What do Jehovah's Witnesses believe?
Here's the answer:
Jehovah's Witnesses believe in God, but they don’t believe that Jesus is God.
Jehovah's Witnesses believe they’re Christians. They sometimes even sound like Christians when they talk about God, Jesus, and the Bible. But Jehovah's Witnesses are not true Christians.
Jehovah's Witnesses believe in only Jehovah (God the Father). Jehovah's Witnesses also talk about Jesus, but he’s not the same Jesus we know from the Bible. The Bible says that Jesus has always existed, but Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Jehovah created Jesus and that Jesus is really Michael the archangel. They also believe that Jesus is a smaller, less-important god.
Jehovah's Witnesses do believe that Jesus died, but not for the same reason the Bible says He died. The Bible tells us that Jesus died on the cross to pay for our sins and give us eternal life. Jehovah's Witnesses believe Jesus only died to pay for Adam's sin. They think that when we die, we pay for our own sin. They also believe we still have to live good lives to pay for our own sins. It’s a good thing Jesus died for our sins, because we could never be good enough to pay for our own sins!
Jehovah's Witnesses have the Bible, but they’ve also created their own Bible called the New World Translation. They have changed a lot of the words around and it teaches new things about Jesus and God that the true Bible doesn’t. But God’s Word says that even if angels from heaven come down and try to change the message of Jesus, we shouldn’t listen (Galatians 1:8)! The Bible is the only book that is God’s true Word.
Even though Jehovah's Witnesses aren’t Christians, we’re still supposed to love them and be kind to them. Maybe God will even use you to tell a Jehovah's Witness about who He really is!
"[Jesus said,] I and the Father are one" (John 10:30).
"God’s grace has saved you because of your faith in Christ. Your salvation doesn’t come from anything you do. It is God’s gift. It is not based on anything you have done. No one can brag about earning it" (Ephesians 2:8–9).