If Jehovah's Witnesses are a Cult and Brainwash, What Is Their Endgame?
Loads of people keep saying they're a cult and brainwash their members. If that's true, what's the point? The ultimate goal?
Usually cults and groups that brainwash either have a sinister endgame or the leaders take advantage of the members. I see neither in the Jehovah's Witnesses organization.
They seem to try and follow the Bible as they understand it, take care of each other, and all do the same work, no matter what position they're in.
So, what sinister plan do they have up their sleeves if you believe that?
- SB22Lv 77 years ago
Well, JW's are not a cult, or brainwashed, there's not endgame!
Funny how those who are not familiar with JW's at all answer here with such authority on the subject. That is misapplied authority, self-entitled arrogance, but they really think highly of themselves, don't they? Haaa! What a waste of time answering for other people, especially when they have no clue what they're saying!
Satan & his followers are the ones that are sinister & I find it sad that some don't even realize they are his followers! Even though they make sinister remarks, false accusations & never back up any of their rant with evidence, they blindly follow their leader Satan & stubbornly stick to their false claims! Hopefully they'll be humble enough one day to accept the truth about JW's & what the Bible really teaches!Source(s): Jehovah's Witness who's mind has been washed clean of this ugly worlds sinister attempts to fight against God & his organization of true Christians!
- redvip2000Lv 57 years ago
There is not such thing as a logical connection between a cult and an end game as others have pointed out.
With this said, the objective of the Watchtower society is to grow the organization and make it successful. For individual witnesses, their goal is to live in a paradise if they do what the Watchtower tells them.
The Watchtower society is a cult because of the separatist nature of the religion, but it's not the type of cult that lives in a compound and fights the FBI. There is a preconceived idea that cults are these delusional people that live in a farm somewhere and are armed to the teeth, and this is why JWs have a hard time seeing that their religon is also a cult.
- 6 years ago
Jehovah's Witnesses are NOT a cult and anyone who has actually done any kind of research concerning Jehovah's Witnesses knows this. People who oppose Jehovah's Witnesses like to use the word 'cult' because this word has a general negative connotation. They are counting on people who are not familiar with Jehovah's Witnesses to simply accept this false label and then ignorantly repeat what they have been told.
The following shows how this label is completely untrue:
Cults are regarded as being small, local groups. In contrast, Jehovah's Witnesses currently number over 7,ooo,ooo and can be found in almost every country of the world.
The World Headquarters of Jehovah's Witnesses is in New York. Located there is the Governing Body, a central group of experienced elders who oversee the worldwide congregation.
Jehovah's Witnesses - Their Worldwide Organization and Work
Cults are also regarded as encouraging their adherents to live in groups apart from the rest of society. Many also think of cults as being secretive about their activities or having something to hide.
In contrast, Jehovah's Witnesses live and work in the midst of other people. They have nothing to hide. In fact, they desire to tell anyone who is willing to listen about everything that they believe.
Their book Jehovah's Witnesses—Proclaimers of God's Kingdom correctly notes: "Jehovah's Witnesses are in no sense a secret society. Their Bible-based beliefs are fully explained in publications that are available to anyone. Additionally, they put forth special effort to invite the public to attend meetings to see and hear for themselves what takes place."
Cult members are also associated with following living human leaders.
Yet Jehovah's Witnesses do not look to any human, but rather to Jesus Christ, as their leader. Jehovah’s Witnesses follow what Jesus taught and put it into practice:
See: "Who is Jesus Christ?"
That is what it means to be a Christian. Accordingly, Jehovah’s Witnesses strive to adhere strictly to the precepts established by the first Christians.
Jehovah's Witnesses base all of their beliefs, their standards for conduct, and organizational procedures on the Bible. Their worship is a way of life, not a ritual devotion.
Rather than relying solely on hearsay and running the risk of parroting bad information, Jehovah's Witnesses encourage people to investigate this further FOR THEMSELVES. This way, one will be in a position to be properly informed as to the true faith and beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses.
The best way to find out more about Jehovah's Witnesses via the Internet is through the pages of their official website:
Jehovah’s Witnesses—What Do They Believe?
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- LungboyLv 67 years ago
Not every cult as some sinister motive. In fact, most don't.
Many cults are led by people with a lust for power and glory.
The corporate shareholders of the Watchtower Inc, aka the Governing Body, command a multi-billion dollar enterprise.
They showcase themselves as being above all other members and have intimate control over 7 million people's lives.
As to the Watchtower Inc. what does it actually provide for its membership?
Individual members pay for gas to go door to door.
They make mortgage payments on their Kingdom halls and pay for utilities and upgrades
They are requested to make a donation for the value of literature printed by the Watchtower.
When a Circuit Overseer visits, the congregation is expected to pay for their expenses
Bethel visitors for Assemblies tack the bill onto the attendees
If there is a natural disaster, they are required to sign over insurance cheques to the Watchtower before they will start work.
In fact, I don't see how the Watchtower Inc. cares for its membership in a single way.
There is no ability to think for yourself. You are not allowed to maintain a position contrary to what the shareholders decree. Should you disagree, you are kicked out.
You should look up the history of people's lust for power, then you will likely understand the motivation for people that seek it.
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- 7 years ago
there is no connection between cults and your end game theory. I don't know where you got that but cult experts do not cite that as an attribute of a cult.
But the end game for JWs is total world domination. Ruling the world. The elders will become Princes and have rulership, power. THAT is their end game. POWER.
- Anonymous7 years ago
How dare you call the NWT the Bible?
No legitimate bible scholar recognizes your book as anything but heresy. That's why you won't find it on any respectable website.
It's just as twisted as the Quran.
- 7 years ago
Anyone who does believe we are some sort of sinister cult or brainwashing sect have obviously not looked into our organisation and beliefs.
We follow bible principles and follow Jesus Christ. We also put our faith in Jehovah God and imitate him. We show love to our neighbours and we are united in faith.
www.jw.orgSource(s): JW 20/05/2012
- Scott HLv 67 years ago
Brainwashed is a stupid term. We're all "brainwashed" in one way or another.
- Anonymous7 years ago
Money and power. It's the same in all faiths except for the true biblical Christian faith.
- RobertLv 77 years ago
Can someone introduce me to a JW, please?