The Greek word for "Christian," is "Χριστιανός" or Christianós. This simply means "follower of Christ."
Dictionaries often define a christian as:
Jehovah's Witnesses believe Jesus to be the son of God and the only savior for mankind. They believe he died for humanity and rose from the dead. Jehovah's Witnesses believe Jesus is now alive in the heavens and is the King of God's Kingdom.
They actively strive to imitate Jesus as their leader and obey his command including the command to preach the gospel (see Matthew 28: 19, 20)
Thus in every aspect, they can rightly be referred to as CHRISTIANS.
Yes, in virtually all Demographics, they are considered a Christian denomination.
Their beliefs are centered around the Biblical teachings that Jesus existed in heaven as a divine spirit being before coming to Earth, that he came to Earth as a human being to die as a ransom for mankind, and that he was resurrected and ascended back to heaven as a divine spirit being. They also believe that a person has to exercise faith in that sacrifice and imitate Jesus in order to receive salvation.
Because of those beliefs, they fit the definition and distinction of being a Christian religion.
Jehovah's Witnesses DO call themselves Christian. They acknowledge they are a Christian religion and are baptised in Christ's name. Most secular authorities recognise Jehovah's Witnesses as a Christian denomination.
Yes. Jehovah' s Witnesses are generally considered a Christian denomination and are classified as such by most authorities.
No, Jehovah's Witnesses refers to a Christian denomination within the wider ambit of American Protestantism's Third Great Awakening. It is a wholly separate religion from Judaism. Some Jehovah's Witnesses are ethnic Jews, meaning that they converted to Christianity, but do not consider themselves (nor are considered by Jews) to still be Jews.
Christians do celebrate Christmas Indian Muslim ANSWER Jehovah's Witnesses is a Christian denomination that does not celebrate Christmas.
Yes they are a type of denomination from Christianity, just like Catholics or Protestants
No, they are not the fastest growing religion but they are, according to some sources, the fastest growing CHRISTIAN denomination in the United States and possibly the world.
No. Example: Jehovah's Witnesses as Christians don't have an altar. (We are more of a Bible EDUCATIONAL Disceminating group, than a group with celebrations and rituals.)
No, Muslims can't do nikah by themselves without witnesses. Secret marriages, as well as those done without witnesses, are considered invalid.
Jehovah's Witnesses consider themselves Christians although this is a subject of some debate among theologians.
The Jehovah"s Witnesses. They also object to Blood Transfusions. Maybe they won"t drive trucks that have Cross-Feed valves, also!
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 Jews because of their ethnicity and the Jehovah's Witnesses because they refused to cooperate with the Nazis.
To be quite truthful, Jehovah's Witnesses don't consider themselves a 'denomination'.Cambridge Online Dictionary, defines 'denomination' as: a religious group which has slightly different beliefs from other groups which share the same religion.Then it cites this example: Protestantism and Roman Catholicism are both denominations of the Christian faith.Well Jehovah's Witnesses don't consider Protestantism and Catholicism as 'Christian' religions. Those religions subscribe to the Trinity concept, which originates in pagandom, not from the Bible. Those religions believe that God 'eternally torments' souls in a fiery hell (or purgatory); this also originates in pagandom, not from the Bible. Those religions also celebrate Christmas, which originates in pagandom, not from the early Christians.Just because they insert the word 'Christ' into Christmas; does not make it 'Christian'. Just because they speak of God the Father, & Jesus, & the holy spirit; does not make 'the Trinity' 'Christian'. Those are all pagan things, with a Bible word plastered over it.By that explanation, you can see why JWs do NOT consider those religions as Christian; and thus we are NOT a DENOMINATION of those Pagan religions (under the guise of the word 'Christian'.)If your question inquires about how long Jehovah's Witnesses have been around: - - - The term 'Jehovah's Witnesses' is a 'designation' that applies to any personage that 'witnesses' for / about Jehovah God. All angels are 'Jehovah's Witnesses'. Jesus was one of 'Jehovah's Witnesses'. The ancient nation of Israel were 'Jehovah's Witnesses' (until Jehovah rejected them as his name people.)Hebrews chapter 11 contains a partial LIST of other Witnesses of Jehovah God going all the way back to Noah, even Abel (son of Adam & Eve). That's why Hebrews 12:1 calls them 'a cloud of witnesses'; (witnesses of Jehovah God of course).Therefore 'Jehovah's Witnesses' had their beginnings way before even the creation of mankind on earth; even before the creation of the physical Universe. Angels are not a 'denomination' of any group. Neither are Jehovah's Witnesses today. We would never proclaim any connection with other religions who 'proclaim themselves' as 'Christians'.Jehovah's Witnesses are comprised of people who have 'resigned' from their religions (by writing a letter to their former religion). Among us are former Catholics, Lutherans, Hindus, tribal religions, etc etc. They abandoned their former beliefs, celebrations, and practices; and are now worshiping Jehovah God in 'spirit and truth.'
