Most Jehovah’s Witnesses Are in Danger of Not Receiving Eternal Life
Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that only 144,000 believers can partake of the bread and cup at the “Lord’s Evening Meal”. They are among the “heavenly class” which will inherit eternal life and dwell in heaven. The rest of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and by far the majority, are not permitted to partake of the bread and cup. They will supposedly receive eternal life, but they will not go to heaven.
As the cup and bread are passed around the kingdom hall on “Nisan 14”, those who believe they have a heavenly calling as one of the 144,000 will partake, but those who do not believe they have such a calling simply pass the cup and bread to the next person without partaking.
No where in Scripture does it specify that only a particular portion of believers in Messiah are permitted to partake.
What did the Apostle Paul say in 1 Cor.10:17?
“The loaf which we break, is it not a sharing in the body of the Christ? Because there is one loaf, we, although many, are one body, for we are all partaking of that one loaf.” NW
We all partake, not just 144,000.
Interestingly, this has supposedly been taking place since apostolic times and the total number of the 144,000 was reached in 1935. Since then, no new members are eligible to partake. Once those who have been partaking since 1935 die, there will be none to partake. This leads me to ask, “How did they know the full number of 144,000 partakers was reached in 1935?” Surely no one has been counting since apostolic times. Was this revealed to Jehovah’s Witnesses supernaturally?
Assuming it is true that the full number of 144,000 partakers has been reached, what does that mean for all those who never partook?
John 6:53-54 – Then Yeshua (Jesus) said to them, Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood you have no life in yourselves. He that feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has everlasting life, and I shall resurrect him at the last day.” NW
All Jehovah’s Witnesses know that this is not meant literally, but that it refers to partaking of the “Lord’s Evening Meal”. They are now faced with a choice; either obey the Master’s words and eat his flesh by partaking of the bread and drink his blood by partaking of the cup and receive everlasting life OR obey Watchtower’s man-made doctrine and not partake of the bread and cup. By obeying Watchtower, they are in danger of not receive everlasting life, but everlasting destruction and separation from their Creator.
Satan has lived up to his name, the “father of lies”, as he has deceived the entire Jehovah’s Witness organization into not obeying their Lord’s words.
Does “Watchtower”, the self-proclaimed prophet of “Jehovah” and governing body of Jehovah’s Witnesses world-wide, have the authority to change the Master’s words or command their followers to walk contrary to those words? I say, “No” based on the fact that they failed to discern the Master’s body for 70+ years.
I Corinthians 11:27-29 reads:
Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Master.
But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
For he that eats and drinks unworthily, eats and drinks damnation to himself, not discerning the Master's body.
Failing to discern the “Master’s body” while eating the bread or drinking the cup, that is, failing to understand those symbols represent the body and blood of the Master, causes one to eat “unworthily”. They damn themselves by being “guilty of the body and blood of the Master.”
From the beginning of the Jehovah’s Witness organization in 1872 (under a different name) until 1956, the Watchtower taught its followers that the bread did NOT represent the Master’s body, but that it represented the body of believers or the Christian congregation.
Here are Watchtower’s words from their March 15, 1954 publication, The Watchtower, page 174:
“It was after the Passover supper and after Jesus had dismissed Judas that he “took a loaf and, after saying a blessing, he broke it and, giving it to the disciples, he said: “Take, eat. This means my body.’” (Matt.26:26; John 13:21-30, NW) To which body was Jesus referring here? To his fleshly body? Hardly, for concerning it we read that not a bone was broken, whereas Jesus broke the loaf. (John 19:36) Rather, he was referring to his spiritual body, the Christian Congregation, which in Scriptures is termed a body or Christ’s body more than forty-five times. That this is the correct conclusion is apparent from Paul’s words: “The loaf which we break, is it not a sharing in the body of the Christ? Because there is one loaf, we, although many, are one body, for we are all partaking of that one loaf.” Clearly the loaf pictures not Jesus’ fleshly body but his body members, the Christian congregation. – 1 Cor.10:16, 17, NW.”
Now notice how Watchtower changed this crucial doctrinal belief. The following is from The Watchtower, January 15, 1956, page 49.
“18 His body? Yes; his own body, his whole body, head and all, that he was to give for them. Jesus meant his own body, the body with which he next associates his own blood when speaking of the cup.”
“18. Which body did Jesus mean by “my body”?”
Prior to 1956, Watchtower thought the “body” represented by the bread at the “Lord’s Evening Meal” was the Christian congregation, not Jesus’ fleshly body. Therefore, for some 70+ years, Watchtower did not discern the Master’s body. How, then, can they be Jehovah’s prophet? How, then, can they be trusted to dictate who can and cannot partake of the bread and cup?
I admonish all Jehovah’s Witnesses to reconsider who you are allowing to guide you through life. Is it the Holy Spirit or Watchtower. Whose words do you obey, the Messiah’s or Watchtower’s.
If you desire to receive eternal life, you must eat the flesh and drink the blood through the “Lord’s Evening Meal” ceremony. If that means forsaking a religion that has been teaching you falsely, then so be it. Your eternal life is at stake!