god right? Why are they a seperate religion?
Is there much difference and why are johovahs so hated apart from the fact they knock on your door and dont go.

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33 Comments to “Whats the difference between Jehovah witnesses and christians?”

  • Ann Coulter

    Jehovahs are about as religous as an atheist. They don’t celebrate ANYTHING…

  • Moyra

    Jehovah witnesses are not born again. Born Again Christians are.

  • Joe S

    JWs read their own version of the Bible that they created. It’s called the New World Translation.

    They don’t believe in the Trinity or that Jesus is God.

    They don’t believe in a literal lake of fire.

    They don’t believe that salvation is by grace through faith in the blood atonement of Jesus Christ.

    They’re not even remotely Christian.

  • I'm your worst nightmare!-

    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.

    http://carm.org/is-the-jehovahs-witness-religion-christian

    The NWT is a lie, strictly made to conform to to JW beliefs.

    here is a link to prove it:

    http://www.gotquestions.org/New-World-Translation.html

  • Horrific Imagination

    There are many differences.

    I’m pretty sure Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that Jesus was an angel, but I know for sure that they don’t believe he was God or the son of God. While Christians DO believe that he was God and the son of God. You know, that whole confusing idea. Also, I don’t think Jehovah’s Witnesses believe in the Lake of Fire. While most Christians, as you obviously know, do believe in the literal existence of the Lake of Fire. Jehovah’s Witnesses also refuse to celebrate the common holidays that Christians celebrate, because of their pagan origins.

  • Jesus Was a Hipster

    Jehovah’s Witnesses are much more crazy.

  • ℒ'amour est ℒe chaos

    Jehovahs Witness are Christians. You basically just said “Whats the difference between apples and fruit?”

    Jehovas Witness think the Archangel Michael is jesus. They dont celebrate religious holidays because they have pagan origins, this includes birthdays. They also wont get a blood transfusion because of religious reasons that dont have a real justification.

  • Dreamstuff Entity

    JWs are a specific christian denomination / cult.

    They all reject science, and they all dishonestly misrepresent their beliefs as facts, even going so far as to sell them door-to-door.

  • I Stand with Israel

    JW believe many things that are totally different. One is that they believe that Jesus is more of a prophet per se so they emphasize God more. There end times stories are also vastly different than the average Christian. They believe that there is no hell for instance and that when non believers die they just die. Therefore they do not believe in Satan. They also do not believe that there are evil forces controlling the decision process of world leaders while Christians for the most part do.

    There are many differences. They do believe in Jesus, but not so much as their savior.

  • Spiritual Philosopher

    Both are unbelievers!

  • Pamela

    The main difference is that Christians believe Jesus is God – ie Jesus and God the Father are ONE God, equal and co-existent, whereas JWs do not believe Jesus is God, claiming he was created by God and consider him to be the archangel Michael.

  • Adriana Godoy

    They have a magazine and christians don’t

  • Leviah

    The difference is Jesus Christ , and it is a world of difference , in fact to much to list here..

  • steve h

    which christians are you refering to ??

    Catholics,
    Greek Orthodox
    Rusian orthobox
    presbyterian
    methodist
    baptists
    Paticular baptists
    anabaptists
    Lutheran
    uniting church
    wesleyan
    calvinist
    episcopalian
    anglicans
    shakers
    quakers
    amish
    hugeonots
    pentacostals

    and so on and so forth ?

  • Unsilenced Lioness

    Jehovahs Witnesses are a cult.

    http://www.jwfacts.com/

  • Camille

    JW’s are Not Christians. See Walter Martin’s Kingdom of the Cults

    Christians follow Jesus Christ and salute the flag and do not have odd beliefs that are not scriptural.
    Christianity is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • Gary

    theirs a lot of atheists in Christianity,
    in( Matthew 5:40) Jesus said, if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt,let him have your coat also. The interesting thing about being sued, is that there needs to be a system of Judical structure to decide who is to be sued…Jesus also explained if someone slaps or insult you to turn the other cheek. ( Matt.5:39) when Jesus was slap in the face, Jesus wanted an explanation (John 18:23)
    “If I said something wrong,” Jesus replied, “testify as to what is wrong. But if I spoke the truth, why did you strike me?”

    What would Jesus want you to do? “testify as to what is wrong “why did you strike me”?

