the Jehovah's Witnesses Teach?
There is one God in one person,
Make Sure of All
Things, p 188.
No, thatís modalism. The true is that there is
one God in 3 Persons.
There is no Trinity, Let God be True, p. 100-101; Make Sure of All
Things, p.386. No. God is Triune Ė a
Trinity. This is how He reveals Himself to us.
The Holy Spirit is a force, not alive, Reasoning from the Scriptures,
406-407. No. The Holy Spirit is not a
force. The Holy Spirit is literally Godís life in His 3rd Person.
These are spiritual terms we use to express Godís vast complexity as He
reveals Himself to us.
The Holy Spirit is God's impersonal active force, The Watchtower, June
p. 24. No. The Holy Spirit is Godís
personal active non-force, literally God Himself revealed in His 3rd
Jehovah's first creation was his 'only-begotten Son'. . . was used by
creating all other things",
to Bible Understanding, pp. 390-391.
was not created. Jesus was uncreated. This is the best quote I have ever
read on the Lordship of Christ,
regards to the Godhead, the Son and the Father are co-equal; but His being
the Lord is rewarded Him by God. The Lord Jesus Christ was made Lord only
after He emptied Himself. His deity derives from who He is, for His being
God is His inherent nature. His being Lord, though, issues out of what
He has done. He was exalted and rewarded by God to be the Lord only after
He forsook His glory and maintained the perfect role of obedience. As
regards Himself, He is God; as regards reward, He is Lord. His Lordship did
not exist originally in the Godhead.
in Philippians 2 is most difficult to explain, for it is most controversial
besides being most holy. Let's remove our shoes and stand on holy ground as we
review the Scripture. It seems as though at the beginning a council was held
within the Godhead. God conceived a plan to create the universe. In that
plan the Godhead agreed to have authority represented by the Father. But
authority cannot exist alone. God must therefore find obedience in the universe.
Two living beings were to be created: angels (spirits) and men (living souls).
According to His foreknowledge God foresaw the rebellion of the angels and the
fall of men; hence He was unable to establish His authority in angels or in the
Adamic race. Consequently, within the Godhead perfect accord was reached that
authority would be reached by the obedience of the Son. From this come the
distinctive operations of God the Father and God the Son. One day God the Son
emptied himself, and being born in the likeness of men. He became the symbol of
obedience. Inasmuch as rebellion came from the created beings, so obedience must
now be established in the created being. Man sinned and rebelled; therefore the
authority of God must be erected on manís obedience. This explains why the Lord
came to the world and was made as one of the created menĒ.
Jesus was Michael the archangel who became a man, The Watchtower, May
1963, p. 307; The New World, 284. No.
Michael is an archangel in Rev. 12, the only one ever mentioned by name of
the 24 discussed in Rev. 4.
Jesus was only a perfect man, not God in flesh, Reasoning from the
1985, pp. 306. Jesus was God in the flesh
and a perfect man.
Jesus did not rise from the dead in his physical body, Awake! July 22,
1973, p. 4. Yes. Jesus did rise from the
place of the dead called Hades (Sheol) in his physical body.
"See My hands and My
feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, for a spirit does not
have flesh and bones as you see that I have" (Luke 24.39).
Jesus was raised "not a human creature, but a spirit." Let God be True,
p. 276. Jesus was raised as a human
creature and in spirit (see the movie this weekened that came out called THE
Jesus did not die on a cross but on a stake, Reasoning from the
pp. 89-90. No. It was the cross.
Mat 27:40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest [it]
in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the
Jesus returned to earth, invisibly, in 1914, The Truth Shall Make You
Free, p. 300. No. When Jesus returns, all
shall know it like lightening and He will step down on the mount of olives
in the flesh just as He left.
Act 1:11 and said, "Men of
Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up
from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into
heaven." Matt. 24.30
ďIn heavenĒ Ė
Since the sign appears in heaven, all the tribes of the earth shall see it.
ďAll the tribes of the earthĒ refers to the twelve tribes of Israel. They
shall mourn and weep (see Zech. 12.10-14).
Zec 14:4 On that day his feet shall stand on
the Mount of Olives which lies before Jerusalem on the east; and the
Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by a very wide
valley; so that one half of the Mount shall withdraw northward, and the
other half southward. Mat 24:27 For as the lightning comes from the
east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of man.
Jesus' ransom sacrifice did not include Adam,
Let God be True, p.
