Questions for My Jehovah's Witness Friends

John 1:18 are there many gods?

Do you believe in many gods?
John 1:18 says:
"No man has seen God at any time; the only-begotten god who is in the bosom [position] with the Father is the one that has explained him. "

First of all, it says only begotten god, and the Greek does NOT support the little "g" no matter what the KIT says. Next, it says he is in position with Him. Not near, not somewhat, but IN position, meaning of the same level. This verse shows Jesus is part of YHWH, the living God.
In light of the inspired scripture of the Bible, versus the uninspired Watchtower, whom will you believe.
Please explain you views of many gods if you choose to believe the Watchtower.

  

Is an organization really needed for salvation?

Jehovah's Witnesses use Acts 8:30 & 31 as proof that an organization is needed to interpret the Bible for us in order for us to understand it.
Acts 8:30, 31 "Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. 'Do you understand what you are reading?' Philip asked. 'How can I,' he said, 'unless someone explains it to me?' So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him."
If this verse means we need an organization to interpret the Bible for us, why did Philip disappear after the Eunuch was baptized never to be seen again by the eunuch? Did Philip use writings from an organization to lead the Eunuch to Christ, or scripture?
Phillip preached from Scripture, not from literature designed by an organization. The eunuch didn't have to join an organization or submit to an organizations teachings. He never saw his teacher again and "went on his way rejoicing". If Scripture alone was sufficient for Philip and the eunuch, isn't Scripture alone sufficient?

  

JW's is the Watchtower truly needed?

2 Timothy 3:15-17 "and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
In light of this verse, how can the Watchtower teach that a person cannot become equipped by reading the Bible alone, but must read Watchtower literature?
How did people understand the Bible for the nineteen centuries prior to the existence of the Watchtower Society? What kind of God would give His people His Word with no means of understanding it until centuries later?
Scripture is sufficient because it finds it's source in God (verse 16). Watchtower literature finds its source in sinful humanity.
If the Scriptures alone were sufficient for Timothy, then aren't the Scriptures alone sufficient for us?

 

Are we NOT to interpret scripture?

Since Jehovah's Witnesses believe 2 Peter 1:20, 21 tells us we are not to privately interpret scripture, how do you explain Acts 17:11 which commends the Berean Christians for testing Paul's teachings to make sure that what he said was in accord with Scriptures?
2 Peter 1:20, 21 is not instructing us not to read and interpret Scripture. The Greek word for interpretation here literally means "unloosing". This verse is telling us that Scripture is is not a result of any prophet's "unloosing", but is a result of the Holy Spirit "carrying them along". We're being told the SOURCE of scripture here, not that we shouldn't interpret it.
Paul tells us that Christians are to test everything (1 Thessalonians 5:21). The Bereans were of more noble character for doing exactly this. Even the teaching of the Apostles were compared to Scripture as the test for truth. God obviously expected us to be able to read and understand His Word. Why do you feel it has to be the Watchtower?

 

Does unity prove the Watchtower and you?

I Corinthians 1:10
"I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you."

The Watchtower Society teaches that this verse proves Jehovah's Witnesses are the only true Christians because they are in complete agreement with the Watchtower and are united in the same mind and thought. How do you explain Paul calling the Corinthians Christians in the same letter where he pointed out they were lacking in unity?
When Paul wrote this letter to the Corinthians, they were already lacking in unity (1 Cor. 6:13; 8:10; 10:25; 11:2-16; 14; 15). However, Paul clearly believed they were Christians. 1 Corinthians 1:2 "To those sanctified in Christ Jesus and those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ - their Lord and ours." A lack of unity obviously did not mean that the Corinthians were not Christian. Also, where in this verse does the apostle Paul suggest that Christians are to render unquestioning obedience to an organization? It does not say anywhere in 1 Corinthians that unity is to be achieved by submission to an organization.

 

Is God's name Jehovah?

Since the Jehovah's Witnesses claim that God must always be referred to as Jehovah and the fact that others don't do this proves Jehovah's Witnesses are the only true church, why is God not always identified as Jehovah in the Bible? Why did Jesus not address the Father as Jehovah?
the word Jehovah came about because the ancient Jews had a superstitious dread of pronouncing the name YHWH for fear they would violate the commandment not to take God's name in vain. To avoid the possibility of breaking this commandment, the Jews substituted the name "Adonai" (Lord) or some other name in its place when ever they read it in Scripture. Eventually the scribes inserted the vowels from Adonai within the consonants YHWH and the result was Yahowah, or Jehovah. Jehovah was a man-made term.
If the Watchtower Society is correct that God must always be referred to as Jehovah, then Jesus was way out of line. Jesus began many prayers with, Our Father. We are told as Christians to cry out to our God as "Abba, Father" (Romans 8:15, Galatians 4:6). According to the Greek manuscripts the word Jehovah does not occur a single time in the New Testament.

 

Is Jesus deity?

Colossians 2:9 says "For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form". This would pose a problem for the Jehovah's Witnesses, who believe Jesus is not God, so they retranslate the verse to say "Because it is in him that all the fullness of the divine quality dwells bodily". Greek scholars are unanimous that Colossians 2:9 points to the absolute deity of Jesus Christ. Can Jehovah's witnesses name a single Greek scholar on par with J.H. Thayer who agrees with the Watchtower rendering of this verse?

Even some Watchtower literature supports the correct view of the Deity of Christ. The Bible in Living English, translated by Steven T. Byington, was published by the Watchtower Society in 1972, and it renders this verse, "In him all the fullness of deity is resident in bodily form." The Watchtower editors must have missed this! J.H. Thayer, whose Greek lexicon is called "comprehensive" by the Watchtower Society, says the Greek word in Colossians 2:9 refers to "deity, that is, the state of being God, Godhead." Greek scholar Richard C. Trench says that "St. Paul is declaring that in the Son there dwells all the fullness of absolute Godhead. He was, and is, absolute and perfect God." Greek scholar John A. Bengel states that the Greek word refers "not merely to the Divine attributes, but to the Divine nature itself". There are many more scholars I could site, but these are enough to demonstrate scholarly opinion.

 

Was it God's blood that saves us?

