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Denominations. Jehovah's Witnesses. Previous studies examined: History: Out of Adventists Russell & Rutherford Organized formally 1881 Doctrine Heaven & Hell Godhead Nature of man. Denominations. Jehovah's Witnesses.

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Denominations

Denominations

Jehovah's Witnesses

  • Previous studies examined:

    • History:

      • Out of Adventists

      • Russell & Rutherford

      • Organized formally 1881

    • Doctrine

      • Heaven & Hell

      • Godhead

      • Nature of man


Denominations

Denominations

Jehovah's Witnesses

  • Any religious organization founded by man and governed by man’s doctrine is sinful

    • Wrong source of authority

    • Sincerity & dedication irrelevant


Denominations

Denominations

Jehovah's Witnesses

Variety of Odd Beliefs

View of Death


Denominations

Denominations

Jehovah's Witnesses

Odd Beliefs

  • Refuse blood transfusions

    • “True Christians will not accept

    • a blood transfusion”

    • Gen. 9:3, 4; Lev. 17:13, 14; Acts 21:25

      • Animal blood; eating

      • Not medical care

    • Parallel being naked


Denominations

Denominations

Jehovah's Witnesses

Odd Beliefs

  • “Christ died on a stake, not a cross”

    • “Cross” can refer to a stake

    • Crucifixion was done on a Roman cross—which looked like a “t”


Denominations

Denominations

Jehovah's Witnesses

Odd Beliefs

  • Believe it is sinful to celebrate b’days

    • “The only two birthday celebrations spoken of in the Bible were held by persons who did not worship Jehovah. (Genesis 40:20-22; Mark 6:21, 22, 24-27).”

    • Incidental to the stories

    • Sinners were the only ones who refused

    • to get into a boat, Gen. 7


Denominations

Denominations

Jehovah's Witnesses

Odd Beliefs

  • Believe death is due to personal sin, Eze. 18:4, 20

    • If true then:

      • Animals could not die

      • The mentally handicap would not die

      • Babies would not die

      • Jesus could not die, Heb. 4:15


Denominations

Denominations

Jehovah's Witnesses

View of Death

  • Man ceases to exist at death

    • “The human soul ceases to exist at death”

    • Cite Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10

      • “This means that the dead cannot do anything and cannot feel anything.

        They no longer have any thoughts…”


Denominations

Denominations

Jehovah's Witnesses

View of Death

  • Man ceases to exist at death

    • Claim Adam did not exist before

    • being formed from the dust

      • Bible says he will return to dust,

        Gen. 3:19

      • Return to non-existence

      • Man no different than animals at death


Denominations

Denominations

Jehovah's Witnesses

View of Death

  • JW belief contradicts the Bible

    • JWs like the Sadducees

      • No spirit, life after death, Acts 23:8

      • Jesus refuted, Mt. 22:23-33


Denominations

Denominations

Jehovah's Witnesses

View of Death

  • JW belief contradicts the Bible

    • JWs deny rich man & Lazarus, Lk. 16:19-31

      • See

      • Feel

      • Think

      • Remember


Denominations

Denominations

Jehovah's Witnesses

View of Death

  • JW belief contradicts the Bible

    • Something worse than death, Heb. 10:28-29


Denominations

Denominations

Jehovah's Witnesses

View of Death

  • JW belief contradicts the Bible

    • Death is a separation of two things

      • Prodigal son, Lk. 15:32

      • Woman in sin, 1 Tim. 5:6; Eph. 2:1

      • Dead to law, Rom. 7:4

      • Faith & works, Jas. 2:17, 20

      • Body & spirit, Jas. 2:26; Gen. 35:18


Denominations

Denominations

Jehovah's Witnesses

View of Death

  • JW belief contradicts the Bible

    • Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10 – Under the sun

      • Dead not on earth

      • No contact with people

      • No experiences on earth

      • Plans, therefore, perish, Psa. 146:3, 4


Denominations

Denominations

Jehovah's Witnesses

Variety of Odd Beliefs

View of Death


Denominations

Denominations

Jehovah's Witnesses

  • Previous studies examined:

    • History:

      • Out of Adventists

      • Russell & Rutherford

      • Organized formally 1881

    • Doctrine

      • Heaven & Hell

      • Godhead

      • Nature of man


Denominations

Denominations

Jehovah's Witnesses

  • Any religious organization founded by man and governed by man’s doctrine is sinful

    • Wrong source of authority

    • Sincerity & dedication irrelevant


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