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Fast Facts on Jehovah's Witnesses

JW statistics, history, beliefs and practices at a glance.

Names

Jehovah's Witnesses; Jehovah's Witness; Jehova's getuigen; Testigos de Jehov√°

Adherents

6.5 million

History

Founded by Charles Taze Russell, 1879, Pittsburgh

Beliefs

One God: Jehovah. No Trinity. Christ is the first creation of God; the Holy Spirit is a force.

Practices

No blood transfusions, no celebration of holidays, no use of crosses or religious images. Baptism, Sunday service at Kingdom Hall, strong emphasis on evangelism.

Main Holidays

Memorial of Christ's death, celebrated annually. All Christian or other religious-based holidays are rejected as unbiblical and pagan.

Texts

New World Translation of the Scriptures

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Title Fast Facts on Jehovah's Witnesses
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UpdatedNovember 20, 2016
MLA Citation“Fast Facts on Jehovah's Witnesses.” ReligionFacts.com. 20 Nov. 2016. Web. Accessed 5 Dec. 2016. <www.religionfacts.com/jehovahs-witnesses/facts>

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