Are Hebrew Scripture Patriarchs In Heaven? – John 3:13

IF JESUS WAS THE FIRST TO ASCEND TO HEAVEN, WILL ELIJAH AND OTHER OLD TESTAMENT BELIEVERS BE IN HEAVEN?

John 3:13: “And no one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended from heaven, even the Son of Man.”

JEHOVAH’S WITNESS ARGUMENT:

The Watchtower Society teaches that only 144,000 people will live eternally in heaven while the rest of faithful mankind will only have the prospect of living forever in “Paradise” earth. Believing that this 144,000 heavenly group began at Pentecost (33 AD), Jehovah’s Witnesses claim that “there is nothing in the Scriptures to show that a heavenly hope was held out to God’s servants prior to the coming of Christ Jesus.”1. Thus, they assert that “David, Job and John the Baptizer” as well as “all faithful men and women who died before Jesus died.…will be resurrected to become some of the earthly subjects of God’s kingdom.”2.   In support of their belief that none of the Old Testament servants of God will be in heaven, Jehovah’s Witnesses reference John 3:13, Acts 2:34 and Matthew 11:11. Continue reading “Are Hebrew Scripture Patriarchs In Heaven? – John 3:13”

Kojo – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

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I joined the Watchtower in 1996 after graduating from Junior high school at the age of 15 years, on my own volition without any prior studies from the Watchtower Organization as was and is the practice. Not a single member of my immediate and extended family expressed interest in the Watchtower Organization, but this did not bother me.

Almost immediately, I started engaging in preaching from house to house with an un-baptized Jehovah’s Witness. In 1997 and in 2000, I dedicated myself to God by water baptism. After baptism, I became more zealous and committed to preaching and teaching throughout the period of my Secondary, Post Secondary and University Education.

This was so because I had been convinced by the Watchtower twisted doctrines that this religion was God’s only earthly organization to lead all who heed the preaching message to salvation because I was taught that all the existing Christians denominational churches were false. I became convinced sincerely because I learned that for a particular denomination to pass the test of truth, all of its core doctrines and beliefs must be founded in the Bible. I was taught that this was not the case with the existing denominations because they taught the following teachings and views: Celebrating Christmas and Birthdays, Not preaching the Kingdom message from house to house but on medium of communications, teaching of eternal torment of the wicked in fire, Immortality of the soul, Trinity doctrine and heavenly hope for all righteous people, just to mention a few of the doctrines rejected by Jehovah’s Witnesses. Continue reading “Kojo – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness”

Trish – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

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I was a Jehovah’s Witness for 42 years, literally born and raised. My father was baptized when he was young but fell away then came back to the organization when he and my mother started studying again shortly before I was born.  My great-grandmother was one of the 144,000 “anointed ones” (special JW group that goes to heaven) so my background is pretty extensive!

I am the youngest of 5 children. I had a number of cousins who all lived in the same neighborhood, attended the same schools and went to the same Kingdom Hall.  This made it really easy to keep an eye on each other and to “tell” on each other when someone wasn’t following the rules.  Guess who that usually was who reported bad behavior?  No, it wasn’t me!  I was terrified of making waves and having anyone find out I wasn’t who they thought I was. (I had seen what happened to those who didn’t measure up!) It was one of my sisters. She was always challenging the rules and the authority given and sneaking out to be with boys.  They labeled her “crazy” and someone “in need of medication.” Continue reading “Trish – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness”

Julie – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

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.:THE TESTIMONY OF JULIE – Offers Support to Former Jehovah’s Witnesses

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As a convert to Jehovah’s Witnesses, Julie believed she had found “the Truth,” but when she was mocked for reporting a “wolf” in sheep’s clothing in the congregation and told that “those verses” about wolves were “only for first century” Christians, not for Jehovah’s Organization today, she knew something was desperately wrong! At that instance when Julie saw the way elders are trained to cover-up their failures to make the organization look good, her faith in the Society was broken. She was “disfellowshipped” for “apostasy” when she refused to trust the organization over Jesus as her ONLY mediator, and today, Julie is freely serving the REAL Jehovah God in joy and truth!

