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The group known as the Jehovah's Witnesses was founded in the 1870s. They originally called themselves Bible Students, but they changed to their current name in 1931.

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Have Jehovah's Witnesses cancelled the 2020 Memorial on April 7?

Recently I was looking at the statistics in the latest Yearbook for Jehovah's Witnesses and noted that the Worldwide Memorial Attendance in 2019 was 20,919,041. In the USA it was 2,416,752 and in the ...
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How do Jehovah's Witnesses explain the dramatic changes in their eschatology?

Apologies for the length of this introduction but I felt it was important to begin with a weight of evidence. There have been a great many changes in the Jehovah's Witness understanding and prophetic ...
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How do Jehovah's Witnesses justify their interpretation of Daniel chapter 4 given the specificity of the text?

Pages 215-218 of the Jehovah's Witness book "What Does the Bible Really Teach?" contains a section entitled 1914​—A Significant Year in Bible Prophecy. In that section Nebuchadnezzar's dream of the ...
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Should a Baptist marry a Jehovah's witness? [closed]

My fiancee is a Jehovah's witness. We're supposed to be married in three weeks and I'm just now finding out about the mechanics of his religion. With my being a Baptist I can't help but think it's ...
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According to the Jehovah’s Witnesses, if Jesus Christ is not God why is He presented as the agent of creation?

John 1:3, "All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him (or without Him) NOTHING came into being that has come into being." Also Colossians 1:16-17, "For by Him all things were created, in ...
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How do Jehovah's Witnesses differentiate Jesus' role in creation from that of a Demiurge?

My question comes out of a discussion on this question: How do Jehovah’s Witnesses explain the unique wording of Colossians 1:15-17 in the NWT? For reference, here is the passage (1971 revision): ...
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How do Jehovah’s Witnesses explain the unique wording of Colossians 1:15-17 in the NWT?

Compare the wording of the NWT and the NKJV at Colossians 1:15-17 NKJV says 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created that are ...
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What do Jehovah's Witnesses believe about the activities of the antichrist in these “last days”?

The Bible warns against the activities of deceivers and false prophets who arose during the first century, and continues to warn against their activities during the "last days". Here are a few ...
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Jehovah Witnesses teach that Michael the arch-angel is Jesus. So did Michael swear the oath to Abraham at Genesis 22:15-17?

My point is why does Michael the arch-angel swear an oath on behalf of God and multiply Abraham's seed at Genesis 22:16-17 in light of what Hebrews 6:13-14 states? "For when God made the promise to ...
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Distinction between Created Son and Begotten Son for Jehovah's Witnesses

In the New Testament, the Greek word monogenēs (μονογενής) appears 9 times and is translated as only or only begotten every time. 4 times it is used to describe the solitary physical descendant of ...
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According to Jehovah's Witnesses, why does Jesus make the same claim as God, that he is the “first and the last,”?

Isaiah 44:6, "Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel And his Redeemer, the Lord of host; I am the first and I am the last, And there is no God besides Me." But Jesus Christ makes the same claim in ...
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If according to the Jehovah Witnesses that “there was a time when God was alone,” who was with God at John 1:1?

The source for my question is found at the Jehovah Witnesses own web site: [The Watchtower](https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2005681: His Origin Was From Early Times: "Since all created things ...
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How do the Jehovah's witnesses reconcile Isaiah 44:24 with their belief that Jesus is the only direct creation of God?

Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Jesus is God's only direct creation, and that it was Jesus who created all other things: Since all created things had a beginning, there was a time when God was ...
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If Jesus is not God according to Jehovah Witnesses, why was He accused of blasphemy?

Denying the deity of Jesus Christ is one of the core beliefs of the Jehovah Witnesses: Jehovah’s Witnesses View of Christ. John 5:18 states, For this cause therefore the Jews were seeking all the ...
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Something produced by Jehovah's Witnesses that explains their basic beliefs?

