2 Corinthians 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
According to the above verse there is just one TRUE Jesus, one TRUE Spirit and one TRUE Gospel. The verse also says that there was a danger in receiving a false Jesus, Spirit and Gospel or rather receiving one or all of the above that came from the Devil and because of that they would be corrupted. This is exactly what has happened to the people that are connected with the so-called “Jehovah's Witnesses”, or more accurately “Satan's Witnesses”.
I'm calling this organization “Satan's Witnesses” because there are just two powers in this universe, the God of the King James Bible and the god of this world. 2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. The god of this world is called Satan. Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: ...
We will now look at the history of the organization that call themselves
Witnesses”. We're going to call them JWs,
however by the time you read this entire thesis, you will see that they
are indeed “Satan's Witnesses”.
The JWs started out in 1872 by a man named Charles Taze Russell (1852-1916) who stated that he “possessed all the truth”. He was in trouble many times with the court systems and at least once he committed perjury in court. He admitted in court to what he called an “improper relationship” when his wife sued for divorce. He then cheated her out of any alimony by transferring all his assets to corporations and societies that he had control over. Also he fleeced his followers by selling “Miracle Wheat” at ridiculously high prices by claiming that the wheat would produce 15 times more wheat than the regular kind. He swindled sick people into turning their fortunes over to his organization while condemning churches for taking up offerings.
Russell died November 9. 1916 and Joseph Franklin Rutherford succeeded him. Rutherford was a lawyer and a judge in the absence of the regular judge of the Eighth Judicial Court of Boonville, Missouri. He died January 8, 1942 and was succeeded by Nathan Homer Knorr. In 1977 Nathan Knorr died and in 1979 Frederick Franz was elected to Presidency. It was here that the office of president is nothing more than a figurehead. The real power was transferred to the Governing Body. In 1992 Frederick Franz died at age 98 and Milton Heschel is as of this date March 2004, the 5th President of the Society.
Charles Taze Russell's parents were said to be “God fearing Congregationalists, so they were probably Christians. Charles spent his early years in Pittsburgh, PA, where as a youth he was troubled continually about going to hell. (It was probably here that the preaching he had heard showing him that he was a lost sinner and going to hell was rejected) He met an infidel that convinced him there wasn't a place of eternal fiery punishment. He then used his time and talents trying to convince others that there wasn't a literal hell.
The first name for the JWs was “Millennial Dawn” and since then it has had several names, “Watch Tower and Tract Society”, “The Peoples Pulpit Association”, “The Brooklyn Tabernacle”, “The International Bible Students Association” and now the literature comes from the “Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society”. They officially adopted the name “Jehovah Witnesses” in 1931.
A. The JWs deny the Trinity but the bible says:
1. Each is called a person:
The Father is called a person:
Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person ...
In this verse the phrase "his person" is referring to God the Father.
The Son is called a person:
2 Corinthians 2:10 To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ; (This is self explanatory)
The Holy Spirit is never specifically called
a person, however, He has personality traits.
a. He can be grieved:
Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
b. He can be offended:
Heb 10:29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
(Despite means to vex, to offend, and to tease. That is definitely a personality trait)
c. He can be lied to:
Acts 5:3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost …
2. The Trinity has three names.
Matthew 3:16 And Jesus, when
he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens
were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God
descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17 And lo a
voice from heaven, saying, This is my
beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Jesus was standing there, the Holy Spirit descending like a dove on Him and God spoke from Heaven.
Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: (The three are listed here plainly)
2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. (The three are listed plainly here too.)
John 14:16 And I will pray
Father, and he shall give you another
that he may abide with you for ever;
(Jesus is standing there, that's one, he is praying to the Father, that's two and he is saying that the Father will give the disciples the Holy Ghost, who is called another Comforter; John 14:26.)
3. Each is called God:
John 6:27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life,
which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
1 Peter 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit,...
Hebrews 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: ... (Here God the Father is talking about God the Son)
Acts 5:3-4 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.
