QUOTE(Mint @ Apr 16 2008, 09:14 PM)
Peace be upon you.
I was wondering what defines mormons and jehova witnesses sects? and what makes them different?
Also why cant jehovah witnesses have blood transfusions?
I worked with a Mormon Company for over 10 years, and got to know the Witnesses in a small town in Colorado, and spent about a year studying with one of the leaders of the Witness's John Raye.
The Mormons believe that John Smith received some gold tablets somewhere on the East Coast of the US. They have the Book of Mormon that have writings of other messengers, in addition to using the KJV of the New Testament.
Primary difference in the Mormons from Mainstream Christianity, is this other book they claim as holy. They are very good about helping each other, and are a very good people, one of the best communities in the Christian Religion.
They still hold to the Crucifixtion and Jesus being God I believe.
The Witnesses on the other hand, do NOT believe that Jesus is God, which is in their favor. They too have their own translation of the bible. However they still hold to the Crucifixtion of Jesus and the Blood atonement.
They don't believe in any Blood transfutions, they hold our Blood to be sacred... They also refuse to pledge aligence to the American Flag, their churches have no windows, they prostlytise door to door, setting up studies with those that let them in. They don't believe in celebrating Christmas, or birthdays.
I would have become one, except God had other plans for me...
They were the ones that picked me up off the street when I was sleeping in the park... At least this guy John was.. So I have quite a lot of nice things to say about them...
May God's Peace be in your heart.