Jehovah Witness Rituals
Jehovah’s Witness emerged as a religious group in the late 1870s with the formation of the Zion’s Watch Tower Tract Society. Jehovah’s Witnesses is now a millenarian restorationist Christian denomination with distinct nontrinitarian beliefs as compared to the mainstream Christianity. This religious group is mainly guided by a group of elders commonly referred to as the Governing Body of Jehovah’s witness in New York. This body is vested with the power of establishing and controlling all the doctrines of the Jehovah’s Witness religious group. Followers of Jehovah’s Witness believe in the imminent destruction of the current world system and thus call for the building of a God’s Kingdom on earth as the only remedy to the woes faced by human beings today (Gallagher & Ashcraft, 2006).
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The Watchtower book: Organized to Accomplish Our Ministry. Retrieved on 5th Dec 2011 http://www.jwsreunited.com/organized.pdf.