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  • Russia court outlaws 'extremist' Jehovah's Witnesses

    04/20/2017 2:20:39 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 77 replies
    BBC ^ | April 20, 2017
    Russia's Supreme Court has accepted the government's request to designate Jehovah's Witnesses as an outlawed religious group, deeming it to be an extremist organisation. The justice ministry argued that the group had distributed pamphlets which incited hatred against other groups. Lawyers representing the group reject the claims and say they will appeal. The denomination says it has 175,000 members in Russia - a country where it was persecuted during the Stalin era. An estimated eight million people worldwide are part of the Christian-based movement, best known for going door-to-door looking for new converts.
  • Converting Jews To Christians In Ra'anana, Israel?

    04/18/2015 5:41:37 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 51 replies
    Joel Leyden ^ | April 18, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyRa'anana, Israel --- April 18, 2015 ... No, the Jews are not running to Pontius Pilate and the Romans have no crucifixions scheduled for this weekend. But someone forgot to fax the Jehovah's Witnesses that Jews do not live in Israel to become converts to Christianity. Ra'anana residents, municipal officials, a city Chief Rabbi and the Yad L'Achim anti-assimilation organization coordinated efforts to cancel a Jehovah's Witnesses baptism ceremony today. This is the second time that Yad L'Achim has succeeded in heading off the same baptism-of-Jews ceremony. It was first scheduled to be held in...
  • Apostasy Trial - Undercover spycam part 1 [Jehovah's Witnesses' Watchtower Judicial Committee]

    04/16/2015 5:53:44 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 8 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | April 12, 2015 | JWStruggle
    As many of you that visit this channel know, the Jehovah's Witness religion does not allow people to have freedom of thought and belief. If a person changes their viewpoint and questions the JW hierarchy and leadership then they will be sanctioned. If a member adopts an "unacceptable" opinion or conviction and dares to speak of it, then the local religious leaders (called Elders) will come after them, using an iron fist in a velvet glove to bring them back in line. If that fails, then they will cut the person off and ostracize them before everyone, announcing them from...
  • Jehovah's Witnesses video slammed for threatening kids with death for not paying attention in church

    02/16/2015 2:14:40 PM PST · by Colofornian · 34 replies
    NYDailyNews.com ^ | Feb. 16, 2015 | Lee Moran
    The clip, meant to stress the importance of paying attention in church and meetings, has been criticized for insinuating that not fully focusing during such gatherings can result in dying, even connecting the concept to the story of Noah’s Ark. JW.org has not yet responded to the backlash. A Jehovah's Witness promotional cartoon has been slammed for appearing to threaten children who don't pay attention in church with death. Viewers have dubbed the controversial animated clip, posted to YouTube by JW.org, as "stupid," "dumb" and "mind control." It begins with two youngsters attending a service with their parents. A little...
  • What different religions say about aliens: A brief guide

    11/04/2014 8:38:50 AM PST · by EveningStar · 67 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | October 26, 2014 | Chris Wright / David Weintraub
    Religions have surprisingly diverse approaches to the issue of possible extraterrestrial life, David Weintraub found. Below, a quick survey adapted from his book "Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will We Deal With It?" and interviews with the author.
  • Which Versus Did the NIV Delete

    Which Bible verses did the NIV delete? WHOLE Bible verses deleted in the NIV The following WHOLE verses have been removed in the NIV--whether in the text or footnotes.. here is but an example but there is over 40 IN ALL!!! The NIV also is a collaberator with the JWB or Jehovah's Witness "Bible". Matthew 12:47 -- removed in the footnotes Matthew 17:21 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. What are you NIV readers missing? KJV: "Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting." Matthew 18:11 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the...
  • Will Company's Owned By Jehovahs Witnesses Have To Include Blood Transfusions In EBP's? (Hobby Lobby

    07/10/2014 3:58:44 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 48 replies
    7/10/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Will they have to cover something like this under the Employee Benefit Program if that employee wasn't a JW, or could they say that they now have a religious exemption, too? I wonder what other can of worms the recent SCOTUS ruling will open up...
  • Jehovah's Witness prediction spurs evangelism

