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'''Jehovini svedoci''' ili '''Jehovni svjedoci''' su [[milenarizam|milenaristička]] [[restoracionizam (kršćanski primitivizam)|restoracionistička]] [[hrišćanstvo|hrišćanska]] [[hrišćanska denominacija|denominacija]] sa [[nontrinitarijanstvo|nontrinitarijanskim]] uverenjima koja je razlikuju od većine drugih hrišćanskih zajednica.<ref>Sources for descriptors:<br />•&nbsp;''Millenarian'': {{Cite book| last = Beckford | first = James A.| title = The Trumpet of Prophecy: A Sociological Study of Jehovah's Witnesses| publisher = Basil Blackwell | year = 1975 | location = Oxford | pages = 118–119, 151, 200–201| isbn = 0-631-16310-7}}<br />•&nbsp;''Restorationist'': {{cite journal| author=Stark et al.| last2=Iannaccone| year=1997| first2=Laurence| title=Why Jehovah's Witnesses Grow So Rapidly: A Theoretical Application| journal=Journal of Contemporary Religion| volume=12| issue=2| pages=133–157| doi=10.1080/13537909708580796}}<br />•&nbsp;''Christian'': {{Cite web|url=http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_defn.htm|title=Religious Tolerance.org}} {{Cite web|url=http://religions.pewforum.org/reports|title= Statistics on Religion}}<br />•&nbsp;''Denomination'': {{Cite web|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/witnesses/ataglance/glance.shtml|title= Jehovah's Witnesses at a Glance}}{{Cite web|url=http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Jehovah's+Witness|title= The American Heritage Dictionary}}{{Cite web|url=http://en.auschwitz.org/m/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=370&Itemid=8|title= Memorial and Museum AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU}}</ref> Prema navodima same organizacije broji preko 7,65 miliona sledbenika aktivno uključenih u [[evangelizacija|evangelizaciju]],<ref>{{Cite web|url=http://jw-media.org/aboutjw/article41.htm#membership|title=Jehovah's Witnesses Official Media Web Site: Our History and Organization: Membership|publisher=Office of Public Information of Jehovah's Witnesses|quote=While other religious groups count their membership by occasional or annual attendance, this figure reflects only those who are actively involved in the public Bible educational work [of Jehovah's Witnesses].}}<!-- This quote addresses a common question; please do not remove--></ref> preko 12 miliona članova koji redovno dolaze na godišnje konvencije, te preko 19,3 miliona članova koji proslavljaju Memorijal.<ref>{{cite journal|title=Guided by God's Spirit|journal=Awake!|date=June 2008|page=32| accessdate = 16. VI 2012 | url =http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102008215}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.jw-media.org/aboutjw/article41.htm#membership|title=Statistics at Jehovah's Witnesses official website, 2010}}</ref> Njima upravlja [[Vladajuće telo Jehovnih svedoka]], koje čine [[Starješina (kršćanstvo)|starešine]] sa sedištem u [[Brooklyn|Bruklinu]], a koje propisuje sve doktrine.<ref name="Holden 2002 22">{{Cite book| last = Holden | first = Andrew | title = Jehovah's Witnesses: Portrait of a Contemporary Religious Movement | publisher = Routledge | year = 2002 | page = 22 | isbn = 0-415-26609-2}}</ref><ref>{{Cite book| last = Beckford | first = James A.| title = The Trumpet of Prophecy: A Sociological Study of Jehovah's Witnesses| publisher = Basil Blackwell | year = 1975 | location = Oxford | pages = 221| isbn = 0-631-16310-7|quote = Doctrine has always emanated from the Society's elite in Brooklyn and has never emerged from discussion among, or suggestion from, rank-and-file Witnesses.}}</ref><ref>{{cite journal|journal=The Watchtower|title=Focus on the Goodness of Jehovah's Organization|date=July 15, 2006|page=20|url=http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2006525|accessdate =16. VI 2012 }}</ref> Verovanja Jehovinih svedoka se temelje na njihovom tumačenju [[Biblija|Biblije]]<ref name="The Columbia Encyclopedia">{{Cite book|title=The Columbia Encyclopedia|publisher=Columbia University Press|year=2011|chapter=Jehovah's Witnesses|url = http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Jehovahs_Witnesses.aspx#4|quote = The Witnesses base their teaching on the Bible.|isbn=978-0-7876-5015-5}}</ref><ref>{{cite book | last = Chryssides | first = George D. | title = Exploring New Religions | publisher = Continuum | | date = 1999 | location = London | pages = 100 | isbn =0-8264-5959-5 | quote= Predictably, mainstream Christians accuse the New World Translation of inaccuracy, as if their own translations were thoroughly reliable. Jehovah's Witnesses will engage in discussion with others using whatever translation is available. }}</ref> pri čemu prednost daju sopstvenom prevodu ''[[Novi svet - prevod Svetog pisma]]''.<ref>{{cite book|author=Alan Rogerson|title=Millions Now Living Will Never Die|publisher=Constable|year=1969|page=70, 123|quote=This was the Witnesses' own translation of the New Testament ... now that the Society has decreed that they should use the New World Translation of the Bible in preference other versions, they are convinced their translation is the best.}}</ref><ref>Tess Van Sommers, ''Religions in Australia'', Rigby, Adelaide, 1966, page 92: "Since 1870, the Watch Tower Society has used more than seventy Bible translations. In 1961 the society released its own complete Bible in modern English, known as ''The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures''. This is now the preferred translation among English-speaking congregations."</ref><ref>{{cite book | last = Edwards | first = Linda | title = A Brief Guide to Beliefs | publisher = Westminster John Knox Press | date = 2001 | location = Louisville, Kentucky | pages = 438| isbn = 0-664-22259-5|quote=The Jehovah's Witnesses' interpretation of Christianity and their rejection of orthodoxy influenced them to produce their own translation of the Bible, ''The New World Translation''.}}</ref><ref>''Our Kingdom Ministry'', November 1992, "When we read from our Bible, the householder may comment on the clarity of language used in the New World Translation. Or we may find that the householder shows interest in our message but does not have a Bible. In these cases we may describe the unique features of the Bible we use and the reasons why we prefer it to others."</ref> Veruju kako je uništenje sadašnjeg sveta u [[Armagedon]]u skoro, te da je uspostavljanje [[Kraljevstvo Božje|Božjeg kraljevstva]] na zemlji jedino rešenje za sve probleme čovečanstva.<ref name="Britannica Concise Encyclopedia">{{Cite book|title=Britannica Concise Encyclopedia|publisher=Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.|year=2007|chapter=Jehovah's Witness|isbn=978-1-59339-293-2}}</ref>
Jehovini svedoci odbacuju, između ostalih, dogmu o [[Trojstvo|Trojstvu]], jer smatraju da se o njoj ne govori u Svetom Pismu. Oni osporavaju i odbacuju simbole kao što je križ, te praznike i običaje, jer ih smatraju nehrišćanskim, tj. smatraju da imaju mnogobožačko i pagansko poreklo.
 
