The Jehovah's Witnesses is a pseudo-Christian religion started by Charles Taze Russell in 1872. It is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, where it houses a massive publishing house that prints and distributes its literature via door-to-door evangelism work. There are more than 4 million Jehovah's Witnesses worldwide.
Following is a list of some of its teachings:
- There is no Trinity (Let God be True, pp. 100-101, Make Sure of All Things, p. 386).
- The Holy Spirit is God's impersonal active force (The Watchtower, June 1, 1952, p. 24).
- Their church is the self-proclaimed prophet of God (The Watchtower, April 1, 1972, p. 197).
- They claim to be the only channel of God's truth (The Watchtower, Feb. 15, 1981, p. 19).
- Jesus was Michael the archangel who became a man (The Watchtower, May 15, 1963, p. 307, The New World, 284).
- Jesus was only a perfect man, not God in flesh (Reasoning from the Scriptures, 1985, p. 306).
- Jesus did not rise from the dead in his physical body (Awake! July 22, 1973, p. 4).
- Only their church members will be saved (The Watchtower, Feb. 15, 1979, p. 30).
- Good works are necessary for salvation (Studies in the Scriptures, vol. 1, pp. 150, 152).
For more information, see Jehovah's Witnesses.