Acts 20:28 reads "Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood".
Why does the Watchtower Society insert the word Son into Acts 20:28? The New World Translation renders this verse "Pay attention to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the holy spirit has appointed you overseers, to shepherd the congregation of God, which is purchased with the blood of his own [Son]".
The New World Translation reinterprets this to make it appear that the church was purchased not by God's blood but by Jesus'. The reason not a single standard translation renders the text this way is because there is not a single Greek manuscript that contains the word "Son" in this verse. The Watchtower society has absolutely no reason other than deception to insert the word Son in this verse. As for Jesus being God, we also have Romans9:5, Col.2:9, and Titus2:13.

 

Is the NWT trustworthy?

What does it say about the Watchtower Society when, for over twenty years, it knowingly cited an occultic spiritist in support of its rendering of John 1:1?

The New World Translation mistranslates John 1:1 to say that Jesus was a god instead of the God. To support the New World Translation, the Watchtower cites Johannes Greber as supporting the translation. Indeed Johannes Greber did support it, but he is also an occult spiritist who authored a book entitled "Communication with the Spirit World of God". Greber claims that spirits helped him in his translation of the New Testament. The Watchtower now claims that they didn't know Greber was a spiritist, however their own magazine refutes this. In 1956 an issue of The Watchtower magazine printed nearly a full page on Greber and his spiritism. Yet, the Society continued to cite him as an authority in support of its translation of John 1:1 after 1980.

 

1Tim 3:16. God was manifest in flesh?

"15 but in case I am delayed, that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in God’s household, which is the congregation of [the] living God, a pillar and support of the truth.
16 Indeed, the sacred secret of this godly devotion is admittedly great: ‘He was made manifest in flesh, was declared righteous in spirit, appeared to angels, was preached about among nations, was believed upon in [the] world, was received up in glory.’ "


Now the subject started in verse 15, which is God. That same line of thought continues in verse 16, it never changed. Other translations say "God" was manifest in flesh, but i think we know why the Watchtower tries to hide that with the word He. However, being that the subject was started in verse 15, and you have to understand thatthe Greek manuscripts are not chopped up in verses, the subject remain God in this verse. Clearly showing God became flesh which is who? Jesus Christ.
Will you believe the inspired Bible or the uninspired Watchtower?

 

Is it okay to have new light and change doctrine?

Remember how you and the Watchtower defend the false prophecies of Armageddon. Here is a WT quote...
""It is a serious matter to represent God and Christ in one way, then find that our understanding of the major teachings and fundamental doctrines of the Scriptures was in error, and then after that, to go back to the very doctrines that, by years of study, we had thoroughly determined to be in error. Christians cannot be vacillating - 'wishy washy' - about such fundamental teachings. What confidence can one put in the sincerity or judgment of such persons?" {WT May 15 1976 298}"

This WT was written just after the failed 1975 prophesy of Armageddon.

My question is who are the "wishy washy" people this article is talking about?

Who represents God and Jesus and distributes "meat in due season" is it not the Faithful & Discreet Slave?

Do you realize, the Watchtower ended up talking about itself in this statement?

  

Is the WT Jehovah's Wife and Christ's Mother?

Watchtower of May 1, 1957, page 275:
"In this way Paul identifies Jehovah's wife as His invisible universal organization, the mother of Christ and of his joint heirs"

They entitled their article "Show Respect for Jehovah's Organization". The lead scripture was Proverbs 6, 20:23 (RS).

"My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not your mother's teaching. For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life".

The article stated, "If we are to walk in the light of truth we must recognize not only Jehovah' God as our Father but his organization as our mother". They then went on to apply the fifth commandment to themselves! "Honor your father and your mother.." as being Jehovah God and the Watchtower organization!

They end saying, "Today, also, God requires and exacts from his children obedience, honor and respect. These must be rendered not only to the living God himself, but to his wifely organization as well."

Under the subheading, "Identifying the Mother Organization". To my surprise, they begin by saying, "The real mother of Christians is not and can not be an earthly organization". They quoted Galations 4:26, "The Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother". Jumping to Isaiah 54:5,6, (and using their ever-present dots to remove the parts that don't fit,) they said:

"Thy Maker is thy husband; Jehovah of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is thy Redeemer;....For Jehovah hath called thee as a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit." In this way Paul identifies Jehovah's wife as His invisible universal organization, the mother of Christ and of his joint heirs".

They got all that from Isaiah's words to the literal nation of Israel! Somehow they blame Paul for inventing their doctrine!

Nevertheless, they state their doctrine, that Jehovah's wife is their "invisible universal organization, the mother of Christ and of his joint heirs". So they do, indeed claim, to be "the mother of Christ". Shocking!

They then go into a spiel I have never heard them use much, the birth of a "man-child kingdom". Briefly, they explain, their organization consists of Jehovah's heavenly "wife" who became "mother", first to Jesus Christ (a created being in their theology--an archangel named Michael), and also mother to the 144,000 spiritual elites. So, their 144,000 consists of those Jehovah's Witnesses with a heavenly hope to rule and reign with Christ, some of whom have died and gone on to their reward, and some of whom remain on earth (the remnant). The "remnant" runs the Watchtower Organization. Unbelievably, "Invisible holy angelic spirit creatures" are added to the 144,000 and Jesus Christ to make up this "universal organization of God, his wife."

Trouble is, they also consider themselves to be the children, the offspring, of Jehovah and his wife, while at the same time being Jehovah's wife!! Hard to believe, isn't it? Enter the term, "man-child government" to cover this impossibility of thinking. Poor Isaiah gets misquoted to cover this ludicrous idea. Even more incredulous, followers are told that they should be "appreciating the light" and given the reminder, " Whether we shall become "sheep" or "goats" is determined by our own course of action towards Jehovah's organization". In other words, believe this nonsense or die!
Truly, the majority of Jehovah's Witnesses, no matter how duped in other ways, cannot really believe that Jehovah's wife includes the 144,000, who are also children of this same wife!! It's a perversion of what is natural, a breaking of all God's laws on marriage.
The whole concept is in violation of God's plain statements on the sanctity of marriage.

 

The WT maintains Jesus is not God because God cannot die right?

