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Jehovah's Witnesses

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Jehovah’s Witnesses is a religious group founded in the United States and formed by Pastor Charles Taze Russell in 1870. Its non-Trinitarian belief distinguishes it from mainstream Christianity. The group is famous for their door-to-door preaching.

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A total of 2,000 brothers and sisters had been put into concentration camps, where they had spent 8,078 years and six months, an average of four years. A total of 635 had died in prison, 253 had been sentenced to death and 203 of these had actually been executed.
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There are many different opinions regarding the validity of the 'Christianity' of Jehovah's witnesses. These opinions, like others, are based on the personal beliefs and experiences of each opinion holder. They can be influenced both in a negative and positive way by the things heard, seen or assume…
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The Jehovah's Witnesses are not considered to be a cult today. However almost all modern religions were considered, at one time, to be cults. The original Christian church began as a Jewish Cult and then expanded. Answer: See the Reasoningf rom the Scriptures on the official website of Jehovah's …
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The modern-day history of Jehovah's Witnesses began with the forming of a group for Bible study in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., in the early 1870's. At first they were known only as Bible Students, but in 1931 they adopted the Scriptural name Jehovah's Witnesses. (Isa. 43:10-12) Their beliefs an…
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THE modern history of Jehovah's Witnesses began began in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., which is now a part of Pittsburgh.
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In Christianity: Jehovah is a name of God and the father of Jesus Christ. Various scriptures in the Original King James Bible such as Psalms 83:18 prove the Gods name is Jehovah and that he is the only true God. In Judaism: Jews never use that spelling ("Jehovah;" or "Yahweh"). God's name in th…
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FROM ONE OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES JW's are attacked in many ways earthwide. Sometimes the attacks are simply verbal, as they usually are in the U.S. In some places, however, JW's meetings are interrupted by mobs where men, women, young and old alike, are beaten, such as the recent cases in countries s…
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Jehovah's Witnesses are religious people often identified with their public "house to house" preaching. Jehovah's Witnesses believe in the Bible as the Word of God. They consider its 66 books to be inspired and historically accurate. Some 7 million persons strong, they are present in over 236 lands…
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The "doctrines" JWs follow most JWs really believe sincerely are all from the Bible. In reality many are directives from the Governing Body and not explicitly found in the bible. As an example, absolutely nowhere in the bible does it command that a man and woman properly married to each other should…
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Answer Selena's grandfather was a devout Jehovah's witness and his son Abraham[Selena's Dad] was raised in the religion. However, the Quintanilla family are currently non-practicing Jehovah's Witnesses. As for Selena, she wasn't an official member of the J.W. religion, but she was a believer and …
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Jehovah's Witnesses engage in a door-to-door ministry in imitation of Jesus and his disciples, who also did this same type of ministry. Jesus commanded that his true Christian followers must do this preaching work. (Matt. 28:19,20) Jesus also prophesied that this would be done world-wide, as Jehovah…
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The Witnesses were (and are) neutral in matters of war. They do not believe in war, nor will they participate in any such conflicts. Hitler did not like pacifists or conscientious objectors, and when the Witnesses refused to become Nazis or fight for the Fuehrer, they were imprisoned. Many died in t…
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In the original languages of the Bible, the divine name appears over 7000 times. It is referred to as the tetragrammaton.The letters that make up the tetragrammaton literally translate YHWH. There were no vowels used in the origonal Hebrew. The reader supplied the vowels himself as he read. It would…
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This is a highly subjective question since for many individuals the expressed "to be saved" relates to an individuals being approved by the God they believe in. Below are various opinons on this matterOpinion The Jehovah's Witness belief is that they have been saved from a life in this present syste…
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I have study Theology and I got to say is mostly ignorance, they don't deny Jesus divinity or involment with God's plan, in fact, they deny that there is a Trinity. It is common to associate the Trinity with God or Jesus but, in fact, trinities were part of the pagan cult long before Christianity ar…