    It should be noted that repentance is required more then just once.
    Matthew 3:8
    8 Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.
    Acts 3:19
    19 Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out,

    John 4:24
    24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

    If we died with Him, we will also live with Him; if we persevere, we will also reign with Him. If we disown Him, He will also disown us; If we are faithless, He will remain faithful, for He cannot disown Himself.
    2nd Timothy 2:11-13

  • Eclectic Heretic

    Every “christian” sect defines “christianity” differently and then claims that the other guys didn’t get it right. JW’s are a semi-cult and have some rather odd doctrines compared to most christian sects,but as long a they claim to follow “Christ”, they are considered christians. Likewise the Mormons have some out-of-mainstream beliefs but they also follow “Christ”, I’m told. “Christian” is a very broad label.
    Blessings on your Journey!

  • Jack Wayne

    If you’re not either, it’s six of one and half a dozen of the other. One’s stupid, and one’s dumb.

  • Rachel

    Technically JW is a branch of Christianity- it’s just that they’re less mainstream. They’re not your typical Catholic or Protestant church, but are a restorationist sect.

    The main differences between them and other Christians is:

    They don’t believe in the trinity doctrine, they believe God and Jesus are totally separate beings, that Jesus is ONLY God’s son but not God himself.

    They believe in conditional immortality- that humans do not have inherently immortal souls, and can only obtain immortality by believing in Christ. They don’t believe a person’s “soul” lives on after death in heaven or hell, but that the dead remain unconscious until they are resurrected. They also believe that the unsaved are punished for their sins simply by permanent death- there is no place of eternal torment where they will live forever being consciously punished.

    They believe that only a select few people (144,000) will go to heaven. Everyone else who is saved will live forever on paradise Earth after God restores Earth back to what he intended it to be before Adam and Eve brought sin into the world.

    They use their translation of the Bible called the New World Translation

    While they believe in the birth and resurrection of Jesus, they do not believe in celebrating Christmas or Easter due to the Pagan origins of the holidays, and also since Jesus never actually commanded people to celebrate them.

  • Mark

    Dear IOU, so far you have gotten 20 answers before mine. if you want to know the difference between Jehovah’s Witnesses and Christians it is best to hear it from the horses mouth. Jehovah’ s witnesses are christians, they strictly follow the commands of Jesus christ who is our Lord and savior.
    As the son of God he set the example found in the Bible and gives the command @ Matthew 28:19,20 ” to go therefore and make disciples and to spread this Kingdom message with whomever we meet.
    You see, the whole concept of being a Christian is to be a follower of christ and as 1Peter 2:21 which can be found in any bible we are told that Christ left a model for us to follow his steps closely. I think you will also find 1Peter 2:15,16 also helpful in understanding it further. and of course if you take a few minutes to talk to them when they come to your door you will discover that they do this work because of love for God and neighbor.

  • micah

    As I’ve read the many comments about Jehovah’s people there are either many misinformed people or those that choose to lie. This is not new as many told lies about Jesus as well and we expect to be persecuted as he was. This is in harmony with John 15:20  Bear in mind the word I said to YOU, A slave is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will persecute YOU also; if they have observed my word, they will observe YOURS also.

    To clear a few things up.

    Jehovah’s Witnesses are Christians, but they are not Protestants for the same reason that they are not Catholics—they recognize certain teachings of those religions as unscriptural. For example, the Bible does not teach that God—the very personification of love—tortures people forever in a fiery hell. Nor does it teach that humans have an immortal soul or that Christians should meddle in politics.—Ezekiel 18:4; John 15:19; 17:14; Romans 6:23.*

    “Fundamentalism is a broad movement within Protestantism in the United States,” says The World Book Encyclopedia. Some Fundamentalist organizations “have adopted social and political positions based on a literal use of Biblical texts.” That definition does not fit Jehovah’s Witnesses. As mentioned, they abstain from politics and do not impose their views on others by political or any other means. Rather, they converse with people, usually one-on-one, using reason and convincing evidence, in imitation of the early Christians.—Acts 19:8.

    A sect is a dissenting group within a religious community or one that breaks away to form a new religion. Jehovah’s Witnesses have not broken away from any church. They are not a sect.

