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Jehovah Witnesses Essay

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Introduction
The purpose of the paper is to analyze Jehovah’s Witnesses as a false religion. The history of Jehovah’s Witnesses will be discussed as well as the flaws in their religion. There will be a step by step method on how to approach Jehovah’s Witnesses with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Summary of Jehovah’s Witnesses
Jehovah’s Witnesses are a modern-day religious sect that is Gnostic in its belief and legalistic in its religious practice . They were founded by Charles Taze Russell. As a young boy, Russell was brought up in a Presbyterian home. At age 16, he moved his membership to a Congregational church and was heavily influence by an Adventist Christian preacher by the name of ...view middle of the document...

The Flaws in Jehovah’s Witnesses
Jehovah’s Witnesses are a religious cult governed by the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society. Jehovah’s Witnesses prophesize the return of Christ in 1914, 1915, 1918, 1920, 1925, and 1975. This explains why Jehovah’s Witnesses were very dedicated in warning people about the battle of Armageddon. They wanted to establish God’s kingdom here on earth. They also believed we are living in the millennial age. One cannot simply predict when Christ will return. Jesus say “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only” Matt 24:36 (KJV) . They believe that their religion is the one true religion in the world. They try to correct every other religion out there especially Christianity. They are a religious sect that is dedicated and determine to indoctrinate their beliefs in the world. The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society deny the nature and Trinity of God. They believe the word Trinity is Satanic because it is not written in their bible. They teach that Jehovah is the nature of the one true god in which God is the Father. They do not believe Jesus is the Son of God and deny the Holy Spirit is God. The bible teaches there is one God. God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are identified within one triune God. The bible clearly presents the appearance of the Trinity in the book of Matthew, And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased Matt 3:16-17 (KJV) . The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society deny the deity of Christ and teach He was God’s greatest creation. They deny the resurrection of Jesus Christ. They also teach that Jesus was Michael the archangel. The bible teaches Jesus was the Word and became flesh, died on the cross, buried in a grave, risen on the third day, and was identified by many people. The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society teach only the elite group of witnesses known as “the 144000” or the “anointed ones” are born again are expected to reign with Jesus Christ in heaven. The rest of the Jehovah’s Witnesses known as the “other sheep” or the “great crowd” will be provided a chance for eternal life on earth according to their works. The bible teaches salvation comes from Christ alone. His shedding of blood on the cross purchased our sin debt and paved the way for salvation. Jesus Christ’s atonement on the cross forgave all sins past, present, and future. We are saved by grace alone and not by works (Ephesians 2:8-9). The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society teach one earns salvation by joining the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization and living a life in obedience to their rules. If a Jehovah Witness is caught disobeying the society rules, they are shunned and disfellowshipped until the elders allow them to come back. Other beliefs...

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