Jehovah’s Witnesses: No Part of This World

I thought this was a pretty decent video about the Jehovah’s Witnesses. It is by Reveal reporter Trey Bundy. You may discover some things that you never knew before.

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3 thoughts on “Jehovah’s Witnesses: No Part of This World”

  1. Good video – some corrections
    1914 was the start of the time of the end – not the end of the world – the earth will not be destroyed but remain forever.
    Jehovah is from Hebrew not Latin it is the English pronunciation the same as Jesus is English.
    1975 was very much a “jump the gun” situation. Need more research to give you a better understanding.
    All teachings are directly from the Bible – any version – they have no added doctrines or traditional teaching as in Catholics or protestants or Mormons – they never collect money or ask for it – the property sold in N.Y. was kept in mint condition, I would suggest you ask for a visit to see why the value was so great and why buyers were jumping for the chance to pay top dollar. I heard people say they made a killing but in reality no matter who owned the property in that condition they would get the same price. Tax-free? Yes but let’s talk about all the property the Catholic church owns with universities and tuitions. But I enjoyed the ending and a good report on the preaching work – so thanks – oh yes… I am one of Jehovah’s witnesses. – Stephen

  2. Hi Stephen (JW),

    That’s incorrect. Here is what was said in Zion’s Watch Tower 1894 July 15 p 226:
    “But bear in mind that the end of 1914 is not the date for the beginning, but for the end of the time of trouble.”

    Also, the narrator of the video wasn’t actually equating “the end of the world” with the earth being destroyed. He can correct me if I’m wrong, but it seems likely you misinterpreted what he was saying.

    Jehovah is more or less a transliterated word, from german to english and made it’s first appearance around the 13th century. Here’s a quote that sums this up nicely.

    “The form Jehovah is of late medieval origin; it is a combination of the consonants of the Divine Name and the vowels attached to it by the Masoretes but belonging to an entirely different word. The sound of Y is represented by J and the sound of W by V, as in Latin. The word “Jehovah” does not accurately represent any form of the Name ever used in Hebrew.

    As you’ve mentioned 1975 as a “jump the gun” situation, a word on prophecies. Not to be mean, but I really suggest you do some further research on all the failed prophecies of the watch tower. They are numerous. This includes doctrinal flip flops. Why hang your salvation on an organisation such as this?

    “All teachings are directly from the Bible – any version”. Why did the WTBTS produce their own translation? Food for thought….

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