September 7, 2010
Jehovah Witness is a Cult
There are many different types of religions that are practiced on a daily basis. Each one of these religions believes their beliefs are correct and other religions are false religions. One certain religion that seems to be talked about the most is called Jehovah’s Witnesses. This religion seems to have more history of myths than any other religion out there. The witnesses have been stereotyped as being a cult. Some people would say this is a false statement for this religion. Others which are mostly outsiders claim this statement is very accurate.
There is two different ways to look at religion. One term used is sect and the other term is valid religion. First, one must understand what the word sect truly means. Sect definition is “a small group that has broken away from an established Church.” Therefore, Jehovah witnesses are not small, nor have they broken away from any other religion. When people believe the witnesses are a sect that is what makes those people strongly believe that Jehovah Witnesses are not a valid religion; when in fact Jehovah Witness is a valid religion. This leads to why people are implying that the Witnesses are a cult, when it is clearly stated that the Jehovah Witnesses do not fit that definition of being a sect nor a non religion.
It has been said that the Jehovah Witnesses shun members who leave the faith. This is a myth. The witnesses that get shunned are the ones that have committed a gross sin and is unrepentant regarding his/her actions. This is why Elders of the witnesses have shunned or disfellowshipped a few members in the past. This is not saying that these witnesses could never return to their faith in Jehovah. Those witnesses are always welcome to attend any meeting or any assembly. The brothers only shunned these members in hope for that witness to find their way back to the true faith; just as a parent would punish...