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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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What does this reference in the Watchtower Online Library mean?

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 ...
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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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What are the differences between Catholics and the Jehovah's Witnesses

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% ...
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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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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 is the biblical basis for the belief held by Jehovah's Witnesses that Jehovah and Jesus Christ are separate entities?

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"....
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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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How do Protestants respond to the JW interpretation of John 14:28?

Protestants have answered this question in several different ways: That within the Trinity, the Son is eternally subordinate to the Father, though equal with him in essence That Christ here ...
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Do Jehovah's Witnesses object to praying with other Christians?

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 ...
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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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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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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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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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(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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Are JWs restricted from expressing things in their own words?

While the Bible is a reference used in our worship it is far from our most prominently used publication. Of the approximately four hours per week of group worship engage in at our local places of ...
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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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Why did this Early Version of the Watchtower Magazine include Crosses, and what do these other Symbols on the Magazine Represent?

The Jehovahs Witness teaching of the symbol of the cross was changed about the 1930's by Joseph Rutherford. Prior to this they accepted the cross that is widely accepted in Christendom today. So the ...
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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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