This site counters virtually every false claim from opposers of Jehovah's Witnesses. For the official information on JWs' beliefs, please visit:
In some instances they are defended from false attacks by Trinitarians.
I love them and hope that this writing can be used by the Lord to help them see the error of the Watchtower Society. While JW churches have plurality of elders, these elders must submit to the teachings and policies of the Watch Tower Society.
So elders in JW churches are not free as believer priests to interpret Scripture for doctrine, or to make any decisions outside the scope of the Watch Tower Society. These men decide significant matters for all their churches Kingdom Halls to include, doctrine, spending, publications, policies, outreach, and much more.
A fundament belief of Christians is that the Bible is the final authority for faith and practice. The Bible contains prescriptive teachings and practices for believers within local churches. The book of Acts details the spread of Christianity over approximately 30 years.
Within the book of Acts, to include the New Testament, there is no Bible evidence that a ruling body heading an organization Watch Tower Society should be the final authority over churches, for the purpose of doctrine, policies, printings, digital publications, financial administration, global expansion, etc.
In Acts 6 the church encountered a problem where widows were neglected in the daily distribution of food. The church did not consult an outside organization for a solution.
A decision was made within the church by the 12 disciples for the distribution of food. This account in Acts has application within context for local churches. To establish legitimacy for their governing body, the Watch Tower Society provides Acts A conflict arose regarding circumcision and salvation.
Within the Jerusalem church were the Apostles some may have been martyred by then who were pillars in the Jerusalem church.
They sent Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brothers. It can be difficult to leave because of social ties, a sense of family, pressure to conform, etc.
But the greatest loss experienced by those disfellowshipped can be shunning. Different actions can lead a JW to being disfellowshipped. Once disfellowshipped, shunning is required as set forth by the Watchtower Society.
This shunning takes place as if those disfellowshipped no longer exist. Suppose a family are all Jehovah Witnesses. This isolation can cause extreme emotional suffering. This person can no longer participate in the lives of their immediate family to include weddings, funerals, seeing grandkids, picnics, etc.
The Bible has guidelines for treating those who leave the faith. But these principles are incompatible with the severe rules from the Watchtower Society. For further research on this disgraceful practice, please visit this link: The Watch Tower Society forbids their members from accepting blood transfusions The Bible has instructions for believers for food, drink, and esteeming one day higher than others Romans While the context is about food, drink and holy days, Paul provides principles that are applicable to other areas of Christian liberty.
Some of the principles are: We are not to judge others based their use of Christian liberty v. Christians will someday be held accountable for how they used their Christian liberty v. Christian liberty decisions are to be based on faith.
When Christian liberty decisions are exercised without faith it is sin v.
Christians and Blood Transfusions The modern practice of accepting blood transfusions for our health or the heath of our children is not found in Scripture. So the question of use is subject to biblical principles within Christian liberty.
Both the Old and New Testaments clearly command us to abstain from blood.WHO ARE JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES? – Their History, Beliefs and Practices 1. November 2, Categories Bible Answers Jehovah's Witnesses, Jehovah's Witness Beliefs, Jehovah's Witness History Tags Doctrinal Changes, False Prophecy, Watchtower Organization Post navigation.
I am a Jehovah's Witness, and very satisfied with my faith. I believe the true faith should be genuine, based on facts, and able to stand to scrutiny. In The New Word Translation of the Holy Scriptures (the edition of the Bible that is translated, published, and used by the “Jehovah’s Witnesses”), the Gospel of John begins in this way: “In [the] beginning the Word was, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god.” Why does this.
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