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As one who formerly (in ignorance) used to promote the same argument (not being a Jehovah's Witness, but somewhat associated with the Arian theology), the argument is not that the Greek text was corrupted, but rather, that the comma in the English translation should be placed after "today" rather than before it. They are able to make this argument because ...


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At the most fundamental level, Roman Catholics subscribe to the Nicene Creed, Jehovah's Witnesses do not. (JWs would call the Creed itself heresy, so this is not a slam.) This means that unlike 98% of the world's Christians, Jehovah's Witnesses deny such things as: The Trinity The Divinity of Jesus The Nature of Salvation The Communion of Saints / The ...


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I think the Jehovahs Witnesses make the matter pretty clear on their website. TL;DR - Jehovah used to appear to the ancient prophets as "God Almighty", Jesus Christ never identified as "God Almighty". Does God Have a Name? The Bible’s answer Humans all have personal names. Wouldn’t it be reasonable for God to have a name? Having and using ...


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What does the reference mean? The Witnesses use a rather odd and somewhat cryptic set of abbreviations for their publications. g94 11/8 10 is Awake! magazine, 8th of November, 1994, p. 10. jv 134 is Jehovah’s Witnesses—Proclaimers of God’s Kingdom (pub. 1993), p. 134. Many books also have another, less cryptic abbreviation. For example, jv is often ...


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The first thing to understand is the JW believe there are multiple Gods. Jesus is A God, but not The God. This verse is actually used to separate Jesus Christ from Jehovah. Isaiah 9:6 calls Jesus Mighty God. Exodus 6:3 Declares Jehovah as God Almighty. Each distinct and separate titles. Exodus 6:3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, ...


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Your questions 1 to 5 are all about praying with people of other faiths. Jehovah’s Witnesses would not distinguish between Mormons, Catholics, Jews, or Muslims here: all are equally “other faiths”. As such, these all collapse to one question*: Do Jehovah’s Witnesses pray with non-Witnesses? The answer is No, they don’t. Praying with members of other ...


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I think this is a question of terminology as well as being a question of theology. I’ll try to address both. The vast majority of branches of Christianity will divide the world up into groups which look roughly like this: Us (the people who agree with us theologically, and associate with us); People we disagree with on minor matters; People we disagree ...


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I actually do not see a problem here. The Jehovah's Witness group teaches that God the Father created Jesus first (source), then Jesus created everything else (source). So they do believe that Jesus existed before his incarnation. To the Jews, this is an irrelevant distinction. It is blasphemous either way. "Jesus is God" = blasphemy - stone him "Jesus ...


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Both Jehovah's Witnesses and LDS have different meaning of God and Christ, so their understanding the the very nature of God differs from the rest of the christians and from each other. Jesus in Jehovah's Witnesses views is created by God. Whereas in LDS, Jesus is born and is first of many sons. Not to mention that Jehovah for LDS cosmology is Jesus. See ...


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Actually, the idea that Jesus is Michael could be traced way further into the past than the 16th century, all the way to the 2nd century, only that instead of Jesus being equal to Michael, he is equated to Gabriel in the Epistula Apostolorum, an early apocryphal work that is part of the Ethiopian canon: 14 For ye know that the angel Gabriel brought the ...


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Confusion as to the intended meaning of John 1:1 arises because the Koine Greek in which the Gospel was written did not have an indefinite article (a, an) and translators have to decide whether to insert one in English versions of the Bible. One factor in making that decision is the Trinitarian theology, that sees Jesus as one person in God, therefore making ...


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Yes The History Channel mentioned 9 dates for the end of the world.... Needless to say, all of them failed which makes the Watchtower Society the biggest false prophet in the history of mankind. I have 44 pages of quotes of false prophesies by the Watchtower. As a former Witness I can confirm they are all ligit. Feel free to write me for that PDF at. ...


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I can provide a excerpt from the first dead link that may be of help: "Montgomery argues that in its approach to language, the natural sciences manifest a monological discursive strategy.[18] The so-called human sciences reflect a dialogical approach to language, since they necessarily converse with other discourses. But the natural sciences pursue a ...


