Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christ and the Gospel
There is a lot wrong with the Watchtower Organization, as is well documented in these forums and in numerous testimonies, books and web sites. I would be among the first to say this, as I have made plain in posts in various threads, which is why I stopped associating with my local congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses at the beginning of 2006 after about 18 months of fellowshipping with them. However, the claim made by many that they deny Christ and the Gospel is just not correct.
If you speak to any individual Jehovah’s Witness about their faith you will find that they recognize Jesus Christ as the Son of the Living God (Mat 16:16, Joh 6.69), that He died for our sins so that we could have fellowship with God through Him leading to eternal life (Joh 3:16; Rom 5:1; 1Tim 2:5) and that Jesus Christ is Head of the Church (Eph 5.23; Col 1.18; Col 2:19). They will recognize the importance of personal prayer and a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. They will probably differ with you (and me) on just about everything else that the bible says, but they recognize these fundamentals which are the very basis of our faith.
For me that is enough to consider them as Christian brothers and sisters (who are clearly in need of guidance).
“For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.” (Rom 10:2 AV-KJV 1769)
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, ‘For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.’ No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.