What is the difference between Jehovah’s Witness and Christianity?
Instead they believe that parts of the Bible are written in “figurative or symbolic language.” Witnesses follow the teachings and example of Jesus Christ and honor him as their savior and the son of God. But they believe that Jesus is not God and that there is no scriptural basis for the trinity doctrine.
Do Jehovah Witnesses have a different Bible?
The Witnesses have their own translation of the Bible – the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures . They refer to the ‘New Testament’ as the Christian Greek Scriptures , and they call the ‘Old Testament’ the Hebrew Scriptures .
How do Jehovah’s Witnesses believe they are saved?
Jehovah’s Witnesses teach that salvation is possible only through Christ’s ransom sacrifice and that individuals cannot be saved until they repent of their sins and call on the name of Jehovah . Salvation is described as a free gift from God, but is said to be unattainable without good works that are prompted by faith.
Why do Jehovah Witnesses believe only 144 000 go to heaven?
Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that exactly 144,000 faithful Christians from Pentecost of 33 AD until the present day will be resurrected to heaven as immortal spirit beings to spend eternity with God and Christ. They believe that these people are “anointed” by God to become part of the spiritual “Israel of God”.
Why do Kingdom Halls not have Windows?
A Kingdom Hall or Assembly Hall may originate from the renovation of an existing structure, such as a theater or non-Witness house of worship. In areas of repeated or reputed vandalism, particularly in cities, some Kingdom Halls are built without windows to reduce the risk of property damage.
Do Jehovah Witnesses have funerals?
The Jehovah’s Witnesses funeral service is similar to other Christian faiths, but lasts only 15 or 30 minutes. The funeral usually takes place within a week after death. At the service, men wear a suit and tie, and women are expected to dress modestly, but neither needs a head covering.
Which version of the Bible do Jehovah Witnesses use?
the New World Translation of The Bible
What do Jehovah Witness celebrate?
Jehovah’s witnesses do not celebrate national or religious holidays or birthdays. The only day they do memorialize is Jesus Christ’s death around the time of Easter and Passover.
Do Jehovah Witness believe in fasting?
Fasting . Jehovah’s Witnesses are not required to fast for religious reasons, but must not consume blood (for example in blood sausage or in animal meat if the blood has not been properly drained).
What do Jehovah Witnesses believe about heaven?
Witnesses do not aspire to receive a heavenly calling, preferring to live forever on Earth. Following Witness beliefs, Heaven is the invisible dwelling place of Jehovah God, Jesus, the angels and a chosen group of 144,000 humans—a number taken from the Bible book of Revelation.
Are Jehovah’s Witnesses the true religion?
Jehovah’s Witnesses identify as Christians, but their beliefs are different from other Christians in some ways. And most Jehovah’s Witnesses (83%) say their religion is the one true faith leading to eternal life; only about three-in-ten U.S. Christians (29%) believe this about their own religious faith.
Do Jehovah Witnesses drink alcohol?
Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe in drinking and dancing. Jehovah’s Witnesses are not against parties, music, dancing and drinking of alcohol , as long as they are done in moderation. Witnesses are cautious about their entertainment choices, avoiding R-rated movies and music with immoral lyrics.