No, they completely separate themselves from other Christian denominations, or Christendom, and believe they are following the example of the first century Christians.
91% of the population belongs to the Church of Tuvalu (a Christian church); 3% is Seventh-day Adventist (a protestant-Christian denomination) ; another 3% is Baha'i ( a monotheistic religion founded by Baha'u'llah in 19th-century Persia, emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind); 2% are Jehovah's Witnesses (a millennialist restorationist "Christian" denomination with nontrinitarian beliefs distinct from Christianity); and 1% is Roman Catholic
No. According to Wikipedia, the Encyclopedia Brittanica and the American Heritage Dictionary, they are a Christian denomination. Some other neutral sources have said "institutionalized sect" rather than "denomination", but they are of the Christian faith. They are also listed with the United States Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 Christian religious organization. The United States Armed Forces recognizes them as amongst the Christian faiths. They are regarded and listed as Christian with the various governments they operate under world wide. Their full legal name is the Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. That is the factual and ideologically neutral answer. Religious testimonies in favor of that fact, or religious opinions against it, may be posted in the discussion section.
Not Jehovah's Witnesses. We can't find the word 'rapture' in the Bible.
Christian Scientists acknowledge that medical doctors exist but by and large they do not avail themselves of medical treatment. Jehovah's Witnesses do avail themselves of medical treatment however they refuse blood transfusions.
It is considered by Witnesses to be a form of idolatry
no, the jacksons are johovahs witnesses
The Jeh... Witnesses are not Jewish.
Jehovah's Witnesses did not break away from any denomination. Jehovah's Witnesses come from the different denominations. We have people in our congregations that were formerly Catholic, Baptist, Mormon, 7th Day, Hindu, etc. We always write a letter to our former religion to be removed from their membership - - then they become Jehovah's Witnesses. We usually include the reason for leaving.
Jehovah's Witnesses are classified as a Christian denomination (group) by the majority of doctrinally neutral agencies, journalistic and historical experts**the Encyclopedia Brittanica and the American Heritage Dictionary, they are a Christian denomination. [...] they are of the Christian faith.**They are also listed with the United States Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 Christian religious organization. The United States Armed Forces recognizes them as amongst the Christian faiths.**BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation : Jehovah's Witnesses are members of a Christian-based religious movement.[end quote]**Wikipedia "[...] a Christian group who say that they have gone back to what early Christians did. [...] Witnesses are known for preaching their beliefs from door-to-door and in other public places."**encyclopedia.com: "Christian group originating in the United States at the end of the 19th cent., organized by Charles Taze Russell , whose doctrine centers on the Second Coming of Christ."AnswerJehovah's Witnesses have a theology and a set of doctrines that are very different from the rest of the Christian Church. They do not believe that Jesus is divine nor in the Trinity, which is one (and always has been one) of the key beliefs of the Christian Church, and central to its theology of salvation. The vast majority of Church leaders, bible historians, theologians, bible scholars and so on have indicted JW theology as very flawed and even, in some cases, heretical. Therefore the JW organisation cannot be classed as a member of the mainstream Christian Church worldwide. Despite JWs usually being sincere people, whose sense of evangelism puts many a member of the mainstream Christian Church to shame, the mainstream Church, since the conception of the JW organisation in the 19th Century, has regarded it as not Christian in the same sense as the Christian Church. This is simply because of its refusal to regard Jesus as divine, a concept stated quite categorically in scripture (especially John's gospel) and in the early Church. To some in the Christian Church, it is a splinter Christian group; to others it is a sectarian group. To others it is seen as a cult. But virtually no members of the Christian Church worldwide sees it as a maintream Christian denomination.
Yes, Jehovah's Witnesses are a highly organised religion recognised as a Christian denomination. Their membership is currently over 7 million and they are organised into congregational groups each under the oversight of a Branch committee. Their world headquarters are currently in Brooklyn New York where the Governing Body directs their ministry.