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Christine – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

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.:THE TESTIMONY OF CHRISTINE (David’s wife)

I was born in 1949 in England.  When my mother was pregnant with me; my aunt who was a Jehovah’s Witness convinced my mother to start a “Bible Study” with one of her Jehovah’s Witness friends. The woman who studied with my mother was considered to be one of the “anointed remnant” of the 144,000 1. spoken of in Revelation 7 and 14.  Thus, my mother and father joined Jehovah’s Witnesses before I was even born. Continue reading “Christine – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness”

Chris S – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

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It was in 1967 when my family started associating with Jehovah’s Witnesses. My mother had had me Christened in the United Church in June of 1963 when I was only six months old, but at four years old, she started studying with Jehovah’s Witnesses. So, other than the two or three times when I went to United Church Sunday School, Jehovah’s Witnesses were the only religion I knew growing up. I was surprised to learn that my grandmother’s family had been associated with them since the late 1800’s. By 1968 my father also started studying to become a Jehovah’s Witness, and in 1971, he underwent water baptism as a sign of his devotion to the organization. Continue reading “Chris S – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness”

Ashton – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

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I was born and raised as a third generation Jehovah’s Witness.  My biological mother was only 14 years old.  Her father, my grandfather, said he could not raise another baby—especially one without a father—without any help.  He was already a single father trying to raise 3 children alone.  His wife, my grandmother, was institutionalized; so my biological mother was forced to give me up for adoption. Continue reading “Ashton – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness”

Is the New Covenant Only for a Group of 144,000 People?

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IS THE NEW COVENANT ONLY FOR A GROUP OF 144,000 PEOPLE? —15 Questions to Ask Jehovah’s Witnesses on the 144,000 and the Great Crowd

Of all of the doctrinal topics one can discuss with Jehovah’s Witnesses, nothing is more essential than the identity of Jesus Christ and the issues related to salvation and eternal life. Jehovah’s Witnesses have a two-class system of salvation in which they divide their followers into two groups. They call the first group the “little flock” and limit it to 144,000 members, and they call the second group the “great crowd” which is open to the rest of the population of mankind. When examining what they believe about this two-class system of salvation, it is here that we discover the greatest hole in Watchtower theology because there is not a single Scripture that supports their unique views on this issue. Continue reading “Is the New Covenant Only for a Group of 144,000 People?”

Questions for Jehovah’s Witnesses on Spiritual Adoption

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QUESTIONS FOR JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES ON SPIRITUAL ADOPTION – Presenting the Gospel of Salvation

1.  What does a person have to do before he can understand the things of God?

  •  1 Corinthians 2:14-15: “But a physical man does not receive the things of the spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot get to know [them], because they are examined spiritually. However, the spiritual man examines indeed all things…” **

2.  According to Romans 8:9, how does a person change from “physical” to “spiritual”? Continue reading “Questions for Jehovah’s Witnesses on Spiritual Adoption”

Frank M – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

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.:THE TESTIMONY OF FRANK M

I was born into a Roman Catholic family—a perverse family who were nothing but pedophiles.  At the ripe old age of six, two Jehovah’s Witnesses came to my door and started converting my mom to their religion.  Given the super strong personality that she was, once she believed, she quickly converted my dad and us children.  At the same time that I was being converted into the Jehovah’s Witnesses, I was also being converted into a pedophile’s victim.  My Uncle John started molesting me at age nine. Continue reading “Frank M – Ex-Jehovah’s Witness”

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ – A Spirit or a Body?

Will the “Great Crowd” be on Earth when Armageddon breaks out?

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WILL THE “GREAT CROWD” BE ON EARTH WHEN ARMAGEDDON BREAKS OUT?

Revelation 7:9, 15: “…look! a great crowd, which no man was able to number, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb…That is why they are before the throne of God; and they are rendering him sacred service day and night in his temple…” —New World Translation

For years, Jehovah’s Witnesses have taught that the vast majority of their followers will resurrect to everlasting life upon an Earthly Paradise and that only a select group of 144,000 followers will live and reign with Jesus Christ in Heaven. These two groups of followers are called “the Earthly Class” and “the Heavenly Class.” The “Earthly Class” is also called “the Other Sheep” of John 10:16 and “the Great Crowd” of Revelation 7:9, while the “Heavenly Class” is called “the Little Flock” of Luke 12:32, “the Anointed Class” of 2 Corinthians 1:21-22 and “the 144,000” of Revelation chapters 7 and 14.  These terms are used frequently to reinforce this two-class structure of the Watchtower belief system. Continue reading “Will the “Great Crowd” be on Earth when Armageddon breaks out?”

