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Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by Veeque(m): 10:07am On Aug 02
Hmm
Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by pocohantas(f): 10:08am On Aug 02
I don’t know much about them, except the little I see from two in my office. They don’t disturb anybody, but my other christian colleagues won’t allow them be.

Seetto:
What is the sin of this Jehovah witness that many christains seem to hate them...

Don’t mind them. Highly intolerant set.

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Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by entreprelaptop(m): 10:08am On Aug 02
Disputed Gods word that there is no hell fire....and one can die while you look on even if when all it takes is donate blood.

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Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by Hotzone(m): 10:08am On Aug 02
I know but u don’t know that I know

Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by IamDavids: 10:10am On Aug 02
chatinent:
13. Our unity. We are globally united in our beliefs. (1 Corinthians 1:​10) We also work hard to have no social, ethnic, racial, or class divisions. (Acts 10:34, 35; James 2:4) Our unity allows for personal choice, though. Each Witness makes decisions in harmony with his or her own Bible-trained conscience.​— Romans 14:​1-4; Hebrews 5:​14.
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14. Our conduct. We strive to show unselfish love in all our actions. (John 13:34, 35) We avoid practices that displease God, including the misuse of blood by taking blood transfusions. (Acts 15:28, 29; Galatians 5:​19-​21) We are peaceful and do not participate in warfare. (Matthew 5:9; Isaiah 2:4) We respect the government where we live and obey its laws as long as these do not call on us to disobey God’s laws.​— Matthew 22:21; Acts 5:​29.
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15. Our relationships with others. Jesus commanded: “You must love your neighbor as yourself.” He also said that Christians “are no part of the world.” ( Matthew 22:39; John 17:16) So we try to “work what is good toward all,” yet we remain strictly neutral in political affairs and avoid affiliation with other religions. (Galatians 6:​10; 2 Corinthians 6:​14) However, we respect the choices that others make in such matters.​— Romans 14:12. If you have further questions about the beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses, you can read more about us on our website.
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You may ask questions. I'll only answer civil questions.


Hell fire nko??
Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by Notatribalist(m): 10:10am On Aug 02
Seetto:
What is the sin of this Jehovah witness that many christains seem to hate them...
I don't really know oh,to be honest Jehovah's witness are the best among the rest of Christian. I was shocked to find out they don't take offering during their service.

