As Jehovah’s Witnesses, we strive to adhere to the form of Christianity that Jesus taught and that his apostles practiced. This article summarizes our basic beliefs.
God. We worship the one true and Almighty God, the Creator, whose name is Jehovah. (Psalm 83:18; Revelation 4:11) He is the God of Abraham, Moses, and Jesus.—Exodus 3:6; 32:11;
Bible. We recognize the Bible as God’s inspired message to humans. (John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16) We base our beliefs on all 66 of its books, which include both the “Old Testament” and the “New Testament.”
Jesus. We follow the teachings and example of Jesus Christ and honor him as our Savior and as the Son of God. (Matthew 20:28; Acts 5:31) Thus, we are Christians. (Acts 11:26) However, we have learned from the Bible that Jesus is not Almighty God and that there is no Scriptural basis for the Trinity doctrine.—John 14:28.
The Kingdom of God. This is a real government in heaven, not a condition in the hearts of Christians. It will replace human governments and accomplish God’s purpose for the earth. (Daniel 2:44)
Salvation. Deliverance from sin and death is possible through the ransom sacrifice of Jesus. (Matthew 20:28)
Heaven. Jehovah God, Jesus Christ, and the faithful angels reside in the spirit realm.(Psalm 103:19-21; Acts 7:55) A relatively small number of people—144,000—will be resurrected to life in heaven to rule with Jesus in the Kingdom.—Daniel 7:27; 2 Timothy 2:12; Revelation 5:9
Earth. God created the earth to be mankind’s eternal home. (Psalm 104:5; 115:16;Ecclesiastes 1:4)
Evil and suffering. These began when one of God’s angels rebelled. (John 8:44)
Death. People who die pass out of existence. (Psalm 146:4) They do not suffer in a fiery hell of torment.
Family. We adhere to God’s original standard of marriage as the union of one man and one woman, with sexual immorality being the onl
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