Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses, How could you easily convince yourself that you are the true believers and the surviving denomination?
After many centuries of wrong belief.
"Wrong belief" I mean from their point of view.
- PubliusLv 71 month ago
Please don't presume to tell me what I believe.
Mormon? Define "Mormon." Several churches have been called by that epithet.
If you meant members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, then I can answer.
Easy. I didn't. The Holy Ghost did. The first time I baptized somebody, the Holy Ghost filled me, body and spirit, with a burning witness of truth.
We don't claim to have existed since Jesus' time. We are instead the fulfillment of Rev. 14:6, the everlasting gospel of Christ (is there any other kind of everlasting gospel?) being restored to the Earth in the last days by angelic ministry.
- Rolando C ILv 61 month ago
I can ask you the same question.
- 1 month ago
I have studied the Bible and the Book of Mormon throughout my life, and after much thought and prayer I have learned for myself that they are both the word of God, through the Holy Spirit of God. He is the source of all truth.
- TeeMLv 71 month ago
Can't speak for Mormons,
But all of Jehovah's Witnesses must study the bible for themselves, come to learn what the Bible teaches.
Answer questions as to where these beliefs are found in God's Word prior to their becoming baptized Christians.
The vast majority of Jehovah's Witnesses have come out the those organizations many consider to true christians.
From evangelical and fundamentalists to orthodox and catholic.
All of Jehovah's Witnesses have made a personal study and have found the truth.
If you would like to know the truth go to jw.org and be among the many who request a personal bible study each day.
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- MichaelLv 61 month ago
Jehovah’s Witnesses - The worldwide Christian society of people who actively bear witness regarding Jehovah God and his purposes affecting mankind. They base their beliefs solely on the Bible.
What beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses set them apart as different from other religions?
(1) Bible: Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God, and instead of adhering to a creed based on human tradition, they hold to the Bible as the standard for all their beliefs.
(2) God: They worship Jehovah as the only true God and freely speak to others about him and his loving purposes toward mankind. Anyone who publicly witnesses about Jehovah is usually identified as belonging to the one group—“Jehovah’s Witnesses.”
(3) Jesus Christ: They believe, not that Jesus Christ is part of a Trinity, but that, as the Bible says, he is the Son of God, the first of God’s creations; that he had a prehuman existence and that his life was transferred from heaven to the womb of a virgin, Mary; that his perfect human life laid down in sacrifice makes possible salvation to eternal life for those who exercise faith; that Christ is actively ruling as King, with God-given authority over all the earth since 1914.
(4) God’s Kingdom: They believe that God’s Kingdom is the only hope for mankind; that it is a real government; that it will soon destroy the present wicked system of things, including all human governments, and that it will produce a new system in which righteousness will prevail.
(5) Heavenly life: They believe that 144,000 spirit-anointed Christians will share with Christ in his heavenly Kingdom, ruling as kings with him. They do not believe that heaven is the reward for everyone who is “good.”
(6) The earth: They believe that God’s original purpose for the earth will be fulfilled; that the earth will be completely populated by worshipers of Jehovah and that these will be able to enjoy eternal life in human perfection; that even the dead will be raised to an opportunity to share in these blessings.
(7) Death: They believe that the dead are conscious of absolutely nothing; that they are experiencing neither pain nor pleasure in some spirit realm; that they do not exist except in God’s memory, so hope for their future life lies in a resurrection from the dead.
(8) Last days: They believe that we are living now, since 1914, in the last days of this wicked system of things; that some who saw the events of 1914 will also see the complete destruction of the present wicked world; that lovers of righteousness will survive into a cleansed earth.
(9) Separate from the world: They earnestly endeavor to be no part of the world, as Jesus said would be true of his followers. They show genuine Christian love for their neighbors, but they do not share in the politics or the wars of any nation. They provide for the material needs of their families but shun the world’s avid pursuit of material things and personal fame and its excessive indulgence in pleasure.
(10) Apply Bible counsel: They believe that it is important to apply the counsel of God’s Word in everyday life now—at home, in school, in business, in their congregation. Regardless of a person’s past way of life, he may become one of Jehovah’s Witnesses if he abandons practices condemned by God’s Word and applies its godly counsel. But if anyone thereafter makes a practice of adultery, fornication, homosexuality, drug abuse, drunkenness, lying, or stealing, he will be disfellowshipped from the organization.
(The above list briefly states some outstanding beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses but by no means all the points on which their beliefs are different from those of other groups. Scriptural basis for the above beliefs can be found through the Index of this book.)Source(s): jw.org
- Anonymous1 month ago
2 Tim 2:19; John 17:3;John 6:44;John 10:1-11; Ezek 3:17-21 jw.org
- DerekLv 51 month ago
There's no "could" about it! Both groups have always claimed to be God's specially raised up group (in the 1800s) to be his chosen church, his chosen people, to spread his chosen message for the latter days. They have always claimed exclusive rights to being the true Christian church, with all others being imposters. Because they are so active recruiting, they think rapidly growing numbers is proof of that. Don't know what you mean by "After many centuries of wrong belief" though. The Mormons started in the early 1800s and the Jehovah witness group in the late 1800s. That's nearly 200 years of wrong belief for the Mormons and 150 for the jws.
- JuliLv 41 month ago
That's how cults roll..............
- TardisAndTheHareLv 71 month ago
One religion of faith snipes at all of the other religions of faith. Yet, isn't faith unproven? Aren't the tales in each bible (such as Jonah and the whale) outrageous and silly? What is so weird about believing that the same God who focused on Christ also tried to gain followers in America (as the Mormons believe). Mormons even believe that Europeans might have colonized the eastern seaboard of America before the Indians got there through Beringia. It is interesting to note the Solutrean Hypothesis which shows that pre-Clovis arrowheads, found under a Clovis site in Virginia, are identical to Solutrean arrowheads of Europe. The original suggestion that European Solutreans (who are *****) came to America very early, failed to place them early enough. Further study has now rectified that error. So, perhaps the Mormons know more about history than they are given credit.
- 🤔 JayLv 71 month ago
Why pick on Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses?
All religions are bullshit...All pathetic deceits!