Asked in Jehovah's Witnesses
What is the Jehovah witness doctrine?
May 14, 2012 1:57AM
I don't think we have an actual 'doctrine'. We don't hardly even use the word 'doctrine'. It's a wierd word for us.
We teach people - - what the Bible really teaches. So we would use the term 'Bible teaching' instead of 'doctrine'. Doctrine sounds too 'mainstream'.
There are way tooooo many Bible teachings to list here; so I will only list a few:
- Jehovah's Witnesess freely use God's personal name (Jehovah) when speaking 'to God' and 'of God.'
- Jehovah's Witnesses teach people that God's very original purpose in creating mankind, is for us to inhabit the earth, not heaven; therefore we have no desire to enter heaven. God has not ditched his original purpose, but it is still 'on-course'. Our desire therefore is to be among the ones counted as 'meek' who will 'inherit the earth.'
- Jehovah's Witnesses teach that God's Kingdom is an actual 'government'. That's what the word 'Kingdom' means -- kings dome, or kings realm. God's government has laws (recorded in the Bible). God's government has a King, Christ Jesus. God's government has a 'domain' -- it rules the earth from heaven, with earthly representatives, namely 'Jehovah's Witnesses'. We represent God's Kingdom government.
- Jehovah's Witnesses teach that according to Bible chronology, God's Kingdom was finally established in heaven in 1914. Our door-step ministry is our work as Kingdom ambassadors and envoys; we are trying to 'reconcile people to Jehovah God.'
- Jehovah's Witnesses teach that God's Kingdom Government will soon interfere in earths affairs, since the governments on earth have not acknowledged God's Kingdom as having been established. They have not adoped his laws, but carry on with their own laws.