Love Your Neighbor As You Would Yourself
Almost everyone would agree that there are big differences between Jehovah’s Witnesses and most other Christian religions. Many of those religions believe that Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe in Jesus. However, you simply need to ask a Jehovah’s Witnesses about their belief in Jesus and you will find out that they consider him the second most important person in the universe. Of course, they consider Jehovah God number one.
The reason why they consider Jehovah supreme over Jesus is because of a simple Bible truth. The Bible declares that Jehovah is the creator and that Jesus is his first creation. In Colossians we see that Jesus was the firstborn of all things created. Logic dictates that you cannot be both the creator and a creation. For this reason, Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that only Jehovah is God.
We can easily understand this concept because of our parents. Human beings have an excellent reference point in this regard. A father, who is the creator, creates a child, his creation. The first child that he has is called the first of his creative powers, the firstborn. It is the same with the relationship between Jehovah God, referred to in the Bible as the father, and Jesus, referred to as the son.
Another major difference that Jehovah’s Witnesses have with all other religions is that of warfare. Christian religions do not have any qualms about going to war. In fact many of the more modern-day wars have involved every Christian religion and organization on the earth. You simply need to look at World War I and II as prime examples of this. In fact, during World War II the same religions were fighting against each other. German Catholics, Baptists and Protestants were fighting and killing fellow American Catholics, Baptists and Protestants. It is a well-known fact that the Roman Catholic Church even supported Adolph Hitler and his regime.
Jehovah’s Witnesses, on the other hand, were thrown into concentration camps during World War II, along with their fellow Jews. The reason, for simply refusing to kill their fellow man. Adolph Hitler hated Jehovah’s Witnesses because they would not bow down or obey him. An interesting point from World War II is that Jehovah’s Witnesses could have been freed from the suffering of being a prisoner in a German concentration camps by simply signing a paper. The paper stated that they would renounce their religion. Only a very few ever signed that paper.
The reason why Jehovah’s Witnesses would rather go to prison or even die rather than killing their fellow man is simple. Jesus gave two key commandments. These two key commandments if followed would solve all of the world’s problems. The first commandment says that you need to love Jehovah God with all your heart, soul, and mind. The second commandment, likewise, states that you need to love your fellow man as you do yourself. It would be quite difficult to love your fellow man as yourself if you are pointing a gun at his head and preparing to shoot him.
Jehovah’s Witnesses are proactive when it comes to mankind’s salvation. They obey Jesus’ commandment to preach from house to house and make disciples from people of all nations. They proclaim the Kingdom of God as mankind’s only hope. A future government with Jesus Christ as King and his anointed followers as co-rulers. For this reason they do not get involved in political affairs. They have already made their choice for which government they will vote for. This is another major difference between Jehovah’s Witnesses and other Christian religions.
Learn more about Jehovah’s Witnesses’ beliefs in Jesus, Michael the Archangel, the trinity, and about their belief in the 144,000 elect in Revelation here: http://getversed.org/jehovahs-witness/