Is the Human Soul and Spirit Immortal?

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The Watchtower teaches that the soul and spirit of a person constitutes the life-force of the individual, and thus, the Society claims that this life-force (soul and spirit) ceases to exist at the point of death. Does the Bible teach that the human soul and spirit become annihilated at death? The following verses demonstrate the fallacy of such reasoning: Continue reading “Is the Human Soul and Spirit Immortal?”

Will God Punish People In Hell Forever?

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HELL – Why Believe in it?

Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons and other religious groups deny the idea that a literal “hell” exists in which all who reject Jesus Christ will be eternally tormented with fire. They question how a “loving God” could send people to such a place with no hope of an end to the torment. In answer, we must examine what the Bible teaches in regard to “hell,” God’s love, justice and the sinfulness of man. Continue reading “Will God Punish People In Hell Forever?”

What You Need to Know to Rescue Your Loved One from Jehovah’s Witnesses

Reaching Loved Ones

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO RESCUE YOUR LOVED ONE FROM JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES —How to Open the Closed Mind of a Jehovah’s Witness Friend or Relative

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What You Need To Know To Reach Your Loved One

bullets 1. Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Warned That Satan Will Use Their Non-Jehovah’s Witness Loved Ones To Try To Get Them To Leave The Watchtower.

bullets 2. Jehovah’s Witnesses Are More Concerned About Your “Motives” In Talking To Them Than They Are About The Facts You Present.

bullets 3. Jehovah’s Witnesses Believe That They Alone Have “The Truth” And That Everyone Outside Their Religion Is Deceived By Satan.

bullets 4. Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Programmed To Reject Any Type Of “Critical Thinking” Against Their Religion.

bullets 5. Jehovah’s Witnesses Do Not Trust Your Interpretation Of The Bible Or Their Own Ability To Understand And Interpret The Bible For Themselves.

bullets 6. Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Programmed To Protect The Watchtower’s Reputation At All Times.

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Questions to Ask Jehovah’s Witnesses When they Knock on Your Door

A Step-by-Step Guide for Christians Witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses

WHO ARE JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES?Witnessing at the door

Jehovah’s Witnesses are known for their door-to-door proselytizing efforts and the Watchtower and Awake! magazines that they distribute to private homes, public facilities, and individuals on street corners.  Although they claim strict adherence to the Bible and do not regard any other book as “Scripture,” they rely on their own version of the Bible called The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures and additional publications of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society that they use to interpret the Bible. While Jehovah’s Witnesses claim to be “Christians,” their true authority is the Watchtower organization that demands full devotion to its teachings and policies. Their denial of key Christian beliefs, such as the Trinity, heaven for all believers, hell fire for unbelievers, immortality of the soul, and the cross, has caused many Christian churches to denounce this group as a heretical movement.  Likewise, counter-cult experts criticize this group for its prohibition against blood transfusions and critical literature, and its strict “shunning” policy against those who leave the group. 1.

Although every Jehovah’s Witness is expected to “publish” their message by consistently engaging in “field service” (proselytizing door-to door and conducting “bible studies” with potential converts), most spend between 10 to 70 hours per month in these activities depending upon the level of “publisher” they have committed to perform. Each month, they are expected to report their field service time and studies to the local Kingdom Hall (Jehovah’s Witness meeting place). Weekly meetings and semi-annual assemblies constantly emphasize the need to increase field service activity and to be faithful in meeting preparation and attendance.

A strong motivating factor for Jehovah’s Witnesses is the belief that at any time, Jehovah God will unleash His vengeance against wicked mankind through the prophesied “Battle of Armageddon” that will destroy earthly governments and establish the 1,000-year reign of Jesus Christ upon the earth.  Jehovah’s Witnesses are told that when this battle occurs, Jehovah God will reward or condemn them based upon their faithfulness to perform consistent field service and their loyalty to the beliefs and practices of the Watchtower Society. Therefore, throughout the history of the organization, when false dates for the “end” of the world have been speculated, many lives of Jehovah’s Witnesses have been ruined because they sold their homes, gave up the pursuit of higher education, marriage and children in order to prepare for the end.  While Jehovah’s Witnesses today still hold to the idea that Jehovah God will destroy this world at any time, they do not attach a date to this belief, but work to maintain a perpetual state of readiness for the “end” to come at any time. Continue reading “Questions to Ask Jehovah’s Witnesses When they Knock on Your Door”

Dialogue 5b: Is Hell Real and the Human Soul Immortal?

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bullets CHRISTIAN CONVERSATIONS WITH JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES—Biblical Answers To Questions Jehovah’s Witnesses Ask

(WDGR Lesson 11: “Beliefs and Customs That Displease God”)

(CONTINUED FROM A PREVIOUS DIALOGUE)

KAREN:  Cindy, last week in our study of the Watchtower brochure What Does God Require of Us?, we discussed “Beliefs and Customs That Displease God” and talked about the Jehovah’s Witness belief that God will annihilate the wicked instead of tormenting them in a fiery hell.  You asked how I could believe in a loving God who would torment people forever, and I explained that God would neither be loving or righteous to give a viciously wicked person like Hitler the exact same punishment of annihilation that He would give to someone who never murdered a single person but simply rejected Christ’s sacrifice for eternal life. Continue reading “Dialogue 5b: Is Hell Real and the Human Soul Immortal?”

Dialogue 5a: Is Hell Real and the Human Soul Immortal?

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(WDGR Lesson 11: “Beliefs and Customs That Displease God”)

Are the dead unconscious in the grave or are wicked souls tormented in a fiery hell?  When the Bible uses the term “eternal destruction” to refer to the punishment of the wicked, does it mean annihilation? What about the human soul? Does it live on in eternity?

KAREN:  Cindy, we’ve been reading the section on “Beliefs and Customs That Displease God” in the Watchtower brochure What Does God Require of Us?, and it says: “The dead cannot do anything or feel anything. …The soul dies; it does not live on after death.”1.But I don’t understand how this can be the case.  Doesn’t the Bible say at Matthew 25:46: “These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life”?2.  If the dead are completely unconscious and cannot feel anything, how can the righteous dead enjoy “eternal life” while the wicked endure “eternal punishment”? Continue reading “Dialogue 5a: Is Hell Real and the Human Soul Immortal?”