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Difference Between Jehovah’s witnesses and Christians

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Christianity, by definition, is a belief system that reflects the teachings of Jesus Christ which technically qualify Jehovah’s witnesses as Christians since they do follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. However, Jehovah’s witnesses believe in their different version of Christ which brought a lot scrutiny among Christ-centered religions.

Jehovah’s witnesses asserts that they are Christians however, mainstream Christians consider Jehovah’s witnesses as heretics for the latter believes that Jesus Christ and God is not one and the same, a very stark contrast from Christianity’s view of a Trinitarian God ‘” three separate beings as one God.

For Jehovah’s witnesses, there is only one God, and that’s Jehovah; whereas Christians believe in the Holy Trinity of God’s presence ‘“ God as the father, as the son (Jesus Christ), and God as the Holy Spirit. The view of Christians about this Trinitarian God is condemned by Jehovah’s witnesses. For Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Trinity is a satanic dogma of apostate Christianity that prevents people from knowing the true God, Jehovah.

The very apparent disagreement between Jehovah’s witnesses and Christians is their view of Jesus Christ. Similarities in both will end in the belief that Jesus is the son of God and also divine. Yet, JW strongly affirm that Jesus is not God and, though divine, is not equal and always below God. Christ and the Archangel Michael are thought to be one and the same in the belief of Jehovah’s witnesses.

Christians believe in the apocalypse as declared in the book of revelation. Yet, they do not know when it will happen. They just believe that it will and some Christians even believe that it may be happening but no exact date or event has been given as the start of the end of time. Jehovah’s witnesses have a different view of the apocalypse and how it will work out. Probably, the most notable among them is that a date was given. 1914 is supposed to be the year that started it all according to Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Summary:

1. Jehovah’s witnesses believe that God is Jehovah alone while Christianity believes in a Trinitarian God ‘” a God in three separate beings.
2. Jehovah’s witnesses believe that Jesus is God’s (Jehovah) son and completely separate from God; Jesus is also believed to be the archangel Michael. Christianity, on the other hand, asserts that Jesus is the son of God but also God himself as avowed by the Holy Trinity.
3. Jehovah’s witnesses believe that the end of time is now which started happening in a definite time, 1914. While Christianity, though also believe in the end of time, does not know when will that happen, no definite date whatsoever.
4. Jehovah’s witnesses believe in Holy Spirit as God’s active force while Christians think of Holy Spirit as also God himself.


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  1. Where exactly does the phrase “Holy Trinity” appear in the Scriptures. If Jesus is God why are there different words in Hebrew and Greek when referring to Jehovah and Jesus. If Jesus is God how does he sit at the right hand of God Jehovah in the heavens after Jesus’ faithful death and resurrection? If Jesus was God Jehovah on earth, how could his faithfulness be a ransom. Jehovah is infallible and therefore could not have sinned and would not have been an equal ransom to Adam. Only by being a perfect man could it be a ransom.

    A triune god is a pagan idea that dates back long before Christianity. Neither Jehovah or Jesus would use anything that was used by pagans to represent the mark of his followers. There are a lot of people that believe in the trinity and in no way are followers of Jesus or what he taught. You might want to review the definition of Christian….

    do those who believe in the “Holy Trinity” believe and speak of The Good News? Look only to Jehovah’s Kingdom as the solutions to man’s problems?

    I hope people don’t look to this writing as factual it really is just opinion.

    btw…love the ad on your page…very modest while explaining how Jehovah’s Witness aren’t Christians.

    • Jesus is seated at the right hand of God because God the Father has given Him all power. (Romans 8:34 in The Holy Bible)
      God the Father is Spirit and He sent His Spirit in
      Mary’s womb. Therefore when Jesus was born, He was born in flesh to save the world. When Jesus died, He sent us The Holy Spirit who lives inside of us as His believers and followers. (Romans 8:9 in the Holy Bible) Read more about Jesus in the Synoptic (Matthew, Mark, Luke in The Holy Bible)

  2. A JW posted the above.

    A Better Insight:
    The Jehovah’s Witness religion was invented by a man named Charles Taz Russell who believed he could date the end times by studying the archeology or design of the Egyptian pyramids.