== "Do krajeva zemlje"Demografija ==
[[Datoteka:Karlsruhe Königreichssaal.jpg|thumb|250px|left|Dvorana Kraljevstva u [[Karlsruhe]] u Nemačkoj]]
Nakon skromnih početaka kada je bilo svega nekoliko pristalica novih saznanja, do danas je Zajednica Jehovinih svedoka postala prava međunarodna organizacija sa oko 7,65 miliona članova u preko 236 zemalja širom sveta. {{reference necessary|1=Osim toga, vode preko 6 miliona besplatnih kućnih biblijskih studija sa zainteresovanim osobama koje za relativno kratko vreme usvajaju biblijsko spoznanje i u većini slučajeva postaju i sami Jehovini svedoci, pa samim tim i propovednici.|date=decembar-просинац 2012}}
 
== Kritike ==
Jehovini svedoci tvrde da nisu [[sekta]] jer nisu otcepljeni deo neke konfesije, crkve, verske zajednice ili drugog oblika verske organizacije, već potiču iz raznih religija i verskih društava širom sveta. Mnogi Svedoci su bivši pripadnici crkava, sekti, plemenskih religija itd., a mnogi od njih bili su ateisti pre nego što su prihvatili biblijska učenja. Isto tako, tvrde da nisu ni [[kult]], jer nemaju ljudskog vođu, nego se, kako navode, trude slediti primer Isusa Hrista kako u govoru i ponašanju, tako i u javnom delu propovedanja i stvaranja učenika (što je upravo često predmet kritika mnogih crkava).
 
{{Osnovna verovanja Jehovinih svedoka}}
 
|-[[Datoteka:Reunião em Salão do Reino.jpg|thumb|250px|right|Kršćanski susret u Kraljevskoj hali Jehovinih svjedoka.]]
[[Datoteka:Karlsruhe Königreichssaal.jpg|thumb|250px|left|Dvorana Kraljevstva u [[Karlsruhe]] u Nemačkoj]]
 
==Izvori==
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