Have Jehovah's Witnesses rejected all the pagan ways, that modern Christians follow?
Are Jehovah's Witnesses the only Christians that have rejected the Pagan traditions ,that have been introduced into main stream Christianity?
Jehovah's Witnesses are far from eradicating pagan rituals from their lives.
Consider their marriage/wedding procedures, almost every aspect is of pagan origin
Some religions have tried to root out paganism, but some of their members still participate in some of the holidays or they haven't rooted out ALL paganism from their beliefs.
Jehovah's Witnesses have though.
No, they teach man does not have an immortal soul.
Yes we have. We follow God, and also walk closely in Jesus footsteps. We obey God, not man, or his pagan ideas.
That sums it up nicely, yes.
Yes. As far as others are concerned, I can't think of anyone else who has completely rejected paganism..
I eat food, just like pagans do ... therefore... I must be pagan!
...gimme a break.
THERE IS a dividing line.
Use some reason...,
Absolutely! And good riddance!
No, they still use wedding rings, have cake at their weddings and celebrate wedding anniversaries- all of which have pagan roots. Hmmm.
Yes. When we look back at all the things we have thrown out after learning they had pagan origins, then see other religions claiming to be Christian that hold on a death grip to pagan practices, we have .
If we learn some new insights in the future, we will change then as well in order to meet Jehovah God's requirements to have worship that is pure to him.
Now the question you have to ask is after about 150 years, why are other religions, claiming to be Christian, not made changes as well? This is not rocket science. It is just reading for yourself what the Bible says and not accepting someone's word for what it says.
Basically, I agree that Jehovah’s Witnesses reject all pagan practices and that our worship of Jehovah is totally pure. However, I would have small disagreement about the wording of your question where you say, “Are Jehovah's Witnesses the only Christians…” Why?
Because there is no other Bible-based religion (other than us) that may be correctly defined as Christian. All of the others are members of “fake Christianity,” harlots of Babylon the Great. There will come a time in the future where Jehovah purifies this planet and when he does it, you can be sure that all false religions (such as Buddhists, Presbyterians, Catholics, Baptists, Islam, etc) will be destroyed, & wiped off the face of the earth. Only true worshippers of Jehovah will remain. All the pagan religions will cease to exist.
Nope they have a few favorites they keep around.
The Best is the one where they pass the Communion elements and no one partakes of them ( almost no one anyway) That one is right out of Satanic ritual where they too,pass the Elements and no one partakes.
THE CONSISTENT USE OF PAGAN,
OCCULT SOURCES THROUGHOUT THE
Some Jehovah's Witnesses will try to excuse their founder, Charles Russell, by admitting that he did have some strange doctrines in the beginning, but that the light has grown "brighter and brighter". However, history proves that the Society has consistently used pagan, occult sources to support their doctrines and teachings.
Consider the publication of their "New World Translation of the Scriptures". They consistently dishonestly quoted reputable scholars to try to make it appear that they had their support when they did not. The Watchtower Society has the occult view of Jesus Christ , namely that he is "a god", and they altered their "bible" to try and support this distortion of the Scriptures.
Examples are numerous and lengthy and we have covered many of them in our other teaching tapes and literature, so will consider only one example here. To support their pagan heresy that Jesus is only "a god", they resorted to quoting a spirit medium for support, with the full knowledge that he was one.
Consider first their distortion of John 1:1 found in their "bible",
"In (the) beginning the Word was, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god."
For support of this distortion, they turned to the so-called "expertise" of a known spirit-medium. His name was Johannes Greber. He was a defrocked Catholic Priest who received his so-called "translation" of the bible through spiritistic means, usually in trances. The Watchtower Society exposed him in the February 15th, l956 Watchtower, warning that his sources were demonic. We couldn't agree with them more!
However, in 1961, just five years later, they were singing his praises and quoting him as an authority for their New World Translation, since he was a supporter of their doctrine on the person of Jesus Christ, and all three sources, Greber, the demons, and the Watchtower Society all agreed that Jesus was merely "a god".
While knowingly agreeing with and quoting a spirit medium, they nevertheless spoke out against spiritistic practices. An example is in the October 15th, l977 Watchtower, on page 624 where they said,
"Since spiritism is condemned by God, it becomes obvious that a person appealing to spiritism for knowledge or help is not appealing to God. He is looking to a source opposed to God..."
Not a single, reputable Christian or non-Christian scholar would agree with their distortion of John 1:1, in which they called our Savior "a god". The Watchtower has for their support only other Christ-denying cults, the pagans, and the occult for their view of Christ. They do not have the support of the correctly translated Scriptures for their pagan doctrine on Christ. Jehovah's Witnesses need to select a reputable translation of the Bible and read Colossians 2: 8,9
"See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ. For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form".
All is all, and full is full, and all the fullness of Deity (Godhead, Godship) dwells in Jesus Christ, even in the flesh! We recommend you get our tape "Jehovah's Witnesses and the Real Jesus" to set matters straight by the Bible.
If Jehovah's Witnesses will prayerfully consider this Scripture and begin an examination of a valid Bible by valid scholars, they will come to realize that they have indeed fallen into the trap warned about in this Scripture. They have fallen captive to "empty deception" according to a "tradition of men".
Under the heading of "justified lying" we again turn to the topic of Johannes Greber. After warning against him in l956, they quoted and followed his teachings from 1961 onwards.
In 1983. only after being cornered with their deception, on page 31 of the April 1st, l983 Watchtower they denied they knew what they were doing! They promised not to quote him anymore, but they left intact his demonic, pagan doctrines on Christ, not only concerning Christ's person, but also the resurrection of our Lord.
Jehovah's Witnesses, do you know that your false doctrine on Christ's resurrection comes directly from demonic sources? Jesus did not have his body dissolved into gases, and then materialize a fake body complete with fake nail prints to fool His disciples into believing it was really Him risen from the dead!
Let's just take a moment to correct J.W. doctrine from the Scriptures. Luke 24: 36-46 clearly states,
"And while they were telling these things, He Himself stood in their midst. But they were startled and frightened and thought that they were seeing a spirit. And He said to them,
"Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? See My hands and my feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have." (And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet.)
And while they still could not believe it for joy and were marveling, He said to them, "Have you anything here to eat?" And they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish; and He took it and ate it in their sight.
Now He said to them, "These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled". Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and He said to them, "Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and rise again from the dead the third day".
Jesus Christ rose bodily, appeared to his followers. It was really Him, and we live because He lives!