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How The Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Better Christians Than The Rest Of Us by TemmyT002(m): 2:57am On Oct 06, 2019
Taking Nigeria as a case study, if you are not a Jehovah’s Witness, you must have heard from some pastors or some other Christians like you about how the Jehovah’s Witnesses teach the wrong gospel. You must have heard them say that they use the wrong Bible. They must have told you to kick them out of your house or never let them in. They might have even told you that listening to them could lead you to Hell Fire.

My view about them changed when I related with one of them during an external tutorial class. There was a single guy among the rest in a mixed class of Christians and Muslims. This guy was the only Jehovah’s Witness. We all had a lot of fun bullying him. We made jest of his bag and made jest of the fact that he was a Jehovah’s Witness.

Despite all these bullying, he never retaliated. We were still kids back then and our knowledge of the Bible was what we were taught in our different churches. We argued over some verses in the bible and the guy took pains to explain some topics based on what he had been taught. We all shut him down, of course.

Years later, I had the opportunity to visit one of their Kingdom Halls. I had read a lot of their FREE publications and I wanted to see what they did there. I was wowed. I have been to many other churches but this Kingdom Hall was different.

The surprising part was that after the service, I met this guy again and he was so happy to see me. I was surprised. I thought he would make jest of me and ask why I was there. Instead, he and the other people there showed me love.

How are the Jehovah’s Witnesses better Christians than the rest of us?

1. THEY FACE MORE PERSECUTIONS

The Bible says “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”- Matthew 5:10

John 15:18- “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.”

2 Timothy 3:12 – “Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.”

You will agree with me that Christians in Nigeria also get persecuted but the persecutions occur mostly in the Northern part of Nigeria. Jehovah’s Witnesses, however, are many all over the world and they are persecuted more than all other Christians of different denominations. The recent one occurred in Russia.

The Southwestern part of Nigeria, which is full of the Yorubas is considered to be full of people who are tolerant and accept you into their society no matter your status or religion. However, Jehovah’s Witnesses still get persecuted there most of the time.

I watched an American movie about the Second World War and at the end of the movie, some statistics were listed based on the number of people who were killed by Hitler’s Soldiers. Apart from the Jews, the homosexuals, and blacks, I was surprised to see Jehovah’s Witnesses listed among them too.

2. DONATIONS ARE VOLUNTARY

Unlike in other Christian churches where people are forced or even threatened to make donations, donations in Kingdom Halls of the Jehovah’s Witnesses are quite voluntary. When you walk into one of their Halls, you will see a box right at the entrance calling you to make voluntary donations.

In other churches, publications are not free. Pastors and General Overseers write a lot of books. Some churches even produce a lot of books for the benefit of their congregations but these books are not free. This is different with Jehovah’s Witnesses.

In each Kingdom Hall, at least the ones I have been to, there is a special place where lots of books and publications are arranged. You can pick any book depending on the language you want for free.

You might have seen them giving out books on the streets and they would never ask you to buy them. They would instead ask you to make voluntary donations. Even if you don’t have money, you can go ahead and pick. They are more interested in making sure you gain the knowledge of God’s word.

3. MEMBERS AND SOCIAL MEDIA

Do you know a Jehovah’s Witness who doesn’t ‘preach’ on social media? When Jesus was leaving the earth, he asked his disciples to go all over the world and preach the gospel.

Thankfully, we are in the jet age where you can share information that can reach people all over the world. Unfortunately, today’s Christians rarely make use of this opportunity to preach the gospel.

There are lots of Christians who have huge followers on different social media platforms but unless they are pastors, you would rarely see them post anything related to the gospel on their accounts. Instead of sermons you will see them posting their beautiful pictures.

Jehovah’s Witnesses’ members post different topics on Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Pinterest, and so on. Whatever they learn in their Kingdom Halls or conventions, they make sure they share them online.

Other Christians prefer to share nonsensical topics and topics that won’t touch your life positively in anyway. They are supposed to share the sermons they learn from their different churches every Sunday but they would rather share posts concerning Big Brother Nigeria or other nonsense.

4. EVANGELISM

This is one of the things they are known for. Apart from the social media, radio and other modes of evangelism, the Jehovah’s Witnesses preach the gospel by walking from house to house.

Despite the fact that a lot of people reject them, they still keep on. Everything in their minds is looking for one or two people whose lives they can touch positively. You see them walking in the sun, with their umbrellas and bags, with no shame. They prefer to follow God’s instructions and they do this at least twice in a week, walking long distances.

5. TESTIMONIES

Their testimonies are different from those of other Christians. While other Christians give testimonies about what God has done in their lives, most of the testimonies usually involve material things of the world. This is good but there is always something missing.