Watchtower Doctrine Exposed

–Shining God’s Light on Jehovah’s Witness Beliefs

– Reference Chart exposing the doctrinal errors of the Watchtower Society in parallel form by comparing Watchtower doctrine against the clear teachings of the Bible.

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How to Witness Effectively to Jehovah’s Witnesses

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HOW TO WITNESS EFFECTIVELY TO JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES – Breaking the Watchtower Barrier Step-by-Step

When Jehovah’s Witnesses come to your door offering Watchtower and Awake! magazines, their only goal is to get you interested enough in their religion to consider becoming one of them.

They are not visiting you to consider your spiritual beliefs as viable options for their lives. No! They believe they already possess “the Truth.” So, in their minds, they don’t think you have anything to offer them. Their only purpose in being at your door is to teach you; not you them. So, how can a Christian get through to a Jehovah’s Witness who believes he or she already has all the answers? Continue reading “How to Witness Effectively to Jehovah’s Witnesses”

Are Jehovah’s Witnesses Born Again?

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ARE JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES BORN AGAIN?

“You People Must Be Born Again.” – John 3:7 – Helping Christians Sow Seeds of the Gospel in the Hearts of Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Watchtower Society teaches Jehovah’s Witnesses that the New Covenant privileges of being “born again,” being “adopted” into God’s family, and receiving the promise of life in Heaven after death are reserved for a group of 144,000 people. 1. The Watchtower Society claims that this “Heavenly Class” (also called the “Anointed Class”) of Jehovah’s Witnesses started at the time of Christ and was filled up by the year 1935. 2.   Thus, they assert that the “other sheep” of John 10:16 are the “great crowd” of Jehovah’s Witnesses who became Witnesses after the year 1935. It is claimed that members of this second group are destined to live in a “Paradise Earth” under the authority of Jehovah’s heavenly Kingdom. 3.   This is the “gospel” that Jehovah’s Witnesses bring to your door. Continue reading “Are Jehovah’s Witnesses Born Again?”

Dialogue 4: How close is the end?

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(WDGR LESSON 8: “Family Life that Pleases God”)

Is the end so close that one should not live a “normal” life? Do Jehovah’s Witnesses claim to be inspired prophets? What does the record show? Are Watchtower “speculations” false prophecies? Continue reading “Dialogue 4: How close is the end?”

Dialogue 2: Is spiritual adoption only for 144,000 people?

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(WDGR LESSON 1: “How You Can Find Out What God Requires”)

Karen asks Cindy why Jehovah’s Witnesses read the Bible when the majority of Jehovah’s Witnesses today do not believe the New Covenant Scriptures about going to heaven, being spiritually adopted, and being born again apply to them. Continue reading “Dialogue 2: Is spiritual adoption only for 144,000 people?”

Do you comply with Jehovah’s arrangement for life?

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“Jesus took a loaf… he said: ‘TAKE, eat. This means my body.’ Also, he took a cup… saying: ‘Drink out of it, all of YOU; for this means my “blood of the covenant,” which is to be poured out in behalf of many for forgiveness of sins.’” —Matthew 26:26-28, NWT

What is Jehovah’s Arrangement for Life?

“This is my Son, the beloved; listen to him.”—Mark 9:7, NWT

“Most truly I say to YOU, Unless YOU eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, YOU have no life in yourselves.”—John 6:53, NWT

Do you “listen” to the Son by participating in His New Covenant? Continue reading “Do you comply with Jehovah’s arrangement for life?”

Do you have God’s spirit?

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“…we, in turn, might receive the adoption as sons. Now because YOU are sons, God has sent forth the spirit of his Son into our hearts and it cries out: ‘Abba, Father!’ ” —Galatians 4:5-6, NWT

“For all who are led by God’s spirit, these are God’s sons.” —Romans 8:14, NWT

How Does a Person Receive God’s Spirit?

“…because YOU are sons, God has sent forth the spirit…” —Galatians 4:6, NWT Continue reading “Do you have God’s spirit?”

Will you see God’s kingdom?

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In answer Jesus said to him: ‘Most truly I say to you, Unless anyone is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. …Do not marvel because I told you, YOU people must be born again.’ ”—John 3:3, 7 NWT

Are you born-again?

“So the ‘many sons brought to glory’ in heaven total only 144,001—Jesus and his spiritual brothers… it has given each of the 144,000 ‘a new birth’ to a heavenly hope144,000 spiritual brothers are ‘born again.’” —The Watchtower, February 15, 1998, p. 13 Continue reading “Will you see God’s kingdom?”