    They believe in a 2 class group of people (“The Anointed” or “The John Class” AND “The Other Sheep”) as a classification to your everlasting life.

    They use a religious based magazine called The Watchtower and other WBTS publications as much or more than the actual bible.

    When the use The Bible they typically use a version called the New World Translation.

    The New World Translation Was translated by Jehovah’s Witnesses for Jehovah’s Witnesses.

    Neither the book itself nor the WBTS (The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society is what you would call the corporate office for Jehovah’s Witnesses) will make public reference as to who the translators were or if they were even qualified to make the translation in the first place.

    I have lots more and I am sure about this religion and others I have studied and I now consider myself Agnostic. And yes, I am a former JW.

    When you finally discover and understand why you don’t believe in the gods of other religions you will understand why I don’t believe in yours.

    • You are a pagan, i guarantee that you were never a JW. Firsty, you were never baptized if you think there is any truth to the false/ignorant comments that you have made. The article had some incorrect points and you are COMPLETELY LOST AND INCORRECT AS FOR YOU COMMENTS ON JW’s using the Watchtower/Awake magazines as some replacement to the Bible. THE BIBLE WAS AUTHORED BY JESUS’ DECIPLES AND INSPIRED BY JEHOVAH GOD THROUGH HIS ACTIVE HOLY SPIRIT, WHICH IS IN NO WAY PART OF A “TRINITY” WHICH IS ONLY MENTIONED IN FALSE/FAKE BIBLES, INSPIRED BY “DOCTORS”, “SCHOLARS”, AND OTHER PAGAN MEN AND IS DONE SO TO DO THE DEVILS WORK AND CONFUSE THE MASSES AS YOU ARE ATTEMPTING TO DO…

      The bottom line is: PRAY TO JEHOVAH (GOD) OR WHATEVER YOU CHOOSE TO CALL HIM, B/C I GUESS YOU THINK JEHOVAH IS NOT A REAL NAME AS WELL, AND ASK HIM TO HELP GUIDE YOUR HEART AND MIND AND TO LEAD YOU TO THE TRUTH AND HELP YOU TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE, ASK HIM TO HELP YOU DEVELOP A RELATIONSHIP W/ HIM, AS ANYONES BIBLE SAYS AND HE PROMISES TO DO THE REST AS LONG AS YOU ARE GENUINELY SEEKING THE “TRUTH” W/ NO BIAS AND AN OPEN HEART…

      DO WHAT YOU WILL BUT IF YOU HAVE LOVE FOR YOUR FELLOW MAN, DO NOT TRY TO MISGUIDE OTHERS B/C THEIR BLOOD WILL BE ON YOUR HANDS (INCLUDING YOU MOTHER, FATHER, WIFE, CHILDREN, FRIENDS, ETC.) JEHOVAH MAKES NO MISTAKE THAT THIS EARTH WAS CREATED TO PROVIDE A PERFECT EARTH WHERE PEOPLE ARE TO LIVE 4 EVER WITHOUT SATAN AND THE BAD INFLUENCES OF THE WORLD, THUS PERFECT: WITHOUT SICKNESS, DEATH, PAIN, ETC. HE ALSO MAKES CLEAR THAT THERE IS DEFINITELY A FINE LINE WHEN IT COMES TO WHAT SIDE YOU CHOOSE: YOU ARE EITHER ON HIS SIDE OR SATANS SIDE, PERIOD, POINT BLANK AND THEIR IS NO WIGGLE ROOM!!!

      WHEN THE TIME COMES, AND NOBODY KNOWS WHEN OR HOW, ONLY THAT IT WON’T BE FROM 4O DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS OF RAIN, EVERYONE WHO HAS NOT CHOSEN TO TAKE HEAD AND “GET ON THE ARC, IF YOU WILL” WILL ASSUME THE SAME FATE AS THOSE WHO CHOSE TO INGORE NOAH…ie, THOSE WHO ARE SO UPSET ABOUT THE WITNESSES DOING JEHOVAH’S WILL AND KNOCKING ON YOUR DOOR…BECOME EDUCATED, 100% OF JESUS’ TIME WAS SPENT GOING DOOR TO DOOR, VILLAGE TO VILLAGE, TOWN TO TOWN AND PREACHING THE GOOD NEWS (TRUTH) ABOUT HIS FATHER JEHOVAH AND HIS KINGDOM…