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Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by tpapi: 10:10am On Aug 02
chatinent:
We as Jehovah’s Witnesses adhere to the form of Christianity that Jesus taught and that his apostles practiced. This article summarizes our basic beliefs.
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1. God. We worship the one true and Almighty God, the Creator 'who has a name', and whose name is Jehovah. (Psalm 83:18; Revelation 4:​ 11) He is the God of Abraham, Moses, and Jesus.​—Exodus 3:6; 32:11; John 20:17.
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2. Bible. We recognize the Bible as God’s inspired message to humans. (John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:​16) We base our beliefs on all 66 of its books, which include both the “Old Testament” and the “New Testament.” Professor Jason D. BeDuhn aptly described it when he wrote that Jehovah’s Witnesses built “their system of belief and practice from the raw material of the Bible without predetermining what was to be found there.” * While we accept the entire Bible, we are not fundamentalists. We recognize that parts of the Bible are written in figurative or symbolic language and are not to be understood literally.​ —Revelation 1:1.
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3. Jesus. We follow the teachings and example of Jesus Christ and honor him as our Savior and as the Son of God. (Matthew 20:28; Acts 5:​31) Thus, we are Christians. (Acts 11:26) However, we have learned from the Bible that Jesus is not Almighty God and that there is no Scriptural basis for the Trinity doctrine.​—John 14:28.
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4. The Kingdom of God. This is a real government in heaven, not a condition in the hearts of Christians. It will replace human governments and accomplish God’s purpose for the earth. (Daniel 2:​44; Matthew 6:​9, 10) It will take these actions soon, for Bible prophecy indicates that we are living in “ the last days.”​—2 Timothy 3:​1-5; Matthew 24:​3-​14. Jesus is the King of God’s Kingdom in heaven. He began ruling in 1914.​—Revelation 11:15.
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5. Salvation. Deliverance from sin and death is possible through the ransom sacrifice of Jesus. (Matthew 20:28; Acts 4:​12) To benefit from that sacrifice, people must not only exercise faith in Jesus but also change their course of life and get baptized. (Matthew 28:19, 20; John 3:​16; Acts 3:​19, 20) A person’s works prove that his faith is alive. (James 2:​24, 26) However, salvation cannot be earned​—it comes through “the undeserved kindness of God.”​—Galatians 2:​16, 21.
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6. Heaven. Jehovah God, Jesus Christ, and the faithful angels reside in the spirit realm. * (Psalm 103:19-​21; Acts 7:​55) A relatively small number of people​—144,000​—will be resurrected to life in heaven to rule with Jesus in the Kingdom.​—Daniel 7:​27; 2 Timothy 2:​12; Revelation 5:​9, 10; 14:​1, 3.
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7. Earth. God created the earth to be mankind’s eternal home. (Psalm 104:5; 115:16; Ecclesiastes 1:4) God will bless obedient people with perfect health and everlasting life in an earthly paradise. Of course, it was his original purpose while creating man.​—Psalm 37:11, 34.
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8. Evil and suffering. These began when one of God’s angels rebelled. (John 8:​44) This angel, who after his rebellion was called “Satan” and “Devil,” persuaded the first human couple to join him, and the consequences have been disastrous for their descendants. ( Genesis 3:​1-6; Romans 5:​12) In order to settle the moral issues raised by Satan, God has 'allowed' evil and suffering, but He will not permit them to continue forever.
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9. Death. People who die pass out of existence. (Psalm 146:4; Ecclesiastes 9:​5, 10) They do not suffer in a fiery hell of torment. God will bring billions back from death by means of a resurrection. (Acts 24:15) However, those who refuse to learn God’s ways after being raised to life will be destroyed forever with no hope of a resurrection.​— Revelation 20:14, 15.
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10. Family. We adhere to God’s original standard of marriage as the union of one man and one woman, with sexual immorality being the only valid basis for divorce. (Matthew 19:​4-9) We are convinced that the wisdom found in the Bible helps families to succeed.​—Ephesians 5:22–​6:1.
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11. Our worship. We do not venerate the cross or any other images. (Deuteronomy 4:​15-​19; 1 John 5:​21) Key aspects of our worship include the following: Praying to God.​—Philippians 4:6. Reading and studying the Bible.​—Psalm 1:​1-3. Meditating on what we learn from the Bible.​—Psalm 77:12. Meeting together to pray, study the Bible, sing, express our faith, and encourage fellow Witnesses and others.​— Colossians 3:​16; Hebrews 10:23-​25. Preaching the “good news of the Kingdom.”​—Matthew 24:14. Helping those in need.​—James 2:​14-​17. Constructing and maintaining Kingdom Halls and other facilities used to further our worldwide Bible educational work.​— Psalm 127:1. Sharing in disaster relief.​—Acts 11:27-​30.
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12. Our organization. We are organized into congregations, each of which is overseen by a body of elders. However, the elders do not form a clergy class, and they are unsalaried. (Matthew 10:8; 23:cool We do not practice tithing, and no collections are ever taken at our meetings. (2 Corinthians 9:7) All our activities are supported by anonymous donations. The Governing Body, a small group of mature Christians who serve at our world headquarters, provides direction for Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide.​— Matthew 24:45.
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pls can u explain why u cannot marry someone outside ur church
Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by PataAlhaja(m): 10:10am On Aug 02
pocohantas:
I don’t know much about them, except the little I see from two in my office. They don’t disturb anybody, but my other christian colleagues won’t allow them be.



Don’t mind them. Highly intolerant set.

You first praise them ... come castigate them again.

No one is perfect. Your own sef dey your body. Nonsense!

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Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by UDUJ(m): 10:11am On Aug 02
chatinent:
OAM4J, Lalasticlala, Seun, Dominque, Mynd44

I admire your post and the way and manner you answer questions. I have always being one with an open mind when it comes to religion, though being brought up in a catholic faith family. My travels, experience and education has made me more accommodating in respecting other beliefs.

I have always being fascinated about JW's teachings as it relates to life after death, the existence of heaven or hell, the observation of certain Christian holidays like Easter, Christmas etc etc. I am always open to learn more.

