Jehovah wittness dating
Please do not close your eyes to important facts you can find freely on the internet today about Jehovah’s Witnesses. Maybe you became a JW years before these facts were accessible like they are today online.
Christ Jesus is not their mediator but the governing body/organization is. They accept the organization as Gods sole “channel” of truth not relying on Holy Spirit themselves. They believe the Watchtower contains Gods truth, directed by Holy Spirit. Even the speaker must touch the plate or the cup and reject it for all to see. They use the name Jehovah over Yahweh but will agree Yahweh is more accurate. They demand 100% unity at all cost and will disfellowship members if they disagree with any doctrine. They claim they were approved and chosen by Christ Jesus in 1918 to do Gods will.Over the years, news items have circulated about how “hints” and “insights” contained in the original texts among the famous Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in caves near the ancient site of Qumran can be found in the Bible.In other words, certain ideas in the scrolls also appear in the New Testament, meaning, of course, that the impression of Christianity as a “divine revelation” appearing whole cloth miraculously from the very finger of God is clearly erroneous.One of the major influences on Christianity is that of Jews, obviously, including those mentioned in the New Testament, i.e., the Pharisees and Sadducees.
Ancient Jewish historian Josephus also mentions the sect of the Essenes, who are traditionally associated with Qumran, in a “by default” argument.
His predictions of the Second Coming or Second Advent captured the imagination of thousands in Baptist and other mainline churches.