Tofauti kati ya marekesbisho "Mashahidi wa Yehova"

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[[Image:Watchtower Bible & Tract Society (world headquarters).jpg|thumb|200px|Makao makuu ya kimataifa huko [[Brooklyn]], [[New York]], Marekani.]]
Mashahidi wa Yehova ni dini ya kikristo ambayo ilianzia marekani na kuenea ulimwenguni pote.Mwanzilishi wa kikundi alikuwa charles taze russel pamoja na kikundi kimoja cha wanafunzi wa biblia.
'''Mashahidi wa Yehova''' (kwa [[Kiingereza]] '''Jehovah's Witnesses''') ni wafuasi wa [[dini]] ya [[Ukristo|Kikristo]] ambayo ilianzia [[Marekani]] na kuenea ulimwenguni kote.
 
Tofauti na Wakristo karibu wote, hao hawamuamini [[Yesu]] kuwa [[Mungu]], wala [[Roho Mtakatifu]] kuwa [[nafsi]], na kwa jumla hawakubali [[imani]] katika [[Utatu]] wa nafsi katika Mungu pekee. Kwa sababu hiyo [[madhehebu]] mengi hayawatambui kama Wakristo wala hayakubali [[ubatizo]] wao.
 
[[Mwanzilishi]] alikuwa [[Charles Taze Russell]] pamoja na kikundi cha wanafunzi wa [[Biblia]] ([[miaka ya 1870]]). Jina la sasa lilianza kutumika mwaka [[1931]].
 
Kwa sasa wako milioni 7.5 katika jumuia 107,210 (kadiri ya ''2011 Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses''). Ongezeko ni la asilimia 2.5 kwa mwaka.
 
==Hoja dhidi yao==
Wengi wamelaumu Mashahidi wa Yehova kutokana na jinsi walivyotafsiri Biblia, mafundisho yao, utabiri usiotimia hasa kuhusu mambo ya mwisho, pamoja na jinsi waumini wanavyofuatiliwa na kushinikizwa.
 
Katika nchi mbalimbali dini hiyo iliwahi kukatazwa, au bado ni marufuku.
 
Wenyewe wamekataa daima lawama hizo, lakini kila mwaka wengi wanajitenga nao.
 
==Marejeo==
* ''Jehovah's Witnesses: Portrait of a Contemporary Religious Movement'' by Andrew Holden. An academic study on the sociological aspects of Jehovah's Witnesses phenomenon. Publisher: Routledge; 1st edition 2002, ISBN 9780415266109.
* ''Jehovah's Witnesses—Proclaimers of God's Kingdom'' (1993) by [[Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania]]. Official history of the development of the beliefs, practices, and organisational structure of Jehovah's Witnesses.
* ''Counting the Days to Armageddon'' by Robert Crompton (1996). A detailed examination of the development of Jehovah's Witnesses' eschatology. James Clarke & Co, Cambridge, ISBN 0227679393.
* ''Millions Now Living Will Never Die'' by Alan Rogerson. Detailed history of the Watch Tower movement, particularly its early years, a summary of Witness doctrines and the organizational and personal framework in which Witnesses conduct their lives. Constable & Co, London, 1969. SBN 094559406
* ''State and Salvation'' by William Kaplan (1989). Documents the Witnesses' fight for civil rights in Canada and the US amid political persecution during World War II. University of Toronto Press, ISBN 0802058426.
 
==Viungo vya nje==
{{Commons category|Jehovah's Witnesses}}
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===Tovuti rasmi===
* [http://www.watchtower.org ''Watchtower''<sup>®</sup> - Official Web Site of Jehovah's Witnesses]
* [http://www.jw.org ''Worldwide Association of Jehovah’s Witnesses'' - Publication downloads in various digital formats]
* [http://www.jw-media.org Jehovah's Witnesses Official Media Web Site]
 
===Tovuti nyingine===
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* [http://www.knocking.org/ 'Knocking'] – A documentary about Jehovah's Witnesses. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj4cS4n9ZkA Sample Trailer]
* [http://www.theocraticlibrary.com/downloads/Why_Jehovah's_Witnesses_Grow_So_Rapidly.pdf Why Do Jehovah's Witnesses Grow So Rapidly: A Theoretical Explanation] – Theory documented by sociologists Rodney Stark & Laurence R. Iannaccone.
* [http://jehovahs-witnesses-beliefs.info/ Who are Jehovah's Witnesses, What are their beliefs] Chapter from book, Religious Denominations In The United States by Frank S. Mead, Samuel S. Hill and Craig D. Atwood, (2005). Abingdon Press.
 
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