Jehovah"s Witnesses and Jesus Christ by Bruce Manning Metzger

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  • Jehovah"s Witnesses -- Doctrinal and controversial works

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Other titlesTheology today
Statementby Bruce M. Metzger.
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LC ClassificationsBX8526 M4
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Paginationp. 65-68.
Number of Pages68
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Open LibraryOL14248279M

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The Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus Christ, and the Gospel of John [Bowman Jr., Robert M.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus Christ /5(5). the whole history of the human race and the time when Jesus would appear again on earth.

4 Inhowever, Rutherford officially con-i See, for example, the account in Herbert Hewitt Stroup, The Jehovah's Witnesses (New York, ), pp. Stroup's book, it may be mentioned, is the best description of the sect. Find the chapter in this book where each of Jesus’ illustrations is discussed.

Some Messianic Prophecies Match events in Jesus’ life to the Bible prophecies that prove him to be the Messiah and to the chapters in this book where they are considered. The Jehovah’s Witness doctrine concerning the Lord Jesus Christ is a soul-damning heresy.

To deny the deity of Christ is infidelity of the rankest breed. The question before us at this point in our study is this. Do Holy Scriptures demonstrate that Christ is divine in the fullest sense of the term. We affirm it. This page is also available in: हिन्दी (Hindi) The Jehovah’s Witnesses’ official Web site () briefly answers the question, “Do Jehovah’s Witnesses believe in Jesus?” by saying “we do not worship Jesus, as we do not believe that he is Almighty God” (The Watchtower,September 15).

Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that “in his Jehovahs Witnesses and Jesus Christ book existence, Jesus was a. How can you come to know Jehovah better.

15 You can learn a lot about Jesus, his life, and his qualities by reading the Bible books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Those books are called the Gospels. Because Jesus is just like his Father, what you read will also help you come to know Jehovah better.

That is why Jesus could say: “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father also.”. We also believe that Jesus is now ruling as King of God’s heavenly Kingdom, which will soon bring peace to the entire earth.

(Revelation ) However, we take Jesus at his word when he said: “The Father is greater than I am.” So we do not worship Jesus, as we do not believe that he is Almighty God.

Jehovah’s Witnesses do emphasize the atonement of Jesus Christ, and on the surface many of the statements Jehovah’s Witnesses have made about the atonement sound very similar to what a Christian would say.

The main difference is connected with the lower view of Jesus Christ espoused by the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Witnesses argue that the term “god” can be used of men and angels, and so, when used of Jesus, it does not prove His deity.

They cannot consistently use that tactic against the overwhelming evidence that in the New Testament Jesus Christ is identified as Jehovah God.

The Witnesses must logically recognize that if Jesus is Jehovah, all their. For more information on answering common Jehovah’s Witness arguments against the Deity of Jesus Christ and the Trinity, see the following resources on our website: The Deity of Jesus Christ – Simple Reference Outline; Is Jesus Christ God.

– Response to a Jehovah’s Witness; 5. Prove how submission to authority does not affect nature. One central false teaching from the Jehovah Witness sect is their denial of Christ’s deity—that is, that Jesus was fully God. Jehovah Witnesses believe, “Jesus was only a perfect man, not God in flesh,” Reasoning from the Scriptures,pp.

Jehovah God, Jesus Christ, and the faithful angels reside in the spirit realm. * (Psalm 21; Acts 7: 55) A relatively small number of people —, —will be resurrected to life in heaven to rule with Jesus in the Kingdom.

—Daniel 7: 27; 2 Timothy 2: 12; Revelation 5: 9, 10; 1, 3. Also, at this point go to Titus where it says that Jesus is the one who is coming soon; therefore, Jesus and Jehovah are the same.

The Holy Spirit Jehovah's Witnesses teach that the Holy Spirit is an active force like radar. They deny that He is alive and that He is a person. This is, of course, because they deny the Trinity. Summary: The Watchtower Society teaches that Jesus Christ is the same person that the Bible calls Michael the archangel.

This identification is part of the Jehovah’s Witness doctrine that Christ is a created angel rather than God. However, the Bible never makes this identification and in fact contradicts article is one of a series of articles explaining in detail the. Why Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Observe the Lord’s Supper Differently From the Way Other Religions Do.

Also called the Last Supper or the Memorial of Christ’s Death, it is the most sacred event for Jehovah’s Witnesses. Consider what the Bible says about this occasion. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormon Church, and the Jehovah's Witnesses are Christian sects based in the United States.

Both religions were founded during the late 19th century in the United States: Joseph Smith established the Mormon Church, while Charles Taze Russel founded the Jehovah's Witnesses. '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 onlymembers.

' Watchtower Society Book: 'Worldwide Security',Chapter 1, 'The Desire for Peace and Security Worldwide', par   In the Fall issue of the Christian Research Journal, I presented an article in which I suggested that demonstrating the deity of Christ by use of such passages as John and Hebrewsin which Jesus is identified as Jehovah, is one of the best ways of witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses.

"Jehovah's Witnesses believe that the kingdom is a real government from heaven, that it will rule over the earth, and that Jesus Christ is its appointed invisible king"'' (Isa. ,7, KJ). "Although it occurred invisibly to our human eyes in the heavens, yet it was in the year that there were given to the `son of man' all that.

Jesus. Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Jesus is God's only direct creation, that everything else was created through Christ by means of God's power, and that the initial unassisted act of creation uniquely identifies Jesus as God's "only-begotten Son". Jesus served as a redeemer and a ransom sacrifice to pay for the sins of fication: Restorationist.

Publications of Jehovah's Witnesses teach that God's kingdom is a literal government in heaven, established inruled by Jesus Christ andhumans raised to heaven. The kingdom is viewed as the means by which God will accomplish his original purpose for the earth, [] [] bringing about a world free of crime, sickness, death and.