    For more accurate information please visit the official website of Jehovah’s Witnesses at http://www.watchtower.org

  • teller of truths

    What beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses set them apart as different from other religions?
    (1) Bible: Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God, and instead of adhering to a creed based on human tradition, they hold to the Bible as the standard for all their beliefs.
    (2) God: They worship Jehovah as the only true God and freely speak to others about him and his loving purposes toward mankind. Anyone who publicly witnesses about Jehovah is usually identified as belonging to the one group—“Jehovah’s Witnesses.”
    (3) Jesus Christ: They believe, not that Jesus Christ is part of a Trinity, but that, as the Bible says, he is the Son of God, the first of God’s creations; that he had a prehuman existence and that his life was transferred from heaven to the womb of a virgin, Mary; that his perfect human life laid down in sacrifice makes possible salvation to eternal life for those who exercise faith; that Christ is actively ruling as King, with God-given authority over all the earth since 1914.
    (4) God’s Kingdom: They believe that God’s Kingdom is the only hope for mankind; that it is a real government; that it will soon destroy the present wicked system of things, including all human governments, and that it will produce a new system in which righteousness will prevail.
    (5) Heavenly life: They believe that 144,000 spirit-anointed Christians will share with Christ in his heavenly Kingdom, ruling as kings with him. They do not believe that heaven is the reward for everyone who is “good.”
    (6) The earth: They believe that God’s original purpose for the earth will be fulfilled; that the earth will be completely populated by worshipers of Jehovah and that these will be able to enjoy eternal life in human perfection; that even the dead will be raised to an opportunity to share in these blessings.
    (7) Death: They believe that the dead are conscious of absolutely nothing; that they are experiencing neither pain nor pleasure in some spirit realm; that they do not exist except in God’s memory, so hope for their future life lies in a resurrection from the dead.
    (8) Last days: They believe that we are living now, since 1914, in the last days of this wicked system of things; that some who saw the events of 1914 will also see the complete destruction of the present wicked world; that lovers of righteousness will survive into a cleansed earth.
    (9) Separate from the world: They earnestly endeavor to be no part of the world, as Jesus said would be true of his followers. They show genuine Christian love for their neighbors, but they do not share in the politics or the wars of any nation. They provide for the material needs of their families but shun the world’s avid pursuit of material things and personal fame and its excessive indulgence in pleasure.
    (10) Apply Bible counsel: They believe that it is important to apply the counsel of God’s Word in everyday life now—at home, in school, in business, in their congregation. Regardless of a person’s past way of life, he may become one of Jehovah’s Witnesses if he abandons practices condemned by God’s Word and applies its godly counsel. But if anyone thereafter makes a practice of adultery, fornication, homosexuality, drug abuse, drunkenness, lying, or stealing, he will be disfellowshipped from the organization.
    (The above list briefly states some outstanding beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses but by no means all the points on which their beliefs are different from those of other groups. Scriptural basis for the above beliefs can be found through the Index of this book.)
    We do the same preaching work as Christ and he followers did.

    The Bible does not agree with the modern view that there are many acceptable ways to worship God. Ephesians 4:5 says there is “one Lord, one faith.” Jesus stated: “Narrow is the gate and cramped the road leading off into life, and few are the ones finding it. . . . Not everyone saying to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but the one doing the will of my Father who is in the heavens will.”—Matt. 7:13, 14, 21; see also 1 Corinthians 1:10.
    Repeatedly the Scriptures refer to the body of true Christian teachings as “the truth,” and Christianity is spoken of as “the way of the truth.” (1 Tim. 3:15; 2 John 1; 2 Pet. 2:2) Because Jehovah’s Witnesses base all of their beliefs, their standards for conduct, and organizational procedures on the Bible, their faith in the Bible itself as God’s Word gives them the conviction that what they have is indeed the truth. So their position is not egotistical but demonstrates their confidence that the Bible is the right standard against which to measure one’s religion. They are not self-centered but are eager to share their beliefs with others

  • Julio Cesar

    Jehovah’s witnesses, actually practice Matthew 24:14 that this good news would be preached in all the inhabited earth

    Along with Matthew 28:19, making disciples in all the nations.

    Now in order to make disciples in all the nation’s, you need to also be preaching the good news, so those scriptures are harmonious together. No other branch of Christendom does this.The bible is like a guitar in a way. If you don’t start with the low E string to tune it, you have no foundation for it to sound well. It’s like mainstream Christianity is starting with the low E string with no tuner. Taking part in these pagan holidays which have infiltrated Christianity just to gain more people, when there is no mention of these holidays in the bible, none. The worst is halloween, completely satanic. People think it’s “fine” though and cute. It’s like Christendom is a popularity contest and only about their selfish gain for people to have their ears merely tickled in Churches. They only say the feel good scriptures but the world needs to hear it all. Start thinking for yourself, not what these priests and pastors say. Or just read the gospels ( Matthew, Mark, Luke and John ) for yourself and witness what Jesus actually preached.

