By Thomas King
Brother Theodore Shoebat has done 2 excellent videos regarding the sinister nature of the Jehovah’s Witnesses a.k.a Watchtower Society. To follow up to this, I wish to list with some Scriptural reasons, why Jehovah’s Witnesses (wrongly named) should be opposed and be treated as a heretical and dangerous cult.
- Denial of the Deity of Christ and denial of the Trinity
This should have been the first point of call to any right minded Christian to oppose a heretical organisation. Denial of the Triune God and also denial of the Deity of Christ in the process is a grave heresy that will cause one to go to hell and die in their sins. (John 8:24). Watchtower publications abound with their denial of this elementary doctrine of the Christian Faith, full of distortions of Scripture based on their humanist, secularist minded logic. To make matters worse, they already use a distorted perversion of Scripture that is not even a translation, namely, the New World Translation. It is already bad enough that there are a plethora of modern versions that eliminate key verses of Holy Scripture as well as remove or change key words, most of which pertain to either the Trinity, the Deity of Christ, His Virgin birth, and so forth. This adds further blasphemy on blasphemy and mutilation. [Hence the key reason for me and many other Christians to stick to the old King James Bible (with the Apocrypha/Deuterocanonicals), as once all the churches were doing]. This is evident in their deliberate rendition of John 1:1, whereby instead of saying correctly: “The Word was God”, they have “the Word was a god”. This deliberate distortion came about because of a spiritist Johannes Greber, who was using an devils to distort the Scripture, and the Watchtower took advantage of this for their own evil ends! [Note: St. Irenaeus of Lyons knew what the correct reading was and confirmed it and supported the Orthodox doctrine of the Deity of Christ and the Trinity. See Against Heresies, Book I, ch. 8, section 5)
For the sake of clarification, there are some verses that need to be highlighted as clear proof of Christ as God/Jehovah/Yahweh and also clear statements from Jehovah Himself being the Trinity.
“Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.” (John 8:58) [Note: Christ identifies with the name of Yahweh/Jehovah in Exodus 3:14. The perverted New World Translation changes the wording for both to deliberately remove the connection by saying “I WILL BE WHO I WILL BE” in Exodus 3:14, and “I have been” in John 8:58. Clearly Christ was claiming to be Jehovah/Yahweh by using that name and furthermore, the Jews sought to stone Him for this accusing Him of blasphemy, as evidenced in the following verse].
“ I and my Father are one.
 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?
 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.
 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
 Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand (John 10:30-39)
This passage is one of the clearest proofs from Christ Himself pertaining to His Deity. The sad thing is that Jehovah’s Witnesses, misuse that passage to try and assert that Christ was denying His deity and was merely saying that he was “a god” like the judges. Nothing could be further from the truth. A careful examination of these passages will reveal what the true intent was. First thing to note is that the Jews still sought to kill Him on account of blasphemy even after this (v39). Secondly, Christ quotes from the Psalms regarding the judges of Israel “I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.” (Psalm 82:6). Notice also the next verse following regarding the judges of Israel. “But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.” (Psalm 82:7). The judges of Israel were “gods” since they represented God and reflected God to the children of Israel in their authority. Hence elsewhere, the children of Israel are commanded in relation to the judges “Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people.” (Exodus 22:28). Notwithstanding, Christ by quoting from such passages, was showing the fallacy of the Jews’ thinking, namely, that they had no problems accepting the judges of Israel being called “gods” but when the Son of God (which is also a title of Deity in and of itself. See John 5:18) comes and declares actual Deity, they object strongly. What irony! (This is something that St. John Chrysostom in his Homily on the Gospel of John notes strongly). The last thing that must be noted, is that Christ continually calls on the Jews to believe upon Him through His works as well as His claims, hence Christ was affirming His Deity strongly, and the Jews knew it and thus sought to kill Him.