I'm interested in understanding what the core/basic beliefs of the Jehovah's Witnesses are, but I'm struggling to figure out how to get a basic overview of their core beliefs without starting a ...
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What is the Biblical basis for Jesus Christ being a created being according to the Jehovah’s Witnesses?

The Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that Jesus Christ is a created being. What is the Biblical basis for this position?
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Can a non-baptized Jehovah's Witness publisher date a non-believer?

Can a non-baptized publisher date or marry a person who is not a Jehovah's Witness?
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What do Jehovah’s Witnesses teach about water baptism and is baptism by full water immersion essential to salvation?

This question has arisen from answers to a question I recently asked about the Lutheran Church and what they teach about salvation (they call it justification) and whether or not they think water ...
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What is the Jehovah's Witness official viewpoint of 12-step programs like AA?

I've been meeting with a Jehovah's Witness lately for some study. I've asked questions similar to this and not received a clear/official answer - just an opinion. I've searched Google and only found ...
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Satan being allowed in the new Paradise on Earth

I recall reading a scripture from the Bible with two JW's that said in the new Paradise Satan would be allowed. I questioned that with them and they smiled and said "yes". Can you tell me in what book ...
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After how long is a JW called inactive?

Does anyone know for sure after how long of being inactive is a Jehovah's Witness announced officially as being inactive?
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Do Jehovah's Witnesses still believe the number of the 144,000 in Revelation is a literal number?

Jehovah's Witnesses believe that the number of the 144,000 (those who will rule with Christ from heaven) is a literal number. 14 Interestingly, Charles T. Russell recognized the 144,000 to be a ...
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Do Jehovah’s Witnesses recognize marriage out of their religion? [duplicate]

I am dating a Jehovah Witness male who is a marvelous man. He is divorced from his wife after 22 years of sub standard wife treatment. I am born and raised Christian and we have open dialog over our ...
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How can one have eternal life by the death of Jesus or by Jesus teachings? [closed]

Before the death of Jesus, Jesus was teaching the birth of eternal life(birth of the Spirit) which steps are not completely describe by the four gospel (Matthew, mark, Luke, and john). On several note ...
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Marriage to a Jehovah’s Witness is it possible? [duplicate]

My girlfriend is a Jehovah’s Witness and I am a MFM member. But I love her so much! Can I marry her?
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How many prophecies from Hebrew Scriptures are fulfilled in Jesus Christ’s earthly life?

The number of prophecies from the OT that are fulfilled in the birth and life of Jesus ranges as high as 456 depending on which group you ask. Do Jehovah’s Witnesses state the exact number of ...
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Keep the Sabath

Can you tell me why is there 10 commanmends for Christian's to follow but I was told by a JW neighbour when I asked about the sabbath being holy and meant that we stop doing all the other things we do ...
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Do Jehovah's Witnesses have one Saviour or Two?

Jehovah's witnesses firmly believe that Jehovah and Jesus are separate beings and that Jesus is NOT God because Jesus is an angel. What do JW's say about their Saviour? Specifically, Isa 43:3, 11, ...
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Do the Jehovah's Witnesses believe the new covenant is for gentiles?

My understanding of the new covenant is that it was made ONLY with the houses of Israel, not with gentiles: [Jer 31:31 KJV] 31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant ...
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What do Jehovah's Witnesses say about Matthew 16:28?

If Jesus didn't come until 1914 why didn't those surrounding Jesus not experience death until then? [Mat 16:28 KJV] 28 Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of ...
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Do Jehovah's Witnesses worship Two Gods?

It is well known that Jehovah's Witnesses exalt Jehovah as the only God. This is (correctly) supported by texts such as Deut 4:35, Isa 44:6, 45:5, 6 that declare Jehovah as the ONLY God; or besides ...
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Have Jehovah's Witnesses indicated the upper limit for “overlapping generations”?

As I understand things the JWs teach that based on references to "this generation" in the gospels the end of the world must happen within "the generation" of those alive in 1914 (when the JW ...
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How does the Jehovah’s Witness view of who Jesus Christ is differ from Protestant Trinitarian Christology?