Other Christians testify about the new cars they just purchased, the new child they just had, the new house they just built and so on. The testimonies of Jehovah’s Witnesses involve turning over a new leaf, giving their lives to Jesus and becoming a model example.

They have different stories on testimonies like these. When you read about people changing and turning over a new leaf, you will be encouraged and you will want to have the same experience. In one of their publications, I read about a Japanese Kamikaze soldier who fought in World War Two and then became a Jehovah’s Witness and began to preach the gospel. I was wowed.

6. THEY ARE ORDERLY AND CALM

Have you ever walked into a Kingdom Hall? As you approach the place, you would believe they are not holding any program because you won’t hear anything. It is only when you enter into the Hall that you will realize that there is a program going on after all.

Other churches love the use of loud speakers. You could be far away and you would hear the different speakers from different churches booming and screaming. Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Kingdom Halls do not pollute the air with noises.

During their programs, they never compete for Bible reading. We all know this. In Pentecostal churches, when the pastor calls a Bible verse, you see fifty people trying to read the same verse at the same time. You would think the fastest reader would be paid for it.

The ‘winner’ is usually the fastest reader. This usually causes fracas among the readers after church services and you may sometimes see two ‘readers’ keeping malice against each other.

The reverse is the case in Kingdom Halls. When a Bible verse is called or when a question is asked, people would raise their hands in order to respond. Everything is calm and quiet. You feel peace in your heart. You forget your problems.

7. SHOW OF LOVE

Many churches in Nigeria love to welcome newcomers. Some churches serve them foods and drinks and collect their phone numbers. The choir members sing a song of welcome and then some top leaders of different groups walk over to the newcomers to shake their hands and welcome. That’s all.

At the end of the program, everyone leaves and forget the newcomer. This occurs in most churches. When a newcomer’s phone number is gotten, all the church want to do is to make sure the newcomer becomes a member and comes always.

In Kingdom Halls, this is different. After the service, almost everyone walks over to you to shake your hand and welcome you with beautiful smiles. Then they politely ask if you would want free Bible study.

There are so many other ways by which the Jehovah’s Witnesses are better Christians than the rest of us and we need to emulate these qualities. There is a very big difference if we are being sincere with ourselves.

Showing love to one another is the key to peaceful nation. Despite the number of churches in Nigeria, in different states and in different streets, corruption is still rampant. Ethnic bigotry and tribalism is till rampant. Something is wrong somewhere and it is all in our hands to change things.

Emulating the qualities of the Jehovah’s Witnesses is the key.

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Re: How The Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Better Christians Than The Rest Of Us by Tocynone(m): 3:05am On Oct 06, 2019
I agree with you

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Re: How The Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Better Christians Than The Rest Of Us by Edybleketara: 3:22am On Oct 06, 2019
their biggest problem is hypocrisy. outwardly jws behave like saints, but in secret, they do the opposite of what they preach.
they also have a knack for berating other religions. they believe they are the only ones who will be saved, and refer to other religions as Babylon the great- the world empire of false religion.

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Re: How The Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Better Christians Than The Rest Of Us by TemmyT002(m): 3:33am On Oct 06, 2019
Edybleketara:
their biggest problem is hypocrisy. outwardly jws behave like saints, but in secret, they do the opposite of what they preach.
they also have a knack for berating other religions. they believe they are the only ones who will be saved, and refer to other religions as Babylon the great- the world empire of false religion.
Hmmm

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Re: How The Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Better Christians Than The Rest Of Us by cassidy1996(m): 3:41am On Oct 06, 2019
GOD is good

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Re: How The Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Better Christians Than The Rest Of Us by Janosky: 3:42am On Oct 06, 2019
Edybleketara:
their biggest problem is hypocrisy. outwardly jws behave like saints, but in secret, they do the opposite of what they preach.
they also have a knack for berating other religions. they believe they are the only ones who will be saved, and refer to other religions as Babylon the great- the world empire of false religion.

https://www.nairaland.com/3203911/how-make-christains-whatever-u

You even dey practice what you accuse JWs of doing.
You opened a thread to berate the belief system of those who profess Christianity, your hypocrisy stinks.

I wonder Wetin Musa no go see for gate ..

To be candid, if your false claims were true, this OP (Temmy002) won't ever post the topic of this thread .
The OP topic is for the glory of Jehovah's name (Matt 5:16), even though JWs are imperfect humans who practice what pleases God.

Did Jesus Christ ever preach that the Pharisees were better than his followers?
Matt5:20.

'Edybleketara' ,your viral load of hypocrisy, bigotry and prejudice is incurably immense.
Remove the straw in your own eyes so you can see more clearly before you are able to see the speck in JWs....

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Re: How The Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Better Christians Than The Rest Of Us by BuyACar(f): 4:03am On Oct 06, 2019
I was here.


Proudly Jw!



If the world truly knew what they are missing they would be crying cry


Come and experience What REAL LIFE truly taste like!


