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Jehovah's Witnesses

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the "other sheep" (earthly resurrection) and the "little flock" of 144,000 (heavenly resurrection)
Jehovah's Witnesses have their own [http://www.watchtower.org/bible/index.htm false translation] of the [[Bible]], in which they have altered many verses to suit their doctrines. For example, John 1:1 in their ''New World Translation'' reads, "''In [the] beginning the Word was, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god.''" Other verses worth noting in this context include Acts 20:28 (reads "''with the blood of His own''" instead of the correct "''with His own blood''"), Luke 23:43 ("''Truly I tell you today, You will be with me in Paradise''" instead of the correct "''Assuredly I say to you: 'today you will be with Me in Paradise'''" - note the different meanings of 'today'), and 1 Timothy 3:16.
They believe in numerous resurrections, each one being for a particular group of people, and in an eternal earthly paradise as a literal fulfilment of Isaiah 65:21: "''They shall build houses and inhabit them; They shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit''" ([earthly resurrection for the good(the "remnants" or the "other sheep"), with the exception of 144,000 (the "little flock") who would go to "Heaven")].
They do not believe in the immortality of the soul (sharing this belief as well as that of the earthly paradise with Seventh Day Adventists). Instead, they believe in the annihilation of the wicked (including, according to their beliefs, the annihilation of both Satan and Adam, the first man), i.e., they do not believe in the eternal punishment of sinners. They also do not believe in the intercession of the departed saints.

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