Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Why I Am NOT A Jehovah's Witness Part IX

**The Jehovah's Witnesses deny the perfect salvation of Christ's cross.

They teach that during the Millennial period of Christ's reign upon the earth that all of mankind will have the opportunity to earn salvation. This is not supported in Scripture anywhere.

The Lord Jesus Christ has purchased our salvation on the cross. The following Scriptures clearly state that this is the work of the Lord apart from any works of man. I will also be showing verses from their own version in comparison.

Romans 3:21-26 (KJB) "But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus."
(NWT) "But now apart from law God's righteousness has been made manifest, as it is borne witness to by the Law and the Prophets; yes, God's righteousness through the faith in Jesus Christ, for all those having faith. For there is no distinction. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and it is as a free gift that they are being declared righteous by his undeserved kindness through the release by the ransom paid by Christ Jesus. God set him forth as an offering for propitiation through faith in his blood. This was in order to exhibit his own righteousness, because he was forgiving the sins that occurred in the past while God was exercising forbearance; so as to exhibit his own righteousness in this present season, that he might be righteous even when declaring righteous the man that has faith in Jesus."

Ephesians 2:8-9 (KJB) "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."
(NWT) "By this undeserved kindness, indeed, YOU have been saved through faith; and this not owing to YOU, it is God's gift. No, it is not owing to works, in order that no man should have ground for boasting."

Through our faith in Christ we are saved and forever kept in the security of our salvation. However the Jehovah's Witnesses do not believe this to be true. Their salvation is based on their continuance in faith...obedience...endurance...and witnessing. Therefore their salvation is a salvation by works and not by faith.

6 comments:

Lisa said...

Sister Julie
I am enjoying your posts on Jehova witnesses. I would love to come to the conference if I liked closer.I hope your day is Blessed.
Lisa~

Sis. Julie said...

Sis. Lisa....I pray these posts are informative to you and everyone who reads them. I'd love for you to come to the conference too. I wish you lived closer as well.

Kristi said...

I've had a lot of catching up to do!! The posts you're doing on Jehovahs Witnesses are great! We should know what we're dealing with!

~Kristi

Sis. Julie said...

Sis. Kristi...I agree...we should know. And we should also be able to tell them where they are wrong in what they believe and are telling people.

Jerry Bouey said...

You've hit the heart of the issue here - whether salvation is by grace through faith or by our own good works. Aside from Biblical Christianity, every other religion and cult teaches salvation by man's works. Good to know that Jesus paid it all!

Sis. Julie said...

Bro. Jerry....Amen!!

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