    04/16/2014 4:44:17 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 19 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | April 15, 2014 | David Roach
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The 100th anniversary of Jehovah's Witnesses' prediction that history would end in 1914 presents an opportunity for leading members of the group to faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior, a Southern Baptist expert on Christian sects and cults said. Christians' "first task" in sharing the Gospel with Jehovah's Witnesses is helping them "put [their official publications] away and then deal with the Bible alone," Robert Stewart, professor of philosophy and theology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, told Baptist Press. "What we need is evidence -- evidence that the Watchtower Society [Jehovah's Witnesses' central organization] has...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Witnesses of Jehovah

    12/16/2013 8:17:28 AM PST · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    Catholic Apologetics Online ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Witnesses of Jehovah 1351. Are the Witnesses of Jehovah an offshoot of the Russellites? They are rather a continuation of the Russellites. The present leader of the Witnesses of Jehovah, who calls himself Judge Rutherford, is but the successor of Pastor Charles T. Russell, who founded the movement.1352. Russell was a pious, devout Christian, and a faithful follower of Christ. Pastor Russell was born in America in 1852. He was first a Congregationalist, then dabbled in Seventh Day Adventism, and finally set up for himself as a prophet announcing the Second Coming of Christ. His piety was not true...
  • Cops: Jehovah's Witnesses Faced Bullet Barrage

    10/02/2013 9:59:25 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 83 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | October 1, 2013
    Incensed that two Jehovah's Witnesses approached him in the front yard of his home, an Arkansas man allegedly had his wife retrieve his 9mm handgun from the residence and then fired 19 rounds at the pair’s vehicle, police report. John Baldwin, 35, was arrested for felony aggravated assault following the incident Saturday afternoon outside his Centerton home.
  • Jehovah Witnesses dispel myths, discuss religion at Lyndhurst Kingdom Hall

    07/11/2013 7:52:18 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 43 replies
    North Jersey.com ^ | July 11, 2013 | KELLY NICHOLAIDES
    Jehovah Witnesses have long been frowned upon regarding their approach. Their mission is the study of the Bible to gain enlightenment and to spread the word of the Bible or the "good news." They also teach of a Armageddon, which they claim is nearer than most think. The religion is fairly new compared to others and is based on Bible teachings of Charles Taze Russell who formed a Bible study group in 1870 and later founded the Bible Student movement comprised of "witnesses." It is based on intense study of their own version of the Bible called the New World...
  • Child Abuse and The Watchtower

    07/08/2013 1:09:47 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 17 replies
    AAWA ^ | June 27, 2013 | Paul Grundy
    Jehovah’s Witnesses have received global media attention for their child protection policies, which put children at risk and serve to protect pedophiles. It has been estimated that Watchtower policies are responsible for thousands of children being harmed. To protect these policies, and the image of the organization, Watchtower has been forced to pay out vast sums of money in settlements. When a child reports a case of abuse, the correct response would be to report the accusation to the proper, trained authorities for them to investigate as a matter of urgency. However, the Watchtower instructs elders to handle such accusations...
  • "Jehovah's Witnesses' Untold Story of Resistance to Nazis"

    04/25/2013 2:16:56 PM PDT · by count-your-change · 119 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 19961-10-6 | Joel P. Engardio,
    "Unlike Jews and others targeted by the Nazis, the Witnesses were prisoners of conscience. They could have bought freedom by signing a declaration card that renounced their faith and pledged allegiance to Hitler. Few took the offer. Most stayed, and many died. Why Hitler bothered to single out such a minor group - and the tenacity with which the Witnesses resisted him - is what makes their story significant, says Michael Berenbaum, director of the Research Institute at the US Holocaust Museum in Washington. "The Jehovah's Witnesses were literally the only martyrs of the Holocaust," Mr. Berenbaum says."
  • Does it make a difference 'which' Jesus we believe in? [Vanity of comparing the 'christs']

    03/15/2013 8:38:27 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 44 replies
    Colofornian | March 15, 2013 | Colofornian
    As Easter approaches, think of this question: Does it make a difference which Jesus you believe in? The "Jesus" of the Marharishi of Transcendental Meditation is a Jesus who never suffered -- at odds with the cross. The "Jesus" of Guru Maharaj Ji supposedly merged with Krishna, Ram and Buddha -- at odds with the uniqueness of Jesus. The only difference between the Moonie "jesus" and the rest of us, said, Sun Myung Moon, is that Jesus had no original sin nature. The "Jesus" of Christian Science think of themselves as "Christian," yet they don't believe Jesus is God. The...
  • A good friend is considering joining the Jehovah's Witnesses. What should he worry about?

