Okay, so I had Jehovah's Witnesses knock on my door and give me a leaflet and they seemed very nice. Anyway, that got me curious; how are they different from all of the other Christians? I know that they are against blood donation and so forth and apparently they don't really believe in the afterlife.
So what are their core beliefs? What is it like to actually be one?
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Hey, you seem to be interested and curious about Jehovah's Witnesses :) here is an honest source of answers www.jw.org instead of one sided opinions :)
You never truly know what the religion is about until you immerse yourself and see for yourself instead of listening to those who never really had an idea of who Jehovah's Witnesses are.
Their main beliefs are that:
Jehovah is the name of the God Almighty and Jesus being the son (two separate beings) and Jehovah being the greatest
John 14:28 ; 1 Corinthians 11:3 ; 1 Corinthians 15:27,28
It is to Jehovah only, that you offer prayers and render sacred services (worship etc.)
There will be 144,000 anointed Christians who will look forward to a life in heaven in a position of rulership with Jesus as King for the 1000 years Christ Reign while Satan is held in an abyss for the 1000 years restricted from interference of humans. Whereas the rest will be resurrected and will look forward to a life on paradise earth John 5:28-29
It's not like "oh you're not part of the 144,000 who will go to heaven, bye bye we don't want you" No. those 144,000 anointed Christians are chosen by faith, capability etc. and the rest will be ressurrected and live in a peaceful paradise psalm 37:10-11
Jehovah's witnesses believe that 'Hell' does not exist. Romans 6:23 "The wages sin pays is death" (reason being that the scripture speaks nothing about suffering in a hellfire forever)
Ecclesiastes 9:5,10 "The living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all"
Psalms 146:4 "His spirit goes out, he goes back into his ground; in that day his thoughts perish"
They also reason that 'why would a loving God an a God of justice send those to a place of torment forever only just for a couple of sinful years on earth?'
This so far is just the tip of the iceberg, as you can see, these statements have been proven by scriptural evidence (using any bible)
If you are interested, you can leave a comment or inbox me if you want but all the info is at www.jw.org1