Christianity is unique in the sense that it teaches that those who put their belief and faith in Christ alone enjoy eternal communion with God in Heaven. However, for those that choose to reject God’s gracious gift given in Jesus Christ there waits an eternal separation from God and torment in a place called hell. The Jehovah stance on this is that most people will go to some sort of heaven. The 144,000 “elect” will reign with Christ in heaven, while most other JW’s will live on a glorified paradise earth. The only other option involves annihilation of those that choose to reject Jehovah. Somewhat different than what our Bible reports, huh?
1. How do you reconcile the fact that people believe that the Jehovah’s Witness religion is just another facet of Christianity? How would you combat that idea having worked through the Scriptures this week?
2. Do you believe the JW religion is a cult? Why or why not? What is your evidence for your answer?
Challenge: Look up the word “cult” in the dictionary. Webster uses the word “spurious” to describe it. Check that out as well. Be on the lookout for lies wrapped in the skin of the truth. Read 2 Corinthians 11:1-14 and see what it says about a counterfeit Jesus.
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