If you are a Jehovah’s Witness you know for a fact they teach that only Jehovah’s Witness have any hope for surviving Armageddon as the following Watchtower quotes explain:
“Only Jehovah’s Witnesses, those of the anointed remnant and the “great crowd,” as a united organization under the protection of the Supreme Organizer,
have any Scriptural hope of surviving the impending end of this doomed system dominated by Satan the Devil.” Watchtower 1989 Sep. 1 p.19 (The “Scriptural” support offered for this statement is Revelation 7:9-17 and 2 Corinthians 4:4 and supports no such idea.)
“Similarly, Jehovah is using only one organization today to accomplish his will. To receive everlasting life in the earthly Paradise we must identify that organization and serve God as part of it.” Watchtower 1983 Feb. 15 p.12
“During the final period of the ancient world that perished in the Flood, Noah was a faithful preacher of righteousness. (2 Peter 2:5) In these last days of the present system of things, Jehovahs people are making known Gods righteous standards and are declaring good news about the possibility of surviving into the new world. (2 Peter 3:9-13) Just as Noah and his God-fearing family were preserved in the ark, survival of individuals today depends on their faith and their loyal association with the earthly part of Jehovahs universal organization.” Watchtower 2006 May 15 p.22 “Are You Prepared for Survival?” Paragraph 8
My question is, are Jehovah’s Witnesses Beliefs Clear to the World? Noah built an Ark and it was very clear that one needed to be aboard that Ark in order to survive the flood. Even though JW’s do believe one must be a JW to survive Armageddon, how often do they proclaim this belief? I decided to look this up on the watchtower.org to see if this warning is online for the world to see. I couldn’t find anything through their search method so I used Google advanced search to search only watchtower.org. Not only did I search for the three quoted articles above, I searched for other articles that say the same thing found here: http://www.jwfacts.com/watchtower/salvation-only-for-jehovahs-witnesses.php I searched many phrases such as “only Jehovah’s Witnesses”, “only one organization today” and “association with the earthly part of Jehovahs universal organization”. I looked at the web page that shares their beliefs (http://www.watchtower.org/e/jt/article_03.htm) and found nothing there. I couldn’t find anything on their web site that said one must be a Jehovah’s Witness to survive Armageddon! If you can find something, please let me know and I will gladly update this article!
Wouldn’t you think that such an important aspect of survival would be stated on their web site or to the public from door to door? Would not the belief that one must be a Jehovah’s Witness to survive Armageddon be the most important teaching of all? Why is it not found in there statement of beliefs? I noticed that there statement of beliefs have scriptural references. However we all know there is no scriptural support for this statement, “Only Jehovah’s Witnesses… have any Scriptural hope of surviving.” That has to be the biggest reason they do not include this belief in there statement of beliefs on their web site. I believe the other reason is most Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe this and possibly not all on the Governing Body believe it. I know I myself never did. Did you ever believe that “Only Jehovah’s Witnesses… have any Scriptural hope of surviving“?
It was very clear in Noah’s day what Noah preached. People had a visible Ark to view and they knew what it was for. Is it the same today? Apparently not for Jehovah’s Witnesses. They hide the fact that they teach “Just as Noah and his God-fearing family were preserved in the ark, survival of individuals today depends on their faith and their loyal association with the earthly part of Jehovahs universal organization.”
Why doesn’t the Governing Body tell Jehovah’s Witnesses to preach this message like Noah did? Become a Jehovah’s Witness or be killed at Armageddon! Was not Noah bold? Could he have been any bolder? JW’s do not preach what the Governing Body teaches on this subject and the Governing Body doesn’t make them. I believe they know this would be met with much opposition. If this belief were really true, why is it not preached on TV, the radio and news papers? WHY is it NOT on their web site?
The truth is, this is a very controlling and manipulative cult that controls it’s people through threats of disfellowshipping by those who rule in secret star chamber courts.
They go far beyond what is written and hide the real truth. What is the real truth? What truly is the visible Ark in the world today? Who came to the Earth and said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” The Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses say we cannot survive without them. Jesus Christ said he is “the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” So who are you going to follow? Who really is the true Ark? Jehovah’s Witnesses (who deny Christ as their mediator) or Jesus Christ? Is it any wonder Jehovah’s Witnesses hide their unbiblical belief that they are the only ones that will survive when it is so clear that Jesus is the true ARK that all the world can really see. Even though they might not get on board the ARK today, it is clearly visible for all to see that Jesus truly is “the way, the truth and the life.” What Jehovah’s Witnesses believe, that only they will survive, is very UNCLEAR to the world for they themselves do not preach it!
Your brother in Christ,