what do you people think about jehovahs witnesses??? just asking..I've heard real bad stuff...but some people say real good stuff bout them..so what?
Mormons don't believe that Jesus was only a prophet. they believe that he was the son of God, same as all the other Christian religions. they consider Him to be a prophet ALSO. kind of a double whammy, if you will. as for Jehovah's witnesses, I think they're very nice people. the average Jehovah's witness is very devout, (compared to, say, the average catholic, who attends church twice a year; on Christmas and Easter,) and if you look at their beliefs, they have A LOT of rules they have to follow. to clarify their view on Jesus Christ: Jehovah's Witnesses teach that Jesus was not God, but rather God's first creation. They believe Jesus existed in pre-human form as God's agent of creation and God's chief spokesman (the Word), and took on human form as the man Jesus by means of a virgin birth. simple as that. They believe that Jehovah of the old testament is referring to God, rather than the mainstream Christian belief that it is Jesus. that's why you commonly hear them say Jehovah-God instead of just "God." I personally disagree with their beliefs, but I have the utmost respect for them, as I've never heard a J.W. say anything bad, and as I previously stated, they lead dang strict lives. so yeah, if you were fence-sitting about being friends with a J.W. so you asked about this, feel free to hang out with them. though they may try and convert you, they won't bite. ;)
I think "andyburton" has JWs mixed up with Mormons, who DO believe that Jesus was only a prophet. On the other hand, Jehovah's Witnesses firmly agree with the Bible which states emphatically that JESUS CHRIST is GOD'S SON.
The reason Jehovah's Witnesses knock at doors, make phone calls, write letters, talk to you at the marketplace, parks, bus stops and so on, is because they are following in the footsteps of their leader Jesus Christ in making known the good news about God's Kingdom to all people. That is a commission given to every Christian. (See Matthew 24:14; 28:19,20)
Although all witnesses of Jehovah are imperfect, and do make many mistakes, for the most part they are not rude or pushy with their message. Listen if you wish, and maybe learn a little something new about your Bible, or simply tell them you don't wish to talk, and they will (or should) respect your wishes.
They are people of strong faith and endurance. Jehovah's Witnesses don't just "talk the talk", they actually "walk the walk".
PS: There are many misconceptions and outright lies abounding about this particular religion. Don't believe everything you hear, but get the facts straight. Ask a witness to show you facts or go to their website at www dot watchtower dot org.
Jehovah's Witnesses beliefs:
A) They are at your door to recruit you for enslavement to their watchtower corporation,they will say that "we are just here to share a message from the Bible" this is deception right off.
B) Their 'message' is a false Gospel that Jesus had his second coming in 1914.The problem with this is it's not just a cute fairy tale,Jesus warned of the false prophets who would claim "..look he is here in the wilderness,or see here he is at the temple..."
C) Their anti-blood transfusion ban has killed hundreds if not thousands
D) once they recruit you they will "love bomb" you in cult fashion to also recruit your family & friends or cut them off. There are many more dangers,Jehovah's Witnesses got a bad rap for good and valid reasons
I think that Jehovah Witness are just like anyone else in this world. I went on there website and I wanted to know about them since I heard negative remarks about them also. I guess that they believe in the bible and, Jesus but, some people think that they believe in the Washtower stuff which I don't know what that means. So, when browsing there website, they seem to be alright but, just be careful. I was just curious also even though I'm not part of the Jehovah Witness church. You can be friends with them but, don't have to become a member.
I once had a tenent who was a jehovah witness, and she was the best tenent anyone could ask for. She never pushed her religion on us. Only once did she ever even give us any type of literature for our anniversarry, and was a pamplet about marriage. Marrigage anniversaries are the only type of anniversary they celebrate. They don't celebrate birthdays, or holidays. I asked her why they don't celebrate christmas, and she said because christ was probably born in the spring, and December 25th was chosen based on a pagan holiday.
I dont like them... I dont want to see em and I dont even want to know em.
theyve been barging into peoples houses for too long and also a phenomenon in my country is hat they fool people to go to theyre gatherings where they start talking about jehova and how people should change faith... I hate that the most
THEY DONT BARGE THEIR WAY .IN...there just expressing their religion...people let them in willingly...if it bothers people so much..stop letting them in,it must be working for them, I dont think theyed still be doing it if no one was letting them in... their not crazy or weird...just like all of us...peace
Regarding JWs, I recommend this video to begin with. It is an introduction to a series of recordings of a full length secret judicial committee hearing. This is a type of trial to which a JW member is subjected to if he or she ever questions any of the JW beliefs.
I find it annoying when salesmen knock on my door , including religious hucksters.
But other than that, I see no difference between them and any other religious fanatic.
JW's don't see Jesus as prophet, priest, and king.
Is there any other laying that claim?
nuh-uh..he was the son of god and still is..
They believe Jesus is the Son of God.