jehovah witnesses believes

jehovah witnesses believes
Question from Ndidi on 7/1/2008:

What do the Jehovah witnesses believe in that we catholics do no agree with, and what role does Jesus play in their believes.

Please do also have articles on this topic.Thanks
Answer by David Gregson on 8/18/2008:

Here are some articles on Jehovah's Witnesses in our Document Library:

The God of the Jehovah's Witnesses

History and Techniques of the Jehovah's Witnesses

Incredible Creed of the Jehovah's Witnesses


  1. If you want to know about Jehovah's Witnesses, there are some very good articles on You can read for hours.

    As a JW I can say that the last time I checked, the articles were fair and comprehensive.

    Also, you may want to check "straight from the horses mouth" at

    Just as Jesus was, JWs are misrepresented by almost everyone, sometimes through ignorance perpetuated...sometimes with malicious intent.

    Check it out... JWs obviously know what they believe, and it is on their website ... you can follow the links for days.

    Everybody is exceptions, so is probably a good source for LESS unbiased info.


  2. Well said, Tom!

  3. Psalm 83:18 (King James Version) 18That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.
    Now notice the change:
    Psalm 83:18 (New King James Version) 18 That they may know that You, whose name alone is the LORD, Are the Most High over all the earth.
    Can it be that the Catholic Church has actually done what is condemned by God’s word the Holy Bible? See the verses below and decide for yourself.

    Deuteronomy 4:2 (New King James Version)2 You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
    Revelation 22:18
    18 For[a] I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add[b] to him the plagues that are written in this book;
    And since when is the title “Lord” an acceptable substitute for the personal name of God? That would be like calling every female “Woman” as her name.
    Below are some interesting facts about whether the early Christians used YHWH and recorded it in the earliest known manuscripts of the Bible:
    Jerome, in the fourth century, wrote: “Matthew, who is also Levi, and who from a publican came to be an apostle, first of all composed a Gospel of Christ in Judaea in the Hebrew language and characters for the benefit of those of the circumcision who had believed.” (De viris inlustribus, chap. III) This Gospel includes 11 direct quotations of portions of the Hebrew Scriptures where the Tetragrammaton is found. There is no reason to believe that Matthew did not quote the passages as they were written in the Hebrew text from which he quoted.
    Other inspired writers who contributed to the contents of the Christian Greek Scriptures quoted hundreds of passages from the Septuagint, a translation of the Hebrew Scriptures into Greek. Many of these passages included the Hebrew Tetragrammaton right in the Greek text of early copies of the Septuagint. In harmony with Jesus’ own attitude regarding his Father’s name, Jesus’ disciples would have retained that name in those quotations.—Compare John 17:6, 26.
    In Journal of Biblical Literature, George Howard of the University of Georgia wrote: “We know for a fact that Greek-speaking Jews continued to write יהוה within their Greek Scriptures. Moreover, it is most unlikely that early conservative Greek-speaking Jewish Christians varied from this practice. Although in secondary references to God they probably used the words [God] and [Lord], it would have been extremely unusual for them to have dismissed the Tetragram from the biblical text itself. . . . Since the Tetragram was still written in the copies of the Greek Bible which made up the Scriptures of the early church, it is reasonable to believe that the N[ew] T[estament] writers, when quoting from Scripture, preserved the Tetragram within the biblical text. . . . But when it was removed from the Greek O[ld] T[estament], it was also removed from the quotations of the O[ld] T[estament] in the N[ew] T[estament]. Thus somewhere around the beginning of the second century the use of surrogates [substitutes] must have crowded out the Tetragram in both Testaments.”—Vol. 96, No. 1, March 1977, pp. 76, 77.
    And finally, more Scriptural food for thought:
    John 17:26: “[Jesus prayed to his Father:] I have made your name known to them [his followers] and will make it known, in order that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in union with them.”
    Acts 15:14: “Symeon has related thoroughly how God for the first time turned his attention to the nations to take out of them a people for his name.”

    Could someone please offer a plausible explanation for why the Catholic Church and other mainline churches refuse to use the personal name of God, even if they must pronounce it YHWH?

  4. I agree. Well said. I find it amazing that our "creed" is considered weird & unusual. It's actually closer to what the Bible teaches than any creed of any other religion. How ironic. Again, like in Christ's day on earth, the religious leaders aren't giving their people spiritually nourishing food. Sad but true.