A question for Jehovah's Witnesses?
Why do other Christians not like you all? I don't know much about you guys so I'm curious.
- Anonymous10 years agoFavorite Answer
Primarily it is because we teach exactly what the Bible says and are not afraid to challenge the false and unscriptural beliefs of other religions. The underlying problem is that, as a rule, members of other religions can not support their beliefs from the Bible and so must react emotionally. Further, the ministers of other religions realize how vulnerable their flock is because of this lack of scriptural support and so spread prejudicial misrepresentations about the Witnesses.
“When the Jews got sight of the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began blasphemously contradicting the things being spoken by Paul” (Ac 13:45).
"It is curious that when a Christian rises against a rooted wrong at all, he is usually [branded] an illegitimate Christian, a member of some despised sect."--Mark Twain
But, being unfairly derided places us in good company: Acts 28:22 makes this clear and also shows how reasonable people will react to such misrepresentations:
"But we think it proper to hear from you what your thoughts are, for truly as regards this sect it is known to us that everywhere it is spoken against."
"But we want to hear what your views are, for we know that people everywhere are talking against this sect."–NIV
"...for as to this form of religion, we have knowledge that in all places it is attacked."–BBE
"We think it would be as well to hear your own account of your position; all we know about this sect is that it encounters opposition everywhere.'"–NJB
"...the only thing we know about these Christians<n1> is that they are denounced everywhere."–NLT
"If YOU were part of the world, the world would be fond of what is its own. Now because YOU are no part of the world, but I have chosen YOU out of the world, on this account the world hates YOU" (John 15:19)
"Happy are YOU whenever men hate YOU, and whenever they exclude YOU and reproach YOU and cast out YOUR name as wicked for the sake of the Son of man." (Luke 6:22)
"Because YOU do not continue running with them in this course to the same low sink of debauchery, they are puzzled and go on speaking abusively of YOU." (1 Peter 4:4)
(Acts 13:45; 18:6)
"Go in through the small way because broad and spacious is the way that leads to destruction, and the majority are on it"–Mt.7:13
So, it would concern me more if we were accepted by the majority of religions.
(1 Peter 3:16) Hold a good conscience, so that in the particular in which YOU are spoken against they may get ashamed who are speaking slightingly of YOUR good conduct in connection with Christ.
- CaliforniamamaLv 510 years ago
Bar Anerges gave you most of the scriptures I would have, so let me add something different.
Jehovah's Witnesses REALLY STUDY the Bible and try to adjust their lives accordingly. Because of this, some people LOVE us. We are human and imperfect, but on average we make better employees, better employers, better citizens.
When we study we use many translations of the Bible contrary to what some nasty critics say. When we preach and teach the Bible we are following what Jesus told his followers to do "preach the good news" and IT IS GOOD NEWS. Did you know the Bible says mankind won't destroy himself with nuclear war or destroy the earth with pollution? Nope. It also says the unrepentant wicked will be cleared away and the earth will be filled with righteousness. Does this sound like something a person should fear? The news is good, yet people criticize and reject and even persecute. Go figure.
How do you know who is teaching what is right? Well, HOW DO YOU IDENTIFY COUNTERFEIT MONEY? Do you need to study every type of fake currency out there? No. YOU IDENTIFY THE REAL THING FIRST. Then whenever you see a fake $20, you know right away.
Same with religion. Identify the "real deal" first and every other manmade fake is easy to identify.
In fact, 2 Timothy 3:1-5 describes what men will be like in the last days and look at verses 5 & 7.
(Having a FORM of Godly devotion, always learning but not learning THE TRUTH.)
1 But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, self-assuming, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, 3 having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, 4 betrayers, headstrong, puffed up [with pride], lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godly devotion but proving false to its power; and from these turn away. 6 For from these arise those men who slyly work their way into households and lead as their captives weak women loaded down with sins, led by various desires, 7 always learning and yet never able to come to an accurate knowledge of truth.
You can learn very quickly what the Bible teaches. Accept a free Bible study in your home. You can quit whenever you want.
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- 10 years ago
Religious intolerance is intolerance against another's religious beliefs or practices. What would Jesus do?... Matthew5:43 “YOU heard that it was said, ‘You must love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 However, I say to YOU: Continue to love YOUR enemies and to pray for those persecuting YOU; 45 that YOU may prove yourselves sons of YOUR Father who is in the heavens, since he makes his sun rise upon wicked people and good and makes it rain upon righteous people and unrighteous. 46 For if YOU love those loving YOU, what reward do YOU have? Are not also the tax collectors doing the same thing? 47 And if YOU greet YOUR brothers only, what extraordinary thing are YOU doing? Are not also the people of the nations doing the same thing? 48 YOU must accordingly be perfect, as YOUR heavenly Father is perfect."Source(s): Jehovah's witness using the new world Translation
- True TruthseekerLv 610 years ago
Well, they do this for various reasons. In my exhaustive search for truth, after Muslim relatives tried to convert me to Islam, I used to search out websites that had negative things to say. Most of those who have negative things to say, do not take the TIME to determine TRUTH from FALLACIES, or at times outright LIES.
Admittedly, the Witnesses have made mistakes, BUT, they have RE-ADJUSTED, their thinking, and actions in accordance with YHWH/ JEHOVAH's thoughts as recorded in the Bible [accurately rendered].
It is difficult to condemn an individual who reads in his/ her Bible ERRORS introduced by man, as at
1 John 5:7 [Comma Johanneum], Revelation 1:11, and 1 Timothy 3:16. But at Jeremiah 17:5, 6, Jehovah God himself says, that "cursed" is anyone who places his trust in MAN, to the extent that he turns his heart from God, ... "..when GOOD COMES he WILL NOT KNOW it..".
So, we ALL NEED to SEEK as at Matthew 7:7, 8; Acts 17:11, Proverbs 2:1- 6; Psalm 1:1- 3.Source(s): http://hubpages.com/hub/Biblical-Questions-Answere... http://hubpages.com/hub/Must-those-who-are-called-...
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- Rolando C ILv 610 years ago
They don't like us for the same reason that the religious leaders and people didn't like Jesus. We are exposing their false doctrines using the Bible. Also we are making them look bad because,as true christians, we don't participate in politics and wars and pagan celebrations. John 17:16
- TinyLv 610 years ago
Jesus said that a student is not greater then his teacher. If they persecuted and ridiculed Jesus, he said they would do the same to his true followers. We are no part of this wicked world so therefore the world hates us because we are different. Because we strive to live by Bible standards we are hated because we remind people how they should be living.
- Steve PLv 510 years ago
There is the Truth, and then there is...well, not the truth.
Some like it, some don't.
- robert CLv 710 years ago
it is well known universally that the book they use is not a true translation of scripture , also if you search the history of their origin, it is quite scandalous