COMPARISON IN DOCTRINES

Between Jehovah’s Witnesses (started in1870) and William Sowders (started 1914 - ?)

Disclaimer: I got the information concerning the Jehovah’s Witnesses on their own Website and recollections from studying with them and reading their books. The information concerning William Sowders was taken from material in my possession that was given to us by Lloyd Goodwin and from my own recollections from teachings from various Gospel Assembly Churches through the years. If I’m wrong about any of this, please advise so I can change it. My comparison is not an acceptance or a denial of the truth or non truth of these doctrines but just to see if they were direct NEW revelations as claimed or were taken from other’s and claimed as original. In my opinion, it is not what a group believes or teaches that makes it a destructive cult but the amount of control and coerciveness that is used to hold people in bondage to man made systems. Sincerely, Wanda Mason

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Jehovah’s Witness

Charles Russell was born on Feb. 16, 1852 in Pittsburgh. He was raised in a strict Protestant family. His later study of the Bible led him to deny the existence of hell and the doctrine of the Trinity and etc…, Christ is God's Son and is inferior to him and was first of God's creations.

William Sowders

William Sowders, was born in Louisville, Kentucky on September 13, 1879,(nine years after Russell started his Bible Studies.)* His studies led him to deny the existence of hell and the doctrine of the Trinity and etc.., Christ is God’s Son and is inferior to him and was first of God’s creations. *Please refer to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible_Student_movement

HELL

The doctrine of a burning hell where the wicked are tortured eternally after death is false.

HELL

The doctrine of a burning hell where the wicked are tortured eternally after death is false.

BABYLON
Believe that every religion outside the Jehovah’s Witnesses is false and part of Babylon the great whore of Revelations of which the Catholic Church is part of.

BABYLON

Believe that every religion outside the “Body of Christ” is false and part of Babylon the great whore of Revelations of which the Catholic Church is part of.

Kingdom on Earth

God will destroy present system of things in the battle at Har–Magedon and the Kingdom under Christ will rule earth in righteousness and peace.

Kingdom on Earth

God will destroy the present system of things at the battle of Armageddon and the Kingdom under Christ and the Bride will rule the earth in righteousness and peace.

Number of Christ's Bride

Teach that 144,000 elite Jehovah's Witnesses go to heaven (the "Israel of God") and not for the "great crowd," the remainder of Jehovah's Witnesses. Only a little flock of 144,000 goes to heaven and rule with Christ. The 144,000 are born again as spiritual sons of God.

Number of Christ's Bride

Taught that there would be 144,000 in the Bride of Christ. The remainder or “the number that no man could number, would live on the new earth, ruled over by the Bride (144,000). The 144,000 are the only ones who will be caught up in the rapture; the rest will be in the second resurrection.

Eternal Judgment

Believes a person’s soul dies when the body dies and there is no resurrection for the ungodly.

Eternal Judgment

Believed a person’s soul dies when the body dies and there is no resurrection for the ungodly.

Godhead

The doctrine of the Trinity is "a false, unbiblical doctrine" originated by Satan.

"Who ran the universe during the three days that Jesus was dead and in the grave...? If Jesus was God, then during Jesus's death God was dead and in the grave... If Jesus was the immortal God, He could not have died."

My Father is greater than I.'... means `greater' not only as to office but also as to person."

 "Being God's first creation, he was with the Father in heaven from the beginning of all creation. Jehovah God used him in the creating of all other things that have been created."

The Bible shows that there is only one God ... `greater than His son.'... And that the Son, as the First-born, Only-begotten and `the creation by God,' had a beginning. That the Father is greater and older than the Son is reasonable, easy to understand and is what the Bible teaches."

Jesus was `the Son of God.' Not God Himself!" 

"The very fact that he was sent proves he was not equal with God but was less than God the Father."

"...The holy spirit is the invisible active force of Almighty God which moves his servants to do his will

Godhead

 The doctrine of the Trinity is "a false, unbiblical doctrine" originated by Satan.

"Who ran the universe during the three days that Jesus was dead and in the grave...? If Jesus was God, then during Jesus's death God was dead and in the grave... If Jesus was the immortal God, He could not have died."

My Father is greater than I.'... means `greater' not only as to office but also as to person."

 "Being God's first creation, he was with the Father in heaven from the beginning of all creation. Jehovah God used him in the creating of all other things that have been created."

The Bible shows that there is only one God ... `greater than His son.'... And that the Son, as the First-born, Only-begotten and `the creation by God,' had a beginning. That the Father is greater and older than the Son is reasonable, easy to understand and is what the Bible teaches."

Jesus was `the Son of God.' Not God Himself!" 

"The very fact that he was sent proves he was not equal with God but was less than God the Father."

"...The holy spirit is the invisible active force of Almighty God which moves his servants to do his will

 

WILLIAM SOWDERS & WILLIAM BRANHAM

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