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Jehovah’s Witnesses And What they Believe

The name, “Jehovah’s Witnesses,” is a misnomer. They are not the witnesses of Jehovah: far from it. They are not something special. They are just lost sinners who have been blinded by their willful unbelief. 2 Corinthians 4:4 says, “In whom the god of this world (Satan) hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”

Anytime someone refuses to believe the truth that they have received, it blinds them. Every time a sinner hears the Gospel, it either draws him closer to salvation or blinds him, driving him farther away. Rejection of the truth has a blinding effect, and the heart is hardened.

Though the title, “Jehovah’s Witnesses,” is inaccurate, we will use it -trusting you, the reader, to understand that we are well aware that they are Satan’s witnesses, not Jehovah’s.

Jehovah’s Witnesses are best known for their door-to-door witnessing. THEY DO NOT HAVE THE NEW TESTAMENT MESSAGE, BUT THEY DO HAVE THE NEW TESTAMENT METHOD. The METHOD in the New Testament was to go to every house preaching the Gospel. Every time we think of door-to-door visitation, we think of the Jehovah Witnesses.

The headquarters of this cult is in Brooklyn, New York. In that city, their armies are out in numbers on the streets of Brooklyn. I have knocked on doors in soul winning in that city; my experience has been that when someone answers the door they will automatically think you are a Jehovah’s witness. You cannot convince them that you are not, even if you show them some proper literature identifying you with a Baptist church - you will still be thought a part of the Jehovah’s Witness cult.

The cult is best known for its ardent door-to-door witnessing. That is not a bad thing to be known for; it wouldn’t hurt us (fundamental Baptists) to be known for that.

The Jehovah’s Witnesses are instilled with missionary zeal and urgency. Their motive is different than ours, but they do have a missionary zeal. Our motive would be to please the Lord and keep sinners out of Hell. Their motive for missionary work is, eternal reward. They measure faithfulness by door-to-door canvassing.

History of Jehovah Witnesses


The Jehovah’s witnesses are very similar to the Seventh Day Adventist in many ways. In fact, they are started by a man that had been a Seventh Day Adventist, but pulled out of Adventism. They will deny any connection, claiming to go back to biblical times. However, that is far from the truth.

The founder of the Jehovah’s Witness cult was a man named, CHARLES TAZE RUSSELL(1852-1916). Today, Jehovah’s Witnesses deny any connection with this man; however, history proves that he is the official founder, at least one of the two major founders.

Russell was raised in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, where he had been indoctrinated by the Congregational denomination. They have some fundamental doctrines of Christianity, but they are not fundamentalist. Back in the late 1800’s they were much more fundamental than they are now. (The author‘s grandfather on his mother‘s side was a Congregational preacher in England.)

Charles Russell was a layman; he was not a minister all his life. He managed several clothing stores in northern Pittsburgh, PA. He learned under the Congregational movement that he was going to go o Hell, and it scared him. He had a strong fear of the doctrine of Hell. That is a good thing, but he did not respond to that fear; he reacted to it, and ran from it.

Later, Russell abandoned the teaching of Hell altogether. Anytime you do not want to admit you are going to such a place, the thing to do is abandon the teaching altogether. At least that will help salve the conscience and calm the fears. That is exactly what Russell did.

Charles Russell got involved in the Seventh Day Adventists. He even taught Bible classes for them, writing many books and pamphlets; he was strongly influenced by the SDA cult. He was especially influenced by them with reference to the doctrines of Hell and the Second Coming of Christ. Thus, he left the Congregationalists, and became a Seventh Day Adventist, and was strongly indoctrinated by them.

However, he began to differ with the SDA on several points, especially on the doctrine of the atonement. He thus launched his own magazine called, Zion’s Watchtower and Herald of Christ’s Presence. The Jehovah’s witnesses still call their group, “the Watch tower Bible and Tract Society.” that is the name of their publishing ministry, which he founded in 1894. In 1908 he moved that society to their present location in Brooklyn. The most important work ever written by Russell is a work called, Studies in The Scriptures.

