FAITH OR RELIGION?
The booklet "Faith or Religion?" has been published to be
useful to those who want to follow the true "narrow way" outlined
and enlightened by Jesus for the believers (Psalms 119:105,130),
the chaos of thousands of "Religions and Cults"
which invaded the mankind, now, at the time of the end! (Proverbs
Also, this booklet wants to show and prove a clear
"The True Faith Jehovah`s Witnesses"
"The Religious Organization of Jehovah`s Witnesses"
"You'll get to know the truth, and the truth will set you
FAITH OR RELIGION?
The Association "The True Faith Jehovah`s Witnesses"
Cluj-Napoca, No. 22/6, Horea Street
FAITH OR RELIGION ?
"One Lord, one faith, one baptism..." Ephesians 4:5
The Sovereign Creator of the Universe, the Unique and
Almighty God is JEHOVAH (Exodus 6:3 and 15:3). He is the
Spring of Life; He created the Grand Universe and gave life to all
the creatures; then, as a masterpiece of His Creation, He
created the "human being" with a well defined purpose: to endow him
with superior qualities: righteousness, love, wisdom and
power, and to bless him with eternal, happy life on Earth.
The obedience and the accomplishment with faith of the
divine requests, by the created human being, was the condition of
which fulfilment made, these blessings become eternal! This gratitude,
honesty, respect and veneration for "their Heavenly
Father", gave them the privilege of "the True Worshipping of the High
Master, Jehovah", of which purpose was to populate the
Earth with right progeny and turn it into a huge Paradise."
The Origin of the Religion
Unfortunately, the first couple of human beings
enjoy too much of this arrangement, because, through their disobedience
and treading with God's orders, they associated with the revolted
who becomethe delusive Devil, who
turned the "Pure Worshipping of the Real God" into different,
ways of worshipping! In this way, the worshipping of
God, by worshipping the stars, the gods and goddesses of their
the idols and graven images, the rituals and
ceremonies practiced with the ocassion of theirs veneration, associated
with the hope oh happy life after death, in heaven (according to
promise "and you shall beas God" - Genesis 3:5) constituted the
of the "Religion"on Earth!
Both the fact they disgraced the Real Jehovah God
and thereligious chaosthat followed after that, together with the
and moral degradation of bereaved God`s laws mans, surpassed our
andmade God interfereand annihilate them from Earth. (For example: The
Flood - Genesis chapters 6-8; The destruction of Sodoma and Gomorra
Genesis chapter 19, etc.)
But, over the centuries, God still had people who
were indeed faithful and loyal to the True Faith and therewith neuter
vis of the disobedient and degrated around world. They rejoiced at
God's miraculous defence when He annihilated their
contemporaries. In Jehovah`s promiseof restoring the Paradise on Earth,
the New Right World, governed by God's Son
Himself, theirs Savior, these "heroes of the faith" (Hebrews 11 and
12:1) will rejoice at the privileges of the eternal life on Earth!
Their steady faith in Jehovah`s promises made them be considered
What is the Faith ?
"Now faith is assurance of things hoped for, a
of things not seen", thus describes the Apostle Paul the faith, in
Hebrews 11:1, Jude 20.
This "faith" which has no religious forms, "has
been givento the saints, once and forever" (sees Jude 3). This True
been practiced also by God's Son, Jesus Christ, when He was on Earth,
and His disciples continued and kept it not mixed up
with "Religion", even if theywere ill-treated till death by the
fanatics of those times! (see John 17:4,3,6; 2 Timothy 4:7;
Luke 18:8; Hebrews 11:36,38).
If the Bible mentions in Ephesians 4:5: "one
Lord, one faith, one baptism...", where did the thousands of Religions,
and sects came from, who split the world into them? The answer is given
by the Martyr of the faith, Jesus, who identified it
clearly in Matthew 4:10, where wecan read: "Go away, Satan, for it
is written: Be faithful and serve only Jehovah, your God !"
