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Jehovah's Witnesses

A minority Christian sect which has suffered greatly from persecution from other Christians. On the one hand, they have odd beliefs and their religion can be very controlling. On the other, they make no attempts to impose their beliefs on others.
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  2. Jehovahs Witness Science (2)
  3. Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses (13)
  4. Jehovah's Witness Prophecy (7)

Jehovah's Witnesses: Who Are They?
Who are the Jehovah's Witnesses? They are a Christian group which was created by Charles Taze Russell in the late 19th Century...

Jehovah's Witnesses & The Pledge of Allegiance
There are plenty of people who get annoyed when Jehovah's Witnesses come knocking at the door, attempting to sell their religion. Their theology is odder than most, and their practices are not very different. But before you judge them too harshly, it is worth keeping in mind that they have played a key role in the development of religious liberty for everyone in America, not just themselves.

Jehovah's Witness & Religious Liberty
Index of major court cases involving Jehovah's Witnesses and their fight for religious liberty. Long a persecuting minority, Jehovah's Witnesses have experienced problems with numerous laws and in numerous communities.

Jehovah's Witnesses & Evolution
A closer look at the book Life: How did it get here? By evolution or by creation?, published by the Jehovah's Witnesses to attack evolution in the guise of offering a balanced presentation. Just how useful is this book?

In Defense of Jehovah's Witnesses
To help others who are thinking critically about the Watchtower Society, we would like to catalog a few of the myths about the Witnesses. There are many valid reasons to doubt the Society's claims to be God's exclusive channel to mankind, but there is no value in allowing false stories to circulate.

Comments from Friends
A resource on Jehovahs Witnesses with news, online periodical, referrals to local support groups, online bookstore and info found nowhere else.

A Common Bond
Support group for gay and lesbian former Jehovah's Witnesses.

Faithful and Discrete?
It illustrates a complaint expressed by many Witnesses who have raised questions about doctrine: they are treated disrepectfully, and with suspicion. Stephan's case is by no means unique; we hear such tales frequently.

Easy to Answer, Hard to Think About
The following questions challenge some very basic beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Free Minds - Watchers of the Watchtower World
Free Minds, Inc. is a non-profit organization keeping an eye on the Watchtower sect (Jehovahs Witnesses). Always up to date, personal, excellent in-depth articles and news items.

God According to the Watchtower
Consider this: as of 1996, the population of the world is about 5,700,000,000. Let us assume that in the very last days, every Witness brings in 175 new members, swelling the ranks from 4 million to 700 million. That still leaves five thousand million to be destroyed.

In Their Own Words
"The following article was submitted to me by a Witness who has studied the writings of the Watchtower Society carefully. He believes (and strives to demonstrate here) that the Society has published much information that is contradictory, misleading, or erroneous."

God's Spirit-Directed Organization
While the advice is not passed along in the form of commands, each Witness knows that he or she must conform to the dictates of the Society. The Elder's manual (Pay Attention to Yourselves and to All the Flock, 1991 Edition) does not leave much room for differences of opinion.

Debating with Jehovah's Witnesses
If you have ever tried to discuss religious matters with one of Jehovah's Witnesses, you may have noticed that conversation is severely impeded. Let's consider why this happens and what to do about it.

Answers to Jehovah's Witnesses
"Biblical answers from an evangelical perspective to Jehovah's Witnesses."

I'm in Love with a Jehovah's Witness!
I'm still surprised at how often I get letters from non-Witnesses who have fallen in love with one of Jehovah's Witnesses. In some cases, the love is one-way. Quite frequently, however, the love goes both ways.

Jehovah's Witnesses
The basic facts and history of this denomination.

The Incomplete Bible
In several places, the Bible recommends that we refer to other books for additional information... but why aren't they available to us?

Now What?
First steps in dealing with leaving the Jehovah's Witnesses.

Interfaith Marriage and Relationships
"I am frequently asked for advice from non-Witnesses who have developed a warm relationship with a Witness but are not sure how the religious aspect will affect matters. Here are some edited extracts from my replies to people who asked about this."

Notable Quotes
These quotes alone will not convince anybody that the Witnesses are "right" or "wrong" (if such sweeping terms even make sense in this context). As with any article, the reader's predispositions matter more than what is actually written. However, I have added the comments to explain why I thought each quote was interesting.

A Question of Loyalty
What happens when the Watchtower Society makes a mistake?

Shaun's Research on the Jehovah's Witnesses
Lots of material on Jehovah's Witnesses from a Christian perspective, including quotes from past publications, some full page scans from now unavailable magazines!

Truth of Jehovah's Witnesses and the Watchtower
Bible scripture translations, statements of the Watchtower, Studies in the Scriptures, more.

The Watchtower Indoctrination Process
"In this article, I will be examining the following processes: How people are encouraged to study with Jehovah's Witnesses; How people are encouraged to join, get baptised, and participate; How people are discouraged from leaving the Witnesses."

Watchtower Society Official Web Site
Their official site.

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