Much is said about what Jehovah’s Witnesses believe. Here you will find a basic summary of the teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses about God and Jesus. You are welcome to look at the links below to do more research on this idea, but this should give a good basic summary of the basic teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Jehovah’s Witnesses believe first in God, the Father, as the Almighty, the Creator of all things. The Bible refers to him as YHWH, or JHVH, Yahweh, or Jehovah. The true pronunciation of that name is not known. In the same way that the truth pronunciation of the name of Jesus is not clearly known, most likely, Yohoshua. In English, we say Jesus, in Spanish Hesus, each language pronounces proper names a little differently. Because ancient Hebrew omitted vowels, it is difficult to know the exact pronunciation. The most common English form for God’s name is Jehovah, which is what Jehovah’s Witnesses use.
Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe in the Trinity. They believe in God, the Father, and they believe also in the Son and the Holy Spirit, but do not believe that the three are one, but that they are seperate. God being greater than Jesus. John 14:28. The Holy Spirit is considered to be the “active force” of God, and not the third person in a Trinity.
Jesus is considered to be God’s only-begotten Son, rather than God in the flesh. Mary was the mother of Jesus on earth, and Jesus was miraculously conceived in the womb of Mary. December 25th is not Jesus birthdate, but rather it is a day which has been borrowed from pagan festivals, a festival to the sungod. Jehovah’s Witnesses, then, do not share in the Christmas celebration, but rather, celebrate the only celebration that is marked by the Bible and Jesus Christ, which is the Memorial of the death of Jesus, or what is commonly referred to as The Last Supper. Luke 22:19-21.
Jesus provided the ransom, dieing for mankind’s sins, giving up his life as a sacrifice, in order that all those believing in him might be saved, or gain forgiveness from sins. John 3:16,36. Not only is belief important, but one needs to put into practice what he believes as well. However, it is the blood and death of Jesus that saves, and not our own works. The Bible says on the one hand, “faith without works is dead,” but on the other hand, no matter how many works one might perform, those works, while they do give evidence of faith, in themselves, they do not bring salvation, it is faith in Jesus and his sacrifice that brings salvation.
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