Both religions share a lot in common with each others. Jehovah’s witnesses and christians follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. The main difference that can be seen is the way they interpret what god is. Jehovah’s witnesses do not follow the idea that there’s a holy trinity. Christians present three persons as one god. Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that god, or Jehovah, is the only supreme.
Jesus Does Not Have The Same Meaning
For a Jehovah’s witness, Jesus is more like an Angel, or profit, then an actual messiah. They compare Jesus with the archangel Michael. A christian holds Jesus as the key to salvation. He is not just a prophet, or teacher to them.
Is The World Ending?
Another major difference in the two religions is how they view the end of the world. Jehovah’s witnesses believe that the world has already begun to end, and is deteriorating little by little. To them, this all started back in 1914.
A christian believes that the time of the world’s ending is unknown. It has not begun yet, and could be any possible time.
Preaching From House To House
Both christians and Jehovah’s witnesses love to preach the good word when they’re able. Many christians set up missionaries in rural, nonchristian locations. Jehovah’s witnesses have a different way of getting their message across. Have you ever seen young men riding bikes dressed fully in suits? They were probably Jehovah’s witnesses. They go door to door in neighborhoods to preach to anyone who will listen.
The Existence Of Hell
A difference that may surprise you, as it’s a major part of the new testament, which both religions believe in, is the existence of hell. Christians accept that there is a hell, and that Jesus is the only thing that can save them from it. They believe that if you do not accept Jesus, you will go there. Jehovah’s witnesses completely deny the existence of hell. They also do not believe Jesus offers salvation.
They’re Major Differences When It Comes To Heaven Too.
Jehovah’s witnesses acknowledge that there is a heaven. They do not believe in the same heaven that christian’s do. To a Jehovah’s witness, heaven is restricted to a lucky few. Only 114,000 people get into heaven according to their beliefs. This does not mean that they think everyone is obliterated. Those who do not get to be with god, and Jesus, spend eternity in a “new” garden of eden down here on earth.
Christians believe one of two things. Those who are not catholic, believe that salvation is obtained through believing in Jesus Christ. They trust that they will automatically get into heaven because they have accepted him. Catholics believe that doing bad things can keep you out of heaven along with not accepting the messiah as well.
Neither Think The Other’s Christian
Jehovah’s witnesses believe they’re the true christians. However, most christians do not consider Jehovah’s witnesses to be christian at all. By definition, they believe a christian is someone who accepts Jesus Christ as the messiah.
Jehovah’s witnesses believe that christians have a faulty interpretation of the bible, and are therefore not following christ’s word. Which to them, makes mainstream christians not real christians.
To Learn More
To learn more visit a place of worship. Both organizations are always welcoming to guests. Of course, they may persuade you to join their side. It’s important to become informed about the beliefs, and practices of others. You’ll have to deal with a lot of different people in this life. Make sure you really understand them.