      MY HEART GOES OUT TO THOSE OF YOU WHO WERE RAISED TO BE SO IGNORANT AND HATEFUL AND PRAY SOMEONE YOU CARE ABOUT ENOUGH REACHES YOU W/ THE TRUTH BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE…PAY ATTENTION TO THE SIGNS THAT THE BIBLE (MINE OR YOURS) LAYS OUT FOR THE END OF THE DAYS AND YOU WILL C THAT THESE THINGS ARE HAPPENING JUST AS THE BIBLE FORETOLD, JUST LIKE IN NOAHS DAY AND TIME…BE PROACTIVE, NOT PESSIMISTIC, YOUR LIFE DEPENDS UPON IT. THAT IS A PROMISE FROM JEHOVAH GOD…!

  3. My experience has been that Christians who become Jehovah’s Witnesses begin to trash Jesus by denying his divinity and deity. They are eager belittle anyone who resists their mentor’s man-made religion. They very quickly agree that Jehovah does not want any created being to be worshipped according to the First and Second Commandments. Since their belief is that Jesus was created out of the Archangel Michael…they must be in violation of Jehovah’s 10 Commandments if they worship Jesus. How does a Jehovah’s Witness view the 11 disciples, who worshipped the resurrected Jesus at his departure. Although the JW are eager to judge and condemn all of Christendom as heretics, do they publicly condemn the Apostles as violators of Jehovah’s Commandments?
    I have not met one Jehovah’s Witness who did not try to destroy my faith in Jesus. None of them seem to accept the authority of Jesus, the Son of God, as being Almighty. They deny that Jesus has been given all judgement of mankind, that he can forgive sin, be the Bread of Life and the Resurrection and be the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. “Christians” with little or no Bible based doctrine and a lack of a personal relationship with Jesus, become vulnerable to the JW cult’s brainwashing techniques. World-wide, the Jehovah’s Witnesses are not nearly the problem that is caused by Islam…but they are part of the same New World Order that is coming against Jesus. Worshipping Jesus is the will of Father God and can only be done through the power of His Holy Spirit.

    • AMEN to the above comment!!!! That’s what I have to say about that…….AMEN!!!!!!

    • your a liar as well because how are part of the new world order when we DONT participapte on govts??

    • YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE A LIAR…LOL NOBODY FROM JEHOVAH’S ORGANIZATION EVER IN LIFE TRIED TO TURN YOU AGAINST JESUS OR TRIED TO BELITTLE HIS IMPORTANCE. WE MOST DEFINITELY BELIEVE IN JESUS AND GIVE HIM PRAISE THAT IS APPROPRIATE TO HIS POSITION, AS INSTRUCTED BY HIS FATHER JEHOVAH. ONLY A PERFECT MAN COULD REPENT FOR OUR SINS AND THAT WAS JESUS. STOP DENYING THE IMPORTANCE OF A NAME, APPRECIATE THAT GOD IS A TITLE AND JEHOVAH IS HIS NAME AND START YOUR RESEARCH FROM THERE. FORGET THAT YOU ARE PROMOTING BAPTIST, CATHOLIC, LUTHERAN, JW OR ANY OTHER RELIGION AND EDUCATE YOURSELF ON THE FACTS AND NOT THE FICTION THAT IS FALSE RELIGION, HATE AND THE MEDIA. HOW LONG AS IT BEEN SINCE YOU SOLD YOUR SOUL? PEOPLE ARE SO FUNNY: ALL OF A SUDDEN PEOPLE ARE SEEING THAT CHRISTMAS, VALENTINES DAY AND ALL THE OTHER PAGAN HOLIDAYS ARE AND HAVE BEEN NON-CHRISTIAN/PAGAN RITUALS DESIGNED BY MAN AND THE CHURCH TO BENEFIT MAN SOLELY. IN KIND, YOU WILL ALL REALIZE THAT EVERYTHING IN THE NWT IS FACTUAL AND CAN AND HAS BEEN PROVEN/BACKED BY BIBLICAL SCHOLARS FROM THE SOCIETY AS WELL AS YOUR PAGAN MINISTERS, PREACHERS, FATHERS, AND POPES, ETC…

