Jehovah's Witnesses


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Jeho′vah's Wit′nesses


n.
a Christian sect, founded in the late 19th century, that believes in the imminent destruction of the world's wickedness and the establishment of a theocracy under God's rule.
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Noun1.Jehovah's Witnesses - Protestant denomination founded in the United States by Charles Taze Russell in 1884
Protestant denomination - group of Protestant congregations
Jehovah's Witness - believer in imminent approach of the millennium; practitioner of active evangelism
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The BBC said it had spoken to "multiple" abuse victims who made claims of abuse while in the Jehovah's Witnesses.
Now with this in mind, it appears to me that Mrs Dunn is faced with a dilemma and that is: are Jehovah's Witnesses false prophets or do they really and truly represent the true God?
My name's Inderpal Sangha, I'm one of Jehovah's Witnesses.
In a statement after the ruling, Jehovah's Witnesses spokesman Yaroslav Sivulsky blasted the ruling.
The court decision, say Jehovah's Witnesses officials and human rights experts, has not been fully enforced.
org/en/publications/books/2017-yearbook/worldwide-preaching-teaching/) eight million Jehovah's Witnesses in 240 countries worldwide.
If the Russian Supreme Court chooses to designate Jehovah's Witness groups as terrorists, religious persecution is a threat that looms for approximately 175,000 Jehovah's Witnesses in that country.
The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of the Philippines, the legal and corporate arm of the Jehovah's Witnesses in the country, met with the Russian Embassy in Manila officials last week to ask the latter to negotiate in behalf of the 175,000 members of the religious organization in Russia.
We have seen a copy of an edict distributed to Jehovah's Witnesses congregations around the UK ordering the destruction of "all agendas and minutes of elders' meetings (other than business meeting minutes)", "all personal notes taken at elders' meetings (except those based on discussions of outlines from 'the faithful and discreet slave' and that do not mention any particular individual)" and "any other personal records, notes, or correspondence that refer to particular individuals".
Branch offices of Jehovah's Witnesses in other parts of the world now share in the printing of Bibles and Bible-based literature, which was once exclusively done in Brooklyn .
What a faith group like the Jehovah's Witnesses would say about child abuse is they still view it as a sin, rather than a crime.
Currently, the so-called "two-witness rule" means Jehovah's Witnesses deal with allegations of "sins" internally and only investigate themselves if the claim is corroborated by a second testimony - something lawyers say is unlikely given that many victims are abused on their own, in private.