re: the post about religions leading to heaven: Jehovah's Witnesses believe in salvation through Jesus Christ. They are baptized in his name.
The problem with Jehovah‘s Witness is that they do not worship the God of the Bible, they have made a god of their own choosing. They have rejected parts of who God is, and it is rejection of God that leads to Hell. John 12:48, “He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him—the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.“ Here are some basic doctrinal teachings of the Jehovah’s Witness that deviate from the truth of the Bible…
Only certain people within their organization can understand the Bible, not individuals - The Bible leaves no doubt that God gives everyone the necessary capacity to understand what the Bible says as they seek after Him. God wants us to draw near to Him, to be in relationship with Him, and therefore He reveals Himself to us through the Bible.
Jehovah’s Witness does not believe in the Trinity - This is a massively grave point. If we deny the trinity, the entirety of the gospel is dismantled. Rejecting the Trinity either means that you are either polytheistic (you believe that the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are all separate Gods), or you believe that two persons of the trinity are not God. Both these options are in direct opposition to the Bible. Isaiah 46:9 reminds us that there is only one God, “Remember the former things of old, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me.” The concept of the Trinity is solidified in verses such as John 1:1-3, 14; Isaiah 9:6; John 10:30; Colossians 1:15; John 14:9-11; Philippians 2:5-8; Genesis 1:26
Jesus is not equal with God - Philipians 2:5-6 says, “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God.“ Jesus often talks about submitting to the Father’s will, but this does not mean they are unequal.
Salvation comes through works - Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.“ We cannot earn our salvation, not through works, not through baptism. The Bible consistently teaches that salvation comes only through faith. One of the primary indicators of a false religion is works-based salvation. The Bible teaches that we need Jesus because we cannot save ourselves, and that apart from God, nothing we do is good. (Romans 3:10-12)
We will be gods when we get to heaven - Again, the Bible repeatedly declares that God is the one and only God, now and forever. Isaiah 44:6, “Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel, And his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: ‘I am the First and I am the Last; Besides Me there is no God.“
There is no hell, unbelievers merely cease to exist - were the entire book of Revelation not proof enough, throughout, Matthew 13:41-42 paints a dire picture. “The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.“ Mark 9:43 tells us that this punishment is eternal and unceasing. “If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched“
Those are just a few of the fallacies taught by the Jehovah’s Witness. By rejecting the character of God, they condemn themselves to hell. Anyone can say they believe in God, but if it is not the God of the Bible that they are putting their trust in, their faith is worthless.
The Israselites at one point put their trust in a golden calf and called it God, but that wasn’t God. What they chose to believe God was couldn’t save them because it wasn’t true. They made a god of their own choosing. We MUST put our trust in who God says He is, not our idea of Him, nor anyone else’s. God is everything that the Bible says He is, and only who the Bible says He is.