Jehovah's Witnesses

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.

It is a non-Christian religion since it denies essential Christian doctrines such as the Trinity, the deity of Christ, Jesus' physical resurrection, and justification by grace through faith.

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.