• JW :Why the anointed ones say "We look forward to adoption as sons of God ",but we already are! The others,(of the great crowd) are not yet?

    If John 1: 12; Galatians 3: 26; Romans 8:14 applies to them, so why do they still await adoption as sons of God ? And why do only the anointed say that they are "sons of God"? And why the others JWs not anointed of the great multitude, will only be sons of God only after 1000 years of the kingdom of Christ. Why ? If this is not a... show more
    If John 1: 12; Galatians 3: 26; Romans 8:14 applies to them, so why do they still await adoption as sons of God ? And why do only the anointed say that they are "sons of God"? And why the others JWs not anointed of the great multitude, will only be sons of God only after 1000 years of the kingdom of Christ. Why ? If this is not a true teaching Babylon, ( contradictory ) then is what? 1 Corinthians 14:33; John 17: 11,21 Totally incoherent teaching.
    5 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 9 months ago
  • JWs/ How were some of your core teachings established BEFORE your NWT bible was published?

    If founder Charles Russell taught that Jesus was only "a god" then where did he get this teaching from ? If second president Judge Rutherford coined the phrase "Jehovah's witnesses" then where did he get this teaching from? The first NWT bible of the old and new testaments were not published until 1961 so scriptures like... show more
    If founder Charles Russell taught that Jesus was only "a god" then where did he get this teaching from ? If second president Judge Rutherford coined the phrase "Jehovah's witnesses" then where did he get this teaching from? The first NWT bible of the old and new testaments were not published until 1961 so scriptures like (John 1:1 NWT) "the word a god" or (Isa 43:10 NWT) "witnesses for Jehovah" were not found in any other bible version prior to this. Didn't the early JWs basically read the King James bible 1611? Where did Russell and Rutherford find their beliefs from when the KJB never rendered verses like (John 1:1) and (Isa 43:10) like the NWT does? At least this question didn't end up in the travel/mexico section like many others of mine. Hope these level 7 culprits have finally been caught by Yahoo reporting.
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 9 months ago
  • Jehovah's Witnesses/Bible Students, did you know ahead of time you would be the one?

    Did you realize before 1914 that Jesus would be choosing a single group to represent Him on Earth when He became king? In what year did you first realize it? References, please.
    Did you realize before 1914 that Jesus would be choosing a single group to represent Him on Earth when He became king? In what year did you first realize it? References, please.
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 10 months ago
  • If Jesus is God, why do you need a personal relationship with God through Jesus?

    Here you go Grey Tower and Ann, try and answer this question. Dont answer the question "What is trinity? " or "Who is God?" or "What do Jehovah's Witnesses believe?". This question is about your beliefs, not mine. If Jesus is God, why do you need a personal relationship wirh the all three persons of the trinity... show more
    Here you go Grey Tower and Ann, try and answer this question. Dont answer the question "What is trinity? " or "Who is God?" or "What do Jehovah's Witnesses believe?". This question is about your beliefs, not mine. If Jesus is God, why do you need a personal relationship wirh the all three persons of the trinity through Jesus?
    20 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 10 months ago
  • Jehovah's Witnesses, how are you safeguarded against being misled by "that evil slave" (Matthew 24:48)?

