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Contra to the unitarian doctrine of the JWs are the Christological bookends of Peter’s epistle affirm Jesus Christ as the God, Yahweh, and Savior of the OT:     

2 Pet. 1:1: “by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ” (but being distinct from the Father in v. 2).  

 2 Pet. 3:18: but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him [Christ] be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.”

 Cf. Isa. 45:21 (LXX): “I am God, and there is not another beside me; a righteous [God] and a Savior….”

 

How to share your faith with Jehovah’s Witnesses (Q&A)       
  This article is a brief and basic outline of how to effectively witness to JWs:
Questions to the JWs.     


The Deity of Jesus Christ
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The JWs spend countless hours reading and studying Watchtower material that teach that Jesus Christ is not fully God. They are taught that Jesus is really Michael the archangel, the first of Jehovah's creations. To the JWs, Jesus is "a" god not "the" God Almighty. According to their own translation: New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (NWT). The altering of John 1:1 and other significant Christological passages clearly demonstrates the Watchtower's pre-established unitarian theological bias: Jesus was not God, only a mere angel ("a" god). In contrast, passages such as John 8:24 clearly indicate that Salvation is predicated on believing and knowing that Jesus Christ, the Son, is fully God.

 

Effective Verses to Show that Jesus Christ is Jehovah (YHWH)

 

Quick Answers for the Jehovah's Witnesses: The deity of Christ

 

The term "Jehovah" and the Jehovah's Witnesses

 

The Jehovah's Witnesses and the Doctrine of the Trinity (see also A Concise Look at the Doctrine of the Trinity: The Nature of God

The Jehovah's Witnesses spend much ink in Watchtower publications teaching their members that the doctrine of the Trinity is a false doctrine. Because of their misunderstanding of the doctrine they commonly misrepresent the Trinity as three gods.
 

God the Holy Spirit: The Third Person of the Trinity


Objections to the Doctrine of the Trinity

In their struggle to defend their anti-Trinitarian position the Jehovah's Witnesses utilize ill-logic and bad argumentation. Removing passages from their context, and not considering the original meanings of words is how they can teach their fearfully dependent unstudied devotees into thinking that Jesus is not God and the Trinity is false.   Furthermore, Watchtower publications grossly  misrepresent church history, church Fathers, and Christian theologians on the subject of the Trinity.




The Bible of the Jehovah's Witnesses: New World Translation

 The Bible of the Jehovah's Witnesses is the New World Translation. But is it a reliable translation? Does it accurately represent the original autographs? Does the Watchtower alter the Greek text to support their prior theological commitments? 


 

 


Who Can you Trust: Is the New World Translation Reliable?
(a
comparative chart)

 
Colossians 1:15-17 and the Jehovah Witnesses’ NWT

A word about the term firstborn here. 

 


Is the Watchtower a True Prophet of Jehovah?

Cover of an issue of The Watchtower

 

Who will be Jehovah’s prophet? Who will be the modern day Jeremiah? The plain facts show God has been pleased to use Jehovah’s Witnesses (Watchtower, 15 January, 1959, 40-41).Because of their many claims to be a true prophet of Jehovah, the Watchtower should not fear critical examination. After all, true prophets of God never promulgated false prophecies.



*Witnessing Tip* to Jehovah's Witnesses and Romans 10:13: “Everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will be saved(Rom. 10:13 NWT).

Romans 10:13 cannot be disconnected from verse 9 in that the same "Lord" in verse 9 is the same Lord in verse 13 (from Joel 2:32) calling upon Christ as YHWH. In other words, Paul in v. 13 sees Jesus as the YHWH of Joel 2:32 (“whoever calls on the name of the LORD [YHWH] will be delivered”; NASB) whereby those confessing Jesus as YHWH will be saved (cf. v. 9). This is one of many places where the NT authors cite OT passages referring to Yahweh and apply them to Christ (e.g., compare Ps. 45:6-7 with Heb. 1:8-9; esp. Ps. 102:25-27 with Heb. 1:10-12; Isa. 6:1, 10 with John 12:40-41; Isa. 8:12-13 with 1 Pet. 3:14-15; Isa. 45:23 with Phil. 2:10-11; etc.). . . Read more

 

A Question Regarding Proverbs 8:22 and the Jehovah's Witnesses

 


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