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7 Key Beliefs of Christianity7 Key Beliefs of Christianity
 TrinityTrinity
 Jesus was both fully God and fully manJesus ...
Jehovah’s Witness FounderJehovah’s Witness Founder
 Charles Taze RussellCharles Taze Russell
ScripturesScriptures
 New World Translation (NWT) of the BibleNew World Translation (NWT) of the Bible
Genesis 1:1-2Genesis 1:1-2
In the beginning God created theIn the beginning God created the
heavens and the earth. Now the...
John 1:1-3John 1:1-3
In the beginning the Word was, andIn the beginning the Word was, and
the Word was with God, and theth...
Philippians 2:5-8Philippians 2:5-8
Keep this mental attitude in YOU that wasKeep this mental attitude in YOU that was
also...
Concept of God - JWConcept of God - JW
 Monotheistic – only name is JehovahMonotheistic – only name is Jehovah
 No Trini...
Beliefs about Jesus - JWBeliefs about Jesus - JW
 Started out as and is now the angelStarted out as and is now the angel
...
After Life - JWAfter Life - JW
 Only 144,000 will live eternally with God inOnly 144,000 will live eternally with God in
...
End TimesEnd Times
 Currently living in the end times (sinceCurrently living in the end times (since
Jesus has already re...
Mormonism - HistoryMormonism - History
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FFTcQh67Dchttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FFTcQh67Dc
James 1:5James 1:5
““If any of you lacks wisdom, he should askIf any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask
God, who gives gen...
Mormonism (The Church of JesusMormonism (The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints)Christ of Latter Day Saints)
 Jo...
MormonismMormonism
 Smith was eventually murdered for hisSmith was eventually murdered for his
radical beliefsradical bel...
Mormonism - BeliefsMormonism - Beliefs
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOL6owHhHKw&fhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOL6ow...
Mormon Theology in a NutshellMormon Theology in a Nutshell
(Concept of God)(Concept of God)
““As man is, God once was; as ...
Scriptures - MormonismScriptures - Mormonism
 The Holy BibleThe Holy Bible
 The Book of MormonThe Book of Mormon
Beliefs about Jesus -Beliefs about Jesus -
MormonismMormonism
 Jesus is the literal son of God and MaryJesus is the liter...
Afterlife - MormonismAfterlife - Mormonism
 Become a godBecome a god
Stuff Invented by MormonsStuff Invented by Mormons
 TelevisionTelevision
 OdometerOdometer
 Modern Word Processor (Word...
TheThe Articles of FaithArticles of Faith of The Church of Jesus Christof The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-Day Saints ...
Which of these people is aWhich of these people is a
Jehovah’s Witness?Jehovah’s Witness?
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  1. 1. 7 Key Beliefs of Christianity7 Key Beliefs of Christianity  TrinityTrinity  Jesus was both fully God and fully manJesus was both fully God and fully man  Jesus was born of the virgin MaryJesus was born of the virgin Mary  Jesus was crucified, died, and physically roseJesus was crucified, died, and physically rose from the deadfrom the dead  Jesus is the only way to salvation – it is by theJesus is the only way to salvation – it is by the grace of God through faithgrace of God through faith  There is one GodThere is one God  The Bible is truth – it is the divinely inspiredThe Bible is truth – it is the divinely inspired Word of God.Word of God.
  2. 2. Jehovah’s Witness FounderJehovah’s Witness Founder  Charles Taze RussellCharles Taze Russell
  3. 3. ScripturesScriptures  New World Translation (NWT) of the BibleNew World Translation (NWT) of the Bible
  4. 4. Genesis 1:1-2Genesis 1:1-2 In the beginning God created theIn the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now theheavens and the earth. Now the earth proved to be formless andearth proved to be formless and waste and there was darknesswaste and there was darkness upon the surface of the wateryupon the surface of the watery deep; and God’s active force wasdeep; and God’s active force was moving to and fro over themoving to and fro over the surface of the waters.surface of the waters.
  5. 5. John 1:1-3John 1:1-3 In the beginning the Word was, andIn the beginning the Word was, and the Word was with God, and thethe Word was with God, and the Word was a god. This one was inWord was a god. This one was in the beginning with God. All thingsthe beginning with God. All things came into existence through him,came into existence through him, and apart from him not even oneand apart from him not even one thing came into existence.thing came into existence.
  6. 6. Philippians 2:5-8Philippians 2:5-8 Keep this mental attitude in YOU that wasKeep this mental attitude in YOU that was also in Christ Jesus, who, although he wasalso in Christ Jesus, who, although he was existing in God’s form, have noexisting in God’s form, have no consideration to a seizure, namely, that heconsideration to a seizure, namely, that he should be equal to God. No, but heshould be equal to God. No, but he emptied himself and took a slave’s formemptied himself and took a slave’s form and came to be in the likeness of men.and came to be in the likeness of men. More than that, when he found himself inMore than that, when he found himself in fashion as a man, he humbled himself andfashion as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient as far as death, yes,became obedient as far as death, yes, even death on a torture stake.even death on a torture stake.