    01/31/2013 8:44:30 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 143 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 1/31/2013 | Me
    When I come by my friends house they are always there. They are polite to me but act like I'm interfering. Anyone here associated with them or been to their church? Thanks.
  • "Who Are the April Fools? How Do You View Jesus?" (Sermon for Palm Sunday, on 1 Cor. 1:18-25)

    03/31/2012 5:28:39 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 9 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 1, 2012 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Who Are the April Fools? How Do You View Jesus?” (1 Corinthians 1:18-25)“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” “On the foal of a donkey”: I thought about that phrase, and then I thought about the fact that this is April 1, and so I considered doing a sermon on “April Foal’s Day” . . . and then I decided against it. But this is April Fools’ Day,...
  • Are Jehovah’s Witnesses a Protestant Religion?

    12/02/2011 9:56:33 AM PST · by Cronos · 110 replies · 1+ views
    watchtower ^ | 2009 | watchtower
    they differ from Protestant religions in many significant ways. In fact, The Encyclopedia of Religion refers to Jehovah’s Witnesses as being “distinctive.” Consider three ways in which they are different. First, although Protestant faiths reject certain features of Catholic worship, Reformation leaders retained certain Catholic dogmas, such as belief in the Trinity, hellfire, and the immortality of the human soul. Jehovah’s Witnesses, however, believe that those doctrines not only contradict the Bible but also promote a distorted view of God.—See Exposed: Six Myths About Christianity. Second, the religion that Jehovah’s Witnesses advocate is, not one of negative protest, but one...
  • IRRESISTIBLE FORCE MEETS IMMOVABLE OBJECT AND VICE VERSA (fictional dialogue between Mormon and JW)

    10/23/2011 2:11:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    PatrickMadrid ^ | October 14, 2011 | Patrick Madrid
    What would happen if a pair of Mormon missionaries showed up on the doorstep of a dedicated Jehovah’s Witness? This humorous but insightful fictional dialogue is what it might sound like. Elder Hawkins grinned as he approached the door. He and Sister Sarah had placed the Book of Mormon in four homes already this morning, and it wasn’t yet noon. He rang the doorbell and stepped back. A tall, balding man wearing a large smile opened the door. Elder Hawkins saw the Watchtower magazine in the man’s hand and his grin vanished.(By David Washburn, This Rock Magazine, 1992)“Come in, come...
  • A Mirror for Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses

    10/24/2011 10:30:41 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 31 replies · 1+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | Oct. 23, 2011 | Dan Delzell
    It is amazing how easily we as human beings can lose our objectivity. We become lost in our own little world. It is like looking in a mirror which reflects an inaccurate image of reality. What we see in the mirror is not a true reflection of our condition before God. It is almost like someone has cast a spell over us. We need to look in a different mirror in order to break the spell. We need a mirror that will help us to see ourselves correctly and in a new light. This is what can happen for a...
  • The Jehovah's Witnesses in Crisis: Anxiety and disillusionment sets in as 2014 approaches

    06/24/2011 3:11:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies
    God Discussion ^ | June 24, 2011 | johnthomas didymus
    Raymond Franz, former leader of JW and author of Crisis of Conscience The teaching of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society that Armageddon will come before the "generation of 1914" passes away is causing increased anxiety among Jehovah's Witnesses as 2014 approaches and there are still no clear signs of how and when Jehovah will bring an end to this evil "system of things."According to the teaching that the Jehovah's Witnesses have held for decades, people who were alive in 1914, when Jesus began "invisible rule" in heaven (an event marked by the outbreak of the first world war), will...