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Jehovah's Witnesses International Association
The International Association of Jehovah's Witnesses is a non-governmental organization whose members are a body or group of people dedicated to doing God's will under the leadership of His Chief Witness, Jesus Christ. They came together to declare that He, whose name is Jehovah, is the universal Sovereign, Author, and Creator of the heavenly government of righteousness, for whose coming Jesus taught His disciples to pray. They emphasize the only possible way to this Kingdom to all the people. Kingdom, which will replace all present earthly governments forever.
Our association has nothing to do with the present religious organization of Jehovah's Witnesses based in Brooklyn NY, USA. We are not part of this organization, nor do we agree with the changes they have made in the word of Jehovah God.
Everywhere Jehovah's Witnesses are spoken against. Why? The cause is represented by misinformed and prejudiced people. There are two sides to any issue. Honest people, who are sincere and want to know the truth, and those who are prejudiced or have a reason to speak against Jehovah's Witnesses. Consequently, those in the first category ask, "Who are Jehovah's Witnesses?"
At this question, everyone is entitled to hear what Jehovah's Witnesses say. Any sincere person can agree that Jehovah's Witnesses are better qualified to answer the question than anyone who opposes them.
We did not assign this name as an association to ourselves, though, the name “Witness” is given by the Almighty God Jehovah Himself.
You are my witnesses, declares the Lord. Do not tremble, do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim this and foretell it long ago? You are my witnesses. Is there any God besides me? No, there is no other Rock; I know not one.- Isaiah 43:10; 44:8
Method of Preaching
The method of learning and preaching used by them is ancient. That is, they use the original method of preaching initiated by the Great Witness of Jehovah, Jesus Christ. He and His apostles preached publicly from house to house. (Acts 20:20). Every true Christian servant of the gospel is commanded to follow in their footsteps and must do what they have done. (1 Peter 2:21; Luke 24:48; Acts 1: 8; 10: 39-42). Because Jehovah's Witnesses carry the message to people, their preaching is different from that of the religious clergy, who ask people to come to them and stand at their feet to preach to them.
In their preaching work, Jehovah's Witnesses use books and pamphlets for the benefit of the people. These publications contain the truths of the Bible in a form of enduring study, always available to interested ones. Literature is not selfishly printed and distributed for commercial gain or profit. Literature distributed by Jehovah's Witnesses costs more to print and distribute than the amount of contributions received. However, the organization is supported by voluntary donations from them and from the well-intended people.
Each of Jehovah's Witnesses is a servant of the gospel. He who does not preach the good news, as Jesus did, is not one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Just because a man claims to be a servant does not make him a servant. What he proves to be a servant is his preaching in harmony with God's revealed Word. Jehovah's Witnesses are a service society. As a body, they are a missionary group.
These days, Jehovah's Witnesses do not attend any theological seminaries or religious universities to be trained for their service, as neither Jesus Christ nor His apostles did. No other Jehovah's Witnesses who have done God's service have done this in all the centuries before Jesus Christ.
Each such servant sent to the field is appointed or authorized primarily by Jehovah God. Jesus Christ was named in the same way as He was baptized in the Jordan River (Isaiah 61: 1, 2; Luke 4: 17-19). The service is not limited to adults or to elderly people. Women, like men, are privileged to engage in field service, street work, and from house to house. Young people are not only allowed to preach, but they are also invited to do so. (Joel 2: 28,29; Acts 2: 16-18; Psalm 148: 12,13). The apostle Paul states that he sent Timothy as a servant. Timothy was instructed by Paul that no one should despise his youth. —1Corinthians 4:17; 1 Timothy 4:12.
Jehovah's Witnesses are not trying to convert the entire world. Nor is it their purpose or obligation to convert every person on earth to Christianity. They do acknowledge that it is impossible to convert the wicked ones. In obedience to God, they seek to help only those who are benevolent and upright in heart, as He counsels (Psalm 97:11).
It is often said that Jehovah's Witnesses are against Catholics, Jewish Protestants, etc. This statement is false. They are not against any human being on the grounds that this person happens to be a Catholic, a Protestant or a Jew. They are not against any person on the grounds of his religion. All people who are kind to Jehovah God are loved by Jehovah's Witnesses. This, regardless of race, creed, color, or nationality. They show their love impartially, conveying the message of truth from door to door about the way to eternal life under the Kingdom of God. The apostle declares that this is the way to urge others to love. —Hebrews 10:24, 25.
On the other hand, Jehovah's Witnesses attack the unscriptural principles of all religions, exposing such harmful theories and human traditions by the truth of God's word, the Bible. But they do not attack people who are blinded or imprisoned because they have relied on the false doctrines of a religion.