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What do Jehovah's Witnesses say is required of salvation?

In regards to salvation and what the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society says about making it through Armageddon, here are three of the more recent articles you can research and read:

The Watchtower Magazine, December 1, 1981, p27 -"Unless we are in touch with this channel of communication that God is using, we will not progress along the road to life, no matter how much Bible reading we do."

The Watchtower Magazine, February 15, 1983, p12 - "Jehovah is using only one organization today to accomplish his will. To receive everlasting life in the earthly Paradise we must identify that organization and serve God as part of it."

The Watchtower Magazine, September 1, 1989, p19 - "Only Jehovah's Witnesses, those of the anointed remnant and the "great crowd," as a united organization under the protection of the Supreme Organizer, have any Scriptural hope of surviving the impending end of this doomed system dominated by Satan the Devil."

www.jwfacts.com also notes many more quotes on this subject.  Here are just a few quotes they site:

"Is it presumptuous of Jehovah's Witnesses to point out that they alone have God's backing? Actually, no more so than when the Israelites in Egypt claimed to have God's backing in spite of the Egyptians' belief, or when the first-century Christians claimed to have God's backing to the exclusion of Jewish religionists."  Watchtower 2001 Jun 1 p.16 

"During the final period of the ancient world that perished in the Flood, Noah was a faithful preacher of righteousness. (2 Peter 2:5) In these last days of the present system of things, Jehovahs people are making known Gods righteous standards and are declaring good news about the possibility of surviving into the new world. (2 Peter 3:9-13) Just as Noah and his God-fearing family were preserved in the ark, survival of individuals today depends on their faith and their loyal  association with the earthly part of Jehovahs universal organization."  Watchtower  2006 May 15 p.22  "Are You Prepared for Survival?"

"If we stop actively supporting Jehovah's work, then we start following Satan. There is no middle ground."  Watchtower 2011 Jul 15 p.18

"But Jehovah's servants already belong to the only organization that will survive the end of this wicked system of things."  Watchtower 2007 Dec 15 p.14 

Clearly, Jehovah's Witnesses have been taught by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society's supplemental publication that salvation is through their man-made organization.  This is completely contrary to what the Bible states.

"For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, in order that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life." John 3:16 NWT

"By this undeserved kindness, indeed, you have been saved through faith; and this not owing to you, it is God's gift.  No, it is not owing to works, in order that no man should have ground for boasting." Ephesians 2:8, 9 NWT

"Jesus said to her:  'I am the resurrection and the life.  He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life; and everyone that is living and exercises faith in me will never die at all.  Do you believe this?" John 11:25 NWT

"and that from infancy you have known the holy writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through the faith in connection with Christ Jesus." 2 Timiothy 3:15, NWT

Many more scriptures tell us the same: John 5:24 and 10:26-28, Acts 16:30, Romans 4:1-5 and 6:23

Jehovah's Witnesses are also taught to do a great deal of works.  In fact, before I was allowed to dedicate my life to God as a Jehovah's Witness and before I could be baptized, I had to be approved through "works".  I did not have faith first.  I was scared into being "faithful".  I had to have works first.  Well, this is completely opposite of what the Bible teaches.  Works come once one has been saved through faith.  So, to memorize the answers to 120 questions to be approved for baptism and to put in a minimum hours of door-to-door minisitry, is not the way to gain salvation.

Where in the Bible does it say salvation is through one organized religion?

Salvation is contingent on us believeing in and having faith that Jesus is our Savior.  It is not owing to works (Ephesians 2:8, 9).  Also see, 2 Timothy 3:15, Romans 6:23, Acts 16:30, John 6:28, 29, John 5:24.  Nowhere in the Bible does it say the way to salvation is through an organized religion, their rules and the works they prescribe. 

The Opposite of Love is Fear

Having been raised in a fear-based culture, I now know that being coerced to practice a religion out of fear, is not loving.  1 John 4:18 (NWT), "There is no fear in love, but perfect love throws fear outside, because fear exercises a restraint.  Indeed, he that is under fear has not been made perfect in love."