 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; (Colossians 1:14-19)
This is one of the clearest passages denoting Christ as the Creator of all things in both heaven and earth. Despite this, the Jehovah’s Witnesses due to their brainwashing, try to deny Christ’s deity even here by the misuse of one phrase: “the firstborn of every creature”. This phrase is also misused by other Arian heretics for the same purpose of denial. However, the study of the passage will clearly reveal that such is not the case at all. Firstly, the word “firstborn” does not mean “first-created”, and there are 2 different Greek words for those terms (“protokos” for the former and “protokisis” for the latter. This passage uses “protokos”). Secondly, the term “firstborn” has been used elsewhere as a matter of authority in the family as well as favour. A good example of this is in Genesis when Jacob gives Joseph the rights of a firstborn son as is evidenced by the multi-coloured coat given to him and also the blessings he bestows on him. The other clearest note is that God Himself calls David “firstborn” to indicate His favour upon him, even though clearly David was not the actual firstborn son in his household. “Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.” (Psalm 89:27). In the like manner, so too is Christ termed firstborn, to indicate His authority over the whole of creation, and also to denote Him as Creator. This is evidenced in the rest of that passage stating that He was the One that made all things on earth, whether visible or invisible. Something that needs to be asked the Jehovah’s Witness is this: “Jehovah states clearly that He alone makes all things and will not have anyone else to perform his creation. ‘Thus saith the Lord, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the Lord that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;’ (Isaiah 44:24). If that is the case, then if Jesus Christ is identified as being the Creator and cause of creation, what else can you honestly conclude about who Jesus Christ really is?” [Note: Even in v14, the words “through his blood” has been removed by the New World Translation and the modern versions, thus trampling the blood of Christ underfoot. Another reason to stick to the King James Bible!]
“Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent me.” (Isaiah 48:16)
“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” (I John 5:7)
Here we have the clearest declarations from Jehovah Himself as being a Trinity. In the passage in Isaiah, the speaker is clearly Jehovah, who then goes on to state that: “the Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent me.” Who are the identities of the persons? I John 5:7 gives the clearest answer to this, as: “Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” Notice that both the New World Translation and the modern versions remove these words from I John 5:7 altogether, using the poor argument of “earliest manuscripts do not contain the verse”. Who would want to remove this verse altogether, God or Satan? In addition, if you remove this verse in the Greek, you have a grammatical monstrosity in the Greek, namely, 2 male nouns and 1 neuter noun, that cannot match the 1 neuter and 2 feminine nouns in the following verse. Confirmation of this is found in the dissertation of St. Gregory Nazianzus in discussing the grammatical reasons behind it in the Greek as well as Tertullian, a 3rd century Christian apologist and Father, quoting it against Praexas. St. Jerome, despite not always using the Byzantine Greek text in translating the New Testament, realises the grammatical value in retaining the words in this verse and thus does so in the Vulgate.
“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” (I Timothy 3:16)
This verse is one of the clearest that Christ is 100% God in the flesh. The New World Translation and other versions, remove the word “God”, and put “He” or “Who” to make it vaguer. Nevertheless, the testimony of many Fathers on this is clear. St. Ignatius of Antioch (1stCentury) actually quotes the words “God was manifest in the flesh” in his Epistle to the Ephesians (Chapter 7 and Chapter 19). We also have the words of the Blessed Father St. John Chrysostom in his Homilies actually quoting the words and validating its truth.
“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;” (Apocalypse/Revelation 3:14)
This is another tactic used by the heretics to call Christ the first created based on the words “beginning of the creation of God”. Similarly to the distorted understanding of the word “firstborn”, the same is applied here to the word “beginning”. Christ is called the “beginning of the creation of God”, since He is the One who caused it to exist! It is similar to someone calling another person: “the beginning of my troubles” or “the beginning of my happiness”. When we use such an expression, we clearly identify the person as the cause or origin of either woe or happiness. Likewise with calling Christ “the beginning of the creation of God”. This is further confirmed in the actual Greek word “arche”, which is translated beginning, and also has a range of other meanings attached, which involve “being the head, the source, the origin, the chief of all.” That is where we get words in our English language from such as “architect”, “archbishop” and so on to denote clear superiority in a trade or profession. Furthermore, the word “beginning” is also applied to God the Father as much as it is used to apply to God the Son. “And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.” (Apocalypse/Revelation 21:6).