Charles Taze Russell’s last years were spent in extensive travel and speaking engagements. He traveled everywhere speaking publicly and indoctrinating people in the doctrines that he had formed as a result of his background and training.

RUSSELL’S CHARACTER (or lack thereof) - one of the best ways to gain a good understanding of any movement is to take a good look at it’s founders. For instance, the founder of every false religion is dead and in the grave. However, the Founder of Christianity, the Lord Jesus Christ, is alive and well in heaven. The only religion whose founder has ever arisen from the dead is Christianity. That alone ought to say something. It can be historically and scientifically proven that Christ arose from the dead. The feasibility of the bodily resurrection of Christ is not up to question.

The Founder of Christianity, Jesus Christ, is the only founder of any religion or movement who was anywhere near perfect. All the rest were egotistical and publicly far from perfect.

Charles Taze Russell was very EGOTISTICAL, making numerous absurd claims in his writings. To him, his writing stood above the Bible (just like Ellen G. White). In essence, whether he ever used the word or not, he believed his believed his writings were just as good as the Bible, and just as inspired.

Russell allowed his followers to classify him with the Apostle Paul, John Wycliffe, and Martin Luther the Reformer. A humble man would have refused to be classified alongside of great men of God.

He claimed that PEOPLE WOULD BE BETTER OFF READING HIS WRITINGS RATHER THAN ONLY THE BIBLE. In essence, he said that if you have a Bible and you have his works, if you could only have one or the other, you would be better off reading his works and leaving the Bible out. He did say that it is better to have both, but he claimed his own writings were more beneficial to read than the very Word of God. That reminds us of Roman Catholicism, at lest until recent years.

Russell’s wife divorced him in 1913. Her grounds for divorce were ADULTERY, CONCIET, EGOTISM, AND DOMINATION. This is all in the divorce record in the courts.

He PERSONALLY CONTROLLED THE FINANCES of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. In fact, out of the 1,000 shares of stock they owned, he owned 990 of them. He was in strong control. In the Brooklyn Daily Eagle he was charged with FRAUD.

When he went to court, he PERJURED himself by testifying under oath that he knew the Greek language and that he could quote the Greek alphabet. However, when he was asked to do it, he backed down and admitted he had lied. This is the character of the man who founded the Jehovah’s Witness cult.

The Jehovah’s Witnesses disclaim any connection with Russell. However, the facts of history prove he was their founder and organizer. One cannot argue with history. History is history.

In 1917 Russell was succeeded as president of the foundation by a man named JOSEPH FRANKLIN RUTHERFORD. Thus, when you hear about “Russell and Rutherford,” you are hearing about the two founders of the Watchtower cult, Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Rutherford was a lawyer, and eventually became an assistant judge in Booneville, MO, moving later to New York. Soon after he became president, several people left and formed many splits off the movement. He warned them that if they left that they would suffer destruction; he threatened them.

Eventually Rutherford increased in power and influence, until he had UNQUESTIONED AUTHORITY. The Bible condemns that kind of authority. It does say in the New Testament that a pastor is the ”ruler” of the flock, but he is not to be a “lord” over them. He is not t be a dictator: he is a leader.

In Revelation, when Jesus wrote to one of the churches of Asia minor, he warned them about the Nicolaitins. They are the ones who take the clergy and place them above the laity, and claim that their authority is never to be questioned.

In 1931, Rutherford changed the name of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society to “Jehovah’s Witnesses.” He wanted to eliminate any connection to Russell. He based this separation and the name change on Isaiah 43:10, which says, “Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord (Jehovah), and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.” From this verse, Rutherford called his cult, “Jehovah’s Witnesses.”

If you will examine the context, however, you will find that God is talking to Israel, the Jews, not the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Rutherford took this verse out of context to get their name. He took that title, though, in an attempt to eliminate any connection with Russell in the minds of the people.

Rutherford also began to SCATHINGLY DENOUNCE all other religions. One major characteristic of every cult is, they believe they are the only ones. Nobody has the truth but them; everybody is wrong but them. Whenever you find a group that believes that, mark it down, they are cultist.

Eventually Rutherford began to exemplify UNMIGATED HOSTILITY TOWARD ALL CHRISTIAN CHRUCHES. Today Jehovah’s Witnesses believe and teach that all “churches” are “of the devil.”

