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Notice how they shun all worldly holidays and yet their one holiday, called "The Memorial" is a veiled satanic ritual where the sacraments of bread (representing Christ's body) and wine (representing Christ's blood) are passed around and REFUSED by all attending. Some do partake and see themselves as more-illuminated than the rank and file majority.
hey also can be vary judgemental over other peoples religious beliefs
This religion is secretly evil and not involved in Christ worship in any way. Christ is seen as a major secondary character compared to their Hebrew god Jehovah
They shun holidays because we worship them in a way
they dont celebrate christmas because they think the death of jesus should be celebrated not the birth. It was in his death that he gave his body, not his birth.
On memorial, ALL partake in the eating of bread and wine. I was there. It is no different then the christians getting on there knees
Originally posted by _BLiND_
When you are trying to get into heaven, wouldn't the point be to worship God himself and not his son? You want to oppease God. Jesus IS secondary.
Originally posted by DigitalGrl
i have to agree JW's seem pretty cult like to me..granted one of my friends in highschool was a JW and i was/am christian. We got along fine. i didn't try to convert her and she didn't try to convert me. We talked about our religious beliefs alot just because we liked getting into deep discussions and we were very open with each other about our opinons. Now we are both in our first year of college and she is no longer a JW and her whole family disowned her. Her mother and father were crying and didn't want to kick her out of the house but the church forced them to. The church told their family that once someone is no longer JW they are concidered excumunicated from the church and all contact with it's people, and the person who is no longer JW is to be "thrown into the arms of the devil" as punishment. Meaning....left to the outsider world alone. The JW religion seems extreemly messed up and insane. My friend is a well mannered female, never done drugs, still a virgin, all those things and yet just because she changed what she believed she is no longer to EVER see her family again. She trys to call and go see them but they don't answer. It really hurts her. and i know her parents deep down have to know that this is wrong. Now let me tell you, if decided to not be christian anymore my family would still talk to me and the people at my church would still speak to me and help me out if i ever needed anything. not that all people in Christianity are great, honest, or non fundementals. Because trust me i know there are some cultish Christians out their. So there's my experience with the JW. not to mention they are always coming by my families house which i find very disrespectful. because sunday is our day to worship and i think it is extreemly rude to force your religion on people at their home. (not that some christians haven't done this. But i certainly don't agree with the "bible pounding" philosophy.)
Originally posted by zakattack
You guys have the JW religion all wrong, yes they do disfellowship those who commit sins against Gods Laws, but that does not mean that they are gone forever it is the person choice of whether they want to talk to there family or not, your friend is lieing and makin the JW look bad, Out of all religions they have it right The bible says that Broad and spacious the path leading to Destruction meaning all the religions in the World, JW are a very small part of the worlds religious population, the bible goes on to say "But the path leading to Life is narrow and few are the ones finding it" The whole world Believes that as long as you believe in god or christ or Just be a good person and love your neighbor as yourself that you will be saved if which alot of people believe then that would contradict the Broad and spacious Because Broad and spacious is the rest of the world, If you do you religion History Checking you will see that the 1st and only religion was JW some 2000 yrs ago made by Jesus the original hebrew Translation is Ya way which in English means Jehovah but so many didnt want to follow those laws so they went there seperate ways took Ya way out of the bible because they believed you should be able to worship whoever you want, which also contradicts witht he bible when it says There is only one And i Am Jehovah Or Ya way in the original hebrew translation, Which is why the JW believe it is important to use Jehovahs name because there are many gods But only one true god, and as for the Book of bible stories being A brainwash book that is rediculous I did some research on this, yes it talks about Helping the Isrealites But think about how small the isrealites were compared to everyone else But That Jehovah did not leave them behind the book is meant to show the children of those who are witnesses that Even the JW being a small part of the worlds religious population that Just as the Isrealites Jehovah Will not leave them behind, And yes they do Celebrate Jesus' death because Jesus commanded his followers to do so, Dont believe me Read it in the bible, And yes the do refrain from Holidays example holloween is of Pagan origin, Holloween was a time when everyone Tried to Contact the Dead through Spiritism And demons, true that is not in practice to day But it is the Original belief of holloween and is viewed as satanic and is strongly opposed by the witnesses, so many say well its just fun for the kids to get candy but does God say " Well its Holloween I think ill just go spend some time with satan and his demons for awhile, no they refrain from doing so.And The JW believe That God= Jehovah and Jesus is his son and then there is the holy spirit JWs believe that they are all Seperate, all other Reiligions,catholic,baptis believe that they are all one Calling it the Trinity, IF you dont believe me The next time your at Church ask your Priest or minister If God Jesus and the holy spirit are all one. JW are no Fariy tale evenually The United nations will turn on religion, hence the Possibility of NWO New World Order And also the bible says that"those who call on my name will be saved, im guessing that that doesnt mean just say his name cuz when that day comes alot of people will be saying Jehovah But that you had to serve him with his followers, When the United Nations Turns on religion And against The witnesses JW will be The very Narrow small part much like the isrealites, the bible also says that the world will have to know that i am Jehovah, Ive done alot of researching on this And Dont shut this down and put up a wall just yet think about this Lets say we all accept that If we Accept Jesus as our savior and believe in God and love our Neighbor Like The rest of Humankind and continue living our lives like we do which if we think about it most of humankind feels this way which would be the Broad and Spacious and lets say that that is Gods Way Then all humans will be saved But What if JWs are right, Then what?????????
Originally posted by zakattack
But What if JWs are right, Then what?????????
[...] the bible refers to Babylon the great as the world of false religion, so there fore All religions Believe that if you believe in god and his son and be good to your neighbor that you will go to heaven so therefore that would be the Braod and spacious is the path leading to destruction and narrow is the path leading to life eternal and few are the ones finding it Please read Matthew 7:13-14 The witnesses strongly beleive to stay seperate from the rest of the worlds view points about serving god which makes sense to me, Catholics, baptists believe that God, Jesus and the Holy spirit are one Which the Bible clearly says is not right.
EDIT: I wanted to explain these territory cards better so I added a word or two. NOTE: When you tell the Jehovah Witness to sod-off, he makes sure that your address is on the back of the territory card. Do you want your name on the map of a doomsday cult?
Best thing to do, is just talk to them, thats all they want.