Religious Experience

In general, Jehovah’s Witnesses do not emphasise personal religious experiences but rather focus on the Biblical narratives of those who have had direct revelations of God, including the patriarchs, Moses and the prophets and, later, Jesus and early Church leaders such as the Apostle Paul. This is in line with the emphasis placed on the Bible as the blueprint for living. Charles Taze Russell did not claim a direct personal experience of God or a new Revelation, unlike the founders of some other new religious movements and 19th century sects such as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). Contrary to some popular belief, Witnesses do not claim new prophetic revelations, but only seek to interpret biblical prophecy.

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