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From Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Believe in Creationism? on

No. Jehovah’s Witnesses do believe that God created everything. But we do not agree with creationism. Why not? Because a number of creationist ideas actually conflict with the Bible. Consider the following two examples:

  1. Length of the six days of creation...the word “day” in the Bible can refer to a considerable length of time...
  2. Age of the earth...Jehovah’s Witnesses have no objection to credible scientific research that indicates the earth may be billions of years old.

Although Jehovah’s Witnesses believe in creation, we are not antiscience. We believe that true science and the Bible are compatible.

Any mention of evolution is absent (which IMO is a bit surprising, considering the FAQ being answered).

Similar to Earth's age, would Jehovah's Witnesses also have no objection to "credible scientific research that indicates" life, including humans, evolved from simpler forms?

Or do they have a different belief?

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I do not understand this question. What are you asking? – gideon marx Jul 23 '14 at 8:29
@gideonmarx, I am asking if Jehovah's Witnesses believe biological evolution happened, did not happen, or hold no official belief. – Paul Draper Jul 23 '14 at 14:43
You are then going to have explain what you believe biological evolution to be as it is an incredibly wide subject with many theories and confusing terminology. A Jehovah's Witness can then compare your belief with theirs. – gideon marx Jul 23 '14 at 18:50
@gideonmarx "life, including humans, evolved from simpler forms". Is that not specific enough? – Paul Draper Jul 24 '14 at 15:16
Now a Jehovah's Witness can answer your question. – gideon marx Jul 24 '14 at 16:25
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I'll try to summarize some of the infos we can find in the site (

First, have a look at their Awake! 9/06 magazine, pages 9-10, the article titled "Did God Use Evolution to Create Life?"

As a summary, it says that the Bible’s account of the creation of the first man, Adam, is to be taken literally. It also says that Jesus (and his disciples) took it as a true story.

Also this other article from their 1/1 2008 Watchtower magazine, titled "Is evolution compatible with the Bible ?", should interest you.

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Yes, those references are very clearly against evolution. – Paul Draper Aug 7 '14 at 22:07

From what you've quoted above, it seems that they believe in progressive creationism which is the believe that all things were created over a long period of time, however not through evolution. Theistic evolution is more along the lines of what you're saying, which is basically that God guided the evolution process.

Jehovah's Witness believe that God formed man, as the Bible states. Which is definitely more along the lines of progressive creationism.

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Is this the official Jehovah's Witness position or your own? – gideon marx Jul 23 '14 at 18:51
@gideonmarx Based on what was posted on the question, and the information on their website, it seems that this is their official position. I only gave it the proper terminology. – jlaverde Jul 23 '14 at 20:15
"however not through evolution" What is the source for this? "Jehovah's Witness believe that God formed man, as the Bible states"? – Paul Draper Jul 24 '14 at 21:14

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