Jesus' body of flesh died and was in the tomb for 3 days. In 3 days His body rose and He appeared to many. Jesus' spirit was not out of existence when His body was in the tomb. Look at what He did;

1 Peter 3:18-20
For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison, who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the water.
Notice that it says He was made alive in the spirit! The WT teaches soul sleep until Christ's return, so this is evident Jesus is not held to the same constraints as humans yet you do.
He was WRAPPED in flesh. Is it truly so hard for you to understand that the fleshly body of Jesus died, but He did not?

 

Who is Your Mediator?

“Worldwide Security Under the Prince of Peace” page 10:
“Jesus Christ is not the Mediator between Jehovah God and all mankind. He is the Mediator between his heavenly Father, Jehovah God, and the nation of spiritual Israel which is limited to only 144,000 members.”

As a Jehovah's Witness, you do not qualify to have Jesus for your mediator unless you belong to the small, elite group of the remnant of the 144K (which would be less than 9000 today). That means you are stuck with the boys in Brooklyn, who are dying off, as YOUR mediator.

They are already preparing the faithful to accept members of the earthly “other sheep” in positions once reserved for the elite. When they are all dead, you will have no Mediator!

Why not give your heart directly to Jesus since the organization cannot save you?

 

Is Jesus the Almighty?

If not, then why did the Watchtower teach it in Finished Mystery p. 15?

 

 

JW's, has the Watchtower had failed prophecies?

One of the WTBTS biggest claims now to cover up is that it is not, nor has ever claimed that the JW organization is a prophet...
"IDENTIFYING THE PROPHET" WT. 4/1/72 p 197
"These questions can be answered in the affirmative. Who is this prophet?
This prophet was not one man, but a body of men and women. It was the small group of footstep followers of Jesus Christ, known at that time as International Bible Students. Today they are known as Jehovah's Christian witnesses.
Of course, it is easy to say that this group acts as a "prophet" of God. It is another thing to prove it. The only way that this can be done is to review the record. What does it show? WT. 4/1/72 p 197


In light of that and what Duet. 18:21-22 says about prophets, look at the record and answer me, can you honestly say the JW Organization is not a false prophet?

1889 ...the battle of the great day of the God Almighty" (Rev. 16:14), which will end in A.D. 1914 with the complete overthrow of the earth's present rulership, is already commenced." The Time Is At Hand, p 101, (1908 ed.)

1897 "Our Lord the appointed King, is now present since October 1874", Studies In The Scriptures, Vol. 4.P 621

1916 "The Bible chronology herein presented shows that the six great thousand -year days beginning with Adam are ended, and that the great Seventh Day, the thousand years of Christ's reign, began in 1873." The Time Is At Hand p. II

1920 "Therefore we may confidently expect that 1925 will mark the return of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the faithful prophets of old, particularly those named by the Apostle in Hebrews chapter eleven, to the condition of human perfection." Millions Now Living Will Never Die. p. 893

1922 " The date 1925 is more distinctly indicated by the Scriptures because it is fixed by the law god gave Israel" WT! / 9 / 1 /22 p. 262

1923 "Our thought is, that 1925 is settled by the Scriptures ...As to Noah, the Christian now has much more upon which to base his faith than Noah had upon which to base his faith in a coming deluge." WT 4 / 1 /23 p. 106.

1931 There was a measure of disappointment on the part of Jehovah's faithful ones on earth concerning the years 1914, 1918, and 1925, which disappointment lasted for a time. Later the faithful learned that these dates were definitely fixed in the Scriptures; and they also learned to quit fixing dates for the future and predicting what would come to pass on a certain date," Vindication Vol.1 P. 338.

1940 "The year 1940 is certainly to be the most important yet, because Armageddon is very near. Informant . May 1940

1941 "Receiving the gift, the marching children clasped it to them, not a toy or plaything for idle pleasure, but the Lord's provided instrument for the most effective work in the remaining months before Armageddon." WT 8/ 15 /41 p. 288

1968 "True there have been those in times past who predicted an "end" to the world, even announcing a specific date. Yet nothing happened. The "end" did not come.They were guilty of false prophesying. Why? What was missing? Missing from such people were God's truths and the evidence that he was using them... But what about today? Today we have the evidence required, all of it." Awake 10 / 8 / 68 p.23

1968 "Why Are You Looking Forward To 1975?" WT 8 /15 /68 p. 494

The WT once taught that 6000 years of Human History ended in 1872. Check their book "Daily Heavenly Manna" This was wrong.

Then they said that 6000 years of Human History ended in 1873. This was wrong. WT book "The Time Is At Hand" p.33

Jehovah's Witnesses were also taught that 6000 years of Human History ended in 1972. WT book "The Truth Shall Make You Free". p. 152, 1943 ed. This was not correct.

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Now Jehovah's Witnesses are told that 6000 years of Human History ended in 1975. Awake Oct. 8, 1968

Watch Tower readers were told the "The Time Of The End" began in 1799. WT book "The Kingdom Come" p. 129, 1914 ed. This was an error.

The WT taught that the Millennium began in 1874. Today they teach that it did not begin in 1874. The Finished Mystery. p.386.

They once taught that Abraham would come out of his grave in 1925, 1925 and live in San Diego, California. This was a false prophecy. "Millions Now Living Will Never Die." p.89 & 90 and "Salvation" pgs. 310 - 312.

They have claimed that the dates in their publications are "God's Dates". WT Reprints II, p 1677, Jan. 1, 1894

 

Did you realize you are apostates?

So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him. "Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. I tell you the truth, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, 'My master is staying away a long time,' and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. Matthew 24:44-50, NIV

The WT says they were in Bablyonish captivity in 1914 so how could they be doing his will if he returned that year? In 1914 that WT taught that Jesus returned invisibly in 1874 so, if he came in 1914, it was on a day they did not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of.

(Watchtower, April 1, 1986 pp. 30-31 - Questions From Readers)
"Do we have Scriptural precedent for taking such a strict position? Indeed we do! Paul wrote about some in his day: "Their word will spread like gangrene. Hymenaeus and Philetus are of that number. These very men have deviated from the truth, saying that the resurrection has already occurred; and they are subverting the faith of some." (2 Timothy 2:17, 18; see also Matthew 18:6.) There is nothing to indicate that these men did not believe in God, in the Bible, in Jesus' sacrifice. Yet, on this one basic point, what they were teaching as to the time of the resurrection, Paul rightly branded them as apostates, with whom faithful Christians would not fellowship."