Knowing this truth, it is not difficult to suppose
who caused the countless blood thirsty wars and conflicts, the
roman-catholic inquisition, the interconfessional and interetnic
wars etc. It isa sad reality that in all these conflicts where millions
of innocent people die, "the Religion (the clergy) hallowed the arms
blessed certain "servants" of God, who had to kill other "servants" of
God... !? "
Consequently, the True God, Jehovah, the Spring
of Life, express His disgust and discord us regards these religious
forms, through the prophet Isaiah in chapter 1:10-15: "I am disgusted
at frankincense..., I hate your feasts, I cannot see the
wrongdoing together with the holiday - I hate them, as much as you
would pray, I do not listen, because your handsare stained
with blood" (see also Jeremiah 7:9,10,17,18).
That's why, the True God Jehovah promised that He
would choose a people from all the nations of the world, who would
honour His Name and have the True Faith, the "Clean Worship",
with satanic religion of this world (Acts
15:14; Isaiah 43:10).
Both the Holy Name Jehovah and His Universal
have been slandered all the time, and today, it is doubted more
than ever by the present generation. That's why, Jehovah, as He
chose a society of faithful Witnesses from the entire
earth, through whom work He justifiedand will justify His Supremacy
- see the Acts 1:8; Mark 16:15,16 and Ezekiel7:27,
where we can read: "And they will know I am Jehovah!"
A Divined Straying
Now, before the End of the world, in accordance with
the biblical prophecies (see 1 Peter 5:8 and Luke 22:31), Satan, the
Devil, strives together with his demons to fail Jehovah`s plan, and
his criminal desire was and still is to corrupt and compromise
Jehovah`s servants, using very refined ways, and those who left his
organization, to back regain in religious marsh of this
corupted and condamnated world. According with Bible prophecies, he
shall have in highlight the Jehovah`s Organisation,
„the people that are gathered out of the nations” (Ezekiel 38:10-12).
Unfortunately, through a work of straying, using
the most perfidiousmethods, he succeeded to corupe Worldwide
Organization of Jehovah`s Witnesses and to estrange them from the True
Faith to a "Better Religion", "The True Religion", namely "The
Organization - Jehovah`s Witnesses" from today.
An obvious example of the successful straying of
this organization, can be read in the Watchtower from 1 February 1991
"Religion - why the Lack of Interest?", contradicting the Bible and
the literature of Jehovah`s Witnesses
published till 1962 - where they specified so many times that "the
Society Jehovah`s Witnesses had NEVER been and
would NEVER be „a religion”!"..., read at the pages 3 and 4 of the
mentioned review, the next lines: "A man
without religion is like a house without windows”! These stray people
also wrote that "the faithfulangels do have a
religion"! so that this "sick" declaration could be moreconvincing.
(see the WT November 1, 1995, page 5).
Through this successful straying, the cunning enemy
of theFaith succeeded to line up those who were not attentive,
the freakish witnesses who all the time had the tendency to mix up
"the piety with the world", the Christians character with the
worldly behaviour, finding their pleasure in activities and habits
condemned by the Bible, to return theyin dissaproved religion,
even it is practiced in the Name of True God Jehovah (1 John 2:15-17;
Tit 2:12; Jude 18,19; also see Matthew 25:1-13).
But, unlike these, according Zephaniah 3:11,12:
„I will take away out of the midst of thee thy proudly exulting
ones... But I will leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor
people”, those who remained faithful and
uncompromise, rejected the cunning offers of Satan's servants, keep
further the principles of "The True Faith of
Jehovah`s Witnesses" and strictly respect the divine demands of
by thisworld and her dirty practices and so
they follow Jesus truthfull exemple,the Faithful and Truth Witness
(Rev. 1:5). Another wonderful example is thatof the "great
cloud of witnesses" from Hebrews 11 and 12:1, who kept theirintegrity
inSatan's trials of corruption and weren't defiled and
weren`tcompromised withthe intorelable practices and customes who are
and todayin the demaged world(1 Peter 1:14; 1 John
2:15-17; 2 Peter 2:20-22).
Under the Good Shepard's care, the Watchtower
reviews fromthe 50's: "The New World Society Attacked from the Far
North" and „Delivering Satan'sDeath Notice”, drew attention to those
who where sincere and faithful, as regarded the danger that followed:
of the New World Society, knowthat the attack must come... ; So the
of this message under these adverse conditions serves a good purpose in
that it puts the message-bearers to a test. Will they obey Jehovah God
and continue to proclaim God`s ordained message or will they water it
sugar-coat it with compromise, or will they quit altogether and run for
cover? Will they stick to the organization Jehovah is now using in the
earth or will they attempt to break away from the theocratic
and set up one of their own design and making?”.
