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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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What is the Biblical basis that Jesus Christ is Jehovah God's first direct creation, even before Adam?

The Jehovah's Witnesses teach the Son of God was the first and direct creation of Jehovah God: Jesus Christ is shown to be “the firstborn of all creation” as well as “the firstborn from the dead”​—...
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According to the Jehovah's Witnesses who believe Jesus is a created being how do they address 2 Corinthians 5:17?

"Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new." When or at what point did Jesus Christ become a new creation and ...
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The Jehovah's Witnesses say millions living in the past will gain salvation at the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ. The Bible contradicts that teaching [duplicate]

The source can be find here: https://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/faq/who-saved/ Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Feel That They Are the Only People Who Will Be Saved? No. Many millions who lived in ...
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The JWs teach millions living in the past will gain salvation at the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ. The Bible contradicts that teaching

The source can be find here: https://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/faq/who-saved/ Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Feel That They Are the Only People Who Will Be Saved? No. Many millions who lived in ...
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The JW's teach one cannot understand the Bible except through their organization which was formed in the 1870's. How were people saved before1870? [duplicate]

This is verified by the following quotes. 1967 "The Bible cannot be properly understood without Jehovah's visible organization in mind." (Watchtower, Oct 1, 1967, pg. 587) 1965 "He does ...
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Why at 1 Corinthians 10:9 does the Jehovah's Witnesses NWT use the word "Jehovah" when the Greek uses "Christos/kurion" referring to Jesus Christ?

1 Corinthians 10:9, "Nor let us try the Lord, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the serpents." In context the Apostle Paul is referring to Israel at Verse 7, "And do not be ...
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Isaiah claims he saw the Lord Jesus Christ sitting on a throne at Isaiah 6:1-5. What is the response from the Jehovah's Witnesses? [duplicate]

In the year of King Uzzah's death, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted with the train of His robe filling the temple. Vs2, Seraphim stood above Him and at vs3 one called out to ...
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This question is for Jehovah's Witnesses. Who is the singular Lord of lords in heaven according to Deuteronomy 10:17?

Deuteronomy 10:17, "For the Lord your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality, nor take a bribe." Please ...
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Whose work in translating the Hebrew and/or Greek Old Testament is the basis for the Jehovah's Witnesses' Old Testament? [duplicate]

Follow up question to Has the Watchtower addressed why they haven't released their own Hebrew Interlinear of the Old Testament?
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What are the main beliefs held by the Jehovah’s Witnesses that are contrary to the beliefs of Christians from at least Nicene Creed 300 AD to 1800 AD?

I know very little about Jehovah’s Witnesses other than that in general they reject traditional Christianity and think that only through their new teaching, can people understand the truth, whatever ...
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What is the Jehovahs Witness theology on Satan

Was he created evil or did he become evil? If he was someone else and then became evil, when did this happen?
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Has the Watchtower addressed why they haven't released their own Hebrew Interlinear of the Old Testament?

Follow up question to Where can I find a Jehovah's Witnesses version of a Hebrew Interlinear Old Testament?
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Where can I find a Jehovah's Witnesses version of a Hebrew Interlinear Old Testament?

Where can I find a Jehovah's Witnesses version of a Hebrew Interlinear Old Testament? I'm at my wits' end googling for one.
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Why do Jehovah's Witness not consider Jesus to be God when St. Paul says He is the Savior?

Given the scripture which says: But what does it say? "The Word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart--that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your ...
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To those believing Jesus NOT to be “the only true God”: Why does God let His angels worship His firstborn, when God allows worship only of Himself?

Hebrews 1:6 (NIV) says: when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him.” My question is for those who don’t believe Jesus to be “the only true God”: Why the ...
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How do those who deny the Deity of Jesus Christ reconcile this view with Jeremiah 17:10 and Revelation 2:23?

In the Old Testament, God is identified by many things. Among these are His name, His UNIQUE attributes and characteristics, his role or office relative to His creation, and His UNIQUE abilities and ...
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The Jewish Pesach Passover date of Nisan 14 is on Monday 22 April 2024, so why are Jehovah's Witnesses holding their Memorial on Sunday 24 Mar 2024?

