Would You Refer To Jehovah's Witnesses As A "Christian" Religion?

by minimus 52 Replies latest jw friends

  • minimus

    Jehovah's Witnesses are an off shoot of Judaism.

  • RagingBull


  • minimus

    They even hated being called "Jehovah's Christian Witnesses". (They were concerned they might be confuse with apostates)....LOL

  • carla

    I do not consider them Christian in any sense of the word. I do not know anyone who knows anything about jw's who consider them Christian either. Christians, in most people's minds follow Jesus, jw's do not follow Jesus but rather the wt/gb. jw's are not even allowed to talk to Jesus how could they be considered a follower of Christ?

    Aside from that is their very non Christian theology, anti family stance, lack of love amongst themselves and for all others, they do not value life, lack of charity, etc.. etc..etc....

  • sir82
    Jehovah's Witnesses are an off shoot of Judaism.

    "Jehovah's Witnesses....combining the legalism of Orthodox Judaism with the guilt of Catholicism, but without the food, hospitals, or education"

  • ABibleStudent

    Hi minimus, I say that JWs are non-Christian. Christians are suppose to be followers of Jesus Christ. JWs follow whatever the WTBTS says that they should follow. If JWs read and followed what Jesus said in the Bible instead of WTBTS literature, they would not behave the way they do. I like the way that Paul describes following anyone other than Jesus Christ in 1 Cor 3.

    Peace be with you and everyone, who you love,


    1 Cor 3 (NIV)

    1 Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly—mere infants in Christ. 2 I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. 3 You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere men? 4 For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not mere men?

    5 What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task. 6 I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. 7 So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. 8 The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. 9 For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.

    10 By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds. 11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13 his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man’s work. 14 If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. 15 If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.

    16 Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? 17 If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple.

    18 Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a “fool” so that he may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness” [a] ; 20 and again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.” [b] 21 So then, no more boasting about men! All things are yours, 22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas [c] or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, 23 and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God.

  • minimus

    If one could help a Witness see that this cult is not a Christian faith, I believe it would wreck their faith.

  • AK - Jeff
    AK - Jeff

    Would You Refer To Jehovah's Witnesses As A "Christian" Religion?

    Why not? They profess to use the Christian Holy Writ, say they follow Little Sky-daddy and His Daddy Sky-daddy.

    Many will argue in the vain 'They don't worship according to Christian doctrine.' I have to say to them - who are you to make that call? There must be 5000 Christian 'sects' out there. They all claim to know the 'right' way to be a Christian. I say - horseshit! All of them trust in a manual that was tampered with for thousands of years, interpreted by thousands of people who 'knew' the right way to be a Christian.

    They are just as Christian as anyone else who dons the moniker. Not that there is any glory [or intelligence] in that.


  • minimus

    Jeff, what a put down on "true Christians".

  • ziddina

    I'd CATEGORIZE them as "Christians"... Offshoots of a relatively obscure Adventist/Protestant branch...

    But then, I'm an atheist...

    But I'd NEVER call them true Christians... They definitely do NOT have Christian 'fruit' - not as I understand the 'fruits', at least...

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