Russell taught that the resurrection occurred in 1878 and the WT has inadvertently branded him as an apostate. In 1914, when the WT says Jesus appointed them as the FDS, they were teaching that the resurrection happened in 1878 and not 1918. They have labeled themselves as apostates at the very time they say that Jesus chose them out of all the world's religions! 

 

A question on Jesus' resurrection...?

If the resurrection wasn't physical.... how did Jesus conquer death?

If what died was not raised, then the resurrection is a lie and we are without hope according to scripture.

1 Corinthians 15:12-21
12Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?

13But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:

14And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

15Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.

16For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:

17And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.

18Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.

19If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

20But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

21For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

 

If Jesus Christ's resurrection wasn't physical, how did Jesus conquer death?

If what died was not raised, then the resurrection is a lie and we are without hope according to scripture

You misunderstand scripture when you say...
1 Corinthians 15:50
50Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.


The difference in Jesus was that all his blood was poured out on the cross and at the end water poured out. His body was raised in a glorified state and was flesh and BONE. Notice where He states.....

Luke 24:39
39Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.


Some then try to justify with

1Peter 3:18
18For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.


However, because Jesus is the Word made flesh (John 1:1,14), His spirit is immortal and does not need to be made alive.

  

Did you know this about 1st Peter?

As a rule, the New World Translation always renders "Kurios" in the Greek New Testament as "Jehovah" when it refers to the Father, but "Lord" when it refers to Jesus Christ. Wherever the New Testament quotes the Old Testament, the New World translators could tell whether to use "Lord" or "Jehovah" by noticing if the Hebrew word which the New Testament quoted was "Jehovah."
In I Peter 2:3, however, they faced a real problem. The passage quotes Psalm 34:8: "Taste and see that Jehovah is good..." (New World Translation). In I Peter 2:3, they translated: "Provided you have tasted that the Lord is kind." Why did they not follow their rule and translate, "Jehovah is kind?" Read on in I Peter and you will find that the passage is referring to Christ. To hide the fact that Jehovah of the Old Testament is the Lord Jesus Christ, the New World Translation broke its rule and used "Lord" in I Peter to translate "Jehovah" in the Old Testament passage.
Will you run from the WT false teachings?

 

Is Jesus kurios?

Look at The Kingdom Interlinear (p. 723) for Romans 10:11, kurios is translated Lord, but in verse 13 the same word, kurios (which here clearly refers to Jesus), is now translated "Jehovah" rather than "Lord" or "Jesus." In both places the term Lord refers to Jesus and connotes His deity but the New World Translation hides this by the translation of "Lord" in verse 11 and "Jehovah" in verse 13 implying the entire section refers to Jehovah—but not to Jesus. Likewise, Philippians 2:10-11 clearly refers to Jesus and is based on Isaiah 45:22-25, referring to Jehovah (see Rom. 14:9-11). Yet if kurios were translated Jehovah in Philippians 2 it would mean Jesus is identified with Jehovah, and the Watchtower Society could not permit such a translation. Hence, kurios is here translated "Lord." Thus, it is only where kurios can be translated Jesus and not simultaneously imply His deity, that it is so translated.
Will you run away from the false Jesus the Watchtower teaches?

 

JW's have you read Zechariah?

Look in Chapter 14 which is a prophecy of the end of the world. As pointed out in revelation, Jesus is the one coming, and Zechariah knew this. As a true prophet of God, look how many times, just in this one Chapter that Jesus is referred to as Jehovah! For instance, verse 9 reads...
"And Jehovah must become king over all the earth. In that day Jehovah will prove to be one, and his name one."
We all know that Jesus becomes king of all and all knees will bow to Him.
Will you run from the Watchtower as they preach the wrong Jesus?

Galatians 1:8-9 (NWT)
However, even if we or an angel out of heaven were to declare to YOU as good news something beyond what we declared to YOU as good news, let him be accursed.
As we have said above, I also now say again, Whoever it is that is declaring to YOU as good news something beyond what YOU accepted, let him be accursed.

  

Did you read this in Zechariah?

Zech 2:10-11 from NWT
10 "Cry out loudly and rejoice, O daughter of Zion; for here I am coming, and I will reside in the midst of you," is the utterance of Jehovah. 11 "And many nations will certainly become joined to Jehovah in that day, and they will actually become my people; and I will reside in the midst of you." And you will have to know that Jehovah of armies himself has sent me to you.


Here are 4 questions, all with the same answer...

Who said daughter of Zion rejoice for I am coming?

Who said when He is in their midst, they will know that Jehovah of armies Himself has sent me to you?

Who was speaking from verse 10 to 11?

Who is the sender here?

The answer in each case is Jesus. Will you run from the false Jesus of the Watchtower?

 

Do you worship Jesus?

The NWT changes the greek word to obesiance in every instance to Jesus due to its agenda against Him. The WT says that "obeisance" is just respect. If “obesiance” is just respect, why did Peter reject it in Acts 10:25-26?

Acts 10:25-26 NWT reads: As Peter entered, Cornelius met him, fell down at his feet and did obeisance to him. But Peter lifted him up, saying: “Rise; I myself am also a man.”

It is because it should be rendered worship, just as it should have been to Jesus since He is God in the flesh. Will you run from the false teachings of the Watchtower?

 

Have you checked the manuscripts?

Titus 2:13 (KJV)
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ

Titus 2:13 (NWT)
while we wait for the happy hope and glorious manifestation of the great God and of [the] Savior of us, Christ Jesus


A true, non-biased watchtower regurgitated answer will have you find that the correct rendering is that in the KJV, the Greek manuscripts AND interlinears will show this.

The word "our" as seen in the KJV is from the word hJmw'n which is ALWAYS genitive case plural and rendered as our, us, or we. Clearly, the NWT failed this translation with their agenda against Jesus and inserted "of the" which it has no grammatical right to do so.

Odd thing though is, even in their rendition of the verse, it STILL points to Jesus being God and Savior. God here is translated from qeovß which is the same Greek word the watchtower translates everywhere else as Jehovah!!
What will you do with truth now? To those who appeal to 1 Corinthians 11:3 and the word head....head means authority. So? Why would someone think this is a problem for the Trinity? Jesus was fully man and fully God. As a man, He showed us the way and relied on His human nature instead of Divine. If at anytime He had not, that would demean His purpose. This simply means that as a man, He subjected Himself to God, just as we are, even though He was God in the flesh. This holds true for any of the many other Watchtower arguments such as were He prayed to the Father, said the Father was greater than He, and so forth. Jesus was as a man on Earth while the Father was still in glory in Heaven, that is why He said those things.