Revelation 22:17, ESV: "The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price."


Matthew 11:28-30 New International Version (NIV)

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”



Come and find true happiness in life from serving the true God, Jehovah



Those who have eyes are seeing and those who truly want to serve God from their heart are taking action



45. Again, the kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls
46. who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it. ” (Matthew 13:45-46).

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Re: How The Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Better Christians Than The Rest Of Us by Edybleketara: 4:04am On Oct 06, 2019
Janosky:


https://www.nairaland.com/3203911/how-make-christains-whatever-u

You even dey practice what you accuse JWs of doing.
You opened a thread to berate the belief system of those who profess Christianity, your hypocrisy stinks.

I wonder Wetin Musa no go see for gate ..
Well at least you're not denying it. There's hope for you guys after all.

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Re: How The Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Better Christians Than The Rest Of Us by drips8(m): 6:05am On Oct 06, 2019
The JWs are not allowed to think for themselves or question the rules because outside thoughts are said to be from the devil.
JWs have to disown family or friends whoever leave the faith and cut them off completely.
They have also had a lot of failed prophecies.
JWs members are banned from reading religious texts from other beliefs but will gladly teach people of other faiths about theirs.
The watchtower group claims politics is evil but they are aligned with the UN.

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Re: How The Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Better Christians Than The Rest Of Us by OkCornel(m): 6:13am On Oct 06, 2019
I don’t agree with some JW doctrines, and I regularly make it known to them. They also tell me it’s normal, as we cannot agree on everything.

However, kudos to the things they’re getting right. Their Awake and Watchtower publications are well researched and informative. I read them from time to time.

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Re: How The Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Better Christians Than The Rest Of Us by Tallesty1(m): 6:43am On Oct 06, 2019
drips8:
The JWs are not allowed to think for themselves or question the rules because outside thoughts are said to be from the devil.
JWs have to disown family or friends whoever leave the faith and cut them off completely.
They have also had a lot of failed prophecies.
JWs members are banned from reading religious texts from other beliefs but will gladly teach people of other faiths about theirs.
The watchtower group claims politics is evil but they are aligned with the UN.
Their prophecies did fail but they don't tell you it was God's voice. They put things together from informations from the Bible and history.

It is a human effort so it can't be perfect and besides, your church's prophecies do fail everyday too.

Did your pastor not tell you that this year is your year?

How far?


How many prophet and pastors prophecized that Goodluck and Atiku will win?

How far?

We hate Jehovah witness simply because they're better than us.

Hardly do you see them in crime story.

I have never seen them COZA any member.

Hardly do you see them with teenage pregnancy.

Their is no lukewarm member among them like the rest of other churches. You're either in or out.

They're one and Bible said be one.



No other church supports members financially without extorting first like the Jehovah witness.

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Re: How The Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Better Christians Than The Rest Of Us by Janosky: 9:59am On Oct 06, 2019
Edybleketara:
Well at least you're not denying it. There's hope for you guys after all.

This OP has already provided PROOF that your fallacious claims were baseless and unfounded.
Hypocrisy and bigotry is your problem.

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Re: How The Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Better Christians Than The Rest Of Us by Janosky: 10:24am On Oct 06, 2019
drips8:
The JWs are not allowed to think for themselves or question the rules because outside thoughts are said to be from the devil.
JWs have to disown family or friends whoever leave the faith and cut them off completely.
They have also had a lot of failed prophecies.
JWs members are banned from reading religious texts from other beliefs but will gladly teach people of other faiths about theirs.
The watchtower group claims politics is evil but they are aligned with the UN.

You're posting POO.
Clap for yourself.
How many times you done climb your church pulpit and challenge your pastorpreneurs false teachings after he has separated you from your hard earned money in the name of membership dues & other gbogbotigbo?
How much apostle Paul and Peter pay for membership dues?

Your pastors "this is your year" mantra , failed prophecies and ritualistic singsong, you no dey see am?
How many times have you raise objections in your church?
JWs are going forward....
Keep deluding yourself.

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Re: How The Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Better Christians Than The Rest Of Us by IsaacBuchi(m): 12:47pm On Oct 06, 2019
Oya o, lalasticlala move to the permanent site let people learn

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Re: How The Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Better Christians Than The Rest Of Us by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:00am On Oct 20, 2019
WE ARE ALL ONE BODY IN CHRIST.

The hand cannot be better than the neck or the stomach better than the chest.

Don't bring disunity to the body of christ please!

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Re: How The Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Better Christians Than The Rest Of Us by Theprince12345: 9:00am On Oct 20, 2019

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Re: How The Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Better Christians Than The Rest Of Us by BafanaBafana: 9:01am On Oct 20, 2019
Quite true. Jehovah witnesses are actually one of the few denominations who are still following Christ. Most churches now are headed by motivational speakers who only use the name of Jesus to preach other things. The goal is to attract members to their church and the members will bring the money.
Shikena!