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According to Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus is a divine being -- a God-like one. Jehovah's Witnesses deny Jesus "divinity" in that the churches of Christendom teach that Jesus was part man and part God while on earth, and that Jesus himself was divine because, he is part of the Godhead, a Trinity. God…
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The official line of the Jehovah's Witness organisation is that they do not regard Jesus as divine. They call him the son of God as a subservient 'son' of Jehovah - in other words Jesus is a different person from God, and that at the Cross God sacrificed Jesus as an atonement for our sins.The mainst…
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No, we believe that the only one to whom worship is to be given, is Jehovah God himself. Therefore, we do not "salute" the flag of any country, as we see it as a form of idol worship. However, we do respect the flag and the government for which it stands. We will not deface the flag, or treat it wit…
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Bible scholars of many religions recognise that Jesus was not born on December 25, not just Jehovah's Witnesses. The fact is, the Bible does not tell us when he was born.Commenting on this, McClintock and Strong's Cyclopedia says: 'The observance of Christmas is not of divine appointment, nor is it …
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According to Jehovah's Witnesses: Yes. According to the Bible and Christian belief: No. : Yes, since they believe in Jesus, they believe he is the son of God, means through which he has given live to mankind and their saviour, king and model.  : A christian is a follower of Christ. What do t…
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The Watchtower 15th Jan 1974 page 62 says ''While not discouraging others from saluting the flag of any nation, Jehovah's Christian witnesses feel that they can give such worship only to Jehovah God. They have due respect for the flag of their respective countries, but for them to idolize the flag o…
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Yes, this is correct. They view the act of Saluting a flag as both an act of nationalism and idolitary due to the strong links between flags and anthems are worship. ** "Early flags were almost purely of a religious character. . . . The aid of religion seems ever to have been sought to give sanctity…
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They would follow the laws of the land and the circumstances. There are very strict provisions outlined for bringing spouses into the United States as outlined here: uscis.gov/family/family-us-citizens/spouse/bringing-spouses-live-united-states-permanent-residents It gets complicated if the couple …
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The modern-day history of the Christian faith known as Jehovah's Witnesses began with the forming of a group for Bible study in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. It was founded by Charles Taze Russell in 1881. At first they were known only as Bible Students, but in 1931 they adopted the name Jehovah'…
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The answers here have been reconstructed from the original contributors, and edited for spelling and content. This answer may be added to, but must remain as is otherwise. The portions of the Bible that contain the account of Jesus death were originally written in Greek. To understand what the instr…
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I heard that his father was witnessed by the Jehovah"s witnesses and "took him away" in a sense,from him because he became one and probably change himself. Maybe that's why he hated Jehovah's witnesses. because his father changed and he blamed it on Jehovah's witnesses. But i don't know if that's tr…
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The purple triangle was the patch or emblem that Hitler required Jehovah's Witnesses to wear in the concentration camps. Hitler had different patches that he made the prisoners wear according to their identity, such as the star shaped patch that the Jews had to wear. Why Hitler chose the purple up…
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The special revelation from God which we believe in is the Holy Bible, in its entirety. More Specific Answer I am assuming that you are referring to a "special revelation" in the sense of one person receiving messages from God, like the claim made by Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormons. If I am wr…
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It depends on your religion. Many religions, such as Roman Catholicism, intrepret the Bible in a spiritual sense. Others do not, and take everything at face value. In the time when the Bible was written, stories were the main source of entertainment for people. Often things were written in a poetic …
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You can't. In most democratic countries adults of sound mind have the constitutional right protected by law to freely chose and exercise their faith as they see fit.
