Have you ever thought what the primary teaching of Jehovah’s Witnesses is?

by Half banana 33 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • Phizzy

    The Primary Teaching that distinguishes them from other religions is the 1914 nonsense.

    Upon that hangs their claim to authority, and to being the "truth".

    It is only necessary to show that this silly teaching is baseless for the whole JW "teaching" to fall like a House of Cards.

    No 1914 = No 1919 "choosing" = The G B and its followers are all charlatans.

  • pontoon

    We've all seen primary teachings change....blood, identity of FS, generation. ...on and on. What is not going to change is they want your money. Their core teaching or primary teaching or truth at this time is going to be whatever gets you into the KH to drop your money into the box.

  • Xanthippe

    Well yes the primary teaching of all Protestant religions since the Reformation has been follow the Bible rather than the tyranny of the Papacy. As with all, or most, Protestant churches the development of a new clergy/laity division has put the enthusiasts of freedom of thought back to square one. A new group of people, priests, bishops, tell the church members what to believe rather than looking to Rome. The original Protestant idea of only look to the Bible and have that Bible in your own language so you can decide what you believe has more or less vanished.

    I do like what you say Half banana that all scripture being inspired couldn't have meant just the Bible because the early church didn't have all scripture available to them. That's an interesting thought.

    Of course it was a widely held belief in ancient times that poets, writers and artists were inspired by gods and goddesses. As you say inspired utterances could refer to a great many writings on faith.

  • Half banana
    Half banana

    Thank you for your responses. I don’t know how to say it any clearer but my intent was to show that what underpins the whole of modern JW Bible interpretation and consequently their claim to being God’s chosen interpreters, is an extra-biblical doctrine; the one which says that the sole authority for Christian belief is the Bible itself and that it is the inerrant word of God........and logically speaking that doctrine cannot be found in the Bible.

  • OnTheWayOut

    Have you ever thought what the primary teaching of Jehovah’s Witnesses is?

    Their primary teaching is that First Century Christianity was "the truth" and it has been corrupted, but just as Jesus came to cause people to abandon Judaism and convert people to "the way," Watchtower was created to help people abandon Christendom and convert to Witnesses.

    They claim the Bible is inspired and all we need, but then only "THEY" can understand the Bible so all that other literature was created. Even when they changed the Bible, it was right before the change, but now it's more right.

    The short version of that is "We are always right. If we were ever mistaken, once we change something, it is now never wrong."

  • Vanderhoven7

    Sola Governing Body would be far more descriptive.

    Brilliant summation Ding!

    You can believe in the biblical Jesus all you want and you won't be saved....unless you submit to 7 men in New York...and then you will have a chance to escape Armageddon and work for 1000 years to merit eternal life on earth.

  • Lost in the fog
    Lost in the fog

    Previous study articles referred to the famous ADV assembly at Cedar Point and stressed to modern day witnesses to also go out and Advertise, Advertise the King and His Kingdom.

    It's only recently that I actually saw the entire ADV talk without the.... gaps.... which appear in modern quotes of the talk. The thing that they were to advertise was the unshakeable truth that God's Kingdom had been ruling since 1874.

    So this too has long been consigned to the dustbin of dead ideas. Typical of the WT and it's GB not coming clean but still expecting everyone to fall into line because "we told you so."

  • jwundubbed

    It's conform and obey.

  • steve2

    Lost in the fog - thank you for feedback on the entire ADV assembly talk - I had forgotten that the organization at that time taught that the kingdom had been ruling since 1874. As you say, Now consigned to the rubbish bin.

  • Diogenesister
    urely though the JW Bible says “All scripture is inspired of God, beneficial etc”. Doesn’t that mean the Bible is inspired? If it did mean the Bible is inspired it would logically be disqualified because it is circular reasoning; using the authority of the original statement to justify itself.

    Which is really a form of "begging the qustion"

Share this