And so did happen! The result of the attack brought
many changes as regards the understanding of the biblical prophecies
and also in the Christians behaviour. Therefore, those "witnesses"
who accepted "the new work", under "the new organization",
changed more and more and got so close to the world, that they are
just like the rest of the "religious people".
Somebody Else's Teachings
This "Modern" Religious Organization appeared at the
of 60`s, followed the slope of disavowing the faith, that was
announced with a long time ago in 2 Tess. 2:3, became the victim of
„the work of straying" from 2 Tess. 2:11,12, and
hated the soundly teaching and because didn`t like more bible
relative whith the christian behavior, found and accepted „the teachers
and the teachings after their own lusts" (2Tim. 4:3,4).
Here are some examples from the actual Watchtower
through somebody else's teachings, falsified the biblical
truth, creating feud and misunderstandings which were essential in
the foundation of "Jehovah`s Witnesses Religion",
1. Although for nearly 40 years, almost every Watchtower
review or book published by the "anointed remnant", underlined
clearly the meaning from Romans 13:1-7, where the "High Powers"
to Jehovah God and Jesus Christ crowned as
King, respectively, "the powers ordainated by God" referred to "the
dignities" from God's Organization, namely "the spiritual
brothers of King Jesus". (see WT Juny 1 and 15, 1929; the book "This
Means Everlasting Life" chapter 19, etc.) At the same
time, they recalled regretfully the religious misunderstanding, caused
by the spiritual blindness or the remnant, between
1914-1918, misunderstanding in what concerned the "High Powers" which
were represented by "the religious - political leaders
of the governs of the world." For all that, amazingly, Watchtower
in the WT from October, November and December
1962, from unknown motives, ignored the light growth between 1918-1962,
according Proverbs 4:18, goes back on the same
religious misunderstanding, for which God had already punished them
once, permiting the Satan oganization`s leaders to drag
they in spiritual slavery to modern Babylon. (see WT January 1, 1936
Obviously, those who wanted to falsify the biblical
truthand split Jehovah`sOrganization, went so far with their wrong
teachingabout the "High Powers"in many other issues of the reviews
and booklets after1962, that in theWT from May 1, 1996,
they called the political, commercial, military and religious
(who don`t believe in God), "The Minister of God"
and „His servant”, ordained by God!
2. Another wrong teaching made of the new religion, which
mocked Jehovah`s Name, was their announcing of the
End of the World for the autumn of the year 1975, in the Watchtower
from August 15, 1968 entitled: "Why are you looking
forward to 1975?"; WT May 1, 1968; WT Juny 15, 1974. All these were
contrary to Jesus` sayings, which, even if He
was the Son of God, said: „But of that day and hour knoweth no one,
not even the angels of heaven, neither the Son,
but the Father only”(Matthew 24:36; 25:13; Apocalypse 3:3, 16:15).
No other religions or cults have made such bold
assumption as the Religion of Jehovah`s Witnesses did, but the wizards
and the soothsayers who, obviously, don't work
with the Spirit of God but with that of "the god of this age" (2 Cor.
3. Those who took part at the work of straying; who were
looking for "teachers" after their own lusts, had the great
satisfaction of obtaining the approval, even with the explanations
of rigour and the necessary instructions from „faithfull
and discreet slave”, of practicing the dance, both in public places
where the christian would find „accidentally”, especially on the
of "the merrymakings at weddings" - see the WT from April 15, 1985,
the subtitle: "Find balanced enjoyment at wedding feasts." Fortunately
for those who look forward for such "spiritual food", they can rejoice
at very many such "prophecies", repeated very often in the literature
in the last time, which offers examples "worthy of being followed from
the brothers more modern and more civilized and cultivated" from the
- theocratic weddings into restaurants with wordly music
and singers, jokes and wisecrackes, games and riddles.
-amusing, dancing evenings („benefic”!)
-programms with dance, „bracing”, pesented in Kingdom
Hall - WT December 15, 1995
-analysis of dance styles, accepting through more
even „Hula” dance - see Awake! Dec. 8,
1995 and May 8,1996.
