Why Jehovah's Witnesses Are Wrong About The Bible.

If a Jehovah's Witness tells you one of these things, they are not telling you the truth.

  1. 'Everything we teach is in the Bible'
  2. 'We don't interpret the Bible'
  3. 'God cannot communicate with people. He only communicates through the Bible' (and his organization, - ie. the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses)

The above misrepresentations of the truth might be intentional or they might be said out of ignorance. Jehovah's Witnesses are required to 'parrot' or repeat whatever the Watchtower tells them. That's why if you read what Jehovah's Witnesses have to say online, you will notice very little creativity or individuality. They have been assimilated by the collective much like the Borg on Star Trek. They share one mind and often times use exactly the same words to defend their beliefs.

What Does The Watchtower Say About The Bible?

'Jehovah God has also provided his visible organization, his “faithful and discreet slave,” made up of spirit-anointed ones, to help Christians in all nations to understand and apply properly the Bible in their lives. Unless we are in touch with this channel of communication that God is using, we will not progress along the road to life, no matter how much Bible reading we do.' Watchtower magazine Dec 1, 1981, p 27, par 4

Carefully read the above Watchtower quote. It says that it's impossible for anyone to understand the Bible without God's 'channel of communication' (the Watchtower). i.e. the Watchtower has put themselves ABOVE the Bible! Essentially they say, 'yes this is what the Bible says, but this is what it really means'.

That's why the beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses are so radically different. Very little that the Watchtower teaches can be found in any Bible (even their own NWT). [1]

What the Watchtower does is require Jehovah's Witnesses to read several thousand pages of Watchtower literature every year that 'explain the Bible'. By the time Jehovah's Witnesses do all that homework, there is no time left over to read only the Bible.

By saying whatever they want and briefly quoting or referencing Bible scriptures, the Watchtower has tricked Jehovah's Witnesses into believing that everything they say is in the Bible when in fact it is not.

The Watchtower uses the Bible as a tool to control and manipulate Jehovah's Witnesses for selfish gain. Consider the wealth and financial assets the Watchtower has accumulated since 1879 when the first issue of the Watchtower was published.

If you're a Jehovah's Witness, read the Bible, NOT Watchtower literature. Compare what the Bible really says to what the Watchtower teaches. Are your beliefs really in the Bible? Is it true that that the Watchtower doesn't interpret the Bible?

If you believe that the Bible is 'God's Word' and you must obey Jehovah, shouldn't you be reading only the Bible?

Notes and References.

1. Most of the beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses can't be found in any Bible. Here are a few examples.

  1. No Blood Transfusions
  2. Paradise Earth
  3. Armageddon

For more discrepancies between what the Bible say and what the Watchtower Society says is 'the truth', read our articles


2. One lie always leads to another and another. Since the very beginning, leaders of the Watchtower thought they had a special relationship with God and he was giving them information that no other religion had. The founder of the Watchtower religion, Charles Taze Russell, believed that it was impossible to understand the Bible without reading his literature.

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.

Leaders of the Watchtower still believe they are God's channel of communication and the Bible cannot be understood without Watchtower literature. Here's what the Watchtower says, 'Jehovah God has also provided his visible organization, his “faithful and discreet slave,” made up of spirit-anointed ones, to help Christians in all nations to understand and apply properly the Bible in their lives. Unless we are in touch with this channel of communication that God is using, we will not progress along the road to life, no matter how much Bible reading we do.' Watchtower magazine Dec 1, 1981, p 27, par 4

Here's what Russell said about 'the truth'.  "We should learn to love and value truth for its own sake; to respect and honor it by owning and acknowledging it wherever we find it and by whomsoever presented. A truth presented by Satan himself is just as true as a truth stated by God. ... Accept truth wherever you find it, no matter what it contradicts. " Watchtower, July 1879, p 8, Headline: "What Is Truth?".


3. According to their own words, the Watchtower is a false prophet. Check out some of the false Watchtower predictions they've made supposedly based on what God told them. Their track record proves they are not 'God's organization'. God is not in communication with them, because all their predictions for doomsday (armageddon) have failed.


4. Once the Watchtower publishes something, it becomes 'the truth', even if it's not. If they make a mistake they can't go back and say 'we made a mistake' because that would be the same as saying God made a mistake. Thus one lie leads to many more. Today the Watchtower's belief system (BS for short) does not in any way reflect what the Bible says, except for perhaps some basic principles such as the ten commandments.


5. Although the Watchtower says they are God's channel of communication they have admitted on rare occasions that they have no divine inspiration. This means that some or all of what they teach might be wrong.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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