  7. 7. Concept of God - JWConcept of God - JW  Monotheistic – only name is JehovahMonotheistic – only name is Jehovah  No TrinityNo Trinity  No celebrations that take away fromNo celebrations that take away from JehovahJehovah
  8. 8. Beliefs about Jesus - JWBeliefs about Jesus - JW  Started out as and is now the angelStarted out as and is now the angel MichaelMichael  Died on a torture stakeDied on a torture stake  Spiritual ResurrectionSpiritual Resurrection  Jesus returned spiritually in 1914Jesus returned spiritually in 1914  Good works are required for salvationGood works are required for salvation since Jesus sacrifice was not good for allsince Jesus sacrifice was not good for all timetime
  9. 9. After Life - JWAfter Life - JW  Only 144,000 will live eternally with God inOnly 144,000 will live eternally with God in heaven.heaven.  The other believers will spend eternity inThe other believers will spend eternity in paradise on earth.paradise on earth.  The non-believers will cease to exist (noThe non-believers will cease to exist (no hell)hell)
  10. 10. End TimesEnd Times  Currently living in the end times (sinceCurrently living in the end times (since Jesus has already returned)Jesus has already returned)  WWI – was a symbol of ArmageddonWWI – was a symbol of Armageddon
  11. 11. Mormonism - HistoryMormonism - History http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FFTcQh67Dchttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FFTcQh67Dc
  12. 12. James 1:5James 1:5 ““If any of you lacks wisdom, he should askIf any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all withoutGod, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”finding fault, and it will be given to him.”
  13. 13. Mormonism (The Church of JesusMormonism (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)Christ of Latter Day Saints)  Joseph Smith had a vision as a teenagerJoseph Smith had a vision as a teenager in the 1820sin the 1820s  God and Jesus told him to start the ‘trueGod and Jesus told him to start the ‘true church’ and to dig up the ‘golden tablets’church’ and to dig up the ‘golden tablets’ that contained the history of the tribe ofthat contained the history of the tribe of Israel in North America.Israel in North America.  These golden tablets along with Smith’sThese golden tablets along with Smith’s revelations became the Book of Mormonrevelations became the Book of Mormon
  14. 14. MormonismMormonism  Smith was eventually murdered for hisSmith was eventually murdered for his radical beliefsradical beliefs  Brigham Young took over and moved theBrigham Young took over and moved the Mormons out west to UtahMormons out west to Utah  Young updated the Mormon teaching byYoung updated the Mormon teaching by adding his own revelations (as did everyadding his own revelations (as did every Mormon leader after).Mormon leader after).
  15. 15. Mormonism - BeliefsMormonism - Beliefs  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOL6owHhHKw&fhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOL6owHhHKw&f
  16. 16. Mormon Theology in a NutshellMormon Theology in a Nutshell (Concept of God)(Concept of God) ““As man is, God once was; as God is, manAs man is, God once was; as God is, man may become.”may become.” -LDS Church Prophet Lorenzo Snow-LDS Church Prophet Lorenzo Snow God has a wife and spirit childrenGod has a wife and spirit children
  17. 17. Scriptures - MormonismScriptures - Mormonism  The Holy BibleThe Holy Bible  The Book of MormonThe Book of Mormon
  18. 18. Beliefs about Jesus -Beliefs about Jesus - MormonismMormonism  Jesus is the literal son of God and MaryJesus is the literal son of God and Mary  Since Jesus was only part god hisSince Jesus was only part god his sacrifice is not sufficient for all (goodsacrifice is not sufficient for all (good works are required for salvation)works are required for salvation)  Is the brother of SatanIs the brother of Satan
  19. 19. Afterlife - MormonismAfterlife - Mormonism  Become a godBecome a god
  20. 20. Stuff Invented by MormonsStuff Invented by Mormons  TelevisionTelevision  OdometerOdometer  Modern Word Processor (Word Perfect)Modern Word Processor (Word Perfect)  Electric GuitarElectric Guitar  Automatic ShotgunAutomatic Shotgun  Video/Computer Games (DOOM, Quake,Video/Computer Games (DOOM, Quake, Civilization, Age of Empires)Civilization, Age of Empires)  Artificial Heart – Robert K. JarvikArtificial Heart – Robert K. Jarvik  Kentucky Fried ChickenKentucky Fried Chicken
  21. 21. TheThe Articles of FaithArticles of Faith of The Church of Jesus Christof The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints History of the Church, Vol. 4,of Latter-Day Saints History of the Church, Vol. 4, pp. 535—541pp. 535—541 1 We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.1 We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.  2 We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam’s transgression.2 We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam’s transgression.  3 We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and3 We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.ordinances of the Gospel.  4 We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ;4 We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the giftsecond, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.of the Holy Ghost.  5 We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in5 We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.  6 We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors,6 We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth.teachers, evangelists, and so forth.  7 We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth.7 We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth.  8 We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of8 We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.Mormon to be the word of God.  9 We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many9 We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.  10 We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New10 We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, that theJerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory.earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory.  11 We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow11 We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.  12 We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining12 We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.the law.  13. We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may13. We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul--We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured manysay that we follow the admonition of Paul--We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report orthings, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.praiseworthy, we seek after these things.  --Joseph Smith--Joseph Smith
  22. 22. Which of these people is aWhich of these people is a Jehovah’s Witness?Jehovah’s Witness?
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