Jehovah Witnesses Use A Different Bible
Jehovah’s Witnesses normally use a Bible translation known as the New World Translation. Before this translation was released specifically for them, they relied on the King James Version. The New World Translation of the Bible is actually Jehovah’s Witnesses own translation which no other religious group uses. Jehovah’s Witnesses make very little use of other Bibles.
Jehovah’s Witnesses Belief About The Holy Spirit
Same with their belief about Jesus, Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t believe that the Holy Spirit is equal with the Father. They believe that the Holy Spirit is a force that is applied by God. They claim that the Holy Spirit is in quotes “impersonal”. In Exodus 15:8,10 and I quote “By referring to God’s spirit as his ‘hands,’ ‘fingers,’ or ‘breath,’ the Bible shows that the holy spirit is not a person”.
Jehovah’s Witnesses Political Beliefs
Jehovah’s Witnesses are neutral when it comes to politics for religious reasons. They base this from what the Bible teaches. They don’t believe in serving in politics or in the military as they try as much as possible to distance themselves from politics and the overall outside world. They emphasize the importance of citizenship in God’s heavenly kingdom.
Jehovah’s Witnesses Belief On Medicine
Jehovah’s Witnesses hold the view of rejecting blood transfusions even in life or death situations which is highly controversial. Jehovah’s Witnesses cite the Old and New Testaments as the Biblical reason for refusing blood transfusions. They believe that it is God’s will to “abstain from blood” according to the following Bible verses : Genesis 9:4; Leviticus 17:10; Deuteronomy 12:23; Acts 15:28,29.
Jehovah’s Witnesses Population
Reportedly, there are 8.3 million Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide and nearly 120,000 congregations. Jehovah witnesses are famously known for their evangelical work of going door-to-door attempting to make converts through preaching to them and distributing their books.
Jehovah’s Witnesses Lack Of Celebration
Jehovah’s Witnesses normally don’t celebrate events or holidays. These holidays include Mother’s Day, Birthdays, Valentine’s Day. They also don’t celebrate religious holidays such as Easter and Christmas in the belief that these holidays have origins that are pagan .
Jehovah Witnesses Believe That End Is Near
Jehovah’s Witnesses believe in the Armageddon which is imminent. They believe that the Armageddon will be a bloody and brutal battle between God and the wicked humanity and also the human government and they will be will ultimately be wiped out. Shockingly, Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe in Hell.
Jehovah Witnesses Shun Those Who Go Astray
Those who leave the religion or are kicked out from it are subjected to an extreme brutal form of shunning. Their parents, extended relatives, siblings and friends are instructed to cut all ties with them. These organization actually defends shunning with a particular biblical passage that states and I quote: “Remove the wicked man from among yourselves.
They Limit Contact With People Who Are Not Jehovah’s Witnesses
Jehovah Witness members are discouraged from having close relationships with those who are not part of their faith. People who are Non Jehovah witnesses are viewed as worldly and seen as bad influences or bad associations. Jehovah Witnesses are advised against joining groups or teams outside their faith and are also discouraged from pursuing higher education.