    Jesus did not say that the slave would inevitably be judged by him as being faithful and discreet. He warned of the possibility that it would be an evil slave. Despite this fact: ~ You are taught to give complete trust to that slave. You are told by your governing body that Jehovah and Jesus trusts them completely so you should too. ~ You are... show more
    Jesus did not say that the slave would inevitably be judged by him as being faithful and discreet. He warned of the possibility that it would be an evil slave. Despite this fact: ~ You are taught to give complete trust to that slave. You are told by your governing body that Jehovah and Jesus trusts them completely so you should too. ~ You are trained and conditioned to dismiss all criticisms of them as being unjustified, false, disloyal and apostate. You are taught to turn away from reading or hearing such "negative talk" which you equate with Korah murmuring against Moses and ultimately, against Jehovah himself. ~ Any JW who unrepentantly criticizes the teachings or policies of your governing body is expelled and ostracized with the negative label of "apostate". ~ You are trained to readily adjust your beliefs according to whatever the governing body teaches you, by the use of Proverbs 4:18. In view of all of this emphasis on loyalty and conformity to the slave and outright rejecting any who criticizes them, how is it possible for any JW to avoid being misled by the slave if it turns out to be evil? How could any sincere JW succeed in warning and saving other JWs if he discovers that the slave is evil? To put it simply, the JW emphasis on complete loyalty to the organization and its leadership, and the manner in which criticism is always dismissed as unjustified and even apostate, produces a perfect environment for the evil slave to have a strong grip on the minds of all JWs. With the system you have in place how would it be possible to escape being manipulated and misled by an evil slave? . One poster said: "If that Slave began to promote things that were discernably "evil" and not in accord with Scriptural commands and principles, then using the exact same approach that the Slave itself promotes - for each one to "make sure of all things" - any "evil" directive that goes against Scripture would be unacceptable to JWs as a whole." It would not become unacceptable to JWs as a whole. JWs as a whole are conditioned to conform no matter what! They will say they need to study it more. They will say that they need to trust the channel that Jehovah is using and wait on Jehovah. They will say that they need to trust the slave and not rely on their own imperfect understanding - to avoid independent thinking. All these kinds of justifications will be used to support any evil teachings or policies that are enacted. That was that poster's only attempt at actually addressing the question of how JWs are safeguarded. Sadly, that safeguard - comparing their MO to scripture - has been rendered ineffective by the JW organization's conditioning JWs to trust them and their interpretations of scripture, more than trusting scripture itself! History shows that JWs as a whole, trust the organization's fallible teachings more than they trust scripture. That is an integral and undeniable part of JW culture.
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 11 months ago
  • Why do Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Revelation 21:3,4 proves an earthly hope for some Christians?

    JWs often cite or read this text to someone and say: "Is there death, pain, suffering in heaven? No. These are earthly problems, so when this text says these problems will be 'no more' it must be talking about changes here on earth. So this scripture necessarily implies an earthly hope for Christians". On the surface, that... show more
    JWs often cite or read this text to someone and say: "Is there death, pain, suffering in heaven? No. These are earthly problems, so when this text says these problems will be 'no more' it must be talking about changes here on earth. So this scripture necessarily implies an earthly hope for Christians". On the surface, that reasoning seems to be valid. But it's actually a fallacy. When you peer into the scriptures more carefully you see how very wrong such reasoning is. You see, Revelation 21:3,4 is a paraphrased restating of the promise recorded at Isaiah 25:8. At 1 Corinthians 15:54, Paul partially quotes Isaiah 25:8 and applies it to the resurrection to heavenly life! Thus the Bible itself connects Isaiah 25:8 - and therefore Revelation 21:3,4 - to the heavenly hope. So why do JWs continue to erroneously reason that Revelation 21:3,4 *must* be talking about life on earth when the Bible itself proves otherwise? . As I imagined they would, some JWs are responding by citing other texts that supposedly point to an earthly hope. But that is irrelevant because my question is not about whether or not there is an earthly hope. My question is about why JWs use the wording of Revelation 21:3,4, specifically, to argue for an earthly hope when the Bible, at 1 Corinthians 15:54 applies the source text in Isaiah to the heavenly resurrection.
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 11 months ago
  • Could Jehovah's Witnesses answer a few questions about only two biblic texts of scriptures in their Bibles?

    Did Jesus give authority for us to be God's creatures ... or ... God's sons ? What does the Bible say in John 1: 12? If Jesus knew that only 144,000 would be God's children, would Jesus not be making a misleading advertising by saying that He gave authority to all who accept Him to become the one and only and exclusively God's... show more
    Did Jesus give authority for us to be God's creatures ... or ... God's sons ? What does the Bible say in John 1: 12? If Jesus knew that only 144,000 would be God's children, would Jesus not be making a misleading advertising by saying that He gave authority to all who accept Him to become the one and only and exclusively God's sons ? What do you think ? Let's get faculty of reasoning ! It's time, right? Yes, the faculty of reasoning, ... this, this, this, are we going to use it? Want some more help? What does the Bible say in Galatians 3: 26? If the apostle Paul knew that only 144,000 would be God's sons, would not Paul be making a misleading advertising by saying that all who exercise faith in Jesus are solely and exclusively the children of God? Why did not Jesus say that all the NO anointed are given authority to become God's creatures and all the anointed ones are given authority to become God's sons ? Why ? Why did not the apostle Paul say that all NO anointed ones who exercise faith in Jesus become God's creatures and all anointed ones become God's sons ? Can you explain? Why did Jesus generalize by saying that everyone, regardless of being anointed or not , becomes God's sons because they accept Jesus? Why did the apostle Paul generalize by saying that all christians, regardless of whether or not they are anointed, become God's sons ? Did Jesus and Paul know that only the faithful or prudent slave or GB could change the original meaning of the.. the Word of God and give the correct understanding? Well ... stop it! So, how would the people who existed before 1870, when there was still no official "organization of Jehovah" as you have it today? How did they interpret John 1: 12 and Galatians 3: 26? Answer! Were they wrong? Was they 1870 years before, misunderstanding John 1: 12 and Galatians 3: 26 believing in lies until the faithful and prudent slave or GB appeared in 1918 so that from this date alone they could understand the .. truth of God's Word and thus be saved? Answer!
    3 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 11 months ago
  • Does the philosophy of 1+1+1=1 for the godheads work for baptism as well e.g. 1+1=1?