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Here is a list of languages I know are available in audio format at JW.org: Chinese (simplified) Czech Danish English Finnish French German Greek Italian Japanese Korean Norwegian Polish Portuguese Spanish Swedish There may be more available, to check if audio versions are available in your lang…
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NOTE: I can find no such reference in the Watchtower, 1st April 1968 In the event that this was the case it was probably based on the assuption at the time that the creative days were 7000 years long. However, that is not currently the viewpoint from the Watchtower Society. Especially regarding how …
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We do not know exactly when the end of this system will occur. See Matthew 24:36. However, according to the signs spoken about the last days in the Bible, we feel it must be coming soon. Another Answer: Jehovah's Witnesses have taken a more open ended approach rather than trying to completely deci…
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Jehovah's Witnesses, like their leader Jesus, hold that the only government that has the absolute right to the worshipful devotion of the minds, hearts and bodies of people, is the heavenly government ordained by God...God's Kingdom, with Jesus Christ as it's God appointed king. Daniel 2:44 Logic…
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It is true that Jehovah's Witnesses do not celebrate birthdays. Jesus Christ did not celebrate His either. He is our role-model and we are encouraged to be Christ-like. Birthday celebrations were regarded by the first Christians and the ancient Jews as Pagan, because it was Pagan religious tradition…
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--ANSWER FROM A JW -- A dictionary defines a creed as "A formal statement of religious belief; a confession of faith." By that definition, the set of beliefs that JW's hold to are a creed. The creed that JW's accept is outlined in the Bible. We exalt Jehovah God as the sovereign of the universe. W…
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Answer Jehovah's Witnesses use many different translations of the Bible so as to get a complete sense of what the original writings meant. The most common translation used, though, is the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures. This is a modern language translation that adheres to the origina…
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Answer I am not 100% sure what you are referring to, so am going to guess at what you are asking. Are you asking about the oragnization of Jehovah's Witnesses? Do you mean how is the organization of JW's run? Who is at the top, so to speak? If this is what you mean, here is the answer: In each…
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To an extent. She can make her point of view clear, but she cannot enforce it upon you. You, as a parent, have the complete right to teach your child however you see fit (provided this is legally accomplished). you also have the right not for someone else's religious view to be enforced upon you. …
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Jehovah's Witness Answer: I have been one of Jehovah's Witness for over 30 years so I believe I can answer from experience. Yes we do believe in Jesus and that he is the Son of God. JW's believe that the bible teaches that Jesus is the subservient Son of God, not God. It says that he is the son o…
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Well, yes and no. There is no letter "J" in Hebrew; therefore Jehovah is grammatically incorrect. In Hebrew it is Yahweh, which in English translates to Jehovah. God's name is written in Hebrew with the letters YHVH/YHWH depending on how you vocalize the third letter. Answer: Two guesses are Yah…
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"By the end of the war [...]10,000 who were imprisoned, half had perished in the concentration camps" -- Making History (Steven Fry) What is the total number of Witnesses across Europe that died under the Nazi regime? An estimated 2,500 to 5,000 Witnesses died in the camps or prisons." -- Origina…
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No, the Jehovah's Witnesses are a Christian denomination. They share a common root however because the Jehovah's Witnesses view Jesus as their Savior and Jesus was born on earth as a Jew. Both Jews and Jehovah's Witnesses were bitterly persecuted during the 2nd World War under Hitler's regime. The…
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Funeral services conducted by Jehovah's Witnesses do not include rituals intended to appease the dead. A Bible talk is given either at the Kingdom Hall, at the funeral parlor, at the home of the deceased, or at the graveside. The talk will highlight the deceased person's life, accomplishments in the…
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Many places in the Hebrew scriptures (Old Testament) humans are told not to eat blood, God forbids eating meat without first draining the blood, and Acts 15:20,29 states that we are to "....abstain from blood....." If your doctor tells you that you are to abstain from alcohol or dairy products, les…
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While it may indeed have been the case that the bible students in the 1800's lacked the full undertanding of Job 38: 31, 32 and that there was a revision of belief as stated in the Watchtower of 1953 which states: "Incidentally, Pleiades can no longer be considered the center of the universe and i…
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yes Whether something is considered "true" or not is, in religious matters, based on personal opinion, but I one was to ask "Is it true that the Watchtower claims that the abomination spoken of in Daniel 11 is the United Nations" then the answer is indeed yes. Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Dani…
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There are many factors that the decision of disfellowshipping is based on. The biggest one is repentance. If the subject honestly repents and changes their way then they will be forgiven. If they do not change their attitude and remain outrightly sinful then they will probably be disfellowshipped fr…
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Samurai was a status. All daimyo and shogun were of samurai status. Bushi was a warrior. If you would "rank" them, it would be: Bushi-Daimyo-Shogun.
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Many, many people DO listen to Jehovah's Witnesses. Since Jehovah's Witnesses are currently the fastest growing CHRISTIAN religion in America and indications are, the world**, one could argue that a good deal more people are listening to Jehovah's Witnesses than any other Christian group on the plan…
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God's holy spirit moves the individual's heart to be certain of their calling.