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Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by cijero26(m): 10:12am On Aug 02
Why don't JW receive blood donation
Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by SegFault(f): 10:12am On Aug 02
PataAlhaja:


You first praise them ... come castigate them again.

No one is perfect. Your own sef dey your body. Nonsense!
She is talking about the other Christians. You self.

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Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by Organicist95(f): 10:13am On Aug 02
Notatribalist:
I don't really know oh,to be honest Jehovah's witness are the best among the rest of Christian. I was shocked to find out they don't take offering during their service.
so because they don't take offerings you label them to be the best ? undecided

Na wa for you

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Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by toprealman: 10:13am On Aug 02
Moderators / Seun always claiming to promote freedom of speech should please explain this notice below....

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Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by PataAlhaja(m): 10:13am On Aug 02
SegFault:

She is talking about the other Christians. You self.

grin grin grin
Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by IvarTheBoneless: 10:14am On Aug 02
Their girls like missionary style A LOT....

Dated one for 3 years in school, when i suggested doggy, she would be quoting the Bible for me.

But I DIDN'T SPARE THE ROD , and spoil the GF grin grin

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Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by IkpuNnegiEwu44: 10:15am On Aug 02
You people are not CHRISTIANS!

Muslims and JW are the same, they reject the Godship of Jesus and see him as prophet.

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Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by BoboNogoDie: 10:15am On Aug 02
WinLABSstores:
grin

I love their tenacious nature and friendly way of getting people's attention...
They can also be very smart and they know what they preach...


Unlike some "righteousness" mumu that will be spamming every thread with dumb nonsense!

As if the world revolves around him and his beliefs only....
I swear, that guy na real FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

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Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by Aquaregia42: 10:16am On Aug 02
maziuwa:
Why are you Jehova witness is not celebrating Christmas?

What is the idea and spirit behind Christmas...that's so fascinating to you?

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Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by Seetto: 10:16am On Aug 02
PataAlhaja:


Dem no dey let Niggers from other sects and religions fucck their daughters. Selfish people.

Funny enough, we still dey fucck them codedly.
PataAlhaja never do u grin, na Jehovah pata u dey find to unlock again, bro nawah for u o grin

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Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by Daniel058(m): 10:17am On Aug 02
chatinent:
13. Our unity. We are globally united in our beliefs. (1 Corinthians 1:​10) We also work hard to have no social, ethnic, racial, or class divisions. (Acts 10:34, 35; James 2:4) Our unity allows for personal choice, though. Each Witness makes decisions in harmony with his or her own Bible-trained conscience.​— Romans 14:​1-4; Hebrews 5:​14.
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14. Our conduct. We strive to show unselfish love in all our actions. (John 13:34, 35) We avoid practices that displease God, including the misuse of blood by taking blood transfusions. (Acts 15:28, 29; Galatians 5:​19-​21) We are peaceful and do not participate in warfare. (Matthew 5:9; Isaiah 2:4) We respect the government where we live and obey its laws as long as these do not call on us to disobey God’s laws.​— Matthew 22:21; Acts 5:​29.
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15. Our relationships with others. Jesus commanded: “You must love your neighbor as yourself.” He also said that Christians “are no part of the world.” ( Matthew 22:39; John 17:16) So we try to “work what is good toward all,” yet we remain strictly neutral in political affairs and avoid affiliation with other religions. (Galatians 6:​10; 2 Corinthians 6:​14) However, we respect the choices that others make in such matters.​— Romans 14:12. If you have further questions about the beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses, you can read more about us on our website.
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You may ask questions. I'll only answer civil questions.

Well I see MOST JW as greatest pretenders who preach not because they love God but because they were taught to do so by their parents/guardians ..

They select and preach few Bible verses that suits their heart desires.

Instead of Become A JW ,it's better not to go to any Church at all..I can go to their gathering Sha and learn few good things but me becoming their member issa no no no . They have too MANY false teachings.

I don't see them as Christians..


#my_opinion_based_on_experience ,_no_vex_bro.

