I believe both groups are filled with great people. I personally have met and know people who adhere to both beliefs. They are strong in their beliefs, and somehow any criticism of their beliefs doesn’t seem to mean a thing to them. These two groups do believe they are the “true Christians”. Ironically people debate whether they are Christian but that is not what this is about.
My question is, the Mormons and JW’s are constantly trying to recruit new members. I myself “studied” with both, just to see what it is like for a person who may not have strong faith in say their Catholic upbringings. What I notice is they only give you the tip of the ice berg in regards to their beliefs. I feel as though, questioning these groups as to their beliefs, in a scholarly way is of no use, it is as though they are brainwashed. Say with Mormons, you can argue why the BOM is a false book all you want, but they will just reply “We know it is true”. How can you just know something is true? Anyone who researches the foundings of both of these movements will see America was ripe for self proclaimed “prophets” and religious leaders to take root at the time of their foundings. It is called the second great awakening. I am not going to give my points on how I have argued against their beliefs, because this is a Catholic forum, I hope most people will know what is wrong with these groups. I worry however how they go around, in their hearts thinking they are doing good, but thriving on people who do not have a strong faith to begin with, giving them this sense of “false salvation”. I wish there was a way to open these peoples eyes to the truth of why their “sect” is false and is undermining Christ, while at the same time preaching they are the true followers of Christ. Isn’t anyone else tired of seeing this?