Jehovah`s Witness/How are JWs any different?


In my search for truth I have noticed that all major religions look to man. Whether it be the Catholics and the Pope, the Protestants and their pastors, the Muslims and their Imams, the Mormons and Joseph Smith and their Apostles, or the Hindus and their Gurus, they all have man to look to for the truth. How are the Jehovah's Witnesses any different since they have the Governing Body?
     Jeremiah 17:5 This is what Jehovah has said: “Cursed is the able‐bodied man who puts his trust in earthling man and actually makes flesh his arm, and whose heart turns away from Jehovah himself. Does this verse not apply?
     If you guys have the truth I want to know it, so can you please show me how you are different in this area?          Thanks, Mark

Hello Mark

Thank's for writing

Sorry for the delay in answering your question

The problem is you're making the assumption that having men to take the lead in spiritual matters, means that you can't have the truth, isn't that what this comment here means

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Yet this doesn't define whether you have the truth or not. This is how you can tell if you have the truth

John 17:

3 "This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ"

1 John 4 "Beloved ones, do not believe every inspired expression, but test the inspired expressions to see whether they originate with God"

So what this is telling us is basically . If your teachings are correct from the bible you have the truth. It's really that simple.

There are many Bible teachings we need to follow. Here's just one

Heb 13:

17 "Be obedient to those who are taking the lead among YOU and be submissive"

So what is this telling us?? It's telling us that there are men who take the lead among God's true worshippers. That's a bible teaching.

There where those in the Bible times who did exactly the same, the Apostle Paul for example.

So what about this verse

Jer 17:

5 " This is what Jehovah has said: “Cursed is the able-bodied man who puts his trust in earthling man and actually makes flesh his arm, and whose heart turns away from Jehovah himself"

There's two or three points I could make here but with regard the theme of your question this is the point.

This would apply if it came to following men away from worship of Jehovah. If the men taking the lead in the christian congregation began turning away from Jehovah and teaching contrary to what the Bible say's we would not follow them in that because that would be utter stupidity. However as long as they're following Jehovah's teachings as we saw above there's no problem whatsoever in following their direction in fact that's what Jehovah expects

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I have many years of experience serving Jehovah . I have known Jehovah a long time and I have known his organization . I have been privileged to see great progress not only in my own personal relationship with my God and Father but within his organization. I am an avid reader of the bible and have been gifted by my Father with the indescribable privilege of being allowed to understand his own word.


The truth is all about scripture and logic. The two go hand in hand . There is not one bible verse that cannot be understood within the realms of human reasoning. Not one!! Why would it?? The bible is God's message to his creation . His creation who he made to understand things in a specific way. God is not stupid or unwise as to leave as a message then allow us to guess what it means or who he is. 1 Tim 2:3This is fine and acceptable in the sight of our Savior, God, 4whose will is that all sorts of people should be saved and come to an accurate knowledge of truth" Notice the expression "accurate knowledge".

The bible leaves signs of true christianity there are many. Jehovah's witnesses meet every single sign. One sign is the removal of false teachings that permeated the world soon after the apostles died. Jesus foretold this and he also foretold of the restoration of pure worship in the period known as the last days. The days we are currently living in. Jesus was a master of using illustrations he used an illustration to highlight this point Matt 13: "The Kingdom of the heavens may be likened to a man who sowed fine seed in his field. 25While men were sleeping, his enemy came and oversowed weeds in among the wheat and left. 26When the stalk sprouted and produced fruit, then the weeds also appeared. 27So the slaves of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow fine seed in your field? How, then, does it have weeds?’ 28He said to them, ‘An enemy, a man, did this.’ The slaves said to him, ‘Do you want us, then, to go out and collect them?’ 29He said, ‘No, for fear that while collecting the weeds, you uproot the wheat with them. 30Let both grow together until the harvest, and in the harvest season, I will tell the reapers: First collect the weeds and bind them in bundles to burn them up; then gather the wheat into my storehouse" Why did he speak in illustrations? Matt 13:10So the disciples came and said to him: “Why do you speak to them by the use of illustrations?” 11In reply he said: “To you it is granted to understand the sacred secrets of the Kingdom of the heavens, but to them it is not granted" The kingdom of the heavens is full of sacred secrets that Jesus reveals only to his followers. This privilege is open to all who are really willing to submit to God and his Christ in action not just in words. These are the ones God is looking for. Are you really one?? If so I encourage you to let Jehovah's witnesses show you what the Bible really teaches.

False religion is disgusting to God and to his true worshippers it is likened in the Bible to a harlot Rev 17:"I will show you the judgment upon the great harlot who sits on many waters, 2with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, whereas those who inhabit the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication" Whereas the bride of Christ is likened to a virgin Rev 14: 4"These are the ones who did not defile themselves with women; in fact, they are virgins" These are both used as spiritual terms here and show the importance of pure and clean worship for God's people.

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