    Jesus said “You will be hated on account of my name” , rumors spread like gangrene in churches/elsewhere saying witnesses don’t believe in Christ. Not true, witnesses believe Jesus is not the Almighty God, the most true high god Jehovah/Yahweh.

  • surfari

    the difference is the magazine that the jws show up with – the watchtower.

    they believe that this magazine is a direct communication from jehovah god, so you must respond to what it says as if it is the voice of god.

    if the magazine says armageddon in 1914, you say 1914.
    if it changes it to 1918, you say 1918.
    if it says 1925, you say 1925.
    if it says 1975, you say 1975.

    then when it doesn’t happen, if they sat they never said that, you say they never said that.

    see how it works?

    and yes they have said all those things, and now currently deny it. but in the internet age we can look it up and they’re busted big time.

  • Horsense

    There is a HUGE difference between the *churches* and Jehovah’s Christian Witnesses.
    The churches are extremely divided in their beliefs & teachings, & so are a large part of what Christ & his apostles repeatedly warned about:

    “Many will *say* to me:
    ‘Lord, did we not prophesy, expel demons, & perform many powerful works in your name?’
    “Yet I will confess to them:
    ‘I *never knew* you! *Get away* from me, *you workers of lawlessness’*.”—Matthew 7:22-23

    “For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will give signs and wonders
    to lead astray, if possible, the chosen ones. You, then, watch out . . .”—Mark 13:22,23

    “For there will be a period of time when they will not put up with the healthful teaching,
    but, in accord with their own desires, they will accumulate teachers for themselves
    to have their ears tickled; and they will turn their ears away from the truth,
    whereas they will be turned aside to false stories.”—2 Timothy 4:3,4

    “. . . There will . . . be false teachers among You. These very ones will quietly bring in *destructive sects*. . . Furthermore, many will follow their acts of loose conduct, and on account of these the way of the truth will be spoken of abusively. Also, with covetousness they will exploit You with counterfeit words. . .”—2 Peter 2:1-3

    “They publicly declare they know God, but they disown him by their works . . .”—Titus 1:16

    “Go in through the narrow gate; because broad and spacious is the road leading to destruction,
    and many are going in through it; whereas narrow is the gate and cramped the road leading to life,
    and few are those finding it.”—Matthew 7:13-15a

    “What Does the Future Hold for Christianity?”
    – A Sneak Attack on Christianity
    – Christianity Subverted
    http://watchtower.org/e/200702/article_03.htm

    ‘On the other hand,’ the Word of God . . . says about God’s faithful followers & Christ himself:

    “You are my WITNESSES”, is the utterance of Jehovah, “…that I am God”.—Isaiah 43:10-12

    “Look! *As a *WITNESS* to the national groups* I have given him,
    as a leader and commander to the national groups.”—Isaiah 55:4

    “. . . For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world,
    that I should BEAR WITNESS to the truth. . .”—John 18:37b

    “. . .*Christ Jesus, who AS A WITNESS made the fine public declaration*. . .” –1 Timothy 6:13a

    “Jesus Christ, ‘the FAITHFUL WITNESS,’ ‘The firstborn from the dead,’
    and ‘The Ruler of the kings of the earth’…”—Revelation 1:5

    “. . . YOU, in turn, ARE TO BEAR WITNESS . . .”—John 15:27

    “. . .True worshipers will worship the Father with spirit and TRUTH, for, indeed . . .
    God is a Spirit, and those worshiping him MUST WORSHIP with spirit and TRUTH.”—John 4:23,24

    Christ also explains why Jehovah’s true followers are hated by so many:

    “I have given your word to them, but the world has hated them,
    because they are no part of the world, just as I am no part of the world.”—John 17:14-19

    “If the world hates you, you know that it has hated me before it hated you.
    If you were part of the world, the world would be fond of what is its own.
    Now because you are no part of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world,
    on this account the world hates you. Bear in mind . . . A slave is not greater than his master.
    If they have persecuted me, they will persecute you also . . .’ “—John 15:18-25

    “Happy are You whenever men hate You, and whenever they exclude You and reproach You and cast out Your name as wicked for the sake of the Son of man.  Rejoice in that day and leap, for, look! YOUR reward is great in heaven, for those are the same things their forefathers used to do to the prophets.”—Luke 6:22-23

    The apostle Peter penned:

    “Because You do not continue running with them in this course to the same low sink of debauchery,
    they are puzzled and go on speaking abusively of You.”—1 Peter 4:4

    If you want to learn the truth about Jehovah’s Witnesses,
    please avail yourself of the information on our Official Website:

    “What Does It Mean to Be a Christian?”
    – Early Christianity—A Way of Life
    – True Christianity Today
    http://watchtower.org/e/200704b/article_01.htm

    “Jehovah’s Witnesses Who Are They?”
    – What Others Have Said
    – Frequently Asked Questions
    – What Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Believe?
    http://watchtower.org/e/201008/article_01.htm

    “What Does the Bible *Really* Teach?”
    http://watchtower.org/e/bh/appendix_00.htm
    .

