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Category Archives: Jehovah Witnesses
Impaled on a Torture Stake or Crucified on a Cross?
Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe that Jesus was crucified on a cross. They believe that it is more accurate to say that he was impaled on a torture stake. (1) The New World Translation translates the noun (stauros) “torture stake.” … Continue reading
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Western Religions: Jehovah’s Witnesses and The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, Part 3
Beliefs and Practices 1. God. They say, “We worship the one true and Almighty God, the Creator, whose name is Jehovah” (What Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Believe?, jw.org). They do not believe in the Trinity. “The true God is one Person, … Continue reading
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Western Religions: Jehovah’s Witnesses and The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, Part 1
The Jehovah’s Witnesses claim a membership of approximately 8.6 million world-wide (How Many of Jehovah’s Witnesses Are There Worldwide?, JW.org). The number are said to total about 1.2 million in the U.S.A. (2018 Country and Territory Reports, JW.org). “Jehovah’s Witnesses … Continue reading
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God: One or Three? (Part 4)
One of the most difficult issues in understanding the nature of God is understanding the number of God. Is God one or three? Let’s review. In lesson one, it was concluded that there is one God. In lesson two, it … Continue reading
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Angels (Part Four)
This writing will consider two specific angels who are mentioned by name in the Bible. Let’s consider – Gabriel Gabriel is explicitly mentioned in four contexts in the Bible (Daniel 8:15-27; 9:20-27; Luke 1:5-20; 1:26-38). The name Gabriel means “Man … Continue reading
The Holy Spirit: An Impersonal Force?
Is the Holy Spirit of the Godhead, or not? Is the Holy Spirit a personality, or an impersonal force? How should we think about the Holy Spirit? Some teach that the Holy Spirit is not deity, but a thing, a … Continue reading
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Revelation: The 144,000 and a Great Multitude
The Jehovah Witnesses have built an entire system of eschatology (end time doctrine) based upon a distinction between the 144,000 and the Great Multitude (Revelation 7; 14). (1) They believe that a literal 144,000 will inherit heaven. These are the … Continue reading
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