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I am one of Jehovah's Witnesses. It sounds like you are asking if we believe that angels will walk up to us and give us messages from God. That is not one of our beliefs. Here is an excerpt from one of our publications: No longer do these mighty angelic ones appear visibly in behalf of Jehovah’s servants on earth, as when they delivered the apostles ...


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Biblical basis that Michael is another name for Jesus are numerous. The belief that one of Jesus' many names is Michael by itself does not mean the rejection of Jesus' divinity or the Trinity. Michael is referred to as "the great prince" (Dan 12:1), Gabriel told Daniel "except Michael your prince" (Dan 10:21). Angels are rarely referred to as princes, ...


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magisterium In Catholicism, the magisterium is the authority that lays down what is the authentic teaching of the Church. For the Catholic Church, that authority is vested uniquely in the pope and the bishops who are in communion with him. Quick answer: Catholicism: Pope and bishops. JW: Faithful Slave ...


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Comparing the Teaching Authorities Searching JW.org, since JW and WTS say nothing (let alone authoritative) about their Teaching Authority, there is nothing to compare. The comparison dies right here: The Catholic states 1) that they have Teaching Authority, and 2) what that means; From JW and WTS, to an outsider, there is no Teaching Authority, as they ...


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Jehovah's Witnesses' pacifism is not predicated on their beliefs about government. In other words, human violence of all kinds, whether government sponsored or not, are evil. Jehovah's Witness believe literally However, I say to you: Continue to love your enemies and to pray for those who persecute you, Matthew 5:44 and Do not avenge ...


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To find a proper answer to this good question, have a look at their 12/15 2013 Watchtower magazine. The paragraphs 5-7, under the subtitle 'The Emblems' should interest you. As a summary, the bread was made from wheat flour and water, without any leaven or seasoning, such as salt, being added. Because it was unleavened, it would not have risen. For the ...


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I'll try to summarize some of the infos we can find in the JW.org site (wol.jw.org) 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 ...


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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 ...


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In addition to the answer of H3br3wHamm3r81, I found something interesting searching in their Watchtower Online Library : http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1101989252#h=5:0-20:331 It's a portion of their book 'Reasoning', about Paradise, commentating the verse of Luke 23:43. Here is the interesting part of this article : When will the evildoer be in ...


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Jehova created dinosaurs for the purpose of clearing forests for humans to plant crops and removed them when that task was done. I can find no evidence this is has ever been official teaching of the Watchtower Society. It teaches a naive Young Earth philosophy, but does not claim that God created dinosaurs for the purpose of clearing forests for humans to ...


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I respectfully say, Strictly speaking, there is no biblical basis for holding this assumption as fact. In this answer: A Scriptural Answer - The Formula [How we interpret the bible through comparisons] The Little Flock, Distinct from the Great Flock A Hidden Pearl [144,000] in the Parable of the Faithful and Discreet Slave Significance of the Money ...


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There are multiple supporting reasons Jehovah's Witnesses believe the Spirit is a force, rather than a person. Some are circumstantial in nature; others are more direct. Definition This is a natural meaning of "spirit". Is the spirit of happiness a thinking entity? No. It's "the activating or essential principle influencing a person" (Merriam-Webster). ...


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If I understand you correctly, you are actually already married, but would like a Witness marriage ceremony to acknowledge that. The fact is that Witnesses recognise civil marriages as valid. If you married before returning to the faith, then you are married in their eyes. In fact, such marriages are also perfectly acceptable for those within the faith. My ...


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We always mix wheat flour and water and fry it in a pan. The wine is what would have been available to them in Egypt, just a red grape wine, unadulterated thus reflecting the purity of Jesus' sacrifice.


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What are differences and similarities between Jehovah's Witnesses and Catholics? The beliefs are very similar, e.g. Jesus atoned for the sins of the world. Jehovah's Witnesses believe: The Trinity described in the Nicean creed is incorrect. The Father and the Son are two separate persons. The Spirit of God is not a person but is God's power and ...


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It can be so easy to misinterpret things in the Bible therefore it is best not to make assumptions. Sticking to what the Bible actually says rather than one's own logical conclusions is paramount. This means making a clear distinction between what we know and what we conclude. What we know: God told Moses that his name is Jehovah. Exodus 6:3 reads: "And I ...



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