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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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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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Since the Jewish calendar date of Nisan 14 falls on Tuesday 23 April 2024, why are Jehovah's Witnesses holding their Memorial on Sunday 24 March 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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According to Jehovah's Witnesses, are there Spirit-filled Christians in non-JW denominations?

Can Spirit-filled Christians be found in non-JW denominations, according to Jehovah's Witnesses? Related: According to Unitarians, are there Spirit-filled Christians in non-Unitarian denominations? ...
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What do Jehovah's Witnesses students do when the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag is recited at American schools?

In a public school what do Jehovah Witnesses do each morning when the Pledge of Allegiance is recited by the students? Do they stand quietly, or do they respectfully remain outside the classrooms ...
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How do Jehovah’s Witnesses support their belief that only 144,000 persons can be in the New Covenant and go to heaven, there to rule with Christ Jesus

This is the second in a series of three questions about the beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses. This is the first question: How do Jehovah’s Witness support their belief that Jesus started ruling (...
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How do Jehovah's witnesses respond to the historical evidence for the physical resurrection?

Jehovah's Witnesses propose a non-physical resurrection. How do they respond to people like William Lane Craig or Gary Habermas who make evidentiary based arguments for the resurrection?
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How do Jehovah’s Witness support their belief that Jesus started ruling (invisibly) from heaven in 1914? What has been happening in those 107 years?

I have been asked to write an article on what Jehovah’s Witnesses believe with regard to Jesus’ return or presence in 1914. Here are some quotes from official J.W. sources that I know about: The 2,...
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According to Jehovah's Witnesses, what are the essential features of a true follower of Christ, and can such be found in other denominations?

Not much to add to the title. I would like to know the Jehovah's Witnesses' definition of a true follower of Christ, that is to say, what features are considered by them to be essential for a person ...
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What is meant by the Jehovah's Witness statement "Jesus was dead, forever dead."?

The following is pulled from an answer to this question: According to Jehovah's Witnesses, In What Way is Jesus Human. It would appear, then, that the Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Jesus had his ...
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Can a Pentecostal marry a Jehovah witness [duplicate]

My girlfriend is a JW and I am pentecostal, 2 days ago she was in her meeting and the presenter said that according to 2 corinthians 6:14 "Be ye no unequally yokes together with unbelievers: for ...
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Has a born again Baptist believer or a Jehovah’s Witnesses ever approached Catholic authorities for an official exorcism?

Has a born again Baptist believer or a Jehovah’s Witnesses ever approached Catholic authorities for an official exorcism? The Catholic Church has a long history of exorcisms, but has a professed ...
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Would Jehovah’s Witnesses anointed with the Holy Spirit be unable to suffer demonic possession, whilst un-anointed Jehovah's Witnesses could?

Given that barely 1% of all JWs today claim to be anointed with the Holy Spirit and thus have the heavenly calling (Romans 8:15-17), would that indwelling protect them? I speak of demon possession as ...
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Have Jehovah's Witnesses ever encountered a demon-possessed person in the mission field or in other contexts?

Many Christians of different denominations have reported encounters with demon-possessed individuals. Catholic exorcists are an obvious example. In the mission field, reports of demonic possessions in ...
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Do Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that demon possession is possible within their ranks?

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that demon possession is possible within their ranks? This question came about as a result of my answering this question: Do Jehovah's Witnesses believe in exorcisms? Is ...
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Do Jehovah's Witnesses believe in exorcisms?

Do Jehovah's Witnesses believe in demons and that they can be cast out today? If so, how do they go about casting demons out of a demon-possessed person? Do they have deliverance ministries or ...
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According to Jehovah's Witnesses and Unitarians and all who deny that Jesus is the Almighty God, how can He be in you and live in you?

Colossians 1:26-27: "the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations; but has now been manifested to His saints. To who God willed to make known what is the riches of the ...
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What are the main differences between Jehovah's Witnesses and Biblical Unitarians?

What are the main differences between the two? I know that both reject the trinity and the divinity of Jesus, but that's about it. I'm particularly interested in knowing their doctrinal differences (...
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