Enough said on this particular fundamental topic. There is more but for brevity, we have only discussed a small proportion of their distortion of Scripture here.
- Calling Christ “Michael the Archangel”
Watchtower adherents are constantly taught that our Lord Jesus Christ is really Michael the Archangel, and the most commonly used verse is I Thessalonians 4:16: “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:” As is typical of heretics, they isolate phrases at the expense of the context. The phrase that they will isolate is “voice of the archangel” to conclude that Christ is Michael the Archangel. However, what can be pointed to the heretics in such a verse, is that if “voice of the archangel” makes Him an “archangel”, then “trump of God” would make Him God! This is something they cannot accept! The context indicates that Christ comes in full glory as the Returning Judge, since He is God, and an archangel will announce that return as much as the trumpet will.
In addition, what must be pointed out to these heretics is that Michael the Archangel could not withstand Satan to the face due to his rank, and thus deferred to the higher rank, the Lord to rebuke him. (Jude 1:7). Such was not the case with our Lord Jesus Christ. He had no qualms rebuking and fighting with Satan and his devils in every case, whether it was in the temptation in the wilderness or in casting devils out of people. He even made it clear that He would be the one who could ruin Satan’s work altogether: “And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.” (Luke 10:18). Christ had no difficulty with confronting and defeating Satan and therefore, the argument by the heretics to refer to Christ as Michael the Archangel is fallacious. It is an invention which they originally inherited from the Seventh Day Adventist movement, which their founder, Charles Taze Russell was once associated with. Heresy breeds more heresy!
- Denial of the Holy Spirit’s personality and Deity
Charles Taze Russell and Judge Rutherford, the founders of the Watchtower Society, blasphemed against the Holy Ghost by denying the deity and personality of the Holy Ghost. (Matthew 12:31, 32). This is serious, since they have committed the unpardonable sin. What is worse, is that they have passed the results of it down to their followers. Whilst they have committed the unpardonable sin, it is possible for their followers to be saved, since they do so in ignorance, whilst they commit this sin through deliberation. The unpardonable sin is not a sin that happens overnight or on the spur of the moment, but rather after much deliberation, as was the case of the unbelieving Jewish religious leaders who accused Christ of being devil possessed. (Matthew 12:24, 25).
For the sake of those who have heard their blasphemies, I will refer to the fact that the Holy Spirit being the Comforter, is the One Who draws men to Christ as much as the Father does. (John 15:26). The Comforter is also the One Who convicts men and shows the world up for its evil, and therefore for someone to reject the Holy Spirit, is also to reject any chance of repentance towards Christ our God. (John 16:7-11). It is noteworthy that Ananias and Sapphira lied to the Holy Ghost and were told that they “hast not lied unto men, but unto God.” (Acts 5:4). The Holy Spirit is called “eternal Spirit” in Hebrews 9:14 that is the means of purging people from dead works unto Christ. The Holy Spirit can be grieved (Ephesians 4:30) and even does speak (Acts 13:2). Therefore, the Holy Spirit is clearly both God and a Person, hence the Watchtower Society is in grave error.