In 1942, NATHAN HOMER KNORR became their third president. Now, all Jehovah’s witnesses are trained to become ordained ministers at the Gilead Missionary Training School in South Lansing, New York. Every trained minister of theirs has to go to that school.

All LAYMEN are trained on Saturdays in “KINGDOM HALLS,” and they go out and conduct other studies in homes during the week.


Jehovah’s Witnesses Major Doctrine


The only reason that we call this cult, “Jehovah’s Witnesses,” is because they call themselves that. It is a title that they have claimed for themselves. (Baptists are called “Baptists” because of what others have decided to call us - it is not a designation that we chose for ourselves, although it is not a bad one.) however “Jehovah’s Witnesses” would be mo0re accurately called, “Satan’s Witnesses.” they could be called “The Watchtower Cult,” or any other number of names. However, “Jehovah’s Witnesses” is what they are commonly known by; thus, we will use that title, with tongue in cheek, in this discussion.

This cult is one of the most damnable cults to hit the scene. They are best known, as has already been noted, for their door-to-door witnessing. They have a tremendous zeal and sense of urgency that has instilled them with missionary vision. The problem is: their doctrine is Satanic; it does not even resemble biblical doctrine.

We will take the time in this section to study many scripture passages. It is not only important to know what this cult believes, but it is also important to know WHY they believe it, and WHY, it is wrong. You cannot refute a false doctrine, nor witness to a false prophet effectively, unless you can show him why his belief is wrong.

THE JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES ARE NOTORIOUS FOR PLACING REASON ABOVE THE BIBLE. When they discover a biblical passage, if they cannot explain it by human logic and reason, they simply ignore it. They reject anything in the Scripture that is beyond human understanding. That is why they REJECT THE DOCTRINE OF HELL; because we cannot understand how a person can be cast body, soul, and spirit into a fire, and not be consumed. It is difficult to reconcile that with belief in a loving God.

They also reject the doctrine of the TRINITY OF GOD, for the same reason - it is beyond human comprehension. The doctrine of the trinity states that God the Father is 100% God, all by Himself; God the Son is 100% God, all Himself; God the Holy Ghost is 100% God all by Himself - and yet there is only one God! 1 John 5:7 says and they have marked this verse completely out of their bible, “ For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”


The major doctrine that they deny, their denial sending them to Hell, is the DOCTRINE OF THE DEITY OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. You cannot be saved and deny that Jesus is God. Jesus said in John 8:24, “… if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.” The word, “he,” is in italics; Christ was saying, then, that “if ye believe not that I am the I AM, ye shall die in your sins.” The “I AM” is Jehovah, according to Exodus 3.

Thus, when witnessing to a Jehovah’s Witness, your major goal should be to steer them toward the deity of Jesus Christ. That is the primary doctrine on which they miss salvation altogether. The other doctrines are not near as important, with reference to salvation, as this one. The deity of Jesus Christ is foundational, basic, and necessary to the doctrine of salvation.

The real authority of the Jehovah’s Witnesses is their official system of interpretation. It is not the Bible; it is the official Watchtower-stamped, approved, system of interpretation that is their authority. That system states that if you cannot understand a doctrine, then you deny it. Thus, they literally take hundreds of passages of Scripture out of context in order to try to prove their point.

No Jehovah’s Witness has the right to his own inductive judgment. That means that the Watchtower Society does not allow their adherents to question or make up their own mind about a doctrine in the

Bible. To be a Jehovah’s Witness you must accept the official teaching of that cult, or you cannot belong to them.

The official Bible of the Jehovah Witness movement is: THE NEW WORLD TRANSLATION. We know that the King James Bible is the preserved Word of God for the English-speaking world of today. It is the only major English translation that is translated strictly from the Received Text. That can be proven historically. (For a complete study of the history of our English Bible, See Dr. Tully’s book, HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH BIBLE, available from Heartland Bible Institute in Piedmont, MO.)

The official Bible of the Watchtower movement, THE NEW WORLD TRANSLATION, is translated from the corrupted 1881 Westcott and Horte text. Their translation of the Bible makes a number of major translations that are not only faulty, they are blasphemous.

