FALSE TEACHINGS OF THE JEHOVAH WITNESS
THIS INFORMATION IS FOR ALL BELIEFS
If you follow the teachings of the Jehovah Witness you are being deceived. You are being lied to and you are missing out on salvation, the kingdom of God. I will show you a number of areas where the JW cult is misleading you. I will keep this as concise as possible without rambling on like many preachers like to do. If you are a Jehovah Witness you will need to draw on a lot of strength and prayer as I show you the misconceptions in just some of the teachings you have received.
I mentioned the word cult which is a very disturbing accusation to hear regarding your beliefs. Christians must always be willing to learn and grow in knowledge and in truth. When a organization locks you into a belief system and you are not allowed to challenge those beliefs for fear of reprisals then, you are in a cult system.
What inspired me to write this book are the many times members of the JW have come to my door with what I call a sales pitch. I just recently had a lady call me by phone to talk about JW and their beliefs. She had no interest in learning beyond her scripted message.
I have been studying the bible for many years. I don't belong to an organization for the simple reason that 99.9% of them teach what I call, hand me down beliefs, especially regarding salvation. Salvation is my number one subject and I know what the bible has written about salvation, I teach salvation strictly according to scripture.
I started studying the beliefs of the JW from their web site. I was astonished at the things they were saying and teaching that did not fully line up with scripture. I was convinced that their understanding of salvation and of Jesus is greatly flawed.
Remember, the belief system for the JW's was written by a group of people that enforce these teachings so if you dare challenge it you will be ostracized and basically kicked out of the cult. Punished for having doubts, punished for questioning the authority, punished for not following blindly through the gates of destruction.
The true teaching of God is for anyone that can humble themselves enough hear the Word, follow the teachings, then spread the teachings. Babies/children are the exception, they just need Christian parents to do the right thing for them – I will explain latter. You do not need to be in a group like the JW's to achieve true Christianity.
What did Jesus says about being saved?
“Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.”
I will talk about conversion later but, what did Jesus mean when he said to become as little children.
“Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”
Humble yourself, let go of past teachings or beliefs, no pride, just open your hearts and mind and the truth of the kingdom of God will be yours.
Humble yourself when reading the rest of this message regarding the false teachings of the JW's.
Do this also when I teach you the message of the kingdom of God.
Open your mind and your hearts and you will receive this message from the Holy Ghost.
Be as a child. Ears wide open and eyes wide open. Humbled happy, joyful.
TOPICS I WILL COVER
The Jehovah Witness claim to be witnesses for Jesus and for the Father. They claim the Father's name as being Jehovah and the Son as being Jesus. We will look at this more closely.
The JW's claim that Jesus was not the God of the old testament and they further claim that He did not create the heavens and the earth. Is this what the bible says?
The JW's state that they don't worship Jesus but they worship the Father because Jesus said the Father is greater than I. Is this correct?
The JW's baptize in the name of Jesus which is correct but they also say in the name of Jehovah. Is this what the disciple's taught us? Is this baptism into the name of Jehovah scriptural?
Can you actually be a witness for Jesus and the Father? What does it mean to be a witness for anything?
What is a WITNESS?
1.to see, hear, or know by personal presence and perception: to witness an accident.
2.to be present at (an occurrence) as a formal witness, spectator, bystander, etc.:
32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.
1 John 1:2
(For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
Not one person except Jesus can bear witness of the Father because only the Son has seen the Father. Therefore, how can the Jehovah Witness claim to be a witness of the Father? In fact they have not even seen Jesus so they cannot even witness regarding Jesus nor anything He did or spake.
There is one thing we can witness about and that is Christ, the Holy Ghost. When we receive the Holy Ghost after our baptism we now possess the Holy Ghost therefore, we can attest and witness of the presence of Christ and of His resurrection. The disciples directly seen and heard Jesus therefore, they could give a witness to those things but, we can not be a direct witness for Jesus or for the Father simply because we have not seen them ourselves.
26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
The Holy Ghost which we receive after baptism into Jesus name did witness Jesus therefore, when we receive the Holy Ghost He can attest to us the things which Jesus said and did, truth is revealed to us by a direct witness. It's not you witnessing but rather the Holy Ghost is attesting to us. Through the Holy Ghost we are reminded of what Jesus had stated which we can then afterwords share with others.
