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Lifestyle & Contemporary Issues => Issues in Contemporary Worship => Topic started by: Ed Sutton on April 30, 2016, 06:23:06 AM

Title: What reframed Mr Nelson into Prinz ? Will it hit us too ?
Post by: Ed Sutton on April 30, 2016, 06:23:06 AM
In looking up stated JW beliefs I found this - part 1

The Organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses is a religious organization that witnesses to others by distributing Watchtower publications door-to-door and by evangelizing with three primary messages. . .

that Jehovah alone is God, not the Trinity
that governments and other organized religions are corrupt
that the end of the world is imminent

“They go door-to-door, proclaiming a curious message of doom, in hope that their hard work will earn them eternal life on earth.” Joe Hewitt (former Jehovah’s Witness)

Jehovah’s Witnesses are known for several publications.

The Watchtower - a magazine used to instruct the public in Jehovah’s Witnesses doctrines

Awake! - a periodical used to introduce Jehovah’s Witnesses to the public

The New World Translation - the Watchtower’s own translation of the Bible, containing numerous mistranslations to support the Society’s doctrines

Virgin Birth: Jehovah’s Witnesses admit that Jesus was born of a virgin, but maintain He is not God. Jesus was born by God’s holy power. (They believe that the Holy Spirit is an active force, not a member of the Trinity.) (Isaiah 7:14)

Atonement for Sin: Jehovah’s Witnesses admit the penalty for sin was paid by Christ’s blood, but salvation is not by grace alone. It must be accompanied by good works, Bible study, witnessing, and association with the Watchtower. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Resurrection: Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe that Jesus was raised from the dead in His physical body. (Luke 24:39)

Incarnation of Jesus: Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe that Jesus is God. (Hebrews 1:1-5)

Eschatology: Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe that Jesus will return in bodily form, but that He already returned in 1914 in invisible form and is ruling as King on earth through the Watchtower Society. At death, every person is annihilated, except for the 144,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses who go to heaven and the other obedient sheep who remain in “soul sleep” until they inhabit “Paradise Earth.” Non-Jehovah’s Witnesses and the disloyal Jehovah’s Witnesses will be annihilated into eternal, unconscious soul sleep. (Matthew 24:30)

Scripture: Jehovah’s Witnesses admit that the Bible is the Word of God, but they claim all orthodox translations are distorted. Thus, they have their own Bible, the New World Translation of Holy Scripture. It contains approximately 300 mistranslations to support their doctrine.They do not believe the Bible is a sufficient source of authority for Christian doctrine and practice apart from the Watchtower publications. (Revelation 22:18-19)

   JW’s believe that Jesus Christ’s death on the cross was to pay the penalty of Adam’s sin not the sins of all people.  Once Adam’s original sin was taken care of it makes the opportunity for all people to be rewarded with eternal life for their faith and good works.  Faith is necessary in the sense that persons cannot or will not change their lives to obey God without faith.  The basis on which God grants salvation is not simply believing or trusting God but “exercising faith” (John 3:16-18, NWT), that is, doing good works motivated by faith.

To redeem or ransom man from the grave means that God will provide a means of satisfaction of the judgment against Adam.”  (Life, 1929, p. 206)

Immortality is a reward for faithfulness.  It does not come automatically to a human at birth.  (Let God Be True, 1946 ed., p. 74)

Good works do not earn salvation, but they are prerequisites for it.  The required works fall into four categories (Watchtower, February 15, 1983, p. 12-13).

“Taking Knowledge” of God and Christ (John 17:3, NWT) by studying the Bible (through the guidance of the Watchtower).

Obeying God’s laws (meaning, all the rules laid down by the Watchtower).

Associating with God’s channel, the Watchtower organization.

Participating in the Jehovah’s Witness preaching work.

Title: Re: What reframed Mr Nelson into Prinz ? Will it hit us too ?
Post by: Ed Sutton on April 30, 2016, 06:23:38 AM
My responce - 

Thus it is seen that there are points of reference in common with SDA's, yet those points also diverge into denials of Received Text Scripture.   

The fundamental and advanced message of The Great Controversy Saga with God's side of it being righteousness by faith Scriptural doctrines and practices motivated by the divine love God sent, that springs from understanding Christ in the Sanctuary across all era's, what is commonly called the 1888 message ( which was a starting of the Loud Cry ), would have healed such divergent denials of Scripture, had such message been accepted,  eaten and practiced, and promulgated door to door. 

Instead we had an SDA QOD divergence of our own in the 1950's that still resonates it's scripturally denying effects today .   We as a people are not by mere virtue of joining the SDA Church, and settling down and not studying and practicing beyond the early ABC's of Christendom, made immune from the forces that shaped Mr Nelson into Prinz.