They seem like very nice people and most likely many have a heart to serve God but the Jehovah’s Witness cult is a doctrine of devils founded by Charles Taze Russell in the 1880s and ran by the Watchtower Society who are deceiving many people. Like the pope in the Catholic church the Watchtower Society has the absolute authority and can not be questioned on doctrine. And like the Catholic Church the Jehovah’s Witness leadership is known to silence victims of child molestation within the organization and protect their abusers. There are too many false teachings to list in this short article.
Jehovah’s Witnesses have their own version of the Bible called the “New World Translation” which is conformed to their false teachings. They will bring it to your door and teach out of it. They subtly change verses to argue their false doctrine such as their teaching that Jesus is not part of the Godhead and not God but they believe He is “a god” and also that Jesus is Michael the Archangel and existed as Michael before he came to Earth. Their Bible words John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god”. The Bible teaches that Jesus is God :
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1
The Bible says what happens to those like the Watchtower that add or subtract from the Word of God:
“For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:” Revelation 22:18
The Jehovah’s Witnesses also teach that Hell is not real and that people who are not good Jehovah’s Witnesses will just stay dead and never be resurrected since they do not believe anyone has an eternal soul. Jesus teaches that Hell is real and the Watchtower Society will one day find that out:
“Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:” Matthew 25:41
The Watchtower Society also teaches that the Holy Ghost is an impersonal force used by God and denies the deity of Him, not ever even capitalizing the name “holy spirit” in their false bible (this is most likely an act of subtle indoctrination). Jesus told us that the Holy Ghost is a “He” and sent Him to be our Comforter, Jehovah Witnesses deny what Jesus teaches. Jesus says:
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” John 14:26
This just scratches the surface. There are also too many false prophecies to even list by the Watchtower of Jesus returning at certain dates that never happened which is an immediate red flag. And there are many teachings of the Jehovah’s Witness cult that do line up with scripture so it can be easy to fall into this deception especially for new believers. They never tell you the controversial false doctrines at first, they build a relationship with you over time, gain your trust and then they start to indoctrinate you with their lies. It is a typical cult tactic. I was almost deceived into the Jehovah’s Witnesses myself and experienced this first hand then became shunned by my Jehovah Witness “friends” after I told them I couldn’t continue. The best thing to do is to avoid Jehovah Witnesses at all cost and stick to the Bible and rely on the Holy Ghost, not the wicked Watchtower to teach us all things.