27 And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.
Jesus is saying to the disciples that they will bear witness of Him because they have been with Him from the beginning. Not one person living today could go to a court of law to be a witness for what Jesus said or for what He had done.
20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.
Jesus speaking and telling the disciples. They are witnesses as they seen him, we did not see Him, we are not witnesses.
Acts 1:8 (spoken to the disciples - not to us)
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Acts 5:32 (Peter speaking)
And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.
Jesus gave us a commandment that we must obey and that is to be baptized (Acts 2:38) do this and you will receive the Holy Ghost.
And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;
1 John 5:6
This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us:
The Holy Ghost is a witness and He attests to us the things Jesus said and did.
1.to bear witness to; certify; declare to be correct, true, or genuine; declare the truth of, in words or writing, especially affirm in an official capacity: to attest the truth of a statement.
2.to give proof or evidence of; manifest:
As you can see by the scriptures you cannot be a witness for Jesus or for the Father. So why did the person that started the JW organization use the premise of witnessing?
The scriptures are very clear on the subject of witnessing. It's the Holy Ghost that witnessed Jesus and it's the Holy Ghost that attest to us all the things Jesus done.
YOU CANNOT BE A WITNESS FOR JESUS OR FOR THE FATHER
Once you get baptized into Jesus Christ you receive the gift from the Father, the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost will attest to us regarding Jesus plus, He will lead and guide us into all truth. Do you have the Holy Ghost?
Once you receive the Holy Ghost you are then converted from DEATH to LIFE. You receive the seed of LIFE. Without the Holy Ghost you are none of His. (Romans 8:9)
WAS JESUS GOD / LORD
The Jehovah Witness clearly do not believe Jesus is God. They say Jehovah was God. Yet again the scriptures are very clear regarding this matter. So once again this cult is making up their own beliefs that do not follow scripture or truth.
Lets look at some scriptures that verify that Jesus is also God. He is not the Father but through the Son the Father created all things.
YES - Jesus was also God
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
(It could also say and the Jehovah Witness knew Him not.)
Verse 10 is very revealing so please take a good long hard look at what is being said here. How would the Jehovah Witness read this verse to read anything other than the truth, that Jesus is God. Their lack of understanding is overwhelming.
11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (talking about receiving the Holy Ghost)
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
18 No man hath seen God (could also say God the Father) at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.
There are so many good things in these scriptures that reveal Jesus is God, the only begotten of the Father. He came to earth and to His people and they rejected Him. But for the one's that received Him, do so at baptism in His name. Then when they received the Holy Ghost they became sons of God not made with hands but by the Holy Ghost.
Furthermore, it says no man has seen the Father at anytime yet Moses seen God, the Lord, the Son in His full glory. (Exodus 33)
So why do the Jehovah Witness deny the Son as being God? Lets look at more verses.
Remember, it says in the beginning was the Father, the Word and the Holy Spirit. The Word of the Father is the begotten Son and through the begotten Son, the Father created all things.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
How can the JW deny that Jesus is God, the Word made flesh?
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
This clearly reveals that Jesus is also God, the LORD of the Old Testament. The JW's claim that this God was not Jesus but it was the Father. In verse 10 it says, Jesus made the world, yet this verse is rejected by the JW's because it refutes their claims, their beliefs.
It states in John 1:14 that the Word was made flesh. Jesus is the Word.
1 John 5:7
For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
The Word is Jesus, in John it says the Word made the world. Meaning the Word/Son made the heavens and the earth as clearly stated in the bible.
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
According the the JW's we have a contradiction in the bible. In John it says the Word was made flesh in Jesus and the world was made by Him. In the above scripture it says God created the heaven and the earth. Is this not clear evidence that God is Jesus? Of course it is clear evidence of such; so why do the JW's refuse to accept Jesus is God?
Listen everyone, anyone that refuses to accept the fact that Jesus Christ is God is of the devil. The devil and the satanist do not want anyone to know or to believe in the saving name of Jesus Christ. The bible is clear when it says everyone MUST be saved using His name.