  4. Ok well let me explain this from a reasoning veiwpoint without using the hated name Jehovah. You say that because that because Charles Taze Russell started this religion that it was a man made religion. Well let’s see. We have the Catholic Church that says its leader was Jesus but say that the apostle Peter was the first pope. A MAN! Then we have we have the have the Baptists who name is derived from John the Baptist, A MAN! Then there’s the Lutherans, Martin Luther. and a ton of other religions that named themselves after men and self-appointed men. You say that JW’S are a man – made religion but bible says at Ephesians 4:8 that gifts in men would be provided to the Christians verse 7 said that Christ provided that gift Charles Taze Russell did something that many so called men of God would not do. He was already a successful business man in the clothing industry and very rich. But gave used his entire fortune away for bible knowledge and to help people away to help people worldwide learn the truth about what was written in the bible. And btw he used the King James to do it because it was all that was in his hands it that time. That early organization was call simply International Bible Students because THEY DID NOT WANT TO GIVE GLORY TO THEMSELVES BUT TO GOD. HE MAY NOT HAVE DONE EVERYTHING RIGHT, AND NO ONE CAN BY THE WAY, BUT HE DID THE BEST HE COULD AND YOU CAN’T ARGUE WITH THE RESULTS. OR THE PEACE AMONG THESE BLASPHEMOUS PEOPLE. If all the people of the earth were _________Witnessess. would there not be peace on the earth. they don’t get involved in war with other nation. They don’t vote because they believe that all glory for what they should go to God not man. But God chose men to do things in his behalf. Jesus chose men to do a work he could have easily done by himself. So if God is going to choose a man to accomplish his will is this really anything new that he has not done before? Who should God pick, a man builds a fortune for himself by exploiting a person’s money by making them feel guilty, and bamboozling them out of ten + percent of their income every week or a man like Russell who chose to give up a fortune for the sake of preaching a message in the same manner as the true Christians of the past. House to house and where ever he saw people and reached people all over the world WITH A FREE MESSAGE!!!!! YOUR VIEWPOINT OF RUSSELL DOES NOT PROVE ANYTHING!!!!! AND THE SAME BRAINWASHING TECHNIQUES THAT YOU SAY JW’S USE ARE THE SAME THAT JESUS USED!!! AND IF YOU CARED ENOUGH TO TAKE SERIOUS LOOK AT THE METHOD OF TEACHING BY JESUS OF WHICH HE SAID WE ARE TO IMITATE!!! THE PEOPLE OF JESUS’ DAY CALLED HIM A DEVIL WORSHIPPER FOR HIS MESSAGE OF THAT DAY. HE ALSO SAID THAT HIS PEOPLE WOULD BE HATED, LIED ON, PERSECUTED, MOCKED, AND KILLED FOR TRYING TO DECLARE A GODLY MESSAGE. WHICH IS MORE THAN I CAN SAY FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO STAY ON THE INTERNET AND HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO THAN PUT DOWN A PEOPLE WHO AT LEAST TRY TO LIVE A GODLY LIFE ACCORDING TO WHAT IS ACTUALLY WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE. YOU PEOPLE ALWAYS WANT TO HARP ON ALL THE THINGS YOU THINK ARE NEGATIVE ABOUT JW’S BUT YOU NEVER TALK ABOUT THE POSITIVE, GOOD THINGS THEY DO. JUST LIKE THE PEOPLE IN THE FIRST CENTURY DURING THE TIME OF JESUS. THE WILLINGNESS OF THEM TO GO OUT AND RECEIVE THE SLAMMED DOORS, AND AT TIME PHYSICAL ATTACKS, WITHOUT RETALIATING BACK. I KNEW AN OLD WITNESS THAT FOR HIS BELIEFS WAS LITERALLY TARRED FEATHERED AND RUN OUT OF TOWN. ANOTHER HAD ACID THROWN ON HER ALL FOR DELIVERING A MESSAGE FROM A BIBLE THAT YOU SAY IS NOT CHRISTIAN. I WAS IN A CONGREGATION IN ILLINOIS AND KNEW A PERSON WHO WAS ONE PERSONALLY HER AND HER HUSBAND. THEY FOUND A DIAMOND NECKLACE THAT WAS LEFT OUTSIDE SOMEWHERE. THEY DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH SO THEY PRAYED TO _______. AND PUT OUT AN AD THAT THEY HAD FOUND A MISSING NECKLACE AND THEIR NUMBER TO CALL THEM. SOME WOULD CALL THEM AND WOULD ASK THEM TO DESCRIBE THE NECKLACE. SOME WERE LYING TO THEM. THEN A WOMAN CALLED AND PERFECTLY DESCRIBED THE NECKLACE AND WHERE IT WAS LEFT. WHEN SHE DID. THEY KNEW THEIR PRAYER HAD BEEN ANSWERED. THE WOMAN EVEN WANTED TO GIVE A REWARD WHICH WAS NOT ACCEPTED. INSTEAD THEY ASKED THAT THE NEXT TIME JW’S COME TO HER DOOR TO LISTEN TO THEM. AND SHE EXCITED SAID SHE WOULD. If JW’S are not Christians then who are. Maybe the real problem is that JW’S ARE TRUE CHRISTIANS NOT ONLY BECAUSE THEY SAY ARE THEY SHOW IT AND ARE NOT AFRAID TO PUBLIC SHAME OR CRITICISM OR GOD FORBID TRY TO DO THE RIGHT THING.