 

Can you really say Jesus is created?

The old argument is, what son does not have a beginning?

Okay, then what father was not once a son? If you make Jesus not eternal as is the Father, the the father too has a beginning and you have corrupted God with your doctrine!!!

Malachi 3 tells us that God does not change. If Jesus was not eternal with no beginning, then that means at some point God had to change to become a father. You again make God a liar. False doctrine of the Watchtower, don't you see it?

 

Is the Wt guilty of doublespeak?

Doublespeak, noun - evasive, ambiguous, or contradictory language that is intended to deceive or confuse.

Examples:
One CANNOT turn to an organization for salvation:

*** w90 11/1 p. 26 ***

16 As Christians, we face up to similar challenges today. We cannot take part in any modern version of idolatry—be it worshipful gestures toward an image or symbol or the imputing of salvation to a person or an organization.

*** w67 8/15 p. 494 ***

No man, regardless of how prominent he may be and with what power he may be invested, religious or political, no nation of this world and no international organization can provide true security and salvation for mankind. These precious, sought-after goals can derive only from one source, namely, God the Almighty, whose name is Jehovah, and only in harmony with the provisions he has made
*** w00 1/1 p. 30 We Need Jehovah’s Organization ***

*** w00 1/1 p. 30 We Need Jehovah’s Organization ***
At Pentecost 33 C.E., Jehovah poured out his holy spirit, not upon a few isolated believers, but upon a group of men and women who came together “at the same place,” namely, in an upper room in the city of Jerusalem. (Acts 2:1) At that time, the Christian congregation, which became an international organization, was formed.

 

*** w84 11/1 pp. 17-18 Direct New Ones to God’s Organization ***
As soon as possible, invite fellow members of the congregation to accompany you to the study so that the student starts to make new friends as quickly as possible. It is important that he realizes soon that whatever he loses in the way of friendship in the old system of things will be more than made up for in new acquaintances in ‘the entire association of brothers in the world.’ (1 Peter 5:9; Matthew 19:27-29) Make full use of the brochure Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Twentieth Century. This describes the modern international organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses and has some fine illustrations of a large convention, a typical Kingdom Hall, a meeting in progress, the preaching work, and so forth.

One CAN turn to an organization for salvation:
*** w93 9/15 p. 22 ***
Because they have not been given privileges of service for which they feel qualified, others have allowed resentment to create a rift between them and the congregation. But if we were to draw away from Jehovah’s organization, there would be no place else to go for salvation and true joy.

*** w85 3/1 p. 22 ***
21 Therefore, let all of us share in beaming forth the light of the Kingdom good news to millions more! Let us point all homing “doves” to the way of “salvation” behind the protective walls of Jehovah’s organization and increase “praise” to him at its gates. Let it be our prayer that the Sovereign Lord Jehovah and the head of the Christian congregation, our beloved King Jesus Christ, will continue to “speed it up” as the Kingdom proclamation moves on toward its climax!

 

*** w81 11/15 p. 21 ***
No doubt, before the “great tribulation” is finished, we will see the greatest witness to God’s name and kingdom in the history of this world. And while now the witness yet includes the invitation to come to Jehovah’s organization for salvation, the time no doubt will come when the message takes on a harder tone, like a “great war cry.”



*** w67 8/15 p. 499 ***
4 The unintentional manslayer in Israel did not flee abroad, leaving his country, but headed for the city of refuge, which belonged to the nonpriestly Levites; the city of Hebron belonged to the Aaronic priests. This signifies that the provision of salvation is closely connected with Jehovah’s organization. A remnant of the spiritual priestly class is still on earth today, forming the nucleus of the congregation of Jehovah’s people. We cannot ignore the role the visible congregation of Jehovah’s witnesses plays in this provision of salvation.

 

*** w67 8/15 p. 503 ***
If we want to assure our everlasting salvation, we must stay within the bounds of Jehovah God’s loving provision associated with his visible organization, presided over by his High Priest. Let us not be tempted to forsake the shielding and powerful city of refuge in order to enjoy for a short time a deceptive freedom that exposes us to everlasting death.

 

Are you conscious after death?

The WT teaches there is no consciousness after you die. How could the "spirits in prison", who lived during “Noah’s days”, be preached to by Christ after His death (1Pet 3:18-20)? Also, could the good news be "declared also to the dead" (1 Pet 4:5-6)?
If the “spirits in prison” of 1Pet 3:19 refers to demonic angels, instead of the just people who died before the resurrection of Christ, then why would Jesus “preach” to demonic angels?

The WT is lying to you, will you run to the true Gospel?

 

Does new light requalify people?

Since the WTS has received "new light" regarding the 1914 generation, and completely changed their views on this, does this mean that all the former Witnesses who were disfellowshipped years ago for the same view the organization is now teaching will automatically be accepted back into fellowship again? Were these ex-Witnesses in fact disfellowshipped for what is now taught as "the Truth"?

Does it not bother you that what you are taught now could be changed years later due to "new light", and if you are dead, you can't change anything?

 

When did Jesus become the Christ?

If Jesus did not become the Christ until he was baptized approximately 30 years after his birth, why does Lk 2:11 say, “because there was born to you today a Savior, who IS Christ [the] Lord, in David’s city.”? What does the word “is” mean to you?

 

Have you seen this?

What do you think about the actual content of JWfacts? Read the articles and give your opinion.
http://jwfacts.com/

 

Have you studied Romans 13:1-7 versus WTS teaching?

1 Let every soul be in subjection to the superior authorities, for there is no authority except by God; the existing authorities stand placed in their relative positions by God

2 Therefore he who opposes the authority has taken a stand against the arrangement of God; those who have taken a stand against it will receive judgment to themselves.

3 For those ruling are an object of fear, not to the good deed, but to the bad. Do you, then, want to have no fear of the authority? Keep doing good, and you will have praise from it;

4 for it is God’s minister to you for your good. But if you are doing what is bad, be in fear: for it is not without purpose that it bears the sword; for it is God’s minister, an avenger to express wrath upon the one practicing what is bad.

