Witness For Jesus
Biblical Spotlight on Jehovah’s Witness Teachings
Are Jehovah’s Witnesses teaching the truth from the bible? This site discusses some core teachings of the JWs and analyses them using the bible alone.
Here you may view short videos which address each topic, most of them between 10 and 20 minutes long. You’ll discover whether the bible teaches that only 144,000 go to heaven, if Jesus is really an angel called Michael, whether true Christians are supposed to be called “Jehovah’s Witnesses” and lots of other topics. The videos use the New World Translation (produced by Watchtower) and you may comment on each video if you decide to watch it on YouTube (here is a link to the youtube channel) – www.youtube.com/c/witnessforjesus).
Are you one of Jehovah’s Witnesses?
If so, you are welcome to watch the videos and do your own research. If you have the truth it will stand up to any scrutiny, especially since these videos only use the bible to discuss JW teachings.
Why not join the Jehovah’s Witnesses?
Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide receive their bible instruction from the Governing Body of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. This Governing Body is currently made up of 7 men. All beliefs are dictated by these men and some of the rules and procedures of the Watchtower are damaging to individuals. Over 8,000,000 people are JWs and many more millions are Ex JWs who are still influenced by Watchtower.
There are many errors in the teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses. They teach that Jesus is an angel called Michael and he must not be prayed to, or worshipped. They do not preach the gospel found at 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 and are also guilty of repeated false prophesies. See more information here Jehovah’s Witnesses and their many false prophecies | carm
Many JWs have died due to refusing a blood transfusion, despite a recent change which allowed JWs to now accept “blood fractions” (none of which is supported by scripture). This rule ignores Jesus instruction to put valuable lives before rules (read Matthew 12:11). Watchtower even published a magazine praising the children whose lives were lost to this doctrine.
See more information about this teaching here www.ajwrb.org
Paedophile Problem and Internal Secret Judicial System
Jehovah’s Witnesses have an internal judicial system which investigates cases of wrongdoing. The meetings are carried out in secret and the individual who has done wrong is not allowed a representative with them. In the case of wrongdoing where a person denies the allegations, the Watchtower instituted a “two witness rule” wherein two witnesses are required to establish guilt. Moreover it is not advised to call the police, but rather call the Watchtower legal department in the case of a possible crime. Unfortunately this has lead to alleged paedophiles not being brought to justice because the congregation does not report the allegation to the police. Worse, the victim is not believed if they do not have another witness to the abuse (and rarely would there be another witness in such cases).
This isn’t just hearsay, many documented cases have come to light and gone to court, with the Watchtower paying out many millions of dollars in compensation to victims. In Australia, an investigative commission reviewed many religions and institutions relating to how they deal with child abuse. Over 1000 child abusers inside the JW organisation were not reported to police. http://jwsurvey.org/cedars-blog/australian-royal-commission-hears-that-1006-alleged-child-sex-abusers-were-covered-up-by-watchtower
See also Watchtower Paedophile Policy
Shunning / Disfellowshipping
The internal judicial system has also lead to people being “disfellowshipped”. This practice means that a person may be ostracised by the congregation and shunned by all their friends and family. Parents will refuse to speak to their children and the Watchtower has recently praised such behaviour as “loyalty to the organisation” This action is seen as “loving” but in fact causes untold pain.
Rather than following the bible’s direction to forgive immediately (the prodigal son was welcomed back immediately), Watchtower elders will make a person wait 6 months or sometimes years before they can be “reinstated” and be reunited with their family. Many disfellowshipped persons have committed suicide under the shame and stress. See a Watchtower video here English Shunning Video – HD – Jehovah’s Witnesses Shunning Video which promotes shunning and shows a JW mother refusing to pick the telephone up to her child.
Children and Youths
Young JWs are strongly advised to refuse a higher education and to give up any ideas of being useful in society, because they must “put Jehovah first”. This means they give up countless hours knocking on doors to recruit for the organisation. Most of them leave school and start working in menial jobs in order to have enough time to knock on doors. The recent “Caleb and Sofia” cartoons from the Watchtower are strongly controlling and damaging to children, teaching them to avoid friendships outside of the religion and to consider that they might die if they don’t “pay attention” at meetings. See link to these cartoons here caleb and sofia video pay attention meetings – Bing video
The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society is a multi billion dollar corporation which started out as a publishing company. It now trades on the stock market and runs a lucrative real estate company also. It operates under many different business names, not just one. Also, information from the official tax records in the usa the IRS have shown that it also invests in companies which make military aircraft, media companies which make questionable movies and other companies which it claims to condemn. It’s simply that the average JW trusts the Governing Body and will not investigate these matters for themselves. More information here https://www.watchtowerlies.com/linked/watchtower_investments_in_armament_companies.pdf
Watchtower is a business not a religion
Whilst forbidding it’s members to join the military or be involved in politics, Watchtower is involved in world politics, even being part of the United Nations for over 10 years. Watchtower Political & Commercial Involvement