Jehovah's Witnesses Defined

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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





About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.