For instance, John 1:1 “ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

In the New World Translation that verse reads, “…and the word was a god.” However, there is no indefinite article (“a“) in the Greek; it is always supplied by the translators, based on the surrounding text and context. Thus, to say “a god” in the Greek is a misnomer. Not only that, the grammatical construction of that verse does not allow an indefinite article.

Jehovah’s Witnesses call God’s name, “Jehovah.” We often refer to Jehovah God; however, the correct pronunciation is probably closer. To “YAHWEH.” the Hebrew language contains no vowels; the title of God is spelled in the Old Testament language, “YHVH.” We do not know for sure how that word is pronounced. The reason being, when the scribes and copyist were reading the Bible they would refuse to pronounce the name of God; they feared that they might mispronounce it, and insult Him. As a result we do not have the foggiest clue how God’s personal name is supposed to be pronounced.

We do know this, the word “Jehovah” is not used anywhere in any Greek manuscript. Thus, to place so much importance on the name “Jehovah,” is unfounded.

The New World Translation also adds obvious word that are not found anywhere in the manuscripts. For instance, Colossians !:16 says, “For by him (Christ) were all things created….”

The New World Translation adds the word “other,” and reads, “for by him were all other things created….” They did that because they believe that Jesus Christ was created by God, just like all of God’s other creation. Therefore, they add the word “other,” “for by him were all other things created….”

Their translation also distorts Greek pronouns by always calling the Holy Spirit, “it.” They do this because they deny that the Holy Spirit is a real person. They think he is just a wind, a breath, or an influence that God chooses to use.

Let us examine their more important doctrines, and do a Biblical comparison.


Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that God created Jesus, just like he did the angels; and they teach that Christ was Michael the archangel, and that Michael became human when Christ was born. Where did they get that?

Charles Taze Russell, the founder of the Jehovah’s Witness cult, said, “Our redeemer existed s a spirit being before he was made flesh and dwelt amongst men. At that time, as well as subsequently, he was properly known as ‘a god’ - a mighty one. As chief of the angels and next to the Father, he was known as the archangel Michael. As he was the highest of all Jehovah’s creation, so also he was the first, the direct creation of God, the ‘only begotten‘….”

Notice, this cult admits a form of deity; they believe that Christ was divine (like God), but they do not believe that he was deity (is God).

Notice also that they say that Christ was the first creation of God - thus, Jesus was a created being.


Romans 9:5, “Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.” Paul called Jesus, “God,” and said He is “blessed forever.”

1 John 5:20 says, “And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.” John teaches here that Jesus is, and always has been, “true God.”

Isaiah 6:1-3 says, “In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD (Jehovah) of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.”

Comparing that with John 12:41, John said, “These things said Esaias, when he saw his (Christ’s) glory, and spake of him.” He was saying that when Isaiah saw Jehovah, he saw Christ.

John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

Revelation 19:13 reveals who “the Word if God” is. It says, “(Christ’s) name is, The word of God.”

Thus, John said, “In the beginning was (Christ), and (Christ) was with God, and (Christ) was God.

In verse 14 he said, “And the Word (God) was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” Jesus Christ IS God incarnate in human flesh.

Hebrews 1:8 records the words of god the Father to Jesus Christ, “Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever.” Notice that God the Father called Jesus, “God.”

Isaiah 9:6, written nearly 750 years prior to the birth of Christ, says, “ For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah here calls Christ, “The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father.”

Isaiah 7:14 calls the coming Christ, “Emmanuel,” which means, “God with us.” Christ on earth was “God” and He was “with us.”

The serious student of the Bible cannot deny that Jesus Christ is God in the flesh. Jesus Himself taught the disciples that He was God. In John 14:7-9 we read, “ If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?”

Notice a number of things about this conversation. Jesus said to Thomas, “If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and…ye have seen him.” Christ is obviously pointing to Himself as God, whom they had “known” and “seen.”

Philip requested of Jesus, “Lord, Shew us the Father…”

Jesus answered his request by saying, “If ye had known ME, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and HAVE SEEN HIM.”

