Christianity is a religion with a wide range of currents, churches and groups . One of them is made up of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Jehovah Witnesses
The founder of this movement was the American Charles Taze Russell, who in the late nineteenth century announced a second coming of Jesus Christ. According to their teachings Jesus Christ came to this world again in 1874 as a spirit and not bodily. From that idea, his followers started a new religious movement known as Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Jesus Christ is considered not to be God, therefore, they deny the Trinity addressed by Catholicism and other Trinitarian churches. Jehovah Witnesses
By interpreting the Bible literally, it is said that the death of the human soul ceases to exist and therefore does not survive. By denying the immortality of the soul, one also denies the existence of an eternal hell.
Throughout their history, Jehovah’s Witnesses have prophesied on several occasions the coming of the end of the world (during World War I and WWII and in 1975).
Based on the prohibition on eating or receiving blood, it is mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles that witnesses do not give blood transfusions.
In order to support their beliefs, they carried out their own Bible translation. On the other hand, they consider the Catholic Church and other Christian currents to be corrupted and far removed versions of the true faith.
From a doctrinal point of view, Jehovah’s Witnesses have two fundamental ideals: the rejection of the Trinity and a literal interpretation of the Bible (the Bible contains the absolute truth and any other interpretation or analysis is rejected). Jehovah Witnesses
A religious current surrounded by controversy
This church has at times been evaluated as a destructive sect. This consideration is based on some witnesses of former members, who performed behavior manipulation techniques on their followers. They are also criticized because they claim that with the coming of the final judgment only they would be saved.
With regard to the rejection of blood transfusions, this situation generated a lot of controversy, as on certain occasions there were people who died for not receiving blood from another person . Lastly, Jehovah’s Witnesses have been criticized because their religious approaches are accompanied by a profitable business through the sale of tracts and publications, as well as through large donations from their followers. Jehovah Witnesses