5 There is therefore compelling reason for YOU people to be in subjection, not only on account of that wrath but also on account of [YOUR] conscience.

6 For that is why YOU are also paying taxes; for they are God’s public servants constantly serving this very purpose.

7 Render to all their dues, to him who [calls for] the tax, the tax; to him who [calls for] the tribute, the tribute; to him who [calls for] fear, such fear; to him who [calls for] honor, such honor.

 

Three times Paul says that all human governments exist because God put them in power. He said it in three different ways in Greek, to drive the point home:

1) Governing authorities are υπο θεου, "from God" (verse 1)

2) Governing authorities are υπο θεου τεταγμεναι, "established by God" (verse 1, τεταγμεναι is the perfect passive participle form of τασσω)

3) Governing authorities are τη του θεου διαταγη, "the ordinance of God" (verse 2, διαταγη is a noun derived from διατασσω

Three times Paul says that all human governments are God's minister, God's servant -- governments work directly for God. He used two different nouns for this in Greek, to drive the point home:

1) διακονος "minister" (singular, twice in verse 4)

2) λειτουργοι "servants" (plural of λειτουργος, verse 6)

Here are my questions.

1) What exactly does Paul mean by saying three times in three different ways that all human governments are set up, established, put into place, by God?

2) How can this be reconciled with the Watchtower Society's dogma that all human governments have their origin in man's rebellion against God's sovereignty starting back in Eden?

3) What exactly does Paul mean by saying three times in two different ways that all human governments are God's minister, are God's servants, that they all work for God?

4) How can this be reconciled with the Watchtower Society's dogma that all human governments are under Satan's control, and thus work for Satan, not for God?
 

 

How did the historic church gain eternal life?

Before CT Russel "gave the truth" that had been missing all those years, how did everyone gain eternal life before then....or is everyone apostates up till then?

 

 

Why did the WTS teach Jesus returned in 1914?

As well as 1874 and 1975? nobody saw Him!!!!!

From your very own NWT....
Matthew 24:27
For just as the lightning comes out of eastern parts and shines over to western parts, so the presence of the Son of man will be.

 

 

Does Jehovah approve Spiritualism?

1919 was the year that the WT became the faithful and wise servant. So did the men in the WT who marketed and promoted the book "Angels and Women" (1924 Golden Age) who were suppose to be of the anointed class go to heaven marketing a book on spiritualism? Including all the governing body members? Does Jehovah approve of spiritualism?


***Quote:
The Golden Age 1924 July 30 p.702
Review of Book
"ANGELS AND WOMEN" is the title of a book just off the press. It is a reproduction and revision off [sic] the novel, "Seola" which was written in 1878, and which deals with conditions prior to the flood.
Pastor Russell read this book with keen interest, and requested some of his friends to read it because of its striking harmony with the Scriptural account of the sons of God described in the sixth chapter of Genesis. Those sons of God became evil, and debauched the human family prior to, and up to, the time of the great deluge. We call attention to this book because we believe it will be of interest to Bible Students, who are familiar with the machinations of the devil and the demons and with the influence exercised by them prior to the flood and also now in this evil day. The book throws light on the subject and it is believed, will aid those who carefully consider it to avoid the baneful effects of spiritism, now so prevalent in the world.
The book is revised and published by a personal friend of Pastor Russell, and one who was close to him in his work. It is published by the A. B. Abac Company, New York city.
The publishers advise that the regular price of this book is $2.00; but to all subscribers of THE GOLDEN AGE, it will be furnished at $1.00 per volume, when ordered in lots of ten or more. This is not an advertisement, but a voluntary comment.
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***Quote:

The Golden Age 1924 Dec 3 pp.150-151
Angels and Women
WE PRESENT some letters regarding this book (a review of which recently appeared in our columns) which we feel sure will be of interest to many of our readers:
TO THE GOLDEN AGE:
Pardon me for taking this much of your time on what may be so simple a matter; but I was approached about going into a club to get a certain book called, "Angels and Women". I made some inquiries, and was told that it was a book that a fallen angel dictated to a woman, showing a desire to come back into harmony with God; and that Pastor Russell approved of the book. I had never heard of the book before; and as we are to shun anything akin to spiritism I should like to know positively whether the book has your approval before buying one; so if it is not asking too much would like a reply.
(Mrs.) W.S.Davis, Los Angeles, Cal.
To THE GOLDEN AGE:
With much pleasure and profit has the book, "Angels and Women" been read by many Truth friends. It contains so much to encourage one to loyalty and faith in God.
Do you think that it would be a real service to purchase these books in quantities of ten or more copies at a time so as to get the special $1 per copy rate, which you have so kindly secured for us, and thus to have them on hand as Christmas and birthday presents or for other gift occasions to give to our relatives and friends, whom we may have been unable to otherwise interest in Present Truth or only slightly so?
Would not some be disposed to read a fascinating novel of this kind, who might not be able to get first interested in "The Harp" or STUDIES?
Would this not be considered one way of instructing the people about matters concerning which there is so much ignorance, and direct them to the real Bible Keys, the WATCH TOWER publications?
Should we send such orders to THE GOLDEN AGE?
If not, will you kindly give us the complete address of the A. B. Abac Company? There are many who would like to get a little more information regarding these items.
An Appreciative Reader
Reply
TO BOTH above letters we reply as follows:
When Pastor Russell was here, he read a book dealing with conditions that obtained prior to the Flood. He requested some other brethren to read it. It was so much in harmony with the Bible account of the fallen angels that he regarded the book as remarkable. Under his supervision it was revised, and later published by one who was formerly his confidential associate. The new book is published under the title "Angels and Women". Scriptural citations are given. An appendix is added. Pastor Russell remarked that at some opportune time the book, revised, should be published.
As to its being a violation of the Vow to read this book, such idea is not worthy of consideration. It would be no more wrong to read it than to read "What Say the Scriptures about Spiritism" or "Talking with the Dead"; for both these books quote much as to what the evil spirits do. Many have derived much benefit from reading "Angels and Women" because it aids in getting a clearer vision of how Satan overreached the angels and overreached the human race, and caused all the havoc amongst men and the angels. It helps one to better understanding of the devil's organization.
The book is published by the A. B. Abac Company, Madison Square, P.O.Box 101, New York City, N.Y.
THE GOLDEN AGE does not handle the publication; but all who desire it should write directly to the publisher at the above address.
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Again, why is this book even mentioned in the pages of the WT?? And why would the New World Translation Committee use a known spiritualist to help them with the NWT? Does Jehovah approve of this and did those people go to heaven?


