Founded in the 1870s in Pittsburgh, the Jehova’s Witness’ have over 8 million members that practice in over 100,000 Congregations. This heretical Christianity sect is very wrong in their theology. Here are numerous examples of their heresy.

1.) Jehovah’s Witness’ Reject that Jesus is God

Jehova’s Witness’ see Jesus as a created being and not God, and the Holy Spirit as a force, but not God.

John 1:3 says:

Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.

John 1:3

This verse shows that Jesus was not made, and therefore he is God. Additionally, the deity of Christ can be seen throughout the New Testament.

2.) There Are So Many Wrong Prophecies

The Watchtower Bible & Tract Society has predicted many prophecies that have all failed. Here is a list of a lot of them:

1889: “The ‘battle of the great day of God almighty’ (Rev 16:14) which will end in AD 1914 . . . ” (Studies, Vol. 2, 1908 edition, 101).

1891: “With the end of AD 1914, what God calls Babylon, and what men call Christendom, will have passed away, as already shown from prophecy” (Studies, Vol. 3, 153).

1894: “The end of 1914 is not the date for the beginning, but for the end of the time of trouble” (WT Reprints, 1-1-1894, 1605 and 1677).

1897: “Our Lord is now present, since October 1874 AD” (Studies, Vol. 4, 1897 edition, 621).

1916: “The six great 1000 year days beginning with Adam are ended, and that the great 7th day, the 1000 years of Christ’s reign began in 1873” (Studies, Vol. 2, p. 2 of foreword).

1917: “Scriptures . . . prove that the Lord’s Second Advent occurred in the fall of 1874” (Studies, Vol. 7, 68).

1918: “Therefore, we may confidently expect that 1925 will mark the return of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the faithful prophets of old” (Millions Now Living Will Never Die, 89).

1922: “The date 1925 is even more distinctly indicated by the scriptures than 1914” (WT, 9-1-1922, 262).

1923: “1925 is definitely settled by the scriptures. As to Noah, the Christian now has much more upon which to base his faith than Noah had upon which to base his faith in a coming deluge” (WT, 4-1-1923, 106).

1925: “The year of 1925 is here. . . . Christians should not be so deeply concerned about what may transpire this year” (WT, 1-1-1925, 3).

1931: “There was a measure of disappointment on the part of Jehovah’s faithful ones on earth concerning the dates 1914, 1918, & 1925 . . . and they also learned to quit fixing dates” (Vindication, 388, 389).

1939: “The disaster of Armageddon is just ahead” (Salvation, 361).

1941: “Armageddon is surely near . . . soon . . . within a few years” (Children, 10).

1946: “Armageddon . . . should come sometime before 1972” (They Have Found a Faith, 44).

1968: “The end of the six thousand years of man’s history in the fall of 1975 is not tentative, but is accepted as a certain date” (WT, 1-1-1968, 271).

If they were a true religion of God, why would their prophecies keep failing?


3.) Contradictions within its Own Docterine

The doctrine of the Jehova’s Witnesses is filled with contradictions and things changing. Here is some examples:

The men of Sodom will be resurrected (WT, 7-1879, 7-8). The men of Sodom will not be resurrected (WT, 6-1-1952, 338). The men of Sodom will be resurrected (WT 8-1-1965, 479). The men of Sodom will not be resurrected (WT 6-1-1988, 31). The men of Sodom will be resurrected (Live Forever, early ed., 179). The men of Sodom will not be resurrected (Live Forever, later ed., 179). The men of Sodom will be resurrected (Insight on the Scriptures, Vol. 2, 985). The men of Sodom will not be resurrected (Revelation: Its Grand Climax at Hand! 273).

“There could be nothing against our consciences in going into the army” (WT, 4-15-1903, 120). Due to conscience, Jehovah’s Witnesses must refuse military service (WT, 2-1-1951, 73).

“We may as well join in with the civilized world in celebrating the grand event [Christmas] . . . ” (WT Reprints, 12-1-1904, 3468). “Christmas and its music are not from Jehovah . . . What is their source? . . . Satan the devil” (WT, 12-15-1983, 7).

“Everyone in America should take pleasure in displaying the American flag” (WT Reprints, 5-15-1917, 6068). The flag is “an idolatrous symbol” (Awake!, 9-8-71, 14).

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These are just some of the many examples!

4.) The New World Translation

The Jehova’s Witness’ translated their own bible in the 1950s. The translators lacked many qualifications to do Bible translation. One member had formally studied non-biblical Greek but the rest had no formal biblical language training! There are many translations that seem simply altered.

For example take John 1:1:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god.

John 1:1 NWT

Notice the use of “a God”?

Greek scholars say that this translation is completely false and has no support from the Biblical manuscripts. The correct translation is ‘The word was God’.

5.) The Doctrine of Hell

Most Jehova’s Witness’ reject the doctrine of hell, but hell is very biblical.

Matthew 25:41 talks about a ‘everlasting fire’. Revelation 14:11 says hell; lasts ‘forever and ever’. Hell seems pretty biblical to me.

As Christians, we need to stand on guard against faulty heresies, the Jehova’s Witness’ Theology is a major heresy.

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