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What are the main differences between Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses?

There are many doctrinal and practical differences between Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons. I think it will be difficult to arrange a complete and comprehensive list, but below are a collection of ...
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What are the differences between most Christian Bibles and Jehovah’s Witnesses Bible?

The main difference between the New World Translation (NWT) and other Bibles is that the NWT has attempted to eliminate almost all references to the divinity of Jesus in the New Testament. Another ...
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Do Jehovah Witnesses believe it is immoral to pay for blood transfusions through taxation?

I found an article from the Jehovah’s Witness official web site that indirectly answers your question. It uses the example of governments using income taxes to pay for wars and points out that it is ...
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Did the Early Church believe that Jesus was crucified on a cross or on a stake?

[1] What Jehovah’s Witnesses believe regarding the cross and what they call a torture stake: Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that the Christian cross is a pagan symbol. In their Kingdom Interlinear ...
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Do Jehovah's Witnesses maintain 'secret' teachings?

All the teachings of Jehovah's Witnesses are publicly available on their Jehovah’s Witnesses' Official Website and made known in their public ministry and literature. There are no secrets that take ...
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Evangelical Christians claim Jerusalem was destroyed in either 587 or 586 BCE. What is the evidence?

First of all, there were two sieges of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar II: 597 BCE: a military campaign carried out by Nebuchadnezzar II, king of Babylon. In 605 BC, he defeated Pharaoh Necho at the ...
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What problems, if any, do Jehovah's Witnesses have with the Apostles' Creed?

Jehovah’s Witnesses beliefs kind of line up with the text of the Apostle’s Creed, but their interpretation of it largely diverges from common trinitarian interpretations. Here is the ELLC translation ...
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Do Jehovah's Witnesses have membership fees or how are they funded?

I was brought up as a Jehovah’s Witness. There are no “membership fees” and neither is a collection plate passed around at meetings. However, there are contribution boxes at the back of the Kingdom ...
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(Jehovah's Witnesses) What reason(s) is there to actually love God?

In case you are not aware, Jehovah's Witnesses do not believe in hell as a place of punishment. They say hell is merely the grave and that there is no conscious awareness for the dead. So, the ...
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Did the Early Church believe that Jesus was crucified on a cross or on a stake?

Further to the last point in an answer here, there is more information that can be used to show how the early Christian Church viewed the implement of Christ's death. Although not written in the era ...
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What is the Biblical basis for the belief that Jesus is Michael?

The explanations by Jehovah's Witnesses (such as this one) has been linked in other answers but I wanted to provide below summary of the 3 points that I feel together provide the clearest evidence on ...
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What are the current guidelines for Jehovah's Witnesses regarding blood use in medical treatment?

Indeed there have been adjustments in the no blood stance of JWs that correspond with the advancing medical processing of donated blood. At first blood was transfused with no processing at all (whole ...
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What's the significance of this image for Jehovah's Witnesses?

This looks very much like a modern portrayal of the dream of Nebuchadnezzar, as explained by the prophet Daniel in Daniel 2: 31 “You saw, O king, and behold, a great image. This image, mighty and ...
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Do these videos represent JW meetings or do they have other secret/sacred meetings that are not available to public?

The YouTube link you referred to is not the official channel of Jehovah’s Witnesses. It is a private account posted by an individual who was obviously present or received a recording of some meetings ...
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How do Jehovah's Witnesses respond to the charge that they are false prophets (because their end-of-the-world predictions didn't come true)?

In their publication Reasoning from the Scriptures they address this question. They don't claim to be inspired prophets but faithful students of the scriptures who in their constant efforts to keep on ...
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Did JWs believe in trinity and immortality of the soul before they got their own Bible?

The very early Jehovah's Witnesses (then called Bible Students) already believed that trinity and immortality of the soul were unscriptural. As the book God’s Kingdom Rules! on page 24 says: For ...
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Did a Seventh Day Adventist start the Jehovah Witness organization?

This page provides a brief history of early days of restorationist starting in the 15th century. As we get close to the mid 1800's certain names of persons who would have some influence and ...
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What are the main differences between Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses?

Using the LDS Articles of Faith (in bold-to clarify only) to examine only principle beliefs one can see the similarities and differences. 1 We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, ...
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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. JWs believe that there is no distinction between "begotten" and "made". Therefore, "...
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If Jesus is "a god" would not Jehovah’s Witnesses be polytheists?

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses consider themselves to be polytheists? No, because they do not worship Jesus. They worship only Jehovah God. Jesus is not the Almighty God, but is merely “a god” who was ...
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Do Jehovah's Witnesses plan a return to door to door ministry since their 2020 shutdown?

According to the official website: The Governing Body is pleased to announce that the house-to-house preaching work of Jehovah’s Witnesses will resume on September 1, 2022. Details as to whether ...
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What is the basis of the Jehovah's Witnesses' belief that Jesus died on a Stake instead of a Cross?

The Jehovah's Witnesses have addresses this issue. From their web site: https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/did-jesus-die-on-cross/ Many view the cross as the most common symbol of ...
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