  5. Well look above my post Joel said it all, their is nothing really for me to say but give them a chance you would find that what the Witnesses teach is brought out in the bible their whole life is devoted to Gods word and they accept the discipline and console that God gives them through his word the bible, I am a bible student and been studying for 9 months now and it have been a trill just knowing what Jehovah God have in stored for us is faith strengthen. they are also very nice people and have very high morals they show self sacrificing love for one another, they hate the things that are detestable to Jehovah. I truly believe in my heart that the Witnesses is the mark of True Christians what other religions show the unity and love that the Witnesses shows? what other religion can preach in 235 lands? none only those who have Jehovah’s holy spirit and I can say for sure the Jehovah’s Witnesses has it with them

  6. THE LAST DAYS

    On the whole Christians are about 85% united in there faith. There are few things they disagree on which are minor but issues believe me.

    But what is so amazing is God will wait untill The prophet Mohammed, or untill 1880 for Joseph Smith and Charles Taze Russell are about to tell us where we are going so wrong!

    And the thing is they all try to attack the person Of The Lord Jesus Christ.

    Next week someone else will come with a new Idea.

    We must be living in the last days with so many false prophets about.

  7. God created the heavens and the earth.
    God form 2 perfect humans name Adam & Eve
    God gave Adam & Eve choices
    (To be perfect you have to have choices & the will to do things)
    God send them to the fruit between good and evil and God told them to eat all the good fruits except one and so while they were eating Satan comes a long in that one tree and told them eat this fruit from this tree and you will be like God and so they did and then there was sin feeling ashamed,scared,shy .
    The devil told us from perfect but then God saved us also said in the bible we were adopted from him and told Jesus the son of God and bought us with it body and when we die we will be in heaven where God placed for us believers with Jesus the sons of God

    • I think the whole Jehovah religion makes no sense and is craazzyyyyyyy. You people allow UR kids to die before u will allow for blood transfusion and u believe in god, Jehovah whatever u call him??? What kinda parents would prefer for the child to die in name of some crazy believes. !!!!

  8. John 14:9 (NLT)- Jesus replied, “Have I been with you all this time, Phillip, and yet you still don’t know who I am? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father! So why are you asking me to show him to you? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I speak are not my own, but my Father who lives in me does his work through me. Just believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me.”

    John 14:6 (NLT)-Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is. From now on you do know Him and have seen Him!”

    John 1:1- In the beginning the was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

    Everything points to Jesus, when questioning anything, head to the source of truth, the Bible. The Living Word of God, not a Bible written by a false prophet.

    Jesus loves you, He died for you. There is nothing we can ever do which separates us from His love, accept Him into your heart and inherit the kingdom of God.

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