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
So why do the JW's also baptize in the name of Jehovah? Simply because they do not understand or they out right refuse to believe in the saving name of Jesus Christ. They are denying His deity as being God so they put in the name of Jehovah during baptism in the hope of connecting with God. Yet at the same time rejecting Jesus as God. Why? They simply do not understand or accept the Godhead.
What happened after Peter and the disciples baptized three thousand people?
41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
The people were baptized in Jesus name according to scripture, so why do the JW's do it another way? The JW's need to ask themselves these questions.
Question for the Jehovah Witness
In the new testament scriptures are we told to follow Jehovah or are we told to follow Jesus? Was Jehovah crucified for our sins or was it Jesus? Did Jehovah resurrect from the dead or did Jesus? Was it not Jesus that said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Yet the JW's want to go straight to the Father by-passing Jesus.
One Lord, one faith, one baptism
WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE FATHER AND THE SON AND THE HOLY GHOST
25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.
Jesus came to reveal the Father and to declare His name. So what is the name of the Father?
I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
You can see the name of the Father is Jesus. So why do the JW's say the Father's name is Jehovah? Simply speaking, they do not understand scriptures.
What is the real name of Jesus and the Father?
The name Jehovah is not in the bible, the Hebrew tetragrammaton ("four letters") יהוה (Yod Heh Vav Heh), which was transliterated into Roman script as Y H W H.
This script was made into a name and that English name is Jehovah. How? Vowels were added to fill in the spaces. In Hebrew they had the letter Y, in Greek they had the letter I and in English they had the letter J. All had the Y sound. If we stay with Hebrew we may have gotten Yehovah which would have been close.
Jesus name is Yeshua or Yesha or Y'Shuah his Father's name was Yehoshuah. As you can see this is the real name of the Father and of the Son. Yeshuah or Yesha is what they called Jesus in Hebrew.
The name Yeshuah means The LORD's Salvation, or Cry Out to the LORD for Help. It is the short version of Yehoshuah, literally "YHWH saves (or turns) us". In comparison, prior to being transliterated from the Hebrew Bible, the name Ἰησοῦς (Iesous) did not exist in Greek. Through multiple translations and changes in pronunciation, a tradition of saying "Jesus" has obscured His name, "Yeshuah." It has shifted His perceived message and identity from Hebrew to Greek. If His name was transliterated into English from Hebrew he would be known today as Jeshuah.
Taking all this into consideration there is no Jehovah in the bible. Jesus (Yeshuah) came in his Father's name and the full name is Yehoshuah. Not Jehovah and not Yahweh.
Both Yeshuah and Yehoshuah names refer to salvation. Jesus was also the God of creation, a power given to Him by His Father in ancient times. Jesus created all things in heaven and in the earth. He is a lessor form of the Father simply because the Father is so great that heavens upon heavens cannot contain him.
The Father formed Himself into a lessor God. Then God/Jesus formed Himself into a lessor form as a man. He was still God, He was still the Father.
In Exodus 33 God appeared in the form of a cloud. Moses met Him in the tent and He then appeared to Moses as a man. He then appeared to Moses in His full glory.
We now know the name of the Father and of the Son so; what is the name of the Holy Ghost?
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
Christ is the name of the Holy Ghost. Christ in you is your hope of glory. The full name of God is Jesus Christ.
The Jehovah Witness teachings do not line up with scripture. They are locked into a belief system that they will not add to or correct. They are leading millions down the wrong path away from the kingdom of God.
People, do not follow the crowds. The bible says regarding salvation, few there be that find it. I understand having so much support in life is nice but if it doesn't lead to salvation you would be better off alone, like myself.
I can actually correct most organization's beliefs regarding salvation and some other things as well simply because they cannot put all the facts in the correct order. You will not get it right without the Holy Ghost leading and guiding you.
You can search online regarding former JW's and the abuse they had to endure at the hands of this satanic cult.
Any group that denies Jesus as God is not of God.
Jesus said, “if you have seen me you have seen the Father also”.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
My hope is that many JW's will leave that cult to find true salvation outside the realms of such a controlling and misguided organization. I say misguided but they are actually guided quite well. It's just that they are guided by the wrong spirit.
The truth shall set you free.
This book is written by Salvation Journey. To learn more go to salvationjourney.com