Are Jehovah’s Witnesses REALLY “His” Witnesses?

anne marieAre Jehovah’s Witnesses REALLY “His” Witnesses??
Are They Even “True Christians”??

“Jehovah’s” witnesses are NOT His “witnesses” in any way, shape or form, (or by any stretch of the imagination), because they follow a man-made organization instead of truly following and being a “witness” for Jehovah God, who requires us to “Listen to His Son.” And what does His Son say? His Son, Jesus Christ, tells us to COME TO HIM and to FOLLOW HIM. -Matthew 11:29-30; Luke 9:35; Luke 9:23 NWT Continue reading “Are Jehovah’s Witnesses REALLY “His” Witnesses?”

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Emotional blackmail, part of the faith of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Most Jehovah’s Witnesses live in fear. They feel the obligation to perform, knowing that their every move is under constant scrutiny to determine if they are “worthy enough” for acceptance among the brothers and sisters in the congregation.  Meeting preparations, door-to-door field service, needing to put in enough hours and conduct enough studies to qualify for special privileges, every minute of a Jehovah’s Witnesses life becomes legislated by the Watchtower organization as they strive to perform to its every rule and standard. Continue reading “Emotional blackmail, part of the faith of Jehovah’s Witnesses”

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Know the Truth Make Sure Ministries Workbook

Know the Truth – Make Sure Ministries Workbook Helping Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Todd and Betty Ellis were saved out of the Jehovah’s Witness Watchtower organization in December 1981.  Since that time, they have been actively sharing their testimonies and have helped countless Jehovah’s Witnesses leave the Watchtower to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This workbook is a compilation of Bible Study lessons that Todd and Betty developed to disciple Jehovah’s Witnesses out of the Watchtower in Biblical Christianity. Continue reading “Know the Truth Make Sure Ministries Workbook”

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Once Saved, Are We Always Saved?

ONCE SAVED, ARE WE ALWAYS SAVED? —If we are Saved by Grace, do our works keep us saved?

“I have a question about the doctrine of ‘Once Saved Always Saved.’  Several of my friends believe in this teaching, but I have a hard time believing that a person who gets saved and willfully continues to practice sin is still saved.  Do you think that it is possible for a person like this to lose his salvation if he continues in a pattern of sin?”

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Who Am I? According to God

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WHO AM I? …ACCORDING TO GOD 

Your behavior is motivated by what you believe.  Once you embrace your true identity in Christ by trusting what Jesus did for you and who God says you are your behavior will begin to reflect your new identity.  The following list is taken from “Living Free in Christ” by Neil Anderson. *

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Understanding Grace

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UNDERSTANDING GRACE—What is it all about?

What is grace?  We read, discuss, and even sing about it; but do we truly comprehend and apply it in our lives?  Hebrews 12:15 states that one can come “short of the grace of God,” and the result of “coming short” leads to a “root of bitterness” in the heart.  Therefore, it is of utmost importance that we truly understand the depth of God’s grace and learn how to implement it in our lives.

Strong’s Concordance describes the Greek word for “grace” (charis) as: “the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life.” 1. When writing about his “thorn in the flesh”, the apostle Paul illustrated God’s grace by relating the following experience: Continue reading “Understanding Grace”

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Is Water Baptism essential for Salvation?

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IS WATER BAPTISM ESSENTIAL FOR SALVATION?

Some religious groups that claim to be Christian, including Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses, teach that in addition to professing faith in Jesus Christ, one must also be physically baptized for salvation.

This belief, also called “baptismal regeneration,” forms the basis for a works plus faith doctrine that requires physical water baptism to be performed upon a new convert by authorized personnel within the religious institution before members consider the convert “saved.” There are several problems with this belief. First of all, when Scripture expounds on the salvation process, rarely is physical water baptism even mentioned. Instead, emphasis is given to faith (belief/trust) in Jesus Christ’s death, burial and resurrection and repentance (confessing and turning away from sin) to make Jesus Christ Lord and Savior. Secondly, as the following Scriptures explain, salvation is said to be “by faith” alone, apart from the works of human righteousness. Notice that baptism is not even mentioned in any of these verses: Continue reading “Is Water Baptism essential for Salvation?”

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BIBLICAL HERMENEUTICS: How to study and interpret the Bible

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BIBLICAL HERMENEUTICS: How to study and interpret the Bible

1. Basic Principles

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What is the Trinity? From where did this doctrine originate?

