Do Jehovah Witnesses have a monopoly on true worship and everlasting life?
“Come to Jehovah’s organization for salvation” – Watchtower 1981 Nov 15 p.212
The most important concept behind being a Jehovah’s Witness is that you need to follow the Watchtower organization for salvation. The Bible is an organizational Book and no matter how much reading one does, he or she can not progress on the road to life without his visible organization they says.
Baptismal second questions is:
“Do you understand that your dedication and baptism identify you as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in association with God’s spirit-directed organization?
Having answered yes to these questions, candidates are in a right heart condition to undergo Christian baptism.”
Pay attention to the 2nd questions during the Baptism, people are been dedicated to the spirit directed watchtower organization. Not being Baptize in the name of the father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit as Jesus commands.
Yes, the organization Governing Body make people to think that they are the only people serving God. Just like Pharisees of Jesus Day. However Jesus gave them an illustration to correct their erroneous belief.
Luke 18:9 -14
But he spoke this illustration also to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and who considered the rest as nothing: 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, the one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood and began to pray these things to himself, ‘O God, I thank you I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unrighteous, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week, I give the tenth of all things I acquire.’ 13 But the tax collector standing at a distance was not willing even to raise his eyes heavenward, but kept beating his breast, saying, ‘O God, be gracious to me a sinner.’
14 I tell YOU, This man went down to his home proved more righteous than that man; because everyone that exalts himself will be humiliated, but he that humbles himself will be exalted.”
Prophet Elijah think that he alone is left serving God. But god corrected him and replace him with a new Prophet Elisha.
1. King 19: 12-15-18
15 Jehovah now said to him: “Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus; and you must come in and anoint Haz´a·el as king over Syria. 16 And Je´hu the grandson of Nim´shi you should anoint as king over Israel; and E·li´sha the son of Sha´phat from A´bel-me·ho´lah you should anoint as prophet in place of you. 17 And it must occur that the one escaping from Haz´a·el’s sword, Je´hu will put to death; and the one escaping from Je´hu’s sword, E·li´sha will put to death.
18 And I have let seven thousand remain in Israel, all the knees that have not bent down to Ba´al, and every mouth that has not kissed him.”
3 “Jehovah, they have killed your prophets, they have dug up your altars, and I alone am left, and they are looking for my soul.” 4 Yet, what does the divine pronouncement say to him? “I have left seven thousand men over for myself, [men] who have not bent the knee to Ba´al.” 5 In this way, therefore, at the present season also a remnant has turned up according to a choosing due to undeserved kindness.
6 Now if it is by undeserved kindness, it is no longer due to works; otherwise, the undeserved kindness no longer proves to be undeserved kindness.
Apostle John think that they are the only people serving God but Jesus corrected him.
38 John said to him: “Teacher, we saw a certain man expelling demons by the use of your name and we tried to prevent him, because he was not accompanying us.”
39 But Jesus said: “Do not try to prevent him, for there is no one that will do a powerful work on the basis of my name that will quickly be able to revile me; 40 for he that is not against us is for us..
Apostle Paul shows that many Christians are given different spiritual gifts and that all belong to the body of Christ. No single church or organization can possess
All the spiritual gifts.
I Corinthian 12:1-30
Spiritual gifts and those who have them today.
Our salvation is based on grace, favor and under serve kindness of God and Jesus. It is not based on our self righteousness and on our work, so that no one can boast.
Our faith in Jesus ransom sacrifice and knowing that we are condemn sinners is all we need to be save.
8 By this undeserved kindness, indeed, YOU have been saved through faith; and this not owing to YOU, it is God’s gift. 9 No, it is not owing to works, in order that no man should boast.
I Titus 3:4-7
4 However, when the kindness and the love for man on the part of our Savior, God, was manifested, 5 owing to no works in righteousness that we had performed, but according to his mercy he saved us through the bath that brought us to life and through the making of us new by holy spirit. 6 This [spirit] he poured
I was a religious a fanatics and worshiping the organization at a time before Jesus anointed me with Holy Spirit and I started learning from Holy Spirit as Jesus stated in (John 16:12-14 and John 14:26, 2 Timothy 3:15-17) He remove religious cataract from my spiritual eyes and gave me Godly lenses. For this I am being persecuted for my faith in Jesus Christ as the only Way, the only Truth, and Life(John 14:6, Act 12:4)