At lest, it be shure that all are submit with joy those
„prophetic” counsels, whithout age exception, the urge is:
„One sister who comes to read to an aged and almost blind sister begins
and finishes each weekly visit with gently
dancing around the room with the sister. The tape recorder is always
ready with selected music, and both enjoy this
„workout.” (WT Aug. 1, 1993 - Jehovah Remembers the Sick and the
/ Giving Practical Help with
4. Unlike all these "special cares" for the satisfaction,
even "adequate", of some certain bodily desire, Jehovah`s
desire, that of being respected His orders by those from "the Religious
Organization of Jehovah`s Witnesses", as
regards theocratic order, it is not respected, even against Paul
councel from 1 Corinthians 11:5,6: „But every
womanpraying or prophesying with her head unveiled dishonoreth her
head; for itis oneand the same thing as if she were
shaven. For if a woman is not veiled,lether also be shorn: but if it
is a shame to a woman to be shorn or shaven,let her be
veiled... Judge ye in yourselves: is it seemly that a womanpray unto
God unveiled?” „If any man thinketh himself to be aprophet, or
let him take knowledge of the things which I writeunto you, that they
the commandment of the Lord. But if any man is ignorant,let him be
(1 Cor. 14:37,38). „For God called us not for uncleanness, but in
Therefore he that rejecteth, rejecteth not man, but God...” (1 Thess.
The modern explanations of the Watchtower from today,
don't ask for such respect anymore, they rather accomplish the
Apostle Peter'ssayings about "which the ignorant and unstedfast wrest,
as they do also theotherscriptures, unto their own
destruction. " (2 Peter 3:16 ASV). But,insteadof these, they teach
them how to rouge, how to make up and weare jewelleries - „probably”
to be receiveder in preachingwork, but,in no way, how to cover their
(the women), though this workis a „prophesy”.
In the same way, they didn't shrink from wearing
(the women began to wear man's clothes such as all kinds
of pants)so that they wouldn't be considered "backward" or
even if theydid all these against the biblical order:
„A woman shall not wear thatwhich pertaineth unto a man, neither shall
a man put on a woman's garment;for whosoever
doeth these things is an abomination unto Jehovah thy God”(Deut. 22:5
5. Also, the wearing of the jewelleries (often
by the "Religious Witnesses" (even by the men, imitating some
photos of witnesses from U.S.A.) - see WT Jan. 15 and Sept. 15, 1991
back-cover - while their daily activities are
similar to the worldly ones, proves a total disdain of Peter's advice:
„Whose adorning let it not be the outward adorning
of braiding the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting
on apparel; 3:4but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in the
incorruptible apparel of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight
of God of great price.” (1 Peter 3:4; Psalms
119:72,127; Proverbs 8:10). That's why, Jehovah`s warning sounds in
the Exodus 33:5: „Ye are a stiffnecked people; if I go up into the
of thee for one moment, I shall consume thee: therefore now put off thy
ornaments from thee, that I may know what to do unto thee.”
6. Another disdain like this, of God's word, led many
people to blamably facts; thus from adultery to even incest, it is not
extraordinary that the false teachings with obscure counsels or double
meaning, made roughly 37000 people from the
Organization only one year.
Such heresies are a clear fulfilment of Jesus` foreseeing
from Matthew 24:12 and 2 Peter 2:1,2: „And because iniquity shall be
the love of the many shall wax cold.” „And many shall follow their
doings; by reason of whom the way of the truth shall be evil spoken
But, unlike all these bad spiritual teachings and
those who are interested, can study the good teachings from the old
literature given by "the faithful and uncompromised servant", before
1962. Those who are sincere in their faith and who are
afraid of God, must leave an organization like this and its "teachers"
who are warned by the God in this way: „Because
with lies ye have grieved the heart of the righteous, whom I have not
made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that
he should not returnfrom his wicked way, and be saved alive: Therefore
ye shall no more see falsevisions, nor divine divinations:
and I will deliver my people out of yourhand; and ye shall know that
I am Jehovah!” (Ezekiel 13:19-23; Micah3:5,6).
