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What Is The Difference Between Christians And Jehovah Witness?

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There's a lot of difference in the way they worship God. Most christian mix their belief with the bible and man's tradition, Jehova's Witnesses folow the bible strictly. Theres a lot more to cover so for more info. Please specify.
Jessica Davidson Profile
JW do not belief in the cross for they do belief that Jesus was crucified on a pole/stake.  They aren't allowed to associate with non-witnesses.  No nationalism or holidays are celebrated, and for the fact, they refuse to have anything to do with politics or the military.  They are required to not speak with anyone who doesn't belief in their teachings though.  They do belief however, that Jesus is the 'King' of the 'Heaven government' that started in 1914, and that he is also referred as the Archangel Michael.  All present day religions are false and will be 'destroyed by the UN'.  They do not accept blood transfusions, Acts 15:28-29, even though it was clearly stating no to have animal blood.  All of the 'teachings' are from scientific statements and over exaggerated beliefs of what they (the Watch Tower Committee) read in the Bible.  They do no belief in the Trinity, even though it is clearly stated in the Bible that there is a Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Ghost).  Only approximately 144,000 Christians are allowed in Heaven, to where everyone else is considered as "the other sheep".  I have done my research and come to find all of these facts true.  Every verse that is stated with anything that I have found, I willingly looked up to see that it was an over exaggerated belief to hold to their 'kind' to make them feel guilty and to live in fear.  It clearly states in the Bible not to hold anyone above Him, they do it anyways.  So, yes I will be more then willing to shut my door in someone's face when they come to my  door and tell me that everything that I have read in the Holy Bible is wrong!
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Dash TwentyOne
Dash TwentyOne commented
Some amendments:

Jehovah's Witnesses are not forbidden or prevented to associate with non-Witnesses, and actually, do, on various levels.
However, most choose limit their personal associations- or be cautious- to prevent unwise associations from hindering their relationship with Jehovah and their commission to present the "good news" of Mattew.24:14.
...And to preserve their public trust and freedom of approach, to all.

The statement: "They are required to not speak with anyone who doesn't belief in their teachings", is completely incorrect, Jehovah's Witnesses are neighborly and tolerant.

Jehovah's Witnesses do not know precisely how Jehovah will act to influence or bring about the conclusion of religious divisions and elements that He does not approve of, but human organizations such as the ones mentioned, may play a role.
The answer to that, of course, is pending.
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aileeny answered
J W ARE christians   (they believe in Christ)   but they do not follow the mainstream teachings of the Christian Church.   Some people often refer to them as a cult and I can very much see that point.      I have an x sister in law who is a JW and it has run her life. No Christmas celebrations for her   children ,which was upsetting for them. Good job dad was not a J W.
   J W will not enter other churches and I have known the J W to stay outside at various family weddings down the years yet join the feast etc afterwards.   But what I found very" two faced "was that they frequently entered the church halls of other churches to "bag a bargain" at their various table top sales, even though the proceeds were to help the church in question. Their principles seemed to go out the door for personal gain.      We had many talks about theology and I once asked why the blood issue which they are so strong on (refusing transfusions) did not seem to apply to other blood issues for them. For example I said that she was taking blood when she bought her joint and made her gravy from the liquid blood etc which comes out of it during cooking. I was told that she did not take the animals blood "because she left the joint in soak all night in water so that the blood leaked out"   But I felt and said that she was still taking some of that animals blood BUT pouring it/wasting it down the sink. But she could not agree.
So they have many issues which I find are incomplete.
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Dash TwentyOne
Dash TwentyOne commented
Jehovah's Witnesses are average, everyday people, who are vulnerable to being accused of trivial behavior flaws one minute, then ridiculed for attempting to maintain high standards, the next.
It was, after all, the pharisees, that were attaching oral law and pinpoint directives that placed into question, the common activities of the common man.
Jehovah's Witnesses abstain from taking blood, yes.
The dangers of blood transfusions are serious and subtle, and may not immediately impact the individual, who almost always has better options to rely on.

Jehovah's view of the matter, is what is important, however. And each individual is free to determine for themselves, what steps to take- and to what degree to take them- concerning this issue. 
They do refrain from taking 'whole blood' products, to ensure that their conscience toward God is clean, concerning Acts 15:28-29, which states:

"For the holy spirit and we ourselves have favored adding no further burden to you except these necessary things: To keep abstaining from things sacrificed to idols, from blood, from what is strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you carefully keep yourselves from these things, you will prosper. Good health to you!"
Dash TwentyOne
Dash TwentyOne commented
There is no need to debate over the precise meaning of this text, as each individual will decide what their position is, concerning it. And it is not fitting to encroach on the right of any individual to decide what they will or will not do. Or to ridicule them, for it.

A Jehovah's Witness- unlike a religious laity- has obligations, however. And anyone not desiring to meet these obligations, would betray a public trust to remain a Jehovah's Witness.

