Are Jehovah's Witnesses Christians?

Do Jehovah's Witnesses Believe In Jesus?

Yes, but their Jesus is different. The law of the Christ is about freedom from laws, rules, and regulations. Instead, Jesus taught his followers about love for neighbors and even enemies. Are Jehovah's Witnesses free from rules and regulations? Let's take a look at their doctrines. Some people believe Jehovah's Witnesses are not Christians because there are so many things they can't do.

Christian Love.

Jesus rebuked the Pharisees because of their preoccupation with the old Mosaic law and outward appearances. However they failed to demonstrate justice and the love of God.

Jesus said, 'Woe to you Pharisees, because you give God a tenth of your mint, rue and all other kinds of garden herbs, but you neglect justice and the love of God.' Luke 11:42.

In spite of the fact that Jesus warned his followers against the 'leaven' of the Pharisees, and he had harsh words for them, there is no indication in the Bible that Jesus hated anyone. Luke 12:1, Matthew 16:6, Matthew 12:11. Jesus showed compassion for neighbors (regardless of what they believed in), enemies, people who ridiculed him, and even his executioners. Matthew 5: 43 - 48, Luke 6: 26 - 37, Luke 6:35; Luke 23:34

True Christians do their best to follow the example of Jesus Christ because he showed us the ways of God. When we live our life in harmony with God's will, we are blessed.

Even though religions can falsely claim to represent God, no religion, church, or organization has the power to save us. Our salvation depends on our personal relationship with Jesus Christ. 1 Timothy 2:5. Only Jesus has the words of everlasting life. John 6:67-69.

Christian Beliefs.

Examine some of the core doctrines of Jehovah's Witnesses. Are their teachings based on the Christian freedom and love Jesus taught? Are they Christians? Or are they like the Pharisees, preoccupied with laws, rules, and regulations, rather than the love of God? Luke 11:42

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