Saturday, July 10, 2010
The Cult of Jehovah Witness’s also know as The Watchtower is a religion created in the 1874 by Charles Taze Russell. The organization struggled until it was taken over by Joseph Rutherford in 1917. Since then it has steady grown to a multi-million dollar cult that preys on the poor and uneducated. In 1961 they wrote their own bible and came up with a book that was more in line with the bizarre ramblings of their founder. They are best known for their door-to-door recruitment and the false doctrine they spread. Listed are 5 of the more common lies a JW will tell you.
Lie #1- "Jehovah's Witnesses" (JW's) claim that Jehovah created Jesus as the Angel Michael.
In their book entitled Knowledge That Leads to Everlasting Life on page 62 they write,
“As we have previously learned in this book, Jesus had a prehuman existence. He is called God's "only-begotten Son" because Jehovah created him directly.”
Jesus is the creator not the created.
Colossians 1:16 & 17 tells us about Jesus the Creator it says: “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”
According to this verse “if” Jesus was created he must have created himself. That obviously did not happen.
See also John chapter 1
Lie #2 - Jesus is not God
In their attempt to minimize Jesus and exalt themselves they have reduced Jesus to a created Angel. They believe, in error, that Jesus is the Angel Michael. Since Belief in Jesus is essential to salvation Satan has created many “other” Jesus’. Paul warns of these other “Jesus’“ in 2 Corinthians: 11:4. Why the fake Jesus? When someone places their trust in a fake Jesus they have a false salvation.
Jesus is declared to be God throughout the scriptures.
John 1:1: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
Further on in John chapter 1 it identifies this “Word” that is God as Jesus Christ.
NOTE: When the JW’s rewrote their bible they edited this verse to exclude the last verse.
Hebrews 1:8: “But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom”. Here God the Father is calling the Son, Jesus, “God”.
Lie #3 – The soul is not Immortal.
In an effort to remove the punishment for sin JW’s teach that when you die it is over, no life after death, no accountability, nothing more just death. The Bible clearly teaches that the believer and the non-believer have life after death.
John:3:15: “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.”
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”.
Lie # 4 - Lost people do not go to Hell
Again in an effort to eliminate their own accountability for their sins the JW’s denies that people go to Hell.
This again is clearly refuted by the Bible in Luke 16 where we see Jesus giving a very vivid description of Hell and the torment that goes on there.
“And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 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 flame.”
Lie #5 – God is not a Trinity
Since they deny the Deity of Jesus Christ they also deny the Deity of the Holy Spirit, ignoring Bible verses that declare the plural nature of God such as:
1 John:5:7: “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”
Genesis 1: 26: “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:”
Notice the words God chose to use to describe Himself here, Us & Our, shows that He exists in more than one form at the same time.
Conclusion - This is only a short list of the lies being told by this cult, some of the other concern their refusal to salute the American flag, believing that the soul can be lost through bleeding, that only 144,000 will go to Heaven, Birthdays are evil, ect.