Jesus claimed to be God. He placed Himself equal with the Father. He said, “he that hath seen me hath seen the Father.” You can’t get any plainer than that: JESUS IS GOD.

It is a serious crime to deny the deity of Christ. Jesus said is John 8:24, “…if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.” Thus, this is the most important doctrine that the Jehovah’s Witnesses deny: the deity of Christ.


Jehovah’s Witnesses completely deny the doctrine of the Trinity, not because it is unbiblical, nor even ambiguous; they deny it simply because it cannot be understood, nor reasoned out by human logic.

People say all the time, “Well, I just don’t understand God.” I wouldn’t want a God I could understand. If I could understand Him, He wouldn’t be a god.

There are some things in the Bible about God that we do not understand; one of those things is, the Trinity. It is impossible to understand how God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit can each be 100% God all by Himself - and yet there is only one God. We do not understand that; however, what we cannot comprehend, we can still understand.

What does the Bible say about the Trinity? 1 John 5:7 says “ For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” Jehovah’s Witnesses will tell you that this verse does not belong in the Bible. However, that is false. this verse is found in the Textus Receptus. Historically, it has always been a part of the Word of God all along.

The greatest proof text in the Bible of the doctrine of the Trinity is Deuteronomy 6:4. It says, “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:”

in the English language we have singular, meaning one, and plural meaning two or more. However, not so in the Hebrew language. In the Hebrew they have singular - meaning one, dual - meaning two, and compound - meaning three or more. In Hebrew every word is either singular (1), dual (2), or compund (3 or more).

In Deuteronomy 6:4, “LORD” is a singular word (1), and “God” is a compound word (3 or more). Thus, the Trinity. “Hear, O Israel: The LORD (singular) our God (compound) is one LORD.”

Matthew 28:19-20 contains the first mention in the New Testament of the Great Commission. In the wording of the Great Commission, Christ provided a tremendous illustration of the Trinity. He said that converts to Christ are to be baptized “in the name (singular) of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” “in the name” is singular; which one he was talking about - “the Father,” “the son,” or “the Holy Spirit?” Notice: one “name,” but all three mentioned.

John 1:1 (cf.v.14) calls Jesus, “God.” Acts 5:1-3 calls the Holy Spirit “God.” “The Father” is also called “God” throughout Scripture. Thus, one “God,” yet three Persons in the Godhead. God the Father is 100% God all by Himself; God the Son is 100% God all by Himself; God the Holy Spirit is 100% God all by Himself - and yet there is only one God.

There are numerous illustrations throughout the Old and New Testaments of the Trinity. (See Dr. Tully’s book on What the Bible Teaches, Theology Proper, for an in depth study of the Trinity of the Godhead.) The Jehovah’s Witnesses deny this doctrine.


Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that the atonement consists of two parts. They do believe that Jesus provides the atonement, but that it is not complete until man comes to God.

It is true that in order for the atonement to be efficacious, the sinner must come to God through Christ; but they do not believe that Christ completed the work of atonement on Calvary. However, when Jesus cried out on the cross, “It is finished,” the work of atonement was done.

John 1:29 states, “ Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” It is as “the Lamb of God,” dying on the cross, that our sins are atoned for.

In essence, Jehovah’s Witnesses are saying that man earns his own atonement by coming to God.

However, Romans 5:8 says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

in verses 10 and 11 of the same chapter Paul continued, “For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.” The atonement is solely the work of Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 1:3 says that Christ, “by himself purged our sins.” It is not Christ and someone else. It is Christ alone. ’Jesus paid it all; all to him I owe. Sin had left a crimson stain; He washed it white as snow.’

2 Corinthians 5:21 says, “For he (God) hath made him (Christ) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” Notice that it is Christ who was “made sin for us.” He IS our atonement.

1 Timothy 2:6 says Christ “gave himself a RANSOM for all….” Christ IS our ransom, our atonement.

Thus, the Jehovah’s Witness doctrine that Christ provides part and man provides the other part blatantly unscriptural.


