F.A.C.T. has received many communications from ex-members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization and from families who have members involved with this group. According to many cult experts, the Jehovah’s Witnesses are considered as a cultic high-control / high-demand group for numerous reasons, but mostly because of the countless testimonies from ex-members who claim that their involvement with the JWs was destructive to their lives and families.

Should the JW’s be classified as a cult? You be the judge.

They believe that other Christian churches are of the devil.

They believe that only 144,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses will go to heaven.

They believe that salvation is impossible outside of the Watchtower.

Followers are not allowed to question the Watchtower leadership or teaching.

They claim you need to read the Watchtower’s magazines and other material in order to understand the Bible correctly.
If you don’t read the Watchtower’s books, you will “fall into darkness” – what they call reverting to normal Christianity.

Followers are "encouraged" to visit homes for at least 10 hours per month distributing Watchtower materials and promoting the organization.

They use their own special translation of the Bible which according to some experts greatly mistranslates the original texts.

They are known to disown, shun, and ignore any friends and family leaving the organization,
as evidenced by the many victims who have contacted our organization for help (all documented).

They are not allowed to have blood transfusions, even to save a child’s life

They are not allowed to be in the military for the defense of one’s country.

They are not allowed to celebrate birthdays or Christmas.

Leaders have falsely predicted the end of the world five times.

They discourage tertiary education.


Examples of victim testimonies received by our organization:

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