  • Bubbles™

    Hi

    All the information you need to know about us can be found here http://www.watchtower.org/e/jt/index.htm

    What does it mean to be a Christian?

    The Latinized Greek term Khri‧sti‧a‧nos′, found only three times in the Christian Greek Scriptures, designates followers of Christ Jesus, the exponents of Christianity.—Ac 11:26; 26:28; 1Pe 4:16.

    Even hated by many, we still do the work Jesus commissioned his followers to do as set out in Matthew 24:14, And this good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come.

    Jesus was hated for whom he represented… and warned his true followers they would be also. Some of the answers on here testify to that.

    If you would like to find out more why not have a free home bible study with one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and ask as many questions as you like?!

    Many haters on here will come up with loads of websites from apostates, the bible even warns of such ones.

    Paul warned the Christian overseers of Ephesus that after his going away “oppressive wolves” would enter in among true Christians and would not treat the flock with tenderness but would try to draw away “the disciples” after themselves (not just making disciples for themselves but trying to draw away the disciples, Christ’s disciples). (Ac 20:29, 30) He wrote, at 1 Timothy 4:1-3: “However, the inspired utterance says definitely that in later periods of time some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to misleading inspired utterances and teachings of demons, by the hypocrisy of men who speak lies, marked in their conscience as with a branding iron [feelingless, seared, so that they do not feel any twinges of conscience because of hypocritically speaking lies]; forbidding to marry, commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be partaken of with thanksgiving.”

  • Suzanne lily of the valley

    Thank you for asking on here, so it gives us, as Jehovah’s Witnesses a chance to speak out.

    May I just say that it is a complete misnomer that we are not christians. It is because we do not share what mainstream christianity, we actually do read the bible and take the whole 66 books as our guide. We don’t pick and choose because we don’t like what we read! We are the only faith who does this annoying habit of knocking at your door. But I reckon you do not know that this is exactly what Jesus did?!! We are completely following in his footsteps and so this makes us christians and actually the only REAL christians.

    We are the only faith who use God’s Personal Name, Jehovah – which He requests all christians to do. We do not believe in the trinity at all and this is because it just does not exist in the bible. Jehovah is God Almighty. Jesus is His Only Begotten Son – meaning first born. The holy spirit is Jehovah’s Active Force ie breath.

    We do not believe at all in hellfire. This is an outright falsehood that supposed christians like to spread! When we die that is it. Which means we are the soul.

    What we are trying to share is that Jehovah has a wonderful reality for us, but with the condition that we adhere to every single thing He requires from us, which is not outrageous, because they only benefit us. He IS going to rid this earth (not the earth itself) of ALL who do not listen to Him via His Servants. So whilst everyone is happily shouting at us in derision, and just getting on with what they think is their right – well our Creator is going to cause such an outstanding stir on this earth, that those who laugh will be the ones crying instead.

    There is a difference in reading the bible and actually studying the bible, which is what we do.

    So in actual fact, you could change your sentence and say: why are not christians Jehovah’s Witnesses because this is more accurate.

    If you read how Jesus was treated and those who followed him and then compare how we are treated and those who claim to be christians are treated, you will find a vast difference! Even the clergy who claim to be of God, share in the hatred, and yet they are supposed to be doing what we do!

    Unlike “christians”, we really do teach what we preach. You just have to come and see us to know that.

    I have been a witness for nearly 11 years. I was not raised as one; I was raised a catholic, but NEVER did they teach me about God! If it had not been for Jehovah’s Witnesses knocking at my door, I would not have found out the truth.

    Also I can tell you that it is not the easiest action in the world to knock on strangers doors! Who would be willing to actually put their face to a gun that is cocked? That is how it is knocking on doors, because we don’t know who is behind – whether it be a nice gentle person or someone who wants to kill us! So there has to be a reason we do it despite and that is because we know what the future holds and want to share that with everyone!