- Denial of the Cross and denying the physical Resurrection of Christ
Watchtower publications abound with illustrations that deny Christ being crucified on the cross and instead insisting that he was crucified on an upright stake. This is made even worse in their distorted New World Translation where they deliberately substitute the word “cross” with a “torture stake”. The worst of the situation is half quoting a Bible Dictionary in one of their publications to justify their deliberate error. To begin with, crucifixion on a cross was much more common than to crucify in an upright manner. But that is not all. You have the Apostle Thomas affirming that Christ was crucified with nails in his hands and not one nail for both hands as the Watchtower seeks to present. (John 20:25). You also have the Apostle Peter being confirmed to be crucified in a similar manner as a prophecy from our Lord. (John 21:18,19). This is clearly deliberate, since Satan hates the Cross of Christ since it spelt his defeat. The Blessed St. Paul even had this warning to give: “For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:” (Philippians 3:18). The biggest alibi used by the heretics to deny the Cross of Christ quite literally, is because of both St. Peter and St. Paul using the words “hanged on a tree” to refer to Christ in Acts 5:30, 10:39 and in Galatians 3:13. This is a laughable interpretation at best and blasphemous at worst. To hang on a tree does not dismiss crucifixion, since the cross is made from wood, which is thus to be made from a tree. Crucifixion is hanging on a tree and to be crucified was the worst thing for both Jews and Romans alike. For the Jews, it is considered a curse since to die on wood by any form of hanging, which includes crucifixion, is the same as being hung on a tree. (Deuteronomy 21: 22, 23). Hence the reason why St. Paul quotes this in Galatians 3:13 and St. Peter makes it as a damning statement to his fellow Jews in Acts 5:30 and Acts 10:39. For the Romans, this form of death, hanging on trees or wood of any form, which includes crucifixion, is considered the worst punishment reserved for non-Roman grave offenders. Thus, if anything, crucifixion via a cross is confirmation of hanging on a tree, and is historically considered a horrible way to die whichever way you look at it. For Jehovah’s Witnesses to deny the Cross literally and distort Scripture to suit their ends is tantamount to blasphemy and also reveals how historically ignorant they really are too. Only Satan would have such an aversion to the Cross like this.
To deny one aspect of the Truth of Christ always leads to another denial. Since the crucifixion via the cross is denied, it is not surprising to see the physical Resurrection of Christ denied by these heretics too. Watchtower publications and doctrine teach clearly that Christ did not rise in a physical body, but rose as a ghost and appeared in different disguises to his followers. The latter point is the most laughable of all, but it is worse that they conclude by denying the physical Resurrection of our Lord altogether. To address the latter first, the misused passages are when Christ appeared to Mary Magdelene in the Garden Tomb(John 20:11-18) and also to His followers at Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35), simply because they did not recognize Him straightaway. In regards to the first passage in question, Mary Magdelene was already weeping, and thus would have some excuse of not recognising straightaway. In addition to her bereaved state, she saw our Lord and perceived that He was a gardener. (John 21:14-16). Our Lord did not change form but rather, she did not recognise Him due to her state of bereavement and also because she was not looking properly at the time either. In regards to the second passage in question, the disciples there on the road to Emmaus simply did not recognise Him there and then for one simple reason: “But their eyes were holden that they should not know Him.” (Luke 24:16). Christ did not change His appearance or physical form, but rather in His sovereignty and mercy, He had their eyes withheld from recognising Him until the right time. Similar to these disciples, the rebuke of Christ to the Jehovah’s Witnesses is equally applicable: “O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken. Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?” (Luke 24:25, 26). In addition to this, Christ sat down and broke bread before them, which thus opened their eyes to Him. (Luke 24:30, 31) [Note: Christ was performing the Eucharist for these disciples].
As further testimony to His Resurrection being a physical body, albeit a glorified one nonetheless, Christ urges the disciples to touch Him, which includes Thomas (John 20:26, 27; Luke 24:38-40) and even requests food and eats broiled fish and honeycomb in front of them too. (Luke 24:41-43). Furthermore, you have Christ cooking for His disciples post Resurrection in John 21:9-14! What a humble God we serve! The Master of the Universe cooking for His disciples!
It is clear now that the Jehovah’s Witnesses denial of both the Cross and also the physical Resurrection of Christ is further proof of their heresies and their antichrist nature. The rebuke of St. Paul to the Corinthian Church is only fitting: “ But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:
 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.