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Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by sonofElElyon: 10:17am On Aug 02
Jehovah witnesses believe that Jesus is angel michael... why did you omit that

chatinent:
13. Our unity. We are globally united in our beliefs. (1 Corinthians 1:​10) We also work hard to have no social, ethnic, racial, or class divisions. (Acts 10:34, 35; James 2:4) Our unity allows for personal choice, though. Each Witness makes decisions in harmony with his or her own Bible-trained conscience.​— Romans 14:​1-4; Hebrews 5:​14.
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14. Our conduct. We strive to show unselfish love in all our actions. (John 13:34, 35) We avoid practices that displease God, including the misuse of blood by taking blood transfusions. (Acts 15:28, 29; Galatians 5:​19-​21) We are peaceful and do not participate in warfare. (Matthew 5:9; Isaiah 2:4) We respect the government where we live and obey its laws as long as these do not call on us to disobey God’s laws.​— Matthew 22:21; Acts 5:​29.
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15. Our relationships with others. Jesus commanded: “You must love your neighbor as yourself.” He also said that Christians “are no part of the world.” ( Matthew 22:39; John 17:16) So we try to “work what is good toward all,” yet we remain strictly neutral in political affairs and avoid affiliation with other religions. (Galatians 6:​10; 2 Corinthians 6:​14) However, we respect the choices that others make in such matters.​— Romans 14:12. If you have further questions about the beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses, you can read more about us on our website.
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You may ask questions. I'll only answer civil questions.

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Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by pocohantas(f): 10:19am On Aug 02
Kekereekun123:
Creepy set of people. I enjoyed chasing them as a youth from our gate.

Lmao. Surprisingly I did this too, I will still do it if they try to PREACH to me. I will also do it to any other christian that tries to preach to me, so it isn’t a personal bias against them.

As long as they stay away from me, we are all fine. After all, if we were born somewhere else, we would probably be practicing Hinduism or Buddhism and we would think it is perfect.

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Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by fredopareto(m): 10:20am On Aug 02
Dey don't believe in holy spirit talkless of speaking in tongue?

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Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by SegFault(f): 10:21am On Aug 02
pocohantas:


Lmao. Surprisingly I did this too, I will still do it if they try to PREACH to me. I will also do it to any other christian that tries to preach to me, so it isn’t a personal bias against them.

As long as they stay away from me, we are all fine. After all, if we were born somewhere else, we would probably be practicing Hinduism or Buddhism and we would think it is perfect.
So true.
Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by xynerise: 10:21am On Aug 02
God's name is not Jehovah!

YHWH is not pronounced Jehovah

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Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by Aquaregia42: 10:21am On Aug 02
You that claim Jesus Christ is God....you're now the Christian abi?

I've come across trinitarian and their claims has no scriptural basis and facts ...Just because you're used to drinking stagnant water doesn't mean stagnant water is best for you. Come out with your Trinity doctrine and prove it scripturally beyond reasonable doubt not what some clown told you to believe

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Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by sammybj(m): 10:22am On Aug 02
John 1:1
1John 1-6
Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by Prince202020(m): 10:22am On Aug 02
nymphomaniac:
ironic that you are a Christain and a cheat. Why will you write projects for people?


That's there nature, they are hypocrites! I leave with a lot of them.

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Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by sonofElElyon: 10:23am On Aug 02
they also believe that the Holy Spirit is just a force and not a Person...

IkpuNnegiEwu44:
You people are not CHRISTIANS!

Muslims and JW are the same, they reject the Godship of Jesus and see him as prophet.

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Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by andycom(m): 10:23am On Aug 02
Ijaycool:
1. What is the JW's standing on LGBTQ issues?

2. Does any JW's teaching encourage Holier than Thou attitude?

3. There seems to be an extra attack from JW on the Catholic church, can you tell me what the official standing is on this matter?


Question 1: Answer 1 Corinthians chap 6vs 9-11.

Question 2: Answer we believe all humans are imperfect, so we strive to live up to Bible standards, it will not be nice if we claim to be a Christian and purposely do what is bad in God's eyes.

Question 3: Answer Jehovahs witnesses do not attack any Christian denomination rather we fearlessly speak the truth about God, Jesus and the Bible.

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Re: Fifteen Basic Beliefs You Didn't Know About Jehovah's Witnesses by Aquaregia42: 10:23am On Aug 02
Get your facts about JW right before you come for them... these are not issues at all

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