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Before we start to answer this, a little history is needed. Both the Latter-Day Saints and Jehovah's Witnesses are Restorationist churches. That means that they were founded on the belief that all the other churches in the world had ceased to hold to the whole correct Christian doctrine, and that a direct revelation from God to the founders caused them to ...


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There is much negative information on the internet on this subject making it very difficult to earnestly study it and where the belief that the Archangel Michael is Jesus Christ originated. The Jehovah's Witnesses surely inherrited it from Charles Taze Russell, the founder of the movement that led to the formulation of the Jehovah's Witnesses. He equates ...


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Good question, it is written "Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men." (Philippians 2:5-7) Herein it says Jesus is equal with God (the Father), ...


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I want to preface the rest of this with the statement that I am merely answering the question. I am not saying whether mainstream Christians are right or wrong in their position. But I am going to answer exactly the question by showing why they classify these two groups as non-Christians and backing it up with references. The Basis: I'm going to ...


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A fundamental issue here is that the term "Christian" admits different meanings. In a broad sense, a Christian is anyone who self-identifies as a follower of Jesus Christ (cf. Acts 11:26), which would include all bodies such as Catholics, Orthodox, Anglicans, Protestants, and Restorationists (including JWs and Mormons). To use "Christian" in a narrower ...


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I have been one of Jehovah's Witnesses my entire life, 35 years, and was recently appointed as an elder. What are the requirements for a person to become an elder? - They have to fulfill the requirements mentioned in 1 Timothy 3:2-7 and Titus 1:5-9. What type of training do elders have? - When they are first appointed as elders they usually have had the ...


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The short version is that they are not related at all. In fact in many major ways they are quite opposite each-other. The Jehovah Witnesses are a "reconstructionist" sect that began in the late 1800's. They do claim to be Christian, but the reason I use the label reconstructionist sect here is because they believe they are the only true Christian church ...


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Basically, a lot. Jehova's Witnesses are not really related to Pentecostalism For one thing, Jehova's Witnesses teach that the Watchtower literature is the most accurate interpretation of scripture, while Pentecostals believe in scripture being relevant to modern life without having to rely on the leadership of a church to lead them; the Jehova's Witnesses ...


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to begin answering your question let me first begin by saying that the Bible makes only two references to birthday celebrations: Gen. 40:20-22: “Now on the third day it turned out to be Pharaoh’s birthday, and he proceeded to make a feast . . . Accordingly he returned the chief of the cupbearers to his post of cupbearer . . . But the chief of the bakers he ...


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Q. Are JWs restricted from expressing things in their own words? A. No. We who are members of the worldwide unified Christian congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses both can and do express ourselves / our Bible based beliefs in our own words, however, we would much rather and prefer to express ourselves / our Bible based beliefs in the way in which our ...


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Q. "Do Jehovah's Witnesses believe in annihilation?" A. Yes. We whole heartedly believe in what is stated under divine inspiration of God's holy spirit found at 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10 and 2 Peter 3:7... and I quote: "This takes into account that it is righteous on God’s part to repay tribulation to those who make tribulation for YOU, 7 but, to YOU who ...


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As another answer stated, we get the building done in 3 days for convenience mostly. The whole thing is amazingly organized and thus moves quickly. Nothing is done to be cheap. That would be disrespect to Jehovah. The main concern is to not take time away from the builders lives and to continue the preaching work. The preaching work is the #1 priority to ...


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First of all, we are allowed to read any bible and most of us have a few different translations at home. Furthermore, every Jehovah's Witness is trained to become an ordained minister and publisher. An instrument for that training is our Theocratic Ministry School. Besides that we have several 'schools' that are specialized in training , elders, overseers, ...


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This could probably be a lengthy answer, but it would be better to summarize one core belief, which should easily answer the remainder of your question. Jehovah's Witnesses believe by a number of scriptural proofs that Christ himself is an angel, the highest ranking one, and he is the primary means that through which the speaking between God and man occur. ...


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In harmony with Jesus command to "Keep doing this in remembrance of me", we observe the memorial of Jesus death every year on Nisan 14 after sundown. (Luke 22:19) This does not always fall on the same day of the week for us. Jesus death occurred on Nisan 14 of the Jewish calendar that was common during the first century. Since the Jewish day begins and ends ...


