Community answers are sorted based on votes. The higher the vote, the further up an answer is.
Anyone who recognizes that they are a sinner, in need of forgiveness (Romans 3:23), recognizing that this forgiveness comes through Christ alone (John 14:6), believes in Christ's atoning work on the cross (John 3:16, Galatians 2:20), and asks Christ to forgive them (I John 1:9, Acts 3:19) will be forgiven. The problem with JWs is that they, like all cults, deny the Divinity of Christ. It's hard to say whether or not serious JWs will be in heaven because they deny Christ and the Trinity, and it's a pretty big deal to reject the Divnity of Christ.
In my humble opinion they'll go to where the demonic oracles of the watch tower society directs them to go with a smile on their deceived faces. Some may escape this fate, but sadly most will follow this bizarre narcissistic folly to their end. They have rejected the grace and mercy of our Lord, and chosen the yoke of bondage to a cult instead, scripture is clear on this point of rejection. In the Lord's grace and mercy...warrior on.
I don't believe the majority of JWs will go to heaven. All of them, minus the "144,000 anointed ones", are what they call of the "great crowd". They say that they are NOT born again, John 3:3-12. Anyone not born again does not have the Holy Spirit dwelling in them, John 3:5,6 Anyone not born again is still dead to sins, Rom 6:2. They are still controlled by the sinful nature and do not belong to Christ, Rom 8:9 The Bible tells us that ANYONE, not just the 144,000, that believes that Jesus is the Christ IS BORN of GOD! [1Jo 5:1 NKJV] 1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. Do the members of the "great crowd" believe that Jesus is the Christ? If so then they have been Born again... Children of God are ALL anointed, they are ONE not two groups as the JWs have established. The 144,000 and the "great crowd" members. Throughout the NT Jesus speaks of believers as being ONE Spirit, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one mind, one purpose, one God and Father, one Glorious hope, Phil 2:2, John 17:21, Eph 4:3-6. He made peace between the Jews and Gentiles and created ONE NEW people from the two groups as ONE body, Eph 2:15,16. Jesus referred to this ONE body as ONE flock when he said he had other sheep, John 10:16. The other sheep are the gentiles, Eph 2:15, Acts 11:18, Gal 3:8. What we have here is a classic case of satanic deception. Just as Eve was deceived to believe a lie, they have been deceived to believe that they are not worthy to be children of God....And in so doing they are denying Jesus, Matt 10:32,33 and as such Jesus will deny them, Matt 7:22,23...
According to the New Testament Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life and only through Him can they go to the Father (heaven). If the JWs don't believe that Jesus was sent by God to know God and that Jesus and the Father are One, then they have missed the mark and are looking else where. If they don't have the Holy Spirit to guide them and teach them all things, then they would be lost Spiritually.
There are many people who call themselves Christians who I believe really view themselves as just that: people who belong to an organization that exalts the Lord Jesus. Being a believer in the Lord's redemptive sacrifice is a bit different from being a follower of a religion called Christianity. To some, to be a Christian is to dedicate yourself to holy living. This includes church attendance and proselytizing. To be a follower of the Lord Jesus is to devote yourself to Him, to serve others when called on to do so. Many "Christians" won't associate with the people Jesus associated with when He was here, and are taught that it "hurts their witness" to do so. Some will contend that JW's are saved because of their assumed holy lifestyles. They get out and try to spread the word, they refrain from all kinds of secular activities, and they are generally seen as trying to separate themselves from "the world." All this can be a good way for some people to live but if you're living this way and you're in an organization but you're not "in Christ," I don't believe God really notices. Upon being reminded of their "clean" living the Lord told them to get away from the door, that He never knew (paid attention to) them. Matt 7:23 I don't know who will inhabit the kingdom of God because I don't know what's in anyone's heart. Nowhere is it stated that you must be a member of the right organization, or that you must avoid the wrong ones. The Bible says you must be born again. I believe right believing is a result of being born again of the Spirit of God. Let every man be convinced in his own mind. Rom 14:5 (don't pass judgement on one another).
Any religion who's beliefs deny Jesus as the way or door to heaven is anti-christ or a false christianity. Jesus clearly stated I am the truth, the light and the way to heaven. Jesus declared no one comes to the Father but by or through me. John14:6 You must also believe Jesus was raised from the dead and confess him Lord with your mouth to the Father and others. Romans 10:9 Denial of this truth excludes you from salvation period. Don't be deceived about our Lord, King and Savior.
That's a very interesting question. From what the Jehovah's Witnesses teach, and according to their belief, they say that some of them who are chosen by God will go to heaven . However majority hope to inherit everlasting life on earth. They do not accept the widely held opinion that all the righteous people, or all approved followers of Jesus will go to heaven. According to their own understanding of the Scriptures, the Bible points out that this earth will become a paradise home for obedient mankind. Those followers of Jesus who will go to heaven, they say, will be chosen by God, based on his own judgement.
JW's do NOT believe that Jesus was born from Mary. They believe that Jesus is Michael the Angel that was sent down from Heaven. They also do not read the HOLY Bible. They created their own so-called bible called the "holy scriptures." They are a cult.
The Christian sees heaven as a place that cannot be seen by the naked eye. You have to die to get there. It is where Jesus lives now. Jehovah Witnesses don't believe in such a place. They say we are living in heaven, and the New heaven will replace this one then all JW will be teaching everyone the true religion which is JE religion. They change their teaching so much it seems that whatever will draw Christians away from the Holy Bible and to them, them are rewriting everyday. I say Christians, stand firm like a tree planted by the waters. Let your roots of Christianity run deep, so that every wind that blows by you cannot sway you. For many will have itching ears and will listen to anything, and go with the sway. STAND!
All answers are REVIEWED and MODERATED.
Please ensure your answer MEETS all our guidelines.
A good answer provides new insight and perspective. Here are guidelines to help facilitate a meaningful learning experience for everyone.