John Ankerberg, John Weldon, and Dillon Burroughs team up to revise and update The Facts on Jehovah's Witnesses, part of the popular Facts On Series (more than 1.9 million copies of books from this series sold). Known for their extensive research and Bible knowledge, these authors offer readers the essential facts they need to evaluate and discuss today's issues regarding the Jehovah's Witnesses, a religious organization, and the Watchtower Society. The concise, easy-to-follow information helps readers answer such questions as:
- What is the Watchtower Society and what power does it hold?
- Is the Watchtower Society's translation of the Bible accurate?
- Is the Society's teaching on salvation biblical?
Whether the reader is merely curious or searching for specific information, The Facts on Jehovah's Witnesses will give them what they are looking for—easy-to-understand, factual, and relevant information about this group.
About the Author
John Ankerberg, host of the award-winning John Ankerberg Show, has three earned degrees: an MA in church history and the philosophy of Christian thought, an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a DMin from Luther Rice Seminary. He has coauthored the 2-million-selling Facts On series of apologetic books, as well as Taking a Stand for the Bible and Israel Under Fire.
Dillon Burroughs is an activist and the author or coauthor of nearly 30 books on issues of faith and culture, including the groundbreaking Undefending Christianity. Dillon has served among at-risk American youth, constructed housing in Mexico’s barrios, provided aid relief in Haiti, and was most recently nominated for a CNN Hero award for his efforts to fight human trafficking. His written and edited works have been featured by NPR, MSNBC, ABC News, and other media outlets.
John Weldon has authored or coauthored more than 80 books. He has a Ph.D. in comparative religion and a D.Min. with emphasis in contemporary religious movements, as well as master’s degrees in divinity and Christian apologetics. With Dr. John Ankerberg, he has coauthored What Do Mormons Really Believe?, Fast Facts® on Islam, the “Facts On” Series of apologetic booklets, and others.
Table of Contents
|1.||Who are the Jehovah's Witnesses?||6|
|2.||Who are the leaders of the Jehovah's Witnesses?||6|
|3.||How have the Watchtower Society's presidents shaped the organization?||6|
|4.||What attracts people to the Jehovah's Witnesses?||10|
|Section II||The Worldview of the Jehovah's Witnesses: Practices and Teachings|
|5.||What is the religious worldview of the Jehovah's Witnesses, and what logical results flow from it?||12|
|6.||Does the Watchtower Society really claim to be the only organization on earth through which God works?||13|
|7.||Why do Jehovah's Witnesses prohibit practices like military service, saluting the flag, celebrating holidays, and blood transfusions?||14|
|8.||What do Jehovah's Witnesses believe about Christianity?||15|
|Section III||The Theology of the Jehovah's Witnesses|
|9.||What do Jehovah's Witnesses believe about God and the doctrine of the Trinity?||18|
|10.||What do Jehovah's Witnesses believe about Jesus?||22|
|11.||What do Jehovah's Witnesses believe about salvation?||23|
|Section IV||Analysis and Critique: Does God Speak Only Through the Watchtower Society? Four Tests Examining This Claim|
|Test 1||If God speaks only through the Watchtower Society, then the New World Translation (or NWT) must be accurate. But is it?|
|12.||Do Jehovah's Witnesses claim that their Bible (the New World Translation, or NWT) is accurate?||30|
|13.||What do recognized Greek scholars believe about the accuracy of the NWT?||31|
|14.||What are some examples of NWT mistranslation?||33|
|Test 2||If the Watchtower Society is the sole channel for God on earth, then according to the Bible its prophecies must come true. How reliable have its prophecies been?|
|15.||What does the Watchtower Society teach and claim about prophecy?||41|
|16.||Has the Watchtower Society ever given false prophecies?||42|
|17.||Is the Watchtower Society hypocritical?||47|
|Test 3||If the Watchtower Society is God's sole channel for communication on earth, then its scholarship should be trustworthy--but is it?|
|18.||Has the Watchtower Society ever lied, covered up, or changed important doctrines, dates, and Bible interpretations?||48|
|Test 4||If the Watchtower Society admits it received much of its teachings from angels or spirits and those teachings have proven to be false, is such a source trustworthy?|
|19.||Has the Watchtower Society ever claimed to receive information from angels or spirits?||51|
|20.||What can you do if you are a Jehovah's Witness who desires to live for God and Christ and yet are unsure about what you have been taught?||53|
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