The third topic I will entertain in regard to “Frequently Asked Questions” found on the Jehovah’s Witnesse website, and how they dishonestly answer those questions, is that of “Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Feel That They Are the Only People Who Will Be Saved?” The image you see below is taken directly from their website. Below that is my response.
Yet again, the website of Jehovah’s Witnesses uses a lie, followed by a clever red herring logical fallacy to answer this question. First, they say “no”. Then they explain that there are many millions who lived in the past who weren’t Jehovah’s Witnesses that will be given an opportunity for salvation due to their resurrection beliefs. They then explain that many now living MAY YET begin to “serve God”, thus also gaining salvation. What does “serve God” mean to them? Can a person accept Jesus as his or her savior and be saved? Let’s look at some quotes of theirs to be sure:
“Only Jehovah’s Witnesses, those of the anointed remnant and the “great crowd,” as a united organization under the protection of the Supreme Organizer, have any Scriptural hope of surviving the impending end of this doomed system dominated by Satan the Devil.” Watchtower 1989 Sep 1 p.19
According to their printed materials, the answer to the underlined question is no. You MUST be an active Jehovah’s Witness to be saved. That is what “serving God” means to them. So, they’ve established that some may be saved by becoming Jehovah’s Witnesses and some may be saved by being resurrected and then given the opportunity to become a Jehovah’s Witness…..but…..what about those that are alive and have NOT become Jehovah’s Witnesses? Conveniently, their PR friendly website decided not to address this issue. And is it any wonder why? It is because they teach that God is going to destroy these ones at Armageddon. Yes, their “hope” for the future involves the genocide of billions of humans at the hands of God. Please see the quotes below:
“There are billions of people who do not know Jehovah. Many of them in ignorance practice things that God’s Word shows to be wicked. If they persist in this course, they will be among those who perish during the great tribulation.” Watchtower 1993 Oct 1 p.19
“The majority of people living today will probably be alive when Armageddon breaks out, and there are no resurrection hopes for those that are destroyed then.” Kingdom Ministry 1968 Mar p.4
“In effect, Jesus also conveys Jehovah’s voice to us as he directs the congregation through “the faithful and discreet slave.” (Matt. 24:45) We need to take this guidance and direction seriously, for our everlasting life depends on our obedience.” Watchtower 2014 Aug 15 p.21
“But Jehovah’s servants already belong to the only organization that will survive the end of this wicked system of things.” Watchtower 2007 Dec 15 p.14
The only relevant question left to be asked is…….if it isn’t their job to judge who will and won’t be saved, then……why have they done exactly that in the quotes you see above?