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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by Jephz(m): 6:38pm On Nov 08, 2015
major466:
Jehovah witness for example do not believe that Jesus Christ is GOD. To them Jesus Christ is a created being just like arch Angel Micheal. This belief is contrary to John1:1.
if u really read d bible u will knw that Jesus Christ is not God... God is diff from Jesus Christ

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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by Sarang(f): 6:40pm On Nov 08, 2015
menxer:


Fight in what aspect?
Did they stand up against the evil of the Nazi against the Jews/other ethnic groups? fellow humans indeed.

Nop they didnt standup.. They dont standup in worldly affairs. Thats what makes them different.
Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by Jessicha(f): 6:40pm On Nov 08, 2015
campbell1000:
Pls dnt justify thier activities they myt be zealous bt hey carry abt doctrines of devils, i am yet to see a core Jehovah's withness that is filled wit the Holy spirit nt just speaking in tongues, if it ever happens then the Whole Bible is a lie!!!!!

Can you speak in foreign tongues like the apostles did on pentecost ? grin

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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by joxxy01(m): 6:40pm On Nov 08, 2015
I learnt that the founder of jehovah witness is related to Anton Lavey( the founder of church of satan)
Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by Nobody: 6:41pm On Nov 08, 2015
engrshakespeare:


Your looking for logic and what makes sense, Christ rose from the dead, have u seen anyone else who did? So that doesn't make sense. Do u believe the resurrection then?


About Resurrection; many people were resurrected before Christ was, it not new or illogical. Remember he resurrected Lazarus. Now who resurrected Christ? Himself or His father?

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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by menxer: 6:41pm On Nov 08, 2015
ItsTime4me:
Jehovah's witnesses are very respectful citizens. They try their best to obey the laws of the land they live in. However, they owe their allegiance only to JEHOVAH. The reason? Firstly, think of what 'allegiance' mean. Perhaps some lines of the national pledge explains it. '........to serve Nigeria with all my stength......' Whereas, Matt. 22:37 commands us to love Jehovah with all our soul, heart and mind. So you see, God's word says we should serve Him unreservedly. So, if you serve your country with 'all' your strength, what would be left to serve God? Hence, while Jehovah's witnesses obey the laws of their lands, they owe their allegiance ONLY TO JEHOVAH.

OK. Now that you use all your strength to serve God, by preaching the Gospel, who takes care of the social/utility services, and other functions of government?

I bet many JW are in government employment, yet without allegiance. No wonder our government is not working.

JW would just be an utopia going by your argument

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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by joxxy01(m): 6:41pm On Nov 08, 2015
Jephz:
if u really read d bible u will knw that Jesus Christ is not God... God is diff from Jesus Christ
may God forgive u sir
Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by alexis(m): 6:42pm On Nov 08, 2015
Nnaabros:


Yes. We believe in Jesus, who said: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6) We have faith that Jesus came to earth from heaven and gave his perfect human life as a ransom sacrifice. (Matthew 20:28) His death and resurrection make it possible for those exercising faith in him to gain everlasting life. (John 3:16) We also believe that Jesus is now ruling as King of God’s heavenly Kingdom, which will soon bring peace to the entire earth. (Revelation 11:15) However, we take Jesus at his word when he said: “The Father is greater than I am.” (John 14:28) So we do not worship Jesus, as we do not believe that he is Almighty God.

You should read your Bible more as it is pointed clearly why Jesus doesn't equate Himself with God. It's covered perfectly Philippians 2:5-11, it reads:

5. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus
6. who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God "a thing to be grasped"
7. but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men
8. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
9. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name
10. so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11. and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

If that is not clear, here is God the Father i.e. Jehovah calling Jesus God:

Hebrews 1:8: "But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom"

The issue then is why would Jesus say - The Father is greater than I. The answer is quite simple: Subservience in role does not equate to subservience in essence - let me explain.

Consider an employer/employee relationship. The employer has the right to make demands of the employee, and the employee has the obligation to serve the employer. The roles clearly define a subservient relationship. However, both people are still human beings and share in the same human nature. There is no difference between the two as to their essence; they stand as equals. The fact that one is an employer and the other is an employee does nothing to alter the essential equality of these two individuals as human beings. The same can be said of the members of the Trinity. All three members (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) are essentially equal; i.e., they are all divine in nature. However, in the grand plan of redemption, they play certain roles, and these roles define authority and subservience. The Father commands the Son, and the Father and the Son command the Holy Spirit.