 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:
 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. (I Corinthians 15:14-19)
We affirm with the Apostles and Saints: Christ was Crucified, Christ has Risen! Truly He is Risen and is Returning to Judge the Living and the Dead!
- Rejection of blood transfusions to the point of causing cruel death
Most commonly, it is heard from Jehovah’s Witnesses that “one must not eat blood” and therefore blood transfusions are considered forbidden, even if it means the death of their loved one. The most commonly cited verses are found in Leviticus 6:30, 7:26, 27; 10:18; 17:10-14; Deuteronomy 12:16, 23, 27 and in Acts 15:20, 29. As is common with heretics, they isolate phrases and take them out of context. “Eating of blood” and “abstaining from blood” are literally to do with actual eating via dietary means and also to do with pagan rituals whereby blood is literally eaten and drunk. This is what is practiced by Satanists and those who subscribe to the evil practice of vampirism. This is something that the children of Israel and the Church have clearly been forbidden from doing. Blood transfusions, which is a purely medical matter of emergency, not vampirism nor any actual eating of blood involved, has never been hinted at even once. Anyone who reads these passages carefully know full well that this eating of blood that is forbidden has nothing to do with medical matters nor even blood transfusions. It forbids dietary eating of blood as well as cannibalism and vampirism. Orthodox Jews, who are more observant of the Law than any Jehovah’s Witness put together, have absolutely no problem with accepting blood transfusions in order to save someone’s life. Furthermore, we must add, that if the Jehovah’s Witnesses are so concerned about ‘eating blood’ because of transfusions, then how is it that they are allowed to eat the actual fat of the animal, when the Law that forbids eating of blood also forbids eating of fat? This is found in this verse: “It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood.”(Numbers 3:17) Devout Orthodox Jews, who are the most arduous followers of the Law of Moses, clearly understand what this passage is about, and that is why in kashrut preparation of meat, blood is removed and cleaned out along with the actual fat of the animal’s body is removed and cut off. The same devout Orthodox Jews, who have read this in Hebrew many times over, have no qualms whatsoever in accepting blood transfusions, since clearly the passages are not discussing this medical matter but purely dietary and ritualistic as well as spiritual practices.
In addition, many lives have been sadly lost into a Christless eternity due to such false interpretation of Scripture. The leaders of the Watchtower Society have blood on their hands, quite literally. From personal experience, I have witnessed people who have been so traumatized by such distorted interpretations of Scripture to the point where it either cost them their loved ones or their faith in God, sometimes even both. Satan is using the Watchtower Society tremendously for both destroying souls for hell and destroying the lives and bodies of others.
- Rejection of eternal damnation and eternal bliss. Advocating annihilationism
In similar fashion to other heretics, particularly the heresy they originally emanated from, namely, The Seventh Day Adventists, Jehovah’s Witnesses reject any notion of damnation in hell and the lake of fire as well as paradise and heaven for the righteous, thus advocating both annihilationism and anarchy. Despite many clear uses of the word “hell” by our Lord Jesus Christ, and warnings of the lake of fire, these heretics go out of their way to spiritualize it and to use every attempt to deny the verity of the words of Christ. The disgusting distortions go from terming the words “Sheol”, “Hades” and “Gehenna” in the Greek as either being the grave or simply a defunct valley for burning rubbish. These are half truths at best and distortions at worst. Anyone who has studied Greek and Hebrew will be aware of the fuller use of these words and their applications, which go beyond just the mere grave or a rubbish tip. However, needless to say, most of the Jehovah’s Witnesses are truly ignorant of the biblical languages and the leaders play on that ignorance. Furthermore, anyone who is a serious Bible reader and student will be aware of how many times Christ alludes to eternal damnation even more than eternal bliss and even goes so far as to tell a true account, which the heretics allegorize again, of the rich man and Lazarus, one who went to hell and the other to Abraham’s bosom (paradise) respectively (Luke 16:19-31). The heretics go so far as to say that when Jesus told the repentant criminal in Luke 23:43 that he was going to be in paradise with him, He did not mean there and then on that day, but later on in the future at His return, thus making a mockery of our Lord’s promises! Theses heretics have even gone so far as to put the comma after the word “today” in their distorted New World Translation!
