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I stumbled across Allexperts and wanted to ask a Jehovah Witness a question but the site gave Derrick Holland has a reference in my search. After writing him he didn't say he wasn't a Jehovah Witness but admitted to being a Baptist. I was taken back and felt a little deceived. Hopefully Allepxerts will consider and correct putting someone who represents a different religion in the correct category.

My question is for a Jehovah's Witness: I started to study the Bible with two Sisters and I am learning more than I have ever did before. How do you know it's the truth?  My family wants me to stop but I want to keep learning. Husband doesn't care but I feel he is embarrassed because he doesn't believe in God.

Thank you for your help.
Pamela

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Hello Pamela and thank you for writing,

All Experts permits ones who are Critics of Jehovah's Witnesses to be on here instead of on the Critics of Jehovah's Witnesses page that is set up for that very purpose.

You are to be commended for studying and I urge you to continue.  Do not stop learning about Jehovah God.  He is our creator and our life giver.  He sent his Son Jesus Christ to die so that we may live, so that we can have our sins forgiven, so that we can approach him in prayer and have the prospect of everlasting life.  

Satan is against Jehovah, since Satan is the god of this system of things at this present time, (2 Cor. 4:4) he is doing all he can to lead people away from Jehovah.  His influence on people and lies on God are tantamount. (1 Peter 5:8)

How do you know if it's the truth?  Very simple my dear, by comparing what is being taught by what the Bible says.  The Bible is the answer and the fact that you are studying, you know that the book What Does the Bible Really Teach is filled with scriptures upon scriptures proving that everything that is in that book is not mere words from men or doctrines of men, but are backed up by the Bible.  

God is in no way a mystery or confusing.  He wants us to learn about him and is why he had the Bible penned, not by angels but by men, so that we can relate to his message or letter to us.  

It's important to obey God as ruler rather than men, if you want to live.

Acts 5:27-29 "So they brought them and stood them before the San′he·drin. Then the high priest questioned them 28 and said: “We strictly ordered you not to keep teaching on the basis of this name, and yet look! you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and you are determined to bring the blood of this man upon us.” 29 In answer Peter and the other apostles said: “We must obey God as ruler rather than men."

Because no matter how many or what people say today, Jehovah is the only true and living God. (John 17:3) Get to know him, as you learn from your Bible studies your love and faith for and in him will grow.   There's a lot of misconceptions and outright lies about Jehovah's Witnesses, but that is because Satan is behind it all.  He's God's archenemy and anyone who wants to draw close to God.  But what you have to remember is that Jehovah is more powerful than Satan, but we as humans are not more powerful than Satan.  So we must rely on Jehovah for strength and courage in serving him.  Prayer is very important, we pray to Jehovah through Jesus Christ or in the name of Jesus.  As Jesus is the means Jehovah is using for our salvation.  

My suggestion would be to continue your studies, continue to learn about Jehovah and the wonderful promises he has in store for mankind.  Draw close to God and he will draw close to you (James 4:8)

Do you attend our meetings at the Kingdom Hall?  I suggest you go because there is a wealth of information to learn there.  It's open to the public and no collections are taken.  I'm sure the two Sisters you study with would be more than happy to take you or welcome you.


I'll also include some articles for you to read:


Is There One True Religion?

http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102008081



How Can You Recognize True Worship?

http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2011568



Religion

http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102014246


Let me know if you have more questions, or your Bible study conductors can answer as well.


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I can answer questions related to Jehovah's Witnesses and the Bible. I love learning the truth from the Bible and helping others to learn that truth as well. I don't know everything but will answer from the Bible, I like to use illustrations as well to help a person relate to what is being said. The Bible has the last say so over any person.

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I am an active baptized Jehovah's Witness and Jehovah is Almighty God,(Ps. 83:18) and his Son Jesus Christ died so that everyone exercising faith in him may not be destroyed but have everlasting life. (John 3:16). I support my fellow Witnesses on this board who are real, and Jehovah's worldwide visible organization, including the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses. As God is not a God of disorder, and there could not be order if there were not ones to take the lead. Taking the lead and having a leader is not the same, our leader is Jesus Christ, and in order to have unity and order, there has to be arrangements in place. As the first century Christians had, there were men taking the lead, (Acts 6:1-6) as with Moses, (Exodus 18:21) and in our day, in following with Bible truths, we do the same. When people twist that around to us worshiping men, it is just a straight out lie! Why would the Scripture at 1 Tim. 3:1-10, 12, 13 give the criteria for men reaching out for an office of overseer if that was not meant to be? (Phil 1:1, Acts 20:17, 28, Eph. 4:11, 12, 2 Cor. 3:4-6). If we were not supposed to have men who take the lead, why was this scripture penned? James 5:14-15 "Is there anyone sick among YOU? Let him call the older men of the congregation to [him], and let them pray over him, greasing [him] with oil in the name of Jehovah. 15 And the prayer of faith will make the indisposed one well, and Jehovah will raise him up. Also, if he has committed sins, it will be forgiven him."

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If you have legit questions and want to know the truth, please ask, but if you are here to spread your lies and twists of the scriptures or get your falsehoods out, you may get rejected! The truth is from the Bible, if what you say does not harmonize with the Bible then what you say is wrong! Context and other scriptures help determine scriptures that may stump us, let scripture interpret scripture. The Bible does not contradict itself, so if what you are being taught or if what you are teaching makes it seem like the Bible is contradictory, remember it's not the Bible it's the man-made teaching! Doctrines of men! Mark 7:6, 7 "He said to them: “Isaiah aptly prophesied about YOU hypocrites, as it is written, ‘This people honor me with [their] lips, but their hearts are far removed from me. 7 It is in vain that they keep worshiping me, because they teach as doctrines commands of men." (also Romans 10:2, 3)

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Matthew 24:14 says "And this good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come." We are doing that today, we are living in times of Bible Prophecy and as a Jehovah's Witness, we have the privilege to be apart of a prophecy spoken by Jesus himself! The good news of the Kingdom. Ask yourself, what kingdom? then read Daniel 2:44! It's a real government. Take heed now! Listening to men over God will mean your life.(Prov 3:5,6, Ps. 146:3) A lie will never become truth, No matter how long or how many people say it or speak it. Learn what the Bible really teaches, seek out Jehovah's ways, serving God in truth is only acceptable to him,(John 4:23, 24) you can not be serving God acceptably if what you believe is a lie! Pray for understanding and ask Jehovah to search your heart and draw you! (John 6:44, 65) Now is the time to be with the people who are called by Jehovah's name! (Acts 15:14, 17, Isa. 43:7, 10, Zech 8:23)

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