It is stated clearly in the Bible:

1 John:5:7: "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one"

I hope this clears it up for you

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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by Cigarini: 6:42pm On Nov 08, 2015
Not all Jehovah's witnesses are good, my former boss is a witness, he is a chronic womaniser and also owes his staffs and other individual contractors even when he has the money to pay his debts, the funny thing is we leave on the same street and when I see him coming out to evangelize I say to my self , what a hypocrite. Though I won't take it away from them, they do a wonderful job,

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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by Achorise: 6:43pm On Nov 08, 2015
Please , Jehovah's witnesses is more than what the ordinary eyes can see, if Some of their members Don't know this fact, talk less of innocent folks outside, but those who are out always find reason to celebrate. check out the testimonies of those who has left Jehovah's witness.

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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by freeage7(m): 6:43pm On Nov 08, 2015
I am not a witness, but when it comes to evangelism na them be number one.

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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by Theultimate(m): 6:44pm On Nov 08, 2015
SaintMog:
Thank you my brother. Jehovahs witness do not belief in the concept of hell fire and spirit. They do not believe in the powers of prayers. Have you ever seen any of them pray. They reject the divinity of Jesus.

All these contradict the bible. No true christian will ever believe their doctrine. Bible scholars class them as religious demons. They have the form of godliness but differ from the truth.

Above last sentence caught my attention:
They have the form of "godliness but differ from the truth".
Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by alexis(m): 6:44pm On Nov 08, 2015
freeage7:
I am not a witness, but when it comes to evangelism na them be number one.

You are right and other Christians should learn from this.

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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by Sarang(f): 6:45pm On Nov 08, 2015
Jessicha:


Can you speak in foreign tongues like the apostles did on pentecost ? grin

4where! cheesy

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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by aolumaxi(m): 6:45pm On Nov 08, 2015
JW now quote the Quran in their publications to complement their own version of the Bible... hw does dat even sound to you?

besides, OP wats ur view on the Holy Spirit, Speaking in tongues nd the others gifts of the Holy Spirit
Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by jedyjedy(m): 6:46pm On Nov 08, 2015
tell them to pray when they come to ur house, they won't. I don't know why it's difficult for them to pray. cool
Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by alexis(m): 6:47pm On Nov 08, 2015
Jephz:
if u really read d bible u will knw that Jesus Christ is not God... God is diff from Jesus Christ

Really? Care to share
Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by Nnaabros: 6:47pm On Nov 08, 2015
[quote author=DebbyChris post=39812780][/quote]

Eph. 2:8, 9, RS: “By grace [“undeserved kindness,” NW] you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God—not because of works, lest any man should boast.” (The entire provision for salvation is an expression of God’s undeserved kindness. There is no way that a descendant of Adam can gain salvation on his own, no matter how noble his works are. Salvation is a gift from God given to those who put faith in the sin-atoning value of the sacrifice of his Son.)

Heb. 5:9, RS: “He [Jesus] became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him.” (Italics added.) (Does this conflict with the statement that Christians are “saved through faith”? Not at all. Obedience simply demonstrates that their faith is genuine.)

Jas. 2:14, 26, RS: “What does it profit, my brethren, if a man says he has faith but has not works? Can his faith save him? For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so faith apart from works is dead.” (A person does not earn salvation by his works. But anyone who has genuine faith will have works to go with it—works of obedience to the commands of God and Christ, works that demonstrate his faith and love. Without such works, his faith is dead.)

Acts 16:30, 31, RS: “‘Men, what must I do to be saved?’ And they [Paul and Silas] said, ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.’” (If that man and his household truly believed, would they not act in harmony with their belief? Certainly.)

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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by eightsin(m): 6:48pm On Nov 08, 2015
You dey vex o!


andyanders:


This is a capital lie. You guys sell the products and you drink alcohol like mineral. Fvck more than any other religion. You guys love to wanna want people to read your magazine, but you dear not wanna read other churches that give out their magazines to you.

You guys hate people who do not practice your doctrine but can fvck hell out of them.

I have been to your place of worship and noticed that you do not wanna pray when people ask you to pray before you discuss your religion with them.

You people ONLY believe that ONLY you guys worship the living God.

