Three Dissertations on the Teachings of Jehovah's Witnesses, by Greg Stafford A reproduction of the comments regarding Lynn Lundquist is Greg Stafford's Three Dissertations on the Teachings of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Three Dissertations on the Teachings of Jehovah's Witnesses, by Greg Stafford A critical assessment of three central and related topics concerning the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society and those associated with it, namely, 1) authority, 2) chronology, and 3) doctrine.
The beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses are based on the Bible teachings of Charles Taze Russell—founder of the Bible Student movement—and successive presidents of the Watch Tower Society, Joseph Franklin Rutherford, and Nathan Homer Knorr. Since 1976 all doctrinal decisions have been made by the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses, a group of elders at the denomination's headquarters.
Though it has been three and half years since I released Three Dissertations on the Teachings Jehovah’s Witnesses, and two and half years since my last meaningful public defense of their teachings (when I debated Dr. James White in December, 2003), I believe it is time for another look at the Watchtower organization and the Jehovah’s Witnesses associated with it.
Victims of child molestation have served a lawsuit against the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, the corporate entity that controls the organization of Jehovah's Witnesses. The law firm of Reinhardt and Anderson, in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is filing the first of several lawsuits in behalf of victims who have been injured by the Watchtower's policy of ignoring reported child sexual abuse.
The religious beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses are in some ways similar to those of orthodox Christians, but in other ways they are quite different. For example, Jehovah's Witnesses believe in one God, the authority of the Bible (i.e. The New World Translation), and they emphasize the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in their teachings. (Learn more about The New World Translation.) Yet the.
THESIS ABSTRACT “What do you think. Kern covers all of the main teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses in a very basic way that is good for beginners and people looking for a springboard into deeper research and witnessing opportunities. This little book is very helpful and useful as a starting point into Jehovah’s Witness theology. Kern has a pastor’s heart and offers good advice for.
Jehovah’s Witnesses is considerably above average. Statistical information varies partly because the extant research has been conducted on different populations at different time periods. Several major factors stand out as harmful to Witness mental health. Not only do persons with emotional problems tend to join the Witnesses, but also the Watchtower teachings and its subculture adversely.
Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that Jehovah can strengthen them through his spirit, and give “the power beyond what is normal” to help cope with the disease and, in spite of disease, to keep faithful to him (Rhodes, 2009, p. 57). These beliefs require Jehovah’s Witnesses not to be obsessed with their illness because spirit should occupy the most important place in people’s lives. Being.
An insight into the beliefs of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. When the name of Jehovah’s witness arises, most of the public of differing religions, a picture of an overly nice person or group of people all dressed in suits and nice clothes, arrive at your door and offer a sampling of pamphlets, (large or small). To most of the general public, the religion is a far cry from Christianity, but this.
I have spoken to several Jehovah’s Witnesses who asserted that the doctrine of the Trinity was a fourth century invention. They apparently have not read the early Church Fathers. Admittedly these writings are pretty slow going, but one ought not to make blind assertions concerning authors they have not thoroughly read. Ignatius of Antioch very clearly taught the concept of the Trinity in the.
To further show why I left this false organization, the New World Society or Jehovah's Witnesses, I would like to take you to four of their main teachings. I will show from the Bible that what we were forced to teach is not found in the Bible, the way that is taught by the Witnesses, not even in their own Bible in most cases. We call on all honest-hearted people to open their minds and look at.
How about the Twenty Three scientists that were all misquoted in their book that. if not more, biblical knowledge as current Witnesses. After all, we used to read the same literature, learn the same teachings, follow the same cult leaders, and “taking in knowledge” of Jesus Christ (John 17:3 NWT 1984). Just on the scripture I’ve referenced: For years the Born Again Christians have.
The Jehovah's Witnesses recognize the teachings of Jesus, but they choose to put Jehovah first. Even though Jesus came to do the will of his Father, there is evidence that Jehovah is a very different God. Of course God has not changed. However our understanding of God has evolved. There is only one Creator. Jesus explained the true nature of God and disagreed with the Pharisees who focused on.
Differing beliefs. Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that it is against God’s will to receive blood and, therefore, they refuse blood transfusions, often even if it is their own blood. The willing acceptance of blood transfusions by Jehovah’s Witnesses has in some cases led to expulsion from and ostracisation by their religious community. However, a minority of Jehovah’s Witnesses do not.
A Jehovah's Witness has sought to point out that the first quote where the sower of the mustard seed is Satan is referring to the fake kingdom of God, and the second sower is referring to Jesus in the true kingdom of God; and that this removes the contradiction. In response, I have expanded the length of each quote above and italicized the contextual information so we can examine them. Quote A.
Within the thesis the teachings of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society on the concept of loyalty are studied, and manifestations of loyalty among Jehovah's Witnesses are studied within three practical examples namely their doorstep ministry, their neutrality, and their refusal of blood transfusion. With the case-study of Jehovah's Witnesses in mind the author shows loyalty could be seen as.
A reveiw of the jehovahs witnesses religion. An analysis of the Jehovah's witness's religion. When the name of Jehovah's witness arises, most of the public of differing religions, a picture of an overly nice person or group of people all dressed in suits and nice clothes, arrive at your door and offer a sampling of pamphlets, (large or small.
Jehovah’s Witness beliefs regarding the “Rapture”: Although Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that their “anointed remnant” (those of the heavenly class who are alive at the time of the tribulation) will be taken up into heaven as spirits, all other Witnesses will have to remain behind and go through the tribulation period and the battle of Armageddon when they will be rescued from harm.