Do JW's believe that they are the only ones who will be saved?
To those who answered in the affirmative, I was raised a JW in an extrememly zealous household. I know what the JW's believe. I am just constantly amazed that I did not see this double-tonguery before. I mean, I think it bothered me, but there were a hundred different ways I could rationalize it... I couldn't bea rto approach the great Unknown of "what if its all just a bunch of BS?"
I think a lot of JW's don't really ask themselves that question (title of thread) or at least give themself the chance to mull over it and come to a conclusion.
Most are too afraid to say it, and many don't even believe it, but it is the teaching. They normally pussyfoot around it in a typical politically correct form of deception, but here is a classic quote
7 Only Jehovah’s Witnesses , those of the anointed remnant and the “great crowd,” as a united organization under the protection of the Supreme Organizer, have any Scriptural hope of surviving the impending end of this doomed system dominated by Satan the Devil.” Watchtower 1989 September 1 p.19
I have a number of quotes at http://jwfacts.com/index_files/salvation.htm.
There is a lot of lines of reasoning that all point to having to belong to the WTS
- Narrow road
- Ark symbolises baptism into Jehovahs "Organisation"
- Babylon the Great destroyed, includes anyone in 'false' religion.
- Have to call on the name Jehovah to be saved
- Must take hold of the skirt of a Jew, ie the JW F&D slave
- and on and on and on.