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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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The Seventh Day Adventist view The SDA view is well articulated here: Amazing Facts: Who Is Michael The Archangel? The primary arguments involved are: There are 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 has a wide range of interpretations (it ...


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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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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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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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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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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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Jehovah's Witnesses believe1 that 144 000 of their number are different to the rest in that they will go to heaven, whereas the rest (presumably several million) will live on paradise Earth. I'm wondering how near to complete they believe that they are now, eg 25%, 50%, 99%? And do they keep records on the 144 000 so that they can answer this ...


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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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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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A simple answer to a simple question: Is adultery grounds for excommunication or other discipline ...? ... I'm talking about openly unashamed sinful behaviour. The answer is "Yes". ...and its called "disfellowshiping" instead of "excommunication". Slightly extended... By comments under your question and the obvious fact that this is a personal ...


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Mark 6:7 (NWT) Now he summoned the twelve, and he initiated sending them out two by two, and he began to give them authority over the unclean spirits. Luke 10:1 (NWT) After these things the Lord designated seventy others and sent them forth by twos in advance of him into every city and place to which he himself was going to come. Jesus did ...


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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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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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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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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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Apparently not. The New World translation, which is the one used by Jehovah's Witnesses, is available online and can be read and searched for occurrences of 'Christ'. While I haven't had time to do a strict comparison, there appear to be about as many occurrences of the word as I would expect. For example, Romans 1 contains the word 'Christ' five times, ...


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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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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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His role on this earth was as a man, and he may properly be referred to in this way. 1 Corinthians 15:45-47 So it is written: "The first man Adam became a living person." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. However, what is spiritual is not first. What is physical is first, and afterward what is spiritual. The first man is from the earth and ...



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