Jehovah’s Witnesses Believe What?!

The shift in my employment from testing coordinator to assessment teacher has brought a new coworker.  He’s a nice guy. He’s into quixtar (An Amway related internet based wealth building system). He is a member of the jehovah’s witness church/group/cult….

So we are talking the other day.  At certain points of our conversation we make clarification.  I try to be kind, listening and understanding.  I write notes to myself.  Inside I am FrEaKiNg OuT! Some juicy tidbits from our conversation:

  • Michael the Archangel is Jesus.  Michael was the first of the angels and was incarnated as the Christ and then resumed his status upon returning to heaven after the resurrection.
  • When we die it’s like we are asleep.  We are unconcious. 
  • There is no Hell. After the judgement, those who do not enter into eternal life will cease to exist.

I already knew that jw’s denied the trinity and the diety of Christ. I know that they choose not to celebrate holidays. I found out that they choose not to participate in the political process because they believe that it is demonically controlled.

I find it so very sad.  Where is the justice in it all? Where is the hope? I will be praying that I am a good witness to the witness. That God might use me to bring his truth to this man enshrouded in the darkness as well as the secretary who is a jw who is faltering. I will pray that they will understand…

  1. Jesus is God in the flesh. John 1:1 (in any decent translation except for the JW translation)
  2. That for believers, to die is to be with Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:8
  3. Hell is real. God made it for Lucifer.  Those who deny Christ send themselves there, not that God sends them there. John 3:17 & Revelation 19-20
  4. God has revealed Himself as the trinity on several occasions. Genesis 1:26, Isaiah 6:8, Matthew 3 (also in Mark 1, Luke 3, John 1)
  5. We are not forbidden to celebrate holidays. Colossians 2:16
  6. God is ultimately in control of any and all political processes Romans 13:1

Jesus came to make us free. And if the Son has set us free, we are free indeed!!!

May you be covered in the dust of your rabbi 

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3 responses to “Jehovah’s Witnesses Believe What?!

  1. Corey

    What religion isn’t cult like?

    “I find it so very sad. Where is the justice in it all? Where is the hope?”

    Why does there have to be justice and hope to believe in an all knowing omnipotent god?

  2. I found out that they choose not to participate in the political process because they believe that it is demonically controlled.

    hmmmmm, now on this one, they may have a point..

    We attended a meeting yrs back on how to Witness to JWs. You can’t do it with scripture, because our bible is consider apostate literature, they say they have the only true version. But you can do so very effectively with their own Watchtower Magazines which have prophecied that the earth will end um, quite a few times now and yup, we’ll still here. You can turn the words of their own prophets and use them to work against them (much like in Mormonism).

  3. Corey,

    Technically, most religions aren’t cult like in the slightest.

    To be a bona fide card carrying cult, a group has to meet certain criteria, some of which are 1) deny the Trinity 2) have a power chart you work up to get to the higher levels 3) maintain much secrecy that is only revealed as you ascend the ranks, which often includes lots of $$ to attain; and others such as isolates you from friends and family.

    Your typical Baptists or Presbyterians just aren’t meeting those guidelines.

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