The Protestant Trinitarian view of Jesus Christ is that he is the only-begotten Son of God – begotten, not made. He is of one substance with the Father by whom all things were made. He is the Word ...
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According to Jehovah Witnesses, in what way is Jesus human?

From what I understand, Jehovah Witnesses believe in a form of Arianism that claims Jesus is “the son of God”, but he is inferior to “God the Father”, as he is usually understood as “God’s first ...
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Jehovah's Witness view on a potential member marrying a non-Witness

What is the official Jehovah's Witness position regarding a woman who is studying with the Witnesses and who wants to marry a worldly man (a man who is not a Jehovah's Witness)? We want to get ...
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Jehovah's Witnesses and Shunning Reconciled with New Testament

Jehovah's Witnesses shun people who fall foul of scriptural law, Jehovah’s Witness kids grow up knowing that if they ever mess up, their parents will leave them — and that’s scary (quote from ...
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Jehovah's Witnesses and blood transfusions

Trying to find an answer here leads to 2 main questions, firstly there is Blood transfusions and Christianity? (closed due to asking for the truth) and loosely there is Should we allow doctors or God ...
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How do Jehovahs Witnesses understand Jesus inheritance of Gods name

Hebrews 1:3-4 reads: the Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His nature, upholding all things by His powerful word. After He had provided purification for sins, ...
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What are the differences between most Christian Bibles and Jehovah’s Witnesses Bible?

Are most Christian bibles and Jehovah’s Witnesses Bible the same ? If not what are some important differences in them?
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List of old heresies condemned by the Catholic Church now present in Mormonism and Jehovah's Witnesses

The title says it all, I'd like a list of all heresies condemned by the Catholic Church, but note this, it must be before the Protestant Reformation. This time specifically those heresies identified ...
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Do Jehovah's Witnesses believe only they will be saved after their organization came into existence?

Are there any statements in JW literature that indicate that they do not dogmatically believe that they are the only channel of God's truth and direction today, or that today, one does not have to be ...
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Are Jehovah's Witnesses Protestants?

Are Jehovah's Witnesses Protestants, or are their own separate category?
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Other than JWs, which denominations (or religions) recognize God's personal name as the form “Jehovah”?

Background Referring to God as Jehovah is a known practice by Jehovah's Witnesses as written by Raymond Franz in In Search of Christian Freedom in 1991: The fact remains that today no religious ...
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According to Jehovah’s Witnesses why did John write the words found in John 1:1?

Jehovah's Witnesses translate John 1:1 as: " In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god." whereas its more generally translatedas something like : "In the ...
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What is Jehovah's Witnesses view on a baptized member owning machine guns?

Question on Jehovah's Witnesses view about owning guns that are not used for hunting or for protecting against wild animals. Let's say for example someone in USA who likes to collect automatic ...
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How do Jehovah's Witnesses understand Hebrews 1?

Hebrews 1:4–14 contrasts Jesus with the angels. How do groups like Jehovah's Witnesses, who see him as an angel, understand these verses?
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The Jehovah's Witness perspective concerning the Four Horsemen

As a continuation of this question and this question: Few Biblical symbols, allegories, or metaphors have fired the imagination more than the alleged Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse described all too ...
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Why do Jehovah's Witnesses hold a “commemoration of the death of Jesus Christ”?

For the last several years, I have received mailings from Jehovah's Witnesses that say the following: Lo invitamos a acompañarnos a la Conmemoración anual de la muerete de Jesuscristo. Este es el ...
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How do Jehovah's Witnesses explain Mark 1:1–3?

Mark 1:1–3 from the NWT reads: The beginning of the good news about Jesus Christ, the Son of God: Just as it is written in Isaiah the prophet: “(Look! I am sending my messenger ahead of you,* who ...
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How do Jehovah's Witnesses explain Paul's apparent equating of Yahweh and Jesus in Romans 10?

Recently I was listening to a lecture by Reformed theologian Robert Cara, in which he mentioned how frequently NT writers connect and apply OT Yahweh references to Jesus. A number of examples could ...