The world of the Jehovah's Witnesses is very easy to understand. You belong to God's organization or Satan's. Even though Jehovah's Witnesses are tempted by Satan just like people of other religions, it is thought their religion is controlled by God. All other religions are dominated by Satan.
Critics say there is no middle ground. JW's believe their doctrines come from Jehovah God because they study the Watchtower and go to five meetings every week. They have 'the truth'. The rest of us cannot possibly understand the Bible because we don't read their literature that explains God's word. We are 'out of the truth'. We are in spiritual darkness because we focus our entire faith upon the Bible and God's word.
Jehovah's Witnesses believe they are 'in the truth' because they put Watchtower literature ahead of what the Bible actually says. Here are a few examples. Compare what the Bible says with what the Watchtower says.
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From the early days of Charles Taze Russell, the founder of this controversial religion, it was believed that it's impossible to understand God's purpose and the Bible without their books and magazines.
Russell said, 'We all know people who have spent days and weeks and years in study of the Bible and have learned little or nothing. ... Furthermore, not only do we find that people cannot see the divine plan in studying the Bible by itself, but we see, also, that if anyone lays the SCRIPTURE STUDIES aside, even after he has used them, ... and goes to the Bible alone, ... our experience shows that within two years he goes into darkness. On the other hand, if he had merely read the SCRIPTURE STUDIES with their references, and not read a page of the Bible, ... he would have the light of the Scriptures.' Watchtower magazine, Sept 15, 1910, p 298.
Jehovah's Witnesses believe they are in the light because their organization has interpreted the Bible correctly. All other religions are thought to be 'false' . The entire world (except for their organization) is thought to be dominated by Satan. Watchtower Sept 1, 1989