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Re: How The Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Better Christians Than The Rest Of Us by Nobody: 9:01am On Oct 20, 2019
Well they are really an intresting bunch really, though a bit annoying, but make quite interesting conversation. Even when I told one of their members i am a Muslim, she still insisting I can be saved.

I was like "saved?......from what" am not in any danger.


Well, for keeping me entertain I offered them chill bottled water on their way out. nonetheless I like how they are committed to their cause, I like them though, they are persistant

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Re: How The Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Better Christians Than The Rest Of Us by RichDad1(m): 9:01am On Oct 20, 2019
Let me sit here.

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Re: How The Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Better Christians Than The Rest Of Us by freethinker01: 9:01am On Oct 20, 2019
Tho I don't like their disturbance, I'd have to say they're far better than all their Christian tithe whoring counterparts.

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Re: How The Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Better Christians Than The Rest Of Us by generationz(f): 9:02am On Oct 20, 2019
Yes, they preach and encourage their members to study the Bible but I know three Jehovahs witness elders who are confirmed Jazzmen. Two don't hide it at all. One does but you'll see him digging his compound today and burying that tomorrow.


This is because:

1. The average witness hardly prays compared to even Jesus and the early church.

Matthew 26 vs 40.
Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. "Couldn't you men keep watch with me for one hour?" he asked Peter.

Yes, Jesus was praying for one hour before he returned to his disciples then he went back again to pray for another hour TO RECEIVE STRENGTH


Prayer is the only way a Christian can receive strength. Any Christian organization that doesn't
teach it's members how to stand in the place of prayers for long hours ALONE should be checked.

Paul: Acts 9 vs 8 -12

8 Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus. 9 For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything.

10 In Damascus, there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, “Ananias!”

“Yes, Lord,” he answered.

11 The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. 12 In a vision, he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.”.

Even Paul as a baby Christian knew the importance of persistently banging on heavens door to get results. Remember the story Jesus told of the corrupt Judge and the persistent widow? I can't go into depth as to the power of prayer now because it is a vast topic.

2. If you want to know a real Christian don't ask him to quote scriptures and him about the Holy Spirit.

Jehovah's witnesses have bastardized the person of the Holy Spirit. They call him Gods active force when Jesus Christ clearly referred to the Holy Spirit as a "He" and "Him"

John 16 vs 7-8
. 7 But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send HIM to you. 8 When HE comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment:

Vs 12.

12 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”

Do you refer to an active force as He? Do you refer to electricity, lightning, thunder, rain as He?

Even Jehovah's witnesses couldn't alter that part.




3. They know scriptures, yes but ask an average Jehovah's witness what is your opinion about this scripture as revealed to you by the Holy Spirit, they will stare at you like groundnut.

The regurgitate what they have been taught by Charles T. Russell their founder.

As the Bereans showed us by example scriptures taught must be open for questioning and research at all times. They are far worse than Catholics when it comes to their herd mentality but they don't know.


Now, to their good side, I don't think I have seen a religious org. as united as them. All their building works are done by members.

Yes, I used to be a witness so that's why I can point out their loopholes.

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Re: How The Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Better Christians Than The Rest Of Us by stevenson007: 9:02am On Oct 20, 2019
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Re: How The Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Better Christians Than The Rest Of Us by Omojudy: 9:02am On Oct 20, 2019
So they are not Christians? Ok thanks for the unnecessary comparison.

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Re: How The Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Better Christians Than The Rest Of Us by boss1310(m): 9:03am On Oct 20, 2019
the way they are hated makes me to think sometimes they might be the true Christians but I might be wrong

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Re: How The Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Better Christians Than The Rest Of Us by potent5(m): 9:03am On Oct 20, 2019
Op, please don't go there!



Witnesses are hypocrites. They don't practice what they preach. They segregate even amongst the Christian faith, just as op is doing now trying to show how better his sect is, they preach hate against the government in a subtle manner, which is why they are being 'persecuted' even when Jesus and Paul asked Christians to obey constituted authorities, they claim that other Christians are not worshipping the Almighty, etc.

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Re: How The Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Better Christians Than The Rest Of Us by afroniger: 9:04am On Oct 20, 2019
Jehovah's witnesses are a cult group in essence. But they are really no different than the other brainwashed 'Christians'.

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Re: How The Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Better Christians Than The Rest Of Us by Orissodiq: 9:04am On Oct 20, 2019
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Re: How The Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Better Christians Than The Rest Of Us by PureGoldh(m): 9:04am On Oct 20, 2019
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Re: How The Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Better Christians Than The Rest Of Us by Eofclub: 9:04am On Oct 20, 2019
Wow

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