Jehovah Witness and Mormonism
Jehovah Witnesses Are They Awake on the Watchtower?James AkinHow are the Witnesses deceptive about Catholicism in their publications? A Defense of the TrinityMario DerksenJehovah's Witnesses (JWs) deny the doctrine of the Trinity, that is, that there is one God in three persons. They say the Bible does not teach it, and therefore it is not biblical. Definition of a CultR. J. SikorskiThe following is taken from the in progress manuscript of the book Letters to an Elder. It outlines Robert J. Lofton's defining cult characteristics and how the Jehovah's Witnesses fit the 'mind control' profile. It was written as a refutation to the February '94 Watchtower article 'Cults-What Are They?.' Distinctive Beliefs of the Jehovah's WitnessesJames AkinThe Jehovah's Witnesses are quite forthcoming about their religious beliefs. Their religion, unlike Mormonism, isn't an esoteric one with secret doctrines known only to an initiated few. 55 questions every Jehovah's Witness should be asked using the NWTThese questions have been put together using information from many different sources. All verses are from the NWT so that the translation of these verses cannot be questioned by Jehovah's Witnesses. If the Watchtower Society decides to change any of these verses (like they did with Heb 1:6), then the obvious question for the individual Jehovah's Witness is why did the WTS change their own Bible. The God of the Jehovah's WitnessesBy James AkinOne of the most unique doctrines the Jehovah's Witnesses teach is that Christ, both before he came to Earth and since he has returned to heaven, was and is Michael the Archangel. To argue this, the Witnesses use 1 Thessalonians 4:16: 'the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a commanding call, with an archangel's voice and with God's trumpet.' How to Become a Jehovah's WitnessKenneth GuindonHere they come, walkin' down the street. They get the funniest looks from everyone they meet. Hey, hey, it's the Watchtower, and they're not monkeyin' around. This former JW explains how the world's most effective door-to-door conversion machine is targeting you. Printed in July/August 1997 Envoy Magazine A How-to Manual for Jehovah's WitnessesJames AkinOne of the handbooks used by missionaries in the field is titled Reasoning From the Scriptures. Reasoning from the Scriptures begins with two how-to chapters, 'Introductions for Use in the Field Ministry' and 'How You Might Respond to Potential Conversation Stoppers.' The first of these gives suggested opening lines. 'If the introductions you are now using seldom open the way for conversations, try some of these suggestions. When you do so, you will no doubt want to put them in your own words.' Incredible Creed of the Jehovah's WitnessesRev. Dr. Rumble, M.S.C.Read about the background, founders and beliefs of the Jehovah Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses and the WatchtowerDavid WesleyOne of the major tenets of Jehovah's Witness doctrine is that God's select people will inherit a paradise on earth. This paradise will be like a wonderful fountain of youth where people of all races and nationalities will live together in perfect harmony. They appeal to science which they say cannot explain why people age. 'Humans should be able to live forever,' they assert. This was God's original intention when He placed people on earth, that 'the entire earth [was to be] brought under the control of a righteous human family all living together in peace and happiness.' If only Adam and Eve had not sinned, death would be unknown, and man would still be living in a garden of Eden. God never intended to have the world inhabited in such a manner as it is today, with war, poverty, illness and sin abounding everywhere. Jesus Christ is not GodTim StaplesHere's a step-by-step way to answer this typical Jehovah's Witness argument. Printed in November/December 1996 issue of Envoy Magazine Judge RutherfordCathleen A. Koenig'Advertise, advertise, advertise the King and his Kingdom!' This was the rallying cry of Joseph Franklin ('Judge') Rutherford, second president of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society. Rutherford was the force that transformed Charles Taze Russell's passive and obscure Bible Students into zealous, doorbell-ringing Jehovah's Witnesses. His pugnacity toward other religions, in particular Catholicism, so infected the Witnesses that Stanley High, writing for The Saturday Evening Post in 1940, accused them of making hatred a religion. Published in This Rock, December 1993 What Do Jehovah's Witnesses Believe?Fr. William SaundersThe Jehovah's Witnesses were founded by Charles Taze Russell, a former haberdasher from Philadelphia, in early 1872 in Alleghany, Pa. Russell was born on Feb. 16, 1852 in Pittsburgh, and died on Oct. 31, 1916. He was baptized a Congregationalist, and was raised in a strict Protestant family. His later study of the Bible led him to deny the existence of hell and the doctrine of the Trinity, and to express Arian views concerning the nature of Jesus Christ, denying His divinity. Who Are the Jehovah's Witnesses?Francis J. RipleyThis article gives the history and beliefs of the Jehovah's Witnesses. Taken from the February 1995 issue of This Rock History and Techniques of the Jehovah's WitnessesJames AkinIf you walk through the downtown area of a large city, you see them standing in pairs on street corners, usually not smiling. They hold up copies of Awake! or The Watchtower magazines. They're the Jehovah's Witnesses.