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Fundamental Beliefs

Evangelical Christian Jehovah Witness


Scripture is absolute authority. 1 Their churches organization is a prophet of
God.17
Trinity-- God is one God who exists in three No Trinity--God is the father, however Jesus is
persons equally. The Father, the Son, and the Holy also "a god".18
Spirit.2
Jesus is the son of God, the second person of the Jesus is Michael the Archangel, who became
Trinity. He is fully God and fully man. 3 God's son as a man, then returned back into
Michael the Archangel again.19
Jesus is infinite, and was never created.4 Jesus is a created and limited being.20
The Holy Spirit is God, the third person of the The Holy Spirit is God's impersonal active
Trinity. He speaks5, He teaches6, He guides7, He force.21
comforts8, and He intercedes for believers9.

Jesus rose from the dead physically.10 Jesus did not rise from the dead physically.22
Someday in the future, Jesus will return visibly11 Christ returned invisibly in 1914.23
and "Every Knee" will bow.12

There is not a caste system. All are one in Christ.13 There are two classes of believers. 144,000 will
go to heaven, and all other believers will remain
on Earth, under their rule.24
Salvation is a free gift from God. It is by faith in Salvation is dependant and determined upon
Jesus Christ "alone". 14 Forgiveness of sins is never Good Works.25
determined upon Good Works.15
Whoever places their faith and trust in Jesus Only members of their church will be saved.26
Christ are saved and will exist with Him in
eternity.16
Documentation from the Bible
1) 2 Timothy 2:16-17; 1 Corinthians 4:6 Acts 17:11 2)Isaiah 44:6-8; Genesis 1:26, Isaiah 6:8; Matthew 28:19 3)John
1:1,14; 10:30; 20:28; Colossians 2:9; Matthew 1:23 4) Micah 5:2; Hebrews 7:3; Psalm 90:2 5) Hebrews 3:7-11 6) John
14:26 7) Romans 8:14 8) John 16: 7 9) Romans 8:26 10) Luke 24:39 11) Acts 1:11; Zechariah 14:4 12) Philippians 2:10-
11 13) Galatians 3:28 14) Ephesians 2:8-9 15) Ephesians 2:9; Galatians 3:1-3; Isaiah 64:6 16) Romans 10:9-10, 13; John
14:3

Documentation from J.W. Writings


17) The Watchtower, April 1, 1972, pp.197, 200. 18) Ibid., p. 40 19) You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth, 1982, p.
21 20) The Kingdom Is at Hand, 1944, 46–47, 49 21) Holy Spirit, 1976, p. 11. 22) You Can Live Forever...pp. 143, 144,
172. 23) You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth, 1982, p. 147. 24) Watchtower, February 15, 1984 25) Watchtower,
August 15, 1972 26) Ibid., Feb. 15, 1979, p. 30.