Jehovah Witness Doctrine Exposed. About The Book This is not a book you read just to have an interesting conversation over coffee. This book is how you, a Christian, need to reach across the aisle and be able to give a reason for your hope 1 Peter and be ready to help save anyone who asks the reason for your hope.

Many times it is the Jehovah Witness knocking at your door. The Watchtower Society’s concept of who Jesus Christ is and what He has done is opposed to the historic, biblical, and Christian position. Jesus Christ is the Lord, the second Person of the Godhead, who came to earth as a Man, lived a sinless life, died on the cross for our sins, and was resurrected bodily from the dead (1 Cor.

Jehovah’s Witnesses reject the Trinity, believing Jesus to be a created being and the Holy Spirit to essentially be the inanimate power of God. Jehovah’s Witnesses reject the concept of Christ’s substitutionary atonement and instead hold to a ransom theory, that Jesus’ death was a ransom payment for Adam’s sin.

Did the second coming of Jesus Christ occur invisibly inas claimed by the Jehovah Witness organization. Answer: The Jehovah Witness group is obviously wrong on this claim.

The claim that Jesus came back in is clearly wrong biblically. If you look at the history of this claim, it will become even more obvious that it is just plain wrong.

The main false doctrines taught by the "JW's" (Henceforth used to abbreviate "Jehovah's Witnesses") are as follows: (1) that God is not a Trinity, (2) that Jesus Christ did not physically rise from the dead, (3) that there will be no literal and physical Second Coming of Christ, and (4) that there will be no place of eternal torment for the wicked.

Jehovah's Witnesses are a people of faith that many of us likely don't know that much about. Below are 10 facts about this group which branched off from orthodox Christianity in the late 's.

We answer the questions of how they got their start, what their core beliefs are, and how many people ascribe to this faith in the world today below. According to Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jesus Christ is not like Jehovah, the only true God.

He is rather a lesser divine being (“a god”). One primary passage they often point to is John Why. Their own translation of the New Testament—the New World translation—reads “and the Word [=Jesus] was a god” in John c.

Does their. Following Witness beliefs, Heaven is the invisible dwelling place of Jehovah God, Jesus, the angels and a chosen group ofhumans—a number taken from the Bible book of Revelation. The Jehovah Witnesses believe that only the anointed “Christians” are the only ones who will be in heaven.

The rest of Jehovah Witnesses do not go to Heaven but will remain on a paradise earth. The Watchtower teaches that there are 2 classes of Jehovah Witnesses, the anointed who will rule and reign with Christ in Heaven theChristianity stands or falls on its view of Jesus Christ.

If it could be demonstrated that Jesus is identified as Jehovah, then the foundation of the Jehovah’s Witness’s belief comes crashing down.

Furthermore, the salvation of everyone, including Jehovah’s Witnesses, depends on an accurate understanding and belief in God the Son.

The Watchtower book, Holy Spirit--The force behind the coming new order, printed in says that Jesus became the Christ at His baptism. This is not true. Jesus was born the Christ as it says in Luke"for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord," (LukeNASB).

Jehovah's Witnesses will want to begin a home 'Bible study' with you. What they really want is for you to join their religion. These groups are non-Christian cults because they deny the true biblical doctrines of Jesus and salvation.

Jordan believes there is no Trinity, because she believes that Jesus Christ is a god, but not the God of the Bible, and that the Holy Spirit is an active force (rather than a real Person).

About Jesus: Jordan believes that Jesus Christ is not ‘Jehovah’ God, but the first son that ‘Jehovah. So, a body was prepared, and the Son of God was born. The man Christ Jesus. Adam had sinned. The Son of Adam must die. He became a Son of Adam and died in the place of His people.

He had to be man but He also had to be God. That is why the doctrine of the Jehovah WItnesses. The Watchtower has used many printed pages defending the doctrine that Jesus’ return is invisible, but can find only a few scriptures that seem to support this doctrine and only by the misapplication of scripture.

However, when reading the Watchtower publications one can find much human reasoning to try to support Jesus’ invisible return, even quoting Sir Isaac Newton as an.

John and the deity of Christ John claims that Jesus is the one Isaiah saw in Isaiah 6 when he "saw the LORD." Thus, John identifies Jesus as Jehovah God. The Book of Jude and the deity of Christ The book of Jude is one of the shortest books in.

Click here for a select bibliography of books used to prepare this report (1) The Watchtower 5/1/81, p (2) Jehovah's Witnesses: Proclaimers Of God's Kingdom, Brooklyn, NY.:The Watchtower Bible and tract Society,p Russell would later write " Adventism helped me to no single truth, it did help me greatly in the unlearning of errors, and thus prepared me for the Truth.".

This includes illustrations within books specially developed for Jehovah's Witness children. The following image of people running from Jesus' arrows, their faces distorted by absolute horror and fear, is from page of the children's book, Learn from the Great Teacher.

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Dr. Zukeran provides us with a concise summary of the key doctrinal issues in the beliefs taught by Jehovah’s Witnesses. Understanding these problems held by their followers in areas such as the resurrection of Christ, the Holy Spirit, and false prophecies, prepares us to be more effective witnesses for Christ to members of their faith.The doctrines of Jehovah's Witnesses have developed since publication of The Watchtower magazine began in Early doctrines were based on interpretations of the Bible by Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society founder Charles Taze Russell, then added to, altered or discarded by his successors, Joseph Rutherford and Nathandoctrinal changes have been made at closed meetings of.In order to try to prove that Jesus is Michael the archangel, Jehovah’s Witnesses often point to passages like Daniel where Michael is seen as ” one of the chief princes.” The fact that Michael is “one of the chief princes,” however, indicates that Michael is not unique.

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