Living Life as a Jehovah Witness
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Axia College of University of Phoenix
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Living Life as a Jehovah Witness There have been many different ideas on what Jehovah’s Witnesses believe. Someone might sit back and think that the organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses is strange and even irritating when they arrive at your doorstep. One may tend to close off something they are not familiar with, without doing research on what they are not sure of. So what does the organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses believe? The religion I chose to examine that is significantly different than my own is that of the Jehovah’s Witness. This religion is classified as a restorationist, millenarian, Christian movement (Fawcett, 2010.) Furthermore, it has been categorized as a religious group among the Adventist sect by various sociologists who study organized religions. It has a long history and went under various structural changes throughout this time. Founded by Charles Taze Russell in the later part of the 19th century, the Jehovah’s Witness religion was derived from the Bible Student movement. This movement consisted of a congregation of followers who autonomously gathered to support and study the writings of Charles Russell. While Russell did not condone the organized practice of his teachings, the evolution of his work became a religion of its own. While the Jehovah Witness religion has a long history, people have continued to follow Russell’s beliefs and teachings by passing them on from generation to generation. Although this World Religions essay is intended to address the background of the religion, it will also highlight recent observations of a visit to the local Jehovah Witness hall, the answers from interviewing a church member, while comparing the religion of Muslim.
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