On the Internet, there is perhaps no group today as intensely criticized as Jehovah's Witnesses. Hundreds of web sites have emerged that denigrate the Witnesses and actively oppose their beliefs. Some of these sites merely ridicule, while others promote outright hatred toward them. There are even some sites that try to appear unbiased in their views, though still presenting false or twisted information. Of course, this should come as no surprise since Christ Jesus foretold that his true followers would be "objects of hatred" by all the world (Matthew 10:22; Mark 13:13; Luke 21:17). The words at Acts 28:22, regarding Jesus' followers, are certainly just as true today as they were back then: "Truly as regards this sect it is known to us that everywhere it is spoken against."
In the face of such antagonism, many honest-hearted individuals are being mislead by sensational and, in many cases, dishonest claims made by critics. Our primary goal is to debunk false information put forward by those intent on damaging the reputation of Jehovah's Witnesses and distorting the true picture of what they believe. In doing so, we hope to provide a more accurate picture of the Witnesses to the Internet community. Of course, there will always be some individuals for which no amount of proof is sufficient, however, these do not comprise our intended audience. The bottom line is that each person will ultimately believe what they want to believe.
In line with our goal, our web site provides a number of FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) accompanied by in-depth answers. Our endeavor is not to publish ideas of our own originality or to furnish opinion, but rather, every effort has been made to adhere to the current views published by the "faithful and discreet slave" (Matthew 24:45; Luke 12:42) through the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. Therefore, where answers are provided, they will often be accompanied by one or more references to Watchtower Society literature. In connection with this, we are especially careful not to run ahead of the organization. Our role is no different than that of any one of Jehovah's Witnesses in the proclaiming and "defending . . . of the good news." (Philippians 1:7; Luke 21:14, 15)
Printable versions of some of these FAQ articles are also available in searchable PDF (Adobe Acrobat "Portable Document Format") for your convenience. While links to these are found at the end of their respective pages where available, these are also found altogether on one page here: Printable Versions in PDF, for your additional convenience.
If you would like to learn more about the beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses, please visit the "Official Web Site of Jehovah's Witnesses" at http://www.jw.org. If you are interested in a free home Bible study, or would like information on becoming one of Jehovah's Witnesses, please contact your local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, or alternatively, write to one of the worldwide Branch Offices listed at:
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Last revised: December 12, 2007. Copyright © 1997 by Jehovah's Witnesses—Setting the Record Straight. All rights reserved. This web site is not affiliated with or sanctioned by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. However, every effort has been made to adhere to the current views published by the "faithful and discreet slave" (Matthew 24:45; Luke 12:42) through the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. The "Official Web Site of Jehovah's Witnesses" can be found at http://www.jw.org, and should be recognized as the authoritative source about the beliefs, teachings, and activities of Jehovah's Witnesses.