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Jehovah's_Witnesses

Jehovah Witness vs. Christianity Chart

Jehovah’s Witness

Christianity

Scriptures

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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Christians must not fight in war Christians may fight in war

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

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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.

 

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God is love – He won’t punish me

Proverbs 17:15   “He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the Lord.

Proverbs 11:21, “Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, …”

Who are the wicked?  All who have sinned against God.

Romans 3:23  “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.”

How can  a person avoid God’s punishment?

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Can people be saved who intentionally keep on sinning?

Luke 13:3  “Repent, or you will likewise perish.”

Repent means “to turn away from.”  We are to turn away from sin, have genuine contrition, and commit to stop sinning with God’s help.  For example, what if a wife discovered her husband was having an affair and he pleaded for forgiveness, but after some time he began to beg her to let him resume his affair?  Is this repentance?  No, this is anti-repentance.  If he were truly repentant, he would have wished the affair never happened and would do everything possible to restore his relationship with his wife because of his love for her.  So repenting to God is to be truly sorrowful for our sins, turn away from doing them, and live for God instead of our sinful appetites.

Hebrews 10:26-29  If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left,  27 but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.  28 Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.  29 How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?