7. Another special teaching published by "Jehovah`s
Religion", against the true faith, is the one published
untitled: "The Armageddon - When ?" (Questions from readers: „Is it
appropriate for a Christian to go hunting or
fishing?”) - WT May 15, 1990, where the answer ofthe "faithful slave"
is clear: the modern witnesses are allowed to
possesguns, if they want and to use them at "sports delightment", at
hunting...provided that they shouldn't do all these in the time
reserved for the programfrom the Kingdom Hall...!?"
Let`s don`t forget, that according with divin order from
Exodus 20:13, Matthew 26:52, Rev. 13:10, the true Jehovah`s witnesses
all the times they didn`t took the gun in hand, weren`t instructed in
service, even if they suffered jail, concentration camp and more
So the decision to remain loyalty and listener to God
isn`t rational to think that it can sell on „the pleasure” who (modern
witnesses) covet her so much, „whimsicals”, „ lovers of pleasure rather
than lovers of God” (2 Tim. 3:4,5) from the „Religious Organization
Witnesses” through killing birds and animals hunted in sportive manner.
The Bible tells us that the people doing these, were hated and cursed
(Genesis 10:8,9 - Nimrod; Genesis 27:38-40 - Esau).
8. These is few examples of the modified basic truth
and principles of the Christian behaviour, using the literature
by WatchtowerSociety after was attacked and compromised it; they
and modifiedmany explanations of the
prophecies, even if those that had already beenexplained correctly
from the biblical point of view, before 1962, givingthem a
religious andconfusing meaning, wich can`t approximate of the
9. Another confusing problem, caused by the literature
published after 1962, is represented by the diversified subjects they
approached, unbiblical, namely: from the intim secrets of the insects,
birds or animals life to the invention and engineering of the
helicopters ("the horse of the air"), or, from the advice how to paint
your house to the advice how to make upon what to think about when "you
praise God, while dancing!?" (Awake!, March 8,1993).
All these and many others we cannot mention here,
make the present literatureof "Jehovah`s Witnesses' Religion" be
more some scientific - instructivemagazines or explanatory
than „comunication chanel”of God
with people and to explanation a Bible prophecies (wich disappearedfrom
this rewievs). Actually, they need to be like that so
that the worldlypeople would enjoy reading them.
The reality is, that this kind of literature is not at
allsimilar to the literature published by Watchtower Society till 1962!
theWatchtower reviews, books and booklets contained only the Word of
God, thewonderfulexplanations of the biblical
prophecies, which foresaw even theappearanceof these "false Witnesses"
who mock God's Name shamelessly fromtheirs
10. Finally, what really presents the Religious
of the Modern Jehovah`s Witnesses today, as a strange and different
given the holiness, moral purity and theocratic character of the
„the true faith Jehovah`s Witnesses” between 1879-1962, is the dirty
indecent language they use in the religious literature from their
reviews and booklets from today, published after 1962 by the actual
slave", recommended like „practic counsels and necessary - they tell -
who can`t deprived from religious culture by ministersof God”, even if
Paul apostle warn us in Ephessians 5:3,4,6,12: „not filthiness, nor
talking, or jesting, which are not befitting”.
If these are the most important biblical discoveries "we
have the preach to all the people as a token”(according Matthew
the wonderful discoveries of the biblical prophecies published
in the real theocratic literature, are considered a "musty food",
then, don't be surprised because these „dissipations and heresies” „the
way of the truth shall be evil spoken of” (2 Peter 2:1,2). These just
examples of the bad teachings and unsuitable activities of those who
"the True Faith of Jehovah`s Witnesses" and became part of the
Organization Jehovah`s Witnesses", after the compromise work of 60`s,
don`t remember „the Brooklyn teachers”, are real endless stones which
shows the direction and the way of this stray class, subtle and
namely, back into Satan's world. (1 Peter 4:3,4).
This sad reality, also can be noticed through the fact
that these "modern witnesses" respect, honour and extol more the
political, commercial and religious leaders of the world, as the "High
Powers", „Superior Authorities” and „Ministers of God”, then God.
honouring the Real God, the Sovereign, the Creator and the giving of
Jehovah, adopting a suitable position of praying as the Son of God, the
believers from the old time and the apostles down in their knees, or
their faces bended to the earth, the religious witnesses are taught by
the actual "faithful slave" to pray "more modern", sitting on chairs at
the table, seated on beds, embracing the members of their families, or
, even sprawled in the armchairs, and, certainly, the woman with
This situation is not something else than the result of
a serious spiritual sickness followed by an irreversible straying by
„man oflawless” class, which „turning the grace of our God into
our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ” (Jude 4); „Andbecause iniquity
shall be multiplied, the love of the many shall wax cold.” (Matthew
ASV). Because of theyr, the Name of God is blasphemyed.