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WHAT IS THE TRINITY?  From Where Did This Doctrine Originate?

The Trinity Doctrine is the belief that the three Divine Persons mentioned in the Bible — the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit— are one God. They are distinct in their Personhoods, yet they maintain unity of substance as the one true God. The best definition of the Trinity can be found in the Athanasian Creed that was codified by the Church in the fourth century.

THE CREED OF ATHANASIUS (Excerpts): 

“…we worship one God in Trinity and Trinity in Unity. Neither confounding the Persons, nor dividing the Substance. For there is one Person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Ghost. But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Ghost is all One, the Glory Equal, the Majesty Co-Eternal. Such as the Father is, such is the Son, and such is the Holy Ghost. The Father Uncreate, the Son Uncreate, and the Holy Ghost Uncreate. …The Father Eternal, the Son Eternal, and the Holy Ghost Eternal and yet they are not Three Eternals but One Eternal. As also there are not Three Uncreated, nor Three Incomprehensibles, but One Uncreated, and One Uncomprehensible. So likewise the Father is Almighty, the Son Almighty, and the Holy Ghost Almighty. And yet they are not Three Almighties but One Almighty. Continue reading “What is the Trinity? From where did this doctrine originate?”

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“Whosoever Lives and Believes in Me Shall Never Die. Do you believe this?” – A John 11 Testimony

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John 11 “Whosoever Lives and Believes in Me Shall Never Die. Do you believe this?”

JulieLast month while reading the story of Lazarus from John 11, I gained some insights on unanswered prayers and shared them in a post on our Colo Spgs and Worldwide Ex-Jehovah’s Witness Internet Meetup Message Board http://www.meetup.com/exjw-worldwide/. A discussion ensued but one of our members ended up giving us such an encouraging testimony within that thread I just had to share it here! This is what she wrote:

Actually, the story of Lazarus has a lot of meaning for me personally.

When I was in the Jehovah’s Witness organization, I was out in the ministry one day and the woman I was with used Jn 11:25 & 26 with a person we were calling on. She got to the part where Jesus said, “Do you believe this?” And asked the person, do you believe this? It was kind of lost on the householder but the words kept going round in my mind. Continue reading ““Whosoever Lives and Believes in Me Shall Never Die. Do you believe this?” – A John 11 Testimony”

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I Prayed To Receive Jesus. What Now?

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I PRAYED TO RECEIVE JESUS. WHAT NOW? — Should I Join a Church? How Do I Know God’s Will and Avoid Satan’s Deceptions?

“I said the sample prayer on your website to accept Jesus into my heart and now I am wondering what am I suppose to do?  Does it matter which Christian church I attend (Methodist, Lutheran, Pentecostal, etc.)?  Does it matter if I choose not to attend any and simply read and study the Bible and pray daily without attending any Sunday services?  How do I know if answers to my prayers are coming from God or Satan?  Can Satan imitate feelings of peace? I did not feel any different after saying the suggested sample prayer on your website.  I have received answers to prayers where I have heard an exact answer and then felt a feeling of peace and knew the answer I received. For example, one time I was trying to decide if I should stay where I was living at or move and I just felt very unsettled about the whole thing.  I prayed for days about it and after a few days I heard the words in my mind ‘you should stay,’ and then I felt peace and it was not even a question about whether or not I should stay or leave — I was staying.  So, I do believe in the power of prayer and I do believe in God and in his Son Jesus Christ.  I believe Christ atoned for our sins and I believe God loves us very much.  That much I do know. Everything else I am just really confused about.”

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SALVATION – What is required to have eternal life?

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SALVATION – What is required to have eternal life?

Why live any longer in the uncertainty of whether you will be acceptable to God when you die? The Gospel (Good News) message of Jesus Christ is simple because God LOVES you! He LONGS for you and He wants to spend eternity with you! But before you can be clean enough to enter into God’s presence, you must have your sins (impure attitudes, actions and thoughts) dealt with. If you want to be “saved” from the penalty of your sins (unrighteous deeds) so that you can live forever with God, follow these five steps and pray (from your heart) the suggested prayer at the end. Remember, the words are not important. It is your heart that God is listening to: Continue reading “SALVATION – What is required to have eternal life?”

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