***Quote:
Watchtower 1955 October 1 p.603 Part 3: What Do the Scriptures Say About "Survival After Death"?

It comes as no surprise that one Johannes Greber, a former Catholic clergyman, has become a spiritualist and has published the book entitled "Communication with the Spirit World, Its laws and Its Purpose." (1932, Macoy Publishing Company, New York) In its Foreword he makes the typical misstatement: "The most significant spiritualistic book is the Bible; for its principal contents hinge upon the messages of the beyond to those existing in the present.
***

***Quote:
Watchtower 1956 February 15 pp.110-1 Triumphing over Wicked Spirit Forces
10 Says Johannes Greber in the introduction of his translation of The New Testament, copyrighted in 1937: "I myself was a Catholic priest, and until I was forty-eight years old had never as much as believed in the possibility of communicating with the world of God's spirits. The day came, however, when I involuntarily took my first step toward such communication, and experienced things that shook me to the depths of my soul. . . . My experiences are related in a book that has appeared in both German and English and bears the title, Communication with the Spirit-World: Its Laws and Its Purpose." (Page 15, ¶ 2, 3) In keeping with his Roman Catholic extraction Greber's translation is bound with a gold-leaf cross on its stiff front cover. In the Foreword of his aforementioned book ex-priest Greber says: "The most significant spiritualistic book is the Bible." Under this impression Greber endeavors to make his New Testament translation read very spiritualistic.
11 Spiritualism claims that there are good spirits and bad spirits and that it does not want to have anything to do with the bad spirits but tries to communicate only with the good spirits. At 1 John 4:1-3 the Bible says: "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God. And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world." Greber's translation of these verses reads: "My dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to learn whether they come from God. For many false spirits have emerged from the abyss and gone out into the world, and are speaking through human mediums. This is how you can find out whether a spirit comes from God: every spirit who confesses that Jesus Christ appeared on earth as a man, comes from God. While every spirit who seeks to destroy belief in Jesus as our Lord incarnated does not come from God, but is sent by the adversary of Christ. You have been told that such spirits would come, and they are already appearing in the world." Very plainly the spirits in which ex-priest Greber believes helped him in his translation.
***

***Quote:
Watchtower 1983 April 1 p.31
Questions From Readers
• Why, in recent years, has The Watchtower not made use of the translation by the former Catholic priest, Johannes Greber?
This translation was used occasionally in support of renderings of Matthew 27:52, 53 and John 1:1, as given in the New World Translation and other authoritative Bible versions. But as indicated in a foreword to the 1980 edition of The New Testament by Johannes Greber, this translator relied on "God's Spirit World" to clarify for him how he should translate difficult passages. It is stated: "His wife, a medium of God's Spiritworld was often instrumental in conveying the correct answers from God's Messengers to Pastor Greber." The Watchtower has deemed it improper to make use of a translation that has such a close rapport with spiritism. (Deuteronomy 18:10-12) The scholarship that forms the basis for the rendering of the above-cited texts in the New World Translation is sound and for this reason does not depend at all on Greber's translation for authority. Nothing is lost, therefore, by ceasing to use his New Testament.
***

What's really shameful is that the WT tried to lie about just finding out about Greber being a spirit medium in 1983. When they've know since 1955 and quoted Greber after they knew that he was the Devil! This is why I have a problem when someone comes to my door and say that they have the truth! There is nothing truthful about the above quotes from the WT. If that's the truth, does Jehovah approve of spiritualism?


***Quote:
Watchtower 1959 October 1 p.607
Questions from Readers
• Who are the writers of the publications of the Watch Tower Society, and what are their educational qualifications?-M.D., U.S.A.
[…]
The literature published by the Watch Tower Society is published in the name of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society. Regardless of who may write certain articles, they are checked carefully by members of the governing body before they are published; so they are properly viewed as coming from the Society.
***

So the governing body of the WT approves of this material that's in the WT publications and did they go to heaven for practicing spiritualism? And does Jehovah approve of spiritualism?

Their educational qualifications = the spirit world.


***Quote:
Light. Volume 1. 1930. p 106
Visible human creatures had to do with that message, yet. in fact, it was a message of the Lord sent through his invisible angels, because without a doubt these are clothed with authority to direct the course of earthly members of God's organization.
***

***Quote:
Light. Volume I. 1930. p. 218
Again the Lord sent his angel to carry out matters of great importance as pertaining to his people on earth. He caused his representatives or deputies, who are invisible to men, to direct what should be done by his visible servants on the earth. This is further proof of the completeness with which Jehovah keeps his hand in all his work.
***

***Quote:
The Watchtower. April 1 1972 p.200
This would indicate that Jehovah's Witnesses today make their declaration of the good news of the Kingdom under angelic direction and support... the nations will see the fulfillment of what these witnesses say as directed from the heaven.
***

Are these good angels or bad angels? Most Jehovahs Witnesses don't know their history, that the Watchtower published information that came from Demons. Does Jehovah approve of this?

 

 

Are Michael and Jesus the same?

***Quote:

The Watchtower Reprints, November 11, 1879,p. 48 ‘“Let all the angels of God worship him’; (that must include Michael, the chief angel, hence Michael is not the Son of God)”


Seems the early history of your organization didn't believe so. Surely the "Faithfule and discreet slave" couldn't be wrong on something of this magnitude even if the "light gets brighter". To teach that would be blasphemy!!!

 

 

Will Everyone be resurrected?

According to the scriptures, yes!

Jesus said so:
John 5:28-29
28 Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice
29 and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.


Paul said so:
Act 24:14-15
14 But this I confess to you, that according to the Way, which they call a sect, I worship the God of our fathers, believing everything laid down by the Law and written in the Prophets,
15 having a hope in God, which these men themselves accept, that there will be a resurrection of both the just and the unjust.



So why does the WT teach that only some will be resurrected?