Charles Russell quotes from Romans and says, “For as though the disobedience of one man (Adam) many were made sinners (all who were in him), so by the obedience of one man (Jesus) many (all who ultimately shall avail themselves of the privilege and opportunities of the New Covenant) shall be constituted righteous.”

He also stated, “….this offer of salvation….should be promptly accepted and….it terms are but a reasonable service.”

What he is saying is that man acts first, and God accepts man’s efforts as payment for salvation.

All who are familiar with Scripture know that this is erroneous. John 6:44 states, “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him….” Who acts first in this verse? God acts first by drawing man; man acts second by responding.

John 3:7 states that man must be “born again” in order to enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Galatians 2:16 says, “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.” Paul made it pretty plain here that no amount of works, and no kind of works, can ever save a soul.

In Ephesians 2:8-9 the apostle made it very clear, “ For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Notice that salvation is only “by grace….through faith….and ….not of yourselves….it is the gift of god: not of works….” how plainer can it be stated?

Titus 3:5 says, “ Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.” Paul reiterates here to Titus that salvation is “Not by works of righteousness which we have done….”


these cultist make a very emphatic point of their denial of any idea that a loving God could possibly send a sinner to Hell. They say that this would be beyond comprehension, absurd.

However, what does the Bible say?

Luke 16:19-31 clearly gives the story of a man who died without Christ and went to Hell, and “in Hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments.” Jesus Christ vividly describes this man’s punishment and torment in this account.

The Jehovah’s Witnesses say that this story is a “parable.” However, that cannot be. A parable always has two characteristics: (1) a parable never mentions the name of a person or place; however, two persons are named in this story (Lazarus and Abraham); and (2) parables are always introduced by statements similar to, “Then spake he unto them in parables, saying…” or “The kingdom of heaven was likened unto….” However, this story is not introduced with any indication that it is a parable. It simply begins with, “There was a certain rich man which was clothed in fine linen….”

Thus, this story is not a parable. It is a literal and historical account of two men, oe of whom died and went to “Abraham’s Bosom” and the other died and went to “Hell.”

Mark 9:44, 46, and 48 all say the same identical thing about Hell, “Where the worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”

Revelation 14:10,11 describes Hell this way: “The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night….” Quite a description for a place that does not exist!

Revelation 1:18 reveals Jesus Christ as the one having “the keys of hell and of death.” However, Jehovah’s Witnesses believe in “death,” but they deny the existence of “hell.”

Revelation 20:14, 15 says, “And death (where the body goes) and hell (where the soul goes) were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” The context reveals that this is the ultimate sentence passed on all who reject the Christ of the Bible.

Jehovah’s Witnesses will tell you that when Jesus said “hell” He meant, “grave,” and when he uses the word “fire” to describe Hell He really meant, “dust.” If that is the case, then why didn’t He use those words? He used them often in other conversation. Was He trying to deceive the people? NO, He meant what He said and He said what He meant.

The Watchtower cultist will tell you that the Greek and Hebrew words for “hell” really mean: destruction, annihilation. However, that is not true. There are three words in the Bible languages for “Hell,” where sinners will spend eternity.

(1) Sheol (Hebrew, Old Testament), always referring to a state of separation.

(2) Gehenna (Greek, New Testament), always referring to “Hell.”

(3) Hades (Greek, New Testament), always referring to a state of separation; this word in the New Testament equivalent for the Hebrew, Sheol.

Thus, Bible language bears out the existence of a place of eternal separation from God, called “Hell,” where sinners will spend eternity.


A. Hell is Down - in the center of the earth; Job 17:6; 33:24; Psalm 28:1; 55:15; Proverbs 7:27; Isaiah 14 :15; Ezekiel 31:165; 32:27; Matthew 7:19; Luke 10:15; 2 Peter 2:4. All of these passages use the word “down” to describe the location of Hell, or the directions to Hell.

B. Hell is described as a “bottomless pit” in Revelation 9:1; 11:17; 17:8; 20:1, 2. A “bottomless pit” is a place where the inhabitants experience the everlasting sensation of hopelessly helplessly falling. In the center of the earth, where the gravitational pull is of equal force from every direction, there is no gravity; one in that place would experience the same sensation - that of falling and floating for eternity.

