Jehovah's_Witnesses

Jehovah Witness vs. Christianity Chart

Jehovah’s Witness

Christianity

Scriptures

1

Bible – The New World translation and JW magazines Bible – Any reputable, scholarly translation

2

God’s name is Jehovah Bible says God’s name is YHVH (): Pronunciation “Jehovah” was instituted by Christian scholars in 12th century

3

The greatest name is Jehovah The greatest name is Jesus Christ Ephesians 1:20-22
Philippians 2:9

4

We are to worship Jehovah only We worship Father, Son, and Holy Spirit Hebrews 1:6, Rev. 5:13

5

Christ is Michael the Archangel Christ is God Hebrews 1:13

6

Christ is God’s son and is inferior to him Christ is God. He took on the form of man to come to earth. John 1:1, 1 Timothy 3:16

7

Christ was first of God’s creations Christ is co-eternal with God, and as such was not created Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1, Hebrews 13:8

8

Christ died on a stake Christ died on a cross John 20:25, Matthew 27:37, 27

9

Slavation requries both faith in Christ plus works Salvation requires faith in Christ alone Romans 3:28, Galatians 3:24, Ephesians 2:8-9

10

Christ was raised from the dead as an immortal spirit person Christ was raised from the dead bodily Luke 24:39, John 2:21, John 20:27

11

Earth will never be destroyed or depopulated God will create new heavens and earth. God’s people will be removed from earth. Matthew 24:31, Mark 13:27, 1 Thess. 4:16-17

12

The wicked will be annihilated The wicked will be eternally punished Daniel 12:1-2, Matthew 25:46,Mark 3:29

13

The human soul ceases to exist at death The spirit of man goes to be with God Ecclesiastes 3:21,12:7

14

144,000 early JW’s go to heaven and rule with Christ. All others remain on a paradise earth. All people who confess Christ as Lord and Savior will go to heaven and rule with Christ Romans 6:8, 2 Corinthians 13:4, 2 Timothy 2:11-12

15

Prayers must be directed only to Jehovah Prayers may be directed to God, Christ, or the Holy Spirit only Matthew 6:9, Acts 7:59,Romans 8:14

16

Taking blood into the body through mouth or veins violates God’s laws The Bible says nothing about taking blood through veins

17

Two classes of believers: “John” class only will inherit Heaven All believers are equal in Christ 1 Corinthians 12:13, Galatians 3:28

18

Jesus second coming occurred invisibly in 1914 and His kingdom was established in heaven Jesus will return physically to earth and all alive will see Him as His kingdom is established on earth Matthew 24:30
Revelation 1:7

19

Christians must keep separate from non-believers Christians have the liberty to socialize with non-believers Galatians 5:13, 2 Corinthians 5:9-10

20

Christians must not fight in war Christians may fight in war

21

Christians must shun those who become unbelievers Christians must separate from unbelievers claiming to be believers 2 Corinthians 5:9-11

22

Birthdays and holidays are not to be observed Anything done unto the Lord is legal and pleasing to Him Romans 14:5-6

 

Chart adapted from Godandscience.org.

 

god is love

If God is Love, Why Does He Condemn Homosexuality?

What is Love?

Everyone agrees: love does not mean to approve of everything. In fact, sometimes the loving thing to do is to reject or prohibits something. For example, a teenager might love to go to a party with alcohol and drugs, but it is percisely because of their parents love that they reject the idea and prohibit their child from attending.

God’s Love

God is love and just as a loving parent sets guidelines for their children, so does God. Sometimes children mistakenly believe their parents hate them for restricting their behavior. But in reality if a parent believes a given behavior to be harmful, the hateful thing for them to do would be to encourage the behavior. God is the creator and designer of life. He knows how best it should be lived. His commands are given, not to hurt us, but to help us.

God’s Purpose

God created sex to be practiced between opposite sexes within marriage. When any person, heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, or otherwise, rejects God’s design for sexual relationships, it is a sin. It is rebellion which says “My will is more important than God’s.” It is the opposite view of Jesus, who when faced with death said, “…not my will, but yours, be done (Luke 22:42).” It is also the breaking of the greatest commandment: “…You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (Matthew 22:37).” A heart that loves God shows it by obeying His commandments. Many claim to love God but their actions show their true fruit. Jesus said in Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”

Conclusion

Romans 2:4 states that God is kind and patience towards people in order to lead them toward repentance. People of all sexuality have to struggle with putting God’s will above their own. But when we do this, the Bible states, “And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God (1 Corinthians 6:11).”

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