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No, of course Jehovah's Witnesses do not consider themselves to be polytheists. That is because they make sure they do not give any worship to Jesus Christ. It is strictly 'taboo' for any JW to pray to Jesus (as prayer is an act of worship), or to bow down on one's knees or to prostrate themselves in the name of Jesus (which is an act of worship). They speak ...


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It has not been canceled. Many congregations will be using videoconferencing, but if someone would like to attend and they aren't in contact with a congregation, there is also the option to view a pre-recorded Memorial talk on jw.org. To check what the congregations are doing in your local area, check this Memorial meeting search. For the bread and wine, ...


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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 created by Jehovah as a mighty spirit creature. He is divine but he is inferior to Jehovah God. Here is the official Jehovah’s Witness view from the February 2006 ...


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The short answer, taken from the 2016 Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnesses is for reasons of economy: Speeding Up Kingdom Hall Construction: To speed up the work in the most cost-effective way, the Governing Body has been implementing adjustments to our various construction departments. Construction: Standardized designs and materials will be suited to local ...


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An article entitled “Breaking the Chains of Alcohol Abuse” in a 2005 Awake article gives some excellent advice to those struggling to overcome alcoholism. In it, we find an acknowledgment that many will need professional help to get well. Then we read what is an official statement about organizations that offer help: There are many treatment centers, ...


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From the official web-site of the Watchtower Society, I read the article, “Who is the Antichrist?” as posted by them at http://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/wp20150601/who-is-the-antichrist/ From their own statements in that 1 June 2015 article they say that “the antichrist is, not an individual, but a collective term. People or organizations ...


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The organization of Jehovah's Witnesses is guided by the Governing Body. In contrast to most other religions, the Governing Body does not claim to be inspired or infallible. The Governing Body is neither inspired nor infallible. Therefore, it can err in doctrinal matters or in organizational direction. In fact, the Watch Tower Publications Index includes ...


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Although you specifically ask about the designation ‘First and Last’, there is a clear biblical link to that and the oft-concurrent designation ‘Alpha and Omega’, which is abundantly clear in the book of Revelation, and in JW literature. See https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/alpha-omega/ Who or What Is “the Alpha and the Omega”? “The Alpha ...


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It is usually thought that the first one to crack the code of the mystery of the Hebrew kings, their reign lengths and their start and end dates was Edwin Thiele, an American Seventh Day Adventist who published the book “The Mysterious Numbers of the Hebrew Kings” in 1951, which was the product of his doctoral thesis. Not so well known is the work of ...


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Should a Baptist marry a Jehovah's Witness? That is a decision only you can take. You must ask yourself how important your Christian faith is to you and whether you are prepared to compromise your religious beliefs. The U.K. Baptist church I became a member of (when I first became a Christian) is Trinitarian, unlike Jehovah's Witnesses who say the Trinity ...


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The answer is in The Watchtower that you cite in your question. The Word” was with Jehovah God “in the beginning,” when “the heavens and the earth” were created. He was the one to whom God said: “Let us make man in our image.” (John 1:1; Genesis 1:1, 26) Jehovah’s firstborn Son was there at his Father’s side, actively working with him. At Proverbs 8:22-31,...


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It is worth noting that a person who has not been baptised as a Jehovah’s Witness but attends the meetings and shares in the preaching activity is known as “a publisher”. Unbaptised publishers are therefore seen as potential members. Since they have not yet been baptised, they are not officially identified as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The general ...


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I have answered this once before, with: One of their secret teachings is that men must not have a beard! Strange, but I think its true. Its not explicit in any of their manuals, but if you want to get ahead in the Kingdom of Jehovah then shave it off immediately!! ..... or anything resembling facial hair above the lip... its gotta go. Sideburns too... ...


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Not wishing to re-invent the wheel, I will not repeat the biblical basis in user9485's answer regarding the Jehovah's Witness doctrine that only 144,000 people will ever get into heaven, that number being culled from the time of Christ up until the still future point at the great tribulation, when JWs say the 'heavenly calling' will end, all those remaining ...


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No Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe that the gift of prophecy is given in our day. We believe that the gifts given to early Christians served a special purpose in establishing that Gods favor had shifted away from the nation of Israel and was upon the followers of Jesus Christ the Messiah. However those gifts like healing ,speaking in tongues, ...


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Here is what C.T. Russell said about "NEW LIGHT": “If we were following a man undoubtedly it would be different with us; undoubtedly one human idea would contradict another and that which was light one or two or six years ago would be regarded as darkness now; But with God there is no variableness, neither shadow of turning, and so it is with ...