With they is complete Jeremiah`s words: „How
thou thy way to seek love! therefore even the wicked women hast thou
thy ways. For my people are foolish, they know me not; they are sottish
children, and they have no understanding; they are wise to do evil, but
to do goodthey have no knowledge.” (Jeremiah 2:33; 4:22 ASV).
Dear good people!
It's the time for those who are sincere, who left this
condemned to destruction together with their religions, if they really
want to be saved and live forever in the New World of justice, to open
wide their eyes and understand which is the position of
a true believer in these critical times, examining the next prophetical
# the separation of the 12 tribes of Israel in:
- 10 tribes who left the clean worship and mixed
the Jehovah`s worship withidol`s worship borrowed from pagan people.
- 2 tribes (Judas and Benjamin) who remained
to Jehovah`s worship - see 1 Kings chapter 12, despite the threatening
of their enemies or the so-called "brothers".
# Jeremiah faithful, unlike a people deviated in
worshipping and obedience. (Jer. 23:11-17).
# Micah is preaching alone, unlike a 400 lying
alleged for Jehovah (1 Kings 22 chapter).
# Gideon, together with the 300 of faithful
in opposition with the 31.700 of the so-called Jehovah`s servants,
who failed the test of loyalty - see Judges, chapter 7.
# Daniel, who keeps his faith in Jehovah
despite the accusations and envious provocations of the 120
"ministers" of Nabucodonosor who wanted him so much to die in the
pit - see Daniel, chapter 6. We have to notice from all these wonderful
examples of fidelity, that our True God, Jehovah had never been left by
His true believers; they had never left the "True Faith" and had never
allowed any kind of compromise in their worship, even if this coasted
lives. Their steady decision recompensed by Jehovah with approval for
life in Righteousness New World.
Today, we are in the same situation: to choose and
we alsolive the times they lived! Will we remain faithful and steady in
TrueFaith Jehovah`s Witnesses given to the Saints, so pure and not
mixedup with "religion" so that we could bring God
an acceptable living sacrifice,or,will we take for good and accept
the counterfeit of the "True Faith",namely:"The Religious
Organisation Jehovah`s Witnesses", full of sickteachingswhich can bring
only a „lame, a blind or a sick sacrifice”,andthis kind of sacrifice
not accept it! (see Malachi 1:6-8 and WTfromDecember 15, 1936,
It is not enough to get close to God only mentioning
His Name while, our hearts are far away from Him and His orders -
read Matthew 15:7-9! It is not enough only a half respecting of the
divine demands, because this may costs us even the
everlasting life! So, let's learn from the mistakeof "the Man of God"
who accomplished "by and large" Jehovah`s order,but he neglected "the
and this coasted him his life! (even if hewas"the Man of God"! - see 1
Kings, chapter 13).
At the end, God's advice for those who are sincere,
who are wandering because of their ignorance, but for all that, they
for the approval and the blessing of Jehovah, is: "Son, stop listening
the teaching, if it draws you away from the wise teaching!"
because "a sicked witness mocks the justice (...)" and "those who are
unreasonable joke when it's about the sin (...) but the one
who is considerate, is serious and attentive with such things!"
Our life depends on our decision and choice ! Serving
the True God Jehovah, being accompanied and protected by our King
and Saviour Jesus Christ on the narrow way of the "True Faith",
our salvation and blessing, so that we could live a
life full of joy andmirth in the Paradise of "the Righteousness New
„Thus saith Jehovah, Stand you in the ways and see, and ask
the old paths, where is the good way; and walkthere in, and you shall
rest for your souls: but they said, we willnotwalk there in.” (Jeremiah
6:16; Hosea 10:12 ASV)
„Jehovah, who shall sojourn in your tabernacle? Who
dwell in your holy hill? He that walked uprightly, and worketh
and speaketh truth in his heart.” (Psalms 15:1,2 ASV).