RELIGIONS

Learn what other religions believe about God, Jesus, salvation in Christ, and other doctrines so you can more effectively witness to them.

Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

By Ron Rhodes | May 22, 2024

The Holy Spirit is neither a person nor God. So says the Watchtower Society. Jehovah’s Witnesses maintain that the Holy Spirit is an impersonal “active force” used by God to…

Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Doctrine of Salvation

By Ron Rhodes | May 14, 2024

In Jehovah’s Witnesses theology, salvation hinges upon strict obedience to the teachings of the Watchtower Society and active involvement in its diverse programs. They emphasize Philippians 2:12, as it is…

The Watchtower Society

By Ron Rhodes | May 7, 2024

The Watchtower Society is a nineteenth century organization that governs Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide. Witnesses believe that God Himself established this organization to represent Him on earth. They claim that the…

Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Doctrine of the Trinity

By Ron Rhodes | April 30, 2024

The word “Trinity” is not in the Bible. Jehovah’s Witnesses thus conclude that the concept of the Trinity has been artificially and wrongfully imposed onto Scripture. Witnesses assert that if…

The Bible and the Book of Mormon

By Ron Rhodes | April 15, 2024

According to Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon is “the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to…

God and the Trinity in Mormonism

By Ron Rhodes | April 15, 2024

Mormon leaders have long taught that God the Father was once a mortal man who continually progressed to become a god (an exalted man). Mormon general authority Milton R. Hunter…

The Mormon Claim of Being “The Restored Church”

By Ron Rhodes | April 15, 2024

Joseph Smith was reading the Bible one day in the spring of 1820 when he came to James 1:5—“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives…

The Mormon View of Jesus

By Ron Rhodes | April 15, 2024

According to official Mormon doctrine, Jesus was “begotten” as the first spirit-child of the Father (Elohim) and one of his unidentified spouses (“Heavenly Mother”) (Psalm 2:7). Jesus was said to…

Mormonism and Human Deification

By Ron Rhodes | April 15, 2024

The ultimate goal in Mormonism is to become increasingly perfect and eventually attain godhood. Brigham Young asserted that “the Lord created you and me for the purpose of becoming Gods…

The Mormon View of Salvation and the Afterlife

By Ron Rhodes | April 15, 2024

Mormons typically define “sin” as a wrong judgment, a mistake, an imperfection, or an inadequacy, thereby diluting its moral weight. Instead of embracing the concept of original sin, which posits…

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