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Question: Based on Hebrews 1:5 and 13 you ask how Jehovah's Witnesses can say that Jesus is the archangel Michael. You also ask, what is the distinction between the Son of God and the angels? In order to find an answer it is necessary to first understand what Jehovah’s Witnesses believe regarding the relationship between Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and ...


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Jehovah's Witnesses do not ascribe different importance between the so-called Old and New Testaments. They view the Bible as one unified message. Certainly, the Law of the Hebrew Scriptures was brought to a finish by Jesus Christ, but there are also many timeless facts contained in the Hebrew scriptures about God, one of which is his name. I am Jehovah. ...


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The name Im·manʹu·el means "With Us Is God", and Jehovahs Witneses (JWs) believe that is the translation of that name it-1 pp. 1187-1189. Not necessarily everyone with that name is a god, but we also consider the meaning of the name to be true in the case of Jesus. Jesus is a God, but we do not consider him to be equal or the same as Jehovah or ...


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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 Battle of Carchemish, and subsequently invaded Judah. According to the Nebuchadnezzar Chronicle, King Jehoiakim of Judah rebelled against Babylonian rule, but ...


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Unlike Seventh Day Adventists, Jehovah’s Witnesses believe there is no place of eternal torment. Like Seventh Day Adventists they believe that the dead are unconscious and know nothing (soul sleep). They both believe in a final and everlasting destruction of the wicked (soul annihilation). Jehovah’s Witnesses quote 1 John 4:8 which says, “God is love” and ...


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What support is there for the Jehovah’s Witnesses Translation of John 1:1? The 2013 New World Translation Study Bible offers the following support for its translation of John 1:1. The Study Bible supports its translation “and the Word was a god” by observing that “theos” without the article in John 1:1 attaches to the Word (or Logos) exclusively, while “...


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E 1. 240 grams of flour  60 ml of water  Mix untill the dough does not stick on the wall of the (glass) potter. Take the dough on the table and with a bit dried flour mix it about 5 min. Separate the dough in 2 pieces and make them into round balls and then stretch them like round plates of about 3 mm. Put the dough plate in a slightly oiled Pan and ...


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Unrepentant, blatant and on-going adultery, whether resulting in a pregnancy and/or the break-up of the marriage or not, is condemned by Jehovah’s Witnesses and would almost certainly result in the guilty party being disfellowshipped, or expelled. Here are some extracts from their web site: Some of the offenses that could merit disfellowshipping from the ...


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How do the Jehovah’s Witnesses understand Hebrews 1? The Jehovah’s Witnesses understand Hebrews Chapter One as an affirmation that the Son of God occupies an intervening rank between the angelic orders and that of Jehovah the Creator within the celestial hierarchy, and that the Son is our ransom sacrifice. The Watchtower Society teaches with regard to ...


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The Jehovah’s Witnesses claim that if you were previously baptized into a different group, that baptism would be invalid. See para. 16 in this ‘Watchtower’ link, where they explained how they reasoned with a lady in her late 70s to get re-baptised in order to become a Jehovah’s Witness : https://www.jw.org/en/library/magazines/watchtower-study-march-2018/...


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I don’t know how I missed that link provided by Kris either! I searched online for two hours but got drawn into a bewildering array of articles, none of which specifically answered that question. Even when I keyed in “jehovah witness beliefs” I did not find that link. I had to go to their Bible Based Books web site to find it. Clearly, their web site ...


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Answer Summary: I'm not certain this speaks for Jehovah's Witnesses as a whole, but the method of interpreting these references to being "first and last" by some adherents seems to involve considering the phrase to have different meanings based on the context. Explanation: A summary of this hermeneutical method is given by this blog: The answer is, of ...


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Before reading this question, I had never heard of the term "demiurge," nor am I very familiar with philosophical terms, but I'm familiar with the Bible and the beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses (since I am one), so I can answer based on the brief explanation given on Wikipedia of a Demiurge. Jehovah's Witnesses do not believe Jesus is a (co-)creator. ...


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Long before a single copy of the NWT was printed Jehovah’s Witnesses taught that Jesus is the unique one of a kind direct creation of Jehovah The Almighty God. The verses in Colossians 1:15-17 do not contradict that belief. Translating the word for “all” is dependent on context and there are a lot of instances of it being modified to demonstrate that the ...


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