    I TOOK YOUR "ADVICE" ANON AND POSTED "CORRECT" MATHEMATICAL "PHILOSOPHY" (COLOSSIANS 2:8) OF MEN" FOR THE "INTERPRETATION" OF "THE TRINITY!" PLEASE SEE MY RESPONSE UNDER "NEW QUESTION!"
    I TOOK YOUR "ADVICE" ANON AND POSTED "CORRECT" MATHEMATICAL "PHILOSOPHY" (COLOSSIANS 2:8) OF MEN" FOR THE "INTERPRETATION" OF "THE TRINITY!" PLEASE SEE MY RESPONSE UNDER "NEW QUESTION!"
    4 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 12 months ago
  • Don't you think that the judgment of sexual abuse lawsuits against Jehovah's Witnesses is unfair?

    I am Japanese. Please forget imperfect English. _ I heard about sexual abuse lawsuits. I think that that ruling is too unfair. That reason is as follows. _ 1. Elders' judgment is "estimated innocence" based on "insufficient evidence" and is the same as the standard of general courts. 2. If parents of victim were loyal... show more
    I am Japanese. Please forget imperfect English. _ I heard about sexual abuse lawsuits. I think that that ruling is too unfair. That reason is as follows. _ 1. Elders' judgment is "estimated innocence" based on "insufficient evidence" and is the same as the standard of general courts. 2. If parents of victim were loyal to the instructions from the organization, sexual abuse cases should have not occurred. 3. The source of pollution of sexual abuse is not in Jehovah's Witness, but in the dark part of American society. _ For details, please see the link below. Because there was a limit on the number of characters, I summarized my opinion in this page. https://sites.google.com/site/defendjw/ _ What do you think? I want to know your opinion. Approval opinion, dissent opinion, both are welcome. _ Please also refer to the question below. https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index...
    5 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 year ago
  • Is Jehovah's Witness "the primary cause" of sexual abuse case?

    Does the organization of Jehovah's Witnesses cause sexual abuse cases? No. An incident occurred because both the perpetrator and the victim's parents did not strictly implement the organization's guidance. If they followed the guidance of the organization saying "it should not spend time with the opposite sex in a closed... show more
    Does the organization of Jehovah's Witnesses cause sexual abuse cases? No. An incident occurred because both the perpetrator and the victim's parents did not strictly implement the organization's guidance. If they followed the guidance of the organization saying "it should not spend time with the opposite sex in a closed room", such case never would have happened. After the incident, the organization was consulted by the victim. However, due to insufficient evidence, the elders did not recognize the incident occurred. So they did not notify the police. _ Thus, Jehovah's Witnesses are not "the primary cause" of abuse case. It was the abuse case itself that was the "the primary cause" that caused the injury of victim's heart. However, in the trial, despite not verifying that "the primary cause", they are discussing existence or non-existence of "second rape". For that reason Jehovah's Witnesses are regarded as being the root of all evil. ★Rather, Shouldn't we first think about the reasons for the occurrence of the abuse cases themselves that is the "the primary cause"? Of course, perpetrators are guilty. This point has no room for discussion. Meanwhile, I think that parental supervisory responsibility should also be questioned. In fact, if the parents strictly adhere to the guidance of the organization, such incident would have not happened. ★So, who should be responsible for "the primary cause" that is abuse cases themselves? What do you think?
    6 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 year ago