Summary of Jehovah's Witness
Summary of Jehovah's Witness – What is the History?
A summary of Jehovah's Witness doctrine begins with a brief history. In about 1870, 18-year-old Charles Taze Russell started a Bible study focusing on biblical chronology and the second coming of Jesus Christ. As a result of these studies, Russell published several books and presented formal lectures throughout the 1870's. The Zion's Watch Tower and Tract Society was officially formed in 1884, where Russell acted as president.
During this period, Russell wrote a series of books which became the basis of the Jehovah Witness theology. Russell served as president until his death in 1916. Today, the Jehovah's Witness "theocratic" organization is called the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (WBTS).
Summary of Jehovah's Witness – The Doctrine
Based on their doctrine, God is a single being, not a Trinity. God is not omniscient or omnipresent. God's first creation was Michael the Archangel, through whom God later created all "other things.”
When it came time for a savior to be born, Michael the Archangel became human, in the form of Jesus Christ. Jesus was sinless and kept all the laws of God. He died on a "torture stake," where he bore the sins of all mankind, except for Adam. Jesus rose from the dead in spirit, but not in physical form.
Jehovah's Witnesses who faithfully follow the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, will be saved from eternal annihilation and live forever on Paradise Earth. Heaven is a place reserved for a special group of 144,000 Jehovah's Witnesses, who have been deemed "born again" by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society.