4. Each is called Lord.
Jeremiah 16:21 Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know mine hand and my might; and they shall know that my name is The LORD.
1 Corinthians 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
There is a Trinity, God the Father, God the Son and God the holy Ghost. Three in one, one in three and the one in the middle died for me!
B. The JWs deny the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ,
But the Bible Says:
1. Jesus claimed Deity.
John 4:25, 26 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. 26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.
2. Jesus is saying here that He is the coming
Messiah, as in:
Dan. 9:25, 26 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. 26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall
destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
3. Here He says that He is the Son of God:
John 9:35-37 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? 36 He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? 37 And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee.
(By Him saying that He's the Son of God makes himself equal with God:)
John 5:18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.)
4. In this verse, Jesus is saying He is the
same as the Father:
John 10:30 I and my Father are one.
5. These two verses show that Jesus as the
Word was with the Father at the beginning:
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
6. Here is the Lord Jesus Christ coming back
at the end of the Tribulation and He is called the "Word".
Revelation 19:13 "And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God."
7. Who can GIVE eternal life but the God of
the universe? Jesus said:
John 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
8. Jesus is the image of God the Father, the
Father is in Jesus and Jesus is in the Father.
John 14:9-10 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father? 10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
9. Liar if you don't believe it.
1 John 2:22 "Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son."
C. The JWs believe Hell is the grave, But the Bible says:
A. Hell cannot be the grave.
Proverbs 23:13-14 Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell. (Whether you beat a child with a rod or not, he'll still go to the grave, however with correction, he could be saved)
2. Matthew 13:42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire:
there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
(There is no weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth in the grave, but there is in hell)
3. Luke 16:27-28 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. (No one is praying in the grave, but they are in hell)
4. Philippians 1:21-23 For to me to live is Christ, and to die
is gain. But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet
what I shall choose I wot not. For I am in a strait betwixt two, having
a desire to depart, and to
be with Christ; which is far better:
1 Thessalonians 5:10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
2 Cor. 5:1-10 (No Christian's soul goes to the grave when he dies)
5. Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left
hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting
fire, prepared for the devil
and his angels:
(The grave wasn't made for the devil and his angels, but hell was, alsothere's no fire in the grave, but there is fire in hell)
B. Hell's Location:
Deuteronomy 32:22 For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
(The above verse says hell has fire in it, there are sections in hell, some lower that others and there's fire below the foundations of the mountains.)
Matthew 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in
the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights
in the heart of the earth.
Where is the heart of a tree? Answer: In the middle. So since Jonah went there: Jonah 2:2 And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice. Its reasonable to say that Hell is in the center of the earth.
Ephesians 4:9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also
first into the lower parts of the earth?
This verse is referring to Christ (verse 7) going into the LOWER parts of the earth. Jesus went down into hell and brought out the O.T. saints: Ephesians 4:8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
C. Hell's Description:
Matthew 5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. (Here Jesus plainly says that hell fire in it. I don't know of anyone that has ever dug up a body in the grave and found fire there)
Matthew 8:12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out
into outer darkness: there shall be
and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 13:42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 13:50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
(Hell is a furnace of fire and the JWs “New World Translation” didn't even change this verse. Also, in these verses it couldn't be just darkness causing those people to weep and gnash their teeth, fire is there)
Matthew 16:18 And I say also unto
thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and
the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Hell
has gates and Jesus has the keys. Rev. 1:18)
Matthew 18:8-9 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot
offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee
to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two
feet to be cast into everlasting fire.