Normally, the Memorial service for Jehovah's Witnesses is based on the Jewish calendar for Nisan 14. My understanding is that Nisan 14 is always the first full moon after the Spring (or Vernal) ...
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If Jesus is arch-angel Michael then he was created? [closed]

The Jehovah witness and Seventh Day Adventist denominations believe that Jesus is the arch-angel Michael. The reasons for this belief is based on the Biblical verses that Jesus will shout with the ...
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Do Jehovah's Witnesses allow contraception, what forms do they allow, and what are their arguments for it?

Questions specifically on the Jehovah's Witnesses faith on contraception: Do Jehovah's Witnesses allow contraception? What forms do they allow? What are their arguments for allowing (or not allowing) ...
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Differences in Missionaries Between Denominations

I've searched through most other missionary threads and have not found a decent answer to this. I am familiar with LDS/Jehovah's Witness' definitions of missionaries, usually as proselytizing ...
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Will those destroyed in Sodom/Gomorrah and in the Flood be resurrected according to Jehovahs Witnesses?

Jehovahs Witnesses teach that the majority of humans who ever lived will be resurrected and given a chance to choose to be obedient and loyal to Jehovah during the 1000 years judgment period. Are ...
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Are Jehovah’s Witness men required to be clean shaven if they have been appointed to leadership roles?

Is their any objection in 2023 to the wearing of a beard by JW men who have been appointed to leadership positions?
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This question is for the Jehovah's Witnesses? They teach Jesus Christ is "a god," so how is it that all the fullness of deity dwells in Him?

The NWT explicitly states in John 1:1 that Jesus Christ is "a god," yet Colossians 2:9 states, "For (or because) in Him all the fulness of Deity/Godhead dwells in bodily form." ...
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What do Jehovah's Witnesses teach about resurrection, marriage and reproducing on the paradise earth?

I realise that Jehovah's Witnesses believe there will be survivors from Armageddon who do not die and who will enter into the earthly kingdom. Then billions of dead people will be resurrected with ...
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To what extent are Jehovah’s Witnesses to exercise political neutrality in matters of employment?

Jehovah’s Witnesses take a neutral stance in politics and in the military. Participating in politics or becoming a member of the armed forces is a serious offence that can result in a baptised ...
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Can believers of Jehovah work for the navy?

So my husband asked me how I would feel about him joining the navy, granted he wouldn’t actually be going on a ship to fight he would be working in construction for the navy but not harming anyone, I ...
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How do Jehovah's Witnesses reconcile John 1:3 with Colossians 1:15-16?

This question asks and answers the addition of the word "other" in the NWT of Colossians 1:15-16: 15 He is the image of the invisible God,the firstborn of all creation;16 because by means ...
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The issue in the prophecy of 1914

I was reading this Wikipedia article and I reached this part: Jehovah's Witnesses assert that Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonians in 607 BC and completely uninhabited for exactly seventy years....
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How do Jehovah's Witnesses and Latter Day Saints view the seven churches in Revelation and interpret the ten days of tribulation in Revelation 2:10?

Recently the church I attend has been studying the Apostle Peter’s first letter to various churches in Asia (what is now Turkey). Peter warns the elect of God that they will face trials and ...
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How do the Jehovah's Witnesses, and other people who believe in resurrection, respond to the cannibalism argument?

Jehovah's Witnesses believe that there will come a day when we will all get resurrected in our bodies. Critics say that the fact that cannibalism exists makes that logically impossible. If one person ...
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According to the Jehovah's Witnesses what form did God take at Acts 7:2?

The whole verse of Acts 7:2, "And he said, Hear me, brethren and fathers! "The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran." God ask ...
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According to Jehovah's Witnesses what does the Bible say about Easter?

Jehovah's Witnesses are well known for avoiding most if not all religious holiday celebrations. Most reasons center on the apparent linkage of these celebrations with various pagan celebrations and ...
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According to Jehovah's Witnesses, what is "these seventy years" refering to in Zechariah 1:12 and Zechariah 7:1-5?

So the angel of Jehovah said: “O Jehovah of armies, how long will you withhold your mercy from Jerusalem and the cities of Judah, with whom you have been indignant these 70 years?” (Zechariah 1:12, ...
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According to Jehovah's Witnesses, why does the word Jehovah not get inserted into the Bible until Genesis 2:4?

