How Jehovah Witness are different from Christianity?
Are Jehovah’s Witnesses Christians?
Jehovah’s Witnesses are Christians. Because Jehovah’s Witnesses follow closely what Jesus Christ was teaching. And try to imitate Jesus.
If Christianity means a religion based on the person and teachings of Jesus Christ or the beliefs and life of Jesus Christ, Jehovah’s Witnesses practice Christianity. But in a number of ways, Jehovah’s Witnesses are different from other religious groups that are called Christian.
Why are Jehovah’s Witnesses different from other religions?
Jehovah’s Witnesses are different from other religious groups that are called Christian in a number of ways. Because Jehovah’s Witnesses believe and teach what the Bible teaches.
Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t believe in the Trinity
For example, the Bible teaches, that Jesus Christ is the son of God and not part of a Trinity. Jesus himself clearly stated, that God is one: “(Mark 12:29) Jesus answered: “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel, Jehovah our God is one Jehovah,”
Jehovah’s Witnesses are different from other religions: don’t believe that the soul is immortal
Another difference between Jehovah’s Witnesses and other religious groups that are called Christians is, that Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe that the soul is immortal. This is clearly shown in the Bible: “(Ezekiel 18:4) Look! All the souls—to me they belong. As the soul of the father so also the soul of the son—to me they belong. The soul who sins is the one who will die.”
Jehovah’s Witnesses are different from religions which believe in everlasting hell
Jehovah’s Witnesses are also different from other religious groups, which believe in everlasting hell. Because Jehovah’s Witnesses discovered in the Bible, that the teaching of an everlasting hell is wrong. We can read for example in God’s word, the Bible : “(Ecclesiastes 9:5) For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing at all, nor do they have any more reward, because all memory of them is forgotten.”
“(Ecclesiastes 9:10) Whatever your hand finds to do, do with all your might, for there is no work nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom in the Grave, where you are going.”
How Jehovah’s Witnesses are different: religious titles
Also, Jehovah’s Witnesses are different to other religions which are called Christian in the use of religious titles. Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t believe, that there is any basis in the holy Scriptures, for the use of religious titles for those taking the lead in religious activities. Which elevate them above others. Because Jesus Christ himself told his followers: “(Matthew 23:8-10) But you, do not you be called Rabbi, for one is your Teacher, and all of you are brothers. 9 Moreover, do not call anyone your father on earth, for one is your Father, the heavenly One. 10 Neither be called leaders, for your Leader is one, the Christ.”