You've heard of them, they're out there and they're coming for you. There is no escape... wherever you go they will find you. They want to change you into one of them. You tell your children bedtime stories about them. About what will happen if they ever get them. A fate worse than DEATH! Of course I'm talking about Jehovah's Witnesses....
First, JW's are often sincere and likable people. But, the most sincere seeming people are sometimes the most insane. Long ago, when JW's would show up at my door, I never opened it. I don't know why. Perhaps even back then God had pity on me and used my own ignorance and naivete to deliver me from their clutches. Later on, after I'd gained a stronger grip on reality, I began opening my door to these odd creatures - the likable foot soldiers of a strange, new God. A new "god" that doesn't include Jesus or the Holy Spirit. They were a mystery to me then. But the mystery was resolved when I finally realized their "god" is the devil.
It would take a really long article to address all the errors of the JW's, their failed end of the world prophecies, their persecution complex, their hatred of of other churches, particularly the Catholic church, their delusions regarding the immortality of the soul... so I'll confine myself to two issues: 1. JW's don't even know their own history. 2. The JW claim that an eternal, fiery hell is nowhere found in the the Bible - the Bible they claim as their standard of belief.
I once read a quick history of the JW's. Not long afterwards a pair showed up and I began asking them questions about Charles Taze Russell - their founding figure. They hadn't a clue about who he was! Same thing with Judge Rutherford - another one-time JW "prophet". This was strange! These two guys were the big deal for the JW's back in their day. And it wasn't that long ago either; yet present day JW's couldn't pick them out of a one person line-up. Probably an omission by design....
Charles (the Prophet) Russell was a con-man. He was successfully sued for selling a quack product he called "Miracle Wheat" to some get-rich-quick gulls. He made repeated "prophecies" of Jesus' imminent return. When things didn't turn out as planned, Russell claimed that Jesus HAD returned - but had done so "invisibly". In 1916 he testified in court that he was an expert in Greek; but when handed a Greek New Testament and asked to read from it he was forced to confess he couldn't; and in fact didn't even know the Greek alphabet. When his wife divorced him - for adultery - he promptly transferred all his property - $240,000 USD - (in 1897 dollars) to the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society in order to avoid alimony. Once, he was said to rank, "Next after St. Paul in the gallery of fame!" But Russell has been virtually forgotten by later generations of JW's.
Judge J.F. Rutherford was a lawyer who'd thrown in his lot with the "Russellites" in the late 1800's (the name 'Jehovah's Witness' didn't come into being until 1931). Rutherford was an organizational genius with a very dynamic personality who worked his way into the leadership of the cult after Russell had died. His ascension caused a major schism in which as many as three quarters of the group left. Although the CEO of an organized religion, Rutherford was violently opposed to the idea of organized religion, saying once, "There is no Christian religion! Religion and Christianity are exactly opposite and diametrically opposed one to the other!" JW's to this day deny they are either a religion or a denomination - while at the same time complaining how they are persecuted for their religious beliefs. Rutherford is the one who came up with the once familiar JW slogan. "Millions now living will never die!" Alas, he didn't live to see the fulfillment of his prophecy, dying at his palatial villa in San Diego, CA in 1942.
With regards to their denial of the torments of hell, the JW's are very deluded. Millions now living WILL die - and find themselves in eternal misery. Not because God wants it, but because they will it.
In the June 2012 edition of The Watchtower, one of the authors makes the following claim: "The belief of eternal torment in a fiery hell finds no support in the Bible." This has been one of the JW's consistent messages throughout their shifting history. Of course, the Bible says the EXACT OPPOSITE.
Here we see the mind of Satan at work. The Watchtower contains much good information and advice in its articles. You're reading it approvingly when, like a lightning bolt from a clear blue sky, a massive lie leaps out and strikes you. The devil is speedy, he shape shifts, camouflages himself, and generally stays well out of sight; but here he reveals his game: insinuating one lie amidst a dozen truths. Gullible souls, of the sort attracted to the Jehovah's Witnesses, don't see it; or if they do their soft brains are easily conformed by piling on additional lies.
Mat 5:22 "But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire."
Mat 10:28 "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."
Mat 18:9 "And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast [it] from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire."
Mat 23:33 "You serpents! You generation of vipers! How can ye escape the damnation of hell?"
Mar 9:43 "And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched."
Mar 9:45 "And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched."
Luk 16:23-24 "And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame."
Jam 3:6 "And the tongue [is] a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell."
2Pet 2:4 "For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment...."
Rev 20:10 "And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet [are], and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever."
Rev 20:14-15 "And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire...."
There is a lot, lot more on the subject but I'm assuming the reader is not a Jehovah's Witness and and can therefore see the undeniable.