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Q. "Who are the leaders of the Jehovah's Witnesses church?" A. The One True Almighty God JEHOVAH through His only begotten Son Jesus Christ who has granted authority to Christ's "faithful and discreet slave" as THE ONLY appointed channel by God during Christ's Heavenly PRESENCE (from the GREEK word "Parousia" which is often mistranslated as "Coming") of the ...


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Massive differences. On the outside JW will appear to be a normal christian church. JW hold to a very different set of beliefs. Dig deeper and you'll find Jehova's witness deny that Jesus IS God. don't believe in a literal hell. believe that Jesus makes up for your lack. i.e. you do your best and Jesus makes up the difference. a limited number of ...


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Both accounts in Jude 9 and Matthew 4:10 are the same person (Jesus). Jehovah's Witnesses believe Jesus is known as Michael, The Archangel while in heaven. There are also other things to keep in mind why Jesus is believed to be the archangel. The prefix “arch” means “principal” or “chief,” (http://www.yourdictionary.com/arch) and the word “archangel” is ...


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It is because we like to use our time wisely... so the less hours we put in a building the more hours we have left for our meetings... and preaching work. Furthermore we build our Kingdom Halls with volunteers. Most of the time they come from all over the state(s) so its more efficient if we do the job in only a few weekends with hundreds of workers. It has ...


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Practice will vary from place to place. I live in the middle of Ireland. I’ll try to describe general principles, but this may work out differently in different areas. Each congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses has its own “territory” (roughly analogous to a parish in other denominations, perhaps). That territory will then be subdivided into maps. The ...


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Truly this is a question that cannot be answerd because the watchtower keeps changing who the 144000 are... One of the core doctrines of the Watchtower is that only 144,000 humans will go to heaven, where they are to rule as kings. Most Jehovah's Witnesses are not considered part of the 144,000 and do not expect to go to heaven. Rather they believe ...


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The Seventh Day Adventist view The SDA view is well articulated here: Amazing Facts: Who Is Michael The Archangel? The primary arguments involved are regarding: Appearances of the preincarnate Christ with titles of "Angel of the LORD" "Angel of His Presence" and "Angel of the Covenant" The meaning of "angel" having a wide range of interpretations (it ...


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Q. "Why do Jehovah's Witnesses not celebrate birthdays?" A. For the same reasons that God's faithful worshippers during both the pre-Christian period and during the time of the 1st century Christianity DID NOT partake / participate in the custom of annually celebrating birthdays. I say "annually", due to the fact that God's faithful worshippers during the ...


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You get the sense of literal fulfillment by reading the verses before and after. Jesus is not switching back and forth between the two in the chapter when He talks about what will happen in the last days. When Jesus told His disciples that the temple will be torn down (13:1-2), the disciples wanted to know when that would happen, and what the sign will be ...


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Jesus is both God and man, Divine and human natures in one person. In regard to His humanity, He is subordinate to God the Father, but in regard to His Deity, He is the Father's equal. The mistake people like the JW's (and there are other sects ancient and modern who have gone the same route) is to take the statements in Scripture about Jesus as a human ...


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Jehovah's Witnesses believe that bowing down to a flag, saluting it or pledging allegiance to it, is equivalent to worshiping the flag, the nation it represents, or even the nation's leaders. Our sole devotion and allegiance should be to God. A scriptural account that provides a principle to follow is found in Daniel chapter 3. Also, the scriptures show ...


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So, not to be too blunt about it, but JWs are demographically typically drawn from the least well-off amongst society. Put crassly, they tend to be the poorest and least-educated Christians in the United States. Furthermore, this is a very cheap method of putting together a building. Especially when you consider the amount of volunteer labor (think Amish ...


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As Jehovah's witnesses we ONLY adhere to what the bible teaches. The Bible teaches that the Creator instituted marriage and made no provision for divorce. A man was to stick to his wife, and “they must become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24) In the Christian congregation, therefore, aside from death, which automatically breaks the marriage tie, the only other ...


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Jehovah's Witnesses are very well educated and we highly value divine education. (Isaiah 54:13) Any interested person must go through a Bible study program with another baptized member of the congregation as their personal teacher before getting baptized. Thereby every member is well taught. When we study the Bible, taking in accurate facts and knowledge is ...


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As one of Jehovah's Witnesses he really shouldn't even be dating anyone outside the congregation either since dating is a precursor to marriage. tacosalad is correct, that is the reason we do not marry outside our faith. The scripture that really elaborates on this is 2 Corinthians 6:14 "Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers. For what ...



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