The worst is their attempts to argue for soul annihilation and soul sleep via their misuse of certain verses in the Old Testament, particularly Ecclesiastes 9:5 and Ezekiel 18:4. The context reveals clearly that annihilationism was not the intent. Ecclesiastes was written from the viewpoint of a struggling Solomon, who was debating between his earthly vanities and God, and thus has conflicting viewpoints, namely, the worldly and godless on one hand, to the godly and righteous on the other hand. Bearing that in mind, Solomon makes this statement. We should also ask the Jehovah’s Witness heretic: “If you really believe that, then do you believe in the next verse following (v6) which states that there is no further reward? If you do, then why do you even look forward to a resurrection as well, if as it says, ‘There is no further reward’?” Hence the context reveals otherwise than what the heretics teach. Ezekiel chapter 18 is a discussion of the righteous and the wicked as to how they are to be dealt with. The heretics simply stop at the words: “The soul that sinneth, he shall die”, and thus say that the wicked have no future hope of resurrection nor even eternal justice. The context clearly reveals otherwise, since Ezekiel 18 was talking about how God deals with the wicked and the just on earth, not in eternity. Furthermore, even if we are to accept the interpretation of the heretics of soul death, we could thus retort: “Since you believe that the soul that sins shall die, then you should have no problem accepting hell and the lake of fire as eternal damnation, since that is also described as a second death elsewhere in Holy Scripture. The joke is on you, heretic, since the wicked not only have a physical death to face, but also the spiritual death of damnation in hell and the lake of fire too!” The heretics do not realize that this verse and others is a 2 edged sword that will cut them too.
These heretics and others like them are modern day followers of the Sadducees. Let them be anathema (accursed)!
- Wrongly attempting to predict the Return of our Lord Jesus Christ and changing doctrines to save face
Embarrassing as it is for Jehovah’s Witnesses, yet their history abounds with failed attempts to predict when Christ will return. In the beginning, Charles Taze Russell argued that the pyramids in Egypt were a time clock for the rest of humanity to indicate the time the earth was to last in his “Studies in the Holy Scriptures”. From this, he erroneously predicted that Christ would return and bring the Battle of Armageddon in 1874. This failed miserably and he opted for 1914 thereafter. This again failed miserably. But it did not stop there, the Russellites (as they were originally called) then started to make more errant predictions in 1918 then 1925 and on various other dates. When they were officially known as the Jehovah’s Witnesses, under the leadership of Judge Rutherford, the blunders continued on various dates from 1935 all the way through even to 1975. To cover for this failure to predict correctly, the Jehovah’s Witnesses thus had a new doctrine that Christ returned “invisibly” in 1914 and had begun a new rule commencing in 1918. These doctrinal flip flops from the Watchtower Society continued to hold a sway over their deluded followers, who believed in their every word, no matter how many times it was proven wrong. Such is the nature of heretics, dictators and totalitarian religions and political movements.
Our Lord Jesus Christ warned about date setting for the actual day or year for His physical return to the point where He stated: “And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.” (Matthew 24:11) and also: “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” (Matthew 24:36). The following verses are applicable for these heretics and others like them:
“ Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
 Behold, I have told you before.
 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. (Matthew 24:23-26)
NOTE: Our Lord appears to deny knowledge of His Return, but bear in mind He uses the words: “Son of Man”, discussing His human estate in light of this. As the “Son of Man”, He allowed Himself to feel all the limits of human nature, from hunger, thirst, sleep and even death. He also allowed Himself at the time not to know certain things, this being one of them. This is in accord with Philippians 2:5-11, whereby He chose to lower Himself, despite being God. Nevertheless, He most certainly does know it now in not only His glorified state but also as God too. The heretics do not have an excuse. Christ our God is a humble God that chooses to suffer weakness for the salvation of humanity.
