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  1. 1. Jehovah‟s Witnesses
  2. 2. Famous Jehovahs witnesses• Wayan Brothers and Sisters• Larry Graham• George Benson• Michelle Rodriguez• Lark Voorhies• Prince• Katherine and Rebbie Jackson , Michael jacksons mother and sister• Venus and Serena Williams
  3. 3. What do They believe ?
  4. 4. • Jehovah‟s witnesses believe you do not go to heaven nor ‟hell‟ well , at least the common definition of it .• „Hell is not a place of fiery eternal torment.‟.• Although they do believe in „Hell‟ (Sheol) Hell to them is mans common grave.
  5. 5. Fast Facts-Worldwide•• 236—Lands where Jehovah‟s Witnesses preach• 540—Languages in which we publish Bibles and Bible-based literature• 109,403—Congregations• 7,395,672—Ministers who teach the Bible• 19,000,000—People who attend our meetings or conventions• 166,000,000—Bibles published by Jehovah‟s Witnesses in 108 languages• 20,000,000,000—Pieces of Bible-based literature published by Jehovah‟s Witnesses over the past ten years• Most Popular•
  6. 6. Why Do Jehovah‟s Witnesses Go From Door to Door?• Jesus told his followers to “make disciples of people of all the nations.” (Matthew 28:19, 20) When he sent out his early disciples, Jesus directed them to go to the homes of the people. (Matthew 10:7, 11-13) After Jesus‟ death, first-century Christians continued to spread their message both “publicly and from house to house.”
  7. 7. Why Use the Name Jehovah‟s Witnesses?• Jehovah is the personal name of God, as found in the Bible. (Exodus 6:3; Psalm 83:18) A witness is a person who proclaims views or truths of which he is convinced.• Thus, our name Jehovah‟s Witnesses designates us as a group of Christians who proclaim the truth about Jehovah, the Creator of all things.
  8. 8. Annual Celebrations• Memorial of Jesus• DISTRICT CONVENTION OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES
  9. 9. Who was their founder ?• The modern-day organization of Jehovah‟s Witnesses began at the end of the 19th century. At that time, a small group of Bible students who lived near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the United States, began a systematic analysis of the Bible.• Among that group of sincere Bible students was a man named Charles Taze Russell. While Russell took the lead in the Bible education work at that time and was the first editor of The Watchtower, he was not the founder of a new religion.• Since Jesus is the Founder of Christianity, they view him as the founder of their organization.
  10. 10. Do You Feel That You Are theOnly People Who Will Be Saved?• No. Many millions who lived in centuries past and who weren‟t Jehovah‟s Witnesses will have an opportunity for salvation. The Bible explains that in God‟s promised new world, “there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” (Acts 24:15) Additionally, many now living may yet begin to serve God, and they too will gain salvation. In any case, it‟s not our job to judge who will or won‟t be saved. That assignment rests squarely in Jesus‟ hands.— John 5:22, 27.
  11. 11. How to be a jehova‟s witness?• 1. Determine why you find the religion of Jehovahs Witnesses appealing. Would you like to live forever on earth? Would you like help coping with problems? Are you dissatisfied with teachings of other Christian groups such as the trinity, hell fire and immortal soul? Jehovahs Witnesses have answers to such questions that many find appealing.• 2. Have a desire to know more about the Bible. Jehovahs Witnesses believe that the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God, and instead of following human traditions, they hold to the Bible as the standard for all their beliefs• 3. Request a free home Bible study:• 4. Study the Bible on a regular basis, usually weekly, with the help of an appropriate study aid publication. Every one of Jehovahs Witnesses is a volunteer so there is no elite clergy class set aside for the teaching and preaching work. Ask as many honest and heartfelt questions as it takes to determine if what you are learning is true. Persist until you have found satisfying, Bible- based answers.• 5. Apply what you are learning. Pray to Jehovah and seek the assistance of your study conductor, and wholesome Christian associates to do this. Associate with Jehovahs Witnesses at their regularly held meetings.• 6. Coping with opposition• 7. Recognize the authority of the "faithful and discreet slave". At Matthew 24:45 Jesus asked: "Who really is the faithful and discreet slave whom his master appointed over his domestics, to give them their food at the proper time?" The leadership of Jehovahs Witnesses are a small group of men (currently seven) known as the Governing Body. To become one of Jehovahs Witnesses means accepting the authority of these men, who it is believed are providing spiritual food at the proper time. For example, The Watchtower of September 15, 2010 said "The anointed and their other sheep companions recognize that by following the lead of the modern-day Governing Body, they are in fact following their Leader, Christ• 8 .Become Unbaptized publisher. Speak to your Bible study conductor and the congregation elders to find out how you can qualify to preach about Jehovah house to house along with Jehovahs Witnesses. 9 . Baptism Make a heartfelt dedication in prayer to serve Jehovah God forever. Meet with your local elders to determine if and when you are ready for baptism. If you qualify, then arrangements will be made for your public declaration of dedication to Jehovah through water-immersed baptism at a public meeting (usually assembles and conventions). Baptism is only the beginning, you must be determined to continue serving Jehovah forever.