    Would you like to live on earth but in perfect conditions. Never have to worry about growing old or dying? No more diseases; no more suffering for everyone?

  • badger

    Jehovah’s Witnesses are the only True Christians. All the others are steeped in false doctrines and traditions that render them false christians.

  • A Worshiper of JAH! John 17:3

    Hello Lou,
    What a vast array of answers, you’ve received.
    Some are through and informative.
    While others are either, twisted reasoning’s,
    personal opinion-without facts, or just an outright lie.
    So, I appreciate your asking.

    The chasm between Jehovah’s Witnesses, who are true Christians.
    And the mainstream Christendom; those who claim Christianity,
    but belie the faith and deny the Son of God Almighty.
    Can best be explained in this manner:
    “For what fellowship do righteousness and lawlessness have?
    Or what sharing does light have with darkness?
    Or what portion does a faithful person have with an unbeliever? { 2Cor 6:14, 15}
    This also answers your questions: “Why are they separate?”;
    and “Is there much difference?”
    Most definitely.

    To find out all there is to know about Jehovah’s Witnesses,
    just accept a FREE home Bible study.
    Just go here, and on the right-side,
    you can request your own free Bible study.
    http://watchtower.org/
    When you become a student of the Bible,
    you will begin a wonderful journey….
    learning what the Bible really teaches.
    This in and of itself, does not make you a Jehovah’s Witness.

    As for reading the Bible, part of your Q.
    Yes, the Bible has the same theme, throughout.
    http://watchtower.org/e/bible/index.htm
    (This is an on-line Bible)
    Different translations, have different words,
    (as in love/charity) or the syntax is different.
    We are encouraged to have many translations in our own home theocratic library.
    So, each person will use what/which ever Bible he/she likes.
    How simple is that.

    Not all people who claim “Christian” have ever read the Bible in whole or part.
    Further what harmony is there between Christ and Be’li’al?

    We are hated for any reason; as was Jesus.
    He said his followers would be hated, and we are.
    As long as Jehovah God keeps sending His workers out,
    looking for honest-hearted ones,
    we will continue to preach the good news,
    of Jesus’ return while ushering in God’s new peaceful world.
    Man, can do nothing to stop, alter or in any way falter God’s purpose for mankind.

  • angelmusic1914

    You have gotten many different answers.

    This is just a reminder that those individuals who are not Jehovah’s Witnesses are not giving correct answers. They may feel they know the Witnesses well enough to answer this question – but some of their answers are WAY OFF BASE.

    We DO believe that Jesus is the Son of God.

    And we DO believe that there is such a thing as a lake of fire – what we don’t believe is that this is a literal fire – even the Bible itself in Revelation 20:14 calls the lake of fire the “second death.” It is a SYMBOL of eternal destruction with no hope of a resurrection or ever being brought back to life. That is why it is called the “second death”. Because the first death – which is the basic death we all face allows for a resurrection. The second death does not.

    Just as we have Congressmen and Congresswomen who live under the same set of laws and yet can have much different interpretaitons of that law – and many times find themselves at odds with each other, not all those who claim to follow the Bible are going to believe the same thing.

    In Genesis 40:8, the Bible itself makes a very interesting statement – “Do not interpretations belong to God?”

    Much of the Bible is very plain – it is history, accounts of events that have happened to righteous and unrighteous. There is no interpretation necessary on these events.

    There are parts that we may feel need interpretation, but with study and research, the verses interpret themselves.

    Jehovah’s Witnesses have spent time examining the Bible and researching the common “beliefs” that have been passed down. What has been found is that these beliefs are not totally based on the Bible, that customs and traditions, even personal opinions have been mixed in – and this has overstepped the authority of the Bible.

    These things that have been mixed in had to be removed so that the truth could be seen clearly. And that is what we have found – the very clear message of the Bible that gives hope to all.

    I would hope that you will take the time to talk to one of Jehovah’s Witnesses when they stop by. But in the meantime, feel free to go out on http://www.watchtower.org and http://www.jw-media.org, and see more for yourself. There is no obligation to look at what is on the website.

  • Lil Miss Sunshine

    One serious difference is that JW’s are unknowingly following Satan.
    http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/dirtywatchtowersecrets.htm

  • the mom

    Jehovah Witnesses are christians. we follow in Jesus Christ footsteps. people who know nothing about us love to tell lies about us and call us crazy and a cult. we do not follow the watchtower. we follow the bible. people who turn there back on Jehovah go around telling lies about us. to learn about Jehovah Witnesses please see the website at http://www.watchtower.org

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