- Distorting the meaning behind the 144,000 in Revelation 7:3-8; 14:3, 4 to suit their devious doctrine of both annihilationism and elitism.
In typical manner as heretics, they also go about twisting the above passage to apply to an elite number of Jehovah’s Witnesses before 1931, thus sealing off any possibility of entry into heaven and thus everyone else must look forward to the earthly Kingdom. This doctrine is ridiculous at best and blasphemous and dishonest at worst. Anyone who honestly examines the Scriptures in question can see the following: 1) All the 144,000 are Jews/Israelites and clearly have a lineage to the 12 tribes of Israel. 2) The 144,000 are virgin males that have not defiled themselves with women or any other sexual sin either. Furthermore, this number is actually meant for a future time when the Antichrist is in control and is attacking the people of God (both the Gentile Christian believers and Israel as a people, particularly Jewish believers in our Lord Jesus Christ). The easy question to ask these heretics is this: “Why use a literal number 144,000 to apply to yourselves and make the 12 tribes of Israel metaphorical? If you even believe it is literal, can any of your elite men trace any Jewish blood to any of the 12 tribes of Israel? Are any of them virgins too? If you cannot do this, then you have committed blasphemy and also made a mockery of the Lord Jesus Christ’s words.”
- Denying their followers any joy of celebration of birthdays and other festive moments
It is a known fact that Jehovah’s Witnesses deny their followers the joy of either celebrating birthdays or any other festive occasion such as Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, New Year’s Day, etc. on pain of being disfellowshipped. The most common excuses used are that Pharaoh had the baker killed on his birthday (Genesis 40:20) and so did Herod have John the Baptist killed on his birthday too (Mark 6:21-28). These are poor excuses based on scanty Scriptural interpretation along with adding cruelty to it. The point of the Holy Scriptures in both these passages of Scripture was that both Pharaoh and Herod were godless people, rather than the issue of the birthday itself. It can be pointed out to these heretics that both St. John the Baptist the Forerunner and the Lord Jesus Christ Himself had their birthdays celebrated not only by men, but even by angels themselves. (Luke 1:58; 2:10-14).
We also have a clear command from Holy Scripture in Romans 14:1-6 allowing for liberty in the Church regarding foods and celebration of days. You can be certain that the Watchtower members have never even bothered to actually study this on their own without their leaders’ brainwashing. My heart grieves for a number of brainwashed children who have been brought up in this heretical cult for the cruelty it administers to them. I have even heard of true accounts of children who were crying and upset because of such cruel rules bestowed upon them. The Watchtower Society is a cruel organisation indeed.
- Wrongly teaching their followers not to partake in either military, government or even to support your nation
Another evil teaching that is taught by Jehovah’s Witnesses is that it is sinful and evil to partake in the military as well as government leadership. The excuse is since Satan controls the rulers of the world as prince of the power of the air (Ephesians 2:2), it is evil to partake in government and it is “murder” to partake in the military. In addition to this, they are also told that they cannot salute the flag of their nation nor sing patriotic songs, using the situation in Daniel 3:12-28, as a poor excuse. Any honest student of the Scriptures could see that these passages have nothing to do with prohibiting trying to do good for your nation nor serving in the military. To begin with, Satan is the prince of the power of the air and the “god of this world” (II Corinthians 4:4) by default, because of man handing him this control since Adam. God is the true ruler of the Earth and Christ is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Psalm 24:1; Revelation 19:16). Satan is a usurper and man has played the fool in giving him that control due to his rejection of Christ as True Ruler. In regards to the passage in Daniel, it is clear that this is a case of open idolatry and false worship of an idol that prompted the 3 friends of Daniel to disobey, rather than a case of seeking the well being of a ruler or a nation. Watchtower followers have become “learned illiterates” due to brainwashing!
