Overview of basic  beliefs and doctrines taught by the Watchtower

Jesus - in the beginning

In the Beginning

This article appears in BELIEFS of Jehovah's Witnesses category. Although it is utterly beyond the capacity of humans to comprehend, there is a Being who has always existed. He had no beginning. He is the only person who was never born. He is not a creature. He will never have an end either. He
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cult leader, Applewhite

Are Jehovah’s Witnesses part of a cult?

In recent years, especially since the advent of the Internet, the Watchtower Society has been increasingly cast as a secretive and dangerous cult. Various outreach groups have as their goal rescuing Jehovah's Witnesses from the clutches of the Watchtower. Some of those who accuse Jehovah's Witnesses of being members of a cult do so
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Jehovah’s Witnesses – no part of the world

Going back to the days of the International Bible Students associated with Charles Taze Russell who were dubbed the “no hellers” because they rejected the myth of a fiery hell, up to the present, Jehovah’s Witnesses have been known more for what they do not believe or practice rather than for what they do
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Jesus Christ sitting on his throne

The Kingdom of God

When Jesus was on the earth he instructed his disciples to go through the entire length and breath of Israel declaring the exciting message that the kingdom of God had drawn near. Originally the apostles and other disciples were under the impression that the kingdom of God they were preaching would be a restoration
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A New Heaven and a New Earth

After creating the first man and woman in his image, Jehovah stated his purpose for them was that they fill the earth and have in subjection every non-human creature on the planet. Being made in God’s image not only means that humans are endowed with divine characteristics, but seeing that God lives forever, those
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The Devil with the whole world in his hands

Satan – (g)od of This World

Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Satan is the god of this world. (2 Corinthians 4:4) He became such when he misled Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, thereby effectively bringing the world under his evil influence before it even came into existence! To grasp the extent of his power over mankind consider the
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Jehovah's Witnesses in Japan

Are Jehovah’s Witnesses Christians?

Matt Slick of The Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry (CARM) asks that very question (Is the Jehovah's Witnesses religion Christian?) and conveniently supplies the reader with the answer. Here is a quote taken from the CARM website: "The answer to the question is, 'No. It is not Christian.' Like all non-Christian cults, the Jehovah's
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great crowd with palm branches in their hands

A Great Crowd Will Never Die

Jehovah’s Witnesses have the hope of never dying – a hope solidly based upon their unique understanding of the Bible. God made man and woman to live on the earth forever. Like the loving Father he is, Jehovah desired his earthly children to have every good thing. Jehovah endowed us with his own character
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Life, Death and Beyond

The truth is simple. The sad fact is, though, most people prefer to believe lies. And consequently, the truth is an alien thing to them. No doubt the primary reason most people embrace the prevalent lies common to the world is due to the evil influence of the one whom Jesus described as both
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Michael, the archangel with sword in hand

Is Jesus Michael the Archangel?

The simple truth revealed in the Holy Scriptures, is that Jehovah is God and Jesus is his son. More exactly, Jesus is Jehovah’s only begotten Son, being the only creation in all existence that was directly created by Jehovah himself. But Jesus is not the only son. God is also Father to millions of
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‘Jehovah’s Witnesses deny the Deity of Christ’

A common accusation by Trinitarians is that Jehovah’s Witnesses deny the deity of Christ. That certainly sounds sinister. Denying the divinity of Jesus makes Jehovah’s Witnesses out to be unchristian, even anti-Christs. But such is not the case. In truth, Jehovah’s Witnesses do not deny the divinity of Christ. Jehovah’s Witnesses believe Jesus had
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Jesus, the good shepherd

Jesus Christ – The Only-Begotten Son of God

Jehovah God and Jesus Christ have a very special bond – even a unique relationship. Long before he was born to the Jewish virgin, Mary, Jesus had been born as a spirit and Jehovah was his Father. Although it is humanly incomprehensible the Almighty, Jehovah, was alone for an eternity. But when God became
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Jehovah – The Only True God

“But Jehovah is in truth God. He is the living God and the King to time indefinite. Because of his indignation the earth will rock, and no nations will hold up under his denunciation. This is what you men will say to them: ‘The gods that did not make the very heavens and the
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