Worldview Analysis Paper

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Liberty University

Jehovah’s Witnesses

A paper submitted to Dr. Adonis Vidu
In partial fulfillment of the Requirements for the course APOL 500-B13

Liberty Baptist Theological seminary

By
Cory Maurer

Lynchburg, Virginia
Sunday, October 2, 2011

CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 1 SUMMARY 1 FLAWS 2 EVANGELISM 4 CONCLUSION 4 BIBLIOGRAPHY 6

Introduction The purpose of this paper is to analyze the Jehovah’s Witness religion/cult. The background and core beliefs of this religion will be discussed as well as the flaws that can be found in it. There will be much attention given to how proponents of this cult view Jesus and the implications that those views bring. There will
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God did not raise Jesus to life in the fleshly body in which he died. He gave Jesus a new spirit body, as the angels in heaven have.” This is also in direct contradiction with scripture. In Luke 24:39 (NIV) Jesus says, “Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”” It is clear that Jesus was not a spirit, but was a corporeal being. Their view on hell also comes with scriptural contradictions because they believe that unbelievers (people not Jehovah’s Witnesses) will be annihilated and there is no hell. Jesus references hell in Matthew 5:30. Also 2 Corinthians 5:8 references being “absent with the body and present with the Lord.” There is a separation from the body once we die, which is something they do not believe. The 144,000 people is taken completely out of context. This is actually 144,000 witnesses that will minister to the Jews of the world. There is no evidence that this class of people will be the only ones that fulfill 2 Corinthians 5:8.
Lastly, their views over the present Kingdom Age and salvation by works are completely off base. Their failed attempts to predict Armageddon should have been clear enough for them to not hold the Kingdom Age belief. Instead, they believe that Jesus began his kingly reign in 1914 and that we are in the 1000 reign of Christ. There has not been an Armageddon and
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