Furthermore, the Scriptures abounds with military men and government leaders who were men and women of God. Funny how the Watchtower and other heretics love to quote the Prophet Daniel to support their delusions and heresies, when the Prophet Daniel was also serving in government to 3 kings! Prophet Nehemiah, whom the Watchtower loves to quote for other cases, was a governor to the children of Israel and cup bearer for the Persian king, Cyrus. Even Righteous Moses the Lawgiver was clearly a king over Israel: “ Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.
 And he was king in Jeshurun, when the heads of the people and the tribes of Israel were gathered together.” (Deuteronomy 33:4-5)
We also have the Judges of Israel and a whole book dedicated to them! We also cannot forget the myriads of other Righteous Rulers, such as King David, Solomon, Jehoshaphat, Josiah, Cyrus of Persia, and Queen Esther too! Do the Watchtower Society have the gall to tell God that He is wrong for having these men and women as rulers?
In regards to military service, the Watchtower heretics as do other deceived leftist fools in churches, misuse the commandment on “Thou shalt not kill” and the Sermon on the Mount as their alibis for heretical and dangerous interpretation. What these heretics do not realize is that the same God that stated “Thou shalt not kill” also commanded those who committed evil murders and other evil sins to be put to death many times over! (Exodus 21:12 onwards and Genesis 9:6 along with Romans 13:4). These same heretics misuse our Lord’s Sermon on the Mount to allow evil to triumph in a nation, not knowing the context of the Sermon was not directed at government but rather to His disciples and their life towards one another. Scripture abounds with military campaigns and holy warriors who picked up the sword to fight evil men and to rid the world of their evil. We can begin with Moses, Joshua, Caleb, The Judges of Israel, King David and the list is endless. Even in the New Testament, we are told by St. Paul that the ruler “beareth not the sword in vain” (Romans 13:4). Clearly, St. Paul understood what that function was, namely, execution of evil doers and to perform military campaigns when necessary. The Church also has many military saints worthy of mention: St. Theodore, St. George, St. Mecurius (Abu Safiyan), etc. These heretics are dangerous for a nation, not to mention a family.
CONCLUSION: The Jehovah’s Witnesses (Watchtower Society) are indeed foul heretics worthy to be stamped out. It must be done through both the witness of the Gospel and also the state to prevent further lives being hurt. They have the makings of a cult, and one based mainly on the ancient heresy of Arianism (the heresy that denied Christ’s deity and called Him the first created being) as well as a totalitarian nature that can be found in cults and damaging regimes based on both Marxism and Nazism. It is akin to Islam in its denial of both the deity of Christ and the Trinity, not to mention the abuses that have occurred in the name of God through these evil religions and cults. It is already very serious enough that they use a distorted perversion of Holy Scripture (The New World Translation). Even worst is the brainwashing that occurs through the Watchtower Society based in Brooklyn, New York. Since they have their real spiritual roots in Arianism, as does Islam, we should not forget the Arian persecution of orthodox Christians throughout history and the persecution that the Blessed St. Athanasius and other Fathers faced. Their founder, Charles Taze Russell, admitted that he believed in the teachings of Arius in his preface to some of his works. Bearing this in mind, orthodox Christians of all denominations (Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Protestant), should be wary and bold in facing them based on knowledge and truth and thus declare: “You are not true witnesses of Jehovah since you deny the Trinity. Jehovah has made it clear that He is Triune many times over in Scripture but you refuse to believe it based on your organisation and your humanistic reasoning. You do not believe God is true and every man is a liar. Therefore, we declare what St. Paul would declare upon you: ‘Anathema Maranatha! (I Corinthians 16:22)”
Glory be to God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Both now and unto the ages upon ages, world without end. Amen.