I was reading the NWT translation just a few moments ago and I notice that throughout all of Genesis chapter 1, God is specifically used 32 times (there are 31 verses in Genesis 1). We do not see the ...
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How do JW reconcile that their foundational belief about Worship of Christ made them idolatrous? [closed]

Russel wrote... "It seems clear that His Divinity was retained in humanity because He repeatedly spoke of Himself as having come down from heaven, and because He, though passing through trial ...
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Whom do Jehovah's Witnesses serve?

In a statement urging Israel to abandon idolatry and return to the Lord (Jehovah) Samuel says: And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto the LORD with all your ...
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Jehovah's Witnesses teach Jesus was created and he's "a god" according to John 1:1 in their NWT. Yet the Bible teaches all men are sinners?

Since all men are sinners according to some of the following verses, why do other verses teach that Jesus Christ was sinless? Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived ...
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Jehovah's Witnesses - What is the reasoning that led to 1914 being considered a significant year? [duplicate]

Looks like there are a few questions here about Jehovah's Witnesses viewing 1914 as a significant year in the history of mankind, but not much about what their reasoning has been for that. The other ...
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Did the Early Church believe that Jesus was crucified on a cross or on a stake?

Jehovah's Witnesses unlike any other Christian sects believe that Jesus Christ was not crucified on a cross but was instead crucified on a torture stake, did the Early Church Fathers believe that ...
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When Jehovah's Witnesses resume door-to-door work 1 September 2022, will their message be any different in view of world events?

This seems to be breaking news on their official web-site, here: https://www.jw.org/en/news/jw/#newsAlerts It simply says "BREAKING NEWS - House-to-House Preaching will resume on September 1st ...
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Are Jehovah's Witnesses expected to follow their church's doctrines?

There are a lot of publications of JW interpreting the Bible and our lives. Are members of this church requested to agree to all or a certain canon of teachings or are they supposed to draw their own ...
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Do Jehovah's Witnesses plan a return to door to door ministry since their 2020 shutdown?

No JWs have knocked on a door to evangelize since early 2020 when pandemic hits. Is this going to continue? Will the door to door ministry resume?
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Do Jehovah's Witnesses allow remarriage after a divorce? Are there any consequences for the congregation member?

I have 3 questions to Jehovah's Witnesses about how they view marriage/divorce: Do Jehovah's Witnesses allow a person to divorce and marry someone else? If it is allowed only in some cases, what ...
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What does Jehovah's Witnesses canon say about the United States, if anything?

Inspired by this other question on the LDS denomination. What I am curious on is if the Jehovah's Witnesses holy writings (whatever they consider "canon") say anything about the United ...
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I was invited to join the Jehovah's Witnesses, I'm interested but I have only hear bad things about them [closed]

Summarize the problem: In my own words. My aunt invited me to a reunion so I can look at how it is to be a Jehovah's Witnesses and then "maybe" join them. The problem is, I'm starting ...
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Have Jehovah's Witnesses stopped public preaching until the end of the world?

At the beginning of the covid pandemic, a Jehovah's Witness I was meeting with told me that this pandemic was one of the last steps before Armageddon happens - and so Jehovah's Witnesses are ...
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The Jehovah's Witnesses deny that Jesus Christ existed eternally or everlastingly, how do they reconcile this with Micah 5:2?

Micah 5:2, "But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you one will go forth for Me to be the ruler of Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From ...
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(Jehovah's Witnesses) What reason(s) is there to actually love God?

I asked my atheist friends why they did not believe in God, and one of the more common reasons had to do with suffering. If you start thinking about it, there is a lot of suffering. People die painful ...
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Are there published testimonies from Jehovah's Witnesses about their experiences with the presence of the Holy Spirit?

Have any Jehovah's Witnesses experienced the presence of the Holy Spirit, possibly in a dramatic, life-changing way, and published a testimony in which they recount their experiences? Similar ...
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According to Jehovah's Witnesses, How does God safely choose what to foreknow?

It appears from this question and answer that the Jehovah's Witnesses hold a slightly different understanding of God's omniscience than the typical Orthodox view wherein God always and at all times ...
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