Yes it did. For Adam could have been redeemed
believing in God through the Son of man (as typified like men such as
Ezekiel). The cross is eternal whether you look forward or back at it. It
was for Adam also, the first God-conscious man. Adam was blocked from the
tree of life, but observe how Abel gave God a proper offering not of his own
strength, but according to Godís will. This same right was still afforded to
Adam, but there was no indication Adam was saved. He fell from grace.
Their church is the self-proclaimed prophet of God, The Watchtower,
1972, p. 197. True. But not true.
They claim to be the only channel of God's truth, The Watchtower, Feb.
1981, p. 19. True. But not true.
Only their church members will be saved, The Watchtower, Feb, 15, 1979,
p. 30. No. Most assuredly most of these
will go to hell.
Good works are necessary for salvation, Studies in the Scriptures, Vol.
pp. 150, 152. No. Initial salvation
requires no works just belief according to John 6.47, 3.16,18.
The soul ceases to exist after death, Let God be True, p. 59, 60, 67.
No. Soul exists for eternity either in heaven
or hell. God does not extinguish the soul life for once God-consciousness is
given He in his righteousness can not extinguish that soul. What an easy way
out that would be. It is the belief that the soul is extinguish which causes
a person to act more sinfully. Therefore this can not be true of Godís ways.
There is no hell of fire where the wicked are punished, Let God be True,
p. 79, 80.
The Bible disagrees
with Jehovah Witnesses.
Mat 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment:
but the righteous into life eternal. (fire speaks of suffering and
Only 144,000 Jehovah's Witness go to heaven, Reasoning from the
1985, pp. 166-167, 361; Let God be True, p. 121.
Almost all Jehovah Witnesses go to hell,
especially all the 144,000 Jehovah Witnesses.
Only the 144,000
Jehovah's Witness are born again. Reasoning from the
Scriptures, 1985, p. 76.; Watchtower 11/15/54, p. 681.
All 144,000 Jehovah Witnesses are not born again.
Only the 144,000 may take communion, The
144,000 Jehovah Witnesses may not take communion and are not able to break
bread with the body of Christ.
Blood transfusions are a sin, Reasoning from the Scriptures, 1985, pp.
72-73. It is a sin not to take blood
The Cross is a pagan symbol and should not be used, Reasoning from the
Scriptures, 1985, pp. 90-92. The cross
is pagan to Jehova Witnesses because Jehovah Witnesses are pagan. The cross
is where the death of Christ occurred and bore the sins of the world and we
died with him so that now in co-death we bear our crosses daily, take up the
cross in daily experience in resurrection life. Praise the Lord!
Salvation is by faith and what you do, Studies in the Scriptures, Vol.
150,152. No. Salvation is by faith, not
what you do. If it was by what you do then it would not be grace.
It is possible to lose your salvation, Reasoning from the Scriptures,
358-359. No. It is not possible to lose
your salvation. When God gives eternal life. He gives it eternally. Give God
some respect that He has the foreknowledge to save forever when He saves.
The universe is billions of years old,
Your will Be Done on
Earth, p. 43.
This is true.
Each of the 6 creative
days of God in Genesis 1, was 7000 years long. No.
Neither are the 6 days creative, nor are they 7000 years long. Rather, they
are 6 twenty four summary days of restoration. We do not know exactly how
long the period in which they summarize took from Gen. 1.2 when God made the
earth desolate because of the sin of earthís earliest ages and its
Therefore, Man was created toward the end of 42,000 years of earth's
Let God be True, p.
Therefore. No, since the earth was longer than
42,000 years, and we donít know how long the summary period represents, when
desolation occurred in Gen. 1.2. We may know one day, but right now, we do
They also refuse to vote, salute the flag, sing the "Star Spangled
celebrate Christmas or birthdays. They are not allowed to serve in the
forces. This is a sin to not do these things
for these things are set up as authority and it is a sin not to be
submissive to these authorities God has set up.
Satan was entrusted with the obligation and charged with the duty of
overseeing the creation of the earth, Children, p 55
Satan created nothing. He is the created, falling
from pride, cast out of heaven. Rather, he was the most beautiful angel who
ruled the earth, for he is called in the Bible the prince of the earth, but
when he fell he was cast out of heaven and infected the inhabitants of the
earth, as well as bringing down a 3rd of the angels with him to 2nd
heaven, and the demons they ruled over and those demons that infected the
inhabitants of the earth and its cities was utterly destroyed in Gen. 1.2.