The World Book Dictionary says, “A cult is a group or sect whose practices or beliefs are separated from generally accepted values and creeds.” One of their most common traits is the fact that they look to a person or group other than the Bible for spiritual revelation. So by definition and trait Jehovah’s Witnesses are a cult.
Jehovah’s Witnesses depend upon the “Watchtower Magazine” and “Awake Magazine” for spiritual revelation. These two publications are printed in Brooklyn, NY by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society.
This society was started by Mr. Charles T. Russell. He didn’t agree with the generally accepted beliefs that most churches held about hell and eternal judgment. He also didn’t believe in the Trinity. Instead of falling in line, he started his own group.
According to the Bible, God’s true prophets had to be right one hundred percent of the time. It also says no one knows when the Lord will return. Charles T. Russell departed from this. He said Jesus would return in 1876. It didn’t happen. He departed from the Scriptures and he was wrong. This makes him a false prophet.
The Bible tells us not to add to or take away from the Scriptures (Revelation 22:18-19).
Over the years, scholars have found the Watchtower and Bible Tract Society wrong about many things. Instead of correcting their mistakes, they produced their own translation of the Bible. They changed words to make the Bible fit their own theology.
Here are several things the “Organization” teaches:
1) They say Jesus is a created being (The Bible says Jesus is the Creator).
2) They say Jesus is actually Michael the Archangel (The Bible says Jesus is the Son of God).
3) They say Jesus was not resurrected bodily, but as a spirit being (The Bible says His body disappeared. He appeared to His disciples and told them to look at His flesh and bones.)
4) They say Jesus returned invisibly in 1914 and appeared secretly to the Organization. (The Bible says He will return the same way He went away which was visibly and every eye will see Him.).
5) They say Jesus was a man when He was on the earth and that He was not “the Word made flesh.” They say He should not be worshipped. (That’s the exact opposite of what the Bible says).
6) They say hell is the grave (They have rewritten the Bible and changed words to make it say this).
7) They say heaven’s doors are open to only 144,000 and the rest of the saved will spend eternity on a paradise earth (The Bible says differently).
8) They say salvation is only through their “Organization.” (The Bible says it’s only through Jesus.
8) They say the doctrine of the Trinity originated with Satan (The Bible which was given by the Holy Spirit teaches that there is a Godhead.).
Jehovah’s Witnesses work hard, but works won’t save them. They need to receive Jesus as their Saviour.
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Daymond & Rachel Duck