 

 

Who are the true 144,000?

According to Matthew 19:28 who are the twelve tribes the diciples will Judge?
Here is a hint. In Revelation 6, we learn the sixth seal is opened. So why is it that Revelation 7 says that the 12 tribes mentioned are only sealed after the sixth seal is opened? How could Paul and the others be part of that group since they like the other Christians were already sealed?

For your reference, please note from the NWT:

Rev 7:1-4
1 After this I saw four angels standing upon the four corners of the earth, holding tight the four winds of the earth, that no wind might blow upon the earth or upon the sea or upon any tree.
2 And I saw another angel ascending from the sunrising, having a seal of [the] living God; and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea,
3 saying: “Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until after we have sealed the slaves of our God in their foreheads.”
4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed, a hundred and forty-four thousand, sealed out of every tribe of the sons of Israel:

 

WT logic is flawed. First, as noted in Revelation, the 144,000 will all be Jews, will all be men, and will all be virgins. Your "anointed class" the WT says make up what they say are the 144,000 fail in one or all 3 of these requirements.

Next, if WT theology is correct, that means all 6 seals have been opened, and would have done so after Christ's death and resurrection. In fact the WT teaches this happened in 33AD. It is quite obvious, given what happens when each of those seals is opened, that those things have not come to pass. So, the 144,000 can not be living today nor have been seals already.

A plain reading of scripture shows that when they are sealed, they are all together at one time right after the seal is opened. In 1st Corinthians, we are told that all Christians are sealed by the Holy Spirit, but the 144,000 are sealed by an angel of God.

WT theology does not add up!

 

 

How can the WTS say Jesus is not God in light of scripture?

The heavens are the work of God's hands (Ps 102:25
The heavens are the work of Jesus Christ's hand (Heb 1:10)

God laid the foundations of the earth (Is 48:13)
Jesus Christ laid the foundations of the earth (Heb 1:10)

God is our judge (Ps 50:6, Eccl 12:14)
Jesus Christ is our judge ( 2 Tim 4:1, Rev 20:12)

God is the temple of the New Jerusalem (Rev 21:22)
Jesus Christ (the Lamb) is the temple of the New Jerusalem (Rev 21:22)

God is the alpha & omega (Rev 1:8)
Jesus is the alpha & omega (Rev 22:13)

God is the first and last (Is 44:6, 48:12)
Jesus Christ is the first and last (Rev 22:13)

God is the beginning and the end (Rev 21:6)
Jesus Christ is the beginning and the end (Rev 22:13)

Only God can forgive sins (Lk 5:21)
Jesus Christ forgives sins (Lk 5:20)

God is our hope (Ps 71:5)
Jesus Christ is our hope (1 Tim 1:11)

God is eternal (Deut 33:27)
Jesus Christ is eternal (Is 9:6, Heb 1:10,11)

God will come with all the holy ones (Zech 14:5)
Jesus Christ will come with all the holy ones (1 Thess 3:13)

Only God is our savior (Is 43:11)
Jesus Christ is our savior (Tit 2:13, 2 Pet 1:1)

God is the creator of the universe (Is 44:24, Jer 27:5)
Jesus Christ is the creator of the universe (Jn 1:3)

To God, every knee will bow and every tongue confess (Is 45:22,23)
To Jesus Christ, every knee will bow and every tongue confess (Phil 2:10,11)

God is the same and his years will have no end (Ps 102:27)
Jesus Christ is the same and his years will have no end (Heb 1:12)

God is immutable (Mal 3:6)
Jesus Christ is immutable (Heb 13:8)

God is over all (Ps 97:9)
Jesus Christ is over all (Jn 3:31)

The spirit of God dwells in us (Rom 8:9)
The spirit of Jesus Christ dwells in us (Gal 4:6)

God is a stone of offense and a stumbling block (Is 8:14)
Jesus Christ is a stone of offence and a stumbling block (1 Pet 2:8)

God was valued at 30 pieces of silver (Zech 11:12,13)
Jesus Christ was valued at 30 pieces of silver (Mt 26:14-16)

God is our shepherd (Ps 23:1)
Jesus Christ is our shepherd (Jn 10:11, 1 Pet 5:4, Heb 13:20)

God is Mighty God (Is 10:21)
Jesus Christ is Mighty God (Is 9:6)

God is Lord of Lords (Deut 10:17, Ps 136:3)
Jesus Christ is Lord of Lords (Rev 17:14)

God is our only Rock (Is 44:8, Ps 18:2, 94:22)
Jesus Christ is our rock (1 Cor 10:4)

God is our owner (Is 54:5)
Jesus Christ is our only owner (Jude 4)

No one can snatch us out of God's hand (Deut 32:39)
No one can snatch us out of Jesus Christ's hand (Jn 10:28)

God is the horn of salvation (2 Sam 22:3)
Jesus Christ is the horn of salvation (Lk 1:68,69)

God renders according to our works (Ps 62:12)
Jesus Christ renders according to our works (Mt 16:27, Rev 22:12)

God loves and corrects (Prov 3:12)
Jesus Christ loves and corrects (Rev 3:19)

God's words will stand forever (Is 40:8)
Jesus Christ's words will stand forever (Mt 24:35)

God is the eternal light (Is 60:19)
Jesus Christ is the eternal light (Jn 8:12, Rev 21:3)

God seeks to save the lost (Ez 34:16)
Jesus Christ seeks to save the lost (Lk 19:10)

Paul is a slave of God (Tit 1:1)
Paul is a slave of Jesus Christ (Rom 1:1)

God raised Jesus Christ from the dead (Gal 1:1)
Jesus Christ raised himself from the dead (Jn 2:19-21)

God is our guide (Ps 48:14)
Jesus Christ is our guide (Lk 1:79)

God is our deliverer (Ps 70:5, 2 Sam 22:2)
Jesus Christ is our deliverer (Rom 11:26)

God is called God (Is 44:8)
Jesus Christ is called God (Is 9:6, Jn 20:28)

God is the King of Israel (Is 44:6)
Jesus Christ is the King of Israel (Mt 27:42, Jn 1:19)

Since the Bible doesn't contradict itself, how can all these things be true if Jesus Christ is not God?

 

In His Grace,

       Mike Harris Jr.

 

 

 

 

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