Op, just find seat and sit down.
Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by ybalogs(m): 6:48pm On Nov 08, 2015
Not saying you shouldn't be proud of your religion but Mehn your wahala too much. Una stubborn die. Shoooo
Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by Jephz(m): 6:48pm On Nov 08, 2015
joxxy01:
may God forgive u sir
pls explain this to me John 14:28"You heard me say, 'I am going away and I am coming back to you.' If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.
Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by Nobody: 6:48pm On Nov 08, 2015
Theultimate:


With the fact that am not part of them; but always defend them on some arrears that best or little understood by me.
Some answers are:
** According to them, unbelievers are not going to heaven(and not even hell fire). It seems they says that unbelievers are just going to be cut from being exist.
**CAN? CAN keh? They're not.
**On 7days Adventist? I don't have idea.

JF are very interesting people though. Very friendly and accommodative(mostly if you are only invited to their programs or Camp)
awww I jxt luv u alrdy wit dis comment. #kisskisskisskisskiss

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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by Sarang(f): 6:49pm On Nov 08, 2015
Cigarini:
Not all Jehovah's witnesses are good, my former boss is a witness, he is a chronic womaniser and also owes his staffs and other individual contractors even when he has the money to pay his debts, the funny thing is we leave on the same street and when I see him coming out to evangelize I say to my self , what a hypocrite. Though I won't take it away from them, they do a wonderful job,


Some people are like that even in other religions. Its their personal life. Jehovah witnesses is a group. Still we try to be mindful of our lifestyle. Since it might bring reproach to Jehovahs name.
Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by alexis(m): 6:50pm On Nov 08, 2015
Jephz:
pls explain this to me John 14:28"You heard me say, 'I am going away and I am coming back to you.' If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.

I already explained this, please read my response to you on this: https://www.nairaland.com/2720878/jehovahs-witnesses-17-facts-people/6#39812913
Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by Jephz(m): 6:50pm On Nov 08, 2015
alexis:

Really? Care to share
Read John 14:31
Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by Larrylarex(m): 6:50pm On Nov 08, 2015
Lemme round it up
18. The book 'What Does The Bible Really Teach?' is the second most translated book in history. Second only to the Bible.
19. Jehovah's Witnesses print their publications in over 800 languages.
20. Their official website jw.org is available in hundreds of languages. No other website comes close!

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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by Jessicha(f): 6:50pm On Nov 08, 2015
Mpanyi:
Jehovah Witness do not believe in existence of hell and that Jesus is God, notwithstanding bible teachings to the contrary. For the aforementioned reasons, they are antichrist. Let them prove me wrong.


Jesus is God , in what sense ? Do you mean Almighty God ? Thats A NO!!!! Because scripture reveal Jesus himself HAVE A GOD under whom he is subjected to ( 1 cor 15 : 24 - 28 )
Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by bluraygraphix(m): 6:51pm On Nov 08, 2015
Nice one brother....... From adeba cong using the assembly hall in lekki
Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by Sarang(f): 6:51pm On Nov 08, 2015
Achorise:
Please , Jehovah's witnesses is more than what the ordinary eyes can see, if Some of their members Don't know this fact, talk less of innocent folks outside, but those who are out always find reason to celebrate. check out the testimonies of those who has left Jehovah's witness.

I have seen them too..they feel like they are confined in a particular space not allowed to breath. But isnt that what the world thinks?That Jehovahs laws confines them..still in reality,it does the opposite.

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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by alexis(m): 6:51pm On Nov 08, 2015
Jephz:
Read John 14:31

I have responded to you 1001 times already, my response is here:

https://www.nairaland.com/2720878/jehovahs-witnesses-17-facts-people/6#39812913

Please give me your input
Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by gasgenius(m): 6:51pm On Nov 08, 2015
Jephz:
pls explain this to me John 14:28"You heard me say, 'I am going away and I am coming back to you.' If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.
One Is God the son and the other God the father ... And why do u people have your own bible pls try to be a Christian
Re: Jehovah's Witnesses: 17 Facts People Should Know About Them by Jephz(m): 6:52pm On Nov 08, 2015
alexis:


I already explained this, please read my response to you on this: https://www.nairaland.com/2720878/jehovahs-witnesses-17-facts-people/6#39812913

thank you ...I quoted u bcus u said God should forgive me my sin as if I said a wrong tin

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