Friday, January 9, 2009

What Jehovah's Witnesses Believe

The Almighty God has a name which is Jehovah. (Exodus 3:15; 6:3) Jehovah is our Father. (Isaiah 63:16; 64:8) When the Bible says “LORD” in all capital letters, that is a replacement for the name Jehovah. We call upon Jehovah’s name because that is the name upon which men are saved out of certain distressful and dangerous situations. (Joel 2:32) We are made in God’s image, His likeness, having His qualities.-Genesis 1:26

"God is a spirit." (John 4:24; 2 Corinthians 3:17) He is a God of love and cares about you deeply. (1 John 4:16; 1 Peter 5:6, 7) He gave us His inspired Word, the Bible, to live by, thus finding the greatest happiness. (2 Timothy 3:16, 17) He also sent His son, Jesus Christ, to die for us so that we could live forever. When we repent in the name of Jesus we will be saved.-John 3:16, 36

God has given us the Scriptures to apply in our lives so that we may get to know Him. He is a loving, merciful God who created the universe. (Exodus 34:6, 7; Genesis 1:1) His Word is a guidebook on how to live our lives.-Romans 15:4

At one time, we were separated from God due to sin which we inherited from "the first man Adam" but through the death of His son we can now become "reconciled to God." (Romans 5:8-12; 1 Corinthians 15:22) One thing that should always be remembered is that although there is much suffering in this life, God is never the cause of your suffering. The chief causes of your suffering are the role Satan plays in this world, "time and chance", and our own sinful tendencies. (1 John 5:19; Ecclesiastes 9:11; Genesis 6:5) It hurts Jehovah when bad things happen. (Psalm 78:41) One day, however, He is going to undo all the evil and badness in the world. (Proverbs 2:22; Revelation 20:10, 14) At that time, God has planned for man to live on a perfected Earth forever, restoring it to its beauty in the Garden of Eden.-Psalm 37:11, 29

Of course, there are things that we must do to remain here. We do not just get a free ride. We first have to learn about God and Jesus. This is best done by consulting God’s Word of Truth. (John 17:3, 17) God wants everyone to turn around and come to know Him. Therefore, He has allowed this wicked world to continue so that others have time to be saved. (2 Peter 3:9) But one day it will all be over and God will surely reward us for our faithfulness.-Revelation 21:4

For Further Reading
Official Website of Jehovah's Witnesses
Jehovah's Witnesses--Who Are They? What Do They Believe?