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Today when man is indepentent of Jehovah God, their attitude is that man lives by bread alone - when there is no bread. But what happens to man's desires when there is plenty of bread and when his belly is chronically filled? At once other (and "higher") needs emerge and these, rather than physiolo…
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This is something you'll have to ask and discuss with him. Now that your pregnant the child is yours and it's your choice on what you choose to do. Most religious groups would hope that you took on their faith and married as quickly as possible. But different strokes for different folks, and you rea…
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Charles Taze Russels.
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Consult the Watchtower web site (see related links) > click on "CONSULTATION" (at the top of the page) then > click on "assemblies" > select your country and region Here is a web address for the dates and locations of the 2007 "Follow the Christ!" District Conventions of Jehovah's Wit…
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In most cases, he/she will live. It's what happens after the JW patient recovers is the big question. Will he thank Science or condemn the Doctors? Addition on 30 Dec 2009 If someone in the congregation hears about it, he/she will report the offence to the elders of the local congregation and the…
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The iddah time is a Islamic defined situation. It is not mentioned In the bible and is therefore not a requirement imposed on widows or divorced women. There are bible based principles that all christians who choose to marry should want to follow.
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The guild hierarchy is the way in which members and their rights are arranged. At the top is the guild master, on the bottom are new members. In between a guild master can put various ranks, ranging from full members to officers, to promote people who did well or allow people to help in guild manage…
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Holiday's for Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses can not celebrate the 4th of July because they only celebrate weddings, anniversaries, and religiously-bound holidays (ex.- Christmas). Answer The Jehovah's Witnesses do not celebrate Christmas. The only holidays they celebrate are what we…
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Yes, there is no Jehovah's Witness prohibition against drawing national flags or emblems. In order to answer this question properly, please allow me to explain our position on the flag. To begin with, I am assuming you are referring to a national symbol. Just because something is in the shape of a …
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They can if they want to.
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Yes by complete immersion under water, not pouring water on the person. Also it might be of interest to you that only ones old enough to make this decision for themselves are candidates.In addition these must understand Bible teachings, principles and guidelines for living, which are reviewed with t…
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Jehovah's Witnesses use The New World Translation of the Bible. No other religious groups use this translation, and Jehovah's Witnesses make very little use of other translations.The translators of The New World Translation were Nathan Knorr, Albert Schroeder, George Gangas, Fred Franz, and M. Hensc…
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Because marriages between Jehovah's Witnesses and those not of their faith presents several challenges for both partners since the Jehovah's Witness faith touches many aspects of every day life such holiday celebrations, time spent in their christian outreach work, their meetings and fellowship gath…
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ANSWER They don't. Jehovah's Witnesses do not think that non-believers are bad, we just have to watch who we hang out with regularly. As followers of Christ we work hard to live by bible principles in all areas of our lives, like staying chaste, keeping clean and moderate in habits and speech, and s…
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Answer Witnesses don't believe in evolution. They believe it is an untrue representation of how life came into being and probably a lie which is the product of the Devil. Answer Jehovah's witnesses are fully aware of the facts of Microbiology including DNA-sequencing and possible frame- or shif…
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I seriously doubt this was the case.
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Jehovah's Witnesses are a natural evolution of the movement away from the old "church" which was solely controlled by the state. They started in the US in about 1870. Instead of encouraging old existing religious dogma into the new "Christian" religion they stepped far away and actually studied the …
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Let's put it this way: The Bible calls God by his Holy Name about 7000 times. The name is YHWH which if it is pronounced as it reads is IEHOWAH. This is just the reading of the Hebrew letters. According to Maimonides this is the way it should be read.Therefore the form Jehovah is close enough to the…
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There are no titles, everyone is referred to as Brother or Sister. Jesus said all are equal, no man is above another. Elders & Ministerial Servants are just positions of service, to serve & teach others, in harmony with scriptural requirements. Further Elders and Ministerial Servants als…
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The modern day history of Jehovah's Witnesses began in 1870.
