The Jehovah's Witnesses are organised by the Watchtower Tract and Bible Society, which they are bound by their faith to obey. This organisation produces, amongst other things, the New World Translation of the Bible, and the magazine the Watch Tower. The basic creed of the Witnesses is Arian in form. They deny the true divinity of Jesus, and also have some somewhat contradictory beliefs about the afterlife. It may be plausibly argued that the New World Bible is not a translation at all, but a subtly modified version.

For example, most bibles render John 1:1 as 'In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.' (emphasis mine). The NWT offers '...and the Word was with God and the word was a god.' (emphasis again mine). This is a trifle at odds with the meaning of the original Greek, in which the same expression for 'God' is used in each place.

The WtT&BS has several times failed to predict the apocalypse accurately, a fact of which most Witnesses are not aware.