Jehovah’s Witnesses are a cult, plain and simple. Cult is the root of “culture”, and they definitely have their own subculture. Jehovahs Witness believe that it is best to lean not on your own understanding, but to accept Jehovah’s word, meaning not only the bible but the interpretation of the specific Jehovah’s Witness, elder, overseer, or other official representative of the cult that you happen to be talking to.
In addition to the belief that your brain is best left unused, they believe several bible based (or bible biased) doctrines skewed to control the “sheep” (yes…they *literally* call their membership sheep…to their faces….regularly….). Basically, Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that the current “system of things”, meaning the current system of government by which “man” governs himself, is nothing more than an experiment being run by Jehovah to prove that man is incapable of governing themselves. Funny thing; sheep who’s abilities to reason are taken away understandably think it isn’t possible for mankind to self govern. Anyway, remember Eve in the garden of Eden? Being tempted by the snake (Satan)? So, this is interpreted by the JW’s as Satan challenging God’s rulership over mankind. So, he (Satan) is allowed his fun…accepting this postulate, Jehovah already knows what is best; that this system of things is doomed to failure and that all of this pain and suffering experienced in the course of human history is just a big “I told you so!”
There is much, MUCH more to what Jehovah’s Witnesses believe. Here’s an excerpt from “This JW Life.com – Episode 4: What Do Jehovah’s Witness Believe?”
“Jehovah is God’s name and Jehovah alone is the all mighty Jesus is his son sent to Earth by him to die for our sins. The Holy Spirit is God’s active force that he uses to accomplish things. Now we are all pawns in a bet between Jehovah and Satan who was once an angel but wanted all the glory for himself so he rebelled against Jehovah Satan wagered that man was best off by managing himself and didn’t need Jehovah’s input Jehovah set out to prove that man apart from him was incapable of ruling himself and needed Jehovah’s guidance. Satan has been trying to pull man away from Jehovah to serve him or anyone but Jehovah ever since this wager between the two of them impacts all of us. We live in sin and imperfection and since perfect lives were lost in sin. Adam and Eve only perfect life given without sin. Jesus Christ could balance the scales of justice yeah perfection is only batting 3:33 but that’s good in the majors right. And yeah only one perfect life was given to balance the scales of what was lost by two perfect laws and it took a special person and God’s only begotten son to come down from heaven to do this not just a regular perfect human but was a half price sale on perfect justice that they so we’ll call it even. So ever since the world has struggled under Satan’s control as God has backed away.
Thus proving that Jehovah has a right to rule and that we need him God’s plan to write this starts with Jesus death and then the year 1914 through some very creative prophetic prophetic math involving the book of Daniel and several completely incorrect predictions that nobody wants to talk about. They arrive at 1914 as the beginning of the last days of this wicked system of things since World War 1 happened to start that year. They really think they’ve landed on the correct year this time of course. Originally they thought that the world was actually going to end in 1914 but when that didn’t happen the organization does decided that well it must be the beginning of the end. It’s as just as good right. So in 1914 Jesus supposedly began reigning in heaven over the earth. It is an invisible rain for now. A pair of C-A or presence of course because you know no one likes a bragger. In 1919 Jesus chose the International Bible Students as Jehovah’s witnesses were called back then as his people his only people to dispense truth and to this world. Of course back then they smoked and celebrated holidays and did all kinds of things they would never do today. But I digress. The changes thereafter have been seen as a refining work. At some point imminently and by eminently Apparently they mean any day now for over the past century something called the Great Tribulation will break out.
It will start with the destruction of Babylon the Great taken from Revelation the world empire of false religion. Jehovah will put it in the heads of world leaders to eradicate all religion from the earth. Because that will eliminate things like holidays. The merchants will beat their chests in horror and frustration as they can no longer sell things like they once did. Money will become worthless.
People will be throwing it in the streets at that point. The world will descend into chaos. All religion will cease except one. Can you guess which one that you can’t help. Jehovah’s Witnesses will stand alone continuing to do their thang despite any persecution because of this. The nations are going to turn on them and when they do it will be like touching God’s eyeball and he will immediately react with a day of his fury. Armageddon in which billions of people will be slaughtered mercilessly because they didn’t listen to the warnings given by Jehovah’s Witnesses once everyone is dead. The world will start to grow back to perfection as will the members of Jehovah’s Witnesses. They will spend the next 1000 years growing back to perfection and cleaning up this earth. Don’t worry the birds are going to pick apart all the billions of the dead so they won’t have to handle the bodies of all their dead loved ones.
Be kind of rough you know stepping over grandpa to get to you know one of your kids who died. I mean you know you weren’t supposed to care about those people anyway. They were worldly as I explained on a previous episode so you know what I ever how.
They will all live in a beautiful paradise as the earth goes back to the state of the Garden of Eden. Everyone gets a panda and a lion you see and all their artists depictions of this of this paradise people are playing with lions and pandas. Animals will no longer be dangerous and there is no fear because of that. The animals I guess are going to be perfect. No fear no pain no tears just pure bliss and lots of Jehovah’s Witnesses the dead will be raised from the memorial tombs and a great resurrection that will take place during these 1000 years. It will be a resurrection of the righteous and the unrighteous. They will look the same as they did before so that we can recognize them. Otherwise we’re just talking creepy zombies. We can have that a scripture says that the wages of sin pays is death so death is therefore the equalization of their sins. They get a do over so to speak if they listen to Jehovah’s Witnesses and study with them at that time they can possibly live forever if they don’t. Well you know Joe was going to have to kill him again but yeah. Oh well that happens a lot with Jova. He likes to kill people. After that 1000 years humans on earth will be perfect. Now at that point you think that everyone could breathe a sigh of relief and maybe you know I don’t know. Be happy. Nope during that one thousand years Satan and his demons were bound up in an abyss.
But at the end they are going to be let loose to try to tempt humankind one more time. Humans still will not have proven themselves worthy gods pretty insecure like that. So he will unleash them. They will tempt mankind and the carnage and fallout from that will be as the sands of the sea. Innumerable deaths as mankind falters once again now in the end.
Whoever is left over gets to live forever this time. For reals I guess. Unless of course they turn on God like Satan did because like he was perfect and he turned on God so that Jehovah did give his creatures free will after all. He just doesn’t really like them using it.
So if they were at that point to exercise free will and do something that Jehovah doesn’t like. Then again he can smite them. So that’s the story in a nutshell. That’s what they believe and what I believed for so many years.”
I HIGHLY recommend listening to all 9 episodes of this JW life, as there is so much to the Jehovahs Witness Belief system that it would take books to explain it all. There are reasons for everything they believe, even though some of those reasons are rather flimsy. For instance one JW belief is that Jehovah hates birthday celebrations by inferring such based on there only being two accounts of birthday celebrations in the bible, and someone died in each of them. No joke! There’s also an account in the bible of Jehovah sending a bear to tear apart a bunch of kids for calling his prophet “Old baldie”. Clearly this means that Jehovah loves bald people, so we should all go out and shave our heads. Such are the beliefs that could come about by use of inference.
Jehovah’s Witnesses believe they have the truth so vehemently that they even refer to it as “The Truth”® as part of their internal (infernal?) jargon. Unfortunately, as you will learn by listening to This JW Life, “The Truth”® has no bearing, basis, or resemblance of reality.