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Answer The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society is the publishing arm of Jehovah's Witnesses worldwide. The figures you are asking for may be impossible to obtain. The reason is that the actual figures are somewhat astronomical. In 2006, there were literally millions of bibles, magazines, tracts,…
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Jehovah's Witnesses are Christians most widely known for the door-to-door minstry. They are the ones who are fulfilling the prophecy given in Matthew 24:14: "And this good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come." …
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Edited explanation: Yahweh + Adonai = Jehovah. It is not in the Bible. Ever. Adonai means "the Lord". The word "yahweh" is the third person form of "hayah" and means "he is" or "he will be". Moses asked God who he should tell the Israelites sent him, and God replied, "I am who I am" (1st person), t…
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Mainstream Christians were deafening in their silence when it came officially denounceing Hitler's regime in World War 2. While the Jehovah's Witnesses publicly exposed and denounced Hitlers methods, including reporting the existence of concentration camps, the churches of Christendom on the whole f…
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Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Jehovah is the one true God and the Grand Creator of all things and is the father of Jesus, his only-begotten son. 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 t…
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A deceased witness is not generally detrimental to a will. The will has to be witness, and that will be recorded at the time of the witnessing. There is no need for the witness to be alive when the maker of the will dies.
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Mormons (members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ) teach from both the Book of Mormon and the King James Version of the Bible. Jehovah's Witnesses teach using the New World Translation of the Bible. Much of the Mormon religion focuses on both God the Father and Jesus Christ (Morm…
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Approximately 1.05 million
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1.1 million
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What is the definition of Christian? As a noun "a person who exemplifies in his or her life the teachings of Christ:" from dictionary.com The term: 'mainstream Christians' is a loose label, meaning hardly anything you want it to mean. 'True Christianity' is determined by Jehovah God and his Son; not…
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יְהֹוָה These four letters that you see above is known as the Tetragrammaton, The Four Letters, YHVH or YHWH. The Sacred Name Movement's objective is to discover the correct pronunciation of this image of Four Letters also called Tetragrammaton and the Great Name by Kabbalist and Jewish Myst…
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Yes, Jehovah's witnesses are currently active in 236 countries around the world.
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Not only are Jehovah's Witnesses all over the US, but also all over the world in about 236 lands and several hundred languages.
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no we don't celebrate holidays or birthdays we don't celebrate Christmas because Jesus' birthday wasnt on December 25th because in the bible that Jesus' birthday was 6 months before his death and he died in April (Easter) so if u go 6 months back its sometime in october we don't do Halloween becau…
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Answer 1: Artist renderings in Jehovah's Witnesses' publication often show the nails going through the wrists. However, this is not considered absolutely how it had to be. The number of nails used, the position of the arms, or whether or not there was a cross section are really irrelevant for Jehov…
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ANSWERYes, we do. In fact, that is the whole reason that we are doing a world-wide preaching campaign.Based on world events, Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Jesus has come in the sence that he is now present in kingly power on his heavenly throne, and that he will soon come in the sence that he wil…
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In the oldest ancient manuscripts available, this name appears in it's Hebrew form over 7000 times.
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The name 'Jehovah's Witnesses' was adopted in 1931 proposed by Joseph Franklin Rutherford the second official president of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. Before then the followers of the Watchtower were known as the (International) Bible students. The Bible students were founded by a man na…
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Yes ! If only they will follow Jesus' first and greatest commandment "Love thy neighbor as thyself" and do away with their blind-allegiance to their denomination. Matthew 22:38 This is the first and great commandment. 22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.T…
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Never. Michael has always been regarded as a powerful angel. Michael "meaning like God" was the angel that delivered the Jews out of bondage. Michael is also the angel that helped the angel Gabriel from the book of Daniel when he couldn't assist Daniel. Also, Michael is the angel that threw Satan ou…
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Seventh-day Adventist are definitely Christian. According to their Baptismal Vow and their list of Fundamental Beliefs, Seventh-day Adventists state the Holy Scriptures are their rule of faith. This is also in conjunction with holding that Ellen G White was "the Lord's Messenger", whose writings ar…
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Answer No they believe Halloween celebrates the devil. Occasionally they will go trick or treating though.
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According to the United States Holocaust Museum, Jehovah's Witnesses were targeted for persecution because of their religious convictions. They refused to swear loyalty to the Nazi regime or perform the Heil Hitler salute, and refused to serve in the military. Jehovah's Witnesses could escape their…
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The modern day history of Jehovah's Witnesses started in the United States.
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He died in San Diego, CA on January 8, 1942 at the age of 72. Rutherford's dying request to be buried in California was officially denied by San Diego authorities* and According to Wikipedia "the May 4, 1942 issue of Time magazine noted Rutherford's burial at Rossville, New York, on Staten Island a…
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