C. The center of the earth is a place of fire and sulfur, which is the bible word for “brimstone.” Hell the bible says, is a place of “fire and brimstone” (Revelation 21:8).

D. Hell is a place of eternal conscious existence:

1. Body, soul, and spirit in Hell - Luke 16 :19-32

2. Intellect, emotions, and will in Hell - Luke 16 :19-32

3. Five senses (touch, taste, sight, hearing, smell) in Hell - Luke 16 :19-32

4. Revelation 14:11; Luke 9:44, 46, 48.

E. Hell is a place of literal, physical flame of fire: Matthew 15:22; 18:8, 9; 25:41; Mark 9:43, 44, 46, 48; Luke 3:17; 2 Thessalonians 1:8; James 3:6; 2 Peter 3:7; Jude7; Revelation 14:10.

F. Hell is a place of eternal physical torment: Luke 16:24; Revelation 14:10. The New Testament often refers to “weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth” in Hell.

G. Hell is a place of eternal darkness: 2 Samuel 2:9; Matthew 8:12; 2 peter 2:4; Jude 6, 13. The Jehovah’s Witnesses will say that it is absurd to think that fire and darkness can abide in the same place. However, that is not so. A flame only produces light on it’s immediate exterior. Inside the flame, where there is no oxygen, there is no light.

Scientists tell us that they measure the intensity of the heat of a flame by it’s color. The coolest flame that a man can produce is a yellow flame; then, as it gets hotter, it turns from yellow to orange, from orange to ed, from red to green, from green to blue, and then from blue to the hottest flame man can produce, and that is a white flame. If you will mix a solution of these colors in equal amounts, you will end up with a solution that is pitch black.

We are now told that if a man could produce a flame that is hotter than a white flame, that it would be a black flame.

H. Hell is a place of eternal memory: In like 16:25 the rich man in Hell was exhorted, “Son, remember…..”

I. Hell is a place of eternal burden for loved ones still unsaved on earth: When the rich man in Hell realized that his condition was hopeless and helpless, he then pleaded for someone to go to his five brothers on earth, “lest they also come to this place of torment” (Luke 16:27-28).

J. Hell is a place of eternally fixed character : Revelation 22:11, 15.

We have simply listed the verse in this section for the sake of time and space. The serious student will look up each verse, commit many of them to memory, and use them when witnessing to a Jehovah’s Witness cultist.


It is important to evaluate every system of doctrine by the Word of God. Thus, the following:

1. The theology of Jehovah’s Witnesses denies or distorts almost every significant Biblical truth. All error that claims to be Christian is nothing more than a distortion or denial of Biblical truth.

2. The Jehovah’s Witnesses arrived at their position by imposing a false system of doctrine on the Bible. That false system of doctrine is traceable back to Charles Taze Russell.

3. This cult violates every sound principle of the Biblical interpretation to support it’s teachings. This violation includes, but is not limited to, ignoring some Scripture passages entirely, taking others out of context, and even changing the meaning of the Bible words to make them more comprehendible with their doctrine.

4. The Watchtower movement is just another works system, as it minimizes the efficacy of the blood of Jesus Christ for our redemption.



Never in our day has there been a group so set on evangelizing and proselytizing others into their movement. They put true Biblical Christians to shame in their door-to-door efforts.


This is their great motive.


This author has met many Jehovah’s Witnesses who say, “I used to be Baptist.” That tells me one of two things: either that individual was never saved, and thus does not have the witness of the Holy Spirit to discern false doctrine from true doctrine; or, this young Christian was uninformed, not detruncated thoroughly.


The Bible must become their sole authority of faith and practice, regardless of what their cult teaches.



If you do not know the Word of God, and do not have a basic knowledge of their doctrine, they will confuse you; they are taught how to argue effectively. They are masters at argument. Thus, learn to give your own personal salvation experience testimony in a few minutes of less; then give them a good gospel tract and send them on their way. Better yet, become informed - study this chapter over and over until you are confidently familiar with their history and doctrine, and with the Scriptures you need to witness to them, then go aggressively after winning Jehovah’s Witnesses to Christ.

By Dr. Andrew Tully


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