What many find 'incomplete', often has a lot more to do with the incomplete knowledge they absorb 'about' Jehovah''s Witnesses.
Dash TwentyOne
Dash TwentyOne commented
There is no need to debate over the precise meaning of this text, as each individual will decide what their position is, concerning it. And it is not fitting to encroach on the right of any individual to decide what they will or will not do. Or to ridicule them, for it.

A Jehovah's Witness- unlike a religious laity- has obligations, however. And anyone not desiring to meet these obligations, would betray a public trust to remain a Jehovah's Witness.

What many find 'incomplete', often has a lot more to do with the incomplete knowledge they absorb 'about' Jehovah''s Witnesses.
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Jehovah Witnesses do not celebrate all the holiday's... For several reasons that are located in the bible. They also do not smoke, drink heavily or engage in any immoral activity. They make no money in what they teach, as they do not pass around a collection plate either as some churches do. They follow Jesus and God completely and minister to as many as they can. Also many people forget that God's name is in fact Jehovah. Yet if you look in your own bible at Psalms 83:18 you will see his name there. Many editors have chosen to take it out but the Witnesses find keeping the Bible as close to the scrolls from hundreds of years ago, is very important. There are many other things to list. If you have any questions further (specifically) on the Witnesses I'll be happy to answer.
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dev net
dev net commented
Gods name was in the Bible with the tetragrammaton being present even in the Greek and Latin translations...that was replaced by early translators because the name was taboo outside of the temple. It was replaced in the NT with kurios, greek for 'owner' or 'lord'. But it was present in the form of YHWH. Jehovah is the English translation of YHWH just like Jesus is the English translation of the Hebrew Yeshua...which no one complains about being replaced in the Bible.
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Anonymous commented
Please do some research on the Greek testament. I agree about the Hebrew Testament having the Tetragrammation and we do have proof of this, but we have NO PROOF to support that the Tetragrammation was ever used in the Greek Testament, only speculations.
dev net
dev net commented
"In Origen's Hexapla . . . The Greek versions of Aquila, Symmachus, and LXX [Septuagint], all represented JHWH by PIPI, in the second column of the Hexapla the Tetragrammaton was written in Hebrew characters." (The Journal of Theological Studies, Oxford, Vol. XLV, 1944, pp. 158, 159)"
Bernice Shorter Profile
Bernice Shorter answered
Their doctrine.  The things they believe to be true.
Carla Vaught Profile
Carla Vaught answered
The 2nd part of my answer: They also refuse to let their "members" visit other churches, for fear they will hear the truth! God's Word tells us that there IS the TRINITY, God Jesus, Holy Spirit, all in ONE! John 14:7 “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.”...The JW's believe that Jesus was just a man, maybe a Prophet, BUT God'd Word tells us that Jesus is the ONLY way to the Father!...John 14:6
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
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dev net
dev net commented
All of those verses you read are used quite a bit in our services and we apply them :)
You should look at other translations for John 14:7, including early ones that don't have religious dogma stamped in them. For example, KJV "If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: And from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him." If you read that verse, it changes things quite a bit...should vs. Would is a HUGE world of difference.
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dev net commented
And to leave you with some food for thought...skip down in John 14 to verse 28. Tell me, if Jesus is God, why is God greater than him? How can God be greater than himself? Funny that this verse is in the same Why in verse 26 is the holy spirit a separate entity that must come? If the trinity exists then it already came with Jesus and shouldn't be separate. The entire area you're quoting from is FULL of support against the trinity...you should try not reading the entire chapter in context
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Christy coriell answered
Where is all this no children thing coming from? I am one of Jehovah's witnesses and I love children and definitly want some.
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Anonymous answered
Ok look I'm a Jehovah's Witness and Jesus is not god because God (Jehovah, look it up in your bible Psalm 83:18) created him Jesus is his SON. Devnet is right. How can God be greater than himself? How can they be the same person if he created him? Look that up in the book: My Book of Bible Stories chapters 1. And Madmacstew, Jehovah's Witnesses don't celebrate Christmas because it says that Jesus was born Dec. 25 when he was born sometime in OCTOBER. And no one can predict when Armageddon is coming the bible already says it. You have it all wrong. Have you ever taken the time to sit and talk to JWs? You should. 811811, Its anyones decision to remain childless or not. I'm a JW and I plan on having kids one day. We don't shun people. We don't follow any other religions. If someone disagrees with our teachings, we leave it alone.Its ANYONE'S decision. We don't want to push it. Blood is sacred to Jehovah. We don't abuse it. Its your life. Its only logical. Even people who aren't JWs refuse to take blood transfusions. Next time a JW comes knocking on your door, don't slam it in his or her face, listen to them. And all that stuff you hear about shunning and disowning your child, etc, its GOSSIP.  Don't listen to it. Get the facts. Then make your OWN decision. JWs aren't going to push it.
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nettie answered
Jehovah witness are more into your personal and private life that is the reason some people say it is a cult, christians you see them on sunday and worship with them and they may call you during  the week, or you may see them at a prayer meeting or bible study during the week other than that it is the next sunday unless they are having a special program......the best to you
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Carla Vaught
Carla Vaught commented
