Are Jehovah Witnesses Christians?

14 04 2013

The answer is, no not at all. The Jehovah’s Witness organization like all non-Christian cults distorts the essential doctrines of Christianity, and denies the Scriptures. They deny the deity of Christ, His physical resurrection, salvation by grace, the Trinity, and the personhood and deity of the Holy Spirit.  The denial of these foundational doctrines makes them non-Christian.  To support their erring doctrines, the Watchtower organization (which is the author and teacher of all official Jehovah’s Witness theology), even altered the Scriptures to make them agree with the Watchtowers changing teachings.

Followers of this cult are told not to interpret the Scriptures but to believe what they hear read from the Watchtower Magazine at their weekly “Bible Study” meetings. In a 1967 edition of the Watchtower we are told, “Thus the Bible is an organizational book and belongs to the Christian congregation as an organization, not to individuals, regardless of how sincerely they may believe that they can interpret the Bible.”

The Jehovah’s Witnesses call themselves Christians because they believe they are serving the true and living God.  Like all cults, they think they are the only true church on earth.  The Jehovah’s Witness followers are discouraged from looking into Jehovah’s Witness history or old Watchtower literature which is replete with contradictions, altered doctrines, and false prophecies.

Like many cults they are strongly encouraged to have friends and acquaintances that are only JW’s, this allows them to keep outside examination to a minimum. They are told to shun those who leave in this way there is no way to see why someone has left and no way to find out that they are in error from those who have found the truth in Christ. Another sign of the cult atmosphere is that they are conditioned to shy away from any person with real Biblical knowledge. Critical examination of their doctrines is not encouraged by the Watchtower.

 

Written By: Rick Garland

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