You have decided to sleep in. You had a long night last night.
There is a knock at your door. You shout out, "Wait a minute."
You open your door. Two people stand there. They have a magazine grasped for lfe in their hand.
"Would you like the message of truth?", one says.
"Do you know Jehovah?" asks the other.
They look harmless. Strange, yes. They are doing door to door evangelism.
Nothing wrong with that. Evanglism. Door to door.
Except they don't know God and they are not in any way, shape, or form sharing truth.
They are Jehovah Witnesses and they are working for their salvation.
The Bible says, "Not by works of righteousness, but according to His mercy He saved us."
They neither know Him nor mercy.
They are there becaue they have to be. Their parent organization located in Brooklyn, New York has trained them. They believe that they owe allegence only to Jehovah and not any government. They won't take part in elections or politics, They frown on blood transfussions as being the blood of an animal and forbidden by the Old Testamnt law. They don't observe holidays such as Christmas and Easter. Even birthdays are forbidden.
But worst of all, they deny the Trinity. Jesus, to them, is a created being. His resurrection was only in the spirit, not a physical one. The Holy Spirit is not God. Man at death ceases to be. They have no eternal punishemnt for the unsaved. And as I mentioned, salvation is by good works and not by grace.
They have a New World Translation of the Bible that they follow. It is bits and pieces with JW doctrine running through it. It is not a reliable translation, if such it can be called. (I wouldn't)
That is enough to chew on at the moment. I will be returning to this subject later.