Well I don't know what Christians you associate with but in my circle of Christian friends, we go out to dinner, viasit in each others homes and do things outside of the church. Being a Christian is a 7 day a week thing, not just on Sundays! GBY
Cookie Hill
Cookie Hill commented
You are so wrong most of us came from churches and as we studied the Bible we learn the truth and we left, so why would we return to a place that teaches false. It would be like moving out of a building that is going to be torn down and then moving back in ,who in their right mind would do that. 1 Corinthians 10:21," You can not be drinking the cup of Jehovah and the cup of demons; you can not be partaking of "the table of Jehovah" and the table of demons." That is the main reason we do not go to any church once we leave them.
Paisley  Moon
Paisley Moon commented
I am a JW and I too, have gone to funerals in other churches, so that is rubbish what the person claimed about us-but I had a bad experience of a person who hates my religion lying about me at the funeral, so I personally will never go again to any church
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Jehovah's Witnesses do not celebrate holidays. They do not accept blood transfusions. They believe they alone have God's favor and will survive Armageddon. They have their own Bible that supports their doctrines. They discourage higher education, fame or riches. They emphasize the importance to preach door to door. They are submissive to a group of men called "The Governing Body" located in Brooklyn, NY. They claim that Jesus is using their publications to spread the "Truth". They also shun their own parents, children, friends if they disagree with their teachings. Overall, they are very honest, sincere individuals that put spiritual matters first in their lives. As all religions, they have their faults but strive to be good Christians.
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Devnet,
I commend you for showing true Christian qualities. Nothing is more imporatant than family. God wants families to stay together. It is man's miss interpretations of Scripture that is at fault.
Margarita Martinez
I believe they are also told not to mingle with non members. They surely do shun their parents. They also make decisions to remain childless. God did say "Go forth and multiply". I know they say this was only in olden times to populate the world but, no where does it say that in the Bible. I haven't read that at a certain time people were not to follow this commandment by God. I believe they observe what is convenient to them. Look at the founder and his history. Not very impressive
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Margarita, there are people all over the world who have decided not to bring children into this wicked world and some are religious and some are not. That does not make them sinful nor bad people. You lack understanding of the command in the Bible at Genesis 1:28,that God gave the first man and woman, nor has God told us not to eat from a certain tree today. Those were instructions for them. The founder of Christianity is God's son Jesus Christ and he is very impressive. Curious how many children do you have and should a married women continue have children even if their health is in danger or if they cannot care for them physically and spiritually. The Bible shows that God is love and he would never tell a married woman to do that.
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Gene wright answered
They believe jesus christ is "another" god. Which denies jesus as their savior.
1935-1945, they allowed blood transfusions. Now they don't?
They were taught that nose and ear hairs were nerves and should never
be cut/trimmed.  They've changed the date of "somebody" coming back lots
of times. The main leaders are in brooklyn, ny, and that's where the money goes
and that's who tells them what to believe.....something like the leaders in
the moron [mormon church] teach their followers.
You want more?  Research it.
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Misinformed my dear. You need to research more and stop believing everything you are told from others, who have not done research themselves. Take in a study with them as they teach clearly from God's written word the Bible. They will even use any bible, other than The New World Translation. They follow No Man.. They follow in Christ Jesus footsteps as closly as possible. Money is not asked of anyone for anything. Voluntary donations are always accepted. That being the key word- voluntary.
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Genew
You do not know what you are talking about.........you have been misinformed
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Jehovah's Witnesses are Christians you mormon.
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Gene wright
Gene wright commented
I am not misinformed, sorry to say. You all need to research the issue...cause you're just listening to what "authority figures" are telling you. Keep in mind that a mind is like a parachute, it only works when it's open.
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Jehovah's Witnesses is a Christian cult, one of the more joyless ones which deprives its children of Christmas and birthday celebrations. It's notorious for aggressive evangelism, and its risible predictions of Armageddon, which after failed predictions in 1914, 1925 and 1975, it has now given up in favour of predicting that no one can predict when the end of the world is coming, but it's coming soon!  Yeahhhh, riiiiight....

As with most of these so-called 'Christian' cults, they refer to their own body of weird beliefs as 'The Truth', and exclude everyone from Heaven who isn't one of their own.
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Paisley  Moon
Paisley Moon commented
Funny thing, is someone else called us an "occult" If someone doesn't even know the difference of the words "cult" and "occult" then probably best to take anything they say with a grain of salt
Paisley  Moon
Paisley Moon commented
Other misinformation-Stewart Pinkerton said we had failed predictions in 1975-no we didn't, seeing we never said the end of the world would come that year-we had said it was possible, but not that it would
Paisley  Moon
Paisley Moon commented
Other misinformation-Stewart Pinkerton said we had failed predictions in 1975-no we didn't, seeing we never said the end of the world would come that year-we had said it was possible, but not that it would

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