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| World Religions Report | Jehovah’s Witnesses & Judaism | Axia College of the University of Phoenix | Christopher C Bewley | 1/26/2012 |


Introduction In this paper I will be comparing two religions respectively. I will show you an interview I have conducted with a practicing Jehovah’s Witness. I will use the information acquired within that interview to display the differences and similarities between their beliefs and those of the Judaism faith. So brace yourself for an in-depth discovery of two faiths that almost completely contradict one another.
Research Overview I have found that the Jehovah’s Witnesses have had a hard time gathering recognition amongst the world and many people disregard them entirely. The only historical figures that are honored in this faith are prophets whose recognition originates in the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures and Jehovah God. Their central beliefs focus on living a life based off of the examples Jesus Christ set forth in his time through his actions and instruction to his twelve apostles. The Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe in a Trinitarian God, they believe Jesus Christ and Jehovah God are two deities and Jehovah God is the superior deity. The Clergy are not paid; they volunteer their teachings to serve the purpose of spreading the word of Jehovah. There is no collection plate that gets passed around during the meetings; people can donate if they feel they can afford to do so. They have only one ceremony which is explained later in depth but this is the annual Memorial also known as the Passover.

Site Visit On 01/31/12 I was given a tour of the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. I was given this tour by Brother Denton and Brother Campbell of the Terre Haute, IN South Congregation (G. Denton & D. Campbell, personal communication, January 31, 2012).…...

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