A recent article on JW.ORG, a frequently asked question was posted: “Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Feel That They Are the Only People Who Will Be Saved?“
The question is asked in such a way, that it omits what readers are REALLY asking… People want to know, do you have to be a Jehovah’s Witnesses today in order to survive Armageddon and have everlasting life?
The answer is that they believe that if you are not a Jehovah’s Witnesses when Armageddon comes, you will be annihilated.
Let’s break down their response, line by line, and see if we can expose any discrepancies in what they say here, and what they actually teach in their publications.
“Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Feel That They Are the Only People Who Will Be Saved? No. Many millions who lived in centuries past and who weren’t Jehovah’s Witnesses will have an opportunity for salvation.”
The organization claims to teach that millions who lived in past centuries will have an opportunity for salvation. What they really mean is that millions who have died will be resurrected and have an opportunity to become a Jehovah’s Witness, if at that time they do not accept the organization’s teachings, they will be denied salvation.
“The Bible explains that in God’s promised new world, “there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” “
So here they are saying that they teach that everyone, whether a Jehovah’s Witness or not, will be resurrected. They fail to address the obvious question, that is, what will happen to non-Jehovah’s Witnesses at their imminent Armageddon?
Furthermore, what happens after this resurrection? Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that after the resurrection, those who do not become “righteous”, in other words, do not become a Jehovah’s Witness, will be “removed” from the New World.
So really, they are saying that only Jehovah’s Witnesses will be saved.
“Additionally, many now living may yet begin to serve God, and they too will gain salvation.”
They also go on to say that many now living, haven’t yet started to serve God, which they teach will offer an opportunity for salvation. But what do they really mean? By serving God, they do not mean simply becoming a Christian. By serving God, they mean becoming a baptized Jehovah’s Witness, and taking part in the field ministry, knocking on doors and spreading the organization’s teachings, and recruiting more members.
What they really mean, is that if you are not a Jehovahs Witness, you will not be saved. In fact, if you are not a Jehovah’s Witness, you will be killed.
“In any case, it’s not our job to judge who will or won’t be saved. That assignment rests squarely in Jesus’ hands.”
They end the response by claiming that is not their job to judge, however, they already made that judgment on several occasions. They truly believe and teach that ONLY JEHOVAHS WITNESSES have any scriptural hope of surviving the impending end of this world.