And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee:
it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than
having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
(The above verses plainly show that hell is not the grave. You're going to the grave whether you cut your hand or foot off or pluck your eye out or not)
Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand,
Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire,
prepared for the devil and his angels:
(If you are a JW and you're reading this, I can tell you plainly the Jesus Christ of the King James Bible will quote that verse to you one day and you will spend eternity in the lake of fire with the devil and his angels)
Luke 16:24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy
on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water,
and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this
(Hell has flames in it and there are people under your feet right now in torments. By the way, this is not a parable, Jesus never named anyone in any of his parable)
Jude 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them
in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after
strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of
(This verse shows that although the people were burned up when God rained fire and brimstone on them (Luke 17:29), they also are suffering the vengeance of eternal fire NOW)
Revelation 14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: (During the “Great Tribulation” the people that are lost (verse 9) will be tormented in hell along with you, if you die without biblical salvation)
Revelation 20:14 And death and hell
were cast into the lake of fire. this is the second death.
Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. (You'll suffer the second death if you don't have the second birth and as you can see, it's a lake of fire burning with brimstone)
Dear reader there are many more doctrines that the JWs have perverted to teach their false Jesus, false gospel and their reception of another spirit, 2 Cor. 11:4. Although they teach the above heresies, the main one is the JWs salvation is all of works.
There is just one way to be saved in this period we live in now: Ephesians
2:8-9 For by grace are ye
saved through faith; and that not of
yourselves: it is the gift of God:
of works, lest any man should boast. The devil is the great deceiver:
Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world
hath blinded the minds of them which believe not ...
He has many religions to fool people with. Don't take any ones word for anything as serious as the destination of your eternal soul. Look up the scriptures and ask the God of the King James bible to show you the truth about how to be saved and know it!
Jesus said in John 14:6 … I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Don't be fooled by JWs, Satan has many ways to deceive people to keep them from biblical salvation. If anyone tries to show you salvation by works in some way, they are led of Satan.
If you're a Jehovah Witness reading this and see your need of biblical
salvation, please read the following section below on how you can be saved
and know it.
1 John 5:13 says: These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may KNOW that ye have eternal life ... Wouldn't you you like to be able to lie down tonight and go to sleep knowing that if you died during the night you would be, "absent from the body and present with the Lord" 2 Cor. 5:8?
The way to be sure of salvation is to:
1. You must see yourself a lost sinner, ... For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Romans 3:23
YOU are a sinner because you are according to the bible, ... dead in trespasses and sins; walk according to the course of this world; you have the ... spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience; The way you live now is ... in the lust of our flesh; you are one of the ... by nature the children of wrath; Ephesians chapter 2.
2. If the Holy Spirit has convicted you of your self-righteousness, are you willing to turn from your sins to the only one that never sinned? Your leaders sin, the best person you know sins and you commit sins! The only way to get forgiven of your sins is a blood atonement! Going from door to door is just works. The only way is through the blood the Lord Jesus Christ shed for you and that is included in the Gospel. ... I declare unto you the gospel ... how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 1 Corinthians 15:1-4
3. Biblical Salvation is a free gift of God, ... the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. There is NO works involved in it. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
4. Are you ready to be saved and know it? The following verses will show you exactly how to be saved. My comments are in "()" parentheses.
That if thou (put your name here) shalt confess with thy mouth
the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart (NOT just your head)
that God hath raised him from the dead, (this is the gospel as in number
2, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4) thou shalt be saved. For with the heart (NOT
just your head) man believeth unto righteousness; (righteousness
is sinlessness as far as God is concerned) and with the mouth confession
is made unto salvation. (after you are saved, you just tell someone)
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: (all are saved
one way now, John 14:6) for the same Lord over all is rich unto all
that call upon him. For whosoever (put your name here) shall call
upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:9-13 Will you call
upon the Lord right now and ask him to save you the best way you know how?
tell Him that you know you are a lost sinner, you realize your
religion or works can't save you and ask the Lord to save you right
Remember 1 John 5:13 says: These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life ... If you were sincere when you asked the Lord to save you, then:
Romans 10